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Typically, Networks ‘Use’ Black Shows to Grow, Then Ship Them Off to Black Networks

Opra and Sweetie Pie'sBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

We could go way back when to discuss how the Fox network “used” “In Living Color,” “Martin,”etc., as well as other Black shows, like other networks have “used” Blacks, to build their network, then dumped the shows and their Black audiences.

 

More recently, Black shows being “used”:  “The Game,” canceled by the CW (owned by CBS and Paramount) and later moved to BET; and Queen Latifah’s (producer) “Single Ladies,” discontinued by VH1 and picked up by the Centric network (targets Blacks) – both are owned by Viacom.

 

But what’s even more offensive is how the Queen of Mainstream TV, Oprah Winfrey, needed Black shows to save her network, OWN (50-50 shared ownership with the Discovery Channel), which is pretty funny because she typically ignores Black people and issues like racism.  So when her network was tanking, the Black show “Sweetie Pie’s” (features former Tina Turner backup singer Robbie Montgomery and her restaurant business) was just about the only bright spot.   Next came Iyanla Vanzant, and eventually Tyler Perry and others.  Actually, there are about 13 Black shows featured on the network.  And mark my words, once Oprah reaches the top again, she’ll ditch her “Black strategy” and her Black audience.

 

Thus, whether it’s picking cotton or other forms of Black exploitation, Black bodies are always providing ways for White families to make a living or get rich.  For example, despite all the money Black shows are bringing into OWN, think about all the pictures you’ve ever seen of Oprah’s staff and you’ll see very few Blacks.  Also consider the criminal justice system and look at the great lives judges, attorneys, prison guards, cops, healthcare services and others have — and you’ll see how  Black lives make White privilege and supremacy possible.

 

And they call us lazy.

 

Noooooooo, Not Another Black Weed-Smoking Pimp . . . Captured With A Watermelon!

Bullock and McCarthy

By Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

So I randomly wake up one morning and my TV happens to be on HBO, and a comedy named “The Heat,” released in 2013, comes on.  Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, the star of “The Identity Thief,”  and Marlon Wayans are featured.  (By the way, Wayan’s talent is grossly underutilized.)

 

The movie opens with an FBI swat team, led by Bullock, breaking into a house with two criminals hiding guns and weed – one of the criminals was White, the other Black (I’m thinking the Black guy was meant to be the “real” criminal and the White guy was thrown in for good measure?).

 

In the next scene, McCarthy’s character appears on a street corner, doing a stakeout, watching a trick picking up a prostitute down the street.  And, but of course, all but one of the prostitutes on the corner behind the White one negotiating with the trick, are White (I mean, if you made most of them Black, that would be racist, right?  Well, to be quite honest, I was actually feeling like I was beginning to see a pattern here — one Black prostitute with five White ones thrown in for good measure?  Why not just have all of the prostitutes be White?  But you see, Hollywood would see the scene as being inauthentic then because how can you have a group of prostitutes standing on a corner and not have at least one of them be Black, right?).

 

Well, suddenly, McCarthy pulls off in her undercover cop car, stops at the corner, gets out of her car and walks up on the negotiators and arrests the guy after taking his cell phone and calling his wife.

 

In the next scene, McCarthy drives over to a bunch of guys, all White and one Black, sitting on a wall. The Black guy happens to be the only one smoking a joint, and he happens to be the pimp of the prostitute she previously encountered.  After a conversation he asks her if she’s racist (no, she’s not, really, but the producers of this film are). She responds, “Nine out of the 10 guys I fuck are Black guys.”  But, as if that wasn’t enough, after she chases and catches the brotha, he asks her what did she throw at him to knock him down — and she says a watermelon.

 

Well, one might think that today’s Hollywood is way past making movies with White cops chasing Black, weed-smoking pimps speaking Ebonics – something we could see during a scene between “Starsky and Hutch,” and Huggy Bear in the 1970s – but obviously we’re not.

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Liberal Canadians Like CNN’s Ashley Bainfield are Anti-Black Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing

Ashleigh BainfieldBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

I like to put out some of the more subtle issues of anti-Black racism in the media because the overt racial incidents are less common and the subtle racism is what hurts Black people the most because its more covert, rampant and easier to dismiss by its perpetrators because they often don’t see themselves as racist.

