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Friday, November 30, 2012

The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine Presents: A Sweet Christmas


As we look around and take in the world around us, its no surprise or secret that we are in a great economic deficit. Schools are cutting budgets, firing teachers; small businesses are loosing money and minimizing staff...all of this with Christmas right around the corner. I remember growing up hearing my grandmother say, "Christmas comes the same time every year, and there is no reason a child or family shouldn't have Christmas because its not as if people don't know that its coming, as it always does." I laugh at her logic for this statement and though this is true, earning potentials have been lessened, and spirits have been broken which makes it a tad bit harder to enjoy and "Remember the reason for the season". While this is disdaining, insulting, and stressing there is a little light at the end of tunnel.

The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine is pleased to announce the First Annual Sweet Christmas Give-A-Way. The premise for the give-a-way is to highlight and reward a deserving child and single parent. Children have so many temptations and reasons NOT to do well and be productive just as guardians have to keep going because its the only choice. The S.W.E.E.T Magazine and its staff would enjoy letting those that work hard and move on in spite of that there are people who notice and appreciate their contribution.

We are asking the public to nominate those that have worked diligently in their schools, jobs, and community. To submit your nomination of a Deserving Child and a Super mom, email MsNightLyfe.SweetToothMedia@gmail.com  Be sure to INCLUDE the Child's Wish List          
Listed below are a list of rules and limitations.


ALL Nominees MUST:
* Be a Resident of Harris County

The Deserving Child MUST:
* Be Between the ages of 5-13
* Be a Honor/Merit Roll Student
*Must have a Good Conduct/Citizenship

The Super Mom MUST:
*Be gainfully employed
*A Public Servant
* Be a Single Parent.

















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Friday, November 2, 2012

The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine Official Launch Party Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine Official Launch Party

Houston, TX November 2, 2012

A Sweet Tooth Media Publication, The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine  is a promotional magazine providing the public with trendy, relevant, and buzzworthy entertainment, education and retail information. A full color 30+-page magazine, with advertisements, buzz worthy events, cultural and educational articles, and community driven highlights. Sweet Tooth Media is dedicated to capturing the extraordinary works of cultural trendsetters and revolutionaries. Since its inception almost two years ago, Sweet Tooth Media has provided a variety of information, support, positive online press, sponsorships and more to an array of local and national artists, businesses, entertainers, organizations and entrepreneurs. At Sweet Tooth Media, we are more than ecstatic to continue to live our mission and achieve our goals. Since its initial launch, The S.W.E.E.T has been distributed in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Jackson, MS, Oakland and San Francisco (with more U.S. cities to come) in print and worldwide online. Within two months of our Launch, The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine is reached over 15,000 views, with the highest international views in Gerrmany, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom. . As progress has been constant for us, The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine  is an expansion so that we can continue to meet the needs of our readers. We believe that our readers should be afforded the absolute best when it comes to satisfying needs, desires and absolute must-haves, from companies that offer exceptional products, prices and customer service. Connecting our readers to the products and services offered by the trendsetting movers and shakers, entrepreneurs is our mission.

November 3, 2012 is the OFFICIAL Inagural celebration of The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine. Held at the Haute Lounge, located at 2707 Milam,  The S.W.E.E.T. Magazine will highlight its cultural trendsetters, writers, and sponsors while showcasing the hottest artists in Texas. The launch party will also, be the official filming sight of TV's NEWEST reality show entitled, BO$$ LADIE$, A REALity Show highlighting entrepreneurial women of color. This inagural celebration is to provide a platform and positive, press to and for minority owned businesses and individuals that nurtures our community allowing it to thrive while encouraging collective growth.

For More Info Contact:
Jeanette MsNightLyfe Irvin
Houston, TX
281-408-9039








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Monday, October 22, 2012

Election 2012

You've watched the Presidential Debates...the ONLY thing left to say is: VOTE! The earlier the better. Surely the headache waiting in line, with some of the world's most unfriendliest people is the LAST thing you want to do, yet VOTING is the FIRST thing you need to do. Sooo VOTE, and do it EARLY. All you need is a VALID TEXAS ID. Voting during the early voting period couldn’t be easier and more convenient! Registered and eligible voters may vote at ANY early voting location located in the county of residence. Whether you are at home, work or out running errands, you will be able to find a polling place near you.  Check it Out: 




Early Voting Hours of Operation
October 22 - October 26: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
October 27: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
October 28: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
October 29 - November 2: 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.


