Are America's recent race riots caused by 19th century slavery? Do some people of color -- Jay Z -- use them for personal financial or political gain? Or are people using select police actions to create unchecked mayhem? Will there be backlash or progress? Meanwhile, African Americans keep killing each other in staggering numbers (when compared to other races in percentage of overall population). Noted African American scholar Thomas Sowell: "You cannot exempt people, of any color, from the requirements of civilization — including work, behavioral standards and personal responsibility — without ruinous consequences to them and to society at large." The Rev. Louis Farrakhan preaches about a race war following Ferguson riots over alleged white police abuse toward African Americans.
It's the 60th anniversary of Louie Louie, one of rock & roll's most misunderstood songs. The 1964 release of The Kingsmen's bluesy version of a sailor's song about missing his woman drove parents batty. Even the FBI was convinced that it contained profane lyrics to poison the minds of America's youth. LYRICS "Louie Louie" Louie Louie, oh baby, I gotta go. Yi-yi-yi-yi-yi Louie Louie, oh baby, I gotta go. A fine girl, who waited for me. I catch a ship across the sea. I sailed the ship all alone. I wondered when I'm gonna make it home. Louie Louie, oh baby, I gotta go. Yi-yi-yi-yi-yi Louie Louie, oh baby, I gotta go. Three nights and days I sailed the sea. I think of the girl constantly. On the ship, I dream she there. I
I started in music radio but swerved into talk radio to be like Joe Franklin, God rest his soul. A new book by a man ironically named Weisbard chronicles the creation of Top 40 radio and how it has pulled the world along its enchantingly rhythmic path. ^^^ Booker T & The MGs "Green Onions" (1962) brought a Memphis groove to the world in the years prior to the civil rights marches later that decade. FROM THE ROOTS TO THE RAUNCH Today, a significant portion of music is not safe for radio airplay without masking N-words, F-words, GD references, and brutally misogynistic lyrics that diminish women to little more than objects of male sexual gratification. Much of today's hit music also swirls
So many people are caught up in examining "white privilege," an entitlement for anyone with white skin in America. It's not a fresh topic. VIDEO: Eddie Murphy "White Like Me" White people are funny enough with Turtle Man, Honey Boo Boo, and awl doze nore-durn deer huntin' beer swillin' Ted Nugent wannabes. Life's only certainty is that no one person can fully understand the physical, mental, or emotional burdens faced by any other human being. All we know for sure is our own circumstance in the midst of life's various encumbrances. Clearly there are advantages for caucasians in terms of moving through society without unwarranted suspicion. Unless the caucasian(s) is wearing clothing indicating poverty, escape from incarceration, or gang-related affiliation, a white