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Bill Cosby Rips Black Christians About Crime at NAN Conference

Thu., Apr. 7, 2011 1:13 PM EST
by Terry Shropshire

NEW YORK – On a night where President Obama addressed the 20th National Action Network conference, Bill Cosby nevertheless stole the commander in chief‘s thunder when he ripped off an impassioned, unapologetic speech about intergenerational dysfunction and criminality in the black community.

The legendary actor, activist and comedian incited loud and prolonged choruses of “ooohs,” “ahhhs” and applause when he tore into black Christians about their so-called adherence to their faith — all while living in drug-infested, crime-ridden neighborhoods with dilapidated educational facilities and other deplorable conditions.

“You cannot go to the black Muslim neighborhoods and sell drugs. They shut down drug dealers,” Cosby said, comparing Christian and black Muslin neighborhoods. He was inferring to black Muslims being subjected to nationwide vilification despite cleaning up their communities. “They don’t carry guns. That’s a myth. They just walk up with their sunglasses and bean pies and say, ‘Brother you can’t do that here,’ and the drug dealers, even with their guns and rap music, the Muslims run him out of town [and] to the emergency ward.”

Cosby, one of America’s most celebrated comedians ever, then caused the black-tie room full of dignitaries, celebrities and athletes to recoil — some out of shock, others out of appreciation — when he tore off a piece of black Christian hide for doing little to nothing as iniquity and criminality rages around them and swallows up black children.

“There are too many preachers [but] not enough service,“ Cosby began after the roar of shock and applause died down. “Tell me where Jesus would allow drug dealing on the corner? Tell me where Jesus would allow people to shoot guns for no reason, missing and then hitting a child who is paralyzed for life? And we don’t do anything but have a funeral. But let a cop shoot [a black man], and you set his car on fire and burn up the police stations. Contradictions.

“The black Muslims take time to explain who they are, so that by the time the children are 12 years old, male or female, they are proud of who and what they happen to be,” he said.

And, normally, what a man or woman thinks of themselves internally is reflected externally, including the neighborhoods where they live. So look around at yourselves: what do the people in your neighborhood think of themselves?

terry shropshire

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  • Robert

    He is a breathe of fresh air but will people listen to him and take action? Sadly, I doubt it.

    • InfromedComment

      How is dumping on black churches fresh? Dated, tired, and predictable? Yes. “Fresh” not so much. He has a sociology degree but beyond producing television shows decades ago for profit, exactly how is he applying any of that knowledge today in ANY pragmatic way? Suggesting vigilante confrontations by local citizens in a state where the innocent are frequently incarnated and/or killed on site by criminals AND police officers? He sounds senile and superbly out of touch. I guess we should blame him because Howard University is about to be closed in a few years, right? All those HBCU sweatshirts worn on his shows aren’t saving them now, eh. Someone call Shady Pines, immediately!!

      • Ma Steven Armstrong

        I don’t think bro cosby is putting down the black churches he’s saying that we need to do more!!! of course we need the black churches, but we the miracle , ask god to help us provide the strength we need to cope and better the places with the most problems!!! let’s put some money in jobs opportunities for the youth or at least the parents for to buy clothes and food for the children!!! let’s work together no criticize so much but join up and make good use of the funds we have!!! ma. steve

      • TRUTH

        I guess your one of those who do nothing in the community

      • jay dollars

        Did you say vigilante you chump??? lol You sound scared, and thats why this offends you…its actually fear that you are responding to but trying to redirect to Mr Cosby. This conversation isnt for you–its for the strong and courageous.
        Bill Cosby put in WORK for our community. If you are suggesting.. even remotely, that The Cosby Show was just T.V. — and the the Cosby brand was not extremely important to our community– well then you shouldnt even be in this conversation… this is over your head. And did your dumb ass ask how he is applying it in a meaningful way??? WHAT?????!!!! Cosby is an elder now and doing what elders should do which is advise.. critique and edify… i mean for god sakes, do you expect your grandmom to shovel snow ???

        He’s already done his physical work. For him, the work–the real heavy lifting is for the young now.

        • diesel

          Well he’s brushing with a broad brush…bring his azz to Pgh..there isn’t a Muslim community, ley alone a black…. the churches in our community are involved. Not sure what he’s talking about you ain’t walking up to any drug dealer in our area and talking him inyo moving. We give them other opportunities than selling drugs or we move by force. Doing what he said would have one less Muslim on the streets, that s real talk…..He likes to paint with a broad brush….Muslim don’t send fear to mugs who don’t care if they live or die…

  • tikyle

    Dr. Huxtable with some real talk. He kept it 100 even though he has a blanket issue with hip hop. He’s definitely got his crotchedy old man game down pat.

