Dear BET: Let me Help You!

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Hello there, BET, Debra Lee and whomever else coordinates over there at Black Entertainment Television!

Your target audience is quite concerned with the way the network is running and we are losing hope that BET will ever return to the quality programming that it once was.

I personally think that the 2015 BET awards were great–but others beg to differ. I think this may be because there is a track record of BET awards being terrible, and BET programming in general being a hot, stereotypical mess. It has long been time for BET to denounce mediocrity and bring forth quality television to appeal to your audience–not just black people, but white people too, because we know that’s where the coin is.

Here are a few ideas I have for revamping BET and making it a channel that everyone enjoys, and less people bash.

SITCOMS:

It is typical for BET to pick up re-runs of old classic black television and air episodes as if the show is new. It seems like that has slowed down, but either way, STOP IT!

There are aspiring writers (ME,) producers and directors itching for a chance to make it–and you can do it. Here are some sitcom/program types that would be ideal for the channel

1. A few comedies…much like a Martin or a Living single, but not a carbon copy. A light-hearted, sometimes dramatic sitcom that doesn’t perpetuate stereotypes but clearly shows the different elements and complexities of black culture.

2. Be the Change: Stay away from reality TV. Bravo, Vh1 and MTV have that lane together–especially as it relates to negative black stereotypes. So get rid of Keyshia cole. If you do take on a reality show, let it be something different and don’t pick it up simply because there is an element of drama that will draw the audience in simply because it’s a train wreck; and that’s pretty much the reason anyone watches any reality tv..so it’s going to take some deep thinking and planning.

3. MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! There is NO platform on regular cable where the different genres of black music can be celebrated. Hip Hop is everywhere, but what happened to R&B? Soul? People still make that type of music, but they become forgotten and Beyonce ends up performing their songs on the Grammys (no shade.)  We need music programs to celebrate and introduce the black music that is out there. We can’t just wait for white record labels to discover an artists because Kylie Jenner tweeted them. We have the platform..USE IT!!

4. Work with someone else in addition to Mara Brock-Akil. She’s one woman, and can only do so much…Everything successful on your channel shouldn’t JUST come from her.

5. BET AWARDS: 

  • You don’t have to give white artists acknowledgement just because they are white. If your target audience is black, then your winners should reflect the audience. I am not sure what’s on your winning rubric, but big numbers are how you determine the winners, then your research should be based on your audience. Just because Sam Smith sold a billion albums doesn’t mean he should win, if he only sold a thousand to black people. Sounds racist, but the Grammys do shit like this all the time.
  • Your categories suck. Black music is much more complex than the measely 9 or 10 categories that you have. For example: For the past few years Nicki minaj has been the MOST relevant person in the female rap category. Nicki minaj is about the only relevant female rap artist because she is the only one acknowledged by the white audience also…BUT! if you take my advice from step 3 and promote more music, your audience will be familiar with more than just nicki minaj and therefore there won’t be a female rap artist category with Nicki minaj and the powerpuff girls randomly.
  • A throwback/ reunion needs to happen every year. Everyone agrees that old school black music is the best, and we get our lives every time someone is brought back..Do it More and DO IT BIGGER!
  • Don’t allow Artists to feel as though they are more than your program. For example: If Beyonce cannot come, do not play a video of her. It’s desperate–Give that moment to someone who will respect your program enough to show up. She is NOT God, and neither is Jay z, Nicki minaj or Rihanna. They just happen to be one’s that white people like. You don’t have to get on that phony ass bandwagon.
  • MUSIC MUSIC MUSIC! with minimal skits and raggedy comedy.

6. Movies–Choose these carefully and don’t play the same ones over and over, chill on Tyler Perry–we’ve seen enough of his stuff, and try to get a hold of some of our classic movies to play as well. But not everyday all day. Maybe on the weekends.

7. Running episodes of Scandal is stupid. 

8. Although it’s BET, do not be afraid to invite of races and cultures into your programming. Everything doesn’t have to be all black, but don’t force the white. Let it be a natural flow.

