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June 30, 2009

June Ambrose, Stylist & Author

June Ambrose is a Celebrity stylist and author of Effortless Style . June also owns Mode Squad Inc, a full service styling firm. Her own line of apparel called "Effortless Style Kit by June Ambrose" will be launching soon. Click here to view her website.

“Fashion is about self-expression and a statement about our times…” Opulent. Decadent. Distinguished."

Mary Mary - God In Me

I like this song by Mary Mary, The God in Me (minus the auto tune)

June 29, 2009

Afoxé Oyá Alaxé- Oyá é mulher forte

Afoxé Oyá Alaxé is a social organization, educational and cultural-religious african city of Recife-PE.
"Afoxé, also call of Candomblé of street, is one cortejo of street that leaves during the carnival. Afro-Brazilian with roots in the people is about a manifestation iorubá, where its integrant ones are tied with a place of fetichism of candomblé. The term afoxé comes from the language iorubá. He is composed for three terms: , nominal prefix; fo, means to say, to pronounce; xé, means to become fullfilled itself." source

Fulani Ethnic Group

Fula or Fulani or Fulbe (the latter being an Anglicisation of the word in their language, Fulɓe[1]) are an ethnic group of people spread over many countries, predominantly in West Africa, but found also in Central Africa and Sudanese North Africa. The countries in Africa where they are present include Mauritania, Senegal, Guinea, The Gambia, Mali, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea Bissau, Cameroon,Côte d'Ivoire, Niger, Chad, Togo, the Central African Republic, Ghana, Liberia, and as far as Sudan in the east.source

June 28, 2009

Look of the Evening

Beyonce @ the 2009 BET Awards

Betty Allen, Mezzo Sprano

Betty Allen, an American mezzo-soprano who become an internationally known opera singer as well as a voice teacher and arts administrator, was born as Elizabeth Louise Allen, (or Betty Lou), was born on March 17, 1927, in Campbell, Ohio, near Youngstown. She died in Valhalla, N.Y. on June 22, 2009. She was 82.

She was known for her collaborations with American composers, such as Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, Ned Rorem, among others. She was a frequent performer at many of the world's greatest opera hours, such as the Metropolitan Opera and the New York City Opera. source

The Angel Rock Project

The Angelrock Project is an on-line e-village promoting volunteerism, social responsibility, and sustainable change. The site serves as a pathway for those seeking pertinent information on how to lead a life of service. The Angelrock Project includes valuable information on how to volunteer, advice on making monetary or in-kind donations, links to life-changing service organizations, recommends wonderful products that you can purchase to sustain third-world artisans, and suggests corporations who donate a percentage of proceeds to worthy non-profit organizations. Continue reading here

Malaak Compton Rock is the wife of Comedian Chris Rock. Malaak is the founder and executive director of Style Works, a non- profit ,full service salon that provides free services for women leaving welfare and entering the workforce.

Tuareg Ethnic group in North & West Africa

The Tuareg (also Twareg or Touareg, Amazigh: Imuhagh / Itargiyen, besides regional ethnyms) are a nomadic pastoralist people. They are the principal inhabitants of the Saharan interior of North Africa. They call themselves variously Kel Tamasheq or Kel Tamajaq("Speakersof Tamasheq"), Imuhagh, Imazaghan or Imashaghen ("the Free people"), or Kel Tagelmust, i.e., "People of the Veil". The name Tuareg was applied to them by early explorers and historians (since Leo Africanus).source

June 27, 2009

Get Tested

To find a testing site near you visit or text KNOWIT to 566948.

And to learn more about HIV testing and what you can do to spread the message, visit

22nd Annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards

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MoonWalk for Michael Jackson @ Yonge & Dundas

(I'm in the middle)

Last night was really fun, everyone was having a great time dancing and singing to Michael's music in the downtown core of Toronto.

June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson August 29th 1958 - June 25th 2009

What I like most about Michael Jackson is that he does know a lot about our history then most people may think. Above Michael Jackson depicted as a Moor. Picture source (Moorish Brooklyn Intelligence)

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist and entertainer. The seventh child of theJackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the "King of Pop" in subsequent years, his 1982 Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time[3] and four other solo studio albums are also among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987),Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossoverfollowing on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as "Beat It", "Billie Jean" and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for "Most Successful Entertainer of All Time"—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era. Jackson's highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades. He died unexpectedly on June 25, 2009, aged 50. The specific cause of death is yet to be determined.source

Quote of The Day

"Tired of injustice
Tired of the schemes
The lies are disgusting
So what does it mean
Kicking me down
I got to get up
As jacked as it sounds
The whole system sucks"

June 25, 2009

CNN has now confirmed from the L.A Coroner Michael Jackson has died.

Entertainer Michael Jackson has died after being taken to a hospital on Thursday after suffering cardiac arrest, CNN has confirmed. source

Michael Jackson Rushed to Hospital in Cardiac Arrest

"Pop star Michael Jackson has been taken to UCLA Medical Center by ambulance suffering from cardiac arrest, fire officials confirm."

