Media Moments Where Folks Have Gotten Their Black Cards Snatched!

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 8:  O. J. Simpson sits in Superior Court in Los Angeles 08 December 1994 during an open court session where Judge Lance Ito denied a media attorney's request to open court transcripts from a 07 December private meeting involving prospective jurors. Final selection of alternate jurors by attorneys in the double murder case is expected later this afternoon.  (Photo credit should read POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

Media Moments Where Folks Have Gotten Their Black Cards Snatched!

"I'm not Black, I'm O.J."

Published January 9th

Being born with, or awarded, your Black card is one of the highest honors known to humanity, arguably up there with the Presidential Medal of Freedom or a crowd of people saying "ayyyyyy" when you hit 'dem folks. It's a shame that some people can't acknowledge the esteemed Black card in its proper proportion. Here are just a few of those tragic instances:

  1. Raven is a 'Colorless Person'

    There's nothing wrong with being proud of one's heritage, but it shouldn't be to the exclusion of your Blackness. Raven-Symoné didn't get that memo. Even Oprah had a reaction to Raven's statements about not wanting to be labeled. She missed opportunities to put on for both the Black and the LGBTQ communities. *sigh*

  2. Arguing Semantics

    There was no case to be made for CeeLo Green. Movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp have shown us that it is never OK to minimize the severity of someone's claim. To add obstacles to the struggles many women and men face when coming forward about instances of sexual assault doesn't help. With these tweets, that's what CeeLo did. Let's hope his perspective has changed since then.

  3. 'I'm not Black, I'm O.J.'
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    OK. *shrug*

  4. Dr. Ben Carson Has The Story Twisted

    It's not entirely clear what Dr. Ben Carson was thinking when he drew a comparison between the conditions to which slaves were subjected and those of immigrants, but it communicated to most as a major failure. The clip above shows his statements in context, but there are some considerations that the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development left out. Namely, the fact that slaves who were brought to the Americas were not simply here by choice, but to work for wages.

  5. And Of Course...
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    Anything Stacey Dash. Her Black card didn't even need to be revoked. She got rid of it on her own.

    See which other celebs will have their Black cards snatched on the premiere of Black Card Revoked on Thursday, January 18 at 10P/9C, only on BET!

Written by BET Staff

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