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    Dedicated to the culture, business and interests of the indie artist. EVJ delivers controversial points of view, hard-news commentary, Industry Insites, artistic prose and photography and welcomes responses (pro or con), feedback and topic suggestions from readers. If you would like to submit an opinionated article, inspired poem, photo or essay to EVJ, forward all copy to Editor ESJ and put To the Editor in the subject field.


    Don Imus and his Nappy headed ho's
    by Charlie Harrelson- Founder of EvO:R

    If any of you read the news or catch it on TV you must have heard the latest comments by talk show host Don Imus.

    Imus commented about the less then clean look of a ladies basketball team as compared to the look of the winning team and during his observation he said the girls looked like "nappy headed ho's" ...as you might have guessed the team was primarily African American.

    This has enraged the usual black leaders and they are now calling for Imus's head. The veteran talk show host has had a reputation for speaking his mind even if what is on his mind is not very faltering. He has been doing this for decades and his audience has come to expect this kind of comment from him.

    Imus has apologized repeatedly for his comments. He said Tuesday he hadn't been thinking when making a joke that went "way too far." He also said that those who called for his firing without knowing him, his philanthropic work or what his show was about would be making an "ill-informed" choice. Advertisers Staples and P&G have pulled their spots during his shows this week and the network has suspended his show for two weeks begining Monday.

    Calls for the radio host's dismissal have been growing, including from groups such as the National Organization for Women and the National Association of Black Journalists.

    The bigger story to me is the double standard that we live by today. Just how fast the black leaders can get mobile and condemn a white person for saying or doing something while sitting on their hands when the issue is reversed or if it's a black on black issue.

    Remember when Rush Limbaugh made a comment about a (black) quarterback and it cost him a job with Monday Night Football or how about Jimmy the Greek years earlier commenting about black players superior physical abilities?

    What happens when a black leader says something negative towards a white person or acts irresponsibly?
    Has Rev. Sharpton ever said he was sorry for his actions involving the Duke Lacrosse team? We all know the (black) lady that brought the charges lied about everything and we know that the lives of the (white) young men involved in the aligations have been turned upside down as a result of the false claims that where brought against them. Just google any of the boys named in the incident and you'll see what I mean. You don't think future employers will be doing the same thing?

    Why aren't the families of the lacrosse players calling for Rev. Sharpton to step down or meet with the families to apologize because of his actions? All of which where racially motivated!

    What about the countless (black) Hip-Hop artists that call women every unflattering thing imaginable not to mention the use of the "N" word at least once every sentence. I don't see any civil rights activists coming out condemning this action!

    The reason these activist's don't protest the actions of their own people is because it doesn't suit their needs. White hatred and bigatry sell! I'll bet that a couple Hip-Hop artists are already in the studio working on their own "Nappy Headed Ho's" song and when it comes out NOBODY will say a thing!

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