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SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"

Drake is BACK!!  We along with the rest of his faithful fans have been waiting. His new album coming soon is to be title "Take Care".  Twitter, Facebook, and just about every other media outlet has been buzzing for the last few weeks about this song right here. ."Marvin's Room".  The video was released via YouTube Tuesday.  We LOVE it!!

Another SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"

Jennifer Hudson is putting out the hits from her latest album "Remember Me". Blazin the charts right now is "No One Gonna Love You" produced by Rich Harrison. She is #SpeakingTruth in this song and looking FABulous in the video!!
You better WERK JHud!!

Act Like A Lady. .Flirt Like A Man

So with all the hype around Steve Harvey's Best Sellers "Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man" and  "Straight Talk, No Chaser" Sistahs out here are trying to GET RIGHT!!  Not only for our future boyfriends/husbands but most importantly for ourselves. 
This article addresses flirting.  Now most of us do not like to admit that we are avid flirters but HEY there is no harm, nor foul in doing so.  It's just the manner that you should do it in. Sophisticated and "Lady Like"!! Check this Out. . . 


By Charli Penn for Essence.com
Here’s the situation: He just caught your eye and you like what you see. You really like what you see. As you watch him do his thing you become more and more intrigued. There’s something about this man that makes you want to walk on over and say hello. But you don’t. You want to, but you feel like it would be the wrong call to make. Why? Single woman are so often encouraged to “take it slow” and “see what happens” when it comes to dating o…

First Friday's for A Cure!!

"First Friday" Atlanta is starting the Fourth of July weekend off right!!  Not just partying. .But partying for a cause.  This edition will be a 3 part event. A Celebration for all of whom fall under the Zodiac Sign of "Cancer". .A Birthday Celebration for Luther McElroy of Prophecy Events. .as well as a fundraiser for Cancer research. 
It will feature: *Open Bar from 9-11 *4 DJ's (DJ J-1, DJ PNut, DJ K-Leel, and DJBrukup)
Mostly ALL young African Americans have been directly or indirectly affected by Cancer and know how much fundraising and fighting for a cure means.
If you are in the Atlanta area on Friday PLEASE SUPPORT this event!! For more information visit http://firstfridayatlanta.eventbrite.com

Today In Black History

1847*
Dred Scott, a slave, filed suit in the St. Louis Circuit Court claiming that his temporary residence in a free territory should have made him a free man. Scott would lose the case.

1881*
Henry Highland Garnet, former abolitionist leader and Presbyterian minister, named minister to Liberia. He died in Monrovia shortly after his arrival.

1906*
John Hope became the first Black president of Morehouse College.

1917*
Jazz singer Lena Horne born in Brooklyn, NY.

1926*
James Weldon Johnson was honored for his careers as an executive of the NAACP, a member of the United States Consul, editor, and poet by the NAACP in New York City.

1951*
NAACP began frontal attack on segregation and discrimination at elementary and high school levels, arguing that segregation was discrimination in cases before three-judged federal courts in South Carolina and Kansas. The South Carolina court, with a strong dissent from Judge E. Waites Warning, held that segregation was not discrimination, June 23. Kansas Court rule…

Should Blacks Celebrate the fourth of July?

There has been much debate around certain "American" holidays over the years.  Based on historical references and events. .should certain ethnicity's "Celebrate" or "Not Celebrate". One of our favorite sites "A Good Black Man" addressed the "Fourth of July" debate from the perspective of a black man.  There is a lot of insight in this article yet at the END of the day everyone will have their own opinion.
Check it out. .

Man Talk: Should Blacks celebrate the fourth of July? By Andre Austin for http://www.agoodblackman.com/portal2.htm
I've debated for many years about whether I should or shouldn't publish my views on the fourth of July. Some misguided souls will misinterpret these thoughts as being unpatriotic. But they are not. It's only through time and the free exchange of ideas that understanding can properly manifest itself between different peoples and cultures. And now with the 21st century nearing I have a strong desir…

SophistiKat "Old School" Jam of the Week

This song really takes you back to the early 90's boy/girl groups that rose to stardom with their smooth ballads and 90's trend filled videos.
Our "Old School" Jam of the Week is Subway feat. 702 "This Little Game We Play"

Today In Black History

1929*
R&B singer Johnny Ace was born John Marshall Alexander, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee. His major hits include "My Song" and "Pledging My Love.

1948*
Oliver W. Hill elected to Richmond, Va., City Council.

1989*
Congressman John Conyers D-Michigan announced a call for a reparations study.

SophistiKat "Dessert of the Month"

So it's OFFICIALLY Summer!!  What more do SophistiKat's love to do. . Than relax, have a nice cocktail, and of course a yummy light dessert at the end of a long summers day.  Here is a refreshing, yet healthy treat. A delicious southern fruit mixture, featuring peaches and sliced bananas. .
The Peach Ambrosia



Ingredients:
2 cups fresh ripe but firm peach slices 1 medium banana, sliced 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, optional 1 tablespoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/2 cup flaked coconut

Preparation:
Combine peaches, banana, grapes, lemon juice, and sugar.  Chill for about 1 hour.  Add coconut just before serving.  Spoon into dessert dishes. Serves 4

SophistiKat's "Drink Of The Month"

"Orange Splash"

This drink is sweet, tangy, and very refreshing. The "Orange Splash" is a summer cocktail suitable for your weekend pool parties, cookouts, and soirees.
Ingredients: 2 ounces of Absolut Citron vodka 1 ounce Cointreau or triple sec 1 splash fresh lime juice 1 splash orange juice Sugar, for garnish Orange slice, for garnish
Rim your glass with sugar, serve on the rocks, and garnish with orange slice
ENJOY!

K.R.I.T. is HERE!!

So one of our FAVorite "underground" Rapper's is officially out for the world to see. The World Premiere of "Country SH**" featuring none other than Bun B and Ludacris aired on BET's 106&Park last night!!
In case you DON'T know Big K.R.I.T. is Rap Phenom straight of Meridian, MS. Recently he released "Return of 4Eva" the follow up to his May 2010 mix tape  "K.R.I.T. wuz Here".
To Download his latest or for information visit http://returnof4eva.com/

How to Live Your Life "First Lady Style"

Many women look up to the First Lady because she seems to have it all.  She’s smart, she’s family-oriented, she’s fashionable, and she takes care of her body.  While there’s no magic formula or blueprint to get what you want out of life, we could all learn a little something from Michelle Obama’s example.  Here are some inspiring tips that Mrs. O has passed along throughout the years
1. Surround Yourself with Good People
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down and trust your instincts. Good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don’t hurt. They are not painful.”
2. How to Find "Mr. Right"
“There are a lot of women who have the boxes: Did he go to the right school? What is his income, you know?” She said she wasn’t concerned with any of those things when she met Barack Obama. “It was how he felt about his mother. The love he felt for his mother. His relationship to women. His work ethic, he did his work and he was good. And he was smart. And I liked that. And …

SophistiKat "Jam of the Week"

So Loso, Busta Rhymes, and Trigga Trey decided to "Put IT Down" with their version of  Kelly Rowland's hit single "Motivation" (which has been deemed as the offical remix). Nothing but HoTTness!! Check It Out

JE is on the Way!!

One of our FAVorite male R&B groups is on their way back!! New label. .New Swag!! Here is their NEW video "Baby"