Chris Rock lawn jockey

Chris Rock’s monologue at the 88th Annual Academy Awards was a no holds barred view on the #OscarsSoWhite controversy from a black comedian’s perspective.

While many consider Rock’s Oscars opening monologue to be legendary, not everyone was impressed with Rock’s jokes.

Despite the media hype leading up to Rock hosting the Oscar Awards, the TV ratings for Sunday’s telecast were the lowest in 8 years.

It’s no accident that the NY Post‘s editors chose the above image out of the thousands of images of Rock hosting the Oscars last night.

Rock, 51, is displayed on Monday’s NY Post cover showing all of his teeth and striking a pose similar to a lawn jockey, which is synonymous with an Uncle Tom in America. 

A lawn jockey is a circa 1700s black-faced statue that dotted lawns in the south as status symbols of the white home owners’ wealth and privilege.

The statues are dressed in jockey clothing and one arm is extended to hold the reins of a horse or a lantern.

Black people over the age of 40 still consider the lawn jockey ornament to be a racist insult.

Whenever a famous black man expresses views that are not in line with the liberal views of the media, he is reduced to a racist cartoon caricature of the lawn jockey.

In 1996, Emerge Magazine featured black conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on the cover dressed as a lawn jockey. Inside the magazine was a cartoon image of Thomas spit shining Justice Antonin Scalia’s shoes.

This image of Chris Rock on the cover of the NY Post serves as a nostalgic reminder to whites that we as black people will never overcome the racism and prejudice that continues to persist — not just in Hollywood, but everywhere.


  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    GLAD I DIDN’T WATCH.

  • Yoni

    From the clip that I heard on the radio this morning, the jokes were to make YTs feel uneasy, however, they were backfiring and going over their heads. The part I heard when he said “they had better things to protest back in the day” (yay for us)…..then he said “their grandmothers were swinging from tree’s” (THIS was suppose to make THEM feel uneasy), but instead it went over their heads……..and they still ended up laughing……at us. :smack:

    Boycott or not, I wasn’t watching anyway. ye :shrug:

  • iWasteTime

    You know what he said was the truth and hit a nerve, when they try to belittle and take away from the message. He didn’t coon and stood up in his blackness and the lack of diversity, even in roles that should be black.

  • GubmentCheeze

    Chris had them cringing in their seats and I loved it. I only watched the monologue and turned back to TWD rerun. I wonder if Nielsen ratings has a list of the number of people who only tuned into the first ten minutes…..

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    This. Also, bringing out Stacey Dash as a Black History ambassador was akward and flat. I like Chris, and wanted him to do well, but I could not support this show.

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    They will. Last year when NPH hosted it spiked in the beginning, and then decreased precipitously because he was horrible.

  • WetPntees

    I found the part when he pretty much said how can Jada protest an award show that she wasn’t even invited to kinda funny…

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Great post. I never knew what that jockey thing meant.

  • Yoni

    I heard about him bringing her out. Again, I didn’t watch. Thing is, his jokes probably would have been funny/uneasy……IF everybody got the “joke”.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Never cared for the Oscars and I still don’t. His monologue did make a lot of people uncomfortable and for that I say bravo.

  • imright

    Chris did great! ppl pick apart ? EVERYTHING! its ok 2 laugh at shit!?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Not surprised at any damn thing NY Post puts out. If they will run covers of the dead in their last moments…

  • Willetta

    Here we go again with White Folks trying to tell Black folks what they supposed to say and how they supposed to act! NYP … BITCHES PLEASE!! What did they want him to do, roll in wearing an Afro wig, all black leather complete with one gloved fist with Farrakhan and the NOI standing behind him!?!!

  • Meme81

    This cover is just proof he had them shook. Good going Chris. I watched How Stella Got her Groove Back for the millionth time instead.

  • SpillyNillie

    I didn’t watch the show, hadn’t heard any of the clips. However, speaking only on the cover; the fact that the NY Post felt so comfortable publishing that despicable picture should be a reminder to blacks: You still a ninja PERIOD! The Daily News published a hooded klansman on their cover just last week. This country is speeding 100 mph in the wrong direction…

  • Vonn

    White ppl…they have been mad, hateful, and threatened by black folks since the beginning of time. That’s never going to change. They know what they can do with that lawn jockey.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Where’s all the folks calling Crazy Dash a real conservative LOL? Dionne showed y’all last night she’ll do anything for a check and relevance.

  • side_i

    I personally think a lot of white ppl felt uncomfortable…..I didn’t watch it, just clips & I felt a little uneasy cause the crowd was so quiet & he wasn’t holding back, he was really beating the horse.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol he had them uncomfortable and I loved it all.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    LMAO ahaha!

  • Vonn

    They do ignorant things like this & expect us to “get over slavery.”
    White folks…the original dumb a$$es.

  • SG

    Me too!

  • That’s Interesting

    Chris Rock doesn’t care how white people feel or how they view him, and they hate that. He’s supposed to have a point to prove to them, or be butthurt that no Black people were deemed “worthy” to be nominated. Now, I wouldn’t host something like that in the midst of a Black protest, but that’s just me. Do you, Chris, and get that paycheck.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Looking like a big fool but she thought it was success….

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    No respect…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WHAT HAPPENED HQ? I’M JUST SO OVER AWARD SHOW HOOPLA.

  • iWasteTime

    That I liked. It was supposed to put her dumb azz on to game.
    Bih, they don’t know who you are, stop capping …

  • LibraGirlonly

    You forgot Evil.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Analogy was kinda lame though.

  • lovelygamour

    Instead of focusing on us native african americans how about they comment on the terrible films that were nominated.

