I did not catch the film but I was able to catch so many black people come together to see the movie. This movie is just not a comic turned film, this is a movement! Growing up Black we have been taught about The Black Panther Party and how much of an impact that our people made. The fact that it’s 2018 and this movement is still making an impact is quite amazing. The night the film premiered a lot of people came out and dressed in African attire. Many people felt some type of way but I mean hey, there have been tons of films that have been released and people dressed as the cast. So I was here for it and so were a lot of other people.
Not to mention, we have to give a shout-out to the director , Ryan Coogler for putting this film together. We can only imagine how he feels about how much his movie has made a difference in our community. He’s right aside Moonlight and Get Out as one of the greatest! I bet you would say the same! In addition, we can only imagaine the Black little boys and girls who wish to be as heroic as their favorite character from the film as well. This is almost like when Spider Man and every kid wanted to see it because it was one of the best things to made into a movie. What I do find interesting is the fact that some folks see irritated by the fact that people were getting dressed up. You can’t want the black community to come together but then complain. What part of the game is that?
The Black Panther Party and movie has made yet another difference and we are still pushing through with our black excellence! That’s all folks!
Listen, do we really need to get into details? Ron is one of the top comedians in Philly and he has made a come back and he is back like he never left. As soon as he touched down, he gave us more funny videos just to show us he is here to stay. I actually had the pleasure of meeting this funny young man during photoshoot and I must say, he’s just as funny OFF of social media. If you don’t know who he is, you might want to check him out ASAP. This is someone you don’t want to miss.
As as far as his comedy, he’s not just any comedian who goes on stage and has a few hits from one liners. Nah, he’s has acts and different people we all see in Philly on the regular. I mean hey, we all need something we can relate to and he’s the man for that! Yea, he’s truly the “Funniest In Philly”. Again, this is someone you definitely want to get a look at especially on your bad days.
To check him out, make sure you follow him today @funniestinphilly_! That’s all folks!
I think we all can relate to this topic! We all want a job where we can save, shop and go on trips but are the hours cutting it right? Okay, so this is not to bash our work place but this time talk about why we aren’t getting paid as much as the work we put out. Why are these companies always offering big pay for people who work less while you get the short end of the stick? I mean there’s so many answers to this questions and so many things people are willing to do to have that higher position for more money. Crazy right? Not so much because that’s just how the world is. The problem is the rock and the hard place we get stuck between though we think we want to quit, we still know there are other responsibilities that we have to take care of.
The problem still remains that people who work less get more privileges. Do these companies know what they’re doing? What exactly do they expect from you right? All companies want hard working people but they also want people who are by the book and will follow company rules regardless of your beliefs. Of course the company wants to be in business for a long time so they have to crack down on people who can’t abide by certain rules but there’s a line between following rules and respect. Good workers should be able to exceed their work and get compensated for how much they’ve worked. You would think so. If someone works as if they have 40 hours a week but you give them 20, should they be working that hard? Of course not! You can’t expect someone to be great at what they do when they can’t get what they deserve.
Good workers deserve a pay that will help not only themselves but their future. Who can save off of a certain minimum wage when the hours aren’t matching? We should be able to collect the coin and do what we need to do but it’s how we do it. So, with a job that could care less about what you have to do, in what ways could you work around that? That’s all folks!
Racism is such a touchy topic because people are against it but other people have justifications as to why they are racist and thinks it’s okay. I can’t stress enough that we are all equal but why are people racist? People are born not knowing what it and as a child for the most part we are all taught how to get along with others until we reach that age of understanding what’s around us. Growing up, our parents have their way of raising us because of how they were raised and in conclusion we end up learning and obtaining their system and that system then becomes instilled within us. I’m not saying we should blame parents for the fact that majority of people are racist, but they do play a part because of how their child is brought up.
Racsim in general is wrong. The world is full of different people of different backgrounds but we have yet to learn how to coexist with one another. We are living in a society where we judging people based off of stereotypes and not who they are as people is normalized. For example: you take all groups of people and we all stand together, we all look at each other different but say if we didn’t know about one another? What if we didn’t know how much we play a part for another? We would m actually get along and wouldn’t judge one another. The biggest fight is between whites and people of color. People of color catch racism harder than other people just for being of color. As we know this is a consistent problem but it’s how we deal with it, that makes the difference.
When whites are being racist towards people of color, the first reaction is to fight through words or physically. There’s one thing to be disrespected and stand up for yourself but we can’t keep reacting the same way or in the way whites want us to. Racism is alive and prevalent and has been going on for years but how have we been reacting to it? What can we do better? Racism is also negative but we can’t expect things to get better if we fight fire with fire. That’s all folks!
