Monday, October 29, 2007

NO SEX TONIGHT! From a guy's point of view......

Good one Yokem!!!

I never quite figured out why the sexual urge of men and women differ
so much. And I never have figured out the whole Venus and Mars thing. I
have never figured out why men think with their head and women with their heart.

FOR EXAMPLE: One evening last week, my wife and I were getting into
bed. Well, the passion starts to heat up, and she eventually says, "I don't
feel like it, I just want you to hold me."

I said "WHAT??!! What was that?!"

So she says the words that every man on the planet dreads to hear...
"You're just not in touch with my emotional needs as a woman enough
for me to satisfy your physical needs as a man." She responded to my
puzzled look by saying, "Can't you just love me for who I am and not
what I do for you in the bedroom?"

Realizing that nothing was going to happen that night, I went to sleep.
The very next day I opted to take the day off of work to spend time with
her. We went out to a nice lunch and then went shopping at a big, big
unnamed department store. I walked around with her while she tried on
several different very expensive outfits. She couldn't decide which one
to take so I told her we'd just buy them all. She wanted new shoes to
compliment her new clothes, so I said lets get a pair for each outfit. We
went onto the jewelry department where she picked out a pair of diamond
earrings. Let me tell you...she was so excited. She must have thought I
was one wave short of a shipwreck. I started to think she was testing me
because she asked for a tennis bracelet when she doesn't even know
how to play tennis. I think I threw her for a loop when I said, "That's fine,

She was almost nearing sexual satisfaction from all of the excitement.
Smiling with excited anticipation she finally said, "I think this is all
dear, let's go to the cashier."

I could hardly contain myself when I blurted out, "No honey, I don't
feel like it."

Her face just went completely blank as her jaw dropped with a baffled

I then said "honey! I just want you to HOLD this stuff for a while. You're
just not in touch with my financial needs as a man enough for me to
satisfy your shopping needs as a woman." And just when she had this
look like she was going to kill me, I added, "Why can't you just love me
for who I am and not for the things I buy you?"

Apparently I'm not having sex tonight either ...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Thanks Lou! National Black Out Day.....

Hi Everyone,

I don't know where many of you stand regarding he Jena 6 issues, but the fight continues. I was listening to the Warren Ballentine show on 1025 in Atlanta and he was talking about a National Black Out Day for us to not spend money. Wherever you stand on the issue of
justice, at the end of the day, money talks and everything else walks. If you are in support of the Black Out, please read below and forward to everyone you know and ask them to forward as well. I think if we start putting our money where our mouth is, people in this
country will take us more serious. Be sure to bring your lunch on that day too.

Please spread to at least five other people and make sure you inform them to send the info to five other people, to spread the word.

National Black Out Day on November 2nd. Do not make any purchases on this day but please do not make any major $ amount purchases, the day before or the day after because then the Black Out will be of no effect

This is from the Warren Balletine show; they are asking their listeners to spread the word for those who may not listen to the show This is the second phase from the Jena 6 and many other cities and people of color are facing similar situation like the Jena 6.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Music industry is Mega-Shady!

Pardon my "French" but this is a DAMN SHAME the way these White Folks try to exploit our people, and especially our YOUTH.........

PLEASE Pass This Article On>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Thank you,



Atlantic Records Tries to Turn 14yr Actress Into Lil Kim By bruce Banter

Keke Palmer, is the 14 year old girl who played Akeelah, in the movie, Akeelah and the Bee. She and her mother Sharon have a huge problem with the upcoming record deal they signed with Atlantic Records in March of 2006. The problem is that the record label wants to market the 14 year old as a sexpot but she does not want that image.

Keke admits "From the very beginning Atlantic's A&R representative tried to get me to record inappropriate music, and my parents and I resisted."

Soon Keke and her mom became tired of fighting the negative images that the label kept trying to force on her, and they started lookin g for a management company that could deal with the situation. They settled on DAS Entertainment, a management company out of New York.(John Legend label. One problem, the label has been blocking the efforts!

Atlantic kept telling them that "Keke is "urban", and should be singing urban music". Keke's mom Sharon got her in touch with Mr. Edmonds
(Babyface) and he and Keke worked really well together and came up with a good commercial R&B song, but when it came time to pay for the song the label said no, he was "too expensive".

