Thursday, September 27, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

-Shafiq Husayn

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

-Grace

Miss Nigeria 1957: Grace Tinuke Oyelude

Grace Tinuke Oyelude was the first ever “Miss Nigeria”. She won the title in 1957, at the age of 25, out of a pool of 200 girls from all over the country and a few months after she gained admission into the school of nursing, Ashford Kent, England.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

:-)

I came across this pic and couldn't bypass it. It's too cute

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Michael Jackson kissing Janelle Commissiong, Miss Universe 1977, from Trinidad and Tobago. She was the first black woman to win the title.

-Dare to struggle

Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win. If you don’t struggle, damn it, you don’t deserve to win!
- Fred Hampton

a Dime

The reason I watch the show Let's Stay Together

Monday, September 3, 2012

R I P

 Just fly away to heaven brother
Make a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Save a place for me brother
Fly away to heaven brother
Put in a word for me...
Telephone
 

Michael Clarke Duncan, dead at 54

The Academy Award-nominated actor best known for his work in “The Green Mile” and “Daredevil,” has passed away. He was 54.
Duncan had remained hospitalized since he was found in cardiac arrest on July 13. Sources close to Duncan say he never had fully recovered from the myocardial infarction, and that “his passing came very suddenly,” 
TMZ reports. Fiancé Omarosa Manigault found him dead in his hospital room earlier today. Her mother was reportedly with him when he passed.
“[Omarosa] Manigault is grateful for all of your prayers and asks for privacy at this time. Celebrations of his life, both private and public, will be announced at a later date,” a representative close to the former reality star tells TMZ.
Duncan began his acting career in the mid-’90s, but he didn’t get his breakout role until 1998′s “Armageddon.” (He also had a fantastic bit part as a bouncer in “A Night at the Roxbury.” But it wasn’t until 1999′s “The Green Mile” that he became a household name. His role as a convicted murder in the Tom Hanks-starrer earned him his first and only Academy Award nomination.
From there, he landed major roles in movies like “The Whole Nine Yards,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Scorpion King” and “Daredevil.” He balanced his film career with jobs doing voicework for video games and various cartoons. Even if you never knew Duncan by name, you’ve probably seen at least one of his projects, be it “Sin City,” “Brother Bear” or “Green Lantern” (he voiced Kilowog). Our thoughts are with those closest to Duncan at this time. He will be missed.

& people in hell want ice water.

So, yesterday, when I got on the train to go to work, I sat down next this older lady. Though I do appreciate honesty, I was shocked by what she said to me:
 Old lady :   Can you please not sit next to me?
 Me:            Excuse me?
 Old lady :   I asked you not to sit next to me.
 Me:            I can sit where I want on this train. Besides there are no other seats available.
 Old lady :   You're obviously an Obama supporte , and I dont want Obama supporters anywhere near me.
 Me:            Well, people in hell want ice water, but they aint gonna get it. Besides, if you wanna avoid Obama supporters, then you're in the wrong  city. And I'll sit any where I damn please.

 She got up and stood until there was an available seat, about 20 mins later. I wasn't wearing anything that said I supported The President ( though I do support him). Could it have been something else- maybe my skin tone?  She was about my mom's age. I didn't feel guilty at all.


                 

Sunday, September 2, 2012