9. Get rid of the Hip Hop awards. That funding could go somewhere else. They are just very unnecessary right now. Until you effectively represent music on the channel, you don’t really have room for genre-focused award shows. Add the cypher to the BET awards–or even create some sub-platform for cyphers, because those are entertaining.

10. Add a significant program for substantial news and information. Like a daily show with john Stewart type show.

BET, if you follow these 10 suggestions, I promise you will see a positive change and highly respected channel.

Dear Racial: A Think Piece to Rachel Dolezal and Black Women…

Dear Rachel,

For the last week or so, you have been a hot topic–especially in the black community. Many black people feel that you are a culture vulture; a con artist; and many other labels that would describe your declining credibility and deceitful lifestyle.

Let us be honest–you have lied and perpetuated multiple stereotypes imposed on black women to appear as one, and most of us just would like to understand why..?well, I would actually like to know why. Most black people want to crucify you and make sure that you could never comfortably live as a black person, or a white person.

One thing that I will agree with is that you seem to be a terrible liar and I don’t understand how you fooled anyone with your overly-down-trodden tales of black plight. It sounded dumb hearing it via news outlets, and your explanation in the interview with Melissa Harris- Perry on MSNBC was even more ridiculous. But that’s beside the point.

As much as people are so quick to slam you and discredit everything you’ve done because of the lies you’ve told– I won’t do that. Based on the aforementioned interview and upon doing more reading about who you are and what you’ve done, I applaud you. You seem to be a very generous and selfless person, as far as your work is concerned. You seem to have, for whatever reason, grown a passionate concern for the state of the black community and that is commendable.

Something I have to let you know is that, you have never and will never fully experience the plight of the black woman,  therefore any experiences or struggles that you have been subjected to are because you chose to subject yourself to them. Natural born black women don’t have a choice in the matter–we are born black and have to stay black. I imagine your “black” experience could be compared to voluntarily joining the military. You were able to become knowledgeable on the tough training and the war zone that you will enter–and you are fully aware of the struggles that go along with it, but you wanted to do it–so it’s not as devastating for you as it would be for people back in the day that involuntarily got drafted…Get it?

Basically, no matter how good your intentions are, you will never feel the same hurt and pain that some black women–especially dark-skinned black women feel. You can definitely empathize with the struggles, and even help or speak about it, but it’s a huge slap in the face to think that someone can relate to you when they are just lying. It’s already a slap in the face for light-skinned black women to act as if they have felt the same hurt and rejection as their dark-skinned counterparts, so you being a fully white-born woman is even more disappointing.

The black woman is much more complex than even she could understand. Black people in general are complex people and i’m sure you understand that. That’s not to say that every other group of people is just so simple and dense, but certain groups of people have worked for centuries to destroy black education, black unions, black business, black success, black lives and it has had a large effect on the state of the black community.

We are not a community. There are no cooperative economics. There is no widespread love for each other–we still have colorism issues that have not eased up since it’s gestation. We are confused; troubled; angry; resentful; entitled; deceitful and the worse part about it is that, for the most part, we don’t recognize it, nor understand why we are that way. Instead we wait for the next story where a white cop kills a black man, so that we can stand in solidarity for that moment, all while ignoring the fact that are communities are being destroyed by us.

Our children can’t speak proper English, don’t respect education; Our parents aren’t involved with the children, and sometimes completely neglect them, and they end up being in the system, or adopted by families like yours; Our black fathers don’t matter–black women have removed the importance of the black fathers and our black children suffer for it.

We spend time bringing each other down all while shouting that “black lives matter.” But they really don’t..They don’t matter to us, the society of white supremacy or even you for that matter.

You may be struggling with the complexities of life and having trouble with what to identify as, perhaps you are transracial, and that’s fine. Natural born black women also struggle with identity–especially as it relates to the European standards of beauty that we try so hard to obtain but can never be successful.

Perhaps that is a deeper reason why black women are so enraged. You were born with what we could never have, and now you’re receiving attention for appropriating what we were born with and always rejected for.

