Friday, October 29, 2010

Blind Eye/TGIF

Happy Friday....
Life teaches you to pay attention to the lessons learned and wherever you go, if you take notice you can bring good to all connections whether it's to enlighten are to give courage, strength and hope. Some would say that minding one's business is the Godly way and I would say that when you acknowledge the presence of God in your life, that's the Godly way. We're braggadocios about the other good in our life, shouldn't the same rules apply when giving honor and glory?

Turning a blind eye when your witness poverty, hatred, homelessness or abuse. Pretending not to notice makes you just as guilty as the parties involved. Being a good neighbor is knowing when to stand up against all the odds, when others see but say nothing, being the one to walk out on faith. Having blinders on in your life, says that you refuse to be accountable for things of change, pro activity is there for you to rewrite history, it's happens everyday. We should be cognizant of the treatment of others, if you want to know what neglect looks like, you don't have to look very far, it's on your television screen, it's the face of the homeless, it's the neglected child it's in the face of the abused.

The eyes are always watching, the irony is which matters they choose to address, if it's not happening in the home of the elite, it's swept under the rug, luckily karma doesn't exclude anyone, as you continue to live, life surely teaches you that what you reap is surely what you'll sow. It's time for us to take our blinders off and move forward. That lovely thing call time, is always the reminder that not matter what, it's going to keep right on ticking.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Command Performance

Bobby Womack clearly in a league of his own. He paved the way for so many male vocalists. He is called the 'poet' because he has such a way with words and he was a 'rapper' before rapping was Hip Hop. His peers were Sam Cooke and Otis Redding and they were all friends, which makes this performance all the more befitting. Enjoy!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


Happy Friday Everyone....
I was talking to a relative recently and she had questions about my TGIF's. She was surprised that I had so much to say, and more astonished that they were my 'words', the more we talked the more she eluded to the thought that my words were 'borrowed'. I got a chuckle out of that conversation, and I came to the realization that though we were related, she really didn't know me very well. It's like people would love to box you and put you in a category, if you allowed them too. The more I think about life and words, and how they effect on each other, the more I understand why the cage bird sings. All in all I took our conversation as a compliment.

Breaking free from the chains and repression, allowing people to put you in a box for 'their' comfort isn't how to define your walk. The gate keeper to your success, comes from your motivation. We all must address our own demons and surviving the antagonistic people who constantly try to stifle your path and your conquests. The flow of life is walking to the beat of your own drum, and in that walk, the tread will vary accordingly. For some reason it will always matter to us, the way that we are received and perceived. It becomes a balancing act to the know what is important and what's not. Dark secrets doesn't have to be viewed as a cloudy day, being ashamed what others have taught you to feel, if you addressed the issue face on, it diminishes the enemies game.

To live a life of confinement is when you give into judgements and opinions. Trying to live up to others perceptions of you is a false hope of acceptance. Whatever your choices are . My mother use to say that if someone is talking about you, it shouldn't be viewed as a negative, if they cared enough to include you as their topic of discussion, you've obviously left a favorable impression on them. Breaking free of others thoughts allows you to live your life on your own terms. you can love who you desire without explanation and you don't have to hide in shame for the sake of others. Judgement day is coming, if you live by the rules in which your would like to be respected, by all means, give what you wish to receive, and remember to walk by faith and not by sight.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Command Performance

Faith Evans came on the scene blazing, people felt that she was trying to challenge Mary J. Blige for the Queen of Hip Hop throne, Evans quickly established herself as a singer and songwriter and pave her own path. Her personal life was almost as popular as her singing life, she married the rapper Biggie Smalls, and survived to tell it all. Here she's singing "Soon As I Get Home" (one of my all time favorites by her), and she reclaims any doubts that the haters might try to say about her, because her voice is ON point! Enjoy.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Living Double/TGIF

Happy Friday Everyone...

Fall is here and the beauty of change is here. This subject is that I want to touch on isn't new but its a good conversation piece nonetheless. I feel that I need to address this topic. More and more people especially females are getting blind sided by lust and for some reason their focus isn't where it should be. Life is about self preservation, and the understanding of what your journey is all about. Its about knowing your truths and keep your temple in tack and your spiritual awareness.

