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May 30, 2010

.celine dion pregnant with twins after years of trying.

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singer celine dion is 14 weeks pregnant with twins after years of in-vitro fertilization attempts. celine, 42 and her husband rene, 68, already have a 9-year-old son. i’m not knocking celine for having kids in her forties, plenty of women do it. but, uh, do you realize how old your hubby is going to be when baby graduates from high school?! his current age, backwards.

no ma’am.

.keyshia cole’s sister, neffe and fiance soullow, get reality show.

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Neffe and her fiance Soullow have filmed a new reality show called “Neffe & Solo Family Tree” focusing on their upcoming wedding, their new baby, their several kids, and their “projects”.  when will the madness end….

The show has not yet been picked up by a network so there’s no air date yet.  maybe there’s hope afterall! But Neffe’s rep says:

“The Neffe and Soullow Family Tree will consist of 8 family members who are all growing and striving to be the best they can be, shedding light on their community and trying to make a change. The show will depict how Neffe and Soullow get involved with their community while also aiding their children to follow their dreams as Neffe and Soullow pursue dreams of their own as they prepare for their wedding.”

Neffe will also be publishing her book “My Happiness Is My Sanity”. It’s about her life growing up, the struggles she went through to finding happiness and restoring her sanity. And she is now looking for a publisher. She’s also working on their “The Neffe and Soullow Foundation” for kids. Soullow is working with the “Soldierz” program to mentor young males.

i can’t take it.

Source: www.theybf.com

target employee killed at cash register by ex boyfriend.

Filed under: in the news,no ma'am.,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 7:38 pm

APEX, N.C. (AP) – Police say a 59-year-old woman has been shot to death inside the store where she worked and the shooter has killed himself.

Apex police Capt. Ann Stephens said Guadalupe Rosas was killed Sunday at her register at the front of Super Target in the town just 15 miles west of Raleigh. Stephens said the shooter killed himself when confronted by officers.

Stephens said the shooter’s name is being withheld until next of kin can be notified. She said Rosas and the shooter had had a romantic relationship that ended about five years ago.

Investigators do not know what prompted the shooting.

Stephens says about 150 customers and employees were evacuated from the store and four people suffered minor injuries as they rushed to get out.

source: www.reflector.com

May 19, 2010

.african burial ground: manhattan, ny.

Filed under: black history,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 8:34 pm
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let me begin by saying happy birthday to me! i’m 30 today!

i began my birthday week with a trip to new york city to see one of my bff’s that graduated with her master’s on may 12th (congrats again faith!).  on monday we’re walking in manhattan and i see a street sign that says “african burial ground way”. i point it out to faith and we proceed across the street to read the signs around what looks like a shrine.

we learned something new that day.

in that spot in 1991, during excavation work for a new federal office building, workers discovered the skeletal remains of the first of more than 400 men, women and children. Further investigation revealed that during the 17th and 18th centuries, free and enslaved Africans were buried in a 6.6 acre burial ground in lower Manhattan outside the boundaries of the settlement of New Amsterdam, which would become New York. Over the decades, the unmarked cemetery was covered over by development and landfill.

The African Burial Ground National Monument, located at the corners of Duane and Elk Streets in lower Manhattan, is operated by the National Park Service. For directions to the site and more information, go to www.nps.gov/afbg

The memorial is open Monday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years Day.

The African Burial Ground Visitor Center is located in the adjacent Ted Weiss Federal Building at 290 Broadway. The hours of operation are Monday thorough Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. except for federal holidays.

May 10, 2010

.legendary jazz singer, lena horne, dies at 92.

Filed under: black history,in the news,music,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 7:53 pm
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Lena Horne, who broke new ground for black performers when she signed a long-term contract with a major Hollywood studio and who went on to achieve international fame as a singer, died on Sunday night in Manhattan. She was 92.

i know everyone is reporting this, so i will not write any more. www.nytimes.com has the best article.

May 9, 2010

.the founder of mother’s day: anna jarvis.

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the founder of mother's day -- anna jarvis

On May 1, 1864, in the little village of Webster, four miles south of Grafton, West Virginia, Granville and Ann Jarvis welcomed their daughter, Anna Jarvis, into the world.

In 1902, after the death of Granville Jarvis, the family moved to Philadelphia. It was there that Ann Jarvis passed away on May 9, 1905. Two years later, in 1907, on the second Sunday in May, Anna invited several friends to her home in Philadelphia, in commemoration of her mother’s life. On this occasion, she announced her idea – a day of national celebration in honor of mothers – a Mother’s Day.

The following spring, Anna wrote to the Superintendent of Andrews Methodist Church Sunday School in Grafton, suggesting that the church in which her mother had taught classes for twenty years, celebrate a Mother’s Day in her honor. The idea appealed to Mr. Loar and on May 10, 1908, the first official Mother’s Day service was held in the church. Anna established the white carnation as the symbol of the celebration and developed other text and visual tools in honor of the event. It was Anna who coined the term, “Mother’s Day Association”, used during the period she was developing her concept of what Mother’s Day should be. Subsequently, West Virginia Gov. William E. Glasscock issued the first Mother’s Day proclamation on April 26, 1910. In 1912, at the General methodist Conference in Minneapolis, MN, Anna was recognized as the founder of Mother’s Day. A joint resolution in the United States Congress designated the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. The official resolution was approved by President Woodrow Wilson in 1914.

By the 1920s, Anna Jarvis had become soured by the commercialization of the holiday. She incorporated herself as the Mother’s Day International Association, trademarked the phrases “second Sunday in May” and “Mother’s Day”, and was once arrested for disturbing the peace. She and her sister Ellsinore spent their family inheritance campaigning against what the holiday had become. Both died in poverty. According to her New York Times obituary, Jarvis became embittered because too many people sent their mothers a printed greeting card. As she said,

“A printed card means nothing except that you are too lazy to write to the woman who has done more for you than anyone in the world. And candy! You take a box to Mother—and then eat most of it yourself. A pretty sentiment.”
Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children. She died in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1948, and is buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania.
sources:
www.wikipedia.com
www.mothersdayshrine.com/history.php

May 8, 2010

.accomplished black woman quits job to find a husband.

Filed under: no ma'am.,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 7:16 am
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julia yarborough

what in the world?

julia yarbrough, 44, was a successful television anchor and reporter for over 20 years in miami. she has always dreamed of having a husband, so she decided to quit her job and hit the open road on a quest to find her man. she’s taking this journey with her bff, silva harapetian, a reporter in Detroit who was laid off. harapetian is also looking for a husband.

i will quote blog site http://www.eurthisnthat.com on this subject —-> “I don’t know if anyone told Julia Yarbrough, but today’s men really don’t find unemployed women anymore attractive than women find unemployed men attractive.”

these ladies are blogging about their experience. check out the website to keep up with them. http://www.highwaytoahusband.com

May 1, 2010

.harlem’s hatin’ on obama too?.

Filed under: no ma'am.,Uncategorized — capricious_me @ 9:42 pm

a church's marquee in harlem, ny

really arizona harlem?!

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