Did she deserve the punch?!

watch this clip, read, and give me feedback!

So I’ve been following this story on my own and being the journalist that I am have come to conclusion that this black girl might have deserved a shove but NOT a punch.  A couple of days ago a seattle officer stopped a group girls for jaywalking which is against the law.  As you saw one of the girls she began to retaliate and resisted the arrest flinging and swinging her arms all crazy like she had no home training.  The first thing I would have done was tazed her but since that wasn’t available the officer punched her clear in the face.  The NAACP have finally stepped in on this making it a racial controversy on the judgement of combative resistance.  Now, I do believe that the relationship that the black community already has is on pins and needles with law enforcement so it was definitely in his wrong doing to protect himself like that in this situation.  I think it was out of anger and possibly fear that he sucker punched her because I probably would have too but the fact that he was not BLACK stirs up the drama. But then again if the woman was white and the officer was black  I think the tables would have turned and it would in fact be a racial issue. What do you think about this controversal video?  Did this black girl deserve to be treated like that for breaking the law twice; jaywalking and resisting an arrest?

“People are denying the plight of poor people, the plight of people of color, the plight of anybody that’s different that comes in contact with law enforcement. A change needs to happen.”- NAACP

Curls gives you a “Sweet Rush”

The two Somalian and Canadian Natives Shiam and Hashi have the cutest combination of bouncy curls not to mention their aspiring music abilities but together with sisterly love.  The sister duo “Sweet Rush” have new single that released a few months ago entitled “Keep Chasing Me”.  It has a very pop and girly vibe that can be rocked with your top dropped or even in the club.  These are girls are so chic that you probably won’t resist their sweet rush!

follow them on twitter for updates www.twitter.com/sweetrushworld

Nneka- Viva Africa

The Nigerian German artist Nneka shows out for Africa for the FIFA World Cup.  I discovered her on Afripop.com and she’s a hit.  Not only is she representing for her native country but she also has GOREGOUS hair!  With a heart as big as her Afro she started her career in 2005 with her debut ablum entitled “Victim of Truth” released in the UK. she created buzz in the British media and then went on to releasing an album in the US “Concrete Jungle” which is just as soultry as the last.  Nneka is very talented and I hope that you enjoy her music just as much as I do.

Plus Size Boutique sets Trends in Oakland

I couldn’t keep this a secret from you any longer! I was recently put on by my cousin and Aunt to “Isha Couture” a fashion boutique catering to the vuluptous and full figured women.  It’s not so often you find clothes fit for plus size women that aren’t so out-dated and ugly.  This small boutigue in Oakland stands out amongst many, with its selected items in shoes, dresses, jeans, accesssories, and more for reasonable prices.  From sizes XL- 5X Isha Couture is designed to meet every curvy woman’s needs.  Established in 2006, Isha Couture is located at 2569 MacAuthur Blvd, in Oakland California; open weds.-sat 11-7 pm.  Whenever I would be home from school, I made sure to stop and get my party outfits with here.  Take a look at some of her selections and don’t worry, if you are not local you can always stop by the online store www.ishacouture.com

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Also Isha Couture features a Beauty Bar where you can get makeup as well as an authentic Couture Hair Collection featuring Malaysian and and Indian Hair.

Make sure you keep up with Isha Couture for new arrivals and items:


Kelis- 4th of July (Fireworks)

It’s clear to me that Kelis has changed her direction with her music and thank GOD I love dance/house music and I am a die-hard fan of this woman because “4th of July (Fireworks)” video is ridiculous.  It makes me laugh though because that’s exactly how I would be dancing if I went to rave. LOL  I love her to death, and will continue to support just have to do some getting used to.  Look out soon for her album debut in July “Fleshtone” a review will follow.

Happy Birthday Tupac Shakur

Todays is June 16 which marks the day that a true legend was born, Tupac Shakur.  What may be reminiscent for many of his fans is a time of appreciation for me.  For so long I have appreciated Tupac as an artist, his lyrics, charisma, and leadership has never been duplicated in the music industry til this day.  The messages he sent reached a wordly audience from the ghettos to the school houses, he was a genius at his craft.   The song and lyrics that stood out to me in my mind and what I stick by always is “Keep Ya Head Up” which directed to the ladies and the issues we go through with men, family, babies, and life.  I love how Tupac never leaves out women in his music, he tries to teach a lesson through his own.  To this day, I wish that some of my black brothas out there will not be so disrespectful and judgemental to the creators of their children, knowing that the whole world is on their shoulders. but in this world today that’s too much right.

