Sunday, December 30, 2007

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!



New Year Resolutions
The custom of New Year resolutions originated with early Babylonians who took the beginning of a New Year as a resolve to return borrowed farm equipments and buy new ones for themselves. When the year starts, we are refreshed after long holidays and vacations and being energetic and rejuvenated, we feel ready to glide over all the stresses and work loads of the coming year easily and make big promises to ourselves.





We plan goals that we will try to achieve during the year whether it is to lose weight or quit smoking. New Year Resolutions are nothing but short-term annual goals that help us to improve and break out of bad habits. However, most people forget about it the very next day and get on with their jobs and lives as usual. Mark Twain had very aptly commented, 'Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.'





Here are some tips that you can keep in mind while making your list of New Year Resolutions 2008, so that you actually keep them:


Evaluate the price in terms of sacrifice, risk, time, efforts, money, perseverance and willpower that you will need to fulfill your New Year resolution and be ready to pay it.



Give yourself a prize or a gift whenever you complete a New Year Resolution so that you are encouraged to fulfill others too.



If you have not completed your last year's resolution, include it again in your list for 2008 and make sure that you keep it this time. Also examine the points that made you fail and try to overcome them.



Keep only one or few resolutions that you can actually follow. Too many resolutions will discourage you from approaching the list. So choose whether you want to learn dancing this year or learn paragliding.



Place reminders that keep popping up weekly or every third day throughout the year so that you do not chuck out your New year Resolution list once the euphoria celebration wears off.





These reminders can be kept in your daily diary, set online or be from your close friends. You can also keep resolution journals for the purpose that you go through regularly.





Remember New Year Resolutions do not include such things, as I will not call my ex-boyfriend for three days. The resolutions here are meant for the entire year.
Set only realistic goals. Some things may actually seem stylish and trendy but may not be your cup of tea. Opt them out already.




While you want to go for rock climbing like all your friends, you may not feel like it actually. Thus, cross out such resolutions beforehand.




Tell someone close about your resolutions so he or she can shake you up a little whenever you are losing your track.

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God bless, and Have a Safe, Secure, Sexy New Year!!








Tuesday, December 25, 2007

MENUDO PART DEUX

B2K's Raz B Accuses Chris Stokes Of Molestation; Stokes RespondsPublished: Monday - December 24, 2007Words by Allen Starbury

B2K member Raz B and his brother Ricardo recently leaked some disturbing footage of them both on multiple calls with several people in which they accuse former B2K manager Chris Stokes of molesting him, his brother and possibly other members of the group when they were in their early teens.With the internet talking, Stokes has come forward, releasing a statement, denying the accusations in their entirety.

He claims that he had been supporting both Raz (real name: Demario Thorton) and his brother Ricardo Thorton, financially, for years, and when he stopped, they dropped this bogus story.

"The accusations that Demario 'Raz B' Thorton and Ricardo Thorton have made are vehemently false and hold no merit," Stokes said in a statement. "I have recently stopped financially supporting both individuals along with assisting them with their criminal and legal matters, which leads me to believe they are resentful and looking to benefit financially from this.

"My family is my first priority and the reason why I have been so supportive of them. In bringing these false claims, they have not only slandered me, they have also put me in a position to ensure that the truth is known and I will take all legal routes to protect myself, my family and my four children," he continued.

During the calls, Raz is heard saying that Stokes "touched" him when he was a child, then later Ricardo is on the phone with who they claim to be Stokes who says that he "just don't do that in my life no more."

Also during the call, Ricardo is heard mentioning a recent event, held by Stokes, where they were denied entrance. Stokes confirmed this, further explaining, this may have cause the public accusations brought on by the pair.

"It's also quite ironic that these statements were made only two weeks after they were denied admittance by a venue for an event I hosted in Beverly Hills," Stokes said.The Thorton brothers also say singer Marques Houston was also molested. At press time, Houston has not responded to the accusations.The videos referenced above can be viewed here and here.

NUBIANNEWYORKERS

AND LETS NOT EVEN GET INTO THE MENUDO, RICKY MARTIN THING AGAIN..

Friday, December 14, 2007

MARY J BLIGE'S "GROWING PAINS"


I'M IN LOVE WITH "GROWING PAINS" MARY J BLIGE'S NEW ALBUM IS WHATS UP!

MY FAVORITE SONG IS "FADE AWAY".. NE-YO WROTE THE SONG BASED ON A POEM MARY J BLIGE WROTE... WITH LINES LIKE "sometimes i wish i could just stand here and fade away, so nobody could see the tears running down my face..invisibility would be great." is so sad, so real and so GREAT!!!


AND AS USUAL EVERY SONG TELLS A STORY AND EVERYTIME U LISTEN TO A TRACK, THE MORE YOU LIKE IT..

GET THEM GRAMMY AWARDS READY AGAIN... GROWING PAINS WILL BE A HIT!!
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No 'Pains,' No Gains: Mary J. Blige



"I'm probably in the best shape that I've ever been in in my life."


