Reader Daniel B. emailed Sandrarose.com to clarify the race of the two people responsible for a controversial PSA featuring Atlanta strippers.
As I told you yesterday, Tariq Nasheed sparked a lively debate on Twitter.com when he tweeted: "Instead of talking about our tangibles, this is what the white Democrats think will appeal to us."
According to Daniel, the Atlanta-based creators, Angela Gomes (pictured above left) and Paul Fox, are Black. But that's even worse than if the filmmakers were Caucasian.
Read Daniel's email below.
About your article relating to Tariq Nashiid's [sic] take on Get Your Booty to the Poll...
I say this with all due respect, and out of respect for journalistic standards... something I learned in-depth as a journalism major...GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!!!
Neither Paul Fox nor Angela Gomes is white. They are black. A simple query of their Facebook profiles would reveal that. Also, in no way, shape or fashion did you even bother to contact them...once again, easy Facebook search...in order to get their own words on THEIR project.
That's not joirnalism [sic]. That's one-sided trash, and if you give a damn about black people you'd at the very least represent them for their appropriate race and allow them to speak on their own behalf. Or are you actually a Caucasian troll just trying to stir the pot?
Do better! Yes, I'm highly offended. I've known Paul for years, I've known his passion for political activism. I know he put his heart and creativity into that PSA, and that everyone involved took it as a very serious undertaking. I will not stand by and allow you to lie and misrepresent him like you have. Do better! Jesus!
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"Hi everybody. I just want to know that somebody out there is trying to scam you using my name," she says.
"It's a fraud, it's a fraud, it's a FRAAAUD!" she sings in perfect key.
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Thomas, who goes by the nom de guerre DJ Zeke, spoke out in a sexual prevention PSA video about his experience at the hands of another man.
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The man, whose Instagram.com user name is @Trencetatm, favors the rap tycoon. For this reason -- and due to his former affiliation with Grand Hustle Records -- he is successful at passing himself off as T.I.'s cousin around town.
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R&B Divas Monica Brown, Kelly Rowland, SWV and KeKe Wyatt have joined forces to promote the 'Yell Confidence' public service announcement and campaign.
According to Singersroom.com, rappers Mc Lyte, Trina and Spinderella are also putting together PSA's to support the campaign to benefit the Saving Our Daughters initiative. Celebrity photographer Derek Blanks worked with Rowland to hone her portion of the PSA.
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Watch the behind-the-scenes video below the break.
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