Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
What was Dr. Laura's advice to her? Black people are too hyper-sensitive about racism. I will admit, there are times when things are blown out of proportion. But that is not always the case. I am just curious as to how this woman who has never experienced what it is like to be black can say with complete confidence that this woman is too sensitive about her race. Then as if she hadn't already made her point, she goes on to say black people use the n-word with each other all the time and then said the word 6 different times. When the caller expressed her anger with Dr. Laura's use of the word, she repeated it, told her not to get all NAACP on her and then hung up. Don't get all NAACP?!?! How can a well educated, intelligent woman possibly think a comment like that is ok in any situation?
During the call she repeatedly referenced Obama in the White House and how black people put him there because he is black and that we now complain about racism more than we did before a black man was president. Dr. Laura is ignorant. The fact that Obama is black is not why he was elected president. Just ask Jesse Jackson how successful his presidential run was and last time I checked he is black. Obama is not president because black people voted for him. He is our president because AMERICANS voted for him. That may frustrate her but it is a fact.
Dr. Laura repeatedly said during the call that she didn't understand. That's the only thing she was right about. She doesn't understand. The reality is that she is a white woman. And because she is white she can never fully comprehend or understand what it is like to live in this country as a black woman.
So in the future, Dr. Laura, maybe you should only speak on areas where you possess some personal knowledge or understanding and leave the things that you clearly don't get to someone else.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Meet Locke. They are an R&B trio based in California. Apparently they were on BET's 106 and Park earlier this year but I don't really watch the show anymore. I was on a friend's myspace page and I kept hearing She Don't Know playing in the background. I looked all over her page trying to find out who was singing the song but I didn't see a music player. Then I tried to google the lyrics and the song didn't come up. Finally I went back on her myspace page and found a link to Locke's myspace page in her comments. I was shocked when I realized that the song was by an amateur artist.
I love She Don't Know but they have some other good songs on their myspace page. You can check it out here.
Take a listen to my favorite single. Hopefully you'll like it as much as I do. Enjoy!
A part of me knows that if I really wanted to be on the Hill, I would find a way to make it happen. The truth is I've been away from home for 2 years now and I desperately miss my family. DC would only be about 4 hours from home which is much better than my current 14 hour distance but I would still be away from everyone and basically on my own. I'm also worried about getting caught up in the DC lifestyle. I don't want to wake up at 40 and realize I spent my life chasing a career at the expense of having a family. But I love politics. I went to law school to make a difference however corny that may sound. I'm the girl use to dream about the day I would get to testify at a Senate Committee Hearing. Now I'm not sure what I want.
There are so many decisions I have to make in this last year of school. I'm so worried about making the wrong one. Maybe one day I'll face my fear, conquer living in DC and pursue my dream job. But for now, I'll keep planning on moving back home. And who knows. Maybe I'll find another dream.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Here are some of the items available on their website now. Be sure to check back often since new styles are added every week.
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Monday, August 9, 2010
Victoria Beckham is style. Period. Regardless as to whether or not you would personally rock some of her looks you can't deny, she never steps outside looking anything short of amazing. She even wears 4 inch heels to buy groceries and walk with her kids. This is a woman who truly understands her body and knows what works for her. Plus she has her gorgeous husband to add a little extra spice to any look. If you haven't checked out her clothing line you should do so. Most of her pieces are moderately priced. Asos.com also carries a few pieces from her collection and a wide selection of dresses inspired by Mrs. Beckham.
Here are just a few of my favorite looks from her...
For all of my readers that have facebook accounts, please take a minute to vote for my high school alma mater in the Kohl's cares competition. Just click here. Each person gets 20 votes and you can use 5 max. on any one school. Thanks in advance!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
1. Desperate Housewives
Ok so this isn't technically a new show but after the theatrics that was the death of Eddie Britt I finally gave up on this show. But now that Vanessa Williams is joining the cast I am excited to check back in on Wisteria Lane. I absolutely love Ms. Williams and I was so mad when ABC cancelled Ugly Betty. I hope they make real use of her talent and that she doesn't just get a background role like Alfre Woodard did when she was on the show.
And I've also heard rumors that Brian Austin Greene is joining the cast. I don't know if it is true but he is hot hot hot!
2. My Generation
3. Blue Bloods
This NBC show starring Jimmy Smits is about a Supreme Court judge who leaves the bench to return to private practice so he can fix the system he believes to be broken. It's been a long time since there was a good legal drama on TV (yes I liked Boston Legal but that was more of a comedy). Plus the show is produced by the same guy who made Alias which I really liked.
5. Law and Order-Los Angeles
Ok I know what you are thinking-how many Law and Orders is NBC going to make? I was thinking the same thing. But I think LA will provide a new twist to the show and with all the craziness going on in CA these days they will have plenty of stories to use for "inspiration". I'm not quite sure how I feel about Terrance Howard joining the cast though. I guess we'll have to wait and see...
This NBC show starring Boris Kodjoe and British new comer Gugu Mbatha-Raw looks to be a twist on Brad and Angie's Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Kodjoe and Mbatha-Raw play married spies that work together and from the previews that is all I can really figure out. The truth is, the reason why I am so excited about this show is because it features two black actors in the lead roles. When is the last time that happened on a major network? Plus it is from producer J.J. Abrams (Lost and Alias). Let's hope it lives up to its potential.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Now that I've discovered N.Y.C. polishes I can't seem to stop buying them. When O.P.I. came out with the Shrek Forever After collection I wanted to try the Who the Shrek Are You? color but I have never in my life worn green nail polish and I was nervous about how it would look on me ($8.00 is a lot to spend on a polish you will only wear once). I brought this N.Y.C. color (again only 97 cents) to test the green color and I actually like the way it looks. The O.P.I. color is a lot different. It is lighter and more opaque but now that I know I can pull off a green color I may give it a try.
Just like with all my other N.Y.C. polishes I had to apply quite a few coats. The picture above is four coats with a top coat. The first coat was so sheer I could barely see it. But again, for 97 cents I think it looks pretty good.