This has been a rough week. It literally feels like there’s a war going on. And maybe there is. With back to back police involved shootings, and now the chaos in Dallas, tensions are extremely high. And celebrities, who are usually relatively quiet about current events, are speaking out, and like many of us, they’re pissed. Some of them, on the other hand, aren’t so pissed, and rather be drinking Ciroc on a beach, but either way, I’ve compiled a list. Click below.
Who’s up for some trading? I am! Over the last year, a lot has happened. And the truth is, a lot of these unfortunate (AND fortunate) events have brought out a lot of people’s true colors. Whether it be your Facebook friends, your real life friends, or your favorite celebrities, thanks to social media, we have access to EVERYBODY’S thoughts on a regular basis…and sometimes, that can be really annoying.
One thing that’s annoyed me to no end is seeing some of my favorite Black celebrities make complete and utter fools out of themselves, turning their backs on the Black community, making comments on national TV and via Twitter that they really should reconsider. So I’ve decided that there are 6 Black people that I’d like to trade in exchange for 6 White folk. Here’s who I’ve chosen:
Mia Love is the first Black Republican woman to be elected to Congress. She is also one of my least favorite people. Her politics alone are enough to make me dislike her, but the fact that she is a Black woman in America and STILL believes the things that come out of her mouth makes me wonder if she’s playing with a full deck.
If you don’t know Deray, you may not be following the news close enough. He basically lives on CNN. The young activist, a former school administrator, quit his job and set out to stand up against injustice at the hands of the state nationwide. Named one of Fortune’s “World’s Greatest Leaders”, Deray McKesson has made an indelible mark on history and continues to do so through his tireless work. But today, when I opened my eyes and logged on to Twitter, I was surprised to find that Montel Williams, of all people was up in the middle of the night, sending nasty tweets to Deray for no damn reason.
I was going to stay silent on this issue, because frankly, it is going to drain me to write this. But after I heard that three of the shooters involved in the deadly Twin Peaks Shooting were “accidentally” released from jail, I just had to give my three cents.
Season 1 of Empire has come and gone, and I think we all can agree that it was one hell of a season. One thing people in the black community can’t really agree on however, is whether or not the show is actually GOOD for the Black community.
The age old debate about whether or not Black people should day the “N Word” has resurfaced once again. This time, it’s been dug up by none other than CNN’s Don Lemon. Lemon, who’s had his Black card revoked a very long time ago, thought it would be good to spark this debate on national TV once again. Last night, Lemon, conservative Ben Ferguson, Marc Lamont Hill, Morehouse professor/political commentator, and Atlanta rapper Trinidad James got together to talk about the issue one mo GIN’.
For those of you who saw the box office hit “Dear White People”, (a movie I LOVED by the way) you know that one of the main characters was Tyler James Williams, the actor we all know and love as “Chris” from “Everybody Hates Chris.” In “Dear White People”, Tyler plays a geeky, freshman writer by the name of Lionel Higgins, who also happens to be…gay.
Though the idea of him playing a role like that may have surprised some of us, (myself included) in reality, we have to admit, it really shouldn’t have. I mean, we DO know there are gay people in the world, and we DO know that art imitates life. Yet, for some of us, it was still hard for us to digest.