Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Shabazz Palaces - Black Up [FULL ALBUM STREAM]

No one can stop you.

My Homemade Champagne Lavender Blueberry Cake, courtesy A Cake Supreme
Stop waiting on people to give you crumbs

Learn 2
bake/
cook/
write/
produce/
create
what you want
or like,


 in life

then you can have as many slices as you want,
if not the whole thing,
and no one can tell you how much you can have.
and no one can stop you.



--Alieux Casey- George 

a cake supreme

THIS.


Prince - The Line [feat. Sheila E. & Boni Boyer] (Unreleased) 1987


You're The One That I Like

Monday, June 27, 2016

Note to self

You don't have to do anything to get your good in life. You must, however, be open to receive it. For some of us, receiving is much more difficult than doing, because we think we know what is required to earn our good. Trust that God is aware of what you need, desire, and deserve.

Friday, June 24, 2016

A question for my British friends in the blogosphere

What is your opinion of Britain's exiting the EU?  

Just Say No.

If what you are feeling doesn't make you feel better, change the feeling. Talk to your brain. Talk to your heart. Talk to the cloud of funk that is lurking around. No! You are not going to lure me into feeling bad. No! you are not going to convince me that I have to be angry! I am going to think good thoughts no matter what. Try responding to a negative feeling once or twice in this way and watch how fast it will leave you alone.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MeShell Ndegeocello "Let Me Have You" from "How Stella Got Her Groove ...


D.L. Hughley On "Black Man, White House: An Oral History of the Obama Ye...


Please forgive me!

I haven't had the opportunity lately to post as many blogs or to even read your blog posts the way I have in the past. I've having to double down on work, and every spare minute I have is spent eating or sleeping. I put in 12 hours days at my desk, then go to the gym and go home to work for another 3 hours and crawl into bed, exhausted. Then I wake up about 6 hours later, still exhausted and dreading another day at work. Between you, me, and God, I feel defeated; I feel like I can do a million things right and no one will say anything but if I miss something that is all every one talks about, on and on. Anyway, I know that God has a plan for me.   


I just wanted to vent a little.  Sorry!




Have a good day!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Broke/Can't Fix




Take a  beating.
Take it rough.
Take it till youve
Had enough.

A face-slapping;
Thatll do.
Take it til youre
Black and blue

Take a scalding.
Take it hot.
Take it til it
hurts to squat.

Take many insults
But dont shed a tear
Therell be plenty more
Throughout the coming years

Take all of the above
And seal them with a kiss.
God bless you
                                                                                                                     If you can live through this.


( I wrote this after I had gotten out of the bathroom and dried myself off with a towel after being forced to sit in a tub of  very very hot water, because I told my father the water  was too hot. That apparently pissed him off. and he decided to punish me. I was 11).

There wouldn't be many more throughout the coming years because on my 12th birthday my mom officially kicked him out of the house.  In New York State, it's illegal to have children under the age of 12 at home unsupervised. At the age of 12, I was finally able to stay home alone with my sister while my mother worked a full time job and a part time job. 

I'm broken. Still trying to get fixed. 

Happy Father's  Day. 


Papa //Prince










Wednesday, June 15, 2016

courage.

It takes courage to love, if you do not have the strength to walk through fear, then love is not for you. – Leon Brown

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

It's up to you


Living it.

 

A ship is safe in harbor, but that's not what ships are for.

 William G.T. Shedd

Safety is nice, but when you are completely safe, you really can’t do much. To do things, you have to leave at least some of your safety behind and take risks. While prudence has a prominent role in balancing safety and risk, what you have in the absence of risk is hardly much of a life. Risk is what ships are built for. They balance the risks of the seas and waves by designing how high the sides of the ships are.
To some, racing is a thrill they cannot give up. Dirt track, motorcycles, dragsters, trucks or bicycles. The balance of safety and risk says they should use proper safety gear, and only do their racing on a closed course away from bystanders. 
In the end, only you can decide if the risk is worth it, but if all you ever do is hide in your fortress, you probably aren’t going to enjoy life as much as you would if you were out there living it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Georgia Anne Muldrow - Arkansas | Official Video


TONY AWARDS WRAP - HAMILTON HAS BIG NIGHT, ORLANDO MASSACRE FRONT ANC CE...


This.


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Prince When Doves Cry Rehearsal


That Melanin Tho


resolutions.

Find out who you are, and do it on purpose.

