You Said It…
Rapper Paul Wall gives Justin Timberlake a run for his money; Hot 97 radio host, DJ Cipha Sounds has some explaining to do to Wyclef Jean for his stereotypical comments about Haitian women; and gays and lesbians can finally serve openly in the military. Changes after the jump.
Paul Wall loses 100 lbs!
Although he's not making news for any hit songs as of late, Paul Wall made headlines this week for losing 100 lbs. through gastric sleeve surgery. Although he tried traditional forms of weight loss such as diet and exercise he felt the need to resort to a medical procedure and the results are quite remarkable. Some will say he looks like a hipper version of Justin Timberlake while others might say this...
"WOW, NOW PEOLE GONNA BE COMING UP TO HIM SAYING. . ."YOU LOOK LIKE A SLIM PAUL WALL"
DJ Cipha Sounds Upsets Haitian Community
If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. Hot 97 radio host should have heeded this advice when discussing his dating tendencies on-air. The host who probably thought he was being funny stated, "The reason I'm HIV negative is because I don't mess with Haitian girls." Of course the Haitian community and others are up-in-arms which has led to the host being indefinitely suspended from the air. As the commenter notes below, instead of getting angry we should get introspective and deal with society's stereotypes that promote such views in the first place.
"This is just another distraction, ppl of color must understand that when where busy getting upset by remarks a shock jock makes, the real root issues are being neglected. We must go to the root of the problem & not mask it or use a incedent like this just to vent until the next person says something...."
Commenter: Dj Robotec
You can ask and now tell
President Obama made another one of his campaign promises come true this week by signing into law the repeal of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell). The signing is the first step in allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military. The next step is now for Obama, along with the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Secretary of Defense, to issue a certification stating the Pentagon is prepared to implement the repeal. DADT will remain effective 60 days after certification. Until then those who come out of the closet are still at risk of being discharged or investigated. Who knows how long all that will take? So while we wait for these final steps to take effect it's best to remember these words of commenter, rubinoff.
"I'm not going to lie...i don't know too much about the DADT thingy, but what I do know, it that these people are 'human beings' and I thank each and everyone of them for their service to our country."