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#ShotsFired! Will Packer (@willpowerpacker) & Aaron McGruder (@aaronmcgruder23) Create "Black America" Series on Amazon (@amazon) As HBO Gears Up For "Confederate!"

Petty and power are going hand in hand as the controversy on television is only about to heat up. Then when you add the current racial climate of the country you just know things are about to blow up! As you may recall, the creators of HBO’s Game Of Thrones announced they were creating a new series after their current hit show ends known as Confederate. The new series is set in an alternate universe where the Confederate States of America (The South) successfully seceded from The Union (The North) and slavery still exists. It answer a “What If” question that Black America is not happy with! Thousands of people took to Twitter to voice their outrage with HBO for even thinking of creating such a controversial series, but all this buzz may fall on mute ears. Those mute ears will not be director, Will Packer’s, or Boondocks creator, Aaron McGruder!

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The pair are creating  their own alternate universe series of the United States where African-Americans received reparations after the Civil War called Black America! The series has been in the works for over a year and  is set to be on Amazon Drama and already it too is causing controversy.

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We have to admit, both “alternate universe” stories are interesting. If for no other reason they might shed some light on just how different this country could have been with one historical outcome or decision. However, we are not with anything that honors the evils of The Confederacy and slavery! You all lost the war–GET OVER IT! As for Packer’s new series, we definitely want to see what the hype is about and hope it will not be any “shucking, jiving, or coonery.” There’s enough of that with Black people on regular television nowadays.

What do you guys think? Confederate and Black America, will you be watching? Sound off in the comments section below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

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Petty and power are going hand in hand as the controversy on television is only about to heat up. Then when you add the current racial climate of the country you just know things are about to blow up! As you may recall, the creators of HBO’s Game Of Thrones announced they were creating a new series after their current hit show ends known as Confederate. The new series is set in an alternate universe where the Confederate States of America (The South) successfully seceded from The Union (The North) and slavery still exists. It answer a “What If” question that Black America is not happy with! Thousands of people took to Twitter to voice their outrage with HBO for even thinking of creating such a controversial series, but all this buzz may fall on mute ears. Those mute ears will not be director, Will Packer’s, or Boondocks creator, Aaron McGruder!

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Will Packer

The pair are creating  their own alternate universe series of the United States where African-Americans received reparations after the Civil War called Black America! The series has been in the works for over a year and  is set to be on Amazon Drama and already it too is causing controversy.

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Aaron McGruder

We have to admit, both “alternate universe” stories are interesting. If for no other reason they might shed some light on just how different this country could have been with one historical outcome or decision. However, we are not with anything that honors the evils of The Confederacy and slavery! You all lost the war–GET OVER IT! As for Packer’s new series, we definitely want to see what the hype is about and hope it will not be any “shucking, jiving, or coonery.” There’s enough of that with Black people on regular television nowadays.

What do you guys think? Confederate and Black America, will you be watching? Sound off in the comments section below!

Written By: Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning

michael j. fanning owner of hey mikey atl

Follow me on Twitter/IG @HeyMikeyATL

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“Catchy!” Check Out “The Catchy Song” from “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part!”

We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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We are super excited and bouncing off the walls as we return to the world of “The Lego Movie!” This time around “The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous new threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. The battle to defeat the enemy and restore harmony to the LEGO universe takes Emmet, Lucy, Batman and the rest of their friends to faraway, unexplored worlds that test their courage and creativity.” Going along with this highly anticipated sequel is a truly catchy song (pun intended) called, The Catchy Song!

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The Catchy Song, by Dillon Francis featuring T-Pain and  That Girl Lay Lay is a true hit and definitely a bop on the soundtrack. Check it out by clicking here.

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#BingeWatchWorthy- Netflix’s “Sex Education!” @sexeducation

Netflix continues to push the envelope with its amazing and innovative series. The latest being one of its most outlandish, and interestingly informative–Sex Education! The dramatic comedy centers on, Otis (Asa Butterfield), son of a sex and relationship therapist (Gillian Anderson), dealing with his own insecurities and phobias surrounding sex.

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Netflix continues to push the envelope with its amazing and innovative series. The latest being one of its most outlandish, and interestingly informative–Sex Education! The dramatic comedy centers on, Otis (Asa Butterfield), son of a sex and relationship therapist (Gillian Anderson), dealing with his own insecurities and phobias surrounding sex.

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Asa Butterfield, Ncuti Gatwa, and Emma Mackey in Sex Education (2019)

Otis, alongside his best friend, Eric (Ncuti Gatwa), are low on the totem pole in the high school hierarchy. This all begins to change for Otis when he begins to fall for Maeve (Emma Mackey) a girl who happens to be an amazing writer, but has been labeled as the school slut. Otis manages to unwittingly find a niche for himself forming a “clinic” with Maeve to help their classmates with various sexual issues and the hijinks ensue!

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What We Liked:

-The dramatic and comedic tones of the show. It really shows life–and sex–at best can be bittersweet.

-The dynamic between Otis and his mother. Her profession juxtaposed by the awkwardness of his burgeoning sexuality and the tension of many teen-parent relationships is all too real.

-The love triangle between Otis, Jeffery, and Maeve.

-The diversity of sexuality and sexual situations. This show does The Kinsey Scale justice!

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What We Loved:

-The friendship and bond between Otis and Eric. These two were as thick as thieves and their friendship really overcame a lot.

-Eric’s journey of self-love and discovery, and the love he received from his family and community. It’s a far cry from the unsavory “welcome” many LGBT people of color receive.

-The array of information about sex! All kinds of sex–DOPE!

What We Hated:

-We would have loved to learn more about Otis’s father. He should definitely make an appearance Season 2.

-The love story between Eric and his bully is “to be continued…” Hurry up Season 2!

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“Feeling Better Than Ever!” Paris Jackson (@ParisJackson) States After Entering Emotional Treatment Facility

Paris Jackson took to social media, just hours after entering an emotional treatment facility overnight, to assure her fans she is doing alright. As you may already know, Paris, the only daughter of Michael Jackson, has endured a lot over the last year traveling the world, working non-stop, and losing her grandfather, Joe Jackson. She refutes media stories about her being suicidal and unstable.

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Paris Jackson took to social media, just hours after entering an emotional treatment facility overnight, to assure her fans she is doing alright. As you may already know, Paris, the only daughter of Michael Jackson, has endured a lot over the last year traveling the world, working non-stop, and losing her grandfather, Joe Jackson. She refutes media stories about her being suicidal and unstable.

via Entertainment Tonight

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A source close to Jackson told ET on Tuesday that after a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, she “decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health.”

“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan,” the source said.

Jackson is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting, new projects that await her, ET also learned.

ET spoke to Jackson’s aunt, La Toya, last April, where she said Michael told her to watch out for his daughter before he died. 

“He’s always watching over her, I believe, to make sure that she’s on the right, proper path,” La Toya said. “Because he used to say things before [he died]… ‘OK, if something happens to me, make sure you watch over Paris, ’cause Paris has a personality. She loves the business, but I wanna make sure she’s OK.'”

“I believe that Paris can do whatever she wants — I truly believe that because the talent is there and she wants it,” she added. ” And when you want something bad enough, you’ll do it and think nothing of it. It comes natural to her.”

We are glad Paris is doing well and feeling better. Yes, she has had issues in the past mentally and emotionally, but that does not mean she is about to go off the deep end. In fact, we salute her for taking some time to care of her emotional, mental, and physical well being. This was something her father never quite grasped. Paris we are sending you positivity, love, and light!

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