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Sunday, August 30, 2009

You Better Get Right With God!

Since I don't get to church often I'll let this
3 year old school me this morting (Madea style)...

I wonder if she'll grow up to be a preacher?

Alright? Alright!

Thanks Melinda!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Way back Wednesday...Adina Howard

Oh snap remember this joint?

Adina Howard-Freak Like Me

Some might say she was an early R&B version of Lil Kim, but plenty of freaky female artists came before her (Milli Jackson etc.) but she was definitely banded my my Momma.

People would probably think she's not nearly sexy (or naked) enough
by today's standards (GASP, No weave!) but for '95 this was pretty raunchy.

In 2004 Adina released the song Nasty Grind, bearing much fewer
articles of clothing and still bringing the sexy. She looks great!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tangy Tuesday - Tart & Tangy...

Now that's an old glass of TANG right there!

I was outside the other day, chatting with some of my neighbors when I heard 2 people laughing and giggling so hard it made me smile instantly. When I turned to see where the sound was coming from I saw this lovely Queen and his friend chuckling their way down the block...

Don't you just love that open vest revealing those sexy abs?
And I think his chain was stuck on his nipple!

The Swine Flu is Back

Well it's almost time to send the kiddies back to school and just in time to give us all a serious case of the heebee geebees, a report from the U.S. Presidential advisory group was released today stating that the swine flu a.k.a the H1N1 virus could potentially infect half of the U.S. population during the upcoming fall and winter season.


On average 36,000 Americans die from the seasonal flu every year. Most of these are cases of the elderly, infants/babies or people with existing health issues. Though that number sounds high, because our bodies have no defence against the H1N1 strain, we are at a much higher risk.

According to the Center of Disease Control, 1,500 people have died from the "swine flu" during the Southern Hemisphere's winter months and in the United States between April 15 and July 29th of this year over 43,000 people have fallen ill and 302 have died from the strain.

Now I am not really a fan of the vaccine (I haven't forgotten the Tuskegee Experiment and the FDA is recalling a new drug every time I turn the channel) but the CDC recommends the vaccine as "one way to steer clear" of the H1N1 virus. The only problem with that is the 100 million vaccines needed will not be ready for mid-October, meaning that many people will not be able to get the vaccine at the onset of the season which is best.

So in the meantime if you see me in the streets like this...
don't be surprised!
I was rolling to DC on one of those Chinese buses when the first outbreak happened.

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) lists these tips to help keep you swine flu free.

  1. Get a flu vaccine.
  2. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you sneeze or cough.
  3. Dispose of each tissue after use.

  4. Wash hands often and when no possible use an alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

  5. Try to avoid contact with sick people.

  6. If you feel like you might be sick, stay home for at least 24 hours AFTER your fever is gone (without the use of medication).

  7. While you are sick, limit your contact with people as much as possible.
  8. Take anti-viral drugs (if your doctor recommends them) within the first 2 days of you symptoms.

Being in NY, sadly we have a wonderful breading ground for the swine flu and all their germ friends....the subway system! Millions of people in a tunnel with no real ventilation. It's a germs wet dream, so please be careful and think about putting some alcohol in a spray bottle and carrying that with you.

It comes in very handy in plenty of situation but especially when you have to hold a pole on the train.

And if you see a pack of these, N95 masks, on the counter at your local drug store...grab a box or 2. It can't hurt.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Brooklyn, We Go Hard!

Especially if someone skips our Nana in the line at the hospital at 1 am.

Peep this video of 2 families fighting in Brookdale Hospital in Brooklyn late at night...

Ole girl getting a few licks in early witht he cane had me cracking but dude in the black and white striped shirt needs a beat down for sucker punching chicks and then backing up.

Gracias Heffenator 'Preciate it!

And just so you don't think it's only us Brooklynites who get buck, here's a video of some Koreans wilding out during a meeting of the Parliament.

Granted they are probably fighting over something that effects the lives of millions of people, but ignorant is ignorant.

