#moesha Tumblr posts

  • leftistteendrama
    23.01.2022 - 4 days ago

    Moesha first aired on January 23, 1996! 26 years later, the legacy of Black teens trying to protect their Crenshaw community lives on in All American, as we argue in episode 3 of Leftist Teen Drama.

    Listen and subscribe on Podbean, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Amazon Music, TuneIn, Stitcher, Deezer, PlayerFM, Listen Notes, and Podcast Addict.

    #all american cw #moesha mitchell#moesha #leftist teen drama #podcasts
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  • justafewthoughtsandrants
    19.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    thoughts on...media representation

    Growing up, I never really saw a character on tv or in a movie that looked like me, and unfortunately, that's the story for a lot of people of color.

    I don't think I saw a show or movie with a black main character until Princess and the Frog came out. It was so cool to see her on-screen, even if she didn't quite look like me. I'm pretty sure Tiana was the only form of representation (in terms of black female main characters) I had in the first 7-ish years of my life.

    As I got older (like 7-11), I watched episodes of the Proud Family (Penny kind of? looked like me, so that was nice), Magic School Bus (Keesha and Carlos were definitely my favorite characters), Kim Possible (Monique!!), Wild Kratts (Koki!!), Danny Phantom (Valerie!!) and other shows and movies with black characters.

    And of course, all of that was nice, but I never had any characters that I could actually relate to...until Grand Army came out.

    I can’t even begin to explain how much I love Dominique, not only as a character but as the first character that I can genuinely relate to as a Haitian-American girl.

    According to woymagazine.com...

    One of the more authentic representations of the Haitian Creole language and accent on television is Grand Army on Netflix. The casting director chose Haitian-American actors who not only had near perfect accents but also spoke fluent Haitian Creole. Additionally, the show offers a fair representation of a family navigating immigrant life in a foreign country and the myriad differences between first and second generation Haitian immigrants.

    The show as a whole is amazing and it pains me that they haven’t renewed it. But circling back, it’s hard to understand if you’re constantly represented in media. I know there are so many other girls out there like me, who have never really seen a character and thought "wow, that's really similar to my life." I think that it’s just so nice and I just wish that there were more, especially for younger kids.

    I know that there are shows that are on tv now that have more diverse casts, I would just love to see more accurate Haitian representation.

    For a closing statement/final thought I think woymagazine.com said it best:

    sure, representation matters but the type, depth, and authenticity of representation matter most.

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  • blackfaemagic
    19.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    blk shows i've finished so far

    Living Single - 9.5/10

    Moesha - 8/10

    The Wayans Bros. - 6.5/10

    One on One - 5/10

    Sister, Sister 5/10

    #currently watching - actually w/e prolly/basically - half & half and girlfriends (but more willing the former lol 😭) #I *am* watching the jamie foxx show - but im now in s4 so I out it on pause bc I don't want it to end- 😭 #black tumblr#black sitcoms#living single#moesha #the wayans bros #one on one #sister sister
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  • blackfaemagic
    19.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Sksksk lol but it’s mad fun tryna think about Smallville and Moeeha (and vice versa), because well…Lex+Jonathan+Clark dynamic (in early seasons) is giving Q+Frank+Moesha, teehee!

    #moesha#smallville#clex #moesha x q #clark x lex
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  • ee-to-the-mah-to-the
    14.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    Moesha //// Lizzie McGuire

    #moesha#lizzie mcguire #perhaps im gonna finally watch the latter... 🤔
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  • harriyanna
    14.01.2022 - 1 week ago

    at this point there’s no excuse to not be watching black tv. there’s literally something for everyone now, comedy, drama, and even for kids. at this point you’re the problem if you don’t like any of these shows.

    #theres so many #just my thoughts #just my opinion #tv #that girl lay lay #craig of the creek #proud family#abbott elementary#naomi#dc#netflix#hulu#hbo max #that's so raven #moesha
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  • amyisnthere
    13.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    Ummmm Brandy 🤍🧡❤️

    #brandy #she’s just gorgeous #snow queen #who else grew up on moesha? #vibes
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  • multiwlwsstuff
    12.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    I fucking hate fandom.

