Friday, December 26, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
It is so refreshing to be able to see someone that can vlog about his daily life and still come away with the feeling of being blessed and highly favored. He is right...his steps are ordered and I truly wish him the best! Below are some of my favorite clipse!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
I watched this YouTube video about a young lady by the name of Ateyaa and thought I would give it a try. I did adjust her routine a little though. I wash with the Shampoo, followed by the 2 Minute Reconstructor. I than put the Leave In Conditioner, Keratin and Green Tea Restructorizer and an anti-frizz gloss in my hair. I wrap it wet...let it dry and than flat iron. I am currently on week...3 I believe. I LOVE MY HAIR!! lol...you can't tell me anything right now! My goal is to have my hair healthy in 09...don't care too much about the length. I'll keep ya updated!!
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
As of December 23, 2008
Anthony Hamilton "The Point of It All"
Excellent CD...classic Hamilton. Very soulful and heartfelt lyrics. He still keeps his music contemporary while leaning heavily on different musical styles. Favorite songs right now are "Diamond In The Rough", "Please Stay" and the first single "Cool". I'm sure he'll get looked over...as all real artists do, but if you enjoy real music...GOTTA GET IT!
Q Tip "The Renaissance"
Loved it from the first time I heard the single "Getting Up". I am a huge fan of Tribe...and this CD though a solo effort from my man is in line with Midnight Marauders...which is what I've been looking for for like...EVA! lol...great CD. Great vibe. He has fantastic duets with Raphael Saadiq, Norah Jones and D'Angelo which are all my top cuts on the CD. Only song I'm really fast forwarding is "Move".
Ludacris "Theater Of The Mind"
I like Luda...he's good music to run around listening to or get hyped while at work. You will never walk away from a Luda album feeling more enlightened, but its good booty shaking music. I like "Do The Right Thing" and "Everybody Hates Chris". Good junk music...if you have an extra $12...I would recommend a purchase:)
Friday, September 5, 2008
I was reading his speech again from the DNC today...wondering if the feelings that I have about my future, about the hope of things getting better in my life are the feelings that my parents and grandparents had when hearing Kennedy and King speak. Seeing the likes of Malcolm.
Is it a fair analogy between these men? Is Obama really speaking for civil rights or is the betterment of America at this point inclusive of the civil rights issue? Have some of the fundamental issues that were fought for during the 60's resolve themselves into just American issues rather than racial issues? There have always been issues in American that have made me feel as a Black American that though we've come a ways away...we are still 2nd class citizens. I hope this election does not prove to be a repeat of that.
I wish that I could better articulate how I feel about the upcoming election and what the outcome could mean for me, both as a women, mid 30's and Black. I have never felt this excited about the political process, reading and watching speeches in their entirety. He has motivated me off of YouTube for videos...I watch speeches instead now. I willingly support and defend his policies as I think he truly does speak for me, my community and my family. I feel included in America rather than excluded or on the outskirts.
He is the change I hope I experience in my lifetime.