And is it just me or do they look like a bunch of toddlers fighting? All that screaming and flailing of the arms and barley a punch landed. Just wearing themselves out!

Saturday, August 22, 2009 not from New Jersey...Uh Uh!

Reverend Charles Needs Some Help - Watch more Funny Videos

I'd put money on the fact that if you let this man baptize you it would be done in the corn liquor he makes in his bath tub after his in home Sunday morning service!

Go ahead and give the 'Reben Charles" a call so he can come get his donation!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

OOOO, HIS Lip Gloss Is Poppin'

I know it's not Tuesday but I got a real TANGY taste in my mouth when I saw this picture...

I know D. Wade left his wife and started getting a taste for the swirl and I've heard some stories about Quentin, (right Brandy???) but don't go this far to the left Bro...back away from the Lip Gloss (and the TANG)!

Who's Gonna Run This Town Tonight?

So we all know Jay-Z's new song, Run This Town featuring Rihanna & Kanye West (ICK!) is the hotness out right now.

Well my boy DJ Jeff Haze
had a link to the full video on his page so I snagged it for ya...

By the way, he'll be spinning at The Lox Lounge in Brooklyn tonight
(and every Thursday) located @
15 Putnam Ave @ the corner of Grand & Fulton. Tel: 718.930.1316.


Now I'm feeling the song and video just as much as the next person...I peeped the Tre Cutacious Warriors references here and there, but for real, I'm in a state of total shock by Rihanna's fashion. Yet again the woman has brought us straight FIRE.

If you are a P.E.T.A. supporter stop reading NOW.

Now ladies, I know it's not always realistic to rock a hat with a black veil or fur accents when it's 80 degrees outside (I've done both though...WHAT?... Say something!) but just in case you are feeling gutsy, I've got a great idea for you.

Roll on over to New York's Fashion District (around 38th street & 7th avenue) and buy a fox pelt. I got mine about 3 years back for about $40 bucks. Not every fabric store around there has then but just roll on in and ask if they sell "whole animal pelts". My tag read, "Rio Negro Foxskin".

Looks like road kill, huh?

I prefer getting the whole ones because they are cheaper and you can cut them to your liking and can use any scraps for other projects, like a fur cuff or to accent a pair of boring shoes. Be ready to see a tooth or a paw or something so woman up and just trim that stuff off.

Guess you can tell I'm no P.E.T.A. person...they throw some paint on me and I'm skinning them and rocking them next season!

Anyway, you can either pin the fur to one shoulder or sleeve of a cropped jacket or vest or wrap it around your shoulders for a "stole effect'.

For this look you'd need about 3 pelts

but you could pull off the look from the video with just one.

Now get out there and Run This Town Tonight!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Only In New York...

Recently I was visiting my friends and welcoming their new baby home...(WHAT UP NORVILLE'S?!).. While there one of their family members, Janeil starting tell this hilarious story about how she saw this man jump down onto the train tracks with his shopping cart to get from one side to the other.

Well she's good cause Mama whipped out her phone and snapped a few pictures. The one of him trying to get onto the other side didn't come out as clearly as the others but here you go...


I'm not even mad at the brother, as high as the train fair is if I needed the other side and didn't have a transfer I might try it.


Way Back Wednesday...Crush on You

For some reason Crush on You by The Jets, makes me think of summer.

Well they do say the summertime makes people frisky &
all that so head out in this HEAT WAVE and find your newest crush...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tangy Tuesday...Vogue Evolution!

Now this about as TANGY as it can get but I must say, I like them.

Here's a lil taste of Vogue Evolution from this season of America's Best Dance Crew.

An ex of mine actually got me watching America's Best Dance Crew about 2 seasons ago. At first I was a little concerned to see my man watching the show with such intensity but after a while I got sucked in too. I didn't watch last season but once I heard about these lovely ladies strutting their stuff on the cat walk I knew I was going to be tuning in.

