Todays media culture LOVES the dismantling of romantic celeb relationships. We praise them until they collapse and then we indulge in their demise. Halle's separation from model Gabriel has been a spectacle for media attention mainly because caught at the center of this is their darling little girl- Nahla. The relationship has been of little interest to me, until now.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Friday, November 28, 2014
One of our favorite artists/songwriters to ever do it- James Fauntleroy just released 10 brand new tracks for the Christmas season. He tweeted last night that his Christmas record was nothing but slow jams and that fans would be getting their hands on it soon. As promised the soundcloud link to The Warmest Winter Ever was posted shortly after.
Labels: James Fauntleroy
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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
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
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
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
Spoken By BJoy
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
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
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The Concert For Valor Was Star Studded - Jessie J, Rihanna, Eminem, JHud, Carrie Underwood, & more! (vid)
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
Spoken By Yoga PhD
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.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Jay Z is a trend setter. He's used to introducing products to the masses and them becoming "the it thing." From whats hot to wear, to whats hot to collect, and even whats hot to drink- Jay is one of a handful of celebs who hugely impact the culture. We used to hear him rap about Cristal in every rhyme until his boycott of the brand back in 2006. He soon switched over to "Ace of Spades" and has been rocking with it ever since.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
Ariana Grande just released her new visual for her jam Love Me Harder. The video features her collaborator for the track- The Weeknd, and it's pretty sensual and graphic. The footage gives us a look at Grande's sexier self which is not surprising. It's my guess that she and her team are slowly but surely trying to break away from the little girl image that Ariana is known for. This transformation also comes on the heels of a new boo- Ariana is now openly dating rapper, Big Sean.