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Prodigyrls is a collection of professional career oriented black dolls to inspire black children!

Black dolls

Prodigyrls is a new thing…not like what I’ve ever heard
before. The name itself sounds like a success. I would love
to see a commercial of it. It sounds like something that
could form trends. People everywhere will be asking
did you get your prodigyrls dolls yet?

The reason why I love Prodigyrls is because it shows
little black girls that they are special. I mean they grow
up to be the MOST beautiful women anyways. We are
watched for our uniqueness……let that settle in your
mind. Take it and run with it like a baseball player
doing a homerun.

Prodigyrls is a line of dolls with real genuine facial
features, skin tones, hair, and has many accomplishments
along with them.

Nicole is a black doll which has brown skin and thick
curly hair. She wears pink scrubs and a white lab coat.

Janelle is a black chef doll…she is very enthusiastic about
diet and excercise.

Joy is all about justice. She has a honey colored tone and
golden brown type of wavy hair.

Denise is a black doll interested in chemistry…Why?
She wants to learn how to detangle hair. Therefore,
after months of trial and error she comes up with
a formula for the detangling problem.

The Dr. Daniela Wiggins is a black woman and
Anesthesiologist really disappointed about the lack
of quality black dolls for her daughter. So she
developed her own line of Black dolls with different
hair styles and things of that nature.

I sure I am tired of the lack of black dolls…So I really
adore that this woman did this….She is the type of
person you write about…but oh duh….Im jotting
about her in this post….

She is a true inspiration to black people, especially
black girls and black babies. OUR black people will
enjoy it!

What I particularly love about these dolls is that
they show diversity in hairstyles so that shows
them freedom to look like they look naturally.
In addition, it is more than a set of black dolls,
these dolls are dolls with stories of aspirations
and goals! Take a goal, keep a goal!

Does your child have one of these dolls already
or a black doll in general?

http://www.prodigyrls.com/

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The most Convenient Things About Life is Good for your Health!!

The Most Convenient Things about Life

rihanna Pictures, Images and Photos

-Music Videos such as Rude Boy (see picture above), it makes me excercise harder and faster. It’s a powerful song, especially this
song but music is powerful in general.

-Having a Job Across the Street from Where you live

-Graduating College early

-Starting hobbies early like ballet, tap dance, gymnastics,
professional roller skating..I wish I would have started all
these early…Now I do none of them.

-Having a short labor

-Having a hairdresser for a mom

-Getting hired for a job on the spot

-Learning from someone else’s mistake to avoid yours

-Having a 4.0 gpa

-Having a house with a sidedoor and a front door, and
even a back door…..I used to live in a duplex
with only one door. Me and mom thought this was a
fire hazard. Now we got a sidedoor and front door.
We have a mail slot, garage, fencing, windows in bathrooms,
We have the sliding doors, sliding windows, well sealed
toilet..God is great!

-Being a nutritionist

-Long hair instead of short hair because you can style it
with more versatility. I will find that blog but someone said
that they only wash and condition their hair once a month
and let it stay it braids and their hair grew to their waist.

-Attending college because mom gets paid for me to go
to college.

-Staying off campus, because it’s too much work living in a
dorm

-Doing your own hair, it’s costly to have others do it.
THe easiest hair to do is long hair.

-Splurge days, having 2 days where you can eat like
crazy and not feel guilty about it. It works for me.
Does it work for others? It works for me because
I excercise (boxing) for an hour and sometimes
a little over. I eat light through the week though.
I eat multiple fruits then I eat a regular meal.
This is to maintain it. WHen I was losing weight
I was eating meatloaf and a salad and oh my
goodness, the taste both blend together in
harmony.

-Knowing foreign languages because you get hired
quicker and if someone is talking in secret by
using a non English language you can catch
what they are saying..

-Being an adult, because you understand life better.
When you are a kid, you walk the world confused.

-Having a job with benefits. Where did they go?
Seriously!!

-Attending college in the city you live in…

-Knowing who you deal with right away, if you
had a superpower to scan someone’s personality
and actions to see how they would respond
to different situations….But then God is
always great at that, great at everything!

-Getting a new hairstyle every week. Then people
wonder what they will see next. I make the greatest
effort to do it.

-You’ve already graduated. I have a blessed cousin
who graduate college. I only graduated high school
which is a blessing as well…but graduating college
is the ultimate.

-You can balance college and a social life without
slipping up.

-You are a math genius…it seems like once math
is tackled, what else is hard in school?