-- Mary J. Blige

(Excerpted and expanded from an article that ran in the December 8, 2007 issue of Billboard magazine. Subscribers can read the issue's content online via Billboard.biz.

Single copies of the issue can be ordered via Orderbillboard.com)


Bringing out a new Mary J. Blige album is a big challenge. That's because Blige, anointed "the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" in 1992, is on a 15-year multiplatinum run as one of the most electric performers in the urban world, with a wide-ranging crossover base that straddles the R&B, hip-hop, pop and even AC markets.

Her last two studio albums, 2003's "Love & Life" and 2005's "The Breakthrough," debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. Even last year's "Reflections—A Retrospective" opened in the top 10.

For "Growing Pains," due Dec. 18 via Geffen, it started in late September with the online release of the single "Just Fine." In October and November, Blige completed a whirlwind international promo tour to get audiences ready, and just before Thanksgiving, another new song began appearing in an Apple ad for iTunes and iPod.

The Bronx-born singer/songwriter's ninth album is already stirring things up with the uptempo "Just Fine." But as far as Blige is concerned, the music is the key component in maintaining that success. She says, "I started out with this concept of growing pains because that's how I was feeling during the [2007] Grammys: 'Am I good enough for this; do I really deserve all this in my life?' But something in my head said, 'Yes, you are. Now you're forced to rapidly grow up in this area in order to achieve and get the things you want.' "

Featuring collaborations with Ne-Yo (who wrote the track "Fade Away" from a poem by Blige), Timbaland, Akon, the Dream and Tricky Stewart (the team behind Rihanna's "Umbrella"), Bryan-Michael Cox and the Clutch, among others, "Growing Pains" finds Blige coming to terms with her success, particularly in the wake of the last album's three Grammy Award wins.


It's been a hard-fought battle, through well-chronicled personal travails in romance and substance addictions, and coming out victorious has been an adjustment. As she sings in "Just Fine": "No time for moping around, are you kidding?/No time for negative vibes, 'cause I'm winning."

This is just the work to get to that part—where nothing bothers you and nothing is stressing you out," says Blige, who also gets help from rapper Ludacris on "Grown Woman" and adopts her strident Brook-Lynn alter ego on the track "Nowhere Fast." "That's where I'm headed and that's where I am, but there's a whole other level of that that I have to get to. That might take a lifetime, but that's where I'm headed."

Collaborating with Stewart, the Dream and Jazze Pha on "Just Fine" helped set the tone. "When I heard the beat, I was like, 'OK, this is hot. This is making my body move, and I'm having fun,' " says Blige. "It sounded like something that needed to be more uplifting than, 'Woe is me' [laughs]. So I tried to make the song about how I appreciate the good days I do have and where I'm at right now, even though I still have challenges."

Geffen's GM Jeff Harleston says bringing out an album as anxiously awaited as "Growing Pains" can be just fine for the label, too—but this year it faces some unexpected obstacles in marketing the release.

Usually, Harleston says, the strategy for Blige revolves around a combination of strong radio and personal appearances performing on TV. But the writers' strike has put the talk and variety shows Blige would perform on in dry-dock, limiting those TV opportunities for her, although Harleston says Geffen still plans on an aggressive campaign once the strike is settled.

The label is exploring several other avenues. Radio remains a major component, with "Just Fine" already No. 36 on The Billboard Hot 100 after six weeks. The song's Chris Applebaum-directed video had the rare distinction of debuting simultaneously on BET, iTunes, MTV and VH1 Oct. 25. Blige performed Nov. 18 at the American Music Awards and Nov. 20 at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, which Harleston describes as "a celebration of the completion of her album."

Some partnerships will also help Blige and Geffen launch "Growing Pains." The singer is continuing her relationship with Chevrolet that will include broadcast and Internet ads and at least one print campaign for the new version of the carmaker's Malibu—which incorporates a lyric from "Just Fine" ("I like what I see when I'm looking at me when I'm walking past the mirror").

Blige also plans to maintain her relationship with the NFL, which will place her music, and possibly the singer herself, into game broadcasts during December and January.

The Apple campaign, which features "Work That," should drive sales from the get-go. By comparison, digital downloads of Feist's "1, 2, 3, 4," which appeared in an early-fall iPod ad, soared from 6,800 to 128,000 in its first three weeks of exposure, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

Blige will also embark on a short promotional tour starting the second week of December, visiting Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and possibly San Francisco. She'll visit radio stations and "try to have a special event," such as an appearance or performance, "in each of the markets," according to Harleston.

Blige's Web site has been redesigned to support "Growing Pains," and Geffen is lining up some online promotions, including programming with AOL and Yahoo that Harleston says will be "a little sexier than a standard 'Sessions' kind of performance . . . We'll make sure she's very present in the digital retail space." Geffen is also working on plans for "exclusive content for various retailers," both terrestrial and Internet-based.

There's also a "huge international component" in the "Growing Pains" marketing strategy, Harleston says. Blige went to Africa in mid-October for a series of dates, having gone to South Africa last year to help open the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls there and being "really taken by the experience." She also went to Europe and briefly returned to the United States before a two-week tour of Japan in early November.

