Thursday, November 13, 2008

Lock Updates...

So I took some lock update photos this week and wanted to share a couple of the shots with you. If you'd like to see the rest, just visit my fotki album where I've been chronicling my locking journey since day one!

By the end of December, I will have been locking for 3yrs. It's amazing how they have become more and more beautiful as time has passed. I don't think I ever imagined how wonderful locking my hair would be although I've been excited to see each phase and how it's matured over time. I am totally loving my journey and my locks.

On to year 4!!! YAY

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Mama Africa - We loved you Miriam Makeba

I can't believe she's gone. I was immensely saddened to hear that Miriam Makeba collapsed after a performance in Italy this week and passed away shortly after at the age of 76. She has been an iconic singer from South Africa. Remembering her has always brought back fond memories for me. My father used to play her music when I was a child and as a result, one of my favorite childhood songs was 'The Naughty Little Flea'.

I was lucky enough, after all these years of loving Ms Makeba, to see her live at Trafalgar Square in London last year for Africa Day. She was so beautiful, energetic, and regal. It was pouring rain and so cold, but the crowd flocked together and made our own kind of warmth. She was the sun and we basked in her glory and radiance!

You will be sincerely missed and our love and respect for you will never end Miriam...

Here's a live performance from the 60's of my favorite Miriam Makeba song.. Enjoy:

Friday, November 07, 2008

Wazzzzzz Upppppppppp?

Change, that's whaz up. Do you guys remember the Wazzzzzzz Upppppppp commercials? Well, if you do, you'll get a kick out of this vid.

Tell me what you think...

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Introducing Peanut Wiggins

As I've said before, David Alan Grier is a dayum fool and this skit shows it on so many levels....


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Locked Beauty of the Month: Divinity

It's that time of the month again guys. I've chosen another Myspace friend who's handle is Divinity, what a fitting name, yes?

I love this photo to the left; the quintessential BLACK POWER pose and ultimately fitting for this time in our country's history. No wonder why I chose her this month and specifically this photo of her!

Divinity rocks her locks with style and power. Of late, she has colored the bottom half of her locks a fierce fire red, which you'll notice in the subsequent photos. I'm not always a fan of red locks, but I must say that Divinity rocks them in a way that would make any natural woman proud and slightly envious. Not just any woman could pull this look off, but she does it with effortless ease!

So for these reasons and more, Divinity is my pick for the locked beauty of the month for November 2008!

Presedential Elect Barack Obama...

Wow, what a night last night was!!! Over the past year, we've gone from reciting the slogan 'Yes we can', to reciting the slogan 'Yes we will' yesterday, to 'Yes we did' today. I have to admit that coming from a very religious and immigrant family, I was never encouraged to get involved in politics in any way. I've never felt compelled to either, but this year was different. At the age of 35, I registered to vote for the first time in my life and voted for what I felt was right. I wanted to make my voice heard and it was touching to see so many others that were in the same frame of mind as myself. It just felt right on so many levels. America has spoken and our voice has been heard loud and clear worldwide!

I'm reminded of the struggles that my parents had to endure as immigrants coming to a country as adults where not only the land was foreign to them, but the language as well. I'm reminded of how they struggled to provide for my siblings and myself in this, a foreign country for them. I'm also reminded of how I was raised in America, but with the culture and ideals of my parents homeland. I realize how much I have in common with Barack and how my heart swells with pride for him and for America as a whole.

This is indeed a magical time. I have so many blessings happening for me right now and having this happen just sets the stage for change in every respect. I feel blessed to be here to witness and be a part of this momentus time in our country's history. I am taking advantage of this magical time to make resolutions for the coming year since I'm feeling now more than ever that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!!!

Inspirations and blessings to all who read this,

Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King Jr could walk.
Martin Luther King Jr walked so Barack Obama could run.
Barack Obama ran, so our children & grandchildren can fly!!!