For every great music fan and fanatic, Touchin Body takes us swiftly on a memory lane to how the genre affected our emotions and psyche. Enjoy the new anthem from J Martins the Urban Afro-Pop tastemaker whose respect for art is legendary. Touchin Body Download and Sharing Link Download here
So gentlemen, you meet a nice young lady. She is intelligent, she looks good to you and you dig her conversation. You feel like you have a good vibe going and then one day you call her and she doesn't pick up. You don't think much of it, she will hit you back around your usual cupcake time. She doesn't. You call her and she doesn't pick up again. You are thinking, something must be wrong, this isn't like my girl.
Then you get a text the next morning. "Hey you."
Why Won't She Call You Back?
You feel like you are in the twilight zone. Why Won't She Call You Back? Then she finally calls you when you are in a meeting. When you call her back, she picks up but cant talk for long. What happened to your girl? Before you know it, you are a victim of the friendly fade. But you dont know why. Let me break it down to you. Here are 5 reasons why she wont call you back:
1. Lets just be honest. She is seeing somebody else. Most women can multi-task, we may even be able to split "the pie," but more than likely we cant split our hearts. She may not be calling you back because she is seeing somebody else.
2. She is bored with your conversation. Look, boring is relative. Two scientists might love talking about science where as I just want to chop it up about the Lakers and go get some Chicken and Waffles....and then well uh, you know. But if your conversation is boring OR offensive she may not call you back.
3. You did something to turn her off. Maybe you have a cat or maybe you are a bit more feminine than she would like. Maybe your breath was just a bit too strong the past two times you went out. Sometimes you can do something to turn somebody off and you reached the point of no return.
4. You are too clingy. There is a fine line between being into you and being ON you. When a guy is being into you you dig the text messages and answer the phone by the third ring. When your girl texts back slow or picks up sporadically-especially when it happens suddenly-she is JUST NOT THAT INTO YOU.
5. The sex was NOT GOOD and she doesnt want to "give it a go" again. Women are pretty forgiving in the sex area-usually. But if you are not the "right fit" for her(you know what I mean) or you were just a boring or unsexy lay-she may not call you back.
To avoid this: Bring out all the stops the first time you get the opportunity. And a man that doesnt go down gets dropped like a hot iron-quickly.
This is Why Wont She Call You Back!
So I am no relationship expert, I have just been in that awful position of not wanting to call a guy back again. I once told a guy that I was engaged so that he would not call me back. In reality, I was BORED with the sex and we were not even in a relationship. I knew that I didnt want it to go any further.
Real talk, if a girl doesnt call you back-its a lost cause. The only thing that you can do is ASK what happened, but most women will not be honest with you-we don't want to hurt your feelings. But I WILL be honest with you. Move on to another girl. Seriously-she isn't "the one."
Sequin Brand Wine is An Urban Hit! There is NO Secret that the varietal Moscato has been ultimately popular in America. The Urban Market has been in love with Moscato for a while. Moscato is sweet, delightful and agreeable to most people's palate! One of the best Moscato's that I have tasted are from the Sequin Brand Wine.
Moscato is traditionally a very sweet white wine. Pinot Grigio is traditionally a slightly dry wine. Check out how Sequin Brand Wine turned traditions on its ear and added a little bubbly to sexy up the situation. Those of us in Urban Markets are loving this delicious brand of sparkling wine!
One of the reasons that Urban Markets drink white wines is that they are a great way to be introduced to wine-period. Many people start on whites and then open their palates up to Reds. Well, in my experience anyway. Sequin brand wine combines a tasty wine that also provides a little bubbly.
The Sequin Brand Moscato is one of the tastiest and smooth that I have experienced! Its sweet with just the right amount of apple-ness(I just made that up) to make you smile when you drink it! I totally suggest this wine if you like Moscato's, because its NOT your typical Moscato!!...its a bit more beautiful. It has a few dimensions of taste and changes as it m moves across your tongue.
The Sequin Brand Pinot Grigio is positively killer! It actually reminds me of a party in my mouth! The Pinot is sweet and fun makes me feel happy! It would be a great bottle to drink at a picnic or even at a birthday party hosted at a club in an ice bucket. This sparkling wine is all types of fun and while I DIG the Moscato, Sequin Brand Wine gets a 10 for this bubbly Pinot Grigio!
ClassySharelle Drinking Sequin Brand Wine!
