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Whites Gon’ White: Interloper Michael Rapaport Is Back to Telling Black People When and How to Resist

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One of the many things I both love and abhor about Black people is our penchant for letting any and everybody into our culture. One feature on a rap song, a #BlackLivesMatter tweet, or a cute 90s-inspired bop are all it takes to receive the illustrious invite to the proverbial “cookout.” And no matter how many times our alleged allies disappoint us (because they always do), we continue to keep the gate open.

One of the many things I both love and abhor about Black people is our penchant for letting any and everybody into our culture. Click To Tweet

And when you leave the gate open, the trash will blow in – the trash in this instance being Michael Rapaport. ‘Who dis white man,’ you ask? If you dig deep, deep, DEEP into your memory bank, you may remember him making cameo appearances in some of your favorite Negrodian films. I specifically remember him as Remy, the racist-outcast-skinhead-murderer in Higher Learning. At some point, Black people adopted Rapaport, perhaps for his affinity for Hip-Hop culture and music? He did direct the critically acclaimed HBO-documentary about popular rap group, A Tribe Called Quest. That’s my best guess because for the life of me, I have no earthly idea when or why he got tossed in the mix during the draft.

What I do remember, however, is Michael Rapaport’s tweet directed at Black football players who decided to kneel in protest to bring attention to high instances of police brutality faced by marginalized communities.

So, in today’s Whites Gon’ White news, Michael Rapaport is trending for being all in the Kool-aid without knowing the flavor. This past Super Bowl Sunday when Black people (rightfully so) were minding their own damn business on Twitter and remembering all the great things Janet Damita Jo Jackson has done for the culture and entertainment using the hashtag #JanetJacksonAppreciationDay as a form of resistance against the halftime performance of newly White-ified Justin Timberlake, Rapaport hopped his ass on the hashtag to not only disparage Janet Jackson, but to insinuate that people (meaning Black people because we were the main ones frustrated) need to stop making everything an issue. As if everything ain’t already an issue when it comes to Blackness.

And the MOST frustrating thing of all is that Rapaport could have said nothing. He could have muted the hashtag and kept right on tweeting about the game and his love for his White homeboy Justin. Shutting the fuck up is free, always has been, always will be. But oh no, that’s too much like right. God forbid, a White man, walk by a moment where he and his whiteness are not centered. He saw that Black people, particularly Black women (catch) were having a good time on Twitter, and he felt obligated to come in like the White, wet blanket that he is.

God forbid, a White man, walk by a moment where he and his whiteness are not centered. Click To Tweet

Fuck you, Michael Rapaport and your bad skin and your wide, crooked nose.

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Su-I-(De)-Cide

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Su-I-(De)-Cide. Really?! Are you deciding to commit suicide when you let yourself become just “one of them?”

Budding author Olivia Thompson thinks so as she takes us on a journey to discover what “living” means when who we are is pre-determined by everyone and everything that came before us. In her four short stories, we meet Zaba, a college-bound student fighting against social stigmas after learning her best friend is HIV positive; Raven, who does anything to force a drug dealer to feel the consequences of his choices; Kiyomi, who struggles to survive each new day, and; a nameless character who can be anyone of us in the midst of conflict. Through these stories, we learn that life is a beautiful experience, but it also has a habit of breaking people.

Although Miss Thompson began writing at three, this is her first publication. Born with a stutter that made her afraid to speak and the victim of bullying, she dove into creating imaginary worlds where characters used a voice she was too afraid to use herself. Behind the desktop, she was in control. Yet, as she got older she learned that no one is ever in control, and her imaginary worlds took a different turn.

Her debut title, Su-I-(De)-Cide, is available now on Amazon!

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On This Day, A Legend Is Born: Chrissy Teigen & John Legend Welcome Baby Boy

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Earlier this morning Chrissy Teigen broke the news that her second child with singer, John Legend, was born.

The couple already has a two-year-old daughter named, Luna, and now she has a little brother. While we don’t know the baby’s name yet or even seen a picture (taking notes from Beyoncé I see), we congratulate Chrissy and John for expanding their beautiful family.

(From left to right) Chrissy Teigen, Luna, & John Legend

Look at this adorable video John posted on Instagram calling the baby!

With #GoogleDuo, I can video call with my son before he's even born! #ad

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Here’s what Twitter had to say about the announcement:

 

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#MuteRKelly vs #TurnRKellyUp

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In retaliation of the Mute R Kelly campaign, which was launched because of the inhumane treatment of women, many of which who were under the legal age of consent, in an alleged sex cult and harem, Kelly has been accused of running for many years.

Kelly has launched the Turn R Kelly Up movement. Over the weekend during his show in North Carolina, Kelly gave out t-shirts and briefly addressed the crowd, with what appeared to be a “woe is me” cry for support.

 

Watch the plea here:

Kelly has been accused of sleeping with teenagers for years. He was first accused of marrying singer Aaliyah when she was only 15 years old, that marriage was annulled. He was then accused of sleeping with singer Sparkle’s niece, while she was only 14 years old and making the infamous sex tape, in which his reputation for giving out golden showers precedes him to this day.

Quite frankly, Kelly’s reputation overall is absolutely horrific. There are countless stories regarding how Kelly has a God complex because he has been able to get away with a lot of sick and twisted acts, with little to no repercussions.

Kelly Was Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

The singer was arrested in June of 2002 on child pornography charges, he posted $750,000 bail but then was arrested again in January 2003 on 16 additional child pornography charges, when photos of a naked, underage girl were found on his computer.

In addition to the accurately depicted Pied Piper persona, Kelly has also severed ties with his brother, Carey Kelly, who he expected to take the fall for his devious behavior, in addition to singers Neyo, Jay Z, and countless others, because of his superiority complex.

Recently, celebrities such as John Legend, Shonda Rimes, Viola Davis have banded in the #TimesUp movement to mute R Kelly, which has resulted in music platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music pulling back on the promotion of Kelly’s music. His music will still be available, it just won’t be highlighted.

Kelly’s Team Jumps Ship

In addition, Kelly’s female attorney, publicist, and assistant have also jumped ship. This can’t be a good sign. I’m sure they know much more about the inner workings of what goes on with Kelly’s alleged occult, behind closed doors. They don’t want to go down with him, permanently ruining their name and reputation, by supporting a predator.

It truly appears that all of Kelly’s dirt and wrongdoings are about to catch up to him. Although there will always be those that turn a blind eye to the singer’s misdeeds because he is such a gifted artist (which is reflected in his sold-out performance over the weekend in Fayetteville, NC).

#ItsAboutDamnTime Movement

Soon and very soon we will be transitioning from #TimesUp to #ItsAboutDamnTime, and others that follow behind R Kelly will think twice before violating young, impressionable women ever again. Until then, we are waiting and watching, with popcorn in hand.

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