Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I'm Attached To My Cell Phone

I remember the day I received my first cell phone, it was a Nokia. I was in 11th grade and my parents
got it for me because I just started driving and they wanted me to have it in case of an emergency.

However, I never used it. I was the first in my circle of friends to have one, 
so it just sat turned off in my purse or backpack.

Monday, October 28, 2013


It seems like every year around this time the issue of Blackface comes up. Why people
think it's funny to paint their faces black for Halloween is beyond my understanding. 

On Saturday night the picture below was all over my Instagram. These people are way out 
of line for not only the Blackface, but for also mocking the death of Trayvon Martin.

Many people tweeted that they were not going to give the photo attention because it was 
exactly why these three people dressed this way in the first place.

Well I'm giving the picture attention because clearly this is something
that needs to be discussed until people understand that they shouldn't do it.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Clearly, This Is The New Normal...

Last week Kim K. instagramed a pic of herself in her swimsuit and Nicki Minaj
instagramed a photo of herself topless with pasties on...

This was done in addition to the countless non-celebs females that find it
necessary to post random almost nude photos of themselves online.

A few days ago actress Rashida Jones tweeted the following, and I couldn't agree more:

"This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her (private parts) is most popular," she wrote. "#stopactinglikewhores."
She went on to say, "There is a whole generation of young women watching," she explained. "Sure, be SEXY but leave something to the imagination."
And Jones, 37, added, "Let me clarify. I don't shame ANYone for anything they choose to do with their lives or bodies…BUT I think we ALL need to take a look at what we are accepting as 'the norm.' " - USA Today

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

You Should Be Listening To: Elli Ingram

I was first introduced to Elli Ingram by way of her rendition of Kendrick Lamar's "Poetic Justice."

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Willie Lynch Letter: The Making of a Slave

For a long time I wondered why certain issues plagued the black community, where did certain ideas and ways of thinking come from. One day while listening to an interview with rapper J. Cole he mentioned the name Willie Lynch and spoke a little about who he was. And I immediately went to google to do a search...

Willie Lynch was a slave owner who in 1712 gave a speech in Virgina on how to control slaves. In which, Willie tells other slave owners that they must set their slaves against each other in order to control them. His logic was that by setting the slaves against each other they would not come together to try to over power their masters.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Material Girl: illprepared Boutique

This week I am taking the time to showcase/promote my friends and the awesome things they do.
"When I get the spotlight, I shine it on my team."

Vintage Clothing lovers this post is for you!

"Unique vintage designs that reflect the nostalgia of the times gone by... illprepared captures the elusive contrast between the aesthetic value and experience of vintage shopping... Where we judge things as being beautiful by reasoning of principles... Judgement of taste... Beauty being pushed to new extremes..."

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Hair Issues

Hair texture is an issue that seems like it will not be leaving anytime soon. As more women decide to go natural vs getting a perm, the issue of hair touching comes into play. Women that have natural hairstyles tend to get a lot of attention for it and get asked, "Can I touch your hair?"

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Be Healthy: Carrots

Carrots are a good sources of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Here are 7 health benefits of carrots for human body:
  1. Prevent Cancer
    Many studies shown that eating carrots may help lower the risk of breast cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer. Recently, researchers have isolated a compound called falcarinol in carrots that may be largely responsible for anti-cancer benefits. Falcarinol is a natural pesticide found in carrots that protects roots from fungal diseases. In daily diet, carrots are almost the only source of these compounds. A study conducted on mice found that they were fed with either raw carrots or falcarinol have one-third lower risk of developing colon cancer than mice not fed by them.