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Friday, April 3, 2009

Madonna's David Banda:From Motherless to Fatherless

Among other reasons, Madonna adopted David Banda because he was motherless. When his mother died, Yohane Banda could not raise David alone, and among other things he needed a mother to be there for his son. He admittedly said that he did not know what adoption really meant before he met the Queen of Pop. This was honest because before Madonna, Malawi has never allowed any adoptions. When the toddler was under Madonna's 'motherly' care, he was under the watchful 'fatherly' eye of Guy Ritchie. When Madonna and the filmmaker Guy Ritchie divorced, David Banda lived in a single-parent household with a 'mother' who brought in different men in a quest to replace Ritchie. A-Rod, Jesus were used by Madonna to fulfill her needs when she needed them, and when their purpose was accomplished; they were dealt away with. All this happened under the eyes of David Banda, the boy who was motherless then became fatherless.

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acacia said...

'before Madonna, Malawi has never allowed any adoptions.'
complete rubbbish. where do you get your facts? obviously not the social welfare office, obviously not the many foreign families who live in malawi and outside and raise malawian children as their own.
i appreciate your critical approach to the madonna hype but there are many precedents.

coupdecoeur said...

a small mark at the time of my passage on your very beautiful blog!
thanks for making us share your moments
you have a translation of my English space!
cordially from France
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Anonymous said...

The charity (PR firm) 'Raising Malawi' founded by Madonna AND TWO OTHERS three years ago held fund raisers for over two years before finally getting registered as a non-profit. In other words, Madonna and the others were free to squander the lion's share of that funding any way they saw fit for those first two years. She also pleaded with her fans worldwide for donations along the way. In the meantime, she toured the world to promote her latest CD and raked in another $280,000,000 in just over 12 months. To date, the basic financial info for 'Rasing Malawi' still hasn't been posted on the website or anywhere else. The 'progress' page only tells of the collective works by over 20 seperate charities. Each of which have their own sources of funding and may have recieved some sort of promotion or support from 'Raising Malawi' in order to be considered 'partners'. But no indication is made how much of their funding came from 'Raising Malawi' or how much of their progress if any could be directly attributed to 'Raising Malawi'. The fans/donors have no clue how many millions of dollars were raised in that first two years, no clue how much Madonna herself chipped in, and no clue how the money was spent before they finally registered as a non-profit. No clue what tiny little fraction of funding or works listed on that 'progress' page could be directly attributed to 'Raising Malawi'. Nothing to go on but the vague word of Madonna. But I can tell you this: I called their office in an attempt to verify some sort of efficient financial operation (310) 867-2881 or (888) 72-DONOR). I got nothing but recorded messages and hangups. So I did some research on my own. 'Rasing Malawi' still hasn't been given any kind of rating by ANY independent charity watchdog like The vast overwhelming majority of 'celebrity' foundations never are. In general, they are inneficient and riddled with corruption. Like the promotion of CDs, world tours, commercial websites, entire lines of jewelry (not just the single piece from which proceeds are donated), and high end fashion retail flagship stores. Celebrity foundations are also notorious for squandering much of their funding on travel and super high end accomodations for their celebrity figure heads. Its legal but not noble or efficient by any stretch of the imagination. In general, 'celebrity' foundations are a twisted inefficient mutant of charity and PR crap. So if its not rated, then don't support it. Instead, support a top rated charity like those given high ratings at

Sukhi said...

Regardless what people think...the only people that seem to winge and whine abou the Madonna adoption scenario are Europeans....There's no ways in hell those kids stood a chance of a life until now...Malawi is highly infested by HIV and low education....Hopefully the kids will remain in the light to remember where they came from and one day have the same input into Malawi....Remember goverments don't change coutries people do!!