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Ebony Goes Behind The Scenes of Red Tails for February Cover Shoot!

23 Jan

If  you haven’t checked out Red Tails this weekend, you missed out on a great film. Lucky for you the movie is still in theatres so stop dragging your flip flops and go check it out!

I must admit I wasn’t looking forward to seeing another Tuskegee airman movie, being someone who is well versed in American, and African American history, I  couldn’t foresee that I would be entertained by “another” Tuskegee Airman movie.

For the second time in my life I was wrong….(wink)…

I went to see the movie on Friday; I cheered, I laughed, I secretly shed some tears ( there were some touching moments ya’ll!), and yes, I was oberly entertained. The vivid action of World War II,  and the story of the Tuskegee Airmen was brought to life in a signature George Lucas way. The cinematography was amazing, the characters were awesome, and in summary the movie was frickin’ sweeet!

You can catch the fellas of the Red Tails film on the February cover of Ebony Magazine. Check out this video of the making of that cover.


Ronique Nicole

Celebrity Deaths Come In 3’s: Where Did That Come From?

23 Jan

Blues and Soul singing legend, Etta Jameslost her battle with Leukemia on Friday, and today, college football coach great, Joe Paterno dies at 85. Now pop culture obsessives are asking the question, who will complete the Trinity?

How does a “Death Comes in 3’s” superstition come about? Well humans, by nature are pattern seeking beings, we like to connect-the-dots so to speak.

We’re the species that can spot Jesus’ face in a pancake. We are the animals that refuse to accept the demise of Elvis, 2Pac, and Biggie Smalls (I know, Elvis lives in a secret room at his Graceland property, and 2Pac and Biggie are besties living in the Bermuda Triangle with Amelia Earhart) . When seeking to make “sense” of our in-coincidental universe, three has a certain magic to it. Sonically beats of 3 are more pleasing to us, ecetera and so on. The myth or idea (you be the judge) that death comes in threes has been around way before celebrity, but when high profile people die within a close span of time, it leans this Myth more towards being true.

Is it more than coincidence that  Johnny Cash, Warren Zevon, and John Ritter all died in the same week in 2003? What about Ed McMahon’s death in 2009 and then just two days later on June 25th, Michael Jackson, and Farrah Fawcett. Is there more to it, or just us puzzle seeking humans doing what we do best, pointing out patterns?


Ronique Nicole

WhatChu Think? Do you consider yourself a superstitious person?  What is one of the most crazy superstitions you have heard of?

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