Thursday, January 17, 2019

Cardi B speaks out about the government shutdown: 'our country is in a hell hole right now'

Cardi B recently posted a video on her Instagram page about Donald Trump, our country and the current government shutdown. Cardi is known for being very vocal on social media and she speaks her mind, so it doesn't come as a surprise when she blasted Trump and also said, "our country is in a hell hole right now."


Cardi captioned the above video, "I know a lot of ya do r watch the news so I’m letting ya know shit getting real .....I ain’t going to say nothing much tho I don’t want mofos to off me."

Her video is also currently making its rounds on social media with everyone from celebrities like Diddy reposting it to even different politicians talking about it on Twitter:


Look, talk all the shit you want about Cardi but bet money Little Hands Bish (Trump) will see this video. At least she's using her platform to speak up!


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Miami hotel dishwasher forced to work Sundays awarded $21 million by jury

Marie Jean Pierre, a Haitian hotel dishwasher, was awarded $21.5 million this week after she managed to convince a Miami jury that her employer had violated her religious rights —by making her work on Sundays.

According to the New York Post, Pierre, 60, got fired three years ago from her job at the Conrad Miami hotel, which was managed by Hilton at the time, after missing multiple shifts on Sunday to attend church service. She later sued, claiming the hotel had violated the Civil Rights Act of 1964 — which bars race, religious and gender discrimination by employers.

She was awarded $536,000 in damages to compensate for lost wages, emotional pain and “mental anguish” — and $20 million in punitive damages, according to federal court documents.

Although the mother of six will likely receive far, far less due to a state cap on punitive damages, Pierre is still a winner and her lawyer said it wasn't even about the money.

“I asked for $50 million, knowing that I was capped at $300,000,” her lawyer Marc Brumer told NBC News. “I didn’t do this for money. I did this to right the wrongs.”

That'll teach em!

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Woman banned from Walmart after drinking wine out of Pringles can

Police arrived at a Texas Walmart after receiving a call about a woman reportedly drinking wine from a Pringles can and driving an electric cart around the parking lot. 


According to the AJC, officers responded to a call around 9 a.m. on Saturday regarding a dubious person in the parking lot. Authorities eventually located the woman at a restaurant close by and told her she was forbidden from the Walmart. 

This story is so awesome and that woman is truly inspiring! Kudos to her!


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Sunday, January 6, 2019

Dame Dash says Aaliyah called R. Kelly a 'bad man' (video)

Lifetime recently aired "Surviving R. Kelly," a six-part docu-series which aired over three nights that told the stories of survivors and people from Kelly's inner circle who came forward with new allegations about his sexual, mental and physical abuse. The documentary also discusses Kelly's alleged predatory behavior and pedophilia.

Among the many of viewers who recently watched the disturbing documentary was Aaliyah's ex-boyfriend/music producer, Damon Dash. The docu-series explored Kelly's relationship with Aaliyah who was 12 years old when she first met Kelly. 

Well, Dame says he never supported Kelly. 

According to Dame, Aaliyah didn’t speak much about her relationship with Kelly, she was distraught and reportedly said R. Kelly was a “bad man.” 

“I watched some of it yesterday, and as a human I was tight. There was a girl and when she was trying to talk about it, she couldn’t,” the music business mogul shared. “And I remember Aaliyah trying to talk about it and she couldn’t. She would just leave it at that dude was a bad man. I’ve been tight about this sh*t for years.”

Watch the entire video below to see what else Dame said about R. Kelly:

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Nicki Minaj defends her convicted sex offender boyfriend

Nicki Minaj has officially confirmed her new romantic relationship with a dude named Kenny Petty. Kenny has been accused of multiple crimes, it's also said he has served prison time for killing a man, and he's a registered sex offender who was convicted of attempted rape of a 16-year-old girl when he was younger. 

Despite this man's questionable past and all of the criticism surrounding this, Nicki is proud to show off her new boo.

The Barbz' leader posted a number of pictures and video clips showing off her new love. She also took time to address the rape situation in the comments section under one of the pictures of herself and Kenny.





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Nicki wrote, "He was 15, she was 16...in a relationship. But go awf, Internet. y'all can't run my life. Y'all can't even run you own life."

Well then! I guess she told us, hunh?!

I thought rape is rape no matter how old you are, but go awf, Nicki!

I'm honestly not even surprised Nicki is with someone like this when she has cosigned rapper Tekashi 69 who is a sex offender, and lets not even get on the subject about her brother Jelani Maraj, who was found guilty of predatory sexual assault against a child.



But, hey, that's her relationship, soooo... do you, boo boo!



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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Accomplish these 10 goals before the end of the year

How are you feeling about 2018 so far?

