VH1 Releases Extended Trailer For SORORITY SISTERS. Chile They Done Found A White Delta

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Chile… I’m just sitting here snickering because I know that this new show Sorority Sisters has quite a few of you guy’s panties in a bunch. Well, if you had any curiosity as to if this show was going to be intense and filled with drama, wonder no more. The answer is yes hunty!!! Chile, they even went as far as to find a Caucasian member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority to join the cast. It appears as if Tina Marie’s involvement in an African American sorority is going to be a large part of the show’s central conflict.  Additionally, she show is centered around clothing and shoe boutique owners whom are Greek. To add an additional layer of complexity to the drama, not only are some of the ladies rival boutique owners, they are rival business owners too.

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This trendy boutique owner is the go to wardrobe stylist for various celebrities and local socialites. Her career naturally comes with its own share of drama, but Adrene has no problem handling conflicts head on. Being 3,000 miles away from her family in L.A., and after a recent breakup with her ex boyfriend, Adrene often feels the world is against her and oftentimes doesn’t allow people to get to know “the real Adrene.”

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April splits her time providing speech therapy to private clients, while working on her dissertation and running her Buckhead clothing store, House of Couture Boutique. Now she’s taking it one step further by launching an online store. April’s passion is fashion and she won’t let anyone stand in the way of her dreams!

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Priyanka, a former Miss ASU is a multi-faceted individual – dances burlesque at night for fun, and pounds the pavement during the day in hopes of starting a big foot shoe line! Priyanka is very comfortable in her own skin. Priyanka will defend her lifestyle, family, beliefs and sorors against any haters. Priyanka is currently looking for a man.

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Shanna

Shanna grew up in Arkansas as an obese kid. Like the movie, “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead,” Shanna fell in love with juicing in recent years and lost 70 pounds. Shanna is very sensitive about being white in an African-American sorority.

You can read about the other 5 over at VH1 Continue reading

1,2,3, Educated Black People Get Mad. VH1 Announces Premiere of Sorority Sisters

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Ewww chile. I wonder what Sorority she is in. Must be Alpha Delta Dalmatian or Kappa Lambda Leopard. No Gawd Hunty! This is what happens when y’all make Remy Ma Honorary after being released from prison. Let me stop, I don’t even know this letty.

Educated Black Folks, after all y’all bitching & belly aching, useless online petitions, pointless banter in chapter meetings, and social media rants that fell on deaf ears, VH1 moved forward with the production of Sorority Sisters, a show that highlights the lives of Atlanta women who attended HBCU’s and pledged Historically Black Sororities.

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NEW YORK, NY – December 11, 2014 – VH1 gives viewers a rare glimpse into the unique world of ATL Greek life with the series premiere of “Sorority Sisters”* on Monday,December 15 at 9:00 PM ET/PT. Nine women, who continue to honor the traditions and legacies of their respective sororities and chapters, all agree on one main principle: sisterhood doesn’t end after graduation, it’s for life. For these friends and sisters (or ‘sorors’) from celebrated historically black colleges and universities in Atlanta, strong ties to their organizations lead to fierce rivalries, but through thick and thin, these women stand united and share an unbreakable bond.

“Sorority Sisters” follows the lives of women from four different sororities. Since these ‘sorors’ are pledges for life, they are expected to continue their community work long after graduation.  From long-awaited reunions, to managing the men in their lives, for these line sisters, it’s homecoming all across the ATL. These ladies have a lot at stake – their aspirations, reputations, livelihoods, friendships, and families – and the legacies of their sororities. “Sorority Sisters” premieres December 15 at 9PM on VH1.

Chile, I’m sure there is going to be some slow singing and flower bringing after this. Put me down for 2 cases of sodas. Somebody is about to die. I’ve got a feeling we are about to witness some more freeway marches. All I can say is “chile…”

Check  out sneak peek video below. Continue reading

Whoopi Goldberg on Ferguson: “Burning Your Own Stuff Never Works”

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Whoopi Goldberg on the fury The Mike Brown verdict has cast upon Ferguson

Until now, I’ve been pretty mute about all the hell that is taking place in Ferguson. Aside from an occasional jab at the fools running down the streets with hair & Hennessy, I’ve had no real interest in covering Mike Brown. It’s just too much pain and sadness for my young heart to bear. In all honesty, I am just as outraged and hurt as the next person, but I don’t believe that rioting and looting are the answer. Whoopi Goldberg helps put my feelings in some sort of order by simple stating “burning your own stuff never works”.

Interestingly enough, all of the ladies of The View had sentiments that were inline with what the general public is feeling. I definitely was expecting Rosie or the Republican woman who’s name I do not know to have some far left view. On a side note, I don’t know who the hell went off and told the set designers to create this colorful ass, kiddie ass, petty ass set for these grown ass women, but they need to be fired. I can half take the ladies serious with all that distraction in the background.

Listen to what Whoopi and the other ladies had to say about rioting IN YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD. Continue reading

Raven Symone Doesn’t Want To Be Called African-American, But AMERICA Will Still Call And Treat Her Black!

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Nessa Girl, I just got through watching this sit down interview that Raven Symone just did with Oprah, and girl I must say that I am a little concerned for little Olivia (Raven’s character on the Cosby show). Raven Symone, someone who is probably so far removed from “the Black experience” in American due to her early starts in Hollywood ignorantly expressed to Oprah

“I don’t know where my roots go to. I don’t know how back they go. I don’t know how far back, and I don’t know what country in Africa I’m from. I do know that my roots are in Louisiana. I’m an American, and that’s a colorless person because we’re all people. I have lots of things running through my veins.”

Oprah who was damn near startled out of her chair tried to give this miseducated sister a chance to clean up the mess that she had just made, but in a true unaware fashion, Raven dug the hole even deeper

“I’m an American. I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair.”

