I find it funny when people say that aren’t enough “Black” show on tv. Those same people say the same thing about music on the radio. I realized a long time ago, that those two outlets will never cater to the black demographic in a positive light. So just like my music, where I turn off the radio, I will also turn off the tv. Unless Sportscenter is on, or a couple other shows I like but you get the point. I’ve found a handful of shows that real people have produced themselves and instead of going through tv, uploaded them straight to the internet via youtube. As I find more I’ll post them but here are a couple for you to check out.
In my opinion, this would be equivilant to the head wrap…
This is another funny one, why don’t women just get their own food, because they want yours… lol
“Awkward Black Girl”
She is already in season two, but here is the first episode..
” Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
– Corinthians 13:4
I’ve never been one to quote biblical scriptures, but this one was brought to my attention at a time when I wasn’t exactly sure what “love” was anymore. I kept thinking about it over and over again in my head, trying to dissect it. While at the same watching my brother from another mother make moves towards fulfilling it in reality as if I was witnessing a living testimony. Fast forward a couple of months when I took the picture above he absolutely knew this woman would one day become his wife, how soon he would accomplish this was his only obstacle. What I love about the picture above is how intertwined they seem to be with each other while at the same time looking as though they are completely comfortable with where they are at. Something I think is a true test of any relationship, having your life be weaved into someone else’s day to day, and be completely okay with that. Over the past year I’ve witnessed these two become what they were speaking of in Corinthians 13:4, especially in that patient part… lol
Congratulations to my bro Darius Wynn, and his Fiance Danielle Da Silva
The loss of a love one is never easy, especially when you lose them to something as abrupt as violence. Something that we StLiens are all too familiar with, given that we rank in top 10 for violent cities damn near yearly. MLK once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. I’m going to take the liberty of saying I’m pretty sure that when he said “man” he meant mankind including women. Now if you’re anything like most young urbanites (read black people) someone is taken from you, what happens next is that you’ll probably put their likeness on a r.i.p tee and pull it out every so often to reminisce on birthday and holidays. However if you have a lil gumption about yourself then I’m sure you would love to see change within your community and wearing one t-shirt won’t ever be enough. Think about the situation, someone is taken from this earth and leaves behind countless others with a void. Think about yourself how would you want your legacy to live on. Hopefully you have someone in your life with half of the aspirations and gumption (yes I used that word twice) as the homie Kandie Williams and her family affair Team B.E.N.O. Spurred by the loss of her nephew Donveion J. Williams Sr. on August 28th 2011, known to friends and family as B3NO Good, to start a non-profit organization to Bring 3veryone New Opportunities. Primarily helping out High School students that have lost a parent to violence with $500 scholarships, then also hosting family themed events throughout the year. I got a chance to speak with the homie to get a little bit more info.
Team B.E.N.O has a Fashion Show coming up soon, what can you tell us about that? – The R3SURR3CTION will be held Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the Sheraton downtown St. Louis on 400 S 14th street. Doors open at 5:30 show will start promptly at 6:00pm. They can expect nothing less than pure entertainment! Since this is a charity fashion show it’s gonna be different from the regular fashion show scene. I want the patrons to not only enjoy the fashion they see, but the overall atmosphere. I have a number of different hosts that will surely keep the crowd entertained.
What about the designers in the show, who can we expect? I am introducing a lot of new designers at this fashion show. On the woman’s end I have Lady Pearl Boutique, Glamorized Fashions & Achi Couture. On the men’s end I have Kamanizi Klothing, Space kidz, Hero-Brand Clothing, Patches Clothing & of course TEAM B3NO will roll out our line! J
Will there be anything on hand to buy from the designers? The designers will have their own area set up to sell their goods. Some of the designers do other things besides fashion, & they will present their other endeavors at this time.
The proceeds from the event are going towards scholarships is there a certain monetary goal you’re wanting to reach with this fashion show alone? Yes, I hope to raise enough money to fund our first two scholarships; which means I need at least 100 people to attend this event!! LOL GET YOUR TICKETS PEOPLE
Team B.E.N.O also is producing shirts with some witty lines… What are some of the taglines from the line of shirts your team is producing and what do they mean to you personally? Our taglines include: Hate is Love, Love is Pain, BeNoGood, & Show No Love. We will roll out some new ones but you gotta be in the building to see the New Hotness!! I like to call this line the LOVE LINE. The Hate is Love is actually one of the first customized t-shirt my nephew had made through Patches Clothing. We used that as our starting point & just added on from there. Hate is Love pays homage to all haters. The shirt lets them know that we recognize that in the end it’s all love.
