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.
Word on the curb is, Black-ish star, Jennifer Lewis fell victim to a nice booty and a smile when she was reportedly involved in a romance scam.
She and four other women lost out on $400,000 after a man they thought they were in a relationship with scammed them from the bedroom to the bank. According to reports, Lewis met the man at an LA Fitness where he reportedly researched her and conned her out of $50,000. Click the link for the full story.
We lost so many celebrities over the weekend. On Saturday, music giant Andre Harrell died from heart failure, according to his family. He was 59 years old.
Iconic soul singer, Betty Wright passed away over the weekend at the age of 66. There are reports she was diagnosed with cancer this past fall.
Rock N’ Roll pioneer, Little Richard passed away at the age of 87. Richard, born Richard Wayne Penniman, “was one of the original inductees into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.” (TMZ) It is reported he died from bone cancer.
Finally, on Monday, the news hit that comedic actor, Jerry Stiller died this weekend from natural causes according to son, actor Ben Stiller’s twitter post. The senior Stiller was well known for his obnoxious characters on Seinfeld and King of Queens. He was 92.
This week, we catch up on one another and how we’re dealing with the last few weeks of coronavirus quarantine. Plus we talk about Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary “Becoming” (only Ki Ki saw it) and how much they miss the Obama’s in the White House.
Criminal Defense Attorney, Amber Owens joins in to discuss Raven’s safety, Earl Thomas who was held at gunpoint by his wife who allegedly caught him cheating
We also talk about the recent tragedy of 25 year old Ahmaud Arbery, who was jogging in a Brunswick, Georgia neighborhood, allegedly targeted by two white men (Gregory and Travis McMichael who are father and son).
After recording this episode, we found out Gregory and Travis were both arrested.
Amber talks about both cases and what she says is pretty interesting.
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Word on the curb is famous music producer/composer, Quincy Jones was denied a verdict appeal in a lawsuit that originally awarded him millions in royalties for music by the late Michael Jackson. A judgement that had originally awarded him millions was then overturned because somebody missed something the first time. Here’s the story.
Nike will be giving away thousands of pairs of shoes and socks to deserving healthcare workers on the frontline who are helping those suffering from the coronavirus. This after the athletic wear giant issued thousands of masks to those serving on the front line across the country (SOURCE)
Finally, the fatal crash that killed Little Women Atlanta star “Miss Minnie” was actually caused by Miss Minnie herself. Crash scene investigators found that Minnie, whose actual name was Ashley Ross, lost control of her car, swerving in and out of lanes and traffic and crashing her car into another. The driver of the other car complained of pain and Minnie was pronounced dead at the scene. There will be a small memorial service for friends and family and others can view via livestream (SOURCE)
Here is my full Word On The Curb entertainment report:
Word on the curb is R. Kelly‘s team is at it again! In the past, they’ve expressed their concern that Robert would contract the coronavirus (denied), used past surgeries (denied), and now they’re saying he could possibly be diabetic (well, they’re not sure because the test results aren’t in yet).
The Jasmine Brand reported that the singer’s legal team is working hard to get their client an early release by using one of the most highly diagnosed diseases that affect African Americans; diabetes. Kelly has gained some weight while locked up and it’s raising concerns which is why they’re asking for leniency from the judge to release him. Well, they say three times a charm. Or is that 4?
Rihanna is working on something big. Well, not really. There’s a rumor that the pop star’s life will be put to film for an upcoming documentary. The person behind the lenses is familiar with the megastar because they’ve worked together before.
According to rumors and report, Peter Berg is set to direct the film for Amazon. You might remember Berg and Rihanna worked together on Battleship (never saw it…sorry)
The Daily Mail is reporting Berg has been “given an all-access look at the star, compiling over 1200 hours of footage to create the doc.”
So, real or rumor, I’m paying my Amazon bill right now!
Finally, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation has reportedly filed copyright strikes toward a YouTube creator that’s using the mogul’s voice and “flow” for specific online content to promote his brand and projects.
Although Mr. Carter is the inspiration behind the deep fake’s content, it’s illegal to use without his permission. Roc Nation and the mogul “have taken notice of the trend and issued copyright strikes to content creators to shut some of it down.” (TheJasmineBrand.com)
So if I were the deep fake guy, I’d just reach out to celebrity impersonators Affion Crocket, Jay Pharaoh or Aries Spears. I’m not the sharpest pencil in the box but I think it would cost a lot less than going up against “The Roc”, right?