Herman Cain Thinks Racism Is A Non-Issue For Black People

Herman Cain Thinks Racism Is A Non-Issue For Black People

Honestly, what won’t Herman Cain say?

Yesterday, in an interview with CNN, Herman Cain announced that racism is a non-factor for Black people today.

According to the Huffington Post,

“‘I don’t believe racism in this country today holds anybody back in a big way,’ said Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, during an interview on CNN. ‘Are there some elements of racism? Yes, it gets back to if we don’t grow this economy, that is a ripple effect for every economic level, and because blacks are more disproportionately unemployed, they get hit the worst when economic policies don’t work. That’s where it starts.'”

So Cain is at it again. The statement is clearly ignorant, but it’s exactly what his base is looking for from him. Very sad. Someone should send him a definition of institutionalized racism, or show him the comment sections below any article about Barack Obama ever written.

In fact, Cain’s statement is so outlandish, we’d bet money that Herman Cain doesn’t believe this either.

Do you agree with Herman Cain?  Does Herman Cain agree with Herman Cain?

Two-for-One Monday

Instead of giving you a long-winded blog wherein I attempt to make sense of (read: hate on) some nugget of pop culture, I thought I just comment on two issues that have stuck with me since I last wrote.

On Useless Knowledge and Occupy Wall Street

As a kid, I used to collect useless knowledge. You know, stuff like, If you tap the 57 on a Heinz bottle it’ll make the ketchup come out faster. (You’re welcome.) Now, I’m sure the invention of Google has made this kind of knowledge a little easier to come by and a lot less impressive–even when coming from the mouth of a 12-year-old. But I must share one more: Wall Street is called Wall Street because the Dutch built a wall to keep the indigenous folks from “invading.” Perhaps this account is disputed, but even if this factoid is not entirely true, I think it’s important to think about it in terms of the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations.

Are Black People Willing To Call Eminem The Greatest Rapper Of All Time?

As a Black person, are you afraid to call Eminem the greatest rapper of all time?

Or perhaps just unwilling.

Me? I’m not so sure.

I don’t think I’m opposed to Slim Shady being the GOAT; he’s just not my choice. Despite what many might assume from some of my prior articles (like this one or that one), Jay-Z has always gotten my vote as the greatest rapper of all time.

But I would never exclude Eminem from the conversation entirely.

Others…not so much.

Beyonce's "Countdown" Music Video

The countdown for Beyonce’s new music video has been on since a preview was posted earlier this week.

 

The much-hyped video has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint.

 

Bey gets her Audrey Hepburn-meets-70’s supermodel on in the video for “Countdown,” with a natural charisma that is all her own on full freakin’ blast.

 

It’s an insanely fun clip. The editing, makeup and art direction are all an absolute ten. We’re loving the song, and we’re loving the throwback, mod look and feel to the video.

 

Pregnant and all, Beyonce still proves she’s got that thing so many young starlets would kill for.

 

Check out Beyonce’s “Countdown” below.

Brand New Web Episode of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-iNpSVXbWU

I have written previously on how much I love the web series, The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl. The show is original and features a young black woman who navigates her way through seen and unseen awkward situations on her job and in her relationships. Well, I am happy to report that the show is so popular that in a matter of a month, the creator, Issa Rae, and her cast mates where able to raise $44,000 dollars to continue the web series for another 5 weeks with a grand finale.

To read more about her inspirational fundraising story, please read below.

Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize

Three Incredible Women of Color Will Share Nobel Peace Prize

 

The Nobel Prize was awarded today to three incredible women of color!

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is Africa’s first elected female President, Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian women’s rights activist, and Tawakul Karman is a human rights and pro-democracy activist in her native Yemen.

All three have worked tirelessly for peace, justice and women’s rights.

They are the first women to receive the Nobel Peace Price since the late Wangari Maatthai, who passed away last month.

Check out a great article at CNN on all three of these incredible women below.

 

“Three women’s rights activists share Nobel Peace Prize”

Rappin' About Race

It’s easy for folks to dismiss the perceived issues with “post-racial” America as paranoia in the Black community. Most of the time it will be these peers that will never know what its like to walk into a room and automatically be presumed ignorant or unknowing. College changes nothing; in fact, it’s where all the representations circulate, and are therefore reaffirmed. I find it backwards that people leave college with even more illusions than when they came in.

So for the record to be set straight, the experiences that frustrate Black people all originate from conversations.