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Actor Jesse Williams struck a nerve during his Black Lives Matter acceptance speech for the 2016 Bet Humanitarian Award on Sunday.

Williams, who is mixed race, paused to take a swipe at White people for “appropriating” black culture.

Williams, 34, was referring to the major record labels and their history of cheating black musicians out of their fair share of the profits.

But Black Twitter, as they often do, got it all wrong.

It all started when Timberlake praised Williams’ speech by Tweeting that he was “inspired” by it.

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Huffington Post contributor Ernest Owens chastised Timberlake for “appropriating our music and culture,” and asked him to apologize to pop icon Janet Jackson for throwing her under the bus following their Super Bowl halftime debacle.

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Timberlake, who likely thought he would score points by responding to a black journalist, tweeted, “We are the same.”

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But Timberlake realized his error when Black Twitter came for him.

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If anything, Timberlake and Williams are the same. They are both descendants of Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain, and they both used their White privilege to their advantage.

Below is the full text of Williams’ rather long-winded speech. The part in bold is what got Owens and black twitter all riled up.

Below that are some of the Tweets in response to Timberlake’s reply to Owens.

Genius.com — “Peace peace. Thank you, Debra. Thank you, BET. Thank you Nate Parker, Harry and Debbie Allen for participating in that .

Before we get into it, I just want to say I brought my parents out tonight. I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they make sure I learn what the schools were afraid to teach us. And also thank my amazing wife for changing my life.

Now, this award – this is not for me. This is for the real organizers all over the country – the activists, the civil rights attorneys, the struggling parents, the families, the teachers, the students that are realizing that a system built to divide and impoverish and destroy us cannot stand if we do.

It’s kind of basic mathematics – the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize.

Now, this is also in particular for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do better for you.
Now, what we’ve been doing is looking at the data and we know that police somehow manage to deescalate, disarm and not kill white people everyday. So what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.

Now… I got more y’all – yesterday would have been young Tamir Rice’s 14th birthday so I don’t want to hear anymore about how far we’ve come when paid public servants can pull a drive-by on 12 year old playing alone in the park in broad daylight, killing him on television and then going home to make a sandwich.

Tell Rekia Boyd how it’s so much better than it is to live in 2012 than it is to live in 1612 or 1712. Tell that to Eric Garner. Tell that to Sandra Bland. Tell that to Dorian Hunt.

Now the thing is, though, all of us in here getting money – that alone isn’t gonna stop this. Alright, now dedicating our lives, dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.

There has been no war that we have not fought and died on the front lines of. There has been no job we haven’t done. There is no tax they haven’t leveed against us – and we’ve paid all of them. But freedom is somehow always conditional here. “You’re free,” they keep telling us. But she would have been alive if she hadn’t acted so… free.

Now, freedom is always coming in the hereafter, but you know what, though, the hereafter is a hustle. We want it now.

And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander. That’s not our job, alright – stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

We’ve been floating this country on credit for centuries, yo, and we’re done watching and waiting while this invention called whiteness uses and abuses us, burying black people out of sight and out of mind while extracting our culture, our dollars, our entertainment like oil – black gold, ghettoizing and demeaning our creations then stealing them, gentrifying our genius and then trying us on like costumes before discarding our bodies like rinds of strange fruit. The thing is though… the thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real.

Thank you.”

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  • iWasteTime

    Williams, who is mixed race, paused to take a swipe at White people for “appropriating” black culture.
    —————————
    This what you all wanted?
    You guy’s are going to learn about asking Sandra for things .. lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    They got into his whole entire AYS

  • Buttercup

    They are both descendants of Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain, and they both used their White privilege to their advantage.
    ===========
    *giggles like the dog on Duck Hunt*

  • casiepriest33

    His speech was great. Too bad his dad is a sellout. Glad Jessie married a black woman.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    mixed race
    —-
    Called it.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    When has bae EVER used his so called white privileges to do anything. He been woke. I have nothing for Justin. Nothing.

  • iWasteTime

    Girl!

  • KIC came to slay!

    So they dragged JT for acknowledging it was an inspiring speech. ?

  • yoni

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO many gems dropped in this here speech.
    “Just because we’re magic, does not mean we are not real.”

  • Jusstlookn

    Well, in MHO; people marry who will accept him. His father married a white woman, but who knows how many black women wouldn’t or didn’t give him a chance. IONO

    But I can’t believe the knowledge his son has wasn’t passed down, from father to son.

    Just is non factor and who cares what he said, lets not take away from the important words spoken by Mr. Williams. (BRAVO)

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    And let’s get a couple things straight, just a little sidenote – the burden of the brutalized is not to comfort the bystander.
    —–
    LISTEN!!! ????????

  • KIC came to slay!

    Exactly.

  • Fedupwss

    I don’t care how she posted it, it is up to the individual what they make of it. His white mother raised a little black boy who know what it is to be black in America. Ignorance is bliss but knowledge of self is golden and you can take that to the bank.. Thanks Sandra your opinion is what it is.. your opinion.

  • KIC came to slay!

    If you have no interest in equal rights for black people, then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That game used to be my joint! I was nice in it, too.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    They crawled in and set up shop. Read him from A-Z. Whew!

  • KIC came to slay!

    If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No. Because when it was time for him to stand up for a black woman, he sat down..

  • Buttercup

    I just want to thank them for being here, for teaching me to focus on comprehension over career, and that they make sure I learn what the schools were afraid to teach us.
    ===========
    He made it clear that his parents taught him well. It wouldn’t surprise me if his parents met at a Civil Rights march, sit-in, or something of the like.

  • Jusstlookn

    Don’t forget new option.

    Good Morning Doll : )

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Her write up was exactly what I was expecting. It was classic SR.

  • Buttercup

    I found our console when we moved back and hooked it up for Lil Butter. I forgot how annoying that dang dog was and how I used to try to shoot him. LOL

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I love Jesse because he’s fearless.

    He keeps it 100% 100% of the time regardless.

  • Lisa jones

    The speach was everything !!! I made me uncomfortable in a good way. Imagine how it made others feel.

  • Milani

    I loved that part!!

  • Jusstlookn

    If they met on Tender…He words were powerful. WELL SAID! Young Man spoke like he was 82.

  • KIC came to slay!

    How many black men have also sat down at the expense of black women?? Wasted opportunities to keep the momentum of this speech going yet we rather fight about some shit that won’t change shit. Him apologizing to Janet in 2016 will do what???

  • shaylynnn

    Sandra he IS talking about yts like Justin. His blog would tell you that. Black twitter got it right, you got it wrong.

  • product of 79

    ?????? that’s all I got CLAPS AND CHEERS???

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Gimme the education. How is his dad a sellout?

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    It really is more this than anything. I think JT’s original tweet was valid. But lot of folks still salty about the Superbowl and will never see past that.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!! ALL OF THIS!!!!!

  • Kanyade

    drag ha! <–always my go to sentiment with JT since "NippaliaGate"

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    So no vitrol to the black artists who continue to work with Justin? None? None at all? Up to an including…The Stabber. Not one, but two songs with a supposed racist? Im just asking. For a friend.

  • Jusstlookn

    NOT sure, but we the topic at had is Justin and he didn’t do it then.

  • Buttercup

    I think they were calling out JT for being a hypocrite. He can say that he’s inspired, but when he’s had the opportunity to be about it, he bowed out.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Question: “Him apologizing to Janet in 2016 will do what?”
    Answer: Openly Acknowledge his white privilege and the fact that he let her take all the heat for both of their actions.
    I totally agree with everything else you posted.

  • Fedupwss

    exactly,

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Thank you! If you’re gonna call someone out, be fair about it.

  • iWasteTime

    The Stabber … lmaoooooo
    There wasn’t another report??

  • Buttercup

    This!!!!

  • KIC came to slay!

    People change, learn from their mistakes and grow. How long ago was that incident? Are we going to stay lost focused on a past we can’t change?

  • Dee

    I hope he read all of those comments. LOL @ apologize to Janet, LOL!!!

  • casiepriest33

    You can’t be a crusader for blacks and not have a black mate. It’s an oxymoron.

  • Buttercup

    I started to reply then realized that it’s a different day but the same old ish.

  • Di Ana

    Justin Timberlake was inspired only because Jesse is half black and half white. Would Justin have stilled been inspired if Jesse wasn’t bi-racial?

  • Fedupwss

    I know the Stabber/Camel toe face.The biggest sellout there is and he is pimping his black wife.

  • KIC came to slay!

    And that will do what for the likes of Tamir Rice, Sandra Bland, Eric Garner???

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Pusha T. He did a song with Justin. Three 6 Mafia. The list is LONG. And this is POST-Janet Super Bowl. That’s just biz? They not helping him to continue appropriating? Okay.

  • Buttercup

    So all that Frederick Douglass did was for naught because his second wife was a sprite? Don’t answer that. It was rhetorical.

  • NegraGata

    I don’t think Jesse used his “white privilege” to get ahead. I think he used an education to get ahead. An education provided by both his parents, the Black one and the white one. How you can hold him accountable for his father’s choice to marry a white woman is pretty ignorant.

    We should be focusing on the person Jesse is, not what ethnicity made him. Because from what I’ve seen of the CRM there was quite a few non-Blacks (specifically, white) fighting that cause.

    Maybe Justin’s inspiration will now be to do something to help move forward the premise that “#BLACKLIVESMATTER” – who knows though. We all pay a lot of lip service without action!!!

  • Baron

    What’s disturbing is those – Timbaland, work with JT because they know putting a clear face on it will sell it. Sad, but true.

  • MissHarlem

    I get why his ass was chewed. Thought he knew better and sit on his hands. Idgaf bout him though. Now to what’s important that speech was EVERYTHING ?? I knew he was going this route before he got up there. He ain’t new to this ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Please tell me you’re jesting. Pretty please.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Yeah, well.. Jesse black daddy married some white women…but, His ASS got up on that PLATFORM and READ dem Niggas….with both BLACK parents.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Timbaland. One of the greatest producers of MY time, needs JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE? Surely you JEST

  • Buttercup

    I totally get what you’re saying. Until JT shows that he’s really for the cause, he’ll continue to get dragged on the socha media…and I don’t disagree with it.

  • Fedupwss

    Hallelujah,

  • Low E. TUH!

    Williams, who is mixed race, paused to take a swipe at White people for “appropriating” black culture.

    :FACEPALM:

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Guess he needed Justin when he got the job at Empire too, lol.

  • SG

    I don’t think Justin deserved this *shrug*.

  • Baron

    No, Tim def doesn’t need JT, but it helps keep him in the limelight with a mainstream pop artist.

  • yoni

    if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down…………………HOE! :tea:

  • KIC came to slay!

    These comments are a direct reflection of my point exactly. That inspiring speech has became a by product to a Twitter roasting of JT. Way to keep us unfocused. Ya’ll have a good one.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Only person who never gets called mixed race is Tiny.

  • Teresa Uriel

    none of the responses from the black twitterers matter if they DON’T KNOW, UNDERSTAND, AND ACCEPT THE FACT THAT AAAALLLLLL Edomites are their Spiritual & Biblical Enemy.

  • Buttercup

    Jesse is just TEW perfect. He has to have clubbed thumbs, a sixth toe, bad breath…SOMETHING.

  • KIC came to slay!

    I don’t care if he gets roasted or not. What I care about is more focus has been placed on the roasting then the speech. That’s what we should be having dialogue about.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Now the thing is, though, all of us in here getting money – that alone isn’t gonna stop this. Alright, now dedicating our lives, dedicating our lives to getting money just to give it right back for someone’s brand on our body when we spent centuries praying with brands on our bodies, and now we pray to get paid for brands on our bodies.
    —-
    Church got quiet on that.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    BET has Justin honoring someone on the show THEIR OWN self more than once. Charlie Wilson. I wanna say Stevie too.

    BET not helping with the appropriating?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I second that!!

  • Jusstlookn

    Nothing remotely about her is mixed. Her clothing, speech, company she keeps. LOL

  • LibraGirlonly

    We should put all of um in check.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    We gonna have to have them call BET out for being a hypocrite too then. They have NOMINATED Justin for awards. Plural. Invited him to perform.

