Actress/comedienne Kym Whitley spent many years as a single woman before an amazing set of circumstances brought a man into her life. In Whitley’s case, that man is 3-year-old Joshua, who is the subject of her OWN reality show Raising Joshua. Now that Whitley has become a mother, other things in her life have also changed, as we saw in Season 1.
On Season 2, we get to see more of Whitley’s relationship with the village she’s created around Joshua including her special friend, Rodney. Now that Rodney has moved in, how does that change their ‘friends with benefits’ status? Tune in on Saturday at 9 p.m. on OWN. Whitley talked to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the new season and just how much of her you can expect to see. Read on.
TJMS: How is Joshua?
KYM WHITLEY: I know you’re not supposed to say nothing bad about a baby. I know you can’t punch them or nothing. But he woke up at 2 a.m. talking about hungry, eat, mommy you fix. So I’m struggling right now. I’m struggling.
TJMS: How was Joshua’s Christmas?
Christmas was great because you know he got all those villagers and they all got him the same thing: a bike. So he got seventeen bikes. I’m like don’t nobody communicate in the village? I’m like could nobody get him a book? Nobody educated in this whole village?
TJMS: What can we expect for the new season?
You gotta tune in tomorrow night to find out what is going on. As you know, Rodney moved in. All I got to say is whoooo, ain’t nothing like that man leaving the toilet seat up.
TJMS: Joshua is allergic to everything but air and water, but you came up with a solution for that, right?
He has several allergies and I came up for something with parents who deal with the same thing with their child. If you go to dontfeedme.org. You put the child’s name on the shirt and add his name and then check off what he’s allergic and send him on to the party or event.
TJMS: Is your real love life going to get more play on the show?
I’m just going to let the cameras come in and see me with my friend. They’re going to watch the show and see me in a negligee? They watch the show and they’re going to say is that bullet wounds on her leg? Is that a knife mark? I’m going to be like one of those bad strippers.
First Look: All-New Season of Raising Whitley
17 Things Black Folks Should Stop Doing/Saying in 2014
1. Black folks should stop glorifying fight videos.
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2. Black folks should stop saying they will pay you back and then don't.
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3. Black men should stop dressing in drag.
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4. Black folks should stop popping molly and drinking sizzurp.
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5. Black folks should stop watching so much television and read more books.
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6. Black folks should stop giving their kids names they can't even spell.
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7. Black folks (especially men) should stop wearing skinny jeans.
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8. Black folks should stop taking selfies.
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9. Black folks should stop twerking.
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10. Black women should stop spending their rent money on getting their hair done.
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11. Black folks (really all folks) should stop texting and driving.
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12. Black folks should stop glorifying the Housewives/Love and Hip Hop-type shows.
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13. Black folks should stop complaining about the government and do something about it (i.e. voting in local elections, etc.)
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14. Black women should stop shaving the sides of their heads.
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15. Black folks should stop getting butt injections.
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