Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 01-14-2015
Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted on 01-14-2015
I love this story. One of my “Top Five”, Eminem, fulfilled a Michigan teen’s dying wish. Gage Garmo died Monday night, after a four year battle with bone cancer. Garmo’s friends started a Twitter campaign to let the rapper know that Garmo wanted to meet him, a Michigan organization then stepped to help. Em flew back and visited the 17-year-old one day before he died.
Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 01-13-2015
The legions of complaints and social media dragging worked because VH1 is bringing Sorority Sisters
to a quick end. The Atlanta Journal Constitution
[T]he remaining three episodes of Atlanta-based “Sorority Sisters” are being burned off three in a row this Friday night.
How badly does VH1 want to put this show into the grave? The final episode will start at the odd time of 11:10 p.m. and end just past midnight. Plus, it’s not even being repeated later that night for West Coast consumption. And Friday tends to be a relatively low TV consumption night.
The move comes on the heels of Alpha Kappa Alpha temporarily suspending the memberships of two cast members. During a recently aired reunion-esque special that was clearly an attempt to “save face” for the show, some of the cast members said they were getting threatening messages because of their
ratchetness while representing their organizations participation. Plus, there were those tons of social media complaints lobbed at the advertisers, forcing many to pull their ads, which –let’s face it– is most likely why this show is getting a quick dump. This shows the power of a united front, for sure. News of the show’s demise hit the internets on the anniversary of Delta Sigma Theta’s founding…so, maybe it’s a Founders Day gift?
Anyway, are you glad this show is about to be over? Did you even watch? And, what show are you planning to boycott next?
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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted on 01-09-2015
Posted by Fleur Delacour | Posted on 01-04-2015
This isn’t the news I was expecting to hear on this rainy Sunday, even though I knew it was coming. I knew Stuart Scott was fighting a good fight. During one of his last public appearances at the ESPY awards in July, Scott gave one of the best speeches I have ever witnessed. That night though, I could see the cancer was winning. I prayed for God to cure him and so many others fighting the same fight. Over the months, misreporting on social media prematurely placed Scott on his death bed, forcing him to release a statement denying it. How terrible must that have been? I’m dying but I have to tell you that I’m not dead yet? Scott did everything with grace and a peace that must come for knowing there are better days ahead. He accepted his fate, made nice with it, and did so in such a poignant and loving way that I cried uncontrollably for hours after the ESPYs aired. His love for his profession, peers and especially his two daughters made me want to be better, and do better. Scott blazed a trail on the anchor desk at ESPN. He was the first sports anchor who spoke like my friends and me; who knew slang and pop culture catch-phrases; who just got it. At 49, he had a lot more to do but the universe had other plans.
“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” – Stuart Scott
May he rest in peace.