Thursday, August 27, 2009
Your 30's is what I like to call your "Ah ha..." decade because you begin to realize who you are... your own person!
You begin to become MORE cognizant of what you like and don't like, what you will tolerate and what you will NOT tolerate, who to love and who NOT to love, who to trust and who NOT to trust, and who to be and who NOT to be...just a plethora of "Ah ha..." moments reveal themselves to you in your 30's if and only if your paying attention and open to be taught.
It's not to say you may not be wise beyond your years and/or learned valued lessons in prior or latter years but I'm finding for myself that in my 30's a lot of things begin to make sense and gel together for my good.
I've learned in my 30's situations, people, places and things only have power or authority over me only if I allow them too!
Therefore being in the "know" or what I like to call having an "Ah ha..." moment of my authority I learned not too give my power away easily if at all as I may have done in the past.
There is certainly something to be said when you can take notice of your own growth let a lone the people around you.
Although "Ah ha..." moments aren't restricted to a specific age or time it just appears for me and other people I converse with that the 30's is either where or becomes a decade of reflection, growth and empowerment!
What's MORE beautiful then coming into your own existence, being comfortable and secure in who you are?
The 30's for me is the decade of security and confidence in the person I see in the mirror every waking morning!
Until Next Time,
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Not that I have forgotten or will forget the pitfalls, intentional afflicted wrong done to me or scars I bare but I choose to become successful by creating a firm foundation from the bricks that have been thrown at me!
I've decided although I've been robbed of my innocence, robbed of my securities, robbed of my direction, robbed of my hope, robbed of my aspirations...I was never robbed of my continued ability to dream and the ability of application!
I've decided from this moment forward that whatever enters into my heart, mind and dreams that I dare to dream that I can apply myself and manifest it into my reality~
I've decided who in the fuck do you think you are and/or where to rob me naked?
You robbed in such a way legal justice could never be served...in my favor!
So I've decided not to follow-up on pressing charges because "karma justice" is one form of justice that's issued with a "life-sentence" with no probation...as long as you never right your wrong!
You see I decided that regardless of how you planned AND executed my demise you will NEVER win simply because I've decided NOT to let you win...
You're nothing more then some pollutant shit who lingered in MY air because I never had the courage to flush you out of my system...but I've decided your black cloud has hung over me long enough!
I've decided to embrace the pain vs. running from it...again time certainly heals all wounds...
I've also decided that it's all in what you do...
Therefore, I've decided you need to know it's not that you "walked" away but HOW you walked away~
I believe you would've loved nothing more for me to fail and come crawling back looking to you as you where my God...but your not my God so to you I will NEVER bow...
Although I'm half of your DNA...I feel the complete opposite and was made to live out an episode of the Maury show and constantly hear your mistress say too me "He is NOT your Father!"...not directly of course but VERY indirectly!
I've decided this is what has been eating away at my core and it's time I release these toxins...
So while you've decided to live your life as if I don't exist I've decided to acknowledge you and smile so you know that I DECIDED you don't have any reign over me!
That's what I've decided...
Until Next Time,
Friday, August 7, 2009
Last night I had a wonderful and refreshing evening with a couple of friends.
We had dinner at "J. Alexander's"...although my cocktail was a little WEAK the meal and the evening wasn't.
One of my good friends is home for two weeks. He's four months into his six month deployment and his ship returned for a short spell so we decided to do dinner and have a relaxing evening to catch up!
The most HILARIOUS thing about my friend is seeing him laugh...lol...MOST people have a boisterous laugh when they laugh but not him. My friend will give you a SLIGHT chuckle and then the next thing you know he's crying on you...WTH?!?!?!? lol....in lieu of a loud laugh he cries ...lol...it's so funny!!
My other friend is the complete opposite...she's BOISTEROUS with her laugh and it's so contagious too, she bust out in a laugh and the next thing you know you're laughing and may NOT know what you're laughing at but it all good!
It's such a blessing to be in and around GOOD people and GOOD company...these days those type of people are hard to come by!
I'm at work T-I-RED and ready to take a nap because I stayed out TTTTOOOOO late last night but I'm HERE at work and accounted for...so that's something to be said because I sssooo wanted to "call-in" but I pressed my way and came on in to work!!
I wish you all the BEST, hope you're enjoying your day, and maximizing the short time we have here on earth!
Until Next Time,
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Today is one my frustrated and complicated mind war days because of this space I'm in and occupying!
I'm in a space I don't want to be in...I do not like my distant but yet close enough surroundings and feel like there is something that has me bound from really walking out on faith and walking away from it all and starting a new!!
But the weird part of it all in my frustration I YET have this HUGE level of optimism that at the end of the day everything is going to turn out alright and I'll be abundantly blessed and reap my harvest...
I guess it's between the "now" and the "pending" where I'm trying to find my space just to catch my breathe too inhale and exhale in a normal rhythm vs. in an inconsistent pattern and not knowing when it's going to slow down or speed up again beyond my control...
I pray hard, write more, and listen twice as much then I EVER have...maybe that's it....maybe because I'm becoming more cognizant of my surroundings and positioning...this space and realizing it's not where I want to be and/or end up!
Life certainly doesn't come with a map and it's hard as hell to recover when you gone off road into desolated terrain but what doesn't kill you certainly makes you stronger!
I'm determined to figure things out for the good, bad and in between to elevate myself from this space!
Until Next Time,
My peoples how many more senseless deaths of brutality?
My peoples how many more times are we going to kick each other while we're already down?
My peoples stopping blaming everyone but ourselves for holding you down...
My peoples learn "when" and "when NOT too"...
My peoples adapt the reality that it's not all about you but about us, them AND you...
Embrace the diversity and see its beauty my peoples
My peoples agree to disagree respectfully, lovingly and peacefully
My peoples, my peoples...WAKE UP!
Until Next Time,
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Look at the moon reflection as it glisten upon the sea
Look at the moon in it's quarter, half or full
Look at the moon and know that you're soon...
Soon to shine in your midnight situations
Soon to bare reflections of your own
Soon to be visually present regardless if you're somewhat, partially or fully there
Look at the moon and see your parallels
Look at the moon and know you're free to sail...
Just look at the moon
Until next time,
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
It's all in what you do between your tears of joy and your tears of pain to help you weather the rain
It's all in what you do between the good and the bad to overcome a temporary sad
It's all in what you do between learning and knowing that keeps you glowing
It's all in what you do between being alone and feeling lonely wishing you wasn't the only...
The only one feeling abandon and alone
The only one feeling as if you're in isolation from society
You sit on the sidelines as the race of life passes you by
Like a child trying to jump double dutch, you're rocking back and forth trying to find the rhythm to jump in...
Each time you jump in the rhythm breaks and so do you...
But ALWAYS remember...
It's all in what you do...
Do you remain rhythm less or do learn to dance and dance the good dance?
Do you remain broken or do you mend the broken pieces and make art?
Do you laugh until it hurts or do you hurt until they laugh?
It's all in what you do...
The train might have left the station but the station hasn't left...
Stand still if you must because there's another train coming...
It's all in what you do that deciphers the manifestation of a better you!
Until Next Time,
Monday, August 3, 2009
This weekend I ventured off to ATL to pay homage to headquarters and hang with my best friend who lives there and another good friend that was in ATL as well.
What started off to be such a pleasant trip ended up in the pits and turned into a "cold war" between myself and the person I allowed to ride with me on my excursion to ATL!!
I MUST admit I didn't take the advise of my friend Trent Jackson..."Travel light, you'll travel far!"
Normally when I go out of town I usually travel alone ESPECIALLY on weekend excursion because they're is typical a lot I want to do in so little time and having an "entourage" can sometimes cause conflict and tension provided we're all not on the SAME sheet of music.
