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Sunday
Feb102008

Comedian Who Calls Black Women "the Ugliest Women He's Ever Seen In His Life" To Host NAACP "Image Awards"

Remember when black folks were ready to torch CBS Radio over some comments by a certain crotchety old White radio host calling a group of college educated Black women athletes "Nappy Headed Hoes"? Remember how less than a month later a Black comedian went on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno and spoke about the same group of young women and agreed with the older White radio host and went on to say "They WERE some nappy headed women- DEM is some of the ugliest women I've ever seen in my LIFE!" Remember how the Tonight Show With Jay Leno had a ginormous audience compared with that of the old White radio host?


Remember the massive outcry to the Tonight Show Comments? *crickets*Oh you don't remember the outcry when DL Hughley went on the Tonight Show With Jay Leno to call a group of young Black women some of the ugliest women he'd ever seen in his life? *crickets*
That is because there wasn't any. The only people who pointed out the inconsistency were readers of this blog like Eddie Griffin who took to the streets to confront Mr. Hughley. All the preachers and potentates and "civil rights" leaders gave Hughley a pass and now, the NAACP is giving him a check. The NAACP has selected Hughley to host their "Image" Awards. it could be worse, they could be handing out a lifetime achievement humanitarian award to R. Kelly for his work with teen girls.

Read our previous posts:

News of the DL Hughley Keeps Spreading - Will New York Be Next?

OH Snap! Video of Protesters Confronting Deion Sanders Outside of DL Hughley Show!

Boycott D.L. Hughley and his IGNORANT COMMENTS ABOUT BLACK WOMEN..

"Sharpton Watch" Over - Rev. Al Responds to DL Hughley

Sharpton Watch Day 01 - Where in the World Is Rev. AL???

DL Hughley is Wrong- White folks might have a point.

Reader Comments (18)

OK I KNOW THIS IS OFF THE SUBJECT BUT I JUST WATCHED A PBS SPECIAL ON INDEPENDENT LENS WHICH AIRED ON PBS THAT I THOUGHT WAS BRILLIANT I ONLY CAUGHT A PART OF IT , BUT BASICALLY IT FOLLOWS THE JOURNEY OF A MAN WHO GOES ACROSS THE COUNRTY INTERVIEWING RAPPERS,FORMER DEF JAM EMPLOYEES,CONSUMERS,ASPIRING RAPPERS AND RECORD EXECS ABOUT THE STATE OF HIP HOP AND HOW ITS CREATED CHARICATURES OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES AND MASCULINITY ..YOU HAVE TO SEE WHEN HE QUESTIONES BET EXEC STEPHEN HILL ABOUT HOW AS A BLACK MAN HE FEELS ABOUT THE VIDEOS BET AIRS IT WAS PRICELESS HE WENT ON TO SAY THE THEY ONLY PLAY THE VIDEOS THAT THEY ARE GIVEN AND AWKWARDLY EXCUSES HIMSELF FROM THE CONVERSATION! THE COMMENTATY FROM CHUCK D, AND EVEN MICHEAL DYSON WAS VERY INTERESTING I DONT KNOW IF IM LATE ON THIS ONE BUT YOU SHOULD DEFINATELY CHECK THIS ONE OUT!

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdaniecal04

thank you for posting about this. i don't have or watch tv so i missed this one. i could not bear to watch the video clip. this does not surprise me as we are often the worst offenders when it comes to denigrating our women, mothers and daughters.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermuslimahlocs

Hmmm... I'm trying to figure out which organization is the most pathetic: the Black caucus or the NAACP.

Most of the members of the Black caucus sell the soul to lobbyists, go along with Bush's bloody, illegal war in Iraq, and stumble over each other to support a white woman (Sen. Clinton) who played the race card against one of its members (Barack Obama) and black people.

The NAACP, among other things, suspended W.E.B. Dubois, arguably America's greatest sociologist and one of its founders, for writing an editorial against lynching. Recently, they couldn't decide whether to be an advocacy or social service organization. In the meantime, it managed itself into near bankruptcy.

Now, they've decided to make the MC of their "Image" award a comedian who despises the image of his momma and other black women. In the words of my Aunt Bess, "Lawdy, lawdy, lawdy!"

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMacDaddy

danieca,

Was it by chance a film by Byron Hurt called Hip Hop Beyond Beats and Rhymes.
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/hiphop/

that part about Stephen Hill is what is driving me nuts. BET isn't brimming with brain power. taking out objectionable content wouldn't be all that difficult IF that was what we really wanted to do.

@macdaddy

You knwo when i was growing up, I admired the NAACP I might have even have been a member when i was younger. It is kind of disconcerting that they are so oblivious and clueless. Thanks for reminding us about Dubois.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterg-e-m2001

Daniecal I saw bits of that documentary on YouTube. I remember that scene. I would LOVE to see the entire series. Chuck D as usual was on point.

Why am I NOT surprised that the NAACP is so forgiving? I firmly believe they have exhausted their relevancy to the point that they don't have any. How insulting can they be?

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSeattle Slim

You mean you people still take that "organization" seriously? LOL

Nothing surprising coming from the NAACM, an organization that also had Angelina Jolie as a nominee for the award. Imagine, a "black" image award for a non-colored actress who used "black face" to portray a woman who openly rejects being any part of "black", or colored for that matter. The Pittsters also stated to the world how that movie had nothing to do with a black woman, much less black people. So what's the point of the nomination?

