The following is a reprint of the open letter to Halle Berry from Mo'Kelly, as appears on the EuroWeb.com website, published on February 24, 2011, addressing his disappointment with Halle participating in the Skank Robber film, but also addressing the bigger picture of this career choice.
When the award-winner was read, it was neither pop sensation Justin Bieber or rapper extraordinaire Drake. The name on the inside of the envelope was Esperanza Spalding, and much of the world watching the show said, "Who?"
Commentator Jeff Johnson, featured weekly on the Tom Joyner Morning Show (TMJS) speaks about Willow Smith, the daugther of Will & Jada Pinkett-Smith, who recently released a new hit single and music video called, "Whip My Hair," but includes in his discussion the bigger picture and context of legacy building within the Black community, something he says that we can all do, rich or poor.
There's been some talk about Spike Lee labeling Tyler Perry's movies as "bafoonery." Recently Tyler Perry responded to Spike Lee's comments on a 60-minutes broadcast. Below are video clips of the remarks made by both men followed by my two cents on the topic.