In Europe, "The Breakthrough" went top 10 in Switzerland, while the single "Be Without You" achieved the same distinction in Switzerland and Holland.

"I'm probably in the best shape that I've ever been in in my life," says Blige, whose stamina will surely be tested in the run-up to the new album. "I'm really healthy. I make sure I'm not stressed out over a lot of things."

Blige is also expected to hit Europe in December, and Andrea Nelson Meigs, her talent agent at ICM, says she's looking to fit in feature film work in first-quarter 2008. Blige has appeared on such TV shows as "The Jamie Foxx Show," "Ghost Whisperer," "Entourage" and "America's Next Top Model," and she's long been linked to a Nina Simone biopic.

On top of all this, Blige is also operating her own label, Matriarch Records. R&B singer Dave Young—who co-wrote "No One Will Do," "Baggage" and "MJB Da MVP" on "The Breakthrough"—is slated to be the imprint's first release, though a date has not yet been set. "He's got a voice that's been missing in R&B," Blige says. "It's incredibly soulful: He's like our Donny [Hathaway] that we don't have, our Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Tyrone Davis."

More than anything, however, she's anxious to get her "Growing Pains" out to the public and continue what Blige says has been a career-long dialogue with her audience.

"My fans are like shrinks for me," Blige says. "Any time a person listens to you, they're helping you, and there's 5 million people out there listening to me. I'm like, 'Wow, thank y'all for listening.'"

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Saturday, December 8, 2007

HANDSOMELY DARK



FROM MY YouTube GROUP http://www.youtube.com/group/nubiannewyorkers

Friday, December 7, 2007

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Law Of KARMA

IT CANNOT COME TO PASS THAT THE FRUIT OF A DEED WELL DONE BY BODY, SPEECH, AND THOUGHT SHOULD HAVE FOR A RESULT THAT WHICH IS UNPLEASANT, HATEFUL OR DISTASTEFUL. BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE OTHERWISE IS QUITE POSSIBLE.(see)





The concept of Karma plays a very important role throughout Asia. Asian religions in general have established the famous universal moral code based upon this law, that good deeds produce good effects and bad deeds produce bad effects. However, it should be pointed out that Buddhism places additional qualifications on this code:


I. The Good or Bad Effect Is Neither Reward Nor Punishment
The so-called good effect or bad effect is not a judgement nor is it given as a reward or punishment by a supramundane authority such as God. The good or bad effect produced by good or bad Karma is purely and simply a natural phenomenon governed by natural laws that act automatically, with complete justice. If God has anything to do with it, then God must also act according to this natural law. This cause produces this effect. That cause produces that effect. God would not change this natural path because of his like or dislike of a particular person.


II. Good and Bad Are Not Defined By A Human Code of Law.
The good and bad referred to here are not defined by any code or law created by human being unless such a code or law follows the natural path. For example, when democracy was first established in the United States, women did not have the right to vote. At that time, women who complied with that status were considered good and those who fought against it were considered bad.
The judgement was incorrect, however. The natural path is that human beings are all equal, and thus the system which gives women equal voting rights with men is truly the just one. Therefore, those who opposed the unequal voting system were actually the good ones.

This law of Karma, or cause and effect, is so powerful that it governs everything in the universe except, according to Buddhism, the one who is Enlightened or who recognizes basic nature. Upon Enlightenment, the round of cause and effect loses its significance, just as Samsara, or the round of birth and death, ceases with Enlightenment.
Since basic nature transcends all duality and is ultimate, there is no one to receive the effect, whether it is good or bad, and no one to whom any effect can apply.

This unique explanation by Buddha of the nullification of the law of Karma is very important. I will discuss it below.
With this brief explanation of Karma as a background, let us now go a step further to see how Karma works.



In one of the Buddhist texts it is recorded that someone asked Buddha:
Why are some women ugly but rich?
Why are some women beautiful but poor?
Why are some people poor but with good health and a long life?
Why are some rich yet ill and short-lived?


The Buddha's answers were:
One who is ugly but rich was short-tempered in past lives easily irritated and angered but was also very generous and gave offerings to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha and made contributions to many sentient beings.



One who is beautiful but poor was, in past lives, very kind, always smiling and soft spoken, but was stingy and reluctant to make offerings or help other people.



The person who is poor but in good health and enjoying a long life was, in his or her past lives, very stingy or reluctant to make donations, but was kind to all sentient beings, did not harm or kill others, and also saved many sentient beings lives.



The person who is rich but often ill, or who is short-lived, was, in his or her past lives, very generous in helping others but loved hunting and killing and caused sentient beings to feel worried, insecure, and frightened.