So against my BETTER judgment I allowed this person to travel with me...she has always asked to venture off with me for years and we've never gone out of town but this time I said "Ok that's what's up!" and let her travel with me...
Turn around THREE times and touch your NEIGHBOR and say MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...BUMP THE BRAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was the FIRST and LAST time I will EVER go out of town with THIS particular person...it was a lesson learned!!
Long story short, either one of us didn't want to drive our cars therefore we agreed to rent a car and go half...she proceeded to tell me she had a "hook-up" at the rental place and can get the car for a fairly cheaper rate. So I was like cool!!!!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR...spin THREE times again and say MISTAKE #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was under the impression she was going to get the rate but the car was going to be in MY name since I was already driving and SHE was "tagging along"...but unknown to me when we got to the rental place she had the car reserved in her name ONLY!!! So you know it was an issue when she tried to tell me I can not drive the car because it's in HER NAME ONLY!!! WTF?!??!
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR....spin THREE times and say MISTAKE #3!!!!!!
So to keep the peace I laughed it off and was like WHATEVER...especially if you looking for ME to pay HALF!!!
However, needless to say she dictated the ENTIRE 36 hours of us being in Atlanta and was very inconsiderate! I'm the type of person when I get extremely heated I get EXTREMELY quiet because if I speak then I'm liable to say something and take myself to a place I may not be able to return from so I choose my battles wisely!!
Although I have not addressed it with this chick as of yet...please trust that I will and I ASSURE you that was the FIRST and LAST time she will EVER give me her ass to kiss!!!
I don't fair well and/or tolerate inconsistent people and/or personalities ESPECIALLY people with "hidden" agenda's...
There was a lot more that transpired that turned me OFF about this person but I'm choosing to keep it light and give the edited story...
"WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO THEY ARE...BELIEVE THEM!"
Until Next Time,
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Welcome to the triumphant return of Tru Sinceer!
While on my three month hiatus from blogging and sharing my life testimonies I kept finding myself in "midnight" & "barren" situations which caused me to really look inward and get to the root of the problem.
As I so deeply searched within and my immediate surroundings I realized I tend to provide more energy to people and certain situations who tend to be taxing and withdrawing from my mental health of positivity and being productive.
I also realized that my internal gifts and external presence intimidates insecure and inept people and personalities alike to their CORE!
I'm as secure as I've ever been in my thirty plus years of existence which I can honestly communicate too you, it was NOT an easy journey and/or task to get here but point being I got here!
Not by osmosis but by dealing and speaking too my insecurities and short comings, embracing EVERY perfect and imperfect aspect of who I am and most of all loving me unconditionally first so I may love someone else the same and vice versa either intimately or generally!
Therefore by me and others alike who employ their securities in their conversations, in their walk, in their behavioral patterns, in their presentation, in their silence, in their look, in their suttle gestures is intimidating to those who are insecure and have not and/or know how to check to deal with their own insecurities...so what do they tend to do and be?
While they are YET necessary and contingent upon the situation appreciated it saddens me at the same time because sometimes "HATERS" have the potential to be beautiful people and often time comes to wrapped in attributes that are often appealing to the naked eye...
It's not until we begin to put on our spiritual glasses and observation hat when we begin to become cognizant of certain patterns and traits that ALL point to the road of barren relationships and betrayal!
When those patterns begin to surface we often times become frustrated because in most instantaneous by the time we find out we've be "dooped" we've invested time, told secrets, provided personal insight about ourselves, shared initimate goals and dreams which all plays on our mind and emotions!
Such betrayal can and does call people to retreat from their normal personality as a result of now being made to feel as if our insecurities have been exposed and/or lies in the hands of someone who has the ultimate potential to single-handed destroy everything you build, worked towards and/or been delivered from by communicating your business to only God knows who!
While your feelings are valid, I yet challenge you to be like me and NOT retreat, don't become startled and/or swayed by people and their malicious conversations, rumors and straight up intent of ruin, but keep moving towards your goal and blessing place.
YES it hurts and shake our core existence but stand firm and seek GOD!! Also PRAY and PRAY for those who have spitefully used you because when you communicate to God in the spirit realm and in truth He can not help but honor your prayers because that's simply what His word declares!
As you continue to walk your walk and travel your journey while hearing your name slandered, there yet lies another opportunity...an opportunity as a result of all the people watching you...and when idol and erroneous rumors are told about you and you don't respond but excel you THEN have the victory and become an over comer while duly making a LIAR out of your HATERS and destroying your HATERS credibility but most all demonstrating a level of resilience which will and is to be honored!
You're God's child...who do you think you're NOT?
Being swayed by a HATER is out of the question...if so you allow them to WIN!!
For whatever reason my HATERS can not seem to keep my name OUT of their mouths...so I pat myself on the back because that's confirmation that I'm on my grind and excelling and it's evident because someone is on the sidelines trying to stop the movement!
So here is my TRIUMPHANT RETURN and I CLEARLY welcome all my HATERS to stay tuned in and keep watching and keep talking because while you playing me close I'm soaring higher and higher and your too blind to see and to simple to understand what you can't see!!
Until Next time,
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
It's Spring and the aroma of newness is lingering in the air...don't you smell it?!?!
I do apologize for those who've been following and reading my blog for the lack of postings here and lately...
I just got boggled down with a lot of different issues and honestly... most of them where not my own but since I have a HEART for people (even when they do not return the same) when they're troubled sometimes so am I...but IZ BACK!!!!
I feel good and renewed in the spiritual realm of life!
I recently had FOOLISHNESS knock at my PEACE door trying to enter in and create a whirlwind of drama, division and tension but when I sent the guard dogs WISDOM to the door FOOLISHNESS ran for it's LIFE!!!
Why people always want to try you MORE when you're trying to mellow out and be more level headed?
Why don't people realize that regardless of how much a person grows or has grown that on the RIGHT WRONG DAY you are STILL one look, harsh word, physical bump or intense stare from opening up a can of WHOOP *** on them?
Like, why do people try to STEAL other people ideas and thoughts trying to make them their own and yet always think they're one step in head of you when they are actually TEN steps behind you?
ALWAYS, ALWAYS REMEMBER...as long as you're trying to emulate someone else you'll NEVER be FIRST!!!
I come in peace and I LEAVE in peace however what may transpires between my arrival and exit is ALL contingent upon the parties I'm involved with!
I ain't no killah...but don't push me!!!
Until next time...
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Yesterday (Tuesday March 24, 2009) was NOT a good day for me mentally or emotionally!
Not that I'm "unstable" in either capacity but I was just simply feeling a little burned out, overworked and under appreciated all at the same time which is not good ingredients for a feel good and productive day!
So I was "short" with some people and maybe just flat out rude to others...but I am a man about mine and can admit an apologize to my short comings...I'm only human!
So here's to YESTERDAY, because TODAY is a NEW day...
I was slightly irritated with myself more then anything because I'm on a path to make a change, a transformation and I got off track and for what?
But today starts an anew...get back up and pick up the pieces and live my best life I can...
I'm not to proud to show my flaws, I'm not to ashamed to admit my wrongs, I'm not so insecure where I can not show I'm vulnerable at times, simply I'm not!
As I posted on the "Purge" thread...I have to know when to "hold" and know when to "fold"!
I'm not going to hold onto anything that's going to weigh me down, stunt my growth and play on my mind for the worse...gone are those days and in order to keep them gone and to keep moving I have to address them as they arise and YESTERDAY was my day!
But TODAY is too...and I CHOOSE to be BETTER and not BITTER and a VICTOR and not a VICTIM!!
Until next time...
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Just as anything else in life, your mind and your heart has a capacity.
Out of all that's in your memory bank...is it more positive memories or more negative memories?
Out of all that's in your heart...is it more love or is it more bitterness mixed with a touch of hatred?
