Black Entertainment : Roy Innis Alarmed by Quote of Kanye West in December 2006 Issue of Essence Magazine

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  1. King Tubbs

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    Brother King Tubbs ... thanks for sharing.

    The article says the following ... quoting Kanye ... :

    I'm a bit alarmed myself ... if Kanye said this ... smh ... :(

    Again Brother King Tubbs ... thanks for sharing.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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    This is the same Roy Innes who supported Alan Keyes and is one of capitalist Amerika's greatest Black supporters who is heavily invested in ExxonMobil oil.

    Kanye West should not be taken serious by now and he seems to be the poster boy for attacking hip hop culture by the right wing elements of society.

    Perhaps is former Black Power advocates such as Innes did not turn into corporate capitalist advocates then we would not be in a stituation of even acknowledging people such as Kanye as spokemen for the Black race.
     
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    even a stuck clock is correct twice a day.
    if west said this then innis is correct in challenging him.
     
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    If so, then what we have is a former Black power advocate, Roy Innes, who is now a conservative Bush republican, openly challenging an icon of Black youth, who openly stated that president bush doesn't care about Black people.

    Why concern oneself with what either one of them have to say concerning american "morality"?
     
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    only to the extent that west has an audience that listens to him.
     
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    Well, I'm sure that Kanye West has quite an extensive audience compared to Roy Innis as C.O.R.E. is virtually non-present within the Black community.

    This is not to defend Kanye's statements but I do have more of a concern of these continued attempts to attack "hip hop culture" by the right wing Black conservatives who have no clear political agenda for Black youth who have turned to people such as Kanye West who they view as a positive voice even though some of his statements/messages are politically backwards.