H&M is currently under fire for having a young black boy wear a hoodie that says, “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle” and yes it is disrespectful. Due to this disrespect, people are walking away from the company and have decided not to support any longer. Things like this happen all the time and people wouldn’t see it as racism. This is clear racism but the difference is it’s subliminal. Someone doesn’t have to hear the word “monkey” for this to labeled racism, if you know the history of the word “monkey” used to describe African Americans, you would also understand the anger from other people. When I first I saw the image, I was confused but after reading the hoodie I’m like “whooooooaaa, I see why”.
The more we (African Americans) see subliminal racism, we get mad but the fact of the matter is, it’s going to keep happening because we support businesses who are initially racist. I can’t get mad because this is expected but H&M knew it was a bad move. H&M was wrong, but I’m also thinking about the parents as well. The company disrespected the boy and by doing that, the parents are also disrespected. I can only imagine what the parents had to say or the conversations that was taken place before the image or hoodie surfaced. This is a reminder that we have to invest in more black businesses.
Supporting black businesses, has been tough in the black community due to past experiences. What I’m saying is, we have to help each other just like these companies do. Yes, Black people will go to another company before going to their friends, but this is a problem that can be fixed. If African Americans realize how much they can help one another without hurting one another financially, there will be better reviews, clients and other benefits. The fact of the matter is, you know what to expect from these high end companies, so what are we or you going to do about it? That’s all folks!
I’m all for be aware of the world you’re in and being a little less naive but geesh. Why does it take that one black person to always be politically correct about EVERYTHING?We should always be aware of the world and the things that are happening because if we continue to accept more lies we will live our lives the same way. How woke is too woke, ya know? Every time a black person posts something about something else they may believe in, it takes that one other black person to start dropping history and more knowledge about the topic to prove a point. I’m all for informing also, but there are some things that don’t always need a reaction or anything left to say. If you feel the need to drop knowledge, do your thing but there is a time and place for everything as well.
Sometimes people will touch on topics that will cause some type of controversy and things end up going left. Once things go left, you instantly forget how you even got on the topic to being with. The thing is, we live in a world where we learn as we go. We all don’t know the answers as much as think we do. There a lot of things we can agree on but that doesn’t make it right and an opinion shouldn’t be disrespected because of a certain belief. Everyone believes in something that another person may not agree with but when we inform people of certain information, do we have to be condescending because someone isn’t informed? Do we have that right to get upset?
Information is so easy to become accessible, so how could we not know certain information but to prove a point of being “woke” does not always have to be present. Everywhere you go, that’s shouldn’t be the first thing, that people should see first or read from you first. I mean hey, these type of people exist but I always see this especially around certain holidays. These holidays are Easter and Christmas. Around Easter, people always say, “How can rabbit lay eggs?”. Then around Christmas, the thing about Jesus or Santa Claus being real becomes a topic. Due to this, people (espcially blacks) begin to preach about why it’s wrong to believe in it and it goes on.
I won’t stay away from these type of people but try to stay away from “touchy topics”. You don’t want to end up in history class! That’s all folks!
Seeinf this video makes me so happy because the moment I saw the beginning I knew it was the concept of In Living Color. Though I wasn’t born when the show aired I had the pleasure of growing up with it when BET was BET, if you know what I mean. I’m glad to see that Black Latins are branching out and making great music as usual. The industry has to be more diverse might I add but that’s for another time and another blog y’all.. Okay ... let’s get into it. Bruno Mars and Cardi B came together and put this great show on for us and we are all gushing about it. This video was vibrant, colorful, sexy, cool and fun. I couldn’t help watching it over and over again!
I loved everything about this video because of the concept, wardrobe and it gave us a 90s vibe. This generation of kids probably don’t even know what In Living Color is and they probably watched this video like “huuuuhhh? What’s that?”. No shade, y’all lol. On the other hand, the clothes went with the concept perfectly. Also, with Cardi B’s spunky personality, she gave us that Bronx girl straight off the block with her “oooowww”. Bruno Mars is so charming and his voice is elegant. He has branched out so much with his sound. Cardi B and Bruno Mars are killing the game! This duo was great!
