Drake Can’t be Black in His Music but Mixed in the Real World [Opinion]

In a recent rap battle with fellow rapper Pusha T, Drake was exposed for wearing blackface in photos that he took in 2008. The Canadian-born rapper’s reasoning for these photos was that he was trying to shed light on the lack of opportunities that black actors faced when trying to get roles in movies and television. I understand his message and what he was trying to say, I just believe this wasn’t the right way to go about it.

Blackface, predominantly used during the 19th century, represented a time when black people were portrayed as the butlers, the maids, the drivers, and the servants. It also contributed to many racial stereotypes that still exist today, so it baffles me that Drake can take these pictures thinking it was a good idea. As I stated, I understand his interpretation/idea, but when you are a public figure (which he was at the time as an actor on Degrassi: The Next Generation) you have a responsibility to not be insensitive about how people perceive your actions and words.

Drake’s claim was that he was an advocate for black actors 10 years ago, but why hasn’t he been an advocate for black people in the last 10 years? Why have we never seen Drake at any rallies for issues affecting African Americans? Why has he never spoken on police brutality, racism, prison reform, etc.? Drake is arguably the biggest rapper that we have in the genre, which means he has one of the biggest platforms, and you mean to tell me he can’t even retweet topics concerning blacks? In a nutshell, Drake wants to be accepted by black culture and be able to say the n-word in his lyrics, but when it is time to speak for us he is silent. He is not above reproach just because he’s one of the biggest-selling artists of all time; we must hold him accountable for his actions or lack thereof.

Rappers like J.Cole, T.I., Jay-Z, and Nipsey Hussle, just to name a few, have all at one point been advocates for black social issues. They don’t think that just because they are millionaires they no longer have a responsibility to their culture and community. Why has Drake never used his voice in the past?

Drake has this clean-cut image that would be affected if he said anything controversial or made people nervous.  He has to protect his sponsorship from companies like Apple, Sprite and Adidas.  Drake can’t be black in his music but mixed in the real world. That is not how it works.

 

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Ne-Yo’s Wife Launching Mixed Kids Hair Care Line Amid Backlash

After being dragged by fans on social media last week for saying her son wasn’t “blessed” with her good hair, Ne-Yo’s wife Crystal Renay has announced plans to launch a new hair care line for mixed kids.

“Thank you guys for the negativity, because once again I’m going to channel it into something positive and I am now in the process of creating a hair care line for mixed children…so thank you once again,” she said in an Instagram post. (Watch in the video above.)

As previously reported, Crystal took to Instagram earlier this month with a request for help because her son wasn’t “blessed” with “Mommy’s ‘Hawaiian Silky’” hair texture.

Her comment section lit up with folks criticizing her for even making the distinction, which draws on the age old good hair/bad hair issue that has divided the African American community for decades.

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First ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer Is a Mixed Bag, But That’s Okay

Tomb Raider is a film that has fans thoroughly intrigued. The new movie takes inspiration from the 2013 reboot of the franchise. It’s a far cry from the pulpier and campier tone of the original game and the Angelina Jolie films.

Well, that influence looks to be in full force in the new film. Check out the trailer and stick around for some analysis.

Some Good, Some Bad

This first look is something of a mixed bag. There is a lot of positives though. The biggest takeaway is that the movie’s visual style looks fantastic. Director Roar Uthaug — director of the solid disaster film The Wave — has brought an appropriate amount of propulsive flair to this world.

And the cast is on point. Alicia Vikander looks like the perfect actor to step in Lara Croft‘s boots. She’s tough, beautiful, and proven herself as a phenomenal actress in films like Ex Machina and The Danish Girl. Plus, having Walton Goggins as Mathias and Dominic West as Lord Richard Croft helps this all feel like a step above most video game adaptations.

But, the plot and dialogue seem a little cheesy — that line about closing the tomb? — and the action can’t help but have that video gamey, untethered physics feeling. Some might argue that that’s an integral part of the property, but look at how Assassin’s Creed tried to do the same thing. It didn’t work out then. Will it work better in Tomb Raider?

