Dr. Umar Johnson recently sat down with VladTV and offered up his thoughts on education and the African American community, as well as his plans to open up his own school.
When asked about why he thinks that education isn’t celebrated in hip-hop, Dr. Umar Johnson told DJ Vlad that an emphasis isn’t put on education in the African American communities in general, especially for boys. He added that he started caring about black history after taking a mandatory class in elementary school, and later learning that he was related to Frederick Douglass during his first family reunion.
During the sit-down, Dr. Johnson revealed that he’s planning to name his residential academy after his famous ancestor, Douglass, and Marcus Garvey. While he doesn’t have the exact location acquired yet, Dr. Johnson said that he knows the student body will be 100% compromised of black students. However, he added that he couldn’t advertise the school as being exclusively for black children, although there are schools for LGBT children.
Boosie love him or hate him speaks straight from the heart. In the case his gives his thoughts on gay culture being pushed on the population through the media to children.
She definitely pulled it off. Here she discusses her early tomboy look.
“You are allowed to be smart,” she affirms. “You are allowed to be tough. You are allowed to be sexy … You are allowed to be yourself!!”
“I don’t have to hide anymore, I don’t have to pretend and hold back, I don’t have to think that my intelligence, beauty and sensuality are intimidating to others,” she said.
Hands down the interview of the year.
You said black people aren’t supposed to be Christians. What religion do you identify with?
I don’t want to say, but I’ll tell you about one form of the religion. It’s called 21 Divisions. When they brought the slaves over to the Caribbean, they syncretized all their African gods with Catholic saints. So in 21 Divisions there are black gods and goddesses, and my mother practiced that when I was little. Whenever problems happened, we turned to 21 Divisions to fix it. It’s funny, because my friends on the block in Harlem, their mothers would be like, “Oh, you fucking with that witchcraft. You working roots.” You can cleanse people with root work or do bad things to them. But 21 Divisions is celestial.
Is there someone whose career you’d like to emulate?
In other news water continues to be wet. Empire star Jussie Smollett sits on a tore up couch and tells Ellen what I myself suspected since the show became the biggest thing on television.
What is Nikon’s agenda here? Not really sure how this relates to selling cameras and why Nikon chose this particular family outside of the fact that their pics posted a year or so ago caused a shit storm online.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni makes his case to CNN that homosexuality has no genetic link and it is purely choice based on the individual.
Did Tyrese ever say it didn’t happen? I think Spanky got exactly what he wanted and that if Tyrese really wanted to hurt him he would of just ignored him and not even responded if the allegations are so ludicrous. Now people will see the response video and look up the original video that sparked this in the first place. Round to Spanky.
Tyrese fans aint gonna like this at all. Throw in Morris Chestnut and Jamie Foxx fans as well. If Tyrese doesn’t either sue this guy or beat his ass we all know what he is saying isn’t too far from the truth. Katt Williams has spoke on the undercover gay activities of some of our most masculine celebrities.
Vice News explores underground gay culture in Jamaica. Hit the jump to see the trailer to this highly controversial documentary, that is sure to cause a stir amongst those Jamaicans who are staunchly against gay and lesbian culture.
Plastic surgery experiment Joan Rivers arose out of her shallowly grave to disrespect the President and First Lady. Why does this old wench still get a pass?
So if this sexual abuse and pedophilia is going on in Hollywood, what is going on in the music industry? Promising young teenage boys movie roles in exchange for sex is a sick practice and these executives who participate in this behavior needed to be outed and charged as sexual predators and jailed.
X-Men director Bryan Singer is accused of drugging and anally raping Michael F. Egan III, who was allegedly underage at the time. And now Singer may have company in court.
Egan’s lawyer Jeff Herman, explained that he’s going to sue for three more incidents, saying, “I’m going to file three more lawsuits Monday in Hawaii alleging three other Hollywood insiders were participating in the abuses of Mike Egan.”
Meanwhile, Singer’s lawyer maintains that this case is total bunk, saying: “It is obvious that this case was filed in an attempt to get publicity at the time when Bryan’s new movie is about to open in a few weeks.”
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Last Tuesday, Michael Sam Sr. was at a Denny’s near his home outside Dallas to celebrate his birthday when his son sent him a text message.
Dad, I’m gay, he wrote.
The party stopped cold. “I couldn’t eat no more, so I went to Applebee’s to have drinks,” Sam Sr. said. “I don’t want my grandkids raised in that kind of environment.
“I’m old school,” he added. “I’m a man-and-a-woman type of guy.” As evidence, he pointed out that he had taken an older son to Mexico to lose his virginity.
Never heard anything about this Michael Sam character.Still am confused as to why he must hoist his homosexuality onto the general public before he has played one down in the NFL.Seems like a private matter that should be kept private, instead of trying to gain acclaim for his choice of men over women. We will see how this effects his career and if this open the floodgates in professional sports and becomes a trend or just a blip on the screen.
via NY Times
Coaches at the University of Missouri divided players into small groups at a preseason football practice last year for a team-building exercise. One by one, players were asked to talk about themselves — where they grew up, why they chose Missouri and what others might not know about them.
As Michael Sam, a defensive lineman, began to speak, he balled up a piece of paper in his hands. “I’m gay,” he said. With that, Mr. Sam set himself on a path to become the first publicly gay player in the National Football League.
