As the mother of a young child, I am always worrying about what he’s exposed to and how he sees himself. The television programming that we allow him to watch (other than the occasional episode of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles lol) is always educational. If at all possible, we prefer the images he sees to be relatable to him in some way. In that regard, Sprout is already one of our favorite networks for him to watch, but learning that the 24-hour preschool TV network teamed up with NBC News’ Peacock Productions to produce a series of vignettes that celebrate Black History Month made me love it even more.
Who would have thought that in 2016 we would still be fighting against racism, classicism and the continued disregard for the talents and contributions of black people to the world. In fact, the fight for equality seems just as prevalent in 2016 as it was in 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain on a balcony in Memphis, Tennessee. Yesterday was a day to honor him. It was a day to refocus on his dream and what needs to be done to keep it alive. It was a day where entertainers including comedian Chris Rock, actors Harry Belafonte, Octavia Spencer, Michael B. Jordan, musical artists India Arie, J. Cole, Jussie Smollett and numerous others joined hundreds of people to pay tribute to Dr. King and other civil rights leaders. The event touted as “#MLKNOW” was sponsored by Blackout for Human Rights and the Campaign for Black Male Achievement and was held last night at the Riverside Church in Manhattan where Dr. King delivered his historical sermon opposing the Vietnam War in 1967.
Where my NE fans at?!?! (Raises my hand HIGH lol) If you’re a die hard New Edition fan like you me, you’ll be happy to know that the story of the iconic “boys to men” singing group will be chronicled in a 3-part miniseries that will hit the small screen in 2016. BET has announced that it will produce the biopic that will highlight to musical journey of Michael Bivins, Ralph Tresvant, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill and Ricky Bell. No you didn’t read that wrong…I didn’t say Bobby Brown.
Last night BET aired it’s annual awards show and I must say it was one of my favorite of the show’s fifteen year history. I honestly can’t say that I HATED any particular moment or performance like I have in the past. However, there were a few moments that were definitely chatworthy lol. Check out our top 6 chatworthy moments from last night’s show below in no particular order.
It’s about to do down! If you’re not sitting in front of the tube June 28th you will be missing what BET is describing as one of the network’s best awards shows yet. The 2015 BET Awards buzz is already building as today’s hottest stars touch down in Los Angeles in preparation for Sunday night. If you wanna know who will be front and center at this year’s show, you can just set up shop at LAX and watch all the celebs arrive lol. If you can’t do that, here’s the scoop.
The man that I call “The People’s Champ” has proven once again why he deserves the title. Back in 2013, Washington Township High school student, Cierra Bosarge, wrote the rapper asking him to attend her high school graduation. Cole responded to Cierra assuring that he would be there as long as she got accepted into a four year college by then. Fast forward to June 2015, Cierra met Cole’s condition and got accepted into a few four year institutions!
Lebron James has every right to be confident in his basketball abilities. The Cleveland Cavaliers Forward has been arguably called the best player in the world since he catapulted to NBA stardom. However, please take special note to the fact that I used the word “argueably”. In the eyes of hoop fans, “The King” has yet to win an NBA championship without significant “assistance”, something the other players often mentioned in “best player” convos have all accomplished. Yes, Michael Jordan had Scottie Pippen and Kobe Bryant had Shaquille O’Neal, but any HONEST basketball fan will admit that both Jordan and Bryant shouldered most of the weight on their way to championship success. The argument is that the two titles he currently holds with the Miami Heat were not shouldered by him in the same way as the players above. With guard Kyrie Irving out due to injury, this year was the year to prove the naysayers wrong.