Friday, May 27, 2016


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Free at last, free at last, thank God Almighty Gucci free at last! Ya’ll can throw away ya’ll Hashtag
#FreeGucciMane shirts and re-up on some Hashtag #GuccIsFree Tees! Side Note: Can the same people that got Gucci out represent Bobby Shmurda?
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Let’s be clear I’m not a bandwagon Gucci fan, neither am I a die-hard Gucci fan, but I do loves me some Gucci Mane and the endless Trap music he has blessed us with. Everybody knows I luh (LOVE) God and Trap music. That’s law and that’s fact! 

Gucci Mane is like everybody’s favorite hood cousin, that happens to be the coolest cousin, but also happens to be yo hustling/trappin’ cousin that you love so much. You know the cousin that always brings both dark and light liquor, plus some herbal medicinals. He’s basically your cousin that’s always “lookin out” in Hood Terms. He’s the cousin that Grandma stays pleadin’ the blood of Jesus over. The cousin that she puts blessing oil on, unbeknownst to him. It is because of her prayers that he got prison time instead of being six feet under. Due to her diligent prayers, he is now currently free. Shout out to Grandma!

Gucci Mane has had several run-ins with the law. He has been in custody since 2013. He was scheduled to be released on September 20, 2016 (my babydaddy birthday), but the Lord saw fit that our Trap Homie/favorite cousin be released on May, 26, 2016, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. All strippers can REJOICE! I’m sure Gucci has a straight out of prison Trap Anthem on deck we can all twerk to. In case you didn’t know Gucci has been droppin’ mixtapes from prison the whole time. Which brings me to my next point. Is Gucci working with Luscious and Cookie Lyon? Inquiring minds want to know!

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Welcome Home Gucci Mane! 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Matters of the Heart: HEART CHECK!

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The death certificate read as follows: Arteriosclerosis Cardiovascular Disease. In Laymen’s terms: Heart Disease, some would say she passed of cardiovascular arrest (Heart Attack), but in essence you can say my Mother potentially died of a broken heart. Broken promises. Broken spirit. Broken mind. Broken heart.

The HEART, the fist shaped vessel that is the most essential and vital organ to life. The Heart, the organ that so many people covet, both figuratively and literally. To have "heart" or to have a "heart" is characteristically golden. One of the most needed organs requested is the heart. Hell, David Rockerfeller’s ass has gotten six or seven heart transplants, and word on the street is, he’s even killed others in the pursuit of a heart. Now ain’t that some shit? 
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The irony get me every time. Yet, we give people heart disease and heart attacks daily with our words, and our actions. Matters of the heart are so crucial. All people really want and need is love. We all want someone to care for our hearts. The Heart, so strong, yet fragile it must be handled with care. 

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, take a moment today and do a heart check and check on someone. Their entire mental state can take a complete turn because someone took the time to see about their heart condition. 

Friday, May 13, 2016

Pretending doesn't make it go away: MENTAL ILLNESS

“Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t make it go away.”
-Tynee` Sims

I was good at pretending it wasn't there...I guess it would be easier to tell people my mom was diagnosed with cancer, or suffered from congestive heart failure. People can understand cancer. Both cancer and heart disease are damn near celebrated with the many campaigns, fund raising walks and clothing paraphernalia to don.  But I never like to disclose the fact that my mother had been diagnosed as the following: schizophrenic, manic depressive, bi-polar and mentally ill to name a few. But in reality, my mother actually suffered with DEPRESSION.  Maybe in a few years the powers that be will come up with even more labels to make people like my mom feel isolated from society. Fingers crossed!
My beautiful Mother Beverly
She didn't allow Mental Illness to Stop her Shine!
But, really I never knew what to say to people when my mom had an “episode”. Episode is another term we used to describe what my mother was experiencing when she was in a manic-depressive state. I never wanted to share with the world that my Momma was experiencing a psychotic break and her mind decided to drift off and take an extended vacation at an all-expense paid state funded, bottom of the line treatment facility, better known as a psych ward of a hospital. I rarely ever shared anything concerning my Mother’s mental illness, not even my own feelings. I used to just be like, “she’s sick” or “say a prayer for my Momma.” In all honesty I think I was embarrassed to discuss my mother’s condition. Somehow I felt like I would get judged for an illness that medication could not fix. An uncontrollable illness that I do not suffer from, but often makes me become sorely afraid that someday I may be diagnosed with. According to Mental Health America, Most families are not prepared to cope with learning their loved one has a mental illness. It can be physically and emotionally trying, and can make us feel vulnerable to the opinions and judgments of others.

Mental Health America also reports that: Most people believe that mental disorders are rare and “happen to someone else." An estimated 54 million Americans suffer from some form of mental disorder in a given year. Mental illness is not always easily detected. It’s not always the person with disheveled clothes that has wandering crazy eyes, and is talking out the side of their neck. Sometimes it’s the sweet girl that constantly wears a smile, or the misunderstood kid that has been labeled as a misfit; or maybe it’s the real popular dude who’s always rocking the latest gear. Perhaps it’s the lady that lives down the street whose family no longer comes to visit. It seems as though people are more concerned with the outward appearance of others rather than be concerned with their mental state.