So I am excited to share two of my new favorite wines with you-especially as we are getting into Warm Weather and light food is great with a light wine! By the Way Sequin Brand Wine is great for an outdoor event as well because its a Classy Twist Top! No corkscrew required!
You can pick up both of these wines at your local BevMo and tell me what YOU think of Sequin Brand Wine!! Do you like the Pinot Grigio or the Moscato better!
We all jammed to Beyoncé's "Grown Woman" in her fly new Pepsi commercial shaking it up, we all wanted more of that song! The word began to spread that it was going to be the hot new single to her album that we have all been waiting for. Bey, give it to us!!
Produced by Timbaland and co-written by The-Dream, "Grown Woman" is a high-energy female anthem driven by tribal vocals and percussion, with fans screaming in the background.
I was dancing around my office like, "Get it!!" ...when she said "cause I got a cute face and my booty so fat!"
Enjoy listening below and let's hope it releases to iTunes soon!
I hope that you enjoy this ClassyBlackGirl Beyoncé Song!
Toya Harris from Married to Medicine is the prettiest UNCLASSIEST member of the cast-and I'm sorry Kari does not count(because she is clearly gutter trash-pretending NOT to be). Like I have said before, Kari she is no Kim Zolciak. I have compiled a Quick 10 List of Toya's characteristics and why she has NO CLASS!
Here is my ClassyBlackGirl Take on Toya Harris: 1. Toya Harris is in the barber shop with her husband. Can't he have a FEW moments to himself, while he gets his hair cut?
2. Toya Harris hosted a party on the same night as her friend. Why would she host a party on the same night at Dr. Jackie?? Who Does that??
3. Toya Harris speaks extremely poor English, "That's what paranoid people does." <<
I have been a fan of Married to Medicine since its inception a few weeks ago! It was like another Real Housewives of Atlanta, so I was on board. Well to do Black Women giving side-eyes and a few jabs I, who can not be interested. The self-proclaimed Queen Bee of Married to Medicine is Mariah Huq. And Aydin and Mariah Huq reign over the Married to Medicine beehive.
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Are Aydin and Mariah Huq Real? As I watched the 2 hour episode and Mariah Huq spoke to her Mother about her daughters paternity and having to share it with her daughter, I gained a new respect for her. I think that Mariah does have quite a mouth on her she seems to be an amazing wife and a great Mother.
I have had a few readers inquire about the realness of the relationship between Aydin and Mariah Huq. Like are they a real couple and some people have even asked how can Aydin Huq stay in a relationship with Mariah after her behavior.
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I think that Aydin and Mariah Huq are very Real. And being an interracial couple on Reality Television, they are showing solidarity and how both religions and cultures can be respected. While she is certainly an assertive woman with a loud voice, I LOVE how she loves her family and puts them first. And I really love how she respects her husband-it shows that sistas CAN be feisty and fabulous!!
What do YOU Think about Married to Medicine's Aydin and Mariah Huq? Will they stay married? Will they be on next season? And most of all...are they a REAL and positive image of relationships on reality tv?
Our favorite Crazy Songstress Rihanna is back in the news again!!...but this time the lawsuit isn't her fault. No Rih-lly.
Rihanna has traditionally been a fan of TopShop, the fashion website. But things may not be so friendly after the recent situations have occurred! According to the New York Post, Rihanna is suing the British Retailer for $5 million bucks!
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Here are the photos at the root of the Rihanna Lawsuit.
The Huffington Post Says,
That a credible source chatted them up and Rihanna has been working on contracts with Top Shop and its parent company, Arcadia Group. TopShop just started selling a shirt with her image on it. Topshops says that they own the image and that they purchased the image from the photographer. However, they did not pay to use the images to resell her image and they did not pay, "artist licensing fees."
This means that Rihanna would not get paid on the sale of her own image. This is not sitting well with Rih-Rih and her team.
There have been no public comments by either TopShop or Rihanna but ClassyBlackGirl.com will keep you in the Loop, Since I adore your girl Rihanna!
Macy's hosted an American Icon celebration throughout their stores nationwide.
It was a beautiful sea of Red, White and Blue celebrating American Legends. ClassyBlackGirl.com attended the celebration in the San Francisco Union Square Macy's and our team had a blast, but the most fun for us to be had was in the posh Demo Kitchen!
The American Icon Celebration started at 5:30 pm on the Lower Level of Macy's in the kitchen studio! Kitchen Aid Culinary Expert, Deb Slater, showed us how to use the multi-purpose Artisan Stand Mixer!
