Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday's Quote:


Monday, December 28, 2009

Monday's Quote...

"Your efforts that are unseen will be eventually be noticed by someone one day.  Don't allow people to talk to you any way they want, especially if you don't deserve it"

New Music Leak: Lupe Fiasco "I'm Beaming"...

My Video pick of the day: Kid Cudi "Pursuit Of Happiness"

*** I heart this song and vid so much, this has to be one of my fav songs on Cudi's album (which everyone should get)- it's called "Man On The Moon".  He's a super talented underrated artist and such a cool cat:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My song pick of the day- total perfection to me, fits the mood!

Christmas throwback......

Ahhhhhhh, these were the good ole days-minus the white shoes my mama threw on me xmas day, lol!!! 

Random thought......

Currently being still.......God help me!!!  "Just a soul who's intentions are good, please don't let me be misunderstood".....

Black Wallstreet- Let us not forget. I was reading this earlier and thought I'd share....


A Moment In Black History Many Thanks To Our Forefathers, 88 yrs. ago.

The Date Was June 1, 1921,

The name fittingly given to one of the most affluent All-BLACKCommunities in America, was bombed from the air and Burned to the ground by mobs of envious Whites.  In a period spanning fewer than 12 hours, a once thriving Black Business District in northern Tulsa lay smoldering -- a model Community destroyed and a major African-American economic movement resoundingly defused.  The Night's Carnage left some 3,000 African Americans Dead and over 600 Successful Businesses Lost.  Among these were 21 Churches, 21 Restaurants, 30 Grocery Stores and 2 Movie Theaters, plus A Hospital, A Bank, a Post Office, Libraries, Schools, Law Offices, a half dozen Private Airplanes and even A Bus System.  As could have been expected, the impetus behind it all was the infamous Ku Klux Klan, working in consort with Ranking City Officials and many other Sympathizers.

The best description of BLACK WALLSTREET, or Little Africa as it was also known, would be to compare it to a mini - Berverly Hills.  It was the golden door of the BLACK Community during the early 1900s, and it proved that African Americans could create a successful infrastructure.  That's What BLACK WALLSTREET, Was All About.  The Dollar circulated 36 to 100 Times, sometimes taking a year for currency to leave the Community.  Now a Dollar leaves the BLACK Community in 15-minutes.  As Far As Resources, There were Ph.D.'s residing in Little Africa, BLACK Attorneys and Doctors.  One Doctor was Dr. Berry who owned the Bus System. His average income was $500 a Day, a hefty pocket change in 1910.
It was a time when the entire State of Oklahoma had only 2 Airports, yet 6 BLACKS, Owned their own Plane, it was a very Fascinating Community.  The mainstay of the Community was to educate every child.
Nepotism was the one word they Believed in. And that's what we need to get back to.  The main thoroughfare was Greenwood Avenue, and it was intersected by Archer and Pine Streets.  From the First Letters in each of those Three Names you get G.A.P. And that's where the renowned R and B Music Group The GAP Band got its name. They're From Tulsa.  BLACK WALLSTREET was a prime example of the typical, BLACK Community in America that did businesses, but it was in an unusual location.  You See, At The Time, Oklahoma was set aside to be a BLACK and Indian State.  There were over 28 BLACK Townships there.  One third of the People who traveled in the terrifying "Trail of Tears" along side the Indians between 1830 and 1842 were BLACK People.  The Citizens of this proposed Indian and BLACK State
Chose A BLACK Governor, A Treasurer from Kansas named McDade.  But the Ku Klux Klan said that if he assumed Office that they would Kill Him within 48 hours.  A lot of BLACKS owned Farmland, and many of them had gone into the Oil Business. The Community was so tight and Wealthy because they traded Dollars hand-to-hand, and because they were dependent upon one another as a result of the Jim Crow Laws.  It was not unusual that if a Resident's Home accidentally Burned down, it could be rebuilt within a few weeks by Neighbors.  This was the type of scenario that was going on Day-to-Day on BLACK WALLSTREET.  When BLACKs intermarried into the Indian Culture, some of them received their promised '40 Acres and A Mule' and with that came whatever Oil was later found on the Properties.   On BLACK WALLSTREET,  A lot of Global Business was conducted, The Community flourished from the Early 1900s until June 1, 1921.  That's when the Largest Massacre of Nonmilitary Americans in the History of this Country took place, and it was lead by The KU KLUX KLAN.  Imagine walking out of your front door and seeing 1,500 Homes being Burned. It must have been amazing.

