Monday, September 1, 2008

Moving On...

As you can see I haven't been keeping up with my blog. But just in case anyone reads this, you can still visit me at Enjoy.


Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Bitchassness Alert!

Sorry I haven't been keeping this blog up to date, but I have a very short attention span, maybe it's ADD? I don't know, but I just got inspired I guess to give a few words on recent developments.

I don't know WTF has been going on lately, but I had to include a brief mention of recent bitchassness that cannot go unnoticed. Excuse my use of the Diddy term, but if there was ever a more appropriate time for it to be used, it's now. Moving on....

1. - The New Yorker's extreme satire at the expense of the Obama family - I get the point, but the shit is not funny. Nope, not even a little bit.

2. - Will Smith's role in the most racially insensitive movie I've seen in quite a while - Hancock. Dude (who's our first official black 'super' hero) was a violent alcoholic who breaks things (A LOT), scares children, uses bad language, and sleeps all day - all while chasing white women (oh, he saves a couple people too). Looks like makers of this film read directly from a copy of black stereotypes 101, but decided it wouldn't be noticed because crossover hit Will "Fresh Prince" Smith was their bright and shining star. Damn that. Btw, there wasn't a black woman in sight in the whole movie. I guess we'll have to break that barrier another time. Maybe she'll be a loud-mouthed-finger-snapping-head rolling-overweight woman on the hunt for negligent baby-daddies on the streets of Detriot. (Wait, that's a great idea, I could be RICH!) But to summarize, I give it 2 m-effin thumbs the f*ck down. Save your $$.

3. - Jesse Jackson's dumbass comments about Obama last week made me a little sick - but just a little bit. If anything, he helped Obama more than hurting him, but it just made the man look horrible. Go sit down somewhere Jesse. Holla back in November. Please.

4. - McLaughlin's comment about Obama fitting the stereotype of a typical Oreo. Um...thanks old white man who seems to fit the typical stereotype of a racist mother******. But mmm oreos, I'm hungry....

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama using 'white guilt,' Nader says

All I have to say is "kiss my blk ass Nader."

Check it:

Too busy? Well here's a snippet:

[CNN] "Speaking with Colorado's Rocky Mountain News, Nader accused Obama of attempting to "talk white" and appealing to "white guilt" in his quest to win the White House.
"There's only one thing different about Barack Obama when it comes to being a Democratic presidential candidate. He's half African-American," Nader told the paper in comments published Tuesday. "

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Obama CHECKS Absent Black Fathers

Today on Father's Day, Obama talks out against absent black fathers (including his own). Amen. I for one have never really celebrated Father's Day for this very reason. I haven't heard from nor seen my biological father since a visit back up to upstate NY when I was about 7 years old. I've been thinking about going up to visit the man but I don't necessarily have the desire. I'm SO tired of men, especially black men, not understanding the importance of being in the life of their children. I have absolutely no respect for him, but I do need to forgive the man before it's too late. Ugh. Ah well. Maybe one day....

Friday, June 13, 2008

RIP Tim Russert

RIP Tim Russert, you will definitely be missed..

I often look forward to "Meet the Press" to guide my political compass - this program provides direct fact-based reporting that is grossly lacking in today's media coverage. He seemed like a sincere and charismatic reporter that I was particularly drawn to. There aren't many reporters I can say that I necessarily "like" as a human being. I tend to like Chris Matthews, Tim Russert, and Anderson Cooper (yea that's about it). Others, I never feel to connect to - other than they deliver news/spin, and I listen. It's strange how you can develop relationships with t.v. personalities you've never met. But I must admit, I felt a certain sadness and sense of loss knowing that one of my favorite reporters would no longer be on to share in this exciting political landscape we find ourselves in. I felt a genuine connection he had to politics and most importantly his family.

Another thought of mine when I initially heard he'd had such a sudden death due to a heart attack, I quickly thought about how the devastating effects of heart disease in the African American community. I think an emphasis needs to be placed on healthier living across the board. So, I'll start doing "health" blogs periodically, mostly to ensure that I'm keeping myself on track. Lead by example right? *wink* I'll keep in touch.


Our Presidential Countdown - 220 days to go!

Sometimes, I still can't believe this man is our president. Here are a few oldies but goodies. Funny Stuff.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Michelle Obama - Is America Ready? Well, Everyone Except Fox "News"

Did you read what it says? really Fox News? It's like that? I see.

Check out the full story here, great article.

*H/T* - Afrobella

@ work, will add more comments later, but please tell me what you think. This is insane.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Updates, Changes, and Hippie Alert!!!

