Archives for : April2014

Anti-Violence Activist Attends Anti-Violence Event In Chicago, Is Then Shot and Killed

I don’t know what the answer is to the crisis in Chicago is, but it DEFINITELY deserves national attention and intervention.  It’s downright unacceptable.  And not just due to this particular incident, for this is only a piece of the seemingly daily tragedies that we are constantly hearing about out of Chicago.

Family of Leonore Draper, 32, said the activist had attended A Charitable Confection — a fundraiser to raise money for a teen anti-violence group started by local high school students, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

Draper had worked to organize the event, but an hour later she was found dead in her car after being shot twice, the newspaper reported. Police are unsure if she was the intended target or was an innocent bystander.

{via NY Daily News}


What is the answer?

They say military (or something like it) action isn’t the answer.  And I will agree that a mentality shift is what needs to happen and that starts at the very bottom with the children and programs, initiatives, positive role models, etc. But that is literally something that has to be done over generations.  What needs to happen NOW?

Prayers for Leonore Draper’s family.


Donald Sterling is a Racist: Also, He’s Up To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from NAACP

By now I am sure you’ve heard about our racist friend, Clippers owner Donald Sterling. But you’ve really gotta hear this trash.

Sterling’s girlfriend is both black and Mexican, and Sterling had a HUGE issue with her posting a picture with Magic Johnson on Instagram and basically asked her if she really had to publicly acknowledge that she associates herself with black people?

TMZ Sports has obtained audio of Sterling making the racist declaration during a heated argument on April 9th with V. Stiviano … after she posted a photo on Instagram posing with Magic. 

Sterling rails on Stiviano — who ironically is black and Mexican — for putting herself out in public with a black person (she has since taken the pic down).  But it doesn’t end there.  You have to listen to the audio to fully grasp the magnitude of Sterling’s racist worldview. Among the comments:

— “It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” (3:30) 

— “You can sleep with [black people]. You can bring them in, you can do whatever you want.  The little I ask you is not to promote it on that … and not to bring them to my games.” (5:15)

— “I’m just saying, in your lousy f******* Instagrams, you don’t have to have yourself with, walking with black people.” (7:45)

— “…Don’t put him [Magic] on an Instagram for the world to have to see so they have to call me.  And don’t bring him to my games.” (9:13)

{via TMZ}

Like….WHAT?  Are you kidding me right now?

Now.  Catch this.  Stiviano is currently being sued by Sterling’s WIFE.

The wife of Clippers owner Donald Sterling filed a lawsuit Friday against a woman she alleged had a sexual affair with her husband.

The suit filed by Rochelle Sterling also alleged that the woman, identified in court documents only as V. Stiviano, was also given lavish gifts by Donald Sterling, including property and cash.

Rochelle Sterling accuses Stiviano as being the type of woman who “engages in conduct designed to target, befriend, seduce and then … receives as gifts transfers of wealth from older men whom she targets for such purposes.”

According to the suit, Stiviano has several aliases, including Vanessa Perez, Monica Gallegos and Maria Valdez.

Stiviano reportedly met Sterling at the Super Bowl game in February 2010 and that same year began a sexual relationship with him, the suit states.

The suit asks for a return of all cash, land, expensive cars and other items that under California law are the community property of the Sterlings.

{via CBS}

WELP!!!!! It could be a case of a lover scorned, but either way, ummmm yeah.  This is bad.

Sterling has since responded:

Donald Sterling has come out swinging, with the Clippers organization right behind him … saying he and his team don’t know if the audio TMZ Sports released is legit … but he says it does NOT reflect his views toward African Americans.

Sterling and the Clippers organization tell TMZ Sports, “We have heard the tape on TMZ.  We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered.”

The statement goes on … We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family, alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would ‘get even.'”

And the statement goes on, “Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life.”

And there’s this: “He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them.” 

Hmm.  You don’t know if the audio is “legit?”  Sooooo you can’t say that you never said that? Tuh.  That’s all we need to know.

Now check THIS out.

Yes. Donald Sterling is supposed to be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the NAACP on May 15th.

Seriously.  You can’t make this stuff up.


(pulls out DSM-5…)




 ^ Exactly!?


“There’s no room for Donald Sterling in our league.” – LeBron James

^^ Oh YOU. BETTER. BELIEVE. that something is going to get done now.  The king has spoken.

I respect him SO MUCH for being straight up about this.  He definitely could’ve been all politically correct.

Oh.  And just for fun, here are other racist statements over the years from Donald Sterling.

I wanna know why you think you can coach these niggers.

