Sunday, February 27, 2011

What ever happened to-Black History Month

February is supposed to be Black History month, that is unless I didn't get the memo that things have changed. When I was a kid I remember watching movies about the underground railroad, Miss Jane Pittman and other stories that delivered real messages. Fast forward to the late 90's or early 2000's and I remember turning away in disgust as the late night movie for Black History month was Booty Call. Now in 2011 Mc Donalds released a Black History poster which featured news anchors and other figures considered to be our local success stories. I recognized most of the faces and I was pleased until I spotted a backwards cap wearing Funkmaster Flex who was donning a scowl on his face. It was probably the last image that I would want to present to the youth as an example of what they could become.
Now today, two days away from the end of Black History Month I finally see the VH1 Black History month movie and it is, drumroll please...."What's Love Got to Do with it", the Tina Turner Story. Now I understand how important her story is when you consider what she has gone through and what she has contributed to music overall, but I think Black History month should be about so much more than that.
Many say that Black History should be 365 days a year and I agree but since that hasn't happened, is this what we are left with?????
Have you seen positive Black History month images, round table discussions, movies etc. in your area?
Your thoughts.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Komaza Hair Sale

I just wanted to keep you in the sales loop.
Komaza Hair will allow you to get 15% off of your entire order on Monday February 14th if you use the code Love.
Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What's New and Black Up Cosmetics

Hello Everyone
In the video below I talk about my new number 1 nail polish remover and Black Up cosmetics.
I recently learned that Black Up Cosmetics is the leading makeup line for women of color in Paris and parts of Africa. I had never heard of this line but once I was informed, I gladly purchased a few items. If you check out the video, you will see swatches of the lip products I purchased along with some hair products from other companies.

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks for watching