Friday, June 20, 2008

what do you think?

Right now, Fox News is trying to paint Barack Obama as foreign, un-American, suspicious, and scary. They're trying to send Americans the message that our country's first viable Black candidate for President is not "one of us."
We've seen this before from Fox. They won't stop until it becomes too painful to continue--until the public calls them out and advertisers start getting worried.
Now is the time to draw a line in the sand by putting Fox on notice that their behavior won't be tolerated. In less than a minute, you can help us do that. Then invite your friends and family to do the same. Just click here:
After Senator Obama won the nomination, he and his wife gave each other a "pound" in front of the cameras. Fox anchor E.D. Hill called the act of celebration a "terrorist fist jab."1 Then last week, a Fox News on-screen graphic referred to Michelle Obama as "Obama's baby mama"2--slang used to describe the unmarried mother of a man's child. It was a clear attempt to associate the Obamas with negative cultural stereotypes about Black people, an insult not only to Michelle Obama but to women and Black people everywhere.
Last month, a Fox guest pretended to confuse Obama's name with "Osama," associating him with terrorism, which has happened before on Fox. But then she goes further, stating that the assassination of both Osama and Obama would be a good thing.3,4 It is unconscionable for an organization that calls itself a news network to advocate for the assassination of a presidential candidate.
After each of the incidents mentioned, Fox issued some form of weak apology. But what does it mean when you slap someone in the face, apologize the next day, then slap them again on the third? It means the apology is meaningless.
Now is the time to call out Fox for these attacks and their fake apologies. The first stop is Fox. Next will be their advertisers and the FCC. If we don't push back now, we will see more of the same from now until November. Please join us to demand that Fox answer for it's behavior:
These aren't one-time incidents--they're part of a pattern that continues no matter how often Fox is forced to apologize. Fox has a clear record of attacking and undermining Black institutions, Black leaders, and Black people in general.5,6 Their team of producers and on-air personalities uses innuendo to prey on fear and racist stereotypes that ridicule the progress, politics and personalities of Black America.7
But this pattern grew even more noticeable when Barack Obama became a serious presidential contender. Fox's smears against Obama are part of a larger effort, working together with anonymous emails8, outrageous statements by right-wing pundits and officials9 and fear-mongering ads paid for by local chapters of the Republican party10. These tactics have deception at their core, and they're designed to take advantage of the racist fears and prejudices ingrained in our society.
Fox plays a very specific, key role in this effort. It uses its position in the media to inject racist attacks on Obama into the mainstream political conversation. Because Fox paints itself as a news network and has a large audience, it's able to give credibility and exposure to unfounded rumors and bigoted, extremist statements.
Stopping Fox will take a sustained effort, but we've done it before11. Once you've signed the letter to Fox, you'll be the first to hear about future racist smears and how we can fight them. Please join us:
Thanks and Peace,
-- James, Gabriel, Clarissa, Andre, and the rest of the team June 20th, 2008
1. "Fox News' E.D. Hill teased discussion of Obama dap: "A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab?" Media Matters, June 6, 2008
2. "Fox News in trouble again over Obama smear: 'baby mama'" Los Angeles Times, June 12, 2008
3. "Dems cancel debate over Fox Chief's Obama joke,", March 10, 2007
4. Liz Trotta on Fox News Channel, May 25, 2008
5. "Fox Attacks: Black America,", June 2007
6. "Fox Attacks: Obama, Part 2,", June 2007
7. "Fox News and its problem with African-Americans," overview, March 2007
8. "SMEAR: Obama's Books Contain Racially Incendiary Remarks,", June, 2008
9. "Schlussel: Should Barack Hussein Obama be president "when we are fighting the war of our lives against Islam"?," Media Matters, December 20, 2006
10. "Tennessee GOP Smears Obama With Alleged Ties to Anti-Semitism and Farrakhan," TPM Election Central, February 27, 2008
11. "Obama, Clinton to skip Fox-backed debate,", April 10, 2007

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Atlanta area actors auditions will be held on June 24th, 2008 from 7pm to 10pm at the Theater of Decatur for an upcoming stage play. Please bring head shots and resumes if you have them. Also please have a monologue prepared.

Theater of Decatur
430 West Trinity Place
Decatur, GA 30030

The theater is in the same building as the Decatur police station. The entrance is in the back. There will be parking available at the police station or across the street in either lot.

Please do not contact the theater. If you have any questions please contact Alfredo at or Eunice at subject AUDITIONS.

Thank you for your interest.
We'll see you then!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I did it!

Today I did it! I finally joined facebook! I know I am late but hey better late than never. Right? Lets see if it lives up to the hype. Look me up on facebook ya'll. :)

Friday, June 13, 2008


Hello every one! I am in south Florida right now but I will be back in Atlanta next week. I'll keep you posted on my moves. If you see me please say hi and stay posted for all the latest developments. Look out for new pictures and i'll let you know where to come see me perform in my two upcoming stage plays.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Stay tuned!

It's been a while since i've written. I've just been working on a lot of new projects including two plays that will be showing in the the Atlanta area in July. I'll keep you posted.