  • SpillyNillie

    Not only that, but the fact that they are appalled that WE think that black lives matter. NY Post in my opinion just proved that black people in general ain’t shit to most of them.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    WHAT’S WEIRD IS…THEY KNOW WHO WE ARE AND WE DON’T. I ASKED A HISPANIC LADY HOW OLD SHE THOUGHT I WAS AND SHE WAS LIKE, “WELL YOU’RE BLACK AND YALL DON’T REALLY AGE….” AND I WAS STUCK ON HUSH RIGHT THERE. SHE GUESSED RIGHT BUT PEOPLE KNOW WHO WE ARE! IT’S SAD…

  • iWasteTime

    That I liked. It was supposed to put her dumb azz on to game.
    Bih, they don’t know who you are, stop capping ….

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I saw a clip where she went on stage and said Happy Black History Month. Chile you could hear pin drop in that auditorium. It was a disaster.

  • SpillyNillie

    NONE

  • cpatterson_22

    I have never found Chris Rock to be funny

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    “THE SILENT MAJORITY” IS RIDING WITH TRUMP…AND GOT THE SIGNS TO PROVE IT. BUT HOW ARE YOU THE MAJORITY AGAIN? SMH.

  • imright

    after all that cryin Leo got his Oscar!! now ppl can stfu???

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ***

  • lovelygamour

    Hollywood is a jewish industry. They promote their own and what they find attractive. Once you know this you dont care if they include you or not. I go to movies based on if it looks entertaining. I dont blindly support any of them because it will always be based in religion, friendships, and s/ ex. How do you think lena dunham keeps making things.

  • Sucker Free

    I didnt watch but heard it on rickey smiley…sounded like he got Jada all the way together

    When i do watch i find the audience reactions to be funnier than the jokes especially the awkwardness

    The NY post is a bunch of haters for that cover…here, hold this grenade suckers

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    CHRIS BE LIKE “CHECK PLEASE” EVERY TIME…THIS IS CLEE-SHAY, BUT THE BEST REVENGE REALLY IS YOUR PAPER. JUST MAKE SURE IT’S LIQUID.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Normally when folks are humiliated like that I feel bad, but I was dying of laughter. She tried to play it off like she didn’t fall flat.

  • iWasteTime

    Sandra we getting a Donald Drumpf post and how he claims not to know who David Dukes is? Or what the platform of White Supremacy and their organizations are?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I didn’t watch the Oscars. I was watching Roots and 12 Yrs a Slave last night. Everytime I watch Roots I am reminded of the evilness of racist white people. They viewed us as less than human then and they view us the same today even though we are an extrodinary race. They know we are intelligent people that is why they want to destroy us. This cover is a reminder of racist whites ignorance.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MORNING!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LG:How do you think lena dunham keeps making things

    With her blocky-a$$ed body.

    That chick is what we call in the country-bad(ly) built.

  • SpillyNillie

    He was also endorsed by former GRAND WIZARD David Duke. Trust and believe, his kind will come out in droves to the polls to elect trump. Black people better make their vote count this year!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    She tried to play it off but she knew.

  • iWasteTime

    She sure did! I was like Bih they don’t know you. You big dummy!

  • Vonn

    They expect us to stay in our “subservient places” that’s rooted in slavery. How dare us expect & demand equality.

  • lovelygamour

    I bet his hollywood enemies started #oscarsowhite so they can highlight that the film wasnt worthy. I doubt a lot of black people cared. He won in a weak year. Although I thought eddie redmayne shouldve won.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh they got the joke……that was an uneasy laugh. The one you make when you are trying to deflect the seriousness of a situation.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Tidbit: Sam Jackson’s character in Django was supposed to have been a lawn jockey in addition to a snitch, a house nigga, and an all around arsehole. Basically their job was to help the white folk riding up on horseback find a place to hitch their horse. Also conflicting stories on if ole Jocko the symbol was a symbol on the Underground Railroad. A black historian says yes. Who knows.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I vote for this as a topic.

  • That’s Interesting

    Yes! Lol. I ain’t mad at Chris.

  • Meme81

    I really don’t think people like Stacey read the history books. When they’re done using her and making a fool, she will be persona non grata. And she’s burned her bridge with black people, too. Good luck with the rest of your career, Stacey.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    +2

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MORNING EVERYBODY! I GOT MY MOJO BACK…AND THE WORLD IS STILL A HOT ARSE MESS. LET’S TALK ABOUT IT!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    I haven’t even read it yet. Still laughing off and on.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    12 YEARS A SLAVE GIVES ME THE HEEBEEJEEBEES

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I aint get no mojo this weekend. I did manage to get 2 rooms in Concord for All Star 2017 for $1300 US American dollars.

  • Vonn

    My apologies.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Looking jolly…

  • Intellectual by Nature!

    I agree, but did SHE get it? Looking like she was having her moment, GTFOH, i cannot with her, man.

  • zeta4life

    *COMING THROUGH THE BLOG DOOR LIKE SHUG CAME IN HER DEDDY’S CHURCH*
    YEAH!!!!!…YEAH!!!!!…
    MY SOUL, MY SOUL SEYS…YEEESSSSSS!!!!
    HEY ROSAY’S I MISS YOU GUYS!!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Muah it’s Joosie btw

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    BUT HIT US WITH THE “I DON’T KNOW THIS MF” LIKE WE CAN’T FIND RECEIPTS AND YOUTUBE VIDEOS…THESE PEOPLE ARE REALLY SUPPORTING THIS MAN!

  • lovelygamour

    A lawn jockey statue was to show wealthy. You were basically saying I have a nice yard, there is a negro in it. Some used it to say, know your place. Where I live there are a lot of white lawn jockeys and gnomes.

  • zeta4life

    WHO DIS!!!….ya’ll done changed ya’ll names on me…
    *runs out crying like Ms Sophia….”I don’t know ya’ll no mo’!!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    That MESS was too funny. The look on Olivia Munn and I dont eem LIKE Chrissy Teigen..faces. They was like YEEK. Get this fool off that stage rat now. WEAK SAUCE

  • Canary Red™

    “While many consider Rock’s Oscars opening monologue to be legendary, not everyone was impressed with Rock’s jokes.”
    I was not impressed, somewhat offended – I did not appreciate the joke about Jada…I called him Amos & Andy, so NY Post was right on it!