  • Lagranbonita

    Unfortunately, he is absolutely right!

  • Drtldmin

    I am a Christian Pastor, and perhaps it is a good thing for us to hear. If we are to be a light to the world it is imperative that we train and equip those within our congregations to make an impact within our communities. Some are doing it, but perhaps not enough.

    • dmjg

      There use to be unity amongst the religions as to our communities. What is worse is the child rearig is ridiculous. I have not heard not one sermon about child rearing, cause almost every pastor/preacher/reverand/bishop never teaches out of the book of knowledge Proverbs, spread that word that we all can learn something out of that book that can help our entire community, especially our children that are disrespectful/disobedient!

      • Kevin

        Amen for Proverbs

    • BlackGod

      Christianity has been like a mental graveyard for our people…teaching our people to believe in a pie in the sky, a white god that walked on earth, and somehow blesses people with material wealth if they follow him…craziness and that ain’t even the half of it…Christianity is a farce, just like all religions…we need spirituality and culture, not religion…preachers quick to tell you how to tie your shoe, but not how to clean up your communities…preach about the truth…tell the truth that your religion was given to you by a slave master….

      • Vincent Warren

        You are simply creating another problem, not giving solutions. Christianity isn’t a farce, it’s just not something you believe in. Also, it’s every bit as wrong to denounce EVERY black church as not trying to better their communities as it would be for some random white dude to start talking about how EVERY black person wants to rob him. But you won’t see that. All you will see is your ability to badmouth religion, and a forum where some person may be swayed by your argument. And that, sir, is sad.

        • BlackGod

          The solutions are clear… A knowledge of self…give the white man his religion back and learn who you are and who you were before slavery… I merely critiqued the religion from both, a historical and contemporary perspective…Also, notice that I said Christianity and not christians or churches…I am speaking about the religion and not individuals, or institutions…so using the “every white man, or every black man” analogy is a cop out and doesn’t aptly apply. Bad mouthing a religion? What lie did I write? The religion of Christianity is a fairytale. Just like all other religions, they are cultural and political in nature…and they are all copy cats of various “spiritual-realities” that came out of the East…

          • wks

            religion was created by man, so it comes with all of man’s fallacies. Spirituality is of God, and as in all things worth achieving, requires faith in yourself, your God, and your work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Rodney-Watchman-Foster/1582337200 Rodney Watchman Foster

    Mr. Cosby, Im wondering which black church you attend seeing that you got so much to say from the mountian top. chucklzzzzzzzzzz But I do like the comparison to Muslim communities. Now I do have one question. Is the community you are admiring the one you represent? because you did just tell Russell Simmons to ” get the fuck out of my face ” back stage. Is that the difference in community you are talking about or character? …. Can you help me with this? ………

    • Tfenner67

      I think he gave the black church a dose of what they need to hear. Ask yourself a question what would Jesus allow drugs to be sold in the community where are babies live and go to school not at all. Jesus and his true follwers would kick ass and take names. Jesus,, would tell the Black churches to get out his face with the con job and self rightous attitudes. These attitudes that have let the community suffer. Jesus would tell the drug dealer “get the fuck out my face”. I hope I have helped you with this?

    • ncntrol

      I would have told him the same thing.

  • Patrick Charles

    Brother Cosby is with out a doubt right on the money,That’s another problem in the community nobody wants to talk about , keep it coming MR. Cosby..

  • Evolving Cipher

    Now Black Christians are gonna be upset and attack brother Bill instead of understanding that he was calling them to be truly “Christ-like” in word and deed and not just with lip service as we see everyday while our communities are under seige from those in contravention to God and have no shame in being such.

    • Mami Chula

      not necessarily, I think most will accept this open rebuke and take a look in the mirror.

  • http://twitter.com/mmuhammad95 Maurice Muhammad

    Good Job Brother Bill
    I want to say that we as Muslims better not be thinking we got room to talk. We better get busy in our cities and help clean our people up! They need us now more than ever before You know the time and what must be done! This is our time now it’s the 7th thousand year!

  • dmjg

    Blk Christians pick and choose what parts of the Bible that they are going to follow. The part of the Bible which deals with child rearing is skipped. One of the reasons why the crime is so bad is that Black community has given in to the government and busy bodies running their households. No discipline in the home causes destruction in the home and community! Black Chrisitans Read the Proverbs!

