“When somebody shows you who they are, believe them.” The late, great Maya Angelou had lived a long enough life to know that people ain’t sh*t. This was the legendary wordsmith’s way of telling us to “stay woke” before that was even a thing. And all we did was use the quote on Facebook when we wanted to be fake inspirational. We’re sorry Maya. Little did we know this quote would come back to bite us in the ass when it comes to Mr. Robert IDontSeeNothinWrong Kelly. How did we miss all the signs?
Love, clean air, a President who reads above a third grade level…But what we absolutely DON’T need today, tomorrow, or next week, is a Baby Boy sequel. On Monday, however, much to my chagrin, Tyrese announced via Instagram that a sequel was most certainly on the way. Not sure what we did to deserve this.
Two weeks ago, I was dragged to the theater to see “Get Out,” a movie I had already dubbed the worst movie of 2017. I went reluctantly, having run out of excuses not to go. I hadn’t even bothered watching the entire trailer. All I knew was that Jordan Peele, a well known comedian, was attempting to tackle issues of racism in the form of a “thriller,” and I simply wasn’t interested. But there I was, front and center, at a movie theater in Southwest Atlanta, surrounded by other anxious movie goers. Luckily, I also had a frozen margarita. This was the moment of truth.
When I first saw advertisements for Almost Christmas, I gotta admit, I was excited, but not for the reasons I think most people were. Mostly, I was ready to see Mo’Nique get back on the silver screen, and I was equally glad that ol’ Danny Glover was still cashing those checks in Hollywood. Those two things alone were enough to spark my interest, but I just wasn’t sure if I was thrilled about seeing what I assumed would be another This Christmas.
Another week, another episode of Cutting it in the ATL. And per usual, instead of giving hair cuts, these ladies are being cut THROAT. I must say, a few of the hair divas surprised me this time. Maybe things could be turning around for the group?
Hearing that Gene Wilder died last night was a bit much for me. 2016 has been such a sh*t storm. Everything happened this year-Prince died, Donald Trump is running for President, and Black celebrities keep “All Lives Matter-ing” us on social media. Now the good Lord has taken Willy Wonka on to glory. What now?
We’re four episodes into the second season of Cutting it in the ATL, and it doesn’t look like these girls are going to play nice anytime soon. I had hope that eventually, the women would come to their senses, and figure out a way to make money TOGETHER, but then I remembered that with this group, “All is fair in hair and war.”
“Some think that we can’t flow. Stereotypes, they got to go.” -Queen Latifah
I don’t remember when I was first exposed to Hip Hop. But I do know that I’ve always loved it. And while I’m a huge fan of Biggie, Tupac, Outkast, and Mobb Deep, nothing made me fall in love with Hip Hop more than knowing that women were using a platform-historically dominated by men-to get their points across.
50 people were killed in an Orlando, FL nightclub over the weekend. Pulse, a well known gay club in the area was the target of a mass shooting carried out by 29-year-old Omar Mateen. While 53 more people remain hospitalized, and in critical condition, Americans have found themselves in a peculiar position-trying to figure out where to place the blame.