Barbie…. Or Nah?

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Where can I find this Barbie with locs? I love everything about this! The sunglasses, scarf, polka dot dress, with the pinned up locs! Werk!

We need more dolls that represent black people differently. I would so buy this doll, would you? We

Marcey! My aunt! A story for breast cancer awareness month!

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              Present day 2013

This is my aunt Marnike, everyone calls her “Marcey.” I had to share my aunts story this month because she is a fighter and breast cancer survivor. Her journey started in April of 2007 when she noticed a lump in her left breast at the age of 41. The lump was 1.5 cm and was detected at a stage 4! Her doctor said that she would need chemo therapy but she opted to try a more natural approach of treatment with herbs, oxygen, UBV light, vitamin C, and Iodine through a pick line in her arm. That lasted 9 months until she was urged to start chemo because the cancer was eating her alive. She began to lose hair and weight at a rapid pace. She then began doing chemo in September 2008 every Monday 2-3 hours a day for a total of 12 treatments through a chest port. The port is still in her chest today for precautionary reasons. From day one the cancer has been terminal and she was told she would be fighting the rest of her life. The cancer will never go into remission due to her having both positive and negative cells. Following the breast cancer she has been diagnosed with Pulmonary lung disease, had a total hysterectomy, fought an infection in her blood, under went 3 eye surgeries for her tear ducts, and treatment for a cancerous spot in her lower back. God has truly been good to her. I feel so blessed to still have her around and in my life. Even through all this she has remained optimistic always smiling and joking..never showing how much pain she was really in. She got married in June of 2010 to a wonderful man (Pierre) who has been with her through it all. Her story is inspiring and proves that there is hope after the storm. Present day she is still taking preventive medicine for the cancer. She is outspoken, bold, beautiful, and blessed and I’m so lucky to say she is my aunt!!

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Picture from 2008 during chemo

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       Wedding picture June 2010

Baby cries when mommy sings!

This is just the cutest! I can’t deal!

It’s the little things…

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I have a million things to do through the day and so many goals I’m trying to accomplish that sometimes you forget to stop and appreciate the little things on life. My son is my reason for pushing myself harder. We read a book together most nights or watch wrestling. I can never do any wrong in his eyes. He loves me fully ..flaws and all. He makes sure I tuck him and gives him a kiss every night. I can tell he loves that and looks forward to it…. I kiss and tell him a corny joke before I leave him. It may not seem like much but I can tell it means a lot to him. It means even more to me. I love you Tyran!

My TLC review

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The original group members left to right: Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chili” Thomas

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Cast members left to right: Drew Sidora as (T-Boz), Keke Palmer (Chili), and Naitia “Lil Mama” Kirkland (Left-Eye)

I had to give my 2 1/2 cents on the TLC movie that aired last night on VH1. I mean they are only my favorite group of all time! Yahoo reported that it was Cable’s Highest Rated Original Movie Of 2013, Drawing In 4.5 Million Total Viewers last night. I’m going to start out with saying I think they did a great job on the casting first off. All the girls did a great job at bringing to life each character and just as I suspected Lil Mama stole the show in my opinion. She was who I wanted to see the most and she didn’t disappoint. This may be a new beginning for her….maybe. They touched on how the all girl group got their start with the record company and how Rozonda “Chili” Thomas who wasn’t an original member became a part of the trio. It also highlighted Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins struggle with her illness sickle cell anemia. The group members many relationships were put out there with Chili and then producer Dallas Austin who she has a child with. Of course they didn’t leave out Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and the infamous Andre Rison and the burning of the mansion story, because that was pure gold! Through all of that I’m still trying to understand how these young girls went bankrupt being #1 on the charts and how they got swindled into these bad contracts at such a young age? Where were their parents and why would they be okay with a stipend of $25 a week? Hunny that red flag smacked them in the beginning but for whatever reason they continued to tour and sing their little hearts out. Overall it was a good watch with a few minor loop holes that you will have to figure out on your own.
The fact that it was a good movie didn’t stop people from posting their funny meme’s and opinions all over Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. I’m always here for the jokes, a good ki ki and chuckle makes my day. Everybody was laughing except for Pebbles. Rumor has it she is highly pissed about how she was portrayed as a money stealing backstabber on the biopic. hmm… Clearly “T-Boz and “Chili” felt the same since they were highly involved in the making of the movie… So you do the math, but make sure it makes sense in the end unlike that contract. I’m sure this movie will air for years to come and I’ll be on my couch every single time to watch!

As of 10 AM this morning, TLC’s new soundtrack for the film, “20” from Epic Records, jumped from #43 to #5 on the iTunes overall chart, and jumped to #1 on the iTunes R&B chart. I haven’t gotten my copy yet but I’ll have it soon.

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Katy Perry Album release party on iHeartRadio

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Katy Perry’s iHeatradio album release party is tonight exclusively on Yahoo at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET. She will perform songs live off of her anticipated album “Prism.” Songs include her single “Roar” which is number 3 right now on the Hot 100 and has been on the charts for 10 weeks. You can download Yahoo’s new Screen app to watch it LIVE!

KIMYE did that!!!

KIMYE did that!!!

Kanye rented out an entire stadium on Kim’s 33rd birthday to get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage! He did in front of her family and friends with a 15-carat diamond ring!!!!! Dizaamnnn! He also had a 50-piece orchestra on hand as fireworks and Roman candles lit the sky. This is Kim’s 3rd marriage and Kanye’s 1st! Congrats girl! I take back all that baby mama talk I did the other did. I know that was the best birthday gift ever! *winks*

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