Wednesday, August 15, 2007

What is going on BLACK PEOPLE

I was just searching amazon to see what is new and the link for Amy Winehouse's album came up. (That's the chick that sings the song "Rehab") One morning as I was getting ready for work, her video came on VH1. I jammed to it for a minute and then I realized she was saying "My daddy wants me to go to rehab I said no, no, no" OK, Here is my boggle. Why is that crap listed as R&B. OK, I will clam Macy Gray because she is eccentric, but that song "Rehab" is some garbage too rotten for the trash can. As I was getting ready to turn the channel, my 5 year old came in and picked up the catchy tune.

Me being and Artist, I do not believe in censorship. But there is a level of responsibility of folks to produce thought provoking lyrics. Its OK for her to sing that crap, it should be reduced to the after dark special that is aired to late for people to care. Then she will be put in the R&B category of Trick Daddy and Luke. WHY IS IT THAT ANYTHING NEGATIVE IS CLASSIFIED IN THE BLACK AREA. What ever happened to the rap and R&B that was thought provoking. Michael Jackson was put into the Pop genre before he started being weird and then he was added into the R&B Category. We need to stand up BLACK FOLKS and make people produce things which we would be proud of......That is my morning boggle.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Feeding Frenzie

WOW! We went to Fudrucker's in China Town for Lunch yesterday. Can I say, never again! I will never go to Chinatown for lunch between 11-1pm. As I waited for my fish and chips, which ended up being less than impressive, I watched the people interacting with each other. It was like feeding time at the zoo. Folks were shoving and pushing and squeezing through other people with-out regard for anyone else. PLUS, there was a group of guys, holding bicycle wheels just sitting at tables and not eating anything. I WAS IRRITATED! I loathe rude and pushy people... SO I will stick to the uptown lunch specialty stores.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

If Another Person Asks Me If I Am Muslim!!! Just sell me some incense!

Once a week I get the question, "Are You Muslim?". Then the second set of questions all revolve around where I am from, where my parents are from and then are my parents Muslim. Oh and don't forget "What is your name?" Like I am impersonating a Muslim WOMAN? Like a name validates your religious beliefs I still can not see the relevance in any of the second set of questions, and I am also appalled at the first question. I am a Muslim woman who wears hijab/head cover daily. I can understand if someone sees a woman in a bun style wrap, because it is a fashion statement in some cases, and I do rock my bun at the beach. Any American who has a television and any person from another country with a television or a newspaper knows that when you see someone with a hijab wrapped around the neck..IS A MUSLIM!!!!!!!

What person who is not Muslim would wear hijab on a 94degree day, and risk people being rude and judgemental jsut 'cause. Now, this brings me to the issue. The other weekend I was in the mall with my girlfriend and we stopped at a vendor. She was obviously from a country which has Muslims. Both my friend and I were covered in the traditional hijab. My girlfriend asked the young lady, "How much for your incense?" She then replied, looking at both of us, "Are you Muslim?" We said yes, and then here is her STUPID STATEMENT. "Where are you from? I have never seen Muslims here in America before."

This chick must be STUPID WOW!!!!!!!!!! Now, why are black American Muslims always questioned about genealogy? Like that is a criteria for any religion. Nobody is asking Madonna who in her family is a Kabalist, so why does it matter that my parents are catholic native born black folks with roots in the south. Islam is a religion and a way of life not a legacy!