Jay-Z NFL deal pt. 2

Jay-Z NFL deal pt. 2: Proof and receipts. Because some of the tings I said in my last post are bound to be considered controversial (what happens alot when one tells the truth) here are some proof and receipts).

Jay-Zs drug dealing (from his own mouth): https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2440081/I-knew-budgets-I-drug-dealer-Jay-Z-says-learned-business-skills-selling-crack-cocaine-1980s.html

Jay Z rapping about selling crack to his mother: https://genius.com/Jay-z-you-must-love-me-lyrics

Jay Z cheating on Beyoncé (again from his own mouth): https://www.elle.com/culture/celebrities/a19700877/jay-z-on-cheating-on-beyonce-david-letterman-interview/

J.Los stealing of songs by African-American artists (and P.Diddies enabling): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOEmCERi21U

J.Los pandering to AA-people and her Motown-tribute: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4KpWheBsd4

(Btw, Paris Milan got one thing wrong: When Jlo started as a solo singer, her songs were Latin-pop with a dash of R&B. She crossed over to R&B and urban LATER on.

I also do NOT endorse her view of Puff Daddy as an innocent victim. He knew exactly what he was doing in promoting J.Lo, stealing songs for her & cheating on Kim Porter. He proobably did that because of personal gain: He earned a lot of money on J.Lo, AND had the benefits of an attractive woman on his arm and in his bed, AND also made money of their image as the it-couple. I by no means mean that Kim Porter wasn’t attractive. But at that time he probably felt that hooking up with J.Lo gave him more benefits, period and as a man with little integrity, he went for the best business deal.)

Puff Daddies (possibly colorist) relationship shenanigans: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBOmDNwruyk

Shakiras dancing vs. real Oriental dance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaxvTmyKZzw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KO3CEMt-Lw (I btw LOVE La tortura and Shakira is a great showwoman, but just to prove my point)

Soheir Zaki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awHApfSHg6E

Tahiya Karioka: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uII1idV4hQ

Fifi Abdo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7opiTZO47g

African-American entertainment industry males and their sexism and colorism:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJlT-fj-qy4

Dr.Dre/Nwa: https://gawker.com/straight-outta-compton-casting-call-is-racist-as-hell-1606524197
https://gawker.com/heres-whats-missing-from-straight-outta-compton-me-and-1724735910
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/07/11/dr-dre-confronts-his-1991-assault-on-dee-barnes-in-hbos-the-defiant-ones/

Lyrical composition of NWA, by Lenon Honor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyFVsWHn4oo&list=PLYt84S7n2S1ndncVaD243wckPWvbbzG2K

Tory Lanez: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGGw8cLGHMg

African-American people, gangsta rap and the degradation of A&A people: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW-Hvh9vTw8

Kanye West: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_VKF30kRRQ
https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.4685/title.kanye-west-calls-mixed-girls-mutts

Tyrese bashing black women after pandering to black women:

Tyrese crying like a baby THE DAY BEFORE GOING TO COURT BECAUSE OF NOT PAYING CHILD SUPPORT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YMEbCO23rw

https://www.vibe.com/2018/11/tyres-avoids-paying-child-support-errands

Eddy Murphies Norbit: A colorist mess.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norbit
https://www.google.com/search?q=eddie+murphy+norbit&rlz=1C1GCEA_enNL817NL817&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiT89aupvjkAhWCLewKHTV6CtMQ_AUIEigB&biw=1280&bih=689

Evidence & truth about Michael Jacksons abusive, paedophilic ways: https://www.mjfacts.com/

R. Kelly: https://www.villagevoice.com/2013/12/16/read-the-stomach-churning-sexual-assault-accusations-against-r-kelly-in-full/
https://www.villagevoice.com/2014/01/15/why-are-people-finally-paying-attention-to-r-kellys-many-crimes/

Bill Cosby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3FbjtQMKc4

Kevin Hart: https://atlantablackstar.com/2018/04/26/fans-light-kevin-hart-resurfaced-tweet-degrading-dark-skinned-women/

https://www.theroot.com/on-being-a-dark-skinned-black-woman-1790891089

Colorism entertainment industry receips & boycott list: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1GC-bwibjAg3b4DzF8hJsdI5j3p3ThP6I1rZLU5Xc0ng/htmlview

Jay-Z NFL deal.

Jay-Z NFL Deal: My thoughts.