  • Buttercup

    *confused puppy head tilt*

  • Torae

    Sandra you are not in an position to label anyone thats biracial. WE can choose their own labels based on life experiences so plz stop. Im biracial with a white mother and black father. My life experiences and my right to make my own choices dictate who I am. Not you or anyone else that say mixed people are not BLACK. Im biracial and im black!! The great thing about life is we all have choices..deal with it….

  • Jusstlookn

    HA…Small hands. JUST KIDDING.

  • Buttercup

    LOL

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    He has a degree in and taught African American studies. He sure aint new to it.

  • Jusstlookn

    You gotta be NEW to reading her blog?

  • felinelurker

    I LOVED that part. Also, with the black moms.

  • Buttercup

    I won’t even get started on this. Was it last year that Sam Hunt won artist of the year or something like that? Yeah, I’ve never been a fan of the pandering.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    2005 I do believe.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    what’s going to happen is we are going to have equal rights and justice in our own country or we will restructure their function and ours.
    —-
    Code Baltimore was only the beginning.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    OMG…so now black folks carrying on about Jesse being half white….and his white privilege…really? I swear we are so lost as a race…Did anybody every hear about the one drop funkin rule….? Did he speak like he has white privileges….that negro spoke with SOUL….he’s been through it and he spoke like he has…more so than any “FULL” Negro…

  • Teresa Uriel

    Tiny and all other mixed children were done a great disservice by their ignorant black parent. The truth is they were not supposed to be born, but they are here, and at some point they are gonna have to let that white side go.

    I like Tiny, but God’s Word is gonna stand regardless of how we feel about. It is what it is.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Yesss some white person on yahoo said we can have the music back but give them civilization. I had to remind them that civilization started in Africa. Smh

  • MissHarlem

    Exactly. People thought he was getting this specific award for kicks?!! SMH. His wife is cute too.

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeah, I did…My husband shot me a nasty glare. But we give to community…He somewhere giving right now. I’mm send you a link…You would be all smiles. FA REAL

  • Milani

    I don’t care about Justin Timberlake and his opinion, don’t care that Jesse’s mom is white, I don’t care about none of that…all I care about is the fact that the brotha cared enough to go up on that stage, spoke his mind in front of millions of viewers, acknowledged his wife, and how she changed his life, dropped his mic and walked his ass off….

  • Torae

    Nope not new…i know how she is…

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Aryn. Love her.

  • Buttercup

    I don’t think there has been a shift. It was more of a sidebar. I think we are still fired up and inspired by Jesse’s speech. Black Twitter just took a little time to check the roast in the oven while chopping the potatoes, carrots, and celery.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    You still got my email? Please do.

  • DJ

    My sentiments exactly!

  • MissHarlem

    Correct. People stay getting lost. Stay focused dumb ass.

  • Torae

    Still love her blog

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Isn’t she. She looking like the moment we get in this Uber, it’s on.

  • Teresa Uriel

    as long as jesse knows that he cannot bring his white mother into God’s Kingdom, then he good. This is the very reason God said DO NOT procreate with these other nations, because it will bring confusion to that mix child.

  • SG

    I definitely think there are some that need to get gathered before him.

  • KIC came to slay!

    I just said this in my drop the mic peace out moment. Hey SW!!

  • Jusstlookn

    Yeah, she is the Shadiest of Shade giver. She probably
    sipping Tea and biscotti..Laughing at us.

  • iWasteTime

    I’ve never noticed it until you said it but she NEVER is even when Ms. Diane is in the pic

  • Low E. TUH!

    …THERE SHOULDN’T BE A NEED FOR LABELS.

  • Low E. TUH!

    VIACOM…

  • LibraGirlonly

    I love it!!!! They stole all of the secrets from ancient Kemet and had the nerve to write a book called the secret and black people were none the wiser. Research the free masons meeting place and you will see the artifacts on the outside and inside the building.

  • Phillybruh

    To be honest his gathering is 10 yrs past due.

  • RespectSelf

    Are they serious? I hope not one of the people going in on him has not one white friend/associate/ or any white person they feel comfortable talking to. I think it’s crazy that blacks want whites to do this or that, but act like this when a white person agrees or supports something positive for them. I mean damn white people been trying to be black for year like blacks having been trying to be white. We live in a country where we gotta get a long. If they want separation they can go back to the motherland where them Africans sold our people into slavery.

  • Teresa Uriel

    as long as jesse and his father know that they cannot bring their white relative into God’s Kingdom, then they good. It is what it is.

  • Jusstlookn

    CHILE

  • MissHarlem

    Hell if I was his wife he would’ve got it backstage!! Turn on like a mug

  • Fedupwss

    and Sandra is all up in TI and Tiny Koolaid when she post about them. Sandra Why?is it because they can’t read?

  • LibraGirlonly

    If we can’t be honest about the past then we can’t move on to the future…

  • iWasteTime

    Sis, let it go.
    JT the devil, today and maybe tomorrow.

  • Low E. TUH!

    JUSTIN WASN’T EVEN CLAIMING MEMPHIS UNTIL IT BECAME ABOUT THE GRIZZLIES…THE ENTIRE BLACK TWITTER SNATCHED THAT WIG BACK.

  • Teresa Uriel

    Africans, White people, Arabs, and Asians are All gonna PAY in the End for what they did to blacks. It is what it is.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    The same folks who also own the Super Bowl then if we pointing fingers.

  • Fedupwss

    I am gonna wait until there is a post about the friend of the blog who can’t read (TI and Tiny biracial).

  • MyPussyCatDNAFacts

    And the brands don’t even have to advertise. They don’t have to do anything to entice. No free gift with purchase. Nothing.

  • Low E. TUH!

    NO FINGER POINTING ET AL…BET AIN’T BEEN OURS IN A WHILE THO

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    I can live with that.

  • Torae

    Even watching the speech i was like watch Sandra put shady post up about Jesse being biracial…and here it is lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    YAAS!!

  • side_i

    JT said he was inspired & got dragged ?? I don’t get it, I wish black twitter would’ve responded differently to that.

    Although the comment that we are same is not something I agree with….I don’t understand the I don’t see color thought process. So I understand the dragging after that lol

  • stav

    Jesse may have blue eyes, and a lighter complexion, however he knows just as I know when he is pulled over by a white cop, they see only a black man. Him being biracial is irrelevant.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I did see a sign in the window at footlocker this weekend saying they would be giving out tickets to purchase the new Jordons. Smh wow really.

  • MissHarlem

    ? you know if you’re too dumb for me I don’t even acknowledge. This is the most acknowledgement it will get from me ?

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Focusing on the wrong thing and taking away from the message black people. The message was for us to get; not for us to worry about white people understanding. Putting the focus on this takes away from us receiving the message.
    By the way, I’m so glad I read his speech on here. I read it on another site and it was worded slightly different; it almost sounded a little “off” and I didn’t understand what the hell people were moved by, It sounded like broken babble. However, reading it above makes a lot of sense. There are sites changing his words.

  • Teresa Uriel

    checking white people, or ‘going off’ on white people is DIFFERENT from knowing and understanding that white people are your Spiritual & Biblical Enemy.

    These are two different things.

  • Buttercup

    I was about to font something rude, but I’m going to choose kindness. Please do your research. Google has been a good friend to many of us.

  • Orchidjones

    An Afrocentric one at that.

  • yoni

    The message was for us to get; not for us to worry about white people understanding.
    ________________________
    THIS!

  • Teresa Uriel

    what black people still not understanding is that you cannot mix white people into building a powerful black economy. THE BIBLE SAYS WE ARE NOT EQUAL TO THEM, WE ARE SUPERIOR TO THEM!!

    The reason we are at the bottom is because of our SINS and because we trust the oppressor.

  • MissHarlem

    Facepalm ?

  • Noirluv45

    Buttercup, I had written something rude, and then read your comment and deleted mine. You said exactly what I what I wrote, but I elaborated a bit more, and it wasn’t nice.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How do y’all nuts find Sandra Rose? Geez.

  • Orchidjones

    I enjoyed the speech thoroughly and then laughed when they showed his black father sitting ahead like he was about to jump out of his seat, with Ofay leaning back like…awwwwkwaaaard!

    Boy that household must have been uncomfortable.

  • MsSincerity

    LOL…….So True!

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Chile. HONEY.

  • SpillyNillie

    the more we learn about who we are and how we got here, the more we will mobilize
    _________________________________________________________
    SOMETHING THE BLACK RACE HAS FAILED TO REALIZE! #letsgetittogether

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    You do have a point. They are the same black women who wear their hair straight like Caucasian women instead of textured or natural like their ancestors.

  • KIC came to slay!

    Ok scroll up and down these comments and see what majority of the conversation is about.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    JT has never been original and seemed to be a wanna-be Michael Jackson.
    I can avoid critiquing the racial angle but JT is a copycat.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How do you know all our ancestors got kinky hair?

  • MissHarlem

    What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Is that you Redeemed?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for reading, hun. ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Not nothing. Swings this sew in I got right now.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Her baby cousin.

  • BRING THE PAYNE

    His ENTIRE career?

  • LibraGirlonly

    You left out that we are following their GOD not ours. They have the secrets from Ancient Kemet and trust they have buit their society on those teachings but they don’t want blacks to know about it because it will awaken our spirits and they can’t have that? They keep us in the dark about our own history.

  • Teresa Uriel

    and did you notice how uncomfortable jesse’s father was?….you cannot mix your white wife into the black struggle.

  • whitty hutton

    Crab in a barrel niggas like casiepriest33 is exactly why WE can’t get no damn where. This man has taken up the mantle to fight for equality for ALL of US and this dumbass is making up “rules” as to why he can’t and/or shouldn’t participate in or be a voice in the fight for OUR betterment as a people. I’m referring to Jessie, not Justin.

    So fukkin sad…our people…???

  • MissHarlem

    Due to it being Monday my tolerance is LOW

  • KIC came to slay!

    Chits??? Asking for a friend.

  • Teresa Uriel

    cousin

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    It would absolutely nothing for the people that you mentioned but in your original comment you asked, what will apologizing to Janet do. Again, it will show the world that he actually KNOW that white privilege is real. Some white people are constantly saying that blacks love to play the victim and just need to get over it. But how are we playing the “victim” when things like this are still happening today? Justin could have easily said “this should not all fall on Janet because this was something we both agreed on doing and I would like to apologize, to all that I offended, with my lack of good judgment. ” Basically, showing that he’s willing to take responsibility for what they BOTH DID. He sat back quiet and cowardly, letting her take the entire fall, for the entire situation but NOW he’s problack. That’s what people are trying to say. He cones across as a hypocrite.

  • KIC came to slay!

    Mine is way low.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Who said they can’t read?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    My weekend was spent chauffeuring and in the heat. So you already now.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Because we have been in darkness and this is the time of enlightenment.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    This the stupidest debate ever. Black Twitter ALWAYS picks the WRONG damn TIME. This was a time for us to revel in some greatness. Not to bring up OLD crap. Who CARES about JT right now? WHO?

  • Milani

    …and WHY do they keep coming here???

  • SpillyNillie

    for the black women in particular who have spent their lifetimes
    dedicated to nurturing everyone before themselves. We can and will do
    better for you.
    __________________________________________________________
    Yet, he has a white mother but still understands the plight of the black woman…something these “modern” day black men seem to not give a damn about…

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They ain’t my skin folk.

  • Noirluv45

    No there shouldn’t be, but people love to label. Everyone has a label. That seems to be the only way they can identify. SMH.

  • SpillyNillie

    We need it badly…

  • KIC came to slay!

    All of this. We mad cause JT won’t apologize to Janet but our own brothers, uncles, fathers ain’t apologizing.

  • MissHarlem

    I was like huh. Wtf that gotta do with anything.

  • SpillyNillie

    Straight Up!

  • Teresa Uriel

    but how can his white mother teach him ANYTHING about a black woman?????…this called CONFUSION.

  • GubmentCheeze

    Chile if you dont go head and preach all that goodness!!! Co sign 100%

  • Noirluv45

    They don’t. Sigh. SMH.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I can’t stand whites sometimes. God forgive me but I can’t. How the hell are we the same when whites will get off for a big crime and a black person will be in jail for years over something small. The hell no we are not the same. Justin I need for you to shut it.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Must be…

  • SpillyNillie

    His mother didn’t have to teach him. Black society did…

  • imright

    she clearly didnt have to b!