  • Yahya39x

    Bill has never been a political favorite of mine. However, I do believe that he is sincere, and shows a concern for our black youth. I once criticized Bill about giving 20 million dollars to Spellman College, and none to “black youth”. The 20 million went to people who were going to make it in this society regardless whether or not Bill gave that money. On the other hand, that same amount of money would have gone a long way for a few wayward youth. As for the Muslim (Black Muslim inparticular) We will make the difference in our communities. The leadership is a no-nonsense leadership, in Min. Louis Farrakhan. I want to see all Muslims and Christians take responsibility for their communities. Stop the criminnal activities taking place in your neighborhoods. This has been the work of the Nation of Islam all of our existence. There have been some infiltrators posing as Muslims who were breakers of the laws. Under the rise of the NEW NATION OF ISLAM, these imposters will and are dealt with serverely. Min. Farrakhan has offered ZERO TOLERENCE for any infractions regarding the law of the land, and the law of the Nation of Islam. Thankyou Bill Cosby, for your acknowledgement of the NATION OF ISLAM. Yahya Sharif

  • Verdethumb

    Perfect Peace, forgiveness, in all the languages of Blackness ; as our, Brother-Honorable Kamau Khalafini , 3rd Asst. PG, of UNIA and African Communities League of the WORLD, and media cultural warrior , practiced . It is, in THE name of the Creator that i entrust my being, and with those , who are obedient to the WILL of LOVE .
    It is refreshing to the public ear and a rarity moment, for what is said William ( Bill ), Cosby has uttered and what has been printed in the media . Give thanks for his courage of a sprinter, in this area of kinder words for The NOI’s, doing work in the removable of anti-family friendly behaviors; including ” DRUGS ” . Hopefully, there will be a willingness to grow into a public distant runner, with resources to the NOI, and other organizations; especially, marathon, Spiritual/social ENGINEERS . There are those who are Disciples . of Yashua, yes, Jesus the Christ, who, also remove anti-FAMILY activities from the home, hood and political/public forum; however, there can and ought to be a higher percentage , who do this Most needed MINISTRY . Why not a Ministry for those willing to produce results, goals and timetables; for increasing, Jesus’s behavior, in hoods of America ? It is this Ag. Minister’s’s work, from the ground up, that shall add to this greater movement, of ” FOOD SECURITY” in communities, through America, to assist in the removal of anti Gdly behavior in communities; especially, those, presently, hardest hit .
    Brother ” Bill “, if they are in America, may this call for a consistant team, working on this moral decadence, pandemic, death machine . i salute you and those, provisionally for your efforts, and away from the 5th estate, media . Brother-SERVANT, T . A . ODUNO, Spiritual/social, ” engineer “, team player, and 6th, man .

  • Brosincer114

    Go ahead doctor Cosby tell the truth. So many of our people are so afraid of giving the Muslims proper credit. 

  • Oliviawaketa

    Bill Cosby is preaching to the christians that can pay $500.00 for a plate…what do you think their neighborhoods look like.  They have no clue what he is talking about.

    • diesel

      Exactly

  • Rmuhamma

    I think the hidden item in all this is what is IMPLIED by Br. Bill Cosby. That is, that if Black Muslims and Black Christians got together, then there is no community that could not be cleaned up and made better. Our UNITY will solve 99% of our problems.

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  • Roderiq Jay

    The islamic community also doesn’t promote homosexuality (via the mothers thinking it’s cute when the male is young), in addition to subjecting them to un-natural & hormone altering foods

  • kritikosman

    What is truth?…….This sure sounds like it to me!

  • Arthur BlackProletarian Brand

    Bill Cosby is full of crap….Jesus walked among criminals and prostitutes, he didn’t try to force them to change….he preached to them….gave them the choice to decide….so why should black Christians go beyond what Jesus did…this was just an excuse to attack black Christians….and where in The Holy Bible does it say that cleaning up a neighborhood is a way into Heaven….actually, it says you should leave such horrible places….this is just Cosby spewing “the social gospel’, which is not in The Holy Bible…..and whatever you do in the name of a false god like allah, won’t get you into Heaven, so I don’t care how much the black muslims clean up a neighborhood…their souls are still damned….this is garbage, and Bill Cosby is garbage….a true Christian, would move out from those democrat controlled hell holes…….

    • ShinjisSecret

      Why can’t you black kkkristians open businesses in your own neighborhoods and clean shit up? Why is it always someone outside the supermarkets collecting money for their stupid church while all the businesses are owned by Arabs, Indians, and Koreans? You want to movie into a cracker republican neighborhood? Good luck with that, buddy.

