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We have to stick together.
Kendrick Lamar kept his throne mighty warm last night at the Oracle Arena, in Oakland, Ca.
Kendrick Lamar is the opening act for Kanye West, according to the Yeezus tour. According to me, King Kendrick was the headliner last night in Oakland.
Getting to the arena a tad bit late, I rushed over to my seat, to find the handsomely dressed K.Dot on stage. Wearing all black (from the hoody to the black Timberland boots), with a flannel vest to keep him in style, he had me on my feet for the full 45-minutes or so he was on stage. He takes the audience on a tour through C.O.M.P.T.O.N. with the video monitors going while he performs banger after banger off his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Critics say Kendrick is a lackluster performer, but last night he was jumping jubilantly around the stage, and there was no way you couldn’t feel the energy pulsating through the whole arena. He even paid homage to 2Pac with a little “Hail Mary” chorus, representing Cali to the fullest. He even had something to say to the critics, “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe”. The vibe was set, and everyone was chanting his name as he exited stage right.
“Kendrick, Kendrick, Kendrick.” We wanted more.
Melissa Harris-Perry is best known as the host of her own self titled show, “Melissa Harris-Perry” on MSNBC. You can catch the show on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM ’til noon ET. Harris-Perry is also a professor at Tulane University. She is a renowned author, with book entitled “Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America”, and “Barbershops, Bibles and BET: Everyday Talk and Black Political Thought”. She writes a monthly column for The Nation magazine also with the title “Sister Citizen”. She is a strong political advocate for the Black community, researching and teaching about the political and racial issues of our time.
I have only recently stumbled upon this strong woman via Facebook. A friend of mine shared a video on “How Black Hair Matters” and I, being the naturalista that I am, watched it. I was taken back and couldn’t do anything but applaud and smile at every fact that was put on the table. The issues that us, as black women, face with our hair, were addressed. The women she had join her, were just the icing on the cake. I was drawn in and inspired, so I decided to share it with y’all. Hope you guys get questions answered, and take it all in. Be inspired.
Were y’all inspired? What did you take from the videos and from these women? Let’s talk about it.