Friday, June 22, 2012

Tre Graduates

June 1, 2012 my family and I travel to Hanford CA to celebrate with the Jones Family Tre's graduation. Congrats Nephew.

Big Red Scrap Toolbox

The Famous Red Box

OMG Becky! Look at that BOX!!!!!!!
The famous Red Box, is carried to and fro all scrap events.  This box attracts Super Attention!  Ladies that I've encounter several times might not remember my name, but they do remember that I am the one who carries The Red Box.  My scrap Girl Tricia is such a Hater when it comes to my BOX, that she hijacked it and left it out by the dumpster in Orange.  Most asked questions are; "Is it made for scrapping? Ohhhh, really, "Can I see inside?", Wow! "Where did you get it from?", and "OMG, it must be expensive "how much was it? And my rehearsed response is As I open it up for display and show them each comparetment, tell them what came inside, and what I'm storing inside is always "Yes it's made for scrap supplies/tools, of coarse you can see inside, I got it from Sam's Club for ONLY $49.99!"  I tried to retire the Box to the house but had to bring it back out because ladies that have not met or seen the box have heard about it and want to see it. So it's back as my Journaling Toolbox. BOOM!!!! It's Back to stay.

4 Ever Altered

Day 22; I'm Looking Forward To..........

Thursday, June 14, 2012

White Woman's Opinion of Black Women

White women's opinion of black women & a brother's response.  Pleas take a moment and read this.  Pretty Deep!.  Thumbs up to this black man. Enjoy.

It seems that an article was written to Sister2Sister magazine by a Caucasian woman who requested a response from black men.  I'm so glad she got what she asked for (and more)!!!

Dear Jamie: 

I'm sorry but I would like to challenge some of your Black male readers.  I am a White female who is engaged to a Black male-good-looking, educated and loving.  I just don't understand a lot of Black female's attitudes about our relationship.  My man decided he wanted me because the pickings amongst Black women were slim to none.  As he said they were either too fat, too loud,  too mean, too argumentative, too needy, too materialistic or carrying to much excess baggage.

Before I became engaged, whenever I went out I was constantly approached by Black men,  willing to wine and dine me and give me the world.  If black women are so up in arms about being with their men,  why don't they look at themselves and make some changes.

I am tired of the dirty looks I get and snide remarks when we're out in public.  I would like to hear from some Black men about why we are so appealing and coveted by them.  Bryant Gumble, just left his wife of 26 years for one of us, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, the model Tyson Beckford, Montell Williams, Quincy Jones, James Earl Jones, Harry Belafonte, Sydney Portier, Kofi Anan, Cuba Gooding Jr., Don Cornelius, Berry Gordy, Billy Blanks, Larry Fishburne, Wesley Snipes...I could go on and on.  But, right now, I'm a little angry and that is why I wro te this so hurriedly.  Don't be mad with us White women because so many of your men want us.  Get your acts together and learn from us and we may lead you to treat your men better.  If I'm wrong, Black men, let me know.
Disgusted White Girl, Somewhere in VA

Dear Jamie;

I would like to respond to the letter written by A Disgusted White Girl.  Let me start by saying that I am a 28-year old black man.  I graduated from one of the most prestigious universities in Atlanta, Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management.  I have a good job at a major corporation and have recently purchased a house.  So, I consider myself to be among the ranks of successful black men.

I will not use my precious time to slander white people.  I just want to set the record straight of why black men date white women.  Back in the day, one of the biggest reasons why black men dated white women was because they were considered easy.

The black girls in my neighborhood were raised in the church.  They were very strict about when they lost their virginity and who they lost it to.  Because of our impatience to wait, brothers would look for someone who would give it up easy without too much hassle. So, they turned to white girls.
Nowadays, in my opinion, a lot of black men, because of insecurities, fears, and overall weakness, have become intimidated by the strength of our black women.  We are afraid that our women will be more successful than us, make more money than us, drive nicer cars and own bigger houses.  Because of fear, many black men look for a more docile woman.  Someone we can control.

I have talked to numerous black men and they continuosly comment on how easy it is to control and walk over white women.  I just want to set the record straight.  I want A Disgusted White Girl to know that not all successful black men date white women.

Brothers like Ahmad Rashad, Denzel Washington, Micheal Jordan, Morris Chestnut, Will Smith, Blair Underwood, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Samuel L.Jackson, and Chris Rock all married strong balck women and to flip the script, there are numerous white men, in and out of the spot light, who openly or secretly desire black women over white women. Ted Danson, Robert Dinero, and David Bowie to name a few.  I just don't want a disgusted white girl to be misinformed.  Stop thinking that because you are white that you are some type of goddess.  Remember, when black egyptian Queens like Hatsepshut and Nitorcris were ruling Dynasties and armies of men in Egypt, you were over in caves of Europe eating raw meat and beating each other over the head with clubs.  Read your history!

It was the black woman that taught you how to cook and season your food.  It was the black woman that taught you how to raise your children.  It was the black woman who were breastfeeding and raising your babies during slavery.
It is the black woman that had to endure watching their fathers, husbands, and children beaten, killed, and thrown in jail.  Black women were born with two strikes against them:
being black and being a woman.  And, through all this Still They Rise!!!!

It is because of the black woman's strength, elegance, power, love and beauty that I could never date anyone except my Black Queen.  It is not just the outer beauty that captivates and draws me to them.
It is not the fact that they come in all shapes, sizes, colors and shades that I love them.
Their inner beauty is what I find most appealing about black women.  Their strong spirit, loving and nurturing souls, their integrity, their ability to overcome great obstacles, their willingness to stand for what they believe in, and their determination to succeed and reach their highest potential while enduring great pain and suffering is why I have fallen in love with black women.

I honestly believe that your anger is geared more toward jealousy and envy more so than snotty looks.  If this were not so, then why do you continuosly go to tanning salons to darker your skin?  If you are so proud to be white, then why don't you just be happy with your pale skin?  Why do you continue to inject your lips,  and breasts with unnatural and dangerous substances so you can look fuller and more voluptuous?

I think that your anger is really a result of you wanting to have what the black woman has.

BOTTOM LINE:  If I were looking for a docile woman, someone I can walk over and control, I would give you a call.  But unfortunately, I am looking for a Virtuos Woman.
Someone who can be my best friend and understands my struggles.  I am looking for a soul mate.  I am looking for a sister and; unfortunately, you do not and CANNOT fit the bill.

No offense taken, none given.


Black Royalty

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Day 14, The Many Roles I Play

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Day 13, Who Inspires Me

Day 12, Favorite Places

Day 11, My Love Language

Day 10, Summer Projects To Complete

DAy 9, Scream Out

Day 8, Designing My Dream Home

DAy 7, Happiness Is.......

Day 6, My Scences of Summer

Day 5, I Believe In.....

Day 4, Journaling Outside

Day 3

Day 2, Goals for My Journal