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"You're Not The Man": The 9 Best Lines From Last Night's 'Power'

As paranoia strikes Tommy, Ghost learns of Stern's shady business dealings all the while trying to stay one step ahead of Angela, who's willing to do whatever to catch Lobos, even if it means putting her beloved Jamie behind bars.

Tommy manages to escape from the handcuffs Holly placed him in, only to fall into a coke-induced paranoia. In episode seven of Power titled "You're Not The Man,"  Tommy – now with full knowledge that Angela is zeroing in – makes a rash decision that saves their drug business from the Feds and Lobos.

While Ghost must try and out smart Angela, he learns of Stern's shady business tactics that are preventing him from buying back his Truth nightclub, and does so by gaining help from an unlikely source. Angela, now convinced Jamie is Ghost, is willing to do whatever it takes to catch Felipe Lobos, even if it means putting Jamie's life at risk.

Things begin to fall a part for Ghost as he realizes his web of lies, which once kept everyone else in control is beginning to suffocate him.

1) "If you hittin' it right, we may have a shot at staying out of jail." – Tasha
After Ghost confessed to Tasha that Angela works for the Feds, it was Tasha who advised Ghost to continue seeing her, hoping love would keep Ghost, Tommy and herself out of jail. And although the strategy is a smart one, it doesn't mean Tasha is happy about it.

2) "I can also see you not from here no more." – Dre
Kanon (or "Special K") has been M.I.A., and Ghost uses his absence as an opportunity to pick up his cut from Dre personally, and to also get a feel for K's young protege. While Dre is weary of Ghost and his expensive suits, he admires his ambition and begins to wonder if there's more to life than just the corner he knows.

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3) "You're gonna arrest us for having dirty draws, or can we go?" – Tommy
Now that Tommy knows the Feds are watching, he's rounded up Julio and the boys to move the money from the wash-n-fold to a safer location. While in transit, Tommy and company get pulled over by  cops who knew to look in the green laundry bags, only to find dirty clothes and not dirty money.

4) "He's really busy, so I thought I'd ask the boss." – Dominique
Ghost isn't giving up on buying his club back and will use whatever tactic needed to do so. Sensing Kantos has a thing for one of the waitresses, Dominique, Ghost sends her to distract Kantos while he searches Kantos' desk. Alone in the office he learns of a separate holding company Stern may be using to hide assets, including Truth's revenue.

5)  "If you instigate the divorce, you leave with nothing." – Divorce lawyer
Tasha may be working with Ghost to keep Angela happy and to stay out of jail, but that doesn't mean she wants to stay married to a man who cheated on her. Tasha visits a divorce a lawyer who reminds her because of the prenup she signed if she decides to leave Ghost, she leaves empty handed.

READ: "Who You Are An Who You Want To Be" The 11 Best Lines From Last Night's Episode of "Power"

6) "I don't need you to be my man, okay? I'm going to have to be my own man from now on." – Tasha
Shawn is fully prepared to be with Tasha, and while Tasha sees how genuine Shawn is, she also understands the only person who can take care of Tasha is Tasha.

7) "As soon as this sh*t is over, this bitch is catching a bullet, from my gun, not yours." – Tasha
Moments before Tommy does something he won't be able take back, Tasha quickly talks some sense into him, preventing a firestorm of problems no one is prepared to handle. The two later go out for drinks and although Tasha isn't a fan of the woman sleeping with her husband, she vows Angela will get her just due. It just won't happen now.

8) "The news you've been waiting for just walked through the door. Buy yourself a bus ticket because you need to get back in town ASAP." – Dre
While Ghost and Tommy try to evade Angela's capture, Kanon has kept a low profile and quietly slipped out of town. At the demand of Ghost, Shawn visits Dre and inquires about his father's whereabouts. Dre keeps quiet but not before Shawn tells him Lobos is coming.

9) "Should I send the text now?"– Angela
Angela is convinced her dearest Jamie is Ghost and while she loves him, she's more determined to catch Lobos. After a night of passionate love making, Angela slips out of bed and heads to the bathroom where she reads off the ID number to Ghost's phone to a technician who has now bugged it. If keeping tabs on Ghost is what needs to be done to catch Lobos, then that's what Angela will do.

 

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Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi will portray Tinker Bell in Disney's forthcoming live-action version of Peter Pan, Deadline reports. The cast of Peter Pan and Wendy, directed by David Lowery, includes Oscar-nominated actor, Jude Law, as Captain Hook.

The casting of Shahidi, who is Black and Iranian, marks the first time that a person of color has portrayed the character, previously played on the big screen by Julia Roberts in Hook, a 1991 live-action reimagining of the classic fairytale.

Peter Pan & Wendy will be Shahidi’s second major feature film behind 2019’s The Sun is Also a Star. The 20-year-old actress scored her breakout role in ABC's Black-ish prioer to landing the spin-off Grown-ish. Additionally, Shahidi has appeared on several other hits TV shows such as Scandal, Family Guy, and Wizards of Waverly Place.

