Cardi B May Want To Get Rid of Her Security Team

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Cardi B

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OPINION- There is a brief video clip (see at the end of this post) that went viral of Cardi B being groped by a douchebag fan while she was being escorted by her security team. More than likely the groper felt that because of Cardi B’s past occupation as a stripper, he is entitled to a quick feel. Of course, on social media that is the excuse that some are using to justified why the man committed sexual assault. They are also saying, Cardi B had on an outfit that screamed touch my rear end. It’s worst when Black women are showing up with their font capes in hand, displaying their “pick me” attributes.

Not only was rape culture in 3D during that video clip, but it was also an extreme level of toxic masculinity by Cardi’s own staff, which was her security personnel. Cardi’s security decided to hold her back after she was groped, instead of grabbing the perpetrator and ensuring his face was shattered in multiple places. The holding back of Cardi B during that time showed the devaluation of the person who they were supposed to protect. Why is she paying these guys, when they can’t even do their jobs correctly?

Many women with an emphasis on Black women have often said that we are the least protected, and the most disrespected and this is true. Cardi B’s security didn’t defend her, therefore should be dismissed. The security team Cardi B had in place, were just a waste of DNA and didn’t earn their paycheck that day and more than likely may do the same thing, which is nothing if that happens again (let’s hope not).

I can’t imagine Julius (Beyonce’s bodyguard) allowing Bey to be grope without repercussions, nor grope at all. I’m sure if one would try it, the assailant may be sipping through a straw for an extended stay at the local hospital. Cardi B’s security looked amateurish in that clip and displayed the same toxic energy that Black women have to deal with in our personal lives when faced with the various tiers of rape culture and toxic masculinity by those who should be protecting us. They can’t even protect us when we aren’t celebrities, and prominent Black women can’t even get protection when they pay for it.

After what took place, Cardi B needs to fire that entire security staff who was there and did nothing. Often, those who are supposed to be so called bodyguards are hired based on brawn and not much else. Sometimes they are hired based on their reputation in the hood as an enforcer and don’t have the intellect to create a firm security plan together, where Cardi B wouldn’t be subjected to what she had to experience.

An adequate bodyguard must have an arsenal of credentials, and that includes a past clientele list that should be part of their references they submit to show that they know what they are doing, before being hired. One can’t afford to hire anything without vetting the personnel properly to ensure that the VIP is confident that the security detail knows what to do in any situation. It’s time for Cardi B to cut ties with these useless bodyguards, before next time an assailant may do more than just palm her behind.

-Ms Scripter

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Eddie Murphy featuring Michael Jackson – “Whatzupwitu”

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Eddie Murphy and Michael Jackson

The year was 1993, when Eddie Murphy released the single, “Whatzupwitu” off Murphy’s 4th studio album, entitled Love’s Alright. Let’s be honest, who took this song seriously, I know I didn’t. I was too busy cracking up at Murphy’s expression and his attempt at being serious as he sung the song with his frail and quite non-existent vocals. Well, the track may not have been a smash hit, but it was entertaining and Michael’s contribution stoled the song. Added the cheesy animation to the video, also added to its comedic value and was deemed one of the worst music videos on MTV during that time. Well, at least we can all look back and still laugh at this throwback, right?

 

-Ms Scripter

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KAEPTAIN AMERICA

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Colin Kaepernick

We all know Colin Kaepernick is right. So, I will not debate any of you who say the NFL has a right to shun him. Of course they do, but that does not make them right. Kaepernick is being punished for exercising a God-given right, a right that defines Americanism at its core, but one that flies in the face of business and selective patriotism and outright hypocrisy.

The silent collusion against him is the same kind that black people face in business each day. Some of us ignore it and it drives others of us crazy because we are never sure just what is behind the rejection and we always suspect the worst.
Colin Kaepernick is a multiracial man who was orphaned and blessedly landed in the bosom of a God-fearing family who loved him and nurtured his athletic gifts.

And then one day, he realized that he could not separate part of himself from the indomitable soul of his people and that famous or not, rich or not, he could be murdered and the same society that gave him the money and fame would allow his death to go unpunished because of the color of his skin. He could not abide this and not only because he’s black, but because he was raised by a Christian family who taught him better, who told him that he was indeed his brother’s keeper.

