Black women create a LOT of content. From Youtube videos, to films, blogs, etc. We have a lot to say. Yet, when it comes to getting backed for personal projects, we’re often overlooked and undervalued. It seems that major brands just aren’t willing to put up the big bucks when Black women are sharing authentic content. That’s why attending the #BeautifullyDriven event last night, here in ATL was so refreshing. It restored my hope that larger companies are beginning to see what an asset Black women are when it comes to story telling and creating content that sparks people’s interest.
For the last two seasons, Issa Rae has done an incredible job of portraying the semi-bougie, Black millennial experience. From brunches to bedrooms, Insecure is a must watch because it’s so relatable, and so on point. Season 1 was definitely full of gems, but this season, there were a couple of things that I think we should all take note of.
Every now and again, a celebrity makes the mistake of actually sharing their thoughts on social media. I don’t call it a “mistake” because I think celebrities shouldn’t share their opinions, I call it a “mistake” because it turns out that a lot of the things they have to say are, well…stupid. I don’t know if these guys are sniffing too much coke up there in Hollywood, or what-but it’s clear that an intervention needs to be had.
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?
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.”
It’s what we’ve all been waiting for: The Season Finale! And these girls aren’t taking their stilettos off the gas. The week before, there were mugshots on cakes, but last week, things got even more interesting.
It’s always refreshing to know that celebrities aren’t all superficial and self important. Amandla Stenberg, who is probably best known for her role as “Rue” on The Hunger Games, is getting a lot of attention lately for something other than her acting roles.