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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 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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Brandy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte and Yo-Yo Performing “I Wanna Be Down” Was Everything!

I did not watch the BET Hip Hop Awards last night because I forgot and nobody reminds me of anything anymore (*side-eyes everyone*). Plus I had work to do. I’m catching up with some of what I missed (amen, YouTube) and I got my entire LIFE with the performance that …

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Kaboom Makes a Blue Ivy Hair Joke and Everyone Lets Her Have It

On Monday’s edition of 106 & Park, Karrueche Tran, Chris Brown’s (maybe he feels like it today) girlfriend of far too long (remember when he dumped her for Rihanna? Well, the 1st time) made a joke about Blue Ivy’s hair. Basically on some “my parents don’t comb my hair” cheapness. No …

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The 5 Stages of Watching Scandal

It’s been two and a half months since the Scandal season 2 finale episode left us all unable to deal. We wailed in despair for Scandal’s summer neglect, wondering what we were going to do to occupy our time and cope with the withdrawal. Chile, the struggle for us Gladiators …


Scandal is Coming to BET. Rejoice, Gladiators!

BET is on a mission to get itself together in 2013 and I ain’t mad about it! It was announced that reruns of the first 2 seasons of Scandal will start airing on BET in August. And when season 3 kicks off, episodes will show on BET 8 days after …


The 2013 BET Awards Killed TURNUP and Charlie Wilson Brought the House Down

I never miss the BET Awards because even when it’s bad, the tweets make it afun to watch. But this year, it actually wasn’t that bad. And for BET, that means it was a good show.  I missed the first hour of the show so I’m gonna act like those …

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Mara Brock Akil’s ‘Being Mary Jane’ is a Good Look for BET

Yesterday, I attended the Chicago screening for Being Mary Jane, BET’s latest original series, written by Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends). I was pleasantly surprised at the good time I had, so lemme tell ya about it. I won’t give away any plot points you can’t find out in the show …

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BET Still Owes Us an Apology for Cita’s World

In September 1999, BET introduced us all to Cita’s World, a TV show hosted by a computer-generated character named Cita. Cita wore cropped tops, a miniskirt and her hair was gelled down with a part. LAIDT like lowered expectations. On complete virtual reality hoodrat status. She was basically a walking …

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The 2012 BET Awards Was Surprisingly Good. They Did Whitney RIGHT

For the first time in a while, I can truly say that BET did a good job with one of their programs. This is high praise, seeing as how I’ve wanted to just fight their team during past award shows. This year’s was actually really good and I enjoyed it, …