Monday, January 16, 2012

Roland S. Martin's Perspective: Hollywood Claims It Does Not Know How To Market Red Tails....Thoughts????

Roland S. Martin Discusses Mitt Romney and the Angry Black Woman...Thoughts?

Tyler Perry Has New Movie Called "Good Deeds" Coming To Theaters on February 24, 2012

Steve Harvey's Book "Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man" Coming to Theaters March 9, 2012

BIg Boy Discusses New Book and Weight Loss

If you have the opportunity, check out the musical "FELA". It is absolutely extraordinary!

President Obama's Remarks on Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

Please see the movie "Red Tails" on January 20, 2012

I hope that we in the black community will support and flock to the movie theater to see the movie "Red Tails" opening on January 20, 2012. We have been voicing our opinions about why there aren't any movies that tell our story and yet here it is. Please support. Take yourselves and your families and learn a bit of our history.

BFT Song of the Week: Stay by Tyrese

Thursday, September 15, 2011

"I'm 76 and I'm Tired" by Bill Cosby

I am not 100% certain that the following was authored by Bill Cosby but I love what it says and wanted to share it with you.

I'm 76. Except for brief period in the 50's when I was doing my National Service, I've worked hard since I was 17. Except for some serious health challenges, I put in 50-hour weeks, and didn't call in sick in nearly 40 years. I made a reasonable salary, but I didn't inherit my job or my income, and I worked to get where I am. Given the economy, it looks as though retirement was a bad idea, and I'm tired. Very tired.

I'm tired of being told that I have to "spread the wealth" to people who don't have my work ethic. I'm tired of being told the government will take the money I earned, by force if necessary, and give it to people too lazy to earn it.

I'm tired of being told that Islam is a "Religion of Peace," when every day I can read dozens of stories of Muslim men killing their sisters, wives and daughters for their family "honour"; of Muslims rioting over some slight offense; of Muslims murdering Christian and Jews because they aren't "believers"; of Muslims burning schools for girls; of Muslims stoning teenage rape victims to death for "adultery"; of Muslims mutilating the genitals of little girls; all in the name of Allah, because the Qur'an and Shari'a law tells them to. I'm tired of being told that out of "tolerance for other cultures" we must let Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries use our oil money to fund mosques and mandrassa Islamic schools to preach hate in Australia, New Zealand, UK, America and Canada, while no one from these countries are allowed to fund a church, synagogue or religious school in Saudi Arabia or any other Arab country to teach love and tolerance.

I'm tired of being told I must lower my living standard to fight global warming, which no one is allowed to debate.

I'm tired of being told that drug addicts have a disease, and I must help support and treat them, and pay for the damage they do. Did a giant germ rush out of a dark alley, grab them, and stuff white powder up their noses or stick a needle in their arm while they tried to fight it off?

I'm tired of hearing wealthy athletes, entertainers and politicians of all parties talking about innocent mistakes, stupid mistakes or youthful mistakes, when we all know they think their only mistake was getting caught. I'm tired of people with a sense of entitlement, rich or poor.

I'm really tired of people who don't take responsibility for their lives and actions I'm tired of hearing them blame the government, or discrimination or big-whatever for their problems.

I'm also tired and fed up with seeing young men and women in their teens and early 20's bedeck themselves in tattoos and face studs, thereby making themselves un-employable and claiming money from the Government.

Yes, I'm damn tired. But I'm also glad to be 76. Because, mostly, I'm not going to have to see the world these people are making. I'm just sorry for my granddaughter and her children. Thank God I'm on the way out and not on the way in.

There is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sistas Let's Stop Hatin' On Each Other ...

Ok ... so I walk in and you see me. You see that my hair is done, my
outfit is fierce and I carry myself like a lady. I smile at you but
you roll your eyes at me, then, turn your head and whisper something to
your girl. Why you hatin'?

Ok. .. so maybe I'm a new employee and this is my first day at work. I
almost thought I would be the only sista in the joint until someone
introduced us to each other. I smile and extend my hand, happy to know
I won't be here alone. You smile and shake my hand but there's
insincerity in your eyes and your hand is limp. You seem guarded.

What's wrong Ma'?

As women we battle daily. We battle keeping our families together,
keeping our men happy and maintaining our presence in the workforce.
With all that battling going on why'in the world should we have to battle each other?

Now I'm not saying every sistah has a knife ... but some of you
do .... and you know who you are. Why is it that a woman can't get
her glamour on without you having a problem? Why can't I get a
blonde weave without you having something to say?

If I'm working myself to death in the office
trying to climb the corporate ladder ... why am I suddenly a sellout?
If I leave the room for a minute why can't I trust you around my man?
Smiling in my face, but gossiping all my personal business behind
my back? You now have permission to consider yourself triflin'!

Inferiority Complex. It makes us feel that in order to be someone
special we have to put everyone else beneath us. Are we so insecure in
ourselves that we can't feel good until we pull someone else down?

There's something wrong here. We've come to envy those who've
accomplished in their lives what we've only dreamed of having for
ourselves. And when we fear we will never be able to get what we want - we steal it.

There is a serious self-worth issue going on here. We're in a day and
age where we should be encouraging each other and holding each other up.

Sisterhood should not end when Oprah goes off. Truth be told, there
will always be someone prettier, sexier, stronger, and smarter. I'm sorry
Boo - that's just the way it is. But that's ok ..... just do you!

I don't care how good Beyonce looks - if she walks into the same room
I'm in, it doesn't make me any less of the diva I already am! I love
admiring hairstyles ... but there's no need to be jealous. Honey,
nowadays there's enough hair for err-body.

I have goals in life. There are things I strive to attain. Yet I seek out
successful sisters because they keep me motivated.

Life is so much more than who looks the best, who dresses the best and
who makes more money. So when you see your sister going for hers let it inspire you .... To do you.

- Author Unknown -

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Self Love - Shanel Cooper Sykes

WHO ARE YOU? - Iyanla Vanzant

One of my passtions in life is to think. I love to think about things that matter to me. As I was searching for positive things on Youtube to post on this site, I came across this video by Ms. Vanzant. She asks the question who are you minus all your titles and what people have told you are. It really made me think and I think I have a good sense of who I am. But this did not come overnight...this took many years to figure out who I am. It was a process but a process much needed. So the question remains do you know who you are and are you willing to figure it out? Check out the below video and do the soul searching.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Check out BET's "Toya Carter: A Family Affair" - Love it!

I have been watching most of these reality shows but I got to tell you, I am tuning in to "Toya Carter: A Family Affair" on BET. I have to give it up to this young lady and her family for putting their business out there on the street and giving your the real deal. If you can't learn from them this that what experience can you learn from. This family represent so many black families. This reality series is so heart felt. I am giving this show 5 black stars. Love it!