Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Breakfast of Champions

Its times like this I blog. When I'm up against a trouble...and I have to see things through. Ever since this semester has started I have had to overcome many obstacles. There is always a new struggle that must be won. For the first time in my life.. I have realized why being apart of the "in crowd" or having a large circle of friends is not always so rewarding. It brings additional heartache , pain and of course when dealing with women drama. I have always been taught that if you have a problem, do not harbour the feelings cause that just destroys your spirit. So here it goes...With age comes wisdom and I can not seem to understand why women act the way the do. I come from a family of women. My father is the only man in the house . But these women I deal with on a daily basis are of a new breed catty , envious and easily influenced. Its okay to be on one accord...but to not have a mind of your own is no excuse. Hiding behind words is not an excuse either. When people are insecure about themselves it shows in everything they do. I have learned to be confident in what I am , the good and the bad. I have been trying to find my solace in this new world I have entered . I don't find peace in a cup of wine or the arms of a man . I find my peace in words. The only thing that pacifies my need to express myself.

When the going gets tough...the tough gets going. The food I have been eating lately is truly the breakfast of champions. This food teaches me strength , endurance and gives me stamina . Each year I learn more about people and myself ......nothing surprises me anymore. I have never been more in tuned with the scenarios that play out around me. Every situation that I go through , gets me a step closer to where I need to be....and WHO I need to be. At the end of the day, I will have the last laugh. I refuse to allow anyone to determine how I am going to feel . That road ends . Here and NOW. From here on out positivity will seep through my pores. As I weather this storm , I have my boots and umbrella handy. And this too shall pass.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Waiting to Exhale

Today , I did it. I stuck my chest out . Closed my eyes. Took a deep breathe and did it . I exhaled . Almost 5 years later , I can finally say that I have released all the emotional baggage , and anger I have been carrying around from the past. I just let it go. Its like I let my hair down , barefoot and ran full speed through a place rich with flowers, milk and honey, and birds singing. Its an experience I can not even put into words . One thing in life I have learned is that, when one door closes ,another one is opens. I'm so thankful to be at this place of solitude and serenity. There is no feeling like breathing and flying free.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Still I Rise By : Maya Angelou

I love this poem. It speaks volumes. Maya Angelou eloquently captures the tenacious spirit of African-Americans.

CNN Black In America 2

Tonight , the first part of the critically acclaimed Black In America 2 aired . Black families around America gathered around the tube to see if this years follow up, would top last years premiere. In my personal opinion , the show was tastefully done. I think it did an excellent job of capturing the struggles of black people in today's society . Soledad O'Brien , a woman of African decent was able to capture the different testimonials of the young and old . Although there lies a huge age gap between the two...they are not so different. The segment of the BIA2 that touched me the most was when Malaak Rock , wife of comedian Chris Rock , used her celebrity to change the lives of young teens . She chose 30 teens in an urban New York City community , to go to South Africa to see how other children their age are living. Rock exposed these children,who in some cases had never been outside of their neighborhood block, how big the world is and the endless opportunities. She showed these students that knowledge is power and is the key to success. I was able to relate to this particular story , because when I was 17 I had the honor of traveling to South Africa for 3 weeks . I visited Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Teens my age could not read . Some families were torn apart from violence and the AIDS epidemic. I visited schools that had no money for books or food for their students. I met young girls who looked just like me , who wanted just a taste of freedom and opportunity that I took for granted everyday. After leaving South Africa, I brought so much knowledge and understanding of myself and those who came before me. I learned the importance of giving back and seizing every opportunity given to me.

Like the children in Rock's group, I left with the notion that I could all things ,If only I put my mind to it . This is the very reason why I loved the first installment of BIA2. The series draws in its viewers and allows them to reflect on their personal experiences. BIA2 ,like its predecessor BIA has faced many tough critics within the Black Community. Many think that it highlights the negative aspects of the black culture and others believe it realistically portrays the daily struggles of blacks. The main goal of the program is to teach those who are misinformed. To allow others to step into the shoes of the adversities that blacks face on a daily basis. The beauty of the Black culture is that no one black person is the same. Each one shares a different story . A different beginning. A different end. But they share the same ancestral background . I look forward to the second part tomorrow, and what new ideas will be ignited within me.

Friday, July 3, 2009

How Do You Measure: Like Your Age or Your Shoe Size?

