Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Jesus said, "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:34)

Quote: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is the present. That’s why they call it a gift.”

Video by King David Productions www.kingdproductions.com

Monday, June 29, 2009



Janet Jackson is so strong. Hat tip to her for being able to stand during her speech. Now, as for Joe Jackson, I am about to put him on my "Sit Your Azz Down" list. D***, Michael ain't even in the grave yet and he is talking about his record label.

Katherine Jackson, you had to put up with some real ish dealing with Joe. You are my hero. You are still in my prayers. SMH

Sunday, June 28, 2009


"The devil's times of no longer can he bother me cause the controller of the universe he fathers me and in transference all your children's children will be free. It's a new season,It's a new season. If you don't know but now you need to know it's Jubilee your debts are cancelled and your children ought to be in victory.Yeah. It's all available to you right now just taste and see. It's a new season." Martha Munizzi, New Season

It is definitely a new season for Attorneymom's hair. I have gone natural.

Saturday, June 27, 2009


*** Photos from MJSite.com***

** Photo from Tmz.com

The hardest part about Michael Jackson's death is thinking about how Katherine Jackson will have to bury her son. As a mother, I cannot imagine having to bury one of children.

I remember when my grandmother had to bury my uncle, her oldest child, who died in a trucking accident. My grandmother was never the same. Although she had 11 adult children still living, my grandmother had a sadness and disconnect from life that remained with her until she died.

Let us keep Katherine Jackson in our prayers. This is going to be a tough one.

My heart is deeply saddened for Katherine Jackson. I cannot stop thinking about her. I hate for any mother to have to bury a child.

During MJ’s career, she had to watch him experience the extremes of success - love and pain. She had to watch her son - the most talented man to ever grace the planet Earth – self destruct right before her eyes because even with all that talent he never took the opportunity to love himself or fully accept himself.

He spent his time wanting to go back to a place in his life that was never to be again – childhood. Once it is over, it is over. And no amount of money or plastic surgery can bring it back.

The stage is where he felt the most comfortable. However, you cannot live your life on stage at all times. He was off stage more than he was on stage. While off stage, it is hard for him to ignore his pain and self hatred. And Katherine had to stand in the wings and quietly (sometimes crying) watch her beautiful and gifted baby destroy himself.

Depression and mental illness should be taken more seriously within our society and the healthcare community. Medical professional have to do more than just write a prescription. The church, medical profession and holistic practitioners have to come together and create more holistic approaches to mental illness and depression and make it more assessable to the general public.


Thursday, June 25, 2009


Words cannot express the sorrow I feel at the passing of a Music icon. Michael Jackson was music. He was awesome. This is truly a sad day. RIP Michael Jackson. You will be missed.


***Thanks to my blog reporter, Hattie S., for sending this story.***

From Ajc.com
A California businessman sued the Rev. Creflo Dollar, his son Jeremy Dollar and his businesses Wednesday, saying the high-profile preacher misappropriated a business idea they developed together to text devotional messages to followers for $4.99 a month.

Dollar and his son reneged on the deal, took the businessman’s trade secrets and started the “Word on the Go” texting service in 2006, the suit by Devone Lawson of Marina del Rey claims. They are making $50 million a year through subscriptions, Lawson claims.

James Evangelista, Lawson’s Atlanta attorney from the Page Perry law firm, said Dollar also bumped up the price to $5.99 a month.

The word from the preacher ain’t cheap,” Evangelista said. (Source)


**Thanks to Blkseagoat for posting this story on facebook.***

From Latimes.com

Khadijah Williams stepped into chemistry class and instantly tuned out the commotion.

She walked past students laughing, gossiping, napping and combing one another's hair. Past a cellphone blaring rap songs. And past a substitute teacher sitting in a near-daze.

Quietly, the 18-year-old settled into an empty table, flipped open her physics book and focused. Nothing mattered now except homework.

"No wonder you're going to Harvard," a girl teased her.

Around here, Khadijah is known as "Harvard girl," the "smart girl" and the girl with the contagious smile who landed at Jefferson High School only 18 months ago.

What students don't know is that she is also a homeless girl.

As long as she can remember, Khadijah has floated from shelters to motels to armories along the West Coast with her mother. She has attended 12 schools in 12 years; lived out of garbage bags among pimps, prostitutes and drug dealers. Every morning, she upheld her dignity, making sure she didn't smell or look disheveled.

On the streets, she learned how to hunt for their next meal, plot the next bus route and help choose a secure place to sleep -- survival skills she applied with passion to her education.

