Friday, December 31, 2010

Best Songs of 2010

Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) - Alicia Keys
All I Want Is You - Miguel
What's My Name? - Rihanna feat. Drake
Just the Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Airplanes - BoB feat. Hayley Williams
Fancy - Drake feat. T.I. & Swizz Beatz
Hey Daddy - Usher
Your Love - Nicki Minaj
Aston Martin Music - Rick Ross feat. Drake & Chisette Michele
Nothin on You - BoB feat. Bruno Mars
Teach Me How to Dougie - Cali Swag District
Black & Yellow - Wiz Khalifa
All I Do Is Win - DJ Khaled
Show Me A Good Time - Drake
Deuces - Chris Brown feat. Tyga & Kevin McCall
Like a G6 - Far East Movement
Please Don't Go - Mike Posner
Dog Days Are Over - Florence & the Machine
Cooler Than Me - Mike Posner
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) - Shakira

In the running for worst:
Pretty Girl Rock - Keri Hilson
No Hands - Waka Flocka Flame

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Time Is Here

Wishing everyone out there a blessed and merry Christmas!

My fave song to depict this time of year:
Usher - This Christmas

Monday, December 20, 2010

Is Anybody Listening??

Waiting to see the light
Been waiting all my life
Show me a way
Won't you show me a way

I wanna come out of the dark
But breaking away is so hard
Show me a way
Won't you show me a way

Show me which way to go
Can't do this by myself
Can't do this oh oh no
Don't know how I should play
The cards that I've been dealt
Can't do this, anybody

Is anybody listening,
Can anybody answer my prayers
Please say yes
Does anybody feel the same
And is there anybody who cares
Life's unfair, its so unfair

I want something more than this
I've given all I can give
Show me the way
Won't you show me the way

I just wanna feel I belong
I just need the strength to be strong
Show me a way
Won't you show me a way

Show me which way to go
Can't do this all alone
I can't do this all alone
Don't feel like I know how
To make it on my own

Is anybody listening
Can anybody answer my prayers
Please say yes
Does anybody feel the same
And is there anybody who cares
Life's unfair, its so unfair

Is anybody listening
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Is anybody listening
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Can you hear me
Show me
Is anybody listening

Is anybody listening
Can anybody answer my prayers
Please say yes
Does anybody feel the same
And is there anybody who cares
Life's unfair, its so unfair

-- Danity Kane

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Spotted: Fab Chicks Edition

Sanaa Lathan at Trousdale Lounge in Hollywood.

Keyshia Cole was spotted promoting her new album, "Calling All Hearts"

Tatyana Ali and Mel B at the NOH8 Campaign 2nd Anniversary Celebration at Wonderland, 12/13, in LA.

Kandi Kandi visited BET's "106 & Park"

LaLa at the 2010 Hollywood Style Awards last night.

Chanel Iman celebrated the launch of VS PINK National Football League Collection at Woodfield Mall, 12/13, in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Joy Bryant at the launch of Target & William Rast's Limited Edition Collection shopping event this past weekend in LA.

Gabourey Sidibe at the Cinema Society & Piaget screening of "Blue Valentine" at theTribeca Grand Hotel, 12/13, in NYC.

Anika Noni Rose and Teairra Mari were at the opening of the UGG store in Los Angeles at The Grove, 12/9.

Kerry Washington attended the 5th Annual L'Oreal Women of Worth awards at Hearst Tower, 12/9, in New York City.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Miss Keri Baby

Keri Hilson spotted by Chelsey Lately last night. During the interview Keri spilled why she doesn't date rappers and how she lost $16,000 in a basketball challenge.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Rev Run's Words of Wisdom

"When u compete with urself u become better, if ur continuously competing with others u become bitter #trustme"

Check out the Rev's twitter page for more words of wisdom →

Saturday, December 4, 2010

I Get Out

I get out, I get out of all your boxes
I get out, you can't hold me in these chains
I'll get out
Father free me from this bondage
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must change

Your stinkin' resolution
Is no type of solution
Preventin' me from freedom
Maintainin' your pollution
I won't support your lie no more
I won't even try no more
If I have to die, oh Lord
That's how I choose to live
I won't be compromised no more
I can't be victimised no more
I just don't sympathize no more
Cause now I understand
You just wanna use me
You say "love" then abuse me
You never thought you'd loose me
But how quickly we forget
That nothin' is for certain
You thought I'd stay here hurtin'
Your guilt trip's just not workin'
Repressin' me to death
Cause now I'm choosin' life, yo
I take the sacrifice, yo
If everything must go, then go
That's how I choose to live

