Friday, January 21, 2005

New NAACP President Russell Simmons????

According to www.sohh.com Russell Simmons, famed music producer of hip-hop music and fashion mogul, is being considered for taking over the helm at NAACP. I hope this is merely roomer and not fact. How desparate can this organization be to actually consider Russell Simmons? I am sure he is a cool guy to hang with at a party or something and has obviously shown himself to be quite the business man but in so far as representing an organization that is supposed to have such high prestige and deep rooted history? Not to mention is supposed to be non-partisan. I don't think so. What about Mr. Cosby? Or as I suggested in a previous post on this very subject, Ward Connerly? Surely there are others who are far better suited than Simmons?

One of the reasons cited in this article for considering Simmons is his wide appeal to the younger generation. As Scot X. Esdaile, president of the Connecticut district states in support of appointing Simmons, "He would bring the young people into the association and wouldn't be beholden to corporations or special interests."

Lets see, music producer and founder of Def Jam records home of various hip-hop artists such as Ludacris, known for his racy videos featuring half-naked women, founder/owner of Phat Pharm clothing, and now founder and owner of Rush Communications all corporate entities. He has also been known to have extreme liberal views include this comment made at a press conference, "
We are threatened as Americans because of the way our president carries himself. He's [Bush] the biggest threat in the world." He has also supported liberal democrats in the past including organizing fundraisers for Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY) and Charles Schumer (D-NY). He also worked with Al Sharpton on his presidential bid.

Yeah, I can see how he wouldn't be beholden to corporate or special interest. Great choice NAACP, good luck with that. As I stated before, I sincerely hope this is mere roomer. Sad indeed.

1 comment:

LB said...

What? Say it ain't so!