Day: August 4, 2008

Race Matters Religion

Scholars Say Americans Prefer Segregated Sundays

Some blacks as well as whites prefer segregated Sundays when it comes to attending church services, religious scholars tell CNN.

“Americans may be poised to nominate a black man to run for president, but it’s segregation as usual in U.S. churches,” the article reads. “Only about 5 percent of the nation’s churches are racially integrated, and half of them are in the process of becoming all-black or all-white.”

In the midst of the House’s recent apology to black Americans for slavery and Jim Crow laws, Blindie finds it ironic that slavery and Jim Crow, which kept churches segregated during our nation’s early history, still continue to keep blacks and white separated today.


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Feuds ObamaNation Politics Race Matters

ObamaNation: Bill Clinton Insists, ‘I Am Not A Racist’

Bill Clinton tried to dispel any bad blood between him and presidential hopeful Barack Obama in an ABC interview Monday.

“I never was mad at Senator Obama — I think everybody’s got a right to run for president who qualifies under the constitution,” the former President said.

Clinton’s ‘off-the-cuff’ comments in January, in which he seemingly dismissed Obama as the “black candidate” by comparing his presidential campaign to that of Jesse Jackson’s historical campaigns back in 1984 and 1988, upset Obama supporters. In light of Jesse Jackson’s recent off-the-cuff remarks about Obama, Clinton insists, “I am not a racist. I never made a racist comment and I did not attack him personally.”

“You can argue that nobody is ready to be president,” Clinton explained. “I certainly learned a lot about the job in the first year. He [Obama] clearly can inspire and motivate people and energize them which is a very important part of being president.”

And with a hint of condescension, Clinton lays to rest any doubts voters may have had about Obama’s competency with the remark, “He’s smart as a whip so there’s nothing he can’t learn.”

PHOTO: Reuters

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Corbin Bleu Movies Music

Ga Ga: Corbin Bleu, Blindie’s High School Musical Crush

Move over Zac Efron because Corbin Bleu of the hugely successful Disney franchise High School Musical is our new teen crush.

Born in Brooklyn to an Italian mother and a Jamaican father, Bleu sports a killer curl-fro that would make most girls jealous. He acknowledges his signature hairdo in an interview with USA Today, “I don’t want to cut it just to create shock,” but admitted he would consider cutting it for a strong movie role.

Unlike his co-star Efron, Bleu isn’t on the radar of the celebrity gossip mags but he is popping up at county fairs throughout the country this summer delighting scores of pre-teen girls with high energy songs from his 2007 debut album Another Side. Vanessa Hudgens is scheduled to perform with him at the Iowa State Fair on August 14th.

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