“Weight is something that many people have to deal with,” the guidelines read. “Make sure that you are taking care of your temple, exercising and eating properly.”
The church later apologized, writing on its website “Forgive us if we offended anyone. That certainly was not our intention. These guidelines have never been used to discriminate against anyone and have never been enforced.”
Why have guidelines if they’re not enforced? Questions that make you go “hmmmmm.”
And there’s no such thing as a fat man or woman of the cloth, right?
*Don’t you just love when an organization that is worthy of support let’s you know what you can do to help? And don’t you love it even more when it doesn’t include giving money?
The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival has applied for a grant with the philanthropic arm of the century-old check printing company, Deluxe Corporation Foundation. LAWTF will be awarded one of 10 grants in a Twitter-based competition called the “Short & Tweet” grant program.
YOU…yes you, can help this 23-year-old arts organization, that has given women artists from around the globe an onstage presence through producing one-woman performances, by TWEETING why you feel LA Women’s Theatre Festival would be a great recipient for the grant.
But here’s the thing…
You’ve got to do it NOW. Do it while its on your mind because all tweets must be received by midnight tonight, October 21, 2016.Continue reading →
*It’s been 61 years since Emmett Till was brutally murdered (Aug. 28, 1955) for allegedly whistling at a white girl. But the white trash that celebrates his murder refuses to let him rest in peace…even today.
Memorial markers of where the teen’s body was found floating along Mississippi’s Tallahatchie River continues to be vandalized by haters; while the marker standing at the former home of his murderer is continually maintained and adorned with flowers.
The 14-year-old, whose murder prompted the civil rights movement, was beaten beyond recognition, and then shot execution style before being thrown into the river.
A grainy photo of a bloated Emmett Till remains in the psyche of every African American old enough to remember.Continue reading →
*In a lecture that was intended to close the racial divide gap, a Norman, Oklahoma teacher showed a YouTube video on imperialism and followed it up with a discussion on why ALL white people are racist.
And though the teacher was not identified, anyone listening to the voice on the video (scroll down) can pretty much presume he’s not Black.
And I would be remiss if I didn’t add that, if he was Black, we would know exactly who he is.
A video was sent to NBC affiliate, KFOR, from a student who was offended by the class discussion. A white student, who felt the comment was unsubstantiated and unfair. The student felt that white people were being blamed for something just because they are white.
I can see Black folk now. Arms outspread in a ‘What?’ kind of posture. Puzzled looks on their faces as if to say, “But the comment is coming from one of you.”Continue reading →
*Want to know what some white students really think about Black people? Tell ’em EVERYBODY came from Africa! Black. White. Hispanic. Asian. Mixed.
Then just sit back and watch them scatter! That’s what happened at Texas State University when Dr. R. Jon McGee, a seasoned anthropology professor offered what is known as the “Out of Africa” theory. (Scroll down to see a photo courtesy of Twitter user).
According to The Tab, when the professor asserted that all living beings originated in Africa, the white students got up and walked out…in droves.
But that’s not all.
The white students who stayed behind reportedly started yelling “Black Lives Matter,” according to the news site reports. And others went into some serious dialogue with one another. Continue reading →
*A Motown legend is calling. Will you answer? See message from Motown’s ‘Original A&R’ man below.
I had the pleasure of interviewing William ‘Mickey’ Stevenson recently for an upcoming EURweb feature about his involvement in the upcoming “50th Anniversary” celebration of the late C. Bernard Jackson‘s “Inner City Cultural Center” taking place on November 4-6, 2016 in Los Angeles.
In the process of that interview (look forward to the feature soon) I learned of this casting call and wanted to pass it along to you.
*This pains me deeply. Until I found a chiropractor who proved himself to me, I was against all of them. I had visited a chiropractor in Studio City, California once. The office he worked out of had a huge display on Cahuenga Blvd. I went in one day, and I swear, I left out in more pain than when I entered. Because of this, it took years before I had the courage to visit another; and only after I saw the excellent results of someone I knew, following her visit to the new guy.
So when I hear that someone, in this case a woman who happened to be a Playboy model, losing her life, following a visit to a chiropractor, it breaks my heart.
I want to let you know that not every chiropractor is worthy of the license. It’s best if you get a referral from someone you trust. Continue reading →
*We’ve got approximately 21 days before we head to the polls to choose a new POTUS, but President Barack Obama is working up until the very last minute to reform the criminal justice system he began working on months back. But the issue has been with him for much longer. And according to an article in The Washington Post he shared…
“Since my first campaign, I’ve talked about how, in too many cases, our criminal justice system ends up being a pipeline from underfunded, inadequate schools to overcrowded jails.”
And he made good on his word in August 2016, when he commuted the prison sentences of federal 214 inmates (in a single day) who were locked up on drug charges — some of whom were to be locked up for life.
And as of this writing, according to The Daily News, the total number of commuted sentences has gone up to 775; with 102 of them occuring just last week.
But POTUS says he ain’t finished yet! Before he leaves office he aims to reform the amount of child support payments prisoners are carrying in debt.
In an August statement, Justice Department deputy Sally Q. Yates said, “In just the first eight months of 2016, the President has more than doubled the number of commutations granted in all of 2015. But we are not done yet, and we expect that many more men and women will be given a second chance through the Clemency Initiative.” Continue reading →