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Aw, I like the relationship between Hakeem and Jamal. I like that they have each other's backs and are friends.

"I want what's mine"

Hell yes.

I'm so here for this show.

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OMG. That trash can scene has me crying. Lee Daniels says that a lot of Jamal's story is based off his own personal story.

Powerful scene and back then, that was black men's response to something like that!

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I am loving this show so far. Taraji is doing great.

KMan, (for some reason I am having a hard time quoting posts)

I agree that Lucious seems like he could still have a thing for Cookie. He had a little sparkle in his eye, when he was looking at her in his office. Also, I am enjoying the relationship between Jamal and Hakeem. I like the bond that they have, and how well they get along with each other, even though they are very different from each other and even though one is favorite by Lucious, while the other is favorite by Cookie. I also like how Jamal and Hakeem work together musically. I am looking forward to more scenes between the two young brothers. Even though older Brother Andre is already developing trifling plans to pit them against each other, lol.

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Powerful scene and back then, that was black men's response to something like that!

Many times today, it still is. It's disgusting what a young man can do and get away with as long as he's straight -- meanwhile, a kid can be a success in every single way, but if he's gay, he's completely unwanted. It's a f!cked up society, and seeing this on Empire is very sobering for me.

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Powerful scene and back then, that was black men's response to something like that!

I think that is still some of their responses. Might not that way but they still act out when their sons come out.

I just feel like Jamal is my spirit animal. While I didn't suffer the physical abuse, I did experience the emotional abuse he did. That's why I root for him. And Cookie too b/c she reminds me a lot like my mom -- tremendously candid, politically incorrect 99% of the time, BUT has good intentions.

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This show is amazing!

The Jamal scenes were all too real for me sad.png

Taraji is everything wub.png

Yes. I am still shaken by that trash can scene but that lets me know that this show is something good. Hopefully it opens up door of communication. Especially in the African American community b/c we still view homosexuality as an inferiority and taboo. We'd rather ignore or ridicule it than discuss it.

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Yes. I am still shaken by that trash can scene but that lets me know that this show is something good. Hopefully it opens up door of communication. Especially in the African American community b/c we still view homosexuality as an inferiority and taboo. We'd rather ignore or ridicule it than discuss it.

Yeah, I'm interested in that as well. The previews look good -- looks like Jamal and Lucious have some really ugly (in a good way) confrontations, which I think will be good in the long run at communicating the real pain behind this story to people who might be on the fence. Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's anything that could be done for those who very firmly set in their homophobic ways.

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I wasn't sure if this would be any good, since it's on FOX, but it was wonderful.

When he put that boy in the trash, I was not surprised a scene like that was written. I know people in real life who are capable of that sort of thing, even worse.

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Yeah, I'm interested in that as well. The previews look good -- looks like Jamal and Lucious have some really ugly (in a good way) confrontations, which I think will be good in the long run at communicating the real pain behind this story to people who might be on the fence. Unfortunately, I'm not sure there's anything that could be done for those who very firmly set in their homophobic ways.

True but I like to have a little glimmer of hope for some people--that maybe their firm ways can be cracked into just a little bit.

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