White People Will Call Bruce Jenner “Caitlyn” But Refuse To Stop Calling Blacks Ni**as

Hanks Boy I’m sorry Chet, but hanging out with black rappers does not give you the right to use the “N” word.

As a rapper, you have the creative ability to create words, and the only word you could connect with in hip-hop is the “N” word?

 

Chet, you’ve inspired me. You’ve rumbled the graves of my ancestors and I don’t like it.

“To Be A Ni**a”

Ni**a is a term “we” had to answer to because we had no choice 

We couldn’t say anything about it because we had no “voice” 

For 245 years – it was Ni**a this and Ni**a that

For 245 years America was catching ni**as

Shipping Ni**as, tradin ni**as, rapin Ni**as, and Hangin Ni**as

Not the hanging that you and your boys do 

Sittin in the studio, smoking weed

This hangin

Men, women, and children actual bodies hung from trees 

See, It cost to be a Ni**a

& Today’s price is different from the time our ancestors were sold from 16-1800’s

But, you wanna rap about “ni**a shit” 

while you’re in VIP sipping on 1800

Your historical knowledge of the word “ni**a” starts with hip-hop

but that word is rooted from the 1600’s – white folks start using it 

And we never stopped

Nas, one of the greatest rappers alive

Had a descendent of his family sold in slavery for $800 dollars 

And a rich white boy want to use the “N” word & rant about it to his twitter & Instagram followers  

You’ll never know what it feels like to be followed in your neighborhood and killed by George Zimmerman Cause he thinks that you’re just a nigga 

Or to be gunned down like Mike Brown 

and left in the street 

cause a “ni**a” is all the PD see 

Or to be Eric Garner – choked to your death 

And video taped without help

You wont know what it feels like to be a ni**a

To get the lowest pay on the job

To be the first person in the office 

And the last one to leave, but promotions pass you by

& you have to sit and pretend like you don’t know why

You’ll never know what it feels like to be a ni**a

Be the descendent of slaves 

And have grandparents that only made it to the 5th grade 

Cause education is something they weren’t privy to

You’ll never know what it feels like to be a ni**a 

To be dehumanized because of the color of your skin 

To be captured in a country of christians 

But being black is the biggest sin 

You won’t know what it feels like to be a ni**a 

To win an oscar every blue moon

To put fear in peoples heart just cause you’ve walked into a room

There’s a price we pay in America for being ni**as 

And it doesn’t just come with a beat behind it and hook 

Nor will it be found in most history books

Bruce Jenner was a man for 65 years – within 24hours 

He changed his name 

Told the world to call him Caitlyn Jenner 

& they did 

Slavery ended 150 years ago & they still calling us Ni**a(s)

No, hip hop does not give you the right to pick parts of our culture as justification for using the term Ni**a

Throw the word all over your beat if you want too…

But don’t ever think you know what a “ni**a” been through 

Madam Prezident

 

Tyler Perry Movie “Some White Family” Trailer [Video]

This new trailer is pure satire and got pretty funny when “Tyler Perry” says all his movies are for white people.

This ish ain’t even funny!!!!

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Donna Summers Dies at 63

 

 

TMZ reports that singer Donna Summer died Thursday morning after fighting cancer, and Summer’s family confirmed her death shortly afterward. The disco star was reportedly trying to keep the extent of her illness under wraps while she completed a new album, though sources who saw her several weeks ago said she “didn’t seem too bad.” The five-time Grammy winner was known as the “Queen of Disco,” and rose to superstardom in the 1970s with her hits “Last Dance,” “Hot Stuff,” and “Bad Girls.”

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LMBO: GQ Names Chris Brown World’s Worst Dressed Man

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember when troubled singer Chris Brown made the tasteless decision to wear that mink backpack to an industry event? Well, the British version of GQ magazine named Brown the worst dressed male in the world.

GQ even put together a slideshow of Brown’s fashion choices that is truly laughable! It probably doesn’t help that Brown wears his pants off his butt like a 2-year-old with a loaded diaper.

For someone who seems to have so much disposable income – he boasts on one track about spending “15 grand on a phone” and charged over $500 for meet-and-greets on his last tour – Brown seems utterly adverse to investing in tailoring, combining the worst excesses of XXL sizing with a penchant for deeply unflattering costumes.

Brown’s emotions are very fragile right now. I wonder how he’s taking the news? The last time his personal style was attacked, he took to his Twitter page to rage about it:

 

“WHO CARES IF MY PANTS R FITTED. its called fashion. IM SO TIRED OF CLOSED MINDED PEOPLE. IM 100% COMFORTABLE WIT MY SEXUALITY.IM A GROWN MAN. MY FASHION ISNT LIMITED TO BAGGY AZZ JEANS AND FITTED CAPS…”

Kerry Washington COVERS “ESSENCE” March 2012, Says It’s A Great Time To Be A Black Actress

ABC’s “Scandal” star Kerry Washington covers the March 2012 issue of ESSENCE Magazine where she dishes on what it’s like to be a black actress in Hollywood.  Get the deets inside…..

