Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eryka Badu Out My Mind Just In Time Music Video

In her latest video for the song "Out My Mind Just In Time," Erykah Badu dances her heart away. Apparently she's a recovering undercover over lover recovering from love she can't get over. Yeah, a lot of us can relate to that. Check out Eryka Badu's music video below.

OUT MY MIND JUST IN TIME from Creative Control on Vimeo.

Chocolate Is A Delicious Comparison, Why Would Anyone Complain?

Recently Naomi Campbell and her mom cried racism after the brand Cadbury Chocolate used the name Naomi in an advertisement to sell a product. The product's ad said "Move Over Naomi, There's A New Diva In Town."  While it was probably intended to be cute (and I think it did it's job) Naomi Campbell and her mom were offended.

“I am shocked. It’s upsetting to be described as chocolate, not just for me, but for all black women and black people. I do not find any humour in this. It is insulting and hurtful.”
Naomi Campbell

“I’m deeply upset by this racist advert. Do these people think they can insult black people and we just take it? This is the 21st century, not the 1950s. Shame on Cadbury”.
Naomi Campbell's mom

Lyricist Lounge: DJ Chose Don't Stop Pop That Pussy

There's this song called "Don't Stop Pop That Pussy" and it gets played on the radio everyday. It's by DJ Chose and it's the 2011 version of 2 Live Crew's "Pop That Pussy." I guess I should be offended, but instead I love it. It makes me want to go to the club and act like a hoodrat.

"She a freak and she know it and she ain't afraid to show it"

Check out DJ Chose "Don't Stop Pop That Pussy below."

2 Live Crew "Pop That Pussy"

Miss Sexual Intellectual: Breaking Through The Comfort Zone Is Tough

Breaking Through The Comfort Zone Is Tough
(Coming From A Sexual Intellectual Amateur)
Yesterday I had a guest blogger who wanted to talk about her comfort zone and how journalism is effecting it. Well, work isn't the only thing that can force you out of your comfort zone.  Relationships do too. Whether it's a friend, family member, or person you're having sex with the limits you put on yourself are going to be pushed. But the shit can get really tough. Especially when it comes to SEX!!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Guest Blogger: How Do You Get From The Comfort Zone?

Have you ever found yourself saying you'll never do something or talk about an issue? Homosexuality and abortions are the biggest topics around the world, but it's not because they exist. It's because many people disagree on how these issues shouldn't be handled or if they are even really issues. However, whether you like it or not you have to talk about them. So do you? Or are they out of your comfort zone?

In the following paragraph Miss Sex And The City, aka Camille Daniels, talks about her battle with breaking out of her comfort zone.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Girls Don't Run The World (Tear)

For real, girls don't run don't world and neither do women. At least that is what the woman in the video below suggests.

Whether it's a facade let me feel like my presence this earth is more important than the man who's only staring at my ass and breasts.

The Rebound Guy (Poem)

After my (approximately one month) relationship ended I was confused and wanted some attention. That attention came in the form of two different men. I ended up having sex with one of the men while the other one continued to play games. I wanted to write a poem about the experience with the real rebound guy, but instead I wrote about the failed attempt. Enjoy!

 The Rebound Guy
Written 5/28/2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

He's Your Boo Thang, But Not Your Man

Recently I found out you don't have to be in a relationship to have cute nicknames for the one you're loving (or fucking). Women instead of your man he's your boo thang. It goes vice versa too. At least that is what "Boo Thang," a song by Verse Simmons suggests.

Check the song out below.

Actually after listening to it a couple hundred times I could get used to a boo thang. It's sort of romantic for people who are essentially afraid of love. Where's mine?

Friday Fashion News Flash: Gabi Gregg Is A Brave Woman

With summer quickly approaching (already here in some states) many women are rushing to  lose weight and fit into their itty bitty bikinis. Some celebrities have already made it to their ideal size and their bikini pictures have quickly spread across the web. However, not everyone is following this trim. Some women  like Gabi Gregg, owner of Young, Fat, And Fabulous, is saying women can look fabulous in bikinis no matter what size they are. 

In fact, Ms. Gregg recently posted photos of herself in a two piece bikini to prove her point. Check out the picture below. 

Lyricist Lounge: Da Brat Get It

My favorite rapper Da Brat has finally gotten tired of just jumping on other people's songs. Recently she released a new song called "Get It Get It." It's a nice track that you can dance to. It's also inspirational and everyone can relate to it (well mostly everyone).

