A reader claiming to be Autum Ashante's dad had this to say about my post and your comments) on the black child prodigy who's admission to UConn was revoked for undisclosed reasons.

i wanted to register on your site but i couldn't.your followers are fuck in idiots.. to say my seed is brainwashed...she half white and things of that nature.. we r trying to create change in the way our children are educated and this is what she gets from so called blk folk.

its not enough we have to deal with our white enemies but to read that crap your followers are saying about my daughter is wrong... i want to say more but I'm not.. just know i live 5blks from uconn and we cant afford to pack up and relocate to areas where the blk colleges are located. u want a story... call me 646-334-_____. because right now ur story sucks and it did not help our position and what is we are trying to do for our future and the long term history of our movement... thanks a lot for tearing down the confidence of a 13yr genius...we will prevail!!!!

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Raised by her militant father to reject America's multicultural values, a 13-year-old child prodigy was just informed that she's not good enough for the first time in her life.

Autum Ashante was only 7 years old when she stood before her middle school audience to recite her poem comparing Christopher Columbus and Charles Darwin to "pirates and vampires" that "robbed Blacks of their identity." Moments before, she had recited the “Black Child’s Pledge” of the Black Panther Party.

“Black lands taken from your hands by vampires with no remorse. They took the gold, the wisdom and all the storytellers. They took the Black women, with the Black man weak. Made to watch as they changed the paradigm of our village... White nationalism is what put you in bondage: pirates and vampires like Columbus, Morgan and Darwin drank the blood of the sheep, trampled all over them with steel, tricks and deceit...”

Some white students walked out, and the NY Post reported that Autum was banned from reciting the poem at any public school.

Autumn’s father, Batin Ashante, a devout follower of the Minister Louis Farrakhan, explained that there had been violent clashes between Black and Latino students at Autum's middle school, and she wanted to give them something to think about "that would stop them from wanting to kill each other.”

Ashante abruptly pulled his daughter out of the public school system and home-schooled her for the next 6 years.

The child prodigy, once dubbed the "racist poet," landed in the headlines again when she was accepted to the mostly white University of Connecticut this year at the tender age of 13.

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Dondria, D. Woods, Demetria McKinney, Ebony Steele, and more speak to teens at 2011 SHOW ME Karma Teen Summit

From press release by AW Media Group:

Show Me the Way Foundation in partnership with Project Karma, Inc, and C.H.O.I.C.E Foundation produced the first 2011 SHOW ME Karma Teen Summit. Held at the state-of-the art facility, Porter Sanford Performance Arts Theatre in Decatur, GA, teens between the ages of 10 - 18 attended the entertaining action-packed one day event that featured informative workshops about financial planning, fitness, sex education, peer pressure, bullying, and more. Attendees enjoyed performances by local acts such as the Radiance Girlz, Hi-Riz, and 3 Girls and A Mic. The attendees also had the opportunity to participate in a group discussion with the 2011 Power Panel about karma and the importance of sowing your seed today to shape your future tomorrow. The 2011 Power Panel included a diverse group of special guests speakers who've made major accomplishments in various industries including entertainment, politics, and entrepreneurship.

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Earlier I told you about Queen Latifah's ex-lover, Jeanette Jenkins, making an exercise DVD with singer Kelly Rowland. According to That B*tch, Jeanette posted stills from her DVD on her facebook page last night. Although the images from the DVD are visually appealing, what's the point of the DVD when we all know Kelly didn't hone her naturally hawt bod from trying Jeanette's exercises?

These celebrity exercise DVDs are entertaining, and they provide something to do while passing the time. But there should be a disclaimer on the packaging that there is no guarantee you will look like Kelly Rowland just by exercising to a DVD.

Actors Will Smith and his wife Jada Pinkett Smith were just a couple of faces in the crowd at the high school graduation ceremony for their son Trey Smith in Westlake Village, CA yesterday. Also in attendance was Will Smith's ex-wife Sheree Zampino who is the biological mother of Trey Smith. Ice hockey great, Wayne Gretzy's son, Trevor, also graduated. The graduation was held in the city of Westlake Village on June 9, 2011.