 

So the problem with stereotypes is they’re simplistic in nature, dehumanizing, and they are especially dangerous when they are proliferated by women who have a friendly, girl-next-door persona — those like TV hosts like CNN’ Ashleigh Bainfield.  And it’s her motherly bantering, with that unassuming smile on her face, whenever she talks about race or Black people that makes my “racism spidey senses” tingle like they would do when I worked with White women in the higher education and social services professions.  They’re supposed to be educated women and not racist, but their as dangerous any Klansman.

 

Of all the CNN host, Don Lemon gets on my nerves the most, but Bainfield is right behind him because she’s always trying to make excuses or downplay the element of race in any conversation where Black people are a target or the victims.

 

Just recently, she had Civil Rights Attorney Lisa Bloom on to discuss her new book, “Suspicion Nation,” which discuss the Trayvon Martin case and race.  While Bloom was making one particular point regarding Black males being racially profiled and perceived as a threat to some people while they’re just walking down the street, Bainfield kept cutting her off, like she always does when the issue of race comes up.  Bainfield obviously didn’t want to hear about the plight of Black men and she railed on about how she’d be scared if four young males of any color were walking toward her on the street.

 

Liar! Liar!

 

Bainfield was simply playing the White Denial Card to belittle the point about what amounts to anti-Black racism being an issue.

No, I’m not buying the White Thug Theory and how “Walking While White” is a problem.

 

Bloom continued interjecting until she was able to finish making her point to Bainfield, but you could tell by the look of disgust on her face how tired she gets arguing with other White folks about racism.

So you can just imagine how she’d feel if she were Black?

A UNIVERSAL SOUL POWER SOUL MUZAK BREAK

 

 

 

‘She Hate Me’ Actor Anthony Mackie a Traitor, Disses Spike Over Gentrification Rant

Spike Lee, Anthony MackieBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

You can always bet on the plantation master’s “Willie Lynch mentality” rearing its ugly head whenever Black people gain fame and fortune and the media begins to pit one Black person against another, similar to what they did stirring up the East Coast-West Coast rivalries of the 1990s that led to the deaths of Biggie and Tupac.

Continuing the aforementioned Black-on-Black divisiveness tradition, “She Hate Me,” a Spike Lee Joint, actor Anthony Mackie enthusiastically dissed and back-stabbed Spike Lee, who had gone into a rant about gentrification, responding to an audience member while doing a Black History Month presentation at the Pratt Institute. Lee’s response was an appropriate emotional, expletive-filled rant that started with him saying, “Let me just kill you right now.”

 

He then continued on:

“Here’s the thing: I grew up here in Fort Greene. I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up every motherfuckin’ day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. P.S. 20 was not good. P.S. 11. Rothschild 294. The police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.”

[Audience member: And I don’t dispute that … ]

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. And even more. Let me kill you some more.”

[Audience member: Can I talk about something?]

“Not yet.

“Then comes the motherfuckin’ Christopher Columbus Syndrome. You can’t discover this! We been here. You just can’t come and bogart. There were brothers playing motherfuckin’ African drums in Mount Morris Park for 40 years and now they can’t do it anymore because the new inhabitants said the drums are loud. My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherfuckin’-sixty-eight, and the motherfuckin’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic! We bought the motherfuckin’ house in nineteen-sixty-motherfuckin’-eight and now you call the cops? In 2013? Get the fuck outta here!

“Nah. You can’t do that. You can’t just come in the neighborhood and start bogarting and say, like you’re motherfuckin’ Columbus and kill off the Native Americans. Or what they do in Brazil, what they did to the indigenous people. You have to come with respect. There’s a code. There’s people.

“You can’t just — here’s another thing: When Michael Jackson died they wanted to have a party for him in motherfuckin’ Fort Greene Park and all of a sudden the white people in Fort Greene said, “Wait a minute! We can’t have black people having a party for Michael Jackson to celebrate his life. Who’s coming to the neighborhood? They’re gonna leave lots of garbage.” Garbage? Have you seen Fort Greene Park in the morning? It’s like the motherfuckin’ Westminster Dog Show. There’s 20,000 dogs running around. Whoa. So we had to move it to Prospect Park!

“I mean, they just move in the neighborhood. You just can’t come in the neighborhood. I’m for democracy and letting everybody live but you gotta have some respect. You can’t just come in when people have a culture that’s been laid down for generations and you come in and now shit gotta change because you’re here? Get the fuck outta here. Can’t do that!