    • jay dollars

      Arthur is going to “hell” with the rest of the dumb, deaf and blind Christians. Just for judging… lying(Jesus did not PREACH he taught which is different) … having a lack of compassion–or passion for his community(which makes you a default liar–faking Christlike) and claiming to know the mind of God./
      See the Bible says, even in the midst of a lip conversion/salvation, that God knows your HEART. In this case, it doesnt take God to figure this one out–you made it easy for us
      Your words betray your heart here my enemy, So no matter how many ways you qoute John 3:16… you on on the road to hell with the rest of “them”

    • ncntrol

      you forgot to mention, that once they follow Jesus they did change

    • kemet

      You sound like a parochial fool’ and this is one of the many reasons why I have nothing but contempt for black Christians. you accept responsibility for NOTHING, most of you are cowards and have a real problem with truth and facts. Im not even going to get into the history of your SO-CALLED REDEEMING faith. go look in the mirror, and man up or just shut up and keep living and teaching your con of a diabolical lie, and let real men deal with the madness that in large and small urban communities of ours.

  • Shenu

    Over time, my dude HAS become a cranky, crotchety old man…but I have to co-sign on this rant. I was raised in the church and it’s REAL TALK. Building funds that last 20 or 30 years…WHERE’S THE MONEY? In the parking lot on four wheels, sitting in the Pastor’s designated space or on the “First Lady’s” feet (aka Manolo Blahniks) or in her closet! NOT casting aspersions, again, it’s TRUE. “Ohhhh, the ‘man-D’ (church folk put a “D” on it for emphasis) of god and his family MUST have the best!”…RIGHT. Say it, Brother Cosby, a few of us got your back on this one. Peace.

  • eldonpittman

    LOL…..serves old Al “I never met a camera I didn’t like” Sharpton right!

  • heeroyuyel

    real talk

  • Kristal K’Sera

    SPEAK THAT TRUTH BILL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Topeson

    the title is very conflict-inciting. Instead a helpful viewpoint would be to show how Bill Cosby is coming from a place of love, and pleading with Black Christians, rather than “ripping” them. Change the paradigm, change the frequency.

    more love.
    peace. namaste

  • kemet

    Ive always have admired Dr.Cosby, and his wife Camille as someone rather unique from the Black so-called upper crust. Hes given 10’s of millions of his own money to HSBCU, and has supported worthy black causes. In this recent comment of his hes no less out-spoken. Historically, when Ellijah Muhammad spoke about the state of black America then later his protege Malcolm X (Malik El Shabazz) most blacks turn their backs to their philosophies of self help and “REAL” black dignity through self preservation. instead They were all to eager to run to the white man to prove they were worthy of his prays as if it had some redeeming quality and aesthetic to measure up too, and instead of embracing black empowerment, they accepted civil rights that pandered to the machine. To hear this man speak as strongly today and direct that energy to the black Muslim/ Afro Centric communities in a positive way does me poetic justice. they have endured ridicule, suspicion, hate, ignorance, and betrayal by their own kind as well as the obvious enemies of black progress. Thank you Dr. Cosby for a well thought out and very brave statement. The rest of Black America take a serious look in the mirror.

  • Marquis Dodson

    Why not hold blacks responsible for the communities period. While I have a lot of respect for Mr. Cosby, attacking just black Christians just seems like finger pointing to me. Everyone is responsible for there communities not a certain religion, organization, things will not change until people start taking responsibility for there own actions.

    • Ma Steven Armstrong

      it doesn’t matter which religion or church that is talked about we just pick out the biggest and most obvious to make the point!!! collectively more has to be done to stop the crime and the violence!!! so when folks ask who am I? they can also say how can this money i’m tithing be best used to better our communities! we all have a equal love for our nation let’s show it by not being hateful, but by being helpful and grateful to be able help make better choices!!! the poorer neighborhoods will always have it harder so we have to provide more good choices !!! ma. steve

  • Ma Steven Armstrong

    some people may think the wars on drugs and crime are to far gone!!! I say when a neighborhood has something to fight for they come alive !!! I think when folks have a equitable way to obtain funds to further their children and their dreams we won’t abandon ship so easy!!! we got to show that regardless of who is in our community that we respect them and are willing to better our community!!!! winners win so let’s get to respect ourselves now and who we can be!!! ma. steve

    • Marquis Dodson

      I agree with many of the statements, but I only ask what is the solution. We can identify the problems but what are solutions and how can they be implemented? How do we fix a broken mindset, will it take generations to fix ?