To purge is to cleanse, to cleanse is to be pure, to be pure is to be free, to be free is to be happy, to be happy is to have joy, to have joy is to love yourself which we ALL desire!
If we all didn't desire any of these things then we would not indulge in activities (from alcohol to sex) that destroy our being and/or numbs us for a temporary feeling(s)!
Why settle for something temporary when you can have something permanent?
To obtain something permanent it all starts with the difficult but MUCH needed process of purging our minds and our hearts!
"You don't know what has been done to me!", You don't know my story!" "You don't know, you don't know..."
You're right...I don't "know" just the same as you don't "know" mine and/or anyone else who tries to encourage change for the better!
Great encourager's come OUT of GREAT struggles!
You don't have to stay and/or be the victim and/or made to feel guilty of anything that has transpired in your past that you can not change!
Move on and live your BETTER days that yet await...
Purging is never easy...but KNOW it's worth it!
Let it go, stand firm and tap into your inner hero and strength and KNOW you can and WILL make it but only if you try without ceasing!
If you fall down...get up...if you relapse, start all over, if you get weary, rest but don't stop!
You ARE GREATNESS!
Until next time...
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Happy St. Pattie to you and yours!
Stay on the lookout for those Leprechauns trying to take your "Lucky Charms!"
Is Michael Jackson and Lil'Kim related?!?! They booth are looking a ROYAL mess and BLEACHED to the GWADS!!!
Why do people have plastic surgery and look WORSE afterwards then BEFORE they started?!?!
She's the POSTER CHILD as to why you should NOT mess with God's creation!
I'm NOT sure how I feel about this pic...was Mario REALLY "booty poppin" OR did mediatakeout use him?
Why the "skinny" jeans too?!?!?!
Until next time...
Friday, March 13, 2009
Ya know I'm the first person to be nice and the LAST person you want to become "SALTY" because that what you ASK & DEMAND of me, THAT... I OBLIGE!
Now I will not name "names" or let you know that the person I'm about to speak on because they only have TWO cd's out and only sold ONE copy between the TWO and that's the one their MAMMIE bought, therefore I'm going to respect their privacy!
However, I MUST vent and address to the people that I can tolerate, will and do a lot of things but unwarranted "SHADE"...is NOT my ministry!!!
I will loose all composure expediently and crack a FACE behind unwarranted "SHADE"...
You have a better chance of playing in traffic on the Interstate and surviving without injury then giving me unwarranted "SHADE" and NOT being dealt with!
Now allow me to expound on what has transpired!
There I was being my happy, go-lucky self and reaching out to a "friend" via facebook and opened up the dialogue by saying...
"Hello! What's up, we cant speak now days? :-)"
...normally this particular person would ALWAYS hit me up and give shout out whenever we where online!
Now bare in my mind if you don't hit me up every time we're online it's no biggie nor do I think it's "SHADE" and/or a problem for that matter but if I feel I have a positive rapport with you and know that you have a feel for my personality and vice versa there is no need for "formalities" in our conversation...so I THOUGHT...huh!
Furthermore, not to mention that this Trollop has really been being short in conversation here in lately and kind of rude but I just chalked it up as maybe my perception is off and I'm reading MORE into things then I should, so I've been giving them the benefit of the doubt!
But THIS Trollop proceeds to respond back to me by saying... "Evidently NOT because I haven't said anything to you. Have I?"....
BUMP THE BRAKES AND CLUTCH THE PEARLS!!!
I immediately said to myself "Did THIS Trollop try to "READ" me and throw me some ONE line "SHADE"?" and as I started to respond I felt a little heavy on the eyes so I decided to take a quick nap...but before I fell asleep I said if this Trollop hasn't sent me a "lol", "j/k","lmao", ":-)", ";-P" or SOMETHING by the time I awake then they meant to throw "SHADE" and I'm going to have to handle this situation!
So, I awake 30 minutes later and check my screen and there was NOTHING...NOTHING to clear up their response to me!!
Now I'm 38 hot and ready to get in for points...but then I was reminded to let the God in me arise (shout too MaryMary) because I'm trying to control my reaction(s) and tongue when people piss me off!
So I checked to see if this person was STILL online and they where...
Therefore in lieu of responding a being really ugly & vulgar I just politely went to facebook and DELETED them, went to yahoo and DELETED them, went to my phone contact list and DELETED them and about to go to myspace and what...DELETE them!
Now the NEXT time they physically see me and be smiling all up in my face and trying to get a "sample" (uh huh) I WILL remind them of their attitude and let them know we are NOT the two and I'm certainly NOT the one and what...DELETE them!!!
Sometimes people it's best not to get in a "war of words" with losers but best to simply lead by example and what...DELETE them!
Like I said I'm cordial to the 10th power but once you throw me "SHADE" it's NOT a cordial situation any longer especially when it's UNWARRANTED SHADE!!
Until next time...
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
As one of my favorite comfort songs plays in my ears ("Breathe" by Lalah Hathaway) I'm reminded no matter how life looks and/or feels right now our better days yet await us!
Some issues I'm complexed with run deeper then others but I'm embracing the mentality of seeking the silver lining behind every cloud vs. wallowing in deep pain and regrets...
I refuse to become a victim of circumstance(s) and be miserable when I have absolutely no authority to change anything in my past but have all the authority in the world to change everything in my future.
Anything GOOD worth having is worth a GOOD fight to obtain it!
Sometimes I use too find myself looking at people who I may deem "successful" and wondered to myself "How did they get there and are they happy?" and I was answered and shown then that everything that glitters ain't gold and all that's "joyous" isn't and can actually be very depressing!
For example, I knew this couple that appeared and lived as the "HUXTABLES" to the "naked eye" and world however behind closed doors... they where actually living like the "TURNERS" as in "Ike & Tina!"
God at that moment provided me with enough wisdom and understanding why I ought not envy anyone!
Understand the message that I was giving, not to say all that looks good is not actually good but more to say to me that I may never know the price people have and had to pay to get where they are and/or maintain what they have!
Furthermore and most importantly it was also revealed to me that I too am SUCCESSFUL!
Simply because I'm not at my blessing place it doesn't mean that I'm not!
Sometimes just staying in the fight and on the journey of life is a "success" all within it's self!
Especially when you're cognizant that certain situation(s), people, places and things where all designed to take you OUT but yet you're still here and stand apart and not only standing apart and here but here in good health, life and strength!
So why with being in the "know" of all that I've overcome and you overcome to become the persons we've become and becoming today we yet fill empty?
This is a question and concern that plagued me for quite sometimes with absolutely no definitive solution and answer...which can sometimes cause my mind to wonder, and doubt our successes and revert us back to square one...
But I learned when you propose a question always be ready to expect an answer even if it's not what you want to hear and/or know...especially when proposed to God!
The first thing God did was show me, ME!
The good, the bad, the known, the unknown and the ugly...ALL of it about myself!
Sometimes we're our own worse enemy and we can not even know it, we just simply stand in our own way sometimes...
Sometimes we're not in position to receive what God has ordained for us to receive because we can't maintain what we ALREADY have..."when you're FAITHFUL over a FEW things I will make you RULER over many."
Have you been Faithful?
The one thing constant in this world is CHANGE... but greater is He that's in me then he that is in the world!
We have a blessed assurance, an insurance policy that's going to sustain us through any facet of life but when you don't PAY into your policy and/or consistent, when you're in need of filing a "claim" you're not sure how to file a "claim" because your policy has "lapsed"!
Learn how to pay into your policy you have with God and not only when you're in need, but also when all is well!
If you want to live your best life and experience your BEST successes learn how to sow and sow a good seed into your life and those around you regardless of where you are right now!
Stay FAITHFUL to change, to the change of becoming the best YOU only YOU can be!