-Dolly Parton


Sunday, June 12, 2016

Prince - Dirty Mind (official video)

Prince on The Midnight Special Why You Wanna Treat Me So Bad

#PrayforOrlando

We lift prayers up for the broken hearts and shattered lives in Orlando. In the midst of a polarized nation and world, may we find unity and guidance from God to address the complexities of our brokenness. With faith, love, and hope may we together have the courage to ask the difficult questions and find the even harder answers. Together with faith, love, and hope.
Lord, in your mercy, hear our prayers...
‪#‎Orlando‬ ‪#‎Hope‬

History Expects You


I know.

I love when you know the truth, 

and you still sit there and listen to 

people lie 

because they don't know you know the 

truth.

That Melanin Tho


Note To Self

Enjoy life. This is not a dress rehearsal.       
         --author unknown

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

That Melanin Tho... Miss D.C., a 26-year-old Army officer and IT analyst, wins the Miss USA pageant :)

For the first time in 14 years (and only third time in history), Miss District of Columbia took home the crown at the Miss USA pageant on Sunday night.
Deshauna Barber, a 26-year-old Army officer and IT analyst for the U.S. Department of Commerce, won first place over Miss Georgia Emanii Davis and Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin, who was the runner-up.



Barber, who graduated from Virginia State University in 2011, joined the military at age 17. Her parents and siblings also serve; her father was deployed overseas to Iraq after the Sept. 11 attacks.
“I consider it to be a family tradition,” she said in a pre-show interview of military service. “It’s something that runs through our veins — patriotism and service for this country.”
ccording to her Miss USA bio, Barber is currently a logistics commander for the 988th Quartermaster Detachment Unit in Fort Meade, Md.
During the pageant, announcers called her “the most disciplined contestant this year.” Her background added context to her much-applauded answer during the Q&A portion of the evening, as her question covered women in combat.
“The Pentagon recently made the decision to open up all combat jobs to women,” judge and stylist Joe Zee said. “Now, some have questioned whether this has put political correctness over our military’s ability to perform at the highest level. What are your thoughts?”

Barber didn’t hesitate. “As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate to every branch of the military. We are just as tough as men,” she said to lots of cheers from the crowd. “As a commander of my unit, I am powerful. I am dedicated. And it is important that we recognize that gender does not limit us in the United States Army.”
On social media, some viewers pointed to her answer as the moment Barber locked up the crown. Before the pageant, she spoke about breaking the mold for not only Miss USA contestants, but military soldiers.
“I’m being able to say that no one pageant girl does the same thing or has the same background, and I’m also saying that no one soldier has the same background and does the same thing,” Barber said. “We can be feminine, we can be in beauty contests, we can be models. So there’s stereotypes on both sides that I feel like I’m breaking by even being here and being able to compete for Miss USA.”
The pageant aired on Fox after NBC dropped the annual event last year, when the network cut all ties
with former pageant owner Donald Trump. The producers couldn’t pass up the opportunity to slip Trump into a question during the Q&A portion; judge and Harper’s Bazaar executive editor Laura Brown asked Miss Hawaii Chelsea Hardin if she would vote for Trump or Hillary Clinton for president.


The crowd immediately started booing — Hardin looked a bit shocked then quickly composed herself and dodged a direct answer. “What we need in the United States is someone who represents those of us who feel we don’t have a voice…we need a president to push to what is right and push for what America really needs,” she said.
Naturally, some people started tweeting angrily at Brown — given, you know, voting is private. After a couple commercial breaks, co-hosts Julianne Hough and Terrence Jenkins tried to calm the online crowd, and reiterated that the Miss USA organization creates the questions.
“If you’re on Twitter, the judges did not come up with those questions, alright? Just so that you know. They were randomly picked,” Jenkins said as the audience started booing again. “I know what you are booing, and she answered the question marvelously.”

Prince - I wanna be your lover

International Lover - Prince

Prince w Alicia Keys How Come U Dont Call Me Anymore

2-08 Cloreen Bacon Skin

Prince Live ~ D.M.S.R [1983]

��➤ FUNK / NEO SOUL Instrumental �� ❝ FACES ❞ �� D'Angelo / Prince / Frank ...

Slave - Just A Touch Of Love

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Muhammad Ali, PBUH

I am America. I am the part you 

won't 

recognize. But get

used to me. Black, confident, 

cocky; my 

name, not yours;

my religion, not yours; my goals, 


my own; get used to me.

-Muhammad Ali



Thursday, June 2, 2016

#wake up


Missy Elliott

"I got that Martin Luther King Fever, Imma feed ya what ya teacher need to teach ya"