Survivors we interviewed think that the whole thing was planned because during the time that all of this was going on; White Families with their children stood around the borders of their Community and watched The Massacre.  The looting and everything -- much in the same manner they would watch a Lynching.
The Riots weren't caused by anything Black or White.  It was caused by jealousy.  A lot of White Folks had come back from World War I and they were poor.  When they looked over into The BLACK Communities and realized that BLACK Men who Fought in The War had come, Home Heroes that helped trigger the destruction.  It cost the BLACK Community everything, and not a single dime of restitution--No Insurance Claims--has been awarded the victims to this day.  Nonetheless, they rebuilt.  We estimate 1,500 to 3,000 People were Killed and we know that a lot of them were Buried in Mass Graves all around the City.  Some were thrown into the river.  As a matter of fact, at 21st Street and Yale Avenue, where there now stands a Sears Parking Lot, that corner used to be a Coal Mine.  They threw a lot of the Bodies into the Shafts.  Unmarked Graves.

The Tulsa Race Riot Commission, Formed two years ago to determine exactly what happened, will consider next week the Controversial Issue of what, if any, Reparations should be paid to the Known Survivors of the Riot,  A Group of less than 100 that includes Beulah Smith, now 92, and Kenny Booker, 86. 'The Gun Went Off, The Riot Was On' On the Night of May 31,1921, Mobs called for the Lynching of Dick Rowland, A Black Man who shined shoes, after hearing reports that on the previous Day He had Assaulted Sarah Page, A White Woman, in the elevator she operated in a downtown building.  A Local Newspaper, Had Printed a Fabricated Story that Rowland tried to Rape Page.  In An Editorial, The same newspaper said a Hanging was Planned for that Night.  As Groups of both Blacks and Whites converged on the Tulsa Courthouse, a White Man in the Crowd Confronted an Crmed Black Man, A War Veteran, who had joined with other Black to protect Rowland.  A Fabricated Newspaper Story Triggered The Violent Riots that left Hundreds, if not Thousands, Dead.  Comm. Member Eddie Faye Gates told CNN what happened next.  "This White Man," she said, Asked The Black Man, "What Are You Doing With This Gun?" "I'm going to use it if I have to," the Black Man said, according to Gates, "and (the White Man) said, 'No, you're not.  Give it to me,' and he tried to take it.  The gun went off, the White Man was Dead, The Riot Was On."  Truckloads of Whites Set Fires and Shot Blacks on sight.  When the smoke lifted the Next Day, more than 1,400 Homes and Businesses in Tulsa 's Greenwood District, a prosperous area known as the "Black Wall Street," lay in ruins.
Today, Only a single block of the Original Buildings remains standing in the area.  Experts now estimate that at least 3,000, Died.

Wednesday's Quote:

"Relationships/marriages are not a competition, it's a collaboration"- Barack Obama

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Photo of the week: Rick James in all his glory!!!!! Ultimate freak-dammit Rick Cocaine must really be a hell of a drug to push u to take this pic....

The Art Of Kissing....

***Kiss: the touching of one person's lips to another place, which is used as an expression of affection, respect, greeting, , good luck ...the act of caressing with the lips.

