By the Melanated Man from the cell phone…
As I type this post, I’m watching this show on OWN called “Welcome to Sweetie Pies” and it caused me to have a thought. I detest the TV these days, but I’m watching it with family who are still unconscious (hate to say that.) But anyway, you may have heard of the show. The show is broadcasted by the Oprah Winfrey Network. Here is a brief synopsis from OWN.com:
Robbie Montgomery was one of the original backup singers for Ike and Tina Turner in the 1960s. After her professional singing career ended, Montgomery — who is known as Miss Robbie — took her mother’s soul-food recipes, which had been passed down through generations, and created Sweetie Pie’s, an iconic St. Louis soul-food restaurant that now has two locations. This docu-series follows Miss Robbie as she prepares to open a third restaurant with the help of her son and business partner, Tim. With all of the business dealings going on, Tim and his girlfriend are busy preparing for their wedding and the birth of their first child. Miss Robbie, who is in her 70s and has never been married, also looks for love.
If I’ve learned anything from the tel-lies-vision (stole that one!) is that it only leads to destroying black-melanated people, aside from the fact the damn thing puts out radiation and artificial light that’s physically killing us.
This show epitomes our struggle with the STANDARD soul food dish, or death food. And our very OWN (no pun intended) capitalizes off it. The *vegetables are overcooked with no life whatsoever. The legalized drug sugar is dumped in the desserts like peach cobbler, sweet potato pie, THE SWEET TEA, etc. And the *meat…well hey! The powers that be are promoting our demise (surprise, surprise!)
You and I have eaten this food most of our life. We know the shit (because that’s what it is) is addicting.
Isn’t Oprah all for her peeps? If you’re reading this blog, you should know the answer to that question.
Happy thoughts to my melanated family,
The Melanated Man
*I haven’t been thorough on why meat (ALL MEAT) and overcooked veggies is so destructive to our bodies but a future post is coming it. Promise!