Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bobby Womack - If you want my love, put something down on it

Betty Wright - Rock On Baby, Rock On (1976)

fort knox five - Not Gonna Take It - Radio Free DC

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

@Dormtainment - Bad Boys Club Reunion Pt.2

@Dormtainment - The Sitcom [Parody]

@Dormtainment - Bad Boys Club [Parody]

@Dormtainment - 5 Ways To Be A Bad Roommate

@Dormtainment - To Catch A Predator

@Dormtainment - Boot Fearing American

Shit Everyone Says

@Dormtainment - Interactive Sex

Death of 10-year-old involved in school fight declared a homicide

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Officials have ruled the death of a 10-year-old girl who got into a fight last week to be a homicide, authorities said Monday.

Joanna Ramos, a fifth-grade student at Willard Elementary School, died of blunt force trauma to the head six hours after an altercation with a female classmate that lasted less than a minute, said Long Beach Police spokesman Sgt. Rico Fernandez.

Authorities have identified the other girl, who is 11, as well as several onlookers, and they are continuing to investigate what happened.

"There are several accounts of what transpired based on interviews with witnesses, but we have not concluded the precise motive," Fernandez said.

In a statement, police said Ramos and her unidentified classmate had challenged each other to a planned fight when their school session ended Friday. "The two girls met in a nearby alley next to a church and began hitting each other," Fernandez said.

The fight was brief, and no weapons were involved, authorities said.

According to Long Beach Unified School District spokesman Chris Eftychiou, Ramos finished her regular school session at 2:12 p.m. Friday and was supposed to remain on campus to begin her scheduled after-school program at 2:30.

"We believe the altercation occurred during that 15-minute window because she apparently left and returned for the session, which involves help with homework and academic-related activity," said Eftychiou.

After the fight, the girls left and went their separate ways.

Ramos stayed in the afternoon session for about an hour but did not exhibit obvious signs of physical trauma, said Eftychiou. "When she did complain of not feeling well, her cousin picked her up, but we had no indication she was involved in an altercation," he said.

"Only when she was at the hospital did we get word about the altercation, and there is no indication that bullying was a factor," said Eftychiou.

Once the investigation and autopsy are complete, the findings will be turned over to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for review and to determine whether charges will be filed in the case.

No arrests have been made, authorities said.

On Monday, grief counselors were brought into Willard Elementary to assist instructors and students. "It was a somber day," said Eftychiou.

Ramos had been enrolled at the school for about a year and a half, he said.


Kansas Teen Shot Hoops in Meningitis-Induced Coma

Teen basketball star Maggie Meier had perfect free-throw form, even when she was in a coma.

In the fall of her freshman year of high school, Meier got meningitis, a bacterial infection that spurred swelling in her brain and sparked terrifying seizures in the healthy student athlete.

"I'll never forget it," said Meier's mom, Margaret, a pediatric intensive care unit nurse. "Her eyes rolled back, and I knew what was happening. It was terrifying."

That seizure, the first of 20 that night, marked the start of a 100-day hospital stay for then-14-year-old Meier of Overland Park, Kan., most of which she spent in a coma.

"Seeing her every day, not getting any better, it was horrible," Margaret said, detailing the tubes that delivered nourishment and life-saving medications to her unresponsive daughter. "But she would do things that would make us know she was still there."

Although Meier couldn't talk or walk in her trancelike state, she could still shoot hoops.

"She would wake up for two to five minutes and shoot the ball, then be completely out of it again," said Margaret, describing the perfect swish of a beach ball through the makeshift net of Meier's sister's arms. "That's when we knew we were going to get her back, and get her back all the way."

Meier's neurologist, Dr. William Graf, said he'd never seen anything like it.

"It was just incredible," said Graf, now a professor of pediatrics and neurology at Yale University in New Haven, Conn. "She couldn't walk or eat, had no basic functions, but still had this perfect shooting motion. It was engrained."

The severe swelling in Meier's brain had disrupted the connections between nerve cells, and there was no guarantee those connections would ever be restored.

