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Us Movie: The Beauty of the End (No Spoilers)

March 21, 2019

(No Spoliers, but if you haven’t watched the trailers then you may want to read later.)

Have you ever put something down, like your keys and not remember where you put them? Let’s say they ended up on a counter in a room and you don’t know how they got there. You retrace your steps to try to remember, but you only have flashbacks of thoughts about when you put the keys down.

When the end credits began to crawl, I took a deep sigh. It was not a sigh of relief, it was a sigh of sadness. Don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t sad that the movie was over. I was sad because of the beauty of the ending and it was a beautiful ending. You may see the same beauty that I saw and feel the same sense of sadness—or more to the point, it felt like a hopeless dread.

That is the feeling I had when the movie ended.

I felt really bad for the family even though they are a cohesive team in protecting one another as best they could. I did not feel for Adelaide Wilson (Lupita Nyong’o) so much, but I felt just a feeling of future dread for the characters of Jason (Evan Alex), Zora (Shahadi Joseph Wright) and Gabe (Winston Duke). They are the true victims of the film and I grew to love them and empathize with them.

Sigh.

If you like stories, movies or books that leave you wincing at the thought of what will or could happen to the characters in the future, you will love the movie Us (2019).

Will they be ok? Are they ok? Maybe we should just accept that it’s ok. It is just a movie. It’s just a good movie.

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R. Kelly: The Crying Game

March 6, 2019
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I am not judging R. Kelly. His actions have judged him. R. Kelly’s guilt or innocence has been decided, by himself.

He doesn’t get it. He never will with his abusive tendencies, and yes, he is an abuser. I didn’t need to see the docu-series Surviving R. Kelly to understand that he has a problem handling and managing his attraction to underaged girls. Now, we are talking about the specific act of having a falsified document to marry a girl who is not 18 and did not have her parents sign a form of consent. You know who I am talking about. That is enough to know that he is an abuser. Full stop.

To the thousands of women out there, please watch this man’s behavior. Watch how R. Kelly behaves. It’s a tell-tale sign of someone who is covering his own ass. The tears, the dramatic behavior and the wild antics. Not a drop of sincerity.

If you date someone who acts like this…

Run!

Wendy Williams is back, but is the tea hot or iced?

March 4, 2019

Wendy Williams. She is back. According to all the gossip and tea sites and videos, there was something wicked this way comes with her life behind the scenes.

Nonetheless, she is back dishing the hot topics and spilling the tea — but is her tea hot or iced?

Wendy Williams talked just enough about her life and rumors about her to keep her fans quiet and happy with her answers. There was nothing in the stars to say she was going to spilling the beans about the gossip surrounding her, her health and family any more than she did. In all honesty, it was kind of refreshing to see someone attempt to keep a unified front with her man. Wendy Williams will not be embarrassed in public, at least by her own doing.

Let’s say she is seriously serving the same hot tea when it comes to celebrity news but when it comes to spilling her personal tea…that’s some iced tea with some fake sugar and tart lemon flavor. What I mean is, her lemon tart lips are tight. She is putting that fake sugar over her personal troubles, trying to sweeten up her fans into believing all is well and good. Not to mention, that iced-iced baby tea she served was flat and cold.

For Your Inspiration: Love Vivette

January 12, 2019

LoveVivette.com is an up and coming women’s clothing boutique that focuses Boho, Tomboy and Athleisure comfort wear and accessories and is loved by ladies in Europe and North America.

Lovevivette.com was launched on Black Friday of 2018.  Within the first week, LoveVivette.com sold out of 1000 pcs of it’s Boho-chic jewelry.  “We were selling out and running out of inventory and it was amazing and scary at the same time,” says M.L. Brun, Founder of LoveVivette.com

Now, Lovevivette.com looks forward to expanding their social media presence.  Between 500-1000 people visit Lovevivette.com daily.

