Jay Z releases a statement

Barneys NY has recently come under fire for 2 alleged incidents of racial profiling involving black consumers.

In response to the avalanche of negative press surrounding his business affiliation with Barneys, Jay Z's publicist released a statement on Saturday making him out to be the victim.

"I move and speak based on facts and not emotion. I haven't made any comments because I am waiting on facts and the outcome of a meeting between community leaders and Barneys," Z was quoted as saying.

"Why am I being demonized, denounced and thrown on the cover of a newspaper for not speaking immediately?"

He added: "The negligent, erroneous reports and attacks on my character, intentions and the spirit of this collaboration have forced me into a statement I didn't want to make without the full facts.”

Jay Z teamed up with the high end retailer for a Christmas holiday store dubbed “A New York Holiday,” featuring pieces from 20 top designers.

The store will be called BNY SCC Gallery (short for Barneys NY Shawn Corey Carter).

In the long-winded statement, Jay's publicist noted that 25% of all proceeds from the Barneys event would benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation, along with an additional 10% of all sales generated in the store and a separate check from Barneys.

"I am not making a dime from this collection; I do not stand to make millions, as falsely reported," the statement quotes Jay Z as saying.

The statement continues: "This money is going to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships to help further their education at institutions of higher learning. My idea was born out of creativity and charity… not profit."

Civil rights leader and radio host Rev. Al Sharpton joined the very short list of public figures defending the rapper.

“Some people want to make this about Jay-Z. No, this is about Barneys first.” Kirsten John Foy, head of Sharpton’s National Action Network in Brooklyn, said, “There’s a lot of talk about whether or not Barneys should be doing business with certain black people. I think it’s a racist notion to assume that the only black person Barneys does business with is Jay Z. We’re not there to focus on Jay Z. Jay-Z did not write the corporate policy at Barneys. Jay-Z is just like every other business man, he is there to make money and if he is the only black business man that does business with Barneys – that is the problem.” Source

Judging by online responses to Jay Z's statement, it seems few are buying Jay Z's claim that he is not profiting from his collaboration with Barneys.

Jay Z has never been known to be a charitable fellow. In fact, the rapper earned $63 million in 2011 but only donated $6,000 to charity.

Jay Z is a former Brooklyn crack dealer who has spent his entire life profiting off of the suffering of others.

It won't be long before Jay Z's status as a token black for corporate America no longer serves a purpose.

Click to read the full statement on Jay Z's website.

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    • A.J.

      “Some people want to make this about Jay-Z. No, this is about Barneys first.”
      _____
      :yes:

    • lovezoe

      Why are people waiting for Jay to take action? Remember when I had the incident at the salon. Y'all went in on them. We can get on Twitter and talk with hundreds about BBW, LHH, and RHOA, but organize an epic protest. Whether Jay is profiting or not, he not go gone forgo this business deal.

    • tipdagemini

      I feel he is doing the right thing, nobody knows if what is being said is true and as a businessman he doesnt want to jeopardize his future endorsements by jumping the gun and being wrong

    • lovezoe

      Jay Z has never been known to be a charitable fellow. In fact, the rapper earned $63 million in 2011 but only donated $6,000 to charity.
      ---------------
      Didn't he tell you his presence was charity?

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      I agree with his statement :shrugs:

    • lovezoe

      Another question if 35% is going to the foundation, where is the other 65% going. I know he not doing all this hits for the foundation.

    • MrsJB

      Morning Everyone!!

      People should stop making this about Jay z he is a business man, who would choose to be sued over a situation that has nothing to do with him???

      :offtopic: Who seen the racist halloween pic of 2 white guys, one was dressed in black face as Trayvon Martin, and the other as zimmerman with neighborhoo (spelled this way on they guys shirt) watch?

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      And why would he immediately rush to judgment when this is just in the infancy stages? Oh right to take a stand or get the people going… How do we not know that there is a better approach to this? Maybe he should profit of this deal and then give all the proceeds back to the very people they allegedly discriminated against. Like he claims to be doing. Sounds like a pimp move to me :yes:

    • Phrozen1der

      "The store will be called BNY CCC Gallery (short for Barneys NY Shawn Corey Carter)."

      Should it be SCC or nah? :coffee:

    • A.J.

      Another question if 35% is going to the foundation, where is the other 65% going. I know he not doing all this hits for the foundation.
      ___________
      Barney's New York. But Jay aint slick either; Shawn Carter Foundation is Shawn Carter (Jay-Z). :tea:

    • FuturedocDonte

      Who seen the racist halloween pic of 2 white guys, one was dressed in black face as Trayvon Martin, and the other as zimmerman with neighborhoo (spelled this way on they guys shirt) watch?
      _______
      I saw that fockery... An I saw Julianna Hough's dumbazz this morning too :nono:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Another question if 35% is going to the foundation, where is the other 65% going.
      _______________________
      Here these math scholars going messing up my support of Jay Z :rolleyes: :lol: Mr. Carter, Lovezoe said we need to see your receipts :rules: sir before we out right believe you. We know that 65% going to future lace fronts for Cyan Baby’s Breathe…

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      BNY CCC Gallery
      __________________
      Ain't nobody got time for all dem (wrong) acronyms :stop:

    • Phrozen1der

      " :offtopic: Who seen the racist halloween pic of 2 white guys, one was dressed in black face as Trayvon Martin, and the other as zimmerman with neighborhoo (spelled this way on they guys shirt) watch?"

      I saw it, and what was more troubling to me than the pic itself is the amount of people sharing the folks pic via social media.. Ummm how about that is breathing life into that foolishness.. A simple statement of disagreeing will suffice.. We ALL know "clear" people can be ignorant, so what is sharing the photo supposed to do?

    • Phrozen1der

      @Donte What did she say??

