I’m pleased as hell over the announcement, personally – but I appear to be one of few, if the comment sections of every online article about it are to be believed! Knee-jerk reactionaries are already claiming that this is the “death of the Daily Show,” which is friggin’ ridonkulous…I personally, never watched the Daily Show when Craig Kilborn hosted it, so I have no idea what shoes Jon Stewart had to fill. Still, people gave him a chance and the show continued…so, why such an outcry now? Yeah, I know the reason…just wanted to make certain you’re paying attention. We all know that people are up in arms because they think their precious late-night programs are getting too “ethnic,” hence the shitty comments made by others about how Larry Wilmore’s show is an “epic failure” just because he isn’t Stephen Colbert. Well, I liked Colbert’s show and can’t wait to see what he does when he takes over the helm from David Letterman. I am also enjoying Larry’s show immensely, and think that his approach is refreshingly different. It’s a shame that he only accepts questions from the Twitterpated Tumblrs and Mumblrs who ‘swipe left’ at everything that isn’t about a Kar-trash-ian or some random white slag, but I don’t need to ask anything…I’ll continue to watch.
“Game, set, Vogue!
Serena Williams is the first black female athlete to land a solo cover of Vogue, and the tennis pro looks absolutely breathtaking (she last fronted the magazine for the June 2012 issue alongside Ryan Lochte and Hope Solo). Serena sports long natural curls and a slim-fitting blue sheath dress on the cover, finishing her look with minimal makeup and a simple tennis bracelet (natch). Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz shot the stunning spread, which also features tennis star (not to mention Serena’s best friend and top competitor) Caroline Wozniacki.
The tennis maven joins Lupita Nyong’o, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Michelle Obama as high-powered black women to front Vogue in recent years. (One other black athlete has graced the magazine’s cover: LeBron James shared the April 2008 Shape issue with Gisele Bündchen for what became a much-debated spread.)”
I’ve admired the Williams sisters from the first day they exploded onto the tennis courts, and I wish I could afford to hire their trainer! The dress that Serena is wearing in the article is dynamite – I love that shade of red…it wouldn’t look bad on me, either! I was glad to read this article, especially after there were *CRICKETS* when some hateful, racist arsehole in the International Tennis Federation made some disgusting statements about Serena and Venus back in October of last year. Only Martina Navratilova had the guts to say something about the prick! From BBC Sport:
“Martina Navratilova has criticised the “silence” of the International Tennis Federation after comments from one of its members about the Williams sisters. Russian Tennis Federation president Shamil Tarpischev described world number one Serena Williams and older sister Venus as “brothers”. The Women’s Tennis Association banned him for a year and fined him £15,500 but Navratilova wants ITF action. “The silence from the ITF has been pretty deafening,” Navratilova said.”
The silence from other, “pro-Black” blogs has been deafening as well…go figure.