Comments on: A New Low Natural Hair, Beauty, Fashion and Makeup Blog Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:45:27 +0000 hourly 1 By: Blair w/the racist mother Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:54:23 +0000 My boyfriends mom sends countless mass email forwards a day…funny, silly, sweet, patriotic, and once in a blue moon the occasional racist forward. She’s white and when she sends the racist forwards from about Obama being “a horrible person who shouldn’t be voted into office” She conveniently does not forward them to her sons brown skinned girlfriend. Ignorance is bliss!!!

By: Blackbella Thu, 03 Apr 2008 21:36:35 +0000 Rev. Sharpton that is just a shame, i ‘ll come back to dis later.

By: FD-Condo-Hotel-South-Beach Thu, 03 Apr 2008 16:15:33 +0000 As a Black person myself, although not Black American, I think that we Black people have the first responsability to raise our kids.
We have the responsability to blame so offensive rap lyrics. We have the responsability to teach our sons respect and to teach our daughter that money and looks are not everything.
But I don’t know if this is even possible.
FD @ Condo Hotel South Beach

By: roslynholcomb Mon, 31 Mar 2008 02:56:48 +0000 First, thank you so much for blogging about this. Be sure to check the blogs for regular follow-ups.

The NAACP still hasn’t backed down. You must see the fliers they passed out at the press conference in defense of these alleged gang rapists. They call them ‘tender and precious.’ (No, I’m not kidding.) Gina McCaulley has them up at What About Our Daughters. Also, the Chicago Tribune is covering the story. Be sure to read the link she provides there as well.

If you’d like to let Ms. Maude Lee, president of the West Palm Beach Chapter of the NAACP know just how disgusted you are by her actions call her at 561/655-9798 or email her if you are so inclined. Whatever you do, don’t stop the pressure. We need you, and it’s working.

By: tuff-puffs Fri, 28 Mar 2008 02:17:02 +0000 NotUrAvg
(steps on soap box, patriotic music begins to play)
I am a young fairly young woman, I’ll be 26 in September. When I was a freshman at UW in 2000 I was excited because I was going to be able to vote for the first time. I joined rallies, registered voters, and even held down a post on the UW campus by myself reminding people to vote for Gore on Election Day. That day I was verbally and nearly physically assaulted by white men that were students, teachers and faculty on campus. They got in my face and yelled at me, spit at my feet, called me names and berated me for wanting them to vote for someone that would take education and jobs from them and give them to people like me. This was not the little town that I came form in Louisiana; this was beautiful liberal safe multi-cultural Seattle, WA. I was shaking, scared and felt helpless. I went back to the dorm that night and found out that Bush had won. Something inside of me dropped. I had been degraded and my vote was stolen. I struggled with all the stuff my mom had told me about working hard and doing the right thing. I saw the world through different lenses. Between the election in 2000, 9/11, and the ’04 election I stopped believing in the supposed back bone of our system.

Last year some horrible crimes happened to black people and it was sickening to me. It made me feel the way Ms. Bella felt today. After I bumped into Warren Ballentine and Sharpton’s shows I found myself feeling relieved that someone thought the way I did, felt the same pressures, frustrations and resentments (that was b4 I found this blog =) and they knew what to do with those feelings, and how to make a difference.

I told my mom about the Wilson and Bell cases from the radio, she doubted anything would change. I told her about the blogs picking up the cases, she said stuff went around the net all the time. I told her about the Gena rally, she thought it would flop. She called the morning of the rally and said ‘they did it, that **** Al (she can’t stand him either) is right in the middle of it all’. I asked if there were a few hundred, and she said ‘no, thousands’. I sat in front of my TV and cried. I felt energized as the cases were amended/overturned.

I don’t mean to sound corny but between those shows, Obama, and wonderful women like u, I believe in change again and that **** Al is apart of that. All of the cases that he advocated for in the last 12 months could be considered publicity stunts. They were also opportunities for death threats, assults, criticism and demeaning comments about his character and he has dealt with the good, bad and ugly without faltering in what he believes is his purpose for being here.

Ur point is well written. I can not fully answer/justify his reasons for choosing to be an advocate for the defendants in this particular case. I do not know if his interests rest solely in the media coverage because of the nature of the crime.

I can say people think of the brotha as nothing more than a pimp behind a pulpit… or a civil rights version of an ambulance chaser. I can also say that I CHOOSE to give him the benefit of the doubt.

