Thursday, February 24, 2005

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson is a black billionaire like Oprah. He made his millions in his sale of BET to Viacom and today he owns an NBA franchise in Charlotte. Apparently he's got other aspirations.

Apparently he's stepping up to the plate of being in influence in black America. To be honest I don't care too much for BET, but I think this is a positive step when you think about it. Of course I got this info from the leftist publication The Black Commentator. He attempted to put together a forum designed to, “for the purpose of brainstorming ideas as to how we as African Americans can best confront the political and demographic realities of the 21st century.” This forum never happened according to this article because of a lack of quorum.

Apparently Johnson has already been somewhat of an activist for the right wing. Which I think is great but since other prominent blacks or at least a majority already seem to be on the left wing of politics, it is definitely possible that he's gonna have a little trouble creating a concensus. To be sure his invitation got a response from Julian Bond who isn't exactly going to see eye to eye with Johnson.

In any case read this article and tell me what you think.

1 comment:

potatowned said...

I don't know about the billionaire, but I know Robert Johnson was a hell of a Blues man. He also sold his soul to the devil at the crossroads in Rosedale Mississippi.(traveling riverside blues) LOL

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