  • Yoni

    Then I need to see the facial expressions to go along with it. *again, didn’t WATCH the clips, just heard a snippet on the radio this morning*

  • zeta4life

    *rubs eyez*,,,,CCCCCC–RRRRREEEEDDDD!!!!!….

  • Yoni

    😮

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THAT’S WHAT’S UP! ANOTHER YOLO MOMENT? I GOTTA GET TO ONE ALL STAR GAME IN LIFE…ONE’LL SATISFY ME…

    AND ME NEITHER. JUST FINALLY SHOOK THE SICKNESS AND YUCKY FEELINGS.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    White people be having long jokes. They’ll give you a job, for a good laugh.

  • SpillyNillie

    When I saw the Daily News cover of the hooded klansman, I was livid. My grandmother experienced the KKK on a personal level in the small southern town she was from. I’m sure if I had shown her the cover, it would have sparked straight up fear in her. It was so fukin wrong and inconsiderate. Many people joked about the black store owner crying when her store received a white hood; but had you lived in that era and experienced the level of racism they did yo ass would’ve cried too.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol Donell’s mother took the time to try to check folks who said they threw the mother of his kids under the bus Friday ???

  • nucynu25

    He knows exactly who they are .. I was listening to the breakfast club & they said his father Fred Trump was arrested at a Klan rally in Jamica.

  • zeta4life

    *I’m jest gonna sit in the kona and sang*…since folks can’t speak…rude heifers…TUH!!!!
    *clears throak*
    I ROCKS DA PORTY
    DAT ROCKS DA BODEE!!!!

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I don’t even care what he said. I wonder how the ratings were this year.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MORNING LOVE BUG!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It’s Joosie these flashes promoted me to change it lol.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    I was just going to post that.

    Trump said that he disavowed Duke’s “David Duke is former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard” endorsement. >>>But he’s since avoided a question about whether he would condemn Duke and the KKK.<<<

    http://qz.com/626918/some-of-the-worlds-most-infamous-racists-are-endorsing-donald-trump/?utm_source=YPL

    My question to everyone, do you think Trump's a racist for not answering that question, "I think he clearly is" or is he just trying to garner and keep as many votes as possible, "showing he has no moral integrity"?

    Either way people, when the time comes, get out and vote, this is not the man you want as our President.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I said the same thing this morning when I watched the monologue on YT. Offensive, disrespectful, uncalled for, straight cooning…

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SEE I GOTTA REWIND FOR THAT…WAS THIS UNSUNG OR THEY GOT A REALITY SHOW?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    HEARD THEY WERE LOW…LIKE LOWWWWW.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Zeta!!! *hugs**

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Unsung he got one.

  • zeta4life

    JOSIE!!!!…MUAH!!!…and let me tell u nothing in the stores WORK!!!…I jest stay naked, when they hit and get the phuck away from me..MR done got the best cussin’ when I was flashin”…LOL!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    It will NEVER be in Charlotte again probably in my lifetime. Not where I can get my absolute PORTY on. As a certified lifelong basketball FANATIC its Yolo for sure. My sister nem acting all scary. Bish Im booking two rooms. When you get your life together I MIGHT let you buy one from me. Thats all they got LEFT. Shyt.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THIS SHIT IS ALREADY IN THE BAG…IT’LL JUST BE A WHILE BEFORE IT’S CLEAR TO SEE WHO’LL COME OUT ON TOP.

  • Concerned

    Hmmmmm this article is a bit of a reach

  • SpillyNillie

    MurnTing!

  • zeta4life

    DATS RIGHT SHOW A BISH SOME LUV!!!….MUAH!!!!

  • zeta4life

    HEY GLITTER BOOTEE”…LOL!!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A CLEAR PATH TO OUR HISTORY…LIKE EVER.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Its me. Im now an e-white woman.

  • zeta4life

    SPILLLY!!!!! how r u doll baby!!!!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I didn’t watch the show, but I watched the monologue and I was not impressed. It’s interesting that he felt the need to attack Jada personally, when she did nothing but wish him the best. Seeing those yt folks in that audience laugh at that joke he made about her not being invited made me cringe something serious. Not here for it.

  • WetPntees

    I only watched a little snippet on Facebook this morning.. Watching the camera pan to their faces was hilarious.. I wouldn’t say Rock is an uncle Tom, he just speaks his mind. Either way I didn’t and WASN’T gonna watch it.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I didn’t think it was funny. He should have been going in on the white folks not Jada.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol I know because it’s internal smh you just have to deal but it sucks so bad.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • zeta4life

    I see u still has no “ack” right… DONTCHU’ GO A-CHANGING EITHER…damn I miss ya’ll

  • SpillyNillie

    He knows exactly who david duke is! And the phrase “white supremacy” explains itself. I cant stand his arse!!

  • SameoleJ

    It was one of those jokes where the person taps your shoulder and says, “Yoni, girl you are sooo funny!!” When both of you know you were DEAD serious about what you said and then they ask you if you want to do lunch to change the subject. CTHU

  • LibraGirlonly

    That’s what counts. The first 15 min.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    The man been saying for years that whites tied either a green ribbon on the lawn jockeys to indicate safety for those on Underground Railroad. Or red to indicate to keep going. Now folks gonna say JUST this year, that its not true. IDK anything anymore. Not one damn thing. I truly dont.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hey Ms.Z! How are you?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    SENTIMENTS

  • zeta4life

    YES!!!….I went through it early from chemo when I was in my 30’s….and BABY!!!! I was sweating like a slave on a auction block sometimes…LOL

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    -SHAKES TAIL TO SEE IF GLITTER COMES FROM WITHIN- OOOOOH! SHUT UP!!!

