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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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  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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  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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Black Panther Review: Greatest Inspiration Created By Marvel

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Marvel: Black Panther

                                Written By: Tanisha D. Davis

Where do I begin to express how amazing this film was?

Let me first say that this film is everything that we imagined it would be, and well worth the wait. After seeing numerous trailers and watching countless interviews from the cast about what to expect from the film, I am well pleased that the long awaited anticipation was everything I hoped it would be. Outstanding job from the entire cast and the producers of this sensational film, that managed to ignite my mental in every way possible!

This film was filled with so much passion and emotion for the culture that was represented in this fictional African nation called, Wakanda. There were times when watching the battles that I myself was ignited with a fire deep within that yearned to be part of such a great nation as this fictional place. There was a powerful message that I discovered in the film that I was not expecting.

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I imagined a battle that would take place among outsiders but realized later on that the largest battle was within for Wakanda. We had created a battle within ourselves because of a bad decision. We had left behind something that was part of us because we were afraid of what it could become, therefore creating a monster.

This message once discovered spoke volumes to my soul. As a young African American woman, my mind began to think about what all we as a nation of intelligent black people could have had if we had not grown up neglected away from our true culture, and who we really were before being stolen from our lands. We were lied to and taught to hate ourselves, therefore creating monsters within because we were not welcome or felt that we belonged anywhere. We were lost, awaiting the moment to be found or an opportunity to get back to where we came from.

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There was pain, anger, and sympathy in the film for Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) because we all can relate to the feeling of growing up in a land separated from a royal nation of intelligent people. Imagine being of a royal background and being left out of the experience and lifestyle that you could have been living. Imagine being rich but what you see around you has taught you that you are poor and nothing.

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Think on that. Imagine the anger that would build up inside you causing you to fight daily and be angry not because of where you are, but because you never knew that where you are right now, is not who you ever truly were created or born to be.

It made sense why he had spent so much time seeking a way to get back to his roots and claim a privilege that had been taken away from him without choice. Erik Killmonger is an example in many ways of black people in America.

Many of us are still fighting to identify ourselves and be restored back to the culture that we had stolen away from us.

This film made you think and long to be part of something greater than what you see around you everyday. It was action packed and the special effects were amazing!

There were scenes that made you emotional and almost lose hope, but only for a moment, as you watched on the edge of your seat in admiration of that hope being restored by watching the Black Panther rise and conquer!

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Through this film we discover a passion to rise up and fight against anything that comes to take away our peace. We see a strong, powerful, and intelligent nation of people! The fictional nation of Wakanda was ready to battle each other and others to protect itself from the possible destruction of outsiders. There was a unity like no other!

I encourage everyone to go out to the theaters this weekend and experience this powerful historical film! This is by far the most inspirational black film created by Marvel, and I am very much in anticipation of a sequel, because something tells me that the world is about to know Wakanda and feel the power of the Black Panther!

 

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Young African American Author, George Stringer Is Helping Youth Cope With Peer Pressure!

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“Every Choice Renders A Consequence” – Author George A. Stringer

As a child, your parents usually chose your friends, and only allowed you to socialize, or play with certain children they knew and liked. But once you became older, you were able to gain the freedom, and responsibility of deciding and choosing who your friends were. You and your friends make a ton of decisions every day, and you influence each other’s choices and behaviors.

As you become more independent, your peers naturally play a greater role in your life. As school and other activities take you away from home, you may spend more time with peers than you do with your parents and siblings. You’ll probably also find yourself developing close friendships with some of your peers, and may feel so connected to them that they are like an extended family. These peers also influence you by the way they dress and act, things they’re involved in, and the attitudes they show. It’s just about normal for people to identify with and compare themselves to their peers as they consider how they wish to be or think they should be.

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After noticing the major influence that peer pressure was having within his local community with youth, a young author by the name of George A. Stringer decided to seek ways to inspire others through his fictional stories of hope. In his most recent book titled, “Why Me” he shares information about a young boy by the name of Adam who is trying to cope with peer pressure. The character, Adam, finds himself dealing with the challenges of starting a new school, and later wandering aimlessly toward the wrong group of friends, which leads to more life threatening problems.