Recently in my life I have witnessed adults act more like their shoe sizes than their age. The usual immature behavior. Snickering when people walk into the room, using the Internet as a scapegoat , publicly discussing private issues , cowardly behavior and not taking responsibility for their own actions.

With 22 right around the corner, I am on a mission to continue to grow into a young lady.My entire life , my mother has taught me to never be a coward. If you dish it out, you should be able to take it when it comes back to you. Another rule of thumb she taught me is if you have a problem or issue with someone, you go to the person and not hide behind words. These words of wisdom would go in one ear and out of the other. But now more than ever , I hold on tight to these words.

Ones behavior is a reflection of who they really are . As a growing woman , I understand that people are looking up to me at all times. People take note of my behavior and judge me based upon that . It saddens me to see people I look up to act like toddlers. This leaves me with no one to admire and I am forced to be the change I want to see. Maturity is something that is learned and gained through knowledge. A lack of immaturity is no longer a valid reason to be ignorant and spiteful . In 2009 , men and women have to do better. Put away childish things , and stay mindful of your purpose. No one should ever be complacent where they are . There should be a constant longing for elevation. Everyone should lead their lives with their own minds, and dance to the beat of their own drum. Never allow anyone else's idea's to become permanently yours. Never compromise what you know is right , to please someone else. Better yet, don't hide hate behind a smile. Be able to stand alone , and not rely on the strength of others.

Here is a quote for thought , " He had noticed that events were cowards: they didn't occur singly, but instead they would run in packs and leap out at him all at once." Please stop finding comfort in the soles of your shoes or others, elevate to your age and see how much you will grow.

Michael Jackson 1958-2009

" I Never Can Say Good-Bye", " Lady In My Life", and " Rock With You", are just a few of my favorite songs by Michael Joe Jackson. On June 25,2009 the world lost a musical legend and genius. He provided music that allowed people all over the world to dance, make babies, break-up , make-up and unite nation. It seems that every great mind throughout history has two sides . One side is genius impacting the world and contributing great ideas and gifts. The other side of the mind is troubled and longing for something that is lost . Michael Jackson is a man that struggled with many demons . Coming from a family that suffered verbal and physical abuse . It stunted his mental capacity , forcing him to grow up to fast . His childhood set the pace for the rest of his life. His legal woes and mental criticism never overshadowed his talent.

MJ was not only a great musician to the world ,but his family . He will be greatly missed . My all time favorite music video is "Remember the Time". I remember being in the living room when the video premiered on BET. Eddie Murphy and Iman sitting on that Egyptian Throne made me fall in love . I would stand up in front of the family big screen TV and attempt to do the choreography. That was a pivotal part of my childhood!

Even though MJ suffered many legal troubles and was paraded in the media as "strange" and a "circus freak" , his legacy is much greater . After his passing the media has raised speculation that he was addicted to pain killers and sedatives. That his frail lifeless body was subjected to years of skin bleaching and plastic surgery. These antics in the media have not stopped millions of fans to flock to Los Angeles just to be where he is, dead or alive. As he is laid to rest for eternity.. I pray his soul entered into heaven. I pray that his legacy will live on and he will continue to live in our hearts . I will continue to pray for his family and their strength. Micheal Jackson's glittered glove, white socks, studded jackets,black hat, and crotch grabbing will live on forever and never be forgotten . R.I.P Michael " King of Pop" Jackson.

When Your Life Flashes Before Your Eyes..

There comes a point in everyone's lives.. when it flashes right before you . When you question everything you have done up until that very moment. When the things and people you take for granted seem to matter the most. Events and situations in our lives make us reevaluate our present and future and discover our purpose.

Within the last week and a half I can name so many people that have died. People that died engaged in their destiny and others that never quite reached it. It occurred to me that life is so precious and while we have it we must cherish it . We must make everyday count. We can not let our lives flash before us and not be in the picture . With age comes wisdom and knowledge. In a time when more people are leaving this earth than making an entrance,your existence must not be in vain .

As the flash of a camera shines brightly in my eyes , I have realized somethings I used to do is not going to cut it anymore . Ignorance is no longer an excuse or bliss. Taking responsibility for my own life is my personal crusade. Although sometimes in life, unexpected events occur resilience is the only thing that makes you stronger.

