Prideful Oreo Pic Offends Exactly the Kinds of People You’d Think It Would

Oh man: The Kraft Food Facebook page got a dose of pride yesterday when the official image was temporarily changed to a rainbow Oreo. (It appears to be gone now.) We absolutely applaud Kraft and Nabisco for taking a stand, but it’s almost as if the company was trolling its more, uh, conservative customers.

“Now I hate Oreos,” wrote one open-minded consumer on Kraft’s page. “Oreo, your market base is ‘FAMILIES’. how do you get a child? think about it. You are alienating your market base. Wow, geniuses,” wrote another. Anyway, they go on and on and tend to reinforce every stereotype you have about the kinds of people who would take a stand on Facebook against rainbow cookies, but one comment gets to the more crucial question surrounding the image: “gay pride and homophobic beliefs aside, please make those rainbow oreos, they look delicious.”

[via Mashable]

http://newyork.grubstreet.com/2012/06/oreo-gay-pride-picture-offends-people.html?e=grubstreet–20120626

Cleveland Urban Film Festival / HIP HOP on FILM EDITION

WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH 2012

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Tickets are only $10 which includes a short film and a feature that will immediately follow

OR

Choose a Day Pass for only $25

 

Schedule: SHAKER SQUARE THEATER – CLEVELAND OHIO – 44120

10    am – Auditorium Presentation – ART WORK BY ROBIN EASTER & ALEXIA LOUNDS

10:30am – Two or three animated shorts  or one short film

11:00am – Feature –  Hip- Hop Battle

12:30 –     Break

1:30pm –  Two or three animated shorts or one short film

2:00pm –  Feature – I Want My Name Back – Sugar Hill Gang Documentary

3:30pm-  Break

4:30pm – Intro Magazine – presents – C.J. Platinum Unplugged

5:00pm – Feature – The Game Ain’t 4 Everyone

7:00pm – Reception – Meet – n- Greet – Lobby or Lower Level

900pm – END

Rah Digga – The Nigga In Me (Tyler, the Creator & Fat Trel Diss) [Uncut]

Digga, Digga, Digga first name Rashia!!!

Tyler the creator made a “creative” decision to include one of hip hop’s founders MC Lyte in one of his recent songs: “See these girls talkin’ all that sh*t (What?)/I’m just tryna see some t*ts (What?)/,” Tyler raps on “Rella” off the new Odd Future album. “Let’s get it poppin’ like, MC Lyte, around some dykes/I’m, out this b*tch like hocus pocus/And me and Lucas got a couple of pickles.” He also continued to reach out to another old school female MC, Rah Digga on Twitter by consistently telling her “Happy Father’s Day”

Fat Trel took a few shots on wax at the Queen and well…let’s just say she showed both of them who the King really is…

Rah Digga’s Tweets: https://twitter.com/therealrahdigga


Life Without Black People

Life Without Black People

 

A very humorous and revealing story is told about a group of white people who were fed up with African Americans, so they joined together and wished themselves away. They passed through a deep dark tunnel and emerged in sort of a twilight zone where there is an America without black people.

At first these white people breathed a sigh of relief.

 

‘At last’, they said, ‘no more crime, drugs, violence and welfare.’

All of the blacks have gone! Then suddenly, reality set in.

The ‘NEW AMERICA’ is not America at all – only a barren land.

 

1. There are very few crops that have flourished because the nation was built on a slave-supported system.

 

2. There are no cities with tall skyscrapers because Alexander Mils, a black man, invented the elevator, and without it, one finds great difficulty reaching higher floors.

 

3. There are few if any cars because Richard Spikes, a black man, invented the automatic gearshift, Joseph Gambol, also black, invented the Super Charge System for Internal Combustion Engines, and Garrett A. Morgan, a black man,
invented the traffic signals.

 

4. Furthermore, one could not use the rapid transit system because its procurer was the electric trolley, which was invented by another black man, Albert R. Robinson.

 

5. Even if there were streets on which cars and a rapid transit system could operate, they were cluttered with paper because an African American, Charles Brooks, invented the street sweeper.

 

6. There were few if any newspapers, magazines and books because John Love invented the pencil sharpener, William Purveys invented the fountain pen, and Lee Barrage invented the Type Writing Machine and W. A. Love invented the Advanced Printing Press. They were all, you guessed it, Black.

 

7. Even if Americans could write their letters, articles and books, they would not have been transported by mail because William Barry invented the Postmarking and Canceling Machine, William Purveys invented the Hand Stamp and Philip Downing invented the Letter Drop.

 

8. The lawns were brown and wilted because Joseph Smith invented the Lawn Sprinkler and John Burr the Lawn Mower.

 

9. When they entered their homes, they found them to be poorly ventilated and poorly heated. You see, Frederick Jones invented the Air Conditioner and Alice Parker the Heating Furnace. Their homes were also dim. But of course, Lewis Lattimer later invented the Electric Lamp, Michael Harvey invented the lantern, and Granville T. Woods invented the Automatic Cut off Switch. Their homes were also filthy because Thomas W. Steward invented the Mop and Lloyd P. Ray the Dust Pan.

 

10. Their children met them at the door – barefooted, shabby, motley and unkempt. But what could one expect? Jan E. Matzelinger invented the Shoe Lasting Machine, Walter Sammons invented the Comb, Sarah Boone invented the Ironing Board, and George T. Samon invented the Clothes Dryer.

 

11. Finally, they were resigned to at least have dinner amidst all of this turmoil. But here again, the food had spoiled because another Black Man, John Standard invented the refrigerator.

 

Now, isn’t that something? What would this country be like without the contributions of Blacks, as African-Americans?

 

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘by the time we leave for work, millions of Americans have depended on the inventions from the minds of Blacks.’

Black history includes more than just slavery, Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King, Jr., Malcolm X, and Marcus Garvey & W.E.B. Dubois.

 

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blessings!