EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT DR. DONDA WEST
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
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 thereâ€™s Dr. 90210, Extreme Makeover, and Nip/Tuck, when plastic surgery is shown in television shows on a regular basis, itâ€™s easy to think that itâ€™s not that big of a deal to go under the knife. Itâ€™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.
COMMUNITY TO RALLY FOR DUNBAR VILLAGE
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.
BLOGGERS VS. BAISDEN
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.