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Gotta love braids .... Took me a minute to finally decide to put some LONG braids in my hair, but one Friday evening I was impressed to bless my curly tressess a break from the wigs and adorned my head with these beauties .... I LOVE THEM !!!!!
LOS ANGELES—A moderate earthquake gave a late-night jolt to the
area, but no damages or injuries were reported. Seismologist Nick Sheckel
from the California Institute of Technology says the quake hit at 11:23 p.m. Tuesday and was centered two miles east of Yorba Linda in northern
Orange County, which is about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles.The quick
shock of the quake was widely felt throughout the region.
report says a 2.7-magnitude aftershock followed less than a minute
later. Police and fire officials in Orange and Los Angeles counties say they have
received no reports of damage or injuries. California is my second home so when I heard about
an earhquake I immediately checked to see the level it was classified.
To my fambams back west holla at me.
Chow for now
For those of you who don't know the name Andy Reid (brush up on your football, it'll come in handy ladies ..... TRUST ME) anywho he is the Philadelphia Eagles Coach and over the weekend he lost his oldest son to a long battle of addiction. Garrett Reid 29 was found dead in his room at the club's trainning camp at LeHigh University.
Andy Reid issued a public statement through the Eagles' website on Monday, following the death of his son Garrett over the weekend.
The statement read as follows:
"On behalf of Tammy and our family, I would like to thank everybody for their
tremendous support, love, kind words and prayers during this time of great
sadness. Words cannot express our sense of loss.
We loved Garrett so much. He was a wonderful son and brother. He made us
laugh, he was a pleasure to be around, he always had a smile on his face, and
we will miss him dearly. We will never forget him, and we will remember him
Garrett's road through life was not always an easy one. He faced tremendous
personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and
were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost
the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always
remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.
I spoke with the team yesterday and thanked them for their thoughts and
prayers. I asked them to continue with their preparations for the upcoming
season until I am ready to rejoin the team.
It is in times like these that we lean on our faith, our family, our friends,
and our Eagles family. We will do so in the difficult times ahead.
Thank you again for your continued support,
Condolences and prayers go out to the Reid family ....
I must admit, I too have fallen into the trance of the bammafied and cliche filled reality show that is Love & Hip Hop Atlanta. On that note I have a few goodies to share in my random Daily Dish.
Joseline and "Steebie J " (as she would call him) played host at Mansion Elan nightclub in Atlanta. Joseline also apologiized to her "daddy" Steebie J a few days after episode #8 of the show aired. In other words folks the freakshow is still going strong. Check out the pics below along with the next bit about MiMi. (pictures and sources courtesy straightfromthea.com)
NEXT: On a recent episode of Love And Hip Hop Atlanta, Mimi
Faust revealed dark secrets about her past. She revealed that her mother, Olaiya Odufunke, abandoned her family to pursue a career and lifetime residency with the Church of Scientology. Mimi was 13 when her mother abandoned their family, an act Mimi says affected her tremendously.We have learned more about Mimi’s mother and what we’ve learned about Olaiya
Odufunke aka Gloria, is beyond interesting.
Here it is :
Olaiya Odufunke died in 2007 but she spent much of her adult life living within the controversial Church of Scientology community and working in their organization. She held high-level positions within the church, one in their Treasury Department and another in the Office of Special Affairs. Both positions gave Odufunke complete access to church member’s personal files and influence over their advancement in the church.
Odufunke reportedly worked long hours for the church for nominal pay. She
and other Sea Organization members, who are trustee church workers who
have signed billion year contracts to work for the Church of Scientology lifetime after lifetime, lived in small apartments near the
church organization’s headquarters in groups. They often worked 100-hour work
weeks with no days off and were prevented from indulging in normal activities
like watching television, reading non-church materials, and rearing
children. In essence, Odufunke’s life centered in and around Scientology.
Nothing outside of the religion existed…not even her children.
