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Monthly Archives June 2008

Activists Claim Racists Fund Black Abortions

Activists believe Planned Parenthood allows racist donors to designate their monetary donations to fund black abortions, according to U.S. News & World Reports. Led by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of black pastors, are demanding that candidates refuse donations from Planned Parenthood, which has reportedly outlined a $10 million campaign to fund candidates who support abortion. While the activists say they have evidence in videos that show black babies are being targeted, Planned Parenthood says they do "not tolerate racism of any kind."
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ObamaNation: Inside Those Ears

Barack_Rolling Stone Cover Appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama talks about (what else?) the soundtrack of his political life! Proclaiming Stevie Wonder as his "musical hero," he tells the magazine that "Maggie’s Farm" (1975) by Bob Dylan is "one of my favorites during the political season. It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric." Obama, who has been endorsed by Dylan, gushed, "I've got to say, having both Dylan and Bruce Springsteen say kind words about you is pretty remarkable. Those guys are icons." Here's a snippet of what goes through Obama's endearing ears via Bob Dylan:

I got a head full of ideas That are drivin' me insane… No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more. Well, I try my best To be just like I am, But everybody wants you To be just like them.

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Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
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Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
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Spike Lee, Time Taveler

Is Spike Lee planning on traveling back in time to input some "Negro" actors in Clint Eastwood’s war films? Actually, the acclaimed director is making a movie based on the book Time Traveler penned by one of the first African-American theoretical physicists, Dr. Ronald Mallett. The book focuses on Mallet’s determination as a child to build a time machine and save his father from dying, which led to his pursuit of a career in physics. Lee says, “[I’m] elated to have acquired the rights to a fantastic story on many levels, but also a father-and-son saga of loss and love.”
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Monthly Archives June 2008

Activists Claim Racists Fund Black Abortions

Activists believe Planned Parenthood allows racist donors to designate their monetary donations to fund black abortions, according to U.S. News & World Reports. Led by the niece of Martin Luther King Jr., a group of black pastors, are demanding that candidates refuse donations from Planned Parenthood, which has reportedly outlined a $10 million campaign to fund candidates who support abortion. While the activists say they have evidence in videos that show black babies are being targeted, Planned Parenthood says they do "not tolerate racism of any kind."
Read More

ObamaNation: Inside Those Ears

Barack_Rolling Stone Cover Appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone, Barack Obama talks about (what else?) the soundtrack of his political life! Proclaiming Stevie Wonder as his "musical hero," he tells the magazine that "Maggie’s Farm" (1975) by Bob Dylan is "one of my favorites during the political season. It speaks to me as I listen to some of the political rhetoric." Obama, who has been endorsed by Dylan, gushed, "I've got to say, having both Dylan and Bruce Springsteen say kind words about you is pretty remarkable. Those guys are icons." Here's a snippet of what goes through Obama's endearing ears via Bob Dylan:

I got a head full of ideas That are drivin' me insane… No, I ain't gonna work on Maggie's farm no more. Well, I try my best To be just like I am, But everybody wants you To be just like them.

Read More

Ga Ga: The Next Fashion Icons

michelle_barack_fashion Not only has Michelle Obama caused her own fashion frenzy with the White House/Black Market dress she wore on The View, but her husband spawned fashion headlines of his own when Donatella Versace dedicated her 2009 Spring-Summer collection to the presidential hopeful, reports the Canadian Press. The creative force behind Versace said she designed for "a relaxed man who doesn't need to flex muscles to show he has power." But Donatella's homage to Barack didn't stop her from giving him a piece of her mind, fashion-wise: "I would get rid of the tie and jazz up the shirt." PHOTO: AP
Read More

Black Is The New Italian

Italian Vogue painted their entire issue black: devoting their July issue to black models and issues showing up American Vogue who dared ask the question “Is Fashion Racist?” in their July issue, then dedicated a paltry spread to a mere three models—Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Arlenis Sosa. “Mine is not a magazine that can be accused of not using black girls,” editor Franca Sozzani, who has put Naomi Campbell, Liya Kebede and Alek Wek on her covers, told the New York Times. “Franca doesn’t realize what she’s done for people of color,” Naomi Campbell said. “It reminds me of Yves [Saint Laurent] using all the black models.”
Read More

Spike Lee, Time Taveler

Is Spike Lee planning on traveling back in time to input some "Negro" actors in Clint Eastwood’s war films? Actually, the acclaimed director is making a movie based on the book Time Traveler penned by one of the first African-American theoretical physicists, Dr. Ronald Mallett. The book focuses on Mallet’s determination as a child to build a time machine and save his father from dying, which led to his pursuit of a career in physics. Lee says, “[I’m] elated to have acquired the rights to a fantastic story on many levels, but also a father-and-son saga of loss and love.”
Read More