Final acts offer songs, praise

Final acts offer songs, praise

There are 34 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Jul 22, 2007, titled Final acts offer songs, praise. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Visitors to the 37th Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration wound up the 11-day festival Sunday with everything from gospel strains to a wild hair design battle.

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Trebor

Duncan, OK

#21 Jul 23, 2007
White Expo wrote:
There should be an 11-day annual event called "White Expo". No, not the country music expo or the state fair or any other cliche hackneyed theme or characterization... but, an actual event called "White Expo".
What would you do?, show re-runs of "My three sons" and "Father knows Best".
David Stern

Duncan, OK

#22 Jul 23, 2007
Myles Brand wrote:
WTF is a hair show? Please tell me there is more involved than doing your hair in some outrageous, over the top "do". Why not have a professionals show and teach people how to dress for an interview and be professional?
We have dress codes that we enforce for everyone, Steve Nash excluded.
David Stern

Duncan, OK

#23 Jul 23, 2007
Actually wrote:
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It was not just a minor inconvenience, as you put it. It was blatantly an act of racial discrimination. Let the day come when only whites are permitted to park somewhere, while the blacks are turned away, then the tune you're singing will likely change. These behaviors were allegedly left behind years ago. It is obvious the talk of how far racism in America has some is mostly a charade. This parking situation should have been "first come first served" and not determined by the color of the driver's skin. The officer should be fired as he very negatively represented the efforts of Indianapolis toward becoming a world class city.
I resent that statement. Our officials err! I mean officers are beyond reproach and I categorically deny that such an incident took place.
Michael Stanzpatrick

United States

#24 Jul 23, 2007
You can't tell me that most of the Expo goers aren't white haters deep down, afterall, why would they support such an event that excludes other races from attending?
No Labels

Indianapolis, IN

#25 Jul 23, 2007
Not fair wrote:
My son and his girlfriend went downtown Saturday to celebrate an anniversary. When they tried to park in the state parking garage on Washington, a police officer told them they couldn't park there. Funny thing is, cars in front of and behind them WERE allowed. No explanation was given and the officer became belligerent when my son asked why other cars were allowed. The difference? The officer and occupants of the other cars were black, my son and his girlfried are white. Looks like discrimination is a two way street.
There has to be more to the story....I don't believe it but it does give me a good chuckle!lol
No Labels

Indianapolis, IN

#26 Jul 23, 2007
White Expo wrote:
There should be an 11-day annual event called "White Expo". No, not the country music expo or the state fair or any other cliche hackneyed theme or characterization... but, an actual event called "White Expo".
"White Expo" just doesn't sound as good...
No Labels

Indianapolis, IN

#27 Jul 23, 2007
Yo Bro wrote:
I like how they don't offer TalkBack in regards to the story of a the 16 yr girl shooting a gun off in the crowd.
I like it as well because we all know that you and some other racist individuals will somehow come to the conclusion that the only reason a 15 year old girl had a gun had something to do with her being BLACK (even though the article doesnÂ’t mention her race) and attending BLACK Expo.
Not So Proud of Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#28 Jul 23, 2007
Myles Brand wrote:
WTF is a hair show? Please tell me there is more involved than doing your hair in some outrageous, over the top "do". Why not have a professionals show and teach people how to dress for an interview and be professional?
Did you know one of the best hairstylest for black hair is a white woman? She was probably at the hair sho. You must be a man. If so, you would not understand.
Not So Proud of Indy

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jul 23, 2007
Michael Stanzpatrick wrote:
You can't tell me that most of the Expo goers aren't white haters deep down, afterall, why would they support such an event that excludes other races from attending?
Does Irish fest also exclude other races. If my black face showed up at Asian Moon Fest, would I be stared at like the plague? Maybe, but I think I am getting off point. Just because it is the Black Expo, does not mean you (another enthicity) can't go.
LButts

Dayton, OH

#30 Jul 24, 2007
Not So Proud of Indy wrote:
<quoted text>Does Irish fest also exclude other races. If my black face showed up at Asian Moon Fest, would I be stared at like the plague? Maybe, but I think I am getting off point. Just because it is the Black Expo, does not mean you (another enthicity) can't go.
The Irish and Asian don't walk around dressed and acting like thugs and ganstas. I left Indy until they all cleared out and went back to their street corners. They are a mob that requires every police officer in Indy to control them. Abolish this rascist gathering.
Wow

Chicago, IL

#31 Jul 24, 2007
Michael Stanzpatrick wrote:
You can't tell me that most of the Expo goers aren't white haters deep down, afterall, why would they support such an event that excludes other races from attending?
There were plenty of non-african american people at the Expo.
Wow

Chicago, IL

#32 Jul 24, 2007
Myles Brand wrote:
WTF is a hair show? Please tell me there is more involved than doing your hair in some outrageous, over the top "do". Why not have a professionals show and teach people how to dress for an interview and be professional?
People style their hair in fun and entertaining ways then show them off. That is the whole point, to have fun. Talking about dressing professionally is not fun and would not draw a crowd.
Wow

Chicago, IL

#33 Jul 24, 2007
Not fair wrote:
My son and his girlfriend went downtown Saturday to celebrate an anniversary. When they tried to park in the state parking garage on Washington, a police officer told them they couldn't park there. Funny thing is, cars in front of and behind them WERE allowed. No explanation was given and the officer became belligerent when my son asked why other cars were allowed. The difference? The officer and occupants of the other cars were black, my son and his girlfried are white. Looks like discrimination is a two way street.
I was allowed to park.
LButts

Dayton, OH

#34 Jul 25, 2007
Wow wrote:
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People style their hair in fun and entertaining ways then show them off. That is the whole point, to have fun. Talking about dressing professionally is not fun and would not draw a crowd.
Smoking crack is "more fun" than learning how to be a good parent or how to mange a business. I thought the Expo was about helping blacks make it in a competitive world. Hair styles and dressing like a ho wi=hile listening to criminal music hardly qualifies as edification.

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