Shocking News!! There are rich racist white people! Who knew?

Donald Sterling, V. Stiviano
Clippers
It seems the sports news is going nuts over the news that Donald Sterling is bigot. Donald Sterling is the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. In a recorded conversation with his girlfriend/mistress V.Stiviano, he makes some very bigoted statements. He seemed to be upset that she had pictures on her Instagram account with basketball legend Magic Johnson. The pictures have since been removed. Here’s a bit of what was said:

V: Honey, if it makes you happy, I will remove all of the black people from my Instagram.

DS: You said that before, you said, “I understand.”

V: I DID remove the people that were independently on my Instagram that are black.

DS: Then why did you start saying that you didn’t? You just said that you didn’t remove them. You didn’t remove every—

V: I didn’t remove Matt Kemp and Magic Johnson, but I thought—

DS: Why?

V: I thought Matt Kemp is mixed, and he was OK, just like me.

DS: OK.

V: He’s lighter and whiter than me.

DS: OK.

V: I met his mother.

DS: You think I’m a racist, and wouldn’t—

V: I don’t think you’re a racist.

DS: Yes you do. Yes you do.

V: I think you, you—

DS: Evil heart.

And there is also this baffling exchange about black Jews in Israel:

DS: It’s the world! You go to Israel, the blacks are just treated like dogs.

V: So do you have to treat them like that too?

DS: The white Jews, there’s white Jews and black Jews, do you understand?

V: And are the black Jews less than the white Jews?

DS: A hundred percent, fifty, a hundred percent.

V: And is that right?

DS: It isn’t a question—we don’t evaluate what’s right and wrong, we live in a society. We live in a culture. We have to live within that culture.

V: But shouldn’t we take a stand for what’s wrong? And be the change and the difference?

DS: I don’t want to change the culture, because I can’t. It’s too big and too [unknown].

V: But you can change yourself.

DS: I don’t want to change. If my girl can’t do what I want, I don’t want the girl. I’ll find a girl that will do what I want! Believe me. I thought you were that girl—because I tried to do what you want. But you’re not that girl.
Very disturbing to say the least. So what next? Will people boycott the Clippers games? Will Sterling be forced to sell his team? Will the black players decide not to play for him? Hmmmmm…..I doubt any of this will happen. I think this should be a wake up call to black people in this country and worldwide. Sterling’s black players are basically his million dollar slaves working for their master. And this goes for all professional athletes. Black athletes entertain the mostly white crowd. Most of the owners are white/Jewish and this includes most of the agents as well. This is NOT real news in my opinion. Do you think Sterling is the only bigoted NBA,NHL or NFL owner? If you do,you’re sadly mistaken. H just happen to get recorded. In a system of white supremacy this is to be expected. I know some people are calling this woman a gold digger,skank,whore,seeking revenge,set him up etc. Some of this may be true. Or maybe all of those things are true.I don’t even care about the fact that she is a biracial(black/Mexican) woman. Although it does make you wonder about why she was with a man who had these racist views. To each his/her own right? I just hope this wakes up all the black people who think we live in a post-racial society. Nothing could be further from the truth. And if black players don’t want to play for a racist Jewish bigot—-create your own league. This incident exposes how much black people rely on others to employ us. When we should be creating jobs for ourselves. We need economic empowerment. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about having to play for racists. When I first heard this story I literally yawned. Racist bigots control most of the corporations in this country. So why is this a shocking story in the first place? It’s because society now frowns upon OVERT racism. Calling people racist names is no longer tolerated. But having control over 90% of the wealth in this country is okay I guess. No one ever speaks about economic racism. The fact that black people are slaves because we don’t control or produce anything. Being able to dance,rap,sing,run fast or dunk a basketball will not lead us to liberation. Only hard work,dedication,organization,economic development that WE control will free us. Let’s concentrate on doing that. And not what some over hill bigots think of us. Trust me,he’s not the only one with those sentiments. We got bigger issues to deal with. Let’s keep it moving.

It’s official! Black women are finally considered pretty now!

