Bill Cosby Heckler: “You’re a Piece of Shit. You Rapist”

Bill Cosby Heckler:  "You're a Piece of Shit. You Rapist"

Bill Cosby Heckler: “You’re a Piece of Shit. You Rapist” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Bill Cosby was heckled during the final performance of his three-city Canadian tour. About 30 protesters marched out of the Hamilton Place theater chanting, “We believe the women” and another reportedly yelling, “You’re a piece of shit. You rapist.”

The Hollywood Reporter reports supporters of the embattled actor/comedian, responding by shouting, “We believe the men” and “We love you Cosby.”

Bill Cosby may or may not be guilty of the allegations leveled against him, but that’s exactly what they are — allegations. A person is innocent until proven guilty. All I am saying is that until Bill Cosby is tried and convicted in a court of law, no-one should be taking sides.

Gospel Great Andraé Crouch Dead at Age 72

Gospel Great Andrae Crouch Dead at Age 72

Gospel Great Andrae Crouch Dead at Age 72 (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Gospel great Andraé Crouch is dead at age 72.  He died Thursday afternoon. Crouch has been hospitalized since Saturday at the Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Los Angeles after he suffered a heart attack.

Andraé Crouch bridged the worlds of church and mainstream music for more than 50 years, with his gospel music.

Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby: “Seeing the Destruction of a Legacy”

Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby: "Seeing the Destruction of a Legacy"

Phylicia Rashad Defends Bill Cosby: “Seeing the Destruction of a Legacy” (Photo Credit: NBCU)

Actress Phylicia Rashad, the matriarch of “The Cosby Show,” defended Bill Cosby amid the sexual assault allegations leveled against him by over 20 women.

Rashad told Showbiz 411’s Roger Friedman, “Forget these women. What you’re seeing is the destruction of a legacy. And I think it’s orchestrated. I don’t know why or who’s doing it, but it’s the legacy. And it’s a legacy that is so important to the culture.”

 

Congrats: Tamera Mowry-Housley Expecting 2nd Child with Hubby

Congrats: Tamera Mowry-Housley Expecting 2nd Child with Hubby

Congrats: Tamera Mowry-Housley Expecting 2nd Child with Hubby (Photo Credit: Twitter)


Tamera Mowry-Housley announced she and hubby Adam Housley are expecting their second baby in a Twitter post.

MLK Aide Andrew Young Weighs on LBJ Portrayal in “Selma” Controversy

MLK Aide Andrew Young Weighs on LBJ Portrayal in "Selma" Controversy

MLK Aide Andrew Young Weighs on LBJ Portrayal in “Selma” Controversy (Photo Credit: MSBNC Video Screengrab)

LBJ Portrayal in “Selma” Scandal:  Former Atlanta mayor and MLK aide Andrew Young weighed in on the controversy swirling around the civil rights movie “Selma” and president Lyndon B. Johnson’s role. Young appeared on MSNBC’s “Up with Steve Kornacki” and basically said neither the historians nor the movie portrayal were entirely correct.

Young said, “President Johnson did not say ‘it had to wait.'” “He said, ‘I have a great agenda.’..We did not expect him to commit. We were really kind of letting him know that we had to pursue voting rights. His agenda, I found out later, was that he thought that the Great Society..would be easier for him to bring first. If he had said that, we would probably have agreed with him. But we didn’t have a choice.”

Young said, “We could not have had this bill without LBJ, but LBJ could not have passed it without Martin Luther King.” He added, “It’s unfair for anybody to talk about credit. Too many people gave their lives. Too many people risked too much.”

Andrew Young addressed the film’s suggestion that LBJ ordered the FBI surveillance of Dr. King.

“That I don’t think is fair to LBJ.” “It was actually Robert Kennedy who signed the order allowing the FBI to wiretap all of us…We knew we were bugged, but that was before LBJ.”

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is “Leaderless”

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is "Leaderless"

Protesters Blast Oprah Winfrey for Saying their Movement is “Leaderless” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Talk-show diva Oprah Winfrey is being put on blast by protesters over comments she made to People magazine that their movement is “leaderless,” the Washington Post reports.

Oprah made the comments during an interview to promote civil rights movie “Selma.” Winfrey said, “I think it’s wonderful to march and to protest and it’s wonderful to see all across the country, people doing it.””But what I’m looking for is some kind of leadership to come out of this to say, “This is what we want. This is what we want. This is what has to change, and these are the steps that we need to take to make these changes, and this is what we’re willing to do to get it.””

The criticisms came fast and furious. While I am no big fan of Oprah Winfrey for other reasons, I strongly disagree with denigrating because of her wealth.  The reality is that she experienced the scourge of racism that many young protesters have only read about. Oprah Winfrey worked hard to what she has and no-one should belittle or begrudge her for her wealth. It’s a sad commentary that when a black person agrees with another they are called a sell-out and Uncle Tom.

I was appalled to see protesters marching for Antonio Martin, a black male who was fatally shot by a white police officer after he pointed a gun at the officer in the parking lot of a Mobil gas station in Berkeley, Mo. The credibilty of the movement is being eroded when we excuse the bad behavior of some of our own. Eric Garner did not deserve to lose his life over loose cigarettes.

