This past Tuesday night, I was channel surfing and came upon the new Arsenio Hall show.
I remember all the great guests Aresenio had on his original show some twenty odd years ago, and I remember how after bringing on Louis Farrakhan, his show was canceled post-haste.
Arsenio announced that the hypochondriac comic Howie Mandel would be one of his guests, and right before I was gonna' turn the channel, he said he'd have on Jill Scott.
Now, I'd be lying if I said I've never had a crush on Jill.
She has an almost regal quality mixed with a new-aged bohemian type of sensibility. Combine that with her hyper-evocative voice and her lovely looks, and that pretty much seals the deal...for me at least. So I stayed tuned in to Arsenio.
I muted the TV while Howie was on, 'cause quite frankly, I've never found him very funny. And even his hypochondria diagnosis couldn't change that.
Finally, Jill came on. And when she walked out, I was kinda' shocked.
Jill had on this tight mini-skirt and these four to six inch heels. To top that off, she had her cleavage popping out of her white collared shirt, 'cause the top three buttons were undone.
I was thinking...Jill?
Now, Jill's got an upcoming movie roll in some insipid looking romantic comedy called 'Baggage Claim'. She's playing some round-the-way stewardess who hops from bed to bed with various men, and Arsenio showed a clip from the film.
As I sat wondering what in the world she was doing, Arsenio asked about her son Jett, and mentioned she was a single mother. Then it all became clear.
Jill's doing this 'cause she's looking for a man.
I then understood why Jill was going so hard as far as her sultry new make over was concerned. But there's a difference between looking sexy and looking sleazy. Jill was accomplishing the latter.
She then spoke about rearing her male child Jett. And said she believes in the old axiom 'spare the rod and spoil the child' when it comes to disciplining him. Then she spoke about the spankings she got as a child, and in one instance, she said she didn't remember any part of a beating after being hit with her mother's open hand.
I just shook my head.
Now, if you're a christian reading this, let me tell you how your religion has ruined an old African proverb.
The saying 'spare the rod and spoil the child' is an African maxim referring to the usage of an 'African Healing Rod' to cure a child of their ailments. But white supremacist christianity has co-opted this phrase to mean that Black people especially, should take up a stick and beat their children with it.
Now, what most people don't know is when you continually strike your child, that child is ten times more likely to wind up in abusive relationships throughout their lives.
Either that or they become abusers themselves.
Now do you understand why there's a christian church on every corner of Black neighborhoods. Those white devils want our areas to maintain a certain level of dysfunction, and what better way to do it than through this wicked cult called christianity.
So again, if you're a Black christian, you might wanna' emulate the band R.E.M. and lose your religion.
Getting back to Jill...her spankings, or physical abuses, are the reason she's an unwed mother trying so hard to lure a man with her sexuality. Due to the abuses she endured, she'll more than likely always be in a bad relationship. And if she does find a 'good man', she'll more than likely drive him away (reference Halle Berry). Additionally, if Jill was conditioned to hate Black men by her mother and doesn't know it, then it's check and mate, the game's over in terms of her ever being with, or being able to keep, a 'good' Black man.
So, if you're a woman reading this, realize that a 'good man' is not going to seriously date or marry a woman who dresses like she's oversexed. As a matter of fact, this is the woman he'll RUN from.
And I understand that Jill being a single mother makes her think that prospects for finding a good man are few, but acting and dressing like a harlot, is not the way to attract Mr. Right.
After seeing Jill on Arsenio's show, I watched a YouTube video of her doing a recent radio interview, and she had what looked like four weaves in her hair. Again, if Jill wants to attract that right guy, she should do what she's done previously, which is don a dashiki and wear her hair naturally.
Hopefully, Jill will find a way back to her true self, instead of looking like one of the co-stars of sluts, I mean, 'Sex and the city'.
And I for one, can't wait 'til she does.
Just so you know, I'm NOT trying to sell you anything. But here's an example of 'African Healing Rods' and their capabilities. Even though this white lady keeps calling them 'Egyptian Healing Rods', make no mistake, they're from Africa. And for those of you who don't know...and there are still some of you out there...EGYPT IS IN AFRICA!
Check a map.
Enjoy this vid!