“And then! [to audience member] Whoa whoa whoa. And then! So you’re talking about the people’s property change? But what about the people who are renting? They can’t afford it anymore! You can’t afford it. People want live in Fort Greene. People wanna live in Clinton Hill. The Lower East Side, they move to Williamsburg, they can’t even afford fuckin’, motherfuckin’ Williamsburg now because of motherfuckin’ hipsters. What do they call Bushwick now? What’s the word? [Audience: East Williamsburg]

“That’s another thing: Motherfuckin’… These real estate motherfuckers are changing names! Stuyvestant Heights? 110th to 125th, there’s another name for Harlem. What is it? What? What is it? No, no, not Morningside Heights. There’s a new one. [Audience: SpaHa] What the fuck is that? How you changin’ names?

“And we had the crystal ball, motherfuckin’ Do the Right Thing with John Savage’s character, when he rolled his bike over Buggin’ Out’s sneaker. I wrote that script in 1988. He was the first one. How you walking around Brooklyn with a Larry Bird jersey on? You can’t do that. Not in Bed Stuy.

“So, look, you might say, “Well, there’s more police protection. The public schools are better.” Why are the public schools better? First of all, everybody can’t afford — even if you have money it’s still hard to get your kids into private school. Everybody wants to go to Saint Ann’s — you can’t get into Saint Ann’s. You can’t get into Friends. What’s the other one? In Brooklyn Heights. Packer. If you can’t get your child into there … It’s crazy. There’s a business now where people — you pay — people don’t even have kids yet and they’re taking this course about how to get your kid into private school. I’m not lying! If you can’t get your kid into private school and you’re white here, what’s the next best thing? All right, now we’re gonna go to public schools.

“So, why did it take this great influx of white people to get the schools better? Why’s there more police protection in Bed Stuy and Harlem now? Why’s the garbage getting picked up more regularly? We been here!

“All right, go ahead. Let’s see you come back to that.”

So what does Mackie have to say about all this? “Spike don’t live in Brooklyn . . . why did he leave Brooklyn? . . . I don’t have a problem with gentrification,” as if Lee doesn’t have a right to rant about gentrification. Mackie rambled on for quite sometime about his love for gentrification and acted like Lee must have not chosen him for a couple of othe roles he really wanted – and it was now payback time.

But tell me this, how can a Black man not have a problem with gentrification? This a perfect example of why Black people don’t get a long, an example of a lack of Black Social Consciousness. One Black person mistreated anywhere is another Black person mistreated somewhere else because it could be you or me, anytime, anyplace.

During his rant, Lee made it clear that his father still lives in Brooklyn, and he of course grew up there.  It’s also a shame that as a result of his rant, someone desecrated the door and broke the window of an old White lady – apparently believing it was Lee’s or his father’s house – who also wasn’t happy about what Lee said (surprise? I don’t think so). The vandals also painted “Do the Right Thing” on a street-level stoop by the house. But what’s really funny is Lee’s half-brother, Arnold, lives in the house, I suppose with their dad?  Arnold complained that Lee can say what he wants but he ought to “stop talking about the house,” so it won’t be vandalized.

Well, maybe Arnold should move his lazy behind out of the house that I’m sure Lee is paying for and get his own house, then he won’t have to worry about what his brother says about his father living there.

I’m also sure the vandals were White and/or they paid some Black kids to vandalize the property.  And if the vandals were White, they were probably the White “hipsters” Lee and others accuse of gentrifying their neighborhood, and I bet they got high on ecstasy, slid on their penny loafers, painted their faces Black, and then went and vandalized the houses – after they stopped and sipped cappuccinos to build up their super powers, but of course. I’m sure the hipster vandals were also giggling like little girls as they ran back around the corner to their brownstone, tripped while running up the steps, got inside and slapped high-fives with their girlfriends, Buffy and Becky.

Yeah, that’s it.

Lee’s rant was really about the fact that the Whites who’ve moved in don’t respect the neighborhood and have dogs running around everywhere in the park, and I’m sure crapping on the ground. However, Blacks in the neighborhood couldn’t even have a concert at the same park because the Whites complained that they didn’t know who or how many people (uhhh, they meant Black people) would descend on “their” neighborhood. Spike also complained that when the neighborhood was predominantly Black, the trash services and police weren’t responsive. But now, since Whites live there, everything’s great.