    • MrsJB

      Phrozen1der says:

      I saw it, and what was more troubling to me than the pic itself is the amount of people sharing the folks pic via social media.. Ummm how about that is breathing life into that foolishness.. A simple statement of disagreeing will suffice.. We ALL know “clear” people can be ignorant, so what is sharing the photo supposed to do?
      ___________________
      :cosign:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Jay Z’s publicist released a statement on Saturday making him out to be the victim
      ~
      ~
      :facepalm:
      I SO didnt get that from that Statement

      :wave: hey all roses; Ya'll have a Magnificent Monday!

    • lovezoe

      I saw it, and what was more troubling to me than the pic itself is the amount of people sharing the folks pic via social media.. Ummm how about that is breathing life into that foolishness.. A simple statement of disagreeing will suffice.. We ALL know “clear” people can be ignorant, so what is sharing the photo supposed to do?
      ------
      Agreed.

    • FuturedocDonte

      @Donte What did she say??

      -----
      Julianna Hough dressed in blackface too? She was supposed to be one of the characters from "orange is the new black" :no:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Donte I hope Terrence J regulates on her ...That's why her womb is made of steel, and she has the body of a pre-pubescent boy!! :cuss:

    • http://www.sandigrows.com kahmmillion

      "Jay’s publicist noted that 25% of all proceeds from the Barneys event would benefit the Shawn Carter Foundation, along with an additional 10% of all sales generated"

      I'm not that good at math, but let me figure this out....

      25
      +
      10
      _______
      35

      So, um, where does the other 65% go? Or, are my calculations incorrect?

    • Diva

      *rubbing eyes* :wave: morning

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      A businessman ENRICHES THE LIVES OF OTHERS…

      An entertainer uses others to ENRICH THEIR OWN LIVES!

      Puff, Jay Z, Fiddy have used their individual riches to build FIEFDOMS in which they are the dominant person who control those individuals around them.

      Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sam Walton are businessmen

      Definition: “someone involved in business, in particular undertaking of activities, commercial or industrial, for the purpose of generating revenue from a combination of human, financial, and physical capital that further fuels economic development and growth.”

      A true businessman/businesswoman is able to generate wealth for those working for them.

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :offtopic: So Chili is on the radio and she said they “softened up” the character of Pebbles. She said there were a lot of things that they left out
      :shock: OOOHHHHH (the sound people make to hype stuff up)
      She said she was stressed out, had stomach issues over Pebbles. She said that Pebbles really said does it bother you that I have Chanel bags and diamonds on my fingers. She said she spoke out first to the girls and they snitched on her and when Pebbles called her in her office she replied “no it doesn’t bother me because I like Coach.” :dead:
      Oh and she said Tionne and Lisa got Nissan Pathfinders :steer: and Chili got a Honda Prelude. So the movie lied :shock: <again

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Is that the new 'man purse'? :eek:
      ==========
      Who alls pressured him? Where? When? I missed it :tea:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      @Donot is that Beyoncé in your gravie?

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :whistle: I love it, I love it, I love it…..
      >> :danban1: Chris Brown in GP trying to dance them killers off him

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      MsTake
      Gimme that baby! :rules:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Is that the new ‘man purse’?
      ____________________
      no it's back pack duh :rolleyes:
      SR if Jay sends you one will he become a friend of the blog :waiting:

    • MSVALLDAY

      I agree with Jigga Man he doesn't know what's truthful at this point so why change what he's doing? I think we need to wait before we jump on anyone's bandwagon.

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      MsTake
      Gimme that baby
      _________________
      :oops: takes back my eye roll :hugs:

    • DoNotDeleteMe

      No...it's Miss Crater Face USA Kenya Moore!

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      :lol: Oh Do Not I guess I just fed into her hysteria of thinking she is Beyoncé.

    • VDot

      and Chili got a Honda Prelude

      ***********

      :rofl: yeah she must have been :hump: LA Reid. She gave no fuggs about Chili. Had her :steer: a Neon. :lol:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      yeah she must have been :hump: LA Reid. She gave no fuggs about Chili. Had her :steer: a Neon. :lol:
      ______________________________________
      Dot maybe the Pathfinder was too much for Chill to drive :steer:
      So you said that she f**k for tracks? Or got lewd for a Prelude :hahaha:

    • lovezoe

      At the end of the day, Chili and me should read those contracts. Bet some aspiring watched the show Monday and still signed a bogus contract Tuesday.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Be nice MsTake :tea:

    • Diva

      lovezoe says:

      At the end of the day, Chili and me should read those contracts. Bet some aspiring watched the show Monday and still signed a bogus contract Tuesday.
      ---------------------
      :dead:

    • lovezoe

      I think Pebbles and Dallas was humping. She was LA for the money and Dallas for the honey.

    • Smonae

      "Jay Z has never been known to be a charitable fellow. In fact, the rapper earned $63 million in 2011 but only donated $6,000 to charity."

      Stop counting other people checks, get out that man's pocket. Dont nobody know what all he does for otheres :nono:

    • lovezoe

      *them

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      DTTS what’dIsay? (said with a heavy tongue like CB). Good morning e-friend. God is going to bless you today mmmkay?

    • Smonae

      Good Morning :waves:

      DTTS :happy:
      Diva
      AJ
      LoveZ
      Tip
      Taken
      Phro
      Donte
      MrsJB
      DNDM
      MSVALLDAY
      Vdot
      Kam
      Luvn

    • lovezoe

      So I was watching a couple of NeNe wedding episodes. What's the story with Marlo? I missed the season of RHOA when she was up there.

    • The Pearl!

      :waves: Everyone! @Taken, you have the prettiest chirren...how many do you and Mr. Taken have?

