243,000 more jobs were added to the US economy in January continuing the upward trend on economic stability. Of course the new couldn’t come at a worst time as Mitt Romney and his dislike for the poor would have you believe the only way to recovery is lowering taxes for the rich and letting it trickle down. Read the great news on jobs here and what it means for Election 2012:http://www.cnn.com/2012/02/03/politics/obama-gop-jobs/index.html?hpt=hp_bn3
Rep. Allen West says President Obama and the democrats are “enslaving” the entrepreneurial and American spirit and thinks they should leave the country. Read the rest of the ridiculous claim here :http://www.bet.com/news/politics/2012/01/30/allen-west-tells-president-obama-and-democratic-leaders-to-get-the-hell-out-of-the-u-s.html you know the routine what say you hit us up in comments or @mediamyxx @akireshenri
President Obama delivered his State of the Union address last night for the 3rd time in his presidency and it was his most confident one yet. The President came out swinging last night against the Republican congress who have used their time to stifle the President refusing to work with him. The President didn’t lay out any new objectives, they were the same he originally had but made it clear to the Republicans he is in top shape and ready to fight to keep his office. The confident President also berated millionaires and billionaires crying about paying taxes when most like Mitt Romney pay taxes at a lower percentage than middle class. What do you think of the President’s speech let us know in the comments or on twitter @mediamyxx @akireshenri
Affirmation action is under attack yet again by naysayers using a Duke University study showing blacks don’t do as well in science programs. For the record the study doesn’t mention affirmative action at all but that hasn’t stopped opponents of the program to cry foul. For years students who don’t get into their school of choice have blamed affirmative action as the reason they were turned away and have fought vigorously to have program dismantled. The Supreme Court upheld Affirmative Action in 2003 but with the election of Barack Obama and conservatives determined to repeal the act we should be proactive and pay attention to who we vote for this year. On top of repealing affirmative action they also want to remove funding for black colleges. We have to be diligent this year with our precious vote. Read the excellent article here at ebony.com http://www.ebony.com/news-views/affirmative-action-on-death-row/2 and tell us what you think about this story in the comments or on twitter @mediamyxx @akireshenri
Three weeks into 2012 and thirsty black watch dogs have already found their Beyoncé race outrage to latch onto. This time the faux outrage stems from an unreleased picture from her latest album 4. Again there are claims her skin was digitally made lighter as she looks “pale” and gasp has blonde hair. Beyoncé colored her hair blonde in 1999 and since them black folk have lost their collective minds over it. I am always puzzled by the outrage as race related writers; blogs and apparently hair stylist run to the mainstream press to plug their respective business while questioning someone else’s level of blackness. In the new L’Oreal commercial the singer says her skin has a history and with a simple Google search you can see it from fresh out the womb. Beyoncé is a light skin black woman; she is lighter in the winter, darker in the summer and uses bronzer to give her skin her infamous Dangerously in Love golden glow. After 13 consecutive years of trying to find fault with Beyoncé on the matter of her complexion I am saying ENOUGH already. Contrary to what you are being told wearing blonde hair does not equate to wanting to be a white woman and more importantly no one has the right to pull your card for doing so. Etta James, Mary J Blige, T Boz, Keyshia Cole, Tiny and more recently Rihanna have used the lighter shade in their hair and have not had to deal with the constant backlash. There has to be another issue in black entertainment that you can latch onto for attention. I am in all truth surprised Beyoncé naming her daughter Blue is not more “proof” she “rejects” her black roots as she clearly could have named her baby Black or Brown. The pictures in question were taken last year and clearly are the same ones used last year when she promoted her album. Beyoncé is a black woman, married to a black man, she just gave birth to a black daughter, and she has a black mother, father, sister and family you can write article after article but her blackness is not up for debate period. Beyoncé sends a wonderful message to young black girls and that message is live your life to the fullest in the manner you please. She doesn’t respond to the nonsense nor does she attempt to prove “blackness” to her hecklers. In truth this is not about the message young girls get from her pictures, this is the typical black press doing w finding a popular person of color to extoll their agenda on. This is the same as Tavis Smiley using the president to fuel his agenda for his State of the “Black Union” or how we branded Whitney Houston as a “sell out” when she was on top for singing “white music” eventually booing her at the Soul Train Awards, or the infamous Michael Jackson smear campaign. It doesn’t stop there we have all seen Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Will Smith to name a few become entangled in some criticism at the hands of the negro police that patrols the souls of the black rich and famous. At some point they didn’t hire enough blacks, didn’t wear their hair the standardized negro length or texture and when you step outside the guidelines it sends the ubiquitous “ bad message” to young people of color. Beyoncé is sending the best message of all to young black girls that you have the freedom express yourself however you see fit. No matter what anyone says about you, you do not have to fit into some mold of blackness. No matter the font or letter sizing you are a “real” black girl when you are born. If blonde hair makes you happy rock it, if you don’t feel like tanning and people call your pale that is their issue. Its is truly time to turn the page on this non issues and focus our talents on real issues facing the black youth and I can assure you it’s not the color of Beyonce’s hair or skin. Let us know what you think do you agree with the color police? Let us know by hitting us here or on twitter @mediamyxx .
Today is First Lady Michelle Obama”s 48th birthday and we here at Mediamyxx would like to wish her a very extraordinary day. The graceful First Lady is an inspiration to us all with her intelligence, effortless style and deep compassion. Mrs. Obama has held her head high despite the relentless criticism from the right for doing nothing more than being a loving wife and mother. We salute you here Mrs. O and hope your every wish comes true.
As the Republican debates and primaries go forward the candidates continues to promise supporters of the social programs they will cut all while proclaiming his good Christian values. It led me to ask what Jesus would do. Would he be a fiscal conservative or would he put the needs of the people first. Well let’s look in the bible and see what his actions tell us. Jesus first miracle was turning water into wine when it ran short at a wedding. He clearly wasn’t again against libations as we are lead to believe. The most interesting miracles from Jesus show his stance on healthcare. In the bible Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead and when an ailing woman touched the helm of his garment he healed her critical disease. Considering that most on the right consider “Obamacare” a mortal sin it’s interesting that Jesus didn’t feel the same way. This is the same man who took loaves and fishes and multiplied it so that ALL can eat and who’s only act of anger is occupying the temples when products were being sold in God’s house. If this is the Jesus passed down from generation to generation, from century to century then what exactly is the disconnect ? How is the Republican Party able to use the name of Jesus when they clearly don’t follow his basic teachings? If we follow the miracles and life of Jesus he didn’t care about big or small business, he cared about the people of God, giving them hope during Roman occupation and rule. In this country church and state is not one but many people of faith vote by their religious values and if you are one of the many voters that do are you truly following the teachings of Jesus or like so many fitting his teachings into a convenient box when it fits. You have every right to believe and vote according to your conscience but let’s stop using Jesus as political jargon and just stick to the issues at hand. What do you think about the right’s hijacking of the Christian faith?
Matt Damon used his Elle magazint interview to slam the President on his job performance. He refers to the President as having no balls. The clearly frustrated actor even made reference to people walking around without leadership as a reference to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Read the rest here and let us know what you think
Newt Gingrich informed an Iowa man that he has no agenda for Americans who are in same sex relationships. Gingrich, who has made little effort to hide his disdain for gays told Scott Arnold to vote for Obama. Gingrich began to soar in polls the last few weeks began to slip and lose steam. We will be keeping an eye on how this flub will hurt him. Read the rest of the story at the NYDN and tell us what you think?