7 Things We Almost Missed This Week While We Were Bundled Up
This week marked the first year of Joe Biden’s presidency and that alone is enough to make anyone logout and go lay down. Whether it was Mercury retrograde or Aquarius season, we’re willing to bet two black N95 masks that sometime this week your tolerance level fell lower than Biden’s approval rating. In case you were unable to scroll while trying to stay warm, here’s a few things you might have missed this week.
1. Jay-Z Pushes NY Law To Stop Rap Lyrics From Being ‘Weaponised’ In Court
2. Phat Tuesday: The Era of Hip Hop Comedy Docuseries Coming To Prime Video
Comedian Guy Torry (American History X, Life) has gotten a green light from Prime Video for his docuseries, Phat Tuesdays. The three-episode docuseries follows Torry, creator and host of the famed Phat Tuesday comedy shows at LA’s The Comedy Store. Emerging in the aftermath of the tragic 1992 LA Riots, Phat Tuesdays quickly became the most popular comedy show in Hollywood during the ’90s. The legendary comedy showcase aided in launching the careers of many famous Black comedians. Viewers can expect guest appearances from Anthony Anderson, Tichina Arnold, Nick Cannon, Dave Chappelle, Snoop Dogg, Cedric the Entertainer, Tiffany Haddish, Steve Harvey, Lil Rel Howery, Regina King, Jo Koy, Luenell, Flame Monroe, Craig Robinson, JB Smoove, Chris Tucker, Kym Whitley, and more. Directed by Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Marshall), Phat Tuesdays will premiere on February 4.
3. Black Lives Matter Is Off To The Races
Black lives still Matter..Today and everyday, in every way. ✊🏾🐴 #HatleyBros2 #fyp #foryoupage #horseracing
A video of a Texas family’s recent addition to the family is going viral. The Hatleys are the first African Americans to compete for the Quarter Horses in the state. The Hatley’s added another racehorse to their stable and gave it a name worth screaming: Black Lives Matter. Owned by her father and uncle, Keeundra Hatley Smith, told The Shade Room on Instagram, “We named him Black Lives Matter because we knew he was special and wanted to bring our culture to the sport.” And that they did, because in white-dominated sport, whether the horse is winning or losing, the announcer has to say, “Black Lives Matter.”
4. Bravo Delivers The First Look of Kandi Buruss’ New Reality Show
While Bravo fans are still recovering from the last Real Housewives of Atlanta family-related spinoff, Porsha’s Family Matters, another show is already queued up for broadcast. Grammy Award-winning songwriter and RHOA vet Kandi Burruss will star in her fifth reality spinoff on the network. The new series, Kandi & The Gang will follow Burruss’ family and staff, who all work at her down-home southern restaurant, Old Lady Gang. Viewers will see many familiar faces like her husband Todd Tucker, The OLGs (Mama Joyce Jones, Aunt Nora Wilcox, and Aunt Bertha Jones), and Kandi’s longtime right-hand and left-hand friends DonJuan Clark and Carmon Cambrice. Viewers will also be introduced to a slew of zany new characters that make up the staff of the OLG restaurant. Remember to set your reminders for the series premiere on Sunday, March 6 at 9/8c.