Sunday, March 14, 2010

Howard Stern blasts Gabby Sidibe - What do you think?

She received accolades for her breakout role in "Precious," and has been well-received by Hollywood. Well, not all of Hollywood. Radio talk show host Howard Stern used some harsh language about actress Gabourey Sidibe on his Sirius radio talk show March 8, 2010. "There's the most enormous, fat black chick I've ever seen. She is enormous. Everyone's pretending she's a part of show business and she's never going to be in another movie," he said. "She should have gotten the Best Actress award because she's never going to have another shot. What movie is she gonna be in?" Sidibe has not responded.

What do you think of Howard Stern's ridiculous comments? Is society to shallow and judges only on looks?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

If you are in Chicago here is an event that will be every interesting and enlightening - On Friday evening, March 19, The Resolution Project and SmileyBooks are proudly sponsoring a panel discussion entitled ARE YOU BRAINWASHED? The Marketing of Black Inferiority 21st Century Style moderated by award-winning broadcaster Tavis Smiley at The DuSable Museum of African American History.

Tom Burrell, whose new book, BRAINWASHED: Challenging the Myth of Black Inferiority, has planted the seeds for this evening’s conversation, will be joined by playwright Ifa Bayeza and Dr. Cornel West.

BRAINWASHED examines how the very fabric of black American life has been torn apart by the marketing of the Black Inferiority Complex. The panel’s aim is to open the dialogue and candidly discuss both the media brainwashing issues Mr. Burrell outlines, as well as paths toward solutions. The evening’s conversation, free and open to the public, is an opportunity to spark a movement and for the audience to gain a greater understanding of Burrell’s vital message. This event is free and open to the public.
· Tavis Smiley, award-winning journalist
· Tom Burrell, advertising legend, founder and chairman emeritus, Burrell Communications
· Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University professor and noted activist, author and scholar
· Ifa Bayeza, award-winning playwright, producer and conceptual theatre artist

WHEN: Friday, March 19, 2010 - 6:00 – 8:30

WHERE: DuSable Museum
740 East 56th Street
Chicago, IL, 60637