Buy the book! Buy the book Eighteen Months and Short Stories, Real Life today! I do not stand alone... Open Letter to the NYP Editor from John Legend Okay, picture this: An albino chimp sprawled out on the sidewalk with mgsw (multiple gun shot wounds) to the chest and two black cops standing over the funny chimp with the caption of, "I guess they'll have to find someone else to draw the next tasteless, political cartoon." Is that shit funny? No it's rather grotesque. How many black reporters work at the NYP? Guess. How many do you think work there? This is the problem within newsrooms across the nation, not just the Post. Execs swear up and down they can find no qualified blacks to work in their newsrooms as reporters. That is a bunch of horse shit and lies. They apparently are not welcome in American newsrooms. Ask around.
I've been unemployed since 2006 and have a pretty good stringbook on display at Scribd. I know several white and black reporters who just could not find work locally and get tired of moving around. You have to move around with this type of job, sometimes.Zero news judgement for the Post. No freedom of speech includes veiled threats against the President of the United States. The only thing that comes with that is federal prison time. Thank You Rev. Al Sharpton--you may not hear that enough but I appreciate what you do. And the buck stops with the U.S. Attorney General's AA history day speech. I am glad he told the truth.