  • zeta4life

    LYSG!!!! I am great….had a few minutes and came in da garden,,,how r u ????

  • AL Dunbar

    New York post is one of the most racist newspapers in America they are far from liberal.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    DIG…I CAN DO THE EDUCATION TONITE

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    It’s terrible when it’s cold outside but yet you’re hot lol all you want to do is strip wherever whenever but don’t want jail time.

  • SameoleJ

    One place says this…… According to the River Road African American Museum the figure originated in commemoration of heroic dedication to duty: “It is said that the ‘lawn jockey’ actually has its roots in the tale of one Jocko Graves, an African-American youth who served with General George Washington at the time that he crossed the Delaware to carry out his surprise attack on British forces at Trenton, NJ. The General thought him too young to take along on such a dangerous attack, so left him on the Pennsylvania side to tend to the horses and to keep a light on the bank for their return. So the story goes, the boy, faithful to his post and his orders, froze to death on the river bank during the night, the lantern still in his hand. The General was so much moved by the boy’s devotion to his duty that he had a statue sculpted and cast of him, holding the lantern, and had it installed at his Mount Vernon estate. He called the sculpture ‘The Faithful Groomsman’.” The most frequently-cited source for the story is Kenneth W. Goings in “Mammy and Uncle Mose” (Indiana University Press), though he regards it as apocryphal. The story was told as well in a 32-page children’s book by Earl Kroger Sr., “Jocko: A Legend of the American Revolution.” Moreover, there is a 13-page typescript titled “A Horse for the General: The Story of Jocko Graves” by Thomas William Halligan in the archives of the Alaska Pacific University/ University of Alaska-Anchorage consortium library

    So who knows at this point, cause white people will take a positive black symbol and make it ugly to demoralize us.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    LMAO!!! SOUNDING LIKE MY MOMS…

  • zeta4life

    DAMN I MISSED U!!!!….LOL!!!
    *scoops up glitter and throw in in my hair*

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I’m good, thanks! Just back on the grind at work this morning.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I heard that part in the radio and I didn’t find it to be funny at all.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    She told me don’t talk about what I don’t know and I told her respectfully I stand by what I saw and I said what I said lol smh.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    GOOD MAWNING TO YOU TOO!

  • zeta4life

    HIGH FIVE YOU!!!!….girl I was abt to choke a VET out one time up in here….BUT GAWD!!!!…lol

  • Canary Red™

    It really is BM, I was so appalled and offended!

  • Canary Red™

    ZETA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what it do bew!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Where?

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    I know Chris is glad this is over with. I wonder how much he was payed?.Only problem I had was that movie theater was not in Compton. It was in Baldwyn Hills another more upscale black area in Los Angeles..

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol they don’t be unnastandin

  • SameoleJ

    I don’t think he was being malicious to Jada, I think what he was saying was: Us boycotting it, is akin to a nerd boycotting the popular kids party….they weren’t invited, so nobody is going to care or miss them and so them boycotting will not make a difference; however showing up and making your stance known (even if you have to say it on your red carpet walk) will make more of a statement. At least that is what I got.

  • Sheyonce

    I watched the show because Chris was hosting and I wanted to see what he would say and do. Most of the show was entertaining, but in an awkward way, like I felt like I should be offended. For instance, the skits where they inserted random black actors into the highly nominated films…it was funny, but at the same time it was offensive because it kind of made it like we would have ruined the roles. I honestly just have mixed feelings all around….

    I get making light of situations, but there were moments when it felt like he (and the crowd) were laughing AT us, rather than with us. I do believe he could have addressed the issues in a different manner, but it is Chris Rock at the end of the day. He’s where he’s at today because he pushes the envelope. I don’t agree with some of the ways this was handled, but I don’t think he was cooning either. Personally, I would have done it differently, but then again I wasn’t invited.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    She is well traveled, she knows how this goes. Not sure wtf her issue ill. Chit. Its not like you gotta pay the $650 TODAY. Jesus. You have until 2/15/2017 to cancel it? Whatever. Its too far. Its out the way. All the close rooms gone bish. Waiting on YOU. They gone. Smdh

  • LibraGirlonly

    I’m with you on that. I thought he was supposed to clown the white people not his own people.

  • SameoleJ

    Oh, they upped his pay once this whole thing started.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    See that tells me all I need to know.

  • SpillyNillie

    I’m goodT! How are you, love?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ***
    THE LOVE IS REAL IN THE GARDEN TODAY…I FEEL IT!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    On Facebook of all places. I know they glad he got some shine again but come on, I guess she was searching comments from anyone who covered it.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Sounds like he did some cooning.

  • zeta4life

    OKAY GUYS THATS MY TIME….I really do miss “some” of you…LOL…this new thang really has me busy and out more…and then trying to fix what the other guy did…like I said it gets overwhelming, just like life…*looks at planner*…..I have a few hrs on Wednesday to play in da garden…*pencil in Rosays after gym*….LOVE U GUYS!!!! HAVE A GREAT ONE…!!!!!!SMOOCHES!!!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    All that tells me is they knew they were throwing cheap shots at her.

  • zeta4life

    getting ready for a training meeting….have a good one

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I told yall about the time he was checking folks about the wife, well he got it honest.

  • Sheyonce

    I’m waiting on that one as well! President Obama had to denounce his MINISTER over some nonsense, but Trump gets to just say he “doesn’t know him” and move on? He may not recognize the name, but if he’s not informed enough to understand ‘white supremacy’, then he has NO BUSINESS running for president. Enlighten yourself first sir. How can he represent a country who’s history and challenges he doesn’t understand?