  • Torae

    Maybe it wasnt his mother who taught him? Maybe it was his wife?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That’s what his daddy was for.

  • NegroDamus

    had to give Jessie a standing ovation..Well done sir

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    In 2016 it’s a shame how whites don’t understand black struggle. My aunt said we don’t need them to but for them to stop their ways towards us we do need them to realize.

  • Teresa Uriel

    his daddy can’t teach him NOTHING about a black woman, seeing that his daddy is sleeping with a white one…..hell to the nawl!!….that’s confusion

  • Milani

    *sigh*

  • RespectSelf

    What is something rude you had to say? and Google what? lol I’m saying this, we are in America. you look around and there are many people here. We should be flattered that people want to copy our style. We can’t be mad that our fellow Americans are inspired by what most would feel uncomfortable to say or to hear. Black people should google history before slavery so they they can let a couple hundreds of years to the thousands years lived on earth go.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Girrrrrl preach. I didn’t want to go there but I’m glad someone did. Black men today….. If I started to get on them I will take up Sandy’s whole site lol.

  • yoni

    God is consciousness, the source of creation itself. God is energy. The spirit of God dwells in the “temple”….you. Where are your temples, on the side of your head….location of the pineal gland….inside of your head. The pineal gland looks like a pine cone, known as the throne of God. We are the Bible alive. You can’t study the bible without the study of self.

  • Teresa Uriel

    they are not trying to understand it, because they don’t want black people to rise….black people are the ones stalling, by trusting in these cave demons

  • Torae

    No one taught me how to be a black woman. Growing up my mother being white didnt stop people from dropping the n word on me.

  • MissHarlem

    *sarcasm* one time for white people and slavery because here it is 2016 and we can’t seem to focus on what’s important. Unbelievable grown people sounding as dumb as a dog with all kinds of topics except the meat of the issue. Chile ?

  • RespectSelf

    Glad you decided not to say anything rude and irrelevant to the point i was making :-)

  • Jusstlookn

    LMAO

    Good Morning Ms. Sandra – Tried to tell her, you just love stirring the pot.

  • GubmentCheeze

    There is nothing better than a conscious aware man…Jesse’s speech was moving and in this social media crazed world it was a smack to the yt race. He was right in all standpoints. Its just nice to know that someone in our generation can speak about in injustice instead of just dancing in the water with cornrows… Im just saying… I wish more entertainers would have the bravery to do so and not just shuck and jive with glitter and gold to entertain us.

  • KIC came to slay!

    We are so easily distracted. Smh.

  • Jusstlookn

    Ohhhh Chile. (sips tea)

  • Jusstlookn

    don’t even matter….He KNOWS

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    These entertainers today are all about money. We no longer have the Michael Jackson’s who spoke out in music.

  • MissHarlem

    No need to shade one to uplift another. One of our many problems

  • KIC came to slay!

    Ya’ll want him to apologize to Janet. QTNA out of the 3 she’s had, which one of Janet’s husbands were black??? This is an irrelevant question but since we like to stay lost on bs why not…

  • Teresa Uriel

    you do know that at some point in time (if God decides to open your spiritual eye) that you are gonna have to separate yourself and let your mom go right?

  • MissHarlem

    Very. Only the uneducated though ?

  • SpillyNillie

    I read it as a wake up call to the black race, specifically black men. The Black Alpha Male died with MLK and X…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Come on now. Be honest. Don’t you get tired of mixed race people pretending to share our struggle while benefiting from their white privilege? Examples: Obama, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Thandie Newton, Vanessa Williams, Maya Rudolph, Paula Patton, Jordin Sparks, Stacey Dash, Zendaya, and more. The list goes on and on. Think of all the 100% black celebrities who have been displaced by them because they fit Hollywood’s beauty standards.

  • Noirluv45

    Reading, the only way things are going to change is for them to understand (actually, they understand very well what White supremacy is like, and trust, they like it the way it is because it benefits them.) It’s just like the Civil Right’s movement wasn’t for us. We always knew were were human and deserved equal right. It was for THEM to understand, and because of it, change was made…but not enough change. Hollywood needed to be challenged because it’s the White execs who hold the reigns. They have to deal with White supremacy, and it’s up to us to make them do it.

  • Teresa Uriel

    technically, because your father is black, that makes you an Israelite, but you will not be able to stay attached to your mother.

    Get Knowledge—>Isaraelunite dot org

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    I’m not letting anything distract me from the powerful speech Jesse Williams gave. I pray that things get better for our children’s sake.

  • Teresa Uriel

    ** Israelunite dot org **

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    *waits*

  • NegroDamus

    Now maybe black folk will stop looking for acceptance from white folk and start being less inclusive. i know it wont happen anytime soon cuz some of yall kids play with white kids and white people invite yo into their homes, n they don’t cringe when you move into their neighborhoods. now you too good to be black and uplift your people because you “Made It” lol

  • SpillyNillie

    *grabs your hand* Come with me, Torae…we not doing this tuhday…NORP!

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Yes they don’t want us to rise.

  • Teresa Uriel

    speak!

  • SpillyNillie

    What he apologizing for…pulling out her tittay?

  • Noirluv45

    The only thing I believe many of us need to get is that we have got to support one another. There is too much wealth going around for us not to have a vision. Back in the day, we built empires, but then the White man burned them down. Today, with all our wealth, we should be running something. Instead we are still fighting for equality and the only way that will change is when the system changes. Let’s start with the police departments and how they are handled. The government (even Obama) has not dealt with the unfair treatment of Blacks by police. It makes me very angry.

  • whitty hutton

    Where do y’all get this shit from?!?

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

    He used it for features.

  • Coco

    What does that have to do with the topic at hand? Janet Jackson has been vocal about social issues and Black rights before it was popular, or a hashtag. At a time when it could have ended her career. Listen to New Agenda, Can’t be stopped, The Knowledge etc. She’s been doing it.

    And Janet was cleared by the FCC and Supreme Court. Yes it went that far. They found it to be an accident. But that piece of information is always left out.

  • Jusstlookn

    Sent Test message

  • MissHarlem

    This comment is just adding to the bs and you’re smarter than that. People are dumb the end lol

  • KIC came to slay!

    So you clearly didn’t read the third sentence. That was my point in posting it. We are so quick to be ready to respond without investigating relevance.

  • Noirluv45

    When he said, “We are all the same,” he dismissed the fact that we are NOT all the same. He may have been inspired, but he missed the mark because as we all know, he got away with the Janetgate incident, where she was slandered. He’s a White man and the ball will ALWAYS be in his court.

  • RespectSelf

    Well the people who have kinky hair can be sure it runs deep. Not all of our ancestors have kinky hair, but some do. Either people stay trying to be like someone else, but mad when the next is.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Probably lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    There are some white women who wear their hair like black women too. And I am not talking just about Rachel. Bo Derek wore her hair in braids a good 2 almost 3 decades before Rachel was even school aged.

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I’m just saying that as long as we focus on their blame, we miss our own… which we seem to ignore exists.

  • KIC came to slay!

    It’s intentional. We like to pick and choose bs to focus on and go on and on about for hours. How the hell did we get on Tiny in a post about this speech???

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    I need for “Black Twitter” to make up their mind. Was he appropriating when ya’ll made him an honorary Black? LOL…He was snatching all the R&B awards and folks was just fine with it. Now ya’ll want to be twitter mad? Focus that energy somewhere else.

    Personally, I haven’t checked for a Justin in a long time. We come for this guy, but some of our black azz favs don’t speak on the issues online or behind the scenes. They are fine in their position. Stop looking for these celebs to be “your” voice and enact the change that you want to happen. *steps off soapbox*

  • side_i

    Right I totally get that.

  • Buttercup

    Goodness, and you lack reading comprehension. Yeah. Take care.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Got it. Gonna respond.

  • MissHarlem

    I know it was. We’re just smarter not to add to the bs. I didn’t even care to notice that Tiny was brought up lol. I’m waiting on the next post.

  • hottlanta

    He should have taken a cue from Michael Bolton when he got in trouble with the Isley Brothers for his fiasco and stood up there with that big check to the NAACP. Blue eyed soul died that day. Jesse speech reminded me of an old album cover called “Fear of a Black Planet”. I forgot who the group was but the album was a beast.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Can we please get a new post? This one here just…*sigh*

  • Buttercup

    “Kinky” hair is actually a dominant trait. Naturally straight hair is recessive. It’s not tied to race at all. Here’s a perfect example of how Google can be a mighty fine friend to you.

  • Buttercup

    100% black
    =======
    I really expected better from you.

  • MissHarlem

    Yea I’m waiting on the next post. In the meantime online shopping it is.

  • JerseyMom

    It was a nice speech, but I wasn’t overly moved by it. I don’t know why tho? *shrugs*

  • i troll it like i see it

    “I’m bringing sexy back” and “suit and tie” are not appropriating anybody’s culture, they were just good songs to dance to. This is an overreaction from black twitter, again.

  • Buttercup

    Because that’s the topic of the post.

  • Torae

    I dont like my mother or really have a relationship with her lol.

  • Teresa Uriel

    the confusion comes from black people thinking that there is a such thing as a ”good white person”

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

    It’s a lot of puccy out there for him now.

  • Torae

    My mother gave me up when I was ten… Im good…

  • Coco

    I think this person explains what the outrage is about. But I digress…

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    I know it’s in the past but it’s still so relevant today as far as the Janet Justin mess…. It certainly can happen again to someone else

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    Maybe not the specific nip slip, but the blacklisting of a black entertainer in a system that protects white interests and comfortability.

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    To watch someone like Janet who before that incident had 27 top hits, multi platinum albums, massive tours, endorsements, films, etc….

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    Be on top of the world and then in a matter of 2 months have a decades long career be dismantled systematically and destroyed is a problem.

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    They went to work on that woman.. Banned her from clear channel stations (70% of the radio stations in the US)…..And from MTV until 2008

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    Her entire career was fueled by radio and music video distribution… That was strategic…

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    The only reason she even was given a second to breathe was when MJ died because they were vicious to her from 04-09

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    No one would have ever thought such a large entertainer and somewhat protected entertainer would experience such a quick downfall

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    She didn’t get a chance to gradually disappear from relevancy. It was taken from her. I can’t speak for the bad choices on her end recently

    alQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    He hid behind the protection his whiteness and male privilege, and enjoyed the benefits of black culture without having to be black..

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    The very woman who let his then unknown boy band open for her on her tour is the same woman who’s career his privilege helped to end

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    So when he’s so nonchalant and naive about his white privilege it’s insulting and refuels all the outrage every time.

    CalQuin ?@gimmieabeat 6h6 hours ago
    That Super Bowl could have ended him. But that whiteness protected him and he went on to a very successful career in both music and film

  • NegroDamus

    he went from bye bye bey to r&b crooner. lets be clear he stole the swag like just like elvis and robin thick did

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And we are the same…. SMH!

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    Black Twitter made a whole azz thread for White people that are invited to the “BBQ”..like come the fukc on..lol

  • casiepriest33

    Comprehension isn’t a strong point of yours, am I correct? I applaud Jessie. I’m talking about his dad. You cannot be a black activists without a black spouse. Call me naive but when I see an “activist” with a non black spouse it’s like they’re only campaigning to improve conditions for their relationship. You can’t fight for the injustices of your people and lay beside the oppressors at night. It defies basic common sense. You dont see antelopes defending lions. Their instinct is to run not to lay down with them. Does it make sense now?

  • GubmentCheeze

    I can do what I want. Not shading just telling the truth. Jesse Williams has done so much in such a little time in regards to uplifting our community. Other entertainers have been in the industry for over 15 + years and just started speaking up. Where was the civility then? I guess our rights didn’t matter when they were at the top. Not shade just reasoning. Don’t jump on bandwagon in 2016 when you had your voice and a nation of impressionable black girls looking up to you for the past 15+ years.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don’t really consider him r&b to be honest. Maybe that’s why I’m not bothered.

    I also am not one of those black people who believe only blacks should sing r&b.

  • Jusstlookn

    Your words are reasonable and most likely unwelcome. WELL SAID.

    Example off topic…The Zoo incident dad had his background dismantled for what?