So as life continues to move fluidly , flow with it, even with its twists and turns. Make every picture in your life be the best one , and cherish every frame.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

MOnificent..With a Sensational Style : Spring 2009 Wrap Up

At this point in my life, I feel like I have truly evolved into womanhood. My mindset ,attitude and aggressiveness. My new motto is " Make the impossible...POSSIBLE" . When you put your mind to it..nothing is out of reach . This semester I have learned the meaning of this quote. As I look back on this semester alone...I see the transformation . In the beginning I didn't quite understand ..but now it is so clear to me . I have lost some friends , made some new ones , and gained some sisters . Some of the people in my life I least expected to lose or gain ..have made a significant impact in my life . Everyone enters and exits for a reason. Even when the world around you is crumbling .. cover it with a smile. It amazes me how much one's life can change in less than a year.
God used Spring 2009 to truly show me him and taught me to trust him with my WHOLE heart. This semester God granted me all the desires of my heart and more . Whenever I was unsure or underestimated his power ..he showed up and showed out. Being pushed to the limit , taught me to never crack under pressure..just make it happen . If I had one word to describe this semester it would be = Transformation. The most valuable lesson I learned...be careful what you ask for..cause when you get it ...you may not know what to do with it .Every time I look at my reflection I am so happy with the woman I have become and the heights I have yet to reach . I can truly say that life is MO'nificent . I'm getting MO'Betta everyday!!!!


Well...blogworld ...it has beeenn such a LONNGG time...and so much has changed . It's official I PASSED TV News the hardest class in FAMU's School of Journalism and Graphic Communication . I maintained a 3.5 GPA..and last but not least ...I am a member of the ORIGINAL Beta Alpha Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. ...The conclusion of this semester is that with dedication and hard work...DREAMS do come true . Now that I no longer have a busy schedule and have to pencil people in...I'm back to regularly scheduled blogging. Ive missed my blog soo much . I have so much to say..and thank god I have lots of freetime to say it!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Doing What I Have To Do ...So I Can Do What I Want To Do

My new life consists of toting around a camera tripod bag that stands at 3 feet tall and 20 pound camera box.The life of a broadcast journalism student at FAMU is trivial . I have learned so much in the last few weeks...hence my absence from the blog. BUT I'M BACK!!! .

Put it this way ....my entry level TV News class is kicking my behind. I have been under so much pressure lately. But I must admit I love a good challenge. I have been through the fire and its only the second month of school. My professor Kenneth Jones is making me a champion. He is challenging me in ways I never knew . He has humbled me even more and made me want to reach my potential .

For the past couple weeks I have only seen the walls of my bedroom and an editing booth. Who knew my once social life would dwindle down to that????!?!? My typical day consists of wa:king up at about 7:45 AM , arriving on campus at 9:00AM and getting back at home at about 6 :00 PM. A normal person would be irritated . Sometimes I am ..I can't lie , but because I love to do it ..it doesn't seem like a job.

In the last week I have cried, felt defeated, overwhelmed , stressed and overworked , but I know that in order to get what I want I must put the work in. Everyday I am learning the power of patience . I am sharpening my craft and making sure I am the best I can be. My mom constantly reminds me to keep hanging in there . Her words of wisdom have helped to stabilize my crazy world. This is the journey I must take to be the first Monique.lol. A world renowned entertainment journalist. My name will be written in lights

While I have been doing what I have to do...so I can do what I want to do.. I have missed my blog. No fears I will be back ....Trust I have a lot of things to talk about!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mo's Corner: Taraji P. Henson

Name: Taraji P. Henson

Birthdate: September 11, 1970

Hometown: Washington D.C

College: North Carolina A&T and Howard University

Movies: " Baby Boy" " Hustle &Flow" " Curious Case of Benjamin Button"

" A Family That Preys" " Something New"

Best Fly Friend( BFF): Sanaa Lathan

Little Known Fact: She is the great granddaughter of Matthew Henson , a black explorer who traveled the Artic Circle



My poor little Kanye. He seems to really be going through something. After the death of his mother and breakup with long time girlfriend Alexis ..something just ain't right about him. It makes me wonder is he loosing his mind? He recently has become a designer for Louis Vuitton. Don't get me wrong these new exclusive Red sneakers are dynamic. His style has always been one to watch. He is innovative and a trendsetter. His style is unique and one of a kind.Lately his "individuality" has gone to the extreme. His new modern mullet and entourage concerns me. I believe Kanye is a genius who is trying to find his way.Most brilliant people are misunderstood. This get up he is parading around in.. I guess is an outlet for his creative expression. As a role model for many young metro sexual men...I pray his new look doesn't make an appearance to a city near you.LOL

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

My Endless Love

The Notebook is hands down one of my favorite movies. I always wondered if me and my "Noah" will ever end up like that. No matter what happens, a true love will stand the test of time .

