Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Be Healthy: Ginger


People have been using ginger for centuries. Ginger was originally found in Asia. It is a root that is now grown in other parts of the world. There are reports that Jamaica started exporting ginger in the 1500's.

It has been said to help provide relief for conditions as diverse as asthma, painful menstruation, migraines, indigestion and infection and is said to promote vitality and longevity. The health benefits of ginger include the following:


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father Your Daughters



"Women's childhood relationships with their father are important to them all their lives. Regardless of age or status, women who seem clearest about their goals and most satisfied with their lives and persona and family relationships usually remember that their fathers enjoyed them and were actively interested in their development." - Stella Chess


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Me & Hip Hop


Absolutely nothing compares to the feeling you get when you hear or see something new, and in its early stages. The infinite possibilities of where that new thing can go and lead to is something that can get pondered for days. These were the feelings I experiences as I started to embrace Hip Hop music. I started paying attention to the art form when I was in middle school. That was when cable TV introduced Brother and I to Joe Claire and Big Lez of BET's "Rap City." Which later lead to me subscribing to the Source magazine and learning more about the culture.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Ignorance

Here's my rant...

So one thing that really annoys me is when people are ignorant about race issues. I mean I get that everyone doesn't know everything, but in my opinion when you don't know about certain stuff you should keep your mouth shut. Or ask legitimate questions so you can learn.

What am I talking about you ask? I am talking about the fact that people don't even try to understand the difference between race and ethnicity. Yes I am black, and by the way, YES I am of Latin descent. And YES, it is possible to be both.