With Donald Trump Fired By NBC, The Real Victims Are Washed Up Celebrities



You have to give Donald Trump credit: When that man wants to dominate headlines, he knows exactly what to say and do, no matter how it makes him look. Of course, most people embarking on a serious, totally-for-real-this-time presidential campaign wouldn’t want to be distracted by the humiliation of receiving the boot from the network that hosts their reality shows, nor would they want their lavish beauty pageants dropped by Univision because of totally insensitive remarks about immigrants, but in The Donald’s world, all news is good news.

On today’s installment of The Desk, anchors Tom Storey and Briana Lane take a look at Trump’s latest masterclass in dominating the 24-hour news cycle. How will this affect the “celebrity” status of Trump’s reality stars? Better yet, what will it all mean for the real estate mogul’s chances at capturing the GOP nomination? That’ll be up to the other 437…

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Haitians & Dominicans : Ethnic Cleansing (REALLY THO?)

The sign this female holds reads (As best as I can translate given my great education,lol) “I am not racist, but I don’t want Haitians in my (city?, Home?, Place?). One word. Disgusting.

What I find stomach turning about this is that these are 2 cutural groups who are so closely intertwined but yet seem to “hate” and discriminate against each other for because of which side of the island you were born on. I’m proud that America is minding its own business in this matter, but damn…wouldn’t it be nice to lend a hand? There has been absolutely little to NO news coverage about this “Ethnic Cleansing” that is taking place. I decided to research on my own, once again. The videos….the disgusting, immoral videos that I’ve seen online…it saddens me. I often get myself emotionally involved in these situations but then I have to take a step back and realize….I am afforded my right because of where I live and these people….just aren’t. The way things work here, don’t fly the same everywhere else.

You guys have to go to youtube or any other video source to see the TRAVESTY that is taking place in the Dominican Republic. Thinking back through what I was taught about Haiti and the DR, and remembering stories that were told by friends and family who are of DR/Haitian descent, I can say this :

DR & Haiti History

The Dominican Republic and Haiti have been at odds for decades. Haitian “blackness” became a different type of blackness than that of a Dominican. It’s been a long standing practice of not recognizing Dominican people of Haitian descent who were born in the Dominican Republic. They are often lumped in with a second group: Haitian migrants who came to the country – sometimes by force – to worin the sugarcane fields. These sentiments were taught in school and repeated through state propaganda until the late ’60s. (Here’s RED FLAG #1, Teaching Discrimination)

Rafael Leónidas Trujillo 

One man did more than anyone else to encourage the aforementioned. The country’s president between 1930s – 1961, Rafael Leónidas Trujillo. The 1937 Parsley Massacre is widely regarded as a turning point in Haitian-Dominican relations. The massacre, executed by the Dominican dictator, slaughtered generations of Haitians along with Dominicans who looked dark enough to be Haitian. It was said that their inability to roll the “r” in perejil (the Spanish word for parsley) gave them away. (This was the most ABSURD thing I’ve read in forever, but in todays day and age….what doesn’t pass as “ok”? Even back then. It disturbs me that this genocide was government sponsored.)


Today’s impending deportations stem from a law passed last year that requires all foreign-born workers to register with the government within a year or face deportation, as noted by the New York Times. The government has said it wants to only get a handle on its migrant work force, and has promised to open a path to naturalization for those who register.The law, which followed a 2013 court ruling to strip the citizenship of children born in the Dominican Republic to foreign parents, was seen by many in the human rights community as thinly veiled discrimination against the Dominicans’ darker-skinned neighbors.

I’m done expressing my disgust….What do you guys think about this?

Slavery Era Records Soon To Be Available Online

THIS! Man….I’m beyond belief. This has been a week that could change the way I feel about America. After running through many posts on Tumblr, WP, and random blogs, I came across a story that didn’t seemed to read too good to be true. So I clicked, Google’d, textd and did some more reasearch. Well, it really does seem to be that Slavery records will be available to us. Of course this is an idea in the works, well way past an idea now, but I would love to see how this information will be gathered and disseminated.

Of all the things I have hoped for…this is one of them. Yes, I’m African American as well as a mix of other things, but I love my history and lineage. Funny story, I signed up for Ancestry.com and got to a point where “NO RECORDS FOUND” kept plaguing my search. So after calling, and speaking to 6 people…I was then offered a TRUTH as to what happened with African American records. A female said to me, “Black records weren’t being filed until the late 60s/70s, so if you can’t find the information it’s because we don’t have it” Now, I tried to dialogue with this woman, but she wouldn’t hear me past her policies and procedures. Needless to say, I got all of my coins back from that foolish subscription.

In any case….wow….I can’t wait to get in and start digging through my history. How about you?

It’s Just MARRIAGE Now


So, a day after I express how proud of the Supreme Court I am for keeping America moving forward, by solidifying Obama Care, I awake to a brand new America. This, to me, signifies an end to an era where discrimination ran hand in hand with what most individuals call “tradition”. I’m happy that now there is no division of rights as to who can wed. That’s a big move for America and a giant leap for the LGBTQ community.

Personally, as someone of the community, I never felt that I would ever marry anyone, wether it be female, male or otherwise. I have though, always felt like my options were limited and if in fact I wanted to marry my partner, we would have to trudge on that path together. I’ve seen relationships go through the storm in the process of trying to get married. 

President Obama is really stacking up on his legacy. We’ve moved past the fact that our President is African American and now we can relish in the movements he has made for our progress as a society. Either way, big ups to America and all those who now can share in their equal rights!