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Dear White People | S1 RECAP

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So this weekend I was in a deep hibernation as I thought about all the things going on in the world. I finally had a chance to catch up on Dear White People.

By the first episode, I was hooked. Samantha played by Logan Browning did everything she was supposed to do. Logan played the hell out of this role for a like of better words. I tried my best to remember that she played Jelena Howard on Hit The Floor. Two totally different people. Logan served Sam’s character right.

Lionel Higgins is bae. His character is everything that I am. We can expect a video of the importance of his character later this week. Lionel is played by the incredible DeRon Horton with his…. let me stop. Deron also played in Burning Sands as Square and he owned his character. Not sure if DeRon is a part of the LGBT community or not but…. I’m not feeling individuals who identify as heterosexual playing a queer character. #RepresentationMatters

I think CoCo was my favorite character of all. I understood her importance when the dove into her upbringings. Antoinette Robertson plays the role of Colandrea Robertson aka Coco. A beautiful black woman who is ashamed of her blackness and wants to fit into white spaces.

Now that I’ve gone over some of my favorite characters let’s talk about the importance of this show. Discussing hypocrisy that black students experience while attending a PWI (Predominately White Institution). This series is truly For The Culture. Get into my recap of the complete series below and tell me what you think.

 

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Chadwick Boseman Passes Away At 43

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Actor Chadwick Boseman, best known for his role as King T’Challa in the box office smash “Black Panther” passed away from colon cancer Friday.

The actor was first diagnosed with stage 3 cancer in 2016, but remained active in his career with much of his work being released post-diagnosis. A statement from his family confirmed that he continued to work despite his cancer progressing, befitting a man who brought America’s first Black superhero to the silver screen. 

As the news of the actor’s death spread, many took to social media to share their condolences. 

The tributes continue to flood in as news of his passing continues to ripple through. Read the official statement from his family below.

“It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman.

Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV.

A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy.

It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther. 

He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side.

The family thanks you for your love and prayers, and asks that you continue to respect their privacy during this difficult time.”

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When White Privilege Isn’t Enough to Get Into USC: Lori Loughlin Sentenced to 2 Months in Prison

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Actress Lori Loughlin was sentenced to two months in prison today for her role in the college admissions scandal. If you haven’t followed the 10-month-long saga, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli, a fashion designer, plead not guilty to a bribery charge in a college admission scam back in 2019… Because white privilege just isn’t what it used to be.

The two later plead guilty to paying William Rick Singer, the mastermind, $500,000 to guarantee their two daughters a spot at the University of South Carolina.

Loughlin’s sentence came several hours after her husband’s five-month sentence. According to the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Giannulli’s five-month sentence also came with a whopping fine of $250,000 and 250 hours of community service.

“[Giannulli] engaged more frequently with Singer, directed the bribe payments to USC and Singer, and personally confronted his daughter’s high school counselor to prevent the scheme from being discovered, brazenly lying about his daughter’s athletic abilities,” US Attorney Andrew Lelling of Massachusetts said in the memo released on Tuesday. “Loughlin took a less active role, but was nonetheless fully complicit, eagerly enlisting Singer for a second time for her younger daughter, and coaching her daughter not to ‘say too much’ to her high school’s legitimate college counselor, lest he caught on to their [fradulent activity].

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Megan Thee Stallion Confirms Tory Lanez is the Assailant, in Shooting Incident, “Yes, you shot me.” [VIDEO]

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Tonight, the Texas hot girl, Megan thee Stallion, dropped the bomb, naming Tory Lanez as the assailant in the alleged shooting. 

“Yes, you shot me” the “Savage” rapper said on Instagram live. “And you got your publicist going to the blogs lying and shit.”

“I tried to keep this off this internet, but you tried it” she said before recounting the moment that he shot her. “I was walking away.” 

Earlier TMZ reported that The L.A County D.A’s Office is considering filing assault charges against Tory Lanez for the alleged shooting. 

With Megan’s broken silence and the incident being investigated, Tory may face jail time.

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