Dr. Umar Johnson speaks on the reality of rich black Americans and there refusal to help their communities.
Bill Maher stupidly jumps up to defend Paula Deen for the outrage caused by her use of the n-word and racial jokes. I have also thrown in her apology as well for good measure.
Maher joins Dr. Boyce Watkins, who in an appearance on CNN’s AC360 argued that Deen’s age and environment should be taken into account when judging her; Maher also joins Roland Martin who argued that Black people should be just as upset when other Black people use the n-word as racist White people.
As previously reported by NewsOne, Deen was fired Friday afternoon by the Food Network. They released the following statement:
“Food Network will not renew Paula Deen’s contract when it expires at the end of this month.”
Deen was supposed to make an appearance on the ‘Today’ show Friday morning and have a no holds barred interview with Matt Lauer, but she cancelled at the last minute.
The dynamic duo have released the first teaser to the their recent pairing up to bring two brand new scripted television shows to the OWN Network.
I missed this last night during the game but here is the Jeep’s “Whole Again” commercial starring Oprah Winfrey.
Description: When our troops are home, we are more than a family. We are a nation that is whole again.
With all the talk of OJ Simpson refusing to confess on Oprah Winfrey’s new show “Oprah’s Next Chapter”, Norm Pardo get set to drop a documentary called ‘Un-Promotable” about the fallen football icon who is doing 33 years in jail fror kidnapping, robbery and a bunch of other charges.
The “UN-PROMOTABLE” encompasses the largest most sought after collection of never-before-seen unrehearsed, unscripted digital video of O.J. Simpson on the globe.
By getting O.J. to open up, Pardo for the first time will give people the opportunity to get up close and personal with Orenthal James Simpson through the documentary called The “UN-PROMOTABLE”.
The most riveting documentary profile of Orenthal James Simpson to date. The production features 10 years of exclusive never seen before personal footage of O.J. from 1999 — 2008 before the grid iron great started serving a 33-year sentence at Nevada’s Lovelock Correctional Facility. The “UN-PROMOTABLE” reveals the man behind the stories and the story-makers behind the man.
Let’s just say they will be doing more blockbuster interview like this in the coming months I would gather.
The exclusive, emotional interview aired Sunday on Winfrey’s OWN network, scoring an all-time ratings high of 3.5 million viewers. (Previously, the most-watched program on the network was an interview in January with televangelist Joel Osteen, which had 1.6 million viewers, according to the NYT)
Check out the behind the scenes documentary made for Oprah’s 25th season on network TV and her move to cable with her new network OWN which launches Jan. 1st.She takes you to her home and gives you the ins and outs of producing the most successful talk show in television history.
“Oprah is so rich, China owes her money” – Chris Rock
John Travolta, Barbara Walters and Chris Rock pay tribute to Oprah Winfrey.
Releasing sorta of a new song from Michael Jackson a couple of days ago, Katherine Jackson and his kids sit down for a world exclusive with Oprah to discuss everything since the death of the pop icon.
On Monday, November 8th — Don’t miss an Oprah Show Exclsusive with Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine, and his children. Tune in to hear what they have to say about their father.
Nobody does it bigger than Oprah. Here she surprises her audience with a trip to Australia flown by none other than John Travolta.
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Talk show legend Oprah Winfrey is gearing up to shut down her show after a triumphant 25 years in which she became the most trusted personality and brand on television. Taking her act to cable with the launch of her OWN network a collaboration with the Discovery Network, we are about to she her embark on a new stage in her illustrious career. But before that check out the trailer to her final season on slowly dying broadcast television.
“One of the biggest things I’ve learned over the years is that people want to be heard.” – Oprah
Olbermann made this plea after Rush said these glowingly words about President Barack Obama and Oprah:
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[Obama] wouldn’t have been voted president if he weren’t black. Somebody asked me over the weekend why does somebody earn a lot of money have a lot of money, because she’s black. It was Oprah. No, it can’t be. Yes, it is. There’s a lot of guilt out there, show we’re not racists, we’ll make this person wealthy and big and famous and so forth…. If Obama weren’t black he’d be a tour guide in Honolulu or he’d be teaching Saul Alinsky constitutional law or lecturing on it in Chicago.
Howard the hater goes after the feel good story of 2010. Damn Howard we know she has weight problems, she is not alone in this country according to statistics in this country. She flat out has talent and for you to predict her downfall is a bit premature. Hear from the horses’ mouth below:
“There’s the most enormous, fat black chick I’ve ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone’s pretending she’s a part of show business and she’s never going to be in another movie,” he said. “She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she’s never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?”
