With a parody of the abused animals commercials, this video focuses on abused Black men who are being welcomed by white women looking to "save" them. Watch it and tell us what you think. Is it funny? Offensive? A subject NOT to be touched on lightly with humor?
Chicago's city clerk will delay the printing of more than one million city vehicle stickers after prudes declared that the gang symbols sends the wrong message.
The City Clerk's office made the announcement following posts on two police blogs that point out similarities between the sticker design and the symbol for the Maniac Latin Disciples, a street gang on Chicago's North Side and the Gangster Disciples, and the biggest gang of them all, Chicago Police Department.
Don't worry, we can say that because some of our best friends are police officers.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's new baby parodied on SNL skit featuring Maya Rudolph, Justin Timberlake... and tons of real Indian Remy hair
In what is viewed as a series of unbelievable events, during a recent late night interview Lil Kim calls Nicki Minaj an:
“intelligent queen whose ancestors were royal, regal, and elegant. I truly believe that some of her ancestors helped build the pyramids and that her wonderful talent is a culmination of all the greatness that comes from a people who know how to overcome all obstacles."
In response, Nicki Minaj said that Lil Kim’s Queen B moniker is truly reflective of Lil Kim’s status as the ancestors of real queens and mothers of civilization.
“Lil Kim is truly a mother of civilization and her future is as bright as the sun and I see Lil Kim being raised to true Queen B status where she is viewed and treated like both our ancestors were, as true mothers of civilization,” said Minaj.
Amazing! Bean Soup Times wonders just how far these two talented celebrities will go to uplift each other?
Hey Busta, pass the Everlasting Pure and Natural Spring Water!
During Black History Month, Black businesses owners across the country have united around a single issue today: enforcement of the "Wait 'Til I Get My Money Right Act."
In 2010 President Barack Obama passed the then controversial Act which, in theory, forces Black consumers to spend “at least 30% of their income with Black-owned businesses."
It almost stalled in Congress after days of bickering because Republicans wanted to include a “flogging” component that would allow local authorities to “publicly whip any Black person that did not meet the 30% quota each week.”
"Although the law has been passed, it's like the early days of prohibilition in this country. Nobody is enforcing the law. Local governments say they cannot afford to use the manpower and the federal government is sitting on their hands," said Ronnie Washington of Ronnie's Moving Company.
Back in 2005, Black businesses banded together, picked up picket signs and demanded that Black people spend money with quality Black businesses. The result was not only more support, but when the first Black president was elected, a federal law was written, passed and signed by Pres. Obama in less than a month.
"Who would have thought that the first act of a Black president would be one dealing with segregation. But truth be told, Black folks were better off during segregation. Back then, everybody had a business," said Washington.
But the now, 1.9 million Black owned businesses are back with another set of issues:
- Too many rappers are promoting non Black businesses giving their competition an unfair, undeserved advantage.
- Too many people still believe that some stores ice is colder and their sugar is sweeter.
"Why should we send all our hard earned money to these major corporations, some whom didn't ask for nor want our money and love? We demand that major and minor hip hop artists do what Jay Z did and mention Black businesses such as Carol's Daughter.
"So, unlike other businesses that didn't ask for their endorsement, we are. Hey Busta, pass the Everlasting Pure and Natural Spring Water."
They also demand that every Black person either read or be read Carter G. Woodson's book, "The Miseducation of the Negro."