  • iWasteTime

    he was well spoken about Duke 16 years ago so him not separating himself and making it clear on where he stands now makes me think he is towing this line for the votes

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Even if I accept your interpretation, I don’t think it is funny…at all and I do not understand the logic. So it makes more sense to show up for an award show that you were not invited to and not wanted, bring your fan base (irrespective of size of said fan base), increase their viewership, etc, just so you can say on the red carpet, “More black people need to be nominated and invited.” Yeah, I don’t get that line of thinking at all. That’s like homosexuals patronizing a bakery that refuses to cater homosexual parties just so they can tell the cashier/owner that their stance on homosexuality is wrong. #BackwardsLogic

    And to be clear, if he wanted to go and get paid or whatever, that is fine. But have some grace and integrity. She didn’t slam you, why try to play her out to the very audience that is excluding YOUR own people. It was tactless and embarrassing.

  • iWasteTime

    I always miss you!!
    I miss you!
    Hope all is well! Luh ya!

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    They should have! Talk about under pressure.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right

  • Zizzle

    the TV ratings for Sunday’s telecast were the lowest in 8 years.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Hugs. You too.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I get making light of situations, but there were moments when it felt
    like he (and the crowd) were laughing AT us, rather than with us.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That’s my whole point.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I wonder, could the New York Post put a concentration camp and gas masks on their cover and still be in business.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    I think it’s both, and I agree, because I think Duke and the KKKLAN is based solely on the fact that white supremacists represent a significant portion of his voting base.

  • iWasteTime

    Morning E and the E’ettes!

  • iWasteTime

    Morning! I forgot this is YOU!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    That’s only done to black people.

  • Yoni

    And then I roll my eyes and reply “You know I ain’t going out to eat with yall nasty muthafukkas………unless yall payin’…..and I’m ordering off of both sides of the menu….TWICE.”

  • SameoleJ

    Okay, you say apples, I say oranges…….either way neither of us made any of that money, so um Good Morning!!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Guess he deserved it for mocking Jada.

  • Yoni

    but there were moments when it felt like he (and the crowd) were laughing AT us, rather than with us.
    ________________________

    THIS is most of the time.

  • SameoleJ

    Precisely!!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Good

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I’m not amused. I find it funny that no one talks about the black Holocaust that predates the je-wish one.

  • LibraGirlonly

    They hate us and they rather not talk about it.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    The bible says to never forget and I never will.

  • AnonymousRose

    you can’t chang an oppressed people when they don’t know that they are oppressed…

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I didn’t watch it…. Just watched clips. Leo finally won ( who cares right) and he chose to talk about global warming. He didn’t care at ALL about the protest he showed that by not addressing it.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Congrats to Spike Lee for his honorary Oscar award. ????????

  • SameoleJ

    Devil’s advocate here: Yes,he did “attack” Jada and apparently most feel that he was cooning, but here is a fact (and I think it was mentioned before)–Will and Jada own a production company and have the money and the means to support great black movies and get them produced…..Do they? Do they put out anything that they do NOT star in through this company? Do they help put black shows on the television with this company? Tyler and Oprah do more then they do when it comes to supporting these things and they even have some bias. IJS

  • iWasteTime

    You are right, especially tomorrow being super Tuesday and he need those southern voters.

  • Full Monty

    How can we overcome racism and prejudice when it still exists to this day?

  • LibraGirlonly

    These racist are insane. Everything we have been told by the white man is a lie. They paint Jesus white for goodness sake. It’s laughable. The Lords supper painting is a fraud and was painted by Divinci to keep us in line. If we pray to a white God then black must not be good right. Nah a bunch of evil,hating POS’s.

  • SameoleJ

    Racism is NEVER going away, simply because you cannot control how people feel and what they teach their children. Sad, but true.

  • Full Monty

    Sad but true we know that it will never ever go away.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Good point

  • Lolalao

    Yes!!!! We can’t control family. Ppl teach their children to hate.

  • Lolalao

    You’re spot on.

  • Ed.

    I thought all those white folks laughing at the “lynching” jokes were so painfully uncomfortable…. I got what he was trying to do, but I think he took it too far with those jokes… + he could have addressed the situation for a bit, without making that the ONLY topic of his opening monologue….

  • It’s Taurus Season

    The NY Post is equal opportunity racist. They put a pic of an Asian girl
    who committed suicide on the cover shown “jumping” in a pic from a
    track meet. Trying to say she was a good jumper. The pic of the Asian
    man who got pushed on the subway track was published, showing him
    moments before he got killed. And they published a pic of a prominent Jewish dude
    who got kidnapped and killed with a headline of “Who DIDNT Want Him
    Dead”.They have also done mean things towards Muslims many times before. So no. Not just blacks. Their hateful asses hate EVERYONE.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Esau gave up his birth right, he will deal!

  • LeBrick James

    I lived in NYC for many years. I dont know why any black person would ever buy the NY Post. This kind of thing is not surprising coming from them.

    I hope they go bankrupt.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    They say you are never too old to learn so I looked it up after seeing what you posted. I have always hated that statue and what I perceived it stood for. Who would have thought? Just like I cringe when I hear someone refer to another black as an “Uncle Tom” when there is indication that he was not a “coon” but a protector of runaway slaves. Our narrative has been twisted and manipulated to the point that it’s hard to know the truth. Our ancestors were smart and resourceful. Makes me proud.

  • Lolalao

    They also added in assaulted ppl. I felt they used them to overshadow the main tension.

  • TheRealLee

    So the desire is for integration of blacks in the Oscars and when at least one is successful at it, others protest and tolerate this form of racism as shown by the Post. If anything, the Post should be boycotted. When whites join in with you to denigrate the person, those whites are not supporting you, they are punking you and celebrating racism.

  • Lolalao

    Doesn’t he look old! He’s only freaking 41..

  • SameoleJ

    Yes, they have no picks to their racism, EVERYBODY can (and will) get a turn from them!!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    STRAIGHT UP!!!

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Only thing I can recall that may have been Oscar worthy that they were NOT in is Secret Life of Bees I think they did.

    They did put out All of Us starring his “good” fren Duane Martin too.

