… And I Should Care Because?

A few days ago I got an interesting e-mail from a man who says his name is Brian. Brian for some reason came to this site, used my contact form, and sent me a very lengthy e-mail explaining to me why he hates and refuses to date Black women. Brian titled his e-mail “My Confession”. Brian contacted me, a Black woman who runs a site in support of other Black women, to confess his dislike of us. Why? Why me? What made this man come to Brown Sista, see what I do and then feel his confession would be of interest to me? What exactly was Brian trying to accomplish with his e-mail and why was he trying to accomplish it with the very type of woman he claimed to despise- A Black Woman?
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A Fan’s Review Of Whitney’s Comeback Performance

Whitney As reported here last week, singer Whitney Houston made her long awaited return to the stage at yesterday’s Live & Loud Music Festival in Malaysia. Before I went to bed last night at least one review had been posted online by a fan who said they were at the concert. By the time I woke up this morning and checked my email- there were several and none of them were very flattering. Honestly, I never expected Whitney to be her old self vocally and that is why I believe she launched her comeback overseas rather than here in America. However, I didn’t expect the reviews of her voice to be so sad either. According to Mr Manager’s Blog the Whitney of old is gone.
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Dereon Girls A Little Too Adult?

Dereon Baby So I am sitting back reading my new issue of Vibe Magazine, which always arrives late, and lo and behold I see a new promo ad for Dereon Girls. No big deal- I keep reading. After a second look at the magazine and the ad I noticed something very oh-my-god-ish. Take a look at the ad to your right and see if you see it too? Did you spot it? It’s the shoes! Look at the boots the 2 little girls have on in that ad. Those boots are so not fit to be worn by a child the age of the child in the ad or any youngster for that matter. Still, I love them. They are so hot. Little girls aren’t suppose to be hot though so I gotta give Dereon Girls a thumbs down for this look. Also, as a mother of a ten year old girl I can tell you that young girls clothing over the years has gotten extremely inappropriate. Clothing for pre-teens are as tight, hip hugging and revealing as clothing for grown women. I have even seen thongs for little girls and you know that ain’t right. So on one level I can look at the ad and the clothing and think the kids are cute in a “dress up like my mama kind of way”. However, if these are actual clothing and shoes from the Dereon Girls line, I will not be supporting it. Dereon Girls needs to look more girl-ish and less woman-ish or this line will go the way of their high end Dereon line- down the toilet.

Pepa Celebrates The Big 4-3

Sandra “Pepa” Denton Celebrates Her 43rd Birthday Sandra “Pepa” Denton celebrated her forty-third birthday yesterday at the Brava Nightclub in Puerto Rico. Pepa’s b-day jam was proceeded by a pool party at the grand opening of the New El San Juan Hotel & Casino. Her partner in rhyme, Cheryl “Salt” James was in attendance, as was Gabrielle Union, singer Nick Lachay, and his gal pal, Vanessa Mannillo. Party pics can be seen on the next page- and wow, can you believe Pepa is actually 43 years old? Nose job or not, the sista looks good.
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Usher Fragrance Premiere Party

Usher unveiled his new fragrance for men and women, appropriately named, “Usher for Men” and “Usher for Women”, at a star studded party at Cipriani’s in Manhattan. Usher’s mom, Jonetta Patton, as well as Beyonce, Gayle King, Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, and others were on hand to help him celebrate. I received samples of both fragrances about two weeks ago, and though I know many of you have heard awful things about them, I assure you, both smell wonderful. I was particularly fond of his fragrance for men, and I’m happy to announce the 12 year old, 16 year old and 38 year old males whose opinions I asked for, also liked the smell (lol).
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Salt n’ Pepa Show Promo Pics

Salt n’ Pepa With the Salt n’ Pepa show just weeks away, VH-1 has released publicity shots of rap music’s original Spice Girls, and I swear looking at these two sistas brings back so many memories for me of growing up in the Bronx. Salt n’ Pepa were to my generation what The Supremes were to my mom’s generation. Yes- it is just that deep. Every Black girl growing up in the NYC wanted to look and dress like S n’ P. The biker shorts and leather jackets, the blond asymetrical hairstyle- you name it- whatever they did- we copied it. I just knew I was Pepa and my girlfriend from upstairs was Salt (lol) .
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Next Generation Divas

Mya VH-1 celebrated the ten year anniversary of the Save Music Foundation at the Lincoln Center in New York City and singers Mariah Carey and Mya were on hand to celebrate the occasion. VH-1 aired it’s first Diva’s Live concert in support of the foundation back in 1990 and it was a spectacular event, featuring amazing performances by Mariah Carey, Aretha Franklin, Celine Dion, and many others. Diva’s Live became the premiere event for female singers to perform at and for about the first 3 or 4 years I remember watching it religiously. I even picked up the CD from the second year that featured an amazing duet between Mary J. Blige and Whitney Houston. Sadly, after about the 4th year, the lack of female singers who could actually sing, caused ratings to dip and the show to eventually change it’s name.
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Keke Wyatt Ain’t No Soul Sista

