The conversation about police brutality and murder by police in America is just beginning, and protestors continue to take to the streets to bring attention to the fact that black lives do not seem to matter in this country, and that has to change. Someone created an amazing time-lapse video for Mashable, which gives you a sense of the massive number of people who came out last night for #MillionsMarchNYC. Check out the video for more, and click inside for some powerful images from the march. The Orange is the New Black cast came out, along with Russell Simmons, Nas, and countless others.
OMG. NSFW. NSFW. NSFW. NSFChildren. NSFGod or your parents or anyone, really. Hallelujia, Devonte Antonio is finally on YouTube with his very own Confessions of a Gay Black Nerd series, and my older boys are not home, and hopefully the little one is not retaining any of this information. I’m speaking, by the way, of Devonte Antonio‘s YouTube video I Don’t Bottom… but. Lordt Jeezus, I can’t. Y’all know I have been going hard for Devonte for a little while now, and I’m ready for this to happen. I’m ready for him to get his own show on MTV, possibly titled, The Only Gay Man Not Stanning For Beyoncé But You Not Gon’ Fight Him Though. Okay, I’m not great with titles for shows, but whatever. Pleeeeeeaassssseee click inside for more.
Happy Sunday, folks! You may be tired, you may be busy, and you may have relationship drama—but something tells me you didn’t log on Instagram to see that your ex had outed you to the entire world. Whooo! Methinks Chris Brown and Karrueche, who have had QUITE the relationship, are officially dunzo. And the same is probably true for Chris Brown and Drake’s friendship, which was once complicated by another woman—the great and powerful Rihanna. Folks, this is the stuff celebrity break-ups are made of. Click inside for more!
Last week we had a great discussion about The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, and I brought up some of the racial commentary I interpreted in many of the films themes and music. This week feels light years away from that; I can honestly say that I feel a shift in myself, after the Darren Wilson decision. Usually, when I hear that someone has killed yet another unarmed black person, and gotten away with it, I tune out. I know my parents would hate that, but a lot of the time I just don’t care to unpack the story. I’m not sure why Ferguson was different for me, but for the first time I have made an investment of time in following the story from the beginning to the “end,” and I now know why I’ve avoided doing that. It’s exhausting, infuriating, and emotionally draining to feel like you’re witnessing injustice that EVERYONE can see, but also injustice to which many people turn a blind eye. If we ask ourselves about where racism originates, we need to turn to history; but if we ask ourselves why it still exists, we need to look at ourselves. This piece was originally titled, Dear White People, Are You Talking About Racism With Your Kids? As much as I liked the play on Dear White People (one of my favorite movies of the year), I had to open up the conversation, and I didn’t want to seem disingenuous. I really do want to have this conversation with everyone. Please click inside for more.
So here’s a behind the scenes PITNB story for ya (I’m pretending that you’re reading this, and haven’t already clicked inside and watched that clip 3 times)—yesterday I sent Trent a link to THESE new Nick Jonas pictures, to which he basically replied “Meh, too much clothing,” and then proceeded to not post them. LMAO! Well, Trent. It looks like I found a Nick Jonas story worth your time, and you know what? I’m gonna go ahead and share this very important news with our beloved readers. All that to say, Nick Jonas is effing someone’s brain out in this never-before-seen NSFW NSFW OMG SO NSFW clip from his new show, Kingdom. Click inside for more!
Okay, I’ll admit I was skeptical about this video. I don’t want my kids running around dropping F-bombs—not even in the name of feminism. But, having watched it (multiple times now), I have to say I love the message activist T-shirt company FCKH8 is sending with this one. Basically, many of us are more worried about our kids saying naughty words, than we are worried about raising kids in a world where violence and sexism are the norms. What do you guys think of F-Bombs for Feminism? Do you approve this message?
OMG, the little girl who said “Pay up motherfucker!” is my jam. I gotta go make a GIF real quick…
The internet is so my favorite place right now. This woman’s husband must have known that his wife was going to wake up at the dentist’s office on some next level stuff, because he started recording, and it is his greatest gift to society (right now). You must watch this whole video. Because the woman starts out bemoaning the fact that she did not wake up looking like Nicki Minaj (I’ve been there), then launches into a bit about Ellen DeGeneres, and I feel like she was just speaking my life.
“I’m really upset! … I wanted to look like Nicki Minaj when I woke up… I just wanted to have her butt. And her face… I paid a lot of money. And I’m still white!”
I can’t deal. And I hope Nicki uses this on her next song or something. But you have to keep watching though…
“Ellen DeGeneres… is generous. That’s literally her name.” And then she starts worrying that she looks like Jay Z, and it’s just amazing. Peep the video for more!
Last night I saw many people posting this story on social media, and I am just now reading the whole thing, so I wanted to share with all of you. A police officer was shot in the arm in Ferguson last night, and because of the political climate of the city right now, I think everyone (myself included) assumed that the event was somehow connected to the protests surrounding the murder of unarmed teenager, Mike Brown, but it wasn’t. Click inside for more.
I’ve been known to stalk a celebrity or 10, but there’s one person who I stalk on Instagram, who never, ever disappoints me. When Beyoncé is caught photoshopping, and Nicki Minaj just does too much, PITNBr Devonte Antonio can always be trusted to give the perfect dose of awesome. I lurve him, Trent lurves him, and PITNBr Samantha made a special request that we give him his own special section. So let it be written in the comments, so let it be done. Click inside for the latest Devonte Antonio Instagram vid to have me ROFLMAO.
Earlier this week I saw women on ESPN who were proudly wearing their Ray Rice jerseys, and defending the NFL player after video footage of him knocking out his now-wife Janay Rice went viral. Of course, my initial reaction was of disgust. But then I thought about it and I realized that one thing I don’t have in common with these women is that I’m not a football fan. The NFL isn’t an organization I give any effs about, and I wondered if that had an effect on my reaction, and theirs. Every time something big happens, there are often groups and corporations held responsible, and people start calling for a boycott of those organizations. But—let’s face it—many, many organizations (especially those that are for profit) are likely tied to some shady stuff. So, when is enough, enough?