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

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.

Misty Copeland, an African American, brings her ballet dancing to new heights!


Ballet is serious work.  It is like a gift of  discipline and  flexibility wrapped

in a bow. It’s as smooth as jazz, but it’s dancing. We all know that African

Americans deserve to be put on display for our talent. Misty Copeland is the

example because she is one of those black ballet dancers that’s doing it big. SHe’s struggled,

but is doing it big. She has lived in a single motel room with her mother and five siblings. She

will get the title of American Ballet Theatre’s first African American

soloist in 20 years. She has been recovering from an injury that puts her career at

jeopardy. She is one of 6 soloists in Wednesday’s matinee performance of Le

Corsaire at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.

In an interview the New York Post, the 30 year old ballet star explained the moment’s

significance. “People say It’s 2013, you live in New York City, you’re being dramatic-but they

don’t understand the way the ballet world works. We’re completely behind the way

the world has evolved. Ballet is just kind of staid”.

The world of ballet is missing out for its lack of diversity. This is a continued concern with

many saying that access and grassroots as the problem’s source.  Copeland was 13 when she was

discovered by ballet instructor Cynthia Bradley and took about 4 years to complete training that

can extend up to 17 years. Also, she has a peculiar body build. She is more muscular and

curvaceous that her typical peer.

In the fall, Copeland had to suffer a black line fracture to her left shin

during practice. She had to go through surgery and several weeks of

physiotheraphy. Though she’s dancing around the level of 80%, she is

determined to perform at the Met this week. She told the New York Post”

For young African Americans to feel that they have a chance to see a brown

face on the stage-that ballet isn’t this white world that’s untouchable to them-

I think having that visual does so much. I think it’s so important for them to

see me and hear me”.

Indeed, Misty is right. Young black girls should start early in ballet.

It provides a foundation for greatness early on. Misty has a strong talent for the graceful world of

ballet dancing. Kudos to her and her skills.






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Dr.Thomas Mensah is a black man known for inventing 7 types of pioneering inventions in Fiber Optics Technology!!

Full Moon, Distorted (NASA, International Space Station, 07/30/2007)

All it takes is a thought…..then you put that thought to use…
That is the way everything becomes real.

This is why I’m always on the look out for black inventors.
I might as well work in a black history museum…I’m so stuck
on what black people made/did I’m attached at the hip. Black
history is with me everywhere Because I’m conscious of things
that black people have done to contribute to society.

Therefore I present to you a present great Black man who
invented something special. Dr. Thomas Mensah is one of
the best minds of the 21st century said by Ebony
Magazine as a genius, having 7 pioneering inventions
in Fiber Optics Technology all awarded in 6 years.

His innovations were important to the Broadband and Fiber
Optics infrastructure deployment in the United States.

Dr. Thomas Mensah is one of the leaders in advanced materials
that find applications in Aerospace, High Speed Rail, Windmill
blade structures, and highly efficent cars. His current work
in nano technology will change the next generation batteries
for electric vehicles and laptop computers. And yes I said
laptop computers, one of my favorite little gadgets.

Dr. Mensah is one of the early proponents of High Speed
Rail in America that combines effectively with other types
of transportation to lessen greenhouse pollution. Dr. Mensah
was title 100 engineers of the Modern Era, select out of 1000
leading engineers by the American Institute of Chemical

He is the editor of 2 symposium book series, Fiber Optics
Engineering, 1987 and Superconductor Engineering, 1992.
Dr. Thomas Mensah’s technical contribution has made
major impact on several industries, specifically energy
enviornment, defense, transportation, and electronics
to name a few.

He received Turner’s Trumpet Awards for
Fiber Optics Innovation, Golden Torch Award, the highest
award by NSBE, and Eminent Engineers award by ALChE.
Ebony Magazine Oct 2006 and the Chemical ENgineering
Progress Magazine showcases him.

Dr. Thomas Mensah is a top leader in Green Energy and
Sustainable development and took on the role as keynote
speaker at the United Nations World Energy Forum in
New York , September 2009. Also, he is a member of the
Advisory Council of the UN Forum. Dr. Mensah is a
member of the Executive Committee of the Nano Scale
Engineering Forum.

And it don’t stop…He is the Deputy Director for Technology
Region 2 for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics,
member and Chairman of the Atlanta Chapter, Member of the
Board of AICHE Foundation, and member of the board for
the NASA Space Grant Consortium at Georgia Institute
of Technology. Mensah has published widely and speaks
greatly on Innovation and competitiveness in America.

Anyone heard of him yet? Or not?

If you haven’t Heard of the Black Matrix, discover how it is the mass manipulation of Black people because of secret white racist!!!

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Have you not heard of the Willie letter?
How it is use to put black people against
each other men vs women, light vs. brown ?
If not, you need to catch up. For those
who know, something similar is still going on.
It’s been going on for the longest time.

It’s important to understand the
sick mind we are dealing with. So in order
to understand lunatics, we must outsmart
them, go around them, undo
their sick sad work!

When we watch the news, read the
newspaper or even listen to the radio
they are trying to present their racist
notions about us black people. It’s all
in fun and jealousy!The more they
worry about us, that just goes to
show you how brilliant we are!

I see the black race as the most
charismatic, beautiful, sexy, intelligent,
great warm personality,best physical
features, best cooking, best style,
best models, best genes, youngest
looking, the most class, just so
doggone good at everything!

Yet, the government wants to make sure
they are always in control. This is
why they try to separate us black people.
Back in the day it was segregation amongs
white and black.