The above examples give us some idea of why people on earth, although all human beings, vary so much in appearance, character, lifespan, health, mental ability and fate. It is even more interesting to note how much the circumstances in which a person is born can influence his or her destiny. Which race, which nation, which skin color, which era all these factors make a great difference.
Would it not be more logical to think that something was going on before one birth that caused all those effects than to say that it is purely accidental or even to say that it is God's will? If a baby has no past life, then on what grounds does God judge whether to reward or to punish that baby by causing him or her to be born under different circumstances? Intent, thought and action should always be taken into consideration. Remember:

IT CANNOT COME TO PASS THAT THE FRUIT OF A DEED WELL DONE BY BODY, SPEECH, AND THOUGHT SHOULD HAVE FOR A RESULT THAT WHICH IS UNPLEASANT, HATEFUL OR DISTASTEFUL. BUT THAT IT SHOULD BE OTHERWISE IS QUITE POSSIBLE.(source)


"Karmic effect is the incomprehensible!" This statement of Buddha suggests not only the complexity of karmic effects but also the difficulty of predicting when a karmic effect will mature.


Generally speaking, however, Karma is like the action of lighting a candle. The candle will light the whole room immediately and will last until it is consumed. Similarly, Karma has the following characteristics:


Karma not only affects the doer but also affects others. The magnitude of the Karma determines the sphere of its effect.


Most Karma produces an immediate effect which will last until it is consumed. The nature and magnitude of a karmic action determine the duration of the effect, which may remain many years, or may not even be felt until some other karmic conditions mature.


Karmic effects can combine and accumulate.


These three points are rather condensed. I do not have time to give you a detailed description of them. The following examples however, might help you to understand these points a bit more:
The discovery of electricity by Benjamin Franklin and the conversion of electricity into light by
Thomas Edison changed the lives of human beings tremendously, and the effect is still growing.
An action taken by the U.S. Congress to change the tax law will immediately affect millions of American pockets. The effect can be seen by many Americans in their lifetime, and it will also be felt by future generations of Americans.


The combined and cumulative karma of the system of slavery used by many Americans over a long period of time has produced effects which constitute a major domestic problem in the U.S.
The theoretical discovery of atomic energy by Albert Einstein and the joint effort of all the participants in the Manhattan Project produced such complicated effects, good and bad, that we are probably just beginning to realize the significance of these developments.



III. A comparison can be made of the magnitude of effects of various kinds of Karma.
Such comparisons are recorded in many Buddhist scriptures. I would like to give you some examples to enable you to form your own ideas on how you may create karmic effects of greater magnitude.


One day, while walking on the street, Buddha met a beggar who was a so-called untouchable in the strict caste society of India during his time. Not only was Buddha friendly with him, but he accepted the beggar as a disciple in his order of the Sangha. This action had an effect which was infinitely greater than the acceptance of a prince as his disciple.


When the monk Bodhidharma went from India to China he was welcomed by the Emperor Liang. The emperor asked him, "What merit have I gained since I built so many temples, erected so many pagodas, made so many offerings to Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, and did numerous other virtuous deed?" Bodhidharma's reply greatly disappointed Emperor Liang. Bodhidharma said, "Your Majesty, there is none whatsoever. You have gained no merit. What you have done produces only worldly rewards, that is, good fortune, great power, or great wealth in your future lives, but you will still be wandering around in Samsara."


Buddha often emphasized that to study and explain to others even a few sentences of the teachings that show how to be rid of samsara creates infinitely greater merit than making tremendous offerings to as many Buddhas all over the universe as there are grains of sand in the great Ganges River.


Buddha also taught these principles:
One who makes numerous offerings to the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha, helps sentient being, and does many good deeds, and yet dedicates all the merit accumulated thereby to one's own or one's relatives interest such as making more money or enjoying a longer or better present or future life produces limited effects.


One who does those same good deeds but dedicates all the merit to saving sentient beings from suffering in Samsara receives much greater merit than the one with selfish purposes.
Finally, one who does the same good deeds with no specific purpose or desire at all receives infinitely greater merit than the two cases mentioned above.


In a further elaboration to the above regarding the Buddha's words as well as the meeting between Bodhidharma and Emperor Liang, regardless of what action one takes in regards to deeds or any merits or non-merits that may or may not follow thereof, the following should underscore both:


Emperor Liang invited Bodhidharma to his capital in Nanjing. The emperor was very fond of Buddhism and often wore Buddhist garments and recited Buddhist prayers. He was, however, most proud of his unbending and unqualified support for Buddhism throughout his entire kingdom.


Proud of his knowledge and the contributions towards Buddhism, he asked Bodhidharma, "Since I came to the throne, I have built many temples, published numerous scriptures and supported countless monks and nuns. How great is the merit in all these?"


"No merit whatsoever" was his shocking reply.
Now, the emperor thought, he had often heard teachings from renowned masters who said, "Do good, and you will receive good; do bad and you will receive bad. The Law of Cause and Effect is unchangeable, effects follow causes as shadows follow figures." But now, this sage declared that he had earned no merit at all. Thus, the emperor was thoroughly perplexed.


The emperor had failed to understand Bodhidharma's words which means that one is not really practising the Buddhadharma if one does good with the desire to gain merit for oneself. It will be more like satisfying one's own ego, or promoting one's own welfare, or even for the sake of being recognized and appreciated by the public.




