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By now, the final leg to Christmas is here. Many are out getting gifts or making that donation popping. But whatever it is, it’s almost the day in which grandma’s house will be visited, light speed to the tree will be at full throttle. The anticipation of the excitement once again that this Holy Day of Jesus’ birth is mysterious, but is the greatest holiday of all time.

But like before: I still got questions!

For all of us December born males, does this matter?

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Does us in the Sagittarius game have a plan that things will be better? Keep slinging the arrows.♐♐♐♐

Did I had a good birthday on December 5th? Celebrating that 40th Milestone? ♐

OK hold up: who is really watching the Hallmark Christmas Movies?🎄❄🎄❄

Again I need to ask, are there other stories to read? Time to bust the bubble. Literally.

Not lame but I only see a few African Americans in these Hallmark Christmas Shows. Why is that?

Will you really miss Obama after this SNL Christmas Skit?

In history, the Green Bay Packers are so Dangerous in December. True?

So the Electoral College (as from those who hate it) should be abolished. Um did the EC actually worked when Obama got elected?

Milwaukee, remember we Generation X folks had all this fun? Read this article from one of our black radio hosts from WNOV on OnMilwaukee.com.

Who really gets the Christmas Gifts: those who have nothing or those who have been in the struggle?

Will fake news actually disappear from Facebook, Google or any other news outlet that has real news?

What was the really stories that captured 2016? More on that later.

With all the snow jobs lately, should there be a reduction in taxes? And should there be snow cycles for fun and at a cheap price?

Is DirecTV Now holding up well? I may need to subscribe.

With some of the black population supporting Donald Trump, what will be outcome of what they think they might get, knowing that part of it will get screwed?

With all the Christmas stuff now coming down percentage-wise, is it wise NOW to get them for next year?

They say that the females have to take over for the men for doctor appointments. My question is, are these the same type of females that really hate men? Be real ladies.💊

You black queens say you love us black kings. Can you takes us out to lunch or dinner or a movie that YOU will be paying? Don’t just say you love us, show it!🍴

I know this might be old, but what is it about black women or certain type of black women who have this hate on black men who date other races? I mean I’m just asking what is the hold up on it? And where is the “hate” coming from?

I have to ask this also: those of us in America is thinking about moving to Canada, due to Trump’s win. What’s in Canada?

YAHOO: What is wrong with you?!

Many should realize that Canada does have racism like America almost, right?

Should the Greater Milwaukee Area get a Hard Rock Café (not the Casino due to Walker’s dumb decision) in order to get Milwaukee on the map more? THINK on this Milwaukee. Hate going to other cities for the Hard Rock fun!

What is real hate against Obamacare?

By the end of 2016, will you really have all those 2017 resolutions in tact, knowing that many of us WILL NOT due all the things on that list? (lose weight, stop smoking, find this and that…..)

Should Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke be fired for all those deaths in County Jail? 

You do realize that when new years comes, you have to start filing taxes right? TAX TIME BALLERS! 💸

Oh, many don’t know, but 2017 is a mini voting year? Not for President, but look in your communities.

Why is the Salvation Army having a hard time with the kettle donations?

Should all NFL or celebs dive in the Salvation Army kettle for the donations?

So there are those still are at war on Christmas. For what pry-tell reason why? Bitterness perhaps?

So Hanukkah, Christmas and Kwanzaa will all start and end by New Years Day. Questions?

Will us Sagittarius folks keep slinging the arrows everyday? Now that our season is in the books! ♐♐♐♐♐♐

OK last question: and this is for all the cold snow haters. If you are one of the many that hate cold weather so much, then why you don’t say much about………Hot weather?  Just wait until Spring/Summer 17. I’ll hold you to that.

So, Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Feliz Navidad to all. 🎄❄🎄❄🎄❄🎁
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For many years, I have posted so many tweets as a annual review. This year, Twitter was up to some Analytical data reviews in which they record the tweets that got the most views.

