Guest blogger Alysia Tate says renewed focus on rapper Kanye West's 2005 comments criticizing then-president George W. Bush for neglecting black victims of Hurricane Katrina ignores the larger questions about the government's response to the storm.
Actor Mike Myers (left) and rapper Kanye West are seen in footage from a 2005 NBC television special as part of relief efforts following Hurricane Katrina. During the program, West commented that “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.”
Host Michel Martin weighs in on criticism surrounding the new film For Colored Girls, especially those who feel the movie misrepresents their cultural interests. Martin asks whether the same frustration should be directed at government.
An ad produced by the Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) shows a Beijing educator in the year 2030 explaining how American deficit spending led to China’s conquest of the West.
Citizens Against Government Waste
Guest blogger Jimi Izrael reflects on the 15th anniversary of the Million Man March, which happened on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. He compares to the Spike Lee film Get On The Bus, an adaption from the march.
Guest blogger Lester Spence reflects on the recent suicide of 23-year-old NFL player Kenny McKinley. Spence says it's time for society to step up efforts to combat suicide rates, which have doubled for African-Americans.