This week, the subject of racism is addressed along with black lives matter, if black and white people are doing too much, women keeping their guards up too high, managing our trauma, and the OWN Network series “Light Girls”.
•Are you ready for Juneteenth “The Musical”? •Jamie Foxx is Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic. I can see that! •One down! One officer (accused of killing Breanna Taylor) was FIRED from the police department
Earlier this month, I had the chance to sit down with my good friend and sorority sister, Alexis Johnson of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, who was a topic of many headlines for being barred from covering any Black Lives Matter protests in Pittsburgh after one of her “personal” tweets went viral.
This is our one on one from my IG Live (dated June 9, 2020).
This week, the ladies discuss having “the talk” with your white friends (getting random apologies), rebranding Uncle Bens rice, Aunt Jemima, Cream of Wheat and Mrs. Buttersworth products to make them “less racist”, what is “colorism”? (light skin vs. dark skin), and the meaning of Juneteenth (answering Juneteenth trivia).
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J. Christin Fields is a Pittsburgh native and Duquesne University graduate, a wife and mother and now a published author of an adorable children’s storybook titled “Can You Smell My Socks”. (C.M. Larkin, LLC)
The main character, Kai is very curious to know if any of his family members (including the cat) can smell what he smells. Throughout his adventure, Kai realizes that his inquisitiveness is unique and only one person understands that. His mom.
Fields and her illustrator focus on all character personalities, dad, sister, and the cat to create an in-depth look at his imagination, allowing us the opportunity to take some time out from our busy schedules and embrace the innocence of our children and encouraging parents to allow them to be their true selves.
“Can You Smell My Socks” is now available on Amazon, Walmart.comand other online retail stores were children’s books are sold.
Here is my one on one w/ J. Christin Fields, author of “Can You Smell My Socks?”:
Word on the curb is The Real co-host, Amanda Seales is under scrutiny again for her personal opinions about how white folks use black emojis! The point was since we were first introduced to the emoji phenom, the only choice we had was white, right? Well, now that we have more variety, why are white people using them? I get her point but I’m a little nervous about how advertisers will see it. Stay woke! (SOURCE)
R Kelly‘s legal team tried for a third time to request an early release from prison and was denied (wait for it). A judge didn’t agree with the most recent attepts for his cell-lebrity (see what I did there?) inmate to get out of jail after his team asked if the Pied Piper could get out on account of his pre-diabetes. (cue: ain’t nobody got time fa’dat). Sorry Kels! Try again! (SOURCE)
Are you ready for a MILF-studded reality show? The MILF’s in question are actresses, Lisa Raye and Vivica A. Fox. They’ve been talking about launching a new reality show based on their lives, but without the drama and glass throwing! So, tell me why we’re watching again? Click here for the answer!
Gossip Queen and daytime talk show host, Wendy Williams has decided she will no longer be broadcasting her at-home talk show from home so that she can get some rest (at home) due to complications from Graves Disease. She’s doing her show from home because of the COVID 19 pandemic. I’m glad she’s taking time off. Now, she can spend time at home, resting. At home. Yeah, I’m confused too! (SOURCE)
On Saturday, May 17th, the Hey Girl Hey Podcast featured two powerful guests that continue to make a difference and impact in the black community.
This week, Dr. Judith Mooreof the Black Women Roundtable discussed the upcoming webinar for the Pittsburgh-Mon Valley PA area May 28th. The “Solutions Forum” will address the serious issues endured by many African American women today like poverty, unemployment, mental health, stress, and health.
Brother Kenneth Huston is the President of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference. We discussed the fate of the black man in America as it pertains to the recent killings of unarmed black men at the hands of the police and other white Americans. Plus, we discuss the coronavirus and how our people need to do better; becoming the giver and not the borrower.
This was an intense show and we needed more than an hour to cover all the necessary topics.
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Word on the curb is there’s one person who will probably not receive the father of the year award (from the public anyway) would be Baton Rouge rapper, Lil’ Boosie (you may know him as Boosie Bad A$$).
He’s been known for starting controversy with highly opinionated…um…opinions about parenting. Recently, he took to his Instagram page to share some very detailed information that involved his son and nephews (both under the age of 14), both involved in sexual encounters (that he approved of) with a woman (very, very much older than 14).
I won’t say what he said but know that as a parent, it’s definitely not something you should display on social media to hundreds of thousands of people. Click here and see for yourself.
Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine, who was recently released from prison for cooperating with authorities (long story), is really trying to right a few wrongs and give back to the community. He started with a $200,000 donation to a non profit organization that feeds neighborhood children.
Thing is, the non profit said “no thanks” and refused to accept his donation because it says his actions do not coincide with the ideals and vision of the organization.
Would you give back the donation if you didn’t agree with where the money came from? I’ll wait… (SOURCE)
Finally, here are the most recent developments in the Ahmaud Arbery murder case. While police and legal teams are investigating and working on court dates, it looks like someone left an apology note at the scene.
Apparently, the note mentioned not being there to save Ahmaud during his last moments before he collapsed onto the ground after being shot by Gregory or Travis McMichael back in February. (SOURCE)
TMZ is also reporting that Arbery’s mother wants all of those involved to receive the death penalty because if her son’s life was taken, they shouldn’t have one either.
Word on the curb is West Coast legenary rapper, Snoop Dogg feels he’s at the same level as East Coast rapper, Jay Z when it comes to a verses battle. He suggested he and Jigga get together and toss their hits back and forth for fans live on Instagram. Jay Z hasn’t responded (of course he hasn’t) but I’m happy Snoop is that confident to say this out loud! That takes a lot of chutzpah and Snoop does have plenty of it! (SOURCE)
The music industry lost a legend last week and one of the most notable faces (and names) in the game is expressing his grief; confessing his deep loss for more than a mentor but a father-figure.
Sean “Diddy” Combs finally broke his silence about the untimely death of music giant, Andre Harrell who passed away at the age of 59 due to heart failure.
He took to his social media platforms to share his grief and sadness saying Harrell was more than a mentor but a father (Diddy lost his real father at the age of 2) . Diddy got his start in the music business by Andre Harrell who started Uptown Records and jumpstarted may careers of talented and award-winning artists like Mary J Blige, Jodeci, the late Heavy D and more! (SOURCE)
Finally, the tragic and untimely death of unarmed black man, Ahmaud Arbery (age 25), who was gunned down in broad daylight while jogging in a Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood by father and son, Gregory and Travis McMichael, has stirred up many familiar emotions within the black community.