So for this year, I have highlighted the best tweets from the arsenal in which stood out. Oh, this would be a chance to see which tweets stood out for you if you have Twitter.

January: Check in CST! !

February: 9-6. That is all. Get the resumes out. .

A well deserved final salute for my cousin Russell Drew.

 

March:  Limousine ridin’ Jet flyin’, kiss stealin’, wheeling dealin’……….

One of my best pics with the Nikon. By the way, I’m doing this again!

 

April: A Sesame Street/Empire Crossover.

Happy Easter!

May:  Damarious Randall: Welcome to the . Grab a jacket for the cold battles in the .

June: And another one…Curry.

July:  Looking at that was at the . Let’s see what happened.

Happening now.

August: “Sometimes we do things uncomprehensive.” Sermon quote.

It’s on FB, but I’ll share it here also.

September:  I’m assuming that got the W by now.

October : Got Diana Ross’ “Upside Down” in the background.

November : Yeah I know. by 7. be energized!

December: 39!!!!!!! Thank you God! Hello !

Welp, that B-Day of mine, is coming. Under an hour, lol!

 


Here it is: the final week and days of “The centerpiece” of Black History Month 2015. But certainly it won’t be the last Black History Month, ever. For many many days, yes we have reviewed the highs and lows of our historical perspectives, figures and events. Yes, black folks, we’ll continue to reference our history stuff everyday like many said. But: I have significant warning here, not many of us will NOT acknowledge our history of black stuff.

And by the way: I don’t really acknowledge the “National African-American History Month” name.  I keep it straight original about “Black History Month” always!

How many of us will actually reference black history everyday? And the keyword is “ACTUALLY”. I hate to say this but to us Black Folks who might get mad at this blog, we will not acknowledge our history everyday. We won’t! Unless if there is a new way of doing it. Yeah, we might have those Black 365 Calendars at home or work where black references are shown everyday, but chances are, we are not going to see them everyday! Why? We might miss them by not referencing. Look at our finances, look at our Social Media stats, look at the next line to get the new Air Jordans, or to see what is up with the soaps that feature some black characters acting a fool of impression to feel that sensitive side creeping up. Here is a rhetorical question, are we still going to learn about our historical figures everyday?! YES or NO?

Now this year, there have been some firsts in black history. Yes, I’m still saying first because I want to see the next line folks getting their stuff.

For this year of the #BHM:

First I want to highlight SNL. Yes, Saturday Night Live. In the past 40 years or so, Saturday Night Live has had a lot of skits, and a few African-American comedians whom were never heard of, became famous as SNL Alums. From Garrett Morris, whom was doing a throwback skit with Chevy Chase, to seeing Sasheer Zamata along with Kenan Thompson in “What’s Up With That”, (and no to the Bill Cosby skit…..) Even Leslie Jones commentating on the auditions, plus seeing Kerry Washington, Ellen Cleghorne asking that question about  blacks on Seinfeld. Tim Meadows doing a Q&A, and also Chris Rock of all folks introduced and helped welcomed back someone that hasn’t been on SNL in about 30 years: Eddie Murphy. From what many have said, Eddie Murphy in the early 80’s SAVED SNL. Many said it was the truth, and there was the rumor about how would SNL survive in a couple of years. If hadn’t been for Eddie Murphy making some mama jokes, or responding to a “racist letter” via eating seafood, or Gumby, or James Brown, or the ghetto Mr. Rodgers, SNL would have been in the grave. Yes, you need new material to keep the shop open. And Maya Rudolph doing her Beyoncé impressions. “AIRBORT!” Also, during the In Memoriam segment, Danitra Vance was the only former black cast member that was remembered. Danitra was on SNL for one season during the 80’s.

