VH1’s latest reality show controversy stems from the fact that they had the audacity to create a reality show based around women who belong to African-American sororities.
‘Sorority Sisters’ features 9 women who are members of four different Greek-letter organizations, living and socializing in Atlanta.
The series just started and many already feel that it’s missed the mark. What could have been an uplifting storyline about Black professional college grads working together, participating in community service and showing how ‘sisterhood’ actually works, is instead a basic everyday reality show showing Black woman (and one token White female) engaged in ratchet behavior.
[READ: RECAP: Sorority Sisters – Episode #1 ‘Sisterhood is Forever’ (FULL EPISODE)]
Shocked? I don’t know why you would be. It’s been proven time and time again that positivity doesn’t work in the long run. What pays the bills is entertainment and that’s exactly what ‘Sorority Sisters’ seems to be aiming for.
There was little to no sisterly love displayed in the premiere episode and Greeks and non-Greeks alike reacted on social media, slamming the show for perpetuating negative stereotypes and alternatively lifting #SororitySister to the top of the trending charts.
Here’s what the people are saying about ‘Sorority Sisters’ online… Continue Reading…
The announcement that a New York Grand Jury decided NOT to indict the police officer that caused the death of yet another unarmed Black male, sparked public outrage online and off.
If the Ferguson decision didn’t open eyes, the Eric Garner decision did.
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The decision struck a nerve and thousands hit the tweets to voice their opinions about racial inequality in the justice system.
While #BlackLiveMatter and #iCantBreathe topped the trends last night, it was the #CrimingWhileWhite hashtag that opened eyes and sparked a new discussion about White privilege.
Apparently if you’re White in America, you can commit a slew of crimes and not suffer the same consequences a black person might… at least according to many trending stories being shared on social media.
Check out more ‘true confessions’ about ‘Criming While White,’ straight from the mouths of those who know best… Continue Reading…
Sunday night football may never be the same for at least two NFL players after a disgruntled ex-player used his twitter account to share news of his wife’s infidelities!
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It’s not like these athletes don’t swap women all the time, but when one chooses to wife up one, it’s normally ‘hand’s off’.
DeMarco Murray apparently didn’t get that memo but his ex-teammate Brennan Clay made sure the message was delivered.
The former Oklahoma running back hit the tweets early Sunday to blast his wife’s involvement with his former teammate and so far… he’s totally standing by what he said!
Details below… Continue Reading…
Kenya Moore of The Real Housewives of Atlanta can add yet another person to her growing list of adversaries… Sherri Shepherd!
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Moore appeared alongside Shepherd during Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens LIVE’ after show last night (November 16, 2014) and things got a bit tense between the two as they each threw quite a bit of shade.
Even host Andy Cohen described the encounter as ‘awkward’ when he respond to one of his social media followers, stating:
While the verdict is out on what actually caused the rift, it seems Keyna felt somekindaway about Sherri expressing her views about the fight that occurred between Kenya & Porsha Williams during last year’s reunion show.
Like most who tune in to the popular reality show, Sherri’s opinion is that Kenya provoked Porsha. Sherri also struck a nerve when she spoke about Phaedra and Apollo and appeared to support Phaedra’s point of view about not standing by her estranged husband through his legal issues.
Whatever the case, Kenya hit the tweets to antagonize Sherri into battling online and she got verbally assaulted by Sherri’s responses.
More details + watch the videos that started it all below… Continue Reading…
Welp… the ‘highly anticipated’ Aaliyah biopic was a total fail… at least in the eyes of the twitterverse!
‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ aired last night (November 15, 2014) on LifetimeTV and the television network’s treatment of the life & times of Aaliyah Haughton was not exactly as bad as they say, but it was bad enough to be totally hilarious.
The film was terribly cast, horribly written and being that Aaliyah’s family was dead set against it (click HERE if you missed that), there was no Aaliyah music anywhere in the flick.
Lifetime also tiptoed around Aaliyah’s scandelous relationship with R. Kelly, to whom she married when she was 15 (he was 27), treating it as a love story gone awry. One scene even included a heart-to-heart between the pair where Aaliyah (played by Alexandra Shipp) states, “Eighteen feels like an eternity from now.” *sigh*
Read more about the online reactions to Aaliyah’s biopic + in case you missed it (and need a laugh today), watch the full ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ movie below… Continue Reading…