Black America apparently needs to be told about itself. Now, we have a dynamic duo ready to take on all the ills of African-Americans, external forces be damned. CNN journalist Don Lemon and Bill Cosby have finally taken it upon themselves to take up the slack and give us good for nothing “No-groes” the verbal lashings we need. Since President Obama can’t be everywhere, (graduations are only once a year) Lemon and Cosby have joined forces to do just that. This fall, begins the Bootstrap Tour, where Don and Bill intend to rain condemnation on Black audiences around the country for failing at English pronunciation, cleaning up after themselves, and life in general.
Taking a page from Cornel West and Tavis Smiley playbook, Lemon and Cosby have decided to counter pose hard data and structural assessments with personal responsibility lectures and tough talk. Conservative leaders have praised this move as a step in the right direction for public Black discourse. “This is a watershed event in Black history” said Bill O’Reilly. Lemon and Cosby are determined to help Black America find their bootstraps, and will be coming to a city near you. Once they secure a traveling barber, the tour is slated to begin in late September.