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Cross Dressing Slave #MediaApartheid or future Hollywood blockbuster?

April 18, 2014

MediaApartheid — You did it.  You — the audience. This is the kind of ish you want to see from Hollywood on the big screen.  Hollywood dangled carrot in front of entertainment slaves and audiences ate every bit.  Awarded it. Marveled at it. Shared it. Idolized it. Gave up millions for it.  Now it won’t go away.  Hollywood has now searched history books and found it’s new attempt to put a man in dress — cross dressing slave  – in the story of  Henry Shackleford.

Don’t even act like you’ve ever heard of Henry “Little Onion” Shackleford, which Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith) will bring to life. Schools barely teach history let alone black history.  While “cross dressing slave” trends worldwide pouring into the wound of shame over slavery, let’s first realize the dress is said to have been a potato sack (neutral garb to slaves) as mentioned in following excerpt/interview from NPR. You should take a listen and put “crossing dressing slave” back in context.

9781594486340_custom-7634a3cafb37cbab43f07b8b8f14d29ef4d795f7-s2-c85A portrait of Brown and Frederick Douglass is at the heart of James McBride’s The Good Lord Bird, a new novel with an unlikely narrator: a 12-year-old Kansas Territory slave named Henry Shackleford. Brown liberates Henry after a confrontation with Henry’s master. He calls the boy — who has fair, curly hair and is dressed in a potato sack — Little Onion, but he thinks Henry is a girl, and to stay safe, Henry doesn’t contradict him. Listen & Learn with NPR

I’m inclined to believe Hollywood wants to make this movie for two reasons.  One, it redeems a white male (John Brown). Two, it will put a black man in a dress.  Here’s how the news is playing out in headlines across streams.

 

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Buzz from 2nd Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference | New Orleans

April 17, 2014

Live buzz captured from 2nd Annual HBCU Student Climate Change Conference, New Orleans.  Follow the Buzz | Live Stream Links

 

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ScandalFinale: Who’s fixing who? | Shonda Rhimes host #ScandalTWR chat | Gladiators ready to #BreakTwitter | Where will you watch?

April 17, 2014

Though Scandal receives mixed reviews for black girls behaving badly in their return to lead roles in a drama series, gladiators ready to set records for yet another multi-tv-gasmic #ScandalFinale.  What will be the fate of piggy piggy? What’s in the paternity test? Is Fitz the daddy, brother, or no relation? Is Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) still the fixer or has Mom and Pop Pope taking over?

Be prepared, viewer engagement could possibly #BreakTwitter – at least that’s the plan.  Such could be aided by chat hosted with Shonda Rhime, the shows creator.  Rhimes will host #ScandalTWR chat about writing for TV starting at 7PM ET/4PM PT.  @DryerBuzz will keep buzz flowing from Atlanta with #ScandalBuzz before during and after the finale.  Viewing parties planned throughout cities, but many say they prefer to watch from home alone, engaging online during commercial breaks.

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Hair She Buzz: Traumatized Orphan aka Reality Star Mimi Faust Linked to Sex Tape | #theClippings

April 14, 2014

Clipped from several sources: Appears traumatized orphan, failed matriarch aka reality star Mimi Faust wants to rise above by going lowest route she can find — a sex tape. What are we to say when America considers it’s worse as it’s royalty.  #HairSheBuzz

Post by TMZ.

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The Truth Behind Pharrell’s Big Year ~ ZACK’S TV & NEWS #theClippings

April 13, 2014

Clipped from www.zackstv.com

The Truth Behind Pharrell’s Big Year

POSTED ON SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014 BY ZACK THE PRODUCER

 

According to most folks in the media, this is the year of America’s hottest music producer Pharrell “Happy” Williams.

But Pharrell, 41, is only “new” to those who listen to pop music.

For over 20 years, the baby-faced entertainer has produced a countless number of hit songs for the music industry’s “elite” including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Usher, and Nelly.

In addition to making music for grown ups, Mr. Williams has recently tackled the “family-friendly” market by producing songs for “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2″ (which features the ultra catchy but sometimes overplayed “Happy” song).

This weekend, the Pharrell brand will receive more exposure as he opens up about his life in a few prerecorded interviews– one of which will be on “Oprah Prime” (airing on the talk show queen’s eponymous network.)

Yalanda Lattimore, editor of DryerBuzz.com,  offered a theory about why Pharrell is such a big name right now.