Second on the menu: I kept saying in the last few years, that Black History is not just American History. It’s now part of World History. Recently on BET, they had a miniseries of a showing called “The Book of Negroes.” The real credit of the show goes to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Thank you Canadians! If those who haven’t seen the miniseries, it is a real eye opener! It’s a real eye opener not just for the love story of Aminata and Chekura, but overall it’s the struggle of slavery with triumph in between. Clearly, this to me is the now version of Roots. And also, I really LIKED Aminata’s character! She was more like a Harriet Tubman of the 1700’s from attempting to free other slaves, to read, write, speak three different languages, and still knows how to fight back! That to me, is a strong intelligent black woman! Towards the end of the series, Arimata tells the British Abolitionists her side of the story and mostly to them, she wanted to tell HER Story. And that’s what we have to do black folks! This is the part of Black History, or Black History Month where we need to tell OUR Stories! Our experiences. Our Values. And definitely our concerns, joys, truth, justice, humanity and other needs and concerns that continues to harbors the Black Community.

Now, there are those who might say: that’s racist. It’s not. You non-black folks tell your stories ALL THE TIME! And not once that any black person has stopped you from telling your experiences coming up. Even about various occasions of immigrants moved to America and worked very hard, and etc. We hear them all the time! But my folks were born here and ancestors were African related were shackled, branded, ripped apart, forced to learn new names and languages and still, being called the N-words no matter what we try to achieve for us! Degrees, Certificates, First Employee or Employees of Color doing this and that. Opening doors for greatness. And many, many, many objectives and purposes that Blacks have and are currently doing in all aspects. Even STILL rising up from the ashes of misguidedness! However again, there are those who feel that it’s racist, that it’s just separating the human race, and many other concerns. Even being “negropeanized”. Um, NO! And speaking of the “human race,” it was black folks that started the human race. We were the first of human civilization, of science, African-Americans have been in wars of the U.S. more times in history, even all kinds of MUSIC! Even fashion. Making news in journalism, technology, political statements, activism, evangelism and many MANY MANY others! Black folks, we need to keep the reminders! Even though that Black History Month of 2015 is concluding, yes our references we seek everyday still lingers!

On Facebook, I mentioned this statement that I’m not all about keeping it February. AND……..I am not all about keeping it Everyday! So check me out on this black folks: I celebrate Black History Month not only for “the centerpiece moment” of celebrations, but I also continue to  reference the historical figures and events. You can keep the month, but also reference the lessons learned!

Speaking of Canadians: I want to direct my attention to the Black Canaidan Audience. I have viewed your footages of your series of “Being Black in Canada”, via the CBC website,  in the honor of your contributions to Black History. And I was thoroughly impressed. Really I was! And I am glad that many of you, or some of you are speaking out and bringing up the missing pieces of your black historical references that were either misplaced, not talked about, covered up, and many others. Even Slavery, and Racism. Like here in the U.S. we deserve also to uncover many hidden information that was either not talked about in our schools, universities, our jobs, our communities that are pertaining to Black Culture and Black events.

So I say this to you, the Black Canadian Audience, after hearing the segments that you commented and talked about via your Being Black in Canada special, I say this: Keep talking about them. Never stop! Raise your concerns of injustice, racism, and others that many need to hear. Some of you whom may not realize it, you have become unsung heroes. Keep telling YOUR black stories. And yes, like us U.S. folks, we need to tell our children more about these experiences. But as adults, I say this to any black adult citizen in the world, we need to reteach ourselves on Black History because sometimes we forget! We also say we need to keep telling the stories so that our kids will know when they get grown! Matter of fact, we need to tell them NOW before they get grown!  Yes, when I heard your stories, it was similar to what us African-Americans face each day. WE KNOW! So, you’re not alone. Feel free to blog, use your black radio airwaves, papers, TV, Internet sites to get your message (and that’s YOUR Message) to continue. You got Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. And yes, you can come to America’s News stations or radio programs to express the black life of Canada in this point of view. For the Black Canadian Media, same thing. Keep telling your stories! This Being Black in Canada special you had recently is a start. Again: Keep going and DON’T STOP! There are those who might feel uncomfortable about the subjects, but it’s needed to be told, no matter what!