LocationAddress
1Harris County Administration Building1001 Preston, 1st Floor Houston TX 77002
2Holy Name Catholic Church1912 Marion Street Houston TX 77009
3Kashmere Multi-Services Center4802 Lockwood Dr. Houston TX 77026
4Ripley House4410 Navigation Boulevard Houston TX 77011
5H.C.C.S Southeast College, Learning Hub6815 Rustic, Bldg D Houston TX 77087
6Palm Center5300 Griggs Road Houston TX 77021
7Fiesta Mart, Inc.8130 Kirby Houston TX 77054
8Metropolitan Multi-Services Center1475 West Gray Houston TX 77019
9Harris County Public Health Environmental Building2223 West Loop South Houston TX 77027
10Northeast Multi-Service Center9720 Spaulding St, Bldg #4 Houston TX 77016
11Galena Park Library1500 Keene Street Galena Park TX 77547
12IBEW Hall #664345 Allen Genoa Road Pasadena TX 77504
13Sunnyside Multi-Service Center4605 Wilmington Houston TX 77051
14Hiram Clarke Multi-Service Center3810 W. Fuqua Houston TX 77045
15Bayland Park Community Center6400 Bissonnet Houston TX 77074
16Tracy Gee Community Center3599 Westcenter Drive Houston TX 77042
17Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center1414 Wirt Road Houston TX 77055
18Acres Home Multi Services Center6719 W. Montgomery Houston TX 77091
19Hardy Senior Center11901 West Hardy Road Houston TX 77076
20Octavia Fields Branch Library1503 South Houston Avenue Humble TX 77338
21Kingwood Branch Library4400 Bens View Lane Kingwood TX 77345
22North Channel Branch Library15741 Wallisville Road Houston TX 77049
23Baytown Community Center2407 Market Street Baytown TX 77520
24Harris County Courthouse Annex #257330 Spencer Highway Pasadena TX 77505
25Freeman Branch Library16616 Diana Lane Houston TX 77062
26Henington-Alief Regional Library7979 South Kirkwood Houston TX 77072
27Nottingham Park926 Country Place Drive Houston TX 77079
28Franz Road Storefront19818 Franz Road Katy TX 77449
29Bear Creek Park Community Center3055 Bear Creek Drive Houston TX 77084
30City of Jersey Village - City Hall16327 Lakeview Drive Jersey Village TX 77040
31Tomball Public Works Building501B James Street Tomball TX 77375
32Champion Forest Baptist Church - Multi Purpose Bldg4840 Strack Road Houston TX 77069
33Champion Life Centre3031 FM 2920 Rd Spring TX 77388
34Cypress Top Park26026 Hempstead Highway Cypress TX 77429
35Glen Cheek Education Building16002 Westheimer Pkwy Houston TX 77082
36Lone Star College University Park20515 State Hwy 249 Houston TX 77070
37Crosby ISD Administration Building706 Runneburg Road Crosby TX 77532







For More information visit http://www.harrisvotes.com/


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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

S.W.E.E.T.ly Pink: The S.W.E.E.T. Magazines Goes Pink-Saving the Tatas

October is the observatory month for a lot of worthy causes. Those noted are Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, and of course Breast Cancer Awareness. No one cause is greater than the other, but as an owner of Breast, family survivor of a breast cancer victim and closeted admirer of the most Gracious Tatas, I find it appealing to discuss and disclose information to the readers in Tata Land. 
The S.W.E.E.T.® Magazine  has gone pink in the Sweet honor of Saving The Tatas.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease. While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take the steps to have a plan to detect the disease in its early stages and encourage others to do the same. We have made a lot of progress but still have a long way to go and need your help! (http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/breast-cancer-awareness-month). The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM) is a collaboration of national public service organizations, professional medical associations, and government agencies working together to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.
Since its inception more than 25 years ago, NBCAM has been at the forefront of promoting awareness of breast cancer issues and has evolved along with the national dialogue on breast cancer. NBCAM recognizes that, although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. Today, we remain dedicated to educating and empowering women to take charge of their own breast health. (http://www.nbcam.org/)

What better way to help and make a concerted effort to Save the Tatas, then to be informed of some interesting and fun facts about the mounds of glory that possess the power to nourish the lives of others. In 2010 Online Schools, begin to circulate an infographic that provided the world with Did You Knows about breasts. Here is what they reported:

1) The average boobie weighs 1.1 lbs and contains 4-5% of the body's fat.

2) The breasts swell up and get erect when aroused--just like the penis!

3) When erect, the average nipple is slightly taller than 5 stacked quarters.