Kissing definitely has to be one of my favorite past times. There is nothing like snuggling up with my hunny and locking lips. Now don't get me wrong, there is a time and place for everything. Also, some people may not be kissers….hard to believe but true. Me on the other hand is a hopeless romantic and have always been smitten with just the mere thought of kissing my prince charming. I can even remember my 1st kiss, I was 12 years old and had a huge crush on my next door neighbor. Long story short, I wanted to impress him so badly that I told him that I knew how to french kiss. Boy oh boy…that was the biggest mistake of my life. As he lunged at me in the wood park, literally shoving his tongue in my mouth, I remember being utterly disgusted! I screamed and pushed him off of me, wiped my mouth and said "ohhhh nooo". Clearly, by then my secret was out that I had NEVER kissed a boy before. He looked at me as if I had two heads, said nevermind and headed to the basketball court. As I stood there wiping my mouth and also my tears- I felt like pure crap. I also came to the realization that I was gonna put the kissing game on hold until I was ready. Being that I am now a grown woman, I've learned to appreciate the art of kissing in all it's sensual glory. I can't help but toot my own horn, lol.:) My rules to kissing is that 1st) you have to really be into that person 2nd) make sure your breath is fresh (nobody wants a yuck mouth) 3rd) make sure that you have your technique down packed (slow is always a plus in my book) 4th) eye contact is sometimes sexy, staring into one anothers eyes gets some folks going. Yet, the typical eyes closed approach is always romantic 5th) make sure your hands are in the right places while your kissing (slow strokes to the face, back of the head or neck are key) 6th) and last but not least know your time limit-(don't overdo it where the person will get tired of kissing you, but work them up enough to want to rip you apart, lol) sometimes kissing really passionately and then pulling away heats up the situation. Happy kissing folks!!!:)

Kissing Techniques:

  • The French kiss - passion. Lasts for ever. Involves all parts of the mouth and excites the rest of the body. The point of this kiss is a “meeting” between the two tongues. The French kiss is a kind of “trespassing” to one’s privacy and can sometimes stimulate a rejection especially if the partner is the shy/afraid/close type.

  • The closed eyes kiss - usually by very romantic people that like to fantasies. While they close the eyes, they get the opportunity to concentrate on their fantasy, as they do not want it to be ruined by a nose hair sticking out of the partner’s nose, god forbid.

  • The opened eyes kiss - those people are always on a “watch”. Got to be in control. Connected to reality. Can not and would not let this experience swap them away. There is no fear on “crashing down” as they never left the ground. Those people and the suspicious, careful controlled type.

  • The vacuum kiss - A passion kiss that might hurt. It is a kiss the kind of “arguing” with the partner - my place or yours? It is like the kisser is trying to swallow the partner - not so much for love as for lust.

Fashion 4 men: Brooklyn Circus is back fellas with the hotness....

*Raw Denim Jacket....
* New Wolverine Ascot Boots...
*BK Circus traditional Varsity Jacket....(front)

*All items now available at the BK Circus NYC (150 Nevins st) while supplies last.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Vid pick of the day: Omarion "I Get It In" feat Gucci....

Ok, I am not too big on Omarion BUT, I must say I digs his new song.  Can't seem to stay still when I hear this- I get it in! Ok O, we see u....

Best gag gift of the year......HAHA!

This is by far one of the most cleaver gag gifts that I have EVER received from anyone!  My homegirl gave this to me today...I thought it was HILARIOUS!!!  It's basically a journal that you can write in when you get your monthly visitor.  You can list your cravings, times you were cramping, teas to drink etc....It also came with a little case to carry your tampons in.  COMEDY...PURE COMEDY, I tell ya!!!

Monday's Quotes....

"Being educated is my biggest weapon.  Everyday I learn/teach myself something new, that is how I refuel on ammunition"-Lolly Daniel - (my personal favorite I tell myself every morning)....

"When somebody challenges you, fight back. Be brutal, be tough, Just go get them. Without passion, you don’t have energy, without energy you have nothing and most of all therefore, you don't have success."- Donald Trump

Random: Pauly D from the "Jersey Shore" and his Sonic the Hedgehog hair-lmao....

