Lil Mo had quite an interesting story. Her biggest battle in life was between her stage presence, Lil Mo, and her real self, Cynthia. She felt that there was a bipolar thing going on inside of her. There was a hood side, a bad side, a mom side, a good side, a singer side and then there was her true self. Cynthia felt as if her “Lil Mo” persona got all the glory while “Cynthia” was the one that got teased and bullied as a child. Cynthia only wanted to go to hair school and live a normal life while Lil Mo wanted to be a star. Cynthia was the one that got 23 stitches in her head from being involved in a violent altercation while Lil Mo got all the glory from her first album dropping. Cynthia then asked the audience, “Who is Lil Mo!?” because she hadn’t been through anything that Cynthia had been through.
After an intense inner battle with her two personalities, Lil Mo revealed the big bomb – that she contemplated killing her other persona. She ended her portion of her monologue with an amazing song that again touched everyone in the room. The other ladies were very impressed with Lil Mo’s portion of the show especially her ability to battle with her two biggest personalities. Mo left the stage to a standing ovation which was the perfect leeway into the second act of the show.
From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/22/sandra-bland-family-non-indictment/" target="_blank"><strong>Sandra Bland</strong></a> to the shootings in <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/06/20/why-is-south-carolina-using-a-judge-in-the-charleston-church-massacre-who-has-used-the-n-word-before/" target="_blank">Charleston, South Carolina</a>, African Americans were sadly reminded that being <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/13/police-brutality-2015/" target="_blank">Black in America</a> is much harder than it ought to be. And yet in the same breath, 2015 was a year of Black joy during which our culture dominated not only in our lives, but in the mainstream consciousness. From <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/07/16/lee-daniels-and-taraji-p-henson-emmy-empire/" target="_blank">Cookie Lyons</a> to the <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/10/17/ebony-editor-comments-cosby-cover/" target="_blank">Cosby <em>Ebony </em>cover</a>, our brilliance helped to push the conversation, affirm our greatness, make history and most important, make us laugh.
So to celebrate that greatness, we put together this list of the most defining Black pop culture moments of 2015. And don’t worry: <a href="http://hellobeautiful.com/2015/12/08/rachel-dolezal-interview/" target="_blank">Rachel Dolezal </a>is nowhere to be seen.