In a recent article by the African American Environmentalist Association they tried to figure out where Tea Party conservative Sarah Palin stands on environmental issues that effect communities of color. What’s kind of remarkable here for me is that apparently no one’s ever asked her about it. Continue reading
According to Vanity Fair it seems chronic over-saturation and relentless product pushing has led to disinterest in former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s TLC television show Sarah Palinâ€™s Alaska. Continue reading
His uncle, Raymond Alcide Joseph, has been the Haitian ambassador to the United States since 2005 and helped Wyclefâ€™s drive to raise money and relief aid for victims of the massive earthquake.” ~allhiphop.com 
Sources close to Haitian musician Wyclef Jean confirm that the 37 year old will announce his plans to run for president of the disaster stricken nation. Jean, who also has his Haitian citizenship must meet the August 7th is deadline to submit his plan for running for President. Continue reading
Recently I watched the video of Sarah Palin regaling members of the National Riffle Association with “You might be a redneck” jokes.
When she made this speech I figured out what Sarah Palin’s real identity was. No, not just the wife of an 18 year employee of BP. No, not just the politician who quit her governor gig for a better paying one. Sarah Palin is the wife of The Simpson’s character Cletus The Slack Jawed Yokel.
Brandine and Cletus are both stereotypical representatives of so-called ‘trailer trash.’ Brandine and Cletus were married by Homer Simpson despite the fact that they are oft-insinuated to be related (siblings, cousins, each other’s parents, and aunt/uncle)” ~simpsons.wikia.com
Here’s my proof. Continue reading
Radical environmentalists: you are damaging the planet with your efforts to lock up safer drilling areas. Thereâ€™s nothing clean and green about your misguided, nonsensical radicalism, and Americans are on to you as we question your true motives.- Sarah Palin
As much as it pains me I find myself writing about this woman again and yet here we are. Much like news about Jiggahov and the Mrs sometimes I am compelled to write about super famous persons like this. They’re always in the news, probably not because they are so awesome but because the mainstream media insists on focusing on entertainers and salacious quotes. Continue reading
Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska who didn’t even finish her term as governor, is going to have a reality show on Discovery Communications TLC cable channel. They prefer to call it a “documentary series about the remarkable Governor Palin and her home state of Alaska” not a reality show. I prefer to call it affirmative action for a hateful, an anti intellectual white woman who showed up in the right places at the right times and said what some folks wanted to hear over and over again.
To some she may come off as folksy, “middle America” type hockey mom, but I’ve always thought of her as more of a battle rapper. She showed up to the Republican Nation Convention with battle rap punchlines for Obama’s camp.
She had, to quote Canibus in “How We Roll”, “many lines, more lines than a million pair of Adidas/ More lines than the bible quoted from Jesus/ More lines than a African herd of zebras”. She’s got as much bravado as any rapper and gets away with far more so this list for me was inevitable. Continue reading
Years ago Alaska “belonged” to Russia then the United States “bought” it from Russia for $7.2 million on this day, March 30, in 1867. Initially the purchase wasn’t received well. Critics of President Andrew Johnson’s Secretary of State William H. Seward called the largely unexplored territory “Seward’s folly,” “Seward’s icebox,” and Andrew Johnson’s “polar bear garden”. My favorite is the polar bear garden one!
I guess the joke was on them because there was gold in them thar hills and oil and plenty of pipelineable land! Those are all good things, way better than nature and indigenous peoples. Continue reading
Main Entry: sim·u·la·crum
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from simulare
1 : image, representation
2 : an insubstantial form or semblance of something : trace
Recently I was on Twitter when I saw this tweet from prolific twitterer and DJ for the legendary Hip Hop group EPMD @drscratch.
I was womaning the sofreshsogreen twitter account that day and I knew at the time I could do better than that answer. Maybe not in 140 characters though so here goes.
In 5 years Hip Hop will be the same as it is now only younger with less powerful statements being made to illuminate the Black or the human experience. Oh yeah, there will be lots of bright colors too.
I think even further in the future we can have rap without rappers. Continue reading