Vogue Evolution is an all gay dance troop taking center stage and bringing a new style of dance to light. The five member group was formed in early 2008 and has been performing in the underground vogue and house/ball culture ever since. The Historic House-Ball Culture in NYC has been around since the Harlem Renaissance...who knew???

Well it looks like Vogue Evolution may bring their style of dance to main stream...I'm sure I'll see a duck walk and one leg drop in the club before the summer is up...OK off to practice I go....

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Tangy Tuesday...Private Dancer!

This mug wont be homeless for much longer.
Someone's going to spot this talent and make him their PRIVATE DANCER...

He'll do what you want him to do!

Monday, August 10, 2009

How Much is That Doggie In the Window?

Ain't he cute...

Yeah well, don't believe the hype.

I spotted this cute little fella while I was talking to one of my neighbors.

He ice grilled me the whole time the light was red and when I gave him a little "Kissy, kissy. Hi there cutie", he jumped out the window and ran towards me.

I like my ankles so I was out.

Friday, August 7, 2009

I'm Not Saying, But I'm Saying...

I knewed it was true (Color Purple style)...

It as proven today that the death of TV Pitchman, Billy Mays was cocaine related. Billy died at the age of 50, on June 28th of this year of heart disease.

He Needs to Be Neutered!

Shout out to CHICO for sending this hot mess of a man!


Well Looky Here, Looky Here...

The Salsitas!!!

Aih Aih Aih Aih !

Sorry I Offended myself with that one...Oops!

I was just strolling alonghello kitty skipping Pictures, Images and PhotosLA LA LA...On my way to drop a few things at the tailor and decided to stroll into a (not so far) Pioneer Grocery Store, just to see what their store was like. It smelled horribly I opted to turn around and leave. BAM! There they were...My personal Chip Dream come true. Haven't cracked them yet, so I'm not sure if they're FRESH but I can't wait...
What are the chances of that...Guess if you put it out in the universe and truly want it it will come to you...even if it's only a chip...The Secret is REAL!

Pon De Floor

Just go ahead and drop your jaw before you even press play so you'll be ready...


My girl Laalita (thanks Sweet Pea) sent me this, telling me it was a mock Dancehall video.
As I was hunting around I found out that it is actuallty a parody of a style of dance called the 'daggering'. Wanna hear it in a ya go...

'Ya gotta come out to ATL and we can dagger some of these breezies'.
I actually saw that sentence as a reply over at .
Here's a lil of the real thing for you...

F.Y.I. I will never be going back to another West Indian perty in my life.

Bang it Baby!

Stephon Marbury is at it again!

Does this man have any family?
When the hell are one of you gonna go over there and take all the
brown juice and Patron out of his house???

By the time he spends up all his money trying to combat the bad publicity
he is getting from these queeny videos, you'll be able to call his
broke a$$ to come do a bachelorette party for you at the local Motel 6.

The actual song he was dancing to was a Chris Brown joint but this is way funnier.
I guess he's a fan of Lafayette from True Blood cause sure as hell got his moves down pat!


Face Fighting

The August issue of Essence Magazine addresses the so called HATE that black women spew at each other.

This is something that almost every black woman had experienced at some point or another and it is something I personally refer to as "face fighting".

I define FACE FIGHTING as when a woman you have never met in your life gives you the up and down look of death for no absolutely no apparent reason. (I've been accused of this, right Char?)

I usually try to combat this with a big ole bright smile, but I do get sucked in from time to time and throw back a eye dagger or 2 myself. Usually I find that when you combat their ice grill with a smile they are caught so off guard they either give you a weird half smile back or can't even look you in your face. I have even gone as far as to give one of these face fighters a compliment. That really throws 'em for a loop. Then they get to stuttering and stammering all over their words, "oh um, yeah, um , thanks". I figure that way they are forced to think about why they were grilling you in the first.

Truthfully though, I think really boils down to the fact that many black women have self esteem issues for a host of reasons. Many times their worth is directly related to how they feel they look, or how they feel they are being perceived by others. So when someone they feel looks better than them or that they see as some sort of threat, comes on the scene, they go into defense mode...Just my take.

