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Over 200 Girls abducted in Nigeria, Does anybody care?

April 24, 2014

Recently, (a week's past to be exact) there was an abduction of over 200 girls in Chibok, Nigeria at a secondary girl's school. The age of the missing range from 16-18 years old where they were taken by suspected Boko Haram militants. Out of the estimated 230 students missing, only a suspected 40 girls have been recovered and that is due to these brave young ladies jumping off a moving vehicle and making it to safety. It is believed the kidnapped victims will be used as cooks and/or sex slaves.
There is currently an outcry from Nigerian citizens (and rightfully so) at the lack of action by the Nigerian government and military to protect the populace from these terrorist attacks. The Nigerian president has not (as far as we know) taken action and the military is suffering a huge "embarrassment" that this has happened.
I am not Nigerian or former inhabitant of that country so my opinions are that of foreigner. I would like to make that preface before stating my opinions, in an effort not to offend and to state that I am aware that my opinions are that of a third party. First I would like to express to the parents of these victims how sorry I am about this situation and I send all of my prayers to them. I truly hope that the armor and shield of God protects these young women and they are returned to their families safe and unharmed.
The situation in Nigeria has given me a form of disquiet on many levels. First, the inaccurate reports by members of the Nigeria government and media outlets on how many girls recovered in an effort to "save face" or to make it seem like the situation is under control, is scary as it is pathetic. Second, the lack of media attention that this story has received is frightening. There has been very little western media coverage of this story, possible due to the South Korean ferry accident (my prayers go out to them as well). This is a major concern for me because I interpret this as: "200 girls missing in Nigeria "= "200 Black girls are missing so why should we give a damn." The media has covered every facet of the Korea ferry accident, they have also covered every facet of Kate Middleton's outfit while on royal tour, and lord knows we have fully covered Kim and Kanye's every move; but 230 young women go missing and I can barely find 5 major media articles on it. This is OUTRAGEOUS!! Is society truly that far gone? Do the media only care about what will bring in the highest ratings or "sweeps week" as they call it. Have we lost our minds or are we so damn desensitized, that we cannot distinguish what is important and what isn't! Finally, a real concern of mine is people of color, in particular black people.
Historically, media outlets have rarely aired the important happenings in the black community, so although I am surprised that the situation in Nigeria did not get the media attention that it deserved, I can honestly say I am not shocked. What is further upsetting in this situation is the lack of knowledge of what is going on in the black community. This is a human being issue, a people of color issue, and a black issue. Few in the black community know what is happening in Nigeria from the terrorist attacks to the distribution of wealth, and even less care. I can understand the day to day grind of everyday life can distort what issues we should focus on or take up arms on but if we don't care about what's going on in our community, how can we expect others to. Over 200 Girls abducted in Nigeria, Does anybody care?

Game Over

March 28, 2013

A year or so back, I wrote an article called “Game On” a little clever play on words for my favorite tv show (at the time, surpassed now by Downton Abbey and Dallas).

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The game has now returned to BET for its 6th and probably final season. Expectations ran high to see if the introductory episode would be any good without its leading cast members Derwin (Pooch Hall) and Melanie ( Tia Mowry-Hardict). The show was what so many predicted and few expected, it was WACK!! Yes, I said Wack ( I am bringing wack back).

The episode started with the Three Stooges talking about the hottest new football player ( I forgot his name but he was some little 6’3 fine chocolate brother with nice smile and GI Joe body, make sure yall Google him). The fine new boy was traded in and Derwin was traded out. The rest of the episode proceeds with Malik acting out, Jason being Jason with bad jokes this time, and finally Derwin sitting around crying and acting like a little mitch. Oh, yes, they also had many scenes with Laura London but all I could think was “what’s her purpose on this show again?”

Needless to say the premiere episode fell flat. Nothing more than a Kanye West video with dialogue. I was so disappointed but can only hope it improves. This got me to start thinking about Black Television shows in general. THERE ARE NONE!!!! When we do get black tv shows, its like Hollywood on speed or something. As an African American, I can honestly say I rarely relate to the dialect and actions/behaviors of the characters. Mara Brock Akil gets effort for trying but something just doesn’t ring true with the material. I mean honestly, I didn’t laugh or relate to The GAME or Tyler Perry’s TBS attempts, all 21st century shows but I can watch Martin, Sanford and Son, or Good Times and crack up like I’ve never seen an episode. The problems are simple, the people you relate too, and the issues real.

Getting back on point, I wish the Game good luck and in the words of the movie Bridesmaids “ Get your ish together, Carol!!

Gabby Douglas wins GOLD!!!

August 02, 2012

She is the First African American Female, First woman of Color, to win the Olympic All Around and the First African American since Dawes in 1996 to help her team win Gold. Gabby Doublas Nicknamed the " Flying Squirral" shut up the critics and apparantly shut down the arena with her amazing floor routine.

Congrats Gabby! We love you and We are so proud!!! and Congrats to all of our Olympic Gold Medalist.

Ryan, Aly, Michael, Jordan, Mckayla, and Kyla

USA!! USA!! USA!! USA!!! USA!!!

