Category Archives: Are You Serious?

Church Apologizes For Banning Fat People


*My late father never cared much for people’s feelings when it came to speaking his truth.

He once told me that, in his opinion, “church folk” only knew how to do two things: eat fried chicken and wait for Jesus to come back.


Dad would have had a field day with this story!

A non-denominational Christian church in suburban Portland, Oregon is apologizing for banning overweight and obese people from its worship team.

“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?


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Memorial Marker of Emmett Till Constantly Vandalized, While that of His Murderer Remains Pristine

*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

White Students Offended By Teachers ‘To Be White is to Be Racist’ Comment (Watch)

This student decided to start selling hoodies based on a white teacher's comments!
ENTREPRENEURSHIP? This student decided to start selling hoodies based on a white teacher’s comments!

*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.

Uh oh.

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.

Screen shot of a section of the imperialist video shown in class.

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

White Students Storm Out of Class After TSU Professor Shares ‘Out of Africa’ Theory

Professor R. Jon McGee, Texas State University
Professor R. Jon McGee, Texas State University

*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

Playboy Model’s Death Shows Why You Can’t Trust ‘Just Any’ Chiropractor

Katie May, Snapchat photo
Katie May, Snapchat photo

*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

POTUS Plans ‘One Last Change’ Before He Leaves Office: Reform Prisoners Child Support Payments

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Frontiers conference in Pittsburgh, U.S. October 13, 2016. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

*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

They Can Deliver Babies, and Even Build a Bomb Stack … A Flight Attendant’s Job is Never Done


*You know the saying: Don’t get it twisted? Well that may as well be a flight attendant’s motto because their job requirements or what they actually do is so much more than asking if we’d like “coffee or tea?”

Business Insider decided to delve into exactly what it is that a Flight Attendant does, and put the word out to flight attendant’s everywhere for input. Approximately 60 flight attendant’s responded and the things they shared will blow your mind.

Talk about a position being UNDERESTIMATED!

First let me say, I looked everywhere to see what a “bomb stack” is…you know, the term I mentioned in the headline? It came from a direct quote one of the flight attendants sent in (See slide #8).

“Think of anything that could possibly happen anywhere — if it happens at 37,000 feet in the air, guess who is taking care of it? We do much more than hand out cokes, but unfortunately that is what the public sees, especially if they only fly domestically.”

“I know how to build a bomb stack, and if it came down to it, I could deliver your baby.”

“We are trained to protect the flight deck at all costs.”

From what I can tell (and I welcome comments on this from folks who know) it may be a shelter to protect if a nuclear bomb or something of a devastating nature occurs. What this would actually look like 37,000 feet up is both of our guesses? Continue reading

White People Fun: The North American Wife-Carrying Contest

Jessica Keefe, celebrates after her husband, Michael Keefe, of Madbury, N.H., made it through the mud pit during the North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

*I got married the first time when I was young and strong, and I carried my wife for almost 14 years.

Who knew that if I’d LITERALLY carried her for just under 300 yards, I could have won lots of beer and cash?  

Who knew there were annual wife-carrying contests throughout the world?  The genre’s name is a misnomer, as you don’t actually  have to be married to throw a woman over your shoulders and navigate a few challenging, muddy, watery obstacle courses on your way to the grand prize!

I haven’t managed to find one African American couple who competed this year.  Didn’t really surprise me.  White people can come up with the damndest stuff!  

This year’s North American Wife Carrying Championship took place last week in Newry, Maine.  (Maine.  That’s probably part of why no black folks were around.)

44 couples competed, being tested by an obstacle course that included log hurdles, sand traps, and lots of mud.

Peter Ver Ploeg carries Virginia Petrovek through the mud pit during the North American Wife Carrying Championship, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016, at the Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. The couple, from Portland, Maine, has been married for one year. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

That’s another barrier for us.  Sistahs are NOT feeling the mud in the weave.  Nope.   Continue reading