Black Chick’s Word

May 30, 2008 at 10:16 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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I would like to take this time thank all my readers for making my first week with this new blog a BLAST!!

 

I recently was listed on WordPress top seven fasted growing blogs, and it wouldn’t have happen without y’all help.

 

People told me this would be a challenge at first year, and no doubt it has been. AND it’s been only SEVEN DAYS! But I’m loving it. Thanks for giving me a chance to do what I love to do, exploit black people! LOL, get kidding.

 

But really, thanks, especially for those who have contacted me with their kind words and giving me updates for my blog. For the past couple of days I’ve been doing a lot of the work myself, and would greatly appreciate if y’all would help.

 

What I want from YOU:

  • I’m looking for another author for this blog. Preferably two or three. With summer school, work, and family, it’s been a challenge posting updates on time and before other blogs. You will have the freedom to blog about anything you want in black entertainment.
  • I’m looking for someone who would like to give my blog a facelift! It has to be creative but easy to navigate.
  • I’m looking for contributors. Send in you articles, videos, and pictures. You can be anonymous or you’ll be the author. And don’t forget to comment!!
  • Blogroll me!
  • Contact me! Give me your opinion!

What I will do for YOU:

  • I’ll try to update my blog faster
  • Add new features
  • Write shorter post, add some humor, add my opinion on topics

 

Again thanks!

 

Other news:

  • One of the most popular post on my blog is the Shay “Buckeey” Johnson Sextape Scandal, or whatever you want to call it. Please comment on what you think about the whole situation.

 

AND REMEMBER TO COMMENT!!! I want to know what y’all think, so I can have an idea what news to put on my blog.

T.I. Gets MTV Reality Show

May 28, 2008 at 10:14 am | Posted in T.I. | Leave a comment
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Rapper T.I. will turn his legal issues into an untitled reality series that will air on MTV in early 2009.

According to Variety, MTV will follow the Grammy Award winning Atlanta rapper as he performs 1,000 hours of community service and readies for a one-year prison sentence, for possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers.

MTV has already ordered eight episodes of the series, which is being produced by Ish Entertainment and executive produced by Grand Hustle’s Jason Geter and T.I. himself.

“We began the conversations in the middle of deliberations over what would happen to him,” Ish’s Michael Hirschorn told Variety. “The original idea for the show had him staging a series of interventions in each episode with people in danger. But when we visited him under house arrest, it felt much bigger and more powerful than we anticipated.”

The show will also document T.I. as he finishes and released his highly anticipated new album Paper Trail, which is due in stores in August.

T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested by agents with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives last October, just hours before a performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.

The rapper took a plea deal and was sentenced to a year in prison starting in 2009, fined $100,000 dollars and ordered to serve 1,000 hours of probation.

How Does America Really Feel About Black Celebrities

May 23, 2008 at 7:54 pm | Posted in entertainment | 6 Comments
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How Does America Really Feel About Black Celebrities

Author: Todd A. Smith

It is amazing how quickly America can build up its latest celebrity. We shower them with praise and adulation as if they are the second coming of the messiah.

High profile athletes have the ability to bring all colors and creeds together in unity at any professional sporting event across the world. For those few hours that we are at a stadium or arena, we seem to forget about our differences and problems because of the exploits of some superbly talented athlete.

After earning an excessive amount of money, many Black superstars have the false notion that have crossed over and are above the struggles of ordinary African Americans.

In Spike Lee’s controversial film Do the Right Thing, bigoted pizzeria employees implied that icons such as Eddie Murphy and Michael Jordan were beyond being Black because of their success. They argued that their prejudice toward African Americans did not include their Black heroes because they had risen above regular Black folk.

However, because of the recent Michael Vick dog fighting case, it is time young Black celebrities realize that their success and fortune does not put them above racists who hate to see African Americans doing better than themselves.

I have often said that bigots hate rich and successful Black people more than they hate Black people in general. For someone who has heard all their life that they are better than people with brown skin it is reaffirming to see a Black family struggling on welfare. However, it is extremely disheartening to believe that you are superior to people of color and then see a 27-year-old Black male earn over $100 million playing football and endorsing products.

I am the first person to say that Michael Vick should suffer the consequences for his crime. There is absolutely no reason a multi-millionaire should even be involved in something as stupid as a dog fighting.

However, I am totally against those who say he should be banned from the NFL for life because of a dog, especially when you have players like Leonard Little who have killed human beings and are still playing every Sunday afternoon.

Although I am by no means an animal lover, it would sicken me to see any living creature tortured for any reasons, but it sickens me even more that at a time when soldiers are dying everyday in Iraq and students are killing each other everyday in American schools that so much emphasis is placed on an animal.

Maybe if we put as much emphasis on loving other human beings as much as we love our pets we would not find ourselves in the moral crisis that is present in America.

It is time that African American celebrities realize that bigots will pretend to love you when all is going well but as soon as you make a mistake they will become your biggest critics.

During Barry Bonds’ homerun chase, he was the victim of vicious taunts by unruly fans. However, are those same fans criticizing St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel for allegedly receiving human growth hormone in his attempt to make it back to the big leagues?

The tragic downfall of Michael Vick should serve as warning that there is a double standard in American sports. Black athletes must realize that they are constantly under surveillance and one mistake or accusation can tarnish their image if not destroy their entire career.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/art-and-entertainment-articles/how-does-america-really-feel-about-black-celebrities-424284.html

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