  • Fedupwss

    Is Tiny black? Why embrace one and not the other. Her mother is a white woman.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sfu Justins music has never changed hating azz …. Folks kill me! And his shyt sound better than Robins music too ?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    We ‘fix’ the errors of the post in the comment section.

  • MissHarlem

    Some wake up today some tomorrow. My only point (not negating yours)was you can uplift and make a point without downing another. Good rising queen. Enjoy your day.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    This person presented it in a thought out method. Some of the posters was just coming at him with their favorite catch-phrase “appropriation” without saying anything of substance.

    I completely agree that JT could have backed her up, but instead he looked the other way and shimmied his way into the R&B world. “We” should have taken him to task then, but he got his coins from us so what can you say.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Jesse Williams won’t even acknowledge his mother’s race. He calls her Creole. Then he married another mulatto like him so they can breed children to dilute his African bloodline even more. Jesse can miss me with his Kumbaya speech.

  • GubmentCheeze

    Yup taught in Philly for years before going to Hollywood.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Who said Crystal was gone post pics of Neyo to prove they were still “happy” ??

  • Milani

    NEW POST – JR’s shirt

  • Jen_n_juice

    This write up Lawd…. *goes back to read twitter comments*

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

    It got quiet when he was talking about “all of us in here money, is not going to change this”.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Like TI. All his women are mulatto, including Lauren London and Hoopz.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    Jesie got so much more sexy after that.

  • KIC came to slay!

    That’s my point BC. We are allowing the media to shift our focus from what we should be conversing about to something that has no significant value to our issues.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Mouse pissing on cotton was louder.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Some white people have earned the right to be honorary black because they live and breathe our culture.

  • GubmentCheeze

    I can do what I want if you don’t like it don’t comment.

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    When he said this my heart melted completely. We are the most disrespected. We take up for black men when they could give a damn about us.

  • Teresa Uriel

    speak!

    hell, I thought the wife was black. SMH

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    People tend to forget that sometimes it’s not about how we ended up in a fukked up situation but, how we RESPOND. That part falls on us; we can’t blame our response on others or the circumstances we have been put in throughout the past. Response makes change, not blaming every chance we get.

  • Fedupwss

    BTW Sandra, everyone in the free world is a melange of something so Stop it wit the biracial stuff. If you ain’t from the mother land ( Africa) some white man done been with your mama’s mama x21. So Jessie is conditionally black until he chooses another side. I will embrace the brotha and Tiny is stupid ( in my azalea banks vice)lol

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    WHOA! Calm your tits.

  • MissHarlem

    You’re clearly to immature for a mature exchange. Wasn’t shading you and didn’t disagree. Grow up.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because some white and mixed race people, by their actions, have earned the right to be honorary Negroes.

  • MissHarlem

    Too immature for me. You know I didn’t even go in either.

  • bemetoo

    I been waiting to post on this ..yes Jesse is half white but he knows he Is black and he knows blacks get the short end of the stick all the time and his speech stole the show Justin Timberlake has been a fraudulent since “Gone” he stole ginuwine sound and Mj style and never look back yes he had great songs but all of them are black inspired and he has done nothing to support black people . Jesse hit the nail when he stated If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

  • MissHarlem

    First time I used the block feature ?

  • GubmentCheeze

    I hope that was self and not my chest but ok…

  • Da Puppet Mistress
  • Da Puppet Mistress

    Comment of the DAMN DAY

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Great (diffusing) response! Didn’t work, but still, great response. And I agree with you.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I love Justin Timberlake thumb thuggery is still abundant on twittuh I see.

  • DivineMsM

    And I have real serious tears typing this, cause I was dealing with this all weekend.

    https://media.giphy.com/media/AxVvk8Q6ILwsSOUz7y/giphy.gif

  • Fedupwss

    SMH omg for real. Sometimes I agree with you but other times you lose me. How can one be honorary negro when no one in the free world is whole negro. am i missing something? is Fredrick Douglas a lie?Didn’t some white man take advantage of his and a million other black women? The real Negro is in Africa somewhere laughing at us calling ourselves African Americans.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Because he didn’t say anything that hasn’t already been said by black people. But they listen because he light skinned with light eyes.

  • Fedupwss

    TI and Tiny can hardly speak English let a lone read,this is my truth.

  • NegroDamus

    i will do no such thing. i have my opinion, you have yours and its not any more valid then mine.

  • NegroDamus

    he been getting that bruh, but i hear you tho lol

  • jussaying

    ..Jenie, I was a big JT fan back in the day during NSYNC and his solo career prior to the Janet fiasco. prior to his solo career, his music did change– of course nsync was more pop and it wasn’t until he co-wrote Gone with a couple of other black producers did he venture into R&B territory. furthermore, it wasn’t so much the music that i took issue with as much as how he presented himself based on the audience he was in front of. i distinctively remember him postulating himself and using different colloquialisms and slang when he was interviewed by BET. [in particular, when he sat down with AJ & Free to debut NSYNCs video for ‘PoP’ he listed his musical influences as Marvin Gaye, James Brown, and Jodeci…] when he was placed in front of white audiences, he was back to saying ‘awesome’ every five seconds and he also listed his musical influences as REM, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins. not to say that you can’t have diverse influences, but he made a point to change his whole demeanor [and what he wore] depending on the audience he was with. this was true when he hung out with Nelly as opposed to Ashton Kutcher. furthermore, even when he talked about women he was into, he always mentioned Beyonce’ and her butt when in front of a black audience as well and listed white girls when in front of the MTV audience. he even purposely used a black girl [Shashara] in his lead single to pursue, which was something he’d never done in previous videos, to attempt to garner interest from black artists. music aside, Robin Thicke [and Jon B, and Bobby Caldwell, and Hall & Oates, Mayer Hawthorne, etc] have never perpetrated to be anything other than what they are: white people who like soulful music versus Justin Timberlake has often always seemed more like a caricature of what he assumes is black culture [especially during his younger years.. which, to be fair, were his younger years so I don’t mind him as much].

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    Because they know his ass his right…WE worry about the wrong ish…he broke it down when he talked about BRANDS n Labels…basically “they” using you for profit and yall cant even see the bigger picture…

  • RespectSelf

    Thanks, but again what am I googling? I never said “kinky” hair was tied to race? You pressed to say what? That I should google what kinky hair is? This again has nothing to do with my point that people are forever trying to be like the next .
    Someone with kinky hair wants straight hair. Someone with straight hair wanting kinky hair. You would have been better off saying whatever rude thing you wanted to say instead of telling me to google shit that I care nothing about. But thanks again for telling me the difference between kinky and straight hair. Facts still remains that some of our ancestors had kinky hair and some didn’t lol

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    What white privilege was EVER granted to VANESSA WILLIAMS? Why is Beyonce on this list?

  • B.Sweet is Savage

    The ignorance in this post is too damn high.

  • jussaying

    robin thicke has never “stole” anything.. he’s always been himself. contrary to belief, his first solo album was not the evolution of robin thicke, rather ‘a beautiful world,’ and even then it was soulful. he looked like a dirty hippie lol, but it was soulful. so much that lil wayne asked to redo “oh shooter.” he also has written for black artists such as MJB and Usher before anyone even knew who he was….

  • RespectSelf

    You clearly do too. You take care as well

  • NegroDamus

    Somebody gets it!!

  • surprise2012

    Can we get some red carpet outfits. I missed that part and I missed all of the show except the last 10 minutes.

  • NegroDamus

    i was just saying because he started out (as a chick told me) looking like a Jeezus riding bicycles in his videos

  • jussaying

    just want to note.. i haven’t checked for JT in a long time, but the amount of backlash he has received for saying he was inspired seems silly.

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

    Lol… sick.

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

    (Music) Doomp doomp doomp, d d d doomp.

  • Da Puppet Mistress

    +1

  • jussaying

    lol he basically just restated what conscience yeezy said in all falls down. but it was just a reminder to continue working on myself.

  • Teresa Uriel

    black people don’t understand that self-hatred is embedded in their psyche….you said something when you said that black people been giving this type of speech forever and a day, so why all this standing ovation for a half-black dude?

    5years down the road, black people are gonna be giving another standing ovation for a white man who gives same type of speech at the BET or any other black gathering award show.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • Noirluv45

    Reading, when have Black people ever ignored some of our issues? No one’s ever said that we didn’t have our challenges. We’ve always talked about accountability. We’ve always addressed crime, poverty, and drugs in our neighborhoods. People have fought long and hard to eradicate those things. Just because we don’t hear about it on the news, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist.

    We have to focus on their blame because they’ll killing us, raping us, abusing us? Yes, we have to hold THEM accountable for their evil, but they system isn’t going to let that happen.

  • jussaying

    hey boo hey! ty for this (:. hope you’re doing well stranger.

  • Noirluv45

    Yeah, me too! :)

  • Auditor

    Even then you think they didn’t rape them too?

  • jussaying

    yes, that’s ‘when i get you alone’ lol has a jamiroquai feel to it. he was a lil musty back then but still real. you should check out the album though. he was known as “THICKE” back then.

  • Di Ana

    Exactly. That’s the only reason why Justine Timberlake was inspired.

  • Lisa jones

    I felt like a war was about to start. You know LA is quick to start a riot!! They try to trick us each time with false teachings. They shut up quick when u refute their so called logic.

  • Phillybruh

    He opened the door, when he just should have said nothing.

  • BKLYNS MAMA

    SMH….”WE” meaning NEGROS.. put a lot of unnecessary energy into bullshyt…..if we but that same energy into BUILDING, strengthening OUR culture…we would be POWERFUL like DEM JEWISH FOLK. and OTHERS would know not to FCK with US. its okay, we stay sleep and standing in line for JORDANS…

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    I’ll have to agree to disagree on some of your points. I rarely see us holding ourselves accountable for our responses to injustice. Which is a part of why we are still boxed in to our stereotypes. When life is thrown at you, it’s your response that defines you. In my opinion.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    If we’re gonna be “real”. We allow these artist to “appropriate” We will go out of way to support the likes of Adele (the bish can sang), Sam Smith, Justin Timberlake…etc. But will absolutely shat on some of our soulful Black artist.

    Go to some of the blogs and see how we talk about our own and call them “irrelevant”, but be ready to pull our eyelashes out and cry for some of these White artist. We love to see that token White person doing our dances, singing our songs, until they’re actually profiting off it..then we get upset.

    The country genre (White folks) don’t play that ish. They support their own and won’t let anyone (Blacks) come into their lane and profit. Hell, they was P*SSED at Beyonce’s “Daddy Lessons”.

  • Phillybruh

    We will never get to that point! Simply because they will not allow it. I mean they eased the foot they had on our neck and we elected a President imagine if they removed it all together.

  • jussaying

    yeah, true for 100% of celebs.

  • Phillybruh

    This here is absolutely true. Its no reason on gods green earth some of our artist struggle the way they do.

  • JENNYJONES1

    YES THEY DID BUT I TRULY DON’T SEE THE BIG DEAL IN HIM SAYING HE WAS INSPIRED. ARE BLACK THE ONLY ONES THAT CAN BE INSPIRED BY GREAT SPEECHES BY OTHER BLACKS? MAYBE THIS WAS AN EPIPHANY FOR HIM AND WOULD’VE BEEN FOR MANY OTHER WHITES WHEN THEY HEARD IT. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT DID FOR JUSTINE. EVERYONE HAS AN ‘I FINALLY GET IT MOMENT’ IN THEIR LIFE BUT JUMPING ALL DOWN THEIR THROATS MAY OVERSHADOW & ERASE IT. YES JUSTINE AS WELL AS ROBIN THICKE, SAM SMITH & JUSTINE BIEBER ARE WHITES DOING R&B MUSIC WHICH IS DEEMED BLACK MUSIC BUT BLACK TWITTER NEEDS TO JUMP ON PRODUCER TIMBERLAND, USHER AND ALL OF THE OTHER BLACK PRODUCERS & WRITERS THAT ARE SUPPLYING THESE WHITE ARTIST, GETTING RICH AND NOT GOING TO A TYRESE, JOE OR ANY OF THE OTHER GREAT BLACK SINGERS WITH THESE HITS………..JENNY JONES!!!

  • MzFutureLCSW

    “Below is the full text of Williams’ rather long-winded speech.”
    Bye, Felicia!