Additionally, you have the best of our world. If you were indeed a black woman, you’d be the light-skinned black woman; the one that’s depicted as the good girl in movies and tv; the one that all black men love; the one that can wear any hair, nail or eye color because “you can pull it off.”

See, I understand that your intentions were good and that you were trying to live in your “truth,” but this new revelation has opened up a lot of the black American wounds–and a lot of us don’t even understand  that is truly the reason that we are angry with you. We are angry because we struggle daily trying to convince the world that we are dignified, beautiful and unique women who deserve the same, if not more respect than other women–and here you are a white woman, and you were able to become “us” just like that. But we could never do that; we could never be you, so that really weighs heavily on our confidence, pride, uniqueness and ability to carry on day to day with our heads held high and smiles on our faces as we try to ignore the fact that the world does not respect us as black women.

I encourage you to live your truth—but just be you, without the labels. Identity, like sexuality can be very fluid. You are not a black woman. You are Rachel.

Black Women,

We are not to be defined by our struggles. Don’t allow someone to put you in a box, because you’ll spoil. You’ll lose the essence of who you are if you continue to let society tell you what you are or what you should be. You too don’t have to be labeled, we are all individuals here to fulfill a greater purpose. That purpose is not to be a “bad bitch,” baby mama or entitled welfare recipient. Denounce the stereotypes that you are angry, ghetto, un-lady like. You don’t have to try to “act white” to do this, just change your aim. You are not here for instagram likes, a man’s attention or to be the butt of the world’s joke. You are here to live happily, contribute to the world and be a positive influence for the younger versions of you. Do better! Take Rachel’s situation and learn from it. There is no reason that we should’ve been so threatened by her shenanigans. It is NOT crazy for someone to want to be black–the good black people are GOOD as fuck. lol The bad apples need work—so let’s help them..

Bye

If There is No Such Thing as “Trans-racial…”

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Some days ago, it was revealed that Rachel Dolezal a “black” woman out of Spokane, WA was actually not black at all. This came out when her estranged mother revealed that Rachel is white and is lying about her identity.

After this new revelation, it seems that Rachel was born to two white parents, in the white state of Montana. These two white parents also adopted other black children after Rachel was born and raised them just as they would raise their own biological children.

Rachel attended the highly regarded HBCU, Howard University; now has a Ph.D in African American studies and was recently elected the president of the Spokane NAACP chapter. She has dived head first into causes to advance the state of the African American community and has done so all while claiming to be an African American woman–sorry, a “Black” woman.

Not only did Rachel lie about being a black woman, she also made up several stories of struggle and discrimination  which simply weren’t a part of her life experience. She spoke on issues regarding black women embracing their natural hair, and even made it seem as though she was one of those black women embracing her own kinks and curls.

To sum it all up, Rachel lied. At this point we know that she’s not black and that she lied about a bunch of experiences.

My issues with Rachel pretending to be black are:

1. She didn’t have to lie to kick it–Meaning, she could have been just as involved with the causes while being the white woman that she was born

2. If at any point she wasn’t comfortable with her black life, or it got to be too much, she could easily turn that off

3. There are a lot of real black people involved in this story, and there is no telling how this has and will effect them

These are pretty much the only valid reasons I see for being upset with Rachel. Other than that, she has done way more for the black community then I, and most black people have done. She got herself a “black” education and probably knows more about black history than most black people. I can’t be mad at that. For whatever reason, Rachel just feels that strongly about the black experience.

I don’t consider it “infiltration,” as if she’s a government informant sent to spy on black people–as trusting as we are with white people, mixed and otherwise, it wouldn’t be hard to infiltrate for that reason.

This woman actually decided to live a new life as a productive black woman, but her lies just got too big for her to handle.

My biggest issue is with those who holler about how this isn’t comparable to Bruce Jenner becoming Caitlyn, and how “Trans-racial” is not a thing.

