Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Lovely Lauren

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 0
While reading over at Young, Black and Fabulous there was a fabulous post on the premiere of Cadillac Records. While everyone looked stunning (esp. Miss Sasha Fierce) Lauren London caught my eye.

I've always been a fan since "ATL". Who couldn't remember this line..."I'm New New, cause I rock all the New New s*%t." And she definitely has...so fab and so kab!

Love her look? Check out some of these items and don't forget to watch Lauren Tuesday nights on "90210" on The CW.

Satin Bow Front Bandeau Dress $57.00

Madonna Tee $28.50

Ginn in Black Leather $79.99

Defy Faux Leather Jacket $32.80

ASOS Polka Jacquard Prom Dress $82.50

Thursday, November 20, 2008

An Original In Her Own Right

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The Missouri History Museum recently had an exhibit on the late and talented dancer Ms. Katherine Dunham. I didn’t know much about her other than small discussions that took place in my African American Studies classes but when I found out she grew up right across the river in East St. Louis, I wanted to know more.

Ms. Dunham had one of the most successful dance careers in American and European theater of the 20th century and has been called the Matriarch and Queen Mother of Black Dance.

Known as La Grande Katherine she was not only a dancer and choreographer but songwriter, educator and activist. She went against the cultural norms when she married Canadian-born designer John Thomas Pratt. He not only created her costumes but choreographer almost all of Katherine’s performances (can I get a boo like that??).

She continued to be influential in her and at the age of 82 went on a highly publicized 47-day hunger strike to protest what she condemned as the discriminatory US foreign policy against Haitian boat-people.

If that’s not a Kabuki Queen I don’t know what is.

Wanna know more? Katherine Dunham's Living Legacy

How Sweet It Is

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who is Sasha Fierce?

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Today marks the release of Beyonce's third solo LP, "I Am....Sasha Fierce". As an avid Beyonce fan I am more than ecstatic for Ms. Knowles' new efforts. I've heard a few mixed reviews but overall I'm thinking it's a hit. I thought it was only fitting to take a look back at how her "fierceness" has come to evolve and bring a lil' Sasha in all of us. And most of all.....she's SUCH a Kabuki Queen!

I must admit I was always a fan of the 1st Destiny's Child...it just clicked. But Sasha was in the making....

The old Destiny was out with a few minor changes (i.e. kicking out a few members)....and a new Destiny was in. The fierceness was starting to fly of course courtesy of Mama Tina.

And the fierceness flopped at times...but hey, we've all been there. (Notice the crimped blond micros...eek!)

We can say B learned from her mistakes and started hittin' us with all kinds of fabulous.

Sasha Fierce has fully bloomed...so proud, so fab! (tear)

Homework For The Day:

Put some 'Sasha Fierce' in your day! Still got some classes left? Wear something to command the room (keep it classy of course). Rock the animal print leggings or try a new eye shadow. Going out for happy hour tonight? Bring out the stilettos and grab the flashy bag...channel your inner-Kabuki!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Women helping Women

Monday, November 17, 2008 0
Hey ladies,

It's been a long time, I shouldn'tve left you...without a deep thought to think through (thanks for the dope beat Tim, lol). Lately I've been pondering, which I often do, about the downfall of the world and the opportunities lost because of selfishness. I wonder what would happen if one woman became president of the United States of America...would she put a system in place that would allow other women to grab hold of the blueprint (cheetah-print is a little more stylish) and make such a thing commonplace? Why is it that women seem to be only looking out for themselves? Is it a crime to help a young sister out when she needs a boost?

I have been thinking on what I will do with my future and came across a program that is designed to help young Afro-American aspiring doctors become just that...but there's a twist: those that come through the program serve as the mentors for those coming up behind them in the same program. It doesn't stop there! Those actually in the program are required to mentor college students who are looking to get into such a program; the college students do the same with the hs students, and those to the grade school kids; so that everyone is being helped/prepared for what they will yet achieve one day. Can you imagine if women just did this without a program in place? What would the world be like? Wouldn't we be ultimately taking over!

Women are the majority, so why is not our voice louder, bolder, stronger...heard? What are we doing to make a better life for ourselves and for the next generation of women? Therefore I ask you, "Are you doing your part?" If not, why not? An even better question, "When?"

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Yes We Did!

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America showed up and showed out! We exercised our right to vote and we let our voices be heard. The fight our ancestors fought was not in vain, the blood, sweat and tears to get to this day were not in vain and the dream the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has become our reality. This is history occurring right before our eyes...isn't it grand? Although I would have loved to be in Chicago I know fellow blogger Aramide (thesassypeach.blogspot.com) was there and definitely felt the movement! The only thing I have to say is...

Barack Obama is the elected President of the United States.


P.S. Don't you just heart the love Barack and Michelle have? I know I do!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fight For Your Right

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I'm almost positive that everyone is ready for a change, and tomorrow you get to be apart of it. Ladies, other women suffered so you could have the right to vote, so do it! No ifs, ands or buts. Don't let impatience from long lines keep you from doing your part as an American.

So in the words of my pastor yesterday morning:

"I can't tell you who to vote for. But I can tell you that...YES WE CAN!"