Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

FOX NEWS does it again...

Tell me can any news source get caught fabricating (and sometimes flat out lying) more than this one?!? I'm so cynical about the state of our news and media these days, I know. But the blatant slant to story telling is frustrating to say the least. I may need to resort to just listening to the radio until NPR can come out with a channel on TV.

I don't care how you "label it"... the conservative, far right, theocrats, what-have-you believe in preserving social traditional social orders and values. Some of these values I agree with WHOLEHEARTEDLY, but not at the expense of the truth OR of real people and real issues. I don't give myself any particular "label" at all. I am a Christian at heart. That's the only label I want! And that is the primary reason why I care about our society... in it's entirety. No man/woman/child left behind!!!!

Rap duo 'Dude N Nem', live at this address that Fox News Chicago claimed was a sham because his home was a vacant lot. Regardless of this man's background (or whether his place of business looks just like yours) he is part of the Census... and part of our country where everyone deserves to be counted, to vote, to have a chance at a county contract, and to have a second chance. Maybe some of these contracts are a bit shady. But funny how we rarely see larger scale shady contracts when it involves companies from the other side of the tracks. OK I'm ranting so feel free to disagree with me here. It's funny how they actually fight back. There are planning a march/protest tomorrow, the 27th. Check out the video...
The essence of this is believing what you see and hear at face value all the time. Most of the US lives in a bubble. Ignorance is NOT bliss. Once you KNOW better, you can DO better.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Nosey noses

A late dinner conversation last night made me ponder something I had been thinking about since my last blog about donations for Uganda. I was speaking with a man who is experiencing some family troubles. His situation has repeatedly been made worse buy his sister-in-law. The two of them rarely speak outside of holidays and really just 'tolerate' each other. The minute he began to "go thru some things" she felt the need to express her concern. Nothing wrong with that right?? Well, not if you are sincere and try to learn the situation (from the source) before speaking. But there is so much wrong with expressing your concern to the wrong audience or WITH THE WRONG MOTIVE.

So many women hate other women. We are trained to see each other as competition and not to bring each other up. This happens in both our personal and professional lives and has been heavy on my heart for a while now. I have so many mentors and little sister type of friends that exemplify what sisterly love can be and I am grateful for that.

Now not all of us will agree on all levels. That's life. If you use vocabulary like 'lovies' or squeal a lot we likely won't have a lot in common and be close friends, LOL. But that's the great part of life... finding those who DO share some of the same things and enjoy you for you. Unfortunately too many people are unhappy with themselves or maybe in certain areas of their life and y'all females come off straight petty, jealous, and yup... NOSEY.

Inquire only if you genuinely care. Check yourself because believe me, other people will. Your fear of what you don't understand or envy in another woman is obvious. We see your insecurities. That fake friendliness is worse than anything.

As a person I've done my best to stay out of drama and gossip situations. This has resulted in cutting out or limiting time for people who are not positive in my life. This isn't always easy and I know I have my own faults. But let's reevaluate and try to surround ourselves with good people. I don't mean it has to be Mother Teresa types... some of the fronts people put on are masking the meanest-hearted people. I mean, surround yourself with good-hearted people. If you don't know ask God for that discernment. He'll show you. And if we can each be an example to even one other female about having love for her and not a passive animosity than I am happy.

For all my fellow Christian women who judge and gossip... I am extra disappointed, not mad. Only God can judge me or YOU. So you can either man(woman) up or continue to be in that 'basic' category. We are not defined by what we do or what we have, but by who we are.

Keep it light... Love to all the real beezys

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Come Real

I love Drake and am seeing him at UMKC soon in KC! Feelin this song... it's short n sweet. Here's a link to listen too :-) on YOUTUBE ...
And I dnt wnt it any other way hey ay ayy

Verse 1: *Drake*

Ive always wondered why you bothered putting make up on
you dont need it
Even tho I always tell you that your beautiful
I repeat cuz I dont want no singer and I don’t want no model I dont want no fashion designer or nothing
I jus want your love
Telling you thats more than enuff 4 me

All you gotta do is
Come real
Shawty whats da deal dont think jus cuz your simple that you lose your appeal
I wouldn’t have it any other way

All you gotta do is
Come real
Shawty whats da deal dont think jus cuz your simple that you lose your appeal
I wouldn’t have it any other way hey ay ay ayy

Verse 2: *Kyoko*

Baby jus becuz I wanna look good dont think I aint real
Not in the least bit
All the clothes and the doing of my hair face nails makes me feel good
Nd ill keep it up on da 10
What you been sayin to me aint exactly what I need to feel and kno
Yur da one im wearin for and where I will always go when I need a reason to

Stay real
What you make me feel
Its tru beauty is the ultimate appeal
and I dont want it any other way hey ay ay ayy

To stay real
What you make me feel
Its tru beauty is the ultimate appeal

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pet Peeves

Now these are just pet peeves... not things that make me angry or sad. Intended to be fun :-)... What gets to you all?
  • FLAKEY PEOPLE - say what u mean & mean what u say
  • VOICEMAIL - if we are friends and live in the same city leavin a VM will ensure i DON'T call u back.
  • People who like stuff 'after the fact' when it's no longer relevant to the intended audience. When the masses are 'being different' together... this example could be a conversation in itself!
  • COACH brand anything - i can go on all day about this... hahahaha! coach is for the basic beezys. i call it 'the broke b*tches gucci'. if you can't afford it get an inexpensive/non-label. or even better something original or local!
  • PEOPLE WHO TALK TOO MUCH - now i'm all for communication, especially when you're really vibin' with someone. but as a rule you should talk only half as much as you listen. **people may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

K'naan "Waving Flag"

Mad respect for this artist. Classic song redone for Haiti and as a celebration mix for FIFA World Cup 2010. Enjoy.