Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bend and Snap

I was recently listening to the Soundtrack of Legally Blonde: The Musical and the song "Bend and Snap" came on and it got me thinking.....Does it really work?

I know it sounds silly but the concept had to come from somewhere. There are magazines articles decorated with advice on how our body language can send messages to the man we are interested in. From leaning in to him when he's talking to sitting up straight so show off our feminine lines.

The world of flirting and dating is all a dance anyway, so why couldn't it be possible for this to be real and somehow practiced in real life?

In fact, i think i'm going to try an experiment. I'll ask some of my single girlfriends to try this move in a few different places and see what the results are. Or if any of you wanna try it, let me know your results by emailing me here

Can't wait to share the results with you guys! :-D

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Obama Puts the Haters on Blast

Earlier today President Obama spoke to the US Congress about health care reform. He let it be known that there had been a lot of FALSE rumors going around and he was going to set the record straight. He acknowledged that it will take time but a huge updraft of changes CAN & MUST be made for the health of every legal American citizen. Watch his speech below and please listen to all parts of the speech.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Knowledge Corner

A lot of people like to hate on the Bay Area. As if all we can be recognized for is the crime rate. However i'd like to share with you the book for this week. Cinema by the Bay, written by Sheerly Avni is a book that brings to light all the great films that have been filmed by great Bay Area film production companies. That includes Shrek, Star Wars, The Incredibles, The Right Stuff and many others. Please read more about it here

We have to have love for our community and be able to spread it's rich history with others.

Really Jay?

So as i was perusing i came across Jay-Z's new commercial for Rhapsody and it was a montage of him re-creating all 10 of his album covers. It was quite boring to watch honestly. He made minor changes including removing a hat and standing next to a car to show us how "cool" he was. I feel that if your art cover was that simplistic to where you could show us all of them in such basic shots then i'm totally un-impressed. Also Green Day already did it. and they had 51 references! NEXT!


And Green Day

Saturday, September 5, 2009

ThrowBack of the Week

I heard this on the radio and it really took me back. Kissing games are always fun. Unless you play "Spin-The-Bottle" and get someone with nasty breath. Oh well enjoy the music instead.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Spotlight on: Derek Blanks

The famed photographer, Derek Blanks has recently been seen as the photographer du jour on the latest episode of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta". His current body of work called the "Alter Ego" collection included photographs of Amerie, Eva Marcille, Tisha Campbell, David Banner, the "Housewives" and others. This has really been a superb project for him and it' always good to see a brother being appreciated for his talent.

People often say that his works of art are tangible illusions. Derek uses his subjects toillustrate an underlying story or meaning. Derek's comical and
quirky personality shines through all of his pictures. Whether it's
his graphic designs, painting or photographs there is always a
concept present. Born and raised in Mississippi, his mother realized his talent and
enrolled Derek in special art schools. He attended the Maryland Institute College of Art,
and graduated Magna Cum Laude, receiving his bachelors in Fine Arts. While
in Baltimore, he worked both as a painter and a freelance designer
for several prominent clients such as The Walters Art Gallery, The
Baltimore Sun, and the city paper.

Please visit his website by clicking here

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fresh Music

For all the negative things people say about this girl, i can't help but love her. Miss Aubrey O'Day is a bold opinionated young woman who has many talents including singing, acting, and fashion design.

This is a new single from her featuring Shanell (who is D. Woods sister) that is a re-make of Eddie Murphy's ill-fated singing attempt "Party all the Time". However O'Day brings the song back to life and gives it a much better club sound than before. Can't wait to hear more from her.

Aubrey O'Day f/ Shanell - Party All the Time

Campus Control

So i started school this week and it started with the typical CC bullish. Teachers not showing up for class, naked thirsty chiks, random dudes tryna get with the thirsty chiks, and trying to decide what classes will get you outta there. :-D SO much fun!

My classes are:
History of Dance
Rhythm Analysis
Intro. to Internet studies

I'm a Dance major if you hadn't guessed. :-*
One thing that was interesting was discovering i had a few classes with an old high school buddy (Leanna the infamous Redhead) YAY!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

BART strike averted!

So glad the BART employees didn't have to carry thru with their strike. I know a few folks that would have been mad as heck if they couldn't get to work or school or even to a boo's house lol. But for real those people deserve respect and i hope they get what they want out of their protest.

Source: BART

Jennifer Hudson has her Baby!

The beautiful "DreamGirl", Jennifer Hudson conceived her 1st child, David Daniel Otunga Jr. with her fiance, David Otunga Sr. on Monday August 10th. Congrats to them and i envision Jen singing to the baby. "It is more than is more than you... we are a family" :-D

Source: Black News


Sorry it's been so long since i've posted on here. I wasn't really sure what i was supposed to do on here but now i have a bit more sense of purpose with this blog so if you're reading this THANKS for sticking in here and hopefully i can grow this site. :-* :-* Thanks guys

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

ThrowBack of the Week

The year was 1990. The decade of slow jams started off with this classic. Songs like this should be in the Top 20 Duets. i think i will make my own Top Duets List. stay tuned for that.

L.A. Man ends lives of His 5 children, wife, and Self

i was going to check my email when this story popped up. As i started to read my heart just sank deeper into my chest. These parents were so deep in despair, so baffled by life's curveball that they resorted to violence not only upon the themselves but to the innocent children.

Now i don't know what kind of relationships they had within their community or within their extended family but murder and suicide is not the answer. 
Personally i believe God can get you through anything. My mother would say it's another sign that the Earth is getting closer and closer to the 2nd coming of Christ. Man is becoming more greedy, more devious, and more hopeless. 

