Unsuspecting Voters Are Being Sent Shady, Hateful, Anti-Obama Text Messages

A slew of nasty text messages were sent to unsuspecting voters’ phones yesterday, criticizing President Obama with anti-gay and largely false attacks.

The text messages were sent without the consent of those who received them, and were clearly a part of a coordinated campaign.

Though unsolicited text messages are illegal, the senders of these texts get away with it by sending them as emails. Your phone then interprets the email as a text message, leaving you to foot the bill!

From the Huffington Post:

…one Virginia voter received one from the address sms@votegopett.com that made the inflammatory claim: “Obama supports homosexuality and its radical social agenda. Say No to Obama on Nov 6!”

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Photo of University of Florida Frat Boys Wearing Blackface Ignites Controversy

So this was bound to happen.

In fact, BYP blogger Summer warned you this was going to happen.

A photo of University of Florida frat boys attending a Halloween party in blackface has sparked controversy and intense debate online.

Unsurprisingly, opinions varied on the appropriateness of white people wearing blackface.

Because in 2012, this is somehow still up for debate.

Memphis Kindergarten Teacher Suspended For Disturbing Facebook Comments About Students

A Memphis kindergarten teacher has been suspended without pay after posting a series of disturbing comments on her facebook page.

Her comments insult her students, suggest that she physically assaulted them, and attack their parents for criticising her work.

From NewsOne:

“How bout I blasted both of them. The girl in my class hair is nappy almost every day and the boy wears dirty clothes, face nasty and can’t even read.

Superstorm Sandy Hits The East Coast: 17 Dead, Millions Without Power

Massive superstorm Sandy hit the East Coast with a vegeance last night, leaving 17 people dead and millions without power.

From NewsOne:

New York was among the hardest hit, with its financial heart in Lower Manhattan shuttered for a second day and seawater cascading into the still-gaping construction pit at the World Trade Center. President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in the city and Long Island.

“The Most Important Song You’ll Hear All Year”


Upworthy.com has called “Don’t Forget About The Hood” by Jasiri X, “the most important song you’ll hear all year“, and “a remarkable music video”. Legendary Hip-Hop journalist Davey D called it, “an incredible song and video“, and award winning journalist and blogger Jesse Muhammad says, “You can always count on Jasiri X to address serious issues one bar at a time.”

Directed by Emmai Alaquiva, “Don’t Forget About The Hood” illustrates how the issues of the poor and urban communities have been all but forgotten in this current election season, and wonders what happened to all of the energy and organizing that took place in the wake of the tragic murder of Trayvon Martin.
Don’t Forget About the Hood” was produced in collaboration with hoodievote.org with Da Ricanstrukta providing the powerful soundtrack