That's right !! we have been whooping everybody's ass since 1789!!!

If there are any hating on us Americans, don't hate , just know.. This ..right here... is Our Swag!!

Sorry, couldn't resist teasing a bit.. Congrat to all medalist but special love to the Americans..


January 18, 2012


Ladies and Gents the Game is BACK!!  Last year the ousted CW sitcom came back from a 3 year hiatus with 4.4 million viewers  which not only beat the ratings of every CW tv show but it also made it one of BETs most watched series. However, the game has returned and continues to outdo themselves. The Game has returned with an amazing 7.7 Million viewers making it one of the most watched tv shows on television.  YEEEAAAAHHHHH!!!  That's what I'm talking about!! The Game is one of the few ( respectable and fun) black tv shows on television and they don't try to emulate Tyler Perry's "Chicken George hustle".. no offense to Tyler Perry fans..

Seriously, I am proud of all of the fans, cast members, and producers who strived to keep this show on the air.  Some may think this is a small step but I see it as a major one.  We have a voice and this proves we can choose what shows we want to represent us and our job is to protect our image and our voices and get them on the air. The Game is far from perfect but its a heck of alot better than Flavor of Love or I Love NY where  ninjas are ignorant and girls are whores.

Our next goal should be to  cancel VH1 or make sure they submit all potential black shows for approval by fans and the NAACP..lololol.. we can't take another L...

Keep watching the Game and to the cast members and producers.. We love ya

and personal note.. Hosea Sanchez aka Big Daddy Lek Lek .. call me ..☺

Earthquake Hits....I was in it!!!

August 23, 2011

Earthquake hits and I was in it.,.. At first I heard a loud noise and some shaking, the shaking grew heavier and heavier and the noises louder and louder.. My coworkers were screaming and I thought to myself OMG.. Fat ass Heather in Financials is running down the hallway again.. no lie...that was my first thought.. my second thought was dang, we are being bombed... Figures I would be bombed 5 secs after moving to DC... then my coworker screamed Earthquake like we were in a damn Fellini film.. I was like Oh.. aww well... everybody was all screaming like little punks and I was all cool and non chalant.. I was like I'm from OHIO SON!!  T Town BABY!!!  No Earthquake is gonna shake me!

  The girl I thought it was...

I would like to thank the following for my award of coolness under pressure.. I would like to thank the mean streets of Toledo, OH who gave me the know how to handle myself in tough situations see.. I always knew those hood skills would come in handy.. Following this Natural disaster I heard about Will and jada pinkett and promptly burst into tears..

Its so sad.. they such good people..Don't get a divorce yall.. I will sign a petition!!!

A dream deferred ... Jada and Will Call it Quits!!!

August 23, 2011

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith were the ultimate black couple..Both are gorgeous, Intelligent, Wealthy and Real.. It looks like our chocolate dreams die today and faith in black relationships continues to dwindle because Jada and Will are taking a Break….Ie. seperate..ie.. love don't love me leaving .... SMH


I can only hope that my favorite chocolate truffles can work this out and get back together.. Please WILL SMITH I BEG of you.. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE JADA FOR A KARDASHIAN.. THIS INCLUDES KARDASHIAN WANNA BE’S, HOES, SCALIWAGS, AND GOLDDIGGERS. It would be like Barack leaving Michelle for Paris Hilton.. EWWW… its just wrong!!!!


The Dashiki Effect- How to get people to leave you the hell alone at work

August 08, 2011


The Dashiki Effect-How to get people to leave you the HELL alone at work Are you a person of Color? Do you want the people at your job to get off your damn nerves. Then I suggest something I call the Dashiki effect. This effective measure works wonders. It will prevent you from having people coming to your desk, your boss saying something to you if you are late, and its been known to stop dumb ass emails that come from co-workers you just don’t like. I know you are all thinking.. ” Can it be true?” and the answer is YES IT CAN!! It is common knowledge that the average man has a fear of anything of “color” or deemed “ethnic”. When confronted with anything out of the “ordinary”, some people or pilgrims (if you will) have a tendency to practice avoidance. This is how the mind works in some cases, scientist having been studying this psychological manner for years!! Go to one of those black “ right on” holistic living type stores and purchase you an afro made of sheep hair or better yet put in some prison style straight backs..and a brightly colored dashiki with the symbolic black power fist chain, now bathe in one of those soaps that smell like incense and curry.

 Now that you have the necessary items, I want you put on your mean mug and walk into work late even kick the door lightly for dramatic effect, Lol, emulate the George Jefferson walk and go to your desk..but make sure you take the scenic route. i.e. let EVERYONE in your office see you. Now you may have one bold co-worker or two who will try to say something to you. In this instance you ( no matter what they say) you just start shaking your head and bite your lower lip. You look them dead in the eye and say “what the F*** you just say to me…lololol… I can PROMISE you no one will bother you for the rest of the day and possibly the rest of the work week. Now the Dashiki effect is recommended only when you are on the verge of Slapping the taste out of somebody’s mouth and please be aware that office security may get involved. Side Effects include potential job loss and anger management video tapes supplied by H R. The side effects are worth it as you will not be bothered by your co-workers. Bill, in accounting will not tell you how his fishing trip went and Sally will not approach you too talk about her wack ass kids. Please note the Dashiki effect is not only for people of color… yes , that’s right white people can wear it too and people will leave you alone because they will think you are crazy as hell.. ☺ The Dashiki Effect people.. IT WORKS!!!