Only a few mentors and Harvard officials know her background. She never wanted other students to know her secret -- not until her plane left for the East Coast hours after her Friday evening graduation.

"I was so proud of being smart I never wanted people to say, 'You got the easy way out because you're homeless,' " she said. "I never saw it as an excuse."

A drive to succeed

"I have felt the anger at having to catch up in school . . . being bullied because they knew I was poor, different, and read too much," she wrote in her college essays. "I knew that if I wanted to become a smart, successful scholar, I should talk to other smart people."

Khadijah was in third grade when she first realized the power of test scores, placing in the 99th percentile on a state exam. Her teachers marked the 9-year-old as gifted, a special category that Khadijah, even at that early age, vowed to keep.

"I still remember that exact number," Khadijah said. "It meant only 0.01 students tested better than I did."

In the years that followed, her mother, Chantwuan Williams, pulled her out of school eight more times. When shelters closed, money ran out or her mother didn't feel safe, they packed what little they carried and boarded buses to find housing in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ventura, San Diego, San Bernardino and Orange County, staying for months, at most, in one place.

She finished only half of fourth grade, half of fifth and skipped sixth. Seventh grade was split between Los Angeles and San Diego. Eighth grade consisted of two weeks in San Bernardino.

At every stop, Khadijah pushed to keep herself in each school's gifted program. She read nutrition charts, newspapers and four to five books a month, anything to transport her mind away from the chaos and the sour smell.

At school, she was the outsider. At the shelter, she was often bullied. "You ain't college-bound," the pimps barked. "You live in skid row!"

In 10th grade, Khadijah realized that if she wanted to succeed, she couldn't do it alone. She began to reach out to organizations and mentors: the Upward Bound Program, Higher Edge L.A., Experience Berkeley and South Central Scholars; teachers, counselors and college alumni networks. They helped her enroll in summer community college classes, gave her access to computers and scholarship applications and taught her about networking.

When she enrolled in the fall of her junior year at Jefferson High School, she was determined to stay put, regardless of where her mother moved. Graduation was not far off and she needed strong college letters of recommendation from teachers who were familiar with her work.

This soon meant commuting by bus from an Orange County armory. She awoke at 4 a.m. and returned at 11 p.m., and kept her grade-point average at just below a 4.0 while participating in the Academic Decathlon, the debate team and leading the school's track and field team.

"That's when I was really stressed," she says, at once sighing and laughing.

Khadijah graduated Friday evening with high honors, fourth in her class. She was accepted to more than 20 universities nationwide, including Brown, Columbia, Amherst and Williams. She chose a full scholarship to Harvard and aspires to become an education attorney.

Early adversity

She tried her best; she never smoked or drank, never did drugs, and she never put us in abusive situations. However, that was the best she could do.

There are questions about her mother Khadijah is not ready to ask, answers she is not ready to hear. How did her mother end up on the streets? How come she never found a stable home for her daughters? Why wasn't there family to turn to, no father, no grandparents? And what will become of her little sister?

"I don't know. I don't know," is often her response. Ask personal questions about her mother and the fire in Khadijah's eyes turns dim. She knows when she arrives in Cambridge, Mass., she will need to seek counseling. So much of her life is a blur.

She knows she was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., to a 14-year-old mother. She thinks Chantwuan might have been ostracized from her family. She may have tried to attend school, but the stress of a baby proved too much. When Khadijah was a toddler, they moved to California. A few years later, Jeanine was born.

She has chosen not to criticize her mother. Instead Khadijah said she inspired her to learn. "She would tell me I had a gift, she would call me Oprah."

When her college applications were due in December, James and Patricia London of South Central Scholars invited Khadijah to their home in Rancho Palos Verdes to help her write her essays.

When they went to return her to skid row, her mother and sister were gone.

Khadijah accepted the Londons' invitation to spend the rest of her school year with them.

In their comfortable hilltop home, Khadijah learned a new set of lessons. The orthopedic doctor and nurse taught her table manners, money management and grooming.

She won't be the first homeless student to arrive at Harvard.

Julie Hilden, the Harvard interviewer who met with Khadijah to gauge whether she should be accepted, said it was clear from the start that Khadijah was a top candidate. But school officials had to make sure they could provide what she needed to make the transition successful.

They plan to connect her with faculty mentors and potentially, a host family to check in with every so often. She will also attend a Harvard summer program at Cornell to take college-prep courses.

"I strongly recommended her," Hilden said. "I told them, 'If you don't take her, you might be missing out on the next Michelle Obama. Don't make this mistake.' "

Seeking connections

"I think about how I can convince my peers about the value of education. . . . I have found that after all the teasing, these peers start to respect me . . . . I decided that I could be the one to uplift my peers . . . . My work is far reaching and never finished."