Since May is Mental Illness Awareness Month, let’s stop the stigma associated with mental illness. Let’s stop pretending like it’s not happening. Let’s stop being embarrassed by it. Let’s educate ourselves and love on those who suffer both silently and openly with mental illness. If you or someone you love lives with mental illness don’t be afraid to seek professional help and talk with someone.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Teyana Taylor: A tale of Love, Heartache, and the Ultimate Snapback

Teyana Taylor: A tale of Love, Heartache, and the Ultimate Snapback...

Last night Teyana Taylor was serving mad body and vocal goals out here in these Dallas streets. Ms. Teyanna gave a hell of a show at the infamous Dallas House of Blues, where she performed her entire album, entitled VII (7) Unplugged.  TT, did not come to play with the children. My little sister in my head definitely proved that she was no longer the tom-boyish young lady we were introduced to on MTV’s Sweet 16, but she is a full grown woman that has been through some thangs, i.e.: Public break-up, fake ass friends, new love, new baby and new engagement, all within a span of 3 years. She had the fellas dreaming of sleeping with and R&B chick and the ladies coveting to be as just as bad-ass and sexy as she is. 

The Show:
Teyana showed up and showed out. Her slim-thick, cute self was working that stage and was swinging that good Malaysian hair for dear life. Can we say: Inches! Baby girl’s body was bangin and so were her back-up dancers. TT’s choreography perfectly matched every song. Every song had a story behind it, and Teyana’s charismatic personality illuminated the entire venue as she connected with the audience as if we were her homies from around the way.  The tailor made costuming fit Ms. Taylor like a glove and she let us all know that her SNAPBACK from baby JUNIE was REAL! Teyana is definitely bringing back that good R&B music that seems to have been left in the 90s. She bringing back feel good music that made you unafraid to fall in love.

The Message:
This raw unapologetic album was the soundtrack to my love life for nearly a year. It made me laugh, cry, ponder, and it also healed me. It made me believe in love again. VII resonated so deeply with me because every girl can relate to her heart being on life support because of a nigga that could give two flying fucks about her feelings. But it also gives hope that you, yes girl, you! You are more than enough. The lyrics to Sorry say: I’m sorry you didn’t make me happy and I’m sorry you never learned how, I’m sorry it had to be this way, but my heart is so good now.” Teyana let us know, that we can have our power back and it’s not our fought that the relationship didn’t work; that nigga just never learned how to love you. In the middle of the show, Teyana had a very intimate moment with the crowd, and it seemed as though lil sis was speaking directly to me when she stated: “Don’t become the person that hurt you.” The beauty in the simplicity of her words, was like a sweet symphony to my ears, because often times we as women forget this gem of advice and become lost in our hurt and in turn become the predator that hurt us. However, true love, real love, you know the love that's tailor made for you, can and will heal all past wounds and then you too can put one in the air for love.

P.S. Teyanna is my new sister cause I told her Daddy she’s my little sister and I’m his new daughter. 
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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mayday, Mayday,Mayday: 3 Things that have peeps on the brink of a Mental Breakdown!

It's Mental Health Awareness Month and here are 3 things going on right now that have people on the brink of a mental breakdown:

1.    Trump as the Republican Nominee
People are literally are on the edge of a mental breakdown because this man could possibly become the leader of the Free World. At first it seemed like some sick joke when he announced his run for Presidency, but then he never got off stage and his set lasted longer than the intended 20 minutes. God help us!

2.    Beyonce’ is Black
White people have been calling their primary care physicians since Superbowl Sunday for Prozac, Xanax and for psychiatric referrals ever since Beyonce’ told Black girls to get in Formation. Two months later, Queen Bey drops Lemonade which solidified her Blackness. People really got into a frenzy. It’s like they walked into the Matrix or Twilight Zone and everything they thought they knew really wasn’t as it seemed. These people are definitely on the brink! Little did they know Bey, been rockin her baby hair with ProStyle gel. 
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3.    The Running Man Challenge
If you grew up in the 80s and 90s you know what the “running man” is and what it’s supposed to look like. Fast forward to 2016 and these darn 90s and 21st century babies have destroyed a classic dance move and created some goofy looking trend, set to Ghosttown DJ’s “My Boo”. The “running man” will definitely make you bust a sweat, not have you looking at the camera with some dumb expression and awkward foot movement. People over 30 are literally losing their shit every time they see this foolery come across their TL’s. Somebody please contact MC Hammer STAT!
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Tynee Talks: The C.R.O.W.N. Act with Leticia Wilson, M.Ed.

Tynee Talks to Leticia Wilson, M.Ed. about the C.R.O.W.N. Act, which means Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural hair. Together w...