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GIMME FIVE: Things Left Outta Straight Outta Compton

The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling in over $60 million in its opening weekend, its exemption of the women the rap group used and abused on their way to the top of the charts has not been winning rave reviews. We’ve rounded up 5 female events left out of the rap
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Spectre Star Christophe Waltz “open” to a black James Bond, but not really…

Christoph Waltz stars in the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, as the villain Franz Oberhauser. When asked whether he thought there would ever be an African American James Bond, Waltz said he was open to the possibility but then basically tried to make that possibility seem absurd by asking, “it wouldn’t make sense to cast Martin Luther King with a white man, would it?” Uh, yes, it would make sense Mr. Waltz, because Lin-Manuel Miranda cast black men as America’s founding fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the musical Hamilton, and it was a
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OVER IT: Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and The Confederate Flag

Blindie is not only over the racial shenanigans of Rachel Dolezal, #ByeRachel, the transition of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn and that damn racist Confederate flag, we’re also WAY over the media hype of it all. First of all, Rachel Dolezal presents herself as a pathological liar who is in deep denial of reality. This denial of reality includes her parentage, which leads us to question whether she is mentally unstable in some way or is rejecting her parents because of some type of abuse she was subjected to or witnessed. And what about those allegations of her biological brother, Joshua
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Gimme Five: Things We Love About Lee Daniels’ Empire

Okay, so we know this post is long overdue, but we were so caught up with all of the drama on Empire that we forgot to weigh in on it. So, without further ado, here is a round-up of the five things Blindie loves about Lee Daniels’ Empire, besides the obvious -like Cookie, and Gabourey Sidibe’s character saying her mom is white which is why her name is Becky: 1 – The portrayal of an African American family business! Yes, they’re dysfunctional, lying and cheating, but isn’t that typical of a successful family business. Sure the business was started with
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GIMME FIVE: Things Left Outta Straight Outta Compton

The musical biopic Straight Outta Compton directed by F. Gary Gray tells the story of the rise of the West Coast rap group N.W.A (Niggas Wit’ Attitude) and its members Ice Cube, Eazy E, Dr. Dre, DJ Yella and MC Ren. While the film was highly anticipated and well received at the box office, pulling in over $60 million in its opening weekend, its exemption of the women the rap group used and abused on their way to the top of the charts has not been winning rave reviews. We’ve rounded up 5 female events left out of the rap
Read More

Spectre Star Christophe Waltz “open” to a black James Bond, but not really…

Christoph Waltz stars in the 24th installment of the James Bond franchise, Spectre, as the villain Franz Oberhauser. When asked whether he thought there would ever be an African American James Bond, Waltz said he was open to the possibility but then basically tried to make that possibility seem absurd by asking, “it wouldn’t make sense to cast Martin Luther King with a white man, would it?” Uh, yes, it would make sense Mr. Waltz, because Lin-Manuel Miranda cast black men as America’s founding fathers, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in the musical Hamilton, and it was a
Read More

OVER IT: Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner, and The Confederate Flag

Blindie is not only over the racial shenanigans of Rachel Dolezal, #ByeRachel, the transition of Bruce Jenner into Caitlyn and that damn racist Confederate flag, we’re also WAY over the media hype of it all. First of all, Rachel Dolezal presents herself as a pathological liar who is in deep denial of reality. This denial of reality includes her parentage, which leads us to question whether she is mentally unstable in some way or is rejecting her parents because of some type of abuse she was subjected to or witnessed. And what about those allegations of her biological brother, Joshua
Read More

Gimme Five: Things We Love About Lee Daniels’ Empire

Okay, so we know this post is long overdue, but we were so caught up with all of the drama on Empire that we forgot to weigh in on it. So, without further ado, here is a round-up of the five things Blindie loves about Lee Daniels’ Empire, besides the obvious -like Cookie, and Gabourey Sidibe’s character saying her mom is white which is why her name is Becky: 1 – The portrayal of an African American family business! Yes, they’re dysfunctional, lying and cheating, but isn’t that typical of a successful family business. Sure the business was started with
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