Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Sophie Okonedo....ACTRESS

She is very talented....Yes, Sophie Okonedo is black and Jewish - Her Nigerian father and white Jewish mother split when Okonedo was young, and she and her mother moved into the "council housing" of London (on this side of the pond, we call those the projects). Okonedo told Newsweek that a government official once came to their door and wondered why a public housing apartment would have so many books inside. Luckily for Okonedo, those books may have sparked her interest in the writing workshop that started her career.

Apparently, Okonedo was better at dramatic readings than penning her own works, and her writing teacher encouraged the acting bug. He had the right idea; Okonedo soon landed a choice scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, sparking a stage career that started with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her screen acting is not so shabby either; she was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actress for her starring turn in Hotel Rwanda. From public housing to Academy Award nominee, Okonedo's career sounds crazy enough to be a movie in its own right.
Other movies to see: Martian Child, The Secret lives of Bees,and SKIN!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A quarter of a CENTURY~ +1!!!!!

Alas Toda is my birthday so far nothing super extradionary other than GOD woke me up and BLESSED me to see my lovely FAMILY and FRIENDS!!!


Love April

Monday, November 9, 2009


Ok readers when I first fell into this natural idea I hit every website and friend tha I know and asked for ADVICE!!! I kept getting information about Coconut oil and shea butter and ALL nautral products that everyone seemd to LOVE ..Everyone but the PERSON/THING that mattered the most MY HAIR!
So after hitting the BSS I found Luster's Renutrients Replenishing Style Cream 4oz.
I have found that usually after conditioning hy hair tends to DRY up fast..even with the shea butter and Coconut oil it always feels rather ROUGH and DRY/BRITTLE when I get to work....ARGHH
It got to the point where I was spritzing my air every hr..NOT GOOD!!!! I was/am going through product like crazy...(FYI: the Coconut oil and shea butter does WORK WONDERS FOR MY BABIES HAIR THOUGH)


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OKAY So here's my FIRST GIVEAWAY!!!!!
I am looking for someone to GIve me a FUNKY name for some earring designed here in the photo....

The first to come up and post a GREAT name in the comment section will GET.........

The pair of earrings that corresponds with their name AND...... A custom Earring holder for them to Display!!!!!!

Please in the comments respond with your NAME and earring name....

The lucky Winner will be Chosen Friday Nov. 27, 2009....COME ALL and COMMENT!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

MY Favorites

A Small run down on what is ESSENTIAL in my WORLD!!!!
My favorite Movie

Starring Larenz Tate and the beautiful Nia Long, Love Jones is the quintessential black romance movie. Darius Lovehall (Tate), a young poet, falls in love with talented photographer Nina Moseley (Long) and the rest of the show is aptly described by the film’s tagline: “Get together. Fall apart. Start over.”
It’s simple-there is nothing to dislike about this classic. If you and your lady have already had dinner, this movie can certainly be the dessert. (Or can put you in the mood for some).

TOPAZ: My birthstone and favorite jewel

My Favorite Tv show..FYI it will be back on BET hopefully in the SPRING!


Classic Hair BOWS:


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Uncle Rusell's Letter to Bill Cosby

There are a lot of great entertainers who do great things. Bill Cosby is one of them. He has always used his voice to right what he thought was wrong. However, I believe that too often Mr. Cosby has wrongly placed the blame.

Bill Cosby is an example of someone from the older generation who has consistently blamed the poets and asked suffering community members to bare the full burden of guilt for the struggles that they endure. It is certainly not that he and the rest of the elders don't care, because they do. In fact, their intentions are pure and good. All the things they say are actually true. What they don’t understand is that the young people who they criticize did not create their own realities. They did not create the crumbling education system that we school them in. They did not create the drug epidemic and drug wars that have resulted in a dysfunctional family structure. They did not create the health care crisis that does not treat them. They did not create the culture of violence that they fall victim to.

