So I know, it’s been a long time. But as you know I’ve written a book and life happens. The site is still here and content is coming promise, so stick with ya girl.
This weekend wrapped up Black History Month, and what started great with Bey’s pregnancy announcement waned drastically but ended in an upswing we didn’t even know we needed. So here’s what you probably didn’t miss this weekend quickly recapped for your reading pleasure.
Get Out made money and hurt people’s feelings. Jordan Peele has struck gold with his new film. I still haven’t seen it so please no spoilers, but the film made more than $30 million its opening weekend. The story is apparently extremely relevant to issues happening now and scored a rare 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. If it wasn’t on your list of films to check it out it probably should be now.
Remy Ma commited a crime she can’t go to jail for. This weekend Remy Ma came straight for Nicki Minaj in her nearly eight minute long diss track ShETHER (the title is intentional and so are some of the lyrics, hey Nas). After one too many subliminals Remy responded. Saturday paused as the world (aka Black Twitter) listened, laughed and created memes. The world is still waiting for Nicki’s response, but I’m not holding my breath. If you’ve been living under a rock you can check it out here and get a few chuckles.
We got (some of) our things. Some because Denzel was robbed. The Oscars yesterday gave us some what we deserved. Our talented slayed the red carpet, were acknowledged and took home the coveted trophy. Real American hero Katherine Johnson was brought out with Hidden Figure stars Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer. Anousheh Ansari, engineer and the first Iranian in space, accepted an the Oscar for filmmaker Asghar Farhadi, speaking on number 45’s Muslim Ban. Taking home awards was the uber talented Mahershala Ali (the first Muslim to ever win an Oscar) and Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actor and Actress respectively. Moonlight won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Motion Picture (in an announcement that will live in infamy).
-Let the success of Mahershala and Viola remind you there is no deadline on success. Mahershala is an overnight success that was over a decade in the making and Viola is 51 winning her first Oscar.
- I personally need Viola to drop something, anything, for a Grammy win. She deserves EGOT status.
-Special shout out to Gary from Chicago, who is everybody’s uncle and made us laugh.
-The NY Times is fighting back the fake news and propaganda war 45 is waging against legitimate publications and media outlets. The Truth Is…
#ONTHESCENE at BuzzFeed’s Cocoa Butter We Gon’ Be Alright Black History Month panel. It’s always a good time to be in positive spaces and have productive dialogue. Check out CRWN magazine’s photos from the event and the live broadcast.