s My Urban Report » BLOGGERS TALK
November 14th, 2007


by A.man.I

The death of Kanye West’s mother, Dr. Donda West has been getting covered extensively in the mainstream media, and throughout the blogosphere. TMZ.com has been all over the controversy tragedy.

As the “investigation continues,” fingers are being pointed at the cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jan Adams. Adams claims to be a “victim of sleaze.” It’s also been reported that Dr. West was advised not to undergo any cosmetic procedures.

AfroBella writes a thoughtful commentary on the issues related to cosmetic surgery, and this beautiful world we live in.

In an era when there’s Dr. 90210, Extreme Makeover, and Nip/Tuck, when plastic surgery is shown in television shows on a regular basis, it’s easy to think that it’s not that big of a deal to go under the knife. It’s generally depicted as the ultimate solution to a lifetime of self esteem issues. Rarely do those programs show the downside, the painful recoveries, the possible risks, the psychological damage. But surgery is still surgery, and there are always serious risks.

Kanye’s camp released the following statement:

Kanye West, his family and friends would like to thank everyone for the outpouring of support and kind words that have come in from across the country since the death of his mother, Dr. Donda West.

Of course we won’t know what exactly went wrong until more information is released. Our thoughts are with you Kanye.

Donations to the family can be sent to:
www.KanyeWestFoundation.org or by mail at Kanye West Foundation, 8560 W. Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

WhatAboutOurDaughters has launched an all out campaign to raise awareness about the Dunbar Village rape.

The blog’s creator Gina McCauley says the story has touched her personally.

This country simply cannot let a place like this exist. We can’t let a community that will ignore what surely were cries and screams emanating from that apartment with paper-thin walls. We can’t let a community that had to have at least one person seen a bleeding, beaten, blinded mother and son trudging out of their apartment, but didn’t lift a finger to offer a ride to the hospital or call a cab or maybe if 911 was too much of a stretch, they could have called 411.

Back in June, a 35-year-old woman was robbed by four teens, raped, then she and her son were forced to commit unspeakable acts with each other.

WhatAboutOurDaughters wants to know why people in the Dunbar Village community didn’t do more to help the woman during the incident, and why black leaders aren’t talking about it now.

Looks like WAOD is about to make some real noise about the issue according to this press release :

When Rev. Al Sharpton descends on the Department of Justice headquarters on Friday, November 16, 2007, he’ll be greeted by counter protesters asking why he and other African American leaders have refused to publicly comment on a horrific crime against humanity committed against a Black woman and her child in a housing project called Dunbar Village located in West Palm Beach, FL.

The counter protest has sparked some lively discussions on the message boards.

For more information about the counter protest visit this link.

I’m not going to recap all the drama that’s been circulating in the blogos-air between radio talk show host Michael Baisden and Color of Change, but it even received some attention from DailyKos this week.

Plenty of bloggers have been highly critical of Mr. Baisden’s less than accurate comments about what ColorOfChange did with all the money it collected for the Jena 6 defense fund. AfroNetizen, AverageBro, and Eddie Griffin will bring you up to speed if ya missed this one.

  • http://tinyurl.com/ytdj5u Levois

    I’ve been seeing Baisden a lot lately in the bloggosphere myself. I don’t know a lot about him. I wonder what he did exactly to raise everyone’s ire.

  • http://howard53545.wordpress.com Howard

    Having worked with Dr. West at Chicago State years ago, I was sadden to learn of the tragedy but sometimes we have to be real and avoid the bling bling. We black people must avoid these kind of practices, tummy tucks, etc, unless of course if they are necessary for health. Again, my condolences, but let us all learn from the tragedy. You are black and beautiful without the rather expensive tummy tucks and breast reduction or whatever.

  • http://atwindsfoundation.org Eunita Harper Winkey

    As a victim of medical errors and medical malpractice my condolences go out to Kanye West and family regarding Donda West death. My name is Eunita Harper Winkey a high school teacher and the Founder/President of ATWINDS Foundation “A Teacher’s Work Is Never Done Services.” Our mission is to raise awareness that research study shows that “Medical errors are a major cause of injury and death in the United States. The now-famous report by the Institute of Medicine estimated that 44,000 to 98,000 people die in US hospitals each year as the result of medical errors. (This means that more people die from medical errors than from motor vehicle accidents, breast cancer or AIDS.)” For more information visit atwindsfoundation.org and medicalrecordawareness.com.

blog comments powered by Disqus
yeezys 750 boost yeezy 750 boost yeezy boost 750 yeezys boost 750 yeezy 750 boost grey yeezys 750 boost black yeezys 750 boost grey gum
adidas nmd boost adidas nmd r1 nmd boost adidas adidas nmd glod nmd boost adidas nmd runner pk yeezys nmd boost
jordan west brook 0 jordan west brook 0 red jordan west brook 0 black jordan west brook 0 white nike jordan west brook 0 jordan west brook zero jordan west brook 0 blue 2016 jordan west brook 0