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“Ride, Sally, Ride” Scandal (review)

So.  Scandal is back. And I would just like us all to remember that the LAST time Scandal came on Beyonce then surprised us with a history making album.  So now I’m all anxious cause what if Bey…oh…wait…I digress.*clears throat*

I wasn’t supposed to do this tonight, but for the sake of the people….here we go.

-Oh. So Fitz and Liv just don’t care anymore, huh?

-BAY-BEE. Liv’s hair is LAIIIIIIIIIIIIID!!!!

-Oh, Sally. Sis.  You just…aren’t gonna win.  But…go ahead, hun.

-Ugh. I’m SO over Fitz and his hot and cold emotions. Liv should be too.

-HI JAKE.

-Wait. So Liv likes her dad now? Oh yeah. Cause her mom is the devil too.

-Oh, James. Poor, weak, naive, will never ever learn James.

-“The married man you’re sleeping with…” <—- He just called his daughter a whore to her face. Welp!

-“Spoke to me about how you taste….” <—- Almost forgot about that. Whew! No. 

-“The devil murdered my husband. He snuck inside me.” <—- Sally. SIS.

-WHY. IS. QUINN. STILL. ALIVE!?!?!?

-She’s still seeing Charlie!?

-Oh so she’s snatching kids now, huh? Aiight, Quinn. May your death be slow and painful. Slow. And. Painful.

– Liv and these coats….and never taking them off.  LOL 🙂

– WHEW! This is the second time someone has called Liv a whore to her face in this one episode. LOL

-The only thing about this cute little lunch, Mellie, is that people read lips. So……

-WAIT. Fitz and Liv.  What is this? He JUST kicked her out his office a day ago…and now….kissing on her in the middle of a sentence (which is hot, by the way but still)….

-Uhhhh HARRISON?  Oh.  Harrison. Ok.

– Oh wait!  LOOK AT JAMES! HA!

-YASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS Liv!  Use Jake!  Use him in every way you….oh wait… *clears throat*  Moving right along….

-Ohhh Daddy Pope is about to fawk some ish up.

-Oh wait!? Mellie’s gonna get her a boo!? I’m here for it.  It’s bout time.

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Read These Reactions to “My Brother’s Keeper” And Tell Me We’re In “Post-Racial” America

President Obama gave a speech about the new initiative for young men of color, “My Brother’s Keeper.”  Here are some of the highlights from the speech.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 And my personal favorite:

 

Yes.  We ALL have to work together.  ALL of us.  TOGETHER.  To HELP EACH OTHER.

 

However, some don’t see it that way:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My, my, my.  It is a FACT that young men of color suffer more than their white counterparts. That is a FACT.  This is an initiative to help these young men stay positive, get them connected with positive role models, succeed in their education, and not get caught up in the system.

And that is a PROBLEM?  That is racist?

Some say it excludes whites and females.  That is a LIE.  Pay attention.  He DIRECTLY said it is going to take ALL. OF. US. to do this.  No matter the gender, race, religion, etc.  ALL of us need to come together.

But.  There are SOME people who are scared of this kind of initiative because of the potential it has to actually work.  To those of you who feel that way?  I say…

 

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Sons & Brothers. Get Into It.

 

I saw this earlier:

So I decided to look more into it.

YESSSSSSSSS!!! A million times, YES!!!  From the looks of it, it seems like this is a result of the initiative President Obama addressed during the State of the Union address.  From The Root:

In his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama, in a relatively rare explicit mention of the race-related goals of a policy, hinted at a planned educational initiative to benefit “young men of color.”

“I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential,” he said in remarks on efforts to offer hands-on training, give colleges incentives to offer better value and ensure that “no middle-class kid is priced out of a college education.”

This is very much so needed.  From what I gather, Sons & Brothers is specifically happening in California, but we NEED to expand this.  This MUST be a NATIONAL effort.  Our young men of color have all the odds against them.  Encouragement, in all areas of life, is SO crucial for this demographic.

Here are a few others who have shown their support.

 

Also, according to Essence:

President Barack Obama will host a White House event Thursday to unveil his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative.

The new program, introduced in his State of the Union address, pledges to enlist foundations, businesses and leaders to make sure that every young man of color that is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to do so.

“I’m reaching out to some of America’s leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential,” said the President.

Mr. Obama plans to keep true on his promise to make 2014 a year of action by inviting foundation leaders, corporate executives and community leaders to Thursday’s event in an effort to get as much support as possible.

The event will be open to the press and will be streamed live onwhitehouse.gov/live at 3:25 PM EST.

Also, I am of the opinion that young men of color need to be guided, mentored, and interacted with BY men of color.  They MUST have this relationship with men who look like them and who can identify with their issues.  It is imperative that men of color get involved in the lives of the youth.

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Snoop Dogg Gets French Manicure

I actually don’t care HOW secure in your manhood you are, this just isn’t okay.  It’s not.

Don’t y’all dare let Snoop Dogg get you talked about.

I mean, there isn’t a reason why…or if it was a fluke…or what.  Just BOOM.  French manicure.

It’s beautiful tho.

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Paula Deen Tried It. Compares Herself to “that black football player” (Michael Sam)

In describing how it feels to try and get herself back together again after her racism peeked out, Paula Deen had this to say (Talking Points Memo):

“I feel like ‘embattled’ or ‘disgraced’ will always follow my name. It’s like that black football player who recently came out,” Deen told People Magazine in an interview hitting newsstands Friday, as quoted by The Wrap. “He said, ‘I just want to be known as a football player. I don’t want to be known as a gay football player.’ I know exactly what he’s saying.”

Sis. No.

More:

“It’s amazing that some people are given passes and some people are crucified,” Deen told People, as quoted by The Wrap. ”I have new empathy for these situations, though. My dad always told me, ‘Believe half of what you see and none of what you hear.’”

Paula Deen has learned NOTHING. But why should she?  I mean, all is going well for her and her new $20 million restaurant in Tennessee.

Tuh.

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