Monday, January 23, 2012

Support Dark Girls


Back in May we posted the Trailer for this wonderful Documentary "Dark Girls". .now the Movie is out and touring the country. I am showing my support by RE-posting this powerful trailer.

It takes you on a journey as several women tell their experiences as "Dark Girls" and it explores the hidden racism that has existed in the Black community for hundreds of years.

The Documentary is already on tour and recently made it's stop in New York City at the Legendary Apollo Theater. Please show your SUPPORT for this movie!!

Check out the official movie site http://www.officialdarkgirlsmovie.com
"Like" the Fan Page on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/DarkGirlsMovie

This is DEFINITELY a MUST See
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophisitKats

Monday, January 16, 2012

Laugh Out Loud!!



OMG!! While on Facebook a little while ago I came across a video one of my friends posted. "Shit Bougie Black Girls Say"!! Let me tell you. .I was Laughing OUT Loud. .Literally!! This provided some comic relief for the day. Especially phrases I've used plenty of time "Don't you know this heffah had the nerve to call me Bougie?" "Clearly!!" and "I'm going to need for you to do better!!". .LoL!!

It's based off of "Shit Bougie Black Girls Say" original blog post at VerySmartBrothas.com.

Check out and Follow @verysmartbros on Twitter

Enjoy. .LoL
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKats "Dose of Soul"


Our "Dose of Soul" comes from another brother raised in the South. .Miami, FL to be exact. I'm talking about none other than. .XAVIER LEWIS former "America's Got Talent" standout and recent WINNER of the Georgia Lottery "All Access" music search.

I had the pleasure of seeing this man perform at an event called "Jam Session" here in my city and let me tell you. .He is an AWESOME performer!! He definitely has what it takes to last in this industry. A strong and powerful voice. .and let's not forget his handsome face and style to go along with it.

Today he premieres his NEW video "Georgia Clay" and it's filled with plenty of strings (guitar) and soul.

Please Support and Visit his website http://www.xavierlewis.com/home.html

Enjoy
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

A King


This weekend and today we celebrate the life of a Legend. A man who fought for justice and equality for all mankind. A man who's vision shaped and changed the world. His dream. .still lives on. Today celebrate this holiday and EVERYday by giving back to your community. Volunteering, lending a helping hand to your fellow brother or sister in need, or verbally providing encouragement.
We have come a long way. .but still have a ways to go before Dr. King's dream is to be our reality. 

Remember his words not only in this day but always. 

“Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'”
“Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.”
“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”


“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
"Everybody can be great because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace and a soul generated by love"

Happy Birthday and Thank you for the legacy you have left for us not only to admire but a legacy that will act as a flame leading us to the promise land of tomorrow.
All Hail a true King. .~*
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

My Eyes Spy. .OPI

America's FAVorite nail laquer line OPI is BACK bringing all the Sass and Color for the upcoming seasons. Not only have they teamed up with Hip Hop chick in Pink Nicki Minaj but they are taking us on another international journey with the "Holland" Spring/Summer 2012 Collection. Now I love MY OPI and was excited to here about both. Check them out. .

Nicki Minaj Collection by OPI

Top: "Did it on em" "Fly" "Metallic 4 Life"
Bottom: "Super Bass Shatter" "Pink Friday" "Save Me"


Holland: Spring/Summer 2012

Top Row: (Left to Right) "Red Lights Ahead Where" "A Roll in the Hague" "Vamp-sterdam" "Thanks a Wind-Million" "Did you 'ear about Van Goah" "Kiss Me On My Tulips"
Bottom Row: "Dutch ya' just love OPI" "I don't give a Rotterdam" "I have Herring Problem" "Petal Fast Suzi" "Wooden Shoe Like to Know" "Gouda Gouda Two Shoes"

Over the next couple of months I will be trying several colors from both collections and will give you SophistiKats a full review!! Between now and then go pick up your choice colors too and let's get Sassy!!

Don't forget to check out OPI online at http://www.opi.com/  and follow them on Twitter @OPI_Products

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Sunday, January 8, 2012

SophistiKats "Drink of the Month"

There is a new Courvoisier in town. .Rose'!!


