Thursday, December 11, 2008

2 women fired for bathing at KFC

What kind of ridiculousness is this?

2 women were fired at Anderson Kentucky Fried Chicken in California yesterday for bathing in the kitchen KFC sink.

She was fired for violating regulations.

SMH. There parents should beat them. This is a nasty disgrace. Yuck.

To read more, and for pictures of the two girls, click here.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lala and Carmelo Anthony's Family

This is cute.

This picture is taken from Essence Magazine online and I just think it's amazing.

I know a lot of people don't like Lala Vasquez for whatever reason. But you cannot knock this beautiful picture of her and husband Carmelo Anthony, with son Kiyan. They really are a cute couple and a gorgeous family.

And these are just a couple of the many wonderful positive images of black family that we need to be looking at.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Aids Pill being taken as a Drug

According to BBC News today, in South Africa there has been a rampant outbreak of AIDS infected children, using the pills prescribed to help them... to get high.


Children who have AIDS are supposed to be using these pills to build their immune system and help keep the virus at bay. But instead they are grinding them up until they are powder, and smoking them with marijuana or mixing them with pain killers.

Here is an excerpt from the BBC News website:

"One who spoke to me very frankly was only 15 and the oldest person I spoke to was 21, but it's mainly youngsters, teenagers."

Smoking the pills has a hallucinogenic and relaxing affect.

"When I asked them why they like doing it, they said it helps them relax and forget about their problems," said Ms Nhlapo.
"When you look at them, just a few seconds after taking it, they are in another world," she added.

SMH. My heart broke reading this story.

808s... A Heartbreak

So as my daily routine at work, I always try to listen to a new (or old) cd every day.

Today's pick? Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak.

I'm not feelin it. When I first heard that it had a lot of slow songs on it, I figured I would like it. After all, Lil Wayne's album had a lot of nostalgic love type songs on it as well. I usually dig that stuff.

So Kanye's album, adequately with the name Heartbreak in it...I figured would just be a some more of the Kanye's inner child workings, maybe some real stuff about his feelings for his ex's.

But I didn't expect a techno type love fest. I wonder what type of crowd he was catering too this time around? I know there has been a merging of rock and rap recently, but I also didn't expect Kanye to really to all around cater to that type of crowd.

I honestly think "Heartless" and "See you in my Nightmares", his song with Lil Wayne are the best songs on the cd.

It just doesn't work for me.

What do you think?

William Balfour: Menace to Society

Lock his ass up and throw away the key.

William Balfour was arrested for Jennifer Hudson's family killings.

Sources claim that he was jealous of Julia Hudson, Jennifer's sister, after she was believed to be dating other men. Balfour made constant threats to her family, which resulted in the killing of Hudson's mother and nephew.

This type of shit is so disgraceful and flat out evil. No words.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Barack and Michelle do Essence: Collector's Issue

I am really happy about this. Really.

You can expect to see a weekly, if not daily post about the Obamas. I, like many others, am obsessed with this family.

Barack and Michelle have done Essence Magazine before. But not like this. They look positively Presidential. And look at the wisdom in Obama's eyes. It's like he's larger than life. On top of the world.

As if the couple didn't exude strength and power already, after this cover you are really forced to take notice.

Radiant. Ravishing. Real. This is us.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Brotha of the week: Idris Elba

This man has such a presence.
If you don't recognize chocolate brotha to my right. This is Stringer from "the Wire", and Monty from "Daddy's Little Girls", his movie with Gabrielle Union.

He is definitely a catch.