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SWV is Back!!

Last week in our first installment of "Old School" Jam of the Week we brought you one of our favorite 90's Jams "You're Always on my Mind" by SWV.  Well little did we know that these ladies would be reuniting for their 4th studio album after 13 years. Along with working on the new album, they will also be filming a documentary about the groups trials, joys, and life in the industry. 

Happy to have these "Sisters With REAL Voices" returning to the scene. Much Love Ladies!!

SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"

New Single and Video from Bobby V "Would You BE" off of his latest LP "Fly on the Wall". Check it out!! We love us some Bobby V

VH1's Single Ladies Premiere's Tonight

VH1 Monday nights are about to be HoTTer than ever before with the premiere of "Single Ladies"!! It's first scripted series with 2 familiar faces Stacy Dash (Clueless) and LisaRaye McCoy  (TVOne's "LisaRaye: The Real McCoy"/Playa's Club).  This show is set in Hotlanta better known as "The ATL" (Atlanta, GA) where 3 women are dealing with the issues that  life and well. .you guessed it. .men bring. 
Here are the Deets on the charcaters. .

(Stacey Dash) Val is a hot, talented stylist who has gambled all her resources on opening a trendy boutique, "V." She's scrambling to get some traction there at the same time she has split up with longtime boyfriend Quinn. Quinn's a good guy, but when Val realizes she really wants him to put a ring on it, it turns out he's not that good a guy.
(LisaRaye McCoy)
Keisha has lived the kind of life a lot of teenage girls dream of living/dancing in videos, getting invites to party with the stars. But sh…

Today In Black History

1822* House slave betrayed Denmark Vesey conspiracy. Vesey conspiracy, one of the most elaborate slave plots on record, involved thousands of Blacks in Charleston, S.C., and vicinity. Thirty-seven Blacks were hanged. Check this out for more on Denmark Vesey http://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/people/denmark_vesey.html
http://www.amazon.com/Denmark-Vesey-History-Americas-Rebellion/dp/067944288X

1854* Kansas-Nebraska Act repealed Missouri Compromise and opened Northern territory to slavery.

1903* Born in 1903 in New York City, Countee Cullen was raised in a Methodist parsonage. He attended De Witt Clinton High School in New York and began writing poetry at the age of fourteen. In 1922, Cullen entered New York University. His poems were published in The Crisis, under the leadership of W. E. B. Du Bois, and Opportunity, a magazine of the National Urban League. He was soon after published in Harper's, the Century Magazine, and Poetry. He won several awards for his poem, "Ballad of the Brow…

SophistiKats "Gentleman of the Week"

Handsome with Sex Appeal. . A "Heart of Gold" with drive to give back to his community. . Ambitiously relying on his Faith in God to guide his steps. . This Gentleman is the TOTAL package. . SophistiKats "Gentleman of the Week" is NONE other than. .Mr. "Showtime" himself. .


DevinThomas

Born November 15, 1986 and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan he had talent for football at an early age. In high school he was able to really showcase his talent as a Wide Receiver, Running Back, and Corner Back for Canton High.  He was named "All-State" after rushing and receiving for over 1,000 yards.


After High School attended Coffeyville Community College, where he was redshirted in 2004 and played as a freshman in 2005. In Fall 2005 he transferred to Michigan State.  Then a sophmore he had only six catches. He played well his junior year with 79 catches, a school record, for 1,260 yards, and eight touchdowns. He decided to forgo his senior year at Michigan State and decla…

Mr. and Mrs. Shannon Brown

Last week one of  our FAV Mommy's/SophistiKats R&B songtress Monica took to Twitter with pics and tweets she and her hubby Shannon Brown of the LA Lakers.


This month they celebrated their 6 month wedding anniversary as well as took pics.  It has been stated they have recruited  Mindy Weiss of "Mindy Weiss Party Consultants".  She is the mastermind behind Carmelo and LaLa Anthony's FABulous New York wedding. 

Monica gives constant Praise to God for blessing her with not only a very supportive and wonderful family. .but for blessing her with her soul mate.  An outstanding role model for other mothers and artist this sister holds true to "Walking by Faith,  Not By Sight"!!

The couple is scheduled to have a 2nd celebration in honor of their nupitals. We will most definitely keep you up to date with the details.
To check out Mindy Weiss and what her company offers visit http://www.mindyweiss.com/

Dark Girls: Preview "Are Women and Men of Color their OWN WORST ENEMY???"

Clips from the upcoming documentary exploring the deep-seated bias attitudes about skin color particularly dark skinned women outside of and within the Black American culture.

 This film will be released in Fall/Winter 2011.
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SophistiKat "Old School" Jam of the Week

One of our all time favorite girl groups SWV burned up the charts with their debut album  "It's About Time".  For our first installment of "Ole School" Jam of the Week here is the 6th single release  "You're Always On My Mind"!! Enjoy!!

