Friday, April 30, 2010

To excercise, or not to exercise

While feeding into my new blog addiction, the voice of reason is telling me to exercise the 340-something calories I've consumed. I with no shame admit to falling victim to the obesity epidemic.Weighing in at over 300 hundred pounds, I was miserable and on the verge of death, so I decided to exercise and eat healthy; as a
result, weight decreased and self-esteem increased. Now I'm 87 pounds lighter, move with the speed of a jaguar( just over exaggerating),and have my eyes on a guy that makes rainbows when he smile. Poor dietary habits are common in the African American community and being from the rural south I witness to loved ones dying from stroke, diabetes, etc.Except for my 93 years young grandmother. African Americans must
be educated on healthy living; especially those living in marginalized communities. food stamps does not promote heathy eatting. Gotta go burn these calories.

Are you kidding me?

Jay-z is the most overrated hip-hop artist in the game.Frankly, i think his newest work is trash; it lacks candid honesty like Lil Wayne's the carter 3, speaks no intellect like Lupe's The cool, and shows no type of artistic innovation like Kanye's graduation; however, the album cover was really dope. This is America so feel free to disagree, but if you are a true fan of hip-hop music, you would agree that calling Jay-z the king of hip-hop is way out of term, especially in this decade. Newbies such as Drake and Nicki Minaji has turned the game around.If you disagree with me, listen to his attempt to remake Alphaville's hit song Forever young.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

We are dying and no one is talking about it

As i stated on my first post tittled Adventures into life, social issues was just one of the items I addressed. As a black female in my twenties, HIV/AIDS accounts for a major fraction of black women between the ages of 25 and 34 dying and living with the disease. The number of African American female casuelties infuriates me. I have more questions than complaints like who should we balme?, how come no one is talking and when will the abuse and oppression end for us. From being stripped of our dignity while standing on auctionig blocks to being objectified on rap videos;its a never ending grief from a culture and society that celebrates misogyny.

Yo, Broadway we need more ish like this

Many people may not know this about me, but I have a hidden affinity for the thearter; particularly musical theater. None of that ole 1930's sambo ish or humdrum Julie Andrews ish. I'm talkin about music and dialouge the reflect today's issues; while delivering its message in a MTVish sort of way,like Rent and In The Heights. Other than the 60's musical Hair , Rent was unlike anything shown on the american theater. R.I.P Jonathan Larson.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Adventures into life

Hello, my name is Glowing Soul. Just recently, I blown away 21 candles into nostalgic bliss and filed taxes. Often, i find myself playing tug o war between girl and woman . Growing up frightens me, but it's the most perplexing adventure God could ever throw us in. Mankind lives nine months in a belly, then is forced to naviagate life with curiosity; which is my reason for starting this blog. Everything from art, music , social issues , politics, and my personnal journey into adulthood will be addressed in this blog. I promise to reveale the most illuminating pieces of myself.