Wednesday, February 2, 2011

BLACK FILMS AND SITCOMS ON A COME BACK

In light of the news about one of my favorite movies of all time The Best Man possibly coming out with a sequel, I wanted to highlight the effort to bring back the "good ol black movies and tv shows" The 90's were filled with tons of great movies like Love Jones, Love and Basketball, Friday, Soul Food, Juice, etc. Our t.v. screens were also filled with great sitcoms such as "Moesha", "The Parkers", "Parenthood", "Martin", "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", just to name a few. But in more recent years people have complained about the lack of quality representation in TV and Film.


Now some might argue that those films showed blacks in a negative light and perpetuated stereotypes (I dont agree). Either way I think we can all agree that we need to see more of US back on tv. But it may not be as bad as you think, I sat down one day and thought about the shows and movies that we do have right now and then asked myself why am I not supporting these efforts?

WORD ON THE BLOCK

The Best Man II?

Word on the street is that the hit movie that was released in theaters 12 years ago is getting alot of buzz. The show has been syndicated several times in the last few years, I know BET has shown it at least 50 million times lol, and is said to possibly start a sequal.

The film Director Malcolm Lee says,

"Since making that film I have been asked by several friends and strangers when is the sequel to the best man coming out? or you should do a best man sequel. I have gone back and forth on this time and again. So I ask you:

Would you want to see a Best Man Sequel? Let us know.

Thanks"

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

BLACK HISTORY MONTH: RECOGNIZE


DONYALE LUNA

Before there was a Tyra, Naomi, or Beverly Johnson, chile Miss Donyale Luna was out here putting in WERK! Born in Detroit, Michigan on January 1, 1945 ever since an early age it was reported that Luna was "weird" and living in dream land. Shortly after being discovered by a photographer she moved to New York City to pursue her modeling career.

Luna was only 20 years old when she became the hottest model in the world. She graced the covers of several well known magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Time, and Vogue just to name a few. Unfortunately, her career took a turn in the wrong direction when her wacky behavior became too much.

She soon hooked up with the legendary Andy Warhol (love this guy) and made several films.

Luna had one child and married several times, in 1960 she died of a drug overdose in Rome, Italy.

For more information on Donyale Luna hit up wikipedia and her unofficial site DonayleLuna.tripod.com
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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

G A M E T I M E

TASHA MACK

The second episode of the season opens with Tasha Mack (I always feel like I should say her whole name) having a nightmare about Kelly Pitts knocking her out for a second time for breaking up her marriage. She then decides to visit Kelly and apologize on her reality show. The two become friends again by the end of the mini episode.





JASON PITTS

After being released from the Sabers football team Jason is full of rage and decides to pay the franchise back by going on a sports show and talking trash about his teammates. He starts with Malik, he talks about his wild party life and says that he has unprotected sex and goes even further to say that he may have contracted an STD. Pitts also reveals some truths about Derwin Davis the new star player of the team, saying that he doesn't have long to play with his recent injury to the knee. Towards the end of the episode he attempts to release a new song doing his ridiculous dance that he would do after getting a touchdown with the Sabers. The song nor the dance get the response that he thought it would and he walks out of the club shamefully.

DERWIN & MELANIE

Melanie struggles to tell her hubby the truth about the paternity test results when he apologizes for not believing her. Just before she is about to spill the beans...knock knock, Jena, Derwin's baby mama is at the door holding the paternity test results. Before Derwin can answer the door Melanie yells the truth about the baby being his and tries to apologize before he gets too angry. Jena walks into the house holding the results that prove "Derwin is the father" and then cracks the whip. By the time she leaves she tells Derwin that he will only get special visitation rights and that he's gonna have to start coming out of his pocket for some more child support. Dayummmmm...
By the end of the mini episode Derwin is pissed at Melanie but decides to forgive her under stict conditions that she must ''neva... neva eva eva'' talk about Jena or the his son again, and she must attend church in the front row with him even when he's not there.

As you can see it was a very short episode, I still think BET should make it an hour long. Hit me up and let me know what you thought of this week's episode, until next time peace!

Tuesday on BET @10pm
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Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day! :-)


"Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only LOVE can do that."

- Martin Luther King, Jr.