So as Mr. Mackie “The Ungrateful” kept yapping, it turns out he has two restaurants in Brooklyn, but I’m not sure if Whites frequent them or not (I suspect they do, and they love him because he’s a famous Black person, and not like “other” Black people)? The point is that whenever you put Black people in front of a camera and/or microphone and White people are watching they always go into Uncle Tom mode, afraid to speak truth to power or criticize Whites for anything.

I just hope his career is going well and he never needs Lee to hire him for another movie. I haven’t seen him in much of anything. In fact, I can’t name anything he’s done other than “She Hate Me.”

A UNIVERSAL SOUL POWER MUZAK BREAK

 

Are Will and Jada Smith Letting Hollywood ‘Homosexualize’ Their Children?

Willow SmithBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

What has Hollyweird done to Will Smith?   I cannot tell if his daughter, Willow Smith, is a boy or a girl when I look at picture of him — or her?

Will comes from a decent, two-parent home and from what I know of his background, he was a good kid.  But it appears that his Hollywood experience is similar to the old story of the Midwest girl going to Hollywood and getting “turned out” by the wolves (in the case of Smith, his value system was “turned out”), being abused on the casting couch and ending up on, what’s that place? — Hollywood Boulevard — and then she starts Ho-ing, like Will has done by way of some of his movies, and now he is allowing Hollyweird to “turn out” his children.

Yes, Will, it appears, has become an Intellectual Ho, selling his soul to the Hollywood Devil who hates Black people, thus, he’s become an “acceptable” Negro, joining the Scientology cult – giving them his money, instead of the needy Black community – playing gay roles, leaving his children intellectually unsupervised, and devoid of a Black Social Consciousness, never talking about racism and how Blacks are treated in Hollywood or America.

Yeah, I know who you are, Slick Willie!

And, he’s not being a man to Jada Pinket-Smith because she’s also running buckwild. I mean, have you seen the anorexic-looking Jada since she’s become more and more a part of Hollyweird?

I had been thinking that Will, and Jada, were letting Hollywood turn their kids into homosexuals, having seen strange looking pictures where I couldn’t tell what their gender was. In fact, I went ballistic when I saw his daughter, Willow Smith, had a tongue ring, originally known as being a lesbian sexual stimulation tool.

What the hell is wrong with Will and Jada?

But, as I’ve touched on, this is the same Will who was brought to Hollywood by Quincy Jones (also brought lesbian Queen Latifa to Hollywood), whom some have said was the facilitator of a Black homosexuality rink, and so Will ends up doing a film playing a homosexual in “Six Degrees of Separation,” only to be talked out of kissing another man (he used a body double) by Denzel Washington. However, in an interview, Smith later said that his only regret was that he didn’t kiss the man in the movie. But he did kiss the White dude in his movie “Hitch,” trying to satisfy his inherent drive to submit to White men, the power brokers, in Hollywood, to show he wasn’t homophobic.

What about being a role model to Black boys, Will, showing them how to be strong, heterosexual Black men? What’s wrong with that?

This man, again, whom I’ve never heard talking seriously about racism, is Hollywood’s bitch. And what he fails to realize is that when he’s gone, the Black community will not be impacted because he has had no socially redeeming value to the community other than the private stuff he’s done at his school (in the name of diversity, which means fewer or no Blacks).

Come on Will, kissing the behinds of Hollywood folks who cannot stand Black people . . . ? That’s weak!

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TV One & Roland Martin’s Shameless Pandering to Gays to Maintain His High Profile

Roland MartinBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

One could say that TV One’s “News One Now” show host Roland Martin enjoys hanging out with flaming gay Black men and listening to them make not-so-subtle references to their love for male sex organs (yes, it’s the truth, and it’s been done repeatedly in the same show), but I think he’s really just morally bankrupt and simply pandering to gays to get rid of his anti-gay label.

 

You probably remember Martin was attacked by gay groups for tweeting that someone should slap CNN’s Pierce Morgan, or any man, for being enthusiastic about seeing soccer star David Beckham in a an underwear commercial. Martin was suspended and eventually let go by CNN, so it appears that he now feels the need to overcompensate and have a flaming gay Black man on his “News One” show, teaching our young Black boys how to act like women. And of course Martin laughs and jokes with the gay dude as he “pushes the envelope,” making homosexual references out of any and everything discussed on the show.