Listen to Da Brat's song "Get It Get It" below.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Thursday Love Song: Lil Wayne How To Love

Recently photos leaked of Lil Wayne and his new girlfriend. That's her above. Now Lil Wayne is teaching us how to love in his new song "How To Love." Listen to the song below.

Are you feeling it? I am.

Dark Girls Documentary: Another Reason For Dark Skinned Black Women To Hate Their Skin Tone

The first time I realized there was a problem with my dark complexion was in college. I was surrounded by people who constantly discussed the issue of skin tone. There were light skinned black people and mixed black people who thought they were better than people with dark skin. I even met a person who preferred light skinned women over dark skinned women. He should  have never told me that. Okay, I didn't exactly think there was a problem with my skin tone. However, it did force me to pay more attention to how people treated dark skinned black women.

A Man Can Easily Get Married, But A Woman....

I was talking to a friend yesterday about men. We started discussing how we would be mad if certain men we knew got married any time soon. She said one guy's name and talked about how he and her were supposed to get married and have cats (in her mind). Apparently he owns a cat and treats it like his child. Anyway, she mentioned how men can easily get married, but women can want to get married and never go through with it. It's a very sad truth.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Just Sexy Enough: Model Oraine Barrett

Model Oraine Barrett

I spotted this picture over at Style Blazer. Click on the link for more sexy pictures of Barrett. He's definitely telling me to lay down with him.

Lyricist Lounge: Feel So Good by Erica Paige

Eric Paige, a new  artist from Detroit, has a song out called "Feel So Good." I'm not sure how I feel about her. She needs some more vocal lessons and to stop trying so hard to be sexy. Her video is below. Judge this new talent for yourself.

Dealing With A Man Is Like Taking The TAKS Test (Designed To Fail)

Rapper Fabolous and Emily (Love And Hip Hop)
Actually I wanted to put the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test)  in the title, but everyone knows all of the standards tests in the country started with the TAKS (Texas Assessment Of Knowledge And Skills). The TAKS test is a hard ass test that everyone in Texas has take once they hit the third grade. Back in the day when I was in school it was only required for high school students. However, now every couple of years students have to take a new version of it in order to get to the next level of education. There are several tests similar to it around the country. It's tough, but it must be done. However, it seems as if the better students get at the tests the harder the tests get. It's almost as if the test are designed to fail you. Dealing with men is similar to taking that damn TAKS test. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Miss Sexual Intellectual: Keeping Your T-Shirt And Panties On During Sex

Coming From A Sexual Intellectual Amateur
I think I learned something new today. According to Blogxilla Adina Howard's song "T-Shirt And Panties On" was about keeping your panties on during sex. All a man has to do is pull the panties to the side and insert. I always thought it was about looking sexy in a t-shirt and some panties. However, as women we tend to put a lot of thought in the underwear that we put on. And our underwear is not always the most expensive (meaning it may tear easily). So would you leave your t-shirt and panties on during sex? (Remember good sex will make you sweat)

On second thought Blogxilla was probably misinformed. Listen to Adina Howard's song  below.

Guest Blogger: Give Me My Money Back (Paying To Be Rejected By A College)

The following are the words of Miss Sex and The City, also known as Camille Daniels. Enjoy!

Give Me My Money Back!!!!!!!!

Each year many students apply to college and on various levels. Some are going for their undergrad, masters or even PhDs. And as they do that, they have to pay for their applications. Some get in, and some don’t. And yet, the schools still get to keep the money regardless. As for me, I don’t agree with that. I say, give me my money back. If you are gonna reject me and put it in some sweet letter than be just as kind to give me my money back. It’s very simple. You don’t want me for whatever reason, and out of respect and fairness you should return the money because it’s the right thing to do. I understand it’s a business but even in business there’s got to be some level of fairness. I’m just saying, if you’ve got time to reject then you’ve got time to return the money as well.

Just Sexy Enough: Actor Brandon Jay McLaren

Actor Brandon Jay McLaren is currently on AMC's "The Killing and the Chiller Network's series "Harper's Island." Unfortunately he plays the main suspect in the murder of Rosie Larsen on "The Killing" and in the last episode he was murdered in an epic way. All of that doesn't matter though.

