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Boondocks’ creator Aaron McGruder to BET: %@*$% ^ & !

Animated episodes that never aired, which take swipes at black cable network executives, will be included on next Tuesday's DVD release. By Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer The battle between "The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder and Black Entertainment Television is about to get a lot more animated. Two second-season episodes of the biting cartoon series that attack the black-themed network but were never aired -- possibly because of corporate ...

Fox News Jokes About Killing Obama

from Blacktino.net While commenting on Hillary's RFK gaffe, Liz Trotta on Fox News Channel first referred to Barack Obama as "Osama" and then laughed that they should both be killed.

Wright says criticism is attack on black church

By NEDRA PICKLER WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defiant appearance before the Washington media, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that criticism surrounding his fiery sermons is an attack on the black church and rejected those who have labeled him unpatriotic. "I served six years in the military," Barack Obama's longtime pastor said. "Does that make me patriotic? How many years did (Vice President Dick) Cheney serve?" Wright spoke at ...

Fukudome doesn’t find racist T-shirts in Wrigleyville funny

Offensive image on hot-selling item doesn't reflect positively on city BY GORDON WITTENMYER gwittenmyer@suntimes.com Kosuke Fukudome didn't have to wait long for the ugly American part of his welcome to Wrigleyville. A Fukudome T-shirt with a racist image is the hottest-selling item at a souvenir stand that sells unlicensed Cubs-related merchandise across Addison Street from the ballpark, according to Mark Kolbusz, who's in his fourth season operating the stand. On the front ...

TransAtlantic Slave Trade

The transatlantic slave trade is a major element of global history. The forced movement of West African people across the Atlantic resulted in unprecedented forms of cruelty and subjugation, racism, inequality, shifts in cultural identity, a marked decline in the West African population and significant economic and agricultural developments in the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas. Little is known about the 400-year long transatlantic slave trade and its lasting ...

Falling in love with the Truth

from WAMU's Diane Rehm Show "Barack Obama's speech called on the nation to have a high level conversation on race. Much of the media has dropped to the lowest level and focused on trying to drive controversy. Cable news has been in the dirt. The media can drive the conversation. Why not take the high road and do something good for the country?" - Bob, Rochester, N.Y. "First of all because ...

Seeing Red over Injustice

Mary Ellen Noone's great-grandmother was a petite woman — probably 95 pounds wet — but she was very strong, Noone says. Pinky Powell, who was born before the turn of the last century, used to say that she could pick 100 pounds of cotton by lunchtime, Noone adds. "She never smiled, but I could tell when I looked in her eyes that she really loved me," she says. One night, Noone ...

Bob Johnson criticizes Obama

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press Writer One of Hillary Rodham Clinton's most prominent black supporters said Sunday he was insulted by the characterization by rival Barack Obama's presidential campaign of her remarks about the civil rights movement. Bob Johnson, the nation's first black billionaire and founder of the BET cable television network, said Obama's campaign had acted dishonestly and had distorted Clinton's remarks about Martin Luther King Jr. Johnson also seemed ...

Golf Channel anchor says young golfers should ‘lynch Tiger Woods’

By Roy S. Johnson Tuesday, Jan 8, 2008 4:38 pm EST What is it about Duke? Okay, maybe that's not fair. But it did make me scratch my head and wonder when I read what Kelly Tilghman (pictured with Arnold Palmer), a former Blue Devil golfer, said on the Golf Channel last Friday during her gig as co-lead announcer for the network's telecast of the Mercedes-Benz Championship, the PGA Tour's ...

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