Some say the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice
I say the darker the flesh then the deeper the roots
I give a holler to my sisters on welfare
Tupac cares, if don’t nobody else care
And uhh, I know they like to beat ya down a lot
When you come around the block brothas clown a lot
But please don’t cry, dry your eyes, never let up
Forgive but don’t forget, girl keep your head up
And when he tells you you ain’t nuttin don’t believe him
And if he can’t learn to love you you should leave him
Cause sista you don’t need him
And I ain’t tryin to gas ya up, I just call em how I see em
You know it makes me unhappy (what’s that)
When brothas make babies, and leave a young mother to be a pappy
And since we all came from a woman
Got our name from a woman and our game from a woman
I wonder why we take from our women
Why we rape our women, do we hate our women?
I think it’s time to kill for our women
Time to heal our women, be real to our women
And if we don’t we’ll have a race of babies
That will hate the ladies, that make the babies
And since a man can’t make one
He has no right to tell a woman when and where to create one
So will the real men get up
I know you’re fed up ladies, but keep your head up


Keep ya head up, oooo child things are gonna get easier
ooooo child things’ll
get brighter [2x]

Aiyyo, I remember Marvin Gaye, used to sing ta me
He had me feelin like black was tha thing to be
And suddenly tha ghetto didn’t seem so tough
And though we had it rough, we always had enough
I huffed and puffed about my curfew and broke the rules
Ran with the local crew, and had a smoke or two
And I realize momma really paid the price
She nearly gave her life, to raise me right
And all I had ta give her was my pipe dream
Of how I’d rock the mic, and make it to tha bright screen
I’m tryin to make a dollar out of fifteen cents
It’s hard to be legit and still pay tha rent
And in the end it seems I’m headin for tha pen
I try and find my friends, but they’re blowin in the wind
Last night my buddy lost his whole family
It’s gonna take the man in me to conquer this insanity
It seems tha rain’ll never let up
I try to keep my head up, and still keep from gettin wet up
You know it’s funny when it rains it pours
They got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor
Say there ain’t no hope for the youth and the truth is
it ain’t no hope for tha future
And then they wonder why we crazy
I blame my mother, for turning my brother into a crack baby
We ain’t meant to survive, cause it’s a setup
And even though you’re fed up
Huh, ya got to keep your head up


And uhh
To all the ladies havin babies on they own
I know it’s kinda rough and you’re feelin all alone
Daddy’s long gone and he left you by ya lonesome
Thank the Lord for my kids, even if nobody else want em
Cause I think we can make it, in fact, I’m sure
And if you fall, stand tall and comeback for more
Cause ain’t nuttin worse than when your son
wants to kno why his daddy don’t love him no mo’
You can’t complain you was dealt this
hell of a hand without a man, feelin helpless
Because there’s too many things for you to deal with
Dying inside, but outside you’re looking fearless
While da tears, is rollin down your cheeks
Ya steady hopin things don’t fall down this week
Cause if it did, you couldn’t take it, and don’t blame me
I was given this world I didn’t make it
And now my son’s getten older and older and cold
From havin the world on his shoulders
While the rich kids is drivin Benz
I’m still tryin to hold on to my survivin friends
And it’s crazy, it seems it’ll never let up, but
please… you got to keep your head up

Review: The Karate Kid Remake

A must see. Grab your little hard headed boys and take them to see the remake of “Karate Kid” starring the Will Smith offspring, Jaden Smith.  They might actually learn something besides the new kung fu move or how to break a leg.  Ever since his debut in Pursuit of Happiness I have found him to be one of the very few child actors that stand out in Hollywood.  Through determination, wit, and charisma, Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) works together with the maintenance man (Jackie Chan) to overcome his fear of getting beat up by the school bullies in China.  His mother’s job transfers them to China and he has to learn to adapt and adjust to his new surroundings.  The whole time he discovers friendships and learns a culture that practices discipline in everyday life.  Not to spoil it for you but Dre Parker learns a lesson that could be applied to the whole family; if you fall down it is your choice to get back up.