Box braids

I have found my new hairstyle which is an old style from the 90’s. Box braids. I’m going to start on them tonight. I’ll take pictures and upload them tonight.

I’m excited about it because of my recent natural hair dilemma. I straightened it today and I’ll clip my ends later. Then on to my 1994 side occupation of braiding my own hair tonight as I watch Tv.

I believe this style is making a come back. I can’t wait to see how this turns out.  For now, here are some shots of some styles I like that are braided styles:

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Natural hair is a trip

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I’ve been natural for 2 years now and I’m ready to give up.. lolol.. man somebody needs to pray for me.  I’m struggling with this texture or should I say the multiple textures in my head.  I have straight hair in the top and curly in the back.  I can’t do a twist out because it will just hang..I’ve also straightened it with the straightening comb and tried other styles.. so I’ll share some here..

So I need some help. I’ve been wearing my hair up in a ponytail for about 3 months now because I can’t do much to it. Is there anyone out there that can help me..

Is their ice colder than our ice?

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I had an interesting conversation today where someone told someone else that they won’t do what a black person was asking them to do, but they would do it for a white man if they asked.  I chuckled and said “that’s funny and partly true”.  The person I was speaking with was caucasian.  She immediately became offended and in a very defensive tone played out a Miss Milly scene from the color purple but modern day… “have I ever made you feel like less of a person? have I”?  Then she walked off in a fit because she didn’t think it was funny. 

While I agreed that the comment should not have been made, yes it was funny to me and partly true because it is partly true.  Most of the time we overlook this form of paternalistic behavior because we refuse to believe that it exists. Instead of crucifying the person who made that statement, they should at least find out why he/she feels that way. Perhaps they have EXPERIENCED it first hand and thereby formed that opinion that when they ask someone to do something, they dont’ do it, but if the same request is made from “da white man” the same parties jump at the chance to do whatever task is asked. 

Whether we want to believe it or not, this type of action still exists as a part of our culture.  I realized that we won’t ever be able to bridge the gap until people listen and stop being offended so easily.  Most caucasian people will never understand until they have walked a mile being black or a minority.  We know that will never happen because it is virtually impossible.  We have to count on them listening but if they walk away whenever the conversation gets heated, we’ll never be able to talk.

My day at the Masters 2012.. I saw Tiger Woods!!!

Tiger Woods Masters 2012 Practice Rounds

I saw the lovely greens at the Masters Golf Tournament here in my hometown of Augusta Georgia for the first time in my life.  The grass was like walking on plush carpet. The walk was long but well worth it because i got a chance to see Tiger Woods at several holes….

I stood up to take pictures. I didn’t know that you shouldn’t do that.. so a guys snarled at me from behind, but my neighbor from DC told me to take all the pictures I could because I wouldn’t know when I’d be that close again… so I took a lot of pictures..

Brian Courtney Wilson Concert today – STOKED!

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I’m excited to sing tonight with Claude Deuce and to hear Brian Courtney Wilson live.  Claude is doing some new music tonight so it’s going to be great.

I had the chance to interview Brian Courtney Wilson last month and now I finally get to meet him and hear him live. I love his music. It reminds me of the old Williams Brothers music from the 70’s.

I had the chance to run a contest on my website for tickets to the concert so it will be great to meet the winners.

Sound check is at 1:00 and I have yet to begin getting ready. I’ll be there though.

We are supposed to wear green black/white.. I’ll be more black n white because green just hasn’t come out and said hello to me and I got tired of looking.

Well, I’m sure all will go well tonight.. gotta make sure those camera batteries are charged..

Up where I belong

I just really feel like 2012 is my year no matter what is going on in my life right now… God still has plans for me and as I continue to let toxic habits and toxic people go, I’ll stay in position to receive exactly what God has for me.  I know that he won’t give up on me.

Some will look for me to be in the same place I was before but guess what… I’ve moved! So like the song says:

I’ve moved from my old house

I’ve moved from my old friends

I’ve moved from my old way of life

Thank God I’ve moved out to a brand new life

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Rick Santorum’s comments about black people…. SMH

Well we have a live racists on the line.. Rick Santorum said he doesn’t want to give someone else’s money to black people so they can have a better life…

WELL GUESS WHAT RICK? Black people are NOT THE ONLY NATIONALITY ON WELFARE!!!!  There are all kinds of nationalities using EBT when I go to Walmart or Kroger. Why does this not register?

AMERICA??? Are we really trying to return to the Pre-Civil War Era?? Somebody needs to WAKE UP!  He had the nerve to try to deny that he said “black” people later on FOX.. Well in the Youtube era, you have to censor yourself because somebody is going to get you on camera and I’m so glad!

REGISTER to VOTE BLACK PEOPLE and go to the polls…. I signed up to work with the Obama Campaign this year.. so I’m putting some legs to the mouth!

These Republican candidates… SMH!!!

I am sitting here watching the Iowa Caucus results on ABC’s Nightline and this is really amazing. There are only about 10 months left to the day that we vote and the Republicans have failed to produce a strong front runner.  First there was Mitt Romney, then there was that clown from Texas, Rick Perry, who stammers worse than George W Bush,..

Then there was Herman Cain. Thank God that was past tense.. He was a joke. How do you think you can run for the highest office of this country with all of those skeletons in your closet BROTHER from another mother!!! He was an absolute JOKE and a ploy to try to split all the votes of the minorities that only vote for a candidate based on the color of their skin… Well looks like they chose the wrong monkey for the show… someone should have done a background check before they let their black candidate get on national TV and show his backside like that.. What a disgrace.. I digress.. but I had to get that out!    Oh this just in.. Herman Cain just said he wanted to be the secretary of defense if a republican wins office… Please someone muzzle this man!!! Get a gag order or something..

Then the Georgia Boy, Newt Gingrich was the front runner but of course his infidelity and divorce record was part of the muck racking…

Michelle Bachman really just needs to stick a fork in it- because she is DONE after tonight.  She’ll only keep running to save Tea Party Face…(she was never a real front runner though).

Then it was back to Governor Mitt Romney once the Caucus got closer, but then some dark horse candidate (Rick Santorum) comes riding across 99 counties in Iowa to tie with Mitt virtually overnight???… Rick must be smart because he didn’t spend as much  money.. oh well..

Come on Republicans.. I’m not affiliated with any party so call me what you want, but I fail to see a competent candidate from the Elephants yet…. I mean who matches Obama’s intelligence?  NO ONE.. We haven’t heard a real peep from this new front runner so I’ll reserve judgement.

I’m ready to hear a valid platform that will layout a viable bipartisan plan to dig America out of this mess that we are in… Hey I’m just saying.. Obama has done a great job with the hand he was dealt. I’ve yet to see a candidate that can make him the one term president that the Republican Party so desires to make him.  If this is all you have in the arsenal, someone needs to be practicing for the nomination in 2016.. This is a shame.

-a registered voter with enough sense to read..