    • VDot

      Dot maybe the Pathfinder was too much for Chill to drive

      *********(**

      :thinking: maybe her baby hair was too classy. Or the Pathfinder had way too much room for baby carseats and chit. Wanted to nip that baby fever in the bud :nono:

    • Diva

      :wave: moaning Monaeeeeeeeeeeee

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      HE already has! :wink: MsTake! :yahoo: (Now be nice :rules: ) :lol:

      :waves: Smonae
      Zoe
      MsDiva

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :thinking: maybe her baby hair was too classy.
      :rofl:

      :hi: Pearl & V.

    • Diva

      @DTTS :kiss: hey lady

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Everyone! @Taken, you have the prettiest chirren…how many do you and Mr. Taken have?
      ________________________________
      Awe thank you so much Pearl. :hugs: That is REALLY sweet. We have 3. The eldest is 8 and her bday is in December. That’s the only reason her pic hasn’t been up yet :lol: I am kinda partial to them and think they are cute myself. But I am biased.
      < That boy right there. I could kiss on his cheeks all day :heart:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      :gossip: MsDiva, Hunter Douglas got some :eek: motorized shutter/blinds yo :eek:
      So cute, so many decisions :mad:

    • The Pearl!

      :hi: @DTTS...what shyt you gon be startin' dis moanin? :winky: Just axin (not askin)

    • Smonae

      Marlo has issues, was a bridesmaid who felt she needed attention like the bride :nono:
      Her azz would've been kicked out my wedding or put on notice, she do way to much

    • lovezoe

      DTTS :waves:

    • Diva

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      :gossip: MsDiva, Hunter Douglas got some :eek: motorized shutter/blinds yo :eek:
      So cute, so many decisions :mad:
      ----------------------------
      chile don't start that mess...we gots Christmas coming up! :rofl:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      The eldest is 8 and her bday is in December.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^
      That's the one that she'on let 'be a kid' :kona:
      And she'n even do anything wrong! :no:
      #ikidikid :hug:

    • VDot

      :waves: Smoane, Stranger Danger, Baby Taken and other Roses

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      I DVR’d Nene’s wedding. I am watching it tonight because I heard it was so nice :yes:

    • Diva

      VDot says:

      :waves: Smoane, Stranger Danger, Baby Taken and other Roses
      ------------------------
      :cuss: other Roses humph

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Diva says:

      <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      :gossip: MsDiva, Hunter Douglas got some :eek: motorized shutter/blinds yo :eek:
      So cute, so many decisions :mad:
      —————————-
      chile don't start that mess…we gots Christmas coming up! :rofl:
      ===========
      Hmmp MsDiva, ION go overboard for Christmas :no:
      I'm getting My Shutters! :yes: :lol:
      :banned: <--case closed :rofl:
      -
      Pearl, MsDiva trying to get me to furnish my whole house in Anna Linens :eek:
      *snickers*

    • Phrozen1der

      @Smonae Wassup? :hi:

      @Mis-Taken So if that's the case why lie when you produced your own film..that's stupid.. :no:

    • The Pearl!

      @Taken, e'ry time one of your little ones pops up in your gravi it makes me say "awwwwww, precious"

      DTTS says:
      The eldest is 8 and her bday is in December.
      ^^^^^^^^^^^
      That’s the one that she’on let ‘be a kid’
      And she’n even do anything wrong!

      *****
      See, DTTS? That's why you didn't even rebut my accusation of yo shyt startin ways!!! hee-hee

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      That’s the one that she’on let ‘be a kid’ :kona:
      _________________________
      :hahaha: I just yelped. If you must know she went to a sleep over this weekend :eek: I stood by the window and watched at their house but still

    • Just Looking

      lovezoe says:

      Why are people waiting for Jay to take action? Remember when I had the incident at the salon. Y’all went in on them. We can get on Twitter and talk with hundreds about BBW, LHH, and RHOA, but organize an epic protest. Whether Jay is profiting or not, he not go gone forgo this business deal.
      October 28, 2013 at 9:04 am
      _________________
      I remember this, and I agree you should have filed a lawsuit!

      The difference he going to deposit a check from them...If he is a good business man, he would have a representative or someone within Barneys will have some type of training!

      Regardless nothing will change. We saw "12 years a slave"; this week-end. No matter where you live, where you went to school, what kind of car you drive, how much money you make 83,000 or 2.5 million A DAY.
      MOST Yt's will always look AT BLACKS differently, we will always be Less than to them, eating watermelon, eating chicken and dancing the jig. (Twerking) Boycott only gets them adding us into commercials. These are just my skewed views. :shrug: :tea:

    • Diva

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Diva says:

      <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      :gossip: MsDiva, Hunter Douglas got some :eek: motorized shutter/blinds yo :eek:
      So cute, so many decisions :mad:
      —————————-
      chile don't start that mess…we gots Christmas coming up! :rofl:
      ===========
      Hmmp MsDiva, ION go overboard for Christmas :no:
      I'm getting My Shutters! :yes: :lol:
      :banned: <–case closed :rofl:
      -
      Pearl, MsDiva trying to get me to furnish my whole house in Anna Linens :eek:
      *snickers*
      ----------------------------
      :whip: she's a LIE! I wouldn't even furnish Man's apartment with Anna Linens shyt :rofl:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Mis-taken I don't know if it was "12 years a slave" that had softened me up yesterday..But the wedding made me feel some type of way, and I usually could give a rats ass about sappy shat.. :lol:

    • Phrozen1der

      @JustLooking :yes:

    • Diva

      :wink: morning Phro

    • The Pearl!

      DTTS says:

      Pearl, MsDiva trying to get me to furnish my whole house in Anna Linens
      *snickers*
      _________
      Hi, Diva...why'd you hmph the Roses? Anyway, DTTS, stop it right now! I know Diva likes, whatchamacallit....1 King's Lane or sumpthin. I pays attention! *nice try though*

    • http://twitter.com/afineparadigm afineparadigm

      Dude sold drugs - what else would you expect - he didn't care then about AA's and he sure as hell doesn't now.

      I have a lot more to say about this but I'm going to remain reserved.