  • Teresa Uriel

    I don’t trust them muthers with nothing!…not with my money, not with my food, not with my child at school (I don’t have a child tho..lol)..not with any of my personal information, not with nothing!

    They survive by stealing and killing. They are nothing but Criminals On The Loose

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    Absolutely no reason. We make it so that only a couple of black artist can shine at a time…especially with all the “stan” wars or whatever.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Loved the speech & Justin got draaaaaaaaaaged to hell and back.
    Good.

  • Sincerity7

    Dang – JT just was moved by the speech.

  • Well.well$well

    I’m sorry but the people while were offended by what he said are being super sensitive. Where is black Twitter when George Zimmerman was ret

  • Coco

    While Janet was banned and blacklisted from most radio stations, mtv and award shows… black radio and BET supported Justin. He was so comfortable in his white male privilege that he went on to diss Janet ,Prince and MJ afterwards.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    He was nominated and WINNING almost every time. “We” do that with others, but will make our own go through hoops to get in our good graces. It’s like hey “here is our Token White friend” he wants to be one of us. We accept it.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    He was nominated and WINNING almost every time. “We” do that with others, but will make our own go through hoops to get in our good graces. It’s like hey “here is our Token White friend” he wants to be one of us. We accept it.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    He was nominated and WINNING almost every time. “We” do that with others, but will make our own go through hoops to get in our good graces. It’s like hey “here is our Token White friend” he wants to be one of us. We accept it.

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    He was nominated and WINNING almost every time. “We” do that with others, but will make our own go through hoops to get in our good graces. It’s like hey “here is our Token White friend” he wants to be one of us. We accept it.

  • Kemi

    I’m not going to get into this but God bless America! God bless black twitter! Everyone have a good day!! Powerful speech btw…

  • Anna Maria

    You can’t be serious. If that were the case Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and host of great black activists would not fit your definition.

  • Low E. TUH!

    BUT NONE OF US ARE 100% BLACK AUNTIE

  • Sriracha In My Bag,

    We can be very contradictory at times. For example, “we” will call Rih all types of sluts, whores..etc for being SEEN with a guy. But Taylor Swift can hop from guy to guy and “we” just laugh and say “Her next album is gonna be about so and so”. Do better.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    black twitter is so illiterate and angry…i’m sick of them.

  • Anna Maria

    No, they weren’t uncomfortable. I wouldn’t have been, if I were in their shoes. They were sitting proudly because they knew they taught their son to have strong values and they produced a radical, uncompromising son who cares deeply about black people. The sooner we stop putting people in rigid boxes the more we can advance. Jessie Williams did not choose his parents but he got some great ones anyway. So there!

  • Cricket404

    Poor JT, he will never be forgiven for deserting the Queen of entertainment. For the record, Malcolm X was also mixed raced on his mother’s side, many of the civil rights leaders that paved the way for MLK Jr. were also mixed raced. As much as it puts a bad taste in my mouth to say, there were some darkies who used the revolution to bed white woman and expand on massa’s breed of mulatto children.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    They’re always ready for war….from behind the computer screen.

  • Taylordanes

    Boy those racist on yahoo are pitiful under the post regarding Jesse’s speach. Racism is def alive and well….

  • Blue

    Each week Black Twitter selects one white person to drag. Don’t be that white person.

  • Taylordanes

    BET is owned by Viacom, they dont have the best interest for black people in mind

  • Taylordanes

    agreed helps him crossover to mainstream!

  • http://www.pornhubby.com BKFREEDOM007

    I often wonder what Black Twitter would say to William Lloyd Garrison if he were around. “Why’d you make them go underground?” I see the same thing happening among all movements nowadays; simply aren’t interested in having allies, because we punish them for everything they do, including sincere efforts to support our own. The feigned outrage of social media is so tiring, and, at this point, so passe for me. One day, you’ll look around, and you’ll have NO FRIENDS OR ALLIES.

  • Taylordanes

    sounding bitter…everyone has their personal struggles. If thats the case latinos and asians have benefitted from the black struggle and civil rights..Call them out first, not YOUR people

  • rachel

    “If anything, Timberlake and Williams are the same. They are both descendants of Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain, and they both used their White privilege to their advantage.”
    ————————————————–
    Come on, Sandra. They are NOT the same. Why did you not mention that he is also a descendant of “African” slaves? I am biracial. Most ask me “what are you?”… My sister is dark as my Mom – same DNA pool – same parents.

    He can claim and stand for his “blackness” as any other black person. His DNA gives him that right. His black father gives him that right.

  • Taylordanes

    right she has BLACK parents…

  • digital_femme

    Jesse Williams speech was powerful!! Why are we talking about a has-been who hasn’t had a hit in over a decade? Stay focused! You can also find Jesse’s whole speech online now. BLACK lives matter, and we ARE magic!

  • Phillybruh

    They were waiting for an opening with that dude and he gave it too them.

  • digital_femme

    I refuse to believe that Sandra said that. Her anti-Obama posts can be disturbing, but she’s too smart to spout such ignorance. I refuse to even try to find that comment!

  • free

    ^^^^^ this sums up what i was about to say…..

  • Baron

    Exactly! Some argue his talent in itself yields success and that is simply not true. If it were, Magoo would still be around.

  • Blue

    hahahaha. Somebody told him to log out before they really come for him. Man Black Twitter goes so hard.

  • Noirluv45

    Reading, maybe you haven’t seen it because you aren’t looking. That is not an attack on your, just an assessment. Let me ask you. What responses to injustice are you seeking? What would you like to see Black people doing? Are you sure they aren’t already doing it? Who’s boxed in to our stereotypes? I’m not; are you? Are you saying that we oftentimes play out to our stereotypes? I’m really trying to understand what you are saying. Many people live out their stereotypes because they don’t know any better, so we must teach those who don’t know that there is a better way of life. There are Black grassroots organizations that have been fighting tirelessly in neighborhoods around the country. Google Black grassroots organizations and you’ll a list of them. We can’t expect that mainstream media is going to reveal these positives because it’s goal is to maintain the notion that Blacks aren’t about anything. All of us, regardless of race, get life thrown at us, and many of us, regardless of race, don’t know how to deal with these things. One of the major issues I have with many of us is that we, like them, racialize ourselves. No other group does, but us. That’s because of decades of being told and BELIEVING the lies told about us. You can continue to believe you want, but may I suggest you open your mind a bit more and not fall back on the lies being told. That’s all I have to say.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    but our own brothers, uncles, fathers ain’t apologizing.

  • Noirluv45

    The quote is real.

  • MzFutureLCSW

    Wont HE do it!
    Stay encouraged.
    Pray for special helpers from Christ to come in from the North, the South, the East & the West, that will GLADLY support you until you are WHOLE!

  • classycns

    You mentioned his speech as being long-winded. May I ask were you bored with it? If yes, by what parts? Was it the mention of the female
    victims, the branding reference or the strange fruit reference? I would think you would find these subjects boring or unimportant. If not, I stand
    corrected.

  • Noirluv45

    If those allies are NOT dealing with or acknowledging White supremacy and trying to dismantle it, then they are as useless than the rest of us. Timberlake is not an ally. The point his missed is that while he was moved by JW’s speech, he basically zeroed it out by saying, “We are all the same.” That’s what’s aggravating to people. JT wasn’t an ally when he stripped Janet and threw her under the bus.

  • Noirluv45

    Oh, those White folks on Yahoo are always spouting off at the mouth. They have the sense of a gnat. They are the least of the food chain. Most of them probably didn’t even hear his speech, and those who read it, probably couldn’t even comprehend. The bottom feeders are always the loudest.

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

    You’re welcome.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Nah dawg I have every album … his music matured …… been a fan since Mickey mouse club literally …. and was a huge Nsync fan then ….

  • jussaying

    i don’t think the subject matter of my post had much to do with the content of his music or its maturation. rather, the issues i highlighted were his demeanor, blaccent, and attitude when he first decided to go forth with pursuing R&B music. to me, JC Chasez remained himself more than JT – which as i stated, could’ve been more due to the age difference than anything.

  • Lolalao

    Harry Belafonte is confusing to me. He said black women can’t do anything for him..that’s coming from Eartha Kitt.

  • CookieMobster

    Charlie Pride and Cowboy Troy are 2 black country artists I can think of.

  • casiepriest33

    They don’t. To be truly revolutionary requires a black mate.

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Leave it to black twitter to turn a beautiful thing into an ugly rant.

  • iblb

    That’s not our job, alright – stop with all that. If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression. If you have no interest, if you have no interest in equal rights for black people then do not make suggestions to those who do. Sit down.

    So you missed all of this part…. ?

  • Born Winner

    Jesse is a little too radical for my taste but he makes great points.

  • Born Winner

    James Debarge is half black so if you’re going to claim blue-eyed light skinned Jesse as black then so is James. Not to mention she dated that gremlin Jermaine Dupri and had every intention of marrying him until he knocked up a stripper.

  • Born Winner

    James Debarge is half black so if you’re going to claim blue-eyed light skinned Jesse as black then so is James. Not to mention she dated that gremlin Jermaine Dupri and had every intention of marrying him until he knocked up a stripper.

  • Born Winner

    Who cares? Why do you keep bringing up irrelevant points? You sound like a child “yes I did it but so did they!” Black men are constantly dragged for not supporting black women.

  • DivineMsM

    Thank you so very much!

  • digital_femme

    For real?? SMDH.

  • KIC came to slay!

    Irrelevant to who? Obviously I and others care. Don’t like what I say, scroll by. ???

  • GuestSTAR

    Wish he had kept speaking until the end of the show.

  • more

    “Well, in MHO; people marry who will accept them”: exactly right. For example 95% of the time black men approach me regardless of what language they speak. It’s normally men whome are either darker or the same color as me. That means I am more likely to end up with a BM rather than any race.

  • Zizzle

    Black Twitter didn’t get it wrong, you and Timberlake did.

  • ???

    SURELY!

  • ???

    Give us the music back? Yeah I’d like to see THAT!

  • Nina Ross

    Harry Belafonte doesn’t like blackness ask eartha kitt

  • hottlanta

    Dad is no more a sellout than the brother who still rocks the afro from the 70’s, dashiki, quote Baraki, still has Black Panther books on his shelf, live in an all black neighborhood, married to a black woman, down for the cause protesting all day but insist on sending his children to a white school from preschool to college and will not shop a black business to save his life even though it is worth billions. Those are the black folks you gotta watch out for. Talk the black talk, but will spend their green in white establishments.

  • Nina Ross

    Breeding the black out of yourself IS an issue.

  • Howard Alum ?

    You have a point!

  • http://www.pornhubby.com BKFREEDOM007

    I’m a Black gay man, and I’ve seen countless folks belittled for simply trying to help the various causes I’ve participated in. No-one is perfect, but one must welcome support first, then move to further educate a person about a cause, and NOT IN A MANNER THAT PUNISHES AND DRIVES FOLKS AWAY. No-one wants to be ridiculed for trying to help…that’s just common sense. Also, we need to stop defining the essence and sincerity of a person based on tweets.

    An example of what I’m talking about: I have friends AND FAMILY who are transgender. I was raised with trans* folks before even knowing what the word means. As part of my work in the LGBTQ community, I’ve encountered many who seemingly punish you for your interest in supporting a trans-specific cause due to one not being trans*. If you’re like me, it doesn’t take long before you retreat, and do what you can do in your own way. In my case, I chose to believe it’s enough for me to be my own movement, return to my FRIENDS AND FAMILY, and leave all that talk of being an ALLY behind me. (***NOT EQUATING MOVEMENTS; SIMPLY ILLUSTRATING***)

    Others can do and believe what they want, but I really do feel much of the anger/disdain found in different forums are as feigned as a three-dollar bill. At the very least, such reactions are immature and unrealistic…at most, damaging to a cause/people in a way that implies one just may be interested in preying upon victims.

  • Howard Alum ?

    True

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    JT is not R and B he is pop hun …. All good music has soul IMO… His style has never changed literally have been a fan since early 90’s ….

