Know your ‘ROOTS’… that’s the overall theme of the original 1977 miniseries, as well as the 2016 remake of the classic slave story.
British actor Malachi Kirby made his debut as Kunte Kinte reloaded with the help of Lavar Burton, who appeared in the first production. There are also several high profiles names associated with the 2016 version including Will Packer, Clifford ‘T.I.’ Harris, Forrest Whittaker, Laurence Fishburn & more.
[FLASHBACK: Tip “T.I.” Harris, Will Packer, Phaedra Parks & More Attend #ROOTS Advance Screening… (PHOTOS + VIDEO)]
The original “Roots” miniseries drew more than 130 million viewers (over half the U.S. population) when it aired back in 1977 and won nine Emmy awards. Last night’s premiere episode was just the first of what’s to come.
Check out what ‘Black Twitter’ thought of ‘ROOTS 2016’ + watch full premiere episode below… Continue Reading…
Another day, another trending topic!
While social media trends change by the minute, it’s always fun to take part in in the trending topic game.
That being said, today’s top tweets have been focused on Atlanta and what lessons have been learned from exposure to our great city and there are quite a few thoughtful and hilarious responses.
Atlanta has earned quite a reputation as being a city filled with fakers and fronters (thanks to the reality show boom) but there’s way more to our great city than partying and bullsh*t (I think).
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Fox TV’s Empire is bringing the HEAT this season… figuratively and literally!
This week’s episode is titled ‘The Rise of Sine’ and the popular hip-hop drama shocked fans as one of it’s main characters took a bullet and was left bleeding on the red carpet.
Hakeem struggles to find a place for his fiancé, Laura, in his career and family; Cookie reveals the truth about Freda’s father to Jamal; Jamal makes a sacrifice for Lucious.
While common sense would lead us to believe that it’s virtually IMPOSSIBLE for a main character to get killed, Jussie Smollet has hinted that he just might be gone for good!
More details + watch full episode below… Continue Reading…
Atlanta’s historically Black collegiate community is in an uproar today after a ‘silent protest’ went viral.
The hashtag #RapedByMorehouse and #RapedAtSpelman began trending yesterday on social media after several students from Spelman College banded together to launch a silent protest on campus.
After a self-identified Spelman student anonymously took to Twitter with a detailed account of her encounter with a Morehouse student, several of her fellow students donned caution tape on their mouths to symbolize how rape victims at the college are often silenced.
They also carried signs bearing the words from her tweets in an effort to force Morehouse to acknowledge the alleged rape culture and make changes.
Many Morehouse men found the hashtag extremely disrespectful to the college as a whole and are calling for social media users to name the people accountable instead of the college as a whole.
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We all have at that one Facebook friend who changes their relationship status about once a month… (as if we care).
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Then there are those who post every single “date night,” gift… and/or cuddle session on all of their social media accounts, as if they want the whole wide world to know that they are head over heels in love and on the path to forever.
[Sidebar: Major props to Angela Simmons for keeping her private life PRIVATE… but I digress!]
I recently came across an article that basically says that oftentimes couples who post their entire life stories on Facebook are likely suffering from problems in their relationships and/or don’t even have one.
A picture of a trip to the beach; a selfie waiting in line at the grocery store; a morning snap of them in bed — It may look like your married friends are happy when they constantly post pictures of themselves on Facebook but relationship experts say this can be a deceiving practice. It turns out the more couples expose their intimate lives on social media, the more likely they’re suffering from problems inside the relationship.
Duh! Like… who DIDN’T know this? Read more from this fascinating article below… Continue Reading…
It seems like just yesterday that Erykah Badu and Andrè 3000‘s son, Seven Serius Benjamin, was born… but it’s actually been almost eighteen years!
Erykah shared the photo above as she posed with he baby boy posed and her baby daddy and she also shared bit of good news about their son — he’s been accepted into FOUR COLLEGES!
Details + more photos below… Continue Reading…