Still, this looks like it will be a fun ride. If they can manage to bring in some of the surprising brutality and survival intensity that the 2013 game did so well, this could be an adventure movie worth your time. This has to work for both fans of the game and general audiences. That’s a tough balance to strike.

We’ll find out if Tomb Raider can please both worlds when it swings into theaters on March 16, 2018.

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Facing A Mixed Orientation Marriage With Gratitude And Hope

Many little girls, often daydream of walking down the aisle, on the most joyous day of their life – their wedding day. Heart racing, nervous smile plastered across her glowing face, never once thinking that the man she’s walking towards is hiding a secret that he’s too afraid to share.

Many young men envision meeting their soulmate, sharing their life with the person of their dreams, having a family, and living the life that’s expected of them – married to a beautiful woman and being a supportive husband and father. Yet some men are torn apart inside by the secret they keep that leads to heart wrenching guilt, shame, and fear of failing everyone they know.

Regardless of the scenario, whether it’s a man or a woman hiding their secret, at some point, the pain of pretending to be someone they’re not becomes greater than the transparent truth of living and being who they’re meant to be.

In that moment, all the years of love, parenting, and life building are diminished to a rubble of memories. Tortured wails of “How could you do this to me?” by an unsuspecting spouse, are just the tip of the betrayal iceberg that sinks the life once known by all concerned.

On the other hand, many couples in a mixed orientation marriage bravely join forces, standing tall in love, vowing to get support for overcoming the wicked temptation of same-sex attraction. Prayer, therapy, retreats, hard work, and tear-stained conversations litter the landscape of a marriage in defense mode, all in the name of “make it work, just make it work!” However, even the most resolute attempts to stay afloat in the life ring of “Until death do us part,” find many couples surrendering to the truth that fixing the same-sex attraction, or fixing it enough, as Matt the husband your about to meet said in his TEDx talk, isn’t going to happen. To quell the truth of a spouse embittered in their own internal tug of war with who they are vs. who the rest of the world expects them to be, is practically a death sentence in and of itself.

While both in-the-know spouses may give a mixed orientation marriage a fair shake, many are faced with the harsh reality, that denying the truth of the same-sex attraction only leads to deeper levels of guilt, shame, anxiety, depression, and more often than not ugly embittered relationships that lead to divorce. Matt and Luanne Nightingale are trying to walk the road less traveled, one of gratitude and hope, for unraveling their 25-year relationship.

Granted, it’s a common, and a completely acceptable, rationale human emotion to want to lash out, be angry, and desire the betrayer, pay, pay, pay for the lies they’ve laden into a 23-year marriage, that never really was the storybook version of the storybook marriage they thought they were living. However, by changing perspectives a little and dramatic shifts of thought, one begins to see the beauty of diversity, if one chooses to do so.

Even though the wounds are still freshly cut, and like many heterosexual spouses, Luanne is getting the raw end of the deal (a justifiable feeling that most heterosexual spouses feel) by having her little girl dreams of happily ever after shattered, the question remains, “Why me, why now, why to begin with?” As understanding, compassionate, and loving as she can be, it doesn’t take away the gut wrenching blow to the heart, self-esteem, and trust that Luann built in her marriage to the man that she loved.

When faced with the harsh truth, Luann and Matt faced eerily similar circumstances and questions that thousands of other same sex couples caught in this mixed-orientation marriage turmoil have faced. Heart-wrenching questions like, “Do we try to make this work?” or “How do we undo the damage, un-tell the lies?” and the ever so popular, “What does the future hold for either of us, our kids, our family?” Yet, they found a path.

Through open, honest, transparent communication, Matt and Luanne have chosen to accept the truth of Matt’s same-sex attraction – him a little more easily, her a little more painfully. Leaning into their relationship built on love, respect, support and brutal honesty, they’re now, in their own words, “Trying to do this well.” The “This well” being, creating an environment for themselves and their children where the family thrives rather than survives as their marriage unravels – she as a single, pained and saddened heterosexual mother, he as a single, excited yet sorrowful, gay father.