  • hottlanta

    Don’t be mad at him he gotten please the white side he is older now. He played the little cute hip hop game for the black folks and now he has made his money and grown up he’s gotta change his style. Just like Beyoncé. All while she was coming up she has made statements that she want people to see her as an artist and not a black artist. She didn’t talk about any racial and our stuff has been going on for years. She made her money being the comfort zone Negro and playing it safe. Now she has made her money and she is now this fierce, threatening, fist in the air, proud to be black woman to appeal to us black folks that she is black. She has abandon her core white audience and getting on black folks side because she has gotten older and she is looking at Madonna and see she will be look stupid trying to sing pop in her 40’s. I understand Justin/Beyoncé well crafted played pimp my audience game.

  • hottlanta

    Every time he goes to the bank he knows that white privilege is real.

  • hottlanta

    Leroy Cox need to also make a speech like that but he will be shit down. The LGBT will remind him, you are transgender first and black second. Since he loves the black female culture.

  • hottlanta

    It’s our fault because we are soooo happy that a white person copies our style and acts as if it is a compliment but we don’t never ask what have you done for me lately. From Ms. Jackson if you are nasty.

  • hottlanta

    Ask how many black woman he has DOGGED out after they gave him a chance. Don’t blame us because we rejected him for his reason marrying a white women. If a black man wants a white woman and date a black woman because he is trying to keep up appearances the black woman will catch hell about everything she does. He would be complaining 24/7 about everything. Whereas if a white woman does the same thing he will say nothing, laugh and go along with the program and get away with the same action. Any black man that wants to be with another man/with a woman needs to come outta the closet just like any black man that wants to be with a white woman and is with a black woman needs to come outta the closet as well.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    Stick to the facts. From 2006

    “Beyoncé Knowles has sparked controversy by saying she only makes records for black people.

    Since the ‘Déjà Vu’ singer made the astonishing statement sales of her new album, ‘B’Day’, have fallen by 70 per cent in the US.

    Beyoncé, 25, said in an interview with Blender magazine: “I make black records. I write records like I speak, and I don’t try to change my songs so everyone else likes them.”

    The singer has also admitted she can relate to celebrities who attack the papar

    Meanwhile, Beyoncé’s name was booed at the MOBO awards in London on Wednesday night (09.20.06) when she failed to turn up to collect her three prizes.

    The ‘Crazy In Love’ singer received the most awards after her single ‘Déjà Vu’ won the Best Song and Best Video categories and she was named Best International Female at the ceremony – which recognises music of black origin.”

  • Howard Alum ?

    I see your point. When i read, “The Black Revolution on Campus” by Martha Biondi. She researches the student protest in the sixies to get black studies in PWI classrooms. The students picked to sit on the hiring committee for black teachers asked those professor their marital status. If they replied, “married.” They would then ask, if their spouse was black. If they said, “no,” they were disqualified….***these are facts****. I was shocked, but i got it and they explained why. The students felt that if they were going to be taught about themselves, how could a man fully know his self if he was with a white woman. They felt their professor would not fully engage in matters bc he would have a bias view point. Being that, he would see their struggle to find self as not important. Excluding an automomy that the students were demanding. I get it.

  • Tea??

    ? Well that descendant of Anglo Saxons spoke in a way none of these rappers or other actors are speaking because they’re afraid to loose their endorsements, so what’s your point? He has a black father and everyone is trying to bring up the fact that his mother is white to somehow take away from the fact that he was speaking the truth! He sees the need to speak up and use his platform for good and he’s doing just that meanwhile most of the other black men in that arena use their platform to degrade black women and talk about killing other black men, but they’re afraid to speak out on the oppression and injustices that’s still happening in America. He is nothing like Justin Timberfake

  • truthseeker2436577@yahoo.com

    Also, I remember JT disrespected Prince in the song “Give it to me” too. I didn’t forget that.

  • just being me

    So sad people have no lives .. Justin was giving props to him and saying it inspired him and people got mad what the fuc ???? They just mad because they didnt understand the speech SMDH

  • Angela

    Public Enemy?

  • Fedupwss

    We are watching the rape of the world so why are you fostering biracial slander if you may be the product of this condition. Please accept that as a result of the rape of the world you have been delineated and reduced to a simply human being on the planet earth. You are small minded to allow your skin color to set you a part from your brothers and sisters. SO don’t be the anchor strive to be the beacon.

  • Angela

    BOOM!!!! There it tis..

  • Low E. TUH!

    LMAO

  • Low E. TUH!

    WON’T APOLOGIZE**

  • Low E. TUH!

    100

  • hottlanta

    I am sticking to the facts I have seen her do interviews where she said she wanted to been as an artist and not a black artist. You know good and well if Bey had come outta the box all revolutionary, black power down like she is now she would not be as successful globally. Her light skin and long hair wouldn’t make a difference. It would be the words coming outta her mouth that will scare white people away. I stand by what I said. She straddled both sides of the music/racial fence.

  • hottlanta

    Jesse knows if could have never used the white affirmative action privilege to get ahead because trust me white folks know when a black person be trying to pass. Jesse used his brain to get ahead and the way he spoke last night he didn’t learn it in a book he learned it through living life. Best education of all.

  • hottlanta

    I bet she count more coins than you do and you speak better English.

  • Jusstlookn

    Siggghhhgggh

  • Hmmm~?

    Lordt, I’m tryna figure that out myself. ???

  • Fendi

  • hottlanta

    Men can go to Home Depot and get body parts and say they are a woman. There is no surgery for me to white or a white person to be black. They can tan all day and they will never be black. I can wear all the blonde weaves all day and I will never be white. So the Africans sold us into slavery but you leave the person who wanted the slavery, build the boat to come get us, bring us here and made laws to keep it that way. No one is off the hook. Can’t blame a crack head on the drug dealer. Crack head gotta take the blame for his actions, just like white folks gotta take the blame for their part in slavery.

  • Born Winner

    You sound like a crazy woman and most people are actually disagreeing with you but keep caping for your white boys while I block your retarded comments. ?

  • QweenOfThorns

    Yahoo posters are the absolute worst. Flaming racists all of em.

  • Hmmm~?

    Because a disturbingly large amount of people don’t even know Beyonce is black.

  • jussaying

    you still are not understanding I am not talking about his music. I am talking about how he acts and how his behavior (how he speaks, what he says) is different depending on if he is around black people or white people. that is what I never liked about him. JC on the other hand, who worked with Raphael Saadiq on his first album, seemed to be comfortable with who he was and he never really threw out “black artist” names for brownie points like JT did when he was going on BET to promote his work. the same way Adele just seems to be herself. does that make sense?

  • Queen B

    Same thing i was thinking!!

  • Queen B

    Wtf is the big deal!!! Why are they dragging him bc he was inspired by Jesse’s speech. I thought that was the goal….to get white ppl to understand ? So wtf pt did i miss!! Black IG/Twitter need to choose their battles wisely bc this isnt one of them

  • VV

    Woo, very enlightening point!

  • KB

    DAYYYUUMM, DAYYYUUMM, DAYYYUUMM……they dragged him to the bloody meat…now he looks the same.

  • hottlanta

    I am not flattered I am insulted because they pick the gutter from the ghetto and think that is how we really are. They don’t pick the one’s who are educated or have some sense. There are so many layers of us and they pick the worst one. Like Jessie said “GENTERFYING our genius. Don’t you dare tell me to let it go whereas someone died for me as where I can live the life I live and they trying to stop the Voting Rights Act and I was born a AMERICAN citizen. Someone can come over here, become a citizen and vote quicker than me and I was born/pay taxes here. Go to a Jewish website and tell them to forget about. Go to a Japanese website and tell them to forget about it. Go to Australia and tell them to forget how white folks purposely shipped white people over there because the island was too black, Land taken and everything and got black in a desert as a tourist attraction. Tell the Indians to forget about it while this country got them holed up in a small parcel of land whereas they had all of it. Telling us to forget about it is disrespectful to our unborn, to the ones that are here and the ones who have left before us. You need to respect self for real and stop wearing the name as a internet tag if you don’t know what it means.

  • hottlanta

    Why do black people defend white person and when a black person gets dragged by white folks they say nothing. Slave men mentality.

  • Anji

    I’ve been an activist all through my teens and adulthood. I have worked with Harry, Melvin Van Peebles and Quincy Jones. I witnessed their relationships with their partners. Their choice of who and how to love doesn’t negate the fact of their dedication to our race. Sure, I feel a twinge with these situations, but we cannot allow these and other side issues to distract us from the fight, the cause. I loved the challenge and raw knowledge Jesse spoke of. I just wish more of us would stop with the armchair quarterbacking and do something, anything. Change our reality and reclaim our greatness.

  • Anji

    This…..

  • Fedupwss

    Can she count though? they didn’t even recognize the gun in their kids suit case because the label got switched.Unlike your shallow behind I don’t sit around counting other peoples money numb nutts. And BTW TI and his lil illiterate wife don’t have money they have the spare change the elites allow them to have you don’t have money to know what money is .you degenerate.

  • KB

    DAYYYUUMM, DAYYYUUMM, DAYYYUUMM……they dragged him to the bloody meat…now he looks the same. Too soon…..? ?

    I honestly don’t get where he said anything wrong per se. Maybe phrasing “we are the same” differently, it’s all about word usage and delivery.
    Did Ernest Owens have a nice red or white vino last night & got in his feelings because he started it. ?

  • MzApple

    I agree with you but, I think the part that irked ppl was how condescending he was in his reply to the guy.

  • Fedupwss

    Don’t make me have an Azalea Banks moment on you LOL

  • side_i

    I’m not even remotely defending JT, I was just trying to understand why got dragged when all he said was Jesse Williams, Inspired, BET2016. Then he made his second comment & its understandable why he got dragged then.

  • MzApple
  • Anji

    And Eartha did? I’m old Hollywood. I think not.

  • side_i

    I agree, he just said he was inspired & they let him have it. I understand folks being upset because he left Janet out to dry during nip-gate & they feel he used our culture to help w/ celebrity….but Idk I’m just a spectator, so many opinions lol.

  • Anji

    It is an issue, however I work alongside many whites who were truly dedicated to creating a better world. I am around Africans daily. They never show up for any of our causes yet say African Americans are the answer to colonization and we need to step up to help Africa.I know more white activists in Africa than black. I don’t care your what your racial background is if you GET IT and devote part of your time to make change. Divisiveness only holds us back. True dialogue should lead to action.

  • Liah

    Right!!!….I’ll wait>>>

  • Anji

    Changing mindsets affects the reality of the future. Each one, teach one.

  • Noirluv45

    They are, Qween! In fact, they were equal to CNN readers, and I think that’s why CNN shut their asses down! They no longer have a comment section attached to their stories.

  • Liah

    Why are you even responding to ignorance…Don’t do It…Obviously this person doesn’t know there history….Don’t waste your knowledge on ignorance…

  • Liah

    Some people only take what’s beneficial to THEM out of other’s words….Don’t waste your time on small minds…

  • Liah

    Indeed!!!

  • Liah

    I agree…!!!

  • isis Osiris

    I guess Sandra never got the memo in America if you have a black parent you’re black and light skin and light eye’s are only an asset in black America. My mixedaughter race cousins still get brutalized by the police just like the rest of them.

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, it sure is. That’s what Sandra said. SMH.

  • Anji

    Sankofa

  • kennedy campbell

    thank you for writing this. people act like they know in what ways it inspired him.

  • Anji

    LA. Quick to start a riot. I witnessed 2 here. However, the rebellions are based on impulse and after the fires the masses do nothing. There is no momentum when emotions run amok without organization and planning. #norevolutionhere

  • bigdede

    He did. You can tweet that you were inspired by a speech then turn around and tweet to a Black man that we’re all the same showing he heard Jesse’s speech but did not listen to it

  • Noirluv45

    I understand what you mean about our allies, but JT is not one of them. I’m sorry, but he isn’t. Unless he’s willing to speak out against culture appropriation, which is isn’t because he benefited from it, I don’t consider him an ally. He showed us that he wasn’t. Is Justin trying to help though? I don’t think Black people ridicule Whites or anyone else who march along side us, but people do have an issue with JT dismissing what Jesse was talking about. His reply was flippant. Regarding defining the essence and sincerity based on Tweets, if a person Tweets something and doesn’t explain, than what else can people do but respond to what they read?

