I know what you’re thinking–how can this Friday possibly be good. A Cheeto-skinned groper just got the keys to the most important house in America.
That may very well be our reality now. But this week was filled with a lot more highs than lows. The biggest highlight was tracking Barack Obama’s every public move during his last week as Commander-in-Chief. With each farewell speech he encouraged us to be hopeful for what lies ahead. Only if it includes more Obama family public appearances. We miss you guys already. :,-(
Nas announced a Black History themed clothing line to his brand HSTRY. The collection includes tees and dashikis with ‘BLACK DON’T CRACK’ saying and popular cartoon characters Bart Simpson, Charlie Brown and Pink Panther remixed as Black, flaunting pro-black mottos like ‘KNOW YOUR HSTRY.’
Nas said the line is meant to promote pride.“This collection is about turning things around and instilling positivity. Celebrating being Black in a loud and fun way. Taking a much-needed moment to be proud of the achievements we have made, our colorful culture, black royalty and excellence from the past, present, and future.”
Some of the proceeds will go to the National Black Child Development Institute that aims to provide “black children with early childhood education, health awareness initiatives, literacy and more.”
Nas might be gunning for Tyler Perry’s spot as People’s Choice Award for Favorite Humanitarian.
The Boo! A Madea Halloween director took home the honor for donating millions to Feeding America, charity: water and NAACP through his Foundation.
Enterprise, Rent-a-Car (sponsor of the award) rewarded T.P. with a $100 Gs to go towards a charity of his choice. He chose the Global Medical Relief Fund for Children that provides local medical aid for kids in dire need.
This is what the famed director said in his acceptance speech:
See, it wasn’t all doom and gloom. Right? Too soon? We’ll take it one day at a time.