So, last week MTV gave us a "somewhat" xmas party, which consisted of shutting down a few floors in the building and serving us booze and food (yay-rolling eyes). Also, get a load of  this... the surprise guests were the cast of the "Jersey Shore" show WHAMP WHAMP, LMAO. Although, the party which lasted about 3 to 4 hours was blah. I did enjoy myself with the free food, drinks and making fun of the "FIST PUMPING" Jersey shore clowns, lol. One of the cast members- Pauly D has this spiked geled hair that looks absolutely ridiculous yet, I have to admit he was probably one of the nicest guys from the entire show. His hair always looks like Sonic the Hedgehog when I see it on tv therefore, I was tempted to touch it and see what the hell it felt like. As you can see by my reaction, it felt like stale bread. I didn't mean to laugh in the kids face but it was beyond funny:)

**Sidebar- I know folks ....my facial expression looks crazy, but I couldn't hold it in!!! Also, what dude wears a glitter star belt?!?!  BOI STOP!!!!

New Music Leak: Camron feat Vado- "Ooh Baby"....Check out Cam's quote @ the bottom, lol.


Rest In Peace Brittany Murphy.....

I was unbelievably shocked to get the news yesterday that 32 year old actress Brittany Murphy had passed away.  Word is that Brittany had a heart attack and was discovered unconscious by her mom in the shower.  She died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.  So sad.....once again a lesson learned on how short life is!!!  For those who may not know who Ms. Murphy was, she was popular for her role as "Tai" in the movie "Clueless".  She played the corky friend who was in need of a fashion makeover.  Other movies that you may have seen her in was "8 mile" as Eminem's girl, "Little Black Book", "Uptown Girls" and many more.  Brittany was  the voice of Luanne on the cartoon "King Of The Hill",  and she also had an amazing singing voice and was working on an album.  She briefly dated Ashton Kutcher years ago....who was heart broken by the news and was heard to have tweeted yesterday "Today the world has lost a piece of sunshine".  Gone too soon, Rest In Peace Brittany, prayers and condolences to her family.

* This is one of my favorite clips from the movie "Clueless", lol.....

Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday's Quotes....

"Neglect can often cause damage because ones possession may be stolen, tend to it"-Maxwell

"Never leave an enemy behind or it will rise again to fly at your throat."-Shaka Zulu

Legend Spotlight- Henry Cele aka Shaka Zulu.....

I was asked today by a co-worker "what ever happened to the actor who starred in the 1986 epic film Shaka Zulu" (which happens to be one of my favorite movies). Well, to answer your question his name was Henry Cele. Many people don't know that prior to Henry getting involved in acting, he was known as Henry the "Black Cat" Cele who was an extremely popular soccer player. Cele passed away at the age of 58 on November 2, 2007 from a severe chest infection. He will always be known to us as the infamous "Shaka Zulu" definitely a legend gone too soon.......

Son of a Rap King........

It's no surprise to me how much CJ aka Christopher Wallace Jr.  resembles his daddy, the late Biggie Smalls. Which is why I thought it was pure genius when he was chosen to play a young B.I.G. in the movie "Notorious".  I always ask myself what would have been like if Tupac also had a child to carry on his legacy??? mmmmm, one will always wonder. CJ, who is now 13- unfortunately never had a chance to know his dad who was killed in 1997.  He states that although he never knew Biggie, he is extremely honored and inspired by the huge rap icon that he was.  CJ, plans on following in his dad's footsteps by eventually going into the rap industry, but he first plans on heading to college and maybe studying film-Go CJ!  Well, I will surely anticipate the day that Chris Jr. steps into the rap game.  I am more than confident that he will have the charisma, swag, storytelling, easy flow, lyrical gift that his dad had.  You have some big shoes to fill CJ, but I am sure that you will make your daddy proud!


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Classic Flick.......