All these players telling him to let it go are just the kind of damaged meat the NFL loves, weak, pliable men who do not have a tenth of the principle and nobility in the heart of the man they criticize. I know most people will not turn off the NFL this year, but I will. I know it won’t do a damned thing, but it will make me feel better. The NFL season is 16 games long and so each Sunday, I will watch one of these 16 films instead:
1. MALCOLM X
2. THE FIVE HEARTBEATS
3. FRIDAY
4. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
5. SOUL FOOD
6. BOYZ IN THE HOOD
7. DO THE RIGHT THING
8. FEAR OF A BLACK HAT
9. NEW JACK CITY
10. BLADE
11. LOVE JONES
12. BOOMERANG
13. MENACE TO SOCIETY
14. COMING TO AMERICA
15. COOLEY HIGH
16.TRADING PLACES

I know you’re thinking “It’s easy for a Detroit Lions fan to give up football.” Well, if you think this is about football, then you haven’t been paying attention.

-Gary Hardwick

Work Cited:

http://garyhardwick.blogspot.com/2017/08/kaeptain-america.html

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The Many Tiers of Rape Culture

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end_rape_img-fRape culture has many forms and not just the sexual assault kind one sees on the news, where the perpetrators are given 25 years to life for brutal attacks if caught and convicted. Rape culture has an array of forms, and the tiers can go from subliminal and advance to critical levels.

The lowest layer on the rape culture chart starts off with victimization, which has several forms alone. Victimization shows up as unwanted touching in a non-sexual way, the disclosure of private details about one’s sexual life that one didn’t ask to be a part of, could be deemed as inappropriate. Rape jokes, homophobia/transphobia, locker room talk, sexist attitudes, and victim blaming. I’m sure we all know someone whether in the work place, or in our private lives that have been known to exhibit the victimization tiers of rape culture.

Level II of rape culture is degrading someone, like catcalls. When someone is in public, that person should not be subjected to catcalls. Let people go to their destination, without others impeding on them by flapping their gums. I can’t stand when the weather gets a little warm, and that give individual(s) (men) the license to start the enhancement of cat calling to monumental levels. If one does participate in catcalling, one is also participating in rape culture. Sending someone an unsolicited picture of one’s sexual anatomy is another form of rape culture. If they didn’t ask to see a picture of one’s private parts, don’t send it! Of course, the situation in the club or any other public space where one thinks it’s a good idea to grope someone, without his or her consent is also a part of rape culture.

Level III of rape culture intensifies, this tier represents the phenomena that have been around for a while now, but has been recently getting a lot of attention, which is when a man covertly removes a condom during sexual intercourse, without the consent of the person they are having sex with at the time. Condom removal without the other person’s consent is never okay. In the present, politicians are looking to put laws of this nature on the books, to address it. Statutory rape is also an action that we should know is part of the intensifying levels of rape culture. The excuse that one didn’t know that he/she was 15 at the time of sexual intercourse is not going to fly. One may be convicted of statutory rape and will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of their lives, even after serving time in jail if applicable. One better makes sure that the person that they are engaged in sexual intercourse with is of legal age, in their state (which varies). Sexual coercion is also part of level III of rape culture. Pressing someone to have sex is part of the dimension of rape culture. If one has to pressure someone to have sex, then it says a lot about you, and mainly that you are a sexual predator.

Level IV is the last level of rape culture, which is explicit violence. Actions like rape are the most violent out of the definitions. I also want to make it clear, that having sex with someone who is intoxicated and can’t give clear consent is also rape. When one commits acts of battery, incest, and murder that can also be characterized as part of rape culture.

Now that one has understood (hopefully) all the definitions from lowest to highest; it’s important that no matter how low the tier is, participating in any of these actions means one is contributing to rape culture. Lastly, if one sees their friends groping, cat calling, making rape jokes, talking about having sex with intoxicated victims, one should check their friends, etc or you also become part of the problem.