Wow, I've been SOOOO slack about getting the blog updated. I mean a lot has been happening lately. Most importantly, BARACK OBAMA IS OFFICIALLY THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. YES!!!!! I must admit that I was more than a little bit ready for this primary race to be over. Hillary was driving me CA-RAZY. But I do respect her and give her the most props for finally sucking that shit up and standing for party unity. Good job Hills.

Other than that, I've officially started working out and focusing on nutrition. I'm working with a trainer about 3 times a week, and doing some daily cardio to improve my stamina (I'm way out of shape, Lord help me). It's a much needed change, and definitely a new lifestyle change for me COMPLETELY. But it's all good.

I'm also becoming more earth-friendly. Yep, ya girl if officially going green (which isn't necessarily that hard to do and I refuse to spend more money on this ish).
So let me tell you what small steps I'm taking on my mission of going GREEN (aka becoming a hippie):
  • Using only natural hair and body products (Carol's Daughter Products are mostly all-natural)
  • Recycling paper (magazines, cardboard, glass, aluminum) - not much goes into the trash
  • Buying locally grown and organic products - Love whole foods and farmer's markets
  • Taking reusable water bottles into work and refilling with a brita pitcher - no more plastic bottles!
  • Using Shaklee Cleaning Products at home (which is great for my dog)
  • Using reusable bags at the grocery store (easy to do in a single person household)
  • Keeping prepackaged foods to a minimum
Now I must admit, these changes are forcing me to be smarter with my money, which in the long run saves me a lot of money. Most things are reusable and pretty cost effective. Not to mention, they are probably saving me money in health problems later on in life should I continue my same patterns.

So, I'll keep you updated on other tips I find, because so far, these changes haven't been too hard to integrate into my life (which is pretty busy these days). Also, please let me know if you have any other tips.

I'll be back soon,

Monday, May 19, 2008

Check out this TIME Article

Here's the jist: Obama has the opportunity to become the first African American president because of the Clinton legacy (including the positives and negatives of the 90's and beyond). Don't think so? Check it out and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Fox News...Racist - Hell Yes!

I've been noticing this a LOT lately on the news. I'm glad someone put a few clips together just for laughs. This is crazy. Btw, this clip is from a white guy. Interesting... Couldn't help but laugh at the KFC comment though. I prefer Popeyes.


I'm so impressed at how long this man was able to maintain his composure in the face of insanity. I cannot express how well stated this man is. I love, Love, LOVE this clip, it shows exactly what kind of racist/controversial agenda Fox News is so known for. Wow!

Thanks Afrobella!


This is why I'm not too into politics. Scary.

Hillary's Winning? Well...kinda

So true...politics...*sigh*

*from JedReport

Rev. Wright: An Open Letter

Dear Rev. Wright,

Shut the F*CK up! You are ruining my LIFE. For the record, there are a lot of similarities between pastors and politicians, but I won't go there right now. I hope you choke on that ego and get some clarity on how ignorant you are looking right now. I had a lot of respect for you prior to this latest media blitz, but lets just say that's out of the window. Seriously, what are you trying to do?

That is all. Giving me a headache...


Sunday, April 27, 2008


This is sooooooo f*cked up, I don't even know what to say. And people wonder why I doubt the police. I mean, why 50 bullets? Was that necessary? I doubt they use that much ammunition in Iraq! That is insane. And the reason they get off is because the judge didn't "believe" the witnesses. Wow. Did your old ass believe the toxicology report that said dude was shot dozens of times? I mean come ON. Wtf?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Working, Insomnia, and JoJo

Ok, it's been a while since I last wrote. My bad. I blame work. I've been working OT trying to ramp up for a big project we have going on. It's pretty exciting, but can get tiring getting up to speed. Mostly because my sleep pattern is all off. For some reason I haven't been getting more than four hours sleep/night. I have to do better with that. I have an obsession with reality t.v. that we will have to discuss another time.

Oh, and my dog, JoJo is ruining my life. He's about to turn 1 in about a week and is still not fully potty trained. I mean he was cute and all when he was a baby (see pic) but now it's a little much. His needs to tell me when he needs to go outside. If only I'd known it was going to be this much work to get a dog, I would've had to pass on the pet owner gig - ugh. He's cute, but not worth the trouble. I love him to death, but he is driving me CA-RAZY! He needs to get a job. I mean how do pet owner's keep their house clean and smelling great? I mean really. It's tough enough with just me. This is definitely making me rethink those 4 kids I want. Jeeezus. I was trippin. Lord, give me strength.