However, Karma operates more closely with the Buddhist view as formulated by the Buddha, acting more or less in feedback loops, with the present moment being shaped both by past and by present actions; present actions shape not only the future but also the present. This constant opening for present input into the causal process makes free will possible.


This freedom is symbolized in the imagery that Buddhists use to explain the process: flowing water:

Sometimes the flow from the past is so strong that little can be done except to stand fast, but there are also times when the flow can be diverted in almost any direction. (source)

Sunday, November 18, 2007

HEAVEN, HOME & ANGELS


I love music... I love, love, love, music.. ALL kinds, any time. There is a song for every emotion and situation. Are you like me?




Something I noticed about myself is.. I like just about ANY song that has the words "Heaven" or "Home" or "Angel" in the title. To me, songs with one of these words in the title or chorus are
guaranteed to speak to me in a deep way. It something I noticed for a long time and recently decided that I will make 3 CDs, each dedicated to songs about each topic. (its a good idea, you should try it)











I asked the masterminds at "NubianNewYorkers" (The Yahoo Group). The 24,000 plus members have vast knowledge on all sorts of things. 


So to collect the songs I need for the
CDs, I asked for some titles by writing to NubianNewYorkers@YahooGroups.com
And just like always, the brilliant members stepped up. Here's the list they've given me so far....
(hope these titles, provided by these "Angels" will help to create some "Heaven" in your "Home"
like they did for me...)






arjd9972 wrote:




1. You Are My Heaven by Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack.

2. Heaven On The Earth by Lalah Hathaway.
3. Heaven by Rude Boys.
4. Heaven On the Place Called Earth by Belinda Carlisle(Go-Go's).
5. Angel by Anita Baker.
6. Angel by Rene & Angela.
7. Angel by Aretha Franklin. Loved the hell outta this song.
8. You're An Angel by Madonna. It's a pop song.



9. Home by Stephanie Mills. She was at BB Kings in NYC this week.
10. Take Me Home by Phil Collins. I like this guy.


11. Homeward Bound by Simon & Garfunkel(60's group)
12. Perfect Angel by Minnie Ripperton
13.Heaven Help Us All by Stevie Wonder






chuckie7161 wrote:
1. Heaven's Girl by Ron Isley, R. Kelly, Aaron Halland Charlie Wilson


2. Heaven Knows by Donna Summer & Joe Esposito

3. Heaven by John Legend

4. Heaven Bound by Chaka Khan & Rufus



5. When You've Been Blessed(Feel Like Heaven)by PattiLaBelle

6. Heavenly Love by Angela Bofill


7. Heaven's Just A Whisper Away by Donna Summer alsoby Regina Belle


ANGEL songs..




1. Angel by Chaka Khan(from her new CD "Funk This")
2. Angel of Mine by Monica
3. Perfect Angel by Minnie Riperton
4. Angel by Ne-Yo


HOME songs..




1. A House Is Not A Home by Luther Vandross originallydone by Dionne Warwick


2. Home by Carl Thomas


3. Coming Home by John Legend


4. Love Will Be Waiting at Home by For Real from the Waiting to Exhale Soundtrack


5. Got You Home by Luther Vandross


6. Love Shoulda Brought You Home by Toni Braxton


7. Hurry Home by Patti Austin


8. Come Home To Me by Miki Howard






"NYCblackbrotha" wrote:
Off the top of my head here are mine. Can't wait to see what others put down:


Heaven - The Chimes
Heaven in Your Arms - Rj's Latest Arrival


You Are My Heaven - Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway


My Piece of Heaven - Ten City


Angel- Angela Winbush


Heaven Must Be Missing an Angel - Tavares (You get two for one here)


Angel Of The Morning - Merrilee Rush


Angel - Madonna


Angel In My Pocket - Change


Home - Stephanie Mills


As Long As He Takes Care of Home - Candi Staton (This is my song, check this out and listen to the words)


Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson


Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd (not sure if that's spelled right)


Home At Last - Steely Dan


KEVINETAYLOR.com wrote:
HEAVEN IS WITH YOU - Natalie Cole
A LITTLE BIT OF HEAVEN - Natalie Cole
HEAVEN'S HANDS - Nancy Wilson
HEAVEN I NEED A HUG - R. Kelly
HEAVEN KNOWS - Donna Summer
HEAVEN - Joan Armatrading (black folk singer)
HEAVEN - Avant
TEARS FROM HEAVEN - Eric Clapton
HEAVEN - Mary Mary
HEAVEN HELP US ALL - Stevie Wonder
HEAVEN SENT - Keyshia Cole
(Patti Labelle's WHEN YOU'VE BEEN BLESSED has "HEAVEN!" as the hook, so in case you are also looking for the word)
CAN'T REMEMBER THE ARTIST, but the lyrics said:



HEAVEN SENT FROM ABOVE
HEAVEN SENT ME YOUR LOVE
HEAVEN SENT
(maybe 1980s)