That's how I choose to live...
Hehehehe, awhh
No more compromises
I see past your disguises
Blindin' through mind control
Stealin' my eternal soul
Appealin' through material
To keep me as your slave

But I get out
Oh, I get out of all your boxes
I get out
Oh, you can't hold me in these chains
I'll get out
Oh, I want out of social bondage
Knowin' my condition
Oh, is the reason I must change

See, what you see is what you get
Oh, and you ain't seen nothin' yet
Oh, I don't care if you're upset
I could care less if you're upset
See it don't change the truth
And your hurt feeling's no excuse
To keep me in this box
Psychological locks
Repressin' true expression
Cementin' this repression
Promotin' mass deception
So that no one can be healed
I don't respect your system
I won't protect your system
When you talk I don't listen
Oh, let my Father's will be done

And just get out
Oh, just get out of all these bondage
Just get out
Oh, you can't hold me in chains
Just get out
All these traditions killin' freedom
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must change

I've just accepted what you said
Keepin' me among the dead
The only way to know
Is to walk then learn and grow
But faith is not your speed
Oh, you've had everyone believed
That you're the sole authority
Just follow the majority
Afraid to face reality
The system is a joke
Oh, you'd be smart to save your soul
Oh, when escape is mind control
You spent your life in sacrifice
To a system for the dead
Oh, are you sure...
Where is the passion in this living
Are you sure it's God you servin'
Obligated to a system
Getting less then you're deserving
Who made up these schools, I say
Who made up these rules, I say
Animal conditioning
Oh, just to keep us as a slave

Oh, just get out
Of this social purgatory
Just get out
All these traditions are a lie
Just get out
Superstition killing freedom
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must die
Just get out
Just get out
Just get out
Let's get out
Let's get out
Knowin' my condition
Is the reason I must die
Just get out

- Lauryn Hill

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Today marks the 55th anniversary of the day Rosa Parks, civil rights activist, refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus.

On December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks, age 42, refused to an order that she give up her seat for a white passenger. Her action was not the first of its kind. But Parks' action of civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott which coincided with the Civil Rights Movement.

I wonder who's job it is to create these google tags...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

*Contest Time*

Design a pair of shoes for John Wall for the chance to win a trip to LA and see him sport your kicks.

Reebok is hosting a contest for the new ZigSlash shoe and NBA rookie John Wall (@jimmywa11), as the new spokesperson for the shoe, is supporting the contest.
Here's the deal:
Create a Reebok member account.
Design a customized ZigSlash shoe and save it. You do not need to purchase the shoe to be entered into the contest. Your saved entry will be submitted automatically. The last day to enter the contest is December 10, 2010.
The potential Grand Prize winner will be notified on or around January 5, 2011.
The 10 finalists will each win a pair of their customized ZigSlash shoes and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Los Angeles to see John Wall live in action during the 2011 NBA All-Star Weekend, wearing their customized shoes.
Peep the official contest rules:
Enter for your chance to win here:

Need some inspiration?
You can check out my design here:

Friday, November 26, 2010

Word of the Day


Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless: a quiescent mind.
Synonyms: asleep, at rest, deactivated, dormant, fallow, idle, immobile, in abeyance, inert, inoperative, latent, motionless, passive, quiet, slumbering, stagnant, still
Antonyms: active, alive, at work, effective, efficacious, exertive, flowing, functioning, impelling, in force, in play, in process, moving, operative, progressive, pushing, rapid, restless, simmering, streaming, traveling, working

"The poorest man in the world is not the one without a nickle, it's the one without a DREAM." - Jesse Duplantis

This is what my life feels like everyday. And then I realize that I have done nothing to change this. I don't know where to go from here, what to do with my life, what to make of it. Its so challenging, and sometimes very overwhelming, but I look forward to the future, because I know one day I'll have all this figured out. I should be working on that now, and well the process is very slow. I'm taking a class on conflict resolution right now, and apparently I'm a fact-finder, not that I didn't already know that, but it means that I like to have all the details before I jump into something and I am extremely organized. I like to have a clear vision of where I am going. And I realize that this is what makes this process so hard for me. Its like I'm afraid of the path that I choose. Because I don't know where it will take me, so instead I prefer to remain in familiar territory, which isn't going to get me anywhere. So, I have to jump if I want to make any sort of headway. A good friend reminded me, as I wage on in this war of finding myself and my ground, I must remember to have faith in myself and God's plan. In her words, "Don't worry about it . . . just get on the job [and] you'll have it! I'm confident in that just make a solid plan and it will come to pass.....there's a way trust! and what is meant will happen :)"