Works cited:

http://www.11thprincipleconsent.org

-Ms Scripture

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Old School Video of The Week: Prodigy – “Keep It Thoro”

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Prodigy

“When you see me in the streets soldier, salute me. You just a groupie, oh, you gangsta, then shoot me”

The unexpected death of Prodigy at the age of 42, of the group Mobb Deep, has rattled the hip-hop communities’ nerves. It’s starting to become normalized when we lose hip-hop icons at such a young age, and it also brings once again heath awareness with an emphasis on Black men in general. The exact cause of death has yet to be determined, but it is also well known that Prodigy has been battling sickle cell disease since he was an infant.

Prodigy’s entire aura, his voice, his lyrical delivery to coincide his street tales was intoxicating and Havoc’s lyrical contribution alongside with his stellar production, meshed well with Prodigy’s persona. Mobb Deep was an important duo when they emerged in the 90’s with a New York style, which left the bubble gum rap style in its dust, but came out and gave listeners a front row seat to the heart of the dark New York streets.

I was always fascinated by Prodigy’s voice, and I would state if he was at a supermarket and simply ask the cashier if an item was on sale, they would more than likely give him the items for free. Prodigy’s voice was one of the most intimidating voices in hip-hop, and it has Queensbridge all over it. When the duo disbanded, that didn’t stop Prodigy from continuing to get busy on the mic by representing hip-hop on his terms.

The year was 2000 when Prodigy released “Keep It Thoro” off his debut solo album H.N.I.C. “Keep It Thoro” is tough, a production banger, and it represented the Prodigy that we come to know and love as a member of Mobb Deep. Once again, leaving a legacy behind is just as important when we are no longer here in the physical. Prodigy did just that, in many ways. Another fallen hip-hop legend gave us a brief time on this earth, but left an infinite legacy behind that will be quite difficult to duplicate in the future. Rest in peace.

-Ms Scripter,

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The Black Community Should Send Jason Whitlock Into Exile

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Jason Whitlock

OPINION – Jason Whitlock of Fox Sports,  (and if don’t know who he is that’s good news) once again began his tap-dancing charade. Whitlock has been known to say things, which demonstrate his wiliness to perform his civic duty to act like a white supremacist in a Black body. This time, Whitlock rhetoric was at Lebron James’ expense. On the show, “The Herd,” with Colin Cowherd, Whitlock discussed James’ reaction to someone who spray-painted the N-word on the side of James’ mansion in L.A.

“Racism is an issue in America, but it’s primarily an issue for the poor. It’s not LeBron James’ issue.”-Jason Whitlock

Whitlock stated in his most ignoramus form to date that James couldn’t possibly feel racism because he is rich. Let me get this straight, according to Whitlock’s logic, if one isn’t poor, then one wouldn’t feel racism. I guess former President Obama didn’t have to deal with racism at all, during his eight years as President, right? There are too many examples to dispel Whitlock’s ignorance, but I think I don’t need to go any further in dispelling Whitlock’s narrative.

The dismissiveness of James’ reaction by Whitlock makes me believe that enough is enough when it comes to Whitlock and his tap dancing. It’s getting to the point where, we should start contacting Fox Sports sponsors that advertise on Whitlock’s show and threatened a boycott, until his employer, give him a ticket to the unemployment line.

Jason Whitlock is one of those Black people that attempt to do whatever possible to make white people feel at ease when the discussion of race comes up. Whitlock is dangerous, disingenuous and needs to be sent on his merry way out of the Black community. What I mean by this, is that I want every Black person, whether they are sports figures or not to leave Whitlock to his own devices. Don’t go on Whitlock’s show, don’t give him an opportunity to interview, set up any meetings, no longer watch his show or listen to him. As a matter of fact, his entire family should leave him alone and that would be great. Just freeze this unapologetic coon behind, out of the Black community until all he has left is to cover hockey.

Not every Black person can be saved, who demonstrate so much self-hate in a Thomas Clarence like persona. We have to leave some folks behind because they aren’t helping, they are hurting us. Hold those who aren’t for us accountable and stop supporting them on anything they do. Remember, Whitlock is covering sports where the majority of those same players he is covering are Black. It’s time to send Whitlock to exile and let that be a lesson to others if you’re not with us, you against us and off you go. I’m sure the crumbs he has been licking off the table, would be enough to continue to feed his family, so don’t feel sorry for him at all.

