TTBoy Says:


TTBoy Says:  Who is Hillary Clinton?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Hilary Swank like Hillary Clinton?

TTBoy Says:  Who is really right and who can’t be wrong?

TTBoy Says:  When will Spanish be the national language?

TTBoy Says:  Why do most Black people smoke Newport cigarettes?

TTBoy Says:  When will Justin Timberlake ever get married?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Gabrielle Union been named People Magazine’s Most Beautiful?

TTBoy Says:  When will Prince make another commercially successful record?

TTBoy Says:  How often do people forget to give a Christmas card to the mate with a gift?

TTBoy Says:  Does Danny Devito know how small he is?

TTBoy Says:  All Hail, Peyton Manning?

TTBoy Says:  The Seattle Seahawks will NOT win the Super Bowl.

TTBoy Says:  Why have Americans forgotten good Poetry?

TTBoy Says:  Is the cartoon “Family Circus” really necessary?

TTBoy Says:  Aren’t there gay men who don’t consider themselves “The Lesser?”

TTBoy Says:  Why did people have to pay to audition for “Selena” when Jennifer Lopez was already the choice?

TTBoy Says:  Everybody knows why The Pope is “Everybody’s Guy.”

TTBoy Says:  How high is High?

TTBoy Says:  How many people are still being killed for Americans to have Diamonds?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Rihanna so underrated?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Rosie O’Donnell?

TTBoy Says:  The song, “Same Love,” should be held as a classic song.

TTBoy Says:  Why do interracial relationships fail because of the dominant one’s friends?

TTBoy Says:  Once a whore, always a whore.  They may just hide their behavior better.

TTBoy Says:  Kim Kardashian’s infamous sex video was hardly amateurish.

TTBoy Says:  Does everybody still wear a suit to a job interview?

TTBoy Says:  Pain is Pain.  People should stop trying to empathize with someone else.

TTBoy Says:  Colorado is going to be the place to be in 2014.

TTBoy Says:  Everybody should be reading “Thoughts…over a good cup of coffee.”

TTBoy Says:  What’s the use of a Journal or Diary when you have the internet?

TTBoy Says:  Children should be able to stay at home until they feel ready to leave.

TTBoy Says:  Where is Nikki Giovanni?

TTBoy Says:   Anybody who has spent any time in jail for a crime they didn’t commit should be as rich as the Kennedys.

TTBoy Says:  What if beer was placed in champagne bottles?

TTBoy Says:  The best way to cure any scent on your fingers is to pour mouthwash on them.

TTBoy Says:  A picture says a thousand words, but what’s so bad in using words?

TTBoy Says:  It is such a good thing to post Report Cards online as long as parents get their own password.

TTBoy Says:  Who has better sex videos:  Yahoo! or Pornhub.com?

TTBoy Says:  Fibromyalgia is so misunderstood.

TTBoy Says:  Is Kathy Griffin the most-curt person alive?

TTBoy Says:  Fear is fear whether it’s yours or someone else’s.

TTBoy Says:  Is Syracuse New York the old and new Hell?

TTBoy Says:  Will Serena Williams ever get a two-page spread in The New York Times?

TTBoy Says:   Maria Sharapova is not Russian.  Maybe, she claims to be for tax purposes.

TTBoy Says:  Pizza Hut’s Meat Lovers Pizza is very salty.  But it’s better after being micro-waved.

TTBoy Says:  Why are people still claiming Homophobia?  Just admit it!

TTBoy Says:  How much botox has Nigella Lawson had?

TTBoy Says:  Why does malnutrition still exist?

TTBoy Says:  Winona Ryder’s best role to date has to be from “Girl, Interrupted.”

TTBoy Says:  Why are mens chests more important in Hollywood?

TTBoy Says:  Why aren’t there more Black representatives of Movado when the Black-face of their watches are the best-sellers?

TTBoy Says:  Who would believe Andrew Cuomo isn’t a pot smoker?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Dennis Rodman so underrated?

TTBoy Says:  Is Mensa still an important group for introverted intellectuals?

TTBoy Says:  What if they could give Oscars to the greatest actors in TV?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Tony Shalub?

TTBoy Says:  Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Eliot Spitzer could make a cameo on “The Good Wife?”

TTBoy Says:  Why is the American media so enthralled with British TV shows when the feelings aren’t very mutual?

TTBoy Says:  It’s time for Idina Menzel to win an Oscar.

