Black Pride Matters! #MissyBMoment 

  
Why does Black pride make people so upset? We live in a country where the confederate flag is still praised and when taken down, caused an uproar. We have buildings and streets named after KKK members and others who oppressed Blacks and people of color, but I can’t be proud of myself and my people? Get out of here! Check your heart and your intensions if #BlackLivesMatter, Beyoncé’s halftime show at the Super Bowl and acknowledging Black excellence has you pressed on this Monday. #MissyBMoment

Yeeesss, Bey! Ladies, Get in Formation: #MissyBMoment

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Beyoncé dropped a new song, Formation yesterday and it is officially one of the best “fist in the air’, ladies anthems I’ve heard in a while. She totally sets the record straight about her roots, the illuminati, Jay Z, Blue Ivy’s hair and gettin’ her money up! Right out the gate Bey goes in…”Y’all haters corny with that illuminati mess. Paparazzi, catch my fly and my cocky fresh. I’m so reckless when I rock my Givenchy dress (stylin’.) I’m so possessive so I rock his Roc necklace. My daddy Alabama, my momma Louisiana, you mix that negro with that Creole make a Texas Bama. I like my baby hair, with baby hair and Afros. I like my Negro nose with Jackson 5 nostrils. Earned money, but they never take the country out me… I got hot sauce in my bag, swag.”

The video is filmed in New Orleans and has many socially conscious undertones. Since its Black History Month, I think this song was a dope way to take a risk and show artistry while addressing social, economic and personal concerns. I’ve seen mixed reviews on social media about some of her lyrics. Beyoncé mentions taking her man to Red Lobster, to the mall to get some Jordans and for a ride in her chopper if he gets her right in the bedroom. I mean, she’s married! All women want to be satisfied and what’s wrong with doing any of the aforementioned for your man? To me, the message here is that she can take her man out and foot the bill. While chicks are laying up, twerking and getting mad injections to get a man or for a man who won’t put a ring on it, she got her man and can treat him. Oh and if anyone questioned her bank account and/ or influence, Bey mentions how her man, with her help, could be the next Black Bill Gates in the making or better yet, she may be the next Black Bill Gates in the making. How about that? Yeah, boss status for sure and I’m totally here for it.

Bottomline, ladies, we need to get in ‘formation’…be unapologetic about who you are and not afraid to go after our own success. If you have a man, take care of him. Help him get to his next level while handling your business. Raise your children on your terms, forget what everyone else is talking about. Go hard, slay and get what’s yours. And at the end of the day, “always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.” (drops mic.)

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Catch Me Live this Weekend on Magic 95.5 

  
I’m LIVE on your radio this weekend, Saturday 10a- 1p and Sunday 10a-2p. It’s a “Big Game Battle” weekend on Magic 95.5. I’ll be taking your Super Bowl game predictions. Who you got? Cam or Peyton? 

Oh and you don’t want to miss our huge music battle going on between Michael Jackson vs Prince and Mary J Blige vs Whitney. Plus, I’m giving you a chance to win tickets to get your laugh on at the Rebirth Comedy Tour. 

Listen on the go by downloading the Magic app in your App Store. Hit me up at 614.291.0955 with your requests.   

Support the Flint Water Crisis: Dontate Bottles of Water to Radio One Coluumbus

  
The water crisis in Flint, Michigan is an American problem and as Americans, we should step up and help. If you want to donate water, Radio One Columbus will make sure your contribution gets to Flint! 

Drop off Dates: Monday, Jan 25 – Wednesday, Jan 27 {between 9a-5p}

Location: Radio One located at 350 East 1st Ave Suite 100 Columbus, Ohio 43201 

Water will donated to Triumph Center located at 1657 Broadway Blvd, Flint Michigan 48506 Thursday, January 28th

Help Radio One donate 100,000 bottles of water to Flint.

For more information, log on mycolumbusmagic.com 

Happy King Day: Make it a Day On, Not a Day Off

I’m excited to the be supporting The King Arts Complex’s MLK Open House today. Come out and be a part of the progress that has been made in our Nation and abroad on the shoulders of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His bravery, courage and commitment to equality can never be forgotten! 

I will be there at noon with Magic 95.5. Be sure to hang around for the march as well. For info log on to kingartscomplex.com 

  

The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio Keyholder  2016: Guest Speaker Vanessa Williams 

Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a huge supporter of women and girls, which is why I co-founded a non-profit girl empowerment organization, iGirl (www.discoverigirl.com.) I was honored and excited to be a part of The Women’s Fund Keyholder event in 2014 (see video below.) I believe in their commitment to creating better opportunities for women and girls. 

“The Women’s Fund is a public foundation creating gender quality for women and girls. The Women’s Fund addresses gener norms to create equality and to empower all women and girls to reach their full potential.” 

The Women’s Fund Keyholder 16 event is in May. The guest speaker is actress, singer and the first African American Miss America, Vanessa Williams. If you’ve never been to a Keyholder event, be sure to attend this year. You will walk away inspired, enlightened and ready to do your part in supporting equality for women and girls. 
  
To learn more about the organization, Key Holder 16 and to purchase tickets, go to http://www.womensfundcentralohio.org/