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/

William Still helped guide slaves to freedom!

Well, if you’re knowledgeable, you know about the history of black

people in slavery. And yes enduring such painful experiences of slavery

can make anyone flee. Being a slave in itself makes people flee.

Well, this one African American man named William Still was one

of those who helped runwayss get to Freedom’s Land. He had to

smuggle them across the US border to Canada. Bounty hunters could

back then legally abduct former slaves living in the free northern states.

Yet under the protection of the British, Canada provided sanctuary for

fugitive slaves.

William Still put his life on the line to help runaway slaves make

it to  freedom in the years leading up to America’s Civil War. Still was the

director of a complex network of Abolitionists, sympathizers and safe

houses that went from Philadelphia to Southern Ontario. He spent 14 years

helping about 800 former slaves to escape. He even kept meticulous records

of the many escaped slaves who passed through the Philadelphia station.

When the Civil War was over, Still published secret notes he had kept in

diaries during those years. Even today,  there is some of the best evidence

we have of the workings of the Underground Railroad  documented. It tells how the

freedom seekers who used it, where they came from, how they escaped,

and the families they left behind.

Well, he is truly a man with a heart of gold.  I just had to share

this information about him. History means alot more because of him.

He is passionate and his story is savory.

http://underground-railroad.lunchbox.pbs.org/black-culture/shows/list/underground-railroad/home/

LaShay Harvey is an African American sexologist telling you about the African American sexual experience!

 

What’s one of the most pleasure experiences in life besides food?

Sex would be. Well, while I’m on the topic  I don’t know too many

black sexologists, or any at all. But they exist. It should be no surprise.

LaShay Harvey, a black  woman( known as a

sexologist) researches sexual agency, sexual freedom, and

sexual development in the African American community. She seeks to get

the entire picture of the African American sexual experience. SHe has a BA in

Communications from the University of Central Florida. LaShay coordinates a

research study at the Johns Hopkins University on pelvic inflammatory disease

in young girls and young Adult women. She has been invited to guest lecture

at various universities and organizations presenting to over 15,000 people.

Also she’s done over 1,300 presentations  completed on workshops dealing

with sexual pleasure and sexual identity development. She can help you

if you have any questions or are interested in booking! I know I have

my questions about sex. Don’t you?

http://www.lashayharvey.com/

 

The Ford Escape Car gives you control in bad weather and reduces emissions while driving ! (My review of the car)

Hello all. WHat are some features you look for in

a car? It’s not just cutting down on time to get you

to your destination. You want more benefits and the more

benefits the better it sounds. Well, that is important reason why

I just wanted to take the time to promote my

favorite car, the Ford Escape. Oh it’s beautiful and shiny.

It’s worthy of much applaud.

Now, getting into the Ford Escape’s benefits.  The Ford Escape’s

AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™ helps

maintain control in rain, ice, or snow. It has auto start stop

technology to reduce emissions during city driving. WHen it

stops, the engine cuts off. It restarts when you step on the

accelarator or move off the brake pedal. With one of it’s features,

you change gears rather quickly. Another of one this car’s features

lets you  know if you are going too fast on a curve or dry or wet pavement,

by slowing you down.

Whoa! I had no idea this beauty had so many vital features. Now,

it gives more meaning to this car. If I had to pick my number

one car, it would be the FORD ESCAPE! I treat it like a valuable person.

I LOVE this car. In addition, I did a tally of how many times I saw this

car.Here are the details:

I did this tally April 20, 2016 before 8am to 7pm. This very

beautiful day I noticed I saw this car 129 times in one day on my

journey Dearborn Heights, Michigan to Detroit, Michigan. I made

sure every time I saw this car I put a line on the paper. This tallying

method is a representation of just how popular this car really is.

http://www.ford.com/suvs/escape/features/#page=Feature6

How to Pass the Driving Test your First Time Book Review!!

chryslerI’ve always wanted to know how to drive. When I did

drive years ago, I was nervous. Think about it. The

vehicle is bigger than me and is run by me. That

means I have to be extra cautious and know what I’m

doing. I kept studying the road signs and situations

from a specific book called ” DMV Test: How to Pass on Your First

Try”. It’s an excellent, high quality affordable book.

It lays out the most dangerous situations to avoid

like not texting on the phone while driving. They

even lay out the things you should do. They state

the following:

  • Accelerate smoothly.
  • Stop the vehicle gently
  • Make sure your vehicles is in the proper gear.
  •  Signal for all lane changes and turns.
  •  Look for potential hazards. Check your mirrors frequently.
  • Check your blind spots before changing lanes.
  • Know where to stop, like at crosswalks!