What matter is that McLaren is one sexy man. He has this confident nerd swagger to him. Plus, on both shows he's playing the nice guy that you just can't help but love. I always knew he wasn't a killer. He's not a scary enough black man.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Does A Good Lap Dance Matter? (Nicki Minaj Performs At 2011 Billboard Awards)

Sunday night Nicki Minaj performed at the 2011 Billoard Awards. Nicki and her dancers performed the same moves that were in the music video. However, there was one major difference between the video and her actual performance; dancing skills.

In the video there may have been some editing done to make Nicki Minaj look  like a better dancer than she is. On stage, however, she was stiff. Her dancers were having all the fun, but it was clear dancing is just not something Nicki will become an expert at. Things got worse when it came time to give a male a lap dance.

On the other hand, Britney Spears appearance on stage made Nicki look like she had really did something. So question: Does a good lap dance matter? Women, how do you feel when you know your lap dance wasn't the greatest? Men, do you care whether the lap dance is average or great?
Watch the performance below.

Branding Yourself As A Blogger (From Black Enterprise)

Two years ago when I first started blogging a guy asked me who I was marketing the blog to. He was someone was liked me, but he wasn't interested in the topics I was writing about. At the time I thought it was obvious. It was and still is for the young urban woman who is trying to adapt herself into this crazy world. It's focuses on lifestyle issues, movies, television, and music (specifically hip hop). Of course I invite men to read the blog too. Either they like it or they don't. I wasn't trying to force him to be interested, because honestly I wasn't that interested in him.

While his question seemed innocent at the time, branding is a very important part of blogging. My brand (this urban look and my urban topics) wasn't done on purpose. My earliest posts spotlight a young black woman struggling to succeed in college. However, the brand has stretched out to include the latest in television, movies, music, etc. However, continuing this blog hasn't been the easiest and outside issues have made taking the time out to write pretty hard. Actually lately I've been looking for some direction in my career and a sign that I'm going in the right direction. Recently Black Enterprise gave me a sign by spotlighting bloggers.

Below are a list of bloggers and how they used branding as an advantage:

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Keri Hilson Looks Stunning In White

Above is a picture of Keri Hilson at Haze Nightclub. I absolutely love the look. Several people have said that Miss Keri Baby always looks like she's trying to hard, but that's what fashion is all about. You're supposed to look like you care about what you're wearing. Now someone point me to where I can get Keri Hilson's look for cheap.

Every Child Is An Artist

I saw this picture on another blog and thought it was interesting. As children we are taught to dream. Our dreams are very endless, because there is always someone who is supporting us. However, when we grow up reality makes it hard for us to hold on to our dreams. We're taught that careers are limited, bills must be paid, children are easy to make, and once we've started a family life is no longer about us. When reality starts to hit, the beauty of art starts to fade. However, not all of us have to become victims of reality. The beauty of art can be kept alive with lots of hard work.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Keri Hilson And Nelly Lose Control

People love to hate on Keri Hilson, but I love her. I also love her new music video to "Lose Control," which features Nelly. The song has that electro-pop feel. Watch Keri Hilson and Nelly lose control below.

New Mixtape "Mr. Lewis Can Rap...???" by Seazon All

Seazon All has finally dropped his 2011 mixtape, called "Mr. Lewis Can Rap...???" It's appropriately named since he spends his days in a classroom educating young minds. The mixtape has 10 songs (not including the intro) including "Give My Life," which Seazon All has a music video for.

To listen to his music and download his mixtape click here

I promise you'll love it. I listened to the whole thing without pausing or skipping any songs. 

Give My Life Music Video

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Drama Follows The BET Awards 2011 Nominations

The nominations for the 2011 BET awards have been announced. Of course drama has also followed the announcements. Several artists, such as Monica, Keyshia Cole, and Trina were snubbed of nominations. While Monica has stayed quiet, both Keyshia Cole and Trina responded back in anger.

Trina's only response was "Fuck BET." Keyshia on the other hand feels as if this is a sign that her career is no longer flourishing. Keyshia also did not get any nominations at the 2010 MTV awards. Some people are mad along with these two artists, but others feel this is opening the gateway for new artists to either win awards or feel special for their nominations. Cynphyonique, Master P's, daughter is one of those special new artists. Check out the full line of nominations for the 2011 BET Awards below.