When Meier's immune system cleared the infection and she finally woke up, she had to relearn everything -- how to walk, talk, read and behave -- from scratch.

"She was very childlike," said Margaret Meier, describing the tendency of kids to "just say whatever they want" without inhibition. "All those social things you learn over years and years, she had to relearn. And she had some aggressive behaviors, especially towards me."

Over two months of intensive rehab, and with the unwavering support of her parents and five siblings, Meier slowly came back.

"It wasn't easy," her mom said, recalling the violent outbursts and the need to install special locks on all the doors. "It was months and months of intense work."

Five months after she was hospitalized, Meier returned to Blue Valley Northwest High School, where she got one-on-one instruction from a special education teacher as well as physical and occupational therapy. Her spot on the basketball team bench was lovingly marked with a sign and her teammates wore beads on their shoes with her initials.

"Basketball was hugely important in her recovery," said Margaret. "It's been such a major part of her life since third grade, and she always wanted to get back to it."

And in her sophomore year, she did, earning a spot on the Huskies' junior varsity team. The next season, Meier joined the varsity squad. And on Monday, her high school's Senior Night, the 17-year-old was part of the starting lineup.

"To see where she is now, after what she's been through," said Margaret, voice shaking, "she's just such a great kid."

In the fall, Meier will start college at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan., where she plans to major in nursing or special education. Her mom can't imagine a better fit. "She can really relate," she said.

Whether Meier will play college ball is still up in the air, given her undoubtedly hectic class schedule and busy social life. But her mom is confident she can do anything she puts her mind to.

"If she wants to play ball, we'll be behind her 100 percent," she said. "We're so proud of her."

Yahoo News

New York Man 'Grows' Six Inches Through Surgery - Yahoo! News

At five foot, six inches, Apotheosis was shorter than the average American male and very unhappy about it.

So he did something other men who feel short might consider unthinkable: he opted for costly, painful surgeries to make himself "grow" a total of six inches.

"I realized that the world looked at me a certain way that I didn't look at myself in that certain way," said the 37-year-old New Yorker, who goes by the pseudonym "Apotheosis" in online forums and asked that "20/20" not use his real name. "I wanted the way I felt about myself and the way the world felt about me to be similar."

Apotheosis is one of a "growing" number of men pursuing limb-lengthening procedures for cosmetic reasons.

Dr. Dror Paley, a renowned osteopathic surgeon at the Paley Institute at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., performed 650 leg-lengthening surgeries last year.

Most of Paley's patients have severe deformities or dwarfism, but he also sees cosmetic patients.

"The majority who come for cosmetic limb lengthening have what we call, height dysphoria. They're unhappy with their height," said Paley, adding that therapy has little effect on changing a patient's views. "It's one of the few psychologic-psychiatric disorders that you can actually cure with the knife."

That is precisely the reason why Akash Shukla, 25, decided to undergo the procedure. At age 18, the New Jersey man was devastated to find out that his final height would be 4'11 ½.

"I felt like my short stature was kind of causing a void inside me- an emptiness in my heart, if you will," he said.

And not everyone was encouraging.

"There are people that have said, 'just accept what God gave you. But, in some way, shape or form everybody is trying to alter what god gave them. If God gave kids crooked teeth, they get braces," said Shukla, who is now almost 5'2" thanks to the surgery.

But limb lengthening is certainly not like straightening teeth.

Only a few doctors, including Paley, perform the procedure in the United States.

Surgeons break the leg bone in two and implant a state-of-the-art telescopic rod into the middle of the broken bones which then pulls the bone apart very slowly, about one millimeter a day.

New bone grows around it and tissues like the muscle, the nerves, the arteries, and the skin, regenerate as well.

At about $85,000, the procedure is expensive and the process lengthy. It takes at least three months to complete it and it requires demanding and excruciating physical therapy.

Apotheosis is still in recovery and he does not want to go public even though this is his second surgery. "I am still lengthening right now and there could be further complications and I don't want to talk about it successfully until it's been successful."

But he is candid about his leg lengthening journey on, an online forum for people interested in the procedure.