  • TheRealLee

    Speak your mind. I love it. Will and Jada were not part of the Oscars this year and they decided to embroil everyone else into it. Yet they employ is all white.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I used to side-eye any person I saw reading the Post on the train. Never did like that paper. In a city where you could read the Times or the Daily News, why waste your dollar on the Post.

  • Canary Red™

    Exactly! What type of shucking and jiving was he doing!
    You know he would have been the slave to stay on the land, when Harriet Tubman was Talking about ‘whacou runnin fo dese yt folks took care of our grandma’s swinging from a tree’

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Haven’t watched the Oscars since the 90’s. Meh.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    I hope so too. But out of any paper in America that is never going bankrupt? This is one of them. SADLY. Its owned by Rupert Murdoch. So is the Wall Street Journal. They share offices and a printing plant

  • Lolalao

    Nope. They were banking on him for ratings. Trust and believe they wanted him to do that. Why not get Ellen to host?

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Nostalgia for many yts. The NY Post is oldest paper in Amerikkka.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Oldest paper? Didn’t know that. Interesting.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    And see that is what I WANT to believe @OS. I just dont know which version is correct. SMDH. Its so SAD.

  • It’s Taurus Season

    Far as daily papers go. NOBODY respects these fools tho. Its not like their arses winning a Pulitzer Prize. EVER.

  • Orchidjones

    I did watch…I wanted to watch mainly for the memorial to see who they forgot to list, and to catch up on the people who I didn’t know to pass on my radar. There were many priceless moments, Like Angela Bassett’s face when she was celebrating Black History Month, but referring to Jack Black…and Stacy Dash’s stupid Azz uncomfortable awkward stage presence and of course Whoopi and Leslie’s scenes on missing the Black mark and ignoring black people for movies. But if I will say it was anyone who was a Lawn Jockey, it was Kevin Hart Cheesing self, glad to be anywhere on tv having uncle tom self.

    Chris pushed the envelope like always, so there wasn’t a surprise here. He does what he does and had courage to do it in spite of…but the funny part was when he said…”yeah I could have boycotted…but why is it always the unemployed out of work people telling you to boycott??!!” I just thought that to be funny, because it’s true in life… and his girl scout cookie sales from the audience was pretty hilarious. NYPost has always been haters. They can kick rocks.

  • WetPntees

    I feel he didn’t address the protest because it didn’t concern HIM(being white) only blacks were bothered by not being nominated…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    David Duke is not relevant anywhere. So why would Trump, a billionaire developer in New York, care who he is?

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    NEW POST…CIAA.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Well deserved.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Listen, I know Chris steps on toes for a living, but I don’t ever want to hear a live audience laughing about the lynching of our grandmothers.
    Shaun King

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I can see you’re in that group who reads the headlines and skips past the post to the comments.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Agreed

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    I SEE BLACK FACES IN THE AUDIENCE…THESE JOKES ARE DEFINITELY FLYING OVER HEADS.

  • Orchidjones

    I don’t want to be wrong, but because i am a Leo DiCap fan, I was kinda happy inside he won finally… doesn’t mean, I love my people less and not want them to advance or achieve. I know acting and movies, there are a lot of film and actors who deserve recognition, and I agree there is an unevenness in color barriers, but there are some damned good actors out there no matter the color that I truly like, no matter the race… Sue me

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Say that…

    People can’t see the forest for the trees. Dang shame it takes a fake black person…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No. Who cares about David Duke? He is irrelevant. Aren’t there more pressing issues to worry about?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn’t wach the Oscars but I watched the video of Rock’s standup routine. Not one joke made me laugh. He is not funny.

  • Sheyonce

    That part was very uncomfortable.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I loved that he simply reminded them

  • Blaque Mahogany

    This is my last “main” comment on this topic.

    It’s easier to attack each other than it is to present a unified front against the majority. To me, this was not about which black actors, producers etc. produce black films or films with majority black casts. The point was that black actors and producers are overlooked when it comes to recognition for their work. For me, it was bigger than Jada and Chris Rock, and because of that Chris Rock minimized the situation by even mentioning Jada. He could have made all the jokes about lynching and whatnot he wanted (because those are always funny, smh) without even bringing her into it. To me it was divisive and crablike. It gave those in the audience that felt like she was whining and not worthy of being there, a pass to laugh AT her and HIM.

  • Sucker Free

    Let me tell u the jealousy and envy is real yo…i wanna go tell it on the mountain we are most hated for a reason

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    “.then he said “their grandmothers were swinging from tree’s” (THIS was suppose to make THEM feel uneasy), but instead it went over their heads……..and they still ended up laughing……at us.”
    —————

    That part went over my head, too. I heard it, but I didn’t hear it in the context he was saying it. The way I heard it was he’s making fun of black people for boycotting the Oscars.

    Typical house negro.

  • Yoni

    He was TRYING to make them feel uneasy, THEY didn’t get it. I did.

  • Sheyonce

    True… There are just some discussions, jokes, comments etc…that aren’t appropriate in a mixed crowd. If he was telling the same jokes to a room full of black people, I doubt many people would see an issue with it. I’ve heard worse (unfortunately). You just have to consider your audience.

    I really appreciated the speech given by the president?? of the academy. She definitely addressed the true issue!

  • Yoni

    I think he, in a sense wanted to drive home the issues of today. However, they pawned him to do so. Again, I didn’t watch the show at all, so the speech by the president of the academy is null and void to me.

  • Xocio

    Lol after you clearly posted in red that it’s the lowest ratings in 8 years

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Ok just saw it lol

  • ?E?E?M?A

    I’m multitasking be quiet

  • Sheyonce

    Good.

    I actually watched for the first time in years (just out of curiosity) but I’m glad folks decided not to watch.

  • SpillyNillie

    I didn’t say he should care. You did. I said he knows who he is. And duke may not be relevant but what he represents is very relevant.

