November 21, 2014
Bill Cosby Married Camille in 1964 #noshade but… Which came first — disregard for marriage or rape? Allegedly…
Buzzing Opinion — No shade or victim blaming but William Bill Cosby married his wife Camille in 1964. So which came first, disregard for marriage or rape? How does one find herself in company of a married man? Something about situations explained in allegations against Bill Cosby seem suspect which probably explains how Cosby has escaped them all these years.
But here it is again, back in headlines and playing out in court of public opinion. Opinions swirl around Cosby and his alleged victims leaving some of us peeking around at Mrs. Cosby and her ever present stand by her man grin.
Mrs. Cosby, does your husband harm women?
We wonder if Camille Cosby has a serious iron clad confidentiality agreement, prenup, or have found her own existence in shadow of Cosby’s alleged and much talked about transgressions. Standing by an Mr. Cosby and his transgressions has long since been Mrs. Cosby’s identity, even with her own astonishing accomplishments.
Which came first — disregard for marriage or rape?
Again, not to blame victims, but the man has been married since 1964? List of victims show Cosby has certain preference and power which makes it difficult to excuse away allegations. In a vein of the chicken or the egg, we ask — which came first, disregard for marriage or alleged rapes? How is it women, one after another, found themselves in each situation — with this well known married man — known for transgressions?
It’s not like the women remained silent either. These stories surface, get buried, and surface again with each generation. Each time, Mrs. Cosby stands by her man. She doesn’t leave – not in the manner some would like to see. Does she stay like Hillary, for money and power?
Mrs. Cosby, does your husband harm women?
Watching Camille Cosby during tense moments in Associate Press interview was odd. There she sat with a grin plastered across her face — leaving us only to wonder what she was thinking. Who grants an interview in middle of a rape storm? Oh they presumed power and privilege would prevail. At least, according to Bill Cosby — the instructions were not to ask because they don’t answer that.
I’m not your average Scandal viewer. I kind of have a problem with a woman standing by a man where other women are harmed. Why can’t we get an answer?
What am I missing? Did I miss more of the code? Is this how it is done or was done in their day by their generation? Everybody just remains silent — let life reveal itself through comic routines?
“No no we don’t answer that,” said Bill Cosby to AP. We don’t? We don’t talk about rape allegations? We just talk about art? But art imitates life. What has been the need for us to watch the Cosby Show for decades? Speaking of integrity, which Cosby points out in the interview of the reporter, what about his and hers?
I’m confused. Something in me wants to say to Mrs Cosby, does your husband harm women?
The saga continues…
October 30, 2014
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October 27, 2014
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June 22, 2014
Debut – Don’t miss #DryerBuzzonWAOK Sundays. In our debut show we’ll buzz why men are mad at Meeks mugshot mania ans what “liking” the mugshot says about us. Plus why is it hard to believe #blackgirls run, golf, code and more. It’s all in what we choose to believe. Listen 4 to 7pm @WAOK.com
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- Visit to Center for Civil and Human Rights
- If Black People Said The Stuff White People Say…
- Central Park 5 Settlement
- Mug Shot Mania
Hair She Buzz
- Blackgirls run, golf and code – why do we need to brand it?
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Hair She Buzz: I am mad tired hurt exhausted sleep deprived and all cried out. What? You didnt know? | I’m a Woman
June 11, 2014
Hair She Buzz — I’m mad, tired, hurt, exhausted, sleep deprived, and all cried out. What? You didn’t know? Cause I’m a woman. As many love to put it — a strong black woman. Just once, I would like to fall like the chick in the weekly movie and have someone pick me up to carry me the rest of the way. Ain’t happening.
Every time a tear forms in my eye, I hear be strong. Nobody ever asks what’s wrong?
Thank God I take life in seasons. Already knew what was coming. Spring would be a rough season. People around me were falling apart. I was running from one to the other like a game of spinning plates. Black girls gotta be strong and ward off danger, hurt and pain. As Terri Williams says, “it just looks like we’re not hurting.” Well, I’m mad, tired, hurt, exhausted, sleep deprived, and all cried out.
I’m mad. By the time I got to the truth of the matter of the latest, only had only a couple of hours to pull the dagger from my heart and carve my way out of despair. Because life goes on. What a season.
I’m tired. If there’s a cure for this — I want it. Give me the pill — red blue — I don’t care. Put me back in the matrix. Too many glitches in this system — for strong black women — and not enough people giving any kind of consideration as to how we are impacted. There are no loving arms reaching around us.
