Some way some some how we got on country music, sexisim and our favorite country tune, The Wishin' Boot
And then Dewaynia swore up and down New Kids On The Block had the best holiday song with Funky Funky Christmas.
This is the episode of Life Class with Oprah and Bishop TD Jakes where I admited I was afraid to step out on faith and live the life I was meant to have. MAJOR moment for me. I hope it helps anyone in a similar place. -Deidre
Deidre and Dewaynia tell the story about the day Deidre met her role model Oprah Winfrey.
They skewer celebrity and anyone else who decides to act a fool. This is a show for anyone who even remotely pays attention to pop culture.
Deidre's laughter is contagious. Her perspective is sincere. Whether cutting up or getting serious, DeeTales serves it up real.
How excited are you for this news? What do you think she means "the movement?" Do I need to break out my all black Rhythm Nation gear???
We will cover all things Janet on the next DeeTales podcast!
This episode is about self care. A message from our sponsors at Root Alchemy.
This week was all about the 2015 Met Gala. Now look. We know there are all kinds of horrors and injustices going on and people are in pain and poor and all the leaves are brown. Being excited about fashion and the spectacle of the Met Gala doesn't mean we aren't deep. It means we needed a break from the news. Some of y'all really tried it with that meme comparing the gala to the Hunger Games elite and Baltimore as District 13. Umm chill. If we go through some of y'all instagrams I bet we would find all kinds of selfies, vacations, bikini pics and new car flossing, pretty much you enjoying life and not giving a second thought to what's happening in the world in that moment. HAVE A SEAT!
Ok back the fashion!
And of course Beyonce shut it all the way down
No words. Just...none. The Coming To America realness had us singing...
And Deidre and Melynda swapped horror stories from when they worked with kids and Deidre promised to make Finger Juice the next time she sees Melynda.
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The Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight happened and the only thing that mattered was Beyonce's outfit.
Usually dapper Denzel showed up looking like that uncle who harrasses your friends at the cookout.
2. Real Housewives of Atlanta Phaedra vs. Kenya
***Update*** Phaedra's baby daddy is in prison again. Kenya is still without child
3. The Real World Boston Vaj vs Montana
4. Real World Hawaii Ruthie's Intervention
5. Making Da Band 5 Best Rappers
6. So You Think You Can Dance Joshua and Katie's No Air (that moment at :50 tho!)
7. The Real Housewives of New Jersey Table Flip
8. Real World Seattle the Slap
Stephen slaps Irene by 1dobiedc
And while medicated, Deidre tried to use this scene from Jane the Virgin to explain how love is like finger juice. Yeah, it happened.
Did we forget a reality tv moment? Are you watching Jane the Virgin? If not, get on over to the CW and catch up. Would you try Deidre's Finger Juice cocktail?
Thanks for listening!
If you would like to know more about transgender equality after the Bruce Jenner interview, visit the National Center for Transgender Equality
We also showed love to life at HBCUs, specifically the food, homecoming concerts and A Different World.
So I've been threatening to come out of web-tirement for a few months now but, life kept getting in the way and we will get to that later!
I was having a really rough morning. I was work-a-cidal meaning I was dying to get home. No shade to my job, it was just difficult returning to work after spending a wonderful weekend with my loved ones plus I was sleepy and hangry. Not to mention, it's been a craptastic week in pop culture. Between shower rod sex, housewives fighting and racist team owners, I needed some good news. And at 8:10 my Lord delivered.
For real, for real, I wept. Real tears when I heard about Beyonce and Jay-Z touring together. For those of you who aren't down with the Carters, follow the ushers and they will show you to the exits to the left, to the left.
Point is, I'm over the moon and I'm ready for this concert! I've seen them separately but never together. I thought about posting the tour schedule on here but I don't need no competition when I'm placing my order. Y'all are on ya own!
Until then, just know that I am going to do whatever it takes to get to this show. If you know anyone looking for part time help, a kidney, some lady eggs, just holla at me ok?
And to quote Nettie Harris from The Color Purple, when it comes to the On The Run Tour:
Have a BEYutiful day!!
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We’re ½ way through this mug and I’m still not feeling you 2013! Everyone was all worried about 2012 being end times, and look, y’all didn’t even know the session of suck that was right around the corner!
