Returning to work the Monday after Thanksgiving break was THEE ultimate struggle. I was exhausted from a long, much-needed weekend of spending time with my family, hanging with friends, and detoxing the plethora of leftovers I managed to digest #BacktoBack — after Day 3, I refused to look at another plate of macaroni. But, I still managed to make it to Friday, thank the Good Lord. I attribute most of the credit to The Wiz Live, which gave me and my fellow melanin folk something to live for this week.
But before I get on that, I just wanna take a brief moment to talk about the annoyingly addictive hot mess that is known as Empire. When the Season 2 premiere aired back in September, I wrote a very passionate recap of how triflin’ the entire episode was and how I was gonna boycott the show. And I really did, until like three or four episodes later when Hakeem got murked by his Fantasia/Frankie Lon-looking arch nemesis, Freda Gatz. Ain’t no way that boy won that freestyle battle. And Lucious-loving Jamal was getting on my nerves at first, but then he got like super-duper sexy all of a sudden (it’s got to be the facial hair) and got back cool with Cookie so now I’m #TeamJamal again. But during the winter finale, ish went to a whole n’other level. [Read more…]