Basketball Wives Season Three Super Trailer

Starting May 30th Basktball Wives will be back for it's 3rd season. All of the original cast will be back. Plus, there's going to be a new member, Meeka Claxton.

 From the looks of the trailer the drama will be back stronger than ever. I'm not surprised since at the end of last season everyone seemed to hate each other. Well, I'm definitely going to fulfill my addiction to reality television. Are you going to watch?

Watch the trailer below.

P.S. This was easier to watch than season two's trailer.

Sexy Advice: Men Would Rather Have Their Penis Over Their Eyes

In the following skit several men are asked whether they'd get rid of their penis or their eyes. They have to eliminate one. Most of them said their eyes.

What? lol. The women also said they'd prefer a man with no eyes. This just shows how sex driven our society is.

Intellectual Question: To Start Sleeping Or Continue My Late Night Addiction?

‎"Writing every day is not about publishing. It’s about discipline. Writing every day is practice. It’s like working out. You’re getting your writer’s mind in shape."-- Aliya S. King

Everyone sets aside their time for creativity. Terry McMillan admits that when she was writing "Waiting To Exhale" she would wake up extra early in the morning. Some people, such as a best friend of mine, will stay up and get very little sleep in order to get what they want done. Others will find a moment to write as much as possible and program times for those posts to show up on their blogs. Most writers that I admire always say you should write every single day. However, anyone that doesn't understand the passion does not understand sleeping a little later (or missing a little sleep) just to write.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

T-Pain And Kesha Could Be In Love

Recently T-Pain confessed his love for Kesha using twitter. After seeing the tweet Kesha responded back with love. As everyone knows T-Pain is not into black woman (which is totally fine). He's also married to what  looks like a crazy ass hispanic girl and he's the father of her kids.

So, could T-Pain and Kesha be in love or could it be some weird ass musical connection?

Check out more of this story at JoyDaily.com

Just Brittany Color

I honestly don't know how I feel about Just Brittany, but the words in her song "Color" are very true. Check out the music video for "Color" below.

Be A Grown-Up And Claim Your Actions (Reality TV Inspired)

"I'm flawed, but I'm solid"-- Chrissy, Jim Jones Girlfriend

It's your life. Claim your every action. Monday I watched the "Love And Hip Hop" reunion. The minute the reunion started there was arguing, people walking off the stage, and missing engagement rings. That reunion show represented the whole season. Chrissy stuck to the fact that she was a flawed, but strong woman. I even loved how she showed off those clearly worn Christian Luis Vuittons. Emily did not deny her weakness when it came to men like Fabolous. Olivia and Somaya were defensive, like they always are. While they did not hide their really dramatic lives, so many people do. There are so many people, who when caught in what many might call an ugly light, always want to deny that they act a certain way.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Single Fathers/Baby Daddy's Get No Love

Single Fathers/Baby Daddy's Get No Love
Requested Topic

Single  fathers and baby daddy's get no love. But wait, arent' they the same thing. Baby daddy's are the trifling men who leave their baby mother's to raise their kids. They rarely look back to see if the kids are receiving enough love or financial support. Single fathers, on the other hand, take the responsibility that mothers don't want. The mothers abandon the children and fathers, so these fathers feel obligated to provide their children with love as they grow up. They really are two different kinds of men, but years ago I decided they were the same kind and they would get no love.

My Journalism Crush Don Lemon Has Come Out Of The Closet

Yesterday I logged onto the internet and read some crazy news stories. Two of them were on the deaths of the world's first plus size supermodel and a Cali Swag District member. RIP to them. The biggest one, however, was find out that CNN reporter/anchor Don Lemon is gay.

(Shocked Face)

Okay, I wasn't really shocked. His looks are too perfect for him not to be. However, his announcement has not changed my feelings. Don Lemon is still my journalism crush.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Omarion Battle Music Video

Omarion is starting to heavily promote his new mixtape "The Awakening," which will be released soon. Recently he dropped the music video for the song "Battle."

"Battle" is a song about how love can feel like a big fight. It's also one of the featured songs on Omarion's new mixtape. Check the song and video out below.

Omarion "Battle" ft. Red Cafe from Starworld Star on Vimeo.

What do you think of the song? Is it a hit or a miss?

Just Sexy Enough: Shaquille O'Neal

(Serious Face) Some women love big giant teddy bears and Shaquille O'Neal fits the description.

