Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

Hair Envy! This Is For Real!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

I really enjoyed watching this video and wanted to share it for you guys to see.

I always liked Michaela Pereira I remember meeting her when she hosted a local news show in New York. I booked one of my clients on the morning program and had the opportunity to ride the elevator with her. She was very friendly and I took pleasure in following her career.

Enjoy!

LEMONADE

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Everything about LEMONADE is addictive.

Lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks. I make it from scratch squeezing six fresh lemons, adding cane sugar, and water into a pitcher. The sweet and tart flavor blend quenches my thirst during the warm months. I also use lemon based soaps and creams that provide a touch of cool twang that is much needed around that time of year. So I have always enjoyed lemons.

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Now … By now … I am sure everyone has heard of Queen Bey’s new audio and visual collection titled LEMONADE.

I was hooked on it the first three seconds it aired on HBO. I got HBO free that weekend and was able to watch it several times before I purchased the CD/DVD combo. Now I can play it anytime I like for as long as I like, and the Hubs is like, “Oh no not again.” But, it’s like, yes dear just one more time that normally turns into four or five more times.

Anybody who knows me knows when I’m really into something I can watch it a hundred times and not get tired of it.

LEMONADE is the bomb. My favorite songs are “Sorry” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and my favorite on the visual is, well, all of them. I love the Louisiana setting.

I don’t get excited about many things but I am about this new body of work. Maybe because, just like many, I can relate. We all have experienced being cheated on or being the cheater ourselves. Then perhaps dealing with reconciliation. These songs penetrate familiar emotions whose voice people hear their own stories in, whatever the stories may be.

GO VEGANS!!!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Ummmm. I saw this video by PETA and had to post it. The video was initially slated as a TV commercial but got banned. I don’t think it was banned because it was too sexy I think the commercial was banned because it revealed facts that having a healthy/vegan diet can lead to a better sex life and healthier life overall. Check it out, judge for yourself and share your thoughts. Enjoy!

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Why Was This Vegan Commercial Banned From TV?

It has been known forever that vegans generally are in better health than non-vegans. This applies to sexual health as well. Most vegan experts agree that vegans are better in bed than those who consume diets with animal products. Do vegans last longer in bed?

I’d like to know why matters of human health are considered too risqué for TV? Why can we have TV shows and movies on every night that deal with sexuality but as soon as a racy vegan commercial is put on TV it’s too taboo for air? Could it be a conspiracy? It surely can’t because of the content. You can see much worse in the average sitcom.

Is it true that vegans have better sex than non-vegans? How about the claim that vegans ‘last longer? Below is what we do know about a vegan diet.

  • Foods with higher levels of zinc and vitamin B increase sexual desire and libido. These are primarily vegan foods.
  • Vegans typically are slimmer leading to what is widely considered as being sexy (yes we understand many prefer a fuller body)
  • Vegans have been shown to have more energy and stamina than their meat eating counterparts
  • Some studies have shown that vegans smell better, have better skin, and yes…even have better tasting bodily secretions.

While it’s not an absolute that vegans last longer, it’s not an unreasonable assumption. Either way, it really cleared the way for an exciting and attention getting video from PETA! We enjoyed watching it. What do you think?

 

 

 

Our Hair History

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

I saw this video and just had to share it. It reveals our hair history starting in Africa before the slave trade and ending with today’s styles and trends.

Thank you Chime (HairCrush) for making this video.

ENJOY!!!

Inspiration

Friday, June 13th, 2014

I enjoy being inspired by beautiful pieces of art, precious stones, dance, music or photographs. I love being inspired. It keeps me on my toes. The wheels on my brain start to turn and my mind begins to plan my next big move.

Recently I complained to The Hubs that I have not been inspired by music in a long time. He didn’t have an answer for me. But when I got in my car and turned on the radio a song came on that completely took me away. I immediately feel in love and wanted it in my collection right away. I wrote down a couple of words I managed to hear, looked it up on Youtube, and played it continuously for about three or four days. I am making a CD this weekend and that song, with all of it versions, will be on it.

Some people – no most people – don’t like my taste in music. But that’s okay. Everybody is different. I like the eclectic sound, I guess. That’s the Aquarian in me. I dance to my own beat. I always have and I always will. So below I posted a few of my favorite songs that have inspired me throughout the years. I hope some type of inspiration swoops upon you that will cause you to soar like an eagle. But if it doesn’t, it’s okay, just take a listen.

My new inspiration.

I really like this version.

Other inspirations…

New Anchor Woman Reveals Her Natural Hair

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

More and more black women are going natural. Everyone knows this. And I am always happy to see the results of someone who decided to live a healthier lifestyle and started with their hair.

African American news anchor women who decide to go natural often do an entire news story regarding their decision (no matter what it is) about their own hair. I often wonder why don’t they just come to work with a TWA or a twist-out and let the day go as planned. If that happened, would they be treated differently? Would they get fired and ostracized from the business until they put back in their extensions?

Just below is a story of a news anchor woman who decided to go natural for health reasons. In my opinion it was none of our business why she made her decision but I feel she may have felt she had to tell her story in order to maintain her job. To me that is just sad. Check out the story below.

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Pam McKelvy a Memphis news woman discovered she had breast cancer during her annual mammogram. She underwent a double mastectomy to remove the cancer and she shared her entire journey with her audience.

McKelvy states “A woman’s relationship with her hair is sacred. Her hair is her crown of glory. And for women in TV its intensified. I lost my hair after chemo and I’ve been wearing a wig since this past March. Today I’m taking it off for good. This is a milestone blessed experience for me”

After the grand reveal, she went on to thank everyone for the unyielding support during her battle. She says she feels more radiant and more beautiful than she’s ever been. She’s also extremely grateful to be able to return to her station and share her experience.

Sheryl Underwood Apologies On Steve Harvey For Her Natural Hair Comments

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Sheryl Underwood apologized on the Steve Harvey Morning Show today about her natural hair comments.

Take a LISTEN. It’s heartfelt and sincere.

Sheryl Underwood’s Feelings On Natural Hair

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Comedian Sheryl Underwood made her feelings known about black natural hair on the CBS show “The Talk.”

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Okay here we go again. But, you know, I am going to leave this one up to you guys. How do you feel about an African American dissing what is natural by birth for black people – again?! Where do you think the foundation of her comments came from?

The photo below I picked up from twitter. Someone posted it and it’s suppose to be Sheryl with and without make-up and her wig. I don’t know. The photo with no make-up and wig doesn’t really look like her. I don’t think she would go on camera without being completely done! I mean, who does that?

 

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Check out the clip regarding her comment. Don’t forget to tell me what you think.