ANGEL - Anita Baker
ANGEL - Aretha Franklin
ANGEL OF THE MORNING - Juice Newton
EARTH ANGEL (The Cleftones - doo woop era)
ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER - Natalie Cole
LET ME BE YOUR ANGEL - Stacy Lattisaw
ANGEL OF THE NIGHT - Angela Boffill
PERFECT ANGEL - Minnie Riperton
SOON AS I GET HOME - Faith Evans
EVERYTHING I MISS AT HOME - Cherrelle
DAVE HOLLISTER - Take Care of Home
THIS MUST BE HEAVEN - Brainstorm
TAKE ME HOME - CherMAKE YOURS A HAPPY HOME (Soundtrack of CLAUDINE - Gladys and the Pips)
IF I THINK OF ANYMORE, I WILL HIT YOU UP...HOPE THIS HELPED! This kind of thing is my blood, so it was a pleasure!


tippindascalez2 wrote:
Two that I love with Heaven in the title are "Heaven Sent" by Keyshia Cole and "Heaven" by BeBe & CeCe Winans.


Angel in the title - "Angel Of Mine" by Monica

neutralshine2000 wrote:
Heaven by Mary Mary


paynestalker wrote: 1. heaven in your arms- rj lastest arrivals
2. heaven knows- faith evans and donna summer
3. heaven by john legend

4. angel of the night- angela bofill
5. angel- angela winbush
6. angel- aretha franklin
7. heaven must be like this by ohio players and d'angelo
8. how can a angel break my heart- toni braxton
9. heaven by lalah hathaway
10. when did you leave heaven- nancy wilson and little jimmy scott


nivla 99 wrote:
1. Angel--Anita Baker
2. A House Is Not A Home--L uther Vandross
3. Heaven Must Be Like This--Earth,Wind & Fire


"betcamus" wrote:
Sitting By Heaven's Door- En Vogue
Heaven Hasn't Been The Same- En Vogue
Heaven Knows- Layla Hathaway
Angel- Angela Winbush
Home- Stephanie Mills
Love Shoulda Brought You Home Last Night- Toni Braxton


THANKS GUYS
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HIT "COMMENTS" BELOW AND POST THEM OR SIMPLY EMAIL


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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Drinking from the cup of knowledge..



"If I want to stock the bar in my apartment with enough liquor to cover anything guests at a small dinner party might need, what exactly do I need besides Vodka and Rum?" was the question I posted in the Yahoo Group "NubianNewYorkers" http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NubianNewYorkers/ .

For years I have watched as the 22,000 plus members gave expert advice to each other on all kinds of topics and I am happy to say I found the answers I got to be very very informative...






withinme_1 (Rusty) wrote:


now you're talking my language.

well lets see,?!?

exactly which vodka and rum do you have? because any self respecting party giver should know, that at the minimum the rum is bacardi, and the vodka is smirnoff. that triple distilled is no play play. but i do remember a fierce headache after. so play it safe and get the absolute. or if your really g fab then you might do kettle one or vox. the gin is seagrams. tangarey gives you a little something else, i dont know exactly what that taste is, it's distinct. not like the other gins. but it does go well with grapefruit juice. seagrams goes with just about anything.


there should be a big bottle of brandy. folks usually like that. try the paul masson brandy vs or the vsop. that went over well at my last get together. they preferred it to the henney. and you know there has got to be some henney.


but back to brandy. you could stick to E&J, or christian brothers, have any of you tried the white E&J? that dark one turned me. then you should have some johnny walker red, or black, or dewars. if you like scotch, and you know we like some scotch, especially at some one elses expense. matter of fact, leave that under the counter, and give it to the ones that ask for scotch specifically. you can leave the dewars on the shelf.



bourbon, jack daniels. am i forgetting something? oh beer, plenty or beer. the hot ones are coors lite, heinieken corona or good old BUD. any rate, that sounds like a nice starters kit. and dont be ashamed to tell your friends to bring a libation with them. to add to the pot. if you have them friends with the good home training, then you wont have to ask them at all. they come correct. like mama taught em.

tell us all about the party. i know it will be a smash.



Paynestalker (ELC) wrote:


you can try some tequila

some wine and cognac and brandy plus henny and remy, also keep sodas around like pepsi and coke plus spirte and 7-up or sierra mist or vault which is good.

and juices the best to get them at is costco or sam's club as you can get the big ones for 2 at 5 dollars a bottle.

and don't neglect gin.


Gregmac04 wrote:

You don't really need a fully stocked bar for a small dinner party. Unless that is the par - tay! I think you should have beer & a Red and White wine to compliment the food you plan to serve. I would make a "specialty drink" with the rum or vodka and have something non alcoholic: like an equally satisfying "mocktail"- fruit juice and club soda w/ lime just in case someone decides to be the designated driver for the evening. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

REV THEM ENGINES

Monday, November 5, 2007

TRIVIA- CAN YOU NAME WHO DROVE THESE CARS?

WHO DROVE THESE CARS? CAN YOU GUESS THEM ALL?
















