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“Huntsville Welcomes Obama Farewell Tour”: Small Utah Town Mocks Obama During Parade

“Huntsville Welcomes Obama Farewell Tour”: Small Utah Town Mocks Obama During Parade

One small Utah town is still feeling the backlash from a 4th of July parade where one entry mocked President Obama, even going so far as to post signs welcoming his farewell tour:   A parade entry named “Obamanation” displayed a float with someone dressed up as President Obama, along with a sign that read “Huntsville […]

Watch: ‘Bravo’ Host Andy Cohen Makes Mike Tyson Peel Banana With Boxing Gloves On

Watch: ‘Bravo’ Host Andy Cohen Makes Mike Tyson Peel Banana With Boxing Gloves On

Just when you thought Mike Tyson had debased himself enough, you catch him on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live peeling a banana with his boxing gloves on.   On the show, host Andy Cohen convinces ‘Bravo’ reality show personalities to have cocktails with him, and the reality TV personalities are sometimes joined by real celebrities. On this episode, […]

Should a Biracial Actress Have Portrayed Harriet Tubman in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”?

Should a Biracial Actress Have Portrayed Harriet Tubman in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”?

by Yvette Carnell In a recent article, I made the case that Tubman shouldn’t have been portrayed by biracial actress Jaqueline Fleming:  I have nothing against actress Jaqueline Fleming, the actress who portrayed Harriet Tubman in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Slayer”, except that she doesn’t look a thing like  the real Tubman. And: To contract a biracial woman […]

Barney Frank, First Openly Gay Congressman, Gets Married

Barney Frank, First Openly Gay Congressman, Gets Married

Barney Frank, the first openly gay congressman, tied the knot with his partner, James Ready, on Saturday evening. This marriage makes Frank the first sitting congressman in a same-sex marriage. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick officiated the wedding between 72-year-old Frank and 42-year-old Ready in a private ceremony in front of 300 of their friends and […]

Companies Starting to See Value of African Consumers

Companies Starting to See Value of African Consumers

Frank Braeken, executive vice president of Unilever in Africa, commented on how Western companies treat the entire continent of Africa as one ‘monolithic’ consumer base, instead of taking into consideration how diverse and different all of the african countries actually are.  Africa is not just one nation, but it is many nations, consisting of people […]

Gay Men are Banned from Giving Blood, So Should Black People Be Banned as Well?

Gay Men are Banned from Giving Blood, So Should Black People Be Banned as Well?

KultureKritic.com Staff A peculiar law stands in the way of thousands of potential blood donors. Over 50,000 gay men are rejected because they gay community is high risk for HIV/AIDS. The black community is also at high risk with 57% of new cases affecting blacks, however there is no restriction on black blood donors. The […]

Dr. Boyce: Michael Johnson, Slavery and Sports – Why He’s on the Wrong Side of Being Right

Dr. Boyce:  Michael Johnson, Slavery and Sports – Why He’s on the Wrong Side of Being Right

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com This week, former Olympic superstar Michael Johnson brought up “the S word” when referencing African American athletes.  Johnson argued that slavery is one of the reasons that black athletes from the US and the Carribean are able to dominate at certain sports.  Of course Johnson’s remarks raised eyebrows and got […]

7-Yr Old Boy’s “Booty-Pop” Video Gets Nearly a Million Views In One Week: Disturbing or Satire?

7-Yr Old Boy’s “Booty-Pop” Video Gets Nearly a Million Views In One Week:  Disturbing or Satire?

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com Tyler Council could be considered to be “the man,” for his most recent achievement, but he probably doesn’t feel that way.  Council is the mind behind the video “Booty Pop” by 7-year old Albert Roundtree Jr.  The boy who doesn’t yet know how to divide and multiply certainly knows how […]

Dr. Boyce: Sorry Morgan, Obama Can Be Black If That’s What He Wants to Be

Dr. Boyce: Sorry Morgan, Obama Can Be Black If That’s What He Wants to Be

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, KultureKritic.com This week, Morgan Freeman made an interesting comment about President Barack Obama.  Freeman seems to believe that Obama is NOT the first black president.  Citing his white mother and his being raised by white grandparents, Freeman claims that Obama is the first mixed-race president, not the first black one. Freeman’s […]

Jobs Report Shows Surge in Black Unemployment

Jobs Report Shows Surge in Black Unemployment

Although the overall jobless rate for America remained steady at 8.2 percent, the jobless rate for African Americans rose almost a full percentage point. This from CNN: The unemployment rate for blacks rose to 14.4% from 13.6% in May, the Labor Department reported Friday. That’s a sharp contrast to the white unemployment rate, which stayed put at […]