I MATTER, WE MATTER: #IFTHEYGUNNEDMEDOWN

 
An unarmed Black teen was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri. As usual the media responds. Depending on what channel you watch, you will get one side of the story. Within in every broadcast one thing remains the same. The images that are chosen to air when a black man or woman is involved in a high profile incident does not reflect who that person is or was.
Mike Brown lied dead in the street, and the world heard Ferguson, Missouri’s cries. When the media aired the story the image on the left was used to represent Mike Brown the recent high school graduate. In the days of social media any picture could have been chosen but the man in a jersey with his fingers up was the ideal image for the media outlets. Now the picture on the right was already on Facebook. Same person, perfectly different feeling you get from each photo.
In light of this tragedy, #IFTHEGUNNEDMEDOWN was created to question how would the media portray you  if you were gunned down. Shortly after this social media revolution started, more details about the Mike Brown slaying have been revealed. This post is not about what Mike Brown did or did not do, this post is about the way the media portrays our slain black men and women. If they gunned you down, which one of your pictures would the news use?

SORRY FLOYD: NELLY AND NEW GIRLFRIEND ARE HEADED TO REALITY TV

ANDELE ANDELE MAMI EI EI UH OH!

Rapper/Actor Nelly and new girlfriend Shantel Jackson are whats popping tonight. The new couple have landed their on reality TV show on BET.As you know Nelly has a role on BET’s Real Husband’s of Hollywood. Looks like BET is milk Nelly dry. This new reality is pretty shocking.

Why is this couple getting a reality show you ask? Well Shantel used to date boxer Floyd Maywhether. Then all of a sudden she fell into the arms of Nelly. Their relationship caused quite a stir and Nelly fans just can’t get enough.

The show will follow Nelly’s hectic schedule and how handles his new and exciting relationship with Shantel. #businessandromanceainteasy

If you are wondering who is Shantel Jackson and what does she do? So far I see that she is a gorgeous woman who happens to model. Well at least that is what her website missjackson.com says.

The new reality show will be executive produced by Nelly.

ATTENTION ALL COSBY KIDS: IS BILL COSBY RETURNING TO TV?

When I was a kid I did not know my father. So I would always imagine what a great father would look and be like. I didn’t have to think for to long, thanks to the Cosby Show. Dr. Huxtable aka Bill Cosby was a dotting dad who didn’t take any mess. In my  mind he was my dad. Well daddy is coming back to TV.

At the young age of 77, Mr. Cosby still has some tricks up his sleeve. You know the saying never burn bridges, well this is why. Thank to Mr, Cosby’s longstanding relationship with NBC the network  is welcoming him back with open arms.

Family sitcoms seem to work for Mr. Cosby and if it isn’t broke don’t fix it. NBC is currently writing a show that would follow the same story line, this time Mr. Cosby would be the patriarch o f his family. Being that times have changed so much, I am pretty sure there are plenty of family issues that the previous Cosby show didn’t get to cover. Hey NBC I have a show topic, Bill’s find his granddaughter on Facebook twerking. Let’s see  how he would handle that.

The show will be taped in front of a studio audience, while 3 cameras will capture the footage. Attention audience department I think you should book an auduience of much older and younger adults. Ask people to come with their grandparents. Older people know what great talent looks like, today’s youth like to laugh at things  that are just not funny (like people fighting online, in a shakey video). Family time needs to be revived. When I was a kid the whole family would sit together and watch a sitcom together, that barely happens these days. I miss the good ole days.

Mr. Cosby’s new show should debut next summer. I will keep you posted has production starts.

 

THE STORY ABOUT KERMIT THE FROG’S PUPPETEER IS A HOAX

If you have Instagram of Facebook I’m pretty sure you have seen the spree of Kermit the Frog poster with outrageous quotes circulating your news feed. #butthatnonofmybusiness

Well according to Creme BMP Steve Wildfire, Kermit’s puppeteer is pissed off about the the meme and has posted on his instagram account that black people ruin everything. They took  Tommy Hilfiger and started wearing it two sizes too big and ruined it. i have searched high and low for proof of this. There wasn’t a screen shot taken not even a link to the comments.

So then I looked into the site Creme BMP and all of their stories are bogus, they have a story on their that says Justin Beiber committed suicide. This site is obviously for entertainment purposes only. They really had me going there. If you want to read bogus content go check out Creme BMP, it is very entertaining. I guess the joke is on me. Overall I am happy that this story is not true.

 

NOT AGAIN: TEEN MOM CALLING THE SHOW FAKE

As if being on a show about teen mom’s was not enough drama. One teen mom is now coming out with shocking accusations. Aleah LeBeouf is saying that the producers of the hit MTV show Teen Mom often the them what to say. Whoa MTV may have to clear these statements up, because even a cameraman for the show said the show was somewhat fake via Reddit.

Producer’s are there to produce. So I don’t see any harm in telling the on air talent what they are looking for. Especially if the talent is a 16 year old girl, who has never been on television before and on top of that they are pregnant. Geesh!!! Some people get stage fright. I wonder if Aleah will be sued by the network for these comments. Before you are taped you have to sign an agreement which cover permission to appear on the show and confidentiality stuff. This is not cool on her part.

Many Teen Mom fan’s have let it be know via twitter and Facebook that they are not happy with the things Aleah is saying about their show.

What are your thoughts? Is reality real or manufactured? Do you even care? Or are you cool with what goes on behind the scenes, because the show is so damn entertaining?

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