Khadijah expected to feel more connected after nearly two years at Jefferson, to make at least one good friend.

Students flock to the smart girl for help with homework and tests and class questions. She walks through campus tenderly waving and smiling and complimenting everyone she knows.

But when prom pictures arrive, they show her posing alone in a silky black and white dress. In her yearbook, hundreds of familiar faces look back, but the memories are missing.

"It's a nice, glossy, shiny, colorful yearbook," she said. "But it feels like they're all strangers. I'm nowhere in these pages."

In the last six months, she saw her mother only a few times and on Thursday tried to find her. Khadijah headed to a South-Central storage facility where they last stored their belongings.

She found Chantwuan sitting on a garbage bag full of clothes.

"Khadijah's here!" her sister Jeanine yells. Chantwuan's face lit up.

She explained the details of her graduation, the bus route to get there and gave her mother a prom picture. She said she would leave for summer school Friday.

There is no talk of coming home of for Thanksgiving or Christmas.

Proudly, Khadijah modeled her hunter green graduation cap and gown and practiced switching the tassel from right to left as she would during the ceremony.

"Look at you," her mother says. "You're really going to Harvard, huh?"

"Yeah," she says, pausing. "I'm going to Harvard."

Monday, June 22, 2009


I enjoy the word's of wisdom from Youtube's Blogger, Tmotofga. It is real and necessary talk. I strongly suggest that all brothas subscribe to his channel on youtube. He is a powerful black man.

In the video below, he address the topic of respect. Listen to his words and then subscribe to his youtube channel by clicking here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009


From Examiner.com

Cavenia Bryant has been arrested for her involvement in the Oakland beauty shop beating posted on You Tube. “We’re close on bringing them in. We don’t want to scare them by releasing the names publicly,” said Jeff Thomason, Public Information Officer for the Oakland Police Department.

The May 5 assault took place around 5:50 p.m., but the victim, Melissa Seals, didn’t call the Oakland Police Department until around 7 p.m., Thomason reported. Officers responded and took Seals’ statement: six women entered her Oakland hair salon as Seals cut a customer’s hair, they locked the door from the inside, then two of the women proceeded to beat Seals for several minutes. Three other women watched the attack and a fourth videotaped the beating.

After giving her statement to the responding officers Seals declined to press charges or identify any of the women involved in the attack, according to OPD records. Seals’ refused to press charges for the misdemeanor assault; the officers were obligated by department policy to take a report and close the case without further investigation.

“It’s different for felonies,” said Thomason, “we can investigate those even if the victim doesn’t press charges.” The Oakland Police Department currently has 13,000 open felony investigations, which could escalate to 30,000 by the end of the year, so the department has little time to spend investigating misdemeanors. “If the victim wants to press charges,” said Thomason, “we absolutely investigate.” But with the department’s limited resources, misdemeanor cases aren’t pursued without the victim’s cooperation.

More than a month after the incident officers learned that the video, shot during the attack, had surfaced on You Tube. But without Seals corroboration, according to Thomason, the video itself wasn’t enough to warrant any arrests. Finally, Seals, at the behest of her mother who had seen the You Tube video of the beating, agreed to cooperate with officers.

Screening the video with officers, Seals admitted knowing, and identified, four of her attackers. Warrants were issued for their arrest. The women face up to a year in jail and some hefty fines. Yet, Thomason said he can’t recall a misdemeanor going to trial, other than DUIs, “they usually all plead out.” (Source)

Raw video of salon attack

Salon beating victim slows investigation

Friday, June 19, 2009


I came across a blog entitled Iranian Minorities Human Rights that is covering the unrest in Iran.

My message to the Muslims and the Iranians is, "Handle your business." It is up to the Iranians to free themselves. The United States need to fall back. It is time for the good Muslims to handle the radical Muslims. I am so proud that you are finally rising up and taking responsibility for your lives. You are in my prayers.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Click here for photos of the lovely couple.

Click here for video of couple.


From Abclocal.go.com

OAKLAND, CA (KGO) -- Two women who videotaped their brutal attack on an Oakland salon owner, have apparently called into a radio station with their side of the story.

The attack went on for five minutes. Two women took turns beating Melissa Seals in her Oakland salon last month. They punched her in the face, kicked her, and blocked the door when she tried to escape. Several women stood by and watched, while another videotaped the attack. Click here to watch the disturbing beating.

Seals believes an ex-boyfriend -- who was there that day -- set up the beating.

