You Can’t Sit With Us (This Month)


We’re a few days away from the end of another Black History Month and in comparison to last year, it’s been pretty mild. I would like to keep it that way so here’s my list of people I’d like to keep to themselves if not indefinitely, just for the rest of the month.

  1. Don Lemon. Every time we get him out of the paint, he comes sashaying back in with another inane “talking point.” It really seems like whenever there’s any sort of racial injustice against African-Americans, there’s Don Lemon attempting to justify it. Below is a clip of him basically saying it’s ok to think all black people look alike, because we kind of do. *sigh*
  2. Nikki Minaj. She dropped a track last week that got dudes, I’m assuming those that have been posing as  big time ballers, pretty riled up. My issue was the original cover art she used for it. She tried to justify using the picture or civil rights leader Malcolm X by saying he was shooting for a cause he believed in and in her video, she was shooting for a cause close to her heart. No girl, no. You calling out posers is not even close to the same thing.

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    No ma’am.

  3. Rappers. Last year Weezy hit us with a gem that used Emmitt Till’s name in a punchline about rough sex. This year it was Nikki. You may say this is a Young Money thing, but I’m a firm believer that there’s an 80 percent chance another rapper would say something equally  stupid. They generally have no sense of responsibility to the black community and their music typically reflects that, but that’s an argument for another day. Just have a seat for four weeks, please.
  4. HLN regulars. Not all of them, but there a handful that are there for fatuous reasons. HLNFor example Frank Taaffe. He’s basically famous for being George Zimmerman’s bff and essentially serves the purpose of defending racists’ rights to be racist. HLN has attempted to balance him out by having Ms. Shahrazad Ali as a guest. Aside from donning the latest in the Queen Latifah Ladies First hat collection, Ms. Ali is there to refute that there is any good in white people, at all. They are nothing but white devils and nothing can be said to change that for it is set in stone. I have the hardest time dealing with the two of them and I hope as the aftermath of the Michael Dunn trial  is discussed, that the two of them are omitted from all conversations.
  5. George Zimmerman. Not gonna waste anymore words on him.
  6. through 10. Don Lemon. Yeah that’s right, he made the list twice. Don’t think for one second that your rant after the Dunn verdict absolves you from our collective side eyes. You were the enabler not too long ago, remember? Pull up your pants and stop littering ring a bell?
    And that’s just how I’m feelin…