My question to those people would be–how do you know it’s not a thing? How do you know that transgender is a thing? Unless you are actually going through the experience of being transgender, then you don’t know if its real or fake.

Some would argue that transgenders actually have to make physical and permanent changes to their bodies and can’t really reverse that–but who’s to say that one day they realize that the transition was a mistake? There are people who tattoo their bodies down, then become devout Christians and realize that the tattoos were a mistake–there is not a whole lot that they can do  about that…There are people who get nose jobs, then realize that their face was made for that nose—not a lot you can do about that.

I say all of this to say, if we are so accepting of Caitlyn for feeling like she was born in the wrong body after living as a very masculine man for so many years, how is it so much more illogical to believe that Rachel feels that she was born into the wrong race, born to the wrong culture, or has the wrong skin color–however she explains it.

I absolutely believe that these two situations are comparable because both ideas are intangible. Especially “race” which is nothing more than a socially constructed idea. What’s more tangible is the culture. With Caitlyn, she feels as though her gender was wrong–and so therefore changed her body, name and hormonal balance.

Let’s explore that for a moment.

Caitlyn became what society has considered a woman. Feminine, dainty, soft in features and attitude. This is what SOCIETY considers to be a woman. Not that it’s our business, but we still have no confirmation that she has removed or reversed the sex organs which separate men from women biologically.

She changed her name. To a name that that is considered a woman’s name–by society’s standards. She changed her wardrobe, wears makeup and is now a depiction of what a woman should be by society’s standards.

To bring it back around–I think that there is so much we don’t understand about the transgender experience, yet we were so willing to accept it without really having any logical reason to do so–if you felt that you were born in the wrong body, then change it. But it seems more like you feel that you were born into the wrong gender, gender roles, and were assigned the wrong societal standards.

With Rachel, it could be a very similar reason behind her pretending to be black. Maybe she feels like she was born and conditioned into the wrong culture. Maybe she felt like since a young girl she had no place in the White American community. Of course she could have dived into black culture while still being white, it happens everyday–but I imagine that BEING black and participating in black culture is much more comfortable than being white and participating. Much like Caitlyn and other transgenders–its more acceptable to completely take on the roles assigned to the female gender (appearance, etc.) as opposed to just changing up the sex organs, and living identifying as a “woman” but still looking, acting, speaking like a “man” or however.

Overall, I think you would have to understand what is wanted in these two situations. What does Caitlyn want out of her life as a woman–what does Rachel want out of her life as a black woman? I believe at its core, this is the question that, if answered would open up the minds of a lot of people. What do you want, and what were you missing?

Victim of the Week: The NYPD

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As most people already know, there were two NYPD officers assassinated in their cars while on lunch. The perpetrator was an obviously “troubled,” man with a lengthy criminal background and a history of violence. He first, shot his ex-girlfriend in the stomach while in Maryland then traveled to NY, where he shot the two officers in the head.

This was looked at as such a tragedy that shook the very foundation of the NYPD and their ability to protect and to serve. And I for one don’t give a shit about either officer and the NYPD’s tragedy.

Why? Why so rude and so nasty? Because when Eric Garner was murdered, it got to the point where they acted as if they were tired of hearing about it. NYPD officers mocked the “I can’t breathe shirts,” but wearing shirts that said “I can breath.” Not to mention the fact that no one was indicted in the RECORDED death of Eric Garner.

Then these cops had the nerve to perform the disrespectful gesture of turning their literal backs on the mayor because of this. They want to blame EVERYBODY. Al sharpton, the mayor of NY, Obama–like they just have to make this such a big deal. They don’t want to just blame the shooter–i guess he’s not payment enough for those two officers. Not important enough of a person, so everyone else has to be blamed?

Who was blamed for Eric Garner’s death? Eric Garner–and operation “Sell Loosies,”

Somehow, approaching and attempting to arrest a man for selling loosies was okay. Even though, selling loose cigarettes is grounds for a ticket, at best. Then when he “resisted,” which, in my opinion was more of him questioning his arrest. He was over 300 pounds, if he wanted to resist, he could have. Once dragged to the ground like a bear, several police officers begin grabbing, choking and man-handling him–even after he said he couldn’t breath. At one point, an officer put all the weight of his body on Eric Garner’s head which was on the concrete.

