2019 Oscars: They Got It Right!

This was the year the Oscars actually got it right, as far as wins go. I guess the Academy can retire that “Oscars So White” title for now. Black films and people are STILL making history. Just in case you missed it:

Regina King won for Best supporting actress for “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Ruth Carter won for Best Costume Design for “Black Panther”

Hannah Beachler won for Best Production Design for “Black Panther”

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Spike Lee Best won for Adapted Screen Play for “BlackKlansman”

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Mahershala Ali won for Best Supporting Actor in “Green Book”

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I feel that every movie that the above movies nominated, that won, were well-deserved. Spike Lee has been making movies for 30 years and he FINALLY got a Oscar. Regina King started off in movies like “Friday” and “Boyz N Tha Hood” and look where she is now. Mahershala Ali has been on FIRE 🔥 the past couple years from “Moonlight” to “Green Book.”

“Black Panther” alone has gotten Grammy nominations for its album to Golden Globe nominations to SAG award wins to now Oscar wins. Ryan Coogler, ALL the actors, everyone behind the scenes like Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler made that the film what it was and it shows!

I’m glad the Oscars got it right year, especially coming from having all their nominees being white (#OscarsSoWhite) to having black nominees in ALMOST every category. What are your thoughts on the award show?

Comment below!

Danii Gold out ✌🏾✌🏾

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The BlacKkKlansmen Movie Review

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Over the weekend  I seen this movie and did NOT know that it was based on a true story. I really thought it was just another great movie that  Jordan Peele wrote and Spike Lee so happenedly directed BUT that was partially the case. The man character Ron Stallsworth, is played by John David Washington, which is Denzel Washington’s SON. Ron is a rookie at the Colorado Springs police department and is placed on special assignment when he persuaded the chief that the KKK needed to be investigated. He infiltrated the Klan by calling them (got the number from local newspaper, stupid right?) Since there wasn’t caller ID back then, Ron didn’t have to call private. He literally put on his “white voice” and got in.

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Ron used his “white voice” over the phone and had his white coworker actually go meet up with the klan and eventually join. There’s always one skeptical person and that was one of the Klansmen. He tried to intimidate the “white Ron Stallsworth” but it didn’t work.

The real Ron Stallsworth befriended a woman by the name of Patrice, from the Black Student Union at a local college and she was pro Black and down with the Black Power Movement. The police department tried to compare her and the  student union to the “dangerous” Black Panther Movement but they weren’t like that BUT even if they were, they would be fighting or equality and respect.

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Any who, the Klan was working on an attack towards the black student union, specifically Patrice because she was very vocal on the racism she faced, specifically from the Colorado Police Department, an officer that Ron was familiar with.  

Ron had spoken to the David Duke over the phone on multiple occasions. David Duke was the head of the Klan at the time and so happened to be a politician. He was granted the opportunity to meet him in person, as himself, as his security for the initiation of the white version of him being inducted into the Klu Klux Klan. Along with the initiation going on, that same day was the day that the KKK had planned to attack Patrice and the Student Union. Ron stopped the attacked and it ended up back firing on the people involved because they were the ones who ended up dying.

While investigating the KKK, There weren’t any cross burnings happening in that chapter, nor any hangings or other causes of death. Ron also helped the FBI identify missing weapons (that were used in the attempted attack) that were stolen by military members who were actually in the KKK as well. They were arrested.

What was educational about the movie?

  • The fact that it was a true story and the fact that you wouldn’t be able to do this now as easy due to technology.
  • The fact that they really thought that black people only talked a certain way. The klan said that black people say things like “shucking and jiving” AND EVEN MORE FUNNY, instead of saying “Are you going to the store to get some chicken” we say “Ar-uh”, like we really can’t say the word “are”. So judgmental, but are we surprised…nah.

Why was this funny?

  • This was funny because the Klan and any other racist people don’t give Black People enough credit for being just as smart and even smarter than them.
  • The Klan got GOT. Now’s who’s the dumb one.
  • Also, the fact the David Duke didn’t know he was talking to a black man over the phone and he was sooooo comfortable with the real Ron. Btw, David Duke was played by Topher Grace, who played Eric Forman on That 70’s Show.

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Why was the infiltration successful?

  • Ron saved lives
  • Ron prevented SOME cross burnings
  • He got a lot of intel

Why was the movie successful?

