Friday, January 21, 2005

Phony Serena in big demand...

Wassup, Y'all!

Man - the server's been blowing up since my last post concerning Serena Williams and 'Booty-gate', but now that we've all suffered the crushing disappointment of a dream unfulfilled, a burning question remains concerning the woman in the red thong - who is that sister? Old girl is definitely digit-worthy, y'all. Homegirl, if you're reading this - holler at your boy! For the rest of you, there's only one last thing to do - post the glossy for your inspection...

Now that Michael Powell has followed his father out of the dark shadow of GW and the Boyz, here's the glossy of the Serena poseur and her formidable asset. Caution - lean back from the screen and don't say I didn't warn you...

Bill Cosby's Catching Feelings - I know it's early on this one y'all but didn't you just know that Cosby's recent townhalls on the state of some segments of black America were going to catch up with him? Now comes news that a female aquaintance of the Say Hey, Hey, Hey Kid has accused him of 'inappropiate touching' during an encounter they had last year. Now I'm not saying whether he did or he didn't but I remember a short while back when news broke about the Kobe deal and I was like "Kobe? Naw - no way". We know which way that went, but for now, I'm reserving judgement. Strange that Mr. Cosby would cancel some of his upcoming townhall meetings though... On the other hand, it takes a year to drop an allegation?

GW vs. MLK - I peeped a tight political cartoon in USA Today the other day that featured a lady paused at a sign in D.C. One arrow read $40 Million Bush Inauguration, another arrow pointed in the opposite direction read Unfinished Martin Luther King Memorial. Now that's something to think about. I know the $40 million was privately donated, but the $18+ million for event security wasn't. Anyway, don't you think if the Red State crew really wanted to close the confidence gap with blacks in America that a substantial donation toward the MLK Memorial (on his birthday) would have made a pretty large impact? According to the website, the MLK Memorial Foundation has raised $29 of a needed $100 million to complete the memorial on the National Mall. Congress has given the Foundation until 2006 to raise the necessary $69 million dollars to begin construction. Dang - another swing and a miss, GW! For those who actually follow your words with deeds, you can click here to drop off a contribution.

Future MLK Memorial on the National Mall

Condi Rice: Should we be happy or sad? - NYC homegirl Jill Nelson contributed an excellent column that perfectly describes the black community's conundrum with C. Rice. I quote from the last section of her USA Today column from the Friday, January 21, 2005 edition:

"Rice will be sworn in the week after we celebrate what would have been Martin Luther King Jr.'s 76th birthday. Despite her position, as a nation we remain far from achieving King's vision of an America in which we would all be judged not by the color of our skin, but by the content of our character.

I wonder what King would make of the two currents in the black community regarding Rice: One that honors her success because of her race, another that sees little cause for celebration because of her character." - Jill Nelson

Go on with your bad self, Jill! Couldn't have put it better myself, y'all.



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