Also just in: I was viewing this video on Facebook (via the updates) and yes it’s Black Canadian Related in the schools. Again, keep telling the stories!

This might sound strange in all, but there needs to be a “International Black Summit” of all black folks addressing our issues about this. Most recently, there was a racial incident that was in Paris in which a black man was pushed off the train more than once by some white Chelsea Soccer Players and chanting as being racist. Shameful! And several blog stories ago, I commented that racism is crossing international waters!

Furthermore in this #BHM2015: The talk about Selma. I’m pretty sure that many of you went to see the movie about one of the acts in the history of Civil Rights. For those who STILL have not seen Selma, I will not disclose anything from the movie here! I want those who have high school students, involved with Church Activities, College groups, D9 Fraternities and Sororities, Community Members, and many other connections to go and see this movie! And by the way, don’t just see it because you want to, see it because it’s your right. Also I should point out, the song Glory from the Selma Soundtrack is Oscar Winning Worthy.

Callout: For those of us in Milwaukee, we got to see the Ebony Fashion Fair at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Now through May! 

Finally, for you future kings and queens of the black community: I see you!!!! I see your young talents shine in dance, music, sports, technology, and most of all: education! Do all you can to make the world a good place to live. But before you get to those big jobs in the future, and higher education of colleges, make SURE you listen to your parents (even though they might be strict at times), your teachers who might stay on your homework alot. Don’t get an attitude all the time, stay grounded with your books, keep dreaming and most of all, don’t quit/dropout, and this for mostly the black boys: STAY OUT OF TROUBLE! If you find yourself in trouble, don’t do it on your own. Get help to get out, and stay out!

This concludes my “Annual Review” of Black History Month 2015. But not of Black History overall. Besides, Black History Month Part II is coming in June! So get ready.


Leslie Jones sparked outrage talking about slavery during a ‘Weekend Update’ segment on 'SNL.'

 

Oh lord. Oh my God in the heavens! The gates of hades have been flooded!

Last week on SNL, there was new voice that was featured on the Weekend Update with Cecily Strong and Colin Jost. No, it’s wasn’t Sasheer Zamata. But however it was one of the writers behind the scenes named Leslie Jones. I’ve haven’t heard of her as much as Sasheer.  She did a segment in relation to the Luptia Nyong’o People Magazine Cover, and the case of the plantation/slavery mentality. And during her segment, she got her opinions out and however not everyone is happy. Really, Americans?

So under review, here it is:

Weekend Update: Leslie Jones

Now the question is, why there are folks are mad at her?! Come on, admit it folks. Especially Black Folks, militant folks alike. You would be mad at what Leslie Jones said than hearing and seeing folks getting shot up in your neighborhoods, school yards, in the classrooms, churches, the malls, fights at funerals, getting discriminated for jobs for being black, or having to finally hear about the 200+ girls in Nigeria who were captured or maybe having the notion of the on-going hate against those like Kanye, Jay-Z, Beyonce, or any other person in music that continues to push the game with explicit content or language of freedom of speech, or many other things that we’re mad the mos,t but not actually trying to rise above that for raising our kids better!  Even constantly complain about, oh the Trayvon Martin stuff nationwide, but what about the black boys in Milwaukee, Chicago, L.A., and many other cities that aren’t well known? Even the missing girls like Alexis Patterson who have been missing the most, and a Violin in Milwaukee was found in a matter of days!

Anyone want to comment that? Going once, going twice………..

