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Motivational Quote of the Day

Wednesday, December 21, 2011







From Exceptional Living


The Top 20 Things Oprah Knows For Sure

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.

6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.

11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.

12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.

13. Let passion drive your profession.

14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.

15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.

16. Every day brings a chance to start over.

17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.

18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.

19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)

Written by Oprah Winfrey

New Song Fall in Love This Christmas By Taj and Adrianne Munroe

Tuesday, December 20, 2011





Dynamic Duo Recording artist Taj Munroe & his wife Adrianne Munroe collaborate on this original Christmas song to spread the message of love this holiday season. The song was produced by John Daniels Leakey and Michael Pyle and co-written by Taj & Adrianne Munroe


 We absolutely love this song. Its about LOVE and Christmas. Download and Enjoy!!!
Click link to listen
Fall In Love This Christmas







Movie : Sneak Peek - Tyler Perry New Film - Good Deeds

Sunday, December 18, 2011

A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds (Tyler Perry) has always done what’s expected of him, whether it’s assuming the helm of his father’s company, tolerating his brother’s misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancee, Natalie. But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey, a down-on-her-luck single mother who works on the cleaning crew in his office building. When he offers to help her get back on her feet, the chance encounter with someone so far outside his usual circle ignites something in Wesley.
Here is your sneak peek .........Let us know what you think .

Coming in Feb.............Cant Wait !

Stick Fly on Broadway - Presented by Alicia Keys

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Poster for Stick Fly







STORY

Stick Fly follows the LeVays, an affluent African American family who come together to spend a weekend at their stately Martha's Vineyard mansion. The adult sons, aspiring novelist Kent and golden boy plastic surgeon Flip, have each brought their respective ladies (one black and one white) to meet the parents. Food, drink and Trivial Pursuit tangle with class, race and identity politics in this contemporary comedy of manners.
Opening night is December 8th . 
For tickets phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge. The Cort Theatre is located at 138 W. 48th Street.


STICK FLY CAST & CREATIVE

  • Kent "Spoon" LeVayDulĂ© Hill
  • Flip LeVayMekhi Phifer
  • Joe LeVayRuben Santiago-Hudson
  • TaylorTracie Thoms
  • CherylCondola Rashad
  • KimberRosie Benton
  • Written byLydia R. Diamond
  • DirectorKenny Leon
  • Set DesignerDavid Gallo
  • Costume DesignerReggie Ray
  • Lighting DesignerBeverly Emmons
  • Sound DesignerPeter Fitzgerald
  • Original MusicAlicia Keys










We can't wait to see this :)

How to Love a Black Man

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Came across article written by Dr. Jamal Harrison-Bryant and We just had to share.




Happy Young African American Couple Laughing Outdoor Stock Photo - 5782943 


One of my dear friends sent me an email from a poll that was taken on a statistical study. (As a disclaimer, the poll was not taken from our church and I do not defend, uplift, or protect the data that was given).
The Ten Problems that Black Men have with Black Women:
  1. Black Women make Black men feel unappreciated, unwanted, irresponsible, and regressive.
  2. Black Women are too aggressive, and are impatient when it comes to waiting on a man to pursue them.
  3. Black Women are too strong-headed and independent, which presents great challenges in relationships.
  4. Black Women are masculine in that they are controlling and like to “run” the relationship.
  5. Black Women expect too much. They are gold diggers who will not look twice at a blue-collar black man.
  6. Black Women are hot-headed and have bad attitudes.
  7. Black Women stop caring about their appearance once they are in a relationship.
  8. Black Women are not open to other areas of intimacy. (paraphrased)
  9. Black Women’s tolerance is far too low; they are not empathetic to the Black Man’s struggle in a racist society.
  10. Black Women do not cater to their man as much as they cater to themselves and their child.