    BKfreedom, it was wrong for people to reject you because of your support. You have every right to support what you believe in. The world is a cruel and evil place, so I can sympathize with you. Standing up for right is often met with resistance. We have to be strong. We all aren’t going to agree, but we have to be willing to stand in the face of opposition.

    I think you’re right regarding the feigning of anger, but for me, my disdain is directed at JT, not the ally, but JT the one who took advance of Janet Jackson and then stood by and the one who has gotten rich of our music. He a culture vulture, but Black people supported him so, *shrugging shoulders.*

  • Noirluv45

    I don’t think it was the “inspired” comment. It was his comment about being all the same. He didn’t acknowledge the fact that we are all not the same. Jesse gave him/us examples to prove it. It dismissed that. JMO.

  • hottlanta

    Those white activists live in all white neighborhoods, went and send their kids to all white schools, shop with all white merchants and go to all white hospitals and only speak to you when they are there but never invite you to one of their social events but black points to say they fought for black rights and oppressing you at the same time. It is not the job of the oppressor to make you feel comfortable. Did you hear anything last night my dear. If you move to those white neighborhoods they would move out while you are at work and you know it.

  • Noirluv45

    I think it’s because he dismissed what Jesse said. He claimed to be “inspired,” he didn’t read the rest of the memo when he followed up with, “We are all the same.” If he was so inspired by Jesse, he must’ve missed some of what Jesse said. JMO. Also, I do believe people have never forgiven him for throwing JJ under the bus. I know I can’t stand the man.

  • Anji

    Yes most definitely. This generation and genre is all about that paper. I’m an artist from a previous generation. What I experience now is simply that my era was more in tune with the Civil Rights movement. It was the foundation of everything we accomplished. I see a lot of young producers simply want to fatten their pockets for the crossover artists. Yes, it happened before but not as much as today. This generation wears blinders and bear no burden nor remembrance of our past which has so much impact on our future. I’ve mentored popular hip hop and rap artists. Most are not conscious, however I keep hope alive and am very proud of Compton’s finest. I am not mad at ’em. I understand the disconnect.

  • Anji

    Exactly.

  • side_i

    Right I thought it was the we are the same comment too but they dragged him after the first comment & that’s what prompted his comment about being the same. I can’t back him on that particular comment but I don’t get why he was dragged for being inspired…and someone mentioned he copies MJ…MJ appealed to everyone white, black, purple, etc. JT has mentioned he grew up listening to R&B so of course he going to have a little flavor. I’ve seen CB do some MJ inspired moves & that’s not an issue so why is it an issue for JT? Someone said he copied Usher…Idk I’ve never felt that but again everyone has their own views. But sometimes black Twitter completely overreacts

  • hottlanta

    Angela Davis is ready to Rock N Roll. You young’uns ain’t got nuthin on me.

  • Anji

    He didn’t, but he will surely get over it. This isn’t his first time facing the backlash of his musical style.

  • Auditor

    Can be asset in white America too…a lot of white folks don’t like the “field Negro” or “mammie” look either…less threatening the “whiter” looking you are…

  • side_i

    But I don’t understand how saying #inspired & #bet2016 was dismissive ?? Like I’m not even trying to downplay or criticize your opinion because I really want to understand how those words implied he was dismissive ??? Not the comment that we are all the same cause I hate when white ppl say that.

  • side_i

    Girl !! That’s what I’m saying like WTF??

  • Anji

    Truth. I am an ethnomusicologist and I love and respect my African artists I’m surrounded by. And yes, they laugh at us. My caramel skin and hair texture created a situation where I always had to be exceptional as a performer as if they themselves were pure. Hmmph, many African friends have used ancestry.com to find their own roots. They perform with African Americans, marry them if they have wealth, but freely admit that their families back home would rather they present a white women instead of a black.Just sad. #realnegrosdontbleach

  • Auditor

    Sigh…

  • Maya

    Me too. I actually think the show could’ve ended with that (aside from my Auntie Sheila E. of course ?).

  • Maya

    That’s why I stopped reading Yahoo. I remember their comment section being the worst during the Janet Jackson Super Bowl fall out. People.com is pretty bad too.

  • side_i

    Do you think JT did that on his own or was instructed by someone else ?? Like let’s not pretend these artist aren’t given an image created by a group of ppl so that they can sell more records.

  • Wildcat34

    Agreed. I’m surprised at how well Beyoncé has managed to pull the wool over her core audience eyes for such a long time.

  • stanley

    Justin Timberlake said “All lives matter”, the same phrase that racists use to dismiss black brutality.. He chose that moment to say that, which is why he deserved everything he got!

  • I aint the one

    el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz was not mixed race. We don’t consider children of two black people mixed, even if one of those parents are themselves a product of interracial parents. For example, Sasha and Malia are not considered mixed race kids, although Barack is himself the child of an interacial couple.

  • Anji

    I belong to a community that refuses to play the brand game and we raise our children to support our own. While we can’t avoid buying some items, we reject the programming our race is consumed by. Many of us design exquisite ethnic attire, bags, jewelry etc. Some even live off the grid, but I’m not that down. :)

  • Wildcat34

    I must admit, I have been reading all these comments and enjoying them. So much insight on this post. Great discussions.

  • I aint the one

    And “darkies” ???? ?

  • Anji

    Privy to the conception and inner workings of BET. Even back when they were black-owned, they had no noble cause of elevating the race. Dollar, dollar bill y’all.. I’m not mad at them either. For me, anger serves no purpose. I just stay inspired to write, produce artistic works about my culture targeting a wide demographic and presented to non blacks also.

  • jade

    I don’t think Justin did anything wrong.

  • RespectSelf

    “let go” doesn’t mean to “forget”. I never said to forget. I am saying that black people were much more than slaves. Blacks were also kings and queens. And it is sad to see black people still stuck in a slave mind set. I am a firm believer in that everything happens for a reason.. good or bad. Slavery happened for a reason. With that said, I am respecting myself. lol. I’m not letting something that was a small portion of our long history (Despite what text books in school taught us) define who I am. Black people are stuck in slave mentality because they don’t was to look past slavery literally. And when you carry the mind set that you were a slave and that’s were you came from it shows in your life. So me saying to let go does not mean I am saying to forget. Because it was a apart of our history. I’m sorry that you don’t want to let go of slavery. Holding on to things is bad for your overall progression.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That was for a movie role, hun.

  • Anji

    Poor little tink tink. Justin will move pass this. Speaking on cultural appropiation….most of my income since childhood has been through performance of classical music both as vocalist and instrumentally. While many composers weren’t as white as history would have us believe, I sing in 12 languages, most European. So does that make me a thief? I smile. I love music and we will always rule thanks to African musical tradition and how highly music is integrated in the African daily life. It is the most complex music I have ever studied and difficult to learn because it is not written. Every rhythm I drum was “sung” to me by a West African griot. I love all great music. Even Duke Ellington, Miles Davis and others studied classical and it’s obvious in their compositions. I figure since Africa is the birthplace of everything and African blood runs through so man peoples of the world, I’m not practicing cultural appropiation….but am I really?

  • Anji

    Not only mixed race. My family has lighter skin, light colored eyes and wavy hair. I know I wouldn’t have been accepted in 60s entertainment industry if I was darker, Sad.

  • RespectSelf

    Race, religion, and politics are tough things to talk about. Often times people focus in on stuff that was either never your point or not even remotely what you were saying or trying to say. I did write the post to say that white people are off the hook. They will get what is suppose to given to them. I was saying that JT was inspired by what Jessie said and he got all this shade thrown at him. But why? Cause he’s white? Do they not want white people to agree with what Jessie said? but wait they do so that white people can stop doing those things. Right? Or is it because he does rnb, soul music? But most cultures often take others music and try to use/sound like/take it for their own musical influences.

    It’s that simple slave mentality that will have blacks putting all their energy into dumb stuff like this. They don’t want the white man to be inspired by Jessie message. Then what they want?

  • Anji

    Yes. And Jesse bravely faced the fact he angered quite a few in Hollywood, an industry which through history is delusional in wanting to think aren’t racist.

  • jussaying

    I never factored that in. but I used to have all his behind the scenes interviews, mtv diaries, and tour videos and did notice differences in his personality and coupled with how the Janet thing went when they were supposedly friends, it just left a bad taste in my mouth. then when his style of dress changed completely when he was dating Cameron lol I just was turned off. but like I said, he was young back then too and I know a lot of white dudes who were wiglets in HS because that was the cool way to be and then grew out of it as they aged. so it could be him just being young and having lived under the spotlight/trying to find himself. I just personally got a bad taste about him versus someone like Jon B who just seemed more genuine. hell, Mayer Hawthorne as well.

  • Anji

    Neither do I. He, like so many others is not conscious and why would we expect him to be when most of us aren’t either. There has been cultural borrowing of the arts in all of history. My African colleagues are the only ones I know that only appreciate their own music and will loudly say it is original and superior to all. I think not, but I just smile and keep drumming/dancing. When they try to support me and I perform jazz, they patronize. We all love Africa. It is in our genetic DNA. All of us.

  • Auditor

    Nope still might not be accepted NOW…

  • Auditor

    Nope not all…and who knows what Black folks could have done if not tortured for so many years…

  • Kelli

    What’s so sad is most of your readers know nothing positive will ever come out of your blog post. How pathetic

  • Auditor

    AMEN

  • Auditor

    Both of my parents are Black…so I’m nowhere near being biracial. Glad I am so no one can ever tell me I’m not Black enough.

    And none of those “other people” are kinfolk of mine…if they were they would have came and got my ass…simple as that…

  • Anji

    Wow. My ex-black spouse was too white for me. Couldn’t support me as an activist for the people….just wanted to drive his Benz and waste his dollars. Skin color does not dictate being down for our race. And he was a beautiful blue black.

  • Cricket404

    I agree yet disagree, that one drop rule of black identify is a product of the system of whiteness.

  • Anji

    Just so not true/

  • Anji

    Are you active? Just wondering. Shh white people live in Compton. They ain’t scurred.

  • http://yeuphonic.com @yeuphonic

    You said “All while she was coming up she has made statements that she want people to see her as an artist and not a black artist.”

    And I just proved to you that when she was ‘ coming up’ she definitely wanted to be seen as a black artist. Maybe when her sales went down 70% she realized she needed to be inclusive. Either way you made an erroneous statement.

  • isis Osiris

    well Jesse should be intimidating the hell out of them right now, eloquent words, beautiful black wife and knowledge of self

  • casiepriest33

    Exactly, there’s no such thing. They still benefit from white supremacy.

  • casiepriest33

    That wouldn’t have been effective, unlike us whites support there own.

  • Anji

    Sorry. We do accept the white standard of beauty. Most slaves came from West or Sub Saharan Africa. The beweaved, platinum, bewigged, chemically addicted with hair down to their rectums cannot deny this. Like do I really think Nene’s nose job is for breathing purposes. Nope. She wants to optimize her Hollywood experience.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    This was a great speech.

  • Anji

    I guess you stepped on a few toes and the truth hurts. Everyone who claiming Africa ain’t truly bout dat life.

  • Fedupwss

    How you know really why don’t you get a dna test to see what white person anglo saxson is hiding in your family tree. Your probably aint black but a typical American octaroon. Ya feel me black lol

  • Fedupwss

    You are soo wrong. Jus because they act like rachets . OMG Sandra why?lol

  • Anji

    I am grassroots so I can be around our masses and in 2 main organizations so I can work behind the scenes politically. Today, we just don’t

  • Anji

    ….have the numbers. Also grassroots and main organizations don’t tend to work together. Main organizations and churches are often divided. What’s missing the most is educators in the schools who know and teach our history. When I was in elementary school in LA, most of my teachers were black and from the south. They taught us that each of us has a responsibility to uplift, represent and fight for our race. Now with a change in demographics in south LA, Hispanic culture and language are primary concerns in our public schools. We need to do better.

  • Anji

    Sister. Sometimes even with differing opinions we must listen to each other and not remain divisive. If Sandra wishes to limit posters. who would make the list and would they be homogenous? Walk alike, talk alike? What do you feel the purpose of your personal blog should be? I’m delighted with the dialogue because I’m tired of the best of us and most able of my race remaining silent. Oh. Except for posting. Blessings

  • semaj24philly

    I agree with everything u said.The “we’re all the same” he DEFINITELY could’ve kept but I understand what he meant when he said he was inspired.I think Jesse was talking to us as a black community but if a white person caught the message as well I don’t think their should be an issue.Folks on Twitter love going off on people just because they’re bored.He was wrong for his last tweet tho.That I can’t & wont defend.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Have i told you lately that i LOVE YOU?!