But back to the length of time since my last post. To be honest, I just haven't been all that inspired to write. Everything has been pretty "blah." Not that that's a good or bad thing. Just no huge ups or downs in my life as of late. But I'll try a little harder to keep in touch. Any ideas on some new blog topics? Btw, I generally spend about 10 minutes writing my posts, don't get too deep. ;-)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Deflated....Over It

For a while I've been very encouraged and excited that Americans were looking past race for once and voting for a great Candidate who is pushing for positive change in our country. That was huge. For once, I had faith that we were seeing true progress. Clearly I was sipping that hope-aid (red, it's my favorite).

But for a couple of weeks I've been hearing a huge increase of racial rhetoric by every news outlet there is. Over the last few months they have used race as a way to divide Americans at the polls. Now I'm watching this Barack Obama bashing on rotation on mf-ing CNN (used to be my fav. news channel) which I could've sworn was Fox News - talking about his pastors comments (who gives a flying ****?). I've also been watching SNL for the past few weeks and have been extremely disappointed in their racist (did you see the Sharpton/Jesse skit?) and ridiculous coverage of Barack Obama and his campaign - I thought comedy was supposed to be funny - guess not. I'm so over this. They are destroying this man on some b.s. That man must really love his country to risk his life running for this office and taking this kind of grief...he's a better person than I am - f*ck that shit.

And the NERVE of Geraldine Ferraro to suggest that his race is giving him the upper hand in this campaign - is she insane? I mean really. That's insanity.

I'd like to say that the American people are smarter than this, but I said the same thing last election when George Bush was elected. I was wrong then too. Damn.

If Barack doesn't win this damn democratic nomination, I will not be voting in November (or maybe I'll vote for Nader for kicks). I'm way too deflated. I'm over politics.

*Sigh* *Sipping elitist latte*

And for the record, who cares about Spitzer (I mean really)? Or these racial issues? Or his pastor? Lets talk about the damn ECONOMY and these GAS PRICES (check the pic above), this is CRAZY! Oh, true story, they have televisions at the gas pumps - gets your mind off the fact that gas prices are OUT OF CONTROL. They are trying to SELL you more stuff by advertising products via commercials literally at the gas pump. For reals. Sunoco. For the record, I spent $50 at the pump today. Insanity.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Reality Check: Obama is Still Winning (clearly)

However you try to spin it (media) Barack has this hands down.

Thanks Jed Report!

Stop the Insanity!!!

Clearly I've already shared how ANNOYED I am with this whole primary. Seriously, the democrats seem to just get more divided by the day. I really wish Hillary would take the high road and bow out gracefully. But nope. I guess she will fight to the death (lets hope it doesn't come to that). So annoyed, so exhausted, so burnt OUT, so OVER this. Now I have heartburn....damn.

P.S. -- Has anyone else noticed that American Idol is like 200% more gay this year?

Monday, March 3, 2008


PREACH! Couldn't have ever said it any better myself. I always thought that was the most ignorant thing I've heard. Why would you that word knowing the history behind it? What is the purpose? Think...

Political Burnout

Okay, I've been so immersed in this political coverage for the last couple of months, that it's invaded my dreams. Seriously, I woke up this morning stressed (the f*ck) OUT after watching non-stop Ballot Bowl 2008 coverage. It reminds me of how addicted I was to watching the news after September 11th - I know weird. That also, wasn't a good time for my sleep. But for real, I'm seriously over this thing though - talk about over-saturation of the media - jeez. Either way, we need a definitive answer to who's going to be the Democratic nominee on MARCH 4TH - and deal with it. Please, I can't take anymore.....SHOOOOOOOT! I'm tired of hearing about it. The same lame arguments, same speeches, same rallies, deep down knowing whoever wins is no Superman [however, I agree anyone is better than Bush] so.....LET'S MOVE ON! Oh and if they mention the word "African American" or "Woman" or "Latino vote" ONE more about divisive politics - what the HELL is the point? Why can't they just be Americans? Why do these demographics have to be explicitly called out in every newscast? See, now I don't like latinos....I blame CNN (kidding). But seriously, if there's a point, I'd like to know...

This contest is getting so negative and SO intense, that I fear that the Democratic party will not be able to unite and rally around the chosen candidate (whoever that may be) and win in the general election. Even though the opponent is an OLD man who supports the war for 100 more years and could care less about economic policy.

Ok, that's it. Just had to vent...

