Monday, March 13, 2006

start a rumor monday: the viagra niagara mov't part 2


naacp adopts new black national anthem

after two years, someone is finally taking me seriously and listening. several months ago, i wrote my second open letter to the naacp, suggesting that they revamp and revitalize their organization. not wanting to simply problematize and leave it at that, i offered several very helpful suggestions (if i say so myself) to assist in the reinvigoration of one of the world's oldest civil rights organizations.

i was pleasantly surprised, then, when i received an advance copy of a press release from the naacp. in it, chairman julian bond, president bruce gordon, and vice chair woman rosalyn brock announce that they have decided to adopt a new black national anthem, thus finally taking me up on number three of my list of suggestions. here's a segment of the release that will be made available to the public on the naacp's website tomorrow:

for nearly one hundred years, the naacp has fought to obtain and defend the civil rights of all citizens. as such, it has been important that we remain abreast of current trends and movements throughout society. as the times change, so must we. therefore, we find it imperative that we make a strategic shift in our organization. [...] on april 1, 2006, the national association for the advancement of colored people will officially adopt a new black national anthem. we have unanimously decided to replace "lift every voice and sing" with "it's hard out here for a pimp" as the new black national anthem. we believe the song more appropriately articulates the state of african americans today, and as a civil rights organization, it's important that we reflect and represent our constituents. from april first onward, "it's hard out here for a pimp," will be sung at the beginning of all black events--which basically means all hbcu football games like the bayou and circle city classics, both airing on bet.

thank you.


here! here!

summer m. plans to celebrate her victory (for the race) with agrestic, some lemon drops, and a lap dance.


language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. language alone is meditation. ~toni morrison

9 Comments:

Blogger ProfessorGQ said...

you are so funny...pimp on!!!

13/3/06 14:32  
Blogger jb said...

on a semi-related note. walter white's daughter performing in NYC at Feinsteins. in a perfect world I would be in attendance.

13/3/06 15:43  
Blogger Harold Gibson said...

you my dear have lost it. This is insanity and both you and I know everybody on the net is crazy except for you and I.

13/3/06 23:58  
Blogger Miss Jessi said...

you know it's hard out here for a pimp/ when you tryna get this money fo da rent/ fo the Cadillac and gas money spent/ and a whole lotta bitches jumpin ship...

I can see that being performed at the Image awards...

Wait... is it sad that I know the damn lyrics to the hook? Damn...

14/3/06 13:07  
Blogger Jdid said...

this is so funny and so on point that i'm tempted to send it as an email to my friends and see who will actually believe it :-)

14/3/06 15:36  
Blogger Amadeo said...

So was Jon Stewart wrong, did it not get a little easier out here for a pimp.

15/3/06 11:22  
Blogger deshi said...

you went to a strip club without ME?

oh, right... it's sarm...

15/3/06 17:30  
Blogger Ra said...

Now see...

That was TOO funny!

Go girl!

19/3/06 16:59  
Blogger Spook said...

Long as the NACCP keep giving image awards to R.Kelly and Snoop Dog, I'm bout it bout it
and did yall hear that James Compton is retiring from the Urban League after 30 years of eating chicken wings, driving his yearly updated Caddie and acting/looking like De Head Negro Inchage.
Man where would the liberal white community and Boss Massa Daley be with out all them reports and studies the Urban League "produced" with white U of C grads that ened up kindling for their fire places

27/3/06 13:03  

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