kanyewest-300.jpgKanye West Busted
Kanye West has just been arrested at LAX for felony vandalism. A still photographer was trying to take pics of Kanye at the American Airlines terminal. According to our guy on the scene, Kanye allegedly confronted the photog and smashed his camera to the ground. Our photog then began videotaping the scene when Kanye’s bodyguard grabbed our camera — a struggle ensued and the bodyguard threw the video camera to the ground, breaking it. (Continue Reading…)

Spike Lee Does the Right Thing for Forgotten Black Troops
Spike Lee visited a World War II cemetery near France’s D-Day landing beaches before presenting the European premiere of his film about the forgotten contribution of African-American soldiers to the war that freed Europe from Nazi tyranny. “I was surprised to find African-Americans buried there too,” he told reporters after his trip to one of the many cemeteries on the Normandy coast where lie thousands of Allied soldiers killed as they stormed ashore in 1944. The D-Day landings and other epic battles in World War II have been portrayed in countless films but, said the US director, nearly all show only white soldiers engaged in the struggle. Lee’s new film, “Miracle at St. Anna,” aims to right that wrong. “This film debunks the Hollywood mythology of Word War II films in general. That mythology excludes the 1.1 million African-Americans who contributed, fought and died in the war,” he said before the premiere Wednesday at the Deauville Festival of American Film. (Continue Reading…)

Clarence Thomas: Constitution Forbids Racial Preference
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas said Tuesday that African-Americans are better served by colorblind programs than affirmative action. Thomas, addressing leaders of historically black colleges, said affirmative action “has become this mantra and there almost has become this secular religiosity about it. I think it almost trumps thinking.”A longtime opponent of race-based preferences in hiring and school admissions, Thomas said, “Just from a constitutional standpoint, I think we’re going to run into problems if we say the Constitution says we can consider race sometimes.” (Continue Reading…)

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  • I’m kinda sad about Kanye getting locked up but this brotha needs to learn how to control his temper.

  • We all know that there is a price to pay for fame and privacy is one of them. But, seriously when will the paparazzi learn there are some personal boundaries that need to be respected? We all have seen Kanye get a bit “hotheaded” at times so why provoke him? For web hits?

  • …I swear, someone should chase the paparazzi like they chase down famous figures and see if they get hotheaded. No, I don’t think Kanye was in the right, but karma is a bitch.

  • @ Clarence Thomas: AA is not just “considering race”. It’s considering the educational, economic and social impact a person’s race may have had AND what those experiences can bring to the table. Black conservatives always try to frame it as a “they think you’re less than” type of thing when it is not.

    There is nothing wrong with taking someone’s EXPERIENCES (which includes their race) into account when considering them for employment or education. It is not unconstitutional at all. They never give a direct quote with this argument.