  • J. Alleyne

    Cosby is on point, he is just doing what Christ did.. speaking truth to power. They did’nt like it then, and they do not like it now. He is not dumping on Blacks,… he is saying what few are willing to say..face facts. What is old and predictable, are those in my black community who do not want to face facts, and become cause in fixing things… so they hate on the Cosby’s of the world. They want him to shut up … and go away… so that the poverty pimps can keep on blaming the “White Man” for all the black peoples wow’s

    • August Saunders

      Christ not only spoke but he acted. He demonstrated by example. Not sure if I can say that I’ve heard of Cosby going in the inner city and confronting gang bangers and drug dealers. Maybe you have more information to share where he has.

  • August Saunders

    I wholeheartedly agree with Dr. Cosby. The Bible says, the harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. But I have to ask the question, how is Dr. Cosby leading by example in that regard. It’s one thing to talk the talk, but how does he walk the walk.

    We hear enough pontification in Tavis Smiley’s “State of Black America.” A lot of talk and absolutely no action. So Dr. Cosby, how are you enabling Black Churches to do as you suggest? And know this, there are Black Christian Churches that are doing just that. But if you aren’t struggling with them, you won’t know that.

    • VeteranForTruth

      He is just the messenger. Is he responsible for what goes on in Black Christian Churches? Should he be? I would think that the religious leaders are responsible. They are the ones who are letting the communities down, because they are not following the teachings themselves.

      They preach tithing, when it is not required. And even if it was, the tithes are supposed to go the the people, not the institution. So, every week, when people come in and drop off cash, those same people should leave out with cash. They have fooled many into thinking that tithes are supposed to support their expensive ministries. Who told them to make them so expensive?

      It is time for a paradigm shift. People are waking up.

      • August Saunders

        Wouldn’t the best messenger lead by example? With all the talk about Muslims and what they do why do we still have such high crime rates in the Black Community. I don’t see any statistics that proves they have lowered crime rate where they are.

        Beyond that, what are you doing? Have you gone into the community to make a difference? Are you even a part of a church or any organization that has tried to make an impact.

        The church I belong to feeds thousands each week. Gives clothes and assist those who come and need genuine assistance. True there are churches that aren’t doing what they should, but you can’t use one broad brush to paint all churches in the same light. If we are going to use a broad brush why not go broader and say, the church, Black Pro-athletes, Black Entertainers (like Cosby), Black Doctors, Black Lawyers, Black professionals, Black Electricians, Black Factory Workers, Black Veterans, and any other group you want to name aren’t doing anything to better the community.

        I’m hoping you will prove me wrong and respond by telling me how you have gone into gang controlled areas and stood gang bangers in the face and turned them around. I’m hoping you will say that you have made great strides in reducing the flow of drugs in the Black community.

        So please tell me what are you doing Veteran

  • VeteranForTruth

    The reason Christian Black Churches are failing: They have turned the Gospel into a false religion. The Gospel is not religion. It is freedom from religion. Freedom that comes through Faith and Love. Both of which are spiritual things that cannot be given by any religious institution.

  • Speedfirst Ahmad

    What exactly is a black Christian, I have never seen that phrase in the Bible. Mosque were closed in Chicago and Detroit, because of drugs being sold by black Muslims. Mr. Cosby is simply offering his opinion and not facts.

  • Corey

    EXCELLENT, Speech!!!! Wish I was there! We’ve come so far just to end up backwards! The Church a in its current state is a FAILURE!!! And, quite HONESTLY, in my opinion, even the NOI can do more but at least with the minimal effort they do provide, the areas they happen to be in are less plagued by certain social ills.

  • http://keenepointofview.com/ Keene Point of View

    If Bill Cosby is a Christian (and I can’t remember if he is), then I understand him taking other Christians to task. He’s probably referring to Nation of Islam Muslims, which, eh….I won’t get into that, but he’s right about cleanup of communities. It seems that a lot of black churches are not invested in their communities aside from the soup kitchen, which is necessary, but no one is bold enough to confront drug dealers and scare them off. There are many stories of neighborhood watches taking back their neighborhoods from drugs. If Christians have the light of God behind them and work for a neighborhood’s good, why fear dark powers of drug dealers? I know, in theory behind a keyboard it sounds plausible, but it’s much more dreadful in practice.

  • wks

    sad, but he’s speaking truth in most of our communities. charity and the good news stop at the doors of the church.

  • wks

    Bill is just calling us so-called Christians to task – be truly Christ-like, and get out of the pews, get from behind the podium, out the door and carry the message to the street. You be surprised how many youngsters on the corner welcome someone sincerely taking the time to tell them there’s a better way of life ahead for them, and then as a community – give them the option to change their way if they choose. Look at them not with the sinful eyes of Man, but with the understanding eyes of God.