Sheree did an excellent job raising her son outside of the harsh glare of the spotlight -- no thanks to Will and Jada who tried to force him into the industry at a young age, but he bucked back.

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The gay media has a new poster child to generate sympathy for their cause and to further their agenda of promoting gay acceptance.

His name Kirk Murphy, and he was a successful accountant until he hanged himself in 2003 at age 38.

Normally when a person commits suicide, it is usually due to depression and despair that has been undiagnosed or untreated for years.

But nowadays when a gay person commits suicide, the media latches on to the story and repackages it to push their gay social acceptance agenda, as if depression had nothing to do with it. Just this week, a former Duke University and Chicago Bulls basketball star leaped from the roof of the NY athletic club and plunged to his death.

His name was Tom Emma, 49, and he was not gay that we know of. So the media handled his death differently. A few paragraphs into an article reporting his death comes the words: "Sources told the Daily News that Emma had been depressed."

Nowhere in the reports on Kirk Murphy's suicide do you see the words "depressed" or "depression." Why? Because it doesn't fit the gay media agenda.

Even though he died in 2003, Mr. Murphy's family knew that all they had to do was mention the words "anti-gay" and "suicide" in the same sentence and his story would make headlines all over the country.

Kirk Murphy was an effeminate boy who preferred playing with girls toys and dressing in girls clothing. So, when he was 5, his mother took him to a government-funded program at UCLA to try to cure his effeminate behavior. Dr George Rekers, who founded the program, was an anti-gay activist who was outed by a Miami newspaper last year when he was spotted at the Miami airport with a gay male escort whom he had hired to travel with him.

Mr. Murphy's siblings blames Dr. Rekers and the UCLA program for their brother's suicide, even though he took his life 33 years after the therapy.

According to London tabloid the Daily Mail, "Kirk's family believe the therapy directly contributed to his death, and say he was never the same again after the sessions to get rid of his 'sissy' characteristics, which included instructing his father to beat him for feminine traits."

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Cartoonish rapper Nicki Minaj unleashed her new and improved boobs for the world to see on the MTV Movie Awards last night.

Of course, these are not the first implants for the 28-year-old "Your Love" singer who is completely fake from the neck down. It's hard to say just how many breast enhancements Nicki has had to go along with her butt shots, nose jobs, cheek and hip implants. But does it matter?

Yes, say some mothers who are appalled that Nicki was invited to speak to their daughters at a school in Chicago. One mom emailed me to say she wasn't warned that Minaj would make a surprise visit to Collins Academy High School last month.

"None of the parents received advance warning," she wrote. "I was shocked and appalled that [Nicki Minaj] was the most positive role model the school could invite to speak to our students."

The mom of a 16-year-old student, said she would have yanked her daughter out of classes if she had known that Nicki would visit the school that day.

Maybe the teachers used Nicki's visit to teach the kids that the human body is made up of 60% water, but Nicki's body is composed of 60% silicone and other industrial strength lubricants?

Keenan Cahill is the 15-year-old who gained YouTube fame by uploading videos of himself sort of, kind of lip-syncing to popular tunes.

Today, Keenan met up with R&B singer Ciara in New York's Time Square to raise awareness for teen pregnancy. Together, they performed a memorable rendition of Diana Ross and The Supremes' classic hit "Can't Hurry Love".

Pictures courtesy of JD over at The Life Files industry blog.

Singer Ciara just tweeted this pic of herself rocking a pair of Air Jordan Retro 9's at the Hill Street Kips Bay Boys and Girls Club in Atlanta this morning.

Later this afternoon she's off to the 2nd Annual Sprite Step Off Challenge at the Fox Theater in midtown. The step show starts at 5p.m.

I attended this same event last year at the Atlanta Civic Center. If you recall, controversy raged when the 1st prize of $100,000 in scholarships was awarded to the all-white Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha out of Arkansas.

The white girls killed it at the majority black competition last year. They electrified the crowd with a dazzling step routine that clocked in at just under 9 minutes. But almost immediately after this video hit the 'nets, accusations of "the fix was in!" began sounding from HBCUs across the country.

Black sorors complained bitterly that MTV (and their sponsor, Coca Cola which distributes Sprite) wanted a step crew winner that was more in line with their targeted demographic.

