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- Loyalty in all relationships and in everything that you do.
- Regardless of the situation maintain a positive mental attitude (PMA).
- Always set challenging goals.
- Improvise, adapt, and overcome all obstacles in your path.
- Always maintain and exhibit humility despite your awards and accolades.
RIP Coach Gamblin
Tonight (Best You Ever Had) | John Legend
John Legend - Tonight (Best You Ever Had) feat. Ludacris by johnlegend
On having sex with 50
The sex was okay. It was just normal. It was fine. It wasn’t mind blowing … I’ve had much better sex with other people, but it was good.
It’s always so funny to read about the quality of sex male celebs provide.
Or does it work that way on Black skin?
Girl please! Nate Parker is mine!
Nobody jealous! Next time tell him to get Nate Parker to holla at me.
So today my friend Prisca and I decided we’d go see Red Tails. I read so many positive tweets and Facebook statuses (stati?) about the movie. People saying the movie was “amazingly good” and stuff like that. At first I was going to wait until the movie hit the $2 theater, but with the $5.50 matinee at the Carmike I couldn’t resist. Perhaps I came in with too high expectations, but from the opening dialogue I knew this film was not going to be what I expected. I noticed Aaron McGruder was one of the screenwriters for the film also. If you didn’t know he’s the writer and creator behind The Boondocks comic which makes him a genius to me. I was a fan of Mr. McGruder before The Boondocks became mainstream thanks to Adult Swim so I was expecting alot when it came to his writing. Oh and did you know he has a degree in African American Studies?
For the film to be about such a historic group of people I was a little thrown back by the cliches and one liners. For example, Deacon and his “Black Jesus” who he prays to whenever in trouble. I couldn’t understand why this was included in the film being that its so stereotypical if I may say so myself. The first time it was funny, but the next 3 or 4 times I got aggravated. I was also lost as to how after Deacon’s plane catching fire and 60% of his body suffering from 3rd degree burns how he had not one scratch on him the following scene. I’ve worked in the burn unit at a hospital and I know that is not possible, especially how fast he recovered. Also what was up with Lightening falling in love with that Italian woman? We all knew that was not about to happen in any cinema film dating back that far. I’m also pretty sure people in Europe were not that accepting of Blacks back then. Hell if I Black pilot were to come to my house wanting to take my daughter out it would not have been that simple, and how did he manage to find so much free time to be with her and fall madly in love?
The film had pretty good actors because I’ve seen some of them in The Wire (Tristan Wilds, Method Man, Andre Royo) and Nate Parker…well you’ve seen The Great Debaters. Not to mention Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrance Howard. There truly was no excuse for the simplicity. This wasn’t a straight-to-DVD type movie and with all the hype Black Hollywood is putting around it telling us Black cinema is a dying breed I see why. Anyways…there’s a prequel and sequel planned I read, and if they manage to make it to the big screen I pray they’re better. Especially since Spike Lee is suppose to direct the sequel.
I still encourage everyone to go see the film though because it’s a part of history rarely shown on the big screen. I just wish they gave the Tuskegee Airmen’s story some justice.