Additionally, the autopsy revealed that his cause of death was being choked to the point where he couldn’t breath.

So why don’t I give a shit about these officers? They could go to hell on the first grey hound. Why? Because in one moment those cops showed me that our lives have no value and really don’t matter. No reason you should be choked for selling loose cigarettes. No reason you should be dragged to the ground for it–no reason you should die for it.

so those cops didn’t deserve to die, right? All they were doing was sitting in the car having lunch. I should care, right? Their lives should matter?

Kiss my ass, NYPD and anyone who thinks that I should give a shit.

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Sorority Sisters and the Image of Black Women

This Monday, VH1 with help from Mona Devil Scott Young, aired a reality show called “Sorority Sisters,” which is supposed to follow women of Divine Nine organizations who own boutiques in Atlanta, and those associated.

Stop right there!

Mona already had the game messed up. The show is about rachet boutique owners who happen to be members of Historically Black Greek Letter Organizations. This is a stupid premise for the show. The main reason is because, there is literally no reason that these women have to speak on their membership while in business or casual dealings. Anyone who is more than 3 years in their prospective organization has long lost that braggadocious mindset, and is casual with announcing their membership, unless it’s a situation where they are being newly introduced to another member.

But Mona had these bishes all on camera using internal lingo on national tv. When I say “internal lingo,” I mean things that are only said among members of the organization, or not said at all because it just doesn’t make sense to ever say, unless you are in an official organization meeting.

Another mistake is having the women who were representing Delta Sigma Theta, fighting with each other. Every Delta should know and practice discretion, so I don’t fully blame Mona–but come on now. What’s the point?

One girl said, ” I don’t know who pledged you but they need to line you up and put you in the cut.”

Big Mistake. Why? Because “in the cut,” is a phrase used in reference to hazing. Which is illegal and has many of these organizations in legal troubles because of it. So to go on national TV and speak with hazing lingo is disrespectful to the organization and it’s initiatives to put a stop to hazing.

Of course this show had all D9 members in an uproar and on a mission to get the show pulled. Great efforts were put forth to grab the attention of the companies advertising during the show–and some of those companies have stated that they will be pulling there ads.

Then you have those fake deep black folks. The one’s who call D9 members hypocrites for watching, tweeting about and talking about other Mona Scott Young productions, but mad because of this one. As if they really care about either show. I hate people who talk just to be talking. You sit up and watch both programs with no attitude but you have something to say when people are particularly mad about one of them.

Here is what I say to that: Shut the fuck up please. Realize the logic behind these D9 member’s anger. Love and Hip Hop is not the only show depicting black women or black people. There  are plenty other shows. If you don’t like those shows, then that’s your problem. The issue here is that the ONLY depiction of these organizations on television is by way of a few rachet hoes who own mediocre boutiques and have no business savvy about themselves whatsoever. That’s what is supposed to be a representation of these Historically positive, trailblazing organizations?

Not to mention the fact that Love and Hip Hop is a show about “Love” and “Hip Hop.” The attitudes and behaviors depicted in that show are accurate with modern hip hop culture. Deny it if you want, but you’d be a liar. There are 3 minute songs that could sum up a whole season of love and hip hop. The two topics relate. MiMi and Joseline fighting over Stevie J, a producer who screws any and everyone in the city of Atlanta. Joseline only has a career because she is with Stevie. All these bald-headed story lines go hand in hand.

Then you have Sorority Sisters. About 8 or so black women, 2 own  boutiques, one is a single mother and another is a dancer–then they threw in a white Delta to stir up the pot a little bit. None of this has anything to do with their membership in these organizations. It’s really just additional information, and they try to play it up to the point where it looks extremely contrived. It’s like if the “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” was called “Real Registered Voters of Atlanta,” Like what would their voting status have to do with the shenanigans that take place on that show?

