Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Trailer for Soul Man

Check out the Official Trailer of Soul Men, starring the late great Bernie Mac and Samuel L. Jackson. The movie is about, two remaining members of the popular ’70s soul band, The Real Deal, that take a road trip to the Apollo Theater for a musical tribute to their recently deceased front man. Issac Hayes also makes an appearance.

Soul Men hits theaters on November 7th.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Power of Hip Hop

In a country where journalists are banned from saying or writing what they want, hip-hop artists have stepped up to speak for those who can't

Senegal:Where Hip-Hop Brought Down a Government
Hip-Hop Artists Have Gained Exceptional Political Influence Read More here


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

McKinney & Clemente of the Green Party

First All-Women-of-Color Presidential Ticket in US History: Green Party Nominee Cynthia McKinney and Running Mate Rosa Clemente on War, Democracy and Hip Hop.

You will probably never here bout these two sista on any of the current media outlets they shove down your neck. So I encourage you to get your self familiarize with their political standpoint. I did and now I'm finding that my decison on who I'm going to vote for in Nov is going to be a hard one.


Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Maple syrup diet and Me

Yes, yes, yes I tried it but in a modify version. I did it for more for the cleansing benefits rather than weight loss. However weight loss did occur…10 pounds exactly. Here are the directions I followed;

10 Day Cleanse

Organic grade B Maple syrup
Uniodized sea salt
Spring/purified water
Smooth Move ( cleansing herbal tea)
Cayenne pepper

I got my ingredients from the whole foods store. In which I love but got damn its expensive (I need to do more research on this organic craze…do we really need it?)

Morning Routine -Drink the saline rinse, 32 oz water 2tsp uniodized sea salt
Throughout the day, Drink 6-12 glasses of cleansing lemonade
8 oz. water
½ lemon
Pinch cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons of syrup
Evening Drink, Drink a cup of smooth move herbal tea

Ok in short this is how my cleanse went:
The first day I was so pumped to try this cleanse I could not wait to drink my salt water, lemonade concoction and do the damn thing. I told my self that I would fast in the morning and eat a good salad at night.
Well I did not quite go like that …I did fast in the morning but at night I ate chicken tenders, chocolate chips cookies and a salad on a side. I did feel bad but I trick myself into believing that I could eat what I wanted because I was making up for miss calories. However after the first couple a days I got my mind right and laid off the fattening foods. Around 9:00pm I drunk my smooth move herbal tea and relaxed.
5:35 in Morning I woke up with crazy, thunderous movements in my bowels and release everything form the high heavens. Whoa and this lasted until noon. Every 20 min I was running to the bathroom. This lasted for about 4 days. Then it got to the point that I was going every hour in the morning.

I could not bring myself to just drinking the lemonade concoction …I mean come on now that is just plain starvation. Plus my good friend Pretty P always says, “I don’t wont to loose weight by eating things I don’t like and starving, I just want to modify my diet”. I agree plus all I could think about was if I starve my self on this diet the next time I eat I’m going to gain all that weight back and I just could not do that to my thighs.
So I ate lunch and dinner mostly salads with lean meats and snacked on nuts and fruits.

All in all I felt good once I finish (I only did it for 7days). I felt lighter, weight loss, my skin was flawless, I was more cautious about the food I was eating, plus I been regular ever since. So I’m good and I’m going to implant this cleanse in my life probably doing it twice a year.

If you want to know more holla at me and if you decide to do this cleanse, modify it to your likening. Some days I would omit the tea and salt water other days I would fast for longer periods of time. But the most important fact is stay near the bathroom!!!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Should Ex-Offenders have the right to vote?

This previous Saturday I ran across a BET news special, "Locked Out: Ex Cons & The Vote". (Side note: Shouts out to BET there programing has gotten much better over the years). Any who after watching the special I formulated my own opinion about this subject. Yes I do believe that ex-offenders should keep there right to vote but this comes with some simulations. Murders, child molesters, rapist should loose their right but those with drug charges and other petty offenses should keep theirs. However, it should only be reastated after they remain crime free for a certain amount of years. What Do You think? Below is the link (I'm still trying to figure out how to post some videos).