BP OIL SPILL
The oil company BP created the most devastating environmental disaster in American history when a deepwater oil rig that it operated in the Gulf of Mexico exploded, killing 11 people and spilling untold gallons of oil into the ocean. The spill continues, and no one knows the extent of damage it will create to life and livelihood when it is all over. BP has reserved a spot in the select club of people and corporations whose reputations are so badly damaged that no amount of public relations magic will likely repair them. BP, who touted its “green image” and flaunted its environmentally-friendly logo, is now competing with the likes of Goldman Sachs, Enron, Blackwater and Bernie Madoff in the hall of infamy.
On LeBron James winning his second straight MVP award
@djincredible: Lebron … is the KING .. Kobe is jus a Big cry baby… but Kobe is good.. Lebron will Be better when he is Kobes age.!
On Halle Berry’s break up with model Gabriel Aubrey…
@TheBVX: Halle Berry Splits with Gabriel Aubrey–Delusional Men Rejoice
On Sandra Bullock’s black baby adoption bombshell…
@KevinAvery: Still in denial about Sandra Bullock adopting a Black baby. Convinced myself that we’re just seeing a photo from “The Blind Side” prequel.
On Eminem’s Ben Rothlisberger shout out on his latest track…
@jonplee: Eminem rips Big Ben in a new rap. When you get dissed by Eminem, you know you’ve majorly screwed up.
On Dorothy Height’s funeral…
@elonjames: Obama said Dorothy Height was a regular at the White House…See Michael Eric Dyson, its not “Negroes”, its YOU…
On the ongoing fight over Arizona’s immigration law
@RaquelCepeda: No matter how many times you “revise” the anti-immigration law, it’s still a pig with red lipstick. It’s still as racist as it ever was.
On this weekend’s boxing match between Mayweather and Mosley
@maxfights:Team Mosley! However I just don’t see it happening realistically but anything is possible!
On Sheila Johnson being ‘ashamed’ of BET…
@toureX: BET cancelled Uncut a while ago but the hypersexualized video ho’s are still a staple.
On Rielle Hunter’s admissions regarding the John Edwards affair
@GStephanopoulos: Does anyone really care about Rielle or the Youngs. Time to stop the John Edwards’ soap opera.
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This week, we watched Dorothy Height honored by a who’s who of American luminaries, saw footage of a disastrous oil spill that threatened the safety of the Gulf Coast and sat through a cringe-inducing Oprah interview with John Edwards’ mistress Rielle Hunter. What did the Twitter-verse have to say about these and other top story of the week? theGrio has compiled for you our top ten favorite tweets on the topical events of the week that was.