-Timers, so if you forget to do something that bell
will remind you.

– Hats/scarves so if your hair is not exactly like you
want it, you can design it with those. I’ve done it
at times, but most of the time I’m showing off my
hair. I feel like it’s less baggage when it’s all me.

-Having a full ride scholarship

-Being Black, it’s the most beautiful race, more
youthful. I am so proud to be.

-Save the best for last, a Life with GOD in it…

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The Importance of a few cities in Black History!!!

    The Importance of each city in Black History

Kwame Ture, Formerly Known as Stokely Carmichael, Lectures on Pan-Africanism

Well, we all know that each city in America ended slavery in different years.Every city had a special role and was peculiar. What did our black people go through during this time era? What are the statistics?

In 1910, about 50 years after the Civil War, 89% of all black people resided
in the South. 80% of these are in rural areas. By 1913, a collection of
tragedies destroyed the cotton crop. World cotton prices went down
like cold weather temperatures. Boll weevils infested large areas and
in 1915 brutal floods took over the Mississippi Valley.

Farmers Lost Everything they had.

While under Jim Crow laws, many African American sharecroppers and
tenant farmers dove deeply into debt or lost what they had. Simultaneously,
World War I had slowed down foreign immigration to the northern cities
while the demand grew for industrial goods. Therefore, producing
a severe labor shortage in both northern and western cities.

Mass Migration went North

The Great Migration was a major event that involved black people move
in search of urban jobs. During the periods of 1915-1920, a million
black people moved to northern cities. Another million joined them
in the decade that came later. In addition to that, tens of thousands
of blacks went west, specifically California, while 700,000 black
people moved down south.

The Great Migration slowed during the Depression, with one fourth
of all blacks lived in North or West during the year 1940. The pattern
continued during and after World War II. By the year 1960, 40% of
all blacks lived outside the South, and 75% of all blacks lived
in cities. More black people transformed their rural southern
backgrounds to fit their new urban homes and that in turn created
a new black culture.

Atlanta’s Role in Black History

African AMericans did not heavily flow into Atlanta until after the
Civil War. In the late 1800s, nearly half of Atlanta’s residents
were black. The City, however stayed racially polarized. In 1915,
Atlanta became the area for the KKK. By the 1960s, Dr Martin
Luther King Jr, showed as the leader of the civil rights movement
making the city even more prominent. The Martin Luther King jr
National Historic Site, is the King Center for Social Justice,
and the Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Birmingham’s Role in Black History

IN 1963, Birmingham became an horrific chapter in civil
rights movement when four young black girls attended Sunday
school and got killed by a bomb. It exploded at the 16th street
Baptist Church. There, Martin Luther King was arrested and jailed
during the anti-segregation protests and that’s where he wrote
his famous Letter from Birmingham CIty Jail, talking about
people having the right to disobey unjust laws. The horrible
images of Bull Connor’s police dogs attacking black marchers
helped alert people to southern racism.

Boston’s Role in Black History

In Boston, they had the abolitionist movement by 1700 and it was
an important slave port in the 1600s. THe Commonwealth of Massachusetts
ended slavery in the year 1783 and in the 1830s era Boston had
become the center of American abolitionist sentiment. The 54th,
Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantr, a black unit from
Boston, fought in the Civil War. Yet, the Great Migration
had little affect on Boston, the city has received substantial
immigration from the Carribean in recent decades.

In closing, here’s a little quote: “The past is important because it
produces the present.

http://www.factmonster.com/spot/bhmcities1.html

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Praise Dance at Bethel Gospel Assembly Church in New YOrk, a spot to check out when you are in New York!

Pressure Point Praise Dancers

(The following picture is not a picture of the praise dancers at Bethel Gospel Assembly)

BEthel Gospel Assembly, A Pentecostal Church in Harlem showing off their praise dance

There’s nothing more glorious than dancing for the Lord. It looks
like it would be very rewarding on the inside. The church I attend
is Greater Works Deliverance Ministries in Romulus Michigan.

They have praise dancers. We can all see the spirit behind the dancing. You just feel it, like you feel a strong that evokes emotion. One of the most emotional Gospel songsis Thank you Lord. How would someone praise dance to that?There’s a lot of great songs to praise dance to.

But I would just like to turn your attention to this Black church
in New York. The atmosphere they set up:
Teenage ballerinas and midraff baring hip hoppers gather together
in the halls of the New Dance Group building in Midtown Manhattan.
In this group you will see twenty five women bowed on their knews
in circle position, eyes closed, foreheads to the floor.