(To potential coach Rollie Massimino, 1983)

That’s because of all the blacks in this building, they smell, they’re not clean.

(To a property supervisor, 2002, sworn testimony.)

And it’s because of all of the Mexicans that just sit around and smoke and drink all day.


I don’t like Mexican men because they smoke, drink and just hang around the house.


Is she one of those black people that stink? […] Just evict the bitch.


I’m offering a lot of money for a poor black kid.

(On negotiations to sign Danny Manning, 1988, allegedly in David Stern’s presence.)

I don’t have to spend any more money on them, they will take whatever conditions I give them and still pay the rent.

(On Koreans, sworn testimony.)

According to former general manger Elgin Baylor, Sterling envisioned a “Southern Plantation type structure” for the Clippers, one in which, as he allegedly put it to Baylor, “poor black boys from the South” played for a white head coach.

{via Deadspin}

Context (via Hip Hop Inquirer):

GF: “I don’t understand, I don’t see your views. I wasn’t raised the way you were raised.” 

Sterling: “Well then, if you don’t feel — don’t come to my games. Don’t bring black people, and don’t come.”

GF: “Do you know that you have a whole team that’s black, that plays for you?”

Sterling: “You just, do I know? I support them and give them food, and clothes, and cars, and houses. Who gives it to them? Does someone else give it to them? Do I know that I have—Who makes the game? Do I make the game, or do they make the game? Is there 30 owners, that created the league?” 


Also, President Obama has spoken on the situation (via ESPN):

President Barack Obama also addressed the situation, calling the reported remarks “incredibly offensive” and expressing confidence in Silver and the NBA to handle the matter.

“I don’t think I have to interpret those statements for you; they kind of speak for themselves,” Obama said, speaking at a Sunday news conference in Malaysia. “When ignorant folks want to advertise their ignorance, you don’t really have to do anything. You just let them talk. And that’s what happened here.”

Obama also said the United States still wrestles with “the legacy of race and slavery and segregation.”

“Obviously, the NBA is a league that is beloved by fans all across the country,” Obama said. “It’s got an awful lot of African-American players. It’s steeped in African-American culture. And, I suspect that the NBA is going to be deeply concerned in resolving this.”

Columbus Short Not Returning To “Scandal”

According to Entertainment Weekly, Columbus Short released this statement:


“At this time I must confirm my exit from a show I’ve called home for 3 years, with what is the most talented ensemble on television today. I would like to first thank [creator] Shonda Rhimes for the opportunity to work with such an amazing cast. Thank you GLADIATORS, who have supported me throughout my entire career and of course to ABC and Shondaland for allowing me to play such a pivotal role in the Scandal series. I have enjoyed every single minute of it. Everything must come to an end and unfortunately the time has come for Harrison Wright to exit the canvas. I wish nothing but the best for Shonda, Kerry and the rest of the cast, who have become like a second family to me in such a short amount of time. For this, I will forever be grateful.”

Welp. Guess his little stunt with the Tom Joyner Morning Show was the last straw for Shonda, huh?

Back to “Stomping The Yard” (or whatever) you go!


So Kid Fury Just Made Me Cry

Kid Fury. Look.  Stop what you are doing and I mean RIGHT DAMN NOW. Stop it.

And watch this.

Disclaimer: 1) It’s really for those of you watch RHOA  and 2) Language.


Fury….yes. Just…..YASSSSSSSSSSSSS!!

And I agree.  If I’m Porsha I am not apologizing for a DAYUM thing.  NOPE.  Not I.

Middle school teacher gave student a lap dance. Cause it was his birthday.

This is a true story, straight out of my city, Houston, Texas. My word.

HOUSTON (KTRK) — A middle school teacher is facing a felony charge, after she allegedly gave a student a lap dance for his birthday.

Felicia A. Smith, 42, is charged with improper relationship with a student after an incident that occurred in her classroom at Aldine ISD’s Stovall Middle School back in February.

According to court documents, a 15-year-old student entered the classroom and said it was his birthday. He said the other students encouraged him to sit in a chair at the front of the room, where Smith allegedly performed a full contact lap dance to music, lasting about four minutes. The boy described to Aldine ISD police touching that occurred between the two. The dance reportedly ended with Smith hugging the boy and telling him, “I love you baby, happy birthday.”

The incident was captured on video, court documents state.

Smith told police that she did perform a lap dance on a student’s birthday because the class convinced her to do it.

Bail in the case was set at $30,000.

{via ABC}

Did I just read that she admitted to giving the student a lap dance….and the reason is BECAUSE THE CLASS CONVINCED HER TO DO IT!?

And she did this while someone was RECORDING her?