5 Black Web Series to Watch

  1. Giants: The Series. A series about a coming of adulthood drama that follows the lives of three black millennial each battling their own inner giants as they approach age thirty.
  2. Dumped. When Mya unexpectedly gets dumped by Mike, she falls into a downward spiral that leads her to edge of her imagination and pushes her into a world she never knew existed.
  3. Leimert Park. Is about gentrification and Black friendship.  The web series centers around three friends sharing a house in South LA’s Leimert Park, a once before black neighborhood, as they navigate the space of self-love and shamelessly fulfilling their sexual desires in an environment that is changing slowly, but surely.
  4. Makeup x Breakup. Brooke blindslides Blake and ends their two year relationship leaving Blake to jump back into the New York data scene, instantly finding a new love interest and regaining his confidence.  But as soon as things gets serious, Brooke comes back to claim what was once hers.  Blake now finds himself stuck between a rock and hard place.
  5. Professional Black Girl. A webseries that celebrates everyday Black Girl culture covering topics like hairstyles and hair care, personal fashion and style, the show celebrates the simple joys of being a Black Girl.

Bloct

“Oh that’s what we doing?

We being childish, my nigga?

We just pointing and clicking and not talking my nigga?

You fixed your pussy ass finger to really block me my nigga?

Like you Mutombo, my nigga?

Like you don’t know me, my nigga?

5 years by your side and I’m just a button, my nigga?

You wanna push me, my nigga?

You wanna push me, my nigga?”

Y’all remember the episode of Insecure where Issa found out not only did Lawrence unfriend her on Facebook, but he blocked her? She went into the bathroom and came up with this incredible rap! You wanna push me, my nigga?

Has it ever gotten to the point in the end of your relationship with someone that you had to block them via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or phone?

I remember my last semester in college, I started talking to this who had a insanely crazy ex-gf who had beef with me, well herself, because I never and still don’t beef with people.  Anyway, she had the password to his Instagram account and she would block me from his page, when I told him about it, he would unblock me, but the next day or two, she would go back in and block me again.  Finally, I made him change his password so the crazy girl couldn’t have it and he unblocked me!  LOL, she eventually blocked me from all of her social media sites as well and probably still has me blocked me, LMFAO.

I personally, think it’s doing a bit too much when you go out of your way to block someone on social media.  It’s NEVER that serious.  If you go out your way to block someone, to me, it feels like the person you blocked has that much power over you, that you feel so threatened to block them. LOLOLOL.  Okay, I get it.  You don’t want to follow me on social media anymore, fine.  Unfollow, but to go and block me? That’s doing WAY TOO much.  The only time I’ve blocked someone is a person who kept following me on Instagram and once I followed them back, they’d unfollow me and once I realized they unfollowed me, I unfollowed them.  And it was repeating cycle and I got annoyed by it, so I just blocked their page! Outside of that, I have never blocked anyone, not even an ex or old situation.  I WANT you to see my successful and MFing glow up.

However, I think it’s different when you’re blocking someone’s phone number.  In November, I blocked three guys who were from the past number.  I wanted to go into the new year with no old baggage and actually with no guy who wasn’t serious about me in my life.  Sometimes, you niggas don’t get the hint when a woman no longer wants to talk to you, even when she verbally and explicitly says that she doesn’t want to talk to you anymore, and you consistently hit her up and she has to resort to blocking the fucking number.  Now, I do know there are a lot of people who don’t block numbers and have their read receipts on, because they want you to know that you can text them at anytime, however you will not get a response from them.  I just know me, and that sometimes I tend to have a soft spot and will reply.  I rather just block the number and not have to deal with.

All-in-all, I think blocking is dumb and if you don’t want to see someone, to unfollow and if you don’t want someone texting you, tell them.  But for me, I am going to keep blocking niggas and they number. 🙂

 

Can My 2018 Look Like Issa Rae’s 2017?

Can we talk about Issa Rae and how it’s been an incredible year for her? A lot of people are saying they want their 2018 to be like Cardi B’s 2017 and by no means am I knocking Cardi B and her newfound success in 2017, but I however want my 2018 to look like Issa Rae’s 2017.  Issa Rae went from a YouTube web series, “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” ( Season 1 of The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl and Season 2) to a premium cable series with her HBO show, “Insecure.”  Ever since then, her career, her life and her show, took off.  A true inspiration, especially for creatives!! She was also recently nominated for a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series.

Issa Rae also ended the year with a big announcement.  HBO will be moving forward with two needs shows to be written by Issa Rae, Him or Her and Sweet Life.  HBO will pick up the comedy and drama for production in the upcoming year.  She will work with Travon Free on Him or Her and executive produce the 30 minute comedy.  It will be about the chronicle dating life of a bisexual black man and the different worlds and relationships he finds himself ending up in.  The second show, The Sweet Life will be a one-hour dram based out of L.A., focusing on the “well-heeled teens” of Windsor Hills and will be co-created with Scandal producer, Raamla Mohamed.

All I’m saying is, I’ve never acted or thought about acting, but sis… I want in on this The Sweet Life show.  Whether it’s behind the scenes, helping with the writing or directly in front of the camera being one of the teens on the show, I mean I look 16 or 17 even though I’m 24, and if y’all remember, she said she wanted grown people to play the teens.  Here’s the video of her pitching her idea for the show before it became a reality: Issa Rae Pitches a Black 90210

Insecure will also be returning in the upcoming year for season 3.  Again, I want my 2018 success to look like Issa Rae’s 2017 success.

Issa Rae Presents Fruit with Stitcher

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If you don’t know, I am a podcast fanatic! Put a good podcast in front of me and I will be hooked!!!! I was listening to the Friend Zone and they mentioned how Issa Rae had some podcast named Fruit, blah blah blah.  All I heard was podcast and Issa Rae and was immediately sold on listening to it! I went to go find and to my surprise, instead of it being like the typical podcast, it was actually a mini TV series in podcast form.  Each episode ranged from 9 – 13 minutes and I was definitely hooked from episode 1.  There are two seasons, but so far, I’ve only heard season 1 and need to get on it to finding season 2, as I listened on Spotify and Spotify only has season 1.  Anyway, the show is basically about a professional NFL player who is dealing with football, his sexuality, family and everything else that life has to throw his way.  The first episode starts off with a football player named X, who is out at what seems to be a bar with a Representative from the company that manages him.  It was also in this episode where he realizes that he may just be into guys.  He goes into the bathroom and has an encounter with a male, they didn’t do anything, but the guy from the bathroom eventually finds X, gives him a $20 with his number on it and there’s where it begins with X coming to terms with his sexuality and what he actually wants.  I thoroughly enjoyed this podcast and recommend for y’all to give it a listen!!!

Woman Crush Wednesday

Self-proclaimed Awkward Black Girl, Issa Rae is definitely worthy of WCW this week.  As usual when it comes to TV Shows, I always get on the wave late and I didn’t know anything about Insecure until after the season finale aired and everyone was talking about it, so of course I had to get the free trial of HBO and catch up on the show and see what it was all about.  My GIRL Issa.  At the time I had only lived in LA for about 5 months, but felt as if I could relate to the show to THE T.  Since the show, my girl Issa has definitely evolved.  The media is saying she went form a size 8 (although she looked and was probably more like a size 10 or 12) to a size 0 and I saw her in person at the Essence Festival and she is definitely now a size 0.  She is also just gorgeous and amazing and an excellent writer, actress, and I really wish she would stop playing and give Kofi Siriboe a chance because they would make cute chocolate babies! 🙂

xoxo

Jas ❤