We were first introduced to my favorite bad girl Judith Camille “Judi” Jackson (also known as The Voodoo Vixen) when she made her appearance on Oxygen’s “The Bad Girls Club New Orleans Season 7”. She then made an appearance on Love Games: Bad Girls Need Love Too, where she was victorious, and then Bad Girls All-Star Battle. Since then, Judi has kept busy turning her 15 minutes of fame into a brand; appearing in a few films, publishing her first fiction book, launching her vixen brand, and moving into her own home in Atlanta, Ga. Although, The Bad Girls Club is still airing, the show that was introduced to the world as therapy for young women who wanted to change their bad girl ways, has experienced a ratings decline over the last couple of years. I caught up with the budding entrepreneur and she shared her opinion on the once popular show’s rapid decline, her new ventures and more.
Black girls being “magical” is nothing new, but the celebration of what makes black girls so amazing is definitely on the rise. Who know how and where the #BlackGirlMagic movement began but it taken it on a life of it’s own and we’re with it…And so is Essence Magazine. Who better to add to the celebration of black girls than Essence? The iconic magazine has launched ‘ESSENCE Black Girl Magic‘ presented by Walmart in an effort to spotlight young women across the country who epitomize Black excellence.
Believe it or not, there are people (even some Black people), who don’t understand how and why racism still exists in 2016. Just as many are confused with its origins and are out of touch with the history of the physical enslavement of Black people. Misha Green and Joe Pokaski have created an original drama about slavery; chronicling the efforts of blacksmith, Noah, as he organizes a small group of his fellow slaves and crafts a plan of escape and freedom. Underground, executive produced by John Legend, will premier on Wednesday, March 9th at 10:00pm ET/PT on WGN.
Awards season is coming to a close, but not before BET payed tribute to “black excellence” in Washington, DC at this year’s BET Honors. The 2016 honorees were Lee Daniels (Television and Film Award), Mellody Hobson (Award for Corporate Citizen), Patti LaBelle (Award for Musical Arts), L.A. Reid (Award for Excellence in Entertainment) and Eric Holder (Public Service Award).
Last night, just at the 88th Annual Academy Awards lifted off, Fuse aired the All Def Movie Awards 1 hour special. The 1st annual awards show hosted by comedian Tony Rock was a star-studded event that brought out the best of black hollywood including, Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Tyrese Gibson, Sanaa Lathan, who won best actress for The Perfect Guy, and Ice Cube and O’Shea Jackson, Jr. who received the award for Best Picture for Straight Outta Compton.