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Chris Rock Shouldn’t Boycott the Oscars. I Wrote Some #OscarsSoWhite Jokes For Him

The pressure for Black celebrities to boycott the Oscars is here, yet Chris Rock was hired to host this year’s show. Even Tyrese threw his hat in the ring, publicly asking Chris to step down as host. Sir, were you even invited? Did you even get a ticket? How did you get here? …

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My 2016 Golden Globes Recap: Live-tweets Edition

The Golden Globes does not have a reputation for being super exciting but it kicks off awards season and often, we have Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosting so we’re excited to see them. This year, Ricky Gervais hosted, and he spent the entire time drunk and seemingly angry about …

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Regina, Uzo, Viola and The Blackest Emmy Awards Ever

I (and countless others) have spent years complaining about the monochrome Emmy Awards (read: my post on 2013 Emmy Awards Embodied TV’s White Problem). It is usually a show that is white people giving other white people every award, and the audience is sprinkled with a few Black and brown …

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The 2015 BET Awards Did My Youngold Heart Some Good

On a scale of the Oscars to I Don’t Even Mind That Much That This Show is Longer Than Some Marriages, the 2015 BET Awards was an 8. I looked at my recaps of past years’ BET Awards and I saw that I’ve actually really enjoyed most of them. It …

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Black Girls Rock 2015 Was Everything: Recap with (Mostly) Full Quotes

Black Girls Rock is awesome for the mere fact that it creates space for the celebration of Black womanhood, Black girlhood, Black femininity and Black girl magic. The organization (and show), created by Beverly Bond, takes time to honor us on a grand scale and that by itself is incredible. …

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My Thoughts on the 2015 Golden Globes

The 2015 Golden Globes was aight, entertainment-wise. At this point, my barometer on how entertaining a show was has been lowered considerably. On a scale of 1 to Listen to Tom Cruise talk about religion, it was at level “At least I didn’t wanna slide out my chair halfway through.” …

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My 12 Thoughts on the 2014 Soul Train Awards

Last night was the airing of the 2014 Soul Train Awards, which taped last month. How did we know? Because pictures got out and we all saw Devante from Jodeci rocking a meatball on his head. I don’t know how I’m supposed to have peace when he’s walking around like …

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So I Watched the 2014 Emmy Awards Last Night: Recap

All the award shows are starting earlier this year. Sheesh! Last year, the Primetime Emmy Awards happened on September 22. What’s all this rush for? Ennehweighs, this year’s show was hosted by Seth Meyers and he killed (in a good way). His opening monologue was actually hilarious, and that is …

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The 2014 VMAs Reminded Me That I’m Getting Old

Fall TV is starting already and we still got 1 month of summer. The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, which is usually in September happened last night at the Inglewood Forum. Within 15 minutes of watching the red carpet, hosted by Sway and a slew of skinny white girls I’d …

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10 Reasons Why the 2014 Academy Awards Were the Best EVER

The 86th Academy Awards were the best I’ve ever seen and I am so pleasantly surprised. Could this be the beginning of the end of the snoozefest tradition? Let’s hope so. I said I was only watching the Oscars to see if Lupita won and to see some of Ellen’s …

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