I'm so over political I can focus on what's important: Girlicious.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I Must Admit - This is MAD Corny!!

...But yay!!!! What do you think?

FYI...Hillary is definitely getting on my nerves. She is running an extremely negative campaign. Do you think that this will affect the results of the general election?

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Great News!!!

I definitely respect John Lewis for listening to his constituents and making the tough decision to go against "loyalty" and side with what's best for the American people: Barack Obama!

Monday, February 25, 2008

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

The TV adaptation of A Raisin in the Sun aired on ABC tonight and I LOVED it. I got to go to the play on Broadway and meet the cast and I really enjoyed it - even Diddy (shocking, but again his performance was pretty good).

My question is - is this play still relevant? In short, my answer is YES. Everyone has a dream, but what happens when an entire culture is held back from ever getting the opportunity to achieve them? Clearly there's no such thing as an easy way out. Moving forward takes time, dedication, strength, HOPE, energy, and a clear vision. Sound familiar?

What did you think of the movie?

Why I Love Michelle Obama!

Ok, most people who know me know I LOVE Oprah. Well I've found a new favorite - Michelle Obama. I have a couple of reasons that should show you why:

Ann Couric's "Tough" Questioning? Not for Michelle!

And in response to the ignorant comments made by Tavis Smiley during the State of the Black Union mini controversy --> Click Here for the Audio

Classy, intelligent, charming, direct. Hillary could take some pointers from Michelle. But lets hope she doesn't. ;-)

George Lopez Endorses Barack Obama!

The media was definitely leading me to believe that a majority of hispanics were overwhelmingly pro-Hillary. I guess not. There is hope for Texas! Wahoooooo.

I completely understand where he's coming from. I admire his love for his community. His willingness to step outside of the box and be the impetus for change. To give a people hope is something we all need.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Clearly Hillary is Muy Bipolar!!!

Definition of Bipolar (courtesy of wikipedia): "Bipolar disorder is not a single disorder, but a category of mood disorders defined by the presence of one or more episodes of abnormally elevated mood, clinically referred to as mania." - Read more here.

Message you can Xerox

Emotional Temper Tantrum at it's Finest: Pure Desperation

Psycho - She Clearly Needs Help

$5 says she cries at Tuesday's Debate. For real.

Obama's Response

Friday, February 22, 2008

Preach Derrick!

This young man articulates (TO A TEE) why young, educated Americans are so eager to have a president like Obama in the white house. This has definitely inspired me to become more knowledgeable of the policy differences between Obama and Hillary. Please view both videos as one states more technical reasons for voting for Obama, while the second is speaking more to the emotional reasons for supporting the Obama campaign. Both are valid. Both deserve to be heard. Thanks Derrick.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

This is Wrong....But the Lord knows my Heart!!

Lord, forgive me, but I can't stop laughing - please look at her face while she's singing - she's SO sincere. The girl is so sweet. LOL, I kinda did that in vocal lessons... Simon said if the Lord gave me that, I'd give it BACK!!!! ROTFL!

Amen Sista....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Obama - Clean Sweep! - MD, DC AND VA!

I'll be honest, this morning when I got up from bed, I was pretty confident that Obama would sweep DC and Maryland. But NEVER did I expect for him to win Virginia by such a HUGE margin. I mean 64% of democrats in Virginia (with a state called Lynchburg) ALL feel that a man named "Barack Obama" is the best candidate for the president of the United States of America.

I must say that I'm finally getting that feeling of being a true "American." You know, that feeling I had when I walked on campus at my HBCU. That feeling that you REALLY belong. That you are on a level playing field with everyone else. That feeling of - if you work hard, and stand for the right things - you really can do ANYthing. Serious moment for me.

When I arrived at the polling station today to vote, I was kind of taken aback. It's really difficult for me to put into words how I actually felt when I saw Barack Obama's name on the ballot. It actually shocked me how emotional that moment was, going to vote for this man who has over the course of these past few months, has inspired so many (including myself). How he can, in the face of all odds, and in the midst of extraordinary criticism and cynicism continue to SWEEP all these states is just outrageous. I LOVE IT! He and Michelle (we're on a first name basis) are the epitome of who I want to be. Successful, intelligent, ambitious, idealistic, confident, proactive, and community focused - not to mention grounded in God with a central focus on family. What an honor it will be to have them leading our country.

I happened to find Michelle's interview with Larry King on Youtube, and thought I'd share. Luvs it! She's definitely no Laura bush (who I strongly believe is a Stepford Wife).