"Los Angeles Fire Department Captain Steve Ruda said paramedics responded to a 911 call at Jackson's home around 12:26 p.m. He was not breathing when they arrived. The paramedics performed CPR and took him to UCLA Medical Center, Ruda says." source

'Charlie's Angels' star Farrah Fawcett dies

"Farrah Fawcett, the blonde-maned actress whose best-selling poster and "Charlie's Angels" stardom made her one of the most famous faces in the world, died Thursday. She was 62. "

"Fawcett's death was confirmed by Paul Bloch, one of her representatives at Rogers and Cowan, an entertainment public relations firm.
Fawcett, who checked into a hospital in early April, had been battling anal cancer on and off for three years." source

Shingai Shoniwa

Shingai Elizabeth Maria Shoniwa (first name pronounced Shin-guy) born in 1981, of English and Zimbabwean descent is the vocalistand bassist for the UK indie rock band Noisettes. Her first name, Shingai means ‘perseverance’ in the East African Shona language.source

Susana Baca, Singer

Susana Baca de la Colina (b. Chorrillos, Lima Province, Peru, 1944) is a prominent Peruvian singer of Afro-Peruvian descent. She has been a key figure in the revival of Afro-Peruvian music within Peru. source

Video: The Delfonics & The Fugees , Ready or Not

June 24, 2009

Genevieve Jones Collection

Socialite and up-and-coming jewelry and accessory designer, fine jewelry and luxury handbags inspired by her travels around the world.

Folake Folarin-Coker of Tiffany Amber

Folake Folarin Coker pictured above at the Arise Fashion Awards where she won designer of the year.

Folake Folarin-Coker is a fashion designer her line is called Tiffany Amber. Folake is the daughter of Chief Bode Akindele from Nigeria.

Click here to read more about Folake and her Company

Click here to view her collections

June 23, 2009

Michelle, Alicia,Tina & Halle Cover Ebony Magazine

Vote for Renee Forde Miss Barbados World 2009

Join RENEE FORDE as she vies for the tile of MISS BARBADOS WORLD 2009; Barbados most prestigious pageant. The official crowing will take place on OCTOBER, 3 2009 at the Plantation Theatre in Barbados.

Renee is ambitious, determined, and a talented young woman. She is currently studying Broadcast Journalism, completing a fast-track post-graduate program for industry professionals. Renee’s goal is to become an influential Journalist bringing awareness to issues that affect our world.

Given the short period of time to be a contestant, Renee is hoping to use that as a platform to do all she can by giving back. For her HIV/AIDS awareness project, Renee is volunteering as an Ambassador for Barbados Charity Ball Aid; an annual event to raised funds for youth scholarships and HIV/AIDS for Barbados. She also plans to put her Broadcasting background to use by creating an educational awareness video that can be used as a teaching tool in prevention of HIV/AIDS.

Lastly, Renee is passionate about working with youth and children. Renee’s personal project will be to donate educational items to her charity of choice for children with disabilities.

Renee is dedicated to this amazing opportunity to possibly represent Barbados as an Amassador. She is confident her determination, love of modeling and spokeswoman, but mainly, compassion to help those less fortunate makes her an excellent choice. Renee truly embodies the motto, BEAUTY WITH A PURPOSE.

Vote for RENEE FORDE for people’s choice Miss WORLD BARBADOS 2009.

Dinka Ethnic group in Sudan

The Dinka are a group of tribes of south Sudan, inhabiting the Bahr el Ghazal region of the Nile basin, Jonglei and parts of southern Kordufanand Upper Nile regions. They are mainly agro-pastoral people, relying on cattle herding at riverside camps in the dry season and growing millet(Awuou) and other varieties of grains (rap) in fixed settlements during the rainy season. They number around 1.5 million people, constituting about 4% of the population of the entire country, and constitute the largest ethnic tribe in South Sudan. Dinka, or as they refer to themselves, Muonyjang (singular) and Mounyjieng (plural), are one of the branches of the River Lake Nilotes (mainly sedentary agri-pastoral peoples of East Africa who speak Nilotic languages, including the Nuer and Maasai) (Seligman 1965). Continue reading here

June 22, 2009

I've Been Nominated for the 2009 Black Weblog Awards

My site was nominated for a Black Weblog Award!

Click the image above to vote for me. THANKS !!

June 21, 2009

Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer

(Renee and I (i'm wearing purple.)
PSA Testing Lives- Regular PSA testing can reduce prostate cancer death by 20 per cent, according to the largest study ever conducted on prostate cancer screening.

What is Prostate Cancer- Cancers are named after the part of the body where they start. Prostate cancer occurs when cells in the prostate start to grow uncontrollably. In general, men with prostate cancer have several small tumours in the prostate.


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