Black TV Networks Rant

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We have a few television networks dedicated to the Black community, but none of them 100 percent black owned. Bet was founded and up until 2001 owned by Robert L.  Johnson. He sold the network to Viacom. Viacom also owns Centric, which is a Bet sister station. 

Own, founded and partially owned by Oprah Winfrey is also owned by Discovery communications. Then we have TV One who is owned by Radio One and NBCUniversal. Those are some of the top networks dedicated to the Black community. I Love my black people and I show love and support anytime I can, but to be honest I haven’t watched BET since probably middle schools and it’s not because I feel like they’re embarrassing us, but because I feel like it doesn’t have a meaning anymore. It doesn’t show and represent our people how it should. I really watch Centric, but I never really just have. Once I learned it was affiliated BET, I thought it’d be the same things. I am a big fan of TV One however. I enjoy the old shows and I also some of the newer shows.

I guess OWN is okay at times, I don’t watch that often because it seems like each time I get comfortable and want to watch something, one of Tyler Perry’s, boring and cliche shows are on. I was Perry fan a few years ago, but he tends to upset me each time he has a new project, because it’s all the same.

The thing I do love about each of these networks is they don’t support the demeaning reality shows featuring black people act a fool. They letting the white man do that to them and each time we tune into watching LHHA, BBW etc. We’re getting the white man help them act like fools. I don’t condone or support those shows and when I ask my black girlfriends why they watch it, their answers are always simple. “They making a fool of themselves, and it’s not me.”  Funny. Right? Another thing I find extremely humorous is that Mr. And Mrs. Carter haven’t been to the BET Awards to perform in a few years, but they make it to MTV. I’m not saying I know why nor will I pretend like I know the answer, but it’s quite funny if you ask me.

I don’t want to make it seem like I don’t support black networks because I do. The content has to mean something. It has to be more than music videos.

 

Michael Jackson a Granddad?

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Over the past few days there has been word that Paris Jackson, daughter of the King of Pop is expecting her very own bundle of joy. Now these rumors has not yet been confirmed or denied, but that hasn’t stopped the media and all the MJ fans to hop on the bandwagon telling her how good of a mother she’ll be.

There are a few ironic things with the reaction given to this story. The first being teen pregnancy. Of course it’s been an issue for many years, but the fact of the matter is it happens. My issue is that people are praising and congratulating her when every other teen get treated as if they’re scum and whores. Okay, so she’s MIs daughter, but she’s still a baby, who not too long ago was under psychiatric evaluation, which brings me to my next issue. She was sent to live with her mother because she attempted suicide. Does she really need to be bring a child in this world? Women, no matter their age in situations like that often harm themselves or their child. I’m not saying it’s deliberated, but it happens. Then all of a sudden they can’t be held responsible for their actions.

I don’t know if she’s pregnant or not, but for the sake of health, I hope she isn’t and if she is,I hope the child will have a safe, healthy and normal childhood.

Sisterhood of Hip-Hop

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I’ve never really been a fan of reality shows, whether its The Housewives, BGC, LHHA or some other similar show I never watch them because I consider those obstruction to our society and promotes too much negativity. Surprisingly I tuned into to Sisterhood of Hip-Hop this evening and I actually liked it. It features Brianna Perry (@BRiANNAtheYRB ), Siya (@Siya), Diamond (@DiamondAtl), Nyemiah Supreme (@NyemiahSupreme) and Bia (@BiaBrokeMyHeart). This show is showing us how the these young women are on the road to accomplishing their dreams of being femcees (female rappers). Usually in a premier of a show its filled with drama, hating and tons of negativity, but this was the contrary.

Brianna P. is not only a rapper in the making, but she’s also a college graduate who has a back up plan just in case her rap career doesn’t go as planned.

Diamond, former member of the group Crime Mob was in the spotlight as a teen, but she fell off for a while, but she’s still young, trying and not giving up. Usually women in her predicament would be bitter and blame their problems on the world. I don’t see this in her.

Siya and Bia both seemed to have it hard growing and it seems as if they overcame a lot problems and worked to be where they are right now, which just proves that hard work does pay off.

Nyemiah wasn’t really featured in this episode too much, so there isn’t much to say about except for the fact that I think Siya’s may be attracted to her which may cause for some drama in the future episodes.

This show is off to a good start and I wish all of the ladies so much success. I’m looking forward to watching and blogging every week, so stay tuned.

She Did That: The Queen of Rap Diss The Queen of Rap?

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Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj has been going out for far too long and after Lil Kim’s recent diss on the ‘Flawless (Remix)’ to Nicki Minaj reaffirmed everyone beliefs that Lil Kim really needs to have a seat. Check out the diss below before I go any further.

What’s ironic about all this beef is Nicki emulated Kim when she first came out and she even showed loved to her on more than one occasion. Lil Kim it took upon herself to diss Nicki Minaj calling her a copycat, but I guess she didn’t understand that Nicki most likely considered her a role model, not her competition.

I do like Nicki’s music, but lets be honest they both sell sex and their bodies, which is where the majority of their fans and fame come from. Lil Kim needs to have a seat and let Nicki be the ‘Queen of Rap.’ She has a newborn and yet she’s worried about Nicki. Yes, her priorities are definitely screwed up.