While brutal honesty and truth often slice deep into the jugular of life, transparency for being known for who you are is a blessing that eradicates guilt, shame, and self-loathing, opening one’s self, and hopefully others to the light of living truth for truths sake. In the light of Matt’s truth, his real truth, he and Luanne are building a new foundation that embraces the reality that who you are is who you are even though at times it hurts and brings up anger and confusion. However, both Matt and Luann have found that any attempt to fight your truth only compounds the darkness, hurt and pain which in turn, eventually manifests as a person living a pretend life having pretend relationships.

On Saturday, November 6, 2016 Matt and Luanne bravely, both in their own unique way, took the stage at TEDx Sonoma County to share their story, their journey, and their truth – a truth that demonstrates with respect, support, honesty, and a deep dive into forgiveness and understanding that both of them are trying to navigate the waters of unraveling a marriage of deception and lies, with dignity and love.

Selecting gratitude and hope as their guideposts, Matt and Luanne’s TEDx talk demonstrates their ability to find common ground in what could easily be a chaotic war of love gone wrong. Yes. This is their path of choice, but it does beg the question, “What’s possible when gratitude and hope are chosen over bitterness and you done me wrong thoughts?”

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Mixed Feelings About Mothers’ Day

Mother’s Day was created, probably by Hallmark Cards, to honor our mothers. I’ve never taken the day too seriously, but lately I find it more compelling. I am a mother and a grandmother and my mother is still alive. She has lived a long life. She’s the first to tell you she’s outlived her time. She’s 95 years old. The way she sees it her body is “disgustingly healthy, but her mind is another matter.” She has advanced dementia. As Mother’s Day has come and gone, I have my own conflicted feelings about Mom’s long life. I prefer not to examine her mind, as it can be painful to focus on that. Rather, I will tell you about her feet.

Mom’s attitude toward her feet is a jumble of contradictions. Going barefoot has always been her preference at all times, in all places, at each stage of her long life. She delights in people’s reactions to her naked toes when she roams the long hallways of her most recent home in an assisted living retirement facility. The friendly nursing aides react with an amused air of disapproval,

“Ms. Fleisher, where do you think you’re going? You need to put on your shoes!”

“Why?” she responds, “I’m not going anywhere.”

Throughout her adult life, she would go outside in winter all bundled up, a petite woman swathed in a long heavy sheepskin coat with curly fur around her neck. But, those tiny pale feet were always bone bare inside her wooden clogs.

Always one to be dressed in the latest style, her shoes were all the rage, but often raised eyebrows when worn by someone her age. Four-inch wooden platform open-toed shoes held in place by a single leather strap were the shoes of choice at her granddaughter’s out-door wedding. Everyone in attendance held their breath as my 83 year old mother hobbled along the rutted dirt path leading to the wedding tent–in the rain, clasping her son’s arm for balance. By the middle of the ceremony her feet were bare, and with assistance, she made her way back to the car gingerly stepping through mud and gravel. Age never was a factor for her when choosing what should adorn her feet.

Now in her mid nineties, she’s a feisty tiny woman with clumps of gray thinning hair. She may not remember what she ate two minutes ago, but she has glowing memories of her athletic prowess in adolescence. Her blue eyes, framed by deep laugh lines, sparkle proudly when she tells stories of her number one seeded position on the district tennis ladder. She was known as the girl who played barefoot on the manicured grass courts reserved for the top ranked tennis matches. Her bare feet carry a message of pride and rebellion. “I’ll be damned if you are going to tell me what to do!”

On close inspection, her feet are a curious oddity. Her big toes are small, but strong. And each toe thereafter is bent toward the outside edge of the foot, as if broken at mid-point. “Ugly!” is what she calls them. Ugly, like the way she feels about the rest of her small muscular body with a belly that is always too big. Ugly may be her descriptor, but she flaunts those feet openly in public as if to say, “They may be ugly, but they are strong and proud and free-spirited. They never did enough for me to love them, but if I could have I would have.”

As I’ve watched my mother grow old I realize how little control we have about how long we are fated to live. I’ve changed my thinking about the goal of a long life. Quality of life is more important to me. And how much control do we have over that? Still, I hope I will have the kind of spirit and pride Mom shows the world despite her certainty that she has outlived her time.

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Are You Getting Your Purpose and Your Process Mixed Up?