Oprah Winfrey : the world’s greatest boss? For the second time in recent years, she’s making a strong case for that title by taking her entire staff and their families on vacation. This time they’re going on a lavish Mediterranean cruise. Winfrey and her staff will leave Chicago on Saturday. The cruise ship will stop in Spain, Italy, Turkey, Greece and Malta. She is covering transportation, food, drinks and activities at port stops. In 2005, Winfrey celebrated the end of her “Wildest Dreams” season by surprising her staff with an all-expenses-paid trip to Hawaii. According to Chicago-based Best Travel, a cruise like the one Winfrey is taking her staff on costs about $5,400 a person.
Overpopulation huh? This planet can support any number of people you put on it, so that’s B.S. The planet can’t sustain the mismanagement that industry has wrecked on it, that’s why she’s bugging out. Plus, I guess no one remembers that the Rockerfellers were the progenitors of the eugenic philosophy that many of these powermongers share. SMH
SOME of America’s leading billionaires have met secretly to consider how their wealth could be used to slow the growth of the world’s population and speed up improvements in health and education.
The philanthropists who attended a summit convened on the initiative of Bill Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, discussed joining forces to overcome political and religious obstacles to change.
Described as the Good Club by one insider it included David Rockefeller Jr, the patriarch of America’s wealthiest dynasty, Warren Buffett and George Soros, the financiers, Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York, and the media moguls Ted Turner and Oprah Winfrey.
These members, along with Gates, have given away more than £45 billion since 1996 to causes ranging from health programmes in developing countries to ghetto schools nearer to home. Continue reading
Well I’ll be damned…Hugh Jackman? I had no idea
via Chicago Sun
Oprah Winfrey’s grasp of all things media just got a little bit tighter.
HBO announced they have entered into a three-year exclusive relationship with Harpo Films to develop and produce movies and miniseries for the pay cable network.
The new deal effectively severs the 15 year relationship Harpo Films had with ABC.
Kate Forte, president of Harpo Films, said ABC had expressed interest in renewing the ABC deal with Harpo Films, but the creative freedom being offered by HBO was ultimately too good to pass up. Continue reading
OPRAH’S STATEMENT: “The item in today’s Drudge Report is categorically untrue. There has been absolutely no discussion about having Sarah Palin on my show.
At the beginning of this Presidential campaign when I decided that I was going to take my first public stance in support of a candidate, I made the decision not to use my show as a platform for any of the candidates. I agree that Sarah Palin would be a fantastic interview, and I would love to have her on after the campaign is over.”
You guys should not be surprised at all, because she has not used her show as a pulpit for Obama. Let this broad wait until the big dance is over. She is lucky she is even getting a shot after talking so badly about Obama.
Yes only Oprah could pull this off. This is also a nice audition for Chicago to get the Olympics in 2016. Story below:
CHICAGO — Fans began lining up at 6 a.m. Saturday for a chance to snag free tickets to “The Oprah Winfrey Show” season premiere featuring 150 U.S. Olympic athletes.
By noon, the line of Winfrey fans and U.S. Olympic supporters stretched nearly six city blocks in Chicago’s Millennium Park. The show will air Sept. 8 and include appearances by gold medalists Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin and Kobe Bryant.
Tickets for the Winfrey’s tapings are usually available only by phone and nearly impossible to get, so fans were itching for the 2,000 seats up for grabs for Wednesday’s taping.
If this chick is guilty of these charges she really needs to hang. She took advantage of minors and probably gave them mental scars that will effect them for life. That school will never shake the memory of her abusive acts. Guilty till proven Innocent…
SEBOKENG, South Africa (AP) – A former dormitory matron at Oprah Winfrey’s school for poor South African girls pleaded innocent Tuesday to charges that she indecently assaulted and otherwise abused six teenagers and a fellow matron at the academy.
Tiny Virginia Makopo, 28, looked nervous and sullen at the start of her trial, and she and her lawyer gave no indication what her defense would be.
Michael Jackson may relaunch his career as a Las Vegas act, thanks to the private equity group that recently bought the loan on his Neverland Ranch in California to help the pop star avert foreclosure.
The investment firm Colony Capital is discussing with Jackson various repayment options for the $23 million debt, including a possible long-term engagement as the resident performer of a Vegas casino or nightclub, a source familiar with the talks said on Friday.
Colony Capital, based in Los Angeles, owns the Las Vegas Hilton and is a major shareholder in the Station Casinos chain.
You know everybody deserves a vacation! Sen. Barack Obama layed up Caribbean style in St. Thomas this past weekend and CNN got some exclusive footage of him chilling with the fam plotting his next move. Okay where are all my Hillary lovers that read this blog, I know this is just burning ya’ll up!!
