Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
Wednesday night the “On The Run” tour starring Jay Z and Beyoncé kicked off in Miami, the good news? The show was pretty good, the rain ended before the show began and it was fun. The bad news? A lot of ticket holders missed about half of the show being stuck in traffic on University Drive and on the Turnpike by Sun Life Stadium. If they weren’t stuck on the highway they were stuck in the parking lot of Sun Life Stadium because there were only a few people collecting money and directing traffic control at the stadium. Don’t worry, I won’t post any tour spoilers for those who want to be surprised when they go. I’ll just give you the deets about the good, the bad and the rumors.
Back to the traffic, many were stuck in traffic for over two hours. Traffic was so bad that some ticketholders got out there car and walked. At 8 PM the stadium was very empty, by 9 PM it was a little more full, but not to the max like the end of the show. There weren’t enough ushers escorting people to their seats, it was basically a mess. Jay and Bey came on at 9:36, they were set to start at 8 PM. Here’s a tip for future show goers, when Beyonce says 8 PM she means 8 PM, but when Jay Z says 8 PM, he means 9:30 PM the earliest, there were some “Watch The Throne” dates where he and Kanye didn’t come on until 10 PM. Continue reading
Written by guest writer Tatyana Jenene @TatyanaJenene
Chris Brown showed up in court this afternoon (June 25th) to answer the charges of assault from an October 2013 incident in Washington D.C. in which a fan was allegedly attacked by Brown and his bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy after a heated altercation outside of the W Hotel. Back in April Hollosy was found guilty of misdemeanor assault, Hollosy planned to appeal his verdict which lead to his refusal to testify in Brown’s trial for the same assault because he didn’t want to say anything that would hurt his chances of an appeal. The trial was pushed back until June with the hopes that Brown would accept the plea deal presented by the prosecution and Brown would not have to serve any further jail time. Well, in true Christopher Maurice Brown fashion he decided to “go against the grain” (August Alsina’s voice) and reject the plea deal.
What happened?! Plea deal talks between prosecutors and Brown’s attorney went left after discussions over the “public statement” Brown would have to make in court, this statement is basically what Brown would have to admit his part was in the incident. Prosecutors wanted Brown to accept responsibility for assault, but doing so would expose him on the $3 million civil lawsuit filed by the victim, Parker Adams. Adams suffered a broken nose as well as other injuries the night of the incident and filed a civil suit for medical bills and pain and suffering. Brown and the Prosecution couldn’t agree on the facts of that October night, so a trial date has been set for September 8th, 2014. Continue reading
I shared with y’all sometime ago that Deb and I got into a spirited discussion about this NO R.I.P. campaign (#LHHATL “No Reckless Internet Posting” Campaign Looks Like Bullsh!t With Mimi Faust As A Psuedo Spokesperson.). At that time, we both agreed that I would be in the best interest of “The People” if we took our conversation to a larger platform. Well the day has come. Tomorrow, 6-27-2014, The Doll will be a guess on Deb’s internet radio station Be100 where she and I will discuss all things NO R.I.P. This should be interesting. Whenever Deb is the place, you are sure to be entertained.
I’m looking forward to the discussion. Moreover I’m looking forward to clearing up any misconceptions about the campaign as well bringing forth awareness about what Deb is trying to accomplish. With that, this is Deb we are talking about. I will have my pistol in my purse.
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I’ll be on from 5pm-7pm – Be sure to include your questions for Deb in the comments section.
Y’all remember Harry Potter? Well he is all grownup now and doing big boy things. I remember when he could barely use a magic wand, now he’s… You already know where I am going with this. On a serious note, I think it is amazing that Daniel has chosen to take on such a riske’ role coming fresh out of his 10+ year stint ass Harry Potter.
In his latest movie ‘Kill Your Darlings’ Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsberg who gets caught up with the manipulative Lucien Carr. The two share a sex scene that had tongues wagging across Sundance, and with those intense expressions we can understand why. The film comes to UK cinemas at the end of the month.
See exclusive photos and the full sex scene.
This really saddens me. Most of y’all know that I am from Miami, FL. Well, for those that don’t know, Liberty City is one of the rougher neighborhoods of Miami, the part you don’t see on CSI or The Real Housewives of Miami. The only time Liberty City is scene on television is during times like this. I’m really torn right now, because I don’t know if I am helping my dear hometown, or hurting it by reporting this news.
Sadly, around 2:30 this morning, somebody or a group of somebodies lost their damn minds and shot up the place. All that is known right now is a bunch of people where standing outside, and a bunch of people got shot up.
“We have no motive at this time,” Miami Police spokeswoman Frederica Burden tells Riptide. “We’re interviewing witnesses. We are basically trying to figure out what transpired around 2:30 in the morning to have that many people outside at one time.” ~new times
This type of ish is just pathetic. There is no amount of beef or dislike that should ever amount to people losing their lives, and innocent people being hurt. It troubles me to think that there is a select group of individuals who feel that it is ok to carry on this way. As much as I would love to be a positive influence in communities such as Liberty City, I am not willing to try to help at the expense of my life. Myself along with many others that have moved away from Miami grapple with this mental and emotional dilemma all the time. Truthfully, when I hear stuff like this, it makes me feel hopeless. I feel like why even try? I totally understand why many people make it out of bad areas, move behind gates, and never return. Continue reading
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:
- Hmmmm these two things look alike and are both baby carries
- Wait a minute, one of them is a regular carrier, and the other is an organic one
- These two products are not the same
- Is there a regular carrier with a black couple on it?
- Is there an organic carrier with just a single white woman on it?
- If there is an organic carrier with just a single white woman on it, then this is not racism
- If there is a regular carrier with a black couple on it, this is not racism
- 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.
- 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