Beyoncé | Grown Woman. ♥
SUMMER ANTHEM 2K13
BASK IN THE GLORY THAT IS BEYSUS!!!!
Toni Braxton | Please. ♥
Do you guys remember That’s So Raven? That’s So Raven, one of the few shows Disney channel did right. That’s So Raven, if you don’t remember starred Raven Symone as Raven Baxter. Let me tell you somethings about Raven Baxter; Raven Baxter wasn’t a thin girl nor did she want to be famous singer like EVERY OTHER CHARACTER ON TELEVISION TODAY. No, Raven was a girl with some extra meat on her bones that wanted to be a fashion designer and model her own work. Remember the episode where a magazine put her head on another model’s body because she didn’t have ‘the look’ and how Raven fought to change it?* What happened to episodes like that, Disney Channel? Yes, That’s So Raven, despite being a show about a psychic, was the most real kids show on television. What about the episode dealing with racism when the store manager refused to hire Raven because she’s black? Or the episode dealing with drugs when Raven thought her brother, Cory, was smoking? This was a show that was popular and relatable. It didn’t feature a new song every week, it didn’t need to! The hilarious antics of the costume wearing Raven Baxter, mixed with life lessons we can actually read, made this show the best show Disney Channel came up with ever.
That’s So Raven was extremely important to my adolescence and NOTHING I’ve seen on television since has stood up to it. Quite literally, it’s in my top three favorite television shows of all time.
The other two are Ugly Betty and Daria.
*That episode was called “That’s So Not Raven” and it’s one of my favorite stories of anything ever… along with the later-mentioned “True Colors” episode.
At first glance one might take Janelle Monae’s new track Q.U.E.E.N. as a funky new leading single to her upcoming album “The Electric Lady.” It is that, but the music video is loaded with subtle imagery and intriguing subtext—alluding to historical Black iconography and examining the paradox of museum culture—while playing with the ideas of Afro-Futurism and the past being reignited to usher us into a future with a multitude identities and equality, which, according to Monae, is more than just being added to the equation, but a fully equal, valued member of society.
By Mark Corece
Going to Smackdown in Shreveport this Friday. Kiiiiiinda excited about it.