you know what… this is better.
edit: i made a mistake earlier. my mother’s favorite is Order My Steps. This is Total Praise. i have no clue how i mixed them up.
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Leave A Light On (cover) - Amber Riley
Producer: The JAM
Original Artist: The Saturdays
This Song was Co Written by myself, Jordan Omley of The JAM, and Lisa Scinta. I thought it would be cool to release my version of this song because it was my first placement as a songwriter. Enjoy!
In my opinion, nowhere near a big enough deal was made about Amber being the first Black woman to win DWTS. This was, what, the 17th iteration of the show? Several Black women had competed before her too. I feel like some of the reason is because she isn’t thin and we still would prefer a smaller woman be our representation to the extent that we’ll ignore the accomplishments of a First until one “more suitable” comes along. and that angers me. It angers me because it sounds like not only are we playing respectability politics, but deeming fat or thick as not respectable.
msamberpriley ”Fucking monkeys still doing tricks master taught them. Thinking she can speak to me. Their day is coming” I walked in and grabbed my gloves and said “have a blessed night ladies”. I forgot this type of ignorance still existed. I didn’t even for a moment think the reason she looked at me with such disdain was because I was black. I forgot everyone isn’t as free as the rest of us mentally. That’s why I thank God for black history month, it reminds me of how far we have all come in the states. It keeps me encouraged in moments like this. I wasn’t even angry, I was sad. She’ll never know the friends she may miss because she can’t get pass something as inconsequential as color. I am so glad that I was taught to love beyond my differences to others. Thanks mom and dad. I could never live a life of such ignorance. Now I’m going to go sit at a table for dinner with all different colors and races and laugh and talk with my friends. Happy Black History Month, let’s continue to grow together
i just want to know what “their day is coming” is supposed to mean.
First time getting a response from one of the main cast members on twitter and I got my head chewed off…
No she just called out your racist BS of “all black people look alike” doctrine. Then again you are a glee fan and likely find that racist ass Mercedes/Unique shit funny. So miss me with your white girl problems. Thanks…
"got my head chewed off"? no, you didn’t. all she said is it isn’t her and there was no reason to assume it was. do you realize how many times this has happened? the "no one even saw her face before assuming" gives you a hint as to how many times she’d been asked about this alone. But people also assumed she was the girl on Good Luck Charlie (who looks nothing like her) and just about any other thick Black woman…
all you have to do is be Black and so many white people will think someone else who is also Black is you. do you get how ridiculous that is? and to assume someone with the talent of Amber Riley would sing backup for fucking Miley Cyrus?!?! this is just insulting.
this “got my head chewed off” business is nothing more than this fandom continuing to try to make her into an “angry Black woman”.
Never Be Lonely
Eric Bellinger ft. Amber Riley
Never Be Lonely - Eric Bellinger ft. Amber Riley
this is the version i meant to reblog.
it’s on itunes. this version with the Amber verse. yes. get this please. you won’t be disappointed.
Black Actresses: Part I
Oprah Winfrey | Octavia Spencer | Gina Torres | Lupita Nyong’o | Viola Davis | Lynn Whitfield | Rochelle Aytes | Halle Berry | Gibourey Sidibe | Kerry Washington | Tracee Ellis-Ross | Amber Riley | Thandie Newton | Nicole Beharie | Kandyse McClure | Sanaa Lathan | Joy Bryant | Jurnee Smollett