The end of the year is near - are you down for a goal setting challenge? Lets finish out the year strong with knocking out some goals! 

First, we should reflect on this year and think about all of the wonderful things we accomplished. Were there any unexpected lessons you learned this year? Is there anything you would have done differently so you know not to do that same thing next year? 

Check out my list of goals you can accomplish by the end of this year and see which ones need to be checked off your list. 

1) Update your resume


I legit just did this! I realized I haven't updated my resume and LinkedIn since last year and just in that short amount of time, things have changed for me and some updates were needed. It's always good to keep your resume, portfolio and professional sites updated and polished because you just never know when the perfect opportunity might come around and you'll need to be ready!

2) Organize and clean

Clean out and organize that closet, sock drawer, garage or whatever project you've been pushing to the side. I tend to set an entire cleaning day to the side from time to time where I dedicate most of the day (with breaks in between) to cleaning and getting ish down within the house. If you can't give up an entire day in your busy schedule, then set aside an hour or two, and I guarantee you'll be happy with the progress you make.

3) Get to that hobby/personal goal!


Just like finding the time to clean can be difficult, well, so is scheduling time to work on doing the things we love to do. Whether you're looking for time to write a book, journaling, blogging, drawing, making crafts, designing a website, launching a new business or whatever it is you love doing - just do it! Even if you have to sacrifice some TV time (I know it's hard to miss out on shows), but make it a priority to do the things you love to do. That book isn't going to write itself! 

4) Check up on family and friends


We all have busy schedules and sometimes time can slip away from us. We may think: "oh, I forgot to call so and so... I'll call them tomorrow!" ... and then tomorrow turns into next week, next week turns into next month, and so on. Put some time to the side to catch up with your loved ones. Not only will they feel better after knowing you checked up on them, but you'll feel better knowing that you're keeping in touch with the people who matter to you the most.

5) Give back

Do you have old clothes piling up in your house? Don't just throw them out, donate them to Goodwill, The Salvation Army, or any other charity of your choice. Feel free to start your own charity to give back to those in need or contribute to someone's GoFundMe, give a helping hand to someone in need, pay it forward, volunteer in your local community or to a cause that you're passionate about, etc. Remember, giving back benefits everyone!

6) Update your social media accounts




When is the last time you checked those privacy settings on Facebook? When is the last time you've updated your LinkedIn? If you can't even remember the answer to that, then you may want to check that out now. Privacy settings tend to change on social media. Double check and make sure everything is in order. Check your DM's and inboxes and actually engage and respond back to people on your timeline. Also, it's just as important to clean up your friends list, if need be. Block out toxic people and anyone who you feel doesn't need to be on your page anymore. No bad energy over this way! 

7) Relax, self care, repeat


Schedule a beauty day for yourself and relax! Now, this doesn't mean you have to go to the spa and schedule an appointment (unless yo want to, of course). This also can mean, giving yourself an extra hour to wax, exfoliate, do a beauty mask, soak in a bubble bath, etc. Making time for yourself should be the #1 thing on your list of things to do because if you're not right and healthy, how can you check on others and kick ass in life. It starts with taking care of YOU first. 

8) Exercise 


As I stated in point #7, your health comes first, and this includes engaging in a regular exercise routine which will benefit you physically as well as mentally.

9) Create a budget and check your credit score


This is something I personally need to work on. Next year, I will be focused on raising my credit score, paying off things, and contributing more to my savings account. 

10) Create a plan for next year

I'm always thinking ahead and you should too! Create a list of short and long term goals. Really take the time to think about the personal and professional goals you want to achieve. Write them down and keep your list somewhere handy where you can view it often. This will serve as your reminder to get it done.

Find a friend with similar goals and hold each other accountable on reaching those set goals. I know whenever I write things down and speak it into existence, the goals get accomplished!


What are some of the goals that you 
really want to accomplish next year?

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Friday, December 7, 2018

15 cute gifts for her under $30

Are you looking for a stocking stuffer, a secret Santa gift, the perfect inspirational gift or perhaps a cute lil' gift for a friend, coworker or one of your family members?

I recently opened up an online store, Ooo La La! Shop which offers an array of cute and comfy apparel, accessories, home decor and wino merch for women (select menswear is also available). 

Remember, you don't have to spend all of your money on gifts this holiday season. Ooo La La! Shop has affordable hoodies, leggings, sweatshirts, t-shirts, socks and much more in a variety of colors and sizes.

Check out my list below of 15 gift items under $30 for her, and feel free to browse my shop for more gift ideas or grab something for yourself! 

*** Order gifts by Dec. 11 with standard shipping to get them in time for Christmas.


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