  • Richard Clemons
  • ImJustSaying

    .
    AN (HONEST / FACTS-BASED) OPINION
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    HERE ARE A FEW FACTS ON … “DR”
    BILL (“THE WIZARD-OF-COS”) COSBY:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    .
    The (ever-critical) person who most now know as “Dr.”
    Bill Cosby (“THE GREAT-And-POWERFUL COS”) is,
    I feel, quite simply The World’s Biggest Hypocrite …
    and this statement is made … due to the FACT that:
    .
    In addition to (1) his well-known, and unrepentant,
    Adultery and Womanizing; (2) the Sexual-Assaults
    of which he has been repeatedly-accused (and
    paid “hush money” to keep this out of the press);
    (3) his Double-Standard regarding the subject of
    interracial-romance; (4) his abandoning, as well
    as (5) his vile mental and cruel emotional abuse,
    of his (known) Out-Of-wedlock-Offspring; etc. —
    (5) even the way that he “obtained” (i.e. Purchased)
    his so-called “doctorate” degree is just yet another
    example of how … the “super-rich” can quite easily
    buy their way out of or into nearly any and everything.
    .
    Cosby is 100% BOTH a Fraud AND a Hypocrite —
    AND he is the last person on the planet who we,
    as the decent and moral members of our society,
    should ‘hail’ as being the one who is deemed as
    “worthy” of being selected as THE MESSENGER
    of bringing THE MESSAGE (which, anyone with
    a brain stem can see is a GREAT MESSAGE)
    to his own people — (particularly seeing that
    he secretly-lives in the very EXACT SAME
    lifestyle as do those in his group that he
    both hypocritically and publicly-condemns)
    .
    (THE LINKS BELOW PROVIDE MORE ON
    … “THE-GREAT-AND-POWERFUL-COS”)
    .
    https://www.facebook.com/speakinmymind/posts/559859290703091?comment_id=6229054&offset=0&total_comments=7
    .
    https://www.facebook.com/speakinmymind/posts/559859290703091?comment_id=6187149&offset=0&total_comments=7
    .
    Now — before anyone MISUNDERSTANDS
    the POINT that I am making here … perhaps
    you may be interested in noting the FACT that
    —- it is “THE MESSENGER” (who is nothing
    more than MERELY …. (1) an Un-repentant and
    Adulterous-Cheater and Notorious-Womanizer;
    (2) a Stereotypical-Breeder of at least one KNOWN
    Out-of-Wedlock Child… that he then left up to the
    government (via the very hard-working American
    taxpayers) to have to support; (3) someone who has
    been accused of RAPING multiple women (whom he
    later ‘paid off’ or ‘threatened’ in order to keep silent);
    AND (4) someone who (although he brags about his
    degrees ad-nauseum) did NOT actually ‘earn’ even a
    SINGLE ONE of his purchased educational-degrees
    — and that IT IS *NOT* “THE MESSAGE” that I’m
    CONDEMNING and / or criticizing in my comments.
    .
    The “Great and Powerful Cos” is both just a total
    hypocrite (as, he does the very same things that
    he condemns his own people for when they do it)
    and is also a 100% Fraud; he is the last person on
    the planet who should have made any statement in
    regard to the bad-behaviors of his people (seeing
    how he is truly “no different than they … only richer”);
    and it’s high time that someone both noticed and
    exposed “The Man Behind The Curtain” and
    used a “worthy” person found within his group
    in order to try to get his people into the shape
    that their earlier leaders once sought for them.
    .
    Cosby is a disgrace to every actual DECENT (and
    non-hypocritical) American who (unlike him and
    those of his ilk) actually are living lives of VERY
    hard work and moral behavior — and (unlike this
    Cosby-fraud) are not rich hypocrites and frauds who
    are no different than the people that we scold … but
    we (those of us Americans who ACTUALLY are the
    hard-working tax-payers) do NOT have the millions
    of dollars (that Cosby-the Fraud) had with which to
    buy ourselves out of or into any situation .. and then
    pretend to be different from those that we criticize.
    .
    Maybe if all of those Black people of America had
    heard from someone within their group who was not
    some WELL-KNOWN and TOTAL 100% FRAUD —
    those people would have taken the advice that was
    handed to them (unfortunately by Cosby-the-Fraud
    –who, again, behaves in the EXACT SAME manner
    which he condemns when it is done by other people).
    .
    There are plenty of actual moral and hard-working
    people found among his grouping (some of whom
    are even as well off as is ‘The Great and Powerful
    Wizard of Cos’) and those are the people to whom
    the rest of us should tell them to listen in order to get
    their lives and communities improved and in shape.
    .
    Also, in regards to the matter of the “The Great and
    Powerful ‘Wizard’ of Cos … Crowned-Prince of The
    Hollywood-Celebrity Myth-Making-Machine’ … what
    is even more appallingly-sad is that … his vile and
    odd behaviors seemed to have actually become
    worse … as he advanced in both age and status.
    .
    For example …
    .
    (1) even more women (none of whom have
    anything to gain) have come forward about
    ‘recent-attacks’ that he has made — and this