It seems like everyone has that one person in their lives that has their heart . No matter the space or time.Its like no matter what they have been through they always find their way back to one another. Even if they vowed to never speak to that person again. It amazes me how when love chooses you , there is nothing you can do about it. In The Notebook even with all the obstacles they still managed to find their way back to each other. COuld it really end up like that?

I know that when Ally was engaged , Noah never escaped her thoughts . I wonder if she ever imagined living life without him ? I wonder how knew that she was supposed to spend the rest of her life with Noah? It seems like all the odds were against their love . He lived far away. Her parents hated him. He was not wealthy and unpolished . He never hesitated to express how he felt . I wonder how did she convince the people who objected their romance that he was indeed " the one"?Yes .....The Notebook is merely a movie. Yessss...the characters are not real. But they represent couples all over the world who share a love that never dies. Some are lucky enough to end up with the ones who have captivated their hearts forever and others find new loves , but they just don't compare to that "Noah/Ally" love.

Sitting here in my room..may I add by my lonesome...makes me wonder if these Ally/Noah relationships really exist? Can the art in your heart really become a reality?It is impossible to have hope in the idea of an endless love ...


One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with the Lord.
Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky.
In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand.
Sometimes there were two sets of footprints,
other times there were one set of footprints.

This bothered me because I noticed
that during the low periods of my life,
when I was suffering from
anguish, sorrow or defeat,
I could see only one set of footprints.

So I said to the Lord,
“You promised me Lord,
that if I followed you,
you would walk with me always.
But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life
there have only been one set of footprints in the sand.
Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?”

The Lord replied,
“The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand,
is when I carried you.”

One Nation Under God....

Today I realized the world I live in is not all peaches and cream. People are living in times with real problems. Real hurts and pains. Real issues and dilemmas. A husband and father of 5 beautiful children took the lives of his entire family. He killed his children, wife and himself to save them from the pain of going without. It made my heart cry out when I read the story on CNN. I could not fathom killing the kids I gave life to...or the man I decided to spend the rest of my life with.
This story is just another example of how desperate the American people are right now. Americans are resorting to killing each other just to eat and see another day. That is so disturbing, yet real. I never thought I would see the day when humans would not see the value in another man’s life or even their own. To take someone’s life is playing God. A killer makes the huge decision of who will be given life and who will take their last breath. Although we are going through rough economic times I know things will get better.

A few months ago my mind was programmed in a negative state. I was a victim of crime and my attitude about life began to change. I saw the negative in everything and lived my life in fear. I became desperate to find some kind of hope. Living in fear everyday and have no peace in my own mind, did not sit well with me .One day I had to decide that I was not going to allow all the things going on around me to define my happiness. My life is nowhere near perfect but I have learned to be content were I am.

Barack Obama ignited hope into the hearts of many American s. He gave us faith that things will get better. It breaks my heart to see that barely a week after his installment, people are giving up ALREADY. It is understandable that not knowing where your next meal will come from, or where you will lay your head or how you will pay your bills can bear down on you. A measure of a man or woman is defined by how strong they are when things are not always good. Strength, faith, dedication and perseverance are all essential to survival.

Today I’m starting a campaign to pray for the peace of mind for my fellow Americans. I pray for faith, assurance and steadfastness. At the very lowest times in my life, I looked to God and he picked me up. I believe that if we found refuge in the arms of God...he will give us peace and security. I am well aware that not having and going without is new to us Americans. We live in a world where resources are abundant and at our fingertips. But everything must change. God uses situation to show us things and elevate us. Imagine going without and being poor as a life story. The economic crisis in America could be a lot worse so we must be thankful for what we have. Even when things are going astray we must seek the positives in our lives. Like the gift of life. The gift of freedom. The gift of prayer. I challenge my readers to pray for the well-being of our country. Pray for hope and mercy. Pray for understanding when the unexpected happens. Most of all pray for peace for our nation. Truthfully the only thing we need is God. When you seek God he will provide everything you need and want.