4) The average breast size in America is currently a 36C, although 15 years ago it was a 34B. (Does anyone know what the increase is ascribed to? I do ... )

5) In 2008, there were more than 300,000 breast enhancement surgeries performed in the U.S.

6) During the same year, there were nearly 18,000 breast reductions performed ... ON MEN.

7) In the early days of surgical breast augmentation, surgeons used implants made from a number of peculiar ingredients--including ox cartilage, glass balls, polyester and ground rubber--with disastrous results.

8) Did you know that there is a size 38KKK bra? (It's worn by the woman with the world's largest implants.)

9) It's legal for women to walk around showing off their breasts in Hawaii, Texas, Ohio, New York and Maine--though they can still be picked up on public nuisance laws.

10) Breast milk tastes sweeter than cow's milk. (And apparently some grown-up like to drink it: Salon.com recently ran an article about a lactating oman who let her boyfriend drink her breast milk.)

11) Smokers will have saggier boobs than non-smokers, because the chemicals in cigarettes break down the body's elastin. (www.marieclaire.com)

I, like many of my readers had no clue that Texas of all places,allowed women to walk around topless legally. I NOW understand why there are so many topless women parading around Galveston Beach during Black Pride Weekend (Splash). What is confusing though is how its "against the law" for women to be topless (w/exposed nipples) in Strip Clubs...I wont bother getting a headache to figure out another of Texas's Double Standards dubbed as laws. While these facts are interestingly entertaining, it is important to be aware of Breast cancer statistics, as it knowledge is the key to prevention.

Basic Facts
What is breast cancer?
Cancer is a group of diseases that cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. Most types of cancer cells eventually form a lump or mass called a tumor, and are named after the part of the body where the tumor originates.
Breast cancer begins in breast tissue, which is made up of glands for milk production, called lobules, and the ducts that connect the lobules to the nipple. The remainder of the breast is made up of fatty, connective, and lymphatic tissue.
• Most masses are benign; that is, they are not cancerous, do not grow uncontrollably or spread, and are not life-threatening.
• Some breast cancers are called in situ because they are confined within the ducts (ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS) or lobules (lobular carcinoma in situ or LCIS) where they originated. Many oncologists believe that LCIS (also known as lobular neoplasia) is not a true cancer, but an indicator of increased risk for developing invasive cancer in either breast.
·The majority of in situ breast cancers are DCIS, which accounted for about 83% of in situ cases diagnosed during 2004-2008.
· LCIS is much less common than DCIS, accounting for about 11% of female in situ breast cancers diagnosed during 2004-2008. · Other in situ breast cancers have characteristics of both ductal and lobular carcinomas or have unspecified origins.• Most breast cancers are invasive, or infiltrating. These cancers started in the lobules or ducts of the breast but have broken through the duct or glandular walls to invade the surrounding tissue of the breast. While clinical assessment clues (such as findings on breast exam or breast imaging results) may be strongly suggestive of a cancer diagnosis, microscopic analysis of breast tissue is necessary for a definitive diagnosis of breast cancer and to determine whether the cancer is in situ or invasive and lobular or ductal. The micro-scopic analysis can be obtained via a needle biopsy or a surgical biopsy. Selection of the type of biopsy is based on individual factors and availability.
The seriousness of invasive breast cancer is strongly influenced by the stage of the disease; that is, the extent or spread of the cancer when it is first diagnosed. There are two main staging systems for cancer. The TNM classification of tumors uses infor-mation on tumor size and how far it has spread within the breast and nearby organs (T), lymph node involvement (N), and the presence or absence of distant metastases (spread to distant organs) (M).1 Once the T, N, and M are determined, a stage of 0, I, II, III, or IV is assigned, with stage 0 being in situ, stage I being early stage invasive cancer, and stage IV being the most advanced. The TNM staging system is commonly used in clinical settings.


SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
Breast cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and most treatable. Therefore, it is very important for women to follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting breast cancer at an early stage, before symptoms develop. When breast cancer has grown to a size that can be felt, the most common physical sign is a painless lump. Sometimes breast cancer can spread to underarm lymph nodes and cause a lump or swelling, even before the original breast tumor is large enough to be felt. Less common signs and symptoms include breast pain or heaviness; persistent changes to the breast, such as swelling, thickening, or redness of the breast’s skin; and nipple abnormalities such as spontaneous discharge (especially if bloody), erosion, inversion, or tenderness. It is important to note that pain (or lack thereof) does not indicate the presence or the absence of breast cancer. Any persistent abnormality in the breast should be evaluated by a physician as soon as possible.

