Monthly Archives: December 2011

Nigga What?

This time last week the media was at a fever pitch about singer Rihanna and her blow up with Jackie Magazine. We gave our unique view on the blow up here but true to form the media lauded brave Rihanna for taking to her twitter to write an impassioned rebuttal to the writer’s “desperate” use of the word Nigger when in reference to the singer. Urban bloggers gave the good for her spiel while the commenters gave credit to her advanced education she received in the Caribbean. Apparently even though Rihanna dropped out of school she is still ahead of US pop stars and didn’t need a publicist to write her rebuttal for her. Other bloggers and members of media didn’t understand how the Dutch could think Nigger would be an ok word to use and thought the excuse it was a joke was a plea bargain. A week later now the dust of settled Rihanna did what she does best, make fools out of people who support her. She took to twitter to confess she uses the word in her everyday interactions AND she thinks it’s funny that white people don’t have the same right to the word. Of course outside of this piece there will be no tough love for the singer. Everyone got what they wanted the media got a story during a slow news week, the bloggers got hits and Rihanna got about 40k more in record sales. Meanwhile an editor is out of a job and the debate on white people using nigga outside of paying 500 dollars for a rap concert rages on. I am sure there is a faux controversy around the bin for Rihanna and I am sure the media will feign the faux outrage as they cover it but know we still feel the same today as we felt the last week. Hopefully we can begin a real conversation about the use of the word among the youth. If white people can’t use it fine then stop with tanning of America claims, the claims of how hip hop bridged the races and how the word lost its power.  If the word still causes outrage then the power is very much still there. What do you think of the situation?

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Russell Brand files for Divorce

Russell Brand filed for divorce today from his superstar wife Katy Perry. Rumors have circulated for months the couple was not getting along but the pair denied split talk. We wish them both the best read the full story here:http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20549647,00.html

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Jay-z sued

Jay-z was sued for a lapse in worker’s comp insurance in 2009. NY state is seeking 18,000 in payment due to the lapse. I am sure Jay will pay and all will be resolved . Read the rest here:http://www.tmz.com/2011/12/29/jay-z-lawsuit-workers-compensation/#.Tvy-dfL93qE

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Kanye moving to London?

Kanye West is rumored to be moving to London in the new year. The Hip Hop superstar is alledgedly making the move to sharpen his fashion skills after his DW womenswear line was panned when he debuted it during Fashion Week in Paris. If this is true we are proud of Kanye getting the education necessary instead of giving up. Read more about the rumored move here :http://www.billboard.com/column/the-hook/kanye-west-moving-to-london-for-fashion-1005761352.story#/column/the-hook/kanye-west-moving-to-london-for-fashion-1005761352.story

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North Korea Gives Kim Jong-il a homegoing

In a carefully choreographed public showing North Korea said goodbye to its former supreme leader Kim Jong-il. His son Kim Jong-un was named the new supreme leader. Read more about the funeral here:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/kim-jong-il-funeral-thousands-mourn-north-korea/story?id=15244457

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Big Tigga no longer at WPGC in DC

Call it a sign of the times, but Black Media is under attack in DC.  First Donnie Simpson gets the boot at WPGC and now Big Tigga.  Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan who started as an intern at WPGC radio in DC more than 20 years ago has been a fixture in DC radio for years.  Luckily Tigga had has hand in more than 1 pot and we at mediamyxx feel that he’ll be just fine.  Read the rest of the story below.

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/big-tigger-booted-wpgc

Remember Black Planet

As the digital era takes us to infinity and beyond writer Navarro Wright takes a look at how Black America , more specifically black media is missing the mark as Facebook and Twitter begin to shape our world. Wright forgets this is an area we also had a jump on and let fall to the wayside because our inability to invest in ourselves. Remember Black planet? If you went to an HBCU you had a Black planet page before a My space,Facebook or Twitter account. Hundreds of thousands of young blacks engaged in social media with each other in the late 90’s and early 2000’s and have nothing to show for it now. Blackplanet is now little more of an afterthought. No one thought to market it, invest in it and now the other social networks have billions invested in them and Oscar caliber movies about their inception. I agree its time for us to find a platform to continue our journey into this digital divide. Maybe a look into our past with Black planet is a great start on how to keep black media in the running with current trends. Hopefully this time we will invest in ourselves. What do you think? Read the rest of Wright’s piece here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/blackberry/p.html?id=1153364

Arizona declares Mexican-American Class Illegal

Arizona’s new Attorney General, Tom Horne has sucessfully deemed a class aimed at Mexican-American studies illegal. According to Horne the class is proproganda and brainwash tactics and that violates a state law that went into effect in Jan of this year. Read the rest of the story here and tell us what you think :

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/08/us/08ethnic.html?pagewanted=all

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Forbes Hip Hop Cash Kings

Forbes revealed its list of Hip Hop Kings. The top three rarely change and this year is no different. Jay-z has his cash on top, followed by 50 and Puff comes in number 3. Read who else is on the list here:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/zackomalleygreenburg/2011/12/27/hip-hop-cash-kings-2007-2011/

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Pretty Boy Swag! Cam Newton Breaks Peyton Manning’s Record

A new star has been crowned in the NFL and his name is Cam Newton.  On Saturday Cam Newton passed Peyton Manning for the most passing yards by a rookie.  At the beginning of the season, analysts criticized Cam’s game and didn’t think he would have a great season.  The critics weren’t just wrong, they were dead wrong, Cam Newton has single handedly brought enthusiasm back to the Panthers franchize and for Cam the best is yet to come…We at Mediamyxx.com salute you!!

 

Check out ESPN.com for the rest of the story!!

 

 

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/story/2011-12-24/newton-panthers-rout-buccaneers/52210594/1