“As the old saying goes: ‘Family celebrates you when strangers celebrate you,’” Lattimore explained to Zack’s TV.

According to Lattimore, Pharrell’s new found appeal relates to the idea that one group may overlook a person’s gift until another acknowledges it. “The secret to success is to get strangers to like you,” she revealed.

Fans like Jeremy Horn are anything but strangers to the work of “Sk8board P.” The 29-year-old creative director for Chicago’s Swank PR agency helps develop the brands of new and current artists daily. Therefore, he knows what his clients need to possess that “it factor.”  In his eyes,  Pharrell is a true “musical genius” who creates songs that bring people together.

“What I like about Pharrell’s music is that it is colorblind,” says Horn. “He does not only produce Hip Hop music; he also produces a lot of music from different genres.”

Earlier today, Pharrell opened up to CBS Sunday Morning about who is the most responsible for his success: his teachers.

“Take all of my band teachers out of [my story],” he proposed. “Where am I? I’m back in Virginia.”

Based on his current success, Pharrell won’t have to move back to his home state anytime soon–unless that is what will really make him “Happy.”

#theClippings via The Truth Behind Pharrell’s Big Year ~ ZACK’S TV & NEWS.

Hair She Buzz: Beyoncé Dances Onstage with Solange at Coachella |Watch

April 13, 2014

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Watch Outkast Coachella 2014 Full Set #theClippings

April 12, 2014

VideoBuzz: Full performance from Outkast at the 2014 Coachella Music and Arts Festival, enjoy!

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Blogger Suicide: Karyn Washington For Brown Girls | #theClippings

April 11, 2014

To blog is to become voice of that which one champions.  Karyn Washington championed Brown Girls with her blog For Brown Girls.

FBG was created to celebrate the beauty of dark skin while combatting colorism and promoting self love! FBG was created to celebrate darker shades of brown- to encourage those struggling with accepting having a darker skin complexion to love and embrace the skin they are in. However, women of all shades may take away from FBG the universal and essential message of self love and acceptance.

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Creator of For Brown Girls Blog Reportedly Commits Suicide

The Root ‎- 6 hours ago

Karyn Washington’s work in the black blogosphere encouraged a generation of women to love their natural selves and live their best lives.

Karyn Washington: Black Women and Suicide | BlackDoctor

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10 hours ago – Karyn Washington inspired black women around the world to embrace the beauty of their blackness with the creation of her “For Brown …

Karyn Washington, Founder Of For Brown Girls, Passes At

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10 hours ago – We had the opportunity to talk to Karyn Washington, founder of the website For Brown Girls, and mind behind the project, #DarkSkinRedLip, on …

Atlanta’s Mayor Reed Confirms First Baby #theClippings | Follow the Buzz

April 3, 2014

Plenty of hot rumors this week with Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed all up in the mix. Actually rumors have been over heating for a while, but today brings some confirmation.  While this announcement should come as the social announcement of the year, it arrives amid much speculation. We clipped the buzz and the buzz behind the buzz.

Clipped from www.globalatlanta.com

The mayor, 44, confirmed Monday that Ms. Langford, 35, agreed to marry him while they were on vacation in the Bahamas last weekend. He also confirmed to the media that they are expecting their first child.

“I could not feel more blessed that she agreed to marry me, and we look forward to building a family together in the greatest city in America,” the mayor said in a statement March 31.

The above excerpt comes from an article posted via www.globalatlanta.com. Follow the Buzz

Buzz behind the Buzz #theClippings:  Obnoxious Report: Rumor Has It That Atlanta Mayor Muhammad Kasim Reed Will Soon Be Father–Sources Inside City Hall Say He Has Two Different Women Pregnant Simultaneously

SideBuzz: Since last year’s Mayor’s Masked Ball, many have said the mayor would be on a fast track to the alter.  Guess they were right. Now what about these other rumors.  Time will tell.

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Blogger Writes Book on Buzz | Get 27Answers to Create Buzz Signed and Delivered $9 plus S&H | by Yalanda P Lattimore, DryerBuzz.com

March 26, 2014

Veteran entrepreneur and blogger, Yalanda P Lattimore, answers 27 of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about creating buzz for business, blogging for business and nonprofits, with social media, networking, customers, and business.

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Yalanda P. Lattimore is the founding editor of DryerBuzz.com News Podcast and NetTV and owner of Sistributions Media. With two decades engaging niche audiences and helping entrepreneurs create buzz for their business, Yalanda moves into a new arena as an author and publisher.

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