This week was filled with the good, the bad and the ugly. Jada Pinkett Smith stood up for rape victim Jada from Houston, Time tried to explain what the word “bae” means and Christian groups spoke out against a new show entitled Black Jesus.
Jada Pinkett Smith stood in solidarity with the 16-year-old Jada from Houston whose rape went viral. The actress posted a supportive message on her Facebook account which read, “This could be you, me or any woman or girl that we know. What do we plan to do about this ugly epidemic? #justiceforjada.” She revealed in an interview with Us magazine earlier this week that this story hits close to home as her niece was recently given a date-rape drug. She had a heart-to-heart conversation with her niece and daughter soon after on how they can protect themselves.
2. Cissy Houston puts her foot down.
Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston’s mother, isn’t happy with Lifetime’s decision to continue the production of her daughter’s biopic despite her family’s objections. “Please, please let her rest,” she said.
3. Not your ordinary reality show — or so they say.
Speaking of Lifetime, the network is entering the over-saturated market of reality television featuring black people. Lifetime claims that this won’t be like “Love & Hip-Hop” or “Basketball Wives.” Instead, it will feature an affluent group of African American friends with the moniker Black American Princesses and Princes. Let’s cross our fingers on this one.