Saturday, December 15, 2012
Jamie Foxx isn't shy about sharing his views on the
differences between black people and white people.
The Academy Award winning actor, who was
snubbed for his performance in Quentin Tarantino's
Django Unchained at the Golden Globe nominations
on Thursday, candidly sounded off in the December/
January issue of VIBE about how everything in his life
is built around race, and RadarOnline.com has all the
"As black folks we're always sensitive," Foxx said.
"As a black person it's always racial. I come into this
place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers
and cheese — I'll be like, ain't this a b*tch. Y'all
didn't know black people was coming. What's with all
this white sh*t? By the same token, if there is fried
chicken and watermelon I'll say ain't this a b*tch?
So, no matter what we do as black people it's always
gonna be that."
Jamie went on to talk about how he has to alter his
behavior to assimilate to Hollyweird culture.
Every single thing in my life is built around race," he
explained. "I don't necessarily speak it because you
can't. But the minute I leave my house, I gotta put
my other jacket on and say, 'Hey, Thomas, Julian
and Greg.' And I gotta be a certain person."
Leonardo DiCaprio, who was part of the VIBE
roundtable interview along with Kerry Washington,
didn't understand Foxx's name references, to which
VIBE clarified, "Those are white people."
"No, some of those are black," Foxx corrected. "But
when I get home my other homies are like 'how was
your day?' Well, I only had to be white for at least
eight hours today, [or] I only had to be white for four
hours. Everything we do is that."
He also explained how he feels that whites and blacks
react to movies differently.
"Black people watch a movie different than white
folks," he said. "When you watch Inglourious
Basterds, Jewish people have a more quiet response.
[Whispers] 'I can't believe they did that.' When black
people don't like something it's like: [louder] 'Ay
dawg, why Olivia Pope went down like that. That sh*t
is f*cked up.'
"Because there's certain things that we watch as
black people that if we don't agree with it, we not
only turn off the movie but we turn off that person.
When we feel like the character was compromised
by the white establishment."
Jamie makes some valid points about the black
perspective, but obviously he doesn't speak for all
What do you think? Is any of Jamie's rhetoric legit?
Mike Huckabee Says The Connecticut School Shooting Happened Because God Is Not In The Classroom Anymore!
Via Huffington Post
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee (R)
weighed in on the massacre at an elementary school
in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, saying the crime was
no surprise because we have "systematically
removed God" from public schools.
"We ask why there is violence in our schools, but we
have systematically removed God from our schools,"
Huckabee said on Fox News. "Should we be so
surprised that schools would become a place of
This line of reasoning isn't new for Huckabee.
Speaking about a mass shooting in Aurora, Colo.
over the summer, the former GOP presidential
candidate claimed that such violent episodes were a
function of a nation suffering from the removal of
religion from the public sphere.
"We don't have a crime problem, a gun problem or
even a violence problem. What we have is a sin
problem," Huckabee said on Fox News. "And since
we've ordered God out of our schools, and
communities, the military and public conversations,
you know we really shouldn't act so surprised …
when all hell breaks loose."
Save your religious grand-standing for another day
Mike! People are in terrible, terrible pain and you want
to talk about how to get God back in schools?!? How
about talking about REAL ways that we can keep our
children safer. Last time we checked, God isn't a
Lt. Paul Vance said Saturday morning that the suspect was not voluntarily let into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton.
Investigators were trying to learn more about the gunman, Adam Lanza, and questioned his older brother, who is not believed to have been involved in the rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary.
Asked at a news conference whether Lanza had left any emails or other writings that might explain the rampage, Vance said investigators had found "very good evidence" and hoped it would answer questions about the gunman's motives. Vance would not elaborate.
Lanza shot his mother, Nancy Lanza, drove to the school in her car with at least three guns, including a high-powered rifle that he apparently left in the back of the vehicle, and shot up two classrooms around 9:30 a.m. Friday, law enforcement officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
A custodian ran through the halls, warning of a gunman on the loose, and someone switched on the intercom, alerting people in the building to the attack -- and perhaps saving many lives -- by letting them hear the hysteria going on in the school office, a teacher said. Teachers locked their doors and ordered children to huddle in a corner or hide in closets as shots echoed through the building.
Lanza was found dead inside the school, according to officials. Eighteen of the children and six more adults were dead at the school and two more children died later, Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said at a press conference Friday.
The well-liked principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was believed to be among the dead. A woman who worked at the school was wounded.
The tragedy elicited horror and soul-searching around the world even as it raised more basic questions about why the gunman, a 20-year-old described as brilliant but remote, would have been driven to such a crime and how he chose his victims.
In tight-knit Newtown on Friday night, hundreds of people packed St. Rose of Lima church and stood outside in a vigil for the 28 dead -- 20 children and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself, who committed suicide. People held hands, lit candles and sang "Silent Night."
Clinton, 65, was "suffering from a stomach virus," according to State Department spokesman Philippe Reines, when she "became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion."
"She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon," Reines said.
A planned trip to the Middle East and North Africa was already canceled because of Clinton's stomach flu.
According to Saharareporter, the helicopter carrying several Nigerian dignitaries which include Kaduna State Governor Patrick Yakowa and General Owoye Andrew Azazi, the ex-National security adviser to President Jonathan has died in a fatal helicopter crash that happened today in Bayelsa state.
According to NEMA who confirmed the crashed helicopter contained major political dignitaries, they have activated a search for the crashed helicopter.
The identities of the other people declared dead in the tragic crash have not been confirmed.
The helicopter crashed when they were coming from the burial of Oronto Douglas' father, a top presidential aide.
The crash took place in Nembe, Bayelsa in the early hours of Saturday.
The crashed helicopter was one of the private helicopter some wealthy Nigerians took to the funeral today.
As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit.
Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.
After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She began to read the following words:
"Paid in full with one glass of milk"
Signed, Dr. Howard Kelly