Daily Archives: January 16, 2014

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Sanitizing Mandela

by Jackie Muhammad

Article Reprintmandela

As 90 heads of state converged on South Africa to commemorate and memorialize the lifelong accomplishments of former South African President Nelson Mandela, a cadre of liberal and conservative pundits wasted no time modifying the true image of the iconic South African leader. Many of these media mavens have sought to reduce Mandela’s image to that of a race reconciler, someone who sought to bridge the racial gap between the citizenry of a “rainbow nation.” Mr. Mandela was a dignified humanist. But he was also a revolutionary and a man committed to the social, political, and economic betterment of the millions of oppressed South Africans. Continue reading

Tony Parker, the ADL & the “French Farrakhan”

By Tingba Muhammad

Article Reprintparker french

The Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) sheer determination to make every Black person an “anti-Semite” knows no bounds or restraint. Its head, Abraham Foxman, fresh from his ambush of rapper Kanye West last month, did not even need NBA basketball star Tony Parker to speak actual words before he dragged yet another Black man’s good name through the mud. Continue reading

Benghazi Attack Was Preventable, Senate Panel Says

By Associated Press

Article ReprintAftermath of French airstrikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both highly critical and bipartisan, a Senate report declared Wednesday that the deadly assault on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, could have been prevented. The account spreads blame among the State Department, the military and U.S. intelligence for missing what now seem like obvious warning signs. Continue reading

Ex-’Black Ink’ Receptionist Claims She Was Roofied, Sues Show’s Producers


Article Reprintink lawsuit

Alexandra “Alex” Estevez (pictured), the Latin spitfire and former receptionist for the Harlem tattoo parlor Black Ink which is also featured on the highly rated VH1 reality show “Black Ink Crew,” is reportedly suing the show’s producers. The lawsuit alleges that Estevez and her friend Ericka were roofied for a particular show, so that they could make spectacles of themselves for ratings, according to TMZ. Continue reading