(In case anybody’s still reading this blog 🙂 I just posted this on my main blog and thought I’d post it here too…) I think the movie The Secret is about to hit its tipping point. On Thursday Oprah Winfrey’s show will be all about that movie — or more specifically the topic of the… Continue reading “The Secret” on Oprah
Riley’s Letter to BET about AJ & Free’s Firing
It’s been a while since I posted a Boondocks but I couldn’t resist this one. The Cita mention really got me… 🙂 Update: Did I say they were fired? What I had meant to say is that they left of their own volition. 🙂
‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ Documentary
Guns, Germs, and Steel, which airs on PBS beginning tomorrow, looks like an interesting documentary: Based on Jared Diamond’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book of the same name, Guns, Germs and Steel traces humanity’s journey over the last 13,000 years – from the dawn of farming at the end of the last Ice Age to the realities… Continue reading ‘Guns, Germs and Steel’ Documentary
Club Nouveau on ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’
I just got an email about Club Nouveau’s appearance on NBC tonight. All of you 80’s R&B fans won’t want to miss this. Set those TiVo’s… Club Nouveau ushered in a new sound in music, It was 1986 and “Rumors” took the music business by storm, But Club Nouveau was more than just a new… Continue reading Club Nouveau on ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’
Def Poetry Season 5
Looks like the new season of Def Poetry is starting off with a bang. Guests on the premiere episode include Avery Brooks, Lauryn Hill, and (gasp!) Dave Chappelle. Set those TiVos! I guess I should mention P. Diddy’s ‘The Bad Boys of Comedy‘ too. I’m not expecting much from that show but I’ll give it… Continue reading Def Poetry Season 5
Vh1’s Black in the 80s Series
I just finished watching the ‘film/movies’ episode of ‘Black in the 80s‘. It was an entertaining and informative trip back to the 80s. It made me realize that I need to add some (major) movies to my NetFlix queue that slipped by me. I also have to watch Hollywood Shuffle again! I’m looking forward to… Continue reading Vh1’s Black in the 80s Series
Jack Johnson Documentary
I watched “Unforgivable Blackness – The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson” over the last two nights on PBS. Ken Burns has produced another fascinating documentary (also see The Civil War and Jazz). If you missed it, I highly recommend seeing it. It’s being aired a few more times this week but it’s also available… Continue reading Jack Johnson Documentary
Criminals Getting Ideas from HBO’s ‘The Wire’
Hell, if I was a criminal I’d probably adopt some of the ideas from ‘The Wire‘ too: The accused leaders of the Queens gang, whose arrests were announced yesterday by Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly and District Attorney Richard A. Brown of Queens, mimicked the practice of characters in “The Wire,” using disposable cellphones to… Continue reading Criminals Getting Ideas from HBO’s ‘The Wire’
Some More Good Sh!t on PBS
P6 highlights 3 upcoming PBS specials that are certainly worth TiVoing. (I’m setting up my WishLists for them now.) Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Slavery and the Making of America Do You Speak American?
Apprentice 2: Bradford, You Dumb MoFo!
I just finished watching last night’s episode of The Apprentice 2 and I’m still LMAO at what happened to Bradford. What a bonehead! As soon as he decided to revoke his immunity I knew he was a goner. Hubris is a mutha… He and Jennifer C. need to learn when to shut their damn mouths.… Continue reading Apprentice 2: Bradford, You Dumb MoFo!