"I am not telling anyone they should do this surgery, but I am laying out my experiences and the risks that I have taken and the successes that I have had and let people make their own decision," he said.

Many go to the site looking for advice on doctors, often foreign, as the cost for the surgery could be less than half as much overseas.

Apotheosis traveled to Germany to have internal rods implanted and now he is the one responsible for controlling the lengthening, twisting his legs back and forth to extend the rod inside.

Despite the pain and financial burden, patients like Apotheosis say those few more inches of height can make a big difference.

"When I walk down the street a different person perceived differently by the world for the rest of my life, you know, I am who I want to be now," he said.

He chose the moniker Apotheosis, he said, because "it means to become godlike -- become the best you can be. It's a Greek word."

"And that's kind of what I want? And I am not trying to be godlike; I am trying to be the best me that I can be."

Cited here: Yahoo News

Paul Mooney on (Tiger Woods)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Ebony in High School

I've had the pleasures to speak at FIVE colleges. I must say the experience was pleasurable and I will be speaking at MANY more colleges and universities. Next, I'll be speaking at high schools. Many high school officials may be reluctant about allowing me to speak to their students about my book because of the profanity and explicit content.

Well, kids today are exposed to all sorts of things. They're having babies before they're old enough to drive and vote. Therefore, the contents of my book will not influence them to do the wrong things, except help them overcome the challenges they're combating. "Ebony the Beloved" isn't your typical urban lit book; it's a realistic, fiction help guide. I had one parent purchase a copy of my book for her 16 year old daughter. Besides, kids today wear tattoos before they're 18. Who says I have to read the profanity-filled passages to the underagers anyway.

I will be contacting high schools for the first time, and if the principles agree to have me speak at their high school about the book, I'll let all of you know, of course. It may be difficult securing speaking venues at high schools at first, but it isn't impossible. Stay tuned, readers and readerettes!


I STILL Don't Want a Boyfriend!!!

The Four Tops-Shake Me,Wake Me,When It's Over

Westwood - Lloyd *EXCLUSIVE* on tour in UK

First Look: Lloyd - Do It Again (Video Pics)

Cited here: ThisIsRNB

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ebony the Beloved - What's New?

Hey folks,

I'd like to thank you for your loyal readership. I have been scheduled to speak at a local state college tomorrow, as well as three more learning institutions next week. I'll be speaking at one university and three more colleges. I am very honored to have the opportunity to speak about the book I've dreamed about prior its' existence. The list of schools I'll be speaking at are: Palm State College, Broward College, City College, and American Intercontinental University (the college I graduated from). I am BEYOND proud of my hard work and efforts. And the best is YET to come. Also, the script for the stage play should be completed this week. And a screen play will ensue. I thank you all again, and if you STILL haven't purchase your copy of my novel "Ebony the Beloved," it is never too late. Buy your copy today! :-)


Was Whitney Houston A Blood Sacrifice for FAME??

Monday, February 6, 2012

Stage Play for "Ebony the Beloved"

A stage play is in the works for my novel, then a screen play. All I can say is...stay tuned! :-)

Jackie Brown Film Trailer

This movie gets better and better every time I watch it! lol :-)

I'd Like to Thank Everyone...

I'd like to thank all of my international readers (naysayers included) for all of your perpetual support. The best is yet to come! :-)

Lloyd, “So Gone” MP3

Hmm..I don't think this is Lloyd's best work, but that's just me. Perhaps some of you might like it:

More Speaking Engagements

So...I may be granted the opportunity to speak at more college campuses about my novel. Stay tuned for more upcoming venues, folks! :-)

Ralph Tresvant-Money Cant Buy You Love

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Goodbye, Middle Class

Nearly one in two Americans is now living on the lower end of the income scale, according to the Census Bureau. For a family of four that's less than $45,000 a year. These are three families who are falling out of the middle class.

One bedroom for a family of five

Previous pay: $110,000
Current pay: None
Where they live: Staying as guests in a friend's home

Talia Mobley and her husband Adam have been out of work for more than two years. Adam was a lead technician for Comcast and says, "I had it made." Talia worked in customer service.