Here’s the thing. I totally get Raven and I see where she was trying to go with this whole thing. However, this was a misguided attempt to try to be a part of a greater whole, that quite frankly Raven and those that look like her are not the gatekeepers of. Unfortunately, the term “American” generically translates to “White people”, “Caucasian people”, “Becky & Heather”. Have you ever hear a white person refer to themselves as a “White – American” or a “Caucasian-American”? No, and you never will. However, everyone of any other race must hyphenate and attach a prefix to “American” (i.e. “African-American”, “Asian-American”, “Latino- American”). What Raven needs to understand is that in an effort to denounce being labelled, she’s herself is still blindly categorizing and labeling herself.  The issue, and one that I think Raven is totally unaware of, is that she is trying to be a part of a larger label that never intended to encompass her Black ass.

I caution Sister Raven to be a little careful with trying to disassociate with the one label of people, who are going to be the only label of people she’ll have to turn to, if some major sh!t hits the fan. No tea no shade, with the cocktail of cultures/races that she claims run through her veins, Raven most closely resembles the descendant of someone who was on a plantation during American Slavery. With that, “America” has and will continue to treat her as such. Unfortunately, Raven wants to be called “American”, but “America” is calling her “Black” or “African-American”. It perplexes me why people want to be a part of something that does not want them. Perhaps Raven’s early introduction to globs of money and high-powered Hollywood circles have her looking at the world out of rose tinted glasses. I’m here to hand her ass some some $20 clear lenses readers from Wal-Mart. Here Raven girl, look through these…

Something tells me Oprah has probably had a few conversations with Raven offline about this, then again, Oprah just discovered she was Black when her network started failing and she teamed up with Tyler Perry to save it. BLOOP!

 

Mike Brown, 18, Gunned Down By Officer. Community Outraged As Racial Tensions Mount. Is Rioting Sending The RIGHT Message?

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Anyone who knows me knows where I was last night… Down to da bar. When I got home and climbed in bed, drunk of the good liquor, I started playing around on Instagram and noticed that people had started posting pictures of a demolished gas station. Then I started seeing the word “riot” repeatedly. With it being 3am and me not really having the capacity to do anything at that time, i thought to myself, “oh hell, I’ll check it out in the morning.” It saddens me to report that when I woke up this morning,  I found out that there had indeed been a riot in Ferguson Missouri in protest of the death of 18 year old Michael Brown. According to reports, the unarmed teen was gunned down by a police officer, after being stopped, and some sort of confrontation ensued. We’ve heard this story time and time again… The family has retained Trayvon Martin’s attorney, Benjamin Crump Esq. The officer has been put on paid administrative leave while the investigation is taking place.

Those are pretty much the material facts that are available at this time. On to the more analytical side of things, I know that people are upset. Hell, I am outraged, but is rioting and tearing up your own neighborhood the way to go about things? I think not. From the images that have been shown on CNN, one can deduce that the area we are discussing isn’t the most ritzy. With that, its reasonable to assume that the people of said area can benefit from as much business and resources possible. I’ve seen repeated images of the gas station being tore down to the ground. Seriously, we all know QT has the cheap gas. Why tear up the QT? Now people have to go to high ass Chevron. I’m just saying. In the midst of our anger, we’ve got to make an attempt to think rationally. In protest of an innocent life being taken, we run the risk of more innocent lives being taken. Bae-Bae, SWAT teams are trained to shoot, OKAY. I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to go to jail or get shot because I’m inside the gas station stealing bags of chips and scratch off tickets. Yea yea, many of these business have insurance, and can be rebuilt, but that is totally besides the point. Some argue that the folks of Missouri need to tear all that shit up and send America a message. Trust and believe me, a big part of me wants to agree, but i just cant.

Food for thought: Black men shoot and kill other Black men in the streets everyday, and we hardly make a peep. A White man shoots and kills a Black man and now we are ready to march from Montgomery to Selma. Hmmmm seems a little ass backwards to me. It would seem to me that we would be more outraged and hurt two times over with the death of a black man coming from the hands of a black man. We don’t value our lives, but expects them to? Yeah ok that makes perfect sense to me. Y’all don’t hear me though…

Is Baby Carrier Marketing An Innocent Coincidence, Or intentional Perpetuation of Negative Stereotype?

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Facebook has gotten itself riled up all in a tizzy over the above packaging for a baby carrier. If either one of the above 2 products would have been within my field of vision separately, I would not have looked at either of them twice. HOWEVER, placed side by side, one can’t help but raise an eyebrow.

I’m the farthest thing away from a conspiracy theorist. I honestly just don’t feel that people have the time or are smart enough to launch these major conspiracies and be able to predict the outcome. With that, I was very careful not to jump on the “Angry Black People” train arbitrarily . Over there years, I have been trained to suppress my desire to react, and to think critically before doing so. Upon first glance, things look a little suspect, but after further investigation maybe not so much…

My thought process was as follows:

  1. Hmmmm these two things look alike and are both baby carries
  2. Wait a minute, one of them is a regular carrier, and the other is an organic one
  3. These two products are not the same
  4. Is there a regular carrier with a black couple on it?
  5. Is there an organic carrier with just a single white woman on it?
  6. If there is an organic carrier with just a single white woman on it, then this is not racism
  7. If there is a regular carrier with a black couple on it, this is not racism
  8. If there are any other derivatives of the carrier that feature single woman of various races, then it most likely isn’t racism and people are just reaching.
  9. If there are any other derivatives of the carrier that feature couples, and non of them are black, then this is probably intentional racism

These are all the questions I asked myself before I decided to render my 2 cents on social media. The backlash from the photo prompted the manufacturer of the baby carrier to issues a statement. Check it out below. Continue reading