April, BedStuy, blacklivesmatter, brooklyn, Brownsville Heritage House, community, Crown Heights, dred, Earth, events, festival, Fun, Green Earth Poets Cafe, loc, love, May, museum, newyork, Party, poem, poetry, Uncategorized, YouTube

Slam finals …and the winner is….

I tear myself apart with the regret of not uploading this earlier. Hopefully i am not too late, uploading my new video onto the internet weeks later. This video is of an open mic hosted by the Green Earth Poets Cafe.

Click here to watch –> Open Mic Slam Finals

There are so many people in the footage who are not given their credit. If u recognize anyone please leave a comment and how I can link them to their poems.

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2016, art, enlightenment, Fun, marvel, newyork, saturday, superhero, Uncategorized, women

Badass Misty Knight

Recently, I read a comic about what I thought would be the best tie in for the Marvel universe to include an Afro American character. The woman is named Misty Knight and for the life of me I cannot understand why she isn’t in more episodes. Her story stems from a risky job, which was being a New York City Bomb Detective; to a grueling life juggling love and super-abilities. Her character is both strong and beautiful, which is why I needed to give her a little coverage.Mistyknight0.png Her story immediately takes a sharp turn when her arm is blown off due to a terrorist bomb and she’s forced to leave her job, and her once normal life. Misty is then left in the care of Charles Xavier where she rooms with Jean Grey and receives a Cybernetic arm courtesy of Iron Man.

arms.pngMisty fights to the death in battles and is so fierce that she has even beaten Sabertooth! She fought and had a draw with Ironfist, which resulted in them seeing each other in a different light. The two started dating. Their relationship was rocky at best, which led to her on-again-off-again relationship with Powerman aka Luke Cage. Luke Cage is being picked up by Netflix right now and will begin running shortly……so go catch it! Hahaha I couldn’t resist.

If you’re into comic books, Marvel, or sexy women comic figures dressed in scantily clad suits, like Misty, then you should check out WorldofBlackHeroes or  BlackGirlNerds for more of her story.

I was so moved by this character that I decided to make a little video on her life story. I am placing it on Youtube so that maybe more will learn something and gain strength in themselves. With that being said…..heres a link to the video.   Afro Girls Need Love Tooooo Thanx!

 

~Dredbeauty

 

 

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2015, brooklyn, Chaka Khan, Fun, music, summer

The Concert was Great

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After going to a free concert in the middle of Prospect Park I feel as though I could be a Superstar. Sure it takes hard work and talent, but Chaka Khan sang inspiration into me last night.
With her enchanting lyrics and soothing beats she could sing the alphabet and make it sound sexy. That kind of vibe spread through the crowd like wildfire and we all loved it. Ms. Khan sang some jazz jams that made everybody within earshot croon. And when she got to the hits we all almost melted!
Chaka put life back into me. Watching her perform reminded me of my passion for acting and being on stage. With her dancing moves and expressionistic words she turned the stage into a Chaka Khan juke box. Moving and sounding just like the original recordings! She had the same fire she had from the ’70s. It was magical.
I only wish I could grace the stage like that as a performer.
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2015, april, art, enlightenment, Fun, Party, Toast

New Heights

Flutes of champagne

Take the road less traveled n b sure to take in the sights
Cuz ur on the road to greatness n wonderous new heights
U may wander off the deep end but dont get caught up in the breeze
You are right here for a reason so dont make like a tree and leave
I wish you another year in the snuggly arms of who love u most
May they be here, same place, next year for another blissful toast.

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april, art, children, festival, Fun

Listen to the Children

Taken from Afropunk.com

Taken from Afropunk.com

There are many young people these days who want to make a name for themselves. One such little girl is 7 year old Natalie McGriff.

She has started a comic book entitled “The Adventures of Moxie Girl” in her hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. The comic is about a little girl, much like Natalie, who doesn’t like her kinky hair, until one day a magical shampoo gives her super powers. The lead character then uses her new found abilities to save her hometown Florida library from being eaten by monsters.

Natalie entered her first comic book into the One Spark contest and won over $16,000 from the fundraiser. I am so delighted to hear the little girl going places. And if you know any little children with big ideas, please forward me a link where I find out more about them. I would love to write an article about inspiring kids.

To learn about an Atlanta summit, scheduled in May, check out the BlackEnterprise as they reach out to Entrepreneurs looking for funding. I found this out on their site.

~Dredbeauty

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