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friendly-neighborhood-patriarch: nunyabizni:This is the most wrong thing I have ever laid eyes on *pours myself a full pint of bourbon*

Anaconda, Andrew Bogut, and Dank: Finding the exact date of the day Ice Cube refers to in his classic song "Today Was A Good Day"> CLUE 4: Dates of those Lakers won over SuperSonics where it was a clear day with no Smog Nov 30 1988 Apr 4 1989 Jan 18 1991 Jan 20 1992 hiphopfightsback CLUE 1 "Went to Short Dog's house, They was watching Yo MTV RAPS" Yo MTV RAPS first aired CLUE 5: "Got a beep from Kim, and Aug 6th 1988 She can fuck all night" Beepers weren't adopted by mobile phone companies until the 1990s. Dates left where mobile beepers were available to public: CLUE 2: Ice Cube's single Today Was A Good Day was released on: Jan 18 1991 Jan 20 1992 Feb 23 1993 CLUE 6 Ice Cube starred in the film "Boyz in the hood" that released late Summer of 1991, but was being filmed mid-late 1990 early 1991 and lce Cube was busy on set filming the movie Jan 18 1991, too busy to be lounging around the streets with no plans Ladies and Gentlemen. CLUE 3: The Lakers beat the SuperSonics" Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release of the single FEBRUARY 23 1993 where the Lakers beat the SuperSonics Nov 11 1988 114-103 Nov 30 1988 110-106 Apr 4 1989 115-97 Apr 23 1989 121-117 Jan 17 1990 100-90 Feb 28 1990 112-107 Mar 25 1990 116-94 Apr 17 1990 102-101 Jan 18 1991 105-96 Mar 24 1991 113-96 Apr 21 1991 103-100 Jan 20 1992 116-110o Cont The ONLY day where . Yo MTV Raps was on air . It was a clear and smogless day .Beepers were commercially sold . Lakers beat the SuperSonics . and Ice Cube had no events to attend to was.. JANUARY 20, 1992 National Good Day Day <p>Mind blown via /r/dank_meme <a href="http://ift.tt/2CCRpe5">http://ift.tt/2CCRpe5</a></p>
Friday, Love, and Memes: 'Black Panther' Breaks Barriers and Records In lts Opening Weekend @balleralert 'Black Panther' Breaks Barriers and Records In Its Opening Weekend - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RyanCoogler’s 'Black Panther' is setting a tone for Marvel films, creating conversations while breaking several barriers at the same damn time. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In just the first three-to-four-days of its release, the film earned a whopping $235 million, making it the fifth highest-earning of any film and the highest debut ever for a February film. And let’s get into 31-year-old Oakland native Coogler, who made history for now having the highest-grossing film ever by a black director. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ BlackPanther now holds the biggest solo superhero launch of all-time! It also takes the crown for the biggest non-sequel opening weekend, the biggest Friday through Sunday opening weekend for a long holiday debut, the biggest long holiday opening weekend and the biggest pre-summer opening weekend (there’s actually more). The film has already gotten esteemed praise from critics on Rotten Tomatoes who gave the film a 97 percent. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We don’t really have to say much, the movie is a one-of-kind BlackMagic masterpiece. We fell in love with our righteous all-Black cast which starred ChadwickBoseman, LupitaNyongo, MichaelBJordan, AngelaBassett, DanaiGurira, DanielKaluuya, ForestWhitaker, SterlingKBrown, FlorenceKaumba, WinstonDuke and now beloved breakout star LetitiaWright. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 'Black Panther' changed the Marvel superhero game and as you can see by the numbers and audience involvement, we’re loving every minute of it. WakandaForever

'Black Panther' Breaks Barriers and Records In Its Opening Weekend - Blogged by: @RaquelHarrisTV ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ RyanCoogler’s 'Black Pa...

Blessed, Children, and College: Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar @balleralert Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar - Blogged by @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are BallerificWomen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is Ms. Issa Rae. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Best known for her hit HBO series, “Insecure," after making her break with her hit Youtube series, "Awkward Black Girl," Issa has blessed us with over 20 visual projects, which she either produced, starred in, or wrote. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Her YouTube channel has captured over 260,000 subscribers and 20 million views and counting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Proving not only to be a strong force and inspiration for women in general, Ms. Issa Rae, is a proven example that black women can be bosses too....but we already knew that! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She takes pride in being an actress, writer, director, producer and web series creator. She has earned her college degree in African American studies and has studied at some of the country’s most famed acting academies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Issa Rae has been featured in Forbes annual, “30 Under 30,” list, Essence Magazine, Rolling Stone, and Vanity Fair, just to name a few. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With so much under her belt, and still so young, we’re pleased to know that Ms. Issa Rae will be blessing us with her talent for many years to come.

Ballerific Woman - Issa Rae, From Youtube Star to HBO Superstar - Blogged by @Climb_This_Hill ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and wo...

