Category: using our powers for good


Last week Wednesday, THIRTEEN University of Iowa football players were hospitalized after a saturation workout that included doing a 100 squats and pulling one of those weighted sleds a 100 yards. All 13 kids (cause that’s what you are in college) were diagnosed with rhabdomyolysis, “a stress-induced syndrome that can damage cells and cause kidney damage and even failure in severe cases.” Which probably means that even with severe muscle soreness and discolored urine the boys did more workouts until they straight fell out.


Kidney damage and failure??? Uh, uh. This foolishness is not okay. Not for nothing, every year about 10 football players die during workouts. Can you imagine if that was your child, relative or friend?

Ironically, at this very moment my girl Tomia is organizing a 5 K Run/ Walk on behalf of Devard Darling’s As One Foundation to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the death of his twin Devaughn. Dude was a FSU football player that died during a workout from the same exact ‘ish. Crazy.

You can check that out HERE.

But even more importantly, tell somebody.

Gentle reminder, please say and prayer and if you can, drop a dollar (or more) on Haiti today.

Today officially marks a year since the earthquake literally tore the country apart. And it’s safe to assume, that even the dimmest bulbs amongst us should be able to understand that between the massive death toll, child abductions, delayed reconstruction, non-stop stream of gang rapes of women &children in the make-shift tent cities, and current cholera epidemic the small Caribbean country is still very much in need.

Do not behave like our former President and assume that because Bono has stopped organizing celeb charity concerts, it’s “mission accomplished.”


I am so proud of President Obama for successfully getting the DADT policy repealed!! This is a BIG moment and he deserves all the shine for not backing down to the damn ridiculous conservative interests (FINALLY) and handling it during a lame duck session.

Take that, take that!!!

It’s still so crazy to me that over 14,000 military personnel were discharged from service solely as a result of that archaic homophobic ass policy! As if we can afford to be kicking folks out of the military while we’re fighting all these senseless wars.

*rolls eyes & sucks the back of teeth*

If you’re willing to put your life on the line to protect the citizens of this country and our freedoms here and abroad, you’re better than most of us (myself included). So at the very least, we should all respect your right to fall in love with whomever you choose.

The End.

And the list of things to be thankful continues…

Today is the 55th Anniversary of Rosa Parks’ refusal to move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. A courageous decision that became the public fame which ignited the already bubbling civil rights movement.

Thanks to this woman’s strength, conviction and ability to see the big picture, generations of people’s lives-Black, White and everything in-between- have been changed.

I salute you Ms. Parks.

But err-um, speaking of the big picture… I sure hope that everyone reading this post continues to be vigilant about their personal health and well-being. You know the drill: ask as many questions about your partner(s) about past sexual history as you do about who’s posting what on their FB page, use condoms each and every time and get tested for AIDS regularly.

Although its wonderful to know that new medications appear to make living with the illness more manageable, I SURE wouldn’t want any of ya’ll to have to find out firsthand. Okay?


So I was totally going to use this post to go IN on the certified dumbass park rangers in Washington’s Olympic National Park that encouraged the teasing and ABUSE of a mountain goat until the animal couldn’t take it anymore. And ultimately, the it retaliated by GORING a innocent hiker (who had nothing to do with the years of throwing bean bags at the wild animal) to death.

But instead, I’m going to use all my energy to pray for Rutgers University defensive tackle Eric LeGrand.

This past Saturday, the 20 year-old got hit during a routine play in the game against Army and suffered an injury to the C-3 and C-4 level of his spine. He has been paralyzed from the neck down ever since. While doctors are still not sure if it’s bruise or a complete break, the recovery from this is going to be long and challenging.

I shudder to imagine the terror that this promising young man and his family are experiencing at this very moment.

May God hear all our prayers for his speedy return to health.

Well alrighty then. Looks like all the single moms have a new pint-sized champion. And you know what, I am not so mad. This video is super cute and the message is waaaay overdue.

Although, I have to say it’s kinda pathetic that it takes a fourteen year-old rapper to make it clear to grown ass men that it’s not appropriate to harass and cat call women (ever) but especially in front of their children.


Get it Astronomical Kid.
*Now if we could just get a song for the pregnant ladies getting catcalls…*

Aww, this promo commercial is too freaking adorable.

*happy sigh*

I love Sesame Street, especially poor hapless Grover. He’s like the best blue monster EVER.

You know, kinda makes me wish I had a child of my very own to share this with… sorta. Okay no, not really. But I do think this video is as heartwarming as warm chocolate chip cookies. And that’s saying a lot coming from my greedy behind.

Anyhoo, enjoy.

OMG. I. Can’t. Breathe. This little Jamaican girl is going IN on her annoying younger aunty.

All I can say is, God bless Youtube and the genius who typed up the subtitles for giving me LIFE on this long ass day. Amen.

*pours out a little Guinness stout*

Praise God!

Just when it seemed like we were living in a world full of psychopaths who
toss newborn puppies into a river for kicks and deranged sickos who drive heated nails and metal particles in to the legs and head of their own maid because she complained about being overworked, Cee-Lo saves the day by releasing the official video to his single, F*ck You! And, it is absolutely perfect.

*happy sigh*


So has anyone NOT heard about the JetBlue flight attendant from Queens that not only cussed out a passenger and quit his job over the plane’s intercom but then had the balls to jump out the emergency evacuation chute as the grand finale??

*nosedives into the shallow end of the pool*

For those who’ve been under a rock for the last 24 hours: According to CNN, the incident took place just after the flight landed at JFK and was still taxiing. Apparently, an unnamed passenger ignored the time honored ‘remain in your seats until we have arrived at the gate’ rule and stood to remove a bag from the overhead bin. And well, it seems that poor Steven Slater (the attendant in question) had finally reached his limitation with the foolishness. So he picked up the intercom and started hurling expletives at ALL the passengers. Then when the plane finally reaches the gate, dude was quoted as saying, “I’ve been doing this for ten years and I’m out of here!” He proceeds to grab some beer from the beverage cart, deploy the emergency slide and hop his happy ass off that mo-fo like, BYE, BYE BEE-YATACHES!


You know I LOVE him, right?

Cause NO judgement but doesn’t he just LOOK like the kid we all grew up with that got picked on mercilessly his ENTIRE life? You know, the classmate for whom there was never a closet big enough to hold him and his fa-la-laing ways?? And then to make matters worse, he isn’t even the cutest. So if the girls were anything like I remember, they prob weren’t even willing to let him be their gay BFF. Sigh. SMH. So tragic.

But then, just when you’ve counted him out.. He tells the world TO KISS HIS ASS over the intercom!!!


Like seriously, even if Steven serves all seven years in jail for criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and criminal trespass-which we know he won’t- that man just lived out the greatest fantasy of all flight attendants around the WORLD. He is a freaking LEGEND.

*raises an overflowing glass of champagne*



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