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Disturbing Photo of Lynching at Popular Restaraunt

Yet another one for clueless (and/or racist) white folks who flunked morality training.

One – this is a public restaurant. I really don’t want my children exposed to something as grotesque as a hanging. Goes along with why pictures of dead bodies aren’t on the kiddies flash card set.

Two – The subject in this picture was a black man. The hanging was in Texas in 1895…’Nuf said. We well know about the slim to no connection between a black man committing a crime and actually having done a crime in Texas in the late 19th Century.

One would sincerely hope that this item isn’t on the list of franchise decor distributed to all of Joe’s Crab Shack franchisees. Regardless of the racial connotations, whomever placed such in a Family Restaurant ought to be standing at the end of a long long unemployment line about now.

This photo of a black man’s public hanging decorated a Joe’s Crab Shack table

Tyrone Williams and Chauntyll Allen said they went to Joe’s Crab Shack in Roseville, Minn., on Wednesday night for a friend’s early birthday dinner when they looked down at their table and saw it: a photograph, embedded inside of the table, depicting the public hanging of a black man.

“It had a cartoon character saying, ‘All I said was “I didn’t like the gumbo,’” in a joking manner,” Williams said at a news conference Thursday.

“I’m appalled,” Allen said at the news conference, organized by the Minneapolis NAACP. “I don’t understand why they think this is some kind of joke, the trauma we endured on our black body.”

Williams snapped a photo of the image titled “Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas on April 12, 1895″ and contacted the Minneapolis chapter of the civil rights organization.

Ignite Restaurant Group, Joe’s Crab Shack’s parent company, has since apologized for what it described as an offensive photo.

“We take this matter very seriously, and the photo in question was immediately removed,” Ignite Chief Operating Officer David Catalano said in a statement, KARE reported. “We sincerely apologize to our guests who were disturbed by the image, and we look forward to continuing to serve the Roseville community.”

While pleased that the photo was removed from the Roseville restaurant, Minneapolis NAACP president Nekima Levy-Pounds said in an interview Friday that “there are broader concerns about whether that type of racist decor exists in other Joe’s Crab Shack locations.”

“We have not seen a commitment from Ignite Restaurant Group that they will examine the decor in all of its restaurants and remove racist material,” Levy-Pounds told The Washington Post.

Williams and Allen alerted the Roseville manager of the photo soon after they saw it.

“He was apologetic and understanding,” Williams said. But the pair already felt “sick, confused,” and left the restaurant.

The scene depicted in the Joe’s Crab Shack table was the public hanging of Richard Burleson, a black man, who was convicted of murdering J.G. McKinnon, a white man.


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Posted by on March 11, 2016 in Domestic terrorism


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Black Don’t Crack… Which Woman is Mom?

A current Instagram sensation is a picture of Mom and her daughters, The problem being…Which one is Mom?


Which one is mom? Family photo leaves internet guessing

OK! We give up!

Just tell us who is who?

The internet community has been scratching its collective head trying to guess the answer to the question: Which one is the mom?


Posted by on February 5, 2016 in and the Single Life


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If You Lived on the Moon

This would be your view…

Gorgeous New NASA Image Shows Earth ‘Rising’ Over The Moon

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Posted by on December 19, 2015 in General, Uncategorized


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Trump-Carson Caption Alert!

  • I don’t care if you are a brain surgeon…Do not touch the comb over!
  • I’ve heard enough from the ugly woman, I’m not putting up with you!
  • No Thanks! I already own enough tacky lawn ornaments!
  • I’ve own more minds than anyone in the room!
  • One of my best friends is black…You’re not him!
  • Do not touch the ugly white woman!
  • What do you mean you aren’t part of the serving crew?
  • Sing something!





Posted by on September 17, 2015 in The New Jim Crow


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Freaky Pictures

The last one may freak you out a bit…

Have a new camera, been trying it out over the summer, and playing with the editing software.

The very first pic was taken with my phone… The last of the same shot with my Nikon 2 minutes later. Check the “Little House” in the yard. The resolution on these is pretty low to get them on the blog, as they are 30 Meg files. Strange, huh?

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House House Auto

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Posted by on September 1, 2015 in Nawwwwww!


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Hmmm…. Camera Angle? India Arie

Is India Arie doing a Michael Jackson?

Who’s That Lady?…Indeed.

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Posted by on March 30, 2013 in The Post-Racial Life


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Suggest a Caption

There I was, minding my own business, working on my Alto for an E*Trade commercial...And this crazy white chick showed up!

Suggest a caption. Keep it clean.

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Posted by on December 20, 2010 in Nawwwwww!


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No Calls on That Dating Site? Maybe You Need a New Camera! (And Phone!)

As a former professional photographer, one of the things you struggled with in fashion photography back in the days of film…

Is the camera never lies.

As I’ve pointed out before, in the digital world, that is just not true anymore.

Study: Certain Cameras Make You Ugly, Certain Phones Make You Sexy

It’s been said the camera adds ten pounds, but what type of camera you use could make the difference between a beautiful self-portrait and a hideous one.

Research conducted by the dating website found cameras manufactured by Panasonic, Canon and Sony led to more attractive photos compared to cameras manufactured by Nikon, Samsung and Kodak.

The camera most frequently used by people with attractive photos on the dating website was the Panasonic Micro 4/3s, followed by the Leica Point ‘n Shoot and the Canon dSLR line of cameras.

The camera used in connection with low-rated photos included the Kodak EasyShare, the Nikon Coolpix point-and-shoot cameras and Motorola dSLR cameras.

The report says cameras with interchangeable lenses, like digital SLR cameras, generally made the difference between an attractive and an unattractive photo. Cameraphones generally produced less-than-attractive photos according to user ranks.

Among smartphones, cameras found inside the T-Mobile Sidekick, the Apple iPhone and the Sony Ericsson phone rated high among attractiveness of photos, while Palm Pre phones, Samsung Phones, Android phones and Blackberry phones rated low.

Though smartphones may take unattractive photos, the phones themselves generally make people look more attractive in terms of social status. The same study found users of the Apple iPhone had anywhere between 10 and 12 sexual partners by age 30, while users of the Blackberry phone had an average of 8 sexual partners. Android phone users had the lowest amount based on the survey with six sexual partners.

There’s an Ap for that!  The Playa iPhone!

iPhone Playa Model

For those of you who don’t “get it” (and those that do!) –

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Posted by on August 10, 2010 in Nawwwwww!, The Post-Racial Life


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