    is even ‘after’ he ‘paid off or threatened’ the
    initial group of women (and who knows how
    many victims that one would find if one went
    back to the ‘swinging sixties and seventies)';
    .
    (2) many of his ‘surviving children’ — such
    as his (in-wedlock) daughter ‘Erinn’ AND
    his (out-of-wedlock) daughter ‘ Autumn’
    — have openly kept a ‘distance’ from
    this individual in their adult-lives.
    .
    Their distancing of themselves from him could
    be related to (1) just how horrifically he treated
    (his in-wedlock daughter) ‘Erinn’ — both after
    she was physically-assaulted in an attempted
    RAPE by an infamous and notorious celebrity
    (as, he merely met with the admitted-assaulter
    and then simply had the person ‘promise to get
    mental-therapy’ rather than work to have him
    serve any jail time’) and (2) how badly he also
    treated her before, during and even after she’d
    become addicted to drugs (which she then also
    managed to beat – all without any help from
    good ole’ Bill “America’s Dad” Cosby) — AND —
    related to (3) just how horrifically he treated
    (his out-of-wedlock daughter) ‘Autumn’ —
    wherein (after he left her to have to grow up
    living off of the government-welfare money
    throughout her entire life) he then later also
    had her ‘arrested and imprisoned’ (while she
    was pregnant with twins and even after a
    U.S. Appeals-Court overturned her original
    — and Cosby-arranged — conviction) for
    daring to even consider an offer given to
    her by a tabloid to interview her about her
    relationship with Cosby (and all as he made
    sure that Autumn’s husband did not spend
    even one day serving a minute of jail time).
    .
    It is unknown why ‘The Great Cos’ is so awful
    to the women (including his own daughters)
    who have had ‘the misfortune of being a part
    of his life’ — or — why he would have been so
    ‘lenient’ on the man who ‘admittedly’ tried to
    RAPE his own daughter — all while going
    out of his way to have another daughter
    IMPRISONED (while pregnant with
    twins) but protected her husband.
    .
    Perhaps — being an accused-RAPIST himself
    — he related to and empathized more with his
    daughter’s attempted-RAPIST than he did
    with his own daughter and / or — being a
    perceptively-MISOGYNIST — he felt an
    odd desire to cruelly IMPRISON his own
    (pregnant-with-twins, at the time) daughter
    while also keeping her husband totally safe.
    .
    The man strikes one as being BIZARRE,
    a complete and TOTAL FRAUD and a
    rather DANGEROUS individual … BUT…
    because he shows himself to be so willing
    to hypocritically-PARROT the MESSAGE
    (that every “race” — including the ‘black’
    one — have been telling his people for
    literal-decades) — and with so very many
    (so-called) “conservative” outlets being so
    willing to allow it’s readers to both innocently
    (and erroneously) make the conclusion that
    this UTTER-FRAUD is some sort of “a good,
    decent family-man and great role-model for
    his people” — he thought he could get away
    with his “Made-In-Hollywood” celebrity-charade.
    .
    Such an image being portrayed by this
    hypocritical-parrot who attempts to ape
    (always in “word” — but never in “deed”)
    the behavior of the people who actually are
    the truly-decent, hard-working Americans
    — is really just a complete insult — as is the
    ‘protection’ that conservative-outlets are
    naively offering to this beastly-behaving,
    complete fraud (who secretly lives a life
    that is much more similar to that of the
    average “rapper” — that he is more than
    willing to ‘publicly’-condemn, all while
    also ‘privately’-emulating — than it is to
    that of this fraudulent media-created
    image of him as being “America’s Dad”).
    .
    Thank God – that truly decent-people are ‘willing
    to listen’ when someone dares to ‘break out of the
    ranks’ and publicly-present the truth on just how
    inappropriate THE MESSENGER (known as Bill
    Cosby) is to have been the (self-appointed and
    media-protected) one to bring THE MESSAGE
    (which is actually a very good one that has also
    been presented to his people for literal-decades)
    to those people found within his own “racial”
    and ethic grouping that would need to hear it.
    .
    Thanks to all who are willing to view ‘The True
    Facts … on THE FRAUD known as … The-Cos’
    and I also hope that you will have a very nice day.
    .
    Sincerely,
    .
    — AP Gifts
    .
    allpeoplegifts AT gmail DOT com
    .
    http://www.youtube.com/user/apgifts/about
    .
    RELATED LINKS:
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    http://www.africanamerica.org/topic/bill-cosby-your-dirty-laundry-gets-out-of-school-at-230-every-day?reply=218867131696282944
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    http://www.byroncrawford.com/2005/05/bill_cosby_not_.html
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    http://theybf.com/2014/02/14/j-e-l-l-no-bill-cosbys-sexual-abuse-accusers-have-stories-for-days
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    http://www.nytimes.com/1999/11/16/nyregion/judges-reinstate-conviction-in-extortion-of-bill-cosby.html