KEKE WYATT Singer Keke Wyatt, best known for taking a knife to her husband’s throat, is back with a new album entitled Ghetto Rose and two new interviews guaranteed to get tongues wagging. AHHA first interviewed Keke who took a swipe at not only Beyonce’s vocals skills but looks as well. Keke laments If you notice, I’m yellow. My natural hair is the color she dyes her hair. I have the little waist with the big booty. It’s all the same thing but I sing better, so it was their loss. Say I don’t sing better than Beyonce? Not content with making ridiculous comments to just AHHA, Keke then took her act on the road and decided to share her brainless ideas on race, skin color and the N word with Essence Magazine writer, Kenya Byrd. You can read both the Essence and AHHA articles on the next page, but I cannot and will not be held responsible for any brain cells you might lose during the course of reading them.
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Melanie Brown Talks To Essence…

… and is sure to set tongues a wagging with what she had to say about Eddie Murphy’s lifestyle. Speaking for the first time to an American publication, Malanie Brown, aka Scary Spice, gives Essence magazine the scoop on her relationship with Eddie and why she truly believes he so unexpectedly called their relationship off. Melanie tells Essence writer Kenya Byrd that upon agreeing to buy a home together she discovered Eddie led a lifestyle that wasn’t fit for children. Though not going into much detail, she claims having strange people knocking on her door at three and four in the morning was not something she wanted to bring her children into.
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Grown Men Wearing Braids

I wrote this article about a year ago on my personal blog and it was picked up by a larger site and eventually spread all over the net. So many people reposted it on their sites to the point where friends of mine were sending it to me totally unaware that I had written it. I have decided to repost it here after reading several comments made by sistas throughout the blogsphere concerning Polow Da Don and his hairstyle of choice. Below is the article as it appeared in 2006.

Okay, I know from jump this will be one of those topics that is sure to upset both Black men and women, but you all know what I think- So What!

Like most people, braids on men never bothered me before, but the older I got the more they disturbed me as I found many traits I disliked seemed to be found in men with braids, or as I like to say, men who wear their hair like little girls.
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Weekend Wrap Up 7.07.07

Solange and Beyonce It was a busy weekend for sistas as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, and Solange Knowles all attended big events. Solange celebrated her b’day down in New Orleans with big sis Beyonce by her side. While Rihanna and Alicia Keys participated in a much more selfless event, Live Earth. First up however is Solange who celebrated her birthday for the second time at the Essence Music Festival where Beyonce performed last night . Solange turned 21 years old and rumors are running rampant that not only will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion album, but that Solange will be added as a fourth member. Keep checking this post as it will continuously be updated.
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Adina Howard: Private Show

Adina Howard: Private Show So you guys remember that sometime ago we discussed Adina Howard and her possible return to the music scene. Well it appears that time is upon us as Adina’s new album, Private Show, is due to hit record store shelves this Tuesday, June 26th. The album boasts production from Black Eye Peas producer Poli Paul and to preview tracks you can check out Adina’s My Space Page . However, with songs like Tease and Phone Sex, I think it is safe to assume that the new Adina is as much a freak as the old one- an observation which I’m sure pleases her die-hard fans.
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Kelly Rowland Searches For Real Father

Kelly Rowland Singer Kelly Rowland has decided to search for the father she hasn’t seen since she was a little girl. Kelly was just eight years old when she and her mother were forced to flee their home because her dad was an abusive drunk. Kelly’s mom was unable to support herself and her daughter however and that of course is where the Knowles family come in. Mathew and Tina took Kelly in and the rest is Destiny’s Child history. Despite having her entire world turned upside down as a child, Kelly says she has forgiven her father and wants to reconcile. “I don’t know where he is but I hope he’s not dead. That would break my heart. I remember my dad being drunk and aggressive towards my mom but not me. It took courage for her to get away. I don’t know if he knows who I am or what I’ve done. He must be hiding under a rock if he doesn’t.”
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Ciara Lands A Movie Role

Ciara Why is it singers want to act and actors want to sing? It seems everyone is looking to diversify these days and Ciara is no different. The dance diva has landed a part in the film adaptation of the stage play Mama, I Want To Sing. Ciara will play the lead character who rises from singing in her father’s church choir to super stardom. For those of you not old enough to remember, Desiree Coleman first made this role popular and possesses an impressive five octave range. Patti Labelle, who first introduced Desiree to the world over twenty years ago will also star in the film, as well actress Lyn Whitfield who played Josephine Baker in the HBO special.
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