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My theme music, my score, my soundtrack
Full of beautiful black people like you and me
Singing about who they are, spitting about who they want to be
So excuse me, if you catch me in my zone with my headphones
I’m probably listening to Whitney’s vibrato asking “how will I know?”
Or getting mental with my boys Bell Biv Devoe
They stay bringing the noise and
I’m getting one on one lessons on how to be poison
But keep up, you need to pay attention
When it comes to records, I always got that New Edition
But I got to cool it now with some Teddy P.
Nodding my head as he tells me to wake up the world
So we get a new understanding you see
Then we got Tammi and Marvin starvin for affection
That my friends was a true love connection
And here come Smokey making miracles with his magic pen
That man will have you cruisin down the track of his tears
If there ever was one he was a true balladeer
Though when I’m feeling proud
I got to say it loud
I’m black, and that’s a natural fact
So while you grooving and getting down
You got to give it up and thank James Brown
But hold up, wait, I’m getting choked up
Thinking about how Sam Cooke spoke up
Talking about a change gone come
Yet we still waiting, so until then I’m gonna get me some of them smooth r&b remedies, that on the wings of love
That L.T.D
And you might just catch me falling
For those tall, talented, and tempting Temptations
As they sing about the innate beauty that lies within us all
Beauty is only skin deep
But love runs straight to the bone
Sticks and Stones may take a toll
But the rumpapumpum of drum roll can soothe my soul
Now I know I may joke and kid, but I definitely don’t play when it comes to my main man MJ
Forget the fortune, forget the fame
He had a catalogue to put the industry to shame
Off the Wall made me rock and sway
Thriller made me jump up and say mamasemamasamamakusa
But then I had to woosah because your boy turned bad and made the picture clearer
Had everybody in the world staring down the man in the mirror
Alright, let me step back, start speaking in all caps because I have to talk about rap
Fire spitting, switches hitting, inspiring lyricism that way too often took a back seat to harsh criticism
It started off cool and fun to the hip hip hop we didn’t stop
With LL Cool J, the bells we rocked
We also rocked steady with the diddly diddly d that was heavy
Alas, life got real, everybody on our back
So Ice Cube and the crew had to clap back
NWA, didn’t NW play, and they are NW here to stay
By the way R.I.P to the Eazy
One of the few to make this rap thing look way to easy
Rapping about switches and 8 ball sipping
Man I’m still tripping off the dope rhymes
I wish I had more time to talk about the past, the future, the present
Our music is so much more than rapping about dead presidents
So to God be the glory for this glorious stockpile, this musical inventory
Make sure to catch me vibing as Patti is wailing
Kid N Play misbehavin
You’ve entered my safe haven
And now that you know what makes me rattle, shake, and shiver
Just remember this one thing
It’s our music, signed, sealed, delivered.

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Match Black Women brings Hi-tech Love to Matchmaking Services

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Match Black Woman brings Hi-tech Love to Matchmaking Services
New dating site offers innovative solutions for Black women 

Atlanta, GA: MatchBlackWoman.com offers dating and networking solutions for women of African ancestry to find compatible suitors. An innovating dating service, the site offers membership levels and business opportunities to not only connect with others, but monetize their time and investment.

Built on the belief that voluntarily connecting people who share common interests can lead to greater compatibility, the platform seeks to propose a solution by bridging the gap of a tough online dating market while providing a service for individuals who have an interest in dating Black Women.

The site has a number of features designed to help seekers find a potential mate. Women can meet single men, network with other women, receive matchmaking services, video chat, and participate in forums. There are also unique search options based on music preferences, eating habits, lifestyle, and more.

MatchBlackWomen.com is a social networking dating site designed from a womanist perspective. It includes the interests of women and includes forums to discuss issues relating to Black women and the broader community. It’s time we had our own space. This is a way to make things fun, interesting, and connect with like-minded people.

There are three membership options: Free, Gold, and Black Diamond. Free members can create a profile, post three photos and conduct member searches. The Gold level allows members to add up to six photos, send and receive unlimited messages, video chat, post on an activity wall, have access to forums and news, and set privacy limits. The premium Black Diamond level has all the features of the Gold level, with unlimited photos.

Business people have an added incentive: become an affiliate! Earn 55% commission per signup, making finding true love while getting paid even better! For more information on the site, or to express interest in the business opportunity, contact [email protected].

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Mom Gets Criticized for Showing Toddlers Kissing on The Mouth

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Mother of 3, Ashlee Muhammed receives backlash for her parenting skills, due to a viral video of her twin boys kissing on the lips.

Although most people seemed to think that the video showed an innocent sign of affection, others were not feeling the brotherly love.

All You NEED Is LOVE 🌹@supernovaandjetman

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One follower called Muhammed’s parenting skills reckless, despite her intended message.

Majority of the negative comments were received by black men.

They accused Muhammed of highlighting perversion and sexuality amongst toddlers. However, Muhammed defends her video.

She states that “The World needs more love like this”.

What are your thoughts, did she take brotherly love too far?

In the African-American community, it seems like we’re so afraid to teach boys to show affection because we’re in fear of them being gay. However, that’s a disturbing label to put on toddlers.

Do you think this warranted the drag session she received in the comments? She decided not to take the video down despite its controversy.

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Money Moves: New Year’s Financial Checklist Part 2

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Thanks for checking out Part 1, and we’re back with Part 2!  Let’s get to it!

Do you have savings?  This may sound like a silly question, but it may surprise you.  Did you know that 57% of Americans have less than $1000 in savings?  Are you included in that group?  If so, don’t feel bad.  You can turn this around.  The old saying is “plan for a rainy day”.  Well my new saying is “plan for a tsunami”.  An emergency fund of $1000 is a great place to start for savings. This will come in handy to pay for unexpected car repairs or medical bills, or an array of actual “emergencies”. $1000 may seem like a lot, but if you could put away $20 a week for one year you can attain this goal.

After you have allocated your emergency fund, you can focus on your general savings. A great way to save is to set savings goals.  Do you want to buy a new house? Are you in the market for a new car?  Perhaps you’ve been eyeing a new designer bag or shoes.  Whatever it may be, set savings goals and be diligent about achieving them.

Also, did the holidays hit you hard?  Have you been dying to take that trip to Dubai?  Creating a holiday fund account can ease the unnecessary stress of Christmas shopping, and reduce the risk of going into debt.  Summer will be here before you know it.  If you start saving now in a vacation account, you can take that dream vacation and do it in style.

 

Stay tuned for Part 3!  Have questions? We love to help!  Leave a comment or for more specific questions, email me at [email protected]

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