    So, I made a post commenting on why the CW was never really "successful" and that any analyses of the present situation where the network's own parent companies regard it as a failure that start from "oh, it's been so successful" are fundamentally flawed. I got a fairly positive response, right up until someone decided to jump in with "the fact that people are saying the CW is for sale just because their ship isn't canon is sending me to another dimension".

    Here's the original post. I mentioned Supernatural once, in the very specific context of the ScreenRant article I was referring to. I didn't say one word about ships, shipping, shippers, Dean Winchester, Castiel, Destiel, Destiellers, Hellers - not one word. Because anytime there's nothing on the TV that's particularly interesting, I almost never turn on Supernatural, and the maybe three times in my entire life when I've done that, I was bored to death within three minutes or less. Because I couldn't give less of a crap whether two old white men kiss on a show that looks like the kind of stuff old white Republicans would love to watch. I liked a bunch of Destiel posts celebrating the downfall of the CW because they were funny, not because I give a damn about Dean or Castiel or Destiel or anything even remotely related to Supernatural. But Destiellers and anti-shippers, this isn't about you.

    The Wall Street Journal is a business newspaper. It's supposed to report on, for example, the sale of a TV network, if such a sale is in the offing - because that's business news and it's a business newspaper. It's also rarely wrong with business reporting (because a business newspaper being wrong about business news could literally shut it down), although its political and other non-business reporting might be better if it were anything more than a craven Republican mouthpiece. And the report that the CW was for sale - where did that come from? WSJ. Unless you want to tell me someone would go to the trouble of forging a report at WSJ, or that someone working at a far-right American newspaper is a closeted Destiel shipper, the inescapable fact is this - a newspaper that's supposed to report on the buying and selling of companies reported on the sale of a TV network, and people, including Destiel shippers, have been talking about it.

    And lost in your stupid ship war, or stan and anti war or whatever, is the fact that a network that does not give a damn about what its audience wants, especially what fans who are marginalized want (here I mean fans who are queer or POC or part of some other marginalized community), is finally getting what it deserves - crashing and burning to a suitably undignified and inglorious end. And Destiellers are nowhere near the top of the list when it comes to people who have legitimate grievances with the CW. Because you didn't lose out on pillars of entertainment for your community with a large number of profitable, excellent, successful shows with leads that looked like you ending and a bunch of white teen and YA shit replacing those shows.

    Tyler James Williams, star of Everybody Hates Chris, told the Opening Act podcast in 2020 that the end of UPN created a void for Black media in Hollywood. Before they were forcibly merged and transformed into the CW, WB and UPN were the home of legendary Black-led shows that were successful, genuinely excellent and profitable. The Wayans Bros., The Parent 'Hood, Sister, Sister, The Steve Harvey Show, The Jamie Foxx Show, Waynehead, For Your Love, Everybody Hates Chris, Moesha, The Hughleys, The PJs - all it takes is a Google Search and you can find a whole bunch of iconic Black-led shows that were on these two networks back in the day and ended, only for the networks to be forcibly merged and white teen fantasy escapism to win out on the CW over any real diversity. If anyone has a prerogative to celebrate the downfall of the CW, it's black viewers of the WB and UPN who lost iconic Black-led shows only for them to be replaced with fantasy white teen escapism on the successor network.

    To reiterate, it's an actual newspaper that would face repercussions if it reported something incorrect that reported on the sale of the CW, not some moron with an account on this stupid site that's not even social media, it's a fucking microblogging platform with social features. But because of all this "shipping" and "stanning" nonsense, people will connect it to that even when it's got nothing to do with that. I know, I have "shipper" in my url - but I'm not really even much of a "shipper". Sure, I'll post about my favorite fictional wlw characters and their relationships but I just want more representation, including wlw representation - some of my "ships" I just find cute, some I'm a little invested in, but I don't even give a damn about shows and movies at the end of the day let alone the "ships", I'm just here to have fun - because that's what shows and movies are supposed to be about.

