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The 4 Top Pieces of Life Advice from Chris Rock’s New Netflix Special

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Chris Rock’s first stand-up special in ten years, Tambourine; brings to light some very positive and useful information for handling life and the people around you. While many outlets have chosen to focus on the negative opinions of viewers about Rock’s jokes from his Netflix comedy special, I couldn’t help but notice the pieces of wisdom in between the punch lines.

Chris Rock has always been known for his edgy comedy that not only attracts a few laughs but also makes you think. His comedy is simply raw and uncut. When listening to Chris Rock, you have to avoid being sensitive because at the end of the day, it’s all just jokes.  In Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix special, he stated that it is hard to please people today in comedy because the world has become so sensitive to everything. So below I listed four of the best life tips that we were able to learn from Rock’s new comedy special, Tambourine.

                      

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  1. “Pressure Makes Diamonds, Not Hugs”

Chris Rock shared his thoughts about the anti-bullying sentiment that was being preached by school administrators. He stated that he felt these methods were not properly preparing kids for the real world. In a comical sense he stated that if there were no bullies in the schools, then how could kids be prepared to face bullies in the real world? He went on to talk about all the bullies you are going to face in the workforce and how learning early on how to handle them in school will teach you how to deal with them later in life. He used Bill Gates and Marc Zuckerberg as examples, stating that these successful entrepreneurs had possibly been bullied early on in life but used that negative to push them to become the best. He later added that “pressure makes diamonds, not hugs” and that we are not properly preparing kids to go into a world that is not a loving place. Of course I’m sure he doesn’t support bullying which has led to suicide in a sad massive amount among our youth, but I understand the point he is trying to make. He simply wants us to learn that we can’t protect our kids from everything in this world and that some things in life are simply just going to make them stronger.

 

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Chris Rock: Netflix
  1. Her success is your Success, and Your Success is Her Success”

“Stop competing,” Rock tells the audience. In the older era, men were the breadwinners and considered to be the kings of their homes – while women were just supposed to be content with whatever the husband brought home, and stick to cooking, cleaning, and raising the children. Of course times have changed and those roles have switched. More women are now part of the workforce and entrepreneurs, with some bringing in more money than their husbands. So Rock wants married couples to learn that just because you bring in the most money, doesn’t mean you should act more than the other. He shared brief thoughts about how he felt he was a bad husband and had a huge ego in his prior marriage because he made more money.

 

  1. “When you’re in a band, sometimes you’re on lead, and sometimes you’re on tambourine.”

For those curious why Chris Rock names his comedy special after a musical instrument, he explains that, “when you’re in a band, sometimes you’re on lead, and sometimes you’re on tambourine. And if you’re on tambourine, play it right. Play it with smile, because no one wants to see a mad tambourine player.” From this you can pretty much learn how to accept your role in life and do it well. No matter where you are in life, make the best of it. If you are in the front then shine and even if you are in the background, still shine just as if you were in the front.

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Chris Rock: Netflix
  1. “A Woman Can Leave You Mentally”

 

In this segment, Rock shares that men should do right by their wives because a woman can leave them mentally before she ever goes anywhere physically. He joked stating, “Some of your wives only came for the tickets, she is not here with you, she is mentally here with me”. Many assume that cheating is simply a physical act. However, Rock points out that a mental checkout is equally as damaging. The technical term for what he describes is an, “emotional affair.” The O’Jays had a song that said, “Your body’s here with me, but your mind is on the other side of town.”

 

Chris Rock may have ruffled some feathers with his raw comedy special but we can definitely take some positive information from the show. Be sure to check out Tambourine, now available on Netflix.

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Oprah Winfrey Delivers A Touching Golden Globes Speech [Watch Video]

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Oprah Winfrey accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes on Sunday and delivered a moving speech that brought men and women in the audience to their feet.

 

Below is a full transcript of Winfrey’s acceptance speech.