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Favorite Things

When I'm feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad :)

Been under extreme amounts of stress lately, but there are some things that help to get me back in focus. These are a few of my favorite things:
Arthur (I'm watching it now)
Panda cubs (They're so cute, I'd just love to hold one)
Kanye West (All Falls Down is like the epitome of me, minus the baby daddy)
French Fries (I used to eat them everyday, but I'm trying to avoid high cholesterol)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Gene Wilder did his thang)
New shoes (Nothin like a fresh pair of kicks, oh you fancy huh?)
Babies (they're so cute & innocent, i love them, especially my niece Makayla)
Pomegranates, Mangoes, Strawberries, Cherries, Grapes, Pineapples (I love exotic fruits)
A candy apple from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (can't leave the mall without one)
Tall Ugg Boots (perfect for those cold fall/winter days, super comfy, its like walking on clouds)
Music (I couldn't survive without music, I always seem to find the perfect song to express what's on my mind)
And most significantly, DERRICK ROSE (watching this guy play sparks a passion inside of me)

By the way, this post was inspired by today's episode of Oprah's Ultimate Favorite Things.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

In My Own Little Corner

Woke up this morning and as I was getting ready to seize the day this song popped into my head. Its a song from Rogers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, sung by Brandy who plays the part of Cinderella. My imagination is always running wild as is demonstrated by the song; except I don't go on safaris and battle wild animals, then again I can liken my family to be the same.

In my own little corner
In my own little chair
I can be whatever
I want to be
On the wings of my fancy
I can fly anywhere
And the world will
Open its arms to me
I'm a young Egyptian princess
Or a milkmaid
I'm the greatest premadonna
In the land
I'm a heiress who has always
Had her silk made
By her own flock of silkworms
In Japan

I'm a girl men go mad for
Loves a game I can play
With a cool and confident
Kind of air
Just as long as I stay
In my own little corner
All alone
In my own
Little chair
I can be whatever
I want to be

I'm a thief in Calcutta
I'm a queen in Peru
I'm a mermaid
Dancing upon the sea
I'm a huntress on an
African Safari
It's a dangerous type of sport
And yet it's fun
In the night I sally forth
To seek my quarry
And I find
I forgot to bring my gun
I am lost in the jungle
All alone and unarmed
When I meet a lioness
In her lair
Then I'm glad to be back
In my own little corner
All alone in my own
Little chair

Friday, November 19, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Time for Some Action

Tonight's match-up: Chicago Bulls vs San Antonio Spurs

Withstanding my immense adoration for Derrick Rose, its pretty obvious this guy has extreme talent. His athleticism and agility has kept him among this generation's most elite point guards. He's been leading his Bulls team down the road to redemption since he got there in '08. This summer Rose participated in the FIBA World Championship as the starting point guard for, what they were termed, the B-team. Well, the B-team turned out to be another Redeem team when they brought home gold medals for USA for the first time since the 1994 FIBA World Championship. Derrick and the rest of the USA team definitely earned their medals fair and square and if there were any doubters, the entire squad has been putting on a show this season.

With #1 Overall Draft Pick, Rookie of the Year, All-Star, and now World Champion under his belt Rose is gunning for that number one spot. With each season the hometown kid sets his sights higher and higher, and this season Rose is looking to be the league's MVP. And I wouldn't knock his hustle, the kid's got game!

Coming off of a big win @ Houston last night the Bulls seek to continue their winning streak @ San Antonio tonight. Sekou Smith over at the Hang Time Blog writes,
"You don’t have to be a Chicago Bulls fans to appreciate the work Derrick Rose puts in on a nightly basis. Watching him in the fourth quarter against the Rockets last night was a crystal clear reminder of just how truly explosive the Bulls’ hometown hero can be. He dropped 17 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth, a dazzling display for a guy that turns in those sorts of performances on the regular."
So tune in tonight to ESPN for the D-Rose show, and might I add, "I wouldn't be surprised to see some fireworks here folks."

Here's my fave Rose on-court moment:

I LOVE watching this kid play!