In the immortal words of Kris Kross,
"When you diss me, it you just let me know I'm on your mind".

Remember Ladies...

What is the World Coming to?

Totally speechless!

Get Ready to Clutch Your Pearls...

Lady GaGa was born a hermaphrodite...yup you read it right!
She was supposedly born with both, a peen and a v-jay-jay and has not had either removed.

Here is a alleged quote from Lady GaGa admitting such:

"Its not something that I’m ashamed of, just isn’t something that I go around telling everyone. Yes. I have both male and female genitalia, but I consider myself a female. Its just a little bit of a penis and really doesn’t interfere much with my life. the reason I haven’t talked about it is that its not a big deal to me. like come on. its not like we all go around talking about our vags. I think this is a great opportunity to make other multiple gendered people feel more comfortable with their bodies. I’m sexy, I’m hot. I have both a poon and a peener. big f*cking deal. "

I am honestly not really shocked by this lil tidbit but I know someone will be. As long as I don't have to see the lil bugger I'm good!
And I know she said it was small but this broads tuck game must still be pretty proper cause her outfits leave nada to the imagination...SKIN TIGHT!

APB, APB...I'm putting out an All Points Bulletin...

For these chips right here!!!

I got them from a 7-11 while I was in Baltimore, MD about a month ago and love them.

Now that I'm back in NY I have been on a serious hunt for them and have had no luck...

Has anyone out there seen them in
BK or the surrounding NYC area in general ?

Bad Breakup?

I guess getting a cake made with your fantasy of killing you hubby on it is better than ending up on Snapped on the WE Channel for really doing it.

That's Shanna Barker, Travis Barker's on again, off again, on again, off again etc. ex-wife.

Take that!

Why isn't he bleeding???

Now ya'll know I am not for the getting of the men folk but this bad boy is funny.

Shout out to Mika for sending these to me. 'Preciate it!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sherri Shepard is Dayummmn Lie...

Now she knows she is wrong for tell this lie...if she's a size 6, I'm MJ's last kids' Baby Momma (and I want my check).

    And she wasn't a 16 in the inset above either, Hmph!

  • First off, the back of that bathing suit is probably cut wide open;

  • Second that's a 'Miracle' bathing suit for real;

  • Third I'd bet my MJ money the moment she took a breathe she passed the hell out.

Why does these Hollywerid women insist on telling us lies like we are deaf, dumb and blind?

And they wonder why we have complexes.


Congratulations Sonia Sotomayor!

The Senate voted 68 to 31 confirming Sonia Sotomayor as the
111th person appointed to the Supreme Court today.
She will be the first Latino and third woman ever to sit in our nation's highest court.

Give this sister a high 5 y'all!

Most of us know that it was a rocky road for Judge Sotamayor and I'm not just talking about the story they love to tell on the news about her "struggle as she rose from ghetto of a Bronx, NY project to the Supreme Court" (in my best Celie from the Color Purple voice). I'm talking about hoe badly the media talked about her. She deserves her win and I send out a HUGE congratulations to her again!

As Barack did a while back, brush that dirt off your shoulder!

obama mama Pictures, Images and Photos

P.S. Nine Republicans crossed party line to support her confirmation.

Puffy Might Want to Get Some Bigger Goons

I kid, I kid...

Your boy Shyne was informed today that he will receive the minimum parole time of two and half years upon his release on October 6th of this year.

Did you know that while serving the 8 of his 10 year sentence the rapper formally known as Shyne a.k.a. Jamel Barrow became an Orthodox Jew and changed his name to Moses Michael Leviey.

Full story over @ :

I guess if Puffy doesn't turn 'em out he turns 'em to religion...first Mase, then Loon, now Shyne.

I offended myself with this one...sorry had to do it.

Wishing Moses the best of luck!

Which is Worse?

or ?

