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FYI’s Bride and Prejudice

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I’m not gonna lie, I watched the whole first season of Married at First Sight and part of the next season of their first year.

Yeah, I was watching TV instead of writing. What?!

Okay, maybe I could spend a bit more time in my feelings with my fingers on a keyboard.

But back to the point, FYI has a new show called Bride and Prejudice, not to be confused with the favorite Aishwarya Rai movie that is a take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

bride and prejudice

Nope. This one has modern day couples dealing with the racism or homophobia of their families.

To promote the show they used three different couples which they didn’t use in the show (what’s up with that). But at least the promo gave us the cute Raquel and Justin.

https://www.fyi.tv/embed/652493891539

They both do Muay Thai, they are both adorable. Maybe FYI will catch a clue and give them their own show, maybe in one of those little tiny houses they are always house hunting for people.

I guess if you watch it use the #loveislove and let’s get these cuties their own show.

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14 April, 2016 at 1:09 pm

Judith Hill on The Voice

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I have spoken about Judith Hill before.  She is a talented singer who needs to get more shine.  How can a sister with this type of talent not be a household name?

If you still are unaware of this amazing young performer then you need to watch The Voice. And when you become a fan then vote, not just when she wins the competition (I have been a fan of hers for a few years now so I can’t see why she wouldn’t win this thing) but when her next album drops go out and buy it, because money talks, bs walks.

Hopefully, Usher will be watching her more closely while she’s rocking the stage, too, because how could he not remember her from the Michael Jackson memorial? Well, I guess it was a very sad day.

Here is another song off of Hill’s début album, the movie soundtrack from Red Hook Summer.

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29 March, 2013 at 10:13 am

Groovin to…

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Desperation by Judith Hill

I love this song.  When it debuted back in the winter after Sundance I looked all over the net trying to buy it.

On July 24, Hill’s album was released to the public via iTunes online and other digital retail stores.  The ten songs from the album are featured in Spike Lee’s “Red Hook Summer” movie (released August 10).

“Red Hook Summer was an amazing experience that gave me the opportunity to write music that complements the mood of someone else’s artistic vision.  Spike is a genius and I love how music played an integral part of the film that helps tell the story.  I’m honored to be a part of such a cutting edge, thought provoking incredible piece of work,” exclaims Judith.

Every song on the CD is tight with a hint of old school soul and funk but still fresh for today.

Hill made a name for herself when she performed at Michael Jackson’s Memorial over three years ago.  Since then everyone has waited to see what she could do on her own. I think her mentor would be proud of her freshman effort and as a fan of Spike Lee’s work I can’t wait to see how he uses her music in the film.

The Red Hook Summer soundtrack by Judith Hill can be picked up on iTunes or Amazon.com

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2 August, 2012 at 10:42 am

Take Note of Blasian Baby

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Nikki (aka Euphoria Luv) and her son Daniel

Just wanted to give folks interested in all things Blasian a heads up about an article on the Watermelon Sushi blog about Nikki (aka Euhporia Luv).

If you’ve done even a cursory search on Blasian issues you’ve undoubtedly run across Nikki and her Yahoo forum (ABC).  Or Nikki and her many blogs.  Or even Nikki on Facebook. 

So now if you want to know more about the woman behind the movement check out her interview on Watermelon Sushi. 

Actually, Watermelon Sushi is a good blog to add to your favorites.  It’s run by writer/film maker Yayoi Lena Winfrey who is also Blasian (Black and Japanese).

Written by rentec

7 January, 2010 at 7:38 pm

Tragic Tiger

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I wasn’t going to say anything about the Tiger Woods/Vanity Fair magazine cover because I am truly tired of Tiger and the media’s fascination with his whoring.  But then someone sent me this tidbit from Media TakeOut that has an excerpt of the article:

The interview was largely a series of profane quips by Tiger, such as “What I can’t figure out is why so many good-looking women hang around baseball and basketball. Is it because, you know, people always say that, like, black guys have big dicks?”

At another moment, during a photo shoot where four women attended to his every need and flirted with him as he flirted back, he told a joke: He rubbed the tips of his shoes together and then asked the women, “What’s this?” They were stumped. “It’s a black guy taking off his condom.”

Then there was the comments he made to his mistress Jamie Grubbs:

Jaimee: very true … I only watch football
Tiger: Figured you would say that. Big black guys
Jaimee: u are my first, last and only black guy! U should feel special
Tiger: why do I not believe that?

And

Jaimee: well I appreciate you not wanting to wake me up but if y couldn’t sleep I would have rather sat up and talked to u more … find out why I keep falling more and more for u 😉
Tiger: Because I’m blasian 🙂

So it seems that the person who didn’t want to take a stand on race or behave as if he’s more than just one race thinks a lot about black.  A bit too much about black men and how he might not measure up.    Black males and their swagger do seem to represent American male masculinity.  At one point he’s curious about it then the next minute he’s deriding it.  And the photo, which mimics a lot of black male posturing looks like a sad attempt to capture the black male mystique with the scowl on his face registering more as a “Why not me?” instead of “Yeah, I Got This”.

Some folks are chalking his comments up to self-hate but I see it more as envy and desideration. But it’s not to be with a black man but to really be a black man.

Just my take.

Written by rentec

7 January, 2010 at 6:27 pm

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Fred Ho Talks on the Black Arts Movement and AsAm Struggle

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So, y’all know I love me some Fred Ho.  If there was a father of the Blasian/AfroAsian movement he would be it for the work and art he’s created in the community.  Here is part of his speech that he gave at the Asian American/Asian Research Institute on October 16, 2009.  It’s about how the black arts movement influenced Asian Americans today.

To learn more about Fred Ho and to purchase his CDs/books go to his website.  To hear his speech in it’s entirety click here.

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19 December, 2009 at 4:08 pm

Vote for Daniel C!

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Daniel C.

A lot of people know Nikki (aka Euphoria Luv) from her website and blogs.  She entered her little tyke into the Gap Casting Call baby contest.  He’s adorable, he’s cute and he needs your vote.  So sign up and vote for him (here) as much as you can.

 

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27 October, 2009 at 7:36 pm

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