World Cup Racism! Wouldn’t be Brazil without it!

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It must be a rule that whenever one or more minority is gathered together in an activity weakly scattered with minorities then racism will occur. That sounds a lot better than saying when millions of heavily drunk and rowdy European/Caucasian people are attending a sporting event that racism will occur. Certainly that type of behavior could not happen at a prestigious event like the World Cup. But according to Yahoo Sports, it did and quite a couple of times as well.
During the Germany-Ghana match, a fan ran onto the field, shirtless, sporting a Pro-Nazi message all across his body. Apparently no security attempted to stop him as the guy ran through the match while it was going on. In fact, the fan was escorted by Ghana midfielder Sulley Muntari.
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Unfortunately this was not the only incident of bigotry in the World Cup. There were reports made to FIFA about several neo-nazi signs seen throughout the stadium. In addition to the signs, two soccer fans were spotted wearing blackface makeup and wearing white T-Shirts that read “Ghana”.
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Those reports were actually made by an anti-discrimination group known as the Fare network, which stands for “Football against racism in Europe.”

It is quite a shame that racism felt it was so welcome into an event such as the World Cup. The monumental sporting event hosts a variety of countries and cultures. Since the teams are basically entire countries being represented, there are no mascots or logo names but rather the people themselves. Just like a NFL fan is likely to call a Dallas Cowboys fan a “cowgirl”, soccer fans may lean more toward mocking an opponent‘s culture since it is the only identifiable target to taunt that opponent. That is in no way making an excuse for this behavior but rather urging FIFA to take some seriousness and aggression in approaching this matter. Besides the fact that the guy was promoting offensive banter, he ran onto the field with little constraint. Security and referees should be disciplined heavily for jeopardizing the safety of everyone on the field.

Article by Brandon Simmons.

Much Love to the Real Fathers out there!

This is the final scene from the 1992 film South Central. It stars Glenn Plummer in the role as Bobby. Bobby was a street thug who started a gang in South Central Los Angeles. Bobby ends up going to prison and is locked up for years. While in jail he meets a conscious black man that gives him books filled with knowledge and righteousness. Bobby finds out that his since he was locked up his son has been getting into criminal activity. The man in prison tells Bobby to go save his son from the cycle of violence too many black men face in the ghetto. He makes Bobby promise that he would give his life to save his son. Bobby meets up with his old gang buddy who has his son. A black man fighting to save the life of his son?? I don’t see that too much in films today. This scene is very powerful and touching at the same time. You might find yourself tearing up a bit.
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Happy Father’s Day(Stay strong brothers)

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Father’s day is this coming Sunday. I was lucky enough to have my father around throughout my whole life. He always gave my sound advice and I knew I could talk to him about anything. He always told me he loved me and was proud of me. In school I felt bad for the kids that didn’t know their fathers. Some of them just saw their fathers once or twice a year. Or sometimes just on holidays. This is a big problem in the black community. We have some black men that just leave their children with the mother and don’t want the responsibility of fatherhood. Dead beat dads are the worse. But you also have some black women who push the father’s away and wont let the father see their children. We got some serious work to do in our community. The black family is in desperate need of repair. But this post is a big shout out to all the fathers out there that know the importance of fatherhood. And how much boys and girls need their father has a teacher,provider and protector. That’s what my father is to me. This is a great poem by Richard Rowe. I hope you like it.

To Black fathers who have tried to provide and protect.
Stay strong.
To Black fathers who continue to encourage and empower their children.
Continue.
To Black fathers who love Black mothers.
Thank you.
To Black fathers who practice what they preach.
Set the example.
To Black fathers who reach out and reach back.
Continue to uplift.
To Black fathers who are honest and honorable.
Remember Martin King.
To Black fathers who are determined and disciplined.
Remember Malcolm.
To Black fathers who have not given up.
Remember Mandela.
To Black fathers who are courageous and demanding.
Remember Douglass.
To Black fathers who are systematic and work hard.
Remember DuBois.
For Black fathers who are self-determining.
Remember Booker T.
For Black fathers who have decided to win,
who have decided to fight back,
who don’t make excuses and
who promote and practice the essence of
black fatherhood/manhood/brotherhood…

Let’s continue to celebrate the power of our endurance.
Let’s continue to choose the right path.
Let’s remain strong and let’s keep the faith.

Tales of Buffoonery: Episode 6 (Hall of Fame Edition: Morgan Freeman)


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This is a special T.O.B. today. This is the Hall of Fame edition. And esteemed actor Morgan Freeman is the first person to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Don’t get me wrong,I think he’s a very talented actor. I’ve enjoyed many of his films. But as of late he’s been making some very outlandish comments. I think maybe in his old age he’s starting to go senile. In a recent interview with CNN anchor Don Lemon he was asked about economic inequality. Freeman said that race has NOTHING to do with inequality. What the ???? Is this man serious?? I had to rewind the video and play it again to make sure I wasn’t hearing things. This man has clearly lost his mind and needs to go to a mental institution. But this is the typical answer by many black actors if they want to continue to work in Hollywood. Freeman is taking the “safe Negro” route. He also believes that if you stop talking about racism it will just…….go away.lol I think Freeman should forget about drama and become a stand up comedian. This man has some great jokes!lol And in the interview Don Lemon seems to agree with him. Both these guys cracks me up. Here you have a man who is a living fossil and the other is a self-hating homosexual,telling us that racism is in the past!! You got to be kidding me! Morgan Freeman then goes on to say that he and Lemon are proof that racism is GONE. Huh?? I know many of you probably think that Don Lemon deserves this award. He has also made some degrading and insulting comments about black people as well. But don’t worry he’ll be getting his T.O.B. post in the very near future. It seems that he’s always making stupid comments. But Freeman is a lot older than Lemon and has been acting like a buffoon much longer. So Freeman gets this one. So watch the video and let me know what you think. Is Freeman right? Or has he lost his mind?

Elementary Genocide, A great Documentary!

Elementary Genocide: From Primary to Penitentiary” exposes the socially engineered mechanism created by our government and utilizing the public school system to label elementary aged African American males as work for hire targets within the US penal system. Many refuse to believe there is a corporate attack on the minds and productivity of Black youth through intercepting their educational, economical and social development, and resulting in statistically funneling them through the revolving doors of the criminal justice system. Elementary Genocide confirms this theory and seeks to educate parents, teachers and families, so that we can reclaim our young men and ensure the future of our community.

Elementary Genocide consists of candid interviews and voice-over narration culled from original interviews from professors, teachers, best selling authors, children, parents, celebrities, etc. A few notable appearances are made by Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Supreme Understanding, Dr. Torrence Stephens, Tracey Syphax, Killer Mike, Kadidra Stewart, Edward M. Garnes Jr., Okorie Johnson and Sistah Iminah. I recently bought this dvd. I highly recommend it!
http://elementarygenocide.com/