Lupita is Redefining Beauty

Recognize her??? She played the starring role in ‘Black Panther’ as well as won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in ’12 Years a Slave’.  She’s been killing the game for a while but just recently began being recognized for her work.  PEOPLE’s magazine recognized her as the World’s Most Beautiful Woman although growingContinue reading “Lupita is Redefining Beauty”

THE One and Only, Grace Jones

Do you remember this queen? She starred in the movie, ‘Boomerang’ alongside Eddie Murphy and Halle Berry.  Ms. Jones played an interesting yet comical role in the movie and killed it! I’m smiling just thinking about her shenanigans, but I digress.  So one thing I didn’t realize at the time was she wasn’t just making aContinue reading “THE One and Only, Grace Jones”

America’s First Black Model ~ Helen Williams

This month is about celebrating black excellence, starting with Ms. Helen Williams, one of America’s first black models. Hats off to this queen for paving the way for other young and upcoming aspiring black models. Born in New Jersey in 1937, tall and beautiful with gorgeous dark brown skin, Helen Williams was one of theContinue reading “America’s First Black Model ~ Helen Williams”

Still I Rise by Maya Angelou

You may write me down in historyWith your bitter, twisted lies,You may trod me in the very dirtBut still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you?Why are you beset with gloom?’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wellsPumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns,With the certainty of tides,Just likeContinue reading “Still I Rise by Maya Angelou”

New Year, New View!

Happy New Year! We’re a little over a week into the New Year but I think it’s still acceptable to lead off with this greeting, right? Especially for those you haven’t chatted with since last year…which would be you!  So again, Happy New Year and I hope it’s off to a great start! As for me,Continue reading “New Year, New View!”

Why did I do that???

Well, when you get stuck, you get stupid. You date guys you normally wouldn’tYou entertain nonsense you never thought you wouldYou accept jobs that don’t align with where you’re goingYou compromise on a whole other levelYou get desperateYou get thirstyYou want change, so…You get stupid Now what? Unfortunately, I don’t have the answer but IContinue reading “Why did I do that???”