TTBoy Says:  Jada Pinkett-Smith is disturbingly beautiful

TTBoy Says:  Charlize Theron is more beautiful than Gisele Bundchen.  Even without makeup.

TTBoy Says:  It’s about time for a “Will and Grace” movie.

TTBoy Says:  Why has no music artist created a House Music song for the radio yet?

TTBoy Says:  Has Taye Diggs become the new Blair Underwood to Black America?

TTBoy Says:  Music group SWV should have never left R&B.

TTBoy Says:  Who downplayed Jennifer Holliday and Irene Cara?

TTBoy Says:  Shame on Letitia James.

TTBoy Says:  Why exactly does Ariel Sharon matter today to Americans?

TTBoy Says:  Isn’t it time for actor Brad Davis to receive a posthumous Oscar?

TTBoy Says:  “Midnight Express” is still a very relevant movie.

TTBoy Says:  Sal Mineo is still beautiful.

TTBoy Says:  Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio the new Robert Dinero?

TTBoy Says:  Who’d you rather, Taylor Swift or Jenny McCarthy?

TTBoy Says:  Would you hire a man with the name “Jaybeon?”

TTBoy Says:  What exactly is “Affordable Housing” when you don’t have a job or bank account?

TTBoy Says:  Will singer Lauryn Hill ever get her mind back?

TTBoy Says:  When will director Lee Daniels produce the first ever all-Black superhero film?

TTBoy Says:  Why do people find it funny when someone tells them they have a relationship with their cigarette?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Bravo’s Andy Cohen appeared in a Hollywood film yet?

TTBoy Says:  “Don Jon” is a porn film.

TTBoy Says:  Scarlett Johansson is the most underrated actress in Hollywood.

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Suzanne Vega?

TTBoy Says:  Will there be copycat deaths like that of the late Paul Walker?

TTBoy Says:  “Sharing The Night Together” is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written.

TTBoy Says:  Joe Boxer has the most interesting commercials on TV.

TTBoy Says:  Secretary of State John Kerry doesn’t seem to like his job very much.

TTBoy Says:  “Live and Let Live the Strong and Insured” should be America’s motto.

TTBoy Says:  Is Lady Gaga ready to produce her first major Hollywood film?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Syracuse actor Joseph Edwards?

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TTBoy Says:


TTBoy Says:  Shouldn’t Marvin Gaye’s family sue Robin Thicke over similarities to Marvin Gaye’s own sound?

TTBoy Says:  Why would a celebrity go without make-up when they have an endorsement deal with a Cosmetics company?  Shouldn’t the celebrity be sued for violating that agreement?

TTBoy Says:  Why are Black actors so scarce in Hollywood?

TTBoy Says:  Haven’t conditions gotten worse for Blacks since Obama’s second term?

TTBoy Says:  Why are apologies accepted when people first knew their comments would hurt?

TTBoy Says:  Is DIP Publishing a reputable publishing establishment?

TTBoy Says:  Will P Diddy ever direct or produce a film that doesn’t include the typical Hollywood Illuminati?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to “American Idol” winner Candace Glover?

TTBoy Says:  Does “American Idol” really think Jennifer Lopez will revive sinking ratings for the show that she helped tank?

TTBoy Says:  Will there ever be a sequel to “Wonder Boys?”

TTBoy Says:  Who is helping President Obama with his seat nominations?

TTBoy Says:  Is Robert Pattinson whipped or can he just not find anyone other than Kristen Stewart?

TTBoy Says:  Did Dr. Gupta change his opinion of medical marijuana because someone directly related to him made him see the light?

TTBoy Says:  Does Jennifer Aniston ever read scripts or screenplays by unknown artists?

TTBoy Says:  Why is there such disparity in endorsements in the world of Women’s Tennis?

TTBoy Says:  Is Kim K’s baby more important than Kate Middleton’s and Beyonce’s?

TTBoy Says:  Is Facebook’s “Poke” a subliminal gesture for a Hook-Up?

TTBoy Says:  Why are Black models only shot from the side?

TTBoy Says:  What’s the better screen-couple, Richard Gere and Diane Lane or Richard Gere and Julia Roberts?

TTBoy Says:  Has Joan Cusack been hurt in Hollywood because of her treatment of Gabby Sidibe?

TTBoy Says:  Isn’t Jenny McCarthy more hurtful than Elisabeth Hasselback?

