Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's A Free Country



Since actress Stacey Dash has announced her support for Mitt Romney she has experienced plenty of backlash from people via Twitter. Mostly because she is a Black women, who is NOT voting to re-elect our Black President.



Sunday, October 28, 2012

Phenomenal Woman


Phenomenal Woman
By: Maya Angelou

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

You Should Be Listening To: Mary Mary




I miss the Mary Mary reality show. I think these women set a great example of 
how to balance a career, and kids. But the thing I loved most about the show was
 how the ladies handled their relationships with their husbands. 
Their marriages seemed so genuine and real.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Blackface


Three white kids at a high school in New York thought it would be funny to paint their faces black and reenact the Chris Brown and Rihanna domestic violence incident.  
Here is the full story.

This is situation is wrong on so many levels. But what gets me is the fact that white people
 continue to paint their faces black and think it's funny.
I don't know if people even understand why this is offensive.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

What's In A Name?


For some women taking their husband's last name is an automatic move once their married. And for other women it's important that they keep their own last name. So then I ask, What's in a name? Well a name is very important. Not just a first name, but a last name too. 

When I was younger I always said when I got married I would never change my last name. For no other reason than the fact that I'm use to my first and last name TOGETHER. 
I don't have a middle name so these two names are all I have. 
And the thought of me being Tamika ______ (fill in the blank) seemed so weird to me. 


Friday, October 5, 2012

You Should Be Listening To: Nasir Jones


Not really much to say about this guy. His music has been pretty consistent 
from 1994 when he released "Illmatic."
Yea there have been a few songs that missed the mark,
but as a Hip Hop fan, I feel Nas has always
bounced back.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Be Healthy: Strawberries


Through spending money on fad diets and pharmaceutical drugs, you will undoubtedly find that one of the best ways to stay healthy is just by looking to nature. For instance, the strawberry is an innocuous looking fruit, but it has numerous health benefits that can serve to help you fight disease and conquer your struggling health. For starters, strawberries are quite rich in fiber. Fiber enables digestion to work properly, which is essential for proper immune function. After all, your gut health has been repeatedly linked to everything from obesity to mental illness. In addition, fiber can also reduce overeating and lead to healthy fat loss.