“In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother’s house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for best actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope and said five words that literally made history: “The winner is Sidney Poitier.” Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white, and of course his skin was black, and I had never seen a black man being celebrated like that. I tried many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door bone tired from cleaning other people’s houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney’s performance in “Lilies of the Field”:
“Amen, amen, amen, amen.”
In 1982, Sidney received the Cecil B. DeMille award right here at the Golden Globes and it is not lost on me that at this moment, there are some little girls watching as I become the first black woman to be given this same award. It is an honor — it is an honor and it is a privilege to share the evening with all of them and also with the incredible men and women who have inspired me, who challenged me, who sustained me and made my journey to this stage possible. Dennis Swanson who took a chance on me for “A.M. Chicago.” Quincy Jones who saw me on that show and said to Steven Spielberg, “Yes, she is Sophia in ‘The Color Purple.'” Gayle who has been the definition of what a friend is, and Stedman who has been my rock — just a few to name.
I want to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association because we all know the press is under siege these days. We also know it’s the insatiable dedication to uncovering the absolute truth that keeps us from turning a blind eye to corruption and to injustice. To — to tyrants and victims, and secrets and lies. I want to say that I value the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complicated times, which brings me to this: what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have. And I’m especially proud and inspired by all the women who have felt strong enough and empowered enough to speak up and share their personal stories. Each of us in this room are celebrated because of the stories that we tell, and this year we became the story.
But it’s not just a story affecting the entertainment industry. It’s one that transcends any culture, geography, race, religion, politics, or workplace. So I want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. They’re the women whose names we’ll never know. They are domestic workers and farm workers. They are working in factories and they work in restaurants and they’re in academia, engineering, medicine, and science. They’re part of the world of tech and politics and business. They’re our athletes in the Olympics and they’re our soldiers in the military.
And there’s someone else, Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too. In 1944, Recy Taylor was a young wife and mother walking home from a church service she’d attended in Abbeville, Alabama, when she was abducted by six armed white men, raped, and left blindfolded by the side of the road coming home from church. They threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone, but her story was reported to the NAACP where a young worker by the name of Rosa Parks became the lead investigator on her case and together they sought justice. But justice wasn’t an option in the era of Jim Crow. The men who tried to destroy her were never persecuted. Recy Taylor died ten days ago, just shy of her 98th birthday. She lived as we all have lived, too many years in a culture broken by brutally powerful men. For too long, women have not been heard or believed if they dare speak the truth to the power of those men. But their time is up. Their time is up.
Their time is up. And I just hope — I just hope that Recy Taylor died knowing that her truth, like the truth of so many other women who were tormented in those years, and even now tormented, goes marching on. It was somewhere in Rosa Parks’ heart almost 11 years later, when she made the decision to stay seated on that bus in Montgomery, and it’s here with every woman who chooses to say, “Me too.” And every man — every man who chooses to listen.
In my career, what I’ve always tried my best to do, whether on television or through film, is to say something about how men and women really behave. To say how we experience shame, how we love and how we rage, how we fail, how we retreat, persevere and how we overcome. I’ve interviewed and portrayed people who’ve withstood some of the ugliest things life can throw at you, but the one quality all of them seem to share is an ability to maintain hope for a brighter morning, even during our darkest nights. So I want all the girls watching here, now, to know that a new day is on the horizon! And when that new day finally dawns, it will be because of a lot of magnificent women, many of whom are right here in this room tonight, and some pretty phenomenal men, fighting hard to make sure that they become the leaders who take us to the time when nobody ever has to say “Me too” again.”
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Phillip Hudson Drops “Too Much” Ft. Tahjz

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Phillip Hudson is a YouTube phenomenon! He is well known for his collaborative channel with his brother Emmanuel Hudson. Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson were both born in Mississippi but later their family moved to Atlanta. As kids, their natural ability to entertain was prevalent. While in school, they easily won over their classmates with their dancing, comedy, and rapping. In January 2012, the duo received their big break when they shared their video for their catchy and hilarious song, “Ratchet Girl Anthem,” on YouTube, which hit over 13 million views! The comedy rap duo even appeared on Season 9 of America’s Got Talent. 

While his brother Emmanuel has been busy with series such as Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out, he has also been busy making television appearances and still showcasing his talent with music.