TTBoy Says:  Why does Hollywood not favor the displaying full-frontal nudity of ethnic men?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Grace Jones?

TTBoy Says:  Why do non-Whites try and explain the use of the N-word?

TTBoy Says:  Is Prince really richer than Madonna?

TTBoy Says:  Will Courteney Cox ever revive “Dirt?”

TTBoy Says:  Is NBC failing because of the cancellation of a show like “The Book of Daniel?”

TTBoy Says:  Why does the GOP incite religious values on the public, yet they rally against such TV  shows?

TTBoy Says:  Why won’t George Clooney ever portray a homeless man or sex predator?

TTBoy Says:  Are Speedos thoroughly banned or is it just because most men can’t fill them out properly?

TTBoy Says:  Who’s a better character actor, Robert Downey, Jr. or Daniel-Day Lewis?

TTBoy Says:  Is Sarah Jessica Parker happy every day?

TTBoy Says:  Are there names of dead celebrities that should never be used again on children, like:  GIA?

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Keira Knightley?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Aidan Quinn such an underrated actor?

TTBoy Says:  Why doesn’t Anthony Mackie get more acting roles?

TTBoy Says:  Is Dwayne Johnson a better actor than Vin Diesel?

TTBoy Says:  Is Cate Blanchett a better actress than Nicole Kidman?

TTBoy Says:  Is there anyone taking the reigns of the fight against AIDS that Elizabeth Taylor once held?

TTBoy Says:  Why is Piers Morgan still on television?

TTBoy Says:  Will David Letterman ever stop wearing suits on set and don regular   casual clothes?

TTBoy Says:  Will Angela Bassett ever win an Academy Award?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Roma Downey or Martha Williamson fought to resurrect “Touched by an Angel?”

TTBoy Says:  Why wasn’t Olivier Martinez recognized in “Before Night Falls?”

TTBoy Says:  Whatever happened to Queen Latifah?

TTBoy Says:  Should “Friends” be kept in syndication or should there really be a revival of the hit show?

TTBoy Says:  Is Robert Dinero ready for a weekly television show?

TTBoy Says:  Is Serena Williams the greatest tennis player alive?

TTBoy Says:  Why hasn’t Rolex endorsed a Black athlete?  And, Tiger Woods doesn’t consider himself as Black.

TTBoy Says:  Did Michael Jackson simply adopt Debbie Rowe’s children?

TTBoy Says:  With his commanding stature, why doesn’t John Isner win more tennis matches?

TTBoy Says:  Has everybody forgotten Daniel Craig’s first film, “Love is the Devil?”

TTBoy Says:  Is Kevin M. Richardson done with on-screen acting?

TTBoy Says:  Florida more volatile than Mexico.

TTBoy Says:  Can anyone really trust Lindsay Lohan?

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Serena


Like a thief in the night

She takes away

in the daylight

Hoisting and shattering

young dreams

from those who admire

and envy her

Teachers alike

stand in sheer amazement

of her rise to

Power

Most bidding a farewell

in the final hour

Even it is no match

Lucky are those

who capture the wild wind

Those she do make

rarely meet her again

They know her by one name

Though it’s all the same

Something has touched this soul

to make her stand alone

The unruly lags around the corner

and cries with each mourner

Her name rests above mere titles

whereas mere mortals of past

rise to witness her presence

With health, wealth, and glee

beside her is the place to be

Pray to the Heavens

for sevens and elevens

Though a six is like a latch

For Serena

It’s Game, Set, and Match!

Serena Williams brought 1968 back to life in London, England and the 2012 Olympics


You would have to be morally brain-dead to not always envision the unspeakable atrocities on Black men in England after listening to Sinead O’Connor’s “Black Boys on Mopeds.”  So haunting that the first few bars of the song is equal to the most solemn of Negro spirituals.  Even though Margaret Thatcher is no longer in charge, the disparaging feelings towards the true man of color still run rampant throughout the streets of England.  Still in remembrance is Mark Duggan.  The 29-year old Black male was killed while as a passenger in a taxi cab.  Reports from police stated that Mr. Duggan fired from the cab – while there was no mention from the drive of the cab.  After Duggan’s death in August 2011, he was accused of having been a drug dealer.  How befitting.  But before anyone says, “Oh, it’s too soon to pass judgment,” consider the history of the British police and the Tottenham affairs.  Though there had been some progress made since 1985 to ease the tension between the police and the African-Caribbean community, the shooting (which some have called an ‘assassination’) of Mark Duggan only intensified the deep feelings of aggravation.  While in police custody, many young Black people were said to be six, seven, and even eight times more likely to be suspected of attempting to commit a crime.  Even with that in mind, being pulled over for suspicion only added to their fears.