So what if the white women stole parts of their routines from black step crews? The truth is that the all-black Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha from Indiana University (who came in 2nd last year) should have stepped their game up a notch instead of acting like it was a dance competition.

The Zeta Tau Alpha girls should have been the sole winners because they stayed true to the historical black traditions of intricate stepping, call and response.

Well, to quiet the uproar (and to appease the media who began making inquiries), Coca-Cola announced that due to a "scoring discrepancy," both the The Zeta Tau Alpha girls (white) and the Tau Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha step crew (black), would be recognized as co-winners.

Naturally the outrage and indignation was split along racial lines, with white college students yelling racism right along with the HBCUs. Coca Cola's excuses about scoring discrepancies fell on deaf ears.

"Why won’t they let YT be great!!!!!! I swear black people won’t let white people have anything," was just one of the sampling of comments left on an all-white message board.

Probably due to the 2010 controversy, this year's competition at the Fox Theater has been scaled down.

Instead of V-103's Ryan Cameron hosting (as he did last year) -- they have someone named DJ Rock-T of the Tavis Smiley Show handling the hosting duties.

Ciara will perform during the competition. Lots of tickets are still available at $20.

When Barack Obama was elected president, I was hoping that he would pass a bill forcing all potential parents to take mandatory tests to prove they are competent to raise human beings, but I guess not.

A hoodrat who embarrassed her own child by sending her to school with Jolly Rancher candies in her hair is now upset because a teacher posted pics of the hood hairstyle on Facebook.

The mom, Lucinda Williams, claims her daughter begged her to tie the candies onto the ends of her braids for picture day at school.

You decide who is in the wrong: the mama for making her kid the laughing stock of the school, or the teacher for doing what anyone else would have done under the circumstances.

Ukailya Lofton, a student at Overton Elementary School in Chicago, turned up for her school photo on picture day with Jolly Rancher candies tied to her braids after she had seen the style in a magazine.

Her computer teacher asked her to pose for a photo with her braids hanging round her face and told her: 'My husband is not going to believe this.'

That night she posted the cell-phone pictures on her Facebook page with the message: 'Right! This is for picture day.'
Another parent whose child is the teacher's friend on Facebook let Ukailya's mother Lucinda Williams know that the girl's photo was on the teacher's page and people were mocking the hairstyle.

The comments that appeared on the teacher's Facebook page said things like: 'I laughed so hard my contact popped out', 'yeah this is foolishness' and 'If you are going to make your child look ridiculous the least you could do is make them matching.'

When a furious Ms Williams notified the school, the teacher removed the photo and apologised but Ukailya's mother is demanding she apologise directly to her daughter.

She told the Chicago Tribune: 'What bothers me is that she still hasn't apologized to my baby. No child should have to go to school to be bullied by their teacher.

'She wasn't even suspended, and an apology is not enough.'

Actress/singer Raven-Symone, 25, posed with Steve Harvey, a guest, and gospel singer Yolanda Adams after speaking with high school students during "Disney's Dreamers Academy" sponsored by Essence Magazine at Disney's Epcot Center in Lake Buena Vista, Florida yesterday.

Raven, whose personal net worth is close to a billion dollars, told the kids that she cut her hair because her hairline was ate up. Hopefully, she will lead the charge against weave and hair extensions that has robbed our black women of their beauty and elegance.

"Disney's Dreamers Academy" is a career enrichment event at Walt Disney World that features four days of activities geared toward high school students. Local celebrity blogger Tami of Talking With Tami, took her son to the event. Tami provided this video of Raven discussing her new ABC TV show coming out called, "The Great State of Georgia". So watch your local listings for that!

Photos by Handout/Getty Images North America and Talking With Tami

First it was black people, and now the fawning celebrities have turned their backs on U.S. President Barack Obama. Actor Matt Damon is at the forefront of celebrities voicing their opinions on Obama's dismal track record of keeping his promises.

"I no longer hope for audacity," said Damon, who was one of the President's earliest and best-known celebrity supporters during his 2008 campaign. Damon expressed his disappointment in the way the country was being run on CNN's Piers Morgan Show on Mar. 3.

