Friday, May 6, 2016

HAPPY CUPCAKE DAY

DON'T CONFUSE YOUR PATH

ERYKAH BADU FADER MAGAZINE

ERYKAH IS SEEN WITH HER DAUGHTER PUMA Music Sports Politics ALL Erykah Badu Erykah Badu Covers FADER Magazine’s Producers Issue News » by Maurice Garland Apr 20 2016, Erykah Badu is gracing this months cover of FADER magazine which is also doubling as their annual Producers Issue. The 45-year old Dallas representer is seen laying in a bed of pillows, seemingly camouflaged by white sheets and a white dress. Her large afro sits atop her relaxed face and hazel eyes gazing into the lens. This is Badu’s second time covering the magazine. - See more at: http://hiphopwired.com/2016/04/20/erykah-badu-covers-fader-magazines-producers-issue/#sthash.U0WQzUcF.dpuf THE MAY ISSUE OF FADER COMES OUT MAY 10.

RAINY DAYS

I SOMETIMES LOVE A RAINY DAY WHEN I'M AT HOME IN THE BED OR ON THE LOVESEAT WATCHING A GOOD MOVIE WHILE THE RAIN FALLS DOWN OUTSIDE MY WINDOW. BUT ALMOST A WHOLE WEEK OF RAIN AND GOING BACK AND FORTH TO WORK IN THIS COLD CLOUDY WEATHER IN MAY CAN PUT A DAMPER ON YOUR SPIRITS. SO RIGHT NOW I'M ANXIOUSLY WAITING FOR THE SUN TO COME OUT.

JANET JACKSON - DAMMN BABY

JANET JACKSON DROPS NEW VIDEO DAMMN BABY. THIS SONG IS FROM HER UNBREAKABLE ALBUM AVAILABLE ON I TUNES AND IN STORES. IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT JANET JACKSON IS PREGNANT WITH HER FIRST CHILD AT AGE 49.

Friday, March 25, 2016

LOVING FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA I FEEL LIKE THE LITTLE GIRL IN THE VIRAL VIDEO UPON HEARING THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WILL BE LEAVING THE WHITE HOUSE AND SHE CRIED BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT HE WOULD LIVE THERE FOREVER. I TOO WILL SHED A TEAR OR TWO AS WELL. AS MUCH AS I LOVE PRESIDENT OBAMA I REALLY LOVE THE FIRST LADY. SHE'S A MOM, LAWYER, DAUGHTER, PRESDENT'S WIFE, AND A CHAMPION FOR AMERICAN PEOPLE. I'M HAPPY TO KNOW THAT THEY WILL STILL LIVE IN THE NATION'S CAPITAL FOR TWO MORE YEARS. I HAVE HIGH HOPES OF RUNNING INTO HER IN TARGET (SHE LOVES THAT STORE) MAYBE.

BEAUTY

DRAGONFRUIT VODKA TONIC

Dragonfruit Vodka Tonic We brought the fixings for these to finish off a long Friday at the studio. The dragonfruit steeped all day in the vodka, resulting in that wow super fruit color and flavor. 1 oz dried dragonfruit 2 cups vodka For each drink: Plenty of ice cubes 2 ounces dragonfruit vodka 2 ounces tonic water 2-4 ounces sparkling water (or plain/grape kombucha!) lemon slices Combine the dragonfruit and vodka in a jar and allow to infuse for a couple of hours, or overnight if you have the time. When you're ready to mix drinks, strain the vodka to remove the slices and any solids. Combine 2 ounces dragonfruit vodka, 2 ounces tonic water, and 2 ounces sparkling water (or kombucha) in a cocktail shaker or mason jar with lots of ice - you can double or triple the amount depending on how many drinks you'd like. Shake well, taste and add more sparkling water if you like, then pour into ice cube filled glasses, each with a thin slice of lemon. Refrigerate remaining vodka.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thursday, February 11, 2016

I LOVE LEOPARD

WILLOW SMITH WITH STANCE

WILLOW SMITH HAS RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH STANCE TO BECOME THE FACE OF THE BRAND'S "MISS DAZEY" CAMPAIGHN. WILLOW IS ADORNED WITH FLOWERS THAT SHOWS OFF THE LATEST FASHIONS OF THE COMPANY.

