Tom Joyner’s listeners have a lot to say and we’re listening! Here are our picks of some of the TJMS’s Facebook fans’ comments on the hottest topics of the week. Got something to say? Like Tom Joyner on Facebook, follow the TJMS on Twitter and leave your comments.

Who Cares About the Color of Obama’s Cabinet?
Tom weighed in on a trending story about the lack of color in President Obama’s cabinet. Tom isn’t at all concerned about the color of Obama’s employees, so long as they’re working together to turn this country around. Check out what our fans had to say:

Why Do Black Folks Especially Feel That This President is the second coming he is a human being just like the rest of us subject to mistakes and not putting more BLACKS and WOMEN in his cabinet is one of them,they were good enough to get him to the party but not good enough to help him get this country back on track!!!–Michele Inge

The president has so much pressure on him ad it is people. Pump your breaks. He already under a microscope. Be honest too many black folks in the kitchen something is bound to burn. Then there goes more complaints. Let the man try to do his job to the best of his ability. Cause if your not part of the solution then your part of the problem. IJS–Yoshicka Snow

It is not about Diversity, it is about selecting the best people for the jobs to get us out of this mess created by the last Administration. Patience is a Virtue, so give him cooperation to make this a better place for us and our children regardless of Race, Creed or color. Be Blessed!—Sarah Walker

Happy Birthday, Michelle Obama!
She’s graceful, intelligent and representing us in a great way. We love our First Lady!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR 1st LADY… I PRAY THAT YOUR BIRTHDAY IS AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU…!!!— Renee Weathered

Happy birthday may God bless you and keep you you touch so many females all ages all races stay the strength and vessel that God has to continue his works I truly have a respect and love for you thank you First Lady Obama—Melissa Ba Jeffrey-Bartlett

Happy Birthday Sister President, Michelle Obama . You are my She-role. Thanks for taking care of our President.—Pamela Davis

Robin Roberts is Ready For Her Comeback
We all love Robin Roberts. The degree of strength and grace she has shown throughout her cancer ordeals is inspiring. Many of Tom’s Facebook fans are praying for Robin. Here are a few of our favorite comments:

I will pray for you sweet robin . My mother at 81 faced that , and recovered . She turned 94 this last September.—John Carrillo

Amen, U r another 1 of God’s miracles. Ur strength and determination r applaudible & gives others courage. Welcome back Sis!—Michelle Wyatt-Temoney

Robin, you are an inspiration. My co-worker and I were diagnosed with breast cancer a month a part. We both feel, if we had to have cancer at least we were able to do it together. Having another support person helped a lot.—Melanie Grizzle

Photo Gallery – Celebs Who Got in Trouble for Using the N-Word
The new movie “Django Unchained” has caused a lot of buzz, especially for its use of the N-word throughout the movie. This week Django’s director, Quentin Tarantino, also raised eyebrows when he used the N-word during a press conference. You had much to say about it:

My question is how can we expect others to respect us n we don’t respect ourselves! When a white person kills one of ours we’re outraged, when we kill one of our own its just another day at the office! Smh.—Dexter Harris

When our beloved Richard Pryor visited the mother land and saw what he did, he swore that a “N” like himself, would never use the “N” word again. No doubt it was used back in slavery, but to use it now is worth “A Mighty Ass Whipping” Ya Heard!!!!!— Waymon Gorham

NRA Video Targets President Obama’s Daughters
In an ad created by the National Rifle Association, the organization criticized President Obama for wanting gun control laws while using the U.S. Secret Service to protect his daughters. Did the NRA cross the line by using the Obama children in the ad? Many of you thought so:

The NRA will say anything to keep their flow of killing machines into the streets. Got Blacks killing blacks and then you have GZ’s gunning down blacks. If our youth aren’t dead they are in jail. It’s a annihilation of a race. No need for the KKK.—Crystal Dillard

Such stupidity runs rampant….what president doesn’t have secret service for family…just more ignorance!!!!!—Rita Karson

The POTUS’ children are in a different circumstance than others. The idiot NRA likes to stir up empty controversy and should be ashamed and embarrassed for such nonsense.—Diane Franklin

COMMENTARY: Colin Powell Tells the Truth About the Republican Party
Last week, Colin Powell told the truth about the Republican party and said they are wrong for neglecting people of color and using racist language during the last election. Here’s what you had to say:

The African Americans until they stop blaming other races for their problems no it will never end. It’s not my fault 80 percent are in our prisons, it’s not my fault that that they keep having babies and not paying support for them, it’s not my fault they can’t finish school and make a decent life for themselves. Colin Powell I always thought he was for all Americans but he’s just as racial as the rest. Shame on you Mr Powell, I’m sorry for me to ever believe in you.—Mary Heitzenrater

Thank you Mr. Powell for keeping it real!—Georgetta Floyd

I Watched this Sunday Morning and He started from Why he endorsed President Obama in 2008 and the last elections The republican could not produce a candidate that could Win the election, The group as a whole still operating on that Good Ole boy system. He also talked about voter suppression laws…. Mary, I didn’t see any racism or blame he Told the Truth the way it was and the way we saw it and you too… One more thing Mary remember the Joke; If you want to keep something from a black man put it in a book. Guess what, Black men read and not only do they read they can make intelligent decision. Point taken remember we understand that we have power in the vote and your guys did too that’s why they tried to stop us… Something to think about Mary and all of the people who think like you….—Jacqueline J McLean

Manti Te’o Girlfriend Death Apparently a Hoax
The story of Heisman candidate Manti Te’o has been one for the record books. He claimed to have lost both his grandmother and girlfriend on the day of a big game. But the story that Te’o’s girlfriend never existed got you talking:

I’m so sick of this story…make an example out of this family for deception….All other peeps customs and believes are not of America.. and we must show all cultures we have rules…..—Nelda Bailey

I don’t believe a word that comes out of his mouth…saw this story on HLN over and over again and for some reason I feel like he wasn’t being fooled; he was trying to pull a fast one! (I see you Te’o!) The man needs treatment!—Dolphine Johnson

This person is a liar and should. not be trusted. He really should be made out of a example when the draft picks come around.Leave him playing childish games with his little kiddie friends.Enough is enough….—Deb Burrell

Chicago’s Bishop Trotter Poses in Bathtub with 4-year-old Granddaughter
Bishop Larry Trotter of Chicago made news headlines after posting a photo of himself taking a bath with his 4-year-old granddaughter. Here are some of your thoughts:

It’s not innocent. People that enjoy this type thing want you to think that.—Terry Roy

Man, has no one took a bath with they kids before?—Jodi Davila

Maybe all innocent but in today’s time, it will not be seen as innocent by many. Society is so judgemental in thinking the worse. MJ could tell ya that if he was alive! Smh!!—Edmund J. Petry

By today’s standards-waaaaay too far. Could be innocent, but why risk it by posting on FB? Where is your sense of moral judgement BISHOP?—Lynda Gentry

He probably/hopefully meant innocent, but this day & age. It’s way too far—Michael Joyner

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