    And the other element of that is this primarily white, primarily American perspective, even on the famously intersectional Tumblr. I looked up the Disney Channel Original Movie Spin recently. It stars 16 year old Avantika Vandanapu as the first Indian-origin lead of a DCOM. The very first, and this movie came out in 2021. From all accounts, it's pretty great - I don't watch Disney, so I wouldn't know. As an Indian, the fact that in the teen and young adult sphere (which I happen to be in because I'm 21), getting a lead role in a project is such a huge deal for an Indian-origin actor is disappointing. Indian representation, and South Asian representation in general, still has a long way to go. But I'd expect fandom to be at least a little better with representation, and yet, the CW's sale has, on Tumblr, become about Destiel, instead of being about the Black viewers of iconic Black-led shows from WB and UPN that were lost when the CW replaced them with white teen fantasy escapism.

    Which is why I fucking hate fandom. I'm tired of the mostly white, mostly American perspective. I'm not saying it should always be about POC representation, but goddamn when something is about POC representation, and especially black representation, maybe don't make it about your white fantasy shit. Those Black viewers of WB and UPN have way more reason to feel vindicated by the CW losing out than Destiel shippers do. The CW didn't give Destiel shippers what they wanted, but its very existence was a death knell to places that had served as hubs of iconic Black-led shows. And Destiel antis disputing the sale of the CW are once again making it about fucking Destiel. It isn't. It's about the paucity of Black media in Hollywood, and the repeated preference given to Caucasian-led media. Period.

    #the cw#black entertainment#black representation#supernatural#spn#destiel #wall street journal #republicans #tyler james williams #everybody hates chris #the wayans bros #the parent 'hood #sister sister #the steve harvey show #the jamie foxx show #waynehead #for your love #moesha#the hughleys#the pjs#the wb#upn#spin dcom#avantika vandanapu#indian representation #south asian representation #poc representation#queer representation#wlw representation
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  • blackfaemagic
    08.01.2022 - 2 weeks ago

    The way that one moment of the 1999 Essence Awards is—Jamie Foxx (bae) presenting Marlon Wayans (bae) and Tia and Tamera ('90s icons) presenting Brandy (boo 😍)… 😃

    #random but 😁 #1999 essence awards #essence#essence awards#1999#jamie foxx#marlon wayans #tia and tamera #brandy #the jamie foxx show #the wayans bros #sister sister#moesha#‘90s#the 90s
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  • ee-to-the-mah-to-the
    03.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    Ok but wait…that secret sleepover episode of Moesha…THAT actually had multiple episode consequences. But when Breanna threw a freakin’ RAVE (and M-E-T-H-O-D Man performed!) behind her dad’s back, the end of the episode pretended as if it was going to be a thing in the next episode at least — by NOPE 😵‍💫

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  • blackfaemagic
    03.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago
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  • ee-to-the-mah-to-the
    03.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    idc ray j still funny af…i mean season(s)/character could be written better - but i can’t say he not funny cuz he is 😂

    #it actually makes the bad writing he’s in much worse tbh 🥴 #one on one s5 #moesha s5&6#ray j#d mack#d money
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  • ee-to-the-mah-to-the
    03.01.2022 - 3 weeks ago

    GOD, why can’t y’all rewatch black sitcoms so the online fandom won’t be so damn small??? 😩😭🙃

    #one on one #moesha #the fresh prince of bel air #sister sister#eve#smart guy #half & half #girlfriends #the game (tv show) #black tumblr
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  • blackfaemagic
    02.01.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    Ngl, I mostly skimmed thru that post, so I’m only now seeing exactly what they said 😭 but anyway…

    The whole thing about Girlfriends being an odd sitcom and more so a soap opera…yeah, and then it’s spin-off show is even LESS of a sitcom (wtf even is it tbh 😂), so the random laugh track is very 🤡ish lowkey to me sksksk.

    Also, Girlfriends being a soap opera mostly is part of my “theory” that white executives really hated seeing niggas be happy, so they “had” to add unnecessary drama to their sitcoms (see: Moesha later seasons, One on One…later seasons… 🌚)

    #black sitcoms#girlfriends#moesha #one on one s5 #the game tv show #upn #anti the cw #antiblackness#racism#white supremacy#cultural smudging#minstrelsy #coonery and buffoonery
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  • blackfaemagic
    01.01.2021 - 3 weeks ago

    awww, I forgot I heard countess was in an episode...even sadder that kim wasn't in 24 of moesha... :(

    #Imani watches stuff #thea tv show #moesha#countess vaughn#brandy norwood
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  • trustar
    28.12.2021 - 4 weeks ago
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