Mindfulness Means Having Good Manners

December 19, 2018

In this world and at this time, something is missing.  The feeling is palpable.  Nonetheless, there are those that still believe in good manners and all that having good Manners embodies.  As we prepare to say goodnight to 2018 and say Good Morning to 2019,  I would like to say that its OK to have hope for the New Year to be one of personal growth and mindfulness.  Happy New Year.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT A NICE PLACE – NEW YEAR, NEW YOU.

The President Said What About Fredrick Douglass?

February 2, 2017

I must admit that I am laughing so hard right now. I’m having one of those “pee your pants” laughter moments because as I see it, it’s the best coping mechanism.  I know what you’re saying.  It’s not nice to laugh at others, including the president, when they don’t have a clue about what they are saying, but c’mon.

I learned a lot about Frederick Douglass in grade school and even more in high school and college. Mr. Douglass was a prolific author that made me feel as I was shadowing him in the experiences he wrote in his memoirs and narrative. I mean, I even attended Frederick Douglass Elementary School.

Does the president know that Frederick Douglass passed away in 1895?  I don’t think so.

“Frederick Douglass is an example of somebody who’s done an amazing job and is getting recognized more and more, I notice,” the president said.  Source

I, too, ask the same question that others asked when I read the president’s statement about Frederick Douglass.  After all, it is Black History Month.

“My first instinct was to go on the attack,” said Kenneth B. Morris Jr., Douglass’s great-great-great grandson. “I think it was obvious to anyone that heard [Trump’s] comments or read his comments that he was not up to speed on who Frederick Douglass was. We just thought that was an opportunity to do a history lesson and to make some points about what we’re currently working on.”  Source

220px-frederick_douglass_by_samuel_j_miller_1847-52Mr. Douglass has been at rest for over 100 years, folks. I am sure the president had some stellar education that probably included some American History….? You think?

I mean, I at least know that the only person wearing that Frederick Douglass ‘fro swag other than #Frederick Douglass was Samuel L. Jackson in #Unbreakable.

downloadDid the president confuse the two?

It’s plausible with all that has happened since January 20th, 2017.

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U.S. Election 2016: Why I Voted for Zuul from Ghostbusters

November 11, 2016

I want to start on a positive note.  I was warm outside today.

In other news, one of Bill Murray’s funniest lines from #Ghostbusters (ahem, the one and only) became a reality today and in some layer of alternate universe, Zuul is the new leader of the masses.  Honestly I would prefer to have Zuul for President of the U.S.- elect 2016 since I believe the campaign rhetoric of would have been palatable and on track.

I have never experienced a mass hysteria or dogs and cats living together- although pet owners have been forcing civility on their pet cats and dogs for some time.  Not that I blame you, but you can see the signs.

The mass hysteria is here and it is here to stay and for good reason.  The people on the ground have no idea what is going on with those fighting  “in the corner penthouse of spook central.”

I understand the fear is real.  I understand the tears from my friends and peers because with all kidding aside (for now), an alternate reality looks great to many people now.   I am surprised that the faces of many in the news look a bit puffed and red from crying.

What to do now?  Mostly, we move forward day by day.  Many live in fear that is now amplified.  We elected a man who brags about abusing women, who bankrupts his business and who is really talks out of his ass like a teen guy trying to convince a teen girl that he doesn’t need to use a condom because he was going to take care of everything when he has no clue about the realities of reality…and those are my issues with him.

What can we do now?  Is the helpless feeling in the pit of many stomachs real?  The feeling is as really as a hunger pang.

The country was hungry, but not everyone wanted the same main course.  Some people elected a man the temperament equivalent of a eggs bursting open and frying on a countertop in Dana Barron’s apartment others wanted to feast on their familiar meal they have not had in about 20 years.

Now, I was not a fan of the alternative presidential candidate, but when you are electing a president, a resume matters and the female candidate of 2016 at least had an idea of what to do.  Being a president is not a job where “on the job training available” should be listed in the in the job listing.

The country is hurting, but why?  We are supposed to be the most resilient people on the planet.  People wailed and protested and will be depressed for the next four years.  This checkerboard of our country is resentful and disjointed.  Honestly, I don’t know that it can be –or should be–forcibly healed.  For many there will be no solace and 11/7/16 was the last day of life as we know it.