Fats Domino, aka Antoine Domino, Jr. is a black man that is one of the inventors of rock n roll!

Well, black people have a legendary history of

inventing things and spicing things up. Take Fats

Domino, for instance. He is one of the inventors of rock

n roll with this songs “Aint That a Shame ” I’m Walking, ”

THe Fat Man” and his version of “Blueberry Hill.”

Antoine bangs on an old upright piano.

In the past, he  took piano lessons and loved them

so much that he quits the 4th grade to play the piano

more. Domino, who has played some neighborhood gigs

with saxophonist Robert Hagans, plays piano at his

sister Philomena’s fish fry, and meeets BIlly Diamon, a

bandleader.

Mr. Domino begans his own band at the

Hideaway CLub on Desire Street, two blocks above club

Desire. This is where he had played with Billy

Diamond’s band and also intermissions for David

Bartholomew’s band. Bartholomew and disc jockey

Duke “Poppa Stoppa” THiele, signs Lew Chudd to his

label.

 

Domino headlines the biggest shows in rock n roll

history to date. The artists Domino headlines over are

Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, the Everly Brothers, and

Jerry lee Lewis. Fats dominoes tour dates attract

so much attention because most venues had never had

white people and black people in the same audience.

Fats said the band would, at times, have to go 100

miles out of their way to find lodging that would take

African Americans. This and more, you will learn at this

website:

 

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/fats-domino-timeline-of-dominos-life-hits-and-career-highlights/6252/

Betty Crocker shows you a different way of cooking in the cookbook Cooking Basics! (great book)

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I stumbled upon a book called Cooking Basics, a
Betty Crocker edition. It introduces you to the
cooking tools and the herbs and
what kinds of foods their used for. The have both
illustrations and terms of pasta that goes together.
Then, they go over food safety and cleanliness. The
book’s presentation is sky high good, on the very best
level. They have recipes I have never tried and some
I have heard of. They have salads for the health nuts
and the people wanting to lose
weight.

They list the ingredients, the prep times, the full
time it takes to cook the dish, calories and tips
all together on one page. The tips are highly informing.
The spaghetti with marinara sauce says that the
sauce may look ready to eat afterheating to a boil.
Yet, the longer you cook it over low heat is needed
to develop the flavors.

With Fetuccine alfredo,it says use a fork to lift one
strand of fettuccine and press gently against inside
of the Dutch oven. This pasta should be tender,
not mushy.IF you don’t have some of the ingredients
listed for the dish, they list substitutes.Those
are just a few of the tips in the book.

This book has recipes like garlic smashed potatoes,
lasagna, macaroni and cheese, pumpkin pie,mousse
cake and other delicious desserts. As for other foods,
the book also has recipes for grilled
pork chops,meatloaf, taco casserole,lemon chicken
stir fry, Dijon chicken, Roasted chicken and potatoes,
veggie lasagna, rigatoni, chicken and spinach stuff
shells and much more. Now, I just pointed out some
of the foods I like spotted in the book. If you
want to know about more of its recipes, buy it,
borrow it, or get it from the library.

There is plenty of information for you to collect
from this book. There is plenty to keep in your mind
and see displayed in your cooking.
I would recommend this book “Cooking Basics” for
those on all cooking levels. I just got this book
because I’m a beginner cook. I know how to cook hot dogs,
french fries, and an egg, but that’s all. I want to
learn the recipes in this book and do a takeover.
I want to cook food I enjoy and that others
enjoy. I want to experiment with cooking and see
what special touches I can figure out based on this book.

All the Rules book review, with 33 chapters of secrets for women getting their marriage proposal!

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I read a wonderful book that can inspire a lot of women. 
This book is called All the Rules, by Ellen Fein and Sherrie
Schneider. The genre of this book is romance.  This book is
marked With a sticker stating that millions of copies of this
book were sold. I just so happen to Find this book at a Detroit
Public library. This book tells us how women should act with men
to get marriage proposals. It’s a great thing to fall in love,
but it’s really saying a lot to get married and confirm that love .