I’m hurt. I know this is happening to you — and I look like I have solutions and will be stronger than ever — but it’s happening to me too. Do we have to do this now? Oh wait. I have no time. Dusts myself off.
I’m exhausted. After venting and tossing around hasgtag #GodGotJokes. I knew I had to pick myself up quick, before lightening struck me. I was becoming more and more angered. I asked myself, was I the person God wanted me to be — because that had to be the reason he took me out of the situation. God knows I’m an on-task on-point sister. For that kind of intervention, I had to be doing something wrong — oh right depriving myself. Saying one thing. Doing and accepting another.
I’m sleep and love deprived. Forgot I created hashtag #sleepwaterlove and people are following. Promised myself I wouldn’t compromise the equation. Balance was key. God won’t let us mask the task. We got to be fully in it. Putting my head to pillow at night deprived of sleep and love made me a fraud. Caused an unfamiliar ache that shouldn’t have been there. Time to go searching for answers and there it was — the truth.
I’m all cried out. This was my fall in the woods like the weekly movie. Unfortunately, when a black woman falls in the woods — it doesn’t make a sound. The I’s never turn to us. The me’s never turn to we. The she is on her own. Picking herself up, dusting herself off, and regaining her stride.
I rebuke strong. See me in these woods too. Feel my pain. Inquire about it. Take a moment to wonder how it affects me too. The world tells me — girl get up!
I turned to my favorite scripture on love to find a way back. Ran the test on all that I love and didn’t quite pass. But — the truth shall set you free. Coming out of these woods. This ain’t the trail I want to take.
Even though I’m mad, tired, hurt, exhausted, sleep deprived, and all cried out — I’m still patient and kind, but got to be honest — I do envy those who fall and get picked up. Meanwhile, I’ll keep running on my own strength.
To be continued… when I can say I’m out of the woods.
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May 21, 2014
DryerBuzz Entertainment Buzz — Politics: Last Chance to CHANGE America with Women | Midterm Election
Got a minute, then you’ve got time for a QuickBuzz from DryerBuzz.com – I’m Yalanda. Let’s get to the root of the story… the Obama story and women.
Are we headed for self destruction? Count it down — November 4th — time for women to hold the Obama administration, the house, senate, Governor’s mansion, state capitol, down to the dog catcher accountable. We are in the season of dog bites – no pun intended.
Time out for that tired speech from Obama administration about women and wage in a season of Breadwinning Women and Rise of Stay at home Moms. Can we move on to how more women than ever are fighting chronic health issues? Fighting from the brink of death to finding themselves in the pits of hell of debt. Thanks for Obamacare, but let’s make sure affordable healthcare has a leg and a legacy to stand-on after midterm elections.
Moms, we’ve educated our kids, now let’s make sure our midterm election selections set a path to a brighter future with less Student Debt and better Economic Well Being. This is not a love affair. This is war. Student debt burdens are weighing on the economic fortunes of today’s young adults — says Pew Research — reports also show a Record share of Wives are now more educated than their husband.
You’re a smart girl — now let’s vote like the voting block of women we’ve become. Spend the summer working and supporting choices. We hold the purse strings to American recovery. Women are the largest voting block in this country. Voting is only a small part of the process. Get to know candidates so they can get to know your demands. Let them know you’re more than a vote. You’re the brass ring holding their feet to the fire and we want accountability.
Obama administration has two years. Count it down. We’ve got enough Michelle Obama dresses and the arm muscles to prove. It’s time to be in that number — when women go marching in — to the polls — November — last chance to CHANGE America.
What say you? Let’s get to the route of the story. Tweet me @DryerBuzz or comment on @DryerBuzz.com
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May 19, 2014
DryerBuzz Entertainment Buzz – MJ Hologram Buzzing at Billboards
Got a minute, then you’ve got time for a QuickBuzz from DryerBuzz.com – I’m Yalanda. Let’s get to the root of the story…
What was your good, bad, and most buzzing moment from Billboard Music Awards? Aside from not knowing half the artists because the award show brings together many genres of music, it seemed to be a sleeper of shows for many other reasons — cause us to channel surf in between.
Most buzzing of course without a doubt was Michael Jackson (RIP) hologram performance to new music — so wrong – however 67% in a buzz poll say Buzz It vs Bash It. Having seen the Michael Jackson One show in Vegas as well as the touring Cirque show — I love Michael Jackson and the hologram in Vegas was off the chain — superb. Difference being — hologram in Vegas was to MJ’s older music. Seeing the hologram was sentimental. New music — not so much.
