Tag: Scandal

The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia

The only Pope I'm excited to see this week is named Olivia
I guess it’s clear to see that I am not Catholic, and for that simple reason alone, there is absolutely nothing exciting about the Pope’s visit to America for me. But I would like to be as overjoyed as everyone else I see on news who are preparing for his visit. College campuses, schools, and... Read more »

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!
Yesterday I asked if it’s wrong for Christians to watch ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal’ and I knew it would create some heated discussion. I expected that. I was prepared for that.  But I see a greater underlying problem with people and their views about religion (and believe me, much of that IS problematic). What I see... Read more »

Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?

Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?
From health clubs to hair salons, or nail spas to barber shops, everybody is talking about ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal.’ But is it wrong for Christians to watch, and enjoy, this kind of provocative programming? I became intrigued by this question after the season finale of ‘Empire’ last Wednesday when EVERYONE I encountered somehow magically inserted... Read more »
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Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America

Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America
For some it was twelve weeks of nail biting, jaw dropping, “Oh no they didn’t” drama. Yes! Season 1 of ‘Empire’, for me, was a smash success and nothing short of a stroke of genius. However, when I’d go through Facebook news feeds and see conversations about the show, not everyone agreed. That’s to be... Read more »

50 years since Selma, apology to Dr. King

50 years since Selma, apology to Dr. King
Well, it’s been 50 years since that pivotal moment in history. Fifty years since “Bloody Sunday.” And all I feel compelled to do is apologize. I would like to say I apologize on behalf of all blacks, but I’d be lying if I said that, not because of my regret, but because all blacks don’t... Read more »

5 simple things that can help the Willie Wilson campaign

Since Willie Wilson supporters didn't like my open letter, I created "Cookie Pope" from two of America's wildly popular and sensational iconic black females because everybody knows, when Olivia and Cookie talk, people listen.
Okay Willie Wilson supporters. You win.  I read your comments that you so kindly shared with me after writing what I thought was a heartfelt open letter to Dr. Willie Wilson. (Click here to read my letter.)  You are absolutely right. I am not a politician. I do not live in the city anymore, thank God.... Read more »
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Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community
Love it or hate it, but Fox has struck a chord in the Black community with its new hit series “Empire”.  And is it any wonder, since the show is centered around the chaotic and controversial world of Hip Hop?  Created by the infamous Lee Daniels of “The Butler”, “Precious”, and “Monsters Ball”, Daniels has... Read more »

Scandal is too scandalous for me

Scandal is too scandalous for me
I tried to be supportive, but the fact is, Scandal has just gotten too scandalous–and ridiculous–for me! For the entire first season, I’d never even seen the show. I would see the comments posted on people’s Facebook pages and felt like I wasn’t missing much, but everyone just kept talking about it. Then, this past... Read more »

Why Scandal makes me cheat

Why Scandal makes me cheat
The hot and steamy romance on Scandal makes me cheat. Not in an extramarital affair, but with my eating choices. I can be focused and disciplined with my nutrition all week, but come Thursday nights, I want pizza and buffalo shrimp salads delivered for my husband and I, and a heaping large dose of some “lettin’... Read more »
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