bill cosby

We have to have this talk..

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This was brought on by something my cousin posted to Facebook and the comments he received for saying “its kinda tough for me to convince my folks that Bill Cosby isn’t being railroaded when no one seems to care about Jared from Subway.” 

So I’m going to compare a few cases here, and in no way am I standing up for Bill Cosby the man accused of these crimes. Let us compare 7th Heavens’ Stephen Collins, Jared Fogle, of Subway and Bill. Stephen admitted to the molestation of and has not, nor will he be indicted for his crimes. So beyond the initial 15 mins of fame the story received and the networks dropping reruns there is no other fallout for him. I would imagine he is still earning something somewhere. Most recently Jared Of Subway who has admitted to and accepted a plea deal for sex with minors, the number of them not yet to be exposed. He will serve no less than 5 and no more than 12.5 years for his crimes, I’m no lawyer but he admitted to traveling for sex and using his celebrity. so he wouldn’t be subject to any one state law admitting to traveling to commit acts I would assume life was on the table before the plea deal. In both cases there was proof of guilt no possible way to hide it, no excessive fallout.

Bill Cosby was born in 1937 that would make him an adult around the mid fifties and way into adulthood in the 70s and 80s. The era of studio 54 not to mention the crazy 60s  many did drugs of all sorts, who knows how many were raped, Cosby admits to purchasing drugs, the allegations go as far back as 1965 and he was in court for this in 2000 initially I’ve seen just as many stories about Cosby and this old case with new allegations yet no new proof including the under oath quaalude purchasing, as I’ve heard about the Kardashians. I live in Washington DC where they are calling for the mural on the side of Ben’s Chilly Bowl that portrays Cosby to be taken down to which he has no ownership, his show off the air everywhere, his wife’s art collection, they are going after everything he is attached to but he hasn’t been convicted of anything and there Still isn’t any new evidence to help this old case.

I’m only asking to consider no matter how you feel about Bill Cosby why there isn’t a push to stop eating Subway and give him life in prison,(yes he made a plea but why not the outrage) Jared was only let go two months after a colleague of his was arrested so while he is no longer their spokesperson why not take everything down like they are calling for in Cosby’s case. Jared was employed by subway at the time, used his celebrity (without knowing the actual number of children are we to assume this is a one off thing or just happened over a short time) Stephen Collins made it to the statute of limitations for indictment. So it’s not costing him any old money I admittedly don’t know much about him or what he is doing but seems a much easier life than Cosby right now. Collins story had its fifteen minutes then disappeared.  Just last month the New York Post magazine did a cover of the “alleged” Cosby women and even left an empty chair. With no new proof nothing to collaborate these women’s stories or he would be in jail, in litigations at minimum. (And again I am not defending him he is no longer a role model of mine but his shows The Cosby show and It’s A Different World are iconic changed lives and the way black families to young black adults are seen in media). looks like a railroad to me.-Vonte

I Didn’t Want To Post About This

But a good friend reminded me I should. Thank you Tasha

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*(before I get started, I apologize in advance for grammatical errors I have dyslexia I catch what I can)

First let me say what you cannot take from me, Bill Cosby was my inspiration for writing, years ago when he voiced his opinions on black youth and our attitudes, I felt he was right 100% and we as people needed to stop blaming others for things we can ourselves change. I grew up in a single parent home, turned out okay and so his comments inspired me to write a book, my story (part 1 anyway) you can’t imagine for a man living with dyslexia how hard that was for me and from that I continued to write here on this blog.

But this isn’t about me this is about the allegations against Mr. Cosby and sadly I am so disappointed. Bill was my tv dad, my problem solver, his family dealt with things that were real, structure we all still need today. And now previously sealed court records were released, honestly my heart hurts. At this point the best he can do in my eyes is come out and say yes I did it but most were knowledgeable about what was going down because let’s be honest generations of entertainers have some sort of fault or vice, be it drugs, alcoholism, domestic violence, I could go on but they did it willingly maybe denied it later but talk about it or not it still happened.  Cosby is getting old I wanted to believe when he decided to finally speak on camera about the allegations, he may have some early set Alzheimer’s, no maybe he didn’t understand the questions, but they were clear as day to me, and lastly I thought maybe these are snippets and the real interview will come out but the more excuses I made the sadder it made me. Is it better these accusers were adults? Never once did anyone say he committed acts against children but I was still trying to rationalize evil. Sex against anyone’s will is rape no matter how you do it.

So back to me I was there with you and I am sorry to say when you, the people went against Michael Jackson he had a terrible childhood, home life, and terrible parents. I do not believe you Robin Givens but I will forget. I wanted you to lock up Robert  Kelly that video made me sick Kobe was an idiot he’s wife was beautiful and Robin Thicke had yet to be caught doing anything as terrible as what it must have felt like to be spouse of a beautiful successful actress who was the lead in Baggage Claim (kissing and playing house is what she has to do but how emasculating is that?)  let you have told me back then Bill Cosby is capable of such foolish human mistakes then I would have cursed you out. And here we stand Bill admits to purchasing quaaludes with the intent to use. I fell so wrong for standing by him so wrong for accusing the twenty some odd women of wanting money or being coached into believing something untrue so to you all I apologize sincerely.

Lastly I’m going to have to bring up the confederate flag for this point and you can feel how you want about it but it should come down if you can relate to what it means to people of color or side with those that argue to keep it the point still remains you lost the war who hangs a lost flag? Take it down. When was the last time outside of a movie you saw a CCCP/USSR flag? Stephen Collins confessed to the sexual abuse of underage girls, take 7th heaven off, but am I wrong to say that black people need the Cosby show and A Different World is there a way his portion can go to some women’s charity?  We need to show it to our young men and women, end the real housewives, and love and hip hop era, the involved parties have way more money than you those shows are scripted and let’s not forget they have privileged rich people problems, when did the world care about that?

Bill Cosby you let me down, And I don’t forgive so pray I forget, pray America does too. -Vonte

It Has To Be Said

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Yo we got problems black people, but whatever, that shit ain’t new nor is it news right? So let me explain what makes me most upset, we’re not going anywhere if anything were going backwards. Not enough of us care to make a difference. Bill Cosby was the first to stand up and say something his initial rant on African American youth is the reason I write, and truth is if you don’t see it as anything else look at it as the man who was the only father many of those in my generation had looked at us and was dispappointed at what he saw. We’re out here standing up for justice and I love seeing that right, but there a big difference between now and back when we had to do this before. Where is the justice for our children dying cause these ninjas out here can’t shoot straight? Whose standing up to take back our neighborhoods? Get the drugs and gangs off our blocks? So damn I love it, and I feel the anger, the hurt. But I am almost disappointed that we can’t be like this for all of our problems.

So I’m hard on you but only because I have always been the same on myself. Besides Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner this generation hasn’t really stood for anything. It’s almost hypocritical. Yes we need black loves to matter to police but after we’re done how many of you out there will stand up to end violence your neighborhoods?

I apologize if it sounds like I am at all angry at the people out there standing up, please know that I am inspired by the comradery and honestly we need more of it. #wakeup.-Vonte