The release date for Peter Pan and Wendy is unclear but the film will reportedly debut in movies theaters versus an on-demand release.

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Chris Rock, Megan Thee Stallion Sign On For ‘SNL’ Season Premiere

Chris Rock is returning to Saturday Night Live as host of the upcoming 46th season. The 55-year-old comedian will helm the season premiere next week with Meghan Thee Stallion as the musical guest, NBC announced on Thursday (Sept. 24).

Airing on Oct. 3, the season premiere marks SNL’s return to its headquarters at Rockefeller Center since March. The long-running sketch comedy show went virtual last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show will also be Megan’s first time performing solo on the SNL stage (she previously made a guest appearance with Chance the Rapper last November).

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Rock, who has hosted the SNL three times, was a cast member from 1990 until 1993. After SNL, Rock joined the cast of In Living Color, and embarked on a successful career in stand-up comedy.

But he's not  the only In Living Color alum heading back to SNL this season. Jim Carrey has signed on to play former Vice President and presidential hopeful, Joe Biden, on the show.

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‘Antebellum’ Star Janelle Monáe: ‘This World Owes Black Women So Much’

For us Black folk, the fight for social justice in America continues to be a long and arduous fight. Since the day our African ancestors set foot on this land, we’ve endured the chains and whips of systemic oppression and marched arm in arm for our civil and economic rights. Along the way, we’ve witnessed the senseless killing of our Black brothers and sisters at the hands of police brutality and white supremacy.

Let’s face it. Today, 400 odd years later and in the midst of an anxiety-inducing pandemic, being Black in America is still exhausting. Our Black brothers can’t go for an afternoon jog without running into the armed, confrontational, and self-appointed neighborhood watch. Or question their arrest before being handcuffed and forced to lie face-down, while gasping for air under the pressure of a police officer’s knee on their neck. The most disheartening of all is that our Black sisters can’t rest peacefully in their beds without trigger-happy police officers raiding their homes with a fatal shower of bullets.

The gut-punch of it all? Justice for Black bodies is far and in between. And the group less likely to see any form of justice? Black women. The women who’ve carried and birthed nations. The women who’ve fearlessly aided and led historic uprisings while fighting on the front lines to spark social change. In the upsetting case of Breonna Taylor, one of the officers responsible for her death has been indicted on “three counts of wanton endangerment” for endangering the lives of those in a neighboring apartment.

One activist who has been vocal about the lives of Black people in America is eight-time Grammy award-nominated artist Janelle Monáe.

“I feel like this world owes Black women so much. At the very least, it owes us peace...I have to actively fight for my own peace,” shared the actress in a recent sit-down with VIBE correspondent Jazzie Belle. “It's tough, especially when you see your brothers and sisters, that look like you being murdered and killed, all you can really feel is rage. And when that festers in you, it's hard to shake it. It's hard for me to unwatch the videos I watched of Sandra Bland, of Trayvon Martin, of Jacob Blake, thinking about Breonna Taylor, it's difficult. So, you have to actively fight. I have to actively fight for my own peace.”

In the newly released thriller Antebellum, Monáe plays Veronica Henley, a best-selling author and outspoken sociologist. After speaking on the marginalization of Black people in America at an event in New Orleans, Veronica wakes up as Eden, an enslaved woman working on a Louisiana plantation in a Civil War era. As Veronica experiences the past life of slavery, she (Eden) finds her strength and voice to plan and lead fellow slaves to freedom. Even if she fails over and over again.

“I used to say, ‘Black women are superheroes.’ That's not what I say at all. It's not our job to be superhuman. It's not our job to clean up systemic racism or dismantle them,” pointed out Monáe.

“This film [Antebellum] is a look at what it is like for a Black woman to carry the burden of dismantling and deconstructing white supremacy every single day. We persevere through it. We are triumphant, but we shouldn't have to carry that emotional labor and that heaviness every single day.”

This same weight of responsibility can be seen in today’s oftentimes women-led social movements and calls to action in the streets of America. You can see how it’s cinematically embedded as a theme in the twisted Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz co-directed film. But there’s one thing that must take precedence during any physically and mentally demanding mission for change: rest. And those of us protesting for equality should have loved ones around to serve as a reminder of joy and lightheartedness. For self-care is an underrated superpower.

“I think that it's important to surround yourself around people that if you are doing heavy lifting, if you're out there on the front line, if you’re just having a difficult time, [you can] go watch some comedy films,” encouraged Monáe. “Just be around people that make you laugh. That's really important. I think laughter is something that we can do a lot more of together.”

Watch the full interview with Janelle Monáe above. Also, catch our chat with Antebellum's co-directors Bush and Renz where they talk about how one nightmare inspired the film’s premise.

Antebellum, co-starring Gabourey Sidibe, Kiersey Clemons, and more, is available now on premium video-on-demand platforms.

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