Can you name them all? Just hit "comments" after this post and number and list your answers.. or let us know by emailing NubianNewYorkers@YahooGroups.com

Thursday, November 1, 2007

THE DOG LET THE CAT OUT THE BAG!

DOG THE BOUNTY HUNTER'S RACIST RANT -- CAUGHT ON TAPE!


Dog Chapman has been captured spewing foul-mouthed racist slurs on a tape obtained exclusively by The NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

And now a civil rights leader is calling for Dog's TV show to be removed from the airwaves.

In a shocking world exclusive The ENQUIRER has obtained tapes of two revolting phone conversations in which Duane "Dog" Chapman unleashes a filthy bigoted attack, littered with the N-word and other disgusting racial insults.

The star of the A&E reality show Dog, The Bounty Hunter directed his racist hatred at his son Tucker's girlfriend Monique Shinnery, who is black.

"Dog Chapman should not have a show. That show should be taken off the air!"

That's the opinion of prominent civil rights leader Roy Innis, who has served as the chairman of the Congress for Racial Equality (CORE) since 1968. Innis was shocked and outraged when The ENQUIRER played Dog Chapman's racist telephone conversations for him.

"This man should not be held up as a role model for children," Innis told The ENQUIRER. "He has venom deep in his soul. This is a picture of his heart — a revelation of his true nature.

Innis believes that cable network A&E needs to take swift action in response to Dog's vicious outburst.

"He needs to answer for his behavior," says Innis.

"When someone gets the opportunity to use the airwaves, he becomes a role model, whether he likes it or not. Dog Chapman should not be in that position, posing as a good guy.

"His comments show that he certainly is not a good guy."

Full details are in the new issue of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

Update: In response to this story, A&E network has released a statement saying: "A&E has just learned of the story released by the National Enquirer concerning Duane Dog Chapman. We take this matter very seriously. Pending an investigation, we have suspended production on the series. When the inquiry is concluded we will take appropriate action."

Listen to the audio tape:
Warning: Contains racist and offensive language.
http://www.nationalenquirer.com/2007/popup/full-wmv.html

Friday, October 19, 2007

NNY random review- Seinfeld's "Bee Movie TV Junior" Ads


Jerry Seinfeld has produced mini commercials for his upcoming Dreamworks animated feature "Bee Movie". The live action comedy skits appear during primetime on NBC and are "brought to you" by Ford.

Its good to see Jerry on TV again and I think the ads are funny.. but why is he
producing live action adult comedy skits to promote a childrens cartoon? ...Why ARE they paid for by Ford? Are there REAL cars in this cartoon movie? Why are the ads only on NBC? Is the movie for children who like adult comedy, on NBC ...and American cars??


I dont know WHAT is going on..LOL.. but the "Bee movie TV Juniors" are funny. If you've never seen one, check out a sample below and ALL of them at http://www.nbc.com/beemovie/



FOR YOUR EYES AND EARS.. POST 2

FOR YOUR EYES AND EARS.. POST 1

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

LIFE LESSON- Never Give up!!


“Press on.
Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
Talent will not: Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
Genius will not: Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
Education alone will not: The world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.”

Saturday, October 13, 2007

THOSE WHO DO NOT LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT



THE ENEMY ISNT JUST 245 YEARS OF SLAVERY, THE ENEMY ARE THE THOUGHTS THAT ALLOWED IT


THE ENEMY ISNT JUST GAY BASHING AND HOMOPHOBIA, THE ENEMY ARE THE THOUGHTS THAT ALLOW IT

THE ENEMY ISNT JUST SEGREGATION, THE ENEMY ARE THE THOUGHTS THAT ALLOWED IT

THE ENEMY ISNT JUST SIGNS THAT SAID "NO DOGS ARE JEWS ALLOWED", THE ENEMY ARE THOUGHTS THAT ALLOWED IT

THE ENEMY ISNT JUST JAPANESE INTERMENT CAMPS, THE ENEMY IS THE THOUGHTS THAT ALLOWED IT


IF YOU LISTEN TO TALK RADIO OR LISTEN TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE HIJACKED THE NAME "CONSERVATIVE"
THEY ARE THE BREEDING GROUND FOR THE SAME THOUGHTS THAT ALLOWED MAN TO TREAT MAN INHUMANELY THROUGHOUT HISTORY.

THEY CLAIM TO BE CHRISTIAN BUT THEY USE THE DEVILS TACTICS... CHRIST WAS ABOUT LOVE

ALL IT TAKES FOR EVIL TO WIN IS FOR GOOD PEOPLE TO DO NOTHING...

YOU ARE WATCHING IT ALL BEGIN TO HAPPEN AGAIN..

PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEWS, KNOW YOUR HISTORY,

AND DONT LET THEM USE HATE AND FEAR TO VICTIMIZE YOU, OR ANYONE EVER AGAIN.






Columnist Ann Coulter Shocks Cable TV Show, Declaring 'Jews Need to Be Perfected by Becoming Christians'

Slash-and-burn columnist Ann Coulter shocked a cable TV talk-show audience Monday when she declared that Jews need to be "perfected" by becoming Christians, and that America would be better off if everyone were Christian.
Coulter made the remarkable statements during an often heated appearance to promote her new book on advertising guru Donny Deutsch's CNBC show "The Big Idea."

