Some say that Hollywood needs to stop with the slave movies. But how many slave movies can you name? Do we really have Too Many Slave Movies or are we just uncomfortable watching them?
Emotional Roller Coaster
Is it just me or has this past month been full of ups and downs! My hormones weren’t ready and I feel like I should have been given some sort of notice.
What Not To Wear- Halloween
Halloween is a day reserved for children and grown folks to dress up as anything they want. As kids we dressed up as princesses as super heroes. Now as adults its like the options have expanded it to include: Sexy nurse, sexy zombie, sexy cat, sexy bus driver, sexy Native American princess, etc.
Everything about these options are problematic. Why do women’s costumes have to be hypersexual? But worst than that why do people feel its okay to wear other’s cultures as a costume? This week’s episode serves as caution for folks to be more careful for their costumes.
P.S. I wish I could prove that this video was recorded a few days before a party took place at UCLA. Although the party’s theme was to poke fun at Kanye West and Kim Kardashian some students took this as an opportunity to don black face and perpetuate stereotypes.
The Pope Takes America
In case you were living under a rock this past week you may have missed the big hoopla about the Pope visiting the United States. It was a pretty big deal. The first family greeted him at the airport, he made a house call over at Capitol Hill, spoke with the folks at the UN and chilled with the those less fortunate. Outside of having mass and christening babies, he made a few speeches that ruffled people’s feathers. Okay the truth is, I have no idea if these people were really offended or maybe it was just a slow news cycle. The topic at hand was “is the Pope too liberal?”
I don’t know why we are so quick to make everything a political agenda. The Pope is not running for president of the world, he’s not out trying to topple governments. He’s just spreading the gospel. I’m not sure he wants you to “give and give until we are poor” just more like be more conscious and practice true religion of taking care of those less fortunate (James 1:27). These folks making me preach and it ain’t even Sunday!
Take a look at the Weekly Update for Sweet Tea and Sass and let me know what you think.
It is true what they say, they internet has no chill whatsoever. I’m learning that people can be so cleaver but lately I’ve been feeling somewhat convicted for laughing at something that in real life is just flat out mean. If our virtual conversations reflect how we treat others in real life then humanity is filled with heartless bullies.
Would you really say what you share on line to someone’s face? Could we get away with the stuff we say in real life? Are celebrities excused because they are famous? Does the rule “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all” apply to the world wide web?
I want to know your thoughts. Watch my latest video blog and let me know what you think.