Firstly, Jay-Z was a drug dealer who sold crack and thus lived off the illness, misery, degradation and death of other people, and more specifically African American people.

It is true that he quit dealing, but why? Because he was sorry/considered it morally wrong or because he found out that rap would make him rich more swiftly? And also don’t forget that this man made a song about selling crack TO HIS OWN MOTHER!

Furthermore, he is almost surely a serial cheater.

Also, the fact that he is called “Jayhova” and as far as I know NEVER openly rejected that name, speaks volumes – it speaks of megalomania and blasphemy. All the aforemented things do NOT indicate that Jay Z is a man of integrity.

Truth be told, Jay Z and Beyonce bailed out several BLM protestors and that was a good act.
Now, regarding J-Lo. She is a good actress and dancer, and a bad singer. Puff Daddy enabled her stealing songs of African-American fellow singers and after years of making R&B music, i.e. pandering to black people, J.Lo turned around and tweeted “All lives matter” AND she did that Godawfull Motown tribute, even though she is not a good singer, never was a soul singer, and is not African-American, nor Afro-Latina. She is Puerto Rican, btw, and not “Mexican”.

Moving on to Shakira (who is half Colombian and half Lebanese)……I think she is a great dancer and made some very nice, catchy songs, even though I miss the softness & subtlety in her Oriental dancing – her movements were way to hard and biiiig – not gracefull like for instance Suhair Zaky and Tahiya Karioka, two Egyptian grand dames of Oriental dancing.

Her movements were also heavily based on hiphop dance, which is a totally different genre, and some of her movements are/were even dangerous to the body!

But it is a pattern of behaviour of black men, especially dark skinned entertainment industry African-American men, to elevate light skinned female artists, African-American, but more often non-black POC women, and looking down on/being colorist towards the dark skinned black women WHO LOOK LIKE THEM.

I’m not saying Jay-Z is colorist, but it again speaks volumes that he chose to light-skinned Latina-women, even though there are also Afro-Latina women, African American women and Afro-Caribbean women who would have catched the Miami spirit.

But that is why I firmly believe that African-American people, and black diaspora people from Europe and the Americas, should move away from our obsession with the American entertainment industry.

Many of these artists are racist, sexist, colorists, absentee fathers AND/or promote that behaviour in their music.

There is a whole world of good pop, hiphop, folk and classical music from Africa, Latin-America, Southern Europe and Asia that does NOT primarily promote this mess.

I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love me some 90s R&B – I grew up on it, and many of these artists are talented!

But I refuse to endorse the music/movies/stand up comedy/shows/whatever of colorist, sexist entertainers (Dr. Dre, Ne-Yo, Kevin Hart, Tyrese, NWA, Kanye West, Eddy Murphy) who elevate light skinned women and bash black women, while simultaneaously pandering to us & getting rich off of our money as DS black women.

I also refuse to support AA artists who are/were known rapists or paedophiles, such as Bill Cosby, R. Kelly and Michael Jackson. And let’s not forget the negative influences gangsta rap had on AA communities.

These men, even if they are talented, do not deserve to be celebrated & they are NOT getting my money. Period.

Dutch lawyer from Amsterdam murdered: A sad day.

Yesterday, a Dutch lawyer from Amsterdam and counsellor of a crown witness in a case involving several murders in the Dutch organized crime/mafia, was murdered in front of his home.
It was a sad day for democracy, fair trial and the rule of law.

The poor man became a martyr for his profession, without choosing so.

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji3un wa la hawla wa la quwatta illa billah il3Ali il3Athim. Tru tru, wi ben kon fu Masra Gado, wi sa kon baka na En. A no de makti sondru Masra Gado. To God we belong, to God we will return, and there is neither power nor change without God, the Lofty, the Exalted. Van God komen we, naar Hem keren we terug en er is geen kracht noch verandering, behalve door Hem.

May God have mercy on his soul and forgive his sins and may He rest his soul, grant his wife & children the strength and patience to overcome this terrible loss, and punish the perpetrators in his world and the next.

Sekhmet’s Tits by Mona Eltahawy – a mistake in an Oum Kalthoum reference

Recently, the secular Muslim feminist Mona Eltahawy, writer of two books and many articles and essays, has written a poem.

There is a lot I agree with her on, and just as much I disagree with her on, which shouldn’t be a shock because……..Muslim women are not a monolith, and feminist Muslims are not, as well.

