It still amazes me how profoundly ignorant some people still are when it comes to race.  It is... what it is, I guess.  Racism has been rearing it's ugly head more regularly these days and recently a nasty column about Jay-Z and the Nets raised eyebrows to say the least.


Not that racism ever went away, it has definitely become more prevalent since Barrack Obama has been nominated President.  There is an undeniable thickness in the air.  Racial tension is still a very big issue here in America.

Speaking of which, recently a long time columnist for the New York Post, Phil Mushnick expressed his feelings about Jay-Z and his ownership in the Nets by writing an extremely racist and inflammatory piece in his "Equal Time" column last week.  This is what he wrote:

Nets on Jay-Z track

As long as the Nets are allowing Jay-Z to call their marketing shots — what a shock that he chose black and white as the new team colors to stress, as the Nets explained, their new “urban” home — why not have him apply the full Jay-Z treatment?

Why the Brooklyn Nets when they can be the New York N------s? The cheerleaders could be the Brooklyn B----hes or Hoes. Team logo? A 9 mm with hollow-tip shell casings strewn beneath. Wanna be Jay-Z hip? Then go all the way!

“I guess I won’t need my color TV anymore now that the Nets will be wearing black and white,’’ writes reader John Lynch.

The Nets released the following statement in regards to the column and reads, "We find the story offensive and inappropriate, and it doesn't deserve further comment."

Oddly enough, Mushnick blamed his comments on Jay-Z.  He said, his children didn't know anything about the "N" word until they heard Jay-Z say it.  Well, it's good to know they're fans.  By the way, not that he apologized for what he said, he did offer a explanation for his comments.  When the folks at Village Voice/ questioned Mushnick about his comments, here's what he said:

James(referring to James King w/Village Voice), did you actually read what I wrote and what I've been writing for 30 years?I don't call black men niggas; my kids never heard the word until folks such as Jay-Z came along. I'd suggest you talk to him about it. What I wrote today was on Jay Z's artistry, and only the wishful and foolish would so badly misinterpret and mischaracterize it as you plan to do. Thanks - mushnick."

I'm gonna go out on a limb and suggest that The New York Post should give the boot the Mushnick and the editors who allowed this "trash" to publish.


two sons.  Meanwhile, Mystikal said goodbye to several thousand people at the Jazz fest Friday as he prepares to go back to jail.  Get all the details now with Tha Wire.  Press play: 


DMX is making his official musical comeback June 26th.  That's when he will drop his highly anticipated album Undisputed.  This project mark's X's return to the studio after almost a decade.  According to his publicist says the album will not disappoint as it will feature a verse from the late Biggie Smalls.

To elaborate, DMX's publicist sat down with adding, "X is very excited to release this project.  This album has a lot of hits on it, and his fans will see that it's been worth the wait.  Undisputed will prove to the world that DMX is back!"

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