Wendy Heagy, the founder of Raise Him Up Praise Dance School and Ministry leads the group in prayer. The class is mostly our Black people from ages 20 to mid 60s, dressed up in warm up clothes and have scriptures written on the backs of their T-shirts.We all know they had to go in and out with style.

Ms. Heagy starts by leading with a secular warm up of head rolls with feet
in parallel second position. The upbeat jazz version of the Lord’s Prayer
accompanies their dance ministry on the stereo. Ms. Heagy is both
soothing and demanding as a teacher. Her requests are to pull in your
stomach and squeeze your butt.

Praise dance is deep, and a form of worshippng God that seeks to articulate the word and spirit of God by using the body. Even in biblical times,dancing was embraced during festivals and worships. Unfortunately,
it was forced out of the Christian church at the Reformation era
and has been welcomed back in the 20 of so past years. So that’s a
little history for you.

Fact: In recent years, praise dance has become a very popular part
of church services across the country, especially among America’s
growing Pentecostal movement and has been taken to New York too.
Note:1 in 10 people in New York is pentecostal anyways.

A lot of praise dance ministries include American sign language
to sign out scripture during a song.

In New York, many many churches have added praise movement
ministries to their worship services such as the Greater Allen A.M.E
Cathedral in Jamaica QUeens.It is a powerful dance ministry with over
400 dancers, along with other churches in or close to the city like
Mount Calvary Holy Church on State Island, City Gate International
Church in East Harlem, Perfecting Faith Church in Freeport on Long
Island and Bibleway Healing Assembly in upstate Henrietta. So…
if you visiting the New York area, something to think about.

Ms.Heady’s Choreography is blend of modern, African and jazz movement
that comes through prayer.

THe church dances to the song “He’s Been Faithful” by the Christiansinger Vicki Yohe to represent blessing, honor, glory, power,
wisdom, and dominion. At the cue of blessing,both hands start at the mouth and the arms then fan out in
a sun shape. At the cue of power, arms areraised equal distance apart with fists clenched. For wisdom, fingers touch the temple and come to
meet in the center.

So when people praise dance it’s a representation of a theme.
It can be many themes. What do you interpret from praise
dancing?

Would you ever praise dance? I wish I could praise dance. I know I could with practice. Praise dance to me
is like a spirit and an attitude. What do you get from it?

The facial expressions of the people in my church are so
intense. It’s like they are one with God in the dance.Praise dance is body and spirit. The body feels the spirit in the praise dance. You could feel like your
jogging through time through a spiritual journey.

I remember even imitating some moves of praisedance I saw in videos and got a good feel of it.I was thinking wow, it’s very impressive and
magnificent.


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The rolled up twists vs. the scarf look!

rolled twists

Basically for the first hairstyle ,all I did was twist my hair, pin it up for an updo. Then I took rollers and rolled the twists forward.

For the scarf look I just tied it around the edges neatly and evenly. Then I made it into a bow.

Brown scarf look

Brown scarf look number 1

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UNCF students need a emergency donation so they can continue to attend college!

United Negro College Fund

Please help keep thousands of students at UNCF member institutions to
continue their time in college. They are struggling to pay off their bills and
complete their courses. Therefore they must raise $5 million to help them.

IF these students don't get help really soon, these students will have racked
up large debts and have no degree.

THe economic downturn is deeply effecting college students. Colleges all
over the country are reporting that thousands of students are in jeopardy
out of school this semester. They will not be able to return in the fall.
For a lot of them, loans are not made readily available in this credit crunch,
federal financial aid is only so much and many parents lost their jobs
because of downsizing.

If you care and have the money, you can help them.

http://give.uncf.org/site/PageServer?pagename=EmergencyStudentAidCampaign

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The short video clip of me doing Taebo on youtube!! Plus the picture to go with it!

Like I said, I love some taebo. I’m still
doing it everyday as usual, same taebo tape till I get another one. Well, I just put up a small short video clip of me
doing 2 taebo moves and various poses.

I did this outside of my aunt’s
house in the back. It was so sunny
out, that’s why the video looks so
bright. Just to recap, I lost about 30
pounds doing taebo. Taebo, with all
the kicks and jumps rocks the house.
But it’s the best fitness routine for
me. I increased the amount of squats
involved in taebo that I do. I increased
the kicks, the leg lifts, the jumps, etc
by doing five sets of each.

Anyways here is the picture
to go with the video..

5th set of tamarva pictures