Criswell College Interim President Dr. Lamar Cooper in Hot Water for Calling Illegal Immigrants "Wetbacks

Criswell College interim president Dr. Lamar Cooper in hot water for referring to illegal immigrants as “wetbacks” during radio-broadcast on Sunday.

Criswell College interim president Dr. Lamar Cooper’s recent comments about the Arizona immigration legislation before a radio-broadcast last Sunday during which he referred to illegal immigrants as “wetbacks.” Wow, how compassionate! According to the Dallas Morning News, church officials have condemned the remark and said it was “off-hand” and “unfortunate.” Er, it was very insensitive.

According to the Dallas Morning News, the broadcast has been taken off-air indefinitely and the church is apologizing individually to each person who has complained about Cooper’s language.

Criswell, a small Christian college in Dallas, prides itself as developing “God-called men and women in the Word, both intellectually and academically. Really? Compassion is one of the first things Lamar Cooper ought to develop. He should learn to lead by example.

Ex-Boyfriend Marqz Robotham Charged in Fatal Stabbing of Allison Owen Outside CT Bank

Ex-boyfriend, Marqz Robotham, charged in stabbing death of Allison Owen outside Connecticut bank as horrified customers watched.

Marqz Robotham, Hartford, CT, is accused of killing his former girlfriend, Allison Owen, in front of horrified customers at Windsor Federal Savings Bank Thursday afternoon. According to the Hartford Courant, police received calls from patrons at the bank who witnessed Robotham, 18, repeatedly stabbing Owen in the bank’s rear parking lot. She was rushed to the hospital, where she later died.

Windsor police Capt. Thomas LePore said both had graduated from Windsor High School in 2009 and had been living together until their relationship ended recently, according to the Courant. They were high school sweethearts and honor students.

Robotham’s bail is set at $1 million and he will be arraigned Friday at Superior Court in Enfield. The reality is that domestic violence knows no boundaries and is more prevalent than we think. My thoughts and prayers go out of the family of Allison Owen.

Glenn Beck’s Viewership on Fox News Plunges Nearly 30%

Fox News wingnut Glenn Beck’s television audience plunged nearly 30% since the beginning of the year, since more people are coming to the realization that the man is crazy. Fox News, despite Beck’s plunge is still leading the ratings charge. The company averaged 1.9 million viewers in April, which beat the combined audiences of MSNBC, CNN and HLN.  Fox has now led its rivals for 100 months.

Beck lost about 800,000 viewers since the start of the year, though he still has 2.1 million watchers. I think Glenn Beck has gone totally radical since he left CNN. Unless he was being restrained there and since Fox News doesn’t have a problem coming off partisan and nutty, then I guess they let him flourish.

Jumar Henry Charged in Decapitation Death of Mother, Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling, After Altercation

Jumar Henry charged with murder of mother, Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling, after headless body found in her home and head found a few blocks away in plastic bag.

Jumar Henry (Florida Times-Union)

 My  mother is my heart and I can’t imagine anything sinister ever happening to her. I can’t even fathom how someone could harm their mother, much less decapitate her. Shocking. Jumar Henry, 21, of Jacksonville, was charged with murder after his mother, Jennifer Renee-Henry Ling’s bloody, headless body was found inside her home. The decapitated head was found in a bag a few blocks away from her home on Sunday, according to the Florida Times-Union. Police said witnesses saw him leave the home carrying an identical bag and then returned a few minutes later empty-handed. What’s equally shocking is the fact that he went to church to pray for forgiveness shortly thereafter. She was reportedly killed following an altercation with Henry. Police said the murder weapon was a steak knife from her kitchen.

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Sheila Crump Johnson Says She is "Ashamed of BET," the Company She Co-Founded

BET co-founder Sheila Crump Johnson, says she is ashamed of BET and that it is potentially making the spread of AIDS worst by promoting promiscuity in late night rap videos.

Well BET co-founder, billionaire Sheila Crump Johnson, unloaded on the company she founded with her former husband, Robert Johnson, during a recent interview. She said she is ashamed for the company and what it has become — ghetto. The programming is a disgrace and I am appalled that BET let slip out of its hands the opportunity to be a positive force in the black community. Sorry, it’s pure ghetto and that includes Mo’Nique’s show. She also said BET was potentially making the AIDS epidemic worst by promoting promiscuous, unprotected sex in raunchy late-night rap videos. They couldn’t even get the tribute to the late Michael Jackson right. They bungled it by having raunchy performances by Lil Wayne and others. My children have never watched BET. That’s not the type of television programming I want them to even view.