He also slammed the President for failing to follow through on many of his campaign promises, particularly on education.

"I really think he misinterpreted his mandate and has doubled down on a lot of things. The idea that we're testing kids and we're tying teachers salaries to how kids are performing on tests, that kind of mechanized thinking has nothing to do with higher order. We're training them, not teaching them."

Other A-list celebs who threw their full support behind Obama in 2008 are now speaking out against his policies.

Barbra Streisand told Larry King last year that she thought the President should have been more aggressive on certain issues, like overturning the 'don't ask, don't tell' ban on gay people serving in the military.

Even though the measure was eventually overturned, Glee's Jane Lynch criticised Obama's handling of gay rights issues in general, calling him a "huge disappointment".

"We thought the great hope of Obama was going to magically change all that," she said. "He's just nicely walking the middle."

Obama can't please everyone, but he should at least try and appease the people who helped him win the election.

I'm so tired of seeing Willow Smith all over the blogs. Okay, the 10-year-old had a cute, catchy single with "Whip My Hair" last year. But now she's doing magazine covers. music videos and movies -- all while admitting she can't multiply or subtract.

In the latest issue of Teen Vogue magazine, on stands now, Willow says, “I used to go on tour with my mom and dad and see what they were doing, and I’d tell them, ‘Oh, I wanna do that, I wanna do that."

How many kids aspire to grow up and be whatever their mommy and daddy does for a living? Most adults encourage their offspring to get an education first. Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith are raising their kids backwards!

Every time Willow gives an interview there's a blizzard of red flags indicating future problems for the child prodigy. Here's an example of Willow's parents pushing the child towards failure:

"Whenever I don’t feel like working, they say, ‘You don’t want that career? You have to work hard. They think I should keep working harder and harder.”

Hello? She's only 10!! This is what happens when narcissists are allowed to raise children. Luckily, Tron's mother saved him from a similar fate.

The British school system is introducing a new "gay curriculum" incorporating homosexual lifestyle lessons for thousands of school children from Kindergarten to grade school.

The Telegraph UK has more details:

The initiative will be officially launched next month at the start of “LGBT History Month” — an initiative to encourage teaching about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues.

The lesson plans, spread across the curriculum, will be offered to all schools, which can choose whether or not to make use of them.

But critics last night called the initiative a poor use of public money which could distract from the teaching of “core” subjects.

Among the suggestions are:

Maths — teaching statistics through census findings about the number of homosexuals in the population, and using gay characters in scenarios for maths problems;

Design and technology — encouraging pupils to make symbols linked to the gay rights movement;

Science – studying animal species where the male takes a leading role in raising young, such as emperor penguins and sea horses, and staging class discussions on different family structures, including same-sex parents.

Remember when I wrote about Kate Gosselin snapping on one of her kids and beating the child in front of paparazzi? Well, 2 of her brats have now been expelled from their private school and are being home schooled, according to online reports.

Naturally, mama Gosselin denies that her precious babies were expelled.

"The school would never use that word," Gosselin, 35, assured People.com after news of two of her 6-year-old sextuplets supposedly being expelled. "[The school] did not feel like they could meet their needs anymore, so it was decided they should leave, for now."

That's a nice way of saying that Alexis and Collin are special needs children.

Kate tells People.com that the children are experiencing personal problems stemming from their parents' divorce.

"They've been the ones to verbalize the most that they miss Daddy. I could see that they're the ones struggling the most," she said of Alexis and Collin.

According to the Huffington Post:

Kim Kardashian will go off Twitter and Facebook on Wednesday to support World AIDS Day and won't sign back on until $1 million is raised for Keep a Child Alive, Alicia Keys' charity. Alicia, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Usher have also made the pledge.

Here is Kim's ad, which reads: "Kim sacrificed her digital life to give real life to millions of others affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India. Visit BuyLife.org or text 'KIM' to '90999' to buy her life now."

So, donate to a good cause if you want Kim back on Twitter.

A high school coach is in hot water for whipping his basketball players with a belt for misbehavior.