So, the Bulls fell to the Spurs tonight (94-103). But Derrick Rose definitely came through as usual (33pts,4ast,3reb). Rose was playing offense all alone, as usual. The Bulls have got to get some better scoring options. Offense is expected to pick up once Boozer is back, but I won't be satisfied until I see everyone steppin' up. All the sloppy D has a lot to do with the Ls as well. This was the exact problem that plagued them last year. What started out as a good game for the Bulls was trumped when the Spurs blew them out completely in the 3rd quarter. Despite the fact that the Bulls loss tonight, Rose is still a winner.

Subliminal Tweets

So, yesterday I blogged about livin' life for one's self. I even referenced a tweet from Trey Songz!/TreySongz
Life is short don't waste it living for other people.

And it seems that ever since then I've been getting subliminal tweets:
Rev Run!/RevRunWisdom
Keep this in mind:: Its YOUR life!! Ppl are usually happy when theyre doing what they really want 2 do #doyou
Ur dream is ur dream...Everybody won't understand them.. Nobody understood rock & rap mixed.. & nobody understood REV RUN #doyou

People always wanna tell us who and what we can be. When will they realize God has the final say, greatness is within us ALL... Goodnight

Tia Mowry!/TiaMowry
The secret to life is that it ends, so live it!

Maybe God is trying to tell you something right now, right now, right now!
(I couldn't help myself)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Blue Skies

The cluttered chaos that is my brain has been doing some thinking and I've come to the conclusion that from now on I'm living my life for me and not by anyone else's expectations. Now, I should have had this revelation long ago. And to be fair, I have, but I cannot say that I ever really put it into practice.

As I was preparing to write this, Trey Songz tweeted:
Life is short don't waste it living for other people.

As often as I've heard this, I can't say its something I've tried to live by, although I might mean to. I remember a song on Bow Wow's Unleashed album about him growing up and coming into his own, and he said, "You only get one life and can't nobody live it but you." As a fourteen-year-old, I affirmed this statement. But at that age you don't always realize the pressures society puts on you. Back then I didn't have any worries or a reason to feel like I wasn't living my life to the fullest. But its now when I think back on those times that I begin to wonder what I've done with my life and just how much experience I'm getting out of it. And might I add its not a lot.

Awhile back I retweeted something by Kanye West:
hmmmm.. how can I word this non-controversially ???... just something that goes through my mind every time I'm about to speak

But to be honest I don't feel I should have to suppress or apologize for my words or my actions as long as I mean them sincerely and I take responsibility for them. I'm always worried about being misunderstood because I don't want others getting the wrong impression of me. But in turn it has only made me MissUnderstood. It makes one unrelatable and uninteresting. Voice is a gift and God intended for you to use it. From now on, I shall speak what I feel and mean what I speak.

I'm tired of pretending that everything is alright and just getting by. I want to live! and have something to show for it. I want to make an impact, at least if not on the world, on someone, even if that someone is me or you!

I opened a fortune cookie the other day and it read: The rainbow's treasures will soon belong to you. Well, I'm praying on it!

The best why to describe how I'm feeling right now is:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Where I Wanna Be

Inner peace (or peace of mind) refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being "at peace" is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious. Peace of mind is generally associated with bliss and happiness. Peace of mind, serenity, and calmness are descriptions of a disposition free from the effects of stress. In some cultures, inner peace is considered a state of consciousness or enlightenment that may be cultivated by various forms of training, such as prayer, meditation, or exercise. Many spiritual practices refer to this peace as an experience of knowing oneself.

So, I've been going through this phase of trying to discover myself and determine what I what to do with my life and where I want to be. It's been an emotional challenge. I haven't quite figured out where I'm headed or how I'm going to get there exactly. But I know I'm going to get there. I've been at war with myself trying to figure out who I am and uncover the truths that lie within. Through all of my trials and tribulations I try to remain strong. But to be honest I am not very good at stress management and all this hoopla has only been wearing down on me, causing distress and anxiety. I need to find peace of mind. The ability to remain calm under pressure, to have confidence in myself, and realize that I am loved. The greatest gift and feeling anyone can experience is love. And His love is an all-encompassing one.

Aim for perfection, listen to my appeal, be one of mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. ~ 2 Corinthians 13:11

The best way to describe how I'm feeling right now is:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Ooh Na Na...

