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…
Written by Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
On August 7th MMG singer Omarion and his girlfriend Apryl Jones welcome their first child, a boy named Megaa Omari Grandberry. The couple decided to have an at home birth. The singer took to his Instagram to announce the arrival of his son and to praise Apryl for doing a completely natural birth.
The singer said:
World. Allow me to introduce. MEGAA OMARI GRANDBERRY. He is 7 pounds. 4oz & 20 inches long. My son I’ve been waiting on you. God is the realist!! I witnessed a miracle. My soul mate @aprylsjones is so strong! Not only did she have a un medicated birth (no drugs) she did it at home. Naturally. Just like my mom had me. I love you. thank you for having my legacy. I’ll forever belong to you & you will forever be tied to me. Creating a child takes no love or skill but being a parent requires lots of both. Thanks for watching me grow. #MEGAAhome #OmarionsonMEGAA #donthateonmysonsnameillkillya #Nolol #royalObloodline #blasain #mysongotgoodhair #freshpitthewombhandsom alright. I love y’all
Congrats to the couple!
Written by Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
Former Miami Heat player Greg Oden was released from jail after being arrested for battery charges after allegedly punching his ex-girlfriend in the face on August 7th. The police arrived to the home of Oden’s mother in Lawrence, Indiana at 3:30 AM where the victim was seen by the police with swelling to the nose and lacerations to the forehead and nose area of the victim’s face. The police report says the victim was uncooperative and told officers she had fallen, but was unable to say when and where that occurred. The best friend of the victim told police that 26-year-old Greg Oden punched the victim in the face.
Oden told police, “Things got out of control and I started to go after the victim. My relative and witness tried to hold me back, but as I swung my arms to move them out of the way, then punched the victim in the face. I was wrong and I know what has to happen.” One of Oden’s family members told police “every time the two visit and go out, there is an argument to follow.”
The 7-foot Oden was jailed and booked on misdemeanor battery he was later released on $10,000 bond.
You guys may have first heard of Ts Madison from her hilarious viral Vine video “New Weave 22 Inches.” You know the one I’m talking about? It’s where the woman is jumping up and down celebrating her new weave, and in the last few frames of the video, she’s dancing naked and swinging a big ole dick… Yeah that one. Well from there, Madison has gone on to become quite a sensation and an advocate for trans equality.
Now I’ve told y’all time and time again that the last person you want to engage in verbal combat is a sissy. Let me go on ahead and add a transgendered woman to the list as well. When some self righteous fight the power type black female took to the internet to write an article about the demise of African American femininity and natural beauty due to transgendered women and gay men, then used Madison’s picture as an illustration, things got a lil ugly. Maddison took to her platform and got the writer of the article all the way together. What I like most and would led me to share this video was the passion in the advocacy behind Madison’s read. Not only did she read this bitch down, she was able to defend her points with facts and truth.
! ~ Ts Madison
Be warned, the writer and other black women who think like her are not the only ones who got read. No ma’am hunty. Madison ever so cleverly turned the lens on the the black gay community as a whole and pointed out that is reasons like this why we must all band together and cut out all the division within the black gay community. What sent me over the top is when Madison pointed out to the entire black gay community that the world as a whole sees us as 1 and lumps all of our asses in one basket. So why is it that we, and already undeserved population, further divide ourselves with titles and bootleg status?
Hats off to TS Madison. This bitch did her thing. Now go grab you a few paper towels because things are about to get a lil messy Continue reading
Written by Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
I’m sure Jackie and Chantel miserable asses are probably somewhere getting a good cackle off of this because Draya Michele and Orlando Scandrick are officially done. The Basketball Wives: LA star took to her Instagram account to announce the split:
“I’d rather focus on my family and career than a relationship at the time. I did my best to make things work. I’m not the one who failed.
People are going to be who they are whether u make a complete change in front of the world or not. I did my part and have no regrets.”
Orlando posted a tweetgram that said “this could be us” on an all-black background with the caption “Exactly, nothing.” He later deleted it. Continue reading
Chile, I’m sitting here shaking my head and grinning my ass off. When Danity Kane got back together, they had everything under the sun to say about D. Woods. They were flexing like they about to come through and wreck shop. Chile please. I guess D. Woods made the right decision to leave Danity Kane right where it was. 100% of a lil something is a hell of a lot better than 25% of nothing!
From the inception of the Danity Kane reunion, the girls were destined for Dooms Day. Quiet as its kept, when Diddy’s money hungry ass gave the girls his blessing and the go ahead to use the name “Danity Kane“, I knew it was a wrap. Then Aundrea Fimbres quit the group after only being there for 2 weeks. Chile I guess she saw this mess for what it was. Mamma said “no ma’am hunty. See what I’m finna do is marry this good ole man over here and be a stay at home wife. You hoes can go on ahead and sing on table tops at buffets and truck stops. I’ll be home watching Dora the Explorer with the kiddies”. Looks as if Aundrea made the right decision and saved herself a whole lot of wasted time.
Now I ain’t the one to gossip, but they say Dawn Richardson punched the Dog F&ck out of Aubrey O’Day, and that is led to the group disbanding. Now what are these girls gonna do. They better take a word from Precious mamma and “take they ass down to the welfare.” It’s hard out here in these streets, and coochie ain’t selling like it use too. Chile, conch meat is selling for more than coochie these days. Last I check, conch meat was bout $13 per lb.
Quiet as its kept, didn’t nobody wanna hear this mess noways. The two white girls need to go marry some old dusty rich white man and Dawn needs to carry her ass home and help her mammy run that dance school that Hurricane Katrina flooded da f&ck out. BYE!