Dating is great and love is the ultimate tool to fulfilling our lives. I was having this conversation earlier this week about the struggle to find completion in the love and dating game. To know who you are sleeping with can save your life. The women who I was speaking with really had no clue as to what is really out there, and I was dumbfounded, as this situation and circumstance is nothing new. My famous philosophy has always been that everything that looks good doesn't taste good, and isn't necessarily good for you.

When you meet someone it's your duty to know their background, you must do your homework, because it could be a matter of life and death. Ladies if your meet a man, whether he's masculine or not, you really need to understand what is really out there. Practice safe sex, it's ridiculous to meet someone and less than three weeks or say a month, and to let someone have unprotected sex with you is absurd. HIV is running rampant and the spread of AIDS in 'Heterosexual' men, is increasing more and more everyday. The 'DL'(down low) continues to grow. Living Double is a reality for a lot of people and no one wants to speak on it. The story of Eddie Long is just one of the many, he's not unique, he's just a larger public figure than most. Please protect yourself and know the reality of where recklessness can lead. Just because you love someone doesn't always mean that they will tell your truth.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Command Performance

It doesn't get any better than this. Cher always delivers, and when I see Lady Gaga doing her thing, I can't help but feel that she needs to add Cher to her payroll. Enjoy this clip, from the days when show bizness was about TRUE entertainment and glitz!

Just In Time......

Designer John Varvatos latest creation the 'X-Lace' is HOT> This boots were made for walking and you can best believe that I will be rocking these all fall AND winter. Retails for 800.00 get into kids! Let's Go!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

End of Era....

After 11 years of marriage, Courteney Cox and David Arquette have decided to separate.
The split was first reported by In Touch Weekly.
According to TMZ, Cox and Arquette have been living apart for a few months.

The couple released a statement regarding the breakup. "We have agreed to a trial separation that dates back for some time. The reason for this separation is to better understand ourselves and the qualities we need in a partner and for our marriage."
It continued, "We remain best friends and responsible parents to our daughter and we still love each other deeply."
Cox and Arquette have a daughter together, 6-year-old Coco.
The actors met on the set of the 1995 film 'Scream.' They married in 1999. Ironically, they are set to appear together in 'Scream 4,' which is due out in April of next year.

Cox gained widespread fame for her role on the comedy 'Friends' and currently stars in ABC's modest hit 'Cougar Town.' Arquette is an executive producer of that show and has appeared in numerous films, including 'Never Been Kissed' and 'Airheads.'

This is one of my all time favorite couples and I'm routing for them to make it. This Hollywood game is a HARD knock life. Good luck guys.

Friday, October 8, 2010


Happy Friday everyone.

Knowledge and admiration are things that we all aspire to have and give, our leaders and teachers are always idolized and worshipped, we watch and pay close attention to soak up wisdom and knowledge. We immerse ourselves in culture arts, politics and religion, however your flavor goes. We tend to be sponges trying to absorb as much education as humanly possible.

Soaking up the goodness of our surroundings and the creativity that we choose and allow into our lives is another form of God's beauty and grace, every encounter is a chance to educate, nurture and grow, each scenario we take away something from that exchange. Our power comes from within, we're all sponges here to immerse in thoughts and concepts that aren't always our familiar patterns, in doing so we stimulate our brain by giving it a different exercise. Growing up we've all encountered someone who have impacted our journey for the better, as sponges we can take something from each person for the betterment of self. Positive exchanges are given freely and knowing what the gift of life is about, its to share and understand the meaning of each moment.

Looking at the world around you, is it a world that you find joy? In divine order we must take into account of what we're putting in and what we're giving out. Taking all of that into accountability when you leave someone what impact did you share, was it a favorable impression, were you used as a sponge or were you the residue that washes down the drain? Remember you're only as good as the example you set.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Our Culture........Ebony Magazine Turns 65!!

Happy 65Th Birthday Ebony magazine!!! Ebony and Jet magazines were the staple magazines in African American homes for years, like Life magazine it was the largest size magazine in circulation. The culture of Ebony and Jet gave African Americans something to be proud of, and gave us a reason to believe, it was always uplifting and never bafoonary. Not only did I grew up in a world with the Johnson family who were the publishers of both magazines, but my parents grew up with it too. Though Mr. and Mrs. Johnson are no longer with us, their memory and legacy lives on. Whether is was music, culture, religion, beauty, fashion or politics Ebony and Jet served it up best. Here's to another 65 amazing years. Congrats.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Music from Faith Evans....

