Some time has passed since Lifetime aired its six-part docu-series, “Surviving R. Kelly” where alleged victims of the singer and people who were around him spoke and gave their accounts of what they witnessed.
When I tell you I have been in my feelings these pasts couple of days after watching “Reversing Roe,” a documentary on Netflix, that's precisely what I mean. We all know about the supreme court case of Roe v Wade that legalized abortions in 1973. In the documentary white men in politics along with white Christian groups are fighting to have the law overturned by spouting religious rhetoric about the Bible, God, and how abortion is a sin.
Suffering a career setbackcan be devastating. For many professionals, facing a completely new path is often overwhelming and can lead to depression, anxiety and even substance abuse. It can be difficult to know where to go from this point. Starting over can be a big job, and it takes a lot of planning and willingness to think outside the box.
It seems like ever since anti-miscegenation laws were struck down in 1967 during the Loving v. Virginia case, black people, more so black men than women have hit the ground running, and nothing has made this more prevalent than movies being made about white men black women, orWMBW, having these forbidden love affairs and living happily ever after.
Eminem recently dropped a surprise album titled, “Kamikaze” in which he took aim at a few rappers and addressed the poor reception he received for his last album “Revival.” On first listen I will say Em was “rappin’ rappin” (say it twice for full effect). He definitely had something to prove as it was beginning to feel as if he lost his touch.
The main issue that people do not want to talk about, is that female sports are not supported the same as male supports in this country. Many of the WNBA players play oversea’s and sign more lucrative contracts in other countries. For example superstars like Diana Taurasi, Cadance Parker, Tina Charles, etc. earn millions of dollars playing overseas. Women sports are a bigger deal in these other countries. It is really a shame because I personally treat the WNBA the same as the NBA. If there is a great matchup or good game on I am tuning in to watch. If the game is not good I might leave it on as background noise, but more than likely I am going to turn to watch something else. I realize I am in the minority because I love the game of basketball and I actually learned the game from my mom and her friends. I respect the skill and the hard work that these women put in.
A friend of mine recently sent me an Instagram video of the actor Mustafa Shakir, who plays John Mclver on “Luke Cage,” talking about the women he sees on Instagram with there bodies on display like mannequins in a department store window, twerking and taking provocative pictures for likes, and how this look has become oversaturated on social media.
With increased media coverage, mass shootings and the debate of how to prevent them has called into question the depths of the second amendment more than it has ever been before. However, has our community been left out of the conversation? Even further, have we decided it is not a worthy conversation to join?
War is about moves and countermoves.
In April of 2018, Drake posted a picture on his Instagram account of a gold medallion with a scorpion on it with the simple caption of a CD emoji and the month June 2018. Fans rightfully assumed he would do big numbers with his latest installment because of the success of his two hits “God’s Plan” and “Nice for what.”