All the interweb is abuzz with the talk of the 2016 Met Ball, and like everyone else I was all too excited to see the red carpet looks. Manus x Machina is an interesting theme given the growing influence of technology on how most of the world’s fashions are created – with the dawn of 3-D printing, and print productions. etc.
It feels like this month has ended with the blink of an eye. I can’t believe it’s already spring! Easter and April Fool’s felt like they were right around the corner! Maybe it was the my odd work schedule that’s thrown me for a loop but I can definitely say it’s been a pretty great month.
This month’s posts have taken a different direction and are geared towards highlighting important issues during Women’s History Month. This week I decided to shine the spotlight on some wonderful women I know who are making history in their own right.
But none of this would be possible without the actions of the history makers who came before.
This month has just been flying by. I can’t believe we’re almost half way through March! Geesh! I’m super excited because this month is really big for me.
I have a lot exciting thing going on but the best part of all – yesterday I celebrated my birthday! Adding to the excitement the clocks went back last night and spring made a grand appearance this week – which are two of the greatest presents ever!
But enough about me, here’s what’s been going on for the month thus far.
Despite being the shortest month of the year, February is also one of the busiest here in NYC, and to add to the chaos it’s a leap year – meaning one more day to cram in eve more madness! But all that aside, this month has been truly amazing with awesome experiences and insights for the year thus far. With only ten more to go and I am beyond excited for the coming month…it’s going to be fantastic!
But before we get into any of this month’s festivities, let’s take a look back at some of last months happenings.
Guess what you guys? It’s about that time again – the mid-season return of T.G.I.T.!
Get your glasses out, grab a bowl and get the extra butter popcorn because it’s gonna be another wild rollercoaster ride. If the previews are anything to live by – things are going to get intense.
Take a look at the preview for this week’s Grey’s Anatomy return episode! Oh.MY.God, can we even survive this Meredith being in limbo thing? Hopefully it all works out – I mean she’s like one of the last of the originals! *fingers crossed!
And over on Scandal… Olivia’s at it again. While she tries to get away from her love affair with El Presidente – but as they all say. Love is blind, can she get him out of her system that easily? I.Don’t.Think.So. things are about to get messy y’all. Are you already for this?
Will we find out what’s really going down on How to Get Away with Murder? I don’t know about you guys but some of the plot twists need some clarification and there’s a definite need for some answers. Oh, and wait for it, Bonnie’s back! Geesh – Hope you all remember to take your heart meds because some of these shockers could leave you that stunned.
Set those DVRs if you won’t make it time, because it’s soooo not worth missing. So, Ready. Set. Record!
Black Excellence was on full display this past weekend at the 2016 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards which took place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California,U.S.A.
The evening, hosted by Anthony Anderson and narrated by Cree Summers, honored outstanding people of color in films, music, books and television shows and several of Hollywood’s most famous faces were given the highest honors this year.
But before the night’s festivities kicked into full swing the nominees and guests graced the red carpet. It seems the who’s who of Black entertainment was out in their numbers. Here are some of the amazing stunners.
Also in attendance;
Weren’t they all so dapper?
Here were the night’s big winners:
Entertainer of the Year: Michael B. Jordan Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture: Michael B. Jordan, Creed Outstanding Motion Picture:Straight Outta Compton Outstanding Drama Series:Empire Outstanding Comedy Series:Black-ish Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series: Terrence Howard, Empire Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series: Taraji P. Henson, Empire Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture: Sanaa Lathan, The Perfect Guy President’s Award: John Legend Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Mike Epps, Survivor’s Remorse Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Marsai Martin, Black-ish Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Joe Morton, Scandal
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Regina King, American Crime Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series: Mara Brack Ali, Jameal Turner, Keli Goff, Being Mary Jane, Sparrow Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Television): Lawrence Hill, Clement Virgo, The Book of Negroes Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Aaron Covington, Creed Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series: Don Cheadle, House of Lies, The Urge to Save Humanity is Almost Always a False Front for the Urge to Rule Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series: John Ridley, American Crime Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Television): Dee Rees, Bessie Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture (Film): Ryan Coogler, Creed Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Television or Film): Loretta Devine, Doc McStuffins Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Outstanding Host in a News, Talk, Reality, or Variety Program (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble: Steve Harvey, Family Feud Outstanding Talk Series:The Talk Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition Series:Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Outstanding Variety (Series or Special):Family Feud Outstanding Children’s Program:Doc McStuffins Outstanding TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special:The Wiz Live! Outstanding Actor in a TV-Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special: David Alan Grier, The Wiz Live!
Some of the highlights of the evening:
Taraji’s Speech – “We don’t need to ask for acceptance from anybody. We are enough.“
John Legend along with Jussie Smollet and 6 others received the Chairman’s Award and the crooner had these thoughts to share during his tribute and recipient speech.
The Chairman’s Award honorees’ Black Power Stance.The list which included the University of Missouri’s Concerned Student 1950 Collective, and Brittany “Bree” Newsome, the activist and filmmaker who scaled a flagpole and took down the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina Capitol, marked the importance of the recipients’ work for the upliftment and betterment of their community.
Nominees With Attitude– Host Anthony Anderson known for his comedic genius put his spin on the rap group N.W.A.’s famous “Straight Outta Compton” track to discuss the snubbing of diversity by broader Hollywood.
Alice Smith’s rendition of “Glory” brought the house down.
Happy Black History Month. Congratulations to the this years honorees. Keep up the good work guys.