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Why is White validation more important than Black appreciation and recognition? This was the question on my mind after many Black people voiced their disappointment at Kerry Washington not winning an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Personally, I am over Black people being “making history” by being the first Black person to get recognition from a White organization. However, I think it is useful to examine the reason(s) why we (still) need White validation for our work.
When it was announced Kerry Washington had been nominated for an Emmy as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, I braced myself for the inevitable racial ruckus that would esue with her win or loss. I wondered whether a win by Kerry Washington would result in the all too predictable goo-goo, ga-ga reaction over a “Black First” that always seems to come when we receive White validation for our work. It seems that no matter how many times we are recognized and awarded by our own award shows–The NAACP Image Awards, The BET Awards, The Soul Train Awards–the “real” recognition, we are to understand, can only come from White award shows like The Grammy’s, The Emmy’s, The Golden Globes, and The Oscars. Never mind that Kerry Washington has already been recognized as an Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series by the NAACP Image Awards, the real recognition for her work can only come from a White award show like the Emmy’s, apparently. Continue reading →
So i was out and about last night, tootsie rollin’ all over Atlanta as I am known to do. Some friends and I decided to make a pitt stop at this pretty posh bar where we could sit outside and enjoy the night time air over a few libations. We notice this tall beautiful man and couldn’t stop looking at him. For some reason he looked vaguely familiar. One of my friends asked him “what is your name”? He responded “Tribble”. I knew I had heard that name before. The name is so unique that I doubted my spidisenses were off. Then it hit me, Bravo’s The New Atlanta. “That is where I know you from”. With a huge smile on his face, this tall piece of heaven responded “yeah.” And that is how Tribble Reese of the New Atlanta became a Yes Gawd. See how gawd works. All the hot men are down to the bar!
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Respect a queen when you see one bitch! Yes gawd hunty! That was the closing line of a nasty verbal lashing that A Dollar Tree employee received from an angry customer. It is unclear what Miss Dollar Tree Employee did to set Ghetto Fish off, but whatever the hell she did, I bet her ass wont do it no more!
Ghetto Fish cussed this woman out 90′s style. I know y’all remember those days when you could go into a store and cuss out every cashier, supervisor, and security guard up in that joint? Chile, my momma stayed cussing out cashiers and store clerks. Quiet as its kept, you cant be going around doing that kind of sh!t no more. Ghetto Fish is lucky Miss Dollar Tree Employee didn’t come from behind that register and shoot her ass. Get into it!
Last night was a real cute night in Atlanta. The Doll had an amazing time tootsie rolling around the city. The story goes a lil something like this: Two weeks ago at the official premiere party for The New Atlanta, I ran into Chanita Foster and we chatted it up for a lil bit in the corner. Before we parted ways, she invited me to a party. I was half drunk and half paying attention. When I ran into Chanita again this past weekend, she asked me had I received the email about the party. I told her and had not, and asked her to verbally fill me in on the happenings. Chanita went on to explain that she was putting together a watch party for Jevon Sims for the debut of The New Atalanta. HERE IS WHERE SH!T GOT REAL. Chanita doesn’t know this, but I rolled my eyes so damn hard I damn near had an aneurism. In my mind I was saying to myself ” Chile cheese ain’t nobody coming to that mess. Who is he, and when did YOU start planning parties”?
Tuesday night rolled around, I was well energized, and quite frankly had nothing to do. I said to myself “self Chanita Foster is real cool and she did personally invite you out”. Myself replied “yea Jevon is cool too and it ain’t like you got anything to do. Put some clothes on and go.” My gawd I am so glad that i did. Bay-Bay let me tell you something Chanita Foster and her company The Rockstar Brand TURNT IT! Bay-Bay she did the damn thang! I think shameless plugs are tacky and lame, so imma come all out with it!!! I ROCK WITH THE ROCKSTAR BRAND! I will be having Chanita and The Rockstar Brand plan my soiree’s and shin-dings moving forward and here is why:
The sh!t started on time (y’all know how we can be with this)
The event logistics were flawlessly excecuted
The public relations and press coverage was A+ All of the appropriate press outlets were there.
Through Chanita’s networks and contacts, all of “the right” people where invited. This created not only a phenomenal party atmosphere, but a great opportunity for people to NETWORK
The Rockstar brand secured corporate sponsorships so guest were able to drink FREE and leave with gifts worth having and not a bag full of junk
The venue selection was on par with the type of event this was. Added elements such as models, fancy deserts, wait staff, traveling photographers & videographers, and easily identifiable Rockstar Brand staff members took things over the top
I could go on and on about how good the party was and how well put together things were, but I’ll let you guys see for yourself. Damn, the focus of this post was supposed to actually be about The New Atlanta and Jevon Sims. oh well… Get into the pictures and the video from the party…. Continue reading →
After 2 seasons of Joseline, Stevie, Mimi and their mess, we’ve all wondered what or who would Love & Hip Hop Atlanta have to add in order to keep things fresh and exciting. This question was answered when stories started to make their way around the net that Wacka Flacka, his momager Deb Atney, and his fiance’ Tammy where joining the show (EXCLUSIVE!! Waka Flocka Flame & Tammy Rivera Added To Love & Hip Hop Atlanta…) . Wacka & Co didn’t seem to have any issues when the news broke, but now Wacka is signing a different tune. Something in the milk ain’t clean.
On an interview with Power 105′s The Breakfast Club, Wacka dished some dirty tea. Catch these Ts Continue reading →
Ok yea, me using the above picture to illustrate my thoughts right now is shady bootz…
Anyway, I recently added a forum to the website and I want it to be a place where everyone can ask questions, comment, and gain different perspectives on a host of topics.
I struggled today coming up with a question of the day. My phone rang, I stepped away from my computer, took the call as I started making peanut butter crackers, then this question popped in my head.
DISCLAIMER: I am not saying most big girls have bad attitudes as an absolute statement. I’m simply posing the question and is curious to know everyone’s 2 cents on the matter. As with most things in the media, the representation we most frequently see, are the thoughts, feelings, and stereotypes we most commonly adopt. That being said, the big girls have not been shown in the most positive light these days and could really skew peoples attitudes toward full figured women. I’d particularly like to hear from my big girls. Click the link that will take you directly to the forum and GO IN AND LET HAVE!