The Golden Globes Cannot Recognize Black Excellence

The Golden Globes Cannot Recognize Black Excellence

The Golden Globes does not recognize hard work and success if it bit them on the face.

I watched "Girl’s Trip" during the summer and it definitely exceeded my expectations. I went inside the theater expecting it to be a predictable plot line. Instead, It showed four successful, educated, and hard-working black women just having the time of their lives.

Regina Hall played a successful author, Queen Latifah played a journalist, Jada Pinkett-Smith played a family-oriented nurse, and Tiffany Haddish played the goofball with the office job.

This movie was definitely the epitome of girl power and friendship. This was way different from the buddy-cop or the stereotypical guy best friend movie. It wasn’t the typical black movie either; it wasn't depicting the sad, melancholy past that American society has put black people through and these women weren't struggling as a result of that.

These women were successful, powerful, and assertive. Something rare to see in any movie that depicts women in general.

"Girl’s Trip" was about having fun with your best girlfriends and getting along.

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This movie also glorified black women and black men in all their splendor. They even had the Essence Festival featured in the movie.

You know "Essence," the magazine that has glorified the beauty of Black women since day one.

It was amazing, hilarious, and relatable. The rating for this movie was off the charts and the production made beyond their budget, this movie also gained an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes. However, it didn’t receive a Golden Globe.

This movie received little to no recognition for the performances that were given.

Tiffany Haddish excelled in her FIRST movie role and still got nothing out of it.

"I, Tonya" came out a few weeks ago and got on the list already, while "Girl's Trip" has been out since the Summer and did not earn a spot on the list?

Don’t get me wrong, I love Margot Robbie and the movie looks amazing, but it just came out five days ago! It already has a spot? I’m sorry, what?

"Get Out" was nominated for best comedy, when I sure as hell know that EVERYONE in that movie theater was SHOOK, not just laughing.

Daniel Kaluuya did not give that spectacular performance for his movie to be called a comedy.

Director Jordan Peele stepped out of his box of comedy and crafted a masterpiece that scored 99% on Rotten Tomatoes, just for it to be called a comedy? Absurd.

Both of these movies were black-oriented, black directed. These movies excelled and broke from the chains of a typical black movie and still have little to recognition for it. And they were both cheated out of an obvious win.

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7 Ways To Avoid Pissing Off Your Cashiers

We're nice people until we have to repeat ourselves to our customers.

We have all been to grocery shopping or shopping for clothes. Have you ever felt like you were pissing off your cashier? Maybe you were.

Cashiers get pissed or upset pretty easily. For demanding customers to ignorant ones. They all come and go. There are a few that we like to see. Some of our regulars are our favorites

If you don’t wanna make your cashier mad, don’t do these things.

1. Tell your phone number unless asked.

If a store has a rewards card please either wait till we ask for it already have it out. If you don’t have one in hand wait till we ask for your phone number. Just don’t assume we are ready to hear the number. Because more than likely we are not ready.

2. Don't get mad at us.

We don't make up the rules. We just follow them. Just because it doesn't ring up the way you want it doesn't mean it is actually on sale. It could be a sale from last week we forgot to take down.

3. We don't like explaining ourselves more than once.

If you can't get it the first time why even bother trying to hear it a second time. It's a waste of breath and time. Please listen to what we have to say.

4. Get off your phone.

How would you like it if your cashier was on the phone while ringing up your items? It's bad enough when you don't have your rewards card ready or just fire it out like we are ready. It is also rude and inconsiderate when you are on the phone at checkout.

5. Don't dig your purse or that coupon that for whatever

Some stores have to keep certain IPMS (items per minute) and when you rummage for that stuff you run that little meter up.

6. Don't complain to us about something you previously bought.

Yes, it is typical for customers to complain but we can't do anything about it. The person to complain to is customer service because they know how to fix.

7. Read the sales...

Come on people. How hard is it to read? Yea things can be buy one get one, but read and see if that is true because it could be buy 2 get 1.

Cashiers are really nice people we love all our customers but sometimes the things they do make us upset.

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The Perfect Playlist Of Love Songs

Every song will make you want to settle down and fall in love.

Four years ago, I started making playlists on Spotify and became obsessed with creating them. At one point, I had over 50 playlists, but over time, I deleted almost all of them. This playlist, titled "Want," is one of few to survive the cut.

"First Day Of My Life" by Bright Eyes

"Wonderwall" by Oasis

I know everyone hates this song but it's truly a jam.

"Into The Wild" by Lewis Watson

Can't Help Falling In Love" by Ingrid Michaelson

"You Always Make Me Smile" by Kyle Andrews

"Yellow" by Coldplay

"Bones" by Lewis Watson

"Grow Old With Me" by Tom Odell

"Next To Me" by Sleeping At Last

"I Find The Light In You" by Joe Brooks

"Favorite Girl" by The Icarus Account

Fun fact: the official The Icarus Account twitter liked one of my tweets.

"Perfect For Me" by Ron Pope

This song is on 90 percent of my playlists, but IT'S JUST SO GOOD.

The Idea of Growing Old by The Features

"I Will Follow You Into The Dark" by Death Cab For Cutie

Death Cab For Cutie is on the "New Moon" soundtrack, so obviously I'm a big fan.

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