Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Rocsi and Victor Cruz Dance-Off

I have one word for Rocsi...Thirsty!

Rocsi did NOT represent for the Latina's in her dance-off with Giant's wide receiver, Victor Cruz.  She did however prove to anyone that doubted media reports, that she is a freak

Rocsi's innocent portrayal on BET's 106 & Park quickly turned sour when she exposed her true colors on national television.  Watch Rocsi's desperate attempt to throw herself at Victor...my guess is...he ain't interested.

Monday, June 27, 2011

National HIV Testing Day

More than 3% of the DC population is infected with HIV or AIDS, the Washington Post reports.  In an effort to raise awareness, the National Association of People With Aids is offering free HIV and AIDS testing at sites across the nation.  This annual event is recognized as the National HIV Testing Day, coined in 1995.  This years message to the community, is to Take the Test and Take Control. 

To kick off the event, DC Mayor Vincent C. Gray will take an HIV test at one of the District’s most comprehensive medical clinics, Bread for the City's newly renovated primary care center at 1525 7th Street NW.  Bread for the City provides free and comprehensive services to low-income DC residents, including food, clothing, medical care, legal assistance and much more.

DC Mayor Gray and community leaders are encouraging everyone to do their part to fight the spread of HIV and AIDS.  By getting tested and educating yourself and others.  To find a FREE, anonymous testing clinic near you, click here.  Share this information with your family and friends.  Take the Test and Take Control.

Several Shot, One Stabbed at DC Carnival

The 19th Annual DC Caribbean Carnival ended in violence Saturday, with one dead and four seriously injured.  Reports from WJLA say shots were fired around 5 p.m. near Howard University, where 43 year-old Robert Foster Jr. was fatally wounded.  Foster and three other victims were rushed to the hospital where Foster later died, and the others in critical condition.

In a separate, unrelated incident, a stabbing occurred several blocks south at Georgia and W Street, police said. Authorities believe the stabbings and shootings were not related to the carnival or Howard University, but instead an ongoing neighborhood dispute between two gangs.  One of the four victims shot police believe was an intended target, based on a shooting that involved the victim and the death of innocent bystander, last year.

Video taped recordings of the isolated incidents have swarmed the Internet, and authorities are hoping the evidence will lead to an arrest. So far two teens are in custody on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and gang charges. No arrests have been made in relation to the shootings.

Story developing.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Single Is The New Married

With divorce being at an all time high, many young couples are beginning to lose sight of the value of marriage.  While some are still eager walk down the aisle, others are happy being single.

I hate to sound pessimistic, but relationships are not all that they're cracked up to be.  Put aside foolish daydreams of long walks in the park, passionate sex, love and loyalty,  that only happens in the movies.  When two people fall in love, many things are bound to happen, more bad than good.

In most relationships the romance fades after the first year.  The day to day hustle in life is time consuming, so that long walk in the park turns into a quick stroll to the dumpster.

When it comes to sex, both parties are rarely equally satisfied.  One partner climaxes more than the other, and once the woman has barred children, sex becomes a burden instead of intimate pleasure.

Let's not forget about the number one deal breaker of most relationships, infidelity. Cheating and lies should be expected in the average situation.   Some may think they have a loyal spouse, but little do they know what goes on in their absence.  And nowadays infidelity isn't mainly carried out by men, women are becoming just as thirsty or unfulfilled so to speak. Most married couples are unhappy.  Usually one of the two (if not both) wants a divorce, but instead of separating, they stay together out of convenience.  smh... What a shame.

The main problem I've witnessed in many relationships, is that when two people commit, they loose sight of themselves.  The relationship becomes a prison, a trap of sorts,  restricting individuals from being themselves and doing the things they want to do.  "She doesn't like it when I hang with the fellas." "He won't let me vacation with my girls."  "I don't feel like having sex, but if I don't, he might stray." You get the point.  Unnecessary loads of stress and pressure.  Pressure to please someone other than yourself.  And once you stop thinking about you, that's when things really get out of control.