A video aired by WLBT News in Jackson, MS, shows Murrah high school coach Marlon Dorsey whipping a boy as the player passively bends over to accept his punishment.

Attorney Lisa Ross calls the whippings appalling. "Teachers do not have a right to hit you," she said in an interview with WLBT.

Dorsey and the parents of the boys met recently to discuss the beatings. Coach Dorsey later gave them a written apology. "He can't even give me a good reason for putting his hands on my kid 'cause I don't do it" said one outraged dad.

The boys say they didn't report the whippings -- which have been going on since September -- because they feared being kicked off the basketball team.

Coach Dorsey was suspended for 28 days without pay.

Paddling students was a routine and necessary means to establish order in high schools in the 80s. Back in those days, we didn't have guns in school, high pregnancy rates or the gang violence that plague schools today.

Still, it does seem odd that a coach is whipping boys on a basketball court Joe Jackson style.

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My post title is a borrowed phrase from fellow celebrity blogger Fresh who oft questions the media and bloggers' enthusiasm when one of our stars stumbles and falls before they can achieve greatness.

In this case, it's Auburn quarterback Cameron "Cam" Newton who is from College Park, Georgia. He is being scrutinized by the media (and investigated by the NCAA) for walking around with fat pockets when he should be flat broke.

Doesn't Cam know he's supposed to be happy making minimum wage as a chalkboard washer as part of his school's work-study program? These charges are so egregious (taking money to play while he's in college) that even the FBI is investigating!

All of these accusations and investigations could jeopardize his eligibility as a player -- and his claim for the Heisman trophy. Yes we've seen it all before. Just 2 months ago, former USC great Reggie Bush gave back his Heisman trophy after scandalous rumors surfaced that he lined his pockets with USC boosters' cash.

While Reggie Bush's fall from grace is still fresh in the sportswriters' minds, they have turned their attentions to Cam Newton, 21, the leading candidate for the Heisman trophy.

How dare he violate the NCAA's old, antiquated rules that prohibit accepting cash to play college ball, they ask.

Blame it all on FoxSports.com for initially reporting that Newton was accused of cheating on exams as well as being charged with three felony counts – one of which involved a stolen lap-top. [link].

Then there's that mess about Cam's father Cecil calling Mississippi State to inform them that it would take "more than a scholarship" for his son to play there. Cam later regretted his father's decision to choose Auburn for him because "the money was better."

Who's to say that a former MSU player was being truthful when he said Cam was offered $180,000 in cash to play at Auburn? MSU's head coach Dan Mullen hasn't denied the allegations, but that could just be sour grapes because his star quarterback went elsewhere.

Cam Newton still has 3 games to play for Auburn (his team can clinch the SEC West by beating the Georgia Bulldogs on Saturday).

The question is, will the Heisman voters allow the rampant rumors and speculation to interfere with their decision to vote for Newton? Especially since nothing has been proven by the FBI or the NCAA?

One thing we do know is that Reggie Bush has forever muddied up the playing field for any black college player to be considered for the Heisman trophy. The sad part is Reggie doesn't even think he's black.

I'm sure by now you've heard about Kye Allums, the transgendered 'male' who plays for the George Washington University women's basketball team.

Allums, who changed her name from Kay-Kay to Kye, identifies as a man even though she has not had the sex reassignment surgery nor is she taking male hormones.

Under NCAA rules 'he' can continue to play for the women's team because 'he' has not had the surgery and is not taking hormones.

So what we have here is a chick who looks like a chick -- who still has all her functioning chick parts -- but she wants to be called a man now. And she, excuse me, he plays for a woman's team.

If that's not confusing enough, Kye says "My teammates have embraced me as the big brother of the team. They have been my family, and I love them all."

So all you have to do now is say you're a man and that's it?

Oprah Winfrey made this trend popular when she had that pregnant woman on her show calling herself a pregnant man.

I'm trying to be sensitive here, but I have a problem with a man choosing to play for a woman's team. Why not try out for the men's team? He/she can't have it both ways.

Yes, that Tameka Raymond.

Good Afternoon!