This smooth blend of blackberry, black currant, cherry, vanilla, honey, and vine-peach flavors will have you blown away. Not to mention it has a little sparkle to it. It's a nice drink to have on the rocks or blended. Recently I tried what is called a "Belle Rose'" and figured that most of my SophistiKats who don't drink alcohol straight would enjoy this blended treat. It's a very simple recipe you can enjoy out or right at home. .Enjoy

Belle Rose'

Ingredients 

1 part Courvoisier Rose
2 parts Orange Juice
1/2 part Lemon-Lime Soda

Directions
Pour ingredients in a glass over ice and stir gently
Pour in Cocktail Glasses
Garnish with raspberry
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKats "Old School Jam"



Sooooo. .this song just RANDOMLY popped up in my head. .So of course I looked for it on YouTube!! I used to LOVE this song. One of my MANY Jams. 90's R&B at it's BEST!! And he was FINE too!! Mmph. .Anywhoo. .LoL!!

Here is Frankie "If I Had You"

Enjoy~*
@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

SophistiKats "Dose of Soul"


It's Sunday and there is nothing like good music to help you relax and get ready for the upcoming week. By now everyone should know how much I LOVE "Soul" music and another one of my FAVorite groups is Kindred the Family Soul. And when I say FAVorite. .I mean I have each of their CD's.

This is "Take a Look Around" feat Bilal and BJ off their 2011 release "Love Has No Recession". This song and video truly speak to what is going on around us right now and especially in the Black Community. We need more positive music to not only make us conscious of what has and is occurring but to uplift us as a people.

Visit their website for more on the group http://kindredthefamilysoul.com/

Visit iTunes to purchase your copy of "Love Has No Recession"

Enjoy~*

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Red Tails Pt. 2

I did a post back in July on the upcoming George Lucas film "Red Tails" about the Tuskegee Airmen!! And low and behold Ebony has featured the cast in a "Collector's Edition" for February 2012 issue. (Also Black History Month)



I tell you. .this has got to be THEE most Handsome cast I have ever seen. .and of course I can't forget how talented this group of men are. .Glory!! 


 Please GO OUT and support this movie in theaters January 20th!! And check out our July 2011 post featuring the trailer http://thesophisticatechronicles.blogspot.com/2011/07/red-tails.html

@TNBeautyQueen
@TheSophistiKats

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Jubilee Day


Every year on this day across the country respective chapters of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) celebrate "Jubilee Day". The NAACP celebrates "Jubilee Day" honoring the ending of slavery in most of America. (i.e. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed on this day by President Abraham Lincoln.)

"Jubilee Day" is a time when the history of African Americans as slaves in America is remembered. The journey from slavery to segregation, the civil rights movement, the strategies used for facing equality, obtaining justice for out future, and other vital portions are recounted as well. 

Since it's inception on February 12, 1909 the NAACP has played a major role in providing and standing up for equality for the African American community. The organization continues it's fight to this day to hold true to it's purpose. 

Visit http://www.naacp.org/ to learn more about the NAACP.
Also take the time to become a member http://action.naacp.org/pages/join 

Today In Black History

1804*

Jean Jacques Dessalines proclaimed the independence of Haiti (the second republic in the Western Hemisphere).


1808*

The federal law prohibiting the importation of African slaves went into effect on this day.


1854*

Lincoln University, One of the first Black colleges was chartered as Ashmun Institute in Oxford, Pennsylvania on this day.


1860*
A law went into effect in Arkansas which prohibited the employment of free blacks on boats and ships navigating the rivers of that state.


1863*

President Lincoln signed Emancipation Proclamation which freed slaves in rebel states with exception of thirteen parishes (including New Orleans) in Louisiana, forty-eight counties in West Virginia, seven counties (including Norfolk) in Eastern Virginia. The Proclamation did not apply to slaves in Border States.


1916*

First issue of Journal of Negro History published.


1956*

Sudan claimed independence.


1959*

Edmonia Lewis (given the indian name Wildfire) was born to a Chippewa mother and African father. In the fall of 1859 she was admitted to Oberlin College and later studied sculpting privately with Edmund Brackett. Lewis became known for her busts of famous figures as Abraham Lincoln, Longfellow, and John Brown. Her Statue "The Death of Cleopatra" received critical acclaim. Most popular was her statue "Forever Free" depicting African American man and woman removing their shackles.


1997*

Kofi Annan of Ghana became the First black secretary of United Nations.


1997*



The former prison for Nelson Mandela and many other South Africans is turned in to a museum at Robben Island.

*~2012~*


Happy New Year SophistiKats!!
Here is to a NEW Year and a NEW FABulous you!! Let's GO!!