What do the kids say? They did for the culture! If you have not checked out this cool video, make sure you check it out now! You will not be disappointed! That’s all folks!
if anyone has watched Love & Hip-Hop: Miami, there was a confrontation between singer, Amara La Negra and producer , Young Hollywood about her changing her look. The problem that Young Hollywood had with her is the fact that she embraces who she is as an Afro-Latina. Though she has a Latin background she still is a black woman, and she embraces that through her Afro. Young Hollywood suggested that she change her look to be more “elegant”. Of course Amara La Negra wasn’t having it and read him his rights! She had the right to and there was nothing wrong with that. When or if you watch the first episode, you will also notice how he disrespects her by putting the “Black Power” fist up because of how she reacted to his suggestions. In addition, he asked her “Do you call yourself Afro-Latina, because of the fro?”. Hmmmm, not so much!
My opinion: I believe he did disrespect her and regardless if he was asking a real question or not he should have taken what she said about her culture in consideration. You can’t box someone because they don’t fit YOUR standards. What I forgot to mention also, was the fact that he mentioned her mom coming to her meetings with her. From what I see, Amara and her mom only have each other and if she wants to bring her mom why not but for other reasons I could see why she shouldn’t at times. The fact of the matter is people like Amara struggle in America to be taken serious for who they are. Society feels as though a man or woman who is Afro Latin or Black Latin should only stick to one culture and not embrace both. Also, they want them to stick to a certain shade of skin. For example: when you think of the Latin culture you think of people who are of lighter skin. Every culture has black in it and should be accepted. It is what it is!
People will have their opinions but the fact of the matter is, people who are Latin and have darker skin doesn’t mean they are more or less of being Black or Latin. So, really what is the issue? People need to be more aware! That’s all folks!
Hey everyone, I hope that all of you had a great night and brought in the year with the people you love the most. I also hope that you were safe. Another thing I want to say is that I hope everyone sticks to their goals, dreams and aspirations this year. Working on yourself while working on other things such as your personal life (school, work and more work) can be strenuous. As I said in my Instagram post, it is okay to have lazy days, off days and days where you need piece of mind just don’t get too comfortable there. I want the best for everyone this year. This year for everyone seemed good and bad but life is what you make it. Just because you have a few bad days doesn’t mean your life is that way for good. Your life can only stay bad if you let it. Life is a marathon not a race, so take your time.
Every year people also want love. Ya know, just because you didn’t kiss anyone or get engaged by 12a doesn’t mean that you can’t find love or love won’t come to you. You can’t rush that type of thing. Love is a bond that two people share to give one another that love they’ve both wished for and need. Love is serious and not a toy to play with. Love comes with faith, prayer, consistency and patience. You have to be patient and able to handle the love you asked for. If you got everything you’ve ever asked for you right after you asked for it, you wouldn’t know how to handle it. Every day you go about life, you have to remember to live for that day, because anything can happen. You may have planned your day to go one way but it went another. Life is what you make it, no matter what gets in the way.
Lastly, I see a lot of people talking about what they’re going to do and this is not me hating. I want to say this, your story is already written so go ahead and just read this next chapter and get into the lessons you’re about to learn. Every story doesn’t have good times that last from the beginning to the end. Stories have turn arounds, plot twist and surprises. Take heed of them all and embrace them. We all have work to do, so let’s get to work! That’s all folks! Thank you!
Recently the movie Bright has been realeased on Netflix and people are going crazy about it. Some people love it and others hate it. The ones who hate t are saying, “It is a horrible movie” but of course I beg to differ. Bright was an amazing film and I love how Will Smith has such sarcastic humor in his film. Will Smith does not miss a beat when it comes to acting. He never fails us and of course he’s from my city, Philly. We see you Will! On the other hand, I believe this movie was left with powerful messages because if you decide to watch it, Will Smith and his partner (Joel Edgerton) don’t give up on his mission and make sure their victim (Lucy Fry) is safe and in the end they become heroes. Who doesn’t like a great action movie with magic? I mean hey we had Harry Potter!
To give you a little overview on Bright, Will Smith of course is human who links up with his partner (Joel Edgerton) who is an Orc, have to team up to save the life of Tikka (Lucy Fry). Their goal is to protect her from the wrong people (her family) or they could cause havoc and destroy everything! If you like action and magic with lots of sparkle, fire with fairies and other creatures, this is the movie for you! I would say, watch the move before reading the reviews. When I read the reviews, I was skeptical about watching, but I gave it a try and as you can see I loved it!
Check out Bright today, on NETFLIX! That’s all folks!
My name is Kennedie. I am a young woman still learning the ways of the world and how to manage. I am currently pursuing a degree in Mass Media. My purpose in creating my blog is to inspire others and to share as well as receive different points of view.