Song of Solomon 1:2
Matthew 26:47-48

The context of Song of Solomon is that King David was going through a very small town and saw a woman who was working in the garden. She captured his attention by the way she worked. He returned to the palace, but could not get her off his mind. Consequently, he disguised himself and dressed like a peasant. He returned to the vineyard and won her over. Song of Solomon is a collection of 7 poems that talks about how they met: their courtship, engagement, wedding, honeymoon and the life they lived after.
Four C’s On How to Love a Black Man.
1. Cheerleader.
Every woman involved with a black man has to learn how to be a cheerleader. A cheerleader is of no consequence when the team is winning. When the team has scored a touch down, you can’t hear the cheerleaders because the whole stadium is ecstatic and excited. Cheerleaders are necessary after a tackle, a hit or an injury. Every black man yearns to have somebody on the sidelines who will cheer for him when he’s not making progress.
2. Conditioner.
  • a) Hair Conditioner. A conditioner is something that improves the quality of another matter. Every woman is supposed to condition, or improve a man’s quality of life. Most heterosexual men only use shampoo, while most women who take care of their hair use shampoo and conditioner. The shampoo is incomplete by itself. The conditioner is the sealant. Women need to understand that they are incomplete without men, and vice versa. When we connect, we seal and complement each other. The conditioner does several things:
  • It detangles. A woman’s first assignment in loving a black man is to bring order.
  • The conditioner also stops breakage. The role of a woman who is involved with a black man is to stop him from having break downs.
  • The conditioner alleviates dandruff (signs of death in the scalp). Dandruff always shows itself at eye level, so you can see a man when he’s starting to die. Life no longer excites him. Therefore, to stop the death process, a woman has to condition him.
  • Conditioner also brings gloss. The role of a woman who is living with a black man is to help him shine. Don’t minimize him even though you make more money.
  • A conditioner is also an acidifier. In order for a man to love a woman wholly, he’s got to be healed from what is in his head.
  • b) An air conditioner is an instrument used to change the environment. It produces both air and heat. Air conditioners do not produce the air, they recycle the air. The role of a woman in a man’s life is to be an environment transformer.
  • c)Fabric Conditioner/Fabric Softener prevent static cling. If you want to love a black man and have him love you back, you cannot have static cling.
3. Co-pastor
The man in biblical structure/order is the priest of the home. Unfortunately, in the Christian construct more often than not the woman is more disciplined in spirituality than the man. The woman in that relationship is assigned, or deputized, as the co-pastor.
4. Conspirator
The woman who is connected to a black man has to come up with a conspiracy for his success – setting him up for greatness in his absence.
SOS 1:2 “Let him …” This is very critical because Solomon, the wisest man who ever lived, is advising sisters who love a black man to let him feel like it was his idea, let him believe that he was right. It says “Let him kiss you…” this implies that the woman has the authority, but the man can’t operate in that authority without her permission. The male ego is such a fragile entity. He doesn’t need to know all the things a woman has done on his behalf.
God’s conspiracy for man was to make him feel like “he’s the man,” but man didn’t understand it until God introduced him to a woman, the conditioner. Her role was to condition him for a place in God.





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Today is World Aids Day, Get Involved with the movement , get tested and always WRAP IT UP!!

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Today is World Aids Today

More than half of adult Americans have never been tested for the AIDS virus, despite a four year-old campaign to make screening routine, according to a report out today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 45% of adults aged 18-64 — that’s almost 83 million people — reported in 2009 that they had ever been tested for HIV infection, the CDC said. That’s 11.4 million people more in 2006, when about 40% of adults said they had ever been tested. Fewer people are being diagnosed late in their infection, when they may already have developed full-blown AIDS.

The improvement comes after the CDC in 2006 recommended routine screening for HIV in health-care settings, expanding its earlier guidelines in the hope of slowing an epidemic that has affected an estimated 1.1 million people in the U.S. About 56,000 people are newly infected every year.
The latest numbers represent “significant progress” in getting people tested and into care, said CDC head Thomas Frieden on a conference call with reporters. But more is needed, he said.
Most troubling is that more than 28% of people at elevated risk of HIV infection say they have never been tested. The CDC estimates that as many as 21% of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the U.S. don’t know they’re infected. Three out of five African-Americans reported having ever been tested, even though they made up more than half of those diagnosed with HIV in 2008.
Moreover, the agency says, nearly one-third of diagnoses still occur late.
People at higher risk of HIV infection, such as gay and bisexual men and IV drug users, should get tested once a year, the CDC says. Catching an infection early reduces medical costs — estimated to be $367,000 over the lifetime of an infected person — extends life expectancy and cuts down on further transmission of the virus.
While many of those at higher risk are hard to reach because they don’t have regular access to health care, that’s not always the case, Frieden said. Some gay and bisexual men diagnosed late with HIV infection often had seen doctors in the previous year and were not offered an HIV test, he said.
“We would like to see HIV testing as routine as cholesterol screening,” said Jonathan Mermin, director of the CDC’s HIV/AIDS prevention program.
And celebrities are pitching in, too. Several A-listers have agreed to  "kill" their social networking presence in an effort to raise money for Keep A Child Alive, a charity that raises money for HIV treatments in Africa and India.

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