Society takes marriage more seriously than boyfriend and
girlfriend relationships. Well, men are excited with challenges.
That’s why majority of the time they stick around when the woman
they love is a challenge. This book has many ways to trigger
emotion from a man. The first chapter of the book says “Don’t
talk to a man first and don’t ask him to dance”. This way you can
tell if he’s really interested in you. If he is interested in you,
he will get your attention. He will approach you. I myself never
approach a guy first so I agree whole-heartedly.

The other chapter says don’t stare at men or   talk too much.
Staring at men makes it obvious that you like him according to
the book. Also, the book says “Talking too much and bombarding
a man with your abandonment issues or  other issues you have
will most likely scare him off. In the next section of the book,
it says don’t call him first. Let him do most of the calling.

Set a timer so that you only spend 10 minutes on the phone with
this man. There are more insights in the book like the fact that
you should not try to change a man. The book also goes on to say
to be honest but mysterious. Think of it like this.Most people don’t
want to know everything that happens in a movie until they watch
a movie. It’s thesame thing with dating. A man dating a woman
doesn’t need to know her whole schedule, when she’s always available,
etc. The book states to make a man wait for sex and bingo! That’s
right on! That’s clever! That’s taking the reinsof the situation.

I believe 6 months is a good enough time to make a man
wait for sex. Some other people might say 3 months is a
good enough time to wait for sex. Some people might say 3 months,
6 months, or longer than those times. It all depends on the
person and when you are comfortable with your mate and ready
to do the deed.Anyways, this book takes your mind to new and
greater levels. It touches base with women in different  situations.

It recommends what to do and what not to do. It opens up a
woman’s mind on ways to get a man’s heart. You have to play
your cards right. Doing the rules the right way can land you
that wedding ring if the man of your dreams is really is in
love with you. I give this book two thumbs up, 5 stars and a 10
on a scale of 1 to 10.  I recommend this book today, tomorrow,
and forever. This book is a treasure, great to borrow and wonderful
to own. So go ahead ladies. Take this knowledge and apply it in
the romantic area of your life. Anyway, the publisher of the book
is Grand Central Publishing. The price is $10.00 in America and
$11.00 in Canada.

My very short pixie hairstyle is suitable for my oval face shape!

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It was a long drawn out process to get my hair done. At first my hair wouldn’t go straight or form curls. Now it does both. I went to a hairstylist. She used Pravana Detox Shampoo to remove any residue from my hair. Then, she used the PRavana Vivids Color Protect Conditoner and added castor oil to it. The castor oil was added due to my porous hair. The ratio was
2 tablespoons of conditioner to the 1/2 tablespoon of castor oil. She let the conditioner process under the dryer for 20 minutes. She rinsed my hair first with luke warm water, then cold water. Then, she styled my hair as usual into a pixie style. Oh, and let me not forget. SHe clipped my split ends. The style suited my oval shaped face. It was definitely meant for me to have. All you see is design. I have it curled in the smallest curls. The curls hug my head.
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ALex Hicks, an African American Man is in Chrysler’s CIE program!

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It isn’t always easy landing a job in one’s field. One must work hard and be d iligent. You should be  a self motivator as well. Well enough about that. I really enjoy seeing African Americans, Africans and any other black people succeed in life. Thus, I wanted to highlight some information on a African American man named Alex Hicks.

Alex Hicks and his 6 siblings learned the importnce of an education from their parents. He says “My mom was a teacher.” “I wanted to be an engineer because my dad was an engineer.” They both instilled in him the need to make the best  Grades he can get. He grew up in Michigan so the automobile industry was a big part of his life. Hicks said” Watching his dad bring home cars was pretty cool”. Amazingly, Hicks ended up working for Chrysler Group LLC after graduating from Kettering Univerisity. He had a BSME in 2008. Yet,  the job offer didn’t just come immediately.

He had done multiple co-ops with Chrysler as a college student. This allowed him to learn about the company and also do some networking. When he graduated, the company was experiencing recession and the car industry experience bad times. In 2011, a job opening became open and Hicks rushed into it.

Currently Hicks is in the Chryslerp Institute of Engineering program. As a manufacturing CIE he will work on 6 (4 month) rotations while getting an MS in energy systems engineering at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor Michigan.

Hicks says ” Looking at where the market is going, energy requires a lot of expertise,’ he says. “The people who understand energy will be the leaders of tomorrow. I’m looking to get as much knowledge about it as I can so I can move forward in my career.”