SHINE BRIGHT

VANITY FAIR CAPTURES 3 BLACK LEADING LADIES IN THIER HOLLYWOOD ISSUE

VIOLA DAVIS HAS WON TWO TONYS AND AN EMMY. I LOVE HER AS AMANDA WALLER IN HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER. HER NEXT PROJECT IS DC'S SUICIDE SQUAD. GUGU MBATHA-RAW WAS RECENTLY SEEN IN CONCUSSION STARRING WILL SMITH. SHE REALLY CAPTURED US IN BELLE. BELLE WAS REALLY IMPORTANT IN HELPING TO ABOLISH SLAVERY IN ENGLAND. LUPITA HAS WON AND ACADEMY AWARD. SHE RECENTLY APPEARED IN GEORGE LUCUS' $1.961 BILLION FILM STARS WARS. THIS IS HER SECOND TIME APPEARING ON THE COVER OF VANITY FAIR HOLLYWOOD EDITION.

Monday, February 8, 2016

OUT AND ABOUT

LENNY KRAVITZ, EX WIFE LISA BONET AND DAUGHTER ZOE KRAVITZ BEYONCE AND MARIAH ATTEND A BENEFIT FOR THE HEARTVIEW GLOBAL FOUNDATION. MARLON WAYANS AND KIDS SHAW AND AMAI AND FIFTY SHADES OF BLACK PREMIERE TARAJI AND BOO NFL BALLER KELVIN HAYDEN LISA BONET (47) AND DAUGHTER ZOE KRAVITZ(27) POSE FOR A CALVIN KLIEN AD IDRIS ELBA AND DAUGHTER ISAN. DEWAYNE JOHNSON AND DAUGHTER

BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Just in time for Black History Month, Tonya Bolden uncovers a relatively unknown black history fact about a young girl who grew up in Oklahoma. “Searching For Sarah Rector:The Richest Black Girl in America,” tells the true story of 12-year-old Sarah Rector who became the richest black girl in 1914. “Oil Made Pickaninny Rich – Oklahoma Girl With $15,000 A Month Gets Many Proposals – Four White Men in Germany Want to Marry the Negro Child That They Might Share Her Fortune, ” was a headline that appeared in The Kansas City Star on January 15, 1914, which was followed by even more headlines about Rector. BIDDY MASON How Did This Former Slave Become The Wealthiest Black Woman In Los Angeles? In 1872, Mason, along with her son-in-law Charles Owens, founded and financed the city’s first Black church, the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. Mason donated the land the church was built on. By the late 1800’s, Mason’s land was just one block from the city’s main financial district, and Mason had become the wealthiest Black woman in the entire city. Mason eventually accumulated a fortune of nearly $300,000, becoming a known philanthropist by feeding and sheltering the poor, giving prisoners at the local jail gifts, and founding an elementary school for Black children. Mason died January 15, 1891 at the age of 73. She was buried in an unmarked grave. Fittingly, a marker was placed on her grave in 1988 by Mayor Tom Bradley, the first Black mayor of Los Angeles. I LOVE BLACK HISTORY MONTH. I CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY YEAR ROUND. WHEN YOU ARE RAISING A CHILD I FEEL THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO TALK HISTORY AND CULTURE AT ALL TIMES AND NOT WAIT FOR ONE MONTH OUT OF THE YEAR. A LOT OF DIFFERENT CULTURES KNOW THERE HISTORY AND WE SHOULD TOO. WHAT I LOVE ABOUT BLACK HISTORY MONTH ARE THE CELEBRATIONS. THE BLACK MOVIES THAT I LOVE TO WATCH OVER AND OVER. THE LITTLE KNOW BLACK HISTORY FACTS THAT OFTEN GETS OVERLOOKED. BELIEVE ME THERE ARE A LOT OF STORIES ABOUT AFRICAN AMERICANS THAT WE HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF ABOUT THE MANY CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN AMERICANS. LET'S CELEBRATE BLACK HISTORY EVERYDAY