Tuesday, December 16, 2014

"I cant breathe!" Challenge

 Saturday, December 14, 2014, Samuel L. Jackson gave all celebrities a run for their money.
"All you celebrities out there pouring ice water on your head, here's a chance to do something else. I challenge all of you to sing the "we aint gonna stop til people are free song" here we go. I can hear my neighbor crying I cant breathe. now I'm in the struggle and I cant lead. Calling out the violence of the racist police. We aint gonna stop til perople are free. Cmon ! Sing it out!"

Church Not As Usual Rally 12/14/14

     Last weekend was a weekend full of protest! As you all know, the Millions March was on Saturday.
Sunday was "Church Not Usual" Rally. Organized by Chrissy Andre, Jube Onyame Charles and Barbara Florvil, We "brought our concerns, our frustration, our anger, our hope, but most of all, our collective voices  so that we as one body would be heard loud and clear. Christians of varied denominations stood in the gap, and were God's earthly extension of love and justice." The mission of this rally was to show the world that the Church has not ignored the issues of our society. By "The Church" I'm not speaking of the "Reverend" Al Sharpton. The Word teaches us to "love thy neighbor" but as a believer myself it was hard to apply that notion to my life in these trying times. I was conflicted. I'm supposed to love the people spilling the blood of my people? Really Jesus?!

      Jesus was not blind to injustices and wrong doings. That's why He flipped the tables in the temple! (Matthew 21:12) If Jesus could flip a table, we can shout and air our voices unto the people! I was ready to flip a table!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Millions March NYC 12/13/2014


Today the Millions March was held in New York City and Washington D.C. Reports have said that more than 70,000 protesters marched from Washington Square Park to Foley Square. We started at around 2pm and headed onto 5th Ave. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

How to get away with Murder...

Eight days ago, I sat here and typed an emotional response to the Grand Jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Today the Grand Jury decided not to indict Daniel Pantaleo for the murder of Eric Garner in New York City. I'm not writing a lengthy response. The only thing I can say is that I am not surprised. It was less of a shock because I'm still hurt because Darren Wilson is free. Its like I've been numbed. Kind of how when somebody's done you wrong multiple times and you just eat it because you expected them to do you wrong. That's inhumane! To expect murders to be free is inhumane!

How to Pre-Poo

Another day, another wash-day! A reader named Rebecca emailed me a few weeks ago asking to see more hair posts..and her wish has been granted! Today's post is about Pre-shampooing your hair, aka Pre-Poo. Pre-Pooing is a great way to prevent damage and breakage when washing your hair. Shampoos tend to leave my hair crunchy and brittle, leaving me the hassle of trying to revive it with boat loads of conditioner. But those days are all gone!

What you will need:
Oil - Coconut, castor, avocado, jojoba, whatever floats your boat.
Conditioner - Most conditioners are water based, so you dont have to worry about what kind. I would advise you to get a brand like Suave because its super cheap but still works really well.
Spray Bottle
Comb
Elastic

NYC FOR FERGUSON PROTEST 11/25/2014

I clocked out of work and as I was walking out I heard roaring. Literal roaring. They were chanting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" I ran outside to see a sea of people, mostly young people carrying signs, fists in the air, or had both hands raised in the air. They were stopping traffic on Times Square! The most congested intersection was put to a halt by a sea of angry, emotional and motivated people who had had enough.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Outfit of the Day



Happy December everyone! There are only 30 more days left in 2014! Time is flying and 2015 is quickly approaching! Luckily we've been having some amazing weather these last couple days, so I had a chance to really put some outfits together without worrying about being cold!