                   ~ Sarah L. from Chicsaw, Alabama- I tried the Dashiki Effect and it worked for me. Everyone is scared I fit to go postal on that A***

                ~ Eric W. NY, NY – Yea, I tried the Dashiki effect and got a promotion. They thought a brotha was about to sue for discrimation in the workplace or blow up the building

.               ~ Becky S. Lake Winnepasake, NH..- The Dashiki Effect is a miracle worker. I mean when I ( a white woman) put on that Dashiki.. no one would talk to me.. not even my own family.. IT was wonderful.. I finally feel , I got my life back… ITS SOOOOO AWESOME!!!


 I’m too silly… lololol.. but yall know its funny and TRUE!!

Amy Winehouse has passed away at 27!!

July 23, 2011

It is with sadness that we report that Amy Winehouse has passed away. No foul play has been cited. The talented British singer was known to have many problems with alcohol and drug abuse.  It is terrible that such a gifted young artist has passed before their time. Our prayers go out to her and her family.



May the Lord Keep you Miss Winehouse



Happy Birthday Granny

May 24, 2011

The Cool thing about having my own blog is I can do whatever I want. Today, I would like to wish Happy Birthday to my Grandmother.

I miss you sooo much and I wish you could send me the Lotto numbers in a dream, I would greatly appreciate that!!! lol


Happy Birthday Shirley Ann Armstrong!!!


Here is a poem that reminds me of you

Ego Trippin- Nikki Giovanni ( love this poem)!!!


<span style="font-size: xx-large;">I was born in the congo
I walked to the fertile crescent and built
   the sphinx
I designed a pyramid so tough that a star
   that only glows every one hundred years falls
   into the center giving divine perfect light
I am bad

I sat on the throne
   drinking nectar with allah
I got hot and sent an ice age to europe
   to cool my thirst
My oldest daughter is nefertiti
   the tears from my birth pains
   created the nile
I am a beautiful woman

I gazed on the forest and burned
   out the sahara desert
   with a packet of goat's meat
   and a change of clothes
I crossed it in two hours
I am a gazelle so swift
   so swift you can't catch me

   For a birthday present when he was three
I gave my son hannibal an elephant
   He gave me rome for mother's day
My strength flows ever on

My son noah built an ark and
I stood proudly at the helm
   as we sailed on a soft summer day
   All praises All praises
I am the one who would save

I sowed diamonds in my back yard
My bowels deliver uranium
   the filings from my fingernails are
   semi-precious jewels
   On a trip north
I caught a cold and blew
My nose giving oil to the arab world
I am so hip even my errors are correct
I sailed west to reach east and had to round off
   the earth as I went
   The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid
   across three continents

I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal
I cannot be comprehended except by my permission

I mean...I...can fly
   like a bird in the sky...




Brown Sugar Inspiration- Things you Never let people do

May 10, 2011

10 things you never let people do to you


10 things you never let people do to you

1)      Never let anyone treat you like badly. If someone treats you with disrespect then you need to speak up for yourself or get that person out of your life. You are a worthy person who has something to offer; never let anyone treat you like you don’t.

2)      Never let people speak for you. You have a voice. Use it.

3)      Never let people take advantage. People (Family, Friends, etc) can be users intentionally or unintentionally but it’s up to you to set boundaries and let people know that your kindness only extends so far.

4)      Never give something you can’t afford to give. If you have your last dollar and someone ask for it, Don’t give it, it doesn’t make you a bad person. Don’t drown yourself trying to rescue other people!!

5)      Never let anyone trash your ideas or dreams. Even if they seemed far –fetched or difficult to achieve. Your dreams are your own and no one has the right to make you feel bad about them. Dreams are like children, they are precious and must be protected at all cost.

6)      Never let anyone tell you what you can or can’t do. First of all, you yourself should never put limitations on what you can accomplish let alone letting a stranger do it. Anything you have inside of you, God has given you the tools to make it happen. Its yours so claim in the name of Jesus.

7)      Never let people tell you how you should spend your money. It’s your money. Do what you want.

8)      Never let people tell you how to live your life. This is your life so live it your way. Remember life is a gift and it can be short so Live it.. Live it anyway you want!!

9)      Never let people tell you what you think you deserve. I HATE when people try to do this. Some can be haters and some can be well meaning but NO ONE has the right to tell you what you deserve in life.

10)   NEVER NEVER NEVER let others dictate your worth!!!

You are a jewel; One of God’s most precious creations. You can do whatever it is you want to do and be whoever you want to be. You are priceless, the only people who need to agree with this sentiment are you and God and anyone else’s opinion is irrelevant.