His Song

I have discovered a song that truly depicts the kind of love, relationship and man I desire. This song is dedicated to the mystery man that has yet to make an appearance in my life . I will know when he has arrived and is truly special when my heart smiles.

SOMEONE By.Musiq Soulchild
I never wanted a man that wanted
Me for my name or material things
See I always hope for a man that's so sure, emotionally secure
With spiritual faith
A man that I can trust with all of my secrets
And even listen to all of my issues
A man who never judge
Me or how I was
He deals with me strictly through love

Someone who will put up with the things
Loving me can bring
But still be there to see us through
Someone who would put up
With the strange and complicated things
Cause I would do the same for him too
Someone who I can be real with
Aint gotta be perfect
Because loving one another is all that matters
It's not hard to explain
So believe me when I say
That I found all of that in you

All that I hope for a friendship that's so pure
A guy I can talk to bout whatever is on my heart
A man that needs me
That trust and believes me
That wont take my kindness as some kind of weakness
A man who bares his soul who is willing to let go
That wants me to lead him but knows how to take control
And when I am feeling down
Cause things are going wrong
He fills me up and makes me feel strong

You are that someone who loves me
Through all my inperfections
You know my heart is filled with nothing but good intentions
You are the one that told me
Long as we got us
Nothing matters
You are the one that sees the joy through the pain
You are my light through the rain
Here and now
Boy I am saying
It's you
You're my heart
It's you
Your that someone I can truly say that I'll never find another love like you

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Black Love

I am on a quest to find that hot love that will wake me up in the morning . That love filled with lots of sugar and steam. A love that is freshly brewed and everytime you have it you are refreshed. Im talking about black love. A love so beautiful and rare . I came across this Youtube video and wanted to share this with you. I hope you enjoy!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009



Sisters By Blood...Best Friends By Choice

Every little girl has someone they look up to. A person they want to be like when they get older. A person they emulate in the mirror. A person that every time you see them , they serve as a reminder of what you aspire to be . My whole life I have admired one person. This person in my eyes is gorgeous , smart, strong, funny and overall dynamic. This person is my older sister Melissa.

I have always known I was blessed to have the girl people wanted to be , or admired to call my sister. There are no words to truly explain how much she means to me. I have never met a person like her. She is the most selfless, courageous and faithful person I have ever met. As a child we had the typical big sister , little sister relationship. I always followed her around(I actually still do that now), did everything she did, eavesdropped on her conversations, wanted to hang out with her and her friends, got her in trouble, cried for her when someone hurt her feelings and twisted her ankle.

In all my years of living I have never met a person who has believed in me , more than I believe in myself sometimes. I can always count on Melissa to have my back , even when I don't deserve it. I have lots of friends who have older sisters and they don't have a relationship like ours. I can tell my sister anything and know it will stay just between us. We have our own inside jokes. If I need a good laugh , she is a phone call away. When I'm too scared to drive home long distance, she will take off work to come and get me. If I fall , she encourages me and helps me to get back up.

My sister is a special person. She is creative, artistic, funny, eclectic, spiritual, domestic, loyal, trustworthy, honest, real, blunt, helpful,and inspiring. She has taught me what it means to give with a cheerful heart. She is a true example of a phenomenal woman. Who ever is privileged enough to marry my sister, will be a lucky man. She is beautiful inside and out.

As my sister reads this I want her to know that all the advice she gives me , I listen . All the times you were there for me when I needed you most , I will never forget it . When my life was spiraling out of control, you were there to keep me grounded . When I was ready to stop fighting , you stepped in and fought for me. When I wanted to be just like you , you encouraged me to be an individual. When all the people I thought were my friends let me down, you were there to help lift me up . I will continue to strive for greatness , to make you and the rest of the family proud. I will always have your back. When I make it big , you will too. Many will never know a sister like you or a relationship like we have. You are the greatest example for Melanie and I. When the three of us get together, we can not be stopped . The Mitchell girls, a.k.a. " Sharon Chirrun" are a powerful group of women, with strong successful destinies.

