chrisetter michelle

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A year full of amazing Black women part 1.

#BlackGirlMagic #BlackExcellence

I fixed Chrisette Michele’s “explanation” for her Inauguration performance.

Chrisette was up this morning on the innanet trynna put out the fire of her career going down in flames.

That was cute-ish, but let me show you want she meant to say.

We Can’t Be Present If We’re Silent
I Have Bills To Pay

My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us.
The election was a hot ass disappointment and we all mad.

I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain.
America ain’t been shit for a minute.

This country has had great moments.  God has shined His light upon us.
White Republican Jesus has been the backbone of racism, sexism, and classism.

Today, I hope that Great Moments begin in peaceful & progressive conversation.  I am willing to be a bridge.  I don’t mind These Stones, if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless.
I’m a singer with a tiny fanbase, y'all.  I can’t afford to turn down a gig, especially one with this much coin.  I can’t even go stucco, let alone platinum.  Y’all weren’t buying my records anyway, so what do I have to lose?

I am here.
Nobody knows who I am.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters.”
I took 8th grade history and I have Wikipedia.

I am here, representing you, because this is what matters.

Chrisette Michele
Who?

#NoPoliticalGenius
#BillsFinnaBePaid

Womanist Mixtape

I created a Spotify playlist “Womanist Mixtape” of some of my favorite songs that empower, inspire, are righteous rage, Black power, vulnerable, confident, loving, romantic/sensual/sexual, friendship, fun and more. Some are on specific topics such as domestic violence and labor, for example. This isn’t me labeling the artists; they can self-identify. These are songs that speak to Black women/femme lived experiences and the knowledge obtained from them. These are songs that make me happy, and joy is an aspect of my womanism; “wholeness of entire people…” and such.

Songs in initial playlist:

  1. “Respect” - Aretha Franklin
  2. “Control” - Janet Jackson
  3. “U.N.I.T.Y.” - Queen Latifah
  4. “Q.U.E.E.N.” - Janelle Monáe
  5. “I’m Every Woman” - Chaka Khan
  6. “Ladies First” - Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love
  7. “Electric Lady” - Janelle Monáe ft. Solange
  8. “I’m Every Woman” - Whitney Houston
  9. “***Flawless” - Beyoncé
  10. “Milkshake” - Kelis
  11. “Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out” - Bessie Smith
  12. “Alright” - Ledisi
  13. “Closer” - Goapele
  14. “Didn’t Cha Know” - Erykah Badu
  15. “Work Song” - Nina Simone
  16. “Ghetto Woman” - Janelle Monáe
  17. “Workin’ Woman Blues” - Valerie June
  18. “Bitch Better Have My Money” - Rihanna
  19. “Money Money” - Lady Saw
  20. “She Works Hard For The Money” - Donna Summer
  21. “Lost Ones” - Lauryn Hill
  22. “Independent Women” - Destiny’s Child
  23. “Bossy” - Kelis
  24. “Queen of The Pack” - Patra
  25. “Conceited” - Remy Ma
  26. “Run The World (Girls)” - Beyoncé
  27. “She’s A Bitch” - Missy Elliott
  28. “Many Moons” - Janelle Monáe
  29. “Cold War” - Janelle Monáe
  30. “Sally Ride” - Janelle Monáe
  31. “Superpower” - Beyoncé
  32. “Strange Fruit” - Nina Simone
  33. “No More Auction Block For Me” - Sweet Honey In The Rock
  34. “Brotha” - Angie Stone
  35. “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” - Nina Simone
  36. “Greatest Love of All” - Whitney Houston
  37. “Be Real Black For Me” - Roberta Flack ft. Donny Hathaway
  38. “Rhythm Nation” - Janet Jackson
  39. “My People” - Erykah Badu
  40. “Unpretty” - TLC
  41. “Pretty Hurts” - Beyoncé
  42. “Don’t Take It Personal” - Monica
  43. “Love Is Blind”  - Eve
  44. “Love Don’t Love You” - En Vogue
  45. “Single Ladies” - Beyoncé
  46. “Ex-Factor” - Lauryn Hill
  47. “Tyrone” - Erykah Badu
  48. “Not Gon’ Cry” - MJB
  49. “No Scrubs” - TLC
  50. “Irreplaceable” - Beyoncé
  51. “Houng Dog” - Big Mama Thornton
  52. “You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” - Yo-Yo ft. Ice Cube
  53. “Roxanne’s Revenge” - Roxanne Shante
  54. “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)” - Blu Cantrell
  55. “My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get It)” - En Vogue
  56. “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” - Whitney Houston
  57. “Sittin’ Up In My Room” - Brandy
  58. “How Can I Ease The Pain” - Lisa Fischer
  59.  “Unbreak My Heart” - Toni Braxton
  60. “I Care” - Beyoncé
  61. “Deep Sea Diver” - Angel Haze
  62. “Epiphany (I’m Leaving)” - Chrisette Michele
  63. “Dirty Laundry” - Kelly Rowland
  64. “Caught Out There” - Kelis
  65. “Shotgun” - Valerie June
  66. “What’s Love Got To Do With It” - Tina Turner
  67. “Man Down” - Rihanna
  68. “A Rose Is Still A Rose” - Aretha Franklin
  69. “Golden” - Jill Scott
  70. “I Will Survive” - Gloria Gaynor
  71. “***Flawless” (Remix) - Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj
  72. “Feeling Myself” - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé
  73. “Towards The Sun” - Rihanna
  74. “Sing To The Moon” - Laura Mvula
  75. “Diamonds” - Rihanna
  76. “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)” - Jazmine Sullivan
  77. “Let’s Talk About Sex” - Salt-N-Pepa
  78. “Oops (Oh My)” - Tweet
  79. “Blow” - Beyoncé
  80. “One Minute Man” - Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris
  81. “Worker Man” - Patra
  82. “Love Me Thru The Night” - Diana King
  83. “Rocket” - Beyoncé
  84. “Push It” - Salt-N-Pepa
  85. “Rain” - SWV
  86. “Work It” - Missy Elliott
  87. “Veins” - Jazmine Sullivan
  88. “Last Days” - Goapele
  89. “Kissing You” - Total
  90. “If” - Janet Jackson
  91. “Keep On, Keepin’ On” - MC Lyte ft. Xscape
  92. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” - Whitney Houston
  93. “Count On Me” - Whitney Houston ft. CeCe Winans
  94. “What About Your Friends” - TLC
  95. “Best Friend” - Brandy
  96. “Best Friends” - Missy Elliott ft. Aaliyah
  97. “That’s What Friends Are For” - Dionne Warwick ft. Gladys Knight
  98. “Together Again” - Janet Jackson
  99. “Next Lifetime” - Erykah Badu
  100. “Heaven” - Beyoncé
  101. “Open My Heart” - Yolanda Adams
  102. “Order My Steps” - GMWA Women of Worship
  103. “Long As I Got King Jesus” - Vickie Winans
  104. “Black Synagogue” - Angel Haze
  105. “What Is Love” - V. Bozeman
  106. “A Long Walk” - Jill Scott
  107. “Lions, Tigers & Bears” - Jazmine Sullivan
  108. “Dangerously In Love” - Beyoncé
  109. “Love Me Today” - Zhané
  110. “For Real” - Amel Larrieux
  111. “Other Side Of The Game” - Erykah Badu
  112. “Gloomy Sunday” - Billie Holiday
  113. “Can’t Live Without Your Love” - Janelle Monáe
  114. “Sending My Love” - Zhané
  115. “It’s A Pity” - Tanya Stephens
  116. “I Wanna Be Down” - Brandy
  117. “Yoga” - Janelle Monáe 
  118. “Escapade” - Janet Jackson
  119. “Dance Apocalyptic” - Janelle Monáe
  120. “Get Me Bodied” - Beyoncé

I’ve seen similar playlists in the past so I don’t seek to steal anyone’s thunder, but I cannot find them; I have too many “likes” on Tumblr to find stuff anymore. Womanists/Black feminists, feel free to reblog and write songs (below my text, as to not confuse people with what is already on the list) that you think I should add and I’ll consider; this playlist is just a start; I just made it today. 

Black music is everything to me.❤

Never Forget...

Question Asked: “Why are y'all mad at Black people for talking to Trump? They’re trying to get inside info on his plans so we can move forward!”

