Safe To Say, No One Takes A Selfie Like Obama

The little Obama selfie that was

In the past couple of days, my blog was hijacked by sponsored posts, and I mean that in the best way possible. Love it! And that's why I'm late in talking about Obama's epic fail --- according to some people who clearly have something stuck up their a-hole. When I first saw the picture of Obama and the Prime Ministers, my first reaction was awww. I thought it was mighty cool to see leaders of the world - literally - doing something as simple and casual as taking a selfie (by the way, selfie is Continue Reading

Guess Who Was At The White House??? Meeeee!!!

My White House Badge

And no, my people, I was not there as a tourist. I was there as Press. The Human and Health Services Department held an event at the White House yesterday to discuss the Affordable Care Act and how it impacts minorities. I collaborated with the Cameroon American Council, but it was my merit that got me there: Verastic. When the e-mail got back to me and asked for my details (full name, date of birth, social security number, etc), I sent it in, but I did not really expect it to go through. I Continue Reading

Africans Are Immigrants, Too. Did You Know?

Yvette D. Clarke, U.S. Rep

I was just having this conversation with Igwe the other day about how every time they talk about Immigrants and Immigration, the focus is on the Hispanics/Latinos. Naturally, as an African Immigrant, this bothers me. For example, during every election, everybody wants the Latino votes. What about the African votes? I know people like to bundle us up as African Americans, but it is not that easy. I look at it more as there being Black Americans and then African Americans (us). As you know, Continue Reading

I Know You’ve Been Looking For This, But You CANNOT Have It

Malia Obama in J.Crew

Being a celebrity has to be an awesome feeling. You wear something and all of a sudden, everyone starts running out to get it. Think of the likes of Rihanna, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and of course, our First Lady, Michelle Obama. I wonder how many people truly, truly, TRULY believe that the First Lady is stylish, and how many people just say it because she's the First Lady, and because everyone else is saying it. I personally love her fashion sense because her clothes look like clothes I Continue Reading

Did Beyonce Lip Sync Or Not?

Beyonce singing the national anthem at the 2013 inauguration of President Barack Obama

That is the question that has been on our minds. See, I didn't think of it, nor did I even notice it, until it went viral online that she did lip sync. Or maybe she didn't. While no one has ever paid me money to sing at an event - for good reason - I would think that singing at an event like the President's inauguration would require as much authenticity as possible. That said, an event like the President's inauguration would also put all kinds of pressure on a person. Even when said person is Continue Reading

It Was Barack’s Inauguration, But Michelle Stole The Show!

The Obamas

While still unpacking, Igwe and I paused to enjoy the inaugural celebration, and it was beautiful. Or as Britney Spears always said on X Factor, "it was amazing." There were [are] too many things that fascinated me about the Obamas. First of all, I think it's safe to assume that the Obamas can afford to buy almost whatever they want. Whether it's a Rolex watch, or a pair of red bottoms, or the priciest Tiffany jewelry, so why don't Continue Reading

Obama Is Still MY President. The World Is Happy Again

My Obama

Oh, my Goddddddd!!! I am rolling with joy here. I've been nervous all day, not wanting to watch television, but needing to anyway because I just had to know what was going on again. And I've been sitting here with Igwe and DJ watching the votes come in. They have been laughing at me because every time they call a State for Romney, I star freaking out all over again. Okay, I can now go to bed. President Barack Obama is still my President. Should he decide to run for a third term - in spite Continue Reading

How Can One Not Love Them?

Love Whispers

I have never, ever been a political person, but President Barack Obama has a way of making me interested in him and in politics in general.  I have also never been one to look at a couple and want what they have because I don't know what it is that they have. I only see what they let me see. I am not saying that I want what Barack and Michelle have either, but I'm pretty darn close to just giving in. Oh, but I won't.   I don't think I've ever smiled so much at a couple as I Continue Reading

Whose Husband Is He Anyway?

Michelle's?  Or my mother's?On Wednesday, January 27th 2010, President Barack Obama gave his State of the Union address in Washington, D.C.  I assume that other families, just like mine, were seated in front of their television, glassy eyes glued to the bright screen, ears as eager as alert dogs, and feet and hands just waiting to give standing ovations after standing ovations.  Or maybe it was just my family then.  Specifically, that mother of mine.So ecstatic was she; so Continue Reading