 

So is this show really a news show? Of course not.

 

What Black man in his right mind would enjoy being on a Black news show with a gay Black man making constant homosexual act references, and laughing about it? A member of the Black misleadership class, of course, who could care less about being a role model to young Black boys who are watching the show. Martin, like the rest of the high-profile, check-snatchin’ Black Misleadership Class has become desperate to stay relevant. He’s taken a step down from CNN to TV One but doesn’t realize that if he hadn’t bought into CNN’s anti-Black messages in the first place, he wouldn’t be so insecure and desperately hanging on to television like some Media Whore.

 

All I can say is Martin is just one notch below a drug dealer because he makes a good living and doesn’t need to “sell” his poison to his people at all.

 

So, Black people, welcome to TV One and the continued proliferation of derogatory, genocidal Black images meant to poison yet another generation of young Black people.  The only question is who’s worst:  Kathy Hughes and Alfred Liggins, Hughes son, who runs her network, or BET and Viacom?

A UNIVERSAL SOUL POWER SOUL MUZAK BREAK

Fox’s New ‘Empire Strikes Black with Gay Black Director Lee Daniels, More Gangsterism, Homosexuals = Genocide

DanielsBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

 

While online, I recently came across yet another new show headed our way, a pilot drama called “Empire.”   The new pilot, a typical format, is a mixture of violence, music, and . . . yep, once again, Black male homosexuality.  Whether it’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” or a gay makeup artist on “The Braxton’s” bobbing his head and catfighting with Tamar, there’s always room for the Black male homosexual.

 

I continued reading . . . and saw the name . . . Lee Daniels!

 

Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

 

Not Lee Daniels!  The gay Black director – with the White boyfriend – that has shown the world how much he hates Black people by bringing us “Precious,” using a Mamie caricature, and “Monster’s Ball,” featuring a White racist having rough sex with contemporary Mamie Halle Berry, who also played in a movie called “The Rich White Man’s Ho”– I mean, “The Rich Man’s Wife.” Yes, the same Lee Daniels that brought us “The Butler,” continuing to proliferate subservient images of Black people, images continuing the racist legacy of Steppin’ Fetchit and Bojangles. The same Lee Daniels that wants to do a gay super hero movie with a a Black man and a White man, he says.

 

And facilitating the rise of the “Black genocide loving” Daniels, who co-wrote and co-produces “Empire, is Fox – yes, the Fox network who reigns over the Fox news department that uses Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, and others to degrade Black people, daily, has also hired contemporary slaves, who will do anything for a dolla, Terrence Howard, Taraj Henson, both of whom brought us the pimp movie “Hustle & Flow,” and Timbaland (will produce the music) to proliferate yet another drama pilot to indoctrinate another generation of Black youth with a poisonous cocktail of guns, music, prison, and the now standard homosexual, a son in this case.

 

Are you following me — are you noticing the continued Black Male Homosexual theme in TV, movies, and society, brought to you by Flip Wilson as Geraldine and made into a big-screen institution with Tyler Perry’s Madea character, appearing in film after film?

 

I just don’t understand what has happened to Black people whereby they let people who hate them, especially their Hollywood Oppressors, teach their sons to be homosexuals, whether it be “Love & Hip Hop” or the drag queen RuPaul parading around in makeup and heels like the gays and/or drag queens on the other 20 or so Black reality shows over the last five to 10 years.

 

Unfortunately, Black people love the pimp-playing Howard and the hoochie-playing Henson, so I’m sure the show will rake in Black viewers, as well as Whites who want to sit in the American Coliseum and watch Black people continue to lead the charge in their own demise.

 

What is this infatuation the White men who run Hollywood have with glamorizing gay Black men or Black drag queens?

 

I’ll tell you what it is, it’s the same ol’ bitch ass fear they had when the Black bucks got off of the slave boats and they knew they couldn’t compete so they started to plan and carry out their evil doer ways, from whippings, to cutting off the genitals of Black men – and putting them in jars – and lynching them.

 

I could go on and on, but let me just say this, and I hope you never forget it: the men in Hollywood are a reflection of the perverseness of racism and the fear of the Black man’s sexuality, intelligence, and reproductive strength to produce a Black child with any color woman. And their indulgence in trying to “homosexualize” the Black community is equivalent to the level of fear and hatred they have for Black men. But the one thing they cannot overcome, no matter what they do to Black people, is God, and like my mamma always said: “Every dog has his day.” Every . . . dog . . . .