My Answer:
1) Because he’s not informing them, he’s telling them what they want to hear to make them feel at ease so they’ll support him. He made it clear that he doesn’t care about minorities. Did you all forget that? He didn’t change his mind about that, he’s been talking about it for a year now. He’s narcissistic and can’t stand the fact that he’s hated by so many people, so he wants us to THINK that he’s changed although he hasn’t. He’s playing them and using their influence to influence us.

2) When your culture has been dragged, disrespected, discriminated against, insulted, ridiculed, abused, held up, stepped on by a particular person…you do NOT endorse them weeks after they did it. He never apologized, never denied what he did, he’s proud of it and they ignored that fact (the minorities meeting him). I will never forget that he said that John Lewis, a man who fought for OUR rights while he was out draft dodging, was “all talk and no action.” I’ll never forget that he said that it was ok to grab women by their genitals, without their permission, because he’s a celebrity. I’ll never forget that he said that Putin was a great leader on the same day that he bashed OUR sitting President. I’ll never forget that he continuously attacked Barack Obama because of how his name sounds. I’ll never forget that he refused to serve his country while my grandfather, aunt, and friends have all risked their lives doing so. Meanwhile, him and his country club buddies who STARTED the wars, were at home playing golf. I’ll never forget how he did nothing as a woman was being attacked at his rally. I’ll never forget how he did nothing as a man was being attacked at his rally (more than once). I’ll never forget how he claimed to NOT know that his supporters were attacking people, even though he often ENCOURAGED IT. I’ll never forget how he called Mexicans rapists, while abusing them by making them clean his hotels for next to nothing. I’ll never forget how he laughed about how protestors used to be beaten and taken out on stretchers (during the civil rights movement). I’ll never forget that he chose a Vice President who has viciously attacked the gay community. I’ll never forget how he’s cutting funding for a program that’s saving lives because greedy people who have it, don’t want to share it. I’ll never forget how he immediately started appointing his equally inexperienced friends to jobs that directly effect my livelihood and the livelihood of our youth. The list goes on.

I WILL NEVER forget how Donald Trump got where he is and when someone stands next to this man, shaking his hand and smiling in his face as if he isn’t a hate-mongering separatist…they are implying that they have.

Making Her a Playlist 1

Her- Raury
Love is You- Chrisette Michele
When a Woman Loves- R. Kelly
On and On - Erykah Badu
Rememory- Donnie Trumpet and The Social Experiment
Maria - Micheal Jackson
Ordinary People - John Legend
Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Ray
Urn - Donald Glover
Scars are Beautiful - Alessia Cara
Heart of a Woman - R. Kelly
Golden - Jill Scott
The Journey - Tom Misch
Lisa Sawyer - Leon Bridges
Yo Side of the Bed - Trey Songz
CeeLo Green Sings the Blues - CeeLo Green
Under the Stars John Legend
Day Dreamin’ - Lupe Fiasco
Lost One - JayZ

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Lianne la havas’ voice is like a mix between the best vocal styling choices of Alicia Keys and Chrisette Michelle PLUS she hits notes in this song so effortlessly. Please listen

People, y'all need to stop sleeping on Fantasia, Chrisette Michele, Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, and Melanie Fiona. They got some bomb ass music and I never hear people talking about it. Y'all barely even got their music on Tumblr. K. Michele & Tamar Braxton got some good music too. Y'all can’t complain about no black R&B singers thriving when y'all don’t check for them. Holla at me if you have any other suggestions..

Yo why do these celebrities who get caught and backlash from trying to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration sound like a child making excuses to their parents? Just keep it real.
Be like “I need this check fam. Y'all not buying my albums and I got bills to pay. I don’t support this idiot but unless y'all gonna pay me, then I have to do what I gotta do.” Cuz you can miss me with the fake act of peace, let’s hold hands, Kumbaya and invoking MLK name nonsense. ✋😂
#ThemCoinsMustBeNice

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Chrisette Michele may be playing Trump’s inauguration

  • A Wednesday report from New York Daily News has revealed Chrisette Michele, Grammy-winning R&B artist, has signed on to the inauguration, according to “sources close to the festivities.”
  • Essence received confirmation from Michele’s team that the reports are true, though the magazine noted Michele’s managers “seemed a bit taken aback by the news and was unable to give further comment.”
  • Questlove, who has collaborated with Michele, has gone as far as offering to pay her to not perform. Read more