Collectively, they have sent out 500 resumes but have not gotten one job offer.

Talia went back to school to retrain as a Certified Medical Assistant because she heard health care is where the jobs are. But she still hasn't been able to find work.

Fifty percent of the unemployed in New Jersey have been out of work for more than six months, and it's a similar story in Florida, Illinois and Nevada, according to the Brookings Institute.

From six figures to the poverty line

Previous pay: $130,000
Current pay: $15,000
Where they live: Their foreclosed home, awaiting eviction

This family of 5 represents what it can look like when the bottom falls out of the middle class.

They live in Morris County, N.J., where the median household income is $91,403.

Unwilling to show their faces, they still wanted to share their story. The father used to make over $100,000. But then his 6-figure, telecom job of 20 years went to India.

They haven't paid their mortgage since 2009 and wake up each morning wondering if today will be the day they are evicted.

[Also see: America's Most Overpriced Cities, 2012]

Not living in poverty but not making it

Previous pay: $40,000 to $50,000
Current pay: $12/hour
Where they live: Family shelter

A mother and her three children in Bergen County, N.J., now call a shelter home. Too ashamed to show their faces, the mother says, "I never thought in a million years I'd be at this point."

But when she lost her customer service job, she could no longer pay the rent in a county where the median household income is $77,000.

The manager of the shelter sees more and more families like this -- stuck in the middle. Not living in poverty but not making it either.

Since we first met her, the mother has been re-hired by her previous employer working in customer service, but only part time.

Cited here: CNN Money

Friday, February 3, 2012

Cheers to Brandie Randolph, The Thieving Editing Drunkard!

Hello all,

It's been a while since I've written a blog post. I usually embed photographs and videos. But today I was alerted about a certain reprobate today. So, I felt the need to write this blog post. It's been a while since I wrote anything this year, because I've been preoccupied with promoting my novel, and becoming the next BEST literary sensation, of course. So today, I'll be roasting, posting, exposing, and DISPOSING! I'm sure some of you remember the previous blog posts I've written about Editor Brandie "Theivin' Ass" Randolph last year. Yeah, I thought you'd remember. Lol. Anywho, this reprobate created a thread on six days ago, diminishing the quality of my book, while denouncing my publisher's reputation. I'll curtail what she said by adding the two links to the threads here: >>>>>>>;

Keep in mind, this bucket of pig vomit responded to one of the other bloggers on, when they asked rather my publisher is reputable or not. I don't have the link to that one, because when I clicked on it, it was nowhere to be found! Lies much? LOL! Ok, so, she effortlessly created two threads; throwing me and my publisher under an 18 wheeler. She made comments about my book being riddled with grammatical errors, etc etc. Basically, she compiled a thesis paper based on the information she found online about my publisher and me, and she published it under the thread she created. And she ONLY did it for four reasons:

1.) She's still SOUR, CRUNCHY, BITTER, and SALTY about me unfollowing her on twitter for not taking responsibility for answering the interview questions I sent her. I used to be a writer for a magazine that I was going to interview her for, until she waited two weeks later to pull a "I never received the interview questions" out of her ass, after I've emailed her the interview questions two weeks prior to that. After I unfollowed her on twitter, I received this notification from her on Twitter, saying that I unfollowed her, and she must unfollow me now. (Laugh my ass off). I mean, who hell keeps tabs on who's following them, and who isn't following them on Twitter? Why the hell do you care about strangers who unfollowed you, you ass hat! This broad doesn't even know me from Travis, and she subliminally attacked me for blowing holes through her thin "bull shit" exterior, and for slamming the door in her unprofessional ass face! lol And not only did she attack me on Twitter, but she did it on a public professional literary group, of ALL places. Before all of this "blow up," I knew she was up to no good. I discoursed with Brandie over the phone twice. And after our second phone conversation, I knew she was trouble. I'm the kind of person, when something seems, looks, feels, or SMELLS like bullshit, it's BULL SHIT! And I saw through hers right away. Lol

2.) I slammed her via my initial blog post for ripping off authors. I was just waiting for her to screw up, so I could expose her for the unprofessional two-bit filth she really is.

