Monday, May 30, 2011

Racist Cadbury ad in Europe

Cadbury, owned by Kraft, has a new ad campaign in Europe that is comparing a chocolate bar to Naomi Campbell and she is taking action against it.

The supermodel – hardly known for taking things in her stride – is incensed that Cadbury used her name in the strap line to promote its new chocolate bar called Bliss, accusing the company of racism. The ad says: "Move over Naomi – there is a new diva in town."

Yesterday Campbell revealed she is considering "every option available" after Cadbury, owned by the US giant Kraft, refused to pull the ad campaign, which ran in newspapers last week: "I am shocked. It's upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful."

The model's mother, Valerie Morris, backed her daughter, saying: "I'm deeply upset by this racist advert. Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury."

Disgust at the ad prompted members of the public to complain to the campaign group Operation Black Vote (OBV), which has called for Cadbury to apologise. OBV's Simon Woolley said that without an apology, the "only recourse black people have is not to buy its chocolate". He has written to the American civil rights activists Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to ask them to mobilise the country's Afro-American population. "I want them to know what their parent company is doing in Europe. I've asked them to support us."
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Racists attack Facebook page

Padrica Norfleet, one of the owners of NaturalistaCosmetics.com, has a Facebook page for the business and it's been getting filled with hateful racist messages, pictures and videos. There were very inappropriate comments posted such as [black women are] "nappy headed," "greasy" and "disgusting," and "You [black women] deserve to be raped by white men." Source

You can watch a MyFoxDC video about this situation.


This is just sickening. It's 2011 everyone. Wake up.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Goldie Taylor's Show me your papers article

Recently Goldie Taylor, MSNBC/theGrio.com contributor and producer, wrote a great article named "Show me your papers!" about the Obama birth certificate issue where he has been the only US President to have to show it. You can read this really good article via the link above and watch the video of it below.


Below is the video of Donald Trump's Press Conference in New Hampshire where he reacted to the White House's release of President Barack Obama's long-form birth certificate. Doesn't this video just say Trump is racist? What do you think?

Here are some specific points in the video where Trump talks about Obama:
at 10:00, Trump questions how smart Obama is
at 15:52, Trump's "basketball court" comment


You can follow Goldie Taylor on Twitter and at her blog.

Obama may have got some revenge on April 30th at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, DC where Donald Trump was in attendance. I enjoyed watching that.