The Black community, at its best, can be a beautiful group of loving, supporting, melanated folks who will make you laugh, cry and want to be done with them all at the same time. We all know the last part is only kinda true and that, at the end of the day, Black is beautiful. There are a number of infractions, though, that will have your Black card snatched faster than a Twista verse. Here are just a few:
Red, pink, blue — whatever the color, it's also the flavor. It's not up for debate. The only middle ground is orange, with the double entendre. If you think you might slip up, it's best to play it safe and make orange Kool-Aid.
When the song that can also be referred to as the "21st-Century Black National Anthem" comes on, you'd best rise to your feet. It doesn't matter where you are: in the office, in your car, in church, to keep your Black card, your have a cultural obligation to sway and dip to the beat. It's all-inclusive, too, so you you don't even need to be off the Hypnotiq, the exotic or have that Polo on your body.
Come on now. There are plenty of reference out there. To the point that your squad has probably re-enacted 47 percent of each movie already. Dedicate a few hours out of your weekend to watch them both — and fly under the radar until you do.
Even if you disagree with President Barack Obama's politics, your Black card is immediately null and void if you come out of your mouth sideways about him, Michelle, Sasha or Malia.
There are many roads to Black mac and cheese, but they all lead to an end product that is baked, can be cut into squares and is the polar opposite of cheese soup with macaroni noodles. In no way, shape or fashion should you condone the existence of wack and cheese — or you really will be saying "I got the blues" after your Black card is revoked.
Tune in to the premiere of Black Card Revoked to see celebrities battle it out to keep their Black cards, this Thursday, January 18 at 10P/9C only on BET.
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