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MAYA ANGELOU (Poem) – Still I Rise

Still I Rise – Maya Angelou

You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.

Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
’Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.

Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.

Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

Does my haughtiness offend you?
Don’t you take it awful hard
’Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines
Diggin’ in my own backyard.

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.

Does my sexiness upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got diamonds
At the meeting of my thighs?

Out of the huts of history’s shame
I rise
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I rise
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
I rise
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
I rise
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
I rise
I rise
I rise.

Video: Is this Breast Cancer Commercial too sexy?

by Natalie Monique

A recent Breast Cancer awareness commercial seems to be causing some controversy. Why?

Well, critics believe it may be a tad bit too ‘sexy’, to take the effect of encouraging women to actually go and get their breasts examined.

The Ad was produced by a large Chilean Ad agency, Lowe Porta, Santiago and shows only close-up montage images of exposed ‘boobs’ on a daily basis in different scenarios (with no faces)… enough to possibly lead to the point of excitement…

The English translation for the tagline:

“If we love them that much, we should take care of them. Make a woman get a Breast Exam.”

(Watch below) Do you believe it will have the effect that Breast Cancer Awareness messages are usually aimed to do? Would a man see the need to encourage his girlfriend, wife, mother, sister etc..to get tested? Hmmm

NEW! Pic: Jamaican cartoonist gives his take on Usain Bolt and his new Slovakian beau

Recently news surfaced that the fastest man on Earth, has a new girlfriend…it continues to be the latest buzz, and popular Cartoonist Clovis, of course sought to illustrate the ‘Event’. Well, it must be an Event, as persons seem so pent up about it, lol

Clovis is known to create controversial parodies of current trends and happenings mainly in Jamaica, oft times making light of news that would otherwise be considered serious or maybe not even:) (See pic above)

NEW!! Brandy names her upcoming album in honor of Whitney Houston

by Natalie Monique

R&B singer Brandy recently released the video for her single, ‘It All Belongs To Me’ with Monica. The track is featured on both artistes album, which at the time of the release, Brandy’s album was untitled.

She has finally revealed the name of her upcoming album, ‘Two Eleven’, which is her birthdate (February 11) as well as the sad, unforgettable day the world lost a beautiful gem, R&B Queen Whitney Houston. Brandy told E News, ‘My heart is destroyed. I lost my idol and dear friend..My prayers go out to Whitney’s family and her millions of fans around the world..Whitney —– the greatest voice of all time—-you are my angel and I will always and forever love you.’

Just two days before the tragic incident leading to her death, Whitney Houston visited the set of an interview with Brandy and Monica for E! News with her close friend Clive Davis. After wrap, she went over said her ‘hellos’ and handed a note to Brandy, which Brandy has up till now refused to reveal what was written on it. Houston seemed in high spirits, giving repeated hugs and good luck wishes to Brandy, Monica on their upcoming projects. She also called her daughter, Bobbi Kristina to give her Godfather (Clive Davis) a hug.

Brandy considers Houston her idol and the ‘reason’ she started singing. Her brother Ray J was rumored to have been dating Houston on and off for the past two years before her death.

Watch the interview below, when Whitney appeared on set:

NEW!! Music Video: Estelle ‘Thank You’

by Natalie Monique

Grammy Award winning UK singer/song writer Estelle Fanta Swaray aka. Estelle released a Music Video for the track, ‘Thank You’ from her album All of me to be released the end of February.

Estelle brings deep soul, energy and her renowned amazing vocal range in this track. The Music Video was directed by Iren Sheffield.

We love Estelleeeee, another Caribbean sister of Grenadian heritage…Check out the vid below: