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Twitter Outrage as Black Gay Male Couple AND Straight Black man Post Pics of Morning Routine with Children 1

Twitter Outrage as Black Gay Male Couple AND Straight Black man Post Pics of...

Can a Black Man Be Responsible for His Children?


Black Gay Fathers Attacked by Black Social Media Followers

This post and picture has gotten hateful responses from twitter after it went viral this past week. The picture depicts a popular social media black gay couple Kordale and Kaleb who are raising 3 children along with the mother. The outrage mostly appearing to be from black men was vicious and white blogs like Queerty where the post originated reported from their perspective that comments like 'Finally a BLACK gay couple' and 'Well it's good to see BLACK men taking responsibility for Black children' as "negative." There is truth that the depiction of gay male couples in the media are often interracial when major black celebrities come out and it appears that the white community is much more accepting. Concerning the outrage is it possible that the black community can palate then dismiss interracial couples better by viewing the black man as a traitor but seeing two black gay men in a relationship as undeniable and deemed too much reality?  The interesting thing about the responses that we will never know is how many of the black men who posted the negative comments have a relationship and are raising their own children. In addition how much of the hatred comes from jealousy and envy from those who are unable to sustain any kind of loving relationship or from conservative religious black people. The bottom line is we all deserve to have our opinion but we are not free from hypocrisy in the process. Has the black community become so accustomed to black children being fatherless that we would prefer to see our children grow up fatherless as well or  worse yet caught up in the system of abusive foster homes. Some may ask what's wrong with raising children to be progressive thinkers in the ever-changing world. Are the hateful responses from the black community the reason many black men remain closeted and where the birth of DL culture begins which the Black community also despises? Can we really have it both ways or simply live and let live?  If heterosexual couples raise gay children (and it happens all the time) then why can't gay couples raise heterosexual children?

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Black Straight Father Attacked by White Social Media Followers

Ironically,  a Los Angeles heterosexual man, Doyin Richards, posted a pic of himself doing his daughter's hair in the mirror and he was also viciously attacked this time by mostly white people on social media with comments like. 'I would bet anything that you're a deadbeat dad,'  and 'Cute picture. Now why don't you hand the children back to their mom so you can go back to selling drugs or your bootleg rap CDs?'To add another level or irony the target in Doyin's case (black men who refuse to take responsibility for their children in any way) are also the ones (by the negative responses) who targeted Kodale and Kaleb.   Children deserve to have two parents and they deserve to be loved and cared for right?  Well if that's the case then how is it that the oppressed turns around and becomes the oppressor without rectifying his own responsibilities to his children first?  What's the problem, what's the fear and why the outrage? 

Can a black man be a father to his children AT ALL? The couple Kordell and Kaleb posted a response to the hatred to HuffPost Gay voices that read...

As far as the positive; yes we are two gay men with three kids who have no problem with preparing them for their education every morning; that comes with anything and everything they may need for school! Our kids are blessed to have three parents (Kordale, Kaleb and their Mother) who love, care and support them in every decision they have made and will continue to make as they get older. We are blessed to have the ability to provide for them in ways that a lot of people cannot for their family, which ultimately makes us happy knowing that they don't want for much! Our main objective as parents is to provide, love, educate, support, encourage, and love some more!In regard to the negative, people fail to realize that we are people too with kids who love us. We do what is necessary for them to succeed in this ever-changing world but it's sad that we're discriminated against because of our sexuality and/or what we do behind closed doors -- which is no one's business. In the same breath, we take all of what's been said in stride. The picture was put out on social media for an opinion so we can't be mad when people give just that: an opinion. People tend to think that gay people cannot raise their children to be heterosexuals. Instead, they have derogatory thoughts of us "tainting" our children or "confusing them" with what society sees deems as wrong an unmanly because we're gay. But this is all comical because people forget where a lot of gays come from: a heterosexual household.This is another prime example of where we are as a nation in 2014 -- continuous discrimination against gays. Being gay is the new normal for a lot of people and judgement isn't needed, just equality! We may be gay but this does not mean we are incapable of what a heterosexual couple is capable of! Us gays are just as educated and passionate about what we do and how we do it!
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Are Radio's Tight Playlists Killing New Artists and Pimping Major Acts?

Are Radio’s Tight Playlists Killing New Artists and Pimping Major Acts?

radio-pimpWe get massive complaints here at Radio Facts about the perceived politics that many radio stations play when it comes to adding new artists to the already incredibly tight playlists (the reason you hear the same songs over and over) it's often hard to explain to the independent and new major label artists that Black radio is so incredibly research driven that the concept is to play the hits always so testing a new record is frightening to many stations who fear listeners will tune out and go to a competitor who is playing something more familiar. Artists complain that this still doesn't sit well with them because they are often asked to do free shows for the station that they feel 'dangle the carrot' in front of them as if they may get airplay but it is rare that they do. They feel compelled to do the shows and to support the station because they don't want to blow the possibility of being played on the air so the station has them by the balls.We asked a couple of PDs if they thought this concept was fair and they stated "We pay major artists to appear." This is something that only happened recently as major artists would also complain about doing shows for free and rightfully so, the station was using them to do events where the station was making money. The major acts have more leverage and their theory is whether you play my song or not I need to get paid something to do a show and radio finally agreed. The stations now set aside budgets to pay the established acts but it is nowhere near what they would make doing their own shows on the road and several major acts still complain about about being pimped out by radio as well. Radio stations feel they are doing their part by playing the songs and exposing the artists but the artists feel there would be no radio station if they didn't have songs to play. Many artists site Tom Joyner and Steve Harvey as the saving grace to get a lot of not only independent and new artists' music played but established artists say the syndicated shows are favorable to give them much needed airplay too.  Do you want to weigh in on this? Feel free to comment.


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Was Cissy Houston’s Homophobia Responsible for Whitney’s Conflicts? Tom Joyner ‘s Horrific Interview of...

Cissy HoustonIt certainly  would be great to hear what Bobby Brown thinks of Cissy Houston.With all due respect to Tom Joyner and Sybil this is the crappiest interview I've ever seen or heard in my 27 years of working in the industry. Yes Cissy is a "seasoned" lady but she appears to be very determined and bold in her approach to Whitney's life but does she take any responsibility for it? Bobbi Kristina is not happy about what her grandmother has been saying about her mother and she is not afraid to let it be known. Why hasn't Tom interviewed her?Oprah actually did a pretty good job of asking Cissy the real questions but even she tiptoed around certain issues. To be honest I'd LOVE to see Howard Stern or Chelsea Handler interview Cissy Houston. Can you imagine?With all due respect to Cissy's industry legacy and tenure after hearing and watching the interviews, it becomes apparent that Whitney may have very well been conflicted and depressed in an effort to please her mother. That coupled with being a superstar must have been an insurmountable load to carry that could have lead the strongest person to turn to drugs. When Oprah asked if Cissy thought Robin and Whitney were lovers, Cissy said she didn't know... that would clearly indicate that she did suspect it... in addition Oprah asked her if she would have had a problem with Whitney being gay and Cissy responded "yes" she would have, then she talked about Whitney not speaking to her for a while   her dislike for Robin and her displeasure with Whitney marrying Bobby which could have been a (read more click "next" above or below) direct move by Whitney to get even with Cissy. Cissy Houston appears to be a woman who has a dire need to control people.As this is my course of study, derogatory relationships especially those of child and parent can absolutely destroy a child into adulthood and his or her self worth. Behind just about every addiction lies an untold painful and life-altering story or event, many of which have to do with a parent failing a child in some way or another.   In the black community and especially in Cissy's generation people her age thought putting food on the table equated being a great parent as if the child should have been satisfied with that alone. Love was an afterthought. Someone should tell them before they die that's inaccurate. Children deserve love, affection and protection too.   But to a larger extent Cissy's parents probably went through another kind of hell that would have made her believe she should be grateful to have a meal.originalOne can only imagine what it must have been like growing up as a child of a woman like Cissy Houston. She appears to be a staunch woman who can never be wrong and who has a hardened heart in all of her interviews promoting her book. In addition, there appears to be a delicately disguised jealousy of Whitney's success in comparison to her own.   With all due respect to Cissy's talent, a blind man can see that Whitney sang circles around her. She has said negative things about almost all of those who associated with Whitney including her own granddaughter.The belief in the black church and the Bible is so incredibly innate and powerful in our community that a black minister can preach against homosexuality and be having sex with several young men in the (read more click "next" above or below) church and the church is STILL in business and we will still support it because this is a man of God and we make a choice as to what we believe even if we are wrong.   Robin was the one who came to Cissy and told her Whitney was on drugs which indicates Robin had good intentions and was probably trying desperately to get Cissy to like and accept her too but Cissy Houston appears to be homophobic and it would have been GREAT if Tom or Sybil had the balls to come out and ask her (especially after Oprah warmed her up) if she feels responsible for Whitney's personal demons. Joyner syrupy, sugary sweet tasty treat interview below...Please try to stay awake while reading it. Note to TJMS: Radio Facts will do your interviews FREEThe mother of the late Whitney Houston, Ms. Cissy Houston, talked with the TJMS this morning about her new book "Remembering Whitney", the truth behind BeBe WInans' book, her concern for Bobbi Kristina and more.Read the full transcript of the interview below.TOM JOYNER:   Good morning, Miss Cissy Houston, how are you?CISSY HOUSTON:   I'm fine, how are you?TOM JOYNER:   I'm real good.   I'm real good.CISSY HOUSTON:   Good.TOM JOYNER:   Your book, Remembering Whitney, I've seen Oprah's interview, and I've seen some other interviews, and I have the book but, Miss Houston, I'm going to have to wait till I have a vacation to read this book. (Editor's remarks: Ouch, totally unprepared to do the interview. Someone on the TJMS should have been familiar with the book)CISSY HOUSTON:   I heard that.  src=https://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.1248858.1359263590%21/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/landscape_635/whitney-book-copy.jpg width=257 height=232 /></a><em>TOM JOYNER:   When I have time to, and I'll have some beverages and some other things to get me through this. (???? what????)</em><em>SYBIL WILKES:   Did you have to have something to help CISSY HOUSTON:   I beg your pardon?SYBIL WILKES:   Did you have to have something to help you through?   Were there difficult times and difficult portions of the book?CISSY HOUSTON:   I ain't got nobody but Jesus, honey.SYBIL WILKES:   Really?TOM JOYNER:   Hmm.   Hmm.   Oh, you are so strong.   You are one strong woman, Miss Cissy Houston, I don't know how, I don't know how you do it, how you wrote this book.   I don't know how you lived through all that.CISSY HOUSTON:   I don't either.SYBIL WILKES:   And you said nothing but Jesus, right?CISSY HOUSTON:   Ain't nobody but him, honey.TOM JOYNER:   Hmm, hmm, hmm.SYBIL WILKES:   So now how did you decide to, or who convinced you to write the book?CISSY HOUSTON:   Oh, nobody had to convince me.   Not too many people can convince me of much.SYBIL WILKES:   (Laugh) Okay.CISSY HOUSTON:   You know, I just thought it was time.   Before everybody else gets to it, right?TOM JOYNER:   Mm-hmm.SYBIL WILKES:   Mm-hmm.CISSY HOUSTON:   I think there were two more books out before I even came in.SYBIL WILKES:   Right.   Now BeBe Winans was on and he wrote a book about Whitney and he said that he got your permission to do "¦CISSY HOUSTON:   No, he ain't got no permission from me.TOM JOYNER:   Uh-oh.CISSY HOUSTON:   No.SYBIL WILKES:   Really?CISSY HOUSTON:   He just wrote a book and he just started telling that, but he told me about it, but I didn't give no permission.SYBIL WILKES:   Would you have asked him not to?CISSY HOUSTON:   No, I didn't.SYBIL WILKES:   No, I said, would you have if he had asked you for permission, would you "¦CISSY HOUSTON:   I don't think so.   I don't know, you know.   They were friends, I don't know.SYBIL WILKES:   And he gave one side of the story, his side I guess.   But you gave "¦CISSY HOUSTON:   Absolutely, it was his side.SYBIL WILKES:   You gave a pretty comprehensive, I mean, nobody knows their child like a mother obviously or a father.CISSY HOUSTON:   Okay.   Thank you.   Say that again.SYBIL WILKES:   Yes, ma'am, and you, and nobody, and I don't think anybody could tell the story the way you did.   And you were brutally honest about Whitney in this book.CISSY HOUSTON:   Mm-hmm.   Well, there's no reason to drive at it, is there?SYBIL WILKES:   No, ma'am.TOM JOYNER:   I'm just wondering what you left out?CISSY HOUSTON:   I didn't leave out too much of anything.   She's just a wonderful, wonderful person, and everybody that knew her, knew her, you know, she made mistakes like everybody else.   She's, it's called life.SYBIL WILKES:   Yeah.   Now you, there's a line out there, there's a line in the book that really struck me, and I've been reading it for the last couple of nights, and not good bedtime reading may I add, like Tom said, you (read more click "next" above or below) need it with the lights on, that kind of thing.   But you said that she could be a straight up heffer to people if they revealed things she didn't want them to.TOM JOYNER:   That's what she said?SYBIL WILKES:   Yeah, that's brutally honest, Miss Cissy Houston.CISSY HOUSTON:    Absolutely.SYBIL WILKES:   And her life, and telling her story, as well as you story, which I found very interesting, and your family story, and how you guided her because you had been through the same thing.   Was that a difficult thing when she said that she wanted to be in the business and you knew what she had to expect?CISSY HOUSTON:   No, it wasn't difficult at all, because she started as a little girl, you know, just screaming around the house, because I had all the little microphones and mirrors and things like that, because with the Sweet Inspirations, we used to rehearse at my house.   So she had all those facilities to deal with, you know?   And she played with them more or less.TOM JOYNER:   Miss Cissy, what about Bobbi Kristina?   Has she read the book?   Has she commented on the book?CISSY HOUSTON:   No, she hasn't because I tried to send it to her, and I couldn't get her.   You know.   You know how 19 year olds are.TOM JOYNER:   Hmm.SYBIL WILKES:   And you said that you, you know, you've called her or sometimes she picks up your call and sometimes not, right?CISSY HOUSTON:   Right.TOM JOYNER:   Hmm.SYBIL WILKES:   Are you concerned about Bobbi Kristina?CISSY HOUSTON:   Of course I'm concerned, she's my granddaughter.   And I love her very much.SYBIL WILKES:   And if she is listening to you, what are you telling her?CISSY HOUSTON:   Call your grandmother.TOM JOYNER:   Aw.   The book is called Remembering Whitney.SYBIL WILKES:   It's truly touching, Tom.   I'm telling you, this book is really quite enlightening, and it breaks my heart in some respects because I lost my mother many, many years ago, and I can imagine.   But nobody's supposed to bury their child.CISSY HOUSTON:   No, nobody.   Nobody.TOM JOYNER:   Bless your heart, Miss Cissy.SYBIL WILKES:   God bless you.CISSY HOUSTON:   Thank you so much.TOM JOYNER:   You're a very strong woman.CISSY HOUSTON:   And I appreciate you.  
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