"The guy that was in the window, that was an old boyfriend and he sat here and watched them beat me like that," said Seals.

Seals is so concerned about what happened, she says she filed for restraining orders against her attackers and the former boyfriend.

Two women who claim to have carried out the beating called into radio station KMEL last week. (Source)

They may not be in trouble at this point, but Oakland Police want anyone with information about the attack to call the OPD Assault Section at (510) 238-3426.

SIDEBAR: How much more information does the Oakland Police need before they make an arrest?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


From KTVU.com

OAKLAND, Calif -- Oakland police said Tuesday they plan to open an investigation into a videotaped assault that was posted on YouTube.

The video shows a group of women kicking and beating a 35-year-old hair stylist in her East Oakland salon.

Melissa Seals said she was attacked in her shop on the 2000 block of MacArthur Boulevard during the first week of May.

Seals' family said they have given police information on how to access the video as well as the names and addresses of the people involved in the assault, but no arrests have been made.

Melissa Seals said at first she didn't want to press charges, but has since changed her mind:

"I want them in jail. It’s very hurtful," said Seals. "I don’t know what to say. I am just tired of crying about this."

Oakland police spokesman Jeff Thomason the actions of the victim has slowed the investigation.

"When at first you don't want to press charges, and then you do because a family member is making you it’s very difficult for us," said Thomason. "When you have evidence out there and you are not showing us that evidence, it is basically tying our hands."

Police said Seals sat down with them only late Tuesday and helped identify the people in the videotape. Police said because of the injuries in this case, it's a misdemeanor crime.

Members of Seals family said they will not rest until arrests are made.(Source)



Monday, June 15, 2009


Do you remember the scene in Coolie High where the basketball star (played by Lawrence Jacob Hamilton) is beaten to death by some thugs? Well, it seems that some thugs decided to act this scene out in real life by beating a Bethel High School basketball start unconscious as he attempted to stop one of the thugs from beating a young lady.

From KTVU.com

VALLEJO, Calif. -- Six suspects were in custody Sunday following a vicious beating caught on a campus surveillance camera at a Vallejo area high school that left a star basketball player -- who came to the aid of a female student -- hospitalized with a severe brain injury, authorities said.

Bryant Lee, 17, was waiting to begin practice with other members of the Bethel High School varsity basketball team at round 4:30 p.m. Thursday when he saw a group of men
attacking a female student, school district spokesman Jason Hodge said.

He rushed over to aid the girl, helping her flee and then the attackers turned their fury on him. On the video, the six can be seen beating, kicking and pummeling Lee as he lay defenseless on the ground.

Hodge said Lee’s teammates came to his aid, but not before he had suffered serious injuries. He was taken to John Muir Hospital where he was in serious condition and initially placed on a ventilator. (Source)


VALLEJO, Calif. -- Eight defendants who have been indicted for the beating of a Jesse Bethel High School student in January appeared in Solano County Superior Court Friday but did not enter pleas.

The defendants are scheduled to enter pleas June 5, said William Pendergast, attorney for defendant Ron Tili.

The indictment charges the defendants with attempted murder, assault likely to cause great bodily injury and torture.

The defendants had been scheduled for a preliminary hearing today. The subsequent indictment will bypass that hearing and the case will go to trial. A trial date might be set June 5.

Pendergast confirmed the defendants are Alexander Tili, 26; Abraham Tili, 26; Ray Tili, 18; Ron Tili, 18; Kevin Young, 18; Nicholas Cole, 16; Heinakau Anitoni and Alonzo Brumfield, 21. (SOURCE)


Question for the day from my Soror Nedra: Has the Black Queen died and been replaced by the Independent Black Woman? I watched 3 videos last nite that brought up this very question. Check out the videos first... Then respond.... I want to hear from all my people especially the women.... Is the commentator on point?? Is there truth into what has been presented? Are you compelled to see the vision he poses?? I am open truly... R U?

Proverbs 14:1 Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.

When I asked a Muslim brother why are muslim men so hard on the women, he stated that if the woman is immoral, then the nation will be immoral. Selah.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Is any among you afflicted? [L]et him pray. Is any merry? [L]et him sing psalms. Is any sick among you? [L]et him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (James 5: 13-16)

Friday, June 12, 2009


**** If you have information that will lead to the arrest of these punkazz *&^%$#@$, please call the Oakland Police at (510) 238-3426****

From Globalgrind.com

A vicious assault on an Oakland hair stylist was caught on camera and is now being investigated by the Oakland police department, reports KTVU. Click here to view the disturbing video.

