I am so giving a very loud comic book geek squeal. I know I prayed to live long enough to see the first Xmen trilogy but now I am amending that to include the new film in the Xmen saga, "Xmen Days of Future Past."
This film will allow us to see a young and future Professor X and Magneto. This looks like it is going to be an absolutely action packed thrill ride as the mutants battle Sentinels. We also get to see some new mutants added to the mix including Sunspot, Blink, Cable, Warpath and Quicksilver.
But enough about all of that the real reason I am stoked about this film is that we have a return of the Weather Diva herself, Storm!
Forget about the watered down Hollywood movie version of this urban dance phenomenon you get to see where this art form was orginated and still practiced with fierceness!
"Bring It!" highlights the triumphs and struggles of intense competition, where errors aren't tolerated, mediocrity isn’t excused and only a win is acceptable.
All of this happens at the Dancing Dols in Jackson, Missisissippi and is supervised and managed by the head Doll her self Dianna "Miss D" Williams. This Diva is beyond fierce!
You cannot compare "Bring It" to "Dance Moms" because that would be like comparing the ocean to the kiddy pool. These young girls are fierce!
And don't get me started on the moms because there is no momma drama like black momma drama...LOL.
But serisously what makes this show stand out is that it gives us a peek into many of the organizations within the black community that reinforce values like hard work, discipline, competion, sef-esteem and team work.
Many of us who participated in similar organizations will see our mentors in the no non-sense firm leadership style of the fearless head Doll, "Miss D."
I was very moved by "Miss D" sharing her own struggles as a young woman that led her to make some poor choices and how that is why she is committed to being an advocate for these young women.
If you want to get served some serious attitude and dance moves then you have got to watch "Bring It" on Lifetime on Wednesdays 10/9 central!
The main character,Chozen, uses his "man on man" experiences while in prison to shape his artistry. His lyrics challenge stereotypes, hyper-masculine personas and misogyny that is synonymous with the world of Hip Hop.
SNL's Bobby Moynihan is set to star in the series as Chozen, the lead character of the show with his nemesis Phantasm being voiced by legendary rapper, Method Man.
I must agree, if folks want to hate on an animated series,which by the way is funny as hell, they should hate on something much more damaging like a decade of the BET awards.
Although the show challenges the hyper-machismo persona of many male rappers it still shies away from the reality of possible Black gay rap artist. But real talk, we have to know that some folks are on the DL when it comes to their sexuality and interest.
The show at least creates an opportunity to challenge conventional norms in a very entertaining manner. The characters in the show are all hilarious.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta's Porsha Stewart who has historically not been the brightest Diva seems to continue to confirm that she may have gone to school on the short bus.
A preview for upcoming episodes shows the divas visiting several historical landmarks including one of the safe houses used by 19th-century black slaves in the United States to escape to Free states.
Now here is where I think this Diva may have been dropped on her young beauty queen head when she was little.
The tour guide is explaining that still to this day they are unsure how the slaves got in our out to which Ms. Porsha replies, “Well, there has to be an opening for the railroad at some point because somebody is driving the train.”
Clutch the pearls Ms. Thing genuinely thinks that the Underground Railroad had a real train! You know kind of like the Polar Express....LOL. I wonder if she thinks Harriet Tubman was the conductor...lol.
Where did this chick go to school because their accreditation needs to be reviewed?
How do you grow up as a black girl in Atlanta and be the granddaughter of civil rights champion Hosea Williams and not know anything about the Underground Railroad?
“It wasn’t a train, baby,” Phaedra Parks explains. “That’s just a euphemism.”
Phaedra this chick thought there was a real train do you really think she knows what a euphemism is?
Her Housewives reality mates were equally perplexed by Ms. Porsha's lack of Black History.
“It’s almost hurtful to me to watch her be so dumb,” the former Miss USA, Kenya Moore says.
But not to be undone in an effort that can only be compared to the classic scene from The Miracle Worker the Divas metaphorically pump water over the blind Porsha's hands but unlike the film there is not a breakthrough.
“But I know one particular person made it,” Porsha states.
Kandi Burgess can't take it anymore and interjects, “What do you mean made it? It wasn’t a tunnel that’s connected.”
Cynthia Bailey flabbergasted, looks into the camera: “Really?! You thought there was an actual train that took them through?”
“Her grandfather Hosea Williams just rolled over in his grave,” she adds, shaking her head in dismay.