Nicki and her beef with Iggy is humorous to me as well, but that’s a whole different blog for a different day. These people who been out for a while just need to realize that they’re not always going to be the hottest thing out. They call it beef, but I call envy

Sorry Bey: Jay-Z’s “Alleged” Mistress Speaks

Yes! Jay-Z’s alleged mistress (Liv) has come out, but according to her he wanted the goods, but she’s nobodies side chick, even if he is a bad, million dollar boy.
She claims she was going to respect Beyoncé until she “came in her lane.” I don’t recall Beyoncé addressing Liv, but I could’ve have missed it (sarcasm).
Of course Liv wants her five minutes of fame, but I believe there is some truth to her song. She did have a few relevant points and a lot of irrelevant as well. Check out the song below. I know Beyoncé fans are on full attack. How ironic is that Bey and Nicki both get dissed after the remix to ‘Flawless’ dropped!?

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25 Things Every Woman Should Have By The Time She Turns 25

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According to this a few of us (self included) are slacking… And about #23 ummm #NoGo

Originally posted on Thought Catalog:

1. Enough confidence to no longer feel the need to justify what she eats, who she dates or what she wears, not only to other people, but to herself. 

2. A bank account with three months’ living expenses in it.

3. Only the phone numbers, Facebook friends, weekend plans, and roommates she actually wants.

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4. A best friend who is like a sister.

5. A space of her own.

6. A good idea of what she needs in a romantic relationship, not just what she wants, or what she thinks she needs, and the willingness to explore different people and other ideas to find what exactly that is.

7. A closet of what she considers to be her “staples,” and among these things, something to wear to an interview, funeral, wedding, impromptu Friday night drink at a casual bar and dream date if ever someone were to call…

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Dope Chick: MarCista Bew For EyeKisses

Originally posted on SPICEY FELICIA:

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I live for women that are doing something great outside of the regular 9-5. we don’t have to be confined to work and then straight home to cook and clean and take care of our kids. But, MarCista is the exception. She does all that and still has time to start her own business EyeKisses, which is an upscale line of 100% Mink or Fox Fur lashes. I had to link up with her and do this interview because I want to know how she did it. She explains it and she also lets women know that they can do it too! She looks like a 15 year old but don’t let her looks fool you, she’s a Boss Lady on the come up!

How did EyeKisses come about?
I have always been a ” Girlie Girl”. I literally can play in make-up all day long. And when I say…

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South Bend Hiring Event

Advanced Inventory Solutions is currently interviewing for part-time Inventory Auditing Specialists. Fill out an application today!
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RECRUITING AREA
We are looking for team members in the following cities:

South Bend
Mishawaka
Granger
Niles
Roseland
Buchanan
Edwardsburg

THE POSITION
Inventory Specialists are responsible for counting inventory at customers’ locations with the use of hand held data entry equipment. Also responsible for counting accurately, use of a laser scanner, basic math skills, limited record keeping, and indicating areas counted. Travel in company vehicles to customer’s location provided. Weekend availability is a must. Part-time/first shift.

THE PERKS
Paid training
Starts at $9/hour
Paid travel time to customer location
Flexibility in scheduling
Aggressive compensation with advancement

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Is Loyalty Owed?

Is Loyalty Owed?

Loyalty means to be loyal to a person, to be faithful to them and to be honest with them, but who deserves loyalty? That bestfriend of 10 years who dated a boy in high school, but still wants him off limits to you? That cousin who will sleep with sleep your childs mother, but says “no fun if the homeboys can’t have none.” Loyalty has been proven to be broken time and time again over the years whether in film, music or reality. That’s why when Chris Brown said “these h–s ain’t loyal,” the world couldn’t help but to agree. Ronald Isley and R.Kelly was some of the first people to display what unloyalty is for the public. They were good friends, but somehow Ron Isley women always found a way into Kelly’s bed. But the question is did Kelly owe Ron something?
There more intense situations when a man/ woman can have their best friend back through thick and thin, they can clothe, feed and shelter this person and yet this same best friend will double cross them in a heartbeat. This brings us back to the question is loyalty owed? Is it earned? Or does it even exist?

Safety First

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Whether you live in the south, the east, the midwest or somewhere else in the country, one thing you want to do during the upcoming summer is keep your children safe. The world is violent, especially in urban cities, and as it gets hotter and summer quickly approaches, the violence only increases which often leads to death. For parents who work full time and need their children to be occupied, there are a number of things you can do to keep your child active and out of the streets.

The Boys & Girls Club is located in cities all across world. The club  provides assistance and support to kids in youth program development, resource development, marketing and communications, and more. The facilities offer several different programs. For these programs the age usually varies depending on the program you choose.

In cities such as South Bend, which is known and popular because of Notre Dame, they offer different camps and events for children to do, whether the kids are local or if they’re coming from miles away. So check out local universities, or even community colleges near you and see what they offer.

Big Brothers Big Sister (BBBS) programs are located all across the word and it gives your child that big sibling they’ve always wanted. Personally experiencing the BBBS myself, I was a Big Sister for a couple years and I’d pick my sister up, we’d have picnics, go skating. If your child is involved with this program, they will probably get picked up once or twice a week and go on an outing. They also offer different camp activities.

The YMCA  offers different programs and activities for youth with the hopes of building “human community of justice with love, peace and reconciliation for the fullness of life for all creation.” There’s numerous ways to keep your children off the street and into something productive. Check your city’s website and see what all there is to offer. It isn’t impossible to keep your child safe during the summer, you just have to search, seek and find.