Through the hurt, stay faithful, thru sorrow stay faithful, thru depression stay faithful, thru joy stay faithful, thru it ALL stay faithful and WATCH first hand how being FAITHFUL can and will CHANGE your LIFE and change it for the better!
Know while we're looking to someone else as a "success story" someone else is watching YOU thinking the same!
Celebrate you...although you're not where you want to be...the "success" of life is not where you started and/or end but what you've overcome to be WHERE you are in LIFE!
Your ROSE awaits.
Until next time...
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
OH BABY...WHERE DO I BEGIN?
BBBBBBBAAAAAABBBBBEEEEE, why JUST when you THINK you're OVER someone AND their SEX they resurface and your BODY craves them like crack-head longing for the next high, or like a sober alcoholic for their next drink?!?!?!?!
It JUST ain't fair I tell you...it just ain't!!
The two missing football players...it wasn't until someone pointed it out to me...does this all sound a little "suspect" as in "HOW U DOWIN?!?" suspect?!?! Could there have been a mean ole man sand-mich going on and someone thrusted the other to hard and turned the boat over?!?!
How do you communicate to a friend that their husband is....
(you fill in the blank)
Shout out to Nee Nee Sherrington...you've been sober for a whole hour...I'm proud of you...now let's see what happens when you awaken!
Shout out to Bula Mae Paymasta...gurl the "TRADE" market will NEVER go bankrupt as long as you have a dollar hunnie! Keep investing you're keeping the economy afloat!!
Shout out to Veranisha "WiFi" Carrington...plug it in, plug it in...you are the biggest and hottest jump off in the game babe and EVERYONE wants you, but only in YOUR mind!
Until next time...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Yesterday February 26, 2009 was "Ash Wednesday" which began the Lenten season.
Lenten season is the time of the year for those of the Christian belief make a sacrifice and give up something we love and is a normal routine in our day to day lives (i.e. eating meat, working out, social activites, sex) for the next 40 days (excluding Sunday's) leading up to Easter Sunday.
The sacrifice we're making for the next 40 days is a symbolic sacrifice as it relates to the ultimate sacrifice Christ made for us by dying on the cross at Calvary for our sins!
Although we're grateful for the GREAT sacrifice, Ash Wednesday is the actual day of mourning for Christians as a result of Jesus having to make that grate sacrifice and die for our sins!
So if you noticed people walking around with a form of Ash in the shape of the cross on their forehead yesterday evening that was the reason why...
Until next time...
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Yes, yes, yes, it's KACKLE TUESDAY!!!
Today and EVERY Tuesday is "KACKLE TUESDAY", which is a day I designate just to share some chuckles and entertaining food for thought!
So let's get RIGHT in peoples...
Has Usher been THROWNNNN a career "life-line" indirectly but directly all at the same time?
Where is a GOOD P.R. (Public Relations) representative when you need one?
As I broke the news to blog land and the world on Sunday February 8th, the singer/actor a.k.a the "USHER RAYMOND REPLACEMENT" Chris Brown was involved in a "domestic violence" altercation with young lady who has been speculated to be Rhianna...
Since the altercation Chris Brown AND Rhianna have been M.I.A. from the public eye however there have been SEVERAL mouth pieces from the "Chris Brown" camp making comments and/or speculations to the media from Auntie's to Step-Daddy's!
Why won't they all just SHUT UP and not say a word?!?!
Do they NOT realize they are doing him MORE harm then good?
As the OLD saying goes..."SOMETIMES IT'S BETTER TO MAKE PEOPLE WONDER THEN TOO OPEN YOUR MOUTH AND CONFIRM!!"
All for their 15 seconds of fame some of Chris Brown peoples are making some of the most inappropriate comments ALL at the wrong time!
The bottom line is...regardless of who started what and what started who when the MASSES hear, witness, and/or read about a MAN assaulting a woman the sympathy and empathy tends to be given towards the woman IMMEDIATELY no matter if she's in the "RIGHT" or the "WRONG!"
Therefore some comments and/or conversations should NOT be made public "speculation" until ALL the FACTS have been laid out!
Now Chris Brown recently released a statement saying he's "sadden by the situation"...WTH?
I bet you ARE sadden thinking about ALL the $$$$$ you're about to loose and/or lost and the possible "career suicide" you're going to experience as a result of what has transpired!
This is why I asked where is a GOOD P.R. person when you need one?
Regardless if the woman is Rhianna or not (which we REALLY know it is) Chris Brown and/or affiliates alike should ONLY be releasing "DAMAGE CONTROL" statements (i.e. I'm donating "x" amount of dollars to battered woman shelters, I'm registering in anger management classes etc.)
Regardless of the amount donated or if he physically ATTENDS a class, the public (especially woman) need to be made aware there is some depth of remorse on Chris Brown's part and he's exploring opportunities to "rectify" or should we say REDIRECT his "energy"!
Now as it relates to Ms. Rhianna...now...doesn't she HAVE a song on her latest CD entitled "BREAKING DISHES" where she says and I quote "I'mma FIGHT a MAN tonight and I'm NOT going to stop until I SEE police lights"...
Talk about the spirit of prophecy...bbbbaaaabbbbeeee...don't they "art" inmates "life"?!?!
She just didn't know fighting a MAN would end her up with some forehead contusions, bite marks and busted lip!
Look woman...understand...if you're going to FIGHT a man...SWING on a man, or HIT on a man...know a man is STILL a man regardless of the emotional ties you may or may not share!
Also "typically" men are STRONGER then women and UNDERSTAND everyone has a THRESHOLD!
Some are lower and higher then others...but if you catch and/or hit ANYONE on the right WRONG day...just be prepared to "PAY THE PIPER!"
Which CLEARLY Rhianna was NOT prepared to do!
I don't believe for a moment Rhianna is totally innocent but DAMNED if she doesn't have a GOOD P.R. person!
Rhianna is about to become a "battered woman's" spokes person and spin this entire ordeal to her FAVOR regardless of what her involvement is and/or was in escalating the entire situation...
ON ANOTHER NOTE...
If I were USHER RAYMOND or his management I would be bolting to the studio to record another project and releasing it YESTERDAY to RE-CLAIM what was stolen from me by Chris Brown...and that is FANS!
Usher your "life-line" has been EXTENDED...take it and RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!
Until next time...
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
GREAT day to all in blog world!
I did not forget about "KACKLE TUESDAY" on yesterday but I just couldn't muster up the energy to post any "funnies" and/or "food for thought" and be sincere in doing such!
This week thus far has been a bit of tumultuous week spiritually...
One of my friends suffered a GREAT loss...my prayers and heart goes out to him...
Another one my friends is going through something right now that I honestly have no CLUE about but still sense and share the burden with them on a spiritual level.
So without going into GREAT detail it was kind of hard to be super jovial and in sincere good spirits...
Therefore please understand my reason for not posting a "KACKLE" blog on yesterday!
Let's continue being our brothers & sisters keeper and continue lifting one another up in prayer and spiritually!
Remind someone you're close to that they are not alone and you'll always be a pillar of support no matter what betides!
Until next time...
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Whitney Houston...now she LOOKED GOOD even with one of her implants slightly out of position (her left one, our right to be exact) but SOUNDED like she had a "hit" of something before she hit the stage!
But Jenny Hud HELD UP as she accepted her first Grammy award for the night! Kudos!
Justin Timberlake is stumbling...is this the impromptu presentation as a result of Chris Brown's scandle and dodging the L.A.P.D?!?!?!
While we're here...why do they have Boyz II Men positioned as some "background" vocalist and Justin Timberlake ALL over the stage with Al Green sounding "THIN" vocally?!?!
I just didn't get this performance...
ColdPlay & Jay-Z....uuuummmmmm...1st off...what's up with this vintage 80's look Jay-Z has captured and TRYING to bring into style?!?!?