    • Just Looking

      Smonae says:

      Marlo has issues, was a bridesmaid who felt she needed attention like the bride :nono:
      Her azz would’ve been kicked out my wedding or put on notice, she do way to much.
      ____________________
      My BFF tried to act that way. I HAD ONE MAID of Honor my sister, and Honorary bridesmaids. Thank you for being that constant friend....blah, blah, here's a wrist corsage now sit your arse down.

    • Diva

      @Pearl hey ma!!! I hmph VDot cause she ain't font my name...she just lumped me in with all the other petals. :rofl: OAN Pearl you in the know 1 King's Lane it is ma! :buttshake:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      @Phro I am in a mood too. I am listening to gospel at work… Yea :stop: I like gospel :eek: and I messed around and played my favorite I Told The Storm. Bruh I am up here about to catch the :ghost: No lie I typed: aojdsa okkdsaldsa dwokdwodw
      On my keyboard :typing: LET HIM USE YOU!! WON’T HE DO IT!!! :nun:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Diva :hi:

      @JustLooking :rofl: Marlo was violating like shyt, and trying to paint the original best friend as a closet lesbian wasn't cool either...She needs to be mule-kicked in the sternum...

    • Just Looking

      @Phro - The movie got so bad, this YT couple damn near ran and fell down the steps trying to get out the theater. Not sure if it was their conscious or they can't believe folks were treated worse than circus animals. Like but I really wanted to know why she left in that fashion. My hats off to Brad Pitt!

      It's it something it takes one of "them" to put that together. :facepalm: Maybe hollyweird wouldn't give no one else the funds?

    • Phrozen1der

      @Mis-taken "LET HIM USE YOU!! WON’T HE DO IT!!! :nun: " That's my joint too!! :lol:

    • Diva

      MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

      @Phro I am in a mood too. I am listening to gospel at work… Yea :stop: I like gospel :eek: and I messed around and played my favorite I Told The Storm. Bruh I am up here about to catch the :ghost: No lie I typed: aojdsa okkdsaldsa dwokdwodw
      On my keyboard :typing: LET HIM USE YOU!! WON’T HE DO IT!!!
      ---------------------
      She finna take us to chuuch y'all! :nun:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Just-Looking I commend him as well.. :yes: When I saw Patsey's back, I almost lost it... All I could say was "My Lord" :no:

    • Phrozen1der

      When that clear bytch hit her with that bottle, I wanted to rip her heart out... :cuss:

    • OutsidetheBox

      What yall eating? *Sudanese refugee face* :|

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Just COOKING :kiss:
      ================
      MsTake, that's enough sleepovers till next summer :eek:
      #teammymommaneverevereverletmesleepover :wail:
      :rofl:

    • Just Looking

      @JustLooking :rofl: Marlo was violating like shyt, and trying to paint the original best friend as a closet lesbian wasn’t cool either…She needs to be mule-kicked in the sternum…
      __________
      That damn painting was Hilarious! Marlo is/was all kinds of wild, that's are WOMEN are. That whole Foster Care issue was a bit much, but if she got unresolved issues then they will surface, when it's time for someone else to shine. That's what "those" people do! Remember when Ne Ne said, I'm letting you Bitches wear white cause ya'll aint' getting married. :dead: :rofl: :nun:

      This is why I LOVE HER!

    • Torae

      Why are we willing to protest a department store, that could care less if "blacks" buy from them? You think they care? These kids are so obsessed with the shows they watch and the messages being sent in their music and enjoy living beyond their means by buying a 300.00 belt or a chick spending her income tax $$ on a hand bag? Obviously these kids have no idea what world they live in THEY ARE BLIND just like the rest of our people. Everyone expects Jayz or Beyonce to take a stand, but the truth is they are puppets here to put on a show to keep you all blinded. They have no depth to them, no brains and wouldn't be able to speak on public issues. He is corporate puppet that is all he is. Don't expect much from him.

    • The Pearl!

      Against my better judgment, I took a look at that Trayvon/Zimmerman holloween costume. This was early this a.m. and it made me so angry I shed a tear or two. Then I had to suck it up so I could come in here and act like I have some sense. I cannot watch 12 Years a Slave. Roots taught me that! Came to work and showed the entirety of my black ass afterwards. :no: I still cry when I see the German shephards and water hoses footage.

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Diva and Phro :rofl: I just played Marvin Sapp “He Has Hands on You” and I am about to break out into a run, tap somebody on the shoulder and do a forward roll. I ain’t even going through nothing and I am caught up
      *fighting the air like Shirley Caesar*

    • Just Looking

      Mac Da Night and Ms. Professor Grif - :happy:

      Umm can we star working on Thanksgiving Menu's

      I'm cooking for 30 :cries:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      *Sudanese refugee face*

      :straightReallyface: :lol:
      *throws you a tostada* :shrug:

    • VDot

      :kiss: Diva ;)

    • Phrozen1der

      @Just-Looking :lol:

      @ThePearl! Even though it upsets me, I feel like I NEED to see it..So I NEVER forget! We get comfortable with these cushion-like salaries, and "freedoms" and luxuries of life.Not realizing that the blood of our ancestors stains these streets that we walk on.. I'm on my black power shat today!!!! I felt like wearing all black to work today and taping a pick to my scalp..#REAL

    • OutsidetheBox

      30 :blink: God bless ya. :hahaha: This why hmHe keep you covered tho. You the best kind of peepah. :hug:

      I picked up a few things..spanive ass oil for turkey, cake flour, lots of butta. I'm hungry. :|

    • Phrozen1der

      @Mis-taken :rofl: Go on and play " I just can't give up now" and slide on out your seat into a heap...

