Black Becoming The New ‘Black’

Posted: November 7, 2008 in Just "Why?", Our Expression

Black Pope could follow Barack Obama’s election, says US archbishop
Richard Owen in Rome

The election of Barack Obama as the first African-American US President could pave the way for the election of the first black Pope, according to a leading black American Catholic.

Wilton Daniel Gregory, 60, the Archbishop of Atlanta, said that in the past Pope Benedict XVI had himself suggested that the election of a black pontiff would “send a splendid signal to the world” about the universal Church. (more…)

Making the next Pope Black yet not fully address the thousands of kids that have been abused by that institution would be nothing more than using him as a minority shield to cover your mess.


Could the next James Bond be black?

TV3

Daniel Craig says Barack Obama’s win in the American presidential election has paved the way for the next James Bond to be black.

The actor – who has played the British spy in two instalments of the franchise – says he’d like to see his replacement be black.

He said: “I’m a real fan of Obama because I like his political ideas. And I think it’s the right moment for a black James Bond. If we can have a black US President, I think we might have reached the moment for a new kind of 007. (more…)

Mind you, this is the same guy who said James Bond should also be gay. So are we now talking about a Black and gay James Bond?

Anyway, let’s stick to just his Black James Bond idea for now.

I say “do it”! But one word of advice–make sure all of his assignments are either in Africa or in a mostly-Black inner-city. Why? Because the moment Black James Bond’s lips touches the lips of a Sally Swirl or Anita Blackman, there will be hell to pay from all the sistahs out there.

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Comments
  1. Wil says:

    I heard about the idea of a Black Bond months ago. It’s a great idea ! The big question is , who could play Bond, is Denzel too old? Settings? How about Amsterdam, Milan, Dubai . He could bring Hugh Hefner in as consultant for casting the Bond girl I (the man is a true genius!)

  2. Richard Froggatt says:

    Making the next Pope Black yet not fully address the thousands of kids that have been abused by that institution would be nothing more than using him as a minority shield to cover your mess.

    Step away from the CARM juice. 🙂

  3. Richard Froggatt says:

    Sorry Duane, I used the wrong tags to quote you.

  4. S. Cain says:

    Ireland would have a black president before there’d be a black Pope. I mean, along that line of reasoning, maybe the next Buddha will be a brotha.

  5. Actually, Cardinal Francis Arinze was one of the papabile in the last election, and he would’ve been very welcome to faithful Catholics. He and Cardinal Ratzinger were two of the favorites of many conservative American Catholics.

    On the matter of abuse, the American Episcopacy bears the blame for the inaction. Bishops have the ultimate responsibility for what happens in their dioceses.

    There were actually 3 African popes of berber origin. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_popes.

  6. Thrasher says:

    I woul love to play the role of a black bond…yeah I coul do that

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