Also...I did NOT get their performance together...SOMETIMES merging is NOT the BEST option!
She was the FIRST performer to bring some FLAVOR and SWAG to the STAGE!!!!!
THANK YOU CARRIE FOR BRINGING IT...I NERVOUS for a sec...
"AND I DON'T EVEN KNOW HIS LAST NAME UH UH UH...HERE WE GO!"
YES MA'AM!!! That's HOW you do it at the GRAMMY'S!!!
Kid Rock..."AMEN!"...I guess..."Sweet Home Alabama"...ight..."Rock-n-Roll Jesus"...I dug it!
Will Chris Brown perhaps loose his Wrigley's gum campaign ($$$$) as a result of exercising his "Ike Turner" ministry on Rihanna?
Hhhhhhmmmmm...ok...BACK to the Grammy's!
Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift...nice...but what's up with the facial expressions Miley?
What a FITTING song...OMG...she bought TEARS to the HARDEST person eyes!!!
She's CLEARLY going to be here for a MINUTE and excel and not excel but SOAR to higher heights as a result of THIS performance on the GRAMMY'S!!!
Jenny Hud almost lost her composure towards the end of her performance but she held on and made it through!
DEFINITELY her performance will go down as a HIGLIGHT performance for the evening!
Stevie Wonder and the Jonas Brothers....uuuuummmmm....not SSSURE how I feel about this...
Why one of the brothers FUMBLED over Stevie's lyrics too "Supersition"...The Jonas Brothers are a little "pitchy" too...lol...they MUST stay in THEIR lane...again...sometimes merging is NOT the BEST option!
Katie Perry...I liked the "undertone" message she was sending of being a "fruitcake" with her "fruity" outfit and "fruit" decor all over the stage...LMAO!!!
Estelle and Kanye West...uuuummmm...the ENTIRE time I watched Kanye all I kept thinking to myself "HOW U DOWIN?!?!"
Did Estelle & Kanye shop in Puffy's closet and pull out his RETIRED shiney suits and made their fit?!?!
Who wears a "SHAG" in 2009?!?!?!?!?!?! Somethings just should NOT be bought back...
Kenny Chesneck...zzzzzzz....zzzzzz....zzzzzzz...wake me up when it's over!
M.I.A., Kanye West, Jay-Z, T.I., and Lil'Wayne..."SWAGGA LIKE US"!!!...it was ight but I KEPT following M.I.A. all over the stage because TODAY is her "DUE DATE"...lol...WOW!
Until Next Time...
Sooooo...I'm watching the "Live From the Red Carpet: The 2009 Grammy Awards"...
Is it just me or L.L. Cool J REALLY does look like he had some "plastic surgery"...? Hhhhmmmm...say it ain't SO L.L.!!!!
Fantasia...she LOOKED GOOD!!! She REALLY looked eloquent...go Fantasia! I love the fact that she addressed the rumors about Simon Cowell loaning her the money to get her house out of foreclosure!
She also mentioned she's in the lab working on the thrid CD that she states is "a personal CD"...can't WAIT!!!
Will CHRIS BROWN be making the GRAMMY'S TONIGHT?!?!?!
It's JUST been reported that he's wanted by the L.A.P.D. for "Felony Battery" on a "unnamed" female which occurred last night after Chris Brown and this "unnamed" female left Clive Davis Grammy party last night!
Touch your neighbor and say...IKE TURNER LIVES AGAIN!!!
"Well I left a good job down in the city..."
Natalie Cole looked wonderful...wow!
***MORE BREAKING NEWS***
Ironically ENOUGH...RIHANNA will NOT be performing tonight, NOR will she be on the red carpet, NOR will see be attending the Grammy's AT ALL!!!!! DAYNUM...was the Rihanna "unnamed" female in the L.A.P.D. police report? Was Rihanna the "TINA" to Chris Brown's "IKE"?!?!?!?!?!
What happened at Clive Davis Grammy party that made Chris Brown get in the limo with Rihanna and proceed to open up a can of "WHOOP ASS" on her?
I guess this all adds a NEW definition to his song "TAKE YOU DOWN"... I guess he remixed it to "BEAT YOU DOWN"...
JEEEEEEENNNNNNNYYYYY HUD! YES MA'AM!!!!
She is giving on the RED CARPET and looking GOOD!!
She's SUCH an inspiration right now! To go through all she went through recently and arrive to the Grammy's looking and SOUNDING in good spirits is awesome! I love Jenny Hud and her energy...that's whats up Jenny Hud!
Wayne Brady...ok...first let me say his CD is actually a GOOD, SOLID body of work!
But ok...he done changed one Asian for the next...he recently divorced his wife (who was Asian)
and shows up on the red carpet with a date who is ASIAN!!! (LOL)
Where's the DIVERSITY WAYNE BRADY?!?!?!
Until next time...
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Great day...it's KACKLE TUESDAY!!!
Today's KACKLE is "insecurities" and "being used"...
When does one become cognizant of their OWN daynum insecurities and realize at some point if they're NOT checked they will interfere with your destiny?
Can someone DEFINE the term "dating" for me? It's SHOLL taking on a NEW definition contingent on the party's involved...
As far as being "used"...lookah hur...don't be involving OTHER people in your mess without formally advising that person you pulling them into some MESS!!!
Don't ASK something you don't want to KNOW...especially me because I'm going to be the ONE to tell you wassup but hell...if you're going to do WHAT YA WANNA regardless if you're in the "KNOW" or NOT... then why the hell ASK in the FIRST place?!?!?!?!?!?!??!!??!?!?!?!
Has anyone seen the initial episode of "I Love Money 2"?
I hope to the GODS "Tamara" is ONLY acting and NOT that simple! Whooo Weee...
Sadly enough...why does she (Tamara) remind me of someone I know...and they are NOT acting! :-(
Speaking of VH1...
"FOR THE LOVE OF RAY J"...what in the hell?!?!?!? What happened to Whitney?!?!?! Why do I feel a "BEING BOBBY BROWN" number II situation brewing?!?!? BBBOOOBBBBYYYY or RAY JJJJJJJJJJJJJ!!!!
Uuummmm Luda...what's up with your baby mama or wifey's hair? Why am I also hearing in my mind the old saying "BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER!" hhhhmmmm....
Here's the KACKLE of the DAY...
Why is Vivica A. Fox ALWAYS consulting her "attorney's" AFTER she done some MESS?!?!?
Remember about a year ago some guy recorded her giving him some "head" on his cell phone and CIRCULATED the video and Vivica had her "attorney's" stop the video and/or her likeness...??
Well NOWWWW this heifer done contacted her "attorney's" again because the "Psychic Friends Network" is running a commercial with her "likeness and/or image" in it that she "CLAIMS" she didn't record or authorize!!!!
Now Vivica....do to ALL that "bobbing & weaving" and lack of quality in the cell phone video... you might've been successful DENYING that wasn't you doing one mean OLE "mic check"...but girl...even with all the plastic surgeons in the WORLD working on you...bbbbaaaabbbbeeee you can't DENY this ain't you!!!!
I mean YOU be the judge...is that NOT her?
Until NEXT time...
Monday, February 2, 2009
Andrew M. Manis:
When Are WE Going to Get Over It?
For much of the last forty years, ever since America "fixed" its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties.
Often we have heard whites ask, "When are AfricanAmericans finally going to get over it?
Now I want to ask:
"When are we White Americans going to get over our ridiculous obsession with skincolor?
Recent reports that "Election Spurs Hundreds' of Race Threats, Crimes" should frighten and infuriate every one of us.
Having grown up in "Bombingham," Alabama in the 1960s, I remember over hearing anavalanche of comments about what many white classmates and their parents wanted to do to John and Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King. Eventually, as you may recall, in all three cases, someone decided to do more than "talk the talk."