Now it’s kinda like they want us to segregate
amongst ourselves. Even
though that has been going on in the past,
it is really the defining moment
now. THey want you to respect
them, whites! Yet, not we, the
people, in our own race!–a-real-life-black-matrix.html

The First Black Newspaper Holding it down while other newspapers are Struggling!

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Through the tough times, there are your survivors and people who
don’t survive.There are the businesses that the close and the businesses
that stay open. The challenge is how to keep it open.

Appparently, in media, my favorite subject, the first black newspaper is
still afloat. It is known already that print media has it troubles.

Based on, 10,000 newspaers jobs has carried away
into nonexistence.Print ad sales declined 30% in the first part of the year.
23 of the top 25 newspapers expressed that circulation declined between
7% and 20%. Over 100 newspaper operations have been shutdown. AMong
those, a few include Seattle Post Intelligencer and the Rocky Mountain News.

Not only newspapers, magazines like Vibe, Portfolio, and Blender are
strugglng. THe Philadelphia Tribune’s success in print media
has yet to take a downturn. I proudly say that the Philadelphia
Tribune is the oldest black published newspaper in AMerica with
it’s 125 year anniversary. It was established in 1884
as a way for African Americans to speak out against injustice.

My opinion is that other newspapers/magazines should follow
the example as the Philadelphia Tribune. They need to keep
their own style and ideas ofcourse, but just get some much
needed advice from this company as they need it very much.

Robert BOgle is the president of the PHiladelphia Tribune. The irony
of it all is that he was behind the scenes of the tribune as
a youngin’. His father worked there and he grew up there
when he was just a child.

THe pressed they put to use is about 70 years old, still able
to be used some more. His dad, Thomas Logan states this, ”
Every issue he would have something about the black people
and people wanted to read about themselves.” That still holds
true today.”

Sam Muelbellieger says “It’s really our home base paper that really
taps the heartbeat of the African American community and other
papers don’t tend to gravitate toward that area. So we have something
like a family type of situation with the Tribune.

E Washington Rhodes’ testimony is that if you needed $500,
he would see to it that you got it, right out of his pocket.
And we didn’t have any money back then. I remember we
could hardly make payroll.”

Times have definitely change. Currently, The Tribune’s
circulation is more than 220,000 weekly. It is published
5 times weekly in Philadelphia and is conveniently
found online.

Robert Bogle explains why The Philadelphia Tribune is
staying strong “Because we’re doing today what Chris
Perry did 125 years ago. And today, like 125 years ago,
that continues to be. And that’s why.”

So, that’s a great testimony that something so commonly
dedicated to the black race is the last one standing. Yet,
there are still newspapers hoping, wishing they could be
in their shoes. The Philadelphia Tribune is extra special
and unique to be rolling around this long. Well, look
forward to them to keeping those wheels going.

You don’t have to be the broke college student, you can be the money making college student!


You ready for this money? lol Get some!
It takes a skill or effort to make money. Sometimes
resources of how to make money are right over
your head.

But for now, Go ahead, imagine yourself in front of a pile of money.
The goal is to get as much you can in a timed session.
How much do you think you can get in 5 minutes?Now that
that's over.....

Well fellow readers, I was looking online for some ways
to make money on college campus.

1. You could sell your plasma to make money. When I went to donate blood plasma, I almost
fainted because I did not each much. So do eat a full breakfast. My left
arm ofcourse is hard to poke with the needle. I always like to watch the needle
go into my arm. There is no looking away from me.

2. Participate in a Research Study. THere are colleges
that actually pay you for doing a research study. THe studies
come in various shapes and forms. Some studies will require
you to fill out surveys. Others will ask you to try out product
or treatment.

3. Get a job passing out fliers. They may ask you to put
the fliers on apartment doors or put them on car windshields.

4.Another option is to Tutor. Be an official tutor for your
college. I had heard that the college paid the music theory
tutor to tutor students.

5. Photography can pull the money in. If you are good at taking
pcitures, students at the college may need wedding pictures or
graduation pictures.

6. Sell stuff you don't need. You can sell these products/items
on ebay or craigslist. Have your own garage sale if your up for it.
There are times where free section on Craiglist and sell them
at a decent profit.

7. Another option is to get a part time job on campus. They can
be easy campus reserve jobs just for students. They build around
your schedule because they work with you well. They don't
want you slipping up.

8. You could sell your sporting event tickets. IF you want
to sell this tickets to non college students for a college
with a big sports program.

9. Blogging your way to money. THis site talks about how sites
give you money for your blog: found this site myself.

10. Recycling can roll in the green paper. Go ahead and clean
your campus up. Get the bottles and the cans together into an

11. Becoming a TA can lead you to getting money. Departments and
professors will pay students for this role of being a TA. CHeck with
your major's department for listings.

12. Get involved in research. Some professors offer the opportunity
to do paid research assistanceships to fortunate undegrad students.
Oh, and it's like taking out two birds with one stone. It gets you
paid cash and is a great asset to have on your resume.

13. You can sell your class notes. I can honestly say I would have never
thought of this one. People may be out of town and need someone
to take notes for them. Or someone may have an event to tend to,
or activity so you can get money from that.

14. Sell candy/pop to your classmates. Well if you get any
deals on your candy pop, I can see this as making a profit
if you sell it for money. But I was thinking that the price
would have to be really low when you buy to get a big
price back. I don't know, ya'll think on that one.

Anyways, I'm tired of the term broke college student. So let's make
money on college. They are going to have to change it to the
resourceful college student. On the other hand they could call
it the money flow college student. Oh, since you have the ideas
to get paid, go out and do some, all of them and be blessed!

I got my ideas from the person
who wrote this site:

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

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