I'm lovin this song at the moment. I think it may have something to do with Rihanna's rebelliousness. But I love it!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Baby Blog

Laila Ali is the new celeb blogger over at UsMagazine.comAli is expecting her second child with husband Curtis Conway, and she will be sharing the ups and downs of her pregnancy experience with Us. In her first entry, Ali, 32, opens up about her sweetness cravings and workout routine:

"I'm pregnant for the second time! I'm just about four months pregnant -- but in my opinion, I look like I'm six months along! Giving birth to a child is a beautiful gift and a privilege -- there is no denying that. But, what a woman has to go through to make it happen is something else.

Luckily, my first pregnancy with my son, Curtis Jr., went very well. No morning sickness, nausea, skin problems, crazy food cravings, etc. But I did have to deal with what most women dread when having babies: weight gain! I know it is healthy to gain 25-40 pounds -- but that does not mean I have to like it. I'm a big girl already. I'm not one of these skinny chicks. At my best, I weigh about 174 lbs, so adding another 35 puts me past 200lbs. That's no fun for any woman.

And, this second pregnancy has given me a bigger appetite so I better watch out. Sweets are my weakness -- especially baked goods such as strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler a la mode. In fact, I actually made a peach oatmeal crisp last night. It was supposed to be for my husband, but he still hasn't had any yet, so of course I've been eating it! It didn't even turn out as planned, but it is warm, sweet and goes well with vanilla ice cream. And that's good enough for me.

Yesterday I wore a velour jumpsuit, and when I walked past my husband, he said "Your butt is getting bigger." I told him I had already noticed! Isn't it great that we can be so open and honest with each other?!

I had been traveling a lot over the past two weeks, so I had not been going to the gym consistently. Well, I'm back in there now, hitting the elliptical and doing my leg and butt exercises.

The plan is to work out 4-5 times a week with 50 minutes of cardio (25 minutes on the treadmill and 25 on the elliptical trainer). Also I usually work on my legs 2-3 times a week. That workout consists of 3 sets of 25 squats, 6 sets of leg extensions, 6 sets of hamstring extensions, 3 sets of both inner and outer thigh, 3 sets of calve raises and 3 sets on the Butt Blaster machine.

I'll keep you posted on my progress!"

And this pic of her adorable son Curtis Jr. was posted over at BlackCelebKids. AWWW!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Music Monday

It's back! I know it's been a while since I featured a music monday post. But it's back and in honor of music monday, I decided to create a playlist of all the hot songs at the moment. Enjoy!

Halloween Scene

Gabrielle Union celebrated her 38th B-day with a Halloween party in Miami. She was a school girl and her man, Dwayne Wade, went as Justin Timberlake. (lmao)

Ciara as Storm celebrated her birthday once again. This time w/ her girl LaLa as a sailor.

Then, Ci turned into a skimpy sailor.

And LaLa turned in Batgirl and her son Kiyan was X-Man.

Teairra Mari attended a Halloween party at B.E.D. in Miami last night. Cute look.
She was also a ballerina.

LeToya Luckett was Betty Boop.

Keyshia Cole and Daniel "Boobie" Gibson as Cleopatra and the Joker.
And there son was a lion. AWW

Lil Romeo looks like Kat Williams with a mini Michael Jackson & Hellboy.

Diddy and his circus.

And Shaq did his best Beyonce interpretation. (<_<)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nicki is OUT

So this is sort old. But I wanted to post it anyway. Nicki Minaj posed for last month's issue of OUT mamgzine and chick looked amazing.

Check the behind-the-scenes footage:


Usher and Willow & Jaden Smith pose for Buy Life, a campaign for Keep A Child Alive, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing life-saving AIDS treatment, care and support services to children and families affected by HIV/AIDS in Africa and India by directly engaging the global public in the fight against AIDS.

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beats, and Serena Williams are also supporting the campaign.

Spotted: Fly Gents Edition

Bow Wow was spotted at Variety's 4th Annual Power of Youth event at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA this Sunday.

Amar'e Stoudemire (who's to be making these posts often, dude's got swag!!) was spotted at his "Welcome to New York" party at Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge over the weekend in NYC.

Chris Brown, B.o.B., and Mr Dapper himself, Trey Songz, were all spotted at the GQ Gentlemen's Ball at the Edison Ballroom in NYC last night.

Tyson Beckford was spotted at the global launch of the eforea spa at Hilton in Short Hills, New Jersey last week.