BLAM’s HOT TOPICS For Today 7/6/11
Stay up to speed with the current events of the day. Check out BLAM’s HOT TOPICS as it relates to the black experience and beyond. Updated throughout the day!
NOT ONLY WILL CHILDREN DO ANYTHING TO GET OVER…BUT ADULTS WILL TOO.
Based on preliminary reports it appears that not only will children do anything to get over but…ADULTS WILL TOO. Atlanta public schools are rocked today by reports that PRINCIPALS and TEACHERS have been cheating by inflating the results of standardized test scores. Click HERE to read the full article from AOL Huffington Post.
WOULD CASEY ANTHONY BE FOUND GUILTY IF SHE WERE BLACK?
This is a question that many black folks will be talking about in the barbershop and the beauty salons. Whether it’s in the back of your mind or on the tip of your tongue the overwhelming majority of people thought WTH when Casey Anthony’s verdict was announced. It’s not that we’re so invested in her case….but I think more than anything we want justice to be served…especially when the death of a child is involved. What if she were black…..would she be found guilty? Click HERE to read the full article from THE GRIO.
13 YEAR OLD AUTUM ASHANTE’S ACCEPTANCE TO UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT RESCINDED
When I first read this I immediately thought …..”it figures”. You see Autum Ashante got a lot of shine last week in the blogosphere when her acceptance was announced. We actually did a post on our site about it and included in that post a “controversial” poem she did back in 2006. I wonder if any of what she did or said in the past had an impact on UCONN’s decision to rescind her acceptance. I mean if she’s accepted she’s accepted….right? Something smells fishy. Check out the full article from AOL BlackVoices
SHAUNIE O’NEAL SAYS “BASKETBALL WIVES DOES NOT PORTRAY BLACK WOMEN NEGATIVELY”
After sitting and watching a couple of episodes of Basketball Wives with Aiyana…I had to ask her…”Do Black Women really act like this?” I mean really? While some of it was comical..the great majority of it was flat out embarrassing. Check out THE URBAN DAILY and see why Shaunie doesn’t feel the show is a negative representation of black women.
OBAMA TWITTER TOWN HALL (LIVE)
For all the social media folks check out the live thread of President Obama holding a town hall meeting on twitter. This is pretty tight. CLICK HERE to view the twitter feed.
KWAME KILPATRICK MAKES IT PLAIN IN HIS UPCOMING BOOK ABOUT HIS AFFAIR AND LEGAL AND LEGAL DRAMA
“Surrendered! The Rise, Fall and Revelation of Kwame Kilpatrick” Is the true tale of his saga, according to Kwame. While he takes responsibility for an affair with an aide and lies told during a civil trial, he also blames plenty of others for his downfall. Check out HuffingtonPost.com for more on this story.