The video shows women kicking and beating Melissa Seals, who was convinced by family members to go to the police a month after the incident.

Seals was busy with a customer when six women entered the salon and two of them commenced to attack her, reports the San Francisco Examiner. One of the six women reportedly videotaped the beating and posted it on YouTube.

According to the San Jose Mercury News, Seals' mother wants the assailants to go to jail.

The victim, 35-year-old Melissa Seals, was "held her against her will, imprisoned in her own shop," said her mother, Delois Seals today.

"They stole all of her merchandise, and they raised the blinds so everybody walking by could see what they were doing." (Source)

Monday, June 08, 2009


(Thanks to Kevin Ross for providing this information on twitter.com. My condolences to Sheryl A. Flowers' family, friends and colleagues)

From Tavistalks.com

The Smiley Group, Inc. is sad to announce the passing earlier this morning of its longtime executive team member, Sheryl A. Flowers.

Flowers, 42, was Director of Communications at TSG and the longtime Executive Producer of The Tavis Smiley Show on public radio. Flowers was the executive most responsible for the success of the radio show for its three years on NPR (2002-2004), and was personally asked by Smiley to take the helm when he moved in 2005 to have the show distributed by PRI (Public Radio International).

Said Smiley, “Sheryl’s vision and direction made possible the early success of our NPR program which laid the groundwork for the success we’re now enjoying on our PBS television show. Without Sheryl’s particular genius, our company’s capacity to empower listeners and viewers over these years would have been severely diminished. We all loved her deeply and we’ll sorely miss her. In the days ahead, we will find an appropriate way to honor her short life to ensure that her legacy endures.”

Flowers was surrounded by her family when she transitioned at approximately 5:33am this morning at the Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after an almost two year battle with cancer.

Her only sister, Lori Flowers, said of Sheryl, “Our hearts are broken at the loss of our beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend. She was a beautiful and amazing spirit and we are honored to have been a part of her life. The family wishes to thank everyone for their love and support and ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers at this time.”

The Flowers-Clement family has announced that there will be no funeral services, but plans for a memorial service in the coming weeks in Los Angeles to celebrate her life and lasting contributions will be announced later.


Tameka Raymond, R&B Singer Usher's wife and mother of 5 (I believe), post the following tweet on twitter.com

"Sooo another thought: w/ the 19 million people that update on TWITTER everyday ALL day~ are we ALL bad parents, spouses,business owners,etc?"

Wow, this question struck a nerve within me. I will not lie. I am addicted to facebook, youtube, globalgrind and Sandrarose. I will be the first to admit that I need to cool it on the social media.

Is there a 12-Step program for social media addiction? If you find one in the Atlanta are, please let me know.


Sunday, June 07, 2009


8 For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

7If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?

8But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.

9Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live?
10 For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

11 Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.

12 Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees;

13 And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed.

14 Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is God's power for the salvation of everyone who believes, of the Jew first and of the Greek as well. (Romans 1:16)

Friday, June 05, 2009


Youtube blogger Tmotofga gives advice to woman who two young boys witnessed their father having sex with a man while she was away.

Join the Alliance Against Punk Azz Parents: www.punkazzparents.com.


From NYdailynews.com
Eighteen-month-old Xavier Edwards may or may not remember the muffled drums or the thousands of white gloves rising in salute or the long lines of police officers in uniforms just like his fallen father wore.

His 7-month-old brother, Keanu Edwards, will almost certainly remember nothing at all of Thursday's funeral on Throop Ave. in Bedford-Stuyvesant.

Not the flag-draped coffin containing the mortal remains of 25-year-old NYPD Officer Omar Edwards being taken from the hearse and shouldered by the pallbearers.

Not his father's unit, the Manhattan Borough Impact Response Team, together in mournful formation, not the heartbroken partner in the fourth row.

"He was a real family man," the partner, Officer Michael Muskin, had been saying moments before. "He talked about his kids all the time."

The kids Edwards never tired of talking about were now carried behind his coffin by their mother, Danielle Edwards, and another woman into Our Lady of Victory Church.

Their paternal grandmother, Natalia Harding, was helped along by two cops. Her son had wanted to be a cop since he was 5. It ended with his being killed May 28 by a fellow officer who mistook him for a criminal as he chased a thief while off-duty.

To see Harding sag under her crushing grief was to see a mercy in her grandsons being too young to understand the ritual unfolding around them.

"Xavier and Keanu are asleep right now, but we want them to know when they grow up that their father was a hero and that they have thousands of aunts and uncles who will be there for them," Police Chaplain Robert Romano said in the homily. (Source)

Thursday, June 04, 2009


"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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