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Tweet Follow me YouTube has announced that it’s next big platform upgrade will involve the comment system, and for the first time, content creators can filter out words they don’t want used. That means that, for the first time, I can actually block use of the n-word. I have complained about this, and yelled about this, and blogged about this, and tweeted about this, forever, it seems. Now I’m finally getting action. It was completely wrong to have an environment where black content creators...

Tweet Follow me This Zennie62 Readership Survey is the first effort by Zennie62Media to gain a real idea of what the readership demographics look like for our flagship blog Zennie62.com. The survey, created using Survey Monkey, consists of just 10-questions, and it does have a tech and social media slant as well. We want to know what kind of phone you use, and what you do online too. This helps us with understanding our audience before our 2014 CES Las Vegas coverage starts and ramps up to January 7th, 2014 –...

Tweet Follow me Nina Davuluri won the Miss America crown on Sunday, becoming the first Indian American to be so honored. That’s should be a cause of celebration, but in America’s complex society, so much so that it’s beyond the comprehension of many, some respond by being racist, and in the process show that the USA’s very march toward diversity has made them mentally ill. In other words, racism is a mental illness. Dr. Alvin F Poussaint, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School,...

Tweet Follow me Oakland’s Michael A. LeNoir, M.D., a well-known practicing Pediatrician and Allergist in the San Francisco Bay Area, was installed as the 114th president of the National Medical Association during the organization’s 111th Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in Toronto, Canada. The National Medical Association promotes the collective interests of over 32,000 physicians of African descent and is a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of...

Tweet Follow me Rapper Mos Def volunteered to go through the same kind of force-feeding of food that 45 of 120 prisoners are experiencing at Guantanamo Bay Prison, or Gitmo. After being “OK at first,” Mos Def then said that it felt like his brain was “on fire.” The New Yorker reports that this was a publicity stunt for Mos Def, but the last thing I thought about when I saw the video was buying one of his tunes. Gitmo should be closed. An act of Congress can do this, but they must be forced...

Tweet Follow me The Hawthorne Police, or more specifically the three officers who were involved in the shooting of Leon Rosby’s beloved Rotweiller, Max, have created the cainine version of the Oakland Oscar Grant shooting. In that case, Oscar Grant was shot by BART Police Officer Johannes Mehserle, who said he was reaching for his taser, but shot Grant with his gun. By contrast, the to date not named Hawthorne Police officer who shot Max did so deliberately – and it was all caught on camera, sparking...

Tweet Follow me A police officer shot Leon Rosby’s Rottweiler, Max, four times at point-blank range, after provoking the dog as if to get the animal to respond so that it could be fired upon. It was last Sunday, June 30th, and Leon Rosby was video-blogging the actions of Hawthorne, California police officers, when they seemed to take offense to his making a visual record of their work. Leon Rosby appeared to have some verbal exchange with them while using his cell phone as a camera, then when he saw the...

Tweet Follow me On this day I was headed to the San Francisco Best Of The Bay event at The Metreon, and walking down Stockton toward Mission when I got the news via a CNN message to my phone. I just stopped and wound-up interviewing a woman on the street. Then I went into the event, and it was somber at first – time and drink cured that. But Michael Jackson music was the theme. Michael Jackson will never, ever be forgotten. He gave all of us the gift of his talent – singing, songwriting, producing....

Tweet Follow me UPDATE: Paula Deen Dropped By Smithfield Foods Paula Deen Update One. In this Paula Deen Update, reporting on the latest since The Food Network dropped her for using the N-word in working with her employees, the first real news is that there are over 260 comments and battles on this Zennie62 YouTube video-blog: And while Paula Deen’s show’s off the air, TMZ reports that her son Bobby Deen gets to keep his show Not My Mama’s Meals on The Food Network. Also the LA-based blog says...

Tweet Follow me Chad Johnson has been released from jail as of Monday, and was the only one to thank Broward County, Florida Judge Kathleen McHugh for sending him to jail. Last week, Monday, Judge Kathleen McHugh said that Chad Johnson, the former NFL Wide Receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals and The New England Patriots, should thank his lawyer for the plea deal he got for him, originally enabling Mr. Johnson to avoid jail time. Chad reacted like any athlete would do: he thanked his attorney (Adam Swickle, shown...