We watched as Deb created 3 delicious recipes: The Red White and Blue Pasta Salad, The Red White and Blue Cole Slaw and The Red White and Blue Vanilla Wafer Cheesecake Tartlets! They were quick creations and so positively tasty! I had never thought about how much of an American Icon our food is, but it truly is! Everything that we do as Americans that is of any substance is always surrounded by our good food-stemming from all of the cultures that create our American Cultural Soup!
Macy's and Kitchen Aid are also currently raffling off a beautiful stand mixer decorated with a beautifully painted American Flag, designed by world class artist, Dean Loucks. This was totally gorgeous and I certainly hope to win!! Every Classy Black Girl wants one of these high end mixers in one of those FAB Colors on their countertops!
We ascended up to the 3rd floor and were greeted by a DIY Nail Salon, a Candy Bar and Delicious Drinks!!
Then we sat front row center to check out the Fab Fashion Showcase of three of American Icons in the fashion industry. The fashion show gave us fresh looks on how to do summertime fashionably!!
Check out My Flash Fashion Video of Macy's Fashion American Icons: Tommy Hilfiger, Levi's and Calvin Klein
The Union Square area of San Francisco is a posh, trendy shopping location. Stores like Bloomingdales, Swarovski and Walgreens. Yes, Walgreens. The Walgreens in the Union Square location has served the communities basic drugstore needs in the past. Today the new Walgreens serves those needs but now its so much more!
Walgreens Is...FRESH FOOD!
From gourmet smoothies to Fresh delivered bakery delicacies, the Walgreens UpMarket is all about catering to the upscale client. The UpMarket is the place to go weather you are looking for a healthy lunch option or just want to pick up a delightful rare cheese for a dinner at a friends condo. Walgreens is Fresh Food!
The first floor of Walgreens is impressive with rows of Ghirardelli chocolate and other specialty items created by local artisans. Ideal for those visiting who want a taste of San Francisco or those who treasure the authenticity of what San Francisco offers.
Walgreens is HEALTH!
In a regular shopping trip it would be time to ascend to the second floor of the Walgreens. A little slice of ClassyBlackGirl heaven. As the escalator transports you to the second floor I promise you that there are little cherubs playing harps. To the right side you see the pharmacy area. Shelves lined with vitamins and self help remedies creates the a mixed feeling of a friendly doctors office and a trendy health food store. The pharmacies décor is muted and classical. There is a space for you to sit and wait. If your concerns need special private attention you have the option of going into a private room to discuss your health matters with a qualified health care professional. As health care costs are rising Walgreens is offering options to remain healthy with prevention as well as when the unexpected occurs.
Walgreens is BEAUTY!
Using the cliché to save the best for last, would be far too light of a statement. The Look Boutique...OMG! With Brands like No. 7 and Vera Moore Cosmetics lining the shelves encouraging you to touch feel and sample everything! The Look Boutique is everybody's favorite drugstore meets an Upscale Department Store! Weather you have dry skin or simply desire to get perfect Red Lipstick for your date tonight-The Look Boutique is the spot! Awesomesauce Walgreens make-up and skin care experts serve you graciously without pushing "their product" on you.
We all watch Scandal...well for the Scandal. But what is not Scandalous is how Shonda Rhimes sent ABC/Disney a 100 Million Dollar Baby. The explosive relationships that the cast and writers of Scandal have created have millions of us tuned in every Thursday and on Scandal Re-Runs the Rest of the Week!
This Week, May 16th, the Season Finale of Scandal will leave all of us breathless. Have we seen the episode-no. We don't need to see the episode, we know Shonda Rhimes and the amazing writers on Scandal!
Shonda Rhimes is the Ultimate Classy, BlackGirl as the Creator of not one but TWO of the hottest television shows on primetime! Every Thursday she has captured the eyeballs and hearts of 8.3 million viewers and 100 million dollars in advertising revenue. She is a gem.
Shonda is a 43 year old single Mother of two who moves mountains at Disney and takes her children to doctors appointments.
In an age of declining prime-time audiences and equally shaky ad rates, the two shows she created and runs for ABC, Scandal and Grey's Anatomy, are among the most valuable properties on the small screen today. Together they pull in more than $13 million in advertising for ABC each week-just shy of $300 million a season, or about 5% of the network's total revenue. That's not counting tens of millions more for Grey's syndication or licensing in other countries, which Disney shares with Rhimes' production company, ShondaLand (FORBES estimates she earned $12 million this year).
