Todd Got A Job! Mama Joyce Should Be Proud! New Show ‘Hollywood Divas’ On TvOne

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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?

Black Grad Student Responds To TIME Article “Why I’ll Never Apologize for My White Male Privilege”

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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

Nelly, Ashanti, Floyd Mayweather, Teyana Taylor & More Caught Up In Crazy Love Heptagon

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Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene

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

YouTube Talent- R&B Group MPrynt SLAYS Dru Hill’s Five Steps

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted talent that I’ve found on YouTube. I was blessed this morning when @Consciousbarbi (twitter) tweeted me a video of four guys singing their hearts out. Now y’all already know The Doll is a sucker for a nasty R&B tune. Bay-Bay when I tell you these guys brought the roof down singing Dru Hill’s ’5 Steps’. I’m telling you, their voices brought my chills. Even Dru Hill could not have performed it better in 2014. Get you some! Continue reading

Willow Smith Laying In Bed With 20 Year Old Man. Right & Tight or Wrong & GROWN?

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Will and Jada Smith have always been a tad bit unorthodox when It has come to the raising of their children by traditional standards. I’ve found myself in the past passing judgement on how they allowed their children to stop school, wear their hair, and the style of clothing they were permitted to wear at such early ages. Then I thought to myself, If the children are not hurting anyone, and they are under the supervision of their mega successful parents, then I guess its ok. This picture however is where I draw the line.

I’m all about teenage love, and taking the teenagers on supervised dates and all that Jazz. However, based on my values and how I was raised, I think this is just a little too much. What I am hoping is that this picture is from the set of a movie or something. True indeed, we the public may be perverting the image and making it out to be far more than what it is. There maybe a million and 1 explanations as to why 13-year old Willow Smith is laying in bed with a 20-year old actor, however, lil mama looks like she is straight up chilling with her boyfriend the way college age girls would. I’m just saying. Continue reading

Apollo Nida Pleads Guilty, Going To Prison. Will You Be Putting Any Money On His Books?

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I swear I didn’t want to waste anytime reporting on this because it can be found on every blog from here to Bangladesh. However, if I didn’t, y’all would swear I’m friends with Phaedra or I’m on her payroll. Not that owe any of you an explanation for what the hell I post on MY SITE, but I try to either break news or post things that you can’t find just any ole place. Not to mention, I’m so over all things RHOA, hence why I have not done a single season 6 reunion video. Nonetheless, Apollo’s ass is about to go to jail.

Apollo has plead guilty to being a part of a identity fraud and money laundering scheme that involved stealing the identities of 50 people and the laundering of 2.3 million dollars.

According to the US Attorneys’ office, Feds pounced on Nida last year after he and a group of co-conspirators cashed tons of stolen U.S. Treasury checks, and checks from the Delta Airlines pension fund … then laundered the money through bank accounts in the names of people whose IDs he also stole.
Feds claim Nida bilked even more cash by filing fake tax returns and obtaining bank loans against cars he didn’t own. ~TMZ

No doubt about it, Apollos is going to prison. The question is, how long? Reports are saying he is facing up to 30 years. The streets of Atlanta are saying 5. Either way, a wife is about to be left to care for for two small children alone. No tea no shade, I feel ZERO sympathy for Apollo. There are consequences for all things we do. You can’t go around stealing folks money and thinking nothing is going to come of it. For all of you out there stunting and participating in white collar crime, let this be a lesson.