  • hottlanta

    Because they know they got the U.S. Government to back them up if anything pop up.

  • semaj24philly

    Lord smh.What happened to love being love?We want people to stop looking at our skin tones but soon as a black person marries a white person they’re automatically a sellout.Shut up.God y’all such a bunch of hypocrites.

  • hottlanta

    How is over 300 years a SMALL portion. So you are able to be on this computer, go to your job and catch an airplane because you was born an American citizen and the Constitution the law of the land regards you are property and not a human being.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I can only speak on that mans music … not how he acts (which by the way seems fine to me ) you are not understanding my comment and that’s okay …… dude has always been respectful imo …. JT acts the same …… and works with mostly black people…. hell his entire band is black …… I’m not sure what (some Blacks) expect from him …. he owes no one nothing …. and he is a damn good artist…. and throw out black artist for brownie points ….. um him giving a black artist respect (salute) is brownie points??? That’s BS !!!!

  • hottlanta

    White folks to be inspired. Jessie speech was not a Disney Movie of the week. Jessie don’t care what/how white people feel just like Trump runs off the mouth and don’t care how other people feel. White people are afraid of an intelligent man because they can’t come to him with the BS. Come correct or don’t come at all.

  • Anji

    Not really. I have Ph.D behind my name but don’t look down on any of my people. I think people just like to debate and the inclusion of JT created sidebar. Ok, I’m done. Thank you Roses. I lurk to get a feel for where this demographic stood with regards to understanding the cause and that call to action. There is no Talented Tenth. We are in this struggle together.

  • Anji

    Classist much?

  • RespectSelf

    Because we been on earth for thousands of years… Hundreds of years to thousands is a small portion of our history. These points your making I’m not arguing or disputing them. At the end of the day even the racist citizens are losing a lot of the their rights along with black people.

  • Anji

    As entertainers we like to eat too. It’s a job. Many of us have more than one degree and we too have student loans. No matter the occupation, if you look in your closet and claim the branded set, perhaps that should change. It’s not up to our industry to create all the change, however I do understand my responsibility, I’m not calling out anyone else about consciousness or lack thereof. It’s a personal choice that we all need to make. Now, more control of the media monster would be a goal. We also should walk away from degrading roles and music, but I understand why the rest don’t. We are experiencing an era where many blacks are in the millionaire club. Greed knows no color.

  • Anji

    Is this a replay of house slave and field hand? I noticed below your comment about the uneducated. Divided we fall, sistah.

  • Buttercup

    You ain’t got it say it. I already know!!!! :kiss:

  • RespectSelf

    Sooo black people don’t want white people doing what Jessie was talking about, but then don’t want white people to be inspired by his speech either? This is the dumbest shit ever. It is so stupid how black just want to be stuck. No progression at all. It’s like either way black people want to be mad. Get over it! Move on, be happy some white people were inspired by such harsh, blunt words. Maybe that can inspire some change.

  • Cricket404

    My point is our savior and prodigal son may be mixed race because our men with more melanin are busy chasing woman of other nations. Look at the camera pan of the audience when Jesse was speaking, out of the 5 young men featured (all dark skinned), which ones have a black wife or girlfriend. Nada. It’s a shame but might be the truth.

  • Dr.Rue

    Jessie can’t help that his dad married a White woman. Jessie is a
    biracial person who chooses to identify and be aware. Jessie could be one of those dumb mixed ppl who claim to be “mixed not Black” and who could care less about Black issues. Jessie is using his platform and he’s doing more than a lot of dark skinned, full Black men. He actually married a Black woman…and had a baby by her.

  • Dr.Rue

    You need to quit lying. More white African actvisits in Africa than Black? That’s a shame, and its sad you believe that. You should consider booking a flight and visiting a few African countries. If you only knew about the many African activists from east to west to south who are fighting back and building Black business and fighting with their dollar. When i went to Nigeria and saw all these Black owned businesses it was amazing. Also I’ve never felt more accepted in any foreign country like how I was accepted in West Africa, accent and all they didn’t treat me like White ppl treat us here. There’s large ex-patriot population in Africa including Black Americans. Please get hip.

  • jussaying

    okay.

  • Auditor

    Why would it matter? When I walk down the street I’m a negra plain and simple. But my grandmother on my dad’s side was half white…so I know THAT for sure. Prolly why I have pinkish nipples and nope not one bit light skin lol! But naw not interested in a DNA test because it won’t help me any in this life nor the next!

  • Fedupwss

    And so is jessie so what’s your point salamander?

  • Fedupwss

    So true

  • Traci404

    we swipe at white folks who are Pro Black. but wont call out our OWN FOLKS who notoriously disrespct our people.

    WHEN LORD, JUST WHEN will these BOYS stop calling BLACK WOMEN bitches and hoes on these records and albums.

    Lets start there.

    we are quick to call out others but wont check ourselves.

    SOLVE BLACK the problem of BLACK MURDERING EACH OTHER IN CHICAGO.

    the earth will continue to revolve with JT stealing soul sound. But LIFE ENDS every week end for black folkd in chicago. FOR NO DAMN REASON.

  • Lisa daniels

    Then call me a pretzel because I am forever salty about that Shit. His career soared and Janet ain’t be right since. Just will always be a ??? to me.

  • Lisa daniels

    I just watch so you think you can dance and just side eye and rolled.my.ice at every white kid doing hip hip. This speak got all the petty come out of me.

  • Lisa daniels

    ?????

  • Run dear

    Azealia Banks was talking about in her radio interview.

  • Run dear

    Your serious?

  • milkiecat

    The Black Panthers came to protest in Austin last year. They lost some credibility when they put the lone white girl that came with them first in the line.

  • milkiecat

    I think Cassie is saying there’s a Judas goat feel to this dude. He’s the male Rachel Dolezal and we gotta ask, what is he trying to lead most Black folks to? Anyone that is funded by Soros isn’t to be trusted.

  • shay2shaymd

    PREACH

  • shay2shaymd

    Doesn’t make one bit of damn sense

  • LeBrick James

    Black folk were just way too quick to just let bygones be bygones when he threw Janet under the bus. There was just no accountability. Dude came out with another hot song and all off a sudden people forgot what he did with the whole Janet thing.

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    BLOOP!!!!!!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    People can be so stupid. The point of the speech was to make people aware and move them to action. What’s wrong with a white, black, asian, latin, indian, etc. person acknowledging their being inspired by it?! As soon as someone shows support for anything black related that isn’t black, Black TWATter goes in on them. Education is a necessity. But every “educated” person does not actually understand what they are hearing or seeing. They find the closest or fullest bandwagon and jump on it until they get bored. Again I end with… Do better people!

  • hottlanta

    Husband is a pimp. He was one before he married her.

  • hottlanta

    OJ Simpson thought he had white privilege to get ahead in life and you see what happened to him when his white wife died. They gave him back to black folks.

  • hottlanta

    Black people made Clinton an honorary black person because he fit the worst stereotype of black men. Then he got comfortable and threw Sistah Souljah under the bus talking about she was inciting a riot. She had to get on television to defend herself. Tiger Woods thought he was in there until he was fooling around with all of those white girls and exposed their golf groupie secrets. They have no problem tossing us back,

  • hottlanta

    Black people made Clinton an honorary black person because he fit the worst stereotype of black men. Then he got comfortable and threw Sistah Souljah under the bus talking about she was inciting a riot. She had to get on television to defend herself. Tiger Woods thought he was in there until he was fooling around with all of those white girls and exposed their golf groupie secrets. They have no problem tossing us back,

  • hottlanta

    Why is it when a biracial person is doing good they are biracial but when they do something horrible they are black. If he robbed a bank he would be a light skin black man not biracial.

  • hottlanta

    Excuse me black women have to be revolutionary to be with black men in a relationship because some of them have those attitudes that we black women are beneath them because we are black. Society doesn’t hold us to the highest standards of beauty. They see us getting our butt whupped by cops and the cop doesn’t go to jail so they feel that they can do the same thing because we are the most disrespected woman on the planet. Then time we fight for our respect they wanna say we have a bad attitude and difficult as an excuse to date on the other side knowing good and well they are the reason as to why we are like that because of their BS. If a white woman does tricks in the bedroom she is called sexy and admired. If a black woman do tricks in the bedroom she is called a whore and undesirable. If OJ wife was black no one would care. OJ is still on folks mind because his wife was white and it happened over 10 years ago. Our revolutionary doesn’t stop because our mate is black my dear. The black man we sleep and make love to could be our worst enemy.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    True but so many of those people have a stronger voice than the everyday person.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    True but so many of those people have a stronger voice than the everyday person.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    Its was cool what he said but its nothing different than what black activist has been saying for years! so if it took a guy making a speech on a wack azz awards so to inspire u havent been listening anyway

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I always knew JT was a fraud. I never liked him. He would never get a dime of my money

  • MrTomalu .

    So you can be a bigot and call whites “sprite” but if you are called n—–r, it’s on? Check yourself.

  • Emily post

    The crowd at BEt missed the point. BET and its sister channels MTV and of course the Jaugernaut VH1 is a bigger problem then Justin Timberlake.
    It is black entertainers and the people in control who so happily sell out and sold out music, tv film. Love to pretend to love black people if it gets them rating makes them money or gets them a little attention all while secretly despising blacks and would not ever help another black person.
    Jesse speech was nothing that the Internet bloggers and warriors who took the conversations to the public on blog forums etc has done countless times.
    Congratulations to Jessie for using a platform that artist that use to have a backbone and stood up for black people.

  • Emily post

    What’s the point when white people won’t acknowledge him for being white. Who even cares lol at least he is trying what about those full black celebrities always up in black peoples face knowing they don’t like black people. Majority of black Hollywood u couldn’t even identify their kids because they race mix so hard…. Always making jokes about black people but would give their lives to be white !

  • Deetruth

    Don’t complain and blame !! Stop allowing everyone to exploit the Black’s on VH1 , MTV and BET. Which are all owned by the same white man. Love and hip hop, black ink & almost every music video with half naked women and curse words . Nicki Minaj , Beyonce, Rihanna all show their bodies ad damage young black girls images but no one is blaming them ?????

  • I go in the way of the wolf

    Again the the paradox of “Pro-blackness” .
    You can’t be a crusader for Blacks if have a non-black mate.
    Yet you can be a crusader you are a product of a Black person and a non-black mate.
    Jesse Williams is half-white become of his white mom, yet you disregard her and claim him.
    It’s like saying the white man is devil yet the mulatto is an angel?
    How does that make sense?

  • JohnnyMassacre

    Don’t make circular arguments, that nipple reveal was staged. And who cares if it was Janet. If it was Taylor Swift he also would have exposed the tit. Stop playing the victim it’s pathetic.

  • JohnnyMassacre

    Perhaps the real issue here is there being a black awards show, as if black people need some kind of helping hand and safe space? If there was a white awards show can you imagine the outcry. Yes I know, black people were screwed over historically and therefore right now people are trying to make this right; but I personally think the sooner we stop this segregation and infantile words of encouragement the sooner people can get their shit back on track. After all, black people have exactly the same rights as white people today, so the onus is on the people to make it right through their action, not victimising and blaming. I say this as a white man living in Japan who has been discriminated against countless times, refused jobs and housing because I am white. How do I know this? When the real estate agent tells the house owner I am white they instantly slam down the phone. There are signs on clubs out here in Tokyo that says “no foreigners”, that means no black or white people. And do you hear me whine about it, and blame other people, and say “you’re taking my culture” cynically, and this is mine, etc. etc.? No, I just get on with it and try to make a change through keeping my head down and working on my goals. I’m tired of all these social justice warrior wankers who are just angry and lazy, branding other people as morally or ethically questionable FOR LITERALLY NOTHING, when much more serious tangible, factual issues are going on such as racial violence and so on.

  • Buttercup

    Is you dumb or is you slow?

  • JohnnyMassacre

    LMAO sensitive little buttercup replying to every comment