There are the same ones who talk smack about the church, but still let others have their money. Admit it. The same ones who say: “there ain’t no jobs out here!” There are jobs, but who’s applying and networking? Oh, remember when BET aired Roots that one Christmas Weekend, and folks on twitter got mad? Some of you probably reading this blog now, or may have that Twitter Timeline on storage load, and retracting every sentence as possible. Now is the show on BET currently? Nope. When Bill Cosby was touring the country in the poor areas 10 years ago, he outlined about the Brown vs Board of Education’s Anniversary. Plus also, he was criticized for saying that black folks didn’t do enough in the last decades or so to meet up with the criteria. And guess what? He got dissed. Folks said that he had “harsh words for the African-American Community”. But folks still love him! Chris Rock: was criticized for saying “Happy White People’s Independence Day” on Twitter, and many in the tweets were mad at him because that at that time, there were slaves who didn’t celebrate and weren’t happy about it. And the so-called Americans who some what had a defensive part to chastise him for not liking America! Even the white folks were mad at him along with those who served. Admit it! Part what he said was the truth anyway.

Speaking of that, remember this Chris Rock thing from 2004?

Lot of you, or the folks were talking about Eddie Murphy and his time on SNL. Don’t forget, he did played the part of Buckwheat on the skit and he got the hot seat. Dave Chappelle had a racial draft skit on his show and, boom! Outrage. The late Richard Pryor was on SNL way back in the day in the 70’s, and he and Chevy Chase had a skit of word association.

Chevy said the “N*gger” and Richard commented “Dead H*nkey”. Research that, millennial folk. SNL has been there before. They even had Martin Lawrence on the show as a guest, but was later banned. But do we show them love? possibility. What about that 28 Reasons skit from Black History Month? That was a catchy thing, but some thought it was dry and had no substance. But that was liked to learn that Black History Month or Black History (not American History) didn’t start with slavery!

 

Are we still talking about this? Yes and no. I say give this “convo” about two weeks.

This is the part in which I think Leslie was talking about. Instead of her poking the bear, she was provoking the thought in my view. That’s what that was in a philosophical sense. Provoking the thought. Taking an issue or an idea and trying to make you think. Maybe there might have been those in the era that were brainwashed to believe the objectives of the slave masters.  Even folks like Jamliah Lemieux has to understand that. Oh, hold up, wait a minute: speaking of her, no disrespect but wasn’t she criticized by the Republican Right Wing about her opinionated views of a black republican magazine? Even on Fox News jumped on that? And Raffi Williams was thought to be a white dude, but he really wasn’t? And the bible says, judge not. I’m not a fan of the Republican Party nor I’m not a fan of the Black Republican Face of interest. Nope, not my thing. And no I have not been to no Tea Party Rallies to dis President Obama. Don’t get me started. Malcolm X once talked about the House Negro and the Field Negro. We know this right? And for the record, Leslie was not trying to be slave. Period.

Now what was Leslie’s reaction to all of this? Well she did her twitter message like this:

Y’all so busy trying to be self righteous you miss what the joke really is. Very sad I have to defend myself to black people. Now I’m betting if Chris Rock or Dave [Chappelle] did that joke or jay z or Kanye put in a rap they would be called brilliant. Cause they all do this type of material. Just cause it came from a strong black woman who ain’t afraid to be real y’all mad. So here is my announcement black folks, you won’t stop me and Im gonna go even harder and deeper now. Cause it’s a shame that we kill each other instead of support each other. This exactly why black people are where we are now cause we too f***** sensitive and instead of make lemonade out of lemons we just suck the sour juice from the lemons. Wake up.”

We are going to learn today!

It’s kind of interesting when I hear black folks telling other black folks of the sensitivity in stuff like this. I even hear WNOV’s own Sherwin Hughes talking about racism alot and yes he does bring an issue of sensitive stuff along with blacks. At times, black folks we do (and I’ll admit) get hyper sensitive about darn near everything! The little stuff that keep getting to us every single time and we cringe or crawl into our fetal positions or whatever to escape.  That’s almost like many have not gotten over that time when I hear the words: as an example: “YOU STOLE MY MAN (OR GIRL) BACK IN SCHOOL AND I STILL HATE YOUR A**!” Or like “I DON’T LIKE YOUR PANTS SAGGING LIKE THAT. IT HURTS ME!” Or like: when the black twitter faithful was stabbing at Gabby Douglas in the 2012 Olympics, and folks had to talk about her hair! Oooooh! hair stuff. Really? WOW!  We do!