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They’re Afraid of Your Brother: A think piece on the causes of detriment in the black community…

With all of the sadness and anger associated with the recent murder of Ferguson Missouri teen, Mike Brown, I have found myself battling with different thoughts on what’s reality, and what’s propaganda; what’s racist, and what’s fear; and what exactly the real issue is that the black community faces.

I’ve went on plenty of times before about how the black community has issues that we first need to address, and how those same problems will act as a ceiling and keep us stuck as a partially civilized society. There are so many things that we can be doing to hinder the things that cause detriment to our community, but for some reason, as a whole, we give more priority to seeking white validation, until a seemingly racist issue occurs, then we blame white people for everything that is wrong with our community.

As it seems, Mike Brown did NOT deserve to die. The only way his murder can be justified is if he indeed fought the cop and essentially broke the “law.” I personally don’t think that reason justifies it–but  it’s the law, and everyone is supposed to pretty much understand that you CANNOT fight or physically threaten a cop without being severely hurt, or killed.

Since his killing, the black community has gone into an uproar behind this situation. There have been riots, emotional speeches, songs written, marches initiates, etc. It’s obvious that the black community is TIRED. They are tired of white people/cops being able to gun down our black men and women with little to no reasoning, and then little to no punishment; they are tired of hearing about how a black kid has been killed for no obvious reason other than their skin color; they are tired of our black people being profiled in stores, traffic stops, etc. They’re  tired of racism and discrimination–plain and simple.

I am tired too. For all of those reasons–but much more. It’s seems as though the black community can come together and understand that the killing of Michael Brown, Renisha McBride, Jordan Davis, Johnathan Ferrell, TrayVon Martin and many more were unjustified and flat out wrong, but are we (the black community) angry because these young men and women lost their lives? Or are we in an uproar because it’s so much easier, and gives us that much more credibility when we are able to prove that someone else has wronged us? Are we use to being the serial victim, and therefore jump on the bandwagon just because that’s where attention is placed. Did we really care about WHY these people were gunned down? Do we really care about finding a solution to the problem? Because begging white people to treat us like humans is NOT the solution.

There are some people out there with enough logic to understand that the problem begins at home–and by “at home,” I mean within the black community, but there are still those fake-deep, pro-black folks who swear that everything is racist–so much so that they’ve forget what actual racism is. Racism and Fear are two different things.

I get so sick of hearing people get angry when people bring up “black-on-black” violence. For example, how people blacked out their profile pictures for TrayVon Martin, threatened George Zimmerman, marched, protested and did everything synonomous with the Civil Rights movement, but never make any of the same noise when black communities are being destroyed by black people.

Those type of black people want us to place all our focus on these high-profile “racists” cases, but have some hood-rat logic about not bringing up the stupid ass violence in our own community, when that hood violence could very well be the direct reason why these high-profile cases happen in the first place.

Yes. Racism exists. Yes. There are still white people who just have no respect for blacks as humans. Yes. All of this exist. But you know what else exists; 13 people shot in Detroit within a 24-hour–No Marches or protests. 72 people shot in Chicago over a Holiday weekend–Not by Cops or over-zealous white people.

215 Aggravated assaults in Detroit in 1 week.

“In the last 12 months, Compton has been the 11th most deadly neighborhood out of L.A. County’s 270 neighborhoods, according to an L.A. Times analysis of homicide data for that period.

There were 2.87 killings per 10,000 people and 2.73 killings per square mile.”

