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Cultural Appreciation: Guests Eating At The Cookout?

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It’s no secret all American music was derived from Blacks. Our uniqueness and forward thinking has carved a permanent seat at the world table as trendsetters. But when it comes to respect, why do we only receive table scraps?

From Bruno Mars to Adele, the world clearly wants black music. But…

In 1983, Michael Jackson had to fight for Billie Jean to air on MTV. And Beyoncé had resistance at the County Music Awards 2016. Both black artists had to deal with resistance against performing black music.

Bruno Mars has made no secret of who influenced him. Yet, there are some non-blacks (and blacks) in Rap making questionable comments in the Late Greats.

Collectively, I don’t think enough respeck is put or enforced on our name. Rap wise.

I tried to gather a hypothetically criteria for who should be allowed to rap. By the time I got done, no one would qualify. All of rap would have to be thrown away. There are generally no rules. Except one.

N word from a non-black is a big no no.

That’s it. You can beat your pregnant girlfriend. Knock black women and promote non-black women to Goddess status. Create a trail of legal tears. I’m not giving advice, permission, or knocking anyone’s past (my colorful past puts a rainbow to shame) just observing. Almost anyone can get in. No dress code for the Black Culture Club.

In a twisted sense, maybe rap is being colonized. Instead of the Mayflower, we were given the N!gger Navy.

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Perhaps, if those who borrowed from us marched and protested with us, it wouldn’t be so bad. White women became minorities off the Black Men’s Voter Rights. Immigrants ate off Civil Rights. Now it seems everyone is eating off Rap music.

Where do we draw the line in a genre full of outsiders? Do we give them all black pass? A seat on the N!gger Navy to a stadium full of more seats? Did the guests even bring a dish?!

Before anyone else gets a plate…who is in our backyard already eating?

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Wendy Williams Reveals She’s Been Living in “Sober Home”

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For years people scolded Wendy for never spilling her own tea. Well, here it is. Wendy Williams has been living in a “sober home” to quietly get treatment for a long unresolved addition to cocaine.

Revealing a secret known only to her husband, Kevin Hunter, Wendy says although she has always been candid about her cocaine use, she never sought treatment. The daytime television gossip queen shared with her audience that after each episode is filmed she goes to her Pilates class and then heads to several meetings across the city before ultimately returning to her group home. Driven by a “24-hour sober coach”, Wendy has been rooming at a facility where it’s “doors locked by 10 pm, lights out by 10pm.” Detailing her evenings, she says, “I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you.”

“It’s my truth.”

Over the course of her career, Wendy Williams has discussed her drug use multiple times. However, when it comes to how she stopped, Wendy says, “I never went to a place to get the treatment — I didn’t know how, except God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.” While she was seeking professional help for her addiction, Wendy said she did not confide in her other family members. As for whether her stay in the group home contributed to her absence from January to March 4th, we can’t be sure. A fractured shoulder and ongoing battle with Graves’ disease are credited as responsible for her extended break.

Wendy’s admission has been applauded by many who want to remove the stigma surrounding drug addiction discussions. Many have taken to Twitter to share their love and support for her. Recently, Wendy’s foundation partnered with an organization geared toward branching treatment and long-term recovery. She hopes that by being open about her struggle, other will be inspired to get the help they need.

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment or counseling for substance abuse, please contact the helpline at 1-888-633-3239 or visit drughelpline.org for further assistance.

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After Saying “F*ck Y’all” For Islamophobic Comments, Jess “Ain’t” Hilarious Offers Half Ass Apology

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Jess Hilarious finally offers an excuse to why she racially profiled 4 Sikh men while boarding a plane. The incident took place Sunday afternoon and after being called out Jess with the Mess & also xenophobia continued to post on her Instagram account as she didn’t have a care in the world. Sis responded to fans that by deleting comments and twerked on to the beat of bigotry.

Now she has a 4 Page Letter on her notes app that she wants to try to read in an Instagram video. Take a look at the video and tell us what you think.

Please don’t believe everything you see and hear, this is what it really is.

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Jess claims no PR manager helped her with it but you can believe your ass that executives over at FOX told her to get it together.

 

Do you think the apology was genuine? 

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J.K. Rowling Gets Dragged After Saying Dumbledore and Grindelwald had “Intense” Relationship

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JK Rowling must be taking her cues from Tumblr fan fics. In news that no one expected, JK revealed Dumbledore and Grindelwald were once involved in an “intense sexual relationship.” But fans are scratching their heads wondering why her characters are never openly gay in the films or the books.

Stemming from a thread that quotes the author, Rowling revealed she was “less interested in the sexual side.” Recent updates show that JK must be far more interested than she’s leading on and fans aren’t having it! The response to this new information has readers saying “Wingardium Leviosa” to her wig.

Chief among her fans complaints is the lack of queer representation in her novels coupled with her frequent highly sexual updates that serve as attempts to maintain relevance. In addition, her extra details frequently complicate what readers already know from the books. In September 2018, one reveal inadvertently made Neville Longbottom a murderer.

Fans of her beloved wizarding world have been shading her endlessly since the unwarranted reveal, but JK has yet to respond to any of the criticism.

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