Tameka Raymond was recently honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Art Institute of Atlanta's Passion for Fashion Scholarship Event for her contributions to the fashion and entrepreneur industries. Many people do not know that Tameka attended Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and went on to work in buying offices and before she started styling for celebrities. Tameka is now a proud owner and buyer for her two boutiques, Estella and Estella Home, located in Roswell, Georgia in addition to running her foundation Lost Ones and being a mother to her five boys.

The photographs below are of Tameka, a designer and a student at AiA and with her son Ryan.

All the best,
Eileen Arias
EA Public Relations, LLC

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Doctors at Cambridge have made a remarkable new discovery that could mean a cure for the common cold virus. The new discovery could also signal the end of AIDS since HIV, which causes AIDS, is also a virus.

Medical students have always been taught that the virus, which causes twice as many deaths as cancer, could not be killed once it enters the body's cells. Therefore, the virus was believed to be immune to the body's own defenses and to our most powerful antibiotics and anti-viral drugs.

But not any more.

A study by a team of researchers from the world-famous Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge has shown that this textbook explanation of the limits of the human immune system is wrong because anti-viral antibodies can in fact enter the cell with the invading virus where they are able to trigger the rapid destruction of the foreign invader.

In a dramatic breakthrough that could affect millions of lives, scientists have been able to show for the first time that the body's immune defences can destroy the common cold virus after it has actually invaded the inner sanctum of a human cell, a feat that was believed until now to be impossible.

The discovery opens the door to the development of a new class of antiviral drugs that work by enhancing this natural virus-killing machinery of the cell. Scientists believe the first clinical trials of new drugs based on the findings could begin within two to five years.

Earlier I mentioned the fact that Will Smith's daughter Willow Smith said she didn't have much time for studying due to her busy schedule. As a result, she readily admits that, although her parents can afford to hire the best tutors, she is still lagging far behind the rest of the students.

How can a 9-year-old be too busy to attend to her schoolwork? And why aren't her parents stepping in to make sure that her schoolwork takes priority over everything else she's got going in her young life?

According to a loyal reader, who asked to remain anonymous, Willow appeared to struggle with the word 'Congratulates' while reading a plaque given to her on BET's 106 & Park recently.

A loyal reader writes:

Can young Willow Smith read at grade level?

I love the Smiths. I LOVE their children. They're a very blessed family. However since I saw Willow on BET's 106 and Park it made me wonder if she was reading at her grade level.

Willow is stunning, I am a fan of her music and her family...but while reading her very first plaque she struggled with the word "congratulates". The host had to finish reading that word for her. I'm unsure what grade level "congratulates" is under but I'm at work while sneaking this email to you. I've found the Scholastic website. Perhaps its on there.

Even though U.S. President Barack Obama's name is not on the ballot in the upcoming midterm elections, he has hit the campaign trail hard because he desperately needs a win.

So for the first time in 20 months, Obama, who is half black, is reaching out to the black and independent voters whose passion and eagerness to make history, helped propel him into office in 2008.

Never mind that he promised the moon and the stars -- and failed to deliver -- Obama fully expects black voters to turn out in record numbers at the polls on November 2nd.

“We need to finish the plan you elected me to put in place. And I need you. I need you because this isn’t going to be easy," said Obama at a Congressional Black Caucus’ annual dinner last month. [link]

A typical narcissist, Obama has made the midterm elections all about him rather than about the politicians whose names are on the ballot. He has made it clear that a loss for the Democrats in November would be a devastating failure for him personally.

“Don’t make me look bad, now,” Obama pleaded at a rally on the campus of historically black Bowie State University last week.

“Two years ago you defied the conventional wisdom in Washington,” Obama told thousands of black supporters Sunday at a rally in Philadelphia. “They said, ‘No you can’t. No you can’t elect a skinny guy with a funny name to the presidency of the United States,’” he added.

But not everyone in the black community hears Obama's rallying cry. There are some who are suspicious of Obama's sudden interest in the black community -- even if they don't voice their suspicions out loud.

“We haven’t heard from you in a while,” radio host Tom Joyner said sarcastically to the president at the start of his interview last month. [link]

“You know, I don’t get a chance to do much radio these days,” replied Obama, who records a weekly radio address every Saturday morning.

