“Hate to inform y'all but New Orleans is the infidelity capital of the U.S., to the point where there used to be an open and official system called "plaçage" or "left-handed marriages" which spelled out the rules for how men were supposed to treat their side pieces and any children they produced. Today there are actually places in New Orleans where men hang out with their side pieces or women looking for side pieces (while you'll see lots of women hanging out at the Zulu Club, you'll never see any of the members' wives).”
Oct 27, 2013 at 20:55:46
“It's not like the movie put out anything that wasn't already part of the public record from their Vibe Magazine cover story, MTV Behind the Music special, and their lawsuit against Pebbles. Those ladies were the top performing group of the early & mid-90s, and they wound up broke before they even saw a check.
It's a sad statement that more successful black artists wind up getting ripped off from black managers and record labels than they do from white ones.”
“I couple years ago, I wound up in a walking cast for six weeks after developing stress factures in one of my arches from constantly wearing ballet flats and UGGs. When I went to the orthopedic surgeon, he told me that those shoes were as bad for your feet as high heels, but the latter can also impact your knees. He told me to ditch the flats, buy orthotics for the UGGs (Aetrex makes shearling covered ones) and to limit my high heel wearing to no more than three days a week, and nothing with an effective height (the height the shoes feel like when you consider a platform) of 3".”
“...who played Division I college football, was a student body president at Stanford, is former Rhodes Scholar and has a law degree from Yale. Not to mention his efforts to turn Newark around by creating a more efficient government and getting businesses and individuals to invest in the city.”
T4Timbuktu on Aug 21, 2013 at 13:20:01
“His efforts have failed.
I like the guy. Newark has done nothing under him.”
“I hate you people.Between this foolishness, Jersey Shore and Honey Boo Boo, Americans are the only world population that is devolving. In hundred years, we'll all be walking around dragging our knuckles and sniffing one another's butts.”
Ghostberry on Nov 19, 2012 at 14:55:26
“There are plenty of concerning things in pop culture, but i`m not sure a fun song about food is one of them.”
“As someone who lived ini Louisiana before and after Katrina, I paid close attention to all the post-Katrina TV coverage as I sat in my (personally paid for) motel room in Alabama, and I distinctly remember seeing people on TV "looting" the Walmart near Gulfport (MS); moreover, I have sense talked to people who lived in the wealthy Uptown neighborhood in New Orleans (and confirmed from employees) that the Whole Foods there was completely emptied out (including such the beer and wine section) by Uptowner who called it "survival foraging".
Looting is an opportunity crime, and it always justified by real or imagined need or deprivation.”
googly moogly on Nov 1, 2012 at 23:01:15
“i would leave a note with what i took and an iou if food or fluids. maybe medicine if needed.”
mebarkerlol on Nov 1, 2012 at 17:59:45
“I really like that "survival foraging" honestly, that is hysterical. I would not want my husband to run out of beer or wine, no way.”
“While I can understand why some people might feel uncomfortable about the cover or find it just tacky, equating it to a lynching is quite a stretch. If anything, the cover editor should be reprimanded for having poor vision and for coming up with such a marginal concept for depicting someone "coming out of the shadows". A bunch of first year college art students could have come up with better cover art than this that would have made Bela Padilla look way sexier to boot.”
“Unless you work for FHM, you really shouldn't even take the response to this cover personally. As a black woman, I don't try to own everything negative black people or women do, and I'm not clear on why you feel "targeted". If it offends people, then they are entitled to their response, but if you have nothing to do with the offending actions it's not your problem.”
“From holding on to THREE rent-controlled apartments, to a slew of other questionable actions, Rangel is a snake that needs to gotten rid of but given the support the black community still gives to politicians embroiled in scandals (black voters in New Orleans still overwhelmingly supported Jefferson after while he was under investigation, just as ones in DC elected Barry to the city council AFTER he was conviction) I doubt black voters in Harlem will ever get rid of him.”
Sep 20, 2011 at 18:52:58
“The Nightline segment's 58% statistic for black women marriage rates includes black women of all ages and comes from old census data.When you break out women under 45 and look are current data, the numbers get significantly worse.
Please question your sources and double check your data, because when you use your journalistic platform to present information, everyone reading it will assume its accurate and it should be.”
Sep 6, 2010 at 23:39:25
“You're actually very wrong on both DeNiro & Ebert.Both have repeatedly called Hollywood out on racial bias in casting and scripts, and personally pushed for changes.”
DessLoch on Sep 7, 2010 at 07:47:40
“Do you know the meaning of the word rarely? There is a reason I used the word before listing the names. There is a character limit when posting to HP and I can't write every sentence fully.
I was going to write I would love to see these folks participate in an open forum on racial representation. However, action/pushing for change consists of more than an anecdotal interview or occassional storyline. A show can win an Emmy for best writing even with badly written people of color characters-that's ridiculous.
Eastwood has also complained. However, as far as I know only the NAACP, EEC, etc push Hollywood on this matter. NBC and CBS has responded by putting together apprentice programs set aside for writers from an underrepresented pool. So every year they draw from a pool of racial minority writers, over 40 writers, etc. for the program. Those writers then try and land permanent jobs after the program finishes.
However, I am not writing about hiring practices. I am writing about writing skills. Who is considered a good writer should be someone who can write for a character of any race. If that were the case it would make a difference. Most of the people in my list hire writers, I would think they'd have the influence to make it clear that scriptswith poor "race character" writing should be improved before buying.”