Who could not love the classic movie "A Christmas Story"????? It's always been a tradition in my house to bake cookies, drink eggnog (with a shot of Henny that is, ONLY for the adults-lol) and watch the infamous "You'll shoot your eye out" flick on 12/24. I think it's safe to say that although shotguns are not the "idea" gift to get your child. Ralphie made it ok for kids to ask their parents for one with the exception of losing your eyeball-heehee:)

***Get a load of  Ralphie (played by Peter Billingsley) then and now sans the glasses.  He hasn't changed a bit.

Thursday's Throwback: Madonna "Take A Bow"- bull fighting & romance ahhhh:)....

* Video directed by: Michael Haussman- I adore this period-style piece which was filmed in 1994.  Hands down...one of my favorite Madonna vids.

Random: 13 things that make my heart pop on a one hand stand.......

1) Laughing-it's always good for my soul. 2)Mi Familia- I am nothing w/o them. 3)Classical music (shhhh…)-sometimes I listen to it when I am alone, Antonio De Cabezon is one of my favs. 4) hugs and kisses from my southern superman- he makes me wanna do a jazz hands dance, lol. 5) Being able to be MYSELF/CREATIVE and not be criticed for it! To love me is to know me:) 6) Extraterrestrial life- ever since watching "ET" as a child I've been super intrigued by the fact that there is life on other planets . 7) sounds uber weird but, SNEEZING. Not many ppl know this but-it feels so good to me, HA. I know…. I'm a martian:) 8) good yummies- anyone who knows me, knows that ya girl luvs to eat:) 9) Children- They are the purest, most innocent beings on this earth and they never judge you. 10) Love- bc it's something that you can hold in your heart forever. It brings the most unexpected ppl together and it makes the impossible-POSSIBLE. 11) Dreams-they keep me inspired/motivated and I know they are attainable.12) kittens-ADORE THEM. 13) Black & White 1960's pin up photos-I am obsessed with them, they captured women in their true essence of beauty, so regal! I plan on doing a pin up photo shoot in 2010, YAY! -stay tuned, lol:)

New Music Leak: They're bbaaaccckkk!!!

* One of my fav rap groups from back in the days, they never let me down.  De La Soul "The Grind Date"- loving it!!!

Lolly's lingo-Word of the day....

"THE END": (definition)- when you are not feeling what someone is saying and you are clearly urked with them!

How to use it- ex: (when someone is talking to you and they are in the middle of a sentence, simply say "THE END") BWHAHAHAHA and they should get the msg :)

Random: I know I know, folks this may be a bit disturbing BUT, I posted this for a reason....Thnx Corrie:)

Things like this keeps me going.  At the end of the day no matter how bad you think life may be-there is always someone worse off than you.  Take a look at Pedro here, with his legs being cripple and all...he is full of life, spunk and you DAMN sure can't tell him that he is NOT HOT.  SHUT YO MOUTH- Get it in DRO!!!!

Thursday's Quote: Verse from MJ's song "Smile".....

"Smile, though your heart is aching

Smile, even though it's breaking

When there are clouds in the sky

You'll get by... Light up your face with gladness

Hide every trace of sadness

Although a tear may be ever so near

That's the time you must keep on trying

Smile, what's the use of crying "......

*Sidebar-This verse ALWAYS gets me!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Just A Thought: Praying for people to stop judging and start loving flaws and all.......

