Some of y’all may cuss me out for what I’m about to say, but whatever. I ain’t never like JET Magazine. I always thought is was a cheap ass pamphlet with late ass Beauty Queens on page 43 of every issue. Nonetheless, I am enlightened enough to to understand, acknowledge, and appreciate the cultural significance of the long running African American print publication.
Johnson Publishing announced Wednesday that the publication that has ran for 63 years with a present distribution of 700, 000 printed copies will no longer be printed as of June. Print journalism is a dying art form, and much long other print publications, JET will be moving to a digital format.
The new app, which will be available for tablets and all mobile devices, will be published weekly, and will update breaking news daily. It will include video interviews, 3-D charts and archival photos, in addition the content available in the print edition. ~Chicago Tribune
In essence, Jet Magazine is about to turn into a blog. Chile cheese. They better stay in their lane. Don’t come for The Doll unless she sends for you! Quite frankly, I feel like JET will probably close its doors in a few years. In my personal opinion, with a 63 year history in print, it is going to be very hard for JET to compete in the digital space. When people think about getting the latest tea, they don’t think JET Magazine. Under the right leadership, they maybe able to radically transform things and make the transition, but I remain pessimistic.
Will you Miss Jet Magazine ?
Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene
Last week reports came out that Producer/Singer The-Dream, real name Terius Nash was wanted by the NYPD for an alleged attack on now ex- fiancée (NOT girlfriend as being reported) Lydia Nam.
Reports claim that April 2013, the two were involved in a heated argument at The Plaza Hotel on Fifth Ave, and it was so heated that allegedly Nash began to punch, kick and strangle her. At the time Nam was six months pregnant. Two months later the two were involved in another domestic incident, in Newport Beach, California. Nam would refused press charges, forcing the D.A. to drop the case.
In regards to the case he was booked for today, Nam did not file charges for the April Incident until November 2013 according to law enforcement, and it was unclear if she sought medical attention after the attack. Early Wednesday morning, Nash turned himself in to the NYPD for questioning and was booked on two felonies- assault and strangulation, three misdemeanors- assault, reckless endangerment, and child endangerment.
According to someone “close” to the producer, Nam is lying and is only using these allegations to extend her Visa in the United States, Nam is from Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Nessa girl get ready to roll your kiki to the sound of the beat! Bae-Bae this that kinda sh!t that I need in my life. Chile these boys have sung my out my panties and I walked through my house and threw the rest of them away, OKAY! It is so rare that in present times we find people who can so accurately channel the spirit of the 90′s. Y’all know I love me an ole nasty 90′s R&B tune. These fellas have blended H-Town’s Knocking the Boots with Tupac’s Keep ya head up, and TURNT IT. Their smooth vocals over this oh so familiar beat is a recipe for panty dropping and headboard knockin. GET YOU SOME!
Chile hopefully now Mama Joyce can cut Todd some slack! I’m being real messy right now because the headline of this post should not have even contained Todd’s name. However, because Todd Tucker and Carlos King (LHHATL & RHOA) are producing this show, I felt it prudent to plug it in there. Before I go any further, CONGRATS TO TODD & CARLOS.
Hollywood Divas, which is currently in production in LA will feature: Elise Neal (The Hughleys), Golden Brooks (Girlfriends), Paula Jai Parker (Hustle and Flow), Countess Vaughn (The Parkers) and Lisa Wu (Real Housewives of Atlanta). Come through Lisa Wu! Judging by the name of it, I gather it will be the Actor’s version of R&B Divas, washed up hoes who are unemployed and trying their hardest to avoid being featured on UNSUNG.
According to the TvOne Press release:
“TV One’s audience has a passion for programming that reveals the private stories behind the public lives of Black artists. The Hollywood Divas‘ willingness to share their experiences with inequality and obstacles when it comes to the Hollywood merry-go-round is the foundation of this series. How these women are personally affected by this phenomenon and how they individually handle the pressure, is where the Hollywood Diva stories begins.”
Are we happy or nah?
Y’all know me. I get these wild hairs up my ass, then I start traveling on these socially conscious tangents, then I feel the need to share my thoughts with the world. I stumbled across a Time Magazine article that has been getting a lot of buzz called ” Why I’ll Never Apologize For My White Male Privilege”. The title alone was so bold and captivating, it most certainly piqued my interests. I thought to myself, for this article to have appeared in Time Magazine, It has to be pretty thought provoking and earth shattering. WRONG! However, living up to one of my life’s mantras (seek to understand, before you seek to be understood), I read it.
I do not accuse those who “check” me and my perspective of overt racism, although the phrase, which assumes that simply because I belong to a certain ethnic group I should be judged collectively with it, toes that line. But I do condemn them for diminishing everything I have personally accomplished, all the hard work I have done in my life, and for ascribing all the fruit I reap not to the seeds I sow but to some invisible patron saint of white maleness who places it out for me before I even arrive. Furthermore, I condemn them for casting the equal protection clause, indeed the very idea of a meritocracy, as a myth, and for declaring that we are all governed by invisible forces (some would call them “stigmas” or “societal norms”), that our nation runs on racist and sexist conspiracies. Forget “you didn’t build that;” check your privilege and realize that nothing you have accomplished is real.
It was [my grandparents’] privilege to come to a country that grants equal protection under the law to its citizens, that cares not about religion or race, but the content of your character. ~ Time
I tried my hardest to understand the young man’s perspective who wrote this article. However, by the end of it, I came to the conclusion that he would never KNOW what it was like to be Black and I would never KNOW what it was like to be Jewish. All we can do in this lifetime is seek to understand as best we can.
A rather articulate Black college student took exception with the young man who wrote this letter and with Time Magazine. In an effort to help the writer better understand “White Privellage” from a Black person’s perspective and to correct some erroneous claims in the writers letter, he to decided to write a letter.
Wanna hear it, hear it goes. Put on your seat belt because this thing gets deep. Continue reading
You, Me and She… What We Going To Do Baby?
Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene
Love triangles are a thing of the past, I now want to introduce you to the love heptagon starring Brandon Jennings (NBA player, Detroit) Teyana Taylor, Tae Heckard, Ashanti, Nelly, Shantel Jackson and Floyd Mayweather. Where shall I begin? This mess has been going on for months and has officially turned maximum level of messy with songs being written and multiple social media posts. Let me try to put this in order chronologically, please bear with me. Continue reading