The book ask questions on the following:

  • The narrow bridge ahead sign
  • The cattle sign
  •  Right lane end signs
  • A crossroads sign
  • Which sign the shape represents
  • They ask what situations represent service, regulatory, route,and warning signs
  • Where certain signs
  • Location signs
  • Clearance signs
  • Defensive driving
  • Left turn hand signal
  • How far to look ahead or park your car from something
  • How low beams should be used
  • Safe following distances
  • Intersections
  • Passing
  • Speed Limits
  • What you should do in particular driving situation

Well, I studied the book from the Secretary of State, and wrote it down

over and over. I then bought the book “DMV Test: How to Pass on your First

Try”. I studied that book and had fun with the questions. I went up to

the Secretary of State and took the test with my BIRTH CERTIFICATE

accompanying me. Ofcourse, they want to see your birth certificate and

state id so you can take the driving test. I got my permit because I passed

the test. Then, I went to one of the driving school’s and took about 9

driving sessions, 3 hours per week, for $150.00 weekly. That is expensive.

When I first started my driving session,

I was told to relax and hold the steering wheel at 9/3 like on a clock. I was

also told to signal left and right turns and to let the steering wheel

glide through my hands. I was then told to put the car in park ,put the car in drive,

check my mirrors before I take off. I learned some things.

In order to go into the right lane, I must check the front mirror,

the outside right mirror, and over my shoulder, which is the back window

right. Then for a left lane change, I should still look at the front mirror,

left mirror outside the car, and over my shoulder (left back window of car).

I had fun driving and was a very cautious new driver. I wanted to keep

driving but my source of money ran out. I have to use my other

money for something else. And one last thing- Just because you

take the driving test online and fail doesn’t mean you won’t pass the

driving test in person.

I failed One of the driving tests online,  then passed  ANOTHER

driving test onlilne, but passed the driving test at the Secretary of State.

They don’t even ask you all the questions in the book I mentioned earlier,

or from the dmv tests for michigan online. Plus, in that book I told you

about, it is a question and answer book. It includes 202 questions and

answers. So go ahead, build up your  courage. Get it done! Thanks to

my subscribers, readers, people who like my work!

I wish you blessings. Now, gchryslero and ace that test!

Source : “DMV Test: How To Pass On Your First Try”

I strutted around town in my Egyptian costume on Halloween ! (Pictures inside)

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I Tamarva, have always loved Halloween. The main reason

I love Halloween is because I get to dress up. I love, love, love

to dress up. So this year I ordered an Egytpian costume. This

costume comes with the multi-colored jewel collar, the black

and gold dress, the gold belt, and the wig.I bought the Egyptian

headdress separately. I also got the lipstick and eyeliner. I didn’t

wear the face stones until a few days after. I was not able

to duplicate the eye of horus around the lining of my eye.

I didn’t wear the fake eyelashes. I was not able to find the

perfect shoes for the outfit until I stumbled upon Payless.

I went into that store and saw some fine shiny black shoes

with a wonderful slant to them. They were $25.99. It costs

me over $50.00 for the outfit and accessories. Oh, and

Happy Belated Halloween! I was supposed to do this

post earlier. Peace!DesiSmileys.com

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THe Jabali Acrobats are African Acrobats that are so good they tour with the Harlem Globetrotters!

Jabali AcrobatsDo you know one way to get in  good shape? Do Acrobatics that is. It  gives the body a workout and flaunts flexibility. How many African acrobats do you know of? Do you at least know of the Jabali Acrobats?

These particular  Aacrobats are African Acrobats. They are originally from Mombassa, Kenya. They blend fast paced movement, music, dance, and acrobatic elegance to put on a full stage theatrical extravaganza.

Their most exciting performances shows the link between athletics and the arts. The  incredible acrobatics,contortions, tumbling, human pyramids, and chair balancing skill of these performers turns to dance, with the Congo Snake Dance, The Flaming Limbo Bar Dance, Skip Rope Footwork techniques and comedy to the most powerful music.

In addition to theatrical  performances, stage shows and festivals worldwide the Jabali Acrobats perform NBA and College halftimes and go visit places often with the Harlem Globetrotters. Other performances involve a special invitation to put on a show for President Clinton in the White House, the Big Top Universal Circus, the Big Apple Circus in New York, E.S.P.N Sports Television Network, Crook and Chase Show, and the Late Night with David Letterman.

So, have you seen this group? Have you seen them in person? I would love to see them perform. Two thumbs up to them for mastering acrobatics.

http://www.class-act.com/acts/JabaliAcrobats/