Figuring out your life’s purpose — what you came here to Planet Earth to do — is a massively scary undertaking. In fact, it can turn even the most headstrong entrepreneur into a quivering, commitment-phobic mess.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

You see, we’ve been looking at this purpose thing all wrong. We’ve been defining it too narrowly. We’re forcing ourselves to fit into a neat, little box and thinking that that’s where we’re supposed to stay for the rest of our lives.

But that ain’t the case.

The reason for all this confusion and angst is that we’re getting our purpose and our process confused.

So what is ‘purpose’?

Your purpose is the BIG HAIRY thing that you want to accomplish in your lifetime. It’s the change you want to effect in the world. When you’re old and grey and reminiscing on the years gone by, it’s the thing you want to be able to say ‘WOW, I did that’.

Your purpose is broad enough to take you in different directions.

It’s got enough scope that you can achieve it in a number of different ways.

And it’s expansive enough that it can be reinterpreted and reimagined at different stages of your life.

But it’s so, so connected and engrained in your being that once you’ve tuned in to its siren song, it will always be your guiding light.

Which is different to your ‘process’…

Your processes are the things you do to follow through on your purpose. The things you do to bring it to life. So for us heart-fuelled entrepreneurial gals, that means our businesses.

There are many, many different processes you can use to bring your purpose into form. And that’s where we get tripped up.

We think that being a life coach or a doctor is our purpose, but it’s not. That’s simply the way we’re fulfilling our purpose.

Both a doctor and a life coach could have the same purpose: to heal others and help them on their journey. Or they could have very different purposes: to inspire others to live their dream life (coach) and to educate others about their physical beings (doctors).

The key takeaway is that each of these professions is just one path to the overall end goal. Once you discover your greater vision, the options for how you bring this purpose to fruition are endless.

My own journey

It’s true what they say — life doesn’t unfold in a straight line. My journey has been a squiggly one, sometimes with full-blown loop-de-loops. Yet, with the benefit of hindsight, I know that everything I’ve done has been a manifestation of my purpose. It just took me a while to figure this out.

Firstly, I studied marketing, media and communications in my business degree. I wanted to help companies achieve their goals. Then I went on to study event operations, convinced I wanted to help businesses create mind-blowing experiences for their customers. Then I sidestepped and started studying speech pathology, because I wanted to help people communicate. And meanwhile, I’d also started a blog to help guide people on their spiritual journey.

Talk about a melting pot of processes! It wasn’t until I finally sat down to plan out this year’s big business goals that I finally saw through this hodge-podge of passions and realized what my underlying purpose was: To help raise the vibrations of the world.

Connecting the dots and having this massive ‘aha’ moment filled me with relief. My endless career chopping-and-changing wasn’t because I was flaky and indecisive; it was just that I was trying to find the best way to align with my true purpose.

So as I planned my next business move, instead of being filled with angst over where I wanted to be in 10 years time and trying to figure out my life-long career, I was able to focus on just one question:

How was I going to fulfill my purpose right now?

Phew! What a relief to realize that I didn’t have to waste time trying to guess what Future Me wants to do! Because I sure as hell don’t know the answer to that question.

But I can definitely answer it for me, right here, right now.

I want to fulfill my purpose by helping female entrepreneurs create real and viable businesses doing what they love. And I want to do it through coaching, consulting and kick-ass information products.

Cue the fireworks and champagne corks!

It’s the perfect combination of everything that’s led me to this point — my experience, my education, my passions, my interests. And best of all, it lights me up. In an incandescent, chest-swelling, heart-thumping kinda way.

I knew I was on to something big.

But…

It might not be what I do forever.

Hell, it might not even be what I do next year. I know that this is just one permutation of my overall mission, and although I’m loving it right now, I also know that it will grow and change and evolve into the next wave of delivering this vision.

It’s not the be all and end all, it’s just one manifestation of what I’m here to do.

Maybe it will morph into something bigger — perhaps an ecourse, or a book, or a full-blown bricks-and-mortar center? I don’t know yet. But that’s cool because I know that right now, I’m living on purpose.

And figuring that out has changed everything.

So tell me, what’s your purpose? And what process are you using to bring it to life right now?
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