Faith Evans returns to music today with "Something About Faith" after a five year hiatus. I don't care for the cover, but I'm certain she delivers per usual. The widow of Biggie Smalls, has weathered many storms and always comes out victorious. I can't wait to get my copy today. Notice Y'ALL I buy my music NO downloading for me.

Monica speaks Whitney and Nicky Minaj....

SingerMonica Arnold one of the baddest chick in the game paying homage to one of the baddest Icons in the game Ms. Whitney Houston and up and coming female rappy Nicky Minaj who is about to blow up the game or rap, letting the world know not to sleep on the female mc's.......big ups to Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Eve, Salt and Pepa, Lady of Rage, MC Lyte, Missy Elliot, Da Brat,Yo Yo, Left-Eye,Queen Latifah.

Monday, October 4, 2010

some 4Th Quarter Music Releases ......

Here is Rihanna’s album cover for her upcoming album, Loud. The album drops November 16th. Though she's NOT one of my favorites, I gotta admit that the cover did catch my attention.

Another Bambi victim Taylor Swift's upcoming CD "Speak Now" has a release date of October 25Th-2010. Kanye gave her career a HUGE boost, let's see if she can maintain her popularity.

Sexy Shakira is back on the scene with her "Sale El Sol" release on October 19Th-2010

Sugarland's new release "The Incredible Machine" drops October 19Th-2010. Country music music is LIVE and kicking.

Grammy winners Kings Of Leon drops their "Come Around Sundown" on October 19Th-2010

Bryan Ferry is gearing up for his "Olympia" CD which drops on October 26Th-2010

Grandma Moses Susan Boyle releases her followup to her debut, which was the best selling CD of 2009. "The Gift" drops November 9Th-2010

Rapper bad boy Superstar Kanye West drops his "Lyrics" CD on November 16Th. I wonder what he has to say for himself this time.

Rapper Common drops his "The Believer" CD on December 15Th-2010.

Friday, October 1, 2010


It's Friday ... let's get it in!
In forgiving comes healing, and the rebuilding foundation is put into place, the structured damaged is only temporary, the renewed understanding gives extra emphasis to better materials that you apply to your foundation, as hindsight is 20/20. Growing up I idolized my grandfather he was my world, and in my eyes the nicest man that anyone could ever meet, and how proud was I, that he was my grandfather. As life goes, things are revealed, and at best that perfect man, was human, and I badgered him, because I put him on a unrealistic pedestal, thinking that he was perfect and that was far from the realism, it took me quite a while to get over that, but doing my soul searching I realized that marriage, integrity and character takes much work. I exalted my Grandfather, and I now have the understanding that my 'perfect' grandfather is human and not without faults, as am I.

Take Minister Eddie Long for example there will be much incongruity on this subject, I don't know what really happened, all I know is that allegations are running rampant, people put their trust in him, he led his congregation to believe in what he believed and who knows maybe he was a false prophet, but the thing that I do know for certain is that he is a child of God, and with that said, I hope that his soul can be redeemed and I pray his repenting will be rewarded with renewed spirit and a 'better' understanding of what to do next time if he's allowed to hold such power again. His church put him on a pedestal, was it a blind eye, or did a group of people not want to see what was right before their eyes? The better question to ask is do churches give passes to their leaders who behave poorly? Adoration is an expectation that we individually put on people in positions of power. It is up to us to save the babies, teach your children the lessons of communication and truth. A child should never be taught to fear betrayal or abuse.

Putting people on pedestal greets you with disappointment as judgment is so easy to do, we've all been hypocrites before. Remember 'perfect' is a fantasy played out in our minds and on television, but when reality sets in, were all in the process to cleaning house, to get to be the purest that we can be. Sin happens everyday, but so does redemption. So for all the grandfathers, ministers, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers, lets move forward without the pedestals, but with a 'newfound' understanding that forgiveness is loving, and acceptance gets you closer to that sacred place where we're trying to get to, and it's done with humility and ownership.

What Are You Doing With Your Life?