I tell you all the time , but I am going to tell you once again , Thank You. Thank you for loving me, and being the BEST big sister I have ever known.

Barack Hussein Obama: A Day That Goes Down In History

January 20 , 2009 marks the day that a dream was not only realized , but is now a reality . Millions of people young and old, black and white, big and small have flocked to our nations capital to watch our 44th President be sworn into office . Barack H.Obama , a bi-racial man has rekindled hope in so many hearts.

Many never thought they would see a black man in the White House . Not as a cook , or secret service agent , but as President of the United States of America.

My heart has smiled this morning as I have watched history unfold right before my eyes. This morning I have been watching the news coverage . I listened as an older black woman cried telling the reporter the last time she stood in front of the Washington monument was when Martin Luther King gave the " I Have A Dream Speech". Another woman from Ghana , traveled from Africa to be apart of the momentous occasion.

President Barack Obama represents the power of faith . This man had faith in himself that he could do whatever he put his mind to. God used him as a vessel to show others that faith as small as a mustard seed can grow into something bigger. I feel so blessed and honored to be living through history.

Although I am not in D.C to be amongst the crowds to just hear his voice, today is a special day for my country. It's a day that my ancestors died for . A day that our forefathers wrote about when they wrote, " All men are created equal". Today is the result of the pursuit of happiness. A day that symbolizes hopes and dreams. A day that reminds me that what God has an infinite plan for all of us ,if we just BELIEVE. Watching the televised event put a sense of pride in my heart . Watching Barack, Michelle, Malia, and Sasha take their place on that stage ignited a fire of inspiration in my heart . No weapon formed against the progression of our nation shall prosper. I pray that God will surround our new president with an army of angels.

Putting my hand over my heart and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the Star-Spangled Banner have a whole new meaning as freedom continues to ring.


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Houston...are you there?

Everything is bigger in Texas..thats what they say. But sooner than later...I will get a chance to see for myself . One of my favorite things to do is travel . I love traveling because you get to see how other people are living. You step outside of the thing called life and experience the lives of others. In my lifetime I have traveled over seas and been all around the country. My next destination is Houston.

Houston the home of Beyonce, Paul Wall is my next playground . The oil ladden city is also known as " The Bayou City" . I am going to the city of the" Stanky Leg" and "Ricky Bobby" to celebrate the birth of a friend. I am so excited ..I must admit . The city is filled with rich creole culture, style and spice .

If Houston treats me right ... who knows I might jut become it's newest resident.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

FAMU ...Excellence With Caring...

Today was my first day back on " The Hill" and I was so disappointed. It was cold, windy,and gray. Students were walking around like zombies and like someone just took their best friend.Over the break FAMU had this bright idea to upgrade the system that allows students to take care of all their obligations. That would include schedules, financial aid,meal plans, and book vouchers. Everything that is essential to a student starting the semester off right. The OUR FAMU system has been shutdown for almost a month for upgrades . Once the site came back up it suffered many malfunctions leaving a reported 3500 students left without a schedule or enrollment for the spring semester.

I am a pretty responsible student , so I did the majority of my schedule before I left for break to ensure I had everything in order. My education is funded through scholarships, so I have to prepare my schedule in advance. As a scholar in order to maintain my scholarship I must maintain 15 credits per semester. I am currently registered for 12 credits. I have been trying to register for this one particular class, but can't because I need a permission code.

So I decided to walk to the Grand Ballroom only to be stopped. The line was wrapped around the building . Some students had been standing in line since 6 am, but they did not open the door until 9 am. Previously the day before, some students stood in line for 6 hours only to walk away without a schedule or a smile.

Yesterday , so many people were trying to get their classes situated. I heard Foote-Hilyer(FAMU's administration office) called a SWAT team on students . A SWAT team ???.. You call a SWAT on students who are taking control of their education? Who are trying to make sure they get their net checks ? Who are making sure that they are enrolled in school?

There is so much confusion and frustration on campus right now, its unbelievable.

I am die hard RATTLER. I bleed orange and green. I carry FAMU with me where ever I go .The chaos and despair that has broken loose across my campus is mind boggling. I'm not sure who is responsible for the poor planning , but I hope it is rectified ASAP.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Back In the Habit...FAMU I ♥ Thee

Winter break is over and the true test has begun. I am back in the place that I love so much, but also caused me so much stress and worry. After a great 3 weeks off from school, now is the time to put everything I learned to work. All the posts I have written I am going to utilize in my own life.Coming back to the highest of seven hills,I feel so refreshed . I feel like a completely different person . I am filled with optimism and excitement. I'm leaving 2008 in 2008.

