Discussion in 'News - Breaking News & Political Forum' started by UniquelyDivine, Jun 8, 2018.
What? It’s not about the academics....sad but in many cases oh so true
Wait...it’s attached to their house?! She gets a lot of flack on IG for her questionable soul food . I didn’t realize the restaurant was connected to their home though. Interesting...
I wish the steps & the ground were clean and dry, or I wish a red carpet had been put down, before the train from her dress dragged on it.
If she’s happy I’m happy.
Welcome back! Haven’t seen you posting in a while.
Such a waste of money. I'm out..........
i asked my son if they were going to rent a limo and he said that he would just drive.
so im not even going to try to understand all of this
Yeah it looks like she started a fundraiser to help kids get hair/nails/suits/dresses. While I think it’s quite frivolous, everyone deserves to feel special at least once in their live. An escape from the inner city.
But with all the money they spent, they could have gotten some red carpet for the steps. Lol.
I just hope she is putting money elsewhere and teaching her kids the same....but I don't have hope. My friends live in a 15-million beach house and even they don't do anything close to this.
This is really cute. Good for mom for going all out for her kids. I don't know her circumstances but I know her kids will remember this.
Where you been at ms!
It seems like she works with a lot of local businesses to put on these events.
There's an article about prom culture in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In it, this woman says she sponsors different children. I'm not sure if this is her actual daughter.
Anyways, their home looks mad hood. @DeRay summed it up perfectly - three little dirty steps. Like it looked like a block on The Wire. It's really sad that prom is seen as this huge achievement in certain communities. Have a neighborhood BBQ, but all the costumes, dancers, the backdrop, fancy cars, dress changes, etc. look so dangon stupid. Period.
I think every child should have a nice prom and anyone can have a nice prom for under 1K, including limo. Spending 30K and up on a prom is not a good use of money. 30K is like half a downpayment on certain properties in Philly...it's a year of tuition at certain schools...It's great the businesses are donating, but 5K for just one child to go to a prom is excessive to me.
It's my understanding that you can still buy houses for under a 100k in Philly so 30k is a more than adequate down payment.
Queen To Be is not an appropriate song for a teenage girl's entrance music. She basically said her daughter is free from infection to be used as her prom date's discretion. Ummm...
Oh and the lace on the green dress doesn't fully cover her areola.
I was just looking at the pictures and the stills... I'm so sorry I pressed play....
Oh. lol. So this further amplifies how she’s hustling backwards...
There's so much wrong here. Like, so many things that can be read as representations of systemic and wide-ranging ills
- extravagant, consumerist, "kids acting grown in the wrong way" prom culture. Prom is not an achievement. And the fact that it is being elevated as such speaks volumes about the larger society.
- Wakanda escapist mentality from the literal hood. We all want some form of escapism but this is the just the current pop culture extension of the delusional, needy "we wuz Kings and queens" mentality. What makes it even more interesting that many of the AAs who made the movie such a success and are so emotionally invested in it don't pick up on the dynamics at play. If this woman and her daughter showed up at Wakanda's front door, they would not be welcome as they're the type of people wakandans world prefer to help with a 10-foot pole. I think for this family, it's mostly just a cute fairytale theme…but there is larger symbolism in how the film exists in the AA collective imagination. And the particular stains of escapism that some seek out.
- putting all that effort and money into this short-lived day when there are so many more, higher ROI opportunities that could be invested in as others noted. (and maybe the woman, who is a business owner, is indeed investing in other opps behind the scenes.) one side of me sees the personal failure of responsibility here and the other sees the systemic failure that's an intentional product of govt, big business and social engineering. It encourages hopelessness in the things that matter and a misguided, infantile hopefulness in the symbolic, conspicuous things that don't.
So I'm left asking, to what end? What is the point of this? "feeling like a fairytale" to whom and for whom?
If this is the same diamante financing I came across a year ago, the mom could be financing some of this.
The lady who owns diamante (in the white) is a private lender. I found her when I was looking into flipping houses.
Is that 'Martin' in the photo looking crossed-eyed? I PROMISE I'm not throwing shade about the eyes. It's just that 'Martin' does things like that, at least he did in his show years ago with 'Gina' and em'. I'm so serious with the question. Ya'll know me. .
I hope she has checking and saving accounts for them, and have good credit scores established.
This man I know gave out free backpacks, school supplies and reading books to the children in his community. It was generous and helpful!
They suuuurrrrree will!!! they'll probably reminisce about the camel during family visitation day at the prison...