Kendrick Lamar & the Most Lit Black History Month I’ve Ever Lived Through

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Leading up to Black History Month, Black folk started to get a little restless. We knew our month was just there on the horizon, and our ancestors were starting to call on us to bring our Blackness to the forefront. It didn’t take us long to straighten up, and fly right, of course. At the Golden Globes just last month, Denzel Washington received the Cecille B. DeMille Award for his outstanding contributions to Hollywood, accepting his award in the Blackest, most down home way possible. Then there was Jamie Foxx, who chastised director Quentin Taratino for his use of the word “ghetto” in his acceptance speech.

Only a few days later, our dear President-Barack Hussein Obama, who delivered my favorite State of the Union address to date, kindly reminded everyone from sea to shining sea to, Ask Osama bin Laden about me.” 

Oh yea, we were just getting warmed up. It wasn’t even February 1st, yet.

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Why Beyonce Was Wrong as Hell for Singing “Take My Hand, Precious Lord” at the Grammys

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In case you missed it, Beyonce performed at the Grammys Sunday night. It wasn’t her usual “big to do.” There was no leotard or flashing lights..no booty poppin or sequins. If I remember correctly, she even kept the fan blowing to a minimum. But what Beyonce DID do was take us to church. Bey sang “Take My Hand, Precious Lord”, a song featured in the Blockbuster film “Selma.” And she sang it WELL. But I gotta say-the performance was underwhelming. This performance was a prime example of why sometimes, Beyonce just needs to take a backseat and let Jesus take the wheel.

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The 1989 Grammy Boycott & How It Helped Bring Hip Hop to the Forefront

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In 1989, Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff won the very first Grammy for Best Rap Performance. However, the win was not televised. I guess the higher ups couldn’t imagine people wanting to see rappers being presented with an award. Or maybe they didn’t know what would happen if they actually let rappers get on stage and speak freely, without a script. Whatever the case was, the rap duo wasn’t havin’ it. They boycotted, along with tons of other legendary rappers and Hip Hop icons.

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The Grammys: A SnoozeFest: The Good, The Bad, and Rihanna’s Dress.

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The 2015 Grammys was everything I hadn’t hoped for. It was 3 and a half long hours of me trying to keep my eyes open just in case something exciting actually happened. Overall, I was pretty unimpressed with the show. I was hoping to get life from Kanye and Pharrell’s performances, but Kanye’s set was underwhelming and if I hear “Happy” one more time, BABY I’m going berserk! But towards the end, things got good. And there were even some fun moments on the red carpet. Check out my favorite moments at the Grammys. The Good, The Bad, and Rihanna’s Dress.

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Kylie Jenner’s Lips Are The New Beauty Trend…Yea, NO.

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Y’all. I’m back. And I’m just a tad bit annoyed. It’s happening again. The appropriation of Black culture by White mainstream culture. Feels a little like Deja Vu. You know, first there was that whole calling Elvis Presley the creator of Rock and Roll thing, and now this. Appropriation of Black culture has always been a “thing”, but I don’t think it reeeallly started getting on my nerves until now.

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