  • Fred G sanford

    I didn’t watch the actual awards itself but I watched his opening comments on wshh and I thought what he said was epic, but to each his own

  • Monday

    The New York Post, The Oscars and the “Power that May Be” ridiculed the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Stacey Dash for once asked if we are more about “Intergration” or “Segregation”. I read her blog post and for once I agree.

    The fact they had Chris Rock , Stacey Dash and Tracy Morgan “In a dress” shows how much the yt supremacists don’t care about us.

    If BET had started the BET Movie Awards instead of 2 MUSIC AWARDS SHOWS, I believe a lot would have been avoided now…

    I am glad I didn’t watch the Oscars. Blacks who says would boycott did watch and got angrier.

    The term “Diversity” is now more popular than “Black Lives Matter” who has women’s right, all minorities and LGBT included in that movement.

    And they finally gave one Award to Rebel actor Leonardo Di Caprio…. I’m sure next year will be Woody Allen or Meryl Streep…

    We need to do better.

  • Monday

    That website still exists?? It need to be shut down.

  • Monday

    I am just trying to understand the whole boycott.. Is it for Will Smith first movie has a director?? Spike Lee has been making movies for how many decades?? Vivica A Fox as well has a good decade under her arm (just throwing names)…

    From the highlights I saw , and even having Whoopie Goldberg present is a way to make fun of Blacks. If it was a tad more serious Oprah would’ve been there..

    How many were dressed in Blacks and Whites??

  • Monday

    He was going along with “their program”. You think they would let him saw whatever he wanted?

  • Alisa

    You will still see those lawn jockies by the mailbox or right at the beginning of a walkway in Suffolk, Va. I remember seeing so many house after house when I was little. And they are still up today

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    My Junior high school English teacher told my class the New York post isn’t a real news paper. She said it’s for peoole people at a low reading level.

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    MY BLACK STILL AIN’T CRACKED EITHER. -FLIPS HAIR-

  • iSaiditFIRST

    Auntie, I agree. Anyways, he killed it. However WTF was that Stacey Dash moment.

  • Monday

    They though it wasn’t done…

  • MistaO

    You are correct.

  • Monday

    People shouldn”t use “Diversity” if they want to talk about Black Issues.. Why you think Lady Gaga was on stage??
    LGBT will be more recognised before we do…check next year

  • Monday

    She wrote she don’t know if Black Lives Matters wants Intergration or Segregation…

    Trust she went along and will have more press in the next few days…

  • ifixstudentloans

    When Stacy came out the look on The Weekend face was everything

  • Afiya

    Amen Sandra, it will never stop!!!

  • beba micou

    He basically clowned and ridiculed her and everyone in the room knew it but her.

  • stopthebs

    America was built on Racism.. AmeriKKKa

  • let the truth be known

    I didn’t watch it but Chris just don’t get it…..smh Nothing legendary about this. Just making unnecessary black jokes. Keep the white folk laughing….smfh

  • beba micou

    Was happy that he won as well. It’s almost like he had to do all that just to win. The whole sleeping in a carcass in below 0 temps…. they gave him a “Denzel in Training Day Oscar” as opposed to a “Denzel in Malcolm X Oscar”.

  • beba micou

    Also, they had The Weekend perform his song from 50 Shades that should’ve been nominated

  • Shana

    I didnn’t watch – I never do. I did Google to see if The Revenant won – beautiful movie. I’m a photographer and I knew it was going to win with Cinematography without a doubt!
    As for Chris Rock and that lawn jockey separated at birth or nah? #spoton who cares – we should be mad at him for divorcing his wife, remember – Please yall – in order to emasculate, we have to stay on task!

  • Luvn_it

    I watched it seemed like he did what he thought would make the producers and Academy happy. Well they were the ones who cut the check. And that stacy dash moment yeah…..No.

  • iSaiditFIRST

    Hun, it was nominated.

  • beba micou

    K. Didn’t think it was. I’d watched a preshow where they played the nominated songs and that was not the one from grey that they played.

  • beba micou

    So, I guess he was the only minority nominated

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    Exactly! Sounded more like he was a mouthpiece for what “they” wanted to say about her. I don’t get the Jada hate. Whether she was saying to boycott the awards because her husband wasn’t nominated isn’t what matters. What is clear is there is a lack of respect for black actors and black films in Hollywood and by the Oscars. Let’s focus on THAT.

  • Ceezus

    Goes back to the MHP story. Going along with “Their Program” but she chose to rebel and we see how that ended….to the curb!

  • Rayne

    He so fine to me.

  • Monday

    Read her blog. I was kind of impress… She seems dumb but she said peope called her dumb since she did “Clueless” so she don’t care what people say…

  • S. Williams

    watched the Essence Awards and looked to IG to see that my mans Leo won. All I needed from the Oscars

  • WHYDFMLII

    He was tap dancing all night. It was embarrassing. Call me when Paul Mooney hosts if you really want to talk about shaking things up.

  • WHYDFMLII

    I cringed so hard at that. All those white people laughing at that disgusted me.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I wish Richard Pryor was still here. He would have done it right cause he shole wasn’t scared of no white folk.

  • OSHH

    Cinematography was gorgeous. That is a large part of myvenjoyment of cinema …
    how it’s shot, a great story and skilled acting.

  • Yoni

    RIGHT! When trying to prove something backfires.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    They hit the nail on the head. That’s just about what he looked and acted like. After a few mins. Of watching it. I could no longer take it. I had to change it SMH

  • jussaying

    Civil racism isn’t the problem. If people want to hate a particular group of people and disassociate with them, they are free to do so and remain ignorant. It’s institutionalized racism which is the problem. That those attitudes drive policy, opportunity, and such policies and opportunities were created from a place of hate and have never been rectified. I think it starts with revamping the system itself and its policies. Refining it. This is what we do in the SDLC. We build a system to meet current needs, reassess sometime later and then update the system to address new concerns. No one does that with the law books. In order to fight these attitudes you have to start at the bottom. That is one: educating yourself about the various laws that govern your life. Then it’s making sure you elect the correct people at a local level to go to bat for you and enact the change you want to see. Also, we need to work on binding together and supporting one another again. Once you do that, the playing fields get a bit more even.

