Originally posted by Rasobasi420
HH, you can't deny though that the ClearChannel generation of rappers serves no purpose other than to dumb down the population, 50 cent being one of
I don't deny it. You're absolutely right, but, just to be clear, it's ClearChannel at fault, not neccesarily the rappers. There have always been
misogynists; ClearChannel gives them a platform.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
I'm wondering why she irritates you. Simple personality traits or is it something she's doing? Do you also feel that she's somehow 'sold out' or
that she's 'too white' or something?
It's more of a gut reaction, but let me really think about it... a little of both, I guess.
I feel like she should do more to highlight issues that affect black people, not like she should do that everyday, but I mean, she is black. I don't
know if you've been reading the thread about the police shooting in Queens, but the young 'almost-widow'
the way I wish Oprah would. Let me explain. There are issues,
like police brutality, that affect mostly people of color. I am not aware of Oprah addressing that on her show. However, if she had re-framed the
issue as a 'police problem' as opposed to a 'race/class problem,' a few lives may have been saved. Remember, it was the historical equivalent of
'soccer moms' who got the abolition ball rolling, and the suffrage movement. So, in conclusion, lol, my problem with Oprah is that I don't think
she's fully utilizing her platform. Maybe I'm being unreasonable, but I'm allowed to have an opinion.
Also, what is up with her referring to Stedman as "her partner?" That phrasing led me down a whole path of questioning that I would have preferred
If you have a chance to see that show, I highly recommend it.
I saw it when it came on! I love him, and admire the tough choices he made. And he was right, we do have to talk about this, but then again, he was
raised in a university setting (I believe either one or both of his parents is a professor), so, naturally, he would be a proponent of open
As long as they're not hurting anyone, they should be allowed to sing about what they want. And Oprah should be allowed to have them on her show or
And that's how I feel about it too. Although, I think her choice veers into the ridiculous when she invites the cast of Barbershop on her show and
doesn't invite Ice Cube. It just looks silly on her part, I think.
She'll probably end up in some songs now...
Haha, she certainly will. I'll keep my ears perked.
Good to see you, HH.
You too, hon.