While it is true that each one of us can make a change at any moment, it is equally true that at every minute we are all doing the best we can. If you knew better, you would do better. Therefore, those who care and have resources could/should work to create the kind of support systems that could inspire change. From the preacher who lifts our consciousness and asks us to reach for strength to the politicians and philanthropists who put programs in place to support our growth. When the President brought the Cosby attitude to his NAACP speech a few months ago, I was disappointed. It is nice to tell black people to stand up, but isn’t that really Min. Farrakhan's job? The President's job is to tell them to walk to the program that he placed on their corner. It is our job to instill the inspiration that gets a young person to walk into the program and not stand on the corner.

We love Cosby and all the older types who judge and blame the poets or culture for the sadness that the poets point to from their realities. From a place of love, I am letting the older generation know that they must admit that young people are less racist, less sexist, less homophobic, less prejudice than their parents and far less than their grandparents. Mr. Cosby, you know that your generation is carrying a lot more dirt, you are all just smart enough to cover it up. Old people are quicker to destroy the planet, abuse the animals and promote wars and then act like young people are violent. Young people are more compassionate, giving, promote gay rights, animal rights, human rights, protect the environment and want to end the wars. When they point out the contradictions that come up and say it on a record and say it LOUD, you can’t believe it! The culture and the poetry is a mirror of the realities that they expressing. Instead of criticizing, let us recognize the faults of adults, because until that happens you all will continue to turn off young people from your message and further alienate them from your generation.

I love Bill Cosby. Who doesn’t? I love him so much that is why I am writing this blog. But this is not just about Mr. Cosby. I know that tomorrow there will be headlines that read “Russell Simmons attacks Bill Cosby.” But let’s be clear, this is a call-out to all the adults who are judging more and listening less to the beautiful, progressive voices that come from our young people…Bill Cosby just happens be on the front line. This is about two generations reconciling...I guess because of my age, you would say that I am stuck on the other side, but I will always recognize that young people can use support instead of judgment. We need to have the hard conversation and both sides need to listen – if you need an office to do it in, my door is always open.

with great love
all things are possible

-Russell Simmons

Hairfluence #5


LADIES let me preface this by saying I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE looking at Ms J's pictures...Not only is she my SOROR but she is a great fashion MASTER....Please take a moment to browse her pics and read her comments!

NM: What’s your name how old are you and where are you from?
Jocelyn, 26, Nashville

NM: Why did you make the decision to go natural, and when did you do it?
I went natural in high school because I had a basketball coach who was naturally curly

NM: What products/ingredients do you use?
Ive used soooo many but now I staying with Ms. Jessies and KINKY CURL (i love it)

NM: Could you describe your regimen?
I had a regimen before I found the kinky curl but not anymore it works wonders

NM: What mistakes have you made in your natural journey that you've learned from?
Using products for white girls and bleaching my hair!!

NM: Where do you get style inspiration from?
I love the 80s so I like to spin off on their style

NM: How does your hair work for your life?
It works great because I don't have to worry about rain or sweating my hair while doing hot yoga! (info plug..but Ladies Hot Yoga is not for the meek..LOL )

NM: Did it take long for your hair to grow out?
It didn't take long at all. It actually grew alot quicker when i conditioned it more and stopped using curling irons.

NM: What's the best thing about being natural?
Exactly what it says, I'm 100% NATURAL

NM: Favorite Quote?

Never lower yourself to the level of your opponent or you will never be a true contender of the game.

and anything else you'd like to add for your POST!!!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


In preparation of Daylight savings time I set my clock 10 mins faster each day so that the new time wouldnt be tha big of a shock for me...I have abig problem with time changing. I would rather it stayed the same....Since I'm in a building Majority of the day I dont see the efects for a new time..Doesn't really bother me one way or another..Its light when I get out the car in the morning and light when i get ready to head home :)....
But Since I got my schedule all our of wack I've been waking up extra early according to my clock...So It's time I put my time to GOOD use....
Since the 1st I have been going to the GYM faithfully...
Im settin my schedule as is :
MON, WED, FRI- Cardio
Tue, Thr- Wieght Training and toning day kids activity
Sun.. light walking around the block..until it gets to cold for the girls..Trust pushing a 2 person stroller is a workout!

Right now I weight 125lbs even....I'm looking mainly to Tighten my Mommy Tummy and tone up...

Any sugestions would be nice!!!!