Check this, even Don Lemon of CNN had to chime in on this. Now, I don’t usually agree with his viewpoints alot, but in regarding the “Leslie Jones Black Bombshell on SNL”  he has a point.

So in conclusion, instead of  beating around the bush that Leslie Jones said on SNL, like many of you said, and I’m saying this as a Single Black man with no kids and not married: Uplift the communities, employ more black workers, go back to school to get more degrees, help your alumni chapters, join a fraternity or sororities, work with a fraternity or a sorority in charge, donate to your local causes of diabetes or cancer prevention, go to church, go back to church, help a church, help the children, own your home, own your business,  and do many other things to empower YOU (Black Men, Black Women)  to rise above the negative. EVEN to continue a cause of tradition and get twice ahead as possible. And be in prayer for those whom are missing, and those who have lost in various ways. Even fight back white supremacy in the cause of existence.

Like Melissa Harris-Perry’s father says: the struggle continues.

 ****Drops the mic and the soapbox is destroyed****

 

 

 

 


I was one of the many African-Americans who probably didn’t watch SNL in a while that did watch. And laughed.

Two words: Kerry Washington.

We know that in the past 39 years of Saturday Night Live, only 4 women of color had been apart of the skits part of the ongoing comedic series. No question there were black males ranging from Garrett Morris (aka Stan, Junior King), Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Kenan Thompson, Jay Pharoh and many others that passed through. Now since Kerry was on the show as a host, SNL better wake up! I’m Just saying.

I think it was a huge content for SNL to have a well known Black Actress like Kerry Washington to jumpstart something that has been in the drought since Maya Rudolph left the show years back.

For those of us who well……missed the mark, take a look of a rundown of Kerry’s skits. By the way, can SNL bring in more black females to represent? Better to “Change the Culture.” Even if it’s a legendary show full of comics.

 

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Saturday Night Live. This is for them.

The legendary show that has been in the households since 1975, has always been a staple of comedy before going to church. “Well isn’t that special?” says the chruch lady played by Dana Carvey, who also revived his role as George H.W. Bush, and also along with Mike Myers with Wayne’s World. Oh don’t act like you know. And of course, the Adam Sandlers, Kevin Nealons, Steve Martin, Bill Murray and Ana Gastyer  and many others have made the laughing folks presentable. Even the late John Belushi, and Wisconsin’s own Chris Farley ( the van down by the river) made folks laugh.

However for the black female side, in the recent events everyone is talking about what Kenan Thompson said about the lack of Black Females not being on SNL. Wanna review? Let’s see courtesy of TV Guide:

“I don’t know. We just haven’t done them. That’s what I’m saying. Maybe [Jay Pharaoh] will do it or something, but even he doesn’t really want to do it.” And he also comments this: “It’s just a tough part of the business. Like in auditions, they just never find ones that are ready.”

Speaking of Kenan Thompson, he and Kel Mitchell had black history made when they were the first African-American duo to headline their own show on Nickelodeon, “Kenan and Kel”. Don’t act like you know.

In the history of SNL: only 4 black females were featured on as regulars since the beginning. Who were they you asked? Everyone has mentioned Maya Rudolph (who is mixed)  so many times. Very true. HOWEVER there were many others: Remember Ellen Cleghorne? She was a regular and black on SNL back in the 90’s. Plus before her, Danitra Vance came on during the mid-80’s, and before her, research this name: Yvonne Hudson who was around in the early 80’s, five years after SNL made it’s debut, and then being fired during the show’s midseason timeframe.