As the new semester takes off , I'm interested in seeing what it holds. I have learned so many lessons and have reflected so much . I am hopeful that these new life lessons will be put to good use. The past tests in my life I failed , due to lack of studying, experience and knowledge. But the tests that lie ahead of me , I am preparing now to pass .

Monday, January 5, 2009

Words Can Make the Difference ....

" Stick and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me", is what parents tell their children to tell bullies on the playground. But in reality words can hurt you more than stick and stones . Someone can physically hurt and although it may hurt , the pain eventually goes away. Words are much more powerful . If someone uses hurtful words , the pain can last a lifetime .
Words for many people shape their destiny and view of themselves.

Words can start and end relationships. Words can build or destroy someone .Words are so powerful that when they are released from your mouth they become apart of the atmosphere and begin to unfold.

My mother always reminds me to be careful what I say , because it can come to pass.In the bible it talks about bridling the tongue. That with words you can speak life and death. Proverbs 18:21 says" Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof".

Words are much more than letters scrambled together to make a sound . They can make the difference and bridge the gap in many things that many hope for .With the New Year in tow I'm changing the words that come out of my mouth . I'm changing the way that I think , because thoughts become actions and words.

Words and Faith go hand in hand. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. It is a strong belief in things that you desire . Words help to ignite faith and keep it alive . Saying negative words can take away things you have faith for.Speak and think positively. Negative thoughts render negative results. Believe that what you say you want..you can really have . Don't talk yourself out of your destiny. Once you deposit words , you can never take them back. So in conversation say things that will enrich your life, and think before you say them . Even when life throws lemons at you , speak life and positive things into your life .

“Quarrels end, but words once spoken never die”-African Proverb

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Real Music For The Soul...

Anita Baker- No One in the World Live

This is one of my top favorite songs... ENJOY

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The Game CANCELLED?!?!?!?!?.....

So..... my heart skipped a beat when I read that " The Game" on The CW might be cancelled , only after its third season. CANCELLED?!?!..is the only word that stood out . If this show gets cancelled I don't know what I am going to do to satisfy my craving for entertainment. I have already had to cope with the station moving the show from prime time on Monday night , to no time on Friday. Now they are trying to take it from me all together. They must be stopped . Something must be done.

I just I got that awful feeling in the pit of my stomach..like when "Girlfriends" was cancelled in the middle of the season. They cancelled " Girlfriends" before I even got the chance to see Joan get married or Lynn do something with her life. " Girlfriends" is one those classic shows that every woman loves .I know "The Game" is on its way to being a classic.This is the only show left on The CW that caters to black people, other than "Everybody Hates Chris" ." The Game" is really one of the best shows on television that caters to blacks 18 and up. There is always non-stop drama . Always some kind of twists and turns . The shows writers keep me tuned in that's why I watch it every Friday, and if I miss it I watch it online.

Melanie , Derwin, Tasha,Malik, Jason and Kelly are an intricate part of my life . They make my Fridays nights. What would life be without them ? Boring and drab. I don't want to deal with not knowing what will happen to Derwin's baby? If Melanie will ever make it on her own? Will Kelly and Jason get back together? Will Tasha finally let Malik grow up? ...My mind is racing . I pray The CW will make the right decision and keep the show on air. Until then, I will be sitting on my bed patiently waiting for January 9 at 8:30 to come when the new episodes air .

Song for the New Year

Mary Mary-Get Up

My Year In Review...