Now watch Jason Whitlock demonstrate that he is the Sunken Place and he appears relatively proud of it.

-Ms Scripter,

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Old School Video of The Week: Portrait -“Here We Go Again!”

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Portrait

The year was 1992, when the group Portrait released their single, “Here We Go Again!” off their debut album, entitled Portrait. The New Jack Swing era was still alive, and Portrait represented the sound from a west-coast point of view. Portrait is coming out of Los Angeles, California inherited what other groups with the New Jack Swing sound contribute, with this danceable single.

Portrait would go on to release a total of 5 albums including a greatest hits package, but the single “Here We Go” would be the track, that would continue to be on my 90’s playlist.

-Ms Scripter

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Portrait - Here We Go Again by klmbaby

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The Starting 5 Podcast Guest Appearance – HBCU Drama, NBA Playoffs, Etc

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Once again, I made a guest appearance on Dan and John’s epic sports podcast The Starting 5. In this episode, we discuss the NBA Playoffs, HBCU drama which includes the school Bethune-Cookman University, John Edward’s death by the hands of the police, racist moments in wrestling, Curt Shillings waste of space behind, and BBB shoes. Special guest Katara from her Tru Radio Network and music by Toni Steelz were on hand to make this episode complete. From serious topics to pure, unapologetic laughter this an episode you shouldn’t miss.

-Ms. Scripter

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Old School Video of The Week: Phil Collins – “One More Night”

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Phil Collins

The year was 1984 when Phil Collins released the single “One More Night” off his album entitled No Jacket Required. No Jacket Required will be my personal introduction to Collins, but he released albums before this one that were solid. No Jacket Required, would be one of my favorite albums of the 80’s and made me an immediate and loyal fan of Collins, where researching his previous work, which includes with the group Genesis.

“One More Night,” reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard charts, and would go down as one of the successful soft-rock ballads of that decade. Phil Collins would continue to drop numerous hits after his critical acclaim album, which only solidify him as a legend.

-Ms Scripter

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Book Review: You Have The Right To Remain Innocent by James Duane

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You Have The Right To Remain Innocent

“Any lawyer worth his salt will tell the suspect in no uncertain terms to make no statement to the police under any circumstances.”-Former United States Attorney General and Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, Watts v. Indiana

Many times, we hear about convicted offenders who confess to crimes, who would later admit they didn’t commit the crime and it turns out that they weren’t lying. Some suspects feel pressure by the police to talk, during the interrogation process. Even in simple traffic and pedestrian stops like we now call stop-n-frisk citizens give out too much information, that might find them in the nearest jail or prison because one didn’t know when to keep their mouth shut.

I have always said, if I commit a crime let’s say hypothetically robbed a bank I won’t say a damn thing to the police If I’m picked up and question as a possible suspect in the crime and I’m innocent, talking to the police is the worse thing one can do. Let’s use the Central 5 case as an example, where five young black men were interrogated for hours, and eventually confess to a crime they didn’t commit. What should have happened in that case is that all of them shouldn’t have said a word. Once the parents arrived, the parents should have requested their kids to be released or charge. Otherwise, everything (especially talking to the police) is off the table.

Well, author and law professor James Duane breaks down when a citizen should talk to the police, which is in very rare circumstances in the book entitled You Have The Right To Remain Innocent. Duane let’s the readers becomes aware that the police’s job is to use one’s words against you and that one has the right to remain silent.

Real cases are discuss and evaluated to give the reader an understanding at what’s at risk when one discloses too much information to the police. Some of these real life stories are nothing short of how the criminal justice system needs revamping in the worse way. It’s frightening how so many innocent people are caught up in the criminal justice system, who were innocent because they just couldn’t keep their mouth shut. In other words, the things one says can be used against you.

This book is a guide, that should be followed especially in the event that one finds themselves in the presence of the police being peppered with questions. If one wants the extreme short version, a simple Google search of James Duane on YouTube would be suffice in getting the same information that is in this short guide, but it’s still worth the read. Lastly, this guide is imperative to those who need to get familiar with one’s constitutional rights as it relates to interactions with the police, and it drives home the consequences of those who talk to much to them, which can be used against you.

Rating 4 out 5.

-Ms Scripter

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