Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Politics of Black Hair:MHP's Crash Course

Most women cringe at the thought of switching up their tried-and-true hairstyle.Our identities are intricately linked to the face we show others. You may not realize that what you do with your hair in the morning matters as much as a first hello. Your hairstyle communicates who you are at a glance. It's a shortcut to your personality and allows you to express yourself without saying a word.

Black Hair has always been mysterious, but so, so sexy and Black hairstyles for 2011 are diverse, beautiful, and appealing. Naturals, weaves, braids, locks, twists-you name it and you can have it. Pick your style...pick your color. Get a mid-year boost and make a change in your image.  Whatever you do, have fun with it.

What message is your 'do is sending? Check out the celebrities below and see how the "pros" do it. Then check out Melissa Harris-Perry's crash course on the Politics of Black Hair.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Robin Roberts Takes Medical Leave of Abscence

Robin Roberts says there’s no better medicine in her ongoing battle with myelodysplastic syndrome than beating the competition at NBC’s “Today.”
But even four straight weeks of wins for ABC’s “Good Morning America” can’t hold off the next crucial step in her fight with the blood and bone marrow disease. Roberts said Thursday she is taking a medical leave in late August or early September to get a marrow transplant.

My message to Robin is that she will be in our thoughts and prayers and that she should keep that wonderful smile as she tackles the fight of her life. God speed and hurry back, we'll miss you.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv-movies/ratings-wins-good-morning-america-fuel-celebration-abc-news-article-1.1122459#ixzz2233Pl0Bn

Friday, July 27, 2012

Scribbles: Did You Know ??

True or False?

Need a break from the everyday struggles? Guess which of the following are true and which are false?
(Answers below-no peeking.)

1. Apples, not caffeine, are more efficient at waking you up in the morning.

2. Alfred Hitchcock did not have a belly button.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Rest in Peace Sherman Hemsley

Sherman Hemsley is dead at the age of 74. He was found in his El Paso home by his nurse and is believed to have died of natural causes. Born February 1, 1938, he served in the Air Force, then worked at the post office while working his way into show business. He never married nor had any children.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Did You Know: Presidential Firsts

Everyone is focused on Election 2012, wondering who will be the next occupant of the White House. Take a breather from the current political chatter and look at some presidential history featuring ten former presidents.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Serena Williams Wins 5th Wimbledon Title

Some had already written her off after she lost the first round at the French Open. But, Serena Williams is back.

The 30-year-old American won her fifth Wimbledon title Saturday on Centre Court, beating Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland 6-1, 5-7, 6-2 to claim her 14th major championship.
“It’s been an unbelievable journey for me,” said Williams, who has battled health issues since winning the 2010 Wimbledon title.

Williams is the first woman in her 30s to win a Wimbledon title since Martina Navratilova, who won at the All England Club in 1990 when she was 33.

Power of Words Can Transform Your Life

From the very beginning when the first words were uttered, the ability to communicate has played an important role in our world. Whether within our own thoughts, spoken or written, words have the power to transform the world we live in.

Love, laughter, heroism, friendship, and virtually every emotion we feel as human beings can be inspired by words. Unfortunately, fear, anger, and hatred, can also be invoked by words.Changing your words can transform your life and the lives of others.

Language is at its best when used to inspire others to find the best in themselves. The words we speak do more than express how we feel, words can actually affect feelings. Your words can be a healing power to someone. You can create the energy to turn your dreams into reality by knowing what to say when you talk to yourself. A candle loses nothing of its own light when lighting another candle.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday First Daughter Malia Obama

Tom Cruise may be remembered for his Viet Nam era movie Born on the Fourth of July, but as the nation celebrates Independence Day, the Obama are celebrating Malia's fourteenth birthday. Yes, there's a teenager in the White House and while the President deals with critical international and domestic issues, he and First Lady Michele are raising their two daughters in the fish bowl at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D. C. Happy Birthday Malia!