BEYONCE – ‘I Was Here’ (United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance) via @lisafordblog #FlashbackFriday #Renaissance
According to Rolling Stone, this video will be projected on huge public screens in Geneva, Dubai, and Times Square in New York today in honor of the U.N.'s World Humanitarian Day (August 19th). This year's theme: "I Was Here". And Beyonce's goal with this recording is to reach 1 billion people on the behalf of the United Nation's campaign. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General…
HERMAN CAIN Dies From the Coronavirus
Ok can we take COVID seriously now? Are we done playing politics with this pandemic? Washington (CNN)Herman Cain, a onetime Republican presidential candidate and former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, has died from coronavirus, according to an obituary sent from his verified Twitter account and Newsmax, where he was launching a television show.Cain, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month, and his Twitter account said earlier this week he was being treated with oxygen in his lungs. It is unknown where Cain contracted the virus.As a co-chair of Black Voices for Trump, Cain…
NICK CANNON Demands Full Ownership of Billion Dollar Show, ‘Wild N’ Out’ READ his Full Statement via @lisafordblog
Source: Hipmagazine.org In lieu of Nick Cannon’s firing from ViacomCBS, Nick says that Viacom chose to ban all advertisements that support George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Viacom’s media networks, include Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET, CMT, TV Land, + more. Lisa Ford’s crime novella, South Beach Suicide, on sale now at Amazon. Click Link.
ICE CUBE “A CONTRACT WITH BLACK AMERICA” READ Now via @lisafordblog
Click the link below to read the contract with Black America delivered by rapper, actor, entrepreneur, film producer, and legend ICE CUBE. This Contract With Black America was designed to start the hard conversations. It was made to be perfected and debated. Add comments and suggestions so we can create a better contract with America that will help create a better and more perfect Union. https://t.co/3VXjGSH6Uc — Ice Cube (@icecube) July 1, 2020 Lisa Ford’s crime novella, South Beach Suicide, on sale now at Amazon.…
“Strange Fruit” – Billie Holiday LIVE, Nina Simone (VIDEO) & @lisafordblog Thoughts on the Recent Hangings
In the words of Marvin Gaye, can someone please tell me what the fck is going on? Marvin didn’t actually say it that way, but I am. I’m writing this blog post to document the current times and how I feel about it. First and foremost we are all experiencing a global pandemic that has already killed over 118k Americans. And there are people who still aren’t taking COVID19 seriously…but that’s another story for another blog post. Then there’s the murder of George Floyd which…
HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH x Angela Davis & Watch @Becauseofthem #BlackHistoryMonth Video! ❤️ cc @CNN via @lisafordblog
Happy Black History Month! The photo you see is of Angela Davis when Swedish TV journalists talked to the Black Panther activist in a 1972 jail interview — she was charged with but not convicted of murder — in footage that's part of The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (and I'll elaborate on this in a moment). My sister was named after Angela Davis, "Angela Yvonne", so this is why I chose to shine a little light on Davis, in addition to the dope video by...,…
JOYNER LUCAS – “I’m Not Racist” (VIDEO) *Warning* Not For the Faint-Hearted via @lisafordblog
JOYNER LUCAS just released some real music that is going to give a lot of people cognitive dissonance and hopefully give different people a wider view on the subject which can help to get a better understanding of different opinions. No matter how you interpret JOYNER LUCAS’ very provocative “I’m Not Racist” music video, perspective is an evident topic and this song serves as a catalyst for continuing dialogue on race relations in the U.S. When I clicked on the video from Twitter, I initially…
Zoe Kravitz slays on the new cover of Allure (Photos) via @lisafordblog
If you haven't yet watched HBO's "Big Little Lies" featuring Zoe Kravitz, then you are doing yourself a terrible disservice. On the critically acclaimed limited series, Zoe Kravitz plays Bonnie Carlson, the free-spirited second wife of Nathan Carlson— the ex-husband of Monterey, California’s queen bee, Madeline Martha Mackenzie. Kravitz plays the only black woman on the show. Allure magazine writes, "Her character, Bonnie, kind of an alt-left paragon on the surface at least, seems uncannily laid-back and reasonable and generous in the drama’s tense, repressive…
BLACK THOUGHT & DAVEED DIGGS Rap About Importance of Voting (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog #ElectionDay
@RollingStone: Daveed Diggs – known both for his acting in the musical Hamilton and his rapping in the group Clipping – urged voters to head to the polls with a series of intricate rhymes about the historical significance of casting a ballot. "Let's just spit some bars about voting," Diggs told Jimmy Fallon Monday night on The Tonight Show.
EMINEM Dissess Trump on New LP Tease ‘Campaign Speech’ via @lisafordblog
Rolling Stone: Eminem disses Donald Trump and his supporters, references everyone from Trayvon Martin to Colin Kaepernick to David Hasselhoff and unleashes a dizzying assault of rhythmic gymnastics with "Campaign Speech," a nearly eight-minute new track posted online Wednesday. "Don't worry I'm working on an album!" the rapper tweeted, linking the song. "Here's something meanwhile."