    • lovezoe

      My God is awesome have me catching it. Whew. James Fortune song I believe will do it to me too

    • Diva

      MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

      Diva and Phro :rofl: I just played Marvin Sapp “He Has Hands on You” and I am about to break out into a run, tap somebody on the shoulder and do a forward roll. I ain’t even going through nothing and I am caught up
      *fighting the air like Shirley Caesar*
      ----------------------------
      chile let the holy spirit use you....
      @VDOT I knows u lubs meh...hey hunni

    • OutsidetheBox

      Gracias. :lol: :hug:

    • lovezoe

      You can tell Nene new rich. Always dropping prices. She know she didn't pay for them CLs, girl bye. Nene funny though, got jokes for days.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Menu(s) :eek: as in Plural? :blink:

    • lexdiamonz

      DoNotDeleteMe says:

      A businessman ENRICHES THE LIVES OF OTHERS…

      An entertainer uses others to ENRICH THEIR OWN LIVES!

      AMEN AMEN AMEN ... SAY IT AGAIN

      THE CRAZY thing is WHEN has JayZ been an "advocate" for ANYTHING I meet people at their level ... EVEN it PROVES to be TRUE he will do NOTHING ... and these NEW SLAVES will continue to idolize and finance their OWN DEMISE ... DUDE name is "jigga" = JIGGABOO... white people LOVE love him gywneth and chris love him and beyaki because they are not like the rest of us negras LOL

    • VDot

      What yall eating? *Sudanese refugee face* 

      **********

      You :coffee:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      Go on and play ” I just can’t give up now” and slide on out your seat into a heap…
      ____________________________
      How did you know that is my joint too :eek:
      *goes to play it*
      :earphones: Nobody told me... the road would be easy..
      GLORRAYYYYY GLOORAAAYYY HOLLY LAY LEW YERRRR :nun:

    • Smonae

      OTB :waves: Hey hunty

    • Just Looking

      The Pearl! says:

      Against my better judgment, I took a look at that Trayvon/Zimmerman holloween costume. This was early this a.m. and it made me so angry I shed a tear or two. Then I had to suck it up so I could come in here and act like I have some sense. I cannot watch 12 Years a Slave. Roots taught me that! Came to work and showed the entirety of my black ass afterwards. :no: I still cry when I see the German shephards and water hoses footage.
      ______________________
      12 years A Slave, is worse than Roots, based on he was a free man prior to the mess he fell into.... LAWD, I wanted to leave, but we stayed. It did something to my soul. It goes on everyday NOW! It's 2013 not the 1800's look at the President Obama. They will not even call him President, they say Obama when they reference him. At work look around how they speak and help each other. Look at the Senate Hearing the other day...WHO was in front of the firing squad. A BLACK WOMAN.....

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      COOKING, my friend is opting to cook Cornish Hens instead of the turkey. Everybody will get their own hen :tea:

      That's all I've got for this TDay 'menu time' talk :rofl:

    • Dirty30Heart

      Whaddup doe? <--- Rick Rawse voice :shade:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      *snaps back in from the ghost with my saved face*
      What we talking about?

    • lovezoe

      Ok, hubby gave me a nice bit if change for my day. I'm supposed to only shop for me. Not the kids, house only me. What's done cute clothing stores. In also looking for some cute flat brown boots.

    • Just Looking

      YES MENU'S! I have to do breakfast for out of town guest and dinner.

      Menu's... Do you have any suggestions for either one? :waiting:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Mis-taken When my granny passed my freshmen year all I did was play that on loop and sit in the dark... :crying:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      This buffoon azz nigga Jay Z...
      :facepalm:

    • The Pearl!

      @Phro, I hear you. I guess I do my thing on a more personal level -- stress the importance of voting to young people I work with, reminding them of our history. But I need my job and I'm outspoken enough as it is, ya know? I work in a law firm. They had an Indian dude here whose nickname was "Nigam" (hard g). White folks were running around here hollerin NIGAM, NIGAM, NIGAM. Black folks were softening the g and putting all types of emphasis on other syllables. I marched right into an Executive Committee attorney's office (who is Chinese) and said:

      If a Chinese dude comes over here and his name translates into Fukc-it or Fukc-you, you make him change it to Tim. Why is there a dude running around here calling himself Nig-any-damned thing?

    • Smonae

      lovezoe says:

      You can tell Nene new rich. Always dropping prices

      :cosign:

      That chit is sooo tacky to me, when people name drop and roll call every d*mn lable the own, its like u aint used to chit.

      ATL housewives is big on that :no:

    • lovezoe

      If we don't go to VA, I'm going do a turkey, mac and cheese, FayFay's tata salad, probably done asparagus, some type of dessert, biscuits

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      I missed something while out clearly….
      *throws flag into middle of the blog*
      Dirty30 who you be? If you came before me: Greetings Big Sister/Bro Gorgeous One :bow:
      If not then fill in a packet that has the booty eating question in it please :grill:

    • Just Looking

      If a Chinese dude comes over here and his name translates into Fukc-it or Fukc-you, you make him change it to Tim. Why is there a dude running around here calling himself Nig-any-damned thing?

      _____________
      So the outcome was?

    • Dirty30Heart

      Somebody tell me what we talmbout. :newbie:

    • Bigbadwolf

      :earphones: Nobody told me… the road would be easy..
      _____________________
      :whistle: I dont believe he brought this far to leave me
      Yall need to stop that. gone have me :crying:

    • Diva

      :wave: morning Man :wink: Did you have a good weekend dear?