But recently, on Roland Martin’s radio show, NewsOne Now, (yep his show is coming up!!!!) three black women of Loni Love, Sommore, and Kym Wheatley had addressed the issue plus also to take a swipe at Kenan Thompson of what he commented about black female comedians not being ready for SNL. They went in on him like crazy. And with real talk!  Here is the recap of the interview that you should have paid attention to:

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast 10:23:13: Breast Cancer’s Impact On Black Women, Wildin’ Out Wednesdays

Note: you may want to click the link and fast forward toward the Widlin’ out Wednesdays portion of the segment.

Partially for summations, they have mentioned that the actors (male actors) to dress as women per say, but the show couldn’t access the authentic black female talent. Roland Martin also addressed the comment of where is SNL is finding the talent. Plus also Sommore, addressed the comment that Kenan should have gone out of New York per say and actually scouted or screened potential black women who can make you laugh. Speaking of which, that to me has been lacking alot lately. Where do folks who work in Radio, Television, or any company go and find folks who would be a top notch candidate for their companies? ESPECIALLY black men and black women? Now I don’t mean to interject race into the angle BUT, it’s already in the conversation. Plus also that’s also like saying, where are the black folks at? It’s just like there aren’t enough black men or black females in Firefighting. It’s a fact folks. Look at Milwaukee.

Back during the Emmy Awards was going on, the names of Kerry Washington, Don Cheadle, Alfrie Woodward, were nominated for their lead roles of TV shows or specials, BUT NONE OF THEM received any Emmy Awards. Kerry Washington, in my view, even though Scandal was and is a new staple of evening drama series, but was robbed for that. Yes I said it! ROBBED. It happened to Diahnn Carroll when she was on Julia before I was born, and Phylicia Rashad when she was on The Cosby Show.  Again, it’s for leading roles!  But not enough to get the Emmy. Plus also I think and believe that Hollywood is afraid of black talent. When you see Scandal, or what Tyler Perry did that got him on the map, they are afraid. Even Kevin Hart! His “Let Me Explain” movie that came out this year, was a hit. And I’ll bet the Hollywood think machine was hiding in the background. Oh yes, black folks can act. And a few have won Emmys for supporting roles and Oscars.  This is way before Halle and Denzel got those lead Oscars in 2002.

Speaking of that, when will Milwaukee have it’s own black TV Station? Yeah I said it!

SNL better learn, y’all!  I don’t mind tuning in once in a while to see what’s up. But in regarding this issue, it’s more like a wake up call.

Take a look at this graph courtesy of Media Matters:

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Not to get off topic on another subject, why the recent hate on Melissa Harris-Perry having more minorities on her show? When you do the demographics, which race of folks who are mostly on Sunday Mornings Talk Shows? That would be White men and yes, white women. Which is on the high end, but on a low end, Melissa Harris-Perry’s show get those connections in which none of the other shows wouldn’t touch. In a recent review on the Huffington Post it states:

Six of the seven shows analyzed…have hosted white men at a significantly higher rate than their 31 percent portion of the population. Melissa Harris-Perry provided the greatest diversity among guests, providing a much higher rate of white women and African-American guests than the other programs.

So it’s the diversity thing.  And folks are mad at that? And what does Melissa Harris-Perry’s mother had anything to do with this? I will admit this: I didn’t know that her mother was of Caucasian race. Which means MHP is really mixed. But she is mostly acquainted with her issues and concerns with African-Americans. Sort of like President Barack Obama filled out his Census Form in 2010 and the race section he chose was African-American. And many folks were mad. REALLY?! I had a friend in High School, who I still keep in contact with, is mixed. In middle school, he was around things that were mostly white per say, but when high school came, the angle changed for mostly black. Did that effected me? No. Mainly it was his preference. So I’m not biased nor concerned. He is my classmate from High School who had endured many temptations, and now is fully working for those that had been in his shoes.

Time to learn today, people!