(Delegates - Obama - 1215 Clinton - 1190)

I love how she answered the question about whether she's ready for the pressure of being the first black first lady. She said "Hey, I am who I am." I loved it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

It's Official Obama is a Rock Star!!

For the record, I've been ignoring all the conversations regarding what the "world is ready for" vs. what it's not - nonsense. Clearly America IS ready to spice things up a bit - Obama raised over 7 million dollars in 36 hours, while Clinton had to dip on those pockets for a mere $5 million. She has some BIG players in her corner too - namely lobbyists and celebrities across America - so that was a shock. So, like Obama said last night I refuse to listen to ignorant cynicism, which most often tends to cover for wisdom.

Yesterday Obama SWEPT Hillary big time in Louisiana, Washington State, and Nebraska. What?! Nebraska? It is SO on... Her strategy? To parrot everything Barack says in her own speeches and bash Bush (too easy). Come on now - you can do better - or maybe you can't.

This weekend and through Tuesday he will be in the Chesapeake area (DC, MD, VA) campaigning. Luckily I'm pretty sure he has MD and DC on LOCK. VA will take a little work but he's used to hitting the concrete and working for his, so I'm claiming that too. He tends to do extremely well with the educated middle-to-high income demographic, so from what I know of northern VA, he should be in there.

Oh, and regarding Fiddy's ignorant comment the other day, I thought this article was HILARIOUS -

FYI....1148 DELEGATES (CLINTON) TO 1121 DELEGATES (OBAMA). - 7:18pm Eastern

Check out Larry King tomorrow night to see Michelle Obama.


Tuesday, February 5, 2008

50-Cent endorses Hillary Clinton

The most ignorant comment I've heard yet. He "thinks she'd do a good job." LOL. Hilarious. Thanks for that "Mr. Cent" - but please stay off the news from now on.


Every black person in America.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Yes We Can!!! - In Preparation of Super Tuesday...

I just received this video and wanted to share with everyone. In an effort to ensure that America sees change in the coming months, I just want to urge any and everyone to VOTE. There's hope. Our democracy is one that encourages all to vote. Many feel that their vote doesn't count - the reason for that is because we do not stand united. For tomorrow and the upcoming weeks, I just want for you to stand united with me and invoke change. We deserve it. We can definitely do it - YES WE CAN...

Friday, February 1, 2008

Guess who's Bizzzack!?!

Ok ok, it's been a while, but I'm baaaaaaaack. There's been A LOT going on - personally work drama, but that's all behind me and things are looking up BIG time! So I thought I'd share news I found interesting while sitting here waiting to file my taxes. [Time out. Let us take some time out and pray that I get a refund and don't have to pay ANYthing. Amen.]

Now back to what's been going on in the world. Where do I start? I know EXACTLY where to start - my favorite candidate of all time: Barack Obama. I had the opportunity to go to the rally held in DC where he, Ted Kennedy, along with Caroline Kennedy spoke at American Univeristy this past Monday. It was a HUGE moment in history - same place JFK spoke 40+ years before. I can't wait to have kids to tell them about that day in history - it was awesome. If my friend allows, I'll share some pics she took at the rally.

Just standing there taking in the fact that the best candidate of 2008 happens to be a black man in America - hearing the passion in his voice - the applause from the crowd - the unity - the sheer excitement for what COULD be in America - nearly brought tears to my eyes [but I'm no punk, lol]. I've never experienced anything like that before. And I'm glad I got an opportunity to do that this week.

Another update is I got a chance to finally go through some paperwork that had been accumulating in my place since I moved in. During clearing out some paperwork I ran across some of my mother's old things. In case you didn't know, my mother passed away in 1999, right before my senior year in high school. Since then, I've never really finished going through some of her paperwork. But anyway, let me tell you what I found:

First, I found an AWESOME short story she'd written. It was written from the perspective of it being 6 years in the future. She was healthy and growing in the Lord, and was able to fulfill her dream of ministering to street folks in my hometown. She always identified with those who had lost faith in their journey with God and did her best to minister to those most in need. Just knowing what she'd gone through gives me hope and renewed faith that I can definitely pursue anything and everything I want to in my life. Particularly my non-profit organization in my hometown of Gary, Indiana. So I'm getting it poppin' in 08 .

So far it's been a really busy year. I'm starting a business, working on the non-profit business plan/proposal, and trying to grow in my career. I must say that I'm blessed to have some of the opportunities I have, so I won't complain. God is good...

But I'll keep in touch a little better. I promise. How about once/week? ;-)