The NAACM has proven themselves on numerous times how they resent black womanhood, and how they would reward just about anyone that follows suite. I'm convinced about this, lol. This is just a thank you token towards D.L. for being foolish and insolent enough to say what most of these same black men in that "organization" might actually feel. D.L. needs to buy himself his own facial skin graph dermatologist, cut off the gunk out his own hair, and do some push ups before he could call anybody names. He's just a modern day Stepin-fetchit, but with a bigger mouth, and less funnier.

But seriously, I don't know how openly rewarding a black man for calling black women ugly, b's and nappy headed ho's, etc. could help facilitate our advancement as "colored" women.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLa ~ msviswan

I read in my local newspaper this morning that Tyra was going to hosting the awarad's show and that they would be honoring Stevie. Thanks for the information re: the actual host. Funny that the Chronicle didn't mention DL. Now that I know the truth, I won't be posting a link to the show from my blog.

For those of you who loved the Cosby Show. There will be a Cosby Show reunion on the Oprah Winfrey show on this Tuesday.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commentertryexcellence

The NAACP is obselete and truly needs to be destroyed. For the past decade, it has been doing more harm to the black community than it's helping. I wish organizations like these would be honorable enough to die gracefully from the face of the public, but somebody has to actively stop it...

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMari-Djata

I'm not surprised. The black establishment gets up in arms about whites criticizing black men and women, but doesn't even blink when our own men criticize us.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterNew Black Woman

I have a serious suspicion that the battle to improve BW image could take a different tone.

I suspect we have much in place (especially internetwise), just need to turn up the volume. I think.

(like drowning down NAACP and the such)

just my two cents.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMiriam

"For those of you who loved the Cosby Show. There will be a Cosby Show reunion on the Oprah Winfrey show on this Tuesday."
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No, thanks, Tryexcellence. I'm through with Bill Cosby, since he went on Meet the Press and badmouthed black women and black kids. What he did then is the same thing he does just about everywhere he goes: Uses the example of a black woman living in projects with seven kids by 7 different men to stereotype black women as sex-starved hos pumping babies out of public housing like water out of a faucet. And, of course, all black boys are gangbangers.

After watching his comedy routine on Meet the Press, I called my close friends and told them, "When I get old and start talking crazy like Bill Cosby, please feel free to bitch-slap me. They promised they would.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMacDaddy

I haven't been too keen on DL since his Hurricane Katrina remarks. I can't quote him exactly, and don't have time to look for vids and such, as I'm at work, but they had the same tone as his comment above. I think he was actually hosting an awards show on BET.

February 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMarleaux

Oh the irony of DL Hughley...

http://blackwomanunhinged.blogspot.com/

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterblack | woman | unhinged

Why am I not surprised that the NAACP would choose someone like DL to headline the chitlin' eatin' event of the year?

I am so throughly disappointed in the NAACP, but I've always been. Now what are we going to do besides bitch about it on this blog? Do we know who the sponsors of the show are so we can begin targeting them?

I would love nothing more than to see the show fail miserably because of bad PR and lack of financial support.

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

http://news.van.fedex.com/node/283

Fed Ex is one of the Chief Sponsors. I just spoke with someone in corporate communication who is fielding my call to their community relations department.

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

Just had a VERY DISAPPOINTING conversation with a woman from Fed Ex Community relations department. I remember her first name being Janice. She stated that Fed Ex is supporting the work of the NAACP, not their stupid decision to select DL Hughley as the spokesperson of the awards.

She said she was aware of his remarks, but asked me to see the big picture from the corporate perspective. She said without Fed Ex, the NAACP would not have enough money to keep up their "good work". When I asked her to name one major policy initiative that they have championed in the last year, she could not name specifics.

She did acknowledge that there is a double standard in the black community when it comes to gender. I even mentioned Dunbar Village to her and told her about the NAACPs ignorance and apathy. She was not surprised.

*SIGH* I REALLY wanna opt out on some days.

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

I'm late, but I had to come and post. On my way home from work today I listened to an old broadcast of Real Time w/Bill Maher on my iPod. D.L. Hughley was one of the panelists and I was reminded that this is an intelligent man. It's not that he doesn't know the consequences of his actions. It's not that he doesn't know what is wrong with calling black women "nappy-headed hoes." This is a man who can deftly discuss domestic and world issues. Despite all that he knows, he CHOSE to throw black women under the bus for a laugh and a buck.

February 11, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTami

Another sad chapter in the story of Black culture.... And this is happening in Black History Month at that.

But i'm really not surprised... this is part of a long standing trend in "Black America".

I'm almost ready to throw up my hands and shelter in place... (hunker down), while the implosion takes its course. I just don't see this culture (Black culture) changing for the better anytime soon. It seems that the kinds of things that appalled us just 10-15 years ago... have now been embraced by the Black elite and have been institutionalized as part of the culture. This is the same organization (the NAACP) that honored R. Kelly with an "image" award a few years back...not long after he raped a child. This is the same crowd (although not the NAACP) that honored Nelly in St. Louis a few years back...honored by the King family. This was after the Tip Drill video and I believe it was after the Spellman situation.

Being Black has become downright embarrassing... at least for me.

Sidenote: Have you all heard about Julian Bond's antics tonight?
Lord Have Mercy!

And yes... the documentary that was mentioned is "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes".

You can watch the entire documentary from Mirror On America. link below. Once you get to the page...scroll down to the bottom for the embedded video.
http://mirroronamerica.blogspot.com/2007/03/hip-hop-beyond-beats-and-rhymes.html" REL="nofollow">Watch Documentary Here

http://mirroronamerica.blogspot.com/" REL="nofollow">Main Page

February 12, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterThe Angry Independent

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