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Those who keep up with the talented duo know that in the midst of the jokes, they are very talented vocally. So it was no surprise when Phillip recently dropped his song, “Too Much” on Friday which features Tahjz and fans went crazy! The beat alone is super dope!

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Your Favorite Card Game Is Getting Its Own Show!

“Black Card Revoked” is coming to BET in January 2018, hosted by Tony Rock!

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BET Networks is bringing one of America’s hottest party games to colorful life with the announcement of the new game show series, Black Card Revoked. Based on the party game of the same name, the nostalgia-filled show will test players’ knowledge of the nuances of the African American perspective – from pop culture milestones and entertainment moments to historical facts and politics. Actor and comedian Tony Rock will host the series, bringing his signature quick-witted style to the game play and challenging the contestants. Production will kick off in Los Angeles later this month, and the twelve-episode series will premiere January, 2018 on BET.

Since its creation by Cards For All People in 2015, Black Card Revoked has set social media on fire and quickly become a fixture at home parties. Although the African American experience is far from monolithic, the game is a lighthearted nod to the shared commonalities of Black life in America.  If you know the answer to questions like “How many fights did the Fresh Prince get into before his mom got scared?”, your metaphorical ‘Black Card’ will stay intact (“1 little fight,” of course).  But if you’ve never seen The Color Purple or Friday, you might get your card snatched!

This should be fun!

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As a witty celebration of African American life, Black Card Revoked will appeal to all lovers of Black culture, bringing together viewers from diverse walks of life for a fun night of laughter and spirited debate.  Each 30-minute episode will feature three (3) teams – each with a celebrity and contestant partner – answering questions about universal pop culture and historical moments, viewed through the African American lens.  The teams will square off and put their figurative ‘Black Cards’ on the line for a chance to win up to $10,000.

Black Card Revoked was brought to BET by David A. Hurwitz, who will serve as Executive Producer for Alternative Productions, Inc. under his Bill’s Market & Television Productions banner. The original creators of the popular party game, Latesha Williams and Jay Bobo, will serve as Co-Executive Producers.

Follow the fun on social with the hashtag #BlackCardRevoked.

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The Spacesuit Junkies New Video ‘It’s Your Life’ Encourages People To Just Do You!

The Spacesuit Junkies are an Urban House duo from South Florida. The group consists of artist/producers Plex Boogie & Stevie Zenith who met while in college. Mix in Hip-Hop/R&B inspired lyrics & melodies over Pop/Deep House infused tracks and you have the embodiment of what the Spacesuit sound is all about. As songwriters, The Spacesuit Junkies have worked with many Grammy Award winning producers and most recently have written for artists in the K-Pop and EDM scene. Their new single, ‘It’s Your Life’ has created major buzz!

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In an era where people are being encouraged to be everything but themselves in order to satisfy society, the group let’s people know that it’s your life so live it. Their new EP titled, “Luv & Bass” is out now and available here on iTunes!

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Tracee Ellis Ross Reads Her Book For “Handsy” Men, Explaining Sexual Harassment Scandal

Tracee Ellis Ross filled in for Jimmy Kimmel on his ABC late night show Tuesday night, as Kimmel stayed home with his infant son after his latest heart surgery.

As a woman who has been given a big platform like this show “there is something I want to talk about tonight and that is the Hollywood harassment scandal,” she said.

“Let’s start with the fact it isn’t a sex scandal. It isn’t a Hollywood scandal. It isn’t even a scandal. It is a systemic problem about the abuse of power that takes place across all industries, and had enabled a culture of inequity to persist for far too long,” Ross said.

Tracee shows that she is not surprised by the stories numerous brave women have been coming forward and telling, because in the midst of it all, it seems like quite a few men are starting to come forth also.

For them, she has written a book: “The Handsy Man.” She shared it with viewers.

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Time Names ‘MeToo’ Movement As 2017 Person Of The Year!

The anti-harassment #MeToo movement has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year.

In the wake of sexual misconduct revelations about Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and dozens of other men, millions worldwide have shared their stories about being sexually harassed and assaulted. The movement began spontaneously in October after actress-activist Alyssa Milano followed on a suggestion from a friend of a friend on Facebook and tweeted: “If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a reply to this tweet.” The hashtag was tweeted nearly a million times in 48 hours. The #MeToo movement was founded by activist Tarana Burke on Twitter a decade ago to raise awareness about sexual violence.

Time’s announcement was made Wednesday on NBC’s “Today” show, where longtime host Matt Lauer was fired last week amid harassment allegations. “Today” host Savannah Guthrie acknowledged Wednesday that this year’s winner hits “close to home” and mentioned Lauer by name.

The two runners-up were Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Donald Trump, himself accused of sexual misconduct by numerous women. He has denied any wrongdoing.

 

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Omarion Set To Release New Single ‘CP4’ On Friday!

Omarion has been in the lab skillfully crafting and reigniting his annual Care Package EP with his 4th installment titled, “CP4”

For nearly two decades, Omarion has vibrantly painted the entertainment landscape as a chart topping, multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated Recording Artist, Producer and Actor.  Among the ranks of R&B’s elite, his unmistakable sound has driven the success of multiple Gold and Platinum albums and singles from O, 21, and Face Off with Bow Wow to radio favorites Ice Box, Entourage, Touch, I’m Up (featuring French Montana & Kid Ink), and his triple-platinum 2015 Billboard hit “Post To Be” (featuring Chris Brown & Jhené Aiko).

Omarion has also left an indelible mark on Pop Culture outside of his music by starring in the millennial cult classic You Got Served, a fan favorite celebrity judge on America’s Best Dance Crew and joining the cast of the guilty pleasure franchise, VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood: Seasons One and Two. Throughout his longstanding music and acting careers, Omarion has been recognized with multiple BET Awards and a Grammy Award nomination for “Best Contemporary R&B Album”.  On stage, the pop icon continues to electrify audiences worldwide with his charismatic energy and signature dance moves.

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Los Angeles, CA – Learning his 5th Album installment Reasons was inexplicably held hostage, Omarion made the critical decision to become the master of his own destiny, venturing out on his own to foster an unrestricted and direct creative connection with his fans through his music and visuals.  Dedicated to his most loyal fan base, Omarion established Omarion Worldwide, the official hub for all things Omarion: Music, Video, Original Content and Signature Merchandise.  Omarion is expanding his global reach as a triple-threat Entertainer and Mega-Star through an interactive platform determined to give the fans what they have been missing.  Following the success of his 2017 International hit, “Distance”, in which Omarion invited fans to feel good and dance again, Omarion has been in the lab skillfully crafting and reigniting his annual Care PackageEP with his 4th installment aptly titled, “CP4”.  The lead single, “Open Up” written by Omarion and produced by Anatii immediately captivates the listener setting off an undeniable urge to dance to this infectious syncopated rhythm track. CP4 also offers tracks, Flight and Been Around produced by Smash David, and Soulproduced by Neenyo, inviting fans to lyrically and sonically experience new intimate levels of Omarion, curating a feel good vibe, inspiring dance and harmonizing a deeper personal connection with the Artist. 

 

The new single will be available on Friday, November 17, 2017.

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CP4 is available for Pre-order now on iTunes!

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‘THE STAR’ Puts A New Twist On The Classic Christmas Story! [Trailer]

This holiday season, witness the story of the first Christmas… through a whole new set of eyes!

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In the Sony Pictures Animation’s The Star, a small but brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. One day he finds the courage to break free, and finally goes on the adventure of his dreams. On his journey, he teams up with Ruth, a loveable sheep who has lost her flock and Dave, a dove with lofty aspirations. Along with three wisecracking camels and some eccentric stable animals, Bo and his new friends follow the Star and become accidental heroes in the greatest story ever told – the first Christmas.

Cast: Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Kris Kristofferson, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Aidy Bryant, Delilah with Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.

The movie looks hilarious and will be in theaters everywhere on November 17, just in time for you to enjoy with the kids before Thanksgiving!

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