Thursday, July 21, 2016

How To Cover Up Acne Scars And Dark Spots |2015



Excellent tutorial. I suffer from the same issues with a few moles thrown in. Before anyone jumps the gun . . this is a EDUCATIONAL TUTORIAL the author is demonstrating more than one way to cover acne in ONE video! You don't have to use every product that is shown. It was created to share what works for her hoping to help others.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

LisaRaye Rocks Short Lavender Hairstyle At the 2016 BET Awards


LisaRaye McCoy-Misick may not be at every event but when she shows us, she shows up in a big way. The 49 year old actress, businesswoman, and fashion designer stole the red carpet at the BET Awards last night in white and lavender.




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Monday, June 13, 2016

VH1 Hip Hop Honors to Pay Tribute to Queen Latifah: Exclusive - by Adelle Platon

Following a six-year hiatus, VH1 Hip Hop Honors is making a comeback with a special salute to Queen Latifah. The live event will celebrate all-female trailblazers and pioneers who have made their mark in the male-dominated genre
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Friday, June 10, 2016

MOHAMMAD ALI - CHAMPION WARRIOR ~ by Pmccray

Mohammad Ali fka Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr, aka The People's Champion, aka The Greatest aka The Louisville Lip - January 17, 1942 - June 3, 2016 - As part of the "Baby Boomer" generation ( persons born in the years following World War II) I am proud to be one, of many, who witnessed the birth of Mr. Ali's career. 

The Greatest Of All Time Record: 56 Wins, 5 Loss, 37 KOs
Unfortunately, back in the day I was not always so proud, but found myself embarrassed by his boisterous, inflammatory comments. Let me explain;

1. I was not and am not a fan of boxing. I felt then, as I do now, that the sport is barbaric. Whatever my feelings toward the art of pugilism I willingly admit that Mohammad Ali was its maestro.

2. In the 1960s I was a Black, troubled, brooding, hormonal Army brat, living at USAG Stuttgart Army Base in Stuttgart, Germany. Totally oblivious that I was about to participate in a generational battle that would change the world.

Technology was in its infancy and what we did have was censured and scarce, but our only lifeline to the United States. Needless to say, with our limited access to media what I was allowed to hear and see did not sit well with me in regards to Mr. Cassius Clay. Along with my pre-teen angst I suffered ancestral fear of “the man”. Even though, my mother was very vocal about inequality in America, in our home, it was unheard of for a man of color to vocalize our unified emotions to the world.



 The Louisville Lip
                                          Let's see . . early 1965 - Lyndon Johnson took the oath for his second term as President / Sir Winston Churchill passed away - Jan 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated / Martin Luther King and 250 followers were arrested for parading without a permit in Selma, Alabama - Feb 1965 / Muhammad Ali verses Sonny Liston - May 25, 1965, in Lewiston, Maine. Then Heavyweight Champion Liston lasted only one minute into the first round with his twenty-two year old opponent. My family and I were huddled around the radio for this one, and it was over before it began. 


Clay vs Liston - 1965
The world was shocked at the outcome, my tiny world was rocked to the point where I suspected the fight had been thrown by Liston.

In 1966, upon returning to the United States, my family and I discovered a change had erupted in our absence. Freedom was in the air spurred on by a young man who was born to make a difference. Never politically correct (PC) Ali spoke his mind, regardless of the consequences. Unashamed, unabashed and unapologetic Mohammad Ali exercised the hell out of Amendment 1 of the Constitution.




As a conscientious objector Mr. Ali refused compulsory enlistment into the military due to his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. Convicted of draft evasion and sentenced to five years, later overturned, fined and banned from the boxing ring for three years.



At the age of forty-two, in 1984, Mohammad Ali was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. This is a bout he had to fight daily for the rest of his life. He never let the disease get him down, never allowed it to dampened his infectious spirit.

Gone, but never forgotten. I salute Mohammad Ali; sports legacy, cultural icon, son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and activist.

Rest In Peace Champ - The Greatest Warrior of All Time!

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