But as hard as this year has been, I’m not going to make you sit through a Debbie Downer post with no real message and make you all sad with my personal laundry list of suck. That’s not how I do thangs!
I’m determined to find some silver linings because I do believe everything happens for a reason. Call it corny, that’s my belief and I’m sticking to it! I’ve discovered that these things are called blessons.
I found this on my friend’s Tumblr page. Doesn’t make all kinds of sense? Blessons!! Now here’s the thing, when you get a dose a suck and you’re trying to turn it into a blesson you must be open to accepting responsibility for your role in the situation.
Did you gain 15 lbs when you were trying to lose 30? Did you work out and watch your calories or did you eat dessert every night? Have a bad break up? Did you ignore all the signs that indicated you were dating a gold digging hoochie princess or did you drop her like a bad habit when she indicated she only dated ballers?
What I’m saying is, while there are some unexpected tragedies and mishaps that we can’t avoid, MOST of the time we get like eleventy heads ups from the universe that we are going the wrong way. For whatever reason, we tend to think we know what’s best- check that, we would rather pursue what we want even when we know there is a better choice.
Did you receive a blesson this year? What did you learn from it? Please feel free to share in the comments section. You never know how your story will impact another.
Until next time!
I’m a very lucky girl. I don’t know how it happened, but over the years I’ve met some pretty remarkable people who are very passionate and goal oriented. They had desires and dreams then found the means to make them come true. I will profile them in a new feature called Passion Meets Purpose. It is my hope that their stories encourage and empower the rest of us to do the same.
This week we speak with Jimmeka Anderson of I AM not the Media. I was introduced to Jimmeka in 2005 when she became a member of The Nu Rho Chapter of Alpha Kappa AlphaSorority Incorporated (Skee Wee!)
I was instantly impressed with her generous spirit and dedication to service. It came as no surprise that she has dedicated her life to serving her community and empowering youth. I hope you enjoy our first Passion Meets Purpose profile of Jimmeka Anderson.
Name: Jimmeka Anderson
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
What’s your passion?
Writing, Poetry, Empowering Youth, Motivational Speaking
How long have you been at it?
I have been writing since I was about eight years old and I have been working with youth for the past 10 years. I launched my non-profit organization, I AM not the MEdia, Inc. in January 2012 and in our first year we served over 700 teens through free programming that empowers youth through media literacy.
When did you decide to pursue your passion?
When I realized it was what made me smile in the morning; When it did not feel like work; When I was at peace and proud of myself.
How did life prepare you to follow your dreams?
I thank God for bringing phenomenal and inspiring men and women in my life that served as mentors to me and sparked the fire for me to achieve my dreams, made me believe that I could do it. These people made me realize I am more than just a woman, more than just black, I am an instrument crafted by God to fulfill a purpose here on this earth beyond what the world sees or expects, I am greater.
Was fear a factor? If so how did you overcome it?
Fear of people use to be a factor for me. I cared too much what people thought of me, how I talked, my ideas and who I was a person. When I started believing more in myself, my talents and gifts that God gave me, I started to care less what people thought because I began to realize they were no better nor different from myself. Now, I am not afraid to share myself to the world and speak out loud confidently. I love who I am.
If you could look back and give yourself any piece of advice what would it be?
"Fear is a choice" or "Quit trying to please everyone Jimmeka!"
What’s a typical day like for you?
I wake up, play music while I get my daughter and myself ready for school and work...sing in the shower...hum out the door...Go to work at ImaginOn in downtown Charlotte and plan events in the city for teens...Get off work...sing in the car...pick up my daughter...head to my non profit's office...WORK!...Sing In the car...Come home and cook...Eat and Write...Pray and Go To Sleep
Who or what inspires you? Ambitious Youth, Wise Elderly People, and those that serve mankind
What’s next? I am in the process of publishing my second book of poetry and currently writing a novel. My non-profit I AM not the MEdia, Inc. is expanding and opening a chapter in Atlanta, GA which is very exciting!
Where can we find you? Facebook, In the community at Youth Events!
Website www.iamnotthemedia.org | www.chaospoetry.com