Since our recent presidential election, to our eternal shame we are once again hearing the same reprehensible talk I remember from my boyhood.
We white people have controlled political life in the disunited colonies and United States for some 400 years on this continent.
Conservative whites have been in power 28 of the last 40 years. Even during the eight Clinton years, conservatives in Congress blocked most of his agenda and pulled him to the right. Yet never in that period did I read any headlines suggesting that anyone was calling for the assassinations of presidents Nixon, Ford, Reagan, or either of the Bushes.
Criticize them,yes. Call for their impeachment, perhaps. But there were no bounties on their heads. And even when someone did try to kill Ronald Reagan, the perpetrator was non-political mental case who wanted merely to impress Jody Foster.
But elect a liberal who happens to be Black and we're back in the sixties again.
At this point in our history, we should be proud that we've proven what conservatives are always saying -- that in America anything is possible, EVEN electing a black man as president.
But instead we now hear that school children from Maine to California are talking about wanting to "assassinate Obama."
Fighting the urge to throw up, I can only ask, "How long?"
How long before we white people realize we can't make our nation, much less the whole world, look like us?
How long until we white people can - once and for all - get over this hell-conceived preoccupation with skin color?
How long until we white people get over the demonic conviction that white skin makes us superior?
How long before we white people get over our bitter resentments about being demoted to the status of equality with non-whites?
How long before we get over our expectations that we should be at the head of the line merely because of our white skin?
How long until we white people end our silence and call out our peers when they share the latest racist jokes in the privacy of our white-only conversations?
I believe in free speech, but how long until we white people start making racist loud mouths as socially uncomfortable as we do flag burners?
How long until we white people will stop insisting that blacks exercise personal responsibility, build strong families, educate themselves enough to edit the Harvard Law Review, and work hard enough to become President of the United States, only to threaten to assassinate them when they do?
How long before we starting "living out the true meaning" of our creeds, both civil and religious, that all men and women are created equal and that "red and yellow, black and white" all are precious in God's sight?
Until this past November 4, I didn't believe this country would ever elect an African American to the presidency. I still don't believe I'll live long enough to see us white people get over our racism problem.
But here's my three-point plan:
First, everyday that Barack Obama lives in the White House that Black Slaves Built, I'm going to pray that God (and the Secret Service) will protect him and his family from us white people.
Second, I'm going to report to the FBI any white person I over hear saying, in seriousness or in jest, anything of a threatening nature about President Obama.
Third, I'm going to pray to live long enough to see America surprise the world once again, when white people can "inspirit and in truth" sing of our damnable color prejudice, "We HAVEovercome."
************************************** It takes a Village to protect our President!!!
Talk about a "MOUTHFUL"....wow!
Until next time...
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It's here...it's today...it's KACKLE TUESDAY!!!
Ah kee, kee...ah kee, kee, kee...(lol)
Kackle Tuesday is the day on my blog where I talk about all the "WTH?" moments that make us laugh out loud OR to ourselves...
Did anyone watch the "Celebration of Gospel" on BET this past Sunday?
A few things...
Why were Kirk Franklin pants so TTTTTTTTTTTTTIGHT?!?!
I just knew when he fell to his knee's during his performance he was finna show ALL his "GLORY"...oh my...
I SWEAR I heard some squeaking when he walked off the stage...just TTTTTTTTIGHT!!!!!!
Those pants were TTTTTTTTIGHT to the GODS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Trinitee 5:7...RIGHT...need I say MORE?!?!
BEFORE we address their sound...or lack thereof, let's address their appearance!
It's NOT a good look to be introduced as the "FIRST PLATINUM SELLING GOSPEL GROUP" and THEN come out on stage looking a BROKE HORRID MESS!!!
- Shanelle's weave looked BIGGER then her AND looked like she purchased it FRESH out of FAMILY DOLLAR!!!
- Angel's dreads look like she got them twisted on the front porch in the HOOD sitting between someone legs as they caked pounds of "BEES WAX" in her hair...
- CATCH THE "NEW GROWTH" FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!
And the 3rd chick...her name escapes me...she was KA-UTE until she decided to sing in the mic...ALONE!!!!
Trinitee 5:7...please go BACK to basics...what and where you're trying to go right now is NOT your ministry!!!!!!!!!
MaryMary...love ya...but I didn't GET it!
Karen Clark-Sheard sung her life away but her HAIR...it didn't TRANSLATE!!!
Heather Headley and Smokie Norful worked OUT the classic "Jesus Is Love" but I couldn't help but notice Heather's skirt was as tall as Smokie Norful!!
Heather Headley also won the award for the "BEST DRESSED" performer for the night! She looked so elegant but stood OUT at the same time and her PUMPS where giving LIFE!!!!
And the KACKLE for the day...
Why is Lil'Kim on mediatakeout with pictures of her "working out" knowing she going RIGHT to the surgeons office?!?!?!
I swear her and Vivica A. Foxx are in a competition to be the FIRST REAL FEMALE FULL-TIME DRAG QUEENS!!!!
Monday, January 26, 2009
I have been having a lot of "REALLY?!?!?!" moments here and lately!
It's partially due to me being out of tune with certain aspects of my immediate surroundings and the other just not foreseeing some stuff before it happens because I'm not in-tune with one of my many motto's!
The "REALLY?!?!" factor is that moment when you're observing and/or listening to your surroundings and something "slips up" that probably should NOT have...kind of like Joe Biden's wife being on the Oprah Winfrey Show and saying VP Biden had the choice between "Secretary of State" or being the "Vice-President"...THAT'S a "REALLY?!?!?!" moment!
So my "REALLY?!?!" moments have been busting me RIGHT in the head over the course of these last couple weeks...like "FOOL OPEN YOUR EYES!"
Prime example of a "REALLY?!?!?" moment... I just found out someone who I considered and THOUGHT was a close friend has a PROBLEM with me and I have no earthly idea as to why!
So much so that hey are trying indirectly but yet directly to spark a "cold war" and be extremely TRIVIAL to obtain a response out of me that I refuse to be apart of... so I just sit back and say "REALLY?!?!?!"
I'm too wise AND mature to be apart of that foolishness...so I politely blew out my torch of "friendship" and passed it on...if someone thinks I'm going to engage in a raging war of insecurities they have ANOTHER thing coming...so here's to YOU "DELETER"...and oh..."REALLY?!?!"
The next "REALLY?!?!?!" moment...there has been some weird energy circulating around me and some things I know in my "suppressed" mind I need to pull up from and either minimize my involvement with but being the person I am I often concern myself with OTHER peoples feelings first before mine and that's just REALLY got to change!
It's NOT a universal feeling when it comes to others baring me in mind and I'm cool with that!!
But for people I've been connected with this change is going to be DRASTIC for them because they're not acustom to me doing me and not overly concerned about THEIR feelings before mine!
Therefore, I'm going to do me how I see fit and involve myself with what I see fit and most edifying to fulfilling my destiny!
I must say I don't get people smiling in your face and/or entertaining you and trying to be shadey on the LOW all at the same time...oh and you're NOT suppose to notice...it's like "REALLY?!?!"
I'm MANY of things but "slow" or "dumb" I'm far from...
My KEY motto in this game of life which keeps me focused and deciphers the magnitude of my interaction with people (and every once in a while I get knocked off my square because I don't remind myself of it) is to ALWAYS hear what's being SAID that's NOT being SAID!!
We communicate more then just "verbally" and I'm very observant and sometimes more then I REALLY care to be and sometimes MORE then what people around me WANT me to be!
So I can dig what goes down sometimes as a result of being this way but DAMN...don't let me have to find out the biz'ness through the "STREET COMMITTEE" and NOT expect to play scenarios back over in my mind (hindsight is 20/20) and see the reality of the situation and say "REALLY?!?!"