Companionship is no longer a romantic union of two souls, instead its a settling of two people with ulterior motives.  Most people that are pressed to be in a relationship are insecure, unambitious individuals looking for an excuse to exist.  Some are in need of attention, or validation.  While others are looking for someone to take care of them, or someone to control.

So again I ask, why are people so pressed to find love?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Hazardous Cosmetics

Are your personal care product hazardous to your health?

Recent studies conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), state that more than 750 personal care products sold in the US, violate cosmetic safety standards. A large majority of these products lack sufficient data and have never been tested for safety.

These products include: Dove facial cleansers, L'Oreal facial moisturizers/treatment, Suave body wash, Revlon lipstick and many more. Ingredients and chemicals used to make these products potentially cause, birth defects, cancer, infertility and many other severe illnesses. To protect yourself and your loved ones from these hazards, make sure you read the label. Avoid products that contain ingredients such as: Boric Acid, Hydrogen Peroxide, Catalase, Toleune, and many others.

Find out if the products you're using contain hazardous chemicals. Click here for a "skin deep" diagnostic, where you can type in the name of any product and get information on its ingredients and level of toxicity.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Pacquiao Retains WBO Title

After twelve rounds of dancing and play fighting, Manny Pacquiao took the victory over "Sugar" Shane Mosley, by unanimous vote.

Both Pacquiao and Mosley walked away from the fight, CLEAN, without any broken bones, fractures or an ounce of blood shed.  This highly anticipated fight was truly over rated and a huge disappointment to say the least. 

The underperformed fighters left the crowd angry and wanting more.  Many booed during the fight, as Mosley danced around Pacquiao's left hook and threw the lowest percent of  punches in his entire career of boxing.  Mosley's chase made it hard for Pacquiao to land most of his "knock-out" punches, except for one left hook that landed and knocked Mosley off his feet.  That one punch was the highlight of the fight, and the edge that won the judges vote.

It was clear to me that Mosley had no intentions on winning the fight, but wanted to prove that he could go round for round without being "knocked-out."  As it appeared, both fighters had an understanding to simply put on a show and get paid.

After the fight  there were no ill feelings or disagreement with the victory.  Mosley and Pacquiao complemented each other on their performance and left the ring in good spirits.  Their sportsmanship was commendable, but the fight was still a disappointment.   Hopefully Mayweather was watching, and is ready to show the world who the real WBO champion is.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Anti-Gay Adoption Bill Rejected in Virginia

The homophobic opposition of same-sex couples adopting children has become a hot topic across the country.  Legislation to prohibit discrimination against prospective 'gay' parents has been introduced with the "Every Child Deserves a Family Act."  This new bill will make it illegal for foster care and adoption agencies to use sexual orientation, gender identification or marital status as a factor of determining suitable parents.  Many states have already adopted the bill, but Virginia is not in favor of it.  

Virginia's State Board of Social Services voted 7-2 on April 20 to reject the proposal, MetroWeekly reports.   There was no reported comment as to why the Board rejected the bill, but it's clear that Gov. Bob McDonnell advised them to do so.  It's evident that many conservative Americans are unfavorable of same-sex couples adopting, with concerns more so focusing on the well being of the child rather than ones sexual orientation.  The question remains, is foster care a better place for orphans, in comparison to a homosexual household?  How do children of heterosexual households differ from those of same-sex parents?

Numerous studies dispute the notion that kids fare better in heterosexual households, pointing out that children with same-sex parents show no significant differences compared with children in different-sex households. A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics, found that “children raised by lesbian mothers — whether the mother was partnered or single — scored very similarly to children raised by heterosexual parents on measures of development and social behavior.” The researchers also found that “children in lesbian homes scored higher than kids in straight families on some psychological measures of self-esteem and confidence, did better academically and were less likely to have behavioral problems, such as rule-breaking and aggression.”

With these studies one would think that more would in favor of "Every Child Deserves a Family Act."  It's unfortunate that more than 100,000 children in the United States foster care system will never be united with a family or placed in a home that more than two million gay and lesbian people are eager to provide.  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

If you support the movement of gay couples adopting children then lift your voice by signing the Gay Rights Petition.