Thursday, February 23, 2012

I AM A WOMAN!

I am a huge fan of this gorgeous woman. Her words are always lovely.. check out more of her videos!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Childhood memories with Whitney Houston's music

I was like 4 or 5 when these two videos came out!
Yet I do remember these songs playing in the car all the time, my mother singing these songs through the house, me being IN LOVE with the video for "I am every Woman" because there were little girls MY AGE dancing in the video -- me and my cousins would do all of the dances lol.
Whitney Houston was one of the originals with such an amazingly huge voice that everyone loved.
She is one of the ones that helped pave the way for many singers that we listen to now.
Your music will forever live on <3


I remember LOVING this music video as a little girl! Me and my cousins would always do the dances lol.


Saturday, February 11, 2012

on the note of Black History..

 
"I am very disturbed by the disrespect and ignorance I have seen regarding black history/black history month. Yes, I am black. No, I am not disturbed only because I am black. It is such a shame that Americans do not know what black people in this country went through and continue to go through. Racism will never end bec...ause the racist infrastructure keeps people ignorant-by choice. We learn about all these insignificant people and dates in U.S. history class from 1st grade to first year of college, but never once is Angela Davis, Tubman or Malcolm X or Phyllis Wheatley, DuBois, Carmicheal, Gordon Parks, Booker T, Douglas, and there are sooo many more. How can you have compassion for a people that you have no understanding of the HELL they endured coming to this country and then for centuries thereafter? I want to blame the educational system, but I cannot anymore. Adults in this technological age must take full responsibility for the ignorance they participate in. We walk around with encyclopedias in our pockets everyday. Educate yourself on something other than who some celebrity is divorcing or what some chick wore to some awards ceremony that has NO impact on your reality. Teach your children where they came from so that they can UNDERSTAND the problems we face today in our society. The first thing a psychologist or doctor does is get a history on a patient. It's real hard to diagnose or treat a patient without it. A culture/society is no different..it's just bigger and a lot more complicated. This government ACTIVELY KILLED and tortured peaceful black and white leaders that believed in equality. This government ALLOWED thousands of innocent black children, men and women to be killed publicly and privately for the sheer enjoyment and display of hatred by white america before , during and AFTER formal slavery. This COUNTRY actively destroyed the culture, traditions, and family structure of black people....YET still WE RISE, AND YES I am PROUD. I think EVERYONE that calls themself an "American" SHOULD BE proud. Everyone that claims to love this country because this country would not be what it is without BLACK people, and the other peoples of color that worked tirelessly day in and day out and gave their lives (voluntarily and involuntarily) in the white mans wars where countless innocent people were killed as well. (yes, I said it) Our (and I mean AMERICAN) struggles, hardships, and our history is what defines who we are. It can not and should not be ignored or diluted down to a superficial month of commercials and movie showings on TBS. It should be integrated into our daily discussions ...into our curriculum..This is so upsetting. Racism and voluntary ignorance is unpatriotic. Let's talk about that." -Alex Bodkin

Friday, February 10, 2012

the world keeps turnin.. on and on

I've been singing this song all day yesterday, and it's still stuck in my head.

Monday, February 6, 2012

If you didn't see the half time performance

I just saw it this morning myself, nor did I watch the game.. but my twitter timeline was going wild when Madonna was performing (whom I love by the way).
I heard the good, the bad, the funny comments, and even the ones saying it was a "ritual"
I mean Greek dressed soldiers, horns on heads, dressed in all black, Egyptian costumes and mimicking Egyptian dancing..... interesting interesting performance to say the least lol and that's all I will say!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012

MASTER CLASS!!!


So when I found out from twitter that WilldaBEAST and his girlfriend Janelle Ginestra were gonna be teaching here in atlanta, I just KNEW I had to come out and take the class. --If you're a dancer.. you certainly know these two from youtube


Unfortunately... Janelle wasn't able to make it :[ but the class was still beyond amazing!!

As a lot of you know (if you follow me on twitter) I havent taken a dance class in sooo long because of my crazy work schedule, but I wanted this class to be my intro back into the dance scene :]

So the GOOD NEWS is that he did pick me once at the end
 the BAD NEWS is that I am SOOOO OUT OF SHAPE lmao
Duuuude I was shaking and on the verge of fainting, but  I didn't quit without a fight!! I started falling apart and I'm glad he didnt post that lol --- of course I was out of the cameras way when I was doing good in the beginning... I get camera shy lol
The energy was something serious, my dance friends worked it :]
anyway.. follow him @Willdabeast_011 and watch!! (photos coming soon too!)