 

Yes he does.

 

A UNIVERSAL SOUL POWER SOUL MUZAK BREAK

Preparation & Responsibility

Will SmithBy Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.   But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them?

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . .”

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium full of every teacher in the school.

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations ever.  I was prepared.

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . .”

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

Ouch!

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

Gays Win, Blacks Lose, Grammy’s Gay Marriage Glamorized as Black Artist’s Talents Dissed

Mklm Lws GrammysBy Walter L. Hilliard III –

If 25 years ago I would have shown you a rap movie script that said in 2013 rap and R&B music would be dominated by White rappers and White R&B singers, and that a White rap group, who had a popular gay marriage song on their album, would win all of the top rap categories at the top music award show, then sing their gay marriage song on that show, while a Black lesbian female, who was formerly a socially conscious rapper, would preside over a gay wedding, as Black rappers just sat in the audience, spayed and neutered, and “took it,” you’d probably say – “That’s ridiculous, unbelievable! Too far-fetched, even for a movie.”

But it just happened.

And here we are after the 2014 Grammys and Black people are still riled up about White rappers Macklemore and Ryan Lewis dominating the rap categories with three Grammy wins over rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake.

So what are some of the details of this script-like, nightmare music reality?

Yes, it’s true, White rappers Maklemore and Ryan Lewis really did beat out Black rap titans – Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Kanye West and Drake for Grammy awards. These White rappers also performed their own gay love song, “Same Love,” which was heavily promoted by lesbian Ellen Degeneres, and did so while the once socially conscious Queen Latifa – and Hollyweird Mammy for some time now – married 33 gay and straight couples.

Whoa! Did you here what I said? It’s almost too much to digest how White gays have infiltrated the macho-ist of all art forms, rap, and used Grammy-anointed White pop rappers and a Black lesbian to knock out Black bravado in a 12-round Grammy night fight.

Black . . . Man . . . Down, and out for the count!

I say to these racist, Black man-, Black-people-hating gay infiltrators: “F*^# You!!! You Black male Heterophobes.”

There’s nothing more they hate than an aggressive, angry, masculine, heterosexual Black man, a man who loves women. So don’t you think for one second, when they saw the opportunity, they didn’t target the epitome of Black music masculinity, rap, like they do everything else Black men dominate, and try to destroy or effeminize it. And to think, when macho athletes and entertainers like Kobe Bryant, Isiah Washington, or Tracy Morgan say what gays believe is offensive to them, they make them apologize, publicly, down on their knees groveling for forgiveness.

And catch this, the Uncle Toms over at BET (yes, Uncle Tom-ism gets worse when a Black-owned company becomes White-owned) gave Macklemore and Ryan Lewis a BET Award win over Jay Z and Kanye West, too.

In regards to the award losses the Black community has suffered recently, I’d like to say to young Blacks, the so called progressive and liberal Blacks, and the Black Misleadership class – “That’s watchaw gits for always sucking up to the White gay community and helping them hijack our Civil Rights movement by equating gay rights with Civil Rights. So stop complaining about how Black folks was robbed at the Grammys because White acts dominated the Rap and R&B categories.”

Gay rights are not civil rights and the Grammys is a mainstream organization that reflects the racism in society. Black people and their music or artistic talent, their movements, and their labor have been “used” or infiltrated by White America since forever – in the name of “We will never let you rise.”

I’ve been talking about this issue from the beginning: White America and gays care about gay rights but could care less about Black people or their Civil Rights. And the gay rights movement is really about White gays, not gay Blacks, who are also misguided and serve as puppets. Thus, my aforementioned assertion continues to be validated and show that Black leaders and White America’s constantly comparing gay rights to Black people and their Civil Rights movement is just another co-opting of Black people’s suffering to enhance White supremacy and White privilege.

A day after the Grammys, CNN had a gay White male couple that got married at the Grammys on. This couple repeated the “gay rights is Civil Rights” mantra and discussed how a Grammy casting director/producer contacted them to be a part of a big event that they really didn’t know much about, initially. I was actually channel surfing because I tried, but couldn’t, watch the Grammys straight through because they’re so anti-Black, in terms of their lack of Black winners and Black live performers; however, I eventually found my way back to the show and saw Queen Latifah conducting the marriage ceremony between gay and straight couples.

