Thursday, February 7, 2008
MJB and S.Dot will be bringing "The Heart of the City" tour to a city near you! This is one of the best headlining collaborations that NO ONE saw coming. I guess Jay is really out of retirement and will be using this tour for his next years salary. I WILL make it to these one! O man I sure do hope so - lets see if the funds are available or a connection can actually come thru this time...needless to say these two are indeed the heart of New York City and would love to share that energy with everyone across America. 25 dates have been set, starting off in Miami on March 22nd. Let's Go!!
Life after Bad Boy aka "Diddy embarrassing you on national TV...and then this" - Umm I don't know how we got so many steps further than BOOM BOOM KACK!!!
WTF These days kids have mastered the art of dry sex...whatever happened to after school extracurricular activities - I'm sooooo confused as to what the world is coming to...*jaw drop*, damn i wonder -oops, *sigh* SMH
Monday, February 4, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
My boy Jaiden "the Cure" as he has self-proclaimed is such a talented singer and songwriter. Right now he is under the radar, but has been in the game for quite sometime. Unfortunately this is how the most talented are treated - are never really be put on put on like the superstars they are, but its coming trust, time, talent and plenty patience will pay off. Jaiden def has had some cool opportunities, from being signed to Motown Records to touring with the Big Homie Young H.O. on his last stint, promoting American Gangster (i think I'm still salty about that but, anyway), that's lets you know that someone in the right place loves this boy. The best part for me at the moment is when someone as big as Jigga realized that HE was in the presence of TRUE talent as he lets Jaiden do his thing during the "Party Life" Set. Check him out - Homeboy gets it in.
Diahann Carroll is a lady who I'd love to get the opportunity to meet one day. She's elegant, classy, funny and one heck of an actor. She began her acting career, in 1954, with her Broadway debut at the age of 19, in The House of Flowers. Also, that same year she debuted in film, with Carmen Jones, alongside Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey. After appearing in a number of films, in 1968 Ms. Carroll broke barriers becoming the 1st African-American to have her own show when given the starring role in Julia, which landed her a Golden Globe in 1968 and opened doors for a little brown girl like me. Through her achievements, there are now a plethora of opportunity for me to spread my wings and fly. And although there has been many a black girl show since, I'm happy that I am aware of who started it and that I have a greater chance too.
Begins today. Februray 1 of each year marks the beginning of the shortest month as well as the month of celebration of African-American history and culture. Needless to say - i feel that it a conspiracy that we as Black people get the shortest month and everyone else gets 31 days but I digress. Although this blog is about me, my feelings, live, and love I want to (at least try) and incorporate fun (or not so fun - if its true) facts about the history, present and future of my people. For Black History Month, I will post a new fact everyday about a person, place or thing that will mean something to Black people across the world, whether they no it or not, I will especially be posting things that hold relevance to me. So I hope you enjoy my "Black Facts" (I gotta think of something a little more clever -lol)
Thursday, January 24, 2008
EEEEEEEE for me!!! Look at MICKEY!!!! David Flores has a drawing and his now come to life with his most recent collaboration with Medicom Toys. Boy O Boy!! haha - as Mickey would say....
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Or so we should. Martin Luther King Day is a day that most people look at as a day off (which I didn't almost have off but since the O so kind folks at SLAR, LLP decided we should have off "in honor of me" -racist bastards- I too am free) but should also take time to reflect on what this man did for both you, me, our parents and even our grandchildren. Of course there were plenty of specials on over the course of the weekend that documented his legacy, his dream and great strides made in the black community but there was consistent question of doubt - which was "Is Martin Luther King Jr's dream still alive?"
Part of me says yes and another part of me asks "why hasn't his dream come true?" Yes we don't have legal segregation in school and white and black can work,live and play together but Have we really gotten anywhere monumental. As Kanye said Racism is still alive but I don't think they conceal it - at all. I feel that all though we got through the civil rights movement, Black people as whole are falling further and further back in the playing field. Our schools are all mucked up, we continue to tear our communities apart with drugs and violence, there is a lack of black owned business than there ever has been before, AND we can NEVER seem to RISE together. We are an extremely selfish people, natural born haters complaining about sh*t that we could have controlled eons ago, and seem to have given up on ourselves. I as a YOUNG black woman will say that I haven't given up but I have lost lots of hope - its like OMG I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE and then in the next breathe when I see something else stupid in person, in the media, or just a memory its more like *sigh* Why the f*ck can't we get it together?. And to me that is no where near the dream of Dr. King...
I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of "interposition" and "nullification" -- one day right there in Alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today!
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain, and the crooked places will be made straight; "and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together."²
This is our hope, and this is the faith that I go back to the South with.
With this faith, we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a of hope. With this faith, we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith, we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day.
And this will be the day -- this will be the day when all of God's children will be able to sing with new meaning:
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died, land of the Pilgrim's pride,
Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of
Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of
Let freedom ring from the snow-capped Rockies of Colorado.
Let freedom ring from the curvaceous slopes of
But not only that:
Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia.
Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee.
Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of
From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
And when this happens, when we allow freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God's children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual:
Free at last! Free at last!
Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!³
...I think this is a dream deferred by settling for less, One day, I say ONE DAY WE WILL FULFILL OUR GREATNESS - I just hope its one day soon.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Ghosttown DJs - "My Boo"
So I'm reading the Daily News today and come a across a quote that saddened me, and confirmed once again that regardless of what occupation of choice (a wonderfully talented and adored starlet) that I obtain, that my family in which I create comes first. I want to be married, have a house (doesn't have to be huge but large enough), and my little team of children to call my own. Tyra Banks is featured in the Feb issue of Essence (which I will be coping today) and is quoted as saying "I'd go to work and women would be crying in my arms...but then I'd go home and put my key in my door and....nothing. No friends, no husband, no children. I feel so full when I'm at work but so empty when I come home." I would be devastated, which she sounds, if this were me. This has to suck. She is one successful lady but this proves (like I say ALL the time) that no matter what or how much you have, it don't mean sh*t if you have no one to share it with.
P.S. Miss Tyra I'll gladly be your friend, adopted niece, child (you are old enough to be my momma) or anything else you need - I mean you are in my city now.... XOXO