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So for all of the black people that only stand together when a white person wacks on of us, have you ever considered that it may NOT be blatant racism based solely on the color of our skin, but perhaps deep, innate and and reasonable FEAR! I mean, really, look at SOME of the statistics. We kill, rob, sexually assault and abuse each other at alarming rates. And a lot of the times we BRAG about it. This shit is scary. WE are afraid of each other. So why wouldn’t a random WHITE person be afraid?  Our stereotypes and generalizations stem from the masses–not from individual cases, or situations that appear to be an anomaly.
Think about it…
When you’re out late at night in an urban city, who and what are you mindful of?
Our people.
Fight compilations on WorldStarHipHop are saturated with who?
Our people.
Who robs people for expensive, non-prescription glasses?
Our people.
Who gives play by play illustrations of criminal behavior in music?
Our people.
Who are you most afraid of?
Our people.
Now don’t get me wrong, white people have their crazies and their stereotypes. For example, we’ll call them crazy, serial killers, bombers..etc.
but those are one-off high profile cases. You never hear of a neighborhood of white people who are full of serial killers or movie theater shooters. But you DO hear of a whole community of black people where robberies, murders, rapes and car thefts are common. You never have specific names. Because it happens too often.
Don’t call me an uncle Tom, because you’d be using the insult incorrectly; don’t call me a self-hater, because my main focus is the black community–not whatever the white people are doing to our community. Which brings me to my next point.
Whenever someone brings up these things within the black community that are affecting the black community, can ya’ll stop saying that “white people do it too.” That’s an excuse to keep justifying the detriment. Don’t tell me that there is more “white-on-white” crime–cause, duh! There are MORE white people. Don’t tell me that white people commit these same crimes, because that’s not stopping us from doing it, nor does it have the same effect on our community.
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With us being such a small percentage of the American population. We can’t afford to have statistics like these…
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So please refocus on your own community, instead of marching when some high-profile case hits the news. Place the blame where the blame is due. Theodore Wafer could have had no rational reason to fear Renisha McBride–and even if she was completely innocent, there are countless amounts of other black people who perpetuate stereotypes that instill fear not only in white people..But black people as well. Trayvon Martin could have been minding his own business with no intentions on causing trouble–but he was judged because of his brothers..the one’s who destroy their own communities daily; the one’s who slaughter their own people over a nice shirt or a cell phone. His brothers have planted a seed of universal FEAR. And even if the fear is unreasonable and completely made up–WE give them all of the evidence they need to keep the fake fear an issue.

Beyonce feat. Nicki Minaj—(Infiltrated by Kimberly Denise,) FLAWLESS REMIX

So, earlier this week, Beyonce pulled another fast one and dropped the remix to flawless, featuring Nicholas Mirage, herself. It was something that many fans expected, but everyone was genuinely surprised by.

The song began as the first one did, then changed into some gutter, “bish I wish you would,” rendition of the original version. Needless to say, every last human that listened to it, now suffers from male-patterned baldness. It was just that real.

Mama did her verse, and addressed the situation in the elevator with her husband and solange by saying, “Of course sometimes shit goes down, when there’s a BILLION dollars on an elevator.”

Then repeated it for those who didn’t understand that money was on that elevator and nothing else is your business. NOTHING! lol

Then…In queenly fashion, she invited Nicholas on the track on a first name basis–essentially letting you know that IT IS TIME.

“Onika…”

So Nicki jumps on the track and gets you together, like she used to back in her mixtape days. Called herself the  queen of rap and addressed “Queen Bey,” and ended the verse in regular Nicki fashion..

Oooh but it doesn’t end there.

Those two gave us the remix and we were all happy–then a couple of days later, Lil Kim got her postpartum ass out of her bunk bed and decided to record her own verse on the remix, with the intentions of it being a diss track.

Now typically, when people do things like this–they use the beat and make their own track. But Kimberly Denise decided to cut the last sentence of Nicki’s verse off and start her own rant of remy velvet and ridiculousness.

This was by far one of Lil Kim’s most pressed moves. Like, no one invited nor addressed you on this record..and HOW DARE YOU, infiltrate Beyonce’s song to continue a beef that you were essentially in alone. Nicki hasn’t thought about you–ESPECIALLY when Remy Ma just got out of jail. and is in the process of hopping on a track with her.

Then Kim was on the track talking about her head game, as if she is able to move her lips after all that plastic surgery–girl bye! Roscoe Robot needs you….or whatever her baby’s name is…