Wendy to her credit was tackling these issues years ago when she was a super popular radio dj WBLS here in NYC. Like she said in the video she is Hip Hop all the way and has a great insight on this never ending issue.
Earlier today NBA player Jason Collins admitted in an forthcoming Sports Illustrated interview that he was gay. Reaction was swift with a lot of support but there are those who are sticking to guns when it comes to homosexuality. Espn’s Chris Broussard spoke candidly about why he believes that Collins is ‘living in unrepentant sin”.
And in other news Snoop Dogg smokes marijuana.
“The fact is, I’m gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn’t be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud,” the CNN anchor wrote Monday in an open letter to his longtime friend Andrew Sullivan of the Daily Beast.
If you were under a rock for the past few days. Ex- NFL football player Wade Davis announced to the world that he was gay during his short stint in the NFL. Bodybuilding experts the Hodge Twins have decided to give their take on these recent developments. These guys are hilarious and are sure to get a show on a network soon.
This dude is certified loony. He needs to be put away in a psych ward immediately forget administrative leave. I also took some liberty with that headline because I don’t know what kind of dance they were doing.
Officials are investigating claims that Forde threatened the student after asking him whether he was gay.
Forde was arrested and charged with making terroristic threats against the 16-year-old student.
Attorney Terance Madden represents the student and said Forde pulled him from class and asked if he was gay. Madden said the student became angry at the suggestion and the next day the two had a verbal altercation.
This topic was beaten to death before,with no one been outed so what is the sense now to retread the story? I think gayness in HIP HOP will always be underground thus maintaining its strength in powerful circles.If someone is outed then the big mystery is over thus killing the need for everyone to wonder and speculate. So I disagree with N.O.R.E because I think it would have surfaced by now.Vodpod videos no longer available.
The Gay Mafia is having a field day with Miss California and the case of the mysterious pics that have surfaced of her partially nude. While swearing that she had only one pic of her floating around with her top missing, along comes another one of the gay-bashing beauty queen, much to her dismay. Of course they are using this as ammo to rake her over the coals and strip her of her title. Allegations have also materialized that her father might be playing for the “other side,” according to documents obtained during his divorce with her mom. Ewww, this is getting super ugly. Her and Cassie need to team up with Janet and hold a press conference, boldly reminding America and the rest of the world, that it’s just a breast, and most of us where nursed on this glorified part of the female anatomy, get over it already!
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This is the WorldStarHipHop version
This is the “Gay Fish” response:
SOUTH PARK MURDERED ME LAST NIGHT AND IT’S PRETTY FUNNY. IT HURTS MY FEELINGS BUT WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM SOUTH PARK! I ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN WORKING ON MY EGO THOUGH. HAVING THE CRAZY EGO IS PLAYED OUT AT THIS POINT IN MY LIFE AND CAREER. I USE TO USE IT TO BUILD UP MY ESTEEM WHEN NOBODY BELIEVED IN ME. NOW THAT PEOPLE DO BELIEVE AND SUPPORT MY MUSIC AND PRODUCTS THE BEST RESPONSE IS THANK YOU INSTEAD OF “I TOLD YOU SO!!!” IT’S COOL TO TALK SHIT WHEN YOU’RE RAPPING BUT NOT IN REAL LIFE. WHEN YOU MEET LITTLE WAYNE IN PERSON HE’S THE NICEST GUY FOR EXAMPLE. I JUST WANNA BE A DOPER PERSON WHICH STARTS WITH ME NOT ALWAYS TELLING PEOPLE HOW DOPE I THINK I AM. I NEED TO JUST GET PAST MYSELF. DROP THE BRAVADO AND JUST MAKE DOPE PRODUCT. EVERYTHING IS NOT THAT SERIOUS. AS LONG AS PEOPLE THINK I ACT LIKE A BITCH THIS TYPE OF SHIT WILL HAPPEN TO ME. I GOT A LONG ROAD AHEAD OF ME TO MAKE PEOPLE BELIEVE I’M NOT ACTUALLY A HUGE DOUCHE BUT I’M UP FOR THE CHALLENGE. I’M SURE THE WRITERS AT SOUTH PARK ARE REALLY NICE PEOPLE IN REAL LIFE. THANKS FOR TAKING THE TIME TO DRAW MY CREW. THAT WAS PRETTY FUNNY ALSO!! I’M SURE THERE’S GRAMMATICAL ERRORS IN THIS… THAT’S HOW YOU KNOW IT’S ME!
Rapper Kanye West has revealed that he would like to pose nude one day to “break every rule…of Hip Hop.”
The rapper reasoned that that he wanted to challenge the norms of American and African American mores.
“I definitely feel, like, in the next however many years, if I work out for two months, that I’ll pose naked. I [want to] break every rule and mentality of hip-hop, of black culture, of American culture,” he said in the February issue of Vibe magazine.
This wouldn’t be the first time a well-known rapper has stripped his clothing off.
Brooklyn icon Big Daddy Kane posed partially nude in a June 1991 issue of Playgirl magazine, the female lifestyle magazine and counterpart to Playboy. He also pushed the boundaries – and generated controversy among purists – when he did a risqué three-way photo shoot with Madonna and super model Naomi Campbell. The images appeared in Madonna’s “Sex” book in 1992. Continue reading
Is he jumping out the closet with this one?