Tuesday, November 25, 2014

In Memory of Mike Brown: Lauryn Hill- "I Find it Hard to Say"

I don't have many words to say right now at this time. They will come later, but I do send up prayers for the family of Mike Brown, the people who have peacefully protested on the streets of cities worldwide, and our black children in this country.

Just wanted to post something for him today. As most times, when I'm out of words to say.. music comes through with the boom to get my point across. This song, "I Find it Hard to Say" written and performed by Lauryn Hill at her infamous, Unplugged session for MTV is perfect for this moment. When Lauryn speaks of rebelling.. she's calling for us to go outside of the norm to excite change.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Run For Justice! Londrelle Hall & Ray Mills Run over 540 Miles From Atlanta To Ferguson

In the wake of a tragedy like the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, many people find incredible ways to stand up for their beliefs and move a cause forward. Thats the case for Londrelle Hall and Ray Mills. These two men decided to run more than 540 miles from Atlanta, GA to Ferguson, Missouri in an effort to not only bring awareness to whats happening there, but really whats happening to our boys around the nation.

Friday, November 21, 2014

New Video: Beyonce- '7/11'

Yonce is full of surprises lately. This week two of her unreleased records "leaked" to the internets. Fans went crazy over the fun & ratchet "7/11" song as well as one where Beyonce apparently sings to her mom about divorcing her dad - a song titled "Ring Off". Both songs are set to be on the rerelease of Bey's self titled album that she sprung on us.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

World News: Nobel prize winner Malala Yousafzai gives $50,000 to reconstruct schools

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban for simply getting an education, won the Nobel Peace Prize this year, and she's donating her earnings towards the reconstruction of schools in Gaza.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

#Share2Inspire: Lessons Learned from Jada


Resilient. Sensual. Confident. Brave. Strength. Beauty. Wisdom. Passionate. Genuine.  

These are just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Jada Pinkett-Smith. She wears many hats in the industry that range from actor/writer/director to an active advocate for women. She is also happily married to actor, Will Smith, and mother to Willow, Jaden, and stepson Trey. One of my favorite things about Jada is her vulnerability and passionate expression about the things that are important to her, whether it be about family or fighting against sex trafficking (Check out the trailer for the documentary "Rape for Profit"executive produced by Jada Pinkett-Smith). She exudes a calming and peaceful energy and insurmountable strength. And I think it's safe to say that she epitomizes the essence of womanhood and female strength.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

New Music: Gospel Favorite Fred Hammond Releases New Album- 'I Will Trust' + See New Video

I've been really trying to hold on to my seat about this album guys, and it's finally here. Fred Hammond is solely respondible for my love of Christian music. At a very early age, he was my favorite. His sound, his lyrics, the fact that his background and band was always so solid.. I just loved it. I remember my mom going out and buying me the new albums and/or DVDs when they dropped- I was that into it.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Solange Knowles Marries Her Boo Alan Ferguson- See the flawless photos!

I have long been smitten with this relationship. Solange Knowles and director Alan Ferguson were married in a beautiful ceremony in New Orleans. From the few photos we have just seen from Vogue, the two kept to their ultra simple, but incredibly fashionable sense of style for their big day.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Concert For Valor Was Star Studded - Jessie J, Rihanna, Eminem, JHud, Carrie Underwood, & more! (vid)

HBO aired a special tribute for Veterans Day. The live show featured some of music's biggest names, as well as others in entertainment. The celebrities yielded their talents to pause and celebrate Veterans day right in the heart of our nation's capital.

New Music: Omarion ft. Jhene Aiko + Chris Brown- Post to Be

Omarion has been in the news lately because of his role on hit reality show Love & Hip Hop Hollywood. Just last night we witnessed his girlfriend give birth to their son. It was a beautiful scene and we're wishing their new family nothing but the best.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Motivation with Yoga PhD You think you know, but you have no idea!

When I began my doctoral program two years ago, I knew it would be hard, but I really had no idea! I have always been really good in school, and have maintained A's throughout high school, college, and grad school. But this PhD life required another level of thinking! I felt like each day that I left class, I didn't know or understand anything that the professor went over that day! What always trips me up, are theoretical frameworks! There are hundreds of theoretical frameworks, that a doctoral student can utilize to frame or guide their research study. But I am always finding too many that could definitely guide my dissertation. Every professor says, you do not have a study if you don' have a theoretical framework. Just know that I have one semester left to find a theoretical framework.