Children, Family, and Memes: Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From "Blackish" to "Grownish" 05 13 @balleralert Read More: www.balleralert.com Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From “Blackish” to “Grownish” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women would receive equal pay. African American women would be presented the same opportunities as their white counterparts. Rejection would be based on qualifications rather than race. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Unfortunately, this world is far from perfect, however, there are people, more specifically women, who have dedicated their time, money and education to make a positive change. They’ve used their experiences and their encounters with injustices to fight and-or create more opportunities for their children and their children’s children, in an effort to make the world a better place. They've put our pain and problems on their backs and created space for change, new opportunities for our brothers and sisters to excel and succeed in a world that is designed against us. This is BlackExcellence. These are Ballerific Women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of those special individuals is YaraShahidi, who is a young actress and model. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She’s best known for her role as Zoey Johnson of “Black-ish,” and it’s spin off show, “Grown-ish,” that premiered last week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, the 17-year old isn’t a new face to the screen. Back in 2009, Shahidi starred in Paramount Picture’s “Imagine That,” alongside actor and comedian EddieMurphy. For this film, she received a Young Artist Award nomination for the best performance in a feature film category. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In 2012, she starred in the TV series, “The First Family,” where she played the daughter of President William Johnson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shahidi also received NAACP’s Image Award for “Best Supporting Actress in Comedy......to read the rest log on to BallerAlert.com (clickable link on profile)

Ballerific Woman: Yara Shahidi, From “Blackish” to “Grownish” - blogged by @lanaladonna ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a perfect world, men and women wo...

Blockbuster, Hbo, and Instagram: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson ls set to Receive His Star on The Walk of Fame @balleralert Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is set to Receive His Star on The Walk of Fame - blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have seen him on the small screen as a WWE superstar, currently, you can see him in blockbuster movies and as of next week you can see a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame baring the name of Dwayne 'The Rock’ Johnson. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Rock will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on December 13th. Walk of Fame ceremonies producer, Ana Martinez had this to say, “Not only does Dwayne have a great personality and talent, but he also does a great amount of philanthropic work, which is part of the criteria for earning an immortal spot on the Walk of Fame.We envision scores of photos being taken at his star by his fans." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The 45-year-old became the highest paid actor in the world in 2016, earning $64.5 million. In 2017, he was second behind Mark Wahlberg. This year TheRock starred in “Baywatch” and “The Fate of the Furious,” and in 2019, Johnson will star with Jason Statham in a “Fast and Furious” spinoff movie based on his breakout character Hobbs. Not only does The Rock make a big impact on silver screen, his company Seven Bucks Production has produced several shows, including HBO’s “Ballers and he serves daily motivation on his Instagram page. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. PT at 6801 Hollywood Blvd., in front of Hollywood and Highland. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Big congratulations to Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Is set to Receive His Star on The Walk of Fame - blogged by @tktrinidad ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You have seen him on the s...

Children, Family, and Friends: "Touched By an Angel" Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 @balleralert “Touched By an Angel” Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday evening, music legend and actress, DellaReese, who starred in the television series “Touched By an Angel,” died at the age of 86. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love,” Reese’s costar, Roma Downey said in a statement to PEOPLE. “She was an incredible wife, mother, grandmother, friend and pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer. Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by sider for so many years on ‘Touched By an Angel.’ I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to reports, Reese began her singing career at the early age of six-years-old. By 13, she was singing in front of massive crowds with the likes of Mahalia Jackson. In 1957, Reese gained nationwide recognition from her hit songs, “And That Reminds Me and “Don’t You Know?” Years later, she transitioned from music to television. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 90s, Reese secured a role in “Touched By An Angel,” where she drew on her Christian faith. Decades later, the beloved actress retired from acting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our prayers and condolences are with the family of Della Reese, who is survived by her husband and three children.

“Touched By an Angel” Star, Della Reese, Dead at 86 – blogged by @MsJennyb ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sunday evening, music legend and actress, DellaRe...

America, Funny, and Golden Globes: 'Get Out Will Compete As A Comedy At The Golden Globes And People Are Pissed @balleralert 'Get Out' Will Compete As A Comedy At The Golden Globes And People Are Pissed - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ " GetOut," the box office hit directed by JordanPeele, will compete as a comedy at next year's GoldenGlobes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Get Out" is a horror film that satirically examines race relations in America. The film follows Chris — played by DanielKaluuya — a black man who travels to a secluded estate to meet his white girlfriend’s wealthy parents. The setup gives way to the perfect nightmare. "Get Out" was critically-acclaimed upon its release, earning more than $253 million. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In an attempt to maximize the film's chance of being nominated, Universal Pictures entered the film into the comedy-musical category at the upcoming event — a move that is unsettling for some. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lil Rel Howery, who also starred in "Get Out" tweeted, "Their is nothing funny about racism," on Tuesday. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ However, adventure films like 2016's "The Martian" and 2010's "Alice In Wonderland" were also selected for comedy categories in attempts to snag more nominations. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The nominations will be announced on Dec. 11 with the event following on Jan. 8.

'Get Out' Will Compete As A Comedy At The Golden Globes And People Are Pissed - blogged by @baetoven_ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ " GetOut," the box off...