Paul Porter of says "Keke Palmer is the poster child for what's wrong with the music industry. Imagine being 12 year's old and Atlantic Records trying to mold Keke in the mold of Lil Kim or Foxy Brown."

The problem with the corporate hip hop machine is more than black and white. Unfortunately white America enjoys seeing and hearing about cultural misogyny, sex and violence. They honestly believe black America is the mix of lyrically challenged artist they promote.

The industry spin on Keke is nothing new. When you fail to promote or market a new artist they often fail. If Keke recorded a Jibb type "Chain Hang Low" or say a Plies " Shorty" BET and radio would be all over it. In my eyes Atlantic Records for now has simply passed on one of the most talented artist to come around in decades. Keke Palmer is no one hit wonder.

Who's behind this nonsense? Well the Senior A&R rep, Mike Caren, was the main antagonist, he kept on saying, " Keke is urban", so as long as they refused to record the raunchy tracks that he sent them, he refused to pay for the good clean mu sic they brought him.At one point he even stopped Keke from recording by not paying for studio time.

Unfortunately, Das Entertainment the Management co was also ineffective in dealing with the label, they now began to codify the intent by repeating , " we will not promote her unless she records urban music".
This statement confused Keke and her mom.They are unsure of what is really being said indirectly.

Just for the record Keke is from the south side of Chicago. She began singing in her church's choir at the age of five, and she auditioned for a stage production of The Lion King at the age of nine. She grew up listening to Brandy, Aaliyah and TLC, so it was not like she was recording rock music! She was recording good music, with great beats, with good positive lyrics, her music is what all kids want to hear no matter where they live. She was blessed to have worked with some of the top producers in the business, some even cut their price down so that the label would not have an excuse not to pay for the songs.

The only thing she and her parents could figure out was that the subject matters that she chose to sing about were not as, " urban " and they would have preferred.

She is only 14 years old, and when she signed the deal she was only 12 years old, "what did they think she would be singing about?" Anyway, they kept their word and did very little to promote her cd. They refused to provide marketing reports, even when Das management kept asking.Then on Sept 14th they received the report, 4 days before her cd release date of Sept 18th.

Needless to say, it was not a good report, there was absolutely no plans to pay for a national announcement to tell kids that her cd was even being released! They kept their word and did not promote Keke because she was too clean, she refused to go " urban", and sing words that disrespect her and other young girls.

Keke's parents tried to promote the release in Chicag o(her hometown), they called the press on their own, and managed to get on some morning shows, but that was only in Chicago. Her debut cd that she worked so hard on sold 1,325 copies, the label supposedly shipped 69,000 copies.
She was on a Disney Channel movie called, JUMP IN, that over 8 million households tuned in to watch it's debut, also the soundtrack to that movie debuted at 5 on Billboard. She was the only artist to have 2 songs on that soundtrack(she can sing). The Akeelah DVD sold 1.2 million copies and on that DVD she has a music video, so her audience, kids from 8-15 know who she is. She also sung the end title credit to the block-buster movie NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM , which grossed over 270 million, her voice is the first voice you hear coming out of the movie. Fox tried to get Atlantic to go half on a music video for Keke, but Atlantic declined stating, "that song is NOT "Keke's image" so we will not pay, of course they regretted that after the movie grossed so much! This was way back in February, 2007, this was a forshadowing of events to come!

Last week Keke's mother, Sharon, received a call from an employee of Atlantic Records, a confidential call off the record. The caller told her mother that the president of the label is so disappointed with low sales that she may pull Keke's cd off the shelf. The caller was so upset by this statement that she wanted Keke's parents to know what was being said behind closed doors. She was disappointed that the label refused to promote Keke, and now they are blaming her for poor sales!
Keke was informed that Congress was working to make the labels promote positive music, well her music is positive, but the label will not spend a dime to promote it because she refused to sing raunchy lyrics, and dares to call herself Pop/R&B and not urban / Hip-Hop.

Keke admi ts "I am only a kid, my parents would kill me if I sang stuff like that". Ask yourself would they want their daughters to sing negative music?

They knew her age when they signed her, they came to her after seeing Akeelah and the Bee, and begged her to sign, so why did they not think that she could really be like Akeelah, a good girl?

In closing, we are asking our audience, should Keke just let it go, accept the fact that this label will not promote this album. Or should they try to get the message out on their own?