Tweet Follow me Adam Goodes’ was the target of a racist taunt by 13 year old, and a Papa Johns Pizza Employee in Sanford, Florida goes on a racist rant: Two racist incidents that have captured pop culture view, and provided a lesson for us all. First, Adam Goodes is an excellent soccer player, who plays professional Australian rules football player with the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL) – he’s also an Indigenous Austrialian. This 13 year old girl named Julia went to the...

Tweet Follow me Roland S. Martin, the CNN Contributor who, with Mark Preston, helped launch my first national TV exposure via the news giant, is departing April 6th. This comes on the heels of CNN’s new President, Jeff Zucker’s decision to sack Solidad O’Brien. Overall, with CNN bringing in Chris Cuomo and Jake Tapper, and the earlier departure of T.J. Holmes, who’s now with BET, there seems to be a run on black voices at the Atlanta Headquarters (something BET’s Cord Jefferson pointed...

Tweet Follow me EBYD.  Greg Harrland’s running… Yep. Another forum is coming up for the Oakland Mayor’s Race. It’s the Alameda County Democratic Lawyers Club Forum on September 10th. Held at Everett and Jones Restaurant in Jack London Square at 12 Noon that day, every mayoral candidate has been invited to what’s both a forum and an endorsement meeting. East Bay Young Democrats (EBYD) Behind Current Events On its website on the Oakland Mayor’s Race, the East Bay...

Tweet Follow me Mayor Goodman Just when it seemed San Jose was the only city that wants the Oakland Athletics to leave Oakland and move to a planned new stadium there, enter Las Vegas. According to Ballpark Digest, Oscar Goodman, the Mayor of Las Vegas, said his city has entered talks about building a 45,000 seat domed ballpark for an American League team and representatives of that team are involved. While Mayor Goodman did not mention the Oakland A’s by name, it’s widely known in the media...

Tweet Follow me The True Blood Rolling Stone cover was a hot topic of discussion and than I heard these words we all have thought to ourselves….”What am I going to do when the season ends?”  I haven’t looked at The Rolling Stones cover and magazine.   I know that is sacrilege.I just can’t wait until tomorrow which i predict will frustrate me as much as entertains me.I feel about Alan Ball’s HBO True Blood the way I feel about a really good mystery book I want to finish...

Tweet Follow me Julian Assange – Image via Wikipedia In what has to have been a nightmare experience for him, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been cleared of charges of rape and molestation in Sweden, false charges issued by two women, one in her 20s and the other in her 30s. As reported at Zennie62.com, the charges looked like the anatomy of a smear campaign. According to Aljazeera, Eva Finne, Sweden’s chief prosecutor, Julian Assange was “no longer wanted.” On Friday, it...

Tweet Follow me Image via Wikipedia Is Julian Assange being smeared? Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, who’s website has over 70,000 classified documents related to the War in Afghanistan, has been charged with alleged rape in Sweden. But a new item of information strongly indicates the report may be nothing more than a false claim. As reported earlier at Zennie62.com, a translation from the Swedish tabloid Expressen claims that two women, one in her 20s and the other in her 30s, came forward to police....

Tweet Follow me Photo: Reuters The New York Post reports Miss USA, Rima Fikih who hopes to be the next Miss Universe says move the mosque.   She is more eloquent than that of course..  Rima Fikih told entertainment “I totally agree with President Obama with the statement on constitutional rights of freedom of religion,” the beauty queen said in an interview with “Inside Edition” that aired yesterday. “I totally agree with President Obama with...

Tweet Follow me Julian Assange – Image via Wikipedia It’s reported from the Google translated web version of the Swedish tabloid Expressen, that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is to surrender to Swedish police over an alleged rape charge reported earlier. Wikileaks spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson said that Julian Assange will remain in Sweden. Reportedly, police want to confront him with what is called “the data.” According to Expressen‘s Anna Skarin, two women, one in her 20s and...

Tweet Follow me After months of casting news and speculation, producer of X-men First class Bryan Singer has finally broke his silence about the film. Bryan spoke with Harry Knowles over at AICN, and give him a great lengthy update on just what’s in store for the upcoming prequel. Here is a good portion of what he said “The film takes place in the 1960’s. John F Kennedy is the President of the United States. Martin Luther King and Malcolm X are on TV doing marches. There is a spirit of a hopeful...