Well, it brought in  $10.8 Million opening weekend! 

I  really enjoyed this movie. It was informative, entertaining, kind of angering because of the language used, but overall it was a good movie.

What did you all think of the movie?

Comment below and let me know!

Danii Gold out!

Crooklyn Anniversary

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Yesterday was the 24th anniversary of Spike Lee’s movie Crooklyn. I loved this movie as kid; just seeing what it was like growing up in a different culture and during a different time. The setting was 1973 in Bed-Stuy New York, but of course it was filmed in 1993. 

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This film was Spike Lee’s second film and just image, he’s created other films and they were just as good and even better than this one, depending on what you like. 

I love how Troy was a tough cookie. She was had three older brothers and a little one and had to adapt to how rough they were. She wasn’t all girly like some of the girls on her block and she even stood up to bullies on her block that were wayyyy older than her.

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She dealt with the normal pre-teen problems—wanting to grow boobies. When I was that age, I wanted boob so bad and then BOOM! I was blessed with a big booty. yay     Image result for side eye emoji

From dealing with arguing parents, to experiencing a culture shock down south with her cousin to losing her mother..

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Too eventually having to be the mother figure in the house and many more. 

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Happy Anniversary to one of my favorite childhood movies. What’s your favorite Crooklyn  scene?

 

The Booty Ain’t All That

I’m a girl with a big booty and to be honest, having a booty isn’t all that. Growing up, I was lanky; skinny, small waist, with a booty that was slowly but surely growing, and by the time I was 12, I had a lil donk. Then time progressed and i was Big Booty Bri. I was getting looks from older guys at a young age and honestly it was uncomfortable especially between the ages of 12-18 ish, hell even 19-20. 🙄 During my high school days, i didn’t too much care because…well, there wasn’t that many blacks people at my school 🤷🏽‍♀️ But outside of school, i got the stares. I got to college and it wasn’t that bad but, overall i was tired of people making a deal of how big it was and to me, it wasn’t that big. I’d seen bigger booties than mine and honestly, ITS JUST A BOOTY.

Speaking from experience, here’s what comes with having a big ole booty:

  • Uncomfortable stares from guys, instead of them just speaking.
  • Hearing guys say “damnnnn” and you see them out your peripheral stairing from behind and then saying “how you doing? You hella sexy” 🙄😒  (I hate when guys i don’t know call me sexy, for some reason)
  • From a clothes aspect, you have to buy pants a size bigger, especially if you have a smaller waist, and the top of your pants stick out 🙄
  • You gotta buy longer shorts because “shawty got a big oleeeee booty” and the bottom of your cheeks will show if you’re not careful.

-Oh, and my major dislike, a guy just wanting to talk to you..because you have a big ass..(no morals)

The whole topic came to mind when I watched Spike Lee’s She’s Gotta Have it Netflix series about a week ago.  (I haven’t seen the original movie. 🤦🏽‍♀️ Please don’t  nag at me lol) BUT…if you don’t know, It’s about a young woman named Nola Darling, who is an artist and is dating and having sex with three different guys BUT she isn’t in a relationship with any of them and she keeps it real them about their status with her.

Nola has a best friend name Shemekka and she is self conscious about her lack of…booty. She works at a “dancer’s club” –not quite stripping, they just do sexy routines and get money thrown at em. Well Shemekka is the bartender at the club and she wants to dance but all the women have ass and she doesn’t.

She decides to get “ass shots” and she is happy with herself, but during the process ..she screamedddd!! Once she got the booty she wanted, she decided to put it to use and dance at the club she was a bartender at. Long story short, her booty..popped. She fell on it and SPLACK! She went through all that and honestly it wasn’t worth it.

When i was younger, i wanted boobies and i ended up with a booty 🤷🏽‍♀️ And as i stopped tripping off have boobs, they sprouted out some lol.

Moral of the story is, Be Happy with what you have,  because every pro has its cons. Every perk has its  downside.  K.Michelle just recently did an interview with Hot 97 and  confirmed that she was taking her butt implants out in January.  If she, and entertainer, is removing the baggage off her butt, then you know it’s real.  Some things are cranked up to what they seem to be.

Again, be happy with what you have, unless it’s it’s weave lol, we all need some weave every now and then 😬

 

Danii Gold out ✌🏾  ✌🏾

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