Billboard using hologram for MJ’s new song “Slave to the Rhythm” was hard to enjoy the sentiment. Does the technology make Jackson, who’s long since departed, a slave to the stage? Is the technology good or bad? Having already attended a paid hologram performance in Vegas, is this the future concerts not just for departed artists but artists to appear on several stages at one time. That’s how i envisioned holograms to be used.
What say you? Let’s get to the route of the story. Tweet me @DryerBuzz or comment on @DryerBuzz.com
May 14, 2014
DryerBuzz Entertainment Report with Yalanda P Lattimore – Was #naturalhair a boycott or gold rush? For whom?
Was movement of natural hair a boycott or a gold rush? It’s time to measure some results. Quickly, name five women who created legacies for generations to come with natural hair. Stuck at one? Tweet me your answer(s) @DryerBuzz.
For some it started as a boycott as the beauty industry changed ownership and $15 billion dollars began leaving our purses and communities each year. Natural meant making your own. Putting money back in your purse and even collecting from friends. Hobbies became businesses.
Was it to free our minds so the rest would follow. Save money? No! cause natural hair products cost way more than products used when relaxed. We created a trend, but did we create a legacy? Tomorrow, if there’s a new trend, on what can we depend? $15 Billion is what we spend.
How many women did we add to the Forbes list? Forbes kicked off Dr Dre who closed a 3 billion deal after finding out he only owned 25% of his company. So we asked was natural hair a boycott or a gold rush? For Whom? Did we even think about our legacy?
Answer these questions to get to the root of the story. I’m Yalanda with an A Lattimore and the a stands for always got that buzz at DryerBuzz.com #goneblogging
May 4, 2014
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Social media opens canyon of wounds from Mother’s Day to Father’s Day exposing pain caused by lifestyle decisions parents make (see example images). Effects left on children, now adults, fill social streams.
“single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.” Pew Research
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Hair She Buzz: Donald Sterling banned for life makes V Stiviano Harriet Tubman of the NBA | Clippers Freed
April 30, 2014
Banned for Life- It’s time to get the buzz behind the buzz as we WOW you with women for this editions of #HairSheBuzz — I’m Yalanda and Let’s get to the root of the story with DryerBuzz.com
Call her what you will – side chick — home wrecker — there are a few others floating around — but when you get to the root of the story, she’s the Harriet Tubman of the NBA.
What’s in the mind of an 80 year old billionaire? Racism, intolerance? They say free your mind and the rest will follow. V Stiviano, now ex-girlfriend of Clippers owner Donald Sterling freed his mind and his NBA team. The way we see it, Stiviano uncovered worst case of modern day sharecropping right under our noses in middle of NBA playoffs. As it stands in the aftermath of one conversation gone awry via tape, grown men, millionaires, seemed to be working for worst billionaire ever.
An investigation ensued to validate (what did i say) a recording surrendered or leaked where Clippers owner Donald Sterling expressed his opinions about associating and how his side chick associated with blacks, namely Magic Johnson, and other minorities. Reaction from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was swift, investigation short, results final — BANNED for life.
Commissioner apologized to list of great black players, then announced punishment handed down to Donald Sterling –banned for LIFE from NBA games, practices, facilities, or participating in business or personnel decisions. barred from governor’s meeting and league activities. Fined $2.5M Max allowed. Funds donated to anti-discrimination efforts.
Swift and final first actions by the new commissioner — making V Stiviano the Harriet Tubman of the NBA. It was like watching Amistad (notice we didn’t say Roots) or signing of the declaration of basketball independence. And get this, the actions of the commissioner, came down on the anniversary of the Rodney King verdict (RIP) — did Clippers avoid another quiet riot of wearing their shirts backwards. At post time, Donald Sterling vows not to sell his Clippers even Magic Johnson has expressed interest and other owners are ready to distance themselves from Sterling. Looks like a hostile takeover is in full swing. Should sterling keep the team? Banned for life — the man is 80 plus? They say the mean live long — and prosper. He’s enjoyed a number of decades feeding, clothing, and giving cars to Clippers. What’s a billionaire to do now?
As for V, now left dodging paparazzi on her front lawn and facing side chick lawsuit from Sterling’s estranged wife — we can say this — She did that! V Stiviano freed million dollars … we digress … #HairSheBuzz
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