“Don’t even get me started,” says the 60-year-old Johnson, who has since divorced and remarried (charmingly enough, to the Virginia circuit court judge who presided over her divorce). “I don’t watch it. I suggest to my kids [a 20-something daughter and a college-age son] that they don’t watch it… I’m ashamed of it, if you want to know the truth.”

She said BET is making matters worse, and potentially contributing to the spread of AIDS, by promoting promiscuous, unprotected sex in raunchy late-night rap videos.

It wasn’t always that way. “When we started BET, it was going to be the Ebony magazine on television,” Johnson tells me. “We had public affairs programming. We had news… I had a show called Teen Summit, we had a large variety of programming, but the problem is that then the video revolution started up… And then something started happening, and I didn’t like it all. And I remember during those days we would sit up and watch these videos and decide which ones were going on and which ones were not. We got a lot of backlash from recording artists…and we had to start showing them. I didn’t like the way women were being portrayed in these videos.” Source: Daily Beast

I agree with her and I wish TV-One would step up to the plate and blow BET out of the waters. BET is a disgrace. When a show like “The Tiny & Toya Show” They are only in the business to make money and not care one iota that they perpetuate negative stereotypes about blacks. BET could have made a real difference and become a real positive influence to the black community, but they let money get in the way. The reality is BET brings out the worst in the black community.

David Westley Walks into Phoenix Police Station & Makes Shocking Admission He Murdered his Wife

David Westley enters police station in Phoenix and made shocking admission that he murdered his wife outside police station.

SHOCK: Dwight Westley, 58, covered in blood, walked into Phoenix police station and made a rather shocking revelation — he murdered his wife. The man shot his wife near the police station, between two buildings at 7th Avenue and Washington surprised even them, according to the My Fox Phoenix.

When officers went outside, they found a woman, dead inside the man’s car. Police say the couple was estranged and going through a divorce. The woman was driving her husband to work when an argument started and he stabbed her repeatedly. Source: My Fox Phoenix

Westley was arrested and faces a charge of first degree murder. There is no justification for what this man did. Domestic violence is a serious problem  and too many people fall prey to cruel husbands and boyfriends who would not hesitate to take their lives in a second.

Elected Official Mark Ridley-Thomas Pays $25k To Be In “Who’s Who In Black Los Angeles”

Los Angeles County official Mark Ridley-Thomas pays $25,000 to be listed in “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles” with taxpayer funds.

I came across an interesting article on the blog Corruption Chronicles. It seems that Los Angeles County  Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas would rather spend $25,000 of scarce taxpayer funds in his county to secure a spot in a friend’s publication about notable black leaders — “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles.” His actions are reckless, considering the unemployment rates in California and his county are in double digits.

Promoted as a “tremendous tool for both networking and educating,” the 344-page publication costs $34.95 and features more than 400 members of southern California’s influential and affluent African American community, referred to as “some of the most tremendous assets the City of Angels has to offer.”

A former Los Angeles City Councilman, Ridley-Thomas said he bought space in the book to tell the history of the African American experience in Los Angeles. Many in the area’s African American community don’t know that there are black people in leadership positions in the county of about 10 million, the supervisor laughably asserts in a local news report.

The money to promote Ridley-Thomas’s version of the African American experience went to a longtime friend (Anthony Samad) who did time for fraud and has donated money to the supervisor’s political campaigns. Ridley-Thomas also gave his good buddy a $25,000 city “consulting contract” while he was an L.A. City Councilman for expertise “not otherwise available.” Corruption Chronicles

It should also be noted that this isn’t the first time Ridley-Thomas has been reckless with taxpayer funds. A few months ago, he came under fire for his proposal to spend $707,000 on renovations for his county office. If he wants to be in the “Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles” directory, or any other for that matter, it should be funded with his money. The reality is he needs to reimburse the county for this ridiculous expense.

Harvard Law Student: ‘African Americans Are, On Average, Genetically Predisposed To Be Less Intelligent’

Stephanie Grace, a third year Harvard University law student, says ‘blacks are genetically predisposed to be less intelligent than whites.”

