Archive | May, 2011

Is Cadbury Naomi Campbell ad racist?

30 May

Is Cadbury Naomi Campbell ad racist?

Cadbury is facing the prospect of a black consumer boycott after it compared Naomi Campbell to a chocolate bar in a new advertising campaign. Do you think the ad is racist? See the ad and give your answer here: http://aareports.com/2011/05/is-naomi-campbell-cadbury-ad-racist.html

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

28 May

Poet & musician Gil Scott-Heron has died

Gil Scott-Heron, a poet and musician best known for the song “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” died Friday. Read more and listen to “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised here:

http://aareports.com/2011/05/poet-and-musician-gil-scott-heron-has.html

F*** Cornel West by George L. Cook III

21 May

I have always had great respect for Princeton Professor Cornel West but in light on his recent comments about President Obama I would like to write what President Obama can’t.

To Cornel West I say F*** YOU! Read more here: http://aareports.com/2011/05/f-cornel-west-by-george-l-cook-iii.html

End of an HBCU: Southern University at New Orleans closer to being merged with University of New Orleans

15 May

End of an HBCU: Southern University at New Orleans closer to being merged with University of New Orleans

A bill to merge the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans continued moving through the Legislature on May 9, 2011 when a second House committee gave its approval.

Read more: http://aareports.com/2011/05/end-of-hbcu-southern-university-at-new.html

Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

12 May

Video: Common’s poem a Letter to the Law

There has been a made up controversy about the rapper and poet Common AKA Lonnie Rashid Lynn being invited to the White House based on a supposedly racist and violent poem he wrote and performed in 2007. Those who criticize first need to look up the word metaphor and then actually listen to the poem. Watch Common recite his poem: http://aareports.com/2011/05/video-commons-poem-letter-to-law.html

Obama on bin Laden death: The full 60 Minutes interview

10 May

Obama on bin Laden death: The full 60 Minutes interview

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011 – three days after he announced that American troops had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan – President Barack Obama talked with “60 Minutes” correspondent Steve Kroft in the Roosevelt Room of the White House:

Watch the video here: http://aareports.com/2011/05/obama-on-bin-laden-full-60-minutes.html

1st African-American Soloist in American Ballet Theatre

9 May

1st African-American Soloist in American Ballet Theatre

As the 1st African-American soloist for the American Ballet Theatre Misty Copeland is encouraging children to chase their dreams. Watch her great story here:  http://aareports.com/2011/05/1st-african-american-soloist-in.html