I mean I know I'm not a man or anything but if I was, I know for sure I would NOT want to look down and see Michael's jheri curled a$$ staring back at I guess Butterfly Bytch wins...So Sad!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ambiguous Jewelry Design Sample Sale

A few years back while at the BAM Dance Africa Festival in Brooklyn I got this great ring, from a line called Ambiguous Jewelry Design.
Since then I have seen Empress, the designer a few time at various events, one being the
Not Just Vintage Monthly Sale.
This Saturday, in Brooklyn she will be having a Sample Sale.
In addition to being able to cop some of her unique designs, there will be
healthy food and massages for sale as well.


TIME: 2PM ------------------------ 9PM


For more information contact : (347) 731-5159/ or (347) 299-4106


All Major credit Cards will be accepted.

Way Back Wednesday-THE BOYS

This week I chose a song that was seriously close to my heart when I was about 13, DIAL MY HEART by The Boys!

The Boys was a "Boy Band" made up of 4 brothers. The Abdulsamad brothers started performing in California to raise money for a fathers day gift and soon took off from there. During there roughly 9 year span, they had three #1 songs, Lucky Charm, Crazy and Dial My Heart.

I was 100% convinced that Hakim was going to be my first ex-husband. I carefully removed every poster of The BOYS I could find in Word Up! or any other magazine I could get my hands on. They were all over my walls and ceiling. (Along with Big Daddy Kane and LL Cool J, my 2nd and 3rd ex-husbands.)

I know it's been a while since I watched this video, but I DO NOT remember all the pumping and humping, which just goes to show you just how innocent I was. All I could think about was how cute Hakim was and planning our life together.

Anyway, enjoy the flashback and be ready to burst out into laughter a few time but for sure at the 1:56 mark, when lil' Tajh busts out in a serious stripper move!

Did anyone else get the warm and fuzzies watching this???

Wondering where The Boys are now?

Late in the 90's they moved Gambia, West Africa, learned the native language, set up a recording studio and began performing as the group The Suns Of Light. The group still creates positive and uplifting music which you can hear over at :

Here's a il bonus slow jam for ya...Happy by The Boyz staring Larenz Tate and 'Zeus' Lister Jr. (aka Debo).

Oh Snap...Peep Hakim...LOVE IT!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Don't tell nobody but I'm LOVIN' my new ring...

Check out see these and other great designs!

Purify Yourself in the Waters of Lake Minnetonka...

This Thursday, August 6th @ 7:30 CELEBRATE BROOKLYN will be honoring
PURPLE RAIN, the legendary movie and album with a sing-a-long and screening @

The Prospect Park Bandshell in Brooklyn

More information and directions @

*Please be aware that Purple Rain is rated R and no one under the age on 17 will be admitted without an adult.

You can be sure people will be pulling out their best Prince-esque gear and brushing all their hair to one side and I'll be right along with 'em.

I'm rocking this skirt but no clue what to rock on top...any suggestions?

I'm warning you in advance...get your mind ready to see some chicks dressed like this...

I don't remember that much from my childhood but I do remember going to
see Purple Rain and Crush Groove (back when they had double features)
at the Slave 1 Theatre on Fulton Street in Brooklyn with my Uncle Asi...R.I.P!

What's Your Purple Rain Memory?

Happy Birthday Mr. President...

I'm throwing a party for Barack over at my spot today, wanna come?

I know my girl Vena wishes she could jump
out of this cake but I tried to tell her, Michelle
will cut her clean to the white meat!

Here are a few other shots of Barack...

Here he is drunk talking after finishing off my Sangria @

Alero's Restaurant and Lounge in DC.

They've got some pretty banging Mexican food and a pretty good Sangria too.

Here he is practicing for the inauguration the next morning @ Nikki's house.

And here he is posing with some of his Inauguration Memorabilia.

Yes We Did!

I wasn't really sure how I felt about Hennessy jumping on the Presidential bandwagon until I found that a percentage of proceeds of the 180,000 bottles produced are being donated to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund which awards scholarships to students attending historically Black colleges.

Hope you enjoy the B'day Pres!