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Colorism: Ledisi The Ignored Chocolate Beauty In The Industry!***messymandella***

 

Ledisi, admitted in an interview that she never thought she was ugly until she became a Neo Soul Powerhouse. In her book she discusses her looks and her definition of beauty. Here is an excerpt:LEDISI

 

 “In the book, there’s a chapter called ‘Beauty’: I talk about how I tell myself ‘I’m beautiful’ everyday because the world says something different. I didn’t know I was considered ‘ugly’ to someone until they said it, because all of my life I’d been told I was beautiful, especially by my mother in particular, so when I got out there in the world, I heard differently.

There are also other versions of beauty out there and I talk about those, saying that the woman we typically would consider ‘beautiful’ may look that way on the outside to the rest of the world, but on the inside, she may be ‘broken.’ There are so many things in other chapters that I talk about: ‘Love.’ ‘Forgiveness.’ ‘Faith.’ ‘Exiting Stage Left,’ all of these different aspects that we can learn from. Men may enjoy some parts of “…..Alright,” since there are men that I celebrate—there’s a quote from President Obama inside that speaks to learning from your failures, for example—but it’s especially for women because I am a woman and that’s all I can really  talk about (laughs). The book has a lot of great stuff inside that I’m proud of: photographs that I’ve never shown, pictures of family members that I don’t really talk about (publicly) and those are the people who really helped me to get to where I am.”

Ledisi,
 
You Are Beautiful!

Doesn’t matter what  ignorant self- undividual tells you about your race. 

Women of all nationalities and complexions are beautiful.

Your skin and your voice outweigh the negativity and all assumptions of outdated characteristics that  once defined beauty. 

 

Your  big lips and your gorgeous chocolate skin is a gift not a curse. 

We have to abandon insecurities within our culture and destroy Colorism. We can’t be united if we have an insecurity if our men date someone of another race. My mom has a dark complexion with my features, my father is of a lighter complexion. My cheekbones come from the Native American ancestors and my skin is lighter because of the German  and black slaves  in my family, that were of lighter skin. People would be rude to ask my mom if I was really her daughter?  It would break my mom’s heart that someone would be that intrusive and ignorant. They judged my mom by her skin but not her features it was embaressing and also disgusting to even question her about her baby girl? 

 

We have to inspire unity and abandon insecurity and slave designed hatred that divides black women, still today. Ledisi, Beyonce, Nia Long, Rashida Jones are beautiful women of color that  little black girls should notice. These women are successful, admirable women with  different complexions, but are still undeniably beautiful. We can’t let our babies assume they are ugly or not as pretty as the girl in their class with a lighter complexion. End Colorism!

 

Mrs. Janelle Monae’ And Lily Allen! ***messymandella***


 

 

 
 

Lupe Fiasco Tweets,’F$*k Martin Luther King, Ni$$a F$*k Change!’***messymandella***

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These were your words- Lupe

You would never know if you could ever be
If you never try, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain’t never leave
So there were no slaves in our history
Were no slave ships, were no misery
Call me crazy, or isn’t he?
See I fell asleep and I had a dream
It was all black everything
Uh, and we ain’t get exploited
White man ain’t feared it so he did not destroy it
We ain’t work for free, see they had to employ it
Built it up together so we equally appointed
First 400 years, see we actually enjoyed it
Constitution written by W.E.B. Du Bois
Were no reconstructions, civil war got avoided
Little black sambo grows up to be a lawyer
Extra extra on the news stands
Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan
Malcolm Little dies as an old man—–

 

 

YOUR

WORDS

WERE

LIES

 

 

 

    Did you assume Lupe Fiasco was a soul-searching artist for the people and culture, since he lived in Chicago and cried for the “Chief Keef‘s” of the world? Did you assume he had respect for the human kind and the culture and all out  people? I did,until now.

Your opinion is your opinion, but never disrespect those who you should pay homage too.

However, we as a people must treat this situation the way we would treat it, if another ethnicity wrote or spoke those horrifying and reckless words, “F$*k Martin Luther King, Ni$$a F$*k Change!”

Lupe decided to troll, and create conflict by causing an uneasiness, and while he embarrassed himself and his earlier fans, such as myself.

Whatever was happening on Social Media, was Social Media.  Martin Luther King, has nothing to do with your Twitter Rant!

You   and I never had the distress and insecurity of hoping we would be allowed to sit on a certain seat on a bus.

We were able to walk through front doors of restaurants and  proved worthy to share bathrooms,but he knew our worth.

 

If you retire your antics from  Social Media, that proves you do not have dominion over your actions, and you are terrified of back lash for the demonic things you  said, against someone who never caused turmoil in  your life!

If  Martin Luther King JR had a problem, he was required to  stand up  like a man  speak his mind,and fight for you. Don’t forget that you are standing in the framework of  what he contributed to society.

Martin Luther   couldn’t hide behind a computer. He physically risked his life, and knew  every day could be his last…

Martin Luther King Jr. walked miles, staying in flea bitten hotels, and having to use the bathroom in a Dixie Cup, because of the color of his skin, and for you.