You’ve been in the St. Louis fashion scene for a while, how is this time different and what are bringing new to it? It’s very different for me because now I’m not only participating in this show; I actually put this show together. I’m going to bring the fun back to fashion. Fashion Shows are always so serious & just straight to the point. They tend to be very time consuming for the designers models etc. This will be a very smooth flowing show, but most importantly I want the participants & the attendees to enjoy themselves. I want laughs, I want smiles, I want people to anticipant attending the show again next year.
How/where can students find information about applying for the scholarship? Our website is in the works. Students will be able to access it directly from there. We will personally contact all schools in the St. Louis area and make it our business to get our application into the counselors office; or whichever area of the school that helps the students w/furthering their education.
Whats the most important lesson you’ve learned thus far about the entire process that you would like to share? The old saying is true; to achieve something new you’ve gotta do something new!! That’s w/a lil twist on it. I’ve really had to put myself out there, not as Kandie of Patches, or Kandie the model but Kandie of TEAM B3NO. So I would say don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. People can’t support what they don’t know about!!
Thanks for the info Kandie… People make sure you show support and help the kids. Truly a picture worth a thousand words…
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m nowhere near perfect. I don’t think I want to be, we all have flaws and quirks, learning to live with them is what makes us human. Learning to live with your mates imperfections is what L-O-V-E is all about. I’ve learned from past relationships what I did right and most definitely what I did wrong. If you’re anything like my better half you’re wondering what I did wrong in the past. I’ll tell you like I tell her “That’s neither here, nor there… Let’s move on”. An easy out. Knowing that someone has a past and still accepting them for who they and what they’re capable of is what love is about. So on this mid-day Hump Day Break when your mind is accepting the thought of being free from your workday, lets get those minds churning to some recreational activities. How about some libations to get us in the move and give a toast to those who love us no matter what… Cheers 2 U
sidenote: The 90’s had some good RnB groups, what happened?
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Good afternoon homies…So if you’re keeping track of the blog you know that last week I touched on finding that cuddle buddy for this upcoming fall/winter season we need to stay warm and entertained right?… Hopefully you took heed to the advice and are interviewing potential candidates especially on a rainy hump day like this, you don’t want to end up with a lackluster buddy this season do you? Here are a few things to consider during this important interview… Can you agree on what movies/channels to pass the day with, let’s be honest if their favorite flick is one of those wack movies that BET loves to play and you’re more of a Love Jones type on a day like this then ya’ll gonna have an issue. Another important issue is how well do ya’ll bodies fit together when spooning on the couch… Ever spent time with someone you just couldn’t get comfortable with because it just was an awkward fit or there just wasn’t enough couch cushions to support both ya’ll? Maybe you need a new couch too.. One other quick tip, can they bake/cook? Neither one of ya’ll are gonna want to leave the house especially on a day like this. Having someone that can get down in the kitchen is a huge plus and might help them earn a permanent position when spring rolls around (You’ll end up loving them like a fat kid loves cake, literally)… You may think that these issues are insignificant to think about when really the matter at hand is all about the “humping” in hump day right? No people these are really important, remember guys anything leading up to the actual moment of the “hump” is really considered foreplay. Foreplay is HUGE, never forget that… The way you interact with each other beforehand is gonna play a huge part in how big or significant the umm how should I say this “happy ending” is gonna be. We all like to have a good nap right? Lol I hope these tips help you choose wisely over the next couple weeks. Happy Hunting and Humping. Hump Day Song Dwele “Weekend Love” Side Note: Dont mind the title of the song… just listen….
The sweetest thing I’ve ever known was like a kiss on the collarbone. Funny how the weirdest spots we can think to kiss someone can provide the most erotic feelings right? The forehead, collarbone, behind the ear, waistline… I know the mp3 below isn’t “The Sweetest Thing” but I was feeling the vibe more on this one. I was in a reggae mood this morning what can I say… #shrug
Bob Marley And The Wailers – Turn Your Lights Down Low (Featuring Lauryn Hill)
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Picture the setting, the morning sun peeking through the blinds and incense burning, with Ms Hill and Marley on rotation providing some mental stimulation. That special someone is just getting out of the shower, with nothing but a towel wrapped around them and smelling like bath and body works.. Now if you’re like me, i’m a sucker for good fragrances and cant help but to grab that towel and pull her in close and place a kiss on one of those aforementioned locations on her body. This the funny thing especially if she’s on her way to work, I’m gonna try my best to make her late… lol They’re either gonna brush it off and continue to get ready for work or give in and go with the flow and think of a great excuse to why they were late to work while taking that second shower. Depends on how convincing you are as to what choice they’re gonna make… Hope you have convincing lips, so you can make someone late to work today. Side Note: How late were you to work this morning and what was your excuse?