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, bruh, dred, events, friday, newyork, November

Black Friday approacheth

If Black Friday is important to you, so should be the element of logic. Most want to run to the nearest mall with the Best Buy and the Bath and Body works. But what if I told you that you can shop your heart out on Black Friday AND help the community? Logically, this seems to be more economically sound with the way overseas shipping is set up.

Why not shop locally and get super creative gifts? This helps the mom and pop stores in your community and you will definitely buy something no one else has.

It was hard to get my list together of small businesses because there were so many. My real interest was natural body oils, lotions, soaps and fragrances (spoiler alert). But then I was introduced to stylish clothes sites, handcrafted picture frames, and coloring books. I have narrowed down my Black Friday list to a couple natural sistas who run Black owned Businesses. Most are in my immediate area but some are online, too.

http://www.cult47.bigcartel.com for crotchet hats, shirts and bags

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Friend of mine @ Facebook.com/pariis.williams

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Ebonessence for candles that are just right

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Also @ Facebook.com/Shatavia.Green.7

I will be compiling more lists as the day gets closer. Also, check out BlackEtsy.com if u want to have a leg up on me (that’s not what she said).
See you here, same time, same channel!
~Dredbeauty

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2015, blacklivesmatter, brooklyn, children, community, events, google, newyork

101 Independent Black-Owned Businesses to Support for #BlackoutBlackFriday

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Shout out to the blog with the list! Been looking for a complete list for black owned shops for black friday. Thanx, buddy!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

From afrobella.com:

Things weren’t supposed to go this way. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week, with fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping!  And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an evening announcement that seemed poorly planned to say the least, it was announced that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. What does that mean? That means that Darren Wilson gets to walk free, after all of the protests and righteous anger and calls for justice.

CNN predicts there will most likely be a more stringent federal probe and a wrongful death lawsuit – click here to read their predictions. For the black community on the ground in Ferguson as well as in major US cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Chicago…

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2015, art, brooklyn, enlightenment, events, health, May, newyork, poem, women

Writing God

Recently I had a concept about this magazine that I definitely want to publish. Now this current issue is set to go out in June and if you would like a copy just like this post or comment that you do want a copy and I’ll get that to you in it PDF version. Thank you

P.s. Stay tuned for articles written, by me, to appear on my blog. Thanx

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Beauty with Kelly

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Locs of Royalty is a fresh new hair salon operated by a gorgeous mother of two, Kelly King. Kelly is a licensed loctition out of Brooklyn with roots stretching back from St. Anns, Jamaica. Recently I went to get my locs washed and twisted by her and experienced the most liberating moment of my life. Kelly is so sensitive on people’s hair I almost fell asleep. She scrubbed my scalp, moisturized my hair and locked me up in about an hour.

Do yourself a favor, especially, if you’re a locked brother or sister and get your locs treated by Kelly King. She even installs faux dredlocs on those not looking for the permanent style but want to try the look temporarily.
Kelly King is skilled in all areas of locology, and wants you to sit in her chair!

Check her out on facebook.com/kdaloctition to make an appointment. Also visit her shop at 295 Livingston Ave.

See ya in two weeks!

~Andrea Barriffe

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2015, adults, children, donations, Earth, emergency, enlightenment, hope, newyork

Help is on the Way

If you find yourself living in a shoe box of an apartment in the city, chances are you may have experienced maintenance issues in your building. Usually a result of the supers’ lack of care. But  sometimes, without provocation an emergency can change a person’s living situation forever. Sadly, enough the story doesn’t end there.

If a person experiences a fire, flood or other natural disaster and are rendered homeless a donation based program known as the Red Cross comes in to pick up the shattered pieces. They are limited in what they can do but offer many resources for those who have lost everything. Registration upon arrival allows a survivor to receive medical treatment, housing for a few days, and a small stipend which is placed on a prepaid debit card.

The Red Cross is volunteer based and works completely off of the graciousness of others. From the outreach team that are dispatched as soon as they are alerted about the disaster to the  advisor  who helps contact legal offices on behalf of the survivors are all volunteer participants. Even the money used in order to operate this program is donated and granted.

The Red Cross is a not for profit organization that has several locations, including one in Brooklyn at 4th Avenue in Park Slope. redcross

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