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MY GRANDFATHER

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My Grandfather - Aaron Williams


by Veela Ammons on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 6:23am


Yesterday I wanted to put a picture up of me and my Grandfather. He made it to see his 88th birthday yesterday. Happy Birthday Grandfather!!! When I was about 5 I went to Las Vegas to live with my Grandfather. Because my parents divorce was so nasty I lived there for over a year. It was a little confusing for me. But Grandfather would get me up for school, dress me, and comb my hair. My Grandfather was County Commissioner at the time; so this was no easy feat for him. I even remember drawing and coloring while he met and had hearings with the other Commissioners.

My Grandfather was so smart that he graduated early from high school and stayed and taught his classmates. He has been Mayor of North Las Vegas and was asked at one point to run for Lt. Governor of Nevada. Before moving to Vegas he was in Detroit and owned a grocery store and apartment buildings. See where I get it from? Without trying he has…

EVER BEEN A FOOL FOR LOVE?

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FOOL FOR YOU by Cee-Lo Green ft. Melanie Fiona



Cee-Lo Green- Fool For You Lyrics (Feat. Melanie Fiona)


Yeaah…

(Cee-Lo – Verse)

What?! That real, that deep, that burning, that amazing unconditional, inseparable love
That feel like forever, that always emotional but still exceptional love
Can’t nobody tell me nothing it is what it is
And any mistake you make I, I just may forgive
Right now, right now at this very moment still love her like I loved her then
I love her in and out and up and down and ’round and ’round and over and over again
So rare they swear that you just don’t exist
And there’s only one person I can think of makes me feel like this
And I’m a fool, such a fool for you!

(Melanie Fiona – Verse)

So sweet, so deep, so real, oooh we got damn
That’s some powerful stuff
How you do it? Do do it
Keep it coming

Baby I can’t seem to get enough
What you do, what you say
Makes me want to love you
Baby, I don’t even have a choice
And if I did it still be you
Cuz you’re …

Tell It To Venus: DON’T TAKE MY KINDNESS AS WEAKNESS

SHOUTING AT THE WEDDING!

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I was looking at these videos and put this collection together. I was laughing at some of the theatrics, but I ended with a beautiful wedding song by CeCe Winans. After all, it is a commitment before GOD. Let HIM be the foundation. Anything that's lasting has to have a strong foundation. I wish all my friends and family nothing but happiness.



















I PROMISE by CeCe Winans

I AM NOT MY HAIR!

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“Your hair is nappy, who’s your pappy? You’re some ugly chile.” ~Johnny Mercer

My Grandmother Hannah’s second husband used to work around the house singing this song. After all these years I can still hear his voice. Mind you; I was always told I had good hair. What the hell is bad hair? How about the fact I have hair?  Isn’t having hair considered good? Even if you bought it? I have had a love-hate relationship with my hair.

As a little girl I had so much hair that the only person who really took the time to comb it was my Aunt Winnie. But being tender-headed didn’t help. Winnie would say, “It hurts to be beautiful.” Believe me;she made it hurt! She was too heavy-handed. When she finished I’d have to take an aspirin because she had my ponytails so tight. I think my face looked tighter after she finished.

I used to hate my hair in the summer because it would shrink up due to the humidity. That’s when I decided I wanted a perm. Big mistake! I did more harm than good. Around thirteen …

IMAGE & BEAUTY

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MODEL ME IMAGERY PHOTO SHOOTS



IMAGE & BEAUTY will be in Atlanta December 10th, 11th, 12th and possibly the 13th 28th, 29th, and 30th. As some many of you know; I have trained and groomed over 1,500 students in modeling and acting. This is an opportunity to continue what I love doing, and what I believe is my calling. Ms. Veela (as my students affectionately call me) loves to see dreams come true.

I have assembled an awesome team that is prepared to lend their experience and expertise to training and give you the tools to succeed. Combined we offer over 30 years of experience in the entertainment industry. We are prepared to go wherever we are needed. Some of the best and most successful talent I found was in Rockford, IL, Sioux Falls, SD, and South Bend, IN. It's not where you come from, but where you're going.

I've had the privilege of working with some very talented people and it has been my pleasure. Not everyone is looking to be famous or infamous. Nowadays people a…

THE NAMES HAVE BEEN CHANGED TO PROTECT THE GUILTY: A Cautionary Fairytale

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Once upon time there was a man who fell in love with a woman he saw as a Princess. Well, she wasn’t a Princess, but she reminded him and his family that her family and culture was descended from royalty, and his originated from slaves. So the Princess and the pauper had a grand wedding with all their relatives invited. The pauper’s family attended the wedding with the understanding that the Princess had done the pauper a great favor; after all she was royalty and he was nothing.

During the reception there were all these delicacies that were part of the royal diet; things that the pauper’s family had never tasted or even seen. Unfortunately, the pauper’s family was not use to such delicacies and couldn’t partake of the feast. So they went to Burger King instead.

The pauper began his new life understanding that the Princess had married beneath her so he did his best to provide her with the lifestyle she was accustomed. He searched all over the Kingdom for a castle that would please the…

THE LYNCHING OF BLACK MARRIAGE

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"What counts in making a happy marriage is not so much how compatible you are, but how you deal with incompatibility."
- Leo Tolstoy

I’m constantly reading about the decline of the black man and the black woman. Statistically I’m bombarded with media purporting that the black relationship is not on life-support, but dead and buried. According to the powers that be; black men and women can’t have a conversation; let alone connect for a possible relationship.

Here’s a little history lesson: Lynching was a standard practice of killing blacks by the hands of a mob. This went on from the 18th Century through the 1960’s. Demanding no more government complicity; lynching began to stop when blacks rallied and mounted resistance using protest, lobbying against the violence. Numerous organizations were born out of the struggle such as the NAACP. An anti-lynching bill was passed in January 1922 in the House of Representatives. History shows that the lynchings continued, but things did…

IS THAT YOUR SON OR YOUR MAN?

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I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time. It doesn’t come from a place of vengeance, nor is it some type of vendetta. This comes from experience. I’ve dated more than my share of men who had an unhealthy attachment to their mothers. Well, maybe it was more like their mothers had the issue. I understand a mama’s boy, but this is something totally different. Think that scenario to the 10th power.

The first time I was in a situation where his mother demanded that he pick a side constantly. I mean literally she needed to feel that no matter what I did or who I was to him; she would ALWAYS be first. How could she not? For GOD sakes that’s his mother! I’m good, but I didn’t give birth to him. If I needed him (which was rare) she would always find some urgent situation that needed his immediate attention. We’ll leave that alone. I don’t want anyone to recognize who I’m talking about.

Second occasion, this woman pretended to be nice, but it was clear she didn’t want me around for the…