It's clear that Obama's faithful flock doesn't hold him to the same standards that they held George Bush to. Despite record unemployment in the black community, there are those who still make excuses for O.

“We know that people have short memories, but they have to remember that Barack Obama didn’t create this problem,” Carolyn Pinkney, an African American voter, said at Obama’s rally.

“Of course there’s some disenchantment because the president came in with such high expectations levels,” said Rendell. “But on the other hand there’s still a lot of African Americans who say, ‘Hey, he’s not superman and he can’t change everything in 20 months.’” [link]

How embarrassing is this: you're the president of the United States. But a former president, who was impeached by Congress, is more popular than you are.

Here's a fun fact from the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal poll: Bill Clinton is the most popular political figure in the country. The former president, who never won an outright majority of the popular vote and was impeached by Congress, enjoys a 55–23 favorable/unfavorable rating. Clinton left office with an approval rating of 68 percent according to the CBS poll at the time, so his continuing popularity is not surprising. Source

Why is this happening at a time when we should still be celebrating the first biracial man ever elected president?

The answer is clear: American voters have lost touch with the Machiavellian, socialist president they put in office.

At some point Obama must have been clued in by his advisors that his narcissistic ways were causing him to lose his liberal base. But like most narcissists, Obama refused to listen. It took former president George Bush six years to lose the support of his base. Obama has managed to accomplish this feat in only two short years.

The same enthusiastic supporters (blacks and whites) who carried Obama to that historic win in 2008, are now abandoning him in droves. Likewise, Obama's top advisors are systematically abandoning ship.

Obama tried to fire up his dwindling Democratic base at a rally at the University of Wisconsin on Tuesday (Sept. 28).

“They’re betting on your apathy,” Obama said to the crowd of mostly high school and college students. “Madison, you’ve got to prove them wrong.”

A Rutgers student committed suicide last week after his roommate uploaded a sex tape of him making out with another male.

According to WPIX, the freshman jumped off the George Washington bridge on Thursday, Sept. 23, after his roommate uploaded the sex tape to the Internet.

Fellow freshmen students Dharun Ravi, 18, of Plainsboro and Molly Wei, 18, of Princeton have been charged with invasion of privacy for allegedly placing a camera in 18-year-old Tyler Clementi's room.

Ravi and Wei were charged with two counts each of invasion of privacy for using a camera to view and transmit a live image of the teen during the sexual encounter on Sept. 19.

Ravi was additionally charged with two more counts of invasion of privacy for trying to use the hidden camera to view the same student during another sexual encounter just three days later on Sept. 21.

Days before the suicide, Ravi tweeted: "Roommate asked for the room till midnight. I went into Molly's room and turned on my webcam. I saw him making out with a dude. Yay."

Ravi was released on $25,000 bail. He has since deleted his Twitter page. If convicted, both students face up to 5 years in prison.

According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan, it is a fourth-degree crime to collect or view images depicting nudity or sexual content of an individual without that person's consent. The crime becomes a third-degree offense if the images are transmitted or distributed. [link]

"The university takes these matters seriously and has policies to deal with student behavior," said spokeswoman Sandra Lanman. "Under federal law, the university cannot comment on specifics." [link]

Rihanna is in the Navy now. Isn't she gorgeous as a butch soldier? Love the hair! Okay, I'm kidding. She's actually starring in her first feature length film titled "Battleship," named after the popular board game that we all loved as kids. Rihanna will play a beautiful fearless naval officer who is helping to battle the aliens. That's funny, I don't remember any aliens being a part of the Battleship game. Yesterday on Twitter.com RiRi announced she will be releasing new music in about 10 days.


Jet Setter Halle Berry was not a happy camper as she arrived back at Heathrow airport after a two-day trip to New York yesterday. I'm assuming she's tired of answering questions about her rumored pregnancy (see her balled up fist). Halle is in London filming a movie. She was in New York visiting her daughter Nahla and baby daddy Gabe Aubry. I keep hearing that Halle can't keep a man because of her stank attitude. That's not entirely her fault. It's rare that you meet a beautiful woman who doesn't have issues. That's because these women grow up hearing how cute and beautiful they are almost daily. As a result, they grow up with a feeling of false entitlement. They simply stop believing they have to be nice to get attention.