No wonder the world hates America – the hypocrisy, especially in terms of how Black people are treated. When you’re White, the world is yours; you can be straight, gay, poor, or a murderer and shoot a Black kid while he’s walking home with an iced tea and Skittles – and have a jury of delusional White chicks let you walk free.

Yes, being gay trumps being Black in this country. America can accept homosexuality, embrace it, glamorize it – but when it comes to Black people, racism prevails. And even more disturbing, a lot of Black folks have bought into the “gay rights is Civil Rights” lies, too.

And Black rappers should be aware that what Macklemore and Lewis did is very racist, very anti-Black, covert and intentional — doing what few others have been able to do, indoctrinating the Black Bravado-driven Black rap industry with homosexuality, aligning themselves with Black rappers, befriending them, and being elevated by fellow Whites and gays in the entertainment industry.  Believe me, Macklemore and Lewis have experienced a great deal of rejection from Blacks in the industry, being White rappers, as they “came up,” so don’t be fooled by the perceived humbleness.   The are very well aware of who they are, where they’re at, and what they’ve done.  Yes, this was all very calculated.  They decided, for themselves, like all White men do, what’s good for Black men, Black rappers, and that it was time for rap to accept gays and/or gay rights.  They have no respect because they’re White men and they believe that they are better than everyone else and can do whatever the hell they want to do.  Do you think Macklemore and Lewis would walk into an industry run by Blacks — Black owners or executives, rappers, etc. — and push a gay song?  Not in a million years, but because the music/rap industry is owned and run by Whites, in addition to being supported by a White-owned. gay-friendly media, they know they can do whatever they want to do.

How “White of you” Macklemore and Lewis.  You have some nerve.

 

 

 

 

Obama Calls Kanye West a Jackass, Again, But Never Calls Anyone White, or Otherwise, Names

Obama and WestBy Walter L. Hilliard III

Maybe I missed something, but have you ever heard Barack Obama call a White entertainer, or anyone, a “jackass” like he’s called Kanye West, twice?

The first time he called West a jackass was because he interrupted Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech during the 2009 Video Music Awards. The second time he called West a jackass he was responding to a reporter who asked him about Kanye, and he said, “He is a jackass . . . but he’s talented.”

Rapper Shyne, who ended up going to prison defending Puffy, who “left him holding the bag in court,” said, “It’s time for a rant about the murder rate in Chiraq [Chicago, Iraq] . . . Barack Obama is the real jackass for saying nothing and doing nothing.” But he added that West, too, should spend more of his time ranting about the murder rate in Chicago.  Another well known rapper, Lupe Fiasco, also chided Obama, saying, “Our city is dying . . . where the fuck you at?”

That’s real!

Whether or not Obama believes West is a jackass, he is the president, and we must ask ourselves why he thinks it’s okay to call anyone a jackass? During a speech about immigration I happened to catch, he didn’t call a Hispanic audience member, who repeatedly interrupted and heckled him, a jackass, and he told his security not to throw the guy out. Nor did he call Republican House Member Joe Wilson a jackass when he shouted, “You lie,” during Obama’s healthcare speech in front of congress, with the nation looking on. But when the young Black men in Florida yelled at him, asking what he was going to do for Black people, they were eventually tossed out.

This, my friend, is what I call “The Nigger Treatment.”

If your White, you’re all right! If you’re Brown, stick around!! But if you’re Black – stay the hell way back!!!

The fact is that Obama is a racial profiler of the worst kind, a Black man singling out, belittling and disparaging his own people on the Media World Stage, validating America’s 400 year racist behavior towards Black people.  On different occasions, he has lectured Black men about not being good fathers, which is a lie.  Just because his pappy ran off doesn’t mean that most of the other Black fathers did.  During his commencement speech at Morehouse, he told them he had mistakenly, when he was younger, thought the world was “trying to keep another Black man down.”  He also told them “We’ve got no time for excuses.”  And White America has to be saying:  “See, even Obama agrees Black people and worth a damn.”

Let’s be clear, Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to Black people in America. His feverish pandering to Whites and their stereotypes about Black people makes him the greatest Uncle Tom of all time, but even worse is the fact that over 90 percent of those Blacks who voted, voted for him twice.

Shame on every Black person that would support a man that despises you, and thumbs his nose at a people whose blood, sweat, and tears made it possible for him to walk his Black ass into office.

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