But those numbers vastly understate her importance. Since Grey's debuted in 2005, network TV has taken a battering from every possible direction: cable networks, online media and the hard-to-monetize DVR viewing that has become the norm. There has been a 50% collapse in broadcast TV audience ratings since 2002; programs that once easily pulled 15 million to 25 million viewers now see 12 million or fewer. In 2013 all of the big four took a hit, particularly among coveted 18- to 49-year-old viewers.
As audiences tune out of broadcast, so do advertisers. Cable TV ad spending eclipsed the networks' in 2011. The result: When Disney acquired Capital Cities/ABC in 1996 for $19 billion, the bulk of that valuation-about $11 billion-was attributable to the ABC Network and its stations. By 2012 ABC's value had plunged to less than half that, according to research firm Wunderlich Securities. Meanwhile, ESPN -acquired as a small part of the deal-is now worth some $40 billion to Disney by FORBES' measure.
"Broadcast networks are in a bit of a pickle," says Dade Hayes, the executive editor of Broadcasting & Cable. "Not only that they're losing ground in ratings but they're losing in the sense of cultural primacy and in being at the center of the conversation."
That makes the talents of Rhimes-and other topflight "showrunners," as they're known in the industry-exponentially more important. Each week more than 90% of Grey's viewers stay tuned for Scandal, which follows at 10 p.m., a time slot it has owned in the ratings since its debut. On Twitter Scandal fans generate a stunning 3,000 tweets a minute during broadcasts.
Among black TV viewers Scandal, the first network drama written and produced by an African-American woman with an African-American woman in the lead role, is even more resonant. According to Nielsen, it's the highest-rated scr
One of the things that I value most are handmade items. Especially jewelry. So you can imagine my excitement as I was given the opportunity to share the Heart of Haiti beautiful creations.
Heart of Haiti is a "Trade, not Aid" initiative. I love that idea, by empowering and teaching a man to fish so that they can feed themselves for a lifetime. We all have talents and gifts to contribute to the world. The Heart of Haiti program allows Master Artisans to showcase their talents and share a bit of the Haitian history, culture and art.
The Heart of Haiti products are available at Macy's and the talent of the artists is passed down from one generation to another. Much like a family store or a generational insurance company, these skills are being taught from Father to son and Mother to daughter.
I received an art piece that is in essence a jewelry hanger. Its positively beautiful on its own as I have shown. However, I have also added some of my most precious handmade jewelry pieces. I felt that way I would never lose these pieces if they were attached to such a valuable piece of art.
As you can see the "hanger" is made of a sturdy metal that adds a bit of glamour and art to any room. In the same way that each of my pieces have a personal history to me as they were all handmade and all gifts to me, so is the Heart of Haiti sentimental to me. I would like people to know that by supporting the Heart of Haiti initiative, you are enabling a devastated people to support themselves, feed themselves and educate their children.
The Heart of Haiti Collection ...has employed 750 Artists in the Country of Haiti
...has supported over 8000 people in the Country of Haiti
The Collection has over 40 home décor items including quilts, ceramics, paintings and metalwork-like I have. Whats also very sutstanding about the line is that its created almost entirely from recycled and sustainable items that we would not even conceptualize art being created from such as: old cement bags, cardboard, oil drums and local gommier wood.
The Heart of Haiti Collection is available exclusively online at Macys.com/Haiti.
I will be keep up with the Heart of Haiti, but you can too!
Ciara on Wendy Williams Ciara looked positively fabulous today on Wendy Williams! Ciara rocked Ombre sun-kissed brown and blonde locks were blunt cut chopped! This look will be inspiring many girls when they sit in that beauty salon chair this summer! When Wendy Williams asked Ciara if she wanted a prayer cloth for that Model-Short dress she classily said "no." Who wants to cover up those fabulous legs with the awesomesauce baby thigh?
Ciara has good music and a NEW album coming out-Body Party!!
Today Ciara appeared on Wendy Williams looking positively radiant chatting up her new beau and of course wearing those OMG Uber Bayd: Joseph Altuzarra Caged Boots! Tell me what you think??
The successful Ghanaian based Music Producer who has over a decade produced the finest music acts like Obrafour, Kwaw Kese, Edem and others, he has moved a step further and this time dropping another surprise which perhaps nobody expected. Opening the first page for the "Reprisal" compilation is the 1st single (Abena) by AREA_BOI download here click. http://www.hulkshare.com/s8ci4f6c677k