As the controversy subsides … What does it say for Earl Graves to boot Eddie Griffin from stage for using the “N” word?

If you have not already heard commedian Eddie Griffin was was booted off stage at the Black Enterprise 14th annual Golf and Tennis Challenge in Miami over the Labor Day weekend for using the N-word on stage.

According to the Rev. Al Sharpton, who also spoke the next day at the event, “Griffin had said, ‘Why are some Black leaders telling us to stop using the ‘N’-word?’” That is when the entertainer’s microphone went dead. Reportedly, Griffin yelled “F—k ya’ll … I don’t need no mic” and finished the joke before departing the stage.

Shortly afterward, Black Enterprise Magazine Founder Earl Graves “stomped on stage and proclaimed, ‘We . . . will not allow our culture to go backwards . . . We will pay Mr. Griffin all that we owe him, but we will not allow him to finish the show if that’s the way he’s going to talk,’” Sharpton said, “The crowd gave Graves a standing ovation.”

What are your thoughts? Did the publisher of Black Enterprise do the right thing by ending Griffin’s performance?

MSB (Michigan Sentinel Blog) supports Earl Graves’ actions. The African American community has allowed ourselves to be held hostage to the negative side of “fashion and bling” far too long. Thanks Earl for having the courage and dignity to do the right thing.

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