Jessica Alba was in New York for a Morgan Stanley conference, apparently, she’s into finance possibly? Whatever, all I know is the Narciso Rodriguez ensemble she wore to the gathering was everything and more. It was sleek, yet, fashion forward and the peach color is a true standout from the normal beiges, whites, and blacks that are the go-to for a typical professional look. Also, the white handbag accented the coat perfectly. This should be a lesson for designers that create clothing for the working woman; step outside of the normal neutral color palette and experiment the way Narciso Rodriguez has.
The frat boys of SAE at the Uniersity of Oklahoma hate black people. There is simply no other way to put it. In case you missed it, a video was released of these “men” chanting “There will never be a nigger in SAE.” See what I meant when I said there is no other way to put it? Since the release of the viral video, the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity has been gutted from memory on the OU campus. That’s nice and all, but the root of the problem for myself and others is these guys were smiling in the faces of their black collegiate peers and then carrying on despicable actions like the chanting displayed in the video. They’re no better than the KKK since they always wear hoods because they are our neighbors and coworkers. Why do racists hide the fact that they’re racist? Stop speaking with a forked tongue and just reveal your true nature. Also, maybe some white people will see that racism is not an unicorn or a game of goldfish. It’s real, alive and breathing. It’s everywhere. It is a plague that continues to exist and will never be eradicated as it passed from generation to generation.
First of all, I hate that my industry is completely driven by money. When I was first hired it seemed to be a job that focused on customer service. I’m not too crazy about customer service, either. However, once I was hired it was sales, sales, and more sales, bitch! I don’t know a lot about capitalism, but I know for sure that I am an enabler of capitalistic gain. However, I am an unwilling enabler. One more thing I hate is the customer service skills we are groomed to use are a sick form of reverse psychology to make the customer believe that we are interested in building a relationship to only get whatever it is that we want from them. Aren’t these the same skills that Terrence Howard used in Hustle and Flow? I hate that I feel trapped in the customer service field because I am quickly becoming aware of the fact that I hate being a people pleaser for unappreciative people and half the people I come into contact with want to spit in my face because I’m black. Yeah, there is kind of a radar for that kind of thing. Especially, when I greet my white customer and they refuse to acknowledge my presence. My coworker was even called the “n word” and what happened? A sit down was held with the customer to ensure that he respects everyone. Everyone being yellow-skinned and darker. I can’t wait until I’m an established blogger/writer. Which is why I am really focused on growing and building my blog because my happiness matters so I have started a GoFund Me account (http://www.gofundme.com/careerfunds) to jumpstart my career and relocation to an area with media opportunities. I decided to go this route because I am a full-time student and part-time employee.
Taylor Swift will be the godmother to Jaime King’s unborn bundle of beauty and joy. However, that’s not why I’ve chosen to write about this sudden bill of responsibility that has been bestowed upon Taylor. It’s because this beautiful blonde tends to collect celebrity friends the way Elizabeth Taylor collected husbands. While at the Grammy’s earlier this year, she was photographed chumming it up with Kanye West; that’s practically a blood oath of friendship in the entertainment world! But, Kanye, really? Isn’t that the man who publicly embarrassed you so he could proclaim his love for Beyonce before he tried to fill the void with a talentless Armenian with an ass so huge it looks like it’s been stung by African bees? The same man you constantly talked about for ruining your moment as your accepted your silver moon man? I’m rambling! The point is Taylor Swift isn’t selective when it comes to her “friends”. I believe that she builds these relationships so she can have a hand in every circle. She’s in good with everyone from the models to the rappers and it makes me wonder is “America’s Music Sweetheart” the sleekest top player in the game?
*****Photo via: Taylor Swift’s Instagram/ Daily Mail
Charmayne Maxwell of the hit R&B group, Brownstone, died at her L.A. home on Saturday. The reports have all been saying that she died in a freak accident that involved her falling on a wine glass. Excuse me, what? Something is not adding up about that. TMZ isn’t the most reliable source, but they are reporting that Charmayne fell backwards between her house and her back patio and at some point a wine glass shattered behind her head. Confused? So am I. Also, the pieces of glass happened to puncture the back of her neck. Yikes! That’s a brutal way to go, but I’m not buying it and I’m not trying to put it on layaway. This is not plausible to me in any kind of way. Yes, she may have been drunk, but how in the world did a wine glass end up behind her head. Is it me or does this sound like an episode of ’48 Hours’? May Charmayne Maxwell rest in peace.
Yesterday, I was at church and I serve as an usher and greeter. So I’m at the door doing my hello’s and smiling when it becomes time for tithe and offering. I greet in the foyer of the church and when it is time for tithe and offering, the doors to the sanctuary are closed and remain closed until the announcements have ended and the buckets have been collected. One of the older members happens to show up during the announcements. I politely tell her as she is preparing herself to walk through the sanctuary doors that she has to wait until announcements are over. This lady really decided to question me by saying “Well, we should be able to go in since they’re not praying. I mean they’re not praying are they?” But, thankfully, just as I was ready to blow more than a fuse, it was time for her to go in. When I tell you I hate that older people basically exhibit ageism when it comes to a younger person giving them instruction! I’m not trying to be a bitch, I was just telling you what the rules are and it is my job to kindly enforce them. Believe me, honey, I do want you to stroll in to your regular midsection seat with your cute son (Hey, Boo!) but maybe you need to come earlier, so I can avoid writing posts like this and so I won’t have to be ready to go off on an elder. Boy, southern values will put you in some rather aggravating situations.