3.) This woman still follows my blog and the blog of the publisher she used to edit for. She read a blog post the publisher wrote about one of the editors who took her spot after she was terminated. And when she saw how the publisher lauded the other editor for being loyal and hard working, Brandie retaliated by creating that thread about my book, my publisher, and the publisher who fired her! (Laugh my ass off) Otherwise, she wouldn't have created that thread.

4.) Not only did Brandie steal from the publisher who fired her, but when they would send her on business trips, she would get hammered in public and yell their name, making them look bad. Plus, she was sleeping with the authors, while on the trips. Before I knew all of that, I suspected she was a watered down literary version of Karrine "Super Head" Steffans. It's no wonder she cohorts with New York Times and Essence Best Selling authors. (Laugh myself to the grave).

And how do I know it was Brandie who created that thread; it's very basic, everything she wrote are akin to one another. Hence, the four reasons why she's furious. Just read the thread, and you'll connect the dots. Way to go, ALICE SHORT CAKE! :-D

And this note is for Brandie. Brandie, you seemed to know the in's and the out's of the literary industry. Since, you know so much about being a reputable editor, and publisher, why don't you to explain and wiggle yourself out of this one >>>>>>>; Folks, be sure to read the very last post. The first three are the "good" things about her company.

And when did it become reputable to fuck your way to the top and steal? You don't have to rush or worry, I'll wait. (Files finger and toe nails).

And how come you waited several months after I dragged you on my blog to pull such a so-called stunt now? Dear, I'm afraid you're several months late, and $1,100 short (Hence, the money you stole from the publisher you were fired by).

And since I'm such a "nobody" why did you send me a news letter via email last month about your "company." I mean, a mentally impaired person wouldn't do anything that illogical. Were you trying to taunt me, or get me to pay you to edit my novel? LOL Sure, you can edit my second novel, FOR FREE! I mean, you've been editing my blog posts, articles, and my first novel anyway. So...why not? It isn't like I'm going to compensate your thievin' ass. lol!!!!!!!!!!

And as far as me being your biggest cheer leader, it's more like I'm your biggest JEER leader. Because I will continue to jeer and boo you until you've had enough. Since you're always parched for my attention, I will continue quenching your thirst until you drown! Keep in mind, sweetie,this isn't beef.I'm practically a vegan. I'm just setting the record straight. Believe me, you can continue barking, and howling up that tree until the cows and rooters come home. Because you're only feeding and fattening my victory. So, you're entitled to your opinions because nothing you say carries any weight. Your comments are like a credit card with insufficient funds: They're invalid.

And when do you get off connecting an editor to a book they never edited? Of course, she edited my book, but the other book you mentioned, she never edited it. LOL (Shake my head)

And yes, my book has errors, just like many other books. However, the people who read it were taken aback by the the intensity and drama. A book with a great premise can deter most readers despite of the errors. Now, deposit that into your EMPTY bank account.

And why did you post the link to the interview I did with my publisher last year? I don't believe it has anything to do with her reputation, because your reputation is hanging by a thread. I believe it's your "inner covetous bitch" rearing it's ugly head, because you were declined for an interview, due to your own negligence. So, who's the Negative Nancy, now? Remember you told me not to cut off my nose to spite my face? looks you disfigured your whole face, and blemished our own reputation. LOL

And you're supposed to be a representative for a particular professional writing magazine? Not only are you unprofessional, and unethical, but you aren't doing a great job at representing them. I would never want anyone who's suppose to represent me - make me look bad. I would fire you "Donald Trump" style. You need to shift your focus on cleaning up the speckle you've made out of yourself, and not on the people who scrolled past your existence last year.

And before you speak about credibility and reputation, you need to reevaluate yourself. You've slept with authors, you're a drunken lush, and you've stolen from others. Is that your definition of a good reputation and credibility? Obviously!

And while you're so obsessed about what my publisher and I are doing, and you love getting drunk, how about we toast to my growing literary success. Buttoms up! Now, edit that! *Winks*