Welcome To THE TEA with Mirika C!

If you’ve followed me throughout my blogging career, I’ve written about some of everything, but now, I’m bringing it directly to my official site with THE TEA. Along with my novels, novellas and short stories, you will be able to get some of the latest news going on wherever, and you will get it right here with me, Mirika Mayo Cornelius, or my blogging handle, Mirika C. Enjoy!

If You Think Your Relationships & Love Are Super Complex, Watch the Movie “Sand Storm”

June 21, 2017

I watched Sand Storm, and I loved watching it. For those who have Netflix, it’s on there right now, so look it up as it is a great foreign film that centers around the love and permitted love along with the emotions that surround it with all the complexities. Backdrop: Think Middle Eastern country as […]

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Free State of Jones Starring Matthew McConaughey – I Finally Watched & I Loved. Here’s Why…

June 20, 2017

Last week, I finally sat down, and when I say I sat down, I literally took the time out for myself to sit and not work or do something else outside of the walls of my home.  It was Saturday, and while in my living room, I decided to check out some movies, something different […]

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**SPOILER ALERT**After Watching KIDNAP Starring Halle Berry… It’s Good, But Girl… SMH

June 9, 2017

So, the other day, I ended up watching KIDNAP and can honestly say that it was exhilarating from the beginning all the way up to the end. With that being stated however, there are so many parts that made me cringe until I could throw the most pointed heel that I own at the screen […]

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DEATH NOTE — Sorry. This Teaser Starts Great But Ends Poorly

March 23, 2017

Write a name on a note and that person will die is what the Netflix release DEATH NOTE is going to be about, and the hint is this preview and title of the movie itself.  At first, I was extremely interested in watching Death Note, however, once I completed this teaser preview below, my high hopes […]

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DEAR WHITE PEOPLE: Netflix Brings Greetings To You In April

February 9, 2017

Sure. The movie title isn’t directed to me, but because I watched the movie, I must watch the series in all of nosiness. (smile) Besides, I am African American, and I as well as many others in the wonderful skin I’m wrapped in, have encountered many of the items in the series and have thought […]

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The Number One Reason Why I’m Watching PROUD MARY. Her Name Is TARAJI P HENSON

January 12, 2017

  There isn’t much Taraji P Henson cannot do.  She’s a mother, black female that is doing her thing in Hollywood, making tracks from Lifetime movies and making shows like Empire succeed just with her name and talent to be quite honest while taking less pay for darn good acting in block buster movies like […]

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Why I Love Actress Regina King & Why SEVEN SECONDS Just Became My MUST WATCH

December 2, 2016

The television 227 was when I first met actress Regina King.  She played the role of Brenda, a teen who was very intelligent and infatuated with a guy named Calvin.  Everything about 227 was great.  Every character had his or her own way of life and thinking, making it very much like real life, and […]

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I Honestly Can’t Wait To GET OUT…

October 5, 2016

I shard the GET OUT movie trailer on my Facebook page after my husband shared it on his timeline, and I fell in love. No, I really did. The movie trailer is all that I’m about when it comes to entertainment and writing my own stories – something fresh, new, and possibly even freaky. Get […]

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Why Dreadlocks Bother You So Much & Why They Really Shouldn’t

September 22, 2016

So someone with straight hair will NEVER be rejected…ever. It still translates as racism to me. The court is wrong. I can see if the locs are rainbow in color etc…but locs can be pulled up, back and even bunned and just as beautiful as any other style. Again…the court is wrong. Laws…some just aren’t […]

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Author of HIDDEN FIGURES Margot Lee Shetterly and Underground’s Aldis Hodge Talk the Book, Movie & Writing Black Truth into the Narrative

September 8, 2016

I haven’t read Hidden Figures yet, but of course, I must. We all must. Author Margot Lee Shetterly has, as she states when she speaks in the interview below about it being our “responsibility to tell these stories and to bring them to the larger audience”, brought to life the story of three African American […]

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The Catch 22 Situation of Nate Parker’s Award-Winning Movie The Birth of A Nation

August 30, 2016
Nate Parker as Nat Turner in The Birth of a Nation

My article As Seen on The Huffington Post: It’s here.  It’s something that I’ve never known about the actor, producer and director Nate Parker prior to the movie, although in times past, I followed the celebrity scene and everything in it like a bear in search of honey.  If you have no idea what I […]

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When Someone KIDNAPS Your Child & Crap Gets REAL! Halle Berry Finally Found a Great Movie…Finally

August 25, 2016

Kidnap. I have a very, weird history of television and movies when it comes to the actor Halle Berry. Some movies, I believe, work for her, and then there are some that she basically destroys all on her own. I’m not stating this to be mean, but it shows in the many projects that carry […]

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WGN Underground’s Role of Harriet Tubman Is Chosen In Actress Aisha Hinds!

August 25, 2016

Raise your hand high if you got hooked on WGN’s Underground for the very first season?  I sure did, and now it looks like the second season of Underground which is due to hit in 2017 is going to be even fiercer than the first. Turns out the second season news for Underground is that […]

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When Power Comes From BOOKS to MOVIES: SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, Starring Djimon Hounsou & Renee Zellweger

August 18, 2016

“We are all homeless.” Yes we are. Just watch the brand new trailer for the movie SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, and then say you really aren’t going to watch this movie. I call your bluff. Starring Renee Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou, this is going to end up being one of my favorite movies […]

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When It Comes To SKILL, This FEMALE Has What It Takes In New FOX Series PITCH

August 18, 2016

What was once given the side eye winds up causing everyone to peel back their eyelids when a female takes to the field to pitch like no other. In the upcoming FOX series titled PITCH, starring Michael Beach and Kylie Bunbury, shows how a female took to the mound for the very first time in […]

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Must See Movie: Jealousy Rules In WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS! (Trailer #2)

August 15, 2016

I mentioned the movie WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS months ago, both here and on my social media Facebook page, because, YES, this is the movie I want to see!! Starring favorites like Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall, take a look at the SECOND movie trailer right here. September is almost here! Be ready to hit […]

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Must See Movie: HIDDEN FIGURES Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae (Trailer)

August 15, 2016

“We’re just on our way to work…at NASA.” On January 13th, there’s a new movie coming starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae, and this flick is titled HIDDEN FIGURES, an untold very true story. Why is this movie one of the movies on my MUST WATCH list? Glad you asked because if […]

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FIRST LOOK: Djimon Hounsou Joins the Cast of Wayward Pines Season 2

March 29, 2016

I didn’t know if Wayward Pines was actually coming back for a season 2, but here it is. Will I watch although only slightly disappointed with the way things went down in season 1? Yes. I still want to find out what is up with these off the wall, or should I say, over the […]

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If You Have Something “SECRET” To Say, It’s Best To Not Write It Down

March 17, 2016

I’ve run into this a lot lately.  That this is the infamous emails, text messages, or written jabs about someone or something that somehow get LEAKED.  You would think after once or twice people would think three times in the same second about writing rather secretive items down on paper or email, but…it doesn’t happen. […]

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Why UNDERGROUND’S Adina Porter’s Answer To CULTURAL APPROPRIATION Kills It

March 10, 2016

“But as a community, we can take something, and it can be nothing, and make it amazing and the rest of the world wants it. And it’s been happening that way for years.”— Adina Porter of Underground Plump Lips Bigger Butt Nice Braids Big Hair Awesome Music Born to Dance Top Notch Vocals Strong Minds […]

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What We Can All Learn From How Jada Pinkett Smith Responds To the DISS NETWORK

March 7, 2016

Since the day everyone in the world found out that absolutely no black person was on the “winning” side when it came to the Oscars, resulting in the hashtag #Oscarssowhite, there came this push to bring more diversity to the Academy. Comedian and actor Chris Rock just happened to had been chosen during all this […]

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About Zoe Saldana As Nina Simone…It’s Not Zoe That Ticks Me

March 4, 2016

I started with What Happened, Miss Simone? because it is really her on screen in documentary style for those who don’t know who she is or what she looks like. This, my people, is Nina Simone on video. Now, we have the portrayal of Nina Simone… …to which many people are highly upset about, being […]

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WHO IS THIS GUY? STEPHAN JAMES Who Plays JESSE OWENS In the New Movie RACE

February 23, 2016

Naturally, this is the movie for me, and if I was self centered and odd, I would say that it was really and truly made for just me and me alone because I love, absolutely love, the story of Jesse Owens.  As a child, it was either Harriet Tubman, Langston Hughes or JESSE OWENS that […]

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Why I Really Need To Purge THE PURGE, But Probably Won’t…

February 23, 2016

I wasn’t even ready to watch THE PURGE: Election Year movie trailer. I write this because this is the most evil and most scary movie to ever hit the planet earth. Why do I say evil? Because the government has allowed a day to go on a flipping killing spree -man, woman, and child – […]

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The Walking Dead Actor Danai Gurira To Play Tupac’s Mom In ALL EYEZ ON ME Biopic

January 12, 2016

Danai Gurira, and we all know her from The Walking Dead as Michonne, will be starring as the mother of the one of the greatest rappers to ever live, Tupac Shakur.   Her role as Afeni Shakur comes as great news to me, and it is confirmed that she will definitely be in the biopic All […]

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LOOK WHAT I FOUND: Write On Paper & Sync To Your Smartphone: STYLOGRAPH by OREE

January 11, 2016

Of all the things a writer may strongly desire, this may be one of the top!  Made by Oree, this Stylograph they have created captures whatever, and I mean whatever, you write on paper, stores it, then syncs it to your smartphone.  Now, the paper being written on isn’t just any old paper, but after […]

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Who Is Ready For SPIKE LEE’S New Movie – CHIRAQ? Watch the Trailer!

November 3, 2015

We all know about the brutality of guns on the streets of Chicago, a wonderful city that I’ve visited more than once in the state of Illinois. This particular Spike Lee movie brings attention to violent acts in a film that is titled Chiraq. Now, when you watch the trailer, think a twist on what […]

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Nia Long Going Comedy In Upcoming Comedy KEANU, Along With Method Man & Gabriel Union

October 14, 2015

I’m not certain how many people actually know about this upcoming KEANU film, but it’s coming in June of 2016, starring Nia Long, Keegan-Michael Key, Method Man, Will Forte and even Gabrielle Union. This is the first I’d run into it, but it’s a comedy that contains some of my favorite super talent. About the […]

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Bobby Brown’s Upcoming Memoir Titled MY PREROGATIVE On My Reading List!

October 14, 2015

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m really ready to read MY PREROGATIVE, the upcoming memoir by Bobby Brown being put out by HarperCollins. Regardless of whatever people have to say, he was a huge part of music and people’s lives who enjoyed his music, aside from everything else. His story is very unique […]

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CBS Goes LEGALESE With Halle Berry As EXTANT Ends Its Run

October 10, 2015

I must admit. I was excited about CBS’ Extant starring Halle Berry…before it premiered. Soon after, however, I became uninterested, and quickly pushed it so far to the back burner that I no longer watched at all. Well, after only a second season, it appears that Extant has run its course and CBS won’t bring […]

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