I swear I see Porsha and all I hear is that voice over from the old United Negro College Fund ad that says "A mind is a terrible thing to waste."
You guys watch the video and weep for this poor Black History challenged child.....lol
Apparently surveillance cameras captured McNair approaching his teacher from behind and putting his arms around her. The teacher filed a complaint that he allegedly pressed his cheeks and lips on her neck.
Was he hugging her or grinding?
Remember the good old days when you could interact with your teacher with out an attorney or hazmat suit?
McNair says that he frequently hugs his teachers so it seems he is just a big old love monster.
The teacher claims that she told McNair that hugs are inappropriate but McNair denies ever being told such a thing.
Have you been to some high schools lately? I have spoken at a few schools in my day and I am just glad I did not get shanked...lol. So it is kind of nice that we have a student who wants to express some appreciation with a hug.
The sad thing is here we have a young African-American male who is being suspended because he hugged a teacher. This is another case of African-American men having to understand their filters and how the world sees them and responds. As a man you cannot just invade a woman's space uninvited but that becomes even more complicated when you add race into the equation.
I am a product of a Historically Black College experience where we frequently hugged folks.
I have also been an educator for 20 years and was known for hugging my students, mainly because I am Southern but also this is a practice of folks who grew up in the church and part of African-American culture. But I had to learn to monitor who and where I hugged as some folks as different cultures are not as receptive to such intimate contact.
I think this young man just used poor judgment in approaching a teacher from behind and obviously did not read her correctly as she does not seem like the hugging type.
Maybe teachers should wear coded bracelets to identify who can be hugged and who should be approached with caution.
If they had an awards show that said #WhiteGirlsRock black ppl would call it racist.
Now what is even more surprising is that some of the comments came from black folks, WTH?
First of all I am just glad BET actually has some engaging original programming that is not ratchet!
Second there is a White Girls Rock it's called the Grammy's and CMA's LOL
The only reason you have a show like Black Girls Rock is that historically these women are invisible or poorly represented in mainstream environments.
I am always amused when folks can cry racist when marginalized communities just want to be affirmed. Affirming does not mean seperate. If these communities were appropriately recognized and honored in mainstream environments then no there would be no need for such shows like Black Girls Rock but we are clearly not there yet.
I grew up with your traditional Halloween costumes most of which you
purchased from Kmart if they were not homemade. You pretty much had a
choice of your traditional choices including, a witch, werewolf, vampire,
Frankenstein or the superhero of the day like Superman.
But none of them comes close to being as scary as some fools thinking a
Trayvon Martin costume would be an appropriate theme for Halloween or any other
Two knuckle heads thought it would be cute to show up as Zimmerman and
Trayvon for a Halloween party with the dude playing Trayvon sporting black face
It is despicable and disgraceful that Trayvon Martin continues to be mocked
and disrespected even in death. It is also disgusting that his family who
I am sure will never get over the loss of their son continues to have to deal
with ignorant and insensitive folks.
This only proves what I have said continuously that a black man's life is
not worth respect and is reduced to comedic joke. This only reinforces
the notion that young black men are dispensable and are not valued members of
our society and certainly do not deserve to be respected when murdered in
their own neighborhoods by so called authority figures put into place to
protect the general public.
The only thing scarier than these idiots and their poor judgment is the fact
that there are folks who find these costumes entertaining and funny.
This is a sad commentary on how insensitive some people are in our
Campus Elementary School in Grand Rapids, MI is short one cafeteria worker because she was fired for apparently putting a hit out on a 4th grader.
Supposedly the 9 year old 4th grade boy mouthed off and said something to the cafeteria lady she did not like. It pissed her off so much that she decided to hire two other 4th graders to beat the kid up. The price for the hit was $1. Who knew you could put out a hit so cheap?
Now I remember some scary cafeteria workers back when I was in school but none of them were as gangster as this woman.
There was a lady that worked the cafeteria when I taught at Clark Atlanta University. She never spoke but if you tried to put more than three veggies on your plate she would yell "One Meat Two Vegetables" like some sort of cafteria version of Rain man...lol
Now I don't know what this kid said to piss this cafeteria lady off so bad. Maybe he wanted extra tatter tots, maybe he was a vegetarian in the pork line or maybe he questioned the mystery meat under the brown sauce but whatever he did he put a price on his head for saying it.
Kids have to watch out for bullies at school now they have to keep an eye on the ganster cafeteria staff too....smh.