Kerry Washington, who will be honored at ESSENCE Magazine’s “Black Women In Hollywood” luncheon this month, covers the latest issue of the magazine.  Inside, she dishes on being a Black actress in Hollywood and how things are changing.

She said,

“I think it’s a really special time to be a woman of color in this business. The landscape of who has the power is changing. We are in more influential positions and are able to have a say in the stories that are told. I feel very lucky to be in the business now…”

And Kerry’s also making history.  As the star of SHonda Rhimes’ upcoming drama “Scandal,” Kerry will become the only Black actress to lead a drama based on a real-life black woman, high-profile crisis management adviserJudy Smith.

Loves it.  Congrats Kerry!

WILL YOU WATCH?: “Preacher Wives” Reality Show HEADED TO “TLC”

The producers of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” True Entertainment, have announced they’re partnering with the TLC network to produce a new Atlanta-based reality show called “Preacher Wives.” Get the deets inside…..

As if there aren’t already enough urban reality shows based in Atlanta, True Entertainment is about to bring to light a lot of  “church drama” in a new reality series called “Preacher Wives.” 

The show will follow the “First Ladies” of Atlanta area churches as they play out their roles in the congregation and at home.

Talking about the show, True Entertainment president Steven Weinstock said,

“We are excited to work with TLC to profile the lives of these strong-willed women.  With most praise in religious communities directed towards male preachers, we are thrilled to give these remarkable ladies the spotlight they crave and deserve.”

It will be interesting to see what type of holy drama the preacher’s wives keep up.  I’m sure it will cause many debates at beauty shops, women’s conferences and churches around the country.

Hmmm…It would be interesting if Bishop Eddie Long’s wife Vanessa participated!

Will you be watching?

T.O. Stops By “WENDY”–Talks Being DONE With Mo & Kita & Finally Meeting His 5-Year-Old Son + J.R. Smith’s Sister FIGHTS FANS In China

Terrell Owens stopped by “WENDY” today to talk about his money woes, meeting his 5-yr-old son and why he’s not friends with Mo and Kita.  Watch Wendy dish on their interview inside and find out about JR Smith’s sister fighting in China during a basketball game.

Terrrell Owens chatted with Wendy Williams today where they talked in-depth about the GQ interview he gave detailing his money problems, issues with baby mommas and distrust of Mo and Kita.

Wendy discussed the GQ article at length asking him about his money woes (he had tons of bad investments), why he doesn’t trust anyone (a friend stole $300K + Mo and Kita pitched a TV behind his back), his 4 baby mamas (he said he loves his kids but really didn’t know any of the women) and why he is lonely (the grandmother who raised him passed away recently).

He also shared that he is now a part of an indoor football league and hopes to return to the NFL one day.

After the show, Wendy sat down and gave her opinion about the interview wondering if we should feel sorry for T.O. or not.  Sigh…..

Watch the clip here…..

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And over in China……

Both the sister as well as the girlfriend of former NBA baller J.R. Smith (currently playing for the Chinese Basketball Asso.)  have been blamed for a fight that broke out last night during J.R.’s Zhejiang squad’s game against the host Tianjin. After fans heckled J.R., his girlfriend got into a shoving match with Tianjin fans while his sister Stephanie flipped the crowd the double-bird.

These tatts on this chick though…

Though she also had a fight earlier this month, Stephanie said this one wasn’t her fault and she was just defending herself.  She tweeted, 1st of all neither of us is embarrassed by each other. 2nd of all if ppl are throwing things and spitting at u what do u do?

Um…..offending folks overseas aint a good look….

Gabrielle Union GOES GOLD For OCEAN DRIVE MAGAZINE

Gabrielle Union is showcasing her fabness for Ocean Drive Magazine.  The gorgeous actress rocked a gold fish-scale like dress for the cover of the Miami based mag, and she talked about why the MIA has become more of a home to her than any other place.  We’re sure her Heat star boyfriend has a lot to do with that.

 

Pics and interview highlights inside…

Posing in bold colors, shaggy accents, furs, and a basketball, Gabby is looking fabulous in the February 2012 issue of OCEAN DRIVE Magazine.  And she revealed why keeping her home in L.A. that she bought with her own money is important.  But why she still hates being away from Miami.

The 39-year-old Good Deeds actress is revealing why she feels Miami is the only place she can truly be herself.  And why she never thought about being a mother…but can envision it 5 years from now:

On getting sick when she’s away from Miami:
“A week away is pretty much it for me. When I land in Miami, I feel like I’ve been holding my breath and am finally exhaling. I can breathe. I feel accepted, welcomed. I feel like I can be my true self, the woman I always aspired to be… More in Miami than any other place.”

On keeping her house in California:
“[It has been] great because I have my own career and life elsewhere, I have a home I paid for with my own money, and I need to be able to nurture that as well.”