Here are some of the tweets slamming Oprah Winfrey:

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped

Film: Wealthy Black Woman, Ruby McCollum, Convicted of Murdering White Doctor in 1952, Was Being Drugged, Raped (Photo Credit: Attribution Unknown)

A new documentary, “You Belong to Me” examines the Jim Crow-era case involving a wealthy black woman, Ruby McCollum, who fatally shot Dr. Clifford Leroy Adams, who was white, in Live Oak, Fla., in August, 1952. An all-white, all-male jury convicted McCollum, but she was spared the death penalty due to insanity — drug addiction.

Ruby McCollum claimed Dr. Adams forced her into a long-term sexual relationship that ended in an unwanted child. Some have argued that the two were in a consensual relationship and that drugs pushed McCollum into insanity. She had been receiving injections of a kind of intoxicating substance from Adams. It was not clear whether she sought the drugs or Adams used the drugs to take advantage of her.

William Bradford Huie’s book “The Crime of Ruby McCollum” paints the relationship as consensual, but the documentary reaches a different conclusion through decades of research and family interviews.

Prosecutors said Ruby McCollum killed the doctor over a $116 bill, even though she was married to a wealthy black business man and had $1,800 in her purse at the time of the shooting. Jude Hagin, the documentary’s producer, said, “I could not wrap my head around the story, that a woman of Ruby McCollum’s stature…would see anything that could be a good future for her to have a sexual relationship with a white doctor.”

During her testimony, McCollum told the jury that she felt pressured to comply with Adams’ wishes, saying, “I was just so worried, I had to either yield or maybe die, I suppose that was what would happen.”

Ruby McCollum’s sentence was commuted in 1974 after Florida’s Supreme Court found her legally insane. She died in 1992.

Read more about the Ruby McCollum story:  http://www.youbelongtome.net/journey/

Here’s the trailer for “You Belong to Me:”

Civil Rights Film “Selma” to be Screened for Free in Selma, Ala.

Civil Rights Film "Selma" to be Screened for Free in Selma, Ala.

Civil Rights Film “Selma” to be Screened for Free in Selma, Ala.

Paramount Pictures announced that civil rights film “Selma” will be screened for free in Selma, Ala., beginning Jan. 9, at the Walton Theater.

Selma,” the Ava DuVernay film about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 civil rights marches in Selma, was nominated for four Golden Globe awards. The movie has drawn sharp criticism from historians for its alleged inaccurate depiction of president Lyndon B. Johnson as being reluctant to support black voting rights. Johnson was also accused of unleashing the Federal Bureau of Investigation against Dr. King in an attempt to bring his campaign to a screeching halt, the NY Times reports.
On the free screening in Selma, Paramount Pictures vice chairman Rob Moore said:  “The city and people of Selma welcomed the production with open arms this past summer.” He added, “in celebration of the film’s national release on Jan. 9, we are incredibly excited and very humbled to be bringing Ava’s finished film to the community.”

Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an “Absolute Degenerate”

Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an "Absolute Degenerate"

Ex-KKK Grand Dragon David Duke Calls Nicki Minaj an “Absolute Degenerate” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Ex-KKK grand dragon David Duke called rapper Nicki Minaj an “absolute degenerate.” Um, there’s so much wrong with that comment. Has he taken a look in the mirror?  We have House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) to thank for this POS rearing his ugly head again.

Duke went on an ugly tirade against “Jewish dominated media, producers and award ceremonies” that support the “absolute filth, drugs and violence” of rap music, such as that of Nicki Minaj. He also connected police brutality to the promotion of hip-hop, calling Minaj’s music “disgusting and horrific.”

LISTEN TO DAVID DUKE RANT ABOUT NICKI MINAJ — CLICK HERE

Duke asked, “Why do people blame blacks like Minaj? Because Minaj wouldn’t be a pimple on somebody’s rear end except for the fact that she is promoted by the Jewish record producers and the music, the mass media, the powerful media, that promotes absolute degenerates like her.”

David Duke claimed that “rap music is not something that blacks really are responsible for.” He also blames the music genre for “corrupting” black people.

“One of the Jewish producers who’s boasting about the fact that every one of the top 10 Billboard songs were those he controlled, even rap music is not something that blacks really are responsible for,” Duke said.

“It was the Jewish record producers who promoted this degenerate and sick and horrific music,” he added. Um, that’s opposed to heavy metal music, which is so uplifting and non-violent.

Report: Bill Cosby Hires Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Accusers

Report: Bill Cosby Hires Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Accusers

Report: Bill Cosby Hires Private Investigators to Dig Up Dirt on Accusers (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Embattled actor/comedian Bill Cosby has reportedly hired a legion of private investigators to dig up dirt on his many, many accusers.

The New York Post reports Cosby is “paying six-figure fees to private investigators for information that may discredit his alleged victims.

The report in the NY Post says multiple sources have confirmed that Cosby, through his attorney Martin Singer, “is implementing a scorched-earth strategy in which anything negative in his accusers’ pasts is fair game.”

This comes as producer-director Judd Apatow ripped Bill Cosby, saying “guys who rape a lot aren’t cool.” He also questioned a Toronto venue for allowing the embattled comedian to perform.