A third-year Harvard Law student has made some racist claims about blacks being less intelligent than whites. What’s scary is that this person, who is anonymous at this point, sent the email to some colleagues after making some inflammatory statements during a speech. What is equally shocking is that this person will be awarded a prestigious clerkship after graduation. The email was reported by Above the Law and reads:

I absolutely do not rule out the possibility that African Americans are, on average, genetically predisposed to be less intelligent. I could also obviously be convinced that by controlling for the right variables, we would see that they are, in fact, as intelligent as white people under the same circumstances. The fact is, some things are genetic. African Americans tend to have darker skin. Irish people are more likely to have red hair…..

Everyone wants someone to take 100 white infants and 100 African American ones and raise them in Disney utopia and prove once and for all that we are all equal on every dimension, or at least the really important ones like intelligence. I am merely not 100% convinced that this is the case.

 I wish someone would send me the name of this racist ingrate so I can post it prominently in this article. Her name is reportedly Stephanie Grace.

UPDATE#1: Stephanie Grace has apologized for her outrageous statements. Personally, I think she’s just trying to save face and is not being sincere. Her speech and her email seem to be based on a lot of thought, so I find it hard to believe she deeply regrets the “pain” her statements caused. Here is an excerpt from her apology:

“I am deeply sorry for the pain caused by my email. I never intended to cause any harm, and I am heartbroken and devastated by the harm that has ensued. I would give anything to take it back. I emphatically do not believe that African Americans are genetically inferior in any way. I understand why my words expressing even a doubt in that regard were and are offensive. I would be grateful to have an opportunity to share my thoughts and to apologize to you in person. Even beforehand, I want to extend an apology to you and to anyone else who has been hurt by my actions.”

Tim James, Alabama Gubernatorial Candidate, Says Drivers License Tests Should Only be in English

Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James says no to state drivers license tests in multiple languages.

Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James can’t seem to understand why his state offers its drivers license test in 12 languages. In his latest campaign ad he said, “This is Alabama. We speak English. If you want to live here, learn it,” he declares. “We’re only giving that test in English, if I am governor.” James says it’s just a common sense thing: “Maybe it’s the businessman in me,” he says. “But we’ll save money. And it makes sense. Does it to you?”

I agree with him in theory. This is an English-speaking country and there are many who speak Spanish, therefore, we should have the tests in two languages only. Sorry, you don’t see traffic signs in this country in another language.  The same proposal is floating around Georgia’s state legislature as well. We’ll see how this plays out. I don’t see it as a racial issue against Latinos or any other immigrant group.

Thor Fans Upset Black Actor Idris Elba to Play Role of Norse Diety Heimdall in New "Thor" Movie

Controversy swirls over black actor, Idris Elba, playing role of Norse deity, Heimdall, in upcoming “Thor” movie.

Drama is unfolding with actor Idris Elba playing the role of Norse deity Heimdall in Kenneth Branagh’s new film Thor. It seems that Marvel comic book fans have turned against Elba for no other reason but the color of his skin. So, it’s okay for whites to dress up in blackface, but all hell breaks loose when the opposite is true. Elba, who starred in the Wire said of the controversy,

“I was cast in Thor and I’m cast as a Nordic god. If you know anything about the Nords, they don’t look like me but there you go,” he said following a press conference for current film The Losers. “I think that’s a sign of the times for the future. I think we will see multi-level casting. I think we will see that and I think that’s good.

“There has been a big debate about it: can a black man play a Nordic character?” he added to TV Times. “Hang about, Thor’s mythical, right? Thor has a hammer that flies to him when he clicks his fingers. That’s okay, but the color of my skin is wrong?”

Here’s my two cents. If you don’t want blacks to play so-called white roles, then please, stop appearing in blackface in movie roles meant for blacks — Soul Man and Tropic Thunder come to mind.

UPDATE#1:  According to the U.K. Guardian, white supremacist group, Council of Conservative Citizens is upset that London-born Idris Elba, star of The Wire and BBC detective series Luther as well as a number of Hollywood films, is to play deity Heimdall in the Marvel Studios feature. The group, which opposes inter-racial marriage and gay rights, has set up a website, to set out its opposition to what it sees as an example of leftwing social engineering. Oh, so it’s okay for whites to play blackface and for Angelina Jolie to play Cleopatra, but it’s a cardinal sin for blacks to be cast in a white role? 

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