Favorite New Movies: Wanted , Step Brothers, Baby Mother, Secret Life of Bees, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Favorite Singers: Jazmine Sullivan , Solange Knowles ,Usher, Johnta Austin. Lalah Hathaway
Albums that got me through: Jazmine Sullivan "Fearless" Usher " Here I Stand" Lalah Hathaway " Self-Portrait" Solange Knowles "Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams"
Favorite TV Show : The Game
Favorite Trips : Orlando (Spring Break/Orlando Classic) Washington D.C New Orleans/Baton Rouge
Favorite Gossip Site: Young, Black and Fabulous
Favorite Jeans: Seven's
Favorite Shoes: Black Steve Madden Boots and Nine West Pumps
Favorite Organization: Presidential Ambassadors
Biggest Honor: Miss Presidential Ambassador
Favorite Purse: White Dereon Hobo Bag
Favorite Accessory: Gold Lion Necklace
Where I spent the most money : Forever 21
Year must have : IPOD/ Digital Camera
Favorite Quote: "When people show you who they are, believe them...the first time." - Maya Angelou
Favorite Perfume: Sean John Unforgivable
Biggest Accomplishment: Interning at FOX 5/ Driving on the expressway
Favorite New Food: Jambalaya
Favorite Treat: Chocolate Devotion( Coldstone)
Favorite Drink: Spunch( Hi-C Fruit Punch and Sprite)
Favorite New Pastime: FAMU Football Games
Repeat on IPOD: " Dope Fiend" Johnta Austin " You Are My Joy" Kenoly Brothers "Suffocate" J.Holiday "Prototype"Jazmne Sullivan "White Picket Dreams" Solange
Favorite Restaurant:Stevie B's
Movies I Watched The Most: Love Jones and Why Did I Get Married,
Favorite New Drink: Water
Favorite Inside Quotes:" Man Down" " So ..Not Corporate" " Not so much ...more so less" " That's what he like "
"Hey Lil Hot Sausage"
Where you can always find me : Facebook
Favorite people: My Family(Duh)
Favorite Body Spray: Magnolia Blossom ( Bath and Body Works)
Favorite Restaurant : Stevie B's
Best Thing I've Ever Done: Enlarged My Territory
Place I Miss The Most: Miami
Concert I Missed: Maxwell and Jazmine Sullivan
Favorite News Show: The View/Entertainment Tonight
People who made me laugh: My sisters/ Paul Mooney/ Jamie Foxx
Things I will miss the most: Laughs and Love
Things I'm happy to leave behind: Situations, Drama, Relationships,Stress
Things I'm taking to 2009 : Friends, Happiness, Growth, Prosperity, and Dreams

Good-bye 2008.Hello 2009.

So it's finally here ...2009 that is . It crept up and is here to stay. It seems like 2008 went by like a whirlwind. I must admit I am very happy to say farewell to 2008 because honestly ,it just was not that great .

Everyone across the world has constructed this long list of resolutions , to do more of this and a little less of that .The usual diet plans, erasing people out of phone books, and dedicating time to a good cause. Personally, I have decided to make a lifestyle change and work on being better everyday . Last year has taught me alot . Even in it's last hours . The most important person I learned about in 2008 was me. After GOD , I come first.

I have learned I can't please everybody. I have learned to take the limits off and enlarge my territory. I have learned to think positively , even when things are bad. I have learned that prayer changes things . I have learned some relationships will not last forever , so I just gotta let them go . I have learned never to make anyone a priority , when I am merely an option. I have learned to see the good in everything. I have learned to sow good seeds, to reap good rewards. I have learned to love the ones who love me most . I have learned not to tell everything..keep somethings for myself. I have learned to be myself in all things I do .I have learned that with success comes much sacrifice. I have learned that even when I think I am alone ,GOD is right there with me. I have learned that everything happens for a reason, whether I see the intended end or not. I have found happiness in the little things .The biggest lesson I have learned is to let go and let GOD. With the events of 2008 , nothing surprises me anymore . When it comes to life you live, learn and do better .

So going into 2009, I will continue to grow as a person. I will continue to make my dreams a reality .I'm not going to wait for anyone to give me anything , with hard work comes rewards .I am going to keep my goals ahead of me .I'm excited for the New Year. I pray it brings good health, favor, opportunities, boldness, new friends ,new relationships , happiness , desires of my heart , traveling , prosperity and achievement.

Yep, in 2009 I'm acting brand new.If you keep doing the same things the same way ,you get the same results. For 2009 I desire something new and fresh, I want some different results.I'm going to squeeze every bit of juice out of life .I am going to step into the spotlight.I know and believe in my heart GOD is about to do something great for everyone ,especially me.I have a spirit of expectancy and you should too.

As we go into in the New Year stay focused and be blessed. Please remember that with GOD anything is possible . Just believe and hold on to your DREAMS.

Love yah,