Earlier today I checked my email and it was a 28 year old African American woman that happens to be light skin, in my inbox… She was speaking her piece on this light skin v.s Dark skin thing that has been going on for years. And that has now made it to national TV…
I’m a 28 year old lighter toned African American woman an I’ve been seeing your blog through out my timelines and new feeds ( *fist pump*) …so I figured why not give you a different angle to write from or post from. I am personally tired of the whole light skin v.s dark skin thing. I fell like it has been blown up and taking way outta line… I like a few other people I know hate being punished for what the majority does.. It’s like I can’t even date a decent guy because they think I’m an average “Light skin long hair” female that’s going to brush him off or ignore ten text and be Johnny on the spot for the 11th one.. I see the post and I know they suppose to be jokes but they aren’t all truth! I usually text right back depending on what I’m REALLY doing. I’m not easy but you don’t have to move mountains for my attention if I want to give it to you…. I’ve been friends with the same two dark skin women who I love to death since I was in the 6th grade and the things ppl say light skin women do, THEY DO!… To make matters worse Oprah dedicates like shows to the “issue” and to me it just made it seem like we are
Devils with caramel complexions.. I’m not for it… And I think it’s ridiculous..
This is the first time I’ve ever got an opinion to my email like this… And for it to be a light skin woman upset about the light skin/ dark skin beef (which is almost as elaborate as the east coast/west coast beef if I do say so myself) it makes for interesting conversation…
I catch Vine videos two ways either I log on or one of my crazy friends sends me one midday to make me laugh in which I love! So when I got this one to my inbox I was like
whaaaaa?! Money so funny
My homeboy Money did a vine video of a song he made up I’m guessing and the funny thing is I caught myself singing it yesterday like it was a hit! My friend was looking at me all weird..
Nonetheless I think it’s funny but at the same time he got a nice voice kinda.. Check him out below:
Follow his vine: @MateoComacho
So this song came along in my email a few days ago and it got my attention… To me it’s speaks to those who rebel against what people limit them to being able to do and make what they dream of happen. Anybody who knows me know I’m all about living your dream and living it like it’s the only option.. Not only that but it has a hood feel to it that I usually get from listening to a Rick Ross track… Check it out, let me know what you all think…
Follow the artist on twitter : @Twozmot
Go with me here
I’m sitting at my desk at work making calls and such as I usually do. Chugging down smart water… It’s a regular day in the life of Jordyn The PCC at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.. Then all of a sudden my phone began to vibrate and my first thought is
Who is this? My ppl know I’m here til at least 5:15pm on a good day!
I step away from my desk and notice that this is a title-less number
She don’t like answering title-less numbers ok? … This time I answer. As soon as I do there’s a young man on my line asked if I’m Jody. Once I say yes and before I could ask he tells me who he is ,what he does, and how I need to give him an interview because (He said and I quote)
What’s hot out in these streets
This kid was passionate!! I mean yo I barely got a word in… Once he finally stop talking and telling me how I need to get him interviewed, I got to talk! FINALLY!
I told him to send me his music and what he was looking to do via email. And when I say after we hung up he sent it within that next 15 to 30 minutes … I kid you NOT!..
We didn’t set up something right away I found him on Instagram and watched how he worked and seen what his demographic was. After I figured all that out it was no more time to wait so I hit up Symphani from Symphani.com and we made this happen, the interview had to take place…. Here it is! Check out the interview with Big Baby below:
Every where I turn or shall I say scroll?
I see or read somebody sayin how many
fucks they do not give… It’s becoming more and more popular to walk around and lose all the fucksyou once gave. For those of you who don’t understand it I’m talking about people walking around not caring about anything. Or at least claiming not to.
You can really tell too. Men gives no
fucks about how they treat women even if they have daughters. And women give no fucks about who they bring around their children. There are less kids graduating, less adults being real role models… All because we have decided to purposefully lose the fucks we once gave…
It’s is time to find them
fucks though people. We have got to start caring more about what we do, who we are around, and other people period. Society has taught us… No
us to be selfish and careless individuals who won’t ever take the blame for what the consequences of our behavior is.. If we don’t get a hold of ourselves generation after generation will be lost because those before them never gave a
Nobody gives a
fuck until it’s too late and we cashing out on “Free ____” and “R.I.P_____” tshirts and hoodies… Let’s start at least giving a fuck about what matters… This post might not change much but I had to say it because unlike most people from my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram …
I give a fuck..
I was chillin one day scrolling through my Instagram timeline. This wasn’t a normal day, it was one of them days I desperately needed a laugh. As we all know from time to time the events of life can bring you down. I landed myself on a post of this guy doing an Improv skit of his own about church women and how they can sometimes act. It was funny and pretty accurate…
After that I started to see him posting more improv skits of his. And I went to his profile and made the decision to share a few of his favorite ones with everyone…
He gave me a few good laughs
Check out some of his Instagram improv skits below:
How “church folks be”:
“Run up get done up”:
How “b*tches gossip”:
Follow him for more laughs on Instagram @Abhay_Gajni
Wednesday January 8,2014 I had the pleasure of going to the actual salon and getting my hair done. As some who follow my Instagram (ThatsMyJAM90) or Twitter (JodAyE_Dukes) know that I am the one who usually does my hair. I’ve often said I don’t believe in paying somebody to do something I can do myself… And that’s still true, however sometimes as a woman I want to be pampered and that’s definitely apart of being pampered…
I made an appointment with a member of Outreach 20:35 (Only the baddest glam squad/Outreach group in Flint). Her name is Tierra Bradford and she has a chair at one of Flints growing and thriving hair salons Hair 101…
I got there and it was like so mellow so chill. Truth be told I’d been there before but it had been a while my old faith nail tech Tatiana Hill works there. Anyways me and Tierra talked and laughed and she
Werked! (as she would say) on my hair. Dying my roots, reviving my ends color, washing, drying, and curling all of this heavy load of hair on my head! God bless her soul.. In the meantime in between time the Shops owner came in Lenisha Perry. Lenisha is a very cool very business woman. Lenisha, Tierra and I engaged in great meaningful conversation. Mainly touching the topic of business and networking. The conversation was a great one to have. It’s always amazing to see women come together and talk about something other than gossip ESPECIALLY the hair salon…
If you’re from Flint,Mi or simply visiting make an appointment or stop by Hair 101 the services they offer include:
Color and Cuts
Pink and whites
1235 Center Rd, Suite 14