White Folk in Connecticut Not Too Happy About ‘White Privilege’ Essay Contest

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*Darn skippy my ass!?Well what can you expect if you put out a call for students to write an essay on ‘white privilege’ if they’re?white?

Outrage…but I suspect its mainly from the parents or grandparents or other elders.

The contest was put on by the diversity council in Connecticut’s Gold coast area. It asked students to describe how white privilege?has impacted their lives and chairperson?Harold Bailey Jr. says people weighed in on the topic from as far away as Singapore.

“There’s a lot more controversy around it than many of us expected,” Bailey, a retired IBM vice president who is Black, said. “Just the fact it says ‘white’ and ‘privilege,’ for some people that’s all they need to see, and all of a sudden we’re race-baiting or trying to get people to feel guilty. That’s not at all what it’s about.”

And to reiterate the point I made earlier, about WHO is raising all this cain?

Bari Reiner, 72, says the question is offensive because the town welcomes anybody who can afford to live here.

“It’s an open town,” Reiner said. “There are no barricades here. Nobody says if you’re black or whatever, you can’t move here.”

Spoken like a true…let me stop. Continue reading

Stephanie Mills Featured ‘A Special Evening for Friends and Lover’s’ on Valentine’s Day

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*Rainbow Promotions, LLC will present “A Special Evening of Music for Friends and Lovers” — a Valentine’s Day concert featuring the remarkable Stephanie Mills, along with Eric Darius, and The L.A. Collective on?Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m.?The event will take place at the Long Beach ?Terrace Theater Performing Arts Center located at?300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90802

TICKET?Prices range from?$70 – $175 ?for VIP Dinner packages which includes a savory 3-course dinner and a rose for each lady.

Doors for VIP ticket holders open at 4:30 p.m. with dinner being served from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Doors for regular non-dinner ticket holders will open at 6:30 p.m.

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To purchase tickets, go to Ticketmaster.com, visit http://bit.ly/Valentines2017 or call (800) 745-3000.

For more information, call Rainbow Promotions (562) 424-0013 or visit www.rainbowpromotions.com

Uber CEO Sent ME This Email: Takes Stand Against Trump’s ‘Immigration Ban’

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*Yesterday I received a message from Uber founder and CEO, Travis Kalanick. As a member of his Uber driving team, it’s not rare to receive messages from “Travis” but this one was especially sensitive because it is in response to something…or should I say someone… that has our entire country up in arms right now.

Donald Trump and his “Temporary Immigration Travel Ban.”

As is the case with any entrepreneur, any businessman, such a dramatic stance as Trump’s decision to halt all movement of immigrants coming to this country; and threatening to stop those who reside here but travel back home from returning not only has devastating humanistic effects, but profound effects on business as well.

Many Uber staff members are immigrants — drivers and technicians.

But the email is in direct support of drivers.?So Uber has decided to take a stand and assist those affected by the ban.

No matter what some will call a hidden agenda, (hey, he’s a businessman but does that make him any less human?) I already applaud the gesture.

Here is the email I received from Travis Kalanick. Continue reading

Wish You Were ‘This Doggie’ Right Now? You’re Gonna Love This! (Watch)

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*Let’s start your week off with a feel-good video. Aww, c’mon, I know you’ve probably just finished lunch and have to go back to the office, but don’t hate, congratulate! This is one very happy doggie.

Actually, on your next break, take a look at the video and play a little game with me called, “I wonder what this doggie would say if he could talk?”

I’ll start. Continue reading

Study Finds Social Media Users Are Obsessed With Their Dogs

It’s official: social media users are paw-sitively obsessed with their pups.

A new study released by BarkBox found that dog owners post photos of or talk about their furry friends six times per week on average. Nationwide, 46.3 million households have a dog, so having a canine companion is quite common. However, it may surprise some to know that out of the 1,000 dog parents surveyed, 11% have actually created a social media account specifically for their pooch.

Some have speculated that one of the main reasons dog owners love posting these photos and videos is because we consider our pets to be part of the family. Stacie Grissom, head of content at BarkBox, noted, “In our parents’ generation, a dog may have been kept largely in the yard and you greeted it in the morning and when you came home from work. Now the dog is [on] the Christmas cards.”

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NJ Woman Grabs Stranger’s Child and Throws Her on Train Tracks (Child is Safe Now!)

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*Let?s file this under people have openly begun to lose their damn mind. Anytime a person take?s someone else?s kid — let alone ANY kid — and throws them onto the tracks of an oncoming train, I mean, WTF?

But this is what a New Jersey woman allegedly did, according to WABC-TV.

Thank goodness the 5-year-old girl was rescued in time. Continue reading

Burger King Employees Arrested: ‘Can I Get Some Weed With that Shake?’

St. Ignace, Michigan, USA - September 28, 2014: People at a Burger King location in St. Ignace, Michigan.

*Well actually, anyone wanting to buy weed at this particular Burger King had to ask for “extra crispy fries.” No one knows how long the two employees had been running the scheme out of the Burger King Drive-Thru in the small town of Epping, New Hampshire, but?Garrett “Nasty Boy” Norris, 20, and his alleged accomplice?Meagan Dearborn, 19, had allegedly been selling marijuana to anyone who made the request.

Now the two have been charged and are awaiting arraignment.

According to Seacoast Online?an undercover cop rolled up to the window last Saturday and asked if Nasty Boy was working today — a request that had to be made to set the scene for what was to follow. Encouraged to proceed by the affirmative answer, my man ordered his extra crispy fries and proceeded to the pay window. There he got his fries, with a large coffee cup of…you know what.

I’ll bet Gotcha! was his response. Continue reading

1950s TV Western Features Con Man Named Trump Who Wanted To Build A Wall

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*They say life imitates art. ?Sometimes, it’s the other way around.

A western drama TV series called “Trackdown,” ran from 1957 to 1959. ?One of the series’ episodes, entitled “End of the World,” featured a con man named Walter Trump who told everyone that he could prevent the world from ending by…

wait for it…

building a wall.

For real. ?

While OUR Trump wants to keep all of the raping, murdering Mexicans out of the country, the fictional Walter Trump’s wall was envisioned as the ultimate protector from a “cosmic explosion.”

Hilariously, the similarities don’t end there. ? OUR Trump and THAT Trump had similar speaking patterns. ?Check out this snippet of dialogue from the 1958 episode, and see if you agree: Continue reading

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