    ETA: Buy black owned but ALSO we do need to work toward integration as well.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    He is bloated and smokes too much. He is going to be the next Jack Nicholson balding and ugly…

  • God’s child to the end

    Paul Mooney would’ve had folks fanning and falling out! LOL…

  • barbeez

    I find that cover racist. And to add a little more to the story of the jockey. It symbolizes a slave holding a lantern at night until his master returned on his horse or carriage. The slave had to hold his arm upright for hours. If his arm was down when the master returned and the path was not well lit, the slave was whipped.

  • Orchidjones

    You are right about that…there are a few out there like that…Even Will Smith…being mad corny but the training alone he endured should have been an Oscar win for Ali

  • beba micou

    Yes…Wasn’t will nominated either at the same time denzel was for training day or when jaime was for ray??? Gotta c. But I could’ve sworn it was something like that.

  • StoneColdLady

    Yes, in the south weekend to view the lawn jockey as racist however I I was told that lawn jockey replace in the yard or stop along the underground railroad I think I still have the information somewhere but I have to find it

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I did, and it was truly cringe-worthy. If I were a nominee or sitting in the audience, I would have been ill, listening and watching the pandering Chris Rock put on! We always need to address diversity issues or concerns, but he was a minstrel show!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    He served them well, totally jabbed and ridiculed black people boycotting the Oscars, especially Jada on the sly with a double-edge sword. You know he did them well, by the rave reviews overall with exceptions! Most people will miss his true intent! Much of what he did, and the show skits went over heads because he used satire to admonish the lack of diversity, but the goal was to diminish blacks who decided to boycott! I wasn’t for a boycott because I feel there has been more diversity with Oscar wins of Lupita, Octavia Butler, Mo’Nique, John Legend and Common. It’s not fair to the nominees who had no voting choice in the noms to have diversity as the central theme throughout the WHOLE night! Of course, there should be more, but boycott the theaters, get more films made featuring black leads, and then SUPPORT THEM, not just a narrow few!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    I watched like the first 30 minutes and was disgusted. I am not knocking anyone for getting their checks because we all know Chris is the middle of a “messy” divorce and that Stacey, hell she has kids and no soul,so what else is new. However, Chris basically pulled a Raven on us. I expected him to keep it real call everyone( Jada and friends, whites, the academy, the whole world) out on the bull, but what I got from the first 30 minutes, a pimp slap of pure unadulterated cooning and buffoonery. This was my first and last time watching the Oscar’s. I will not be watching any of Chris’s movies unless it’s on TV and there is nothing else to watch and even them, I will probably just read a book. Jada has contributed to mess too by her not speaking up years ago, when her husband was top dog in Hollywood and allowing her husband to go on believing that he was a brilliant actor while he has never been. Will should have perfected his acting chops years ago.

  • Stan4NoOne

    He made the expression… #OHWELL

  • 88

    America spells I AM RACE.

  • Tammy GILBERT

    i knew that coon would say what they wanted him so say.so you have it right in ur face sad sad sad the price of stardom mannnnnn

  • don juan

    Powerful statement that I hope you are NOT cosigning “reminder to whites that we as black people will never overcome the racism and prejudice that continues to persist — not just in Hollywood, but everywhere.”

  • Elephant in the Room

    Thoroughly disappointing

  • Genia W-m

    Sorry, but I’m over 40 and love lawn jockeys. One must know the history of them first. However, I don’t like how Chris was portrayed with it. I hope he publicly blasts the NYP too. As far back as I can remember my NY friends said the Post was racist as hell.

  • Genia W-m

    I didn’t watch but from the comments it sounded like he addressed it and went on to make jokes. The Oscars is not a place to make any unduly long commentary about anything. Be it race, politics, aging in Hollywood, world peace, etc.
    So glad I didn’t watch. The Oscars have been boring for years so why would I want to catch what Rock had to say?

  • TexasMocha

    The ratings were low but the show was very good. Jada chose to use her star power to talk about the Oscars when her husband wasn’t nominated. She ain’t put no protest up about the 673 police murders of black people in 2016….did she? Smh, & people just fell in line…not knowing jack about making movies. Sad

  • Rhyme and Reason

    WOW!!! You said many things that I was thinking while watching this show and the whole boycott business. I stopped with Chris Rock when he did the Black Hair documentary that bombed on him, and he thought white women would applaud when he was on Oprah, and they didn’t because they know they weave, dye and fry too! I couldn’t believe Chris Rock (special agent coon), or it ending the Oscars with Public Enemy (sheer mockery)!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lisa.daniels.7311 Lisa Daniels

    SHM. I am glad I didn’t watch the rest.

  • Qualial

    Lets focus on recognizing our own excellence instead of begging or guilt tripping white people into including us into including us in their shit. Its enough millionaires and even one billionaire actress (oprah) to have anALL black awards show. We wont do it because we feel we aint shit until white people recognize us.
    Will and Jada dont even fuck with common black people, only other Scientologist. Philly where me and Will Smith are from have a terrible school system, but him and Jada build a school for Scientologist.
    All the Scientologist in Hollywood, he should have had them boycott the Oscars. That would make a far bigger impact.

  • http://www.Samanthagwrites.com Samantha G.

    We are acknowledged for our excellence by many black organizations so that’s not a problem. And no one is begging white people for anything. Saying that black people are purposefully being excluded from consideration at an award ceremony that’s considered the “I have arrived” in an actor’s career isn’t begging to get an award, it’s stating a fact. It’s also a fact that when you are dubbed an academy award winner, this opens doors. Black actors should be afforded the same opportunities when they are as good or better, what’s wrong with stating that and it not seeming like someone is begging?