National Geographic to air ‘9/10’ special

 

Almost 13 years into the post-September 11 world, National Geographic is taking a look back at the last day of the world before.

National Geographic to air ‘9/10’ special
DAVID HINCKLEY
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:33:49 GMT

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Congresswoman Waters Urges Blacks to Vote in This Year’s Midterms

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Congresswoman Waters Urges Blacks to Vote in This Year’s Midterms
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For Discussion: Are African-Americans Just As Guilty Of Racism As White People?

 

Race Matters

Equal opportunity?

Are Black And White People Equally Guilty Of Racism?

A columnist for The Daily Caller recently penned a brief article demoing “The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg a racist for comments she made towards guess host Will Cain.

The two were apparently discussin political correctness when Whoopi responded “Spoken like a true white guy!” when Cain shared his point of view.

The columnist summed up his opinion Whoopi’s behavior with this response:

Goldberg then admits she doesn’t know Cain’s background. She doesn’t need to know his background or anything about him, because she can see the color of his skin. All people with white skin are alike, right?

Everybody has a right to be offended except for true white guys because the ancestors of a lot of true white guys did a lot of bad things. They’re not a Designated Victim Class and therefore, their opinion is meaningless.

Hmmm. Do you think black people too often get a pass to be racist against white people because of things that their ancestors did?

Let’s discuss, Bossip fam.

For Discussion: Are African-Americans Just As Guilty Of Racism As White People?
hiphopobama
Sat, 28 Jun 2014 17:48:41 GMT

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A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business

A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business

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Making it rain on them kids

Black Florida Girl Makes Thousands In Booming Bakery Business

Like most young girls her age, Taylor Moxey, 8, spends her days learning at school, going to dance class and doing her chores. But unlike her friends, Taylor is the head chef of a booming baking business.

Via Today reports:

What began as a way for Taylor to make extra money for a toy has evolved into a successful confectionery company out of her parents’ Miami, Florida home kitchen that is earning her big-name clients and her very own billboard.

It all started with a Sunday trip to Target when Taylor asked her parents for a toy.

“I told her, ‘You know what? Find a way to get the money,’” Vernon Moxey, Taylor’s dad, told TODAY.com. “She asked, ‘Can I sell cookies?’”

Moxey, who works as an etiquette consultant but says he was at one point homeless, decided to use this as a life lesson to teach Taylor about being self-sufficient. They wrote out a business agreement on a napkin and Moxey gave Taylor $40 as a loan. Taylor used that money to whip up cookies and brownies, which she then took to church that Sunday to sell after the service.

Honestly, I didn’t think she would make $40 back,” Moxey said. Taylor ended up making more than enough to pay her dad back and cover the toy. She walked away with $175.

Soon after, people from the congregation began calling Taylor asking her to bring her cookies back again. She also entered the KISS Country Midtown Miami Cornbread Competition, where, after competing against adults, she won first place — a $250 prize, a billboard and a reputation as one of the town’s top bakers.

“Everything went bonkers,” Moxey said, adding that his daughter’s clients include former Miami Heat player Joel Anthony and HGTV designer Bobby Berk . “Suddenly I’m taking orders for Taylor’s Cookies and Cupcakes.”

“I think baking is mostly my passion,” she said. “You get to take your recipe and different people’s recipes and add different things to them.” She’s hoping to host a party this summer serving cupcakes with palm trees on the frosting.

Taylor credits Martha Stewart among her inspirations. She not only makes the baked goods out of her parents’ kitchen, but she also creates a custom box for each customer, made with stickers, markers and other handmade decorations.

While the orders continue to pour in for Taylor’s confectioneries, her parents are making a strong effort to keep the business under control so Taylor can focus on being a kid.

“I don’t want to take away her childhood,” Moxey said. “Every decision is cleared by us, but we allow her to make the decision.”

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Keep baking babygirl!

A Lil Positivity: 8-Year-Old Black Florida Girl Makes $10,000 In Booming Bakery Business
deolacola
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 19:12:05 GMT

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Revealed To Be Extremely Racist – “N****r Love A WaterDid You Know?? Ice Cream Truck Song Lyricsmelon Ha! Ha! Ha!” [Video]

Revealed To Be Extremely Racist – “N****r Love A WaterDid You Know?? Ice Cream Truck Song Lyricsmelon Ha! Ha! Ha!” [Video]

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Ice Cream Truck Song Lyrics Revealed To Be Extremely Racist

Another day, another racist revelation

According to NPR:

“N****r Love A Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!” merits the distinction of the most racist song title in America. Released in March 1916 by Columbia Records, it was written by actor Harry C. Browne and played on the familiar depiction of black people as mindless beasts of burden greedily devouring slices of watermelon. When starting the song, the music that tumbled from the speakers was that of the ever-recognizable jingle of the ice cream truck. (For the record, not all ice cream trucks play this same song, but a great many of them do.)

As quickly as it began, the music paused, and this call-and-response ensued:

Browne: “You n****rs quit throwin’ them bones and come down and get your ice cream!”

Black men (incredulously): “Ice Cream?!?”

Browne: “Yes, ice cream! Colored man’s ice cream: WATERMELON!!”

N****r love a watermelon ha ha, ha ha!

N****r love a watermelon ha ha, ha ha!

For here, they’re made with a half a pound of co’l

There’s nothing like a watermelon for a hungry coon

For his creation, Browne simply used the well-known melody of the early 19th-century song “Turkey in the Straw,” which dates back to the even older and traditional British song “The (Old) Rose Tree.” The tune was brought to America’s colonies by Scots-Irish immigrants who settled along the Appalachian Trail and added lyrics that mirrored their new lifestyle.

The first and natural inclination, of course, is to assume that the ice cream truck song is simply paying homage to “Turkey in the Straw,” but the melody reached the nation only after it was appropriated by traveling blackface minstrel shows. There is simply no divorcing the song from the dozens of decades it was almost exclusively used for coming up with new ways to ridicule, and profit from, black people.

Take a listen below:

Ice Cream Truck song…

Discuss…

Did You Know?? Ice Cream Truck Song Lyrics Revealed To Be Extremely Racist – “N****r Love A Watermelon Ha! Ha! Ha!” [Video]
Bossip Staff
Tue, 13 May 2014 12:28:05 GMT

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Brooklyn Nissan Dealership Agrees to Pay $100K in Restitution for Deceiving

 

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Bay Ridge Nissan will pay nearly $50,000 to 15 customers and another $50,000 as a civil penalty for deceiving customers.

Brooklyn Nissan Dealership Agrees to Pay $100K in Restitution for Deceiving Customers
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 21:59:55 GMT

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Stackable container homes tested in NYC – New York News

Stackable container homes tested in NYC – New York News.

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