Caught this episode today, it usually airs Tuesday night. This show is so underrated and as much as I am head over heels with “Empire”, I have to tip my hat to its creator director/writer/producer Mara Brock-Akil. There needs to be more awareness about the subject matter, topics often not honed in from a black woman’s perspective. I guess I’ll take this step by posting here. If you were wondering what it’s like or just curious but need a snapshot of my day-to-day living in this skin then you must watch this episode and show. Let me off this caveat, every day isn’t like THIS episode, but it does offer a glimpse into the special kind of pain many don’t experience. It feels like my duty to promote this programming. “Being Mary Jane” is one of the best representations of a modern black woman caught between her reality and what’s imposed on her by society that I’ve seen in a LONG, LONG, TIME.
Last fall, out of the blue I got an email from my homegirl Morgan Webb. She asked if I would be interested in talking to MaxFun about developing a new pop culture podcast.
Of course I was intrigued and take under strong consideration any advice Miss Webb offers. I’ve always wanted to start a podcast and never thought I’d be asked to create one. As confident as I was that I’d kill it, I was nervous to meet everyone. What if we don’t gel? What if it doesn’t work and we sound uninformed and uninteresting?
Amy Poehler can do ANYTHING and she just nails that angst-y, self-important know-it-all naïveté all 30-somethings embodied in the 90s. This feels so #RELEVANT. We’ve come a long way.
This is a Poor Carl article. It’s about Damon Dash’s rise and fall. How he went from being BMOC smashing bottles of Cristal with Jay-Z on yachts in the caribbean to being broke, bitter and angry. Its a lengthy read but I spent the 30 minutes on it because it’s just. so. cold.
Look, I mean what I say – and I didn’t name my tumblr Controverse-y for nothing. You will regret “loudmouths” of the new gen in the future because the loudmouths of the past gen were the ones who changed the world.