Category Archives: Enterntainment

Crispy Chicken, Fresh Lettuce…You Already Know

If you haven’t seen this video , you need to.

Here’s a great spoof by Bossip.com, shown to me by our great Prof. RMB

Asia Star goes in

What do you guys think? Is there anyway we can really believe that Mary J. Blige didn’t know something was wack about these lyrics,”Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing wrapped up in a tasty, flour tortilla”.  According to rumors, Blige earned an estimated $2 million for the ad. Other celebrities in the campaign, whose videos are still live on YouTube, include David Beckham, Jay Leno and, in Spanish-language ads, Salma Hayek and Sofia Vergara. Award-winning campaign writer and producer Thembisa S. Mshaka points out Burger King gave Blige the “short end of the chicken strip” making her “rude” and having her sell the unhealthiest item on the menu.  Mary J. told TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.” What did you think it was gonna look like Mary?

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I’m Feminist Enough to…

For those of you wondering what feminism looks like for women of color, check out this dope project by Shannon Washington that seeks to visualize a fresh face for feminism and demonstrate to our sisters (and brothers) the value of feminist thought in a way that’s simple, sexy, modern and easy.

Obama reading Where the Wild Things Are

Kicking off Easter in presidential fashion at the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, which the First Lady has turned into the hottest lawn-based activity since the Slip ‘n Slide, President Obama gets into character to deliver a reading of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are, which has been an annual tradition there since 2009. Check out this absolutely adorable video below!

Song of the Day: A Woman’s Worth – Alicia Keys

This is just a classic song with a positive message. Off of her debut album, Songs In A Minor, “A Woman’s Worth” is one of the first songs I ever heard by Alicia Keys.

 

In my opinion, it severed as the counter to the various sexist, male chauvinistic dynamics that ran rampant in hip-hop culture. Furthermore, the video itself provides commentary of the dynamics that exist with “Black” culture in the United States. Thinking about all of the women that I value in my life, I feel that this song helped to educate me on how to treat a woman. With all of the different spheres of the world in which female authority is constantly undercut, both in a social and professional sense, this song serves as a reminder that men and women should treat each other with a certain level of respect and compassion.

To all the ladies who are frustrated with men issues, remember what you are worth. To all the gentlemen who know how to treat a lady, keep doing what you’re doing (but always remember there is more to learn). And to all the guys who don’t know how to treat a lady… take notes.