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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Black moguls, clean those dirty mouths

"When the smoke of this fire blows over, the real bugger will be standing there still, a torch still in hand. This matter of insulting is not only a white man's game. P. Diddy, Jay-Z and Russell Simmons, to name three, are black moguls of mainstream celebrity, banking on clean lyrics and images but also what's vile and villainous. Like Imus, they've also put some of their dirty money toward a charity or a just social cause.

"As black moguls, they've launched the careers of too many willing to sling a slur, any slur, to get paid. They bear some responsibility.

"With the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton holding such sway - and correctly correcting Imus - they surely have the power to bring the Diddys and Simmonses and Jay-Zs and crew to the table, stick a mike in their faces, hold a press conference, stand in front of their high-rise offices and ask the obvious question: Why?

"Condemn one? Condemn them all.

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