Tonja Renée Stidhum
tonjareneestidhum
Staff Writer, Entertainment at The Root. Sugar, spice & everything rice. Equipped with the uncanny ability to make a Disney reference and a double entendre in the same sentence.
3/30/20
12:56 PM
39

I mean we are leaving out one of Quincy’s greatest accomplishments: The theme to Sanford & Son. That alone puts him above Foolye West. 

3/30/20
11:55 AM
32

I bet the same motherfuckers who downplaying Quincy Jones are the ones who say that FKA_Twigs and The Weeknd are R&B.

3/30/20
11:53 AM
35

Hey! You need to stop this lying on Quincy! You know good and well that other than Peggy Lipton, most of Quincy’s white women were brunettes!

3/25/20
4:26 PM
15

Putting the celebs on block when they stop doing what make them celebrities and start acting like vanguards of the community is a long ass time coming and I’m here for it.

3/12/20
10:14 AM
69

Nah, the biggest objection to the film is that it’s straight-up and unabashedly fucking racist.

3/11/20
12:35 PM
5

Karma Rivera was supposed to perform there for her first time. I know she’s hella bummed and could use a boost

2/21/20
11:50 AM
10

That Erykah Badu pic looks like she’s trying to play all four Wiz characters.

1/30/20
2:56 PM
3

This film sounds wonderful. I had lamented the Black community’s lack of formal ceremonies to celebrate the entry to womanhood (like a Bat Mitzvah or early Quinceanera). I had thought, if I ever adopted any girls, that I would hold a formal dress tea party, with some speeches from the Aunties and others in the Woman Read more

1/30/20
12:35 PM
6

Congratulations to the happy couple. They are such a lovely family and of course Future Jr. calls Russell dad his bio dad has eleventy hundred kids to split his attention among, Jr. will naturally spend more time with Russell than Future. Plus he has a sister and it would be weird to call Russell something else when Read more

1/28/20
3:27 PM
83

Kanye seems to be caught up in that “thinking the opposite of what people are used to means I’m thinking freely” mentality that most people grow out of in adolescence. That doesn’t make you a free thinker, just a contrarian. You’re still just as concerned with what other people think.

1/28/20
3:17 PM
19

I hear Michael Rappaport will play his penis representing Kanye’s id.

1/27/20
3:11 PM
5

I can’t wait to see this...I hope it ends up on Netflix. I’m not going to reread the tweets because I want to experience that complex stew of bafflement, hilarity, amazement and general “yass bitch” emotions all over again.

1/21/20
3:04 PM
22

I had to wonder, how many German Shepard’s laid down their fur to create the wigs?? I kept expecting that thing on Tyler’s head to start barking mid scene.....

1/21/20
12:22 PM
23

In all fairness, Lifetime and Hallmark have the same “script” formula. and make bank. I guess he’s trying to be the Black Lifetime? Which is a...low bar...to reach OK I see your point.