Mr. "Perfect" Doesn't Exist, But Mr. "Right" Does!!

by Jamilah-Asali I. Lemieux via http://www.essence.com

If you are a single woman in search of a partner, you may feel like the entire world has made your "plight" their business. (I prefer "status." "Plight" makes being single sound like a famine of some sort.)
If you are a Black single woman, well, we won't go all the way there today, but I'm sure you know the unique ways in which your situation has been treated by writers, members of the media and laypersons -- both ill and good-intentioned. It's enough to turn a sane woman mad and to make one feel like wanting to be in love is either some sort of unrealistic goal or some immature desire.
The debate over standards will not soon end. You have those who tell you to hold on to your image of a "dream" partner no matter what and those who will tell you that you need to go on ahead and give the brother on the corner with the gold tooth a call.  ("Stop acting bougie, he takes care of ALL …

Today In Black History

1878* Tap dancer Luther Robinson, best known as Bill "Bojangles" Robinson was born in Richmond, Virginia.

1919* Madame C.J. Walker dies at the age of 52. The countries first female millionaire. Wealthy cosmetics and hair manufacturer, at "Irvington-on-the-Hudson", New York.

1926* Miles Davis, U.S. jazz trumpeter and composer, born.

1935*  James Cleveland Owens, On this day, while competing for Ohio State University (Columbus) in a Western Conference (Big Ten) track-and-field meet at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Broke the world record for the 100-yard dash (9.4 s) and broke the world records for the 220-yard dash (20.3 s), the 220-yard low hurdles (22.6 s), and the running broad jump (8.13 m [26 feet 8 1/4 inches]).

1943* Henrietta Bradberry invented the "Bed Rack", Patent No. 2,320,027 on May 25, 1943, to attach to the bed frame and allow the bed clothes to hang on it while allowing the bed to air out.

1943* Singer Leslie Uggams, who made her singing debu…

Basketball Wives is BACK!!

Our FAVorite Diva's with ALL the Sass and Drama are Back!! May 30 at 8pm VH1's TOP reality show "Basketball Wives" returns!!!
Check out the trailer!!

Get your glass of wine and popcorn SophistiKats and Get Ready!!

10 Healthy Late Night Snacks

We often are woke late in the night for the sudden urge to snack. Maybe that steak and salad didn't hit the spot?! Maybe so. We often head down to the fridge to get the first carton of Ice Cream or maybe even the first bag of chips out of the cabinet. .Those choices. .Not the Best!! For our "Stay Fit, Stay Sexy" we have 10 of the Best and Healthiest "Late Night Snacks".  You will be surprised. .you might just see a few all time favorites. Enjoy!!

Strawberry Shake 
Blend kefir (it's like a liquid yogurt), strawberries, and a teaspoon of honey for a refreshing protein shake that's also chock-full of digestion-enhancing probiotics.
Frozen/Dry Blueberries 
A cup of the fruit is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and more than 4 grams of fiber. For a richer snack, top them with a little light whipping cream.
Yogurt Cubes 
If you're an ice cream lover, try this lean alternative: pour a homemade smoothie (like the kefir-strawberry mixture above) into ice cube tray…

Things Men Say and What They Actually Mean

You've always wanted to know what your man or guy friends think. .Really mean when they say certain things? Well here it is Ladies!! The decoding to the most common things men say. .and the explanation via http://thefrisky.com



I’ve always thought guys were more likely than ladies to think about sex all day. After all, don't we have better, more cerebral things to think about?

Now it turns out that the old belief -- that men think about sex all of the time -- may not be true. A new study reveals that men actually think about food and sleep proportionately more than they do about sex.

This was a surprise to me. Maybe all of those times that I thought my husband was coming on to me, he just wanted me to make him a big bowl of ice cream and then get some shut eye. Have I been entirely misinterpreting his advances?

For example:
He says: Come give me a hug.
You think: Uh oh, he wants to grind against me as foreplay.
What he really means: I want to feel physically and emotionally close…

SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"

SHE's BAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCKKKKKK!!! ;-)




Today In Black

1864*
Rachel Boone was a slave of the decendents of the Daniel Boone family who escaped to an army camp near Miami, MO. She gave birth to a son & moved to Warrensburg, MO. Her son became "Blind" Boone, famous classical pianist known all over the U.S., Canada & Mexico who also reportedly played in Europe. He became known as the "pioneer of ragtime" because he brought in ragtime music to the concert stage as an encore or when the audience became restless, saying "Let's put the cookies on the bottom shelf where everybody can reach them.". His motto was "Merit, not sympathy, wins."


1875*
The first Kentucky Derby is won by African American jockey Oliver Lewis riding the horse Aristides. 14 of the 15 jockeys in the race are African Americans.


1909* White firemen on Georgia Railroad struck to protest employment of Blacks.


1915*
National Baptist Convention chartered.


1954*
U.S. Supreme Court in landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision declared s…