I do know that Rev. Al don’t got a S-I-N-G-L-E problem getting attention from major media outlets. He has done this many times without utilizing hideous cases that seem to endorse the abuse of women and children. I also know that there have been many times when he has sought media attention about well hidden or over looked injustices so that we could know about them. And I have noticed that he is consistent. Even if he is grossly wrong, can’t we support the man w/out supporting his decisions? Isn’t that what the Wright/Obama debate was about? Oh, and what is it with people who believe in God finding vindication in someone facing God for making bad choices instead of praying that they get it right before they meet their Maker? (music stops, Tuff-Puffs grabs radio and soap box. Door slams as she races for cover)

By: tuff-puffs Fri, 28 Mar 2008 02:12:35 +0000 Thanks for the additional info Ms. Bella still digesting it all and trying to come to my own conclusions. I tried to catch his show today but it is 3-4 hours long and I had to go to work before he could comment on the “bloo-bloos” (yes that is the word he intentionally used) that bloggers all over the country were making about his stance on the Dunbar case. I also tried to visit his sites but they are hard on the eyes and not the easiest to navigate. If I find out anything interesting I’ll be sure to share.

By: NotUrAvg Thu, 27 Mar 2008 14:54:41 +0000 Tuff-puff I do understand that equal treatment and fair representation is not only important but the supposed back-bone of your justice system– with that being written, I cannot understand with so many black men and women in the legal system being treated discriminately the NAACP and Rev. Sharpton would choose these boys and this case to champion such a worthy cause. Could it be that it has the potential to be high-profile and that the sensationalism of the story (the horrfic manner in which these boys violated this woman and her son) is press-worthy? I think so. It is a shame that the Rev. can’t speak out on behalf of getting justice for this woman while rebuking the unfair treatment of the boys. It is possible and can be done. It just doesn’t grab the headlines as much as he’d like!

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By: Bebroma Wed, 26 Mar 2008 16:59:17 +0000 As was stated, what happened to the woman in Dunbar Village and her son was in retaliation for her wanting to make her surroundings a better place. Had this horrible thing been happening next door to HER, she probably would have called the police. This type of thing is exactly why so many black people in crime-ridden neighborhoods pretend to see and hear no evil. Remember the woman and her family who all perished in a fire in retaliation for trying to make her surroundings better for herself and her children? I do understand that there needs to be equal treatment under the law, but I do not think this situation is the case to use in support of that. The Jena boys? Yes. What some of them did was wrong and they needed to pay a penalty, but commensurate with what happened, and not some arbitrary decision, and that case did help bring to attention the inequality of justice in America and I think it was a good case to do such. But this is horrific and stomach-turning. I read about this a year ago, and read some of the comments on Most of them were horrified and worried about the little boy and hoping that he would get the help he needs so that this crime does not turn his mind completely. Some of them stank of racism and the whole “I hate immigrants” thing. It is a shame that most people don’t know about this, and I think it’s terrible that it will be coming under their attention by what is, in my opinion, Al Sharpton’s misuse of this situation. As has been stated, who is rallying around the woman and her child? Is this child permanently blind? I can’t find the information on that. I don’t think the two cited cases show the same degree of depravity and cruelty. They all need to be punished, however. Victims of sexual assault, and women in general, suffer from inequality of justice. As far as how these boys are doing in prison, it is a sad fact that instead of reforming, prison oftentimes churns out even more hardened criminals, but that’s a whole other comment.

By: Miss S Wed, 26 Mar 2008 00:33:07 +0000 You know, when I hear about men like Pat Buchanan, Don Imus, Bill O’Reilly, I just shake my head. Men like that will never learn and should be ignored, IMO. I’ll thank America when it apologizes for slavery. Until then, no dice.

I’m absolutely outraged by Al Sharpton and NAACP. I understand Tuff-Puff’s point of view and I definitely respect it. I actually almost felt that way at first, that there needs to be equal treatment under the law. Then I thought about it some more. What those white boys did was horrible, and they should definitely be punished, to the fullest extent of the law. However, every day that the Dunbar Village boys could possibly be free on bail they pose a HUGE risk to the community. Only the most depraved minds would violate a woman and her child the way those boys did. And there’s nothing that leads me to believe that they won’t do it again. Their mama’s ought to be buried under the jail with them! Disgusting. When I go home I’m going to hold my child tight.

Al Sharpton has sunk to a new low and the NAACP has lost much of its credibility as far as I’m concerned. I’m just beyond floored.