You kids know that your auntie loves buxom women who work hard for the money. So I enjoyed Lilly Allen’s new music video for her hit song “Hard Out Here (For a B*tch)”. But I may be alone in my appreciation of Allen’s video for the work of art that it is. Other black female bloggers are slamming the British pop star’s video as “racist” and “objectifying” black women.
After news broke that allegedly gay Miami Dolphins player Jonathan Martin left the team due to bullying, one teammate was suspended from the team indefinitely for taunting Martin with racist text messages. Now comes word that Richie Incognito’s bitter father is anonymously salting sports message boards with outrageous claims about Martin and the team owner.
Rap mogul Jay Z is under pressure to cancel his upcoming watch launch at Barneys New York after two black consumers accused the high end retailer of racial profiling. College student Travon Christian filed a lawsuit against Barneys and the NYPD after he was detained and accused of using a stolen debit card to pay for his purchase of a $300 belt.
Women’s groups are outraged by a t-shirt that is only meant to be worn once a month. American Apparel’s “menstruating vagina tee” features an illustration of a woman masturbating while her anatomically correct vajayjay is leaking blood. The shirt is on sale for $32 at American Apparel’s online store under the protracted title: “The Ardorous X American Apparel Period Power Washed Tee”. The shirt is available in one color: white, and it comes in women’s and men’s sizes.
Part of the proceeds from sales of the shirt goes to The Ardorous, an online women’s collective curated by Toronto artist Petra Collins, who “creates portraits exploring female sexuality and teen girl culture.”
A 6-year-old Tulsa, Oklahoma girl was sent home from school because her unkempt dreadlocks violated the school’s dress code.
Tiana Parker’s father, Terrance Parker, told KOKI that his daughter was pulled out of class at Deborah Brown Community School for having the “wrong hairstyle.”
“She’s always presentable,” explained Parker, who is a barber by trade. “I take pride in my kids looking nice.”
“They didn’t like my dreads,” the little girl cried during an interview with a KOKI reporter.
An African American pastor of a Charlotte, N.C. church came under fire recently for requesting white only greeters at the front doors of the church.
Pastor Makeda of Freedom House Church sent an email blast to the members of his church asking black members not to serve as greeters on Sunday mornings at the 9 a.m. service, the Atlanta journal Constitution reports.
The dreadlocked pastor made the unusual request to attract more Caucasian members to the church. In the email, Makeda wrote “first impressions count,” and she wanted only “the best of the best on the front doors.”
Is this still America, the land of the free?
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The Westview Shopping Center is across the street from the El Farouq Mosque in a Houston neighborhood. Some worshippers have been known to park in the shopping center’s lot while attending services at the mosque, but it seems like the shopping center could’ve handled the situation a little more delicately. Several “No Muslim Parking” signs were posted on Westview’s property, leaving worshippers feeling unnerved and upset. “I feel sorry for the person who wrote it,” Ahmed Hassan said. “Obviously he has a lot of hate.” None of Westview’s management or staff would take credit (or blame) for the signs. Shopping center owner Steve Kwon says he plans to remove the offensive signs — and any cars he says shouldn’t be parked in his lot.
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