    • tipdagemini

      Just Looking says:

      Umm can we star working on Thanksgiving Menu’s

      I’m cooking for 30 :cries:

      _______________________

      buy a turkey from popeyes and ham from honey baked ham
      mac and cheese
      collards (cook weeks before and freeze; it makes it easier to thaw out and warm up)
      yams
      cornbread
      black eyed peas

    • OutsidetheBox

      NaeNae :wave: Checking this tickets girl... See if we cant blog full time. :lol:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Just-Looking Exactly and our folks will not go and see it, because they cannot stomach it.. I swear ignorance makes me dislike people.. smh.. :cuss:

    • tipdagemini

      make dressing ahead of time also and freeze thaw out and bake

    • Diva

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Somebody tell me what we talmbout.
      -----------------------------
      :welcome: right now we having morning devotion singing with MsTake

    • Dirty30Heart

      MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

      I missed something while out clearly….
      *throws flag into middle of the blog*
      Dirty30 who you be? If you came before me: Greetings Big Sister/Bro Gorgeous One
      If not then fill in a packet that has the booty eating question in it please
      _______________

      No booty eating over here :nono: I was roundst the parts before but seeing as how I made an ill reference to Mrs. Harris I became a fallen rose.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Real talk COOKING, I will send you something! :yes: I have access to menu(s) :grill: I'm sure you'll approve :yes:

      Later... You get a new phone yet? :thinking:
      =============
      Yay Zoe :cheer: You deserve it! :yes:

    • tipdagemini

      hey @Dirty30Heart Welcome :hi:

    • Dirty30Heart

      Diva says:

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Somebody tell me what we talmbout.
      —————————–
      right now we having morning devotion singing with MsTake

      ______________

      Hey Diva :waves: You still the resident alchi? :koolaid:

    • lexdiamonz

      I ALWAYS wonder what the REAL born and bred ATLANTA gurls think of these MIGRANT HO's hijacking their city and giving it a bad name ...
      NeNe's bridesmaids look like the "second string" of MAGIC CITY ...

      I REMEMBER when ATLANTA used to be thought of as the BLACK MECCA for successful educated ELITE brothers and sisters to come to to "make it big" NOW it seems the stomping grounds for washed-up hoes, gold-diggers and strippers SERIOUSLY is there ANYONE who was actually BORN AND RAISED in ATLANTA (besides kandi) *sigh* that is on TV nowadays??? PLEASE tell me there is STILL HOPE LOL

    • The Pearl!

      JustLooking says:
      ______________________
      12 years A Slave, is worse than Roots, based on he was a free man prior to the mess he fell into…. LAWD, I wanted to leave, but we stayed. It did something to my soul. It goes on everyday NOW! It’s 2013 not the 1800?s look at the President Obama. They will not even call him President, they say Obama when they reference him. At work look around how they speak and help each other. Look at the Senate Hearing the other day…WHO was in front of the firing squad. A BLACK WOMAN…..
      *********
      That's what I heard. My soul simply cannot take such horrific reminders of my peoples' past. I'm reminded everyday of how unfair life is for my people. Here at work, if black people want certain supplies (headphones, key fobs) we ask the brother in charge of those supplies, cuz the big fat (I-ate-my-way-right-through-my-gastric-bypass) white bitch will show up with dirty ear pieces (yes, dirty with ear wax) or hang dirty, wrinkled curtains in PARTNERS' offices. It's hard for me on a day-to-day basis to watch all that goes on and remain rational.

    • Dirty30Heart

      tipdagemini says:

      hey @Dirty30Heart Welcome

      __________

      :waves: Heeeyyy

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Smonae says:

      lovezoe says:
      You can tell Nene new rich. Always dropping prices
      :cosign:
      That chit is sooo tacky to me, when people name drop and roll call every d*mn lable the own, its like u aint used to chit.
      ATL housewives is big on that
      ___________________

      One thing my parents taught me never to do....... we do worship material :nono:

    • Just Looking

      Turkey
      Ham
      Lamb
      Fish

      $200 Mac and Cheese (ASK OTB for the recipe)
      Trying to think of some new sides....
      instead of the regular
      Greens
      Potatoes.... BORING

    • OutsidetheBox

      Everybody will get their own hen
      _________

      We like hens for xmas. :yes: I require fried and roasted turkey on thanksgiving. :ashamed:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      do not :nono:

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Whats up Diva :pizza: ?

      Weekend was..... nothing special. Im stalking Kingston in Houston right now tho.
      :coffee:

    • Bigbadwolf

      I have to do breakfast for out of town guest
      _________________________

      My sister makes this breakfast lasagna, it has pancakes, eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage and a maple syrup sauce. Everything all in one.

    • OutsidetheBox

      VSpot. Nom nom nom. :love:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      MsPearl SETTLE DOWN :mad:
      We need you to be fully employed yo! :lol:
      :hug:

    • lexdiamonz

      My sister makes this breakfast lasagna, it has pancakes, eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage and a maple syrup sauce. Everything all in one

      DANG that sounds GOOD ....

    • VDot

      buy a turkey from popeyes 

      ::::::::;::;:::

      :huh: Popeyes sell turkeys?

    • Diva

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Diva says:

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Somebody tell me what we talmbout.
      —————————–
      right now we having morning devotion singing with MsTake

      ______________

      Hey Diva :waves: You still the resident alchi? :koolaid:
      ----------------------------------
      what chu say heffa? :cuss:

    • lovezoe

      Pinterest is my go to for special breakfasts.

    • Just Looking

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Real talk COOKING, I will send you something! :yes: I have access to menu(s) :grill: I’m sure you’ll approve :yes:
      Later… You get a new phone yet? :thinking:
      ______________
      I did and left it right on the charger. I was running mad late. My day will not be the same...Meanwhile....send me mail....

      I got it the VERY NEXT day. Verizon is on top of it!!!

    • Phrozen1der

      @ThePearl :lol: Indeed!

    • The Pearl!

      Just Looking syas:
      _____________
      So the outcome was?

      *****

      Dude ended up getting fired.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      OutsidetheBox says:

      Everybody will get their own hen
      _________

      We like hens for xmas. :yes: I require fried and roasted turkey on thanksgiving. :ashamed:
      =========
      :blink: Yew trying to :cloud: my friend's menu?! :cuss:
      :rofl:
      ===============
      :hug: Jenny

    • Diva

      Man, I just don't care™ says:

      Whats up Diva :pizza: ?