We know that during the teen years it can be hard to handle peer pressure if you do not have the proper guidance at home from loved ones. The young author shared some insight about his book and how young kids could overcome the temptations of peer pressure.

What are some positive ways that parents can better understand what their teens are dealing with?

“The best way is to communicate with your kids. Sit down and talk with them. Don’t always yell at them, but take your time to encourage them whether through the bible or your own personal experiences. Let them know about mistakes you have made and the roads to not take. Also remember to get out and do fun things with your kids so they feel comfortable talking to you about what they are dealing with.”

The character Adam in your book has parents that are part of the ministry. Do you feel that kids growing up in church have a hard time expressing themselves to their parents that may be in the ministry?

“Yes and no, but the big issue I have found is mainly about being able to hang out with your friends. That is where dealing with growing up in the ministry for teens can sometimes be tough. I grew up in a small church, all I had was my brother and if you can hang out with other kids especially those in the church then it can be a big help.”

In his book “Why Me”, he expresses that the inspiration behind the book comes from the fact that most young people when faced with adversity tend to question themselves and their situation. Often they overlook the fact that the cause of those situations come from the bad decisions that they tend to make in life.  With his book, he hopes to take young people down a path of hope and inspiration with shared knowledge on how to overcome the most difficult times you can face as a teen in life.

Check out his book now by clicking HERE.

 

 

 

Sammie Is Helping Us “Get Right” With Sneak Peeks of New Music!

R&B artist Sammie has managed to continue sweeping us off of our feet with sneak peeks of new music from an upcoming album.  Last year Sammie received an average of 1.4 million streams per month on Spotify, and his album “Coming of Age” made the top 20 on the R&B charts for iTunes. This year it appears that fans are in for an even greater treat from the savior of R&B himself!

Recently he released snippets for one of his singles via Instagram titled, “Get Right” and honey I’m here to tell you that I am all for this single! Sometimes we do our best to attempt to allow the ones we love to gain that space needed to get it together. Getting it right means leaving the old things behind, so that you can move forward to better things, because a person who loves you, does not deserve to pay for another person’s mistakes. Let’s also be mindful that a person can only handle so much before calling it quits. The single captured the attention of R&B singer, Keyshia Cole and led her to expressing some pointers that he should add to the track. Hopefully fans could look forward to maybe a possible duo on this very song from Keyshia Cole and Sammie. Now that would be epic right? Come through for the fans you two!

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I truly believe we all have discovered the guilty actions of allowing the ones we love to suffer because we have not healed from those past hurts. But what makes a relationship strong for any woman is having a man that is willing to fight to love a broken woman. Let’s admit, we all have been hurt by some people we never thought would let us down. I mean seriously how many men out there are actually interested in loving a painting that is not fully complete? We all want someone that is ideally perfect in our eyes but the truth is that none of us are without flaws. So to find someone who is willing to nurture those wounds means a lot. Just the right amount of love and attention can make any flower bloom, so a man who is down to help that Queen “get right” is truly a keeper.

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What I adore about this single and so many others to date by him is that he brings to the surface our thoughts and feelings through his music. I’m sure we all remember that music from back in the day that left you feeling like the artist had been sitting in your room when that heart break happened.

Check out what he shared recently on his Instagram from the upcoming single,  “Get Right” below.

After listening to those verses, it’s definitely safe to say that he has another winning album on the way for 2018.  And no the Queens are not just in love with the handsome lion because of his persuasive ability to steal our attention during the day, but we truly recognize talent and Sammie has managed to deliver us the music we first fell in love with him for consistently throughout the years.  Like wine, he simply just gets better over the years and I’m here for every moment!

 

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MCM: Model Aaron Spady Has The Ladies Wanting To Play In His Curly Mane!

This native New Yorker, standing at 6’2 is blowing up social media with his handsome looks, amazingly thick curly mane and athletic physique!

Model Aaron Spady is definitely on the list for being the perfect eye candy for the ladies. This is why he is our #MCM this week!

Check out some of his hot photos below and keep up with him on Social Media!

