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R. Kelly Under Investigation by Georgia Authorities

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On the heels of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary, Georgia officials are investigating R. Kelly’s history of abuse. Searching for information, investigators have turned to survivors of the singer’s cruelty.

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Giving shape to long-suspected truths, survivors of R Kelly’s atrocities have provided insight into his abuses. Their experiences shared with the world, the public is now demanding justice on their behalf. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has reported a massive public outcry following the airing of the 6-hour Lifetime series.

Launching a criminal investigation against R. Kelly, the D. A’s office is looking for information from anyone who may have worked with the 51-year-old while in Atlanta. Officials are requesting information from anyone who lived in the Atlanta mansion, featured briefly in the final episode.

Officials have reached out to families and survivors such as Asante McGee, who toured the home during the documentary. The attorney for Jocelyn Savage’s family, whose daughter remains in R. Kelly’s grasp, has been contacted by the chief investigator and remains fully cooperative.

Individuals that have any information regarding acts that have taken place inside R. Kelly’s house of horrors can contact the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office with their leads.

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ABC Finally Releases ‘Black-ish’ Episode That Was Shelved 2 Years Ago

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The recent uprisings have made clear that Black people aren’t just looking to name their issues, they want sustainable change. I reported on the reactions to Kamala Harris’ recent good-fortune. People are realizing that, even if you check off all of the “representation” boxes, you’ll still have to actively push back on the ways in which a person may have caused harm. The problem is that racists are going to take that opportunity to attack the most vulnerable of us. The same can be said of Black-ish, especially the recently released episode, “Please, Baby, Please.”

Kenya Barris is annoying. Everything he does finds a way to be annoying to me. He’s not a good writer. His shows are not written to be insightful, smart, not even bingeable. But how is that true if the ratings are always high? Well… White people.

Black-ish, and all of its Fool-ish spin offs, are written like after school specials. It’s a universe of poorly-scripted Blackness. It puts it’s characters in these ham-fisted situations, exaggerates their personalities, and then uses these personalities to make a “point”. Most of the Black people I talked to, some whose lives were word-for-word relayed on the screen, kind of liked the novelty of the show in the beginning, but lost interest after a while. That’s likely because they weren’t getting anything out of the show’s messages. These “points” were our lives and we already knew they existed. But White people didn’t. The same can be said of Kamala.

Kamala Harris is the kind of person that White people have never really seen. They think of us as unintelligent, under motivated, and incapable. I don’t really give a fuck, but the White people do. They are surprised, some excited and others appalled, to find that we’re somehow not all they thought we were. So Black-ish and Kamala is something new for them to explore. And watching this latest episode has made it clear that Kenya Barris understands this.

On the flip side, the Whites who are offended by our very existence put us in a moral dilemma. Either we let members of our community be publicly attacked or we step out and defend people and television shows that are harmful. That was the case with this episode. ABC pulled it from the line-up and we all jumped to its defense. In watching the episode, I feel conflicted about my old defensive tweets. Of course I couldn’t have known, but this episode does nothing for Black people. It even leaves room for people to be against Colin Kaepernick and it makes “White pride” seem like a legitimate conversation. Shouts to Yung Miami cus ion like det. The fact is, though, it wasn’t written for me. It was written for White people who actually do see these as quandaries. They need to be taught these things and need answers to these questions. And Kamala makes them feel good about themselves.

The point of the matter, here is that we’re going to be drowning in moments like this. These moments in pop culture and politics demand some critical thinking skills. But they aren’t really for us. They’re for White people. So keep marching, signing petitions, doing what needs to be done to have your voice heard, because it’s your voice that matters. Not the voices that the media and politicians allow to be heard.

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CeeLo Green Is In Women’s Business

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CeeLo Green has decided that Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion have gone too far. Their lewd and lascivious lyrics have gone too far. B-b-but, CeeLo, you have to understand that artists should be allowed to say certain things to get certain points across. You know, like making an entire song called “Fuck You”.

CeeLo was sat up looking a mess with Christina Aguilara for years. I doubt he ever stepped to her about being a 16 year old who was singing about “rubbing her the right way”. I didn’t see his dome glistening over Lil Wayne’s “Lollypop”. I’m sure he was fine with all the foul, downright evil, language Ice Cube used in “No Vaseline”. Jennifer Lopez has made an entire career off of shaking every last dime out of the little bit of bootie she has. At the end of the day, it seems like he only has anger for a single group of women and their sexuality.

I’d also like to remind you all that he and his angry eyebrows were charged some years back for drugging a woman.

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‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ star Candiace Dillard Makes Fatphobic Comment Towards Blogger and Suggest That He “Drop Dead”

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*deep negro spiritual sigh* There are very few things that truly anger me. Somehow, Candiace, a woman whose mouth seems to get her beat up often, has found one of those few buttons with her latest statement.

So, here I am, minding my fat ass business when I see this:

Rumor has it that she was talking about Kyle from The Black Socialites. It really doesn’t matter who she was talking about, but I guess we’ll never know because she didn’t have the courage to say a name. She did have the courage, however, to talk about her involvement with “plots” against other cast members. She was able to talk for two hours, under the glow of her pale husband’s flickering TV screen, about absolutely nothing of substance.

There are uprisings happening, a pandemic happening, but she’s worried about “plotting” in the DMV. We just passed the 6th anniversary of Michael Brown’s death. That’s in her backyard. That’s a pain that she should be deconstructing. Instead she chooses to attack a fat Black man who is working hard to bring her show press.

I’ll end with the victim’s words, and we can all go back to not knowing Candiace exists:

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