awesomeness of the week

or possibly crush of the week.

ha so i’ve been watching a lot of tv .. reading a lot of blogs ..and being more observant this past month and some folks / things have really caught my eye .. and i decided to share them with you as my awesomeness/crush of the week/day/month or however often i find them hahaha todays awesomeness. chris rock.

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oh chris rock. i’ve always thought his loud voice and trademark smile was infectious but his recent release of good hair has really shot up his crush appeal. this documentary is a look at black women’s hair and the industry. he says it started with his daughter and through the many interviews he’s had – he has proven to be an involved father and dedicated researcher guy.

on tyra, he hugged a woman who was crying because she was upset with her hair and he offered to marry her (as to which i too raised my hand ha). in my cynical mind he saw a financial opportunity but in my ethnic studies heart, i know he sees the problems with america’s ambivalence to it’s notions of beauty and hopes to medicate through humor – or at least expose the problem. he may not completely understand, but at least he tried. (btw if the movie sucks i may have to revoke his awesomeness ha)

apart from this documentary – he is brilliant. (straight up bend it like beckham accent and everything) his use of humor to surface community hurts quickly turns into the perfect ethn101 lesson – easily swallowed, poignantly direct, and surprisingly moving.

i vote that his next career move would be to do travel nationally and do a series of lectures that are hilarious .. which ..is well..his comedy act. hahaha nevermind.

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