However, this post will not be about that. In her poem, she references a lyric by the Egyptian diva of Arabic song, Umm Kulthum: “Om Kalthoum told the sun to come back in a year و نقول للشمس تعالي تعالي بعد سنة” which she claims was a part of Oum Kalthoums Enta Omri. (“*** From “Enta Omri” by Om Kalthoum”)

However, this is a mistake. “و نقول للشمس تعالي تعالي بعد سنة” (“Come, oh (sun) come after a year”) is a part of “Alf Lela wa Lela” (Thousand and one nights”)

ونقول للشمس تعالي بعد سنة
مش قبل سنة” (

“”And let’s say to the sun, come, oh come, after a year, not before a year

As a great lover of Umm Kulthums music (which I have in common with Mona) stuff like this interests me and fascinates me.

Monas poem:https://monaeltahawy.tumblr.com/post/38523535991/sekhmets-tits-by-mona-eltahawy

The lyrics to Umm Kulthums “Alf lela wa lela”/A Thousand and one Nights:http://kalimat-aghania.blogspot.com/2013/06/blog-post_17.html

The lyrics to Umm Kulthums Enta Omri: http://www.kalimataghani.com/%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D8%B7%D8%B1%D8%A8%D9%8A%D9%86/51/%D8%A3%D9%85-%D9%83%D9%84%D8%AB%D9%88%D9%85/%D8%A3%D9%86%D8%AA-%D8%B9%D9%85%D8%B1%D9%8A.html

FOUR MUSLIM WOMEN ON LAURY SILVERS’ THE LOVER: A SUFI MYSTERY

My reflection on Laury Silvers’ The Lover recently got published on AltMuslimah, along with three other worthwile reflections of fellow Muslim women.

My reflection:

One of the interesting aspects of The Lover is how blackness is one of the central themes in this book and how it is portrayed. Writing blackness is no small feat for a non-black writer, and the fact that a book about medieval Islam centers black people and dares to take on race without painting a rosy picture, or only portraying black people as pitiful enslaved persons waiting for an Arab, Persian or white saviour, makes it unique in and of itself. The main character has a Nubian mother and a, presumably, non-black Arab father. Her mother is only known as Al-`Ashiqa al-Sawda, the Black Lover, a woman of great beauty and spiritual depth, who is totally taken by her love for God. Zaytuna, her daughter, tries to follow in her mother’s footsteps, but goes through the motions without the ecstatic love her mother experienced. Her mother’s spirituality could not save her from rape, Zaytuna’s scrupulousness could not save her from colorism, and her twin-brother, Tein, from racism. Black people have a long, complex and intense relationship with Islam. The first hijra went to Ethiopia, and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had many black Companions and family members. Black Muslims were, and are, scholars, warriors, saints, kings, Sufis, writers, poets and  musicians. God-willing, The Lover will become one of the starting points in exploring this heritage and legacy, and will help giving black Muslims back our rightful place: At the very heart of our religion.

Four Muslim women on Laury Silvers’ The Lover: A Sufi Mystery

Malik Yoba, Black Youtube and transphobia.

Since Malik Yoba came out as trans attracted there has been, sadly enough, a lot of transphobia going on at Black YouTube. Here is some of my commentary:

The hatefull and transphobic reactions in the comment section clearly prove that a lot of black cis women DO have a problem with black trans women. You are just as hatefull against trans women as colorists and racists are against dark skinned black women (cis or not). Btw, I am a DS cis black Muslim woman. This is so sad and NOT ok.

When it comes to trans rights and trans issues, the reactions in the comment section over here are so toxic. Where is the kindness, the compassion, the justice, the solidarity? Smh. Ofcourse DS black cis women don’t have to run around caping for everyone while getting nothing in return. Solidarity should be reciprocated. But there is a difference between not caping for everyone and being just downright nasty. But not to worry, I will exit myself from the convo on trans issues at this page as a form of self care.

On LGBQTIA-issues and trans men & women: I also see a lot of transphobia in the comment section here. L stands for “lesbian”, G stands for “gay”, B stands for “bisexual”, T stands for “transgender” (transsexual is an obsolete term now) ,Q stands for “queer”, I for “intersex”, A stands for “asexual”. People who are “intersex” are people who are born with male and female sexual organs. They used to be called “hermaphrodites”. People who are asexual are people who do not have sexual needs/a sex drive.