Happy Friday, All! As another week has come to a close, I am once again back to share the best the week had to offer, according to me! Here are my 5 Finds 4 Friday:
I bet you CAN’T get this song out your head
UFC Fighter Daniel Cormier has done the unfathomable. He has made Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” tolerable for me. Thanks, Big Dan…. I guess?!? LOL
There’s something strange in the neighborhood
Director Paul Feig unveiled a sneak peek of the Ghostbusters reboot!! And ooh yes, it’s ladies night of fright with the all-girl crew: Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, and Kate McKinnon standing in front of the Ecto-One, getting ready to pound poltergeists to a pulp! The movie is scheduled to drop July 2016!! I’m looking forward to it!
Screenwriter/Director Sharon Lewis is trying to do something AWESOME! She is trying to create the very first Canadian-Caribbean Science-Fiction movie, based on the amazing book, “Brown Girl in the Ring” by Nalo Hopkinson. To learn more about the project, and to support (I donated!), visit their Indiegogo page.
End the “angry black girl” narrative. It’s just another attempt to undermine certain perspectives. I have strong opinions. I am not angry. — Amandla Stenberg (@amandlastenberg) July 13, 2015
This past weekend, a fan of “personality“Kylie Jenner posted the charming hashtag “#whitegirlsdoitbetter” to a photograph of Kylie wearing cornrows (with the caption, “I woke up like diss“…. Can you FEEL my side eye as you read these words?). My imaginary daughter Amandla Stenberg schooled both the commenter and young Miss Jenner on cultural appropriation. Her comments were honest and eloquent, and in response she was called a “jackhole” by Bravo’s Andy Cohen. Say what?!? Amandla sums the whole head shaking affair with her usual clarity, “Black features are beautiful. Black women are not.”. To read more from Amandla, check out Jezebel.
Awesome Book Alert
I have a lot of books on my “Buy the Book” wish list (Possible blog post in the future?), and Tamara Winfrey Harris’ The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America is certainly on the top of that list. If you’re looking for something new to peruse, and to learn more about the book, check out this Tamara Winfrey Harris interview with Bitch Magazine.