On life with Dwyane Wade in Miami:
“D and I have a life together, too. I love my life in Miami, I can’t imagine functioning without both, I love the design district, I love Midtown, I love what’s happening downtown now. I can be at People’s Bar-B-Que or Sustain or Prime One Twelve, and I’m comfortable. It’s rare for me to feel that level of freedom. Miami represents joy for me.”

On seeing a more diversely cast group of lead actresses:
“It’s great for the other groups that are getting a chance to play more roles, and ideally, I’d like to think there were enough roles for everyone. But we are trying to get [filmmakers and producers] to consider that the doctor, a lawyer, even the lead could be an African-American woman.”

On her career:
“I’ve been lucky; for the past year, I haven’t really auditioned for anything; the parts I got were straight-up offers. I’m not so grand that I wouldn’t audition. In fact, I wish I could audition more. There are a lot of people who won’t give me a chance because I was in ‘Bring It On’ one thousand years ago. They don’t think I can be more than that sassy sidekick. I guess they didn’t see ‘Cadillac Records’ or ‘Neo Ned.'”

On starting a family:
“I was never someone who thought about having kids – I mean, they’re great in theory, but I never imagined having one [myself]. Maybe over the next five years I could wrap my brain around becoming a mother and what that would mean in terms of sacrifice and dedication. I don’t do anything impulsively, so more toward the five years out than the one-year.”

No longer having to audition, can live double lives in Miami and L.A., and has a man who adores her–no matter what folks say.  Must be nice….

BIRTHDAY STACKS….It’s Your 36th Birthday Rick Ross!

Rick Ross aka Ricky Rozay aka The Boss celebrates his 36th birthday today.

 It’s been a year of highs and lows for rapper Rick Ross.  As his Maybach Music Group ruled the airwaves, he had a few health setbacks with his multiple seizures.

But taking a healthier approach to life, the rapper is now a bigger star than ever and will surely be ringing in his 36th by spending stacks on some lucky stripper.  We know Rick parties like a boss!

Earlier today, his homie Shaheem Reid (who also hosted Ricky’s newest hot mixtape Rich Forever) tweeted,

Damn. @rickyrozay made it rain so crazy, Perfection literally ran out of 1s. SMH.

So I guess we know what happened last night…..

 

 

Celebrate Rick Ross’ style in the gallery……

Laz Alonso, Christina Milian And Soledad O’Brien DISCUSS Their STRUGGLES Being “Black And Latino”

The Mun2 Network has produced an interesting original documentary exploring what it means to be “Black And Latino” in America.  And it’s featuring some of our fave YBF celebs.  Watch Laz Alonso, Christina Milian, andTatyana Ali talk about their controversial experiences.

On a new original web documentary called “Black and Latino,” celebs like Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom),Tatyana Ali (“Fresh Prince of Bel Air”), Christina Milian (“Dip it Low”) and journalist Soledad O’Brien discussed their experiences and the complexities of race in the Latino community.  They speak on everything from defining themselves to hair to learning to please everyone.

And during a recent interview with Huff Post Black Voices, actor Laz Alonso also revealed plans to start producing his own movies.  And why he’s not going to have Latinos playing African American roles and vice versa. Here are the highlights…..

How important would you consider your role in the “Black and Latino” project?

For me it was really important to participate in the documentary because being Black and being Latin is something that at times I have to explain in my entire life how you can be both. And a lot of people think that you can be either one or the other because they don’t understand that race & ethnicity are two different things. You can be both. The same way that Latins can be Black & Latin is the same way you can be Black and Jamaican, or Black and British, or Black and Canadian. It doesn’t mean that you’re not Black. So for me it was really a great opportunity to participate in this.

Has the question inspired your form of expression in any way as an actor?

I think it inspires my form of expression on and off the film set. I feel like there are many different forms of expression. You express yourself verbally, you express yourself non-verbally. And there are a lot of influences that affect a person’s performance. So I like to draw from both my African-American influences as well as my Latin influences and add color to whatever characters that I may be playing. But at the same time, I have to be authentic. So if the character is just straight African-American I’m not going to add any Latino or vice versa. But, when it comes to the vibe and the swag that I bring, I bring a little bit of both worlds. Which I feel at times can help separate me from the rest of my peers.

 

Moving forward to this year, are there any projects that you’re currently working on? What’s the status of your film with Chris Brown, “Planet B-Boy”?

We actually wrapped “Planet B-Boy.” I’m really excited about a film that I co-wrote with my writing partner Rafael Riera. It’s a film that takes place in Haiti right after the earthquake. But once again, they’re Black and they’re Haitian. It’s a story that I’m very passionate about telling and it’s just a heartfelt story. If you think of something along the lines of “Hotel Rwanda” and “Man on Fire.” It’s that type of heartfelt, third-world story about what’s going on over there..

 

What does it mean to be black and Latino in the U.S.? Watch the mini-doc below:

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