In response to a question from Deutsch asking Coulter if "it would be better if we were all Christian," the controversial columnist responded: "Yes."

"We should all be Christian?" Deutsch repeated.

"Yes," Coulter responded, asking Deutsch, who is Jewish, if he would like to "come to church with me."

Deutsch, pressing Coulter further, asked, "We should just throw Judaism away and we should all be Christians?" She responded: "Yeah."

Coulter deflected Deutsch's assertion that her comments were anti-Semitic, matter-of-factly telling the show's obviously upset host, "That is what Christians consider themselves: perfected Jews."


NUBIANNEWYORKER

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

now THATS a cover that will get attention




I have to admit, I never heard of RADAR Magazine.. But I will be checking it out now.
Any Mag ballsy enough to have a cover like this deserves a look.

You can check them out by buying the Mag or reading the website RadarMagazine.com

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Monday, October 8, 2007

SNL - Really!?! with Seth & Amy: Senator Craig

Sunday, September 30, 2007

REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES IGNORE BLACKS



4 Top G.O.P. Candidates Skip Debate With Minority Focus
absence of the four leading Republican presidential candidates at a forum at a historically black university prompted a debate among Republicans about whether their party is attentive enough to minority voters.




By MICHAEL COOPER
Published: September 28, 2007
The moderator and the panel of well-known journalists were there. A large live audience was there, too, along with the public television cameras that carried the forum to television sets across the nation. But where the four leading Republican presidential candidates were to have stood and debated, four empty, silent lecterns sat on the stage.

That was because the four all cited scheduling conflicts and did not participate last night in the long-planned debate, where they were to be quizzed by black and Hispanic journalists about issues important to minority voters. And their conspicuous absence prompted a debate among Republicans about whether their party is attentive enough to black and Hispanic voters.
If the top Republican candidates were physically absent from the forum, held at Morgan State University, a historically black university in Baltimore, they were very much on the minds of those who came.



“Let me take a moment right here and now to say hello to those of you viewers from home: Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Senator John McCain, Gov. Mitt Romney and Senator Fred Thompson,” Tom Joyner, the syndicated radio host, said in his opening remarks, to knowing laughter from the audience.



And several candidates who did show up wasted little time in criticizing the no-shows.
“I’m embarrassed for our party, and I’m embarrassed for those who did not come,” said Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas. “Because there’s long been a divide in this country. And it doesn’t get better when we don’t show up.”



Senator Sam Brownback of Kansas began by saying: “I think this is a disgrace that they’re not here. I think it’s a disgrace for our country, I think it’s bad for our party, and I don’t think it’s good for our future.”



“You know,” he said, “you grow political parties by expanding your base, by reaching out to people and getting more people. What they’re doing is sending a message of narrowing the base.” Representative Duncan Hunter of California said, “When we have family reunions, and some of the family members don’t show up, we do talk about them — but I’m not going to do that.”



Alan Keyes, the conservative former diplomat who recently entered the race, defended the absentees.
“I think it is a little unfair to assume that they didn’t show up tonight because they were sending some message of a negative kind to the black community,” said Mr. Keyes, who is black. He noted that they also skipped a recent debate that was held to address issues important to conservatives.



The debate comes shortly after Univision, a Spanish-language network, canceled a Republican debate only Mr. McCain agreed to participate. All the leading Democratic candidates participated in a Univision debate this month, and all appeared at the first All-American Presidential Forum, which was held in June at Howard University in Washington.



Tavis Smiley, the television host who moderated both PBS forums, said at the outset: “Some of the campaigns who declined our invitations to join us tonight have suggested publicly that this audience would be hostile and unreceptive. Since we are live on PBS right now, I can’t tell you what I really think of these kinds of comments.”



Without the front-runners, some of the candidates who have been overshadowed in past debates got a chance to be heard on a variety of issues, among them the crisis in Darfur, capital punishment and concerns about the racial discrimination in the justice system.
Representative Tom Tancredo of Colorado noted that he was the only Republican candidate who showed up this summer at a forum held by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Representative Ron Paul of Texas was cheered for his calls to bring the troops back home and end the war on drugs.



Candidates in both parties have shunned debates that fell outside their comfort zones. The leading Democratic candidates did not attend a debate on Fox News after liberal online groups urged them to boycott Fox over what they said was its conservative bias.



A number of prominent Republicans have complained that the decision by the top candidates to skip the debate could endanger the party’s recent efforts to reach out to black and Hispanic voters, and warned that it could turn off independents and swing voters in the general election.
Even Mr. McCain, who defended his decision to skip the debate at a breakfast speech in New York City, voiced concerns.



“I think we have work to do in the African-American community,” he said, adding that he is concerned that Republicans are also failing to reach out to Hispanic voters. “I think that we have to remind ourselves, as well as our constituents, that we are the party of Abraham Lincoln.”