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#ASKStarr: Question of The Day

Dear Starr,

“I’ve been dating this guy for about 3 months and he’s great so far. Respects my decision to not have sex, provides for me without me asking, motivates me to follow my dream, is dating for marriage, no kids, hard worker, perfect gentleman…even stands near the street when we are walking…but the problem is that I’m not over my ex bf. My ex, I feel…never had a chance to make things go the way they should’ve. We were both selfish, sneaky and manipulating to one another…since we have split, he’s expressed himself to me and we share the same feelings for one another…id love to leave this new guy and work things out with my ex…or at least try…I feel like if I don’t, I’ll always wonder what could’ve been…..but…the new guy is in love with me…he’s invested a lot…idk what to do.”

 

Starr Response:

Okay. This is a tough situation. First let me say that I always encourage others to give yourself time to heal before dating or beginning something new. The reason is because you can meet someone amazing like the guy you are dating and risk hurting him because you have not fully healed just yet. What you have to consider is whether your ex is even worth going back to. Because it sounds like the guy you are dating is amazing! I always look at things like if it was meant then it would have worked. At this point I believe the best thing to do is be honest with the guy you are dating, and see if he is willing to be patient with you while you heal. I wouldn’t look back to an ex. Because regardless of how it ended, it ended for a reason and now God has allowed you to meet someone awesome. Go forward but be honest with him and take your time.

(Anonymous stated that she recently broke up with her ex in May and started dating the new guy in August)

Anonymous:

“I have been honest with him. I told him I’m still healing and that I want to take things slow but he still wanted to claim me as his girl…but I’m still wanting to reach out to my ex and see where things could go.”

“I think I just don’t want to let him go, because it was a time that I did, that’s when I prayed and asked God to deliver me from it and he did, but I went back, over and over.”

Starr Response:

It is a plus that he understands what you are going through, which speaks volumes about him.  I know it will be tough, but take your time and embrace the love this new man is offering. If you go back to your ex, things may be another repeat of what caused you to break up before. You have to break the cycle. By going back, you are going to lose the chance to regain the heart of the young man interested now, if you go back and discover things didn’t change. The new guy you are dating, sounds like he is the type of guy who wants to love you, respect you and accept you just as you are despite what you have been through. Do encourage him to be patient with you but don’t keep him on hold forever. Never let anyone rush you into something just because they are ready. Take your time but embrace the love this young man is offering. There is always going to be an attachment to your past, and there will always be that odd urge to think “what if” because you just recently broke up. Time heals all wounds, so keep going forward and eventually those thoughts will go away. Don’t continue to hold on to what has let go of you and proven in the past to not work out repeatedly. He is use to you running back so don’t keep giving him that privilege. It’s time to embrace a new beginning and let the past, remain the past. Let him go and honey enjoy this new love that God has sent your way!

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Lebron James Opens Up & Takes Over ‘GQ’

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Lebron James is GQ‘s cover star this month, flooding the publication with snaps and a photos designed to shine the light on the athlete’s world view, legacy, athleticism and feelings towards the sport that has made him one of the greatest in the game…basketball.

When asked about his activism, Lebron stated,

“I think Ali represented something bigger than Ali. He wanted to make a change for a future without him included. That’s what Ali brought to the table. I don’t know what it’s like to live in every state in this country, but I know freedom. I know the opportunity that our country has given people, and to see the guy in charge now not understanding that is baffling to not only myself but to my friends and to the people that I’ve helped grow this country. But Muhammad Ali’s correlation to the war… I don’t think me and Donald Trump could ever get to that point.”

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Lebron spends his off-season keeping a busy schedule, and laying the groundwork for future endeavors, which is helping to build his brand, Lebron Inc. He told GQ Magazine,

“It’s my responsibility. I believe that I was put here for a higher cause. We have people that have been in the higher positions that chose to do it and chose not to do it.”

Of course with his levels of success, many would wonder how he handles his ego, and he adds,

“I have people around me, for the most part, that have been around me for a long time. So when you’ve been around people for a long time, there’s no sugarcoating, there’s no trying to put you higher than what you should be, there’s no yes-men or -women, there’s no gas. It’s just straight-up, raw, uncut, unfiltered knowledge, truth, passion.”

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LeBron James has been basketball’s best player for about 14 years. He not only scores on the court but manages to land major points off the court as well when it comes down to business.

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  Lebron James looks amazing in these photos!