When he got into the workforce, Hicks hadto get used to a life of not being with people of his same age, but his co workers were of all ages and stages of life.

Every story has its bumps in the road. He had to wait for what he wanted like I did. I’m trying to get a job in mass communications. I’m a college graduate.

There’s more on the website:

http://www.diversitycareers.com/articles/college/11-winspr/fod_african_american.htm

 

John Johnson was an African American prodigy who learned how to play the piano by age 4!

I notice alot of black achievements. That is my job, to  observe and write about the accomplishmentsof black people. It’s what makes the world go round. Black people are inventors, musicians,sports players and much more. I need to hear more about what black people have done
in a good and optimistic light. Black people have been copied and have been an influential bunch of people. Thus, I must recognize a great black person named John R. Johnson.

John R. Johnson was an African American composer and arranger. He is from Jacksonville,
Florida. He learned to play the piano by age 4. He studied music at the New England Conservatory. In 1899, he and his brother James Weldon Johnson traveled to New York where
they met Robert Bob Cole. Together and assisted by James Weldon create over 150 songs over the next ten years.

Many were included into Broadway shows like Sleeping Beauty and the Best and Humpty Dumpty. Their most popular songs were “Under the Bamboo Tree, The Congo love SOng, and
Nobody’s Looking but the Owl and the Moon. Marie Cahill, Anna Held, George Primrose, and Lillian Russell made the songs popular.

Johnson and Cole produced several musical comedies like The Shoo-Fly Regiment 1906 and the Red Moon 1908, which were performed by an all black cast.

Johnson collaborated on the musical Hello Paris in 1911. A year later after Coles’ death,he performed in the London revue Come Over Here and became  the musical director of Hammerstein Opera House. Back in the states, he was a musical director of the Blackbirds of 1936 and made an appearance in Porgy and Bess, Mamba’s Daughter, and Cabin in the Sky. He
is best known for writing the music “Lift Every Voice and SIng”.

Johnson had a line up of great things he created. He was a super talented musical phenomenon.

http://www.aaregistry.org/historic_events/view/composer-extraordinaire-john-r-johnson

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/aima/hd_aima.htm

Bill Bojangles, a black man who could run 75 yards in 8.2 seconds, a tap dancing legend!1

Do you like to tap? Can you tap dance circles around competition? Professionals do this. Anyways, I’m drawing in inspirations for tap dance right up our alley, right here in our black race. We all here about what Europeans do. That’s routine. What do our black people do?

Lets learn about what our black people do. It never gets boring.
Shuffle and tap? Does it sound familiar? Well, a black man who goes
by the name of Bill “Bojangles” Robinson created some of those moves.
He was a resident of Richmond, Virginia. One of his big to do dances
was the stair dance.

Yet when he was little, he went to the oddest
place to perform.Robinson performed at local
Beer gardens at age 6. By the time he was eight,
he was dancing for pennies.He was taking over
the show “vaudeville” which Includes dancers,
singers, comedians, and actors. When he became
a young adult, he got the most out of his money
dancing in vaudeville circuit and
nightclubs.
And who was he dancing near? Shirley
Temple ofcourse. This man jumped into the scene, completing
fourteen films. He was tapping his sweet rhythms through
the scene with Lena Horne in her African American production,
Stormy Weather.

By the time he was 61, he was still dancing all peppy
(energetic) down the street of broadway. Yes, people,
take a closer look at Bill Robinson, or Bojangles,
Just like the restaurant Bojangles. Ofcourse this
star was copied. The best always are.

His dancing skills give a patina of quality to the
other white acts. He was simply better. Yet as humble
as can be, he never decided not to appear at an event
with less successful people. With his great adaptability,
he was doing different shows in different locations.

That’s right, keeping his talent alive and making
big steps in life. He never gave up. And when I said tap dance
circles around people, the man was tapping dancing in circles on
those steps. You can see that in the youtube video above.

And we must highlight something else.
We are all so familiar with running forwards, but Robinson,
could run backwards, 75 yards in 8.2 seconds.

http://www.americaslibrary.gov/jb/gilded/jb_gilded_bojangle_3.html
http://www.biography.com/people/bill-bojangles-robinson-9460594

Bill "Bojangles" Robinson