Until next time...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Today's hot topic is "compromised standards"...
We ALL are guilty from time to time with compromising our standards on many facets of life... but are there just some standards that shouldn't be compromised?
I mean when do we ever get to the point where we say enough is enough?
When do some patterns just simply become common?
One of the WORSE decisions to make in life AND act on are "emotional decisions"...they are hardly, if ever well thought out decisions or one with long term benefits!
Somewhere along the line "compromised standards" WILL conflict with well thought-out standards and values!
Why compromise and under mind your NEEDS for a temporary desire and/or want?
I mean once that temporary desire has been fulfilled or expired are we not placed BACK, if NOT further, too square one?
Don't compromise your standards!
Until next time...
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I had the pleasure of interviewing one of the main people who has inspired me to create this blog and become a blogger and that's none other then the awesome and candid TRENT JACKSON!
Trent is an author & radio personality and you NEVER know what's going to come into Trent's mind and OUT of his mouth...typically if he THINKS it he says it!
So take the time to get to know Trent in this interview!
With that said lets get in...
Tru Sinceer: Hey Mr. Trent...how are you this GREAT morning?
trentjacksonlive: evening still where i am
Tru Sinceer: lol...well evening...
trentjacksonlive: i'm sorry...the energy that is still trying to linger is a mess. Today was a very interesting day.
Tru Sinceer: First let me say as one of my BLOG inspirations thanks for granting me THIS interview! So what made today interesting?
trentjacksonlive: oh you're welcome. I'm a person like everyone else. But today was just a mess...Where do I begin? LOL...straight boys who want to test their gay tendencies with you, people who operate out of insecurity. crazyness of everyone else and their inability to deal with the shit they do and then trying to flip it on me like I'm the one with the problem, because I'm in tune with who I am.
Tru Sinceer: You know that's one of things I admire most about you...the fact that you KNOW who you are and you don't allow anyone to take that from you...listening to your shows over the past year or so it has taken you a great while and journey to get to that place...how comfortable are you NOW with perhaps dating someone who can make you compromise the confidence you NOW have?
trentjacksonlive: it will never happen...
Tru Sinceer: Uh huh...
trentjacksonlive: you saw first hand....
trentjacksonlive: what I use to look like
Tru Sinceer: Uh huh...
trentjacksonlive: and the last dating situation i was in. So now that I am beyond that, that was the biggest lesson that I think i've learned in my life and it just basically showed me what I really deserve, not only dating, but the type of people I should be involved with in all aspects of my life.
Tru Sinceer: Gotcha! So what qualities your looking for and accepting?
trentjacksonlive: why are you asking me about my dating life?
Tru Sinceer: I think it's important to put our specifics in the atmosphere...the "laws of attraction"...we have to verbalize what we're seeking to make it partially manifested...lol
trentjacksonlive: I love it
trentjacksonlive: it's very simple for me.
trentjacksonlive: has to have personality. Someone that can keep me guessing and keep me on my toes.
Tru Sinceer: Right...
trentjacksonlive: someone one who is an engaging conversationalist, but knows how to listen and knows when to be quiet.
Tru Sinceer: IMPORTANT!
trentjacksonlive: someone who is understanding, respectful, ambitious, focused, determined....he has to have the ability to compromise, be honest and be able to handle a strong personality...lol
trentjacksonlive: he has to be gentle, but strong when I need him to be.
Tru Sinceer: BBBBAAAABBBEEEE you putting it ALL in the atmosphere...lol...I LOVES IT!
trentjacksonlive: i'm not done
Tru Sinceer: Oh ok...lol
trentjacksonlive: he has to have great appreciation for music.
Tru Sinceer: YESSSSSSSSSSS....
trentjacksonlive: and very much a person that is in tune with who he is and where he wants to go, loves to travel...and can understand me as a person and me as an artist.
Tru Sinceer: And understands sometimes I SPEAK thru the music I'm listening too and/or playing...lol
trentjacksonlive: thank you.
Tru Sinceer: Perfect lead-in...
Tru Sinceer: Tell my bloggers who may not be overly familiar with you about your "artistry"...
trentjacksonlive: um. can you be more specific, I'm not really use to speaking about what I do...
Tru Sinceer: I really do think you're an amazing author and radio personality...one of your claims is "I SAY WHAT PEOPLE ARE THINKING!" and 9 times out 10...you're right!
Tru Sinceer: Tell my bloggers about your accomplishments and future plans...
Tru Sinceer: As an artist
trentjacksonlive: LMAO...thank you
trentjacksonlive: I say so much I forget the things I say a lot of the time.
trentjacksonlive: But I am a person that feels and experiences a lot of heavy emotions
Tru Sinceer: Uh huh...
trentjacksonlive: and because other people go through a lot of things I experience alone...and we are so conditioned to hold everything in, be prideful and live in shame I think it's only fair for someone to speak the truth about life and how it really goes down. Specifically gay black men
trentjacksonlive: and I do that.
trentjacksonlive: and I try to present it in a medium where people can grasp and really take it in and use my life as a guide on what to do or not to do.
Tru Sinceer: You certainly do in TRUE Trent Jackson style...lol
trentjacksonlive: thank you....
trentjacksonlive: but I never really had anyone that "gave me life" growing up. I didn't really have people to look up to...and I remember what that was like and I always told myself that I never wanted anyone to feel what I felt as a child.
Tru Sinceer: You know...I think it's important that we face our past HEAD ON because if you don't your past will become your FUTURE!
trentjacksonlive: most certainly
Tru Sinceer: And there's no better way to give back and help people progress then sometimes being the example and person to say "Hey I been thru such and such..." and if I've come out of it so can you...but you have to make the CHOICE to MAKE the change! Know what I mean?
trentjacksonlive: most definitely.
trentjacksonlive: and it took me a minute to get there...
trentjacksonlive: but once I figured it out, there was no stopping me.
Tru Sinceer: AMON!
trentjacksonlive: and there were lots of people that were instrumental in that, but you have to be willing to make the change.
trentjacksonlive: you can't use any excuse, you are clearly in control of your own destiny...
trentjacksonlive: and it made more sense to me the other day.
Tru Sinceer: That's awesome!
Tru Sinceer: Let's switch gears a little bit...
Tru Sinceer: Who are some of your inspirations...known & unkown?
trentjacksonlive: lol, thats easy!
trentjacksonlive: first and foremost my Uncle DuWayne. He is someone who gives me life.
Tru Sinceer: Uh huh...
trentjacksonlive: he's fast tracked me to be the confident person I am today
Tru Sinceer: He's the Uncle over sea's right?
trentjacksonlive: well, he's back in the states, I'm actually packing as we speak, I have a flight to catch in the morning to go and see him.
Tru Sinceer: Oh cool...it's always good to see, speak and hang our inspirations...
Tru Sinceer: And along with being inspired there are those "HATERS" who as for me inspire me as well...but how do you handle that? With any level of success there is ALWAYS one hating and/or doubting...how do you handle that or address it?
trentjacksonlive: wait...i have more inspirations...
Tru Sinceer: Speak on it...lol
trentjacksonlive: my cousin Tuesday (R.I.P.) Lalah Hathaway, Rahsaan Patterson & Karyn White.
Tru Sinceer: Yes them!
Tru Sinceer: lol
trentjacksonlive: you know. I used to care about what other people think. But Rahsaan told me plain & simple "Fuck Em"
trentjacksonlive: and when he said it and at the point he said it, it made so much sense.
Tru Sinceer: YESSS!!!!
trentjacksonlive: but there are always going to be someone trying to say something just because they ain't got it.
trentjacksonlive: or mad for whatever reason. It's like if you don't like the magazine, why do you subscribe?
