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:

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:

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:

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.

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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:

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:

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:

Mommy: A poem for Mother’s Day

9 May

Mommy: A poem for Mother’s Day

Here is a poem I wrote in 2004 for my first book Let’s Talk Honestly ” My Poetry”. The poem is titled MOMMY and I feel it is very appropriate on Mother’s Day.

Read it here:

15 year old accepted to Harvard

5 May

‎15 year old girl picks Harvard after being accepted to 13 colleges.

Saheela Ibraheem wasn’t sure any college would want to admit a 15-year-old. So the Piscataway teen hedged her bets and filled out applications to 14 schools from New Jersey to California. 13 accepted her and for some reason known only to them Yale did not. Saheela has decided to go to Harvard University.

Pres. Obama keeps his campaign promise. Osama bin Laden is dead!

2 May

On May 1,2011 a group of Navy Seals tracked down and killed Osama bin Laden. President Obama addressed the Nation to announce that the United States has killed Osama bin Laden, the leader of al Qaeda. Watch his full remarks here: