Thursday, August 30, 2007
Who are the Jena Six? A group of black students who are being charged with attempted murder for beating up a white student who was taunting them with racial slurs, and continued to support other white students who hung three nooses from the high school's "white tree" which sits in the front yard.
Please sign the petition below, if you feel there has been a miscarriage of justice:
Additionally, make plans to be in Jena, LA on September 20th to stand in solidarity with the families and friends of the Jena 6 or Wear All Black on September 20th, 2007 --- Stop Racism!
BTW, Congrats to Sabre for winning this season's So You Think You Can Dance. She's the first female and person of color to win the title of America's Best Dancer!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
First slide up: an African American woman sporting an Afro. A real no-no,
announced the ‘Glamour’ editor to the 40 or so lawyers in the room. As for dreadlocks: How truly dreadful! The style maven said it was ’shocking’ that some people still think it ‘appropriate’ to wear those hairstyles at the office. ‘No offense,’ she sniffed, but those ‘political’ hairstyles really have to go. [SOURCE]
In an e-mail statement to The American Lawyer, the fashion magazine
repudiated the beauty advice, and characterized the editor as a “junior staffer”
who spoke “without her supervisor’s knowledge or approval.” Moreover, the
statement said that Glamour has a “longstanding commitment to inclusion and
What are your thoughts? I went to a HBCU and we had seminars suggesting that we go with "less ethnic" looks when interviewing in the corporate environment. Is it worse coming from a white woman? As long as your hair is well maintained and styled, should it matter if it is straight, natural, locked or a big fro? If we change our bohemian clothing for the work place, should we change our hairstyle as well?
Friday, August 24, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Our next stop was Nassau, Bahamas and I was overwhelmed by the island's beauty (although I had been there before, I was too young to appreciate the beauty of the land and its people). We toured the Atlantis hotel and its many aquariums before heading to the beach. While there, we encountered a few rain storms which we would later learn would be the precursors of Hurricane Dean.
That evening was the White Linen night. Unfortunately, the deck party had to be moved inside due to the storms but it still went down. After amazingly getting through dinner unsoiled, I partied at the Firebird Lounge. At midnight, Damon Williams gave a comedy show that was off the hook! Dude is hilarious and had me crying the entire time.
There are sooo many other details that I could discuss but nights are starting to run together in my mind. I would be remiss if I did not mention the Emergency 911 Costume Night and the fact that my parents won the Best Couple Award.
Friday, August 10, 2007
If you have the time, you can take this IQ test online.
You have to skip through a few ads at the end, but then your score is revealed and what type of intellectual you are (if you're ranked an intellectual).
This site is also cool because you can create your own quiz (some of you may remember I sent one out before).
So, my bf and I had a long discussion about the current drama between Eddie Murphy and Mel B. Eddie basically claims that she is a liar and a gold digger. Scary Spice has reported that they were deep in love, got each others tats, and planned the pregnancy. Eddie has said that she was cool and funny, but didn't know how to act (in that classless, British, hood sort of way) and was loud, obnoxious, and potty-mouthed. When she began to offend his mother and children, he had to bounce (allegedly). Eddie claims they never planned on having a kid and she told him she was on the pill.
Mike seems to think this makes Mel B shady, and that she trapped him to get paid. She also, allegedly had the labor induced so baby Murphy-Brown would have Eddie's same b-day. I say, it doesn't matter because NO ONE made him go raw dog. He is worth millions! His mama never told him not to trust these chicks? He never saw Boys in the Hood? "Pill ain't gone keep your D from falling off!" His bad! The pill is not 100 percent effective anyway, and he knew there was a possibility of his being the father. I felt he handled the situation very badly, and I feel bad for Angel Murphy-Brown. No matter what he feels about the mother, that child has nothing to do with it, and these cold statements and lack of contact will definitely affect the child in the long run.
With that said, how can these successful men think its OK to not support their children? Now I know in some cases, the mothers are gold diggers and are asking for extravagant settlements. But if you can put 500,000 around your neck, you should be able to put that each year on your baby!
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
On a side note, I have been on the "lemonade" diet for the past 4 days and I am litterally wilting! Four days of liquids while my boyfriend decides to be Chef Boy-R-fuckin-Asshole (yes I think I'm a little grumpy) and make every great smelling dish known to man is killing me! I think chitterlings might smell good to me at this point though, and you know I don't do those funky things. The one thing about fasting I have learned is that it makes you appreciate food. I mean really appreciate food! Like even a tic tac, oh how I would love a gummy bear right now. Beauty costs though, so I will stick it out for 3 more days until I get on that boat! Then I'm putting on my bikini, taking a million pics (some will be uploaded immediately upon my return), and then gaining everything I lost right back when I hit the buffet!
Monday, August 6, 2007
I was loving this song before the video, and now I'm SPRUNG! It doesn't take much to impress me with the current state of hip hop but I thought the video was dope. How cool was the Timbaland--Minority Report computer scene? Is it wrong I thought Justin was the hotter of the two?
Moving on, what do yall think of MTV's list of the 10 current hottest rappers?
10. Jim Jones
8. 50 Cent
6. Young Jeezy
5. Kanye West
4. Andre 3000
1. Lil Wayne
I thought it was BULL SH*T! Lil Wayne? LIL WAYNE? I dont care if he is on every remix, country rap song, pop song, and cereal jingle...he is NOT and will never be, in my opinion, the hottest rapper of ANYONE's time. "My leather's so soft"? Come on now, he did a ballad about his leather!
GAME at NUMBER 3? Seriously? Im from the west and cant comprehend that one!
What are your thoughts? Who was left out and who should get booted?
Friday, August 3, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
UPDATE!!!!!!!! So the exerts I mentioned that were ALLEGED are apparently not REAL! Miss Steffen's spokesperson had come out and denied that those quotes came from her book. The fact still remains that the book exists and she is kissing (and more) and telling again! I cant wait.
OK, so Karrine Steffens is back at it again and once again I am conflicted. Obviously, I think she is an opportunistic skeez that has no talent or skills other than laying on her back or blabbing about it. On the other hand, I could not wait to get my hands on her first tell all, and I rushed to my computer this morning to read the ALLEGED excerpts from her new book. What is wrong with me and the other millions of Americans that put her on the best seller list? What does this say to our children? You can be a successful writer if you sleep with enough famous people? The tell-all genre has been around for quite some time now and makes for a great read--but I must frown upon it as much as I love the gossip!
So OK, she says USHER IS GAY AND STINKS! Last book she basically calls out Diddy's sexuality, but wow! She runs down a list of everyone in the industry's length and girth! Too much Karrine! But I still read it! I can't believe some of the people she admits to hitting (i.e Trick Daddy, Twista, Missy Elliot).
That list, coupled with all the names from the last book, added to those supposed "actors" she wont reveal because she wants to still be able to work in that industry, equals over 50 or more men! Do you think she is honest? Do you think its cool to put people out there with families--wives and kids? How do you think her son will feel when he grows up? Is she an empowered female that doesn't fall into the constraints of society and wisely maximizes her situation? Is she just a slut? Do you think her scattered youth, sexual abuse, and poor parenting caused her to be this way? Are you going to read the book?