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A couple of weeks ago Hillary Clinton and her campaign team implemented a “throw the kitchen sink at em'” strategy against Sen. Barack Obama who had run off 11 straight primary and caucus victories. Part of that plan was the infamous 3 am red phone ad, which implicated that Barack was unable to respond to a serious security situation. The ad provoked fear and may have scared some wavering Ohio and Texas voters over to Hillary who was in desparate need of a win.
In a ironic twist of fate, the young girl featured in the ad, who filmed the footage as a child actor eight years previous, happened to be a precint captain for Sen. Barack Obama. Though she had no control over the usage of the footage she vehemently rejected Hillary’s ad and proclaimed that her tactics of fear mongering were wrong. She has concoted her own ad and it has been released. Great stuff.
It is no secret who we support over here at Street Knowledge. Hopefully you seen some of the many cartoons that my partner in crime P Moor has put together about this historical political race we are in right now. Saw this over at The Rap Up. Probably will be one of their biggest issues to date. Classic.
Forbes has released their much coveted “10 Top African-American Earners” list and to the surprise of no one Ms. Winfrey sits comfortably atop that hill. She topped the rictors at $26o million to add on to her earth shattering total of $2.5 BILLION. Coming in at a distant second was Tiger (who don’t consider himself a brother so I don’t know why he’s on the list) with a whopping $100 million in endorsements and purse money. Clocking in at third is Shawn Carter who racked in $83 mil during the period between June 2006-June 2007 on his relentless drive to become the first rapper to join the Billionaire’s Boy Club. Curtis Jackson checked in at fourth laughing straight to the bank with $33 milli, and we must note these calculations were tabulated before Coke bought out Vitamin Water which would’ve placed him slightly ahead of Jay. According to Forbes he became $100 million richer on that transaction. Tying with Fif at fifth was Kobe at $33 mil and at sixth Shaq racked in his Magic number, $32 mil. Thanks to the resurgance of his insanely popular sneakers, Micheal Jordan tacked on another $31 mil to his fortune and Will dominated Tinseltown with a $31 million take. Take that, take that. With endorsements galore and global tours Beyonce pulled in $27 million and the Boy Wonder Lebron hauled off $27 mil. Now add em all up ($657 Million) and they still don’t add up to the mountain of a fortune maintained by Ms. Winfrey. Damn, can a brotha get a loan! CLICK HERE for the full rundown.
Artist Daniel Edwards has created a bootyful bronze sculpture of a curvaceous and robust Oprah Winfrey, called, “The Oprah Sarcophagus.” Edwards previously created a life-sized statue of Britney giving birth, and one of a dead Paris Hilton.
It’s safe to say Edwards isn’t one of Big O’s favorite things!
Editor’s Note: I suppose this is the artist’s rendition of a mash-up between King Tut and Venus Hottentot
In startling revelations that have recently come out, it seems that the same slumlord Hillary chided Barack Obama for having some dealings with, also has had contact with The Clintons. A pic has surfaced with Hil and Bill (Slick Willie)Clinton and the most famous slumlord in the nation Tony Rezko. When asked about the pic, Hil played dumb and said “she takes thousands of pictures…” Full story @ ABC NEWS via MEDIATAKEOUT
Mulit-Platinum artist Usher is hitting the campaign stump for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama in a rally in Orangeburg, South Carolina. After losing two-hotly contested primaries in New Hamphire and Nevada, Obama looks to get back on a winning streak with a win in South Carolina ,which has 50% black democratic voting block. With many black celebrities still on the fence as to who they support, it is good thing to see Usher make a public stand for who he is backing in this election. The question is whether his fellow NBA owner Bob Johnson(Charlotte Bobcats) will attend after making such an ass of himself earlier this week. More of this story @ CNN POLITICAL TICKER
Not only is she one of the most successful , and trusted television personalities/businesswomen on this planet, Oprah Winfrey now adds network chaiman to that vast list of accomplishments that never seem to end. In a deal that appears to take place next year Oprah and Discovery Communications will launch OWN(Oprah Winfrey Network) which will encompass all things Oprah and be available in 68 million homes. Now all she has to do is get Obama elected!! Full story….
In a decisive victory over Hillary Clinton and John Edwards, (soon to be president) Barack Obama celebrated the all too important caucus win in Iowa. I remember a few months ago this victory was deemed impossible by the political pundits. They are eating there words as we speak! Oh yeah that preacher I ♥ Huckabee, spanked those old fogies in the Republican Caucus.
Probably the Illests Campaign Commercial Yet!!
Update : My partner P Moor said stay tuned for our Obama footage real soon with he touched down in the home of Biggie and Jay Z.
Check out Obama Official Site and get active.
Update : P Moor said Ghost Face will be performing at the 09′ inauguration for Obama. Check out the line from this Ghost Banger..@ 1:15 of the vid..