Shaq clearly handles the financial obligations in his relationship, has fun with his woman, and allows her to dress him. He's also supporting her in career move as a designer. Yeah, Shaq is sexy.

Merry Go Round by Marcus Manchild & Brian Angel of Day 26

Despite the fact that it's Sunday and I'm not going to church this shall still get posted. Marcus Manchild (a Houston rapper) and Brian Angel of Day 26 teamed up to make a song called "Merry Go Round." I actually like the song, but the video is almost soft core porn.

Check it out below.

Sunday Reflections: You Should Only Fall In Love With One Person At A Time

Yesterday I wrote a post asking when is the best time to give up on a goal. Well, several people responded to me by saying never. I honestly expected at least one person to say an actual age, but interesting response. If you have a goal that you've been working towards your whole life don't give up.

Recently my friend over at TKtimes.tumblr.com wrote a post about how you can be in love with love two people at the same time. You can read it here.

"Loving, and Being in love is different. Thats what the difference is. One is what you do. the other is who you are."

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kelly Rowland What A Feeling

Kelly Rowland is hot in 2011. First she dropped the music video for "Motivation." Every time I hear it I feel like finding a random cute guy to rape. Recently she dropped another music video with an addictive song. 

It's called "What A Feeling" and I've played it five million times already. "What A Feeling" is definitely a sweet love ballad that you could slow dance to. Check out the video below. 
BTW, I'm about to take style tips from Kelly. As far as the picture, although the song "Grown Woman" dropped last year, Kelly's songs this year are really showing how much she's grown. 

Intellectual Question: When Is A Good Age To Give Up?

Two years ago I faced the hardest challenge of my life. That was stepping into the world of college journalism. Three years before that I learned to take control of my life. I stopped being the girl people could easily bully. I fought back with my words, which possibly got me deeper into shit. Even though I cared, I stopped acting like it so people could eventually move on. I did it all because I was on my own. No one was stopping me from anything and no one was telling me what I could not do. However, a year ago that control seemed to started slipping away from me and I'm still trying to figure out how to get it all back.

Prepare For The "Single Ladies" On Vh1

Over the last couple of years Vh1 has entertained us with every possible reality show that could exist. However, Vh1 is diving back into the world of scripted television with a new show called "Single Ladies."

"Single Ladies" is produced by Queen Latifah and will be starring Lisa Raye, Stacey Dash, Kassandra Clementi, and a few others. It will take place in the fashion world of Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the series three best friends will find themselves asking what do women really want in relationships. The show will be an hour long, but will have a two hour premier on May 30th.

I hope the show is good, because the acting in the preview is not the best.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lyricist Lounge: All Night (Gimme That) by Cherlise

Every time I hear a new song, it's about sex. Maybe that's a sign. Anyway, recently I came across a hot new song called "All Night (Gimme That)."

It's by Cherlise, a Division 1/Motown recording artist and also a Florida A&M University alumni. FAMU is where I first heard her singing skills. Check the song out below.

Intellectual Question: Does Distance Make The Heart Grow Fonder?

Distance Makes The Heart Grow Fonder
T. Denisa Photography
Absence makes the heart grow fonder... or does it? A month ago a man asked me if I would be in a long distance relationship with him. He told me he'd had feelings for me in a while and he wasn't dating anyone. He also claimed that women weren't even trying to throw themselves at him. He could have been joking about it all because he already knew my answer. The answer was no.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Foreplay (2011 Poem)

2011 Poem by Lashuntrice TheWriter
T. Denisa Photography

I want you to kiss me
Don’t just touch my lips
Get all up in me
Pretend my mouth is my soul
Then stick your tongue in me
I can feel your hands reaching for my belt

NeNe Leakes Describes Celebrity Apprentice As A Toxic Environment

Sunday night many people were disappointed when they saw NeNe Leakes voluntarily leave "Celebrity Apprentice." NeNe was so aggravated for some apparent reason she couldn't even wait to be fired. Well, Wendy Williams interviewed NeNe and found out what the problem was. 

Apparently NeNe thinks she was in a toxic environment and needed to leave immediately. Watch the interview below. 

But isn't every environment toxic for NeNe. 

Da Brat Motivation Remix

Did I every tell you all that Da Brat was one of my favorite rappers ever? Well, she is and she has remixed Kelly Rowland's song "Motivation." Check it out below.