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.
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.”