      Weekend was….. nothing special. Im stalking Kingston in Houston right now tho.
      -------------------------
      Alright boo...see y'all this is his admission that he was hiding in the bushes looking at meh! :rofl: Man you knows I love you for being honest!!! You ain't neva gone get rid of meh nah!!!! with your Boris look a-like azz

    • Just Looking

      lovezoe says:

      Pinterest is my go to for special breakfasts.
      _____________
      You are right! I was checking that out a couple of weeks ago and forgot. PERFECT!!!!

    • OutsidetheBox

      SERIOUSLY is there ANYONE who was actually BORN AND RAISED in ATLANTA
      _______________

      When I lived in Atlants is was very rare for somebody to actually BE from Atlanta. Its always been that kind of city that ppl relocate too. Ppl come to it. And for so long, since it was thought of as a "Black folks" city, I think that's why things got so out of hand govt/citizen wise.

    • Dirty30Heart

      Diva says:

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Diva says:

      Dirty30Heart says:

      Somebody tell me what we talmbout.
      —————————–
      right now we having morning devotion singing with MsTake

      ______________

      Hey Diva You still the resident alchi?
      ———————————-
      what chu say heffa?
      __________

      :kona:

    • tipdagemini

      @Bigbadwolf.................runs to google recipe

    • Phrozen1der

      @Pearl I left that theater, and had a craving for Soul food..but the adjacent restaurant (Carolina Kitchen) was packed.. Why was I ready to show my arse?! :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I think we need a reminder of history, hell ..... you will be surprised how many of our youth, don't have a clue about the struggle of our ancestors ...... :shrugs: and when they don't know then a fugga be all shocked when racism happens to them...... Never forget :nono: tell your children ....... For someone that appreciates their struggle and the things my parents, and grandparents endured :yes: damn righ Jordan will see these movies (my daughter) cause these ungrateful kids will know the reason why they azzes is free now...

      Know when you try to erase history :tea: please believe you will repeat it......

      I will be supporting this movie, and I heard its a good movie too.....

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Hear Ye Hear Ye
      I am not talking to any people ion know until after 12 p.m. CST :lol:
      :whistle:

    • Diva

      @Dirty I'mma let cho azz slide since you did have a drank in yo hand :rofl: But watch yoself fo you wreck yoself

    • Dirty30Heart

      Just Looking says:

      Turkey
      Ham
      Lamb
      Fish

      $200 Mac and Cheese (ASK OTB for the recipe)

      ______________

      Waits for @OTB to give me this recipe :waiting:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      DTS :kiss: hey boo

    • OutsidetheBox

      _________________________
      My sister makes this breakfast lasagna, it has pancakes, eggs, cheese, bacon, and sausage and a maple syrup sauce. Everything all in one.

      ______

      Hello. :thinking: i see a few recipes.. would it be like pancake lasagna? With a maple bechamel sauce? Or is the maple just syrup in your sis's? *nosey face* :eek:

    • Diva

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      Hear Ye Hear Ye
      I am not talking to any people ion know until after 12 p.m. CST :lol:
      -----------------------
      Me neither!!! I need some new King sheets!!!! :rofl:

    • Phrozen1der

      @Jenie Good *ish! :thumbsup: !!!

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      146 :dead:

    • The Pearl!

      DTTS says:

      MsPearl SETTLE DOWN
      We need you to be fully employed yo!
      ***

      I know, right? (deep sigh)

    • lexdiamonz

      Just Looking says:

      trying to think of some new sides...

      I got a recipe last year from the Barefoot Contessa (LOL) for spinach gratin that went over well

    • Diva

      @Lil Sis you better get over here now :hug:

    • Just Looking

      The Pearl! says:

      Just Looking says:
      _____________
      So the outcome was?
      *****
      Dude ended up getting fired. :kona:
      _____________
      Law Firms are the worst! Hubby and both of cousins all attorneys started out in Law Firms....But now work for Govt agencies

    • Phrozen1der

      I'm thankful for the mother I had, she had us reading about Black History in the Summer time before we could go out and play..I've ALWAYS been an avid history buff.. Because of what my mother instilled in me, my chapter bruhs refer to me as "The History Book" because by the time I'm done speaking you'll swear I was present.. :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Hey Diva :happy:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Waits for @OTB to give me this recipe
      _______________

      :eek: Oh lord. Proceed at you own risk and wallet. LOL If you know a combo of cheeses you fancy use those instead of the "listed" ones and use BOGO. :lol:

      Whats your email? @ :heart:

    • Diva

      <--Doesn't Talk To Strangers says:

      146 :dead:
      -----------------------
      :fistbump: shyt I gots my own Boris!!!!

    • lovezoe

      This is a movie that needs to be seen. I will be seeing it. I feel so often our people are not taking advantage of things our ancestors couldn't possibly attain. While we are not being beaten, it's still not much better. We are still seen has the scary race who is on welfare, in the abortion clinics, etc. when research CLEARLY shows that's not the case. We spend our last on things we can't afford to impress people we don't know or like.

    • OutsidetheBox

      I think we need a reminder of history, hell
      ____________

      :yes: I wont let my kids forget. Sometimes I think I'm raising little militants. I just want them to be aware. And not stand for no sideways racism. :tea:

    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/15/endia_beal_can_i_touch_it_explores_gender_race_and_gene :buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle!

      Good morning roses

      Good morning Sandra.

      :yawn:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Phrozen1der says:

      I’m thankful for the mother I had, she had us reading about Black History in the Summer time before we could go out and play..I’ve ALWAYS been an avid history buff.. Because of what my mother instilled in me, my chapter bruhs refer to me as “The History Book” because by the time I’m done speaking you’ll swear I was present..
      ________________

      Chile, our history is so rich, :yes: we struggled yes, but the strength of our people and how we overcame :woot: Our ancestors would be turning in their graves if they saw the foulishness going on now :nono:

    • http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2013/10/15/endia_beal_can_i_touch_it_explores_gender_race_and_gene :buttshake: Pop that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle! :buttshake: Shake that Razzle Dazzle Dazzle!

