Guess what Students!

It’s that time again… That’s right! It’s Throwback Thursday here at Lessons From Happy Hour. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month as well as well Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of these two important causes, we’ve dedicated this cause to both.

Up first is a throwback performance from 2008’s Fashion Rocks Live telecast. That same year Stand Up To Cancer, a foundation formed by the entertainment industry was created to raise awareness to battle all forms of cancer, including breast cancer. The Stand Up to Cancer performance including some of the industries leading ladies including Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Rihanna, Ciara, Miley Cyrus, Carrie Underwood, and Natasha Bedingfield amongst others. They performed an original track “Just Stand Up”.

Next, is a historical tidbit about an advancement in treating breast cancer among diagnosed women. William Stewart Haldsted is an American surgeon and founding professor of John Hopkins Hospital who pioneered several surgical procedures including the radical mastectomy. First performed in 1882, the procedure now has three modifications and is instrumental is stopping the spread of cancer.



Next up, we have a clip from the film What’s Love Got To Do With It starring Angela Bassett in the role of Tina Turner and Laurence Fishburne in the role of Ike Turner. Most are aware of the volatile relationship that the two shared during their 14 years of Marriage. On July 2, 1976, Turner and her husband had a violent fight on their way from Los Angeles to Dallas where the Revue had a gig at the Dallas Star Hilton. Following their arrival to the hotel, she left Ike for good. After filing for Divorce on July 27th of that year, she worked to rebuild her career and returned to prominence as a solo act where she has remained. Her is a clip from the movie that depicts that infamous fight in which decides to fighting back ultimately deciding that enough was enough.


Finally, our last feature comes from A Different World. In this episode (entitled Love Taps), a student (Gina) is dealing with domestic violence on behalf of her boyfriend, an up-and-coming rapper. After the intervention of her classmates and faculty members she is able to find the courage leave him. Enjoy the episode below.


If you are someone you know is dealing with domestic violence, Call The National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 (SAFE) or visit