Keke wants to try to get the message out because they worked extremely hard on this music and it is good, and the early reviews online are good.

G0 to and listen for yourself.

I think the kids would like it if they knew that it was out. Her parents are so tired of fighting the label. Th ey are not rich and to launch their own promotions would cost a lot of money , so her parents don't want to go broke trying to push a cd that the label should be pushing, they go broke to break the album, and the label just becomes richer.




Monday, October 15, 2007

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage?

Do you know the legend of the Cherokee Indian youth's rite of passage? His father takes him into the forest, blindfolds him and leaves him alone. He is required to sit on a stump the whole night and not remove the blindfold until the rays of the morning sun shine through it. He cannot cry out for help to anyone. Once he survives the night, he is a man. He cannot tell the other boys of this experience, because each lad must come into manhood on his own.
The boy is naturally terrified. He can hear all kinds of noises. Wild beasts must surely be all around him. Maybe even some human might do him harm. The wind blew the grass and earth, and shook his stump, but he sat stoically, never removing the blindfold. It would be the only way he could become a man.
Finally, after a horrific night the sun appeared and he removed his blindfold. It was then that he discovered his father sitting on the
stump next to him. He had been at watch the entire night, protecting his son from harm.

We, too, are never alone. Even when we don't know it, our Heavenly Father is watching over us, sitting on the stump beside us. When trouble comes all we have to do is reach out to Him.

If you liked this story, pass it on. If not, you took off your blindfold before dawn

Friday, October 12, 2007

Wendy's Surgery Went Very Well....

Wendy as you all know had surgery yesterday. Everything went well and all the news is good. Her lymph node biopsy was negative. The surgery got started at 12:30 rather than 2:30, everything went extremely well.

The doctor will be calling her on Monday with the final pathology report. She's home now and doing fine.

I'm standing in the recovery room and the 1st thing that comes out of her mouth, is "when can start working out at the East Bank Club again" That's Wendy.....

Thanks everyone for all the prayers.


Monday, October 8, 2007

Tommie, Dude...What the????????

TLW............Were you attempting to reconnect? Gotta luv ya....

Important Info: Call Today!

Cell phone numbers going public tomorrow

REMINDER....all cell phone numbers are being released to
telemarketing companies tomorrow and you will start to receive
sale calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone: 888-382-1222.

It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time. It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone number.


Looks Like You're Having a Blast!! See Ya Soon!!

TLW: South Africa

Tommie in South Africa

Black Spending (USA Today)

What's up Felicia~

Thanks for the article. I've learned to really look at the source; and also look at the context and how it's being evaluated. Let me look further into this ,to get the facts.. Great article.. Guys if you have factual info out there regarding this topic, please forward.

Real article, I was able to find it on USA Today under archive..


Next time you see that 'player of the year' flawsin' in that 2005 Chrysler 300 sittin' on 23's while he's pulling it into a parking stall of a rented apartment hand him this article.

USA Today article on Black Spending Habits: These are tough economic times, especially for African-Americans, for whom the unemployment rate is more than 10%. Alarmingly, rather than belt-tightening, the response has been to spend more. In many poor neighborhoods, one is likely to notice satellite dishes and expensive new cars.

According to Target Market, a company that tracks black consumer spending, blacks spend a significant amount of their income on depreciable products.

In 2002, the year the economy nose-dived; we spent $22.9 billion ($22,900,000,000.00) on clothes, $3.2 billion ($3,000,000,000.00) on electronics and $11.6 billion ($11,000,000,000.00) on furniture to put into homes that, in many cases, were rented.

Among our favorite purchases are cars and liquor. Blacks make up only 12% of the U.S. population yet account for 30% of the country's Scotch consumption. Detroit, 80% black, is the world's No.1 market for Cognac (Pass The Co---------).

So impressed was Lincoln with the $46.7 billion ($46,000,000,000) that blacks spent on cars that the auto maker commissioned Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, the entertainment and fashion mogul, to design a limited-edition Navigator complete with six plasma screens, three DVD players and a Sony PlayStation2.

The only area where blacks seem to be cutting back on spending is books; total purchases have gone from a high of $356 million in 2000 to $303 million in 2002. This short-sighted behavior, motivated by a desire for instant gratification and social acceptance, comes at the expense of our future.

The National Urban League's "State of Black America 2004" report found that fewer than 50% of black families owned their homes compared with more than 70% of whites.

According to published reports, the Ariel Mutual Funds/Charles Schwab 2003 Black Investor Survey found that when comparing households where blacks and whites had roughly the same household incomes, whites saved nearly 20% more each month for retirement, and 30% of African-Americans earning $100,000 a year had less than $5,000 in retirement savings.

While 79% of whites invest in the stock market, only 61% of African-Americans do. Certainly, higher rates of unemployment, income disparity and credit discrimination are financial impediments to the economic vitality of blacks, but so are our consumer tastes. By finding the courage to change our spending habits, we might be surprised at how far the $631 billion ($631,000,000,000.00) we now earn might take us.

We all send thousands of jokes through e-mail without a second thought, but when it comes to sending messages regarding life-affirming choices, people think twice about sharing. So please pass this on.

Knowledge is POWER!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

DuSable Museum presents, Producer, Danita Patterson

Thanks Lisa!

DuSable Museum presents, Producer, Danita Patterson, hosting a screening and discussion of award winning documentary film, "Soulmate" at the DuSable Museum, October 4th at 7:00pm, located at 740 E 56th place Chicago, IL 60637. There is no cost. Food and beverage will be available prior to screening for purchase.

Danita, is a hometown producer who worked closely with, executive producer/director, Andrea Wiley to bring this film to screen and dvd. The film has won numerous awards and sparked dialogue around the country among women and men. And we hope that you will join us and Spread the Word about the screening. It promises to be an engaging night!!! Please RSVP at (773) 947-0600. (Invitation attached)


SOULMATE explores the fact that 42.3% of Black American women have never been married and examines the challenges resulting from prolonged singleness and how this phenomenon arose within Black American culture. The film also offers practical advice on such issues as loneliness, the biological clock, the desire for sexual intimacy and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. This deeply personal journey offers glimpses into the trials and triumphs of the lives of accomplished, professional Black women who are finding purpose while single. Additionally, the film profiles Black women who married after age 40 and shares their journeys to the altar.

SOULMATE received the award for Best Documentary at the 8th Annual Hollywood Black Film Festival, adding to its mounting list of national awards and honors. "SOULMATE is a gem. A must-see film for all regardless of marital status; it's a celebration of our achievements, our spirituality and the joy we have from within. Everyday we're challenged to stand firm in our truth, and SOULMATE is a celebration and an affirmation of women of faith successfully doing that each and every day," states Hollywood Black Film Festival Programming Director, Jacqueline Blaylock.

SOULMATE garnered the Audience Choice Award at the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival in Atlanta, where it received rousing applause and praise. "The audience was captivated by this film," says Len Gibson, Founder-Chairman of Gipp Museums, Inc. and producer of the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival. "When the film was over, single women left feeling better about themselves," he states.

The film has also received both the Audience Choice and Best Feature Film Awards at the African-American Women in Cinema Film Festival in New York, while taking home the Best Documentary Award at the San Francisco Christian Film Festival and the Urban Vestige Film Festival in New York City. SOULMATE was voted Best Documentary among Black films in 2006 by acclaimed film critic, Kam Williams and has been discussed on numerous television networks and nationally syndicated radio shows -- from CBN and The Word Network, to "The Michael Baisden Show" and "The Tom Joyner Morning Show."

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Thanks Leatha!what I know to be a "revisionary" approach to an historical onslaught that altered Black people's position on this planet

Hi Pat:

I repeat a portion of the above, Michael Medved (1-800-955-1776), who is commenting on what I know to be a "revisionary" approach to an historical onslaught that altered Black people's position on this planet, let alone the devastation of colonialism that occurred on the Continent. Please note that the last four digits of the telephone number are the annually celebrated date of the year of Independence for this country while we as a people were still slaves? The website is as follows: inconvenient truths about the U.S. and slavery.

Once you read this oppressed Jew's version of America versus slavery and how this country would have become rich without it, perhaps you might want to engage your reading audience with the opportunity to answer this gentleman. As you can see, I am EXTREMELY objective, right? Exactly!! That is precisely the reason that I am passing it on to you whom I evaluate as more emotionally qualified than myself.

Chat with you later.

Leatha J. Patton

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