By Mobolaji Olambiwonnu
So here’s my thing…Africa is not the motherland. Don’t go there expecting people to be any more happy you came to visit than any brotha or sista you meet on the street in your city. People have got lives, and yes, that includes Africans. They have no more memory of our history than we do of theirs. Or, even worse, like many of us, they don’t know history at all and could care less what happened in the past when they can’t… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on June 15, 2009 at 11:30am —
For Valerie Jarrett, President Obama's senior adviser, and Desirée Rogers, the White House social secretary, life revolves around the agendas of the president and the first lady and their commitments to the American people. The way they see it, life doesn't get much better than this.
They each instinctively have a sense of what is right for the other, forming a collaborative spirit and an unshakable trust that's immediately… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on May 27, 2009 at 2:00pm —
By Yaminah Ahmad
As a writer I’ve often run into people who want my services but don’t have the money to pay for it. Sometimes a person will offer some sort of trade deal where they give me tickets to something, have a designer create something for me, comp me a dinner and reimburse me for gas mileage, that sort of thing. But what I realize is there are some people who have no intentions of honoring my fee, they just want access to my… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on May 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
By Genevia Fulbright
What did rag man Oxy Woxy, ice man Mike, or milk man Joe all have in common?
Besides being service providers from the 1940s operating in various Houston communities, they all lived within their means and knew how to save money.
Why save money?
I never had a chance to meet Mr. Oxy Woxy, but from what I hear he was already into “green” initiatives by recycling rags and running a side-line vegetable… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on May 14, 2009 at 12:30pm —
By Big Lez
JAYSON WILLIAMS TASERED BY POLICE
Now this is a case we haven’t heard about in quite a while. Former NBA star Jayson Williams was tasered by police in his posh hotel suite Monday after the reportedly suicidal ex-NBA star resisted their attempts to take him to a hospital.
Associated Press claims the police were called to the hotel in Manhattan when a female friend reported the former New Jersey Nets player was… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on May 6, 2009 at 10:00am —
By Rev. Najuma Smith
Deuteronomy 8:18 “..For it is He who give you power to get wealth..”
A few days ago, I ran into a girl friend of mine at the hair salon. I was waiting on my husband while he received a fresh cut, she was delivering cookies to the barbershop/salon, which is now one of her many client stops during the week.
This friend, in the midst of the economic hard times shared with me that she, like so… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 29, 2009 at 4:30pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 29, 2009 at 2:34pm —
By John Hope Bryan
There is a difference between broke and being poor. Being broke is a temporary economic condition, but being poor is a disabling frame of mind and a depressed condition of your spirit, and you must vow to never, ever be poor again.
My vision for the poor, the under-served, and the wealth-less of the world is to help them see themselves — differently. We can do this by helping to expose, to educate, to empower, and… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 20, 2009 at 2:07pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 16, 2009 at 5:47pm —
By Big Lez
50 CENT DENIES OFFERING MONEY TO RICK ROSS TO SQUASH BEEF
In a videotaped interview between 50 Cent and radio personality Big Boy, the G-Unit leader took the time to deny Rick Ross’ claim that a 50 Cent employee offered Ross $500,000 to end their beef.
I CAN’T EVEN SEE THAT OFFER COMING OUT OF 50′S MOUTH!
50 said in the video clip, “He made that up — I don’t think anybody interpreted that as if… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 16, 2009 at 1:30pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 7, 2009 at 1:22pm —
By Love Collins
People often ask me what designer I would most compare myself with. I never had a sure answer because I didn’t want to be compared and begin my career in the shadow of another designer. I do however appreciate certain elements that embody my design aesthetic from different designers. After viewing the new film “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” several times, I now know its Mr. Valentino’s shadow I’d never mind… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on April 6, 2009 at 10:30am —
By Darryl M. Bell
“Grey’s Anatomy” has hit its stride and got its groove back! I’m a big fan of the show. We all know this. I have been on the band wagon from day one. However this season I’ve had my criticisms. Specifically I was not feeling the Denny story line which I felt had taken a show grounded in real life emotion to a fantasy world that I really didn’t like. When I want to be confused by the real or unreal and get angry that the show… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on March 30, 2009 at 1:42pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on March 24, 2009 at 1:30pm —
By Cameron Turner
AGE IS A LAME EXCUSE FOR CHRIS BROWN’S CRUELTY
Why do Chris Brown’s supporters keep harping on the act that Brown is young? Does being 19 really explain the vicious beat down that Chris apparently gave his girlfriend and fellow pop star Rihanna on the night before the Grammys? Actor/producer Mekhi Phifer, who executive produced and played a bit part alongside Chris in the family film “This Christmas,” links Brown’s… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on March 13, 2009 at 4:30pm —
By Tamara T. Gregory
Okay so the latest craze on FaceBook these days is the “25 random things about me” CHAIN letter.
I detest CHAIN letters.
I find them rude and annoying. If you want to write me a note, or share a little story about yourself with me, write me a note or share a little story dammit, but don’t do it under the brazen assumption that I owe you something in return. Wasn’t reading your note/story proof enough… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on February 25, 2009 at 2:38pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on February 23, 2009 at 2:05pm —
By Genevia Fulbright
My frantic friend (let’s call her Sue) visited the other day for a strategy session to help her figure out what to do now that she lost her job after over 10 years with the same employer.
Before she visited with me she had already gone through most of the grieving stages of a job loss including confusion, shock, anger, guilt and fear. Sue now felt hopeful that the time might be right for her to either start her… Continue
Added by Urban Beauty Collective on February 18, 2009 at 9:36am —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on February 17, 2009 at 2:00pm —
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Added by Urban Beauty Collective on February 11, 2009 at 11:22am —