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    http://majorcox.com/blog/1997/08/extortion-is-criminal-but-so-is-this-kind-of-child-abuse
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    http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/j/autumn_jackson/index.html
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    http://articles.latimes.com/1999/nov/16/news/mn-34071
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    http://articles.latimes.com/1997/jul/16/news/mn-13121
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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=348&dat=19920508&id=P7RMAAAAIBAJ&sjid=DzMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3822%2C2314165
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    http://nypost.com/1999/06/10/call-it-family-values-california-style
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    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1997-12-21/news/9712210191_1_million-from-bill-cosby-autumn-jackson-antonay-williams
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    http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20092196,00.html
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    http://www.who2.com/blog/2010/12/from-dropout-to-doctorate-a-bill-cosby-educational-timeline
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    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4f/Bill_Cosby_-_USN.jpg
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    http://emotibot.net/pix/3465.gif
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    https://www.facebook.com/speakinmymind/posts/559859290703091?comment_id=6229054&offset=0&total_comments=7
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    https://www.facebook.com/speakinmymind/posts/559859290703091?comment_id=6187149&offset=0&total_comments=7
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    QUOTE:
    .
    “Bill Cosby’s “doctoral thesis” was titled
    .
    “An Integration of the Visual Media
    via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids ….”
    .
    It’s 142 pages long, with another 100
    pages of bibliography and appendices.
    .
    Many sources (including the usually reliable
    Museum of Broadcast Communications)
    claim that Cosby “earned” his “doctorate” …
    .
    However …It doesn’t sound like
    Cosby went to school full-time
    (or even part-time) to get his degrees.
    .
    His bachelor’s from Temple came
    in 1971, years after he left school.
    .
    Temple “awarded” him the degree
    “on the basis of life-experience” …
    .
    His grad degrees were also “legitimately given”,
    …but the details of how and when exactly
    he squeezed in classes are a bit elusive…
    .
    [Cosby] dropped out of high school after
    he flunked the tenth grade three times.
    .
    He enlisted in the navy, where he got his GED,
    and then enrolled at Temple University, where
    he dropped out to pursue a show business career.
    .
    His unfinished bachelor’s degree from
    Temple was eventually bestowed
    on him because of “life experience.”
    .
    Cosby enrolled as a part-time doctoral student
    at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst,
    which awarded him the Ed.D. degree in 1977 for
    a “dissertation” on ‘Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids’.
    .
    But not even that degree was unsullied by controversy:
    .
    A professor who served on Cosby’s
    “dissertation committee”, Reginald
    Damerell, said that Cosby hardly
    took a class — and that he got
    “course credit” for “appearing on”
    Sesame Street and The Electric
    Company, “and wrote a “dissertation”
    that analyzed the ‘impact’ of his show.”
    .
    Damerell concluded that
    degrees like Cosby’s
    “do not attest to genuine
    academic achievement.
    They are empty credentials.”
    .
    Dyson’s book [addresses Cosby’s] blaming
    black parents and kids for their failures —
    “It’s a good thing Cosby didn’t have
    Bill Cosby around to discourage
    him from achieving his goals,” …
    .
    As a final side note, Cosby’s wife
    Camille “earned” her own “doctorate”
    in ‘Education’ from the University
    of Massachusetts in 1992.
    .
    So there are two Doctor
    Cosbys in the house.
    .
    SOURCE:
    .
    http://www.who2.com/blog/2010/12/from-dropout-to-doctorate-a-bill-cosby-educational-timeline
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheLastDaysWakeupCall/message/14
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    http://www.facebook.com/allpeople.gifts/posts/300777016632181
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4236
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheLastDaysWakeupCall/message/6
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4238
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4154
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/4153
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    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Generation-Mixed/message/2885
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    http://www.youtube.com/user/apgifts/about
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