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Loyal reader Marteeta C. sent in this video of her adorable 3-year-old son, Jayson, after watching this disgraceful video of a child being videotaped "riding it" to Ciara's song.

Jayson gives us all inspiration, and gives me hope that all is not lost in our community as long as we have parents like Marteeta who instills values and importance of education in our children!

Hi Sandra,

Just watched that video of that little girl and I weep for my people! We should be educating our youth not destroying them with all of the graphic sexual images on TV, videos, video games etc.

This is my son, Jayson in the attached video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atM9T0YOvy4
he was 3 years old in the video and he better not ever bring a little "heffa" like that to our home. My husband and I believe in training our children to be assets to this society and not liabilities.

Have a great day Sandra!
Sincerely,
Marteeta

PS(I know that the word is heifer...I can spell and I happen to be a college grad)

Another reader emailed me to say she knows the father -- yes, the father -- who videotaped his daughter performing sexually suggestive dance moves. Apparently the child's mother is in prison.

I urged the reader to call her local child welfare authorities to report the father for uploading that video to the Internet and exploiting a minor child.

Those of you who say I never post anything positive on my blog will probably ignore this post as you always do.

Atlanta City Councilmember Keisha Lance Bottoms partnered with R&B singer Sammie, Ludacris, Future Foundation and Greenbriar Mall for a Back to School Rally on July 31st in the Greenbriar Mall parking lot.


I spent a couple of hours in the parking lot at Greenbrier on Saturday, and I was amazed at the turnout. There were hundreds of kids at the Back To School rally. It was beautiful to see the community come out to support the children. The children were well behaved and orderly as they lined up to receive backpacks as well as school supplies and even new fire hats from the fire department!

I LOVE Greenbrier mall for the shopping and the sales. Jimmy Jazz is my spot!

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This video doesn't contain images of nudity, violence, hood rat beat downs or Kat Stacks, so you probably won't watch it. And those of you who say I never post positive things on my blog will probably ignore this post like you do all my other positive posts.

But I'm posting this anyway in the hopes that at least one parent or teacher will watch it and use the message to empower their youth.

Loyal reader Jarrett Mathis writes:

Dear Sandra Rose,

My name is Jarrett Mathis and I am a recent graduate of Dartmouth College. I am a Government Major. Also, I am a big fan of your blog!

Over the last 5 years, I have worked diligently to craft an interactive workshop that will help to empower black youth and reduce violence in the inner-city. I decided to create a workshop in order to get young people to think seriously about the importance of respect for self and others. I recently transformed this workshop into a documentary, which you can view on my website www.EmpoweringOurselvesNow.com.

I am a young brother who cares deeply about the black community. I think this website/film can have a very positive impact in our community. But, I do not have money for advertising. I would really appreciate it if you could post this information on your blog.

Thank you for your consideration!

All the Best,
Jarrett

The former director of the U.S. space exploration agency blasted Barack Obama's "foremost" directive for NASA, calling it "flawed."

"NASA ... represents the best of America. Its purpose is not to inspire Muslims or any other cultural entity," Michael Griffin, who served as NASA administrator during the latter half of the Bush administration, told FoxNews.com. [link]

Griffin also said that while collaboration with other nations is welcome, Muslim-nation cooperation is not vital for U.S. advancements in space exploration.

"There is no technology they have that we need," Griffin said.

Charles Bolden, the current Administrator, recently came under heavy scrutiny when he told Al Jazeera in an interview last month that Obama's "foremost" directive was for him to reach out to Muslims and make them feel good about their contributions to math and science.

Griffin, the former administrator, stressed that any criticism should be directed at Obama, not Bolden, since NASA merely carries out policy.

Officials from the White House and NASA confirmed the claim that NASA's mission is to reach out to Muslims, but, according to FOX News, NASA backed off the assertion that international diplomacy was its "foremost" responsibility.

Bob Jacobs, NASA's assistant administrator for public affairs, said that Bolden, the current administrator, misspoke.

He said NASA's "core mission" is exploration and that it was "unfortunate" that Bolden's comments are now being viewed through a "partisan prism."

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