Lupita
Lupita2
It took over 400 years but the day has finally come. Black women are finally considered attractive. It was announced today that People magazine named Lupita Nyongo the most beautiful person in the world. I guess now that a mainstream(white) magazine has said it–it MUST be true. Of course I’m being sarcastic, but I don’t believe the hype. I think many black women,in particular dark skinned women,will see this as a triumph. I personally think many dark skinned beauties are overlooked in the media. They love to glorify the mixed/biracial types. The ones that I consider “pseudo-black”. So the fact that a dark skinned,full lipped woman with natural hair is on the cover seems surprising. But there’s been quite a lot of hype around Lupita this past year. It’s due to her portrayal in the slave film,12 Years a Slave. She was very good in that film I must say. Although I’m tired of the “slave,butler,maid” films. But that’s another subject altogether. I don’t want black people to get too excited over this cover story though. I believe that Lupita’s beauty is fetishized by the media. There are so many white/latina/mixed women seen as beautiful in the movies that Lupita seems like an alien by comparison. The media portrayal of dark skin is always put in a negative light. No matter how beautiful a dark skinned woman might be,she never will get the praise a white women does. Or a biracial woman for that matter. As a matter of fact the last woman of color to make the cover of People’s most beautiful list was Beyoncé back in 2012. A decade ago biracial beauty Halle Berry graced the cover. I guess it was a slow progression until they got to a woman with dark skin. But the past years have been Kate Hudson 2008,Christina Applegate 2009,Julia Roberts 2010,Jennifer Lopez 2011 and plain Jane Gwyneth Paltrow in 2013. All average looking women in my opinion. Although I will admit that Lopez does have nice curves. But even having nice curves,nice butt and full lips are still more recognized in the media when they are on a non-black woman. A woman like Lupita should have been on the cover a long time ago. To be honest I think Lupita is hands down the prettiest woman they’ve ever had on the cover. But I think it’s just one moment in time. This fascination with Lupita reminds of when I was a kid in the 80’s with Grace Jones. The media was fascinated with this “tall,dark skinned African looking” woman. I don’t think it will last. In a system of white supremacy you have to make black people feel that they’re ugly,inferior and less than. There’s no way they will keep this trend going. It would throw a wrench in their system. You have to instill a sense of inferiority in people of color. This is what happens in films,television and magazines to keep the system going. Even Lupita herself has battled with issues of skin color. Earlier this year she was at an awards show and spoke from the heart.
She mentioned how she would pray to God that she would wake up with lighter skin, “I tried to negotiate with God: I told him I would stop stealing sugar cubes at night if he gave me what I wanted; I would listen to my mother’s every word and never lose my school sweater again if he just made me a little lighter, but I guess God was unimpressed with my bargaining chips because He never listened.”
That’s a very painful thing to hear. But it’s a reality that many young black girls have to live with. Black parents must instill a sense of pride in their children. So that they’re proud of their culture,race and heritage. It would be nice in the coming years if People magazine were to name Lauryn Hill,Kelly Rowland,Tika Sumpter,Lanisha Cole and Tomiko Fraser has the most beautiful. But…..I wouldn’t wait to long for that. I don’t think we should wait for validation from white owned publications to tell US what is beautiful. We as black people know that we have unique beauty all out own. I say congrats to Lupita. You are a gorgeous sista. But you were already beautiful as a young girl growing up in Kenya. Long before you ever knew about People magazine.

Tula the Revolt

Tula the Revolt

Tula, a slave on the island of Curacao, is becoming more and more aware of the injustice existing between his people and the white oppressors. In a peaceful way he tries to establish a more equal relationship between black and white. His peaceful resistance does not find any response with the rulers. But it does with his own people.

Caught by his inspiration, they unite in a passionate struggle
for equality, freedom and brotherhood.

“A nation that neglects its history is a nation with no past,
with no memory, unable to learn from mistakes in times past and unable to benefit from the achievements and glorious acts of former generations.”
Tula, The Revolt” is an international English spoken feature length movie about the leader of the big slave uprising on the island of Curacao, a Dutch colony in 1795. It tells the true story of a man who dared to stand up against his oppressors leading his people in a peaceful march for freedom, equality and brotherhood.

An action movie, but at the same time a character movie, giving the audience the insights of a reluctant leader, his hopes, his fears, his values, his love, his faith, but also his inevitable destiny.

Although several movies on the broader subject of slavery have been made, there was never a movie on the essence of slave resistance. The revolt on Curacao began peacefully and was meant to be won by words, rather than arms. This makes this true story unique in its kind.

As many slaves were transported and traded through the Caribbean transit harbors like the one on Curacao, this story belongs to them and to their descendants. It deserves to be told, for it is an important part of history, identity and in the end, of our society today.