You should be mortified  to even utter any negative words about anyone that helped you function in this world.

You don’t want change, and you don’t have respect for MLK.

Well, when the Klu Klux Klan will definitely purchase your new release, because apparently you think alike.

 

I can’t imagine an artist of any genre even speaking such hateful filth unless he carpools with The Grand Dragon Of  the KKK. 

You tweeted, Lupe Fiasco ,’F$*k Martin Luther King, Ni$$a F$*k Change!’

You don’t give us any power to the people mess or justify that hate speech, you should join Fox News.

 

You were evilly trolling and systematically aiming to destroy someone and cause a territorial  environment, and you did…

How dare you utter that hateful rant regarding  Martin Luther King Jr and you have no excuse?

We  didn’t march, because he did …

We  did not feel those bullets…

It wasn’t our last breath…

It wasn’t our blood…

 

Martin Luther King Jr, is the one that was shoved in that coffin, unselfishly.

 

 

As of now the only history you have here, is your career….

 

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ellis martin invites us into his pornotopia***messymandella***


 
           Chicago native, Ellis Martin summons the world into his universe of time-honored soul and finesse.  Ellis stands out in the  realm of fashion, music and ingenuity, due to his playful style of music  and his panache.
 
           Ellis Martin, has worked with Jidenna, the “Classic Man” and his introductory  EP has production  credits from others,  but Ellis stands out among the crowd, do to his homage to the old soul. Ellis’s voice is a tribute but unique fervent sound representing the era of Frank Sinatra, but with his soulful voice.
 
             Ellis stands on the edge of fashion, class, and that vintage sound that will open the ears of eclectic music lovers that are infatuated with blending different genres and are craving a golden retro vibe reminiscent of  the 60’s but mixed with electro-pop
 
               Listen to  Ellis Martin’s Pornotopia, which is his introduction into mainstream music.
 
Watch Ellis Martin become your favorite, and don’t say I didn’t foreshadow his destined trip to the top, don’t forget where you heard of him, because he has been creating music, for years but this time and it is different, this time, with this EP due to the need for innovation. This EP will give him the word of mouth for soul and  indie music fans, everywhere.
 
          Don’t take my word for it, listen and watch strength, intelligence, and a musical range, that you will recognize for years to come, if you missed the old school sound, you now can be blessed with Ellis Martin,and will be thanking me, that you entered his  Pornotopia!

 

 

 
 

The Evil And Polarizing Bullying Of Fergie From The Black Eyed Peas!***messymandella***


   
          Fergie Duhamel aka Stacy Ann Ferguson  born on March 27, 1975 began her pursuit of  stardom at an budding age of 8 years old. She was a   preteen sensation on Kids Incorporated  and her voice and pitch are never  questioned. 
 
         Fergie in her teenage years embarked on a musical trio “Wild Orchid.” If she has voice training, dance ability, and songwriting capabilities why would Fergie have a problem with the media, and why would she be bullied and polarized?
 
            Most women would ponder the exact  question…
 
           Well, someone about 5 years ago labeled Fergie a “Butter Face” and that began the bullying, and taunting of Fergie. It was horrifically unfair and simply untrue. She even addressed the criticism on her last album, with the lyrics “Who are you?…” because the critics were cruel enough to even go this far…
 
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           This  evil picture originates from the sexist and misogynist site Moe Jackson. This is were apparently a bunch of losers go out to get laid by many, while living in the motel 6, or their mom’s garage. So where is she ugly?
 
Who decides to torture women and belittle them in a collective group in front of millions?
 
        We teach our women to strive to become successful and to not give in to belittling and further are dreams . Fergie has perfected her craft and has a strong impact in the music  industry,cosmetic world and  LGBT world and has been humbling and  truthful about her past drug addiction and fitness being  an integral part of her distraction not to relapse and her formula to sobreity. She apparently had an bladder accident on stage, but she spoke honestly about that too.
 
She is quoted by Scotland‘s Daily Record newspaper as saying: “I had a few drinks before going onstage, but I didn’t think to go to the bathroom.
 
 
“We were jumping around and my bladder just started… you know.”

 
     Fergie is pretty, and she has unique features because she is biracial. The woman is Irish, Scottish, English, Mexican and that alone make her  features unique.  I am dumbfounded how any man or woman could be that horrendously venomous to someone that has  struggled and never gave up on stardom.
 
        Fergie is not going away and she is attractive. Her eyes are beautiful and you have to remember women get older and self-esteem is fragile at any age, and you should never openly  online,in a chat group, or on any gossip site taunt some repeatedly ugly.
 
         We all have mothers and I doubt all of them are as beautiful as Jennifer Lopez or Rhianna.
 
      How would you feel if it was your mom that was openly called ugly and taunted when she has never done anything to deserve it?
 
        Fergie is who she is, and if you don’t think she is attractive, look away but I have seen her husband Josh Duhamel, and I doubt the critics that are calling her unattractive have a chance  in hell to get with her anyway…