      :dead: @Honda Prelude

    • Diva

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Hey Diva :happy:
      -----------------
      :warning: Walking Dead spoiler ALERT!!!!

      How about our show last nigh? That dayum Tyrese survived all dem dayum walkers...chile please! :rofl: they are wrong for that....that shyt was unbelievable as heyul....

    • OutsidetheBox

      “The History Book” because by the time I’m done speaking you’ll swear I was present.
      ______________

      :fistbump: Ok. Mama say its the ultimate mark of nosey ppl. :hahaha: Elephant memories and you warnt even there. :yes:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Right on OTB :fistbump:

    • The Pearl!

      @Pearl I left that theater, and had a craving for Soul food..but the adjacent restaurant (Carolina Kitchen) was packed.. Why was I ready to show my arse?!

      ****
      That's all I'm sayin', @Phro. I KNOW there are limitations on my ability to act right. My ex and sister coerced me into going to see Mississippi Burning years ago...on my way out of the theatre, I was shoulder checkin YT's with my nostrils flared, my evil eye and my I-dare-you-to-say-something-just-get-out-my-damned-way face (at the same damned time)!

    • Bigbadwolf

      i see a few recipes.. would it be like pancake lasagna? With a maple bechamel sauce?
      __________________

      :yes: That's the one.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Diva says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:
      Hey Diva :happy:
      —————–
      :warning: Walking Dead spoiler ALERT!!!!
      How about our show last nigh? That dayum Tyrese survived all dem dayum walkers…chile please! :rofl: they are wrong for that….that shyt was unbelievable as heyul….
      _____________________

      And got the dog shyt beat out of him by Rick :rolleyes: now aint that a Bytch!

    • Just Looking

      @Phro - Didn't realize you were in the DMV....

      Never been to Carolina Kitchen. I went to Gladys Knight spot once and their was hair in my waffle.... :sad: I think they finally closed that joint.

      After I left the movie I wanted some WHISKEY, but remembered I don't drink that. Only to turn the corner and see a 6 foot 5 Knee Grow with pink wig, 8 Pm shadow, trying hard to talk like a woman. :facepalm: I just wanted to cry.

    • lovezoe

      My kids will not get the rundown of history as well. Not just what the school tells you.

    • Just Looking

      :yes: I wont let my kids forget. Sometimes I think I’m raising little militants.
      ___________
      Ummm of course you are. :yes: You is there mama :thumbsup:

    • Dirty30Heart

      Only to turn the corner and see a 6 foot 5 Knee Grow with pink wig, 8 Pm shadow, trying hard to talk like a woman. I just wanted to cry.

      _______________

      :dead:

    • OutsidetheBox

      hile, our history is so rich, :yes: we struggled yes, but the strength of our people and how we overcame :woot: Our ancestors would be turning in their graves if they saw the foulishness going on now
      ______________

      Black and proud. :yes:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

      Yall should check out the 20 Women of Civil Rights, it's a traveling thing (can't think of the word-sorry :ashamed), and they allow you to make a book of all the women. Once you have all the women, you can test your kids, or make fun history facts type stuff :tea:

    • Diva

      jeniefrumdabloc says:

      Diva says:

      jeniefrumdabloc says:
      Hey Diva :happy:
      —————–
      :warning: Walking Dead spoiler ALERT!!!!
      How about our show last nigh? That dayum Tyrese survived all dem dayum walkers…chile please! :rofl: they are wrong for that….that shyt was unbelievable as heyul….
      _____________________

      And got the dog shyt beat out of him by Rick :rolleyes: now aint that a Bytch!
      -------------------------
      Rick almost beat that nucca eyeball out of the socket!!!! Whew chile and I knew that dayum Carol burnt Sarah and David to a crisp!

    • OutsidetheBox

      That’s the one.
      ____________

      God bless y'all. :yes: *rubs hands like Birdman*

    • lovezoe

      :newpost:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      LZoe I grew up hearing so many stories from my parents, grandparents, great aunts, reading up on my families history :yes: My daughter will know about it all :yes:

    • Dirty30Heart

      :newpost: Chris Brown

    • Just Looking

      lexdiamonz says:

      Just Looking says:
      trying to think of some new sides…
      I got a recipe last year from the Barefoot Contessa (LOL) for spinach gratin that went over well
      ________________
      Usually I have to cut down the salt for her recipes, cause she over does it at times. I do like most of dishes....

      Fallen Rose once said, she looks like she lays in the bed and eats gravy. :dead:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I just wanted to cry.
      ___________

      :crying1:

      I was laughing at all these little funny bois and punks..until my kids starting saying, Ma, look at so and so .." and what used to be a boy is now a ugly girl? :huh: :no: Chit aint funny no mo.

    • Phrozen1der

      :rofl:

      Folks don't even realize it was during THAT time where the breakdown of the black family began. Up until that point Black father's were FATHERS! YT people instilled in us that it is ok to leave your children, as said in the movie "After awhile you'll forget about them"..People need to wake the fugg up... *takes deep breaths and rubs temples* :no:

    • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

      OTB :waiting: for recipe. I make MAC n Cheese a lot by request. I wanna see yourn.
      @30: Tiny is a queen on earth. You hear me? :lol: No but I do like her. She seems like her and I could be friends. :welcome: back

    • The Pearl!

      Yes, @Lookin, law firms are the WORST.

      We call my Mother the original militant. She had us out marching, singing We Shall Overcome, and I read The Autobiography of Malcolm X (the first time) at age 13. She has quite an impressive library and if we dared say we were bored (after chores were done, of course), she'd say, "then read a book." And we did.