Who knows who those children could have become? And the excuse they left for taking the children's lives was "Why leave our children in someone else's hands?"
Seriously? I think that if they had a strong faith-based background this tragedy might not have occured. Also i wonder did they have any friends who they could turn to? Family members? Former co-workers? Was death the only logical solution?

If there are relatives of that family grieving them then i offer my sincerest prayers. 

Monday, January 19, 2009


so i finally discovered how to put music on here by way of You can go there and make a playlist then add it to your blog. Maybe i'm just slow but i wasnt aware of that. i usually just use imeem to copy and paste. lol Anyway Enjoy my playlist!

1. Beyonce-Back Up-Love this song because that's how i feel when i'm out doing my thang. like people watch out! haha

2. Amy Winehouse-Me and Mr. Jones-i love Amy. her voice is amazing i just wished she would get her life together. Drugs are BAD! JUST SAY NO CHILDREN!!! and also bcuz she made up the word "f#c&erry" Personally i've never heard the word but it sounded hilarious to me.

3. Annie-Heartbeat-1st song i heard by her and i just fell in love with it.

4. Secondhand Serenade-Fall for you-The 1st line of this song is so simple yet very true in relationships.

5.Mateo-Human-Mateo is a cutie and he keeps it real saying we're all human, feeling and not perfect.

6. Steph Jones-Mr.Ordinary-My friend, Lamar actually put me on to Steph Jones. I cant wait till he blows up! The man is talented.

7.Mariah Carey-Can't Let Go-No need for explaination. it's Mariah.

8. Kanye West-Stronger-This joint gives me inspiration and it makes me bounce too.

9. Van Hunt-Your Love-I like to imagine hat my babe would sing this song to me if he could sing. LOL. Van Hunt is awesome, check him out on Itunes or Myspace.

10.Adele-Melt My heart to Stone-it just gives me that oomph in my spirit.

11. Goapele-Romantic-1st she represents the Bay! 2nd she is cussing at a man being too romantic?!? too funny! LOL

12. Gavin DeGraw-I'm in love with A Girl-This song parallels to my current relationship. he knows me better.

13. Prince-Lil Red Corvette-I HAD to have some Prince on my playlist. No list is ever complete without him. He has a song for EVERY situation. Trust me!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

ThrowBack of the Week

My favorite movie of the 90's was Cruel Intentions and it had THEE best soundtrack. I first fell in love with Reese Witherspoon during the watching of this movie and the musical sounds throughout just blew me away. This song live is awesome too.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ThrowBack of the Week

man i miss the 90's. a time when life was so simple, the worst problem i had was learning multiplication lol. Also 90's music was the crutch that held a lot of people together. It made you smile, made you laugh, made you cry, made you reminisce.

So i had to pull out this jam right here from 4 very-talented ladies who's songs i still love.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Blessed are the dead

"Blessed are the dead for they escape the evils of this world." -Drea MoS

i'm sure a lot of people have seen and heard about the un-provoked shooting of Oscar Grant on the Fruitvale Bart and also the calm protest that turned into a downtown riot.

It's getting really ridiculous these days. Clearly all police personnel need to have "Common Sense" training because it is clear from videos provided that this young man was not threatening or resisting the police. Firing a gun should be a last effort from police NOT the FIRST! Such actions were obviously not needed and i want to call into question why this man was sought out by the Bart police in the 1st place? i am very sad to hear of another Black man dying senselessly but i am further disappointed with our so-called "armed protection". Oh they're armed but WHO are they protecting? They shoot unarmed men but do nothing about drug dealers.

For more info go to:

And NOW i would like to speak on the peaceful March turned Buffoonery Riot. Now i read in the SF Chronicle thatEvan Shamar and other organizers just wanted to bring people together to express their pain and anger in a civilized way by speaking out, saying prayers and urging the police to quickly move into the investigation of the original shooting. However when the protestors moved downtown that's when the idiots took over and started doing foolish things that had NOTHING to do with the deceased. Shamar felt that his cause was used as a vehicle for fools to show their asses. He didn't say that but that's my words for it.

People started becoming stereotypical representations of African-Americand and of young people in general. And i wish i could ask a few of them what breaking the windows of a hair salon had to do with the protest? Because i would truly love to hear their reply.

I am ashamed as a young person, as an African-American, and as a native of Oakland for all this nonesense. it really makes no sense at all.

also i'm not aware if this is true or if many have seen this particular interview but my father told me a young lady (who looked fresh out of high school) proclaimed that she was tired of living in fear of the police, now the police should live in fear of (i presume) her and the other violent (fake) protestors (or what i like to call IDIOTS). ok 1st what does that have to do with the shooting of the young man? How does your turning over a cop car help defend this man's honor or bring justice to his family? And Secondly my dear the police are NOT i repeat ARE NOT afraid of some ignorant young people going wild in the streets. They are afraid of intelligent Black men and women who can navigate the court system and know how to file and present evidence of wrong doing. That's who they are afraid of.

ugh...ignorance gives me a rash and a headache.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's a NEW day

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope this new year brings blessings unto you and your family.   I usually don't make resolutions but i plan on slowly but surely changing my dietary habits and also being more productive towards getting my degree.  Even if you feel like your life is good there is always something you can do to make it better. Maybe donating your time to a Senior's home or becoming a Big Brother/Sister. Or even if you wanna start small wihin yourself, you can change your hair color or wear something totally out of your usual comfort zone. Whatever it is, think of it as a new begining.

What's you resolution for this year?