 

Fast forward twelve months to August 4, 2012 from August 4, 2011 (the killing date of Mark Duggan).  Serena Williams beats Tennis Sweetheart Maria Sharapova in the Women’s Singles Final to take the Gold medal for the USA.  Could it have been a haunt in the stadium to blow the flag towards Serena?  Who knows.  It could have been just a fluke.  But in any respect, what a more proper time for Miss Williams to be possessed into doing a celebratory dance after receiving the Gold medal from the country that fails to show proper praise of diversity.  In a way, Serena’s Gold medal dance was reflective of the 1968 Olympic event in which Gold medalist Tommie Smith, and Bronze medalist John Carlos both raised their fist on the podium after receiving their medals.  Though Tommie Smith has been quoted as saying in his autobiography, “Silent Gesture,” that the raised fist had nothing to do with ‘Black Power’ but having much to do with ‘human rights,’ Serena’s statement was much louder as even though she had just won Wimbledon as the number six seed a couple of weeks prior to the Olympics, only at a move to number four she cruised and crushed everyone…again.  Still, she cares nothing about being ranked number one because she is the BEST at number four.

 

And, while some have brought more attention to Serena’s dance, the “Crip Walk,” made famous by Snoop Dog (now Snoop Lion after his spiritual enlightenment) many fail to recognize it as her paying homage to overcoming her adversities.  Although Serena may not have risen from any ghetto, she and her sister Venus are proof that even though you have conquered a world that was not designed for you, even print media like The Huffington Post, CNN, and Yahoo! Sports fail to properly allot them equal advertising space as that of their competitors.  While Michael Phelps can command headers and banners that stretch across the screen, often will you find the smallest mention of a Venus and Serena win.  Even with combined assets totaling more than $80 million, the Williams sisters could have increased wealth had they been of a different color.  However, as they continue excelling in tennis, their clothing line remains prosperous and beneficial.  There is a powerful 90’s R&B singing group, SWV, that is better known as Sisters With Voices.  Well, if you were to take the order of progression in the Olympics, it was Serena Williams (Singles Gold Medalist) and then Venus (Doubles Gold Medalist with Serena).  These ladies truly are sisters with voices.  Though they are not professional singers, the Williams Sisters lift their voices on the tennis court.  When you see one, you see the other.   And now, they are equal, i.e. as far as Olympic Gold medals.  Then, while one may be wildly remembered for her comeback after a severe medical diagnosis, the other will forever be wildly remembered for her 2011 US Open on-court outburst.  Sorry, even I had to bring that up again.  But rest assured, if the anger that was displayed at the 2011 US Open is what is being channeled now during Serena’s tennis matches, does anyone stand a chance against her?  Though it may have taken her some time to fully develop the tunnel vision she needed to be the true champion Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King has said she should be, at 30 years of age she is conquering the field of newbies and naysayers as if she is just starting out.  Wimbledon may well have been Serena’s coming out party.  The 2012 Olympics has definitely been her statement stamp.

 

So, suffice is to say that Serena Williams’ dance was her way of saying, “You Must See Me!”  The way Serena demolished the sweetheart of the tennis world, Maria Sharapova, was similar to the way Jesse Owens embarrassed Adolf Hitler in 1936 with his four Gold medal victories.  Was the US flag lowering after the medal presentation ceremony meant as an embarrassment toward the USA and Serena Williams?  If it was, Serena had already proven that although she was from the United States of America, she was an individual first and foremost.  And she was an individual Black woman who had taken down the most formidable of foes in her quest for Olympic Gold.   I’m sure the All-England Country Club was at least a little versed in Black History.  If they weren’t, it seemed all too appropriate for Miss Williams to plead innocent to dancing on their ill-fated parade of sorts.  It would have been a little too obvious had she did another little jig after the fact.   Great Britain should be grateful to whoever created those horrible grey jackets that hide the contours of the US Olympians’ anatomies.   Either way, Serena got the last laugh on Saturday, August 4, one year after the death of Mark Duggan – and together with her sister Venus the next day.