Odufunke’s last position in the church before her death was something called,
Clearance in Charge. She held that position in Clearwater, Florida
between 2000 and 2003. As Clearance in Charge, it was Odufunke’s job
to screen church members who came to the Florida headquarters from around the
world. Odufunke would investigate members and review intelligence gathered on
them to determine IF that member qualified for advanced training in the
church.So…if it was discovered you had a criminal history or one of your family
members ever spoke out against the church or you didn’t pay your taxes (among
other infractions)…you were denied advanced church services. Odufunke and other
chosen elite church members basically held the keys to the kingdom of
the church. And according to members who worked with Odufunke, she took her job
and the power that came with that job, very seriously. Here’s what one church
worker had to say about Mimi’s mother:
“I knew her when she and I were both
working at OSA US (based in LA) in 1988-89. At the time she was using the name
‘Olaiya Olayinka’ and was posted in the Treasury Division.”
“Olaiya was tough as nails and
totally serious about her job in the Sea Org. I recall one time she was sitting
at lunch talking about someone who had irked her and she said, ‘I KR’ed her
a$$,’ meaning ‘I wrote a knowledge report on her.’”
“A lot of the OSA (Office of Special
Affairs) staff walked around with a chip on their shoulder and were really
bitchy at each other, so her remark was typical of the mood they were usually
Other co-workers who’ve defected from the controversial church report
Odufunke loved her children despite chosing a life without them. One particular
member, Kirsi Ojamo, reports:
“Olaiya did talk about them (her
children), particularly Mimi, and ‘it was obvious she loved her.That was my impression, that she
was not indifferent about her family to be sure.”
Olaiya Odufunke died from Pancreatic Cancer at the City of Hope Cancer Center
located in Los Angeles, California just 8 months after moving there from
Clearwater, Florida. Mimi Faust, following her death, went to the Florida-based
Scientology headquarters called Flag Service
Organization where her mother lived and worked, and
collected her belongings. (source ladyhiphop.com)
Wow ........... I can honestly say that these ladies have some personal issues they need to work through but hey ...... WE ALL DO !!! Feel free to share your thoughts.
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If you didn't know I LIVE !!! for the lovely, talented Beyonce Carter. It's always refreshing to see others step up and stand up for a great cause. Beyonce joined forces with the United Nations and Humanitarian Aid Organization for a global campaign to encourage people all over the globe to help others on World Humanitarian Day August 19th. King Bee will also shoot the video for " I was here" on that same day in New York. Check out the video below, go to whdiwashere.org and share your stories. August 19th World Humanitarian Day as Beyonce said let's make our mark on the world showing " I was here". (source NecoleBitchie.com)
I would like to present our Product Review from Kreative Konnektions.
ABOUT THE BRAND:
(Kreative Konnektions originally known as Creations by M.O.M., Kids with a Future, was founded in 1991 in the basement of their home in Bridgeport, CT.by Kandace Murray, Lee Overstreet and Betty Murray.
Three teen entrepreneur sisters from Bridgeport, Connecticut had dreams of becoming a household name by providing beautiful, unique one of a kind pieces of jewelry to the public. What started out as a basement dream by
three sisters over twenty years ago is now Kreative
Konnektions a Hamden, CT. based family owned and operated business run by Kandace and Joyce Murray.
All designs are handcrafted with you in mind. (source: KreativeKonnektion.com.
Small ringlets of silver, black and gray were assembled by hand to create a bracelet and a set of needle point earrings. I like the fact their bracelet has the magnet closure SUPER CONVENIENT and although I do not have my ears pierced the needle tip earrings they sent were assembled nicely as well. The owner also made it her duty to contact me to make sure I recieved my package so their customer service is SUPERB !! I did visit their website and they have remarkable ORIGINAL HAND MADE pieces that are worth checking out !! Overall Kreative Konnektions gets a FABS UP from Artiste Monique. All the best as you continue to build your brand.
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