Tru Sinceer: Did you run a certain someone OUT of L.A? Hell the west coast ALL together...lol
trentjacksonlive: when you operate out of security, the shit that people say to you doesn't even bother you, especially if it's false. I'll say this, when the sun shines, you don't stand in it for too long, you get burned. When you are who you are, people will eventually move the fuck out of your way. Especially if they are going out of their way to ensure that you don't progress. People have the game twisted, you can't expect to prosper when you fuck over people. Karma is moving quicker than ever these days, and I'd be scared to fuck over people.
Tru Sinceer: That's a WWWWORD!
Tru Sinceer: LOL...I feel a VICTORY LAP coming on...
trentjacksonlive: SHABACK! MAMA-SAY-MAMA-SAH-A-MA-KOO-SA
Tru Sinceer: HECOMINGINACHEVY....YYYYYEEEEESSSS!!!!
Tru Sinceer: LOL
Tru Sinceer: YOU'RE SO ENLIGHTEN...
Tru Sinceer: So what's NEXT for Trent?
trentjacksonlive: a lot! thank you for asking. I'm actually in pre-production for my 3rd novel
trentjacksonlive: I'm revamping my radio show...
trentjacksonlive: and just focusing on going to the next level, wherever that may be.
Tru Sinceer: I SWEAR you need a co-host for the show in your next season...***hint.hint***(lmao)
trentjacksonlive: well, no...
trentjacksonlive: that was supposed to go down this season
trentjacksonlive: but shit falls through - but I couldn't let that stop me.
trentjacksonlive: I am actually working with a talented girl out here in L.A.
trentjacksonlive: and were actually launching an actual online channel
Tru Sinceer: That's awesome!
trentjacksonlive: that will be launching at the top of the summer, but my revamp will be done within the next month or so.
Tru Sinceer: You're certainly a voice and conversation piece that needs to be heard...
trentjacksonlive: I'm going into more of a talk format. Thank you I appreciate that. I feel I have a lot of information that needs to be passed on...an I have something valid to say. I say what everyone else thinks, as you stated earlier.
Tru Sinceer: What's the address where people can tune-in, subscribe and purchase your books...give us all that good info...lol
trentjacksonlive: my blog, http://justasktrent.blogspot.com/
trentjacksonlive: and I'm all up and thru borders books, amazon.
trentjacksonlive: I need a web designer, I am in dire need of one.
Tru Sinceer: I think I may have one for you...we'll chat offline about that...
Tru Sinceer: But Trent...it has been amazing chatting and interviewing you! Again you're REALLY are an amazing talent and hilarious person...especially once people wrap their minds around your personality!
Tru Sinceer: Thanks for the interview and do you have any closing remarks?
trentjacksonlive: it's a lot to handle, but they need to get use to it, because I am about to pull these bitches wigs' back! These fake bitches need to bow the fuck out before I have to take them out.
Tru Sinceer: Did I hear "DOUBLE-STICHES"? (lol)
trentjacksonlive: DOUBLE MISSES...
Tru Sinceer: lmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmaolmao
trentjacksonlive: yes this new book is going to be one ol' read session
trentjacksonlive: not only on myself, but about the people that have tried to close doors God has opened for me...
Tru Sinceer: AOW!
trentjacksonlive: and Karyn White lives!
Tru Sinceer: BBBBBAAAABBBBEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tru Sinceer: Where?
Tru Sinceer: LOL...don't answer that....
trentjacksonlive: oh, I spoke with her about a week ago
Tru Sinceer: How is she?
trentjacksonlive: she is doing extremely well, living her life without regrets and being the fierce woman God sent her here to be. KARYN WHITE IS A BEAT, BAD #*$!@! Just like Michelle Obama!!! I love Karyn, she gives me life.
trentjacksonlive: and Michelle...
trentjacksonlive: Dionne Warwick, she tried to warn us!
Tru Sinceer: Now I don't know how certain Dionne was and/or is...she couldn't save herself and ditch the WEED before she went thru the airport security...WEED has such a strong hold on her AND her relatives...lol
Tru Sinceer: But that's a whole other talk show...HEY WHITNEY...as in HOUSTON!
trentjacksonlive: Whitney is another BEAT BAD BITCH...
trentjacksonlive: She looks stunning!!
Tru Sinceer: ONLY looks it...
trentjacksonlive: not so much
Tru Sinceer: BBBBAAABBBEEEE don't have her grace the mic...lol
trentjacksonlive: awww ;-(
Tru Sinceer: I loves Whitney...but uh...
trentjacksonlive: i have faith
Tru Sinceer: And so does she...lol
Tru Sinceer: And there's NOTHING wrong with that...lol
trentjacksonlive: bitch Obama on AirFoce 1
trentjacksonlive: i am juiced
Tru Sinceer: BBBBAAAABBBBEEEE...I blogged about Obama...I'm JUICED TOO!!!!
Tru Sinceer: Awesome times we're living in...
Tru Sinceer: But Trent Jackson thanks again for the view and hope you have safe travels!
trentjacksonlive: P.S. "just remember the only people that spend their time telling you, you can't do shit is the people that ain't never done shit with their time."
Tru Sinceer: WHAM! AND WE'RE OUT!
Until Next time...
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I apologize for not posting some "funny food for thought" on "KACKLE TUESDAY" but yesterday was nothing to "KACKLE" about especially if you are an African-American in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!
Who do we think we are NOT?
I understand there is a GREAT sense of pride, hope, inspiration, joy, anticipation, wealth, encouragement, for MOST of America after witnessing the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States Barack Obama!
Cetainly those emotions are NOT to be taken ligthly or overlooked and for BLACK AMERICA those feelings are magnified 200 times over!
On April 4th 1968 in Memphis, TN one of the GREATEST Civil Rights Leaders Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was brutally murdered...
Murdered for standing on the principal that ALL Americans mainly "Negro's" would have the same common birth rights as citizens of the United States ought to have, murdered so "Negro's" can dare to dream the impossible dream and acheive it, murdered so "Negro's" can be judged based on the contents of their character and NOT the color of their skin, murdered so there could be a BARACK OBAMA!
April 4th, 1968 was a dark and dreadful day and I can not even begin to wrap my mind around the feelings "Negro's" experienced on April 4th 1968... I can't imagine how those alive then felt every last belief, thought and hope for equality was RAPED so violently out of their heart and lives...
But fast forward 40 years...we're reminded that his LIFE and GREAT sacrifices and many other unsung civil right hero's alike who where beaten, bitten, hosed down, tormented, spat upon, verbally abused and even MURDERED is and was not ALL in vein!
Today I say "I SPEAK YOUR NAME!"
For the BLACK AMERICANS who lived before and through the M.L.K. era and endured great depths of disrespect and are here TODAY... for BLACK AMERICANS like myself who wasn't born then but are cognizant of their history...to witness the Inauguration of the FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BARACK OBAMA with the FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA by his side is the HUGE contributing factor, reason and purpose we as AFRICAN-AMERICANS have a heigthen sense of PRIDE and JOY!
Certainly we have many more roads to trod, many more wounds to heal, and many more doors to open but the Inauguration assured African-Americans that we are relevant, birthed the dormant potential of within us, restored a level of raped pride within us, gave a true and sincere sense of pride within us, as well as made some do some soul-searching to REALLY look and identify with the man in the mirror!
That's why we're happy and overjoyed with emotions as "African-Americans"...
It was JUST almost 41 years ago we where not seen and/or respected as "equals" and brutally RAPED of our sense of pride and hope and to come to make it too Tuesday January 20th 2009 and witness the Inauguration of the FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA is something to take PRIDE in!
In the words of Dr. Joseph E. Lowery..."I long to see the day Blacks can sit back, Browns can get around, Yellows can be mellow, Reds can get ahead and Whites will do what's right!"
Until next time...