One thing that I despise the most is when people judge you! None of us are perfect and may all have something that we are lacking. If God intended to make us perfect beings this world would be a very boring place. I think the problem with a lot of people today is that they search for something/someone that is damn near perfection. Don't get me wrong... everyone should have standards and know what they like/don't like. Yet, instead of judging someone and not discussing what they are lacking- communicate with them. Love entails teaching and learning, if you love that person enough-work with them! To me that is the most exciting thing about relationships and loving someone. You pull bits and pieces of what you may lack from that person. For ex: I may have a huge knowledge on music and my partner may not. I bring that to the table and enlighten him about different genres of music. I may open his eyes to country, blue grass etc…that, he pulls from me and learns. Also, if I may not be big on football or golf, whatever it may be. I get excited to hear his point of views on that and learn from him. Instead of criticizing or putting down that person for not knowing, love them more for wanting to learn from you and respect them for that. Love and relationships are all about growing, learning, teaching and communicating. Learning from one another is probably one of the most sexiest things about a relationship to me. Not being judged or badgering one for something they may lack. Instead take a different approach and pull them aside, love them and enlighten them. Nothing says love more than accepting someone for WHO THEY ARE?  I know I love my man for who he is unconditionally. Just like Beyonce said "Love me flaws and all". If you are searching for that PERFECT person you'll be searching forever bc no such thing exists. Now is there "close to perfect" with a few glitches and they have everything you want but may be a lil rough around the edges on one thing? YES, that does exists and when you find it hold on, love that person and work with them. Love is hard at times but it's also a beautiful journey that consists of pain, compromise, loyalty, laughter, tears, bliss, educating, listening and enlightening. When you hold "ONE" thing against a person, to me, there is no fairness nor love in that. True love- loves with no limitations, true love is not judgmental, true love is not hesitant to learn nor teach, true love doesn't run from a problem it works through it and most important-True love sees the beauty in someone regardless of what they are lacking and wouldn't judge that person knowing that "they too" lack things within themselves.

With all that being said, I just wanted to take the opportunity to enlighten a few folks. I wanted to change the tone just a tad today and talk about something a lil different:) Give people a little insight into what I think about one being judged for who they are. I think Marilyn Monroe said it best, this has to be one of my favorite quotes …. “I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best"- Marilyn Monroe

News: 800,000 H1N1 vaccine doses for children recalled. wtf?!.....

As I was watching CNN last night, I was startled to hear the latest about the infamous H1N1 vaccine. Word is that 800,000 vaccine doses for children were recalled!  It was told that the vaccine was not as "powerful" as it should be. Government officials ran tests and found that the vaccinations were 12 percent below what they should be in terms of efficacy. Doctors were told to send the vaccine back to French manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur. There have been 800,000 doses given to children ranging from the ages of 6 months to 3 yrs old throughout various parts of the country. What kills me is that they are stating that parents "should not be concerned". Ummmmm yea, I beg to differ!!! If I were a parent, in no way shape or form would I be pleased to hear this info. Really tho Sanofi?!?!?!?!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tis the season to be silly. Always good to be able to just laugh @ yourself. I'm getting so crunk wit it!! Happy Holidays folks, lol:).....

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Tuesday's Quote:

"I roar like a lion, nuture like my mother and love like a goddess"- Lolly Daniel

Random: I heart being a woman!!!

Wrist Candy of the day for men: i-Gucci collection watch....

**i-gucci collection. extra large version.

-black rubber strap

-stainless steel case, diameter 44 mm

-black dial

-swiss digital movement

-sapphire crystal

-water-resistant to 3 atm (100 feet/30 meters)

-swiss made

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random photo of the week:"Kiss Of Life"....

Artist spotlight- My co-worker/homie "Joe McGlynn"

I wanted to take a moment to introduce you folks to my homie artist/musician, Joe McGlynn. I met Joe at MTV, he's a really cool, eclectic and down to earth kid. He's also the office clown, hahaha-def good ppl's. This 24 year old BK native is a musician who plays the guitar and performs with his band at local spots. They play anywhere from pubs, to art galleries, schools -etc... He is also an aspiring artist, check out some of his art work that he has for sale, the kids work is pretty dope. His prices range from $60 and up, he can be contacted at  myfoodishere@gmail.com.

What's on TV-"Talhotblond"......

This weekend I checked out this very disturbing yet, interesting documentary entitled "Talhotblond" on MSNBC, which is based on a true story.  By far this has to be one of the best docs I've seen in 2009.  It takes you into the twisted and dangerous world of online internet game rooms.  It also shows you the horrific results of what can happen when people lie online.  Very thought provoking with a shocking twist at the end, this is a must see!  I was speechless to find out the end result, please check it out!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Swag of the week award goes to....

Diddy, I am  so diggin the line in his hair-swag it out Puff!