BREAST CANCER PROGNOSIS AND DEATHS
How many cases and deaths were estimated to occur in 2011?
• In 2011, an estimated 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women, as well as an estimated 57,650 additional cases of in situ breast cancer (Table 1).
• In 2011, approximately 39,520 women are expected to die from breast cancer (Table 1). Only lung cancer accounts for more cancer deaths in women.
• In 2011, about 2,140 cases of breast cancer are expected to occur among men, accounting for about 1% of all breast cancers. In addition, approximately 450 men will die from breast cancer.

Table 1. Estimated New Female Breast Cancer Cases and Deaths by Age, US, 2011*

Age          In Situ Cases   Invasive    Cases Deaths
Under 40:   1,780            11,330        1,160
Under 50:   14,240          50,430         5,240
50-64:        23,360          81,970        11,620
65+            20,050          98,080        22,660
All ages:     57,650          230,480       39,520

*Rounded to the nearest 10.

Source: Total estimated cases are based on 1995-2007 incidence rates from 46 states as reported by the North American Association for Central Cancer Registries. Total estimated deaths are based on data from US Mortality Data, 1969-2007, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. American Cancer Society, Surveillance Research, 2011

How many women alive today have ever had breast cancer?
The National Cancer Institute estimates that approximately 2.6 million US women with a history of breast cancer were alive in January 2008, more than half of whom were diagnosed less than 10 years earlier.3 Most of these individuals were cancer-free, while others still had evidence of cancer and may have been undergoing treatment.

Who gets breast cancer?
Sex
• Excluding cancers of the skin, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, accounting for nearly 1 in 3 cancers diagnosed in US women.
• Men are generally at low risk for developing breast cancer; however, they should report any change in their breasts to a physician.

Age
• Breast cancer incidence and death rates generally increase with age (Figure 1, page 1). Ninety-five percent of new cases and 97% of breast cancer deaths occurred in women 40 years of age and older.
• During 2004-2008, among adult women, those 20-24 years of age had the lowest incidence rate, 1.5 cases per 100,000 women; women 75-79 years of age had the highest incidence rate, 421.3 cases per 100,000. The decrease in incidence rates that occurs in women 80 years of age and older may reflect lower rates of screening, the detection of cancers by mammography before 80 years of age, and/or incomplete detection.• During 2004-2008, the median age at the time of breast cancer diagnosis was 61 years.3 This means that 50% of women who developed breast cancer were 61 years of age or younger at the time of diagnosis.

Race/Ethnicity
• Breast cancer incidence rates are higher in non-Hispanic white women compared to African American women for most age groups (Figure 1, page 1). However, African American women have a higher incidence rate before 40 years of age and are more likely to die from breast cancer at every age.• Incidence and death rates for breast cancer are lower among women of other racial and ethnic groups than among non-Hispanic white and African American women non-Hispanic white women range from 21.5 in Montana to 28.0 in New Jersey. In contrast, breast cancer death rates range from 19.9 in Oregon to 38.0 in Tennessee among African American women. Breast cancer death rates are lowest for Hispanic women and range from 8.7 in Maryland to 22.3 in Hawaii.
• Breast cancer mortality rates among non-Hispanic white women tend to be highest in the West, Midwest, and Mid-Atlantic parts of the US. Among African American women, death rates are generally highest in the Midwest and South Central regions.

While we make light of Saving the Tatas, it is crucial that we actually save them. The world would NOT be the same without them.
Be Informed. Be Empowered. Save The TATAS!










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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Sweet Tooth Media: Official Media Partner of Pure Heat Atlanta Pride 2012


San Francisco will always be known as the Grandfather of Pride celebrations across the nation. Names such as Harvey Milk and groups such as Dykes on Bikes have become synonymous attachments with all things San Francisco. However, deep in the back woods of the South, LGBTQ celebrations have taken an identity of their own. Atlanta, GA has become known as the Mecca for African Americans and the LGBTQ population. Holding such accolades, the city has committed to showing up and showing out in each and every endeavor. It has been said that Atlanta is the Black Hollywood, and with that in mind everything that is done in the city is done over the top. Pure Heat ATL Pride is certainly no different!!! This year marks the 25th year of Black Pride celebrations in ATL. Bringing in over 100,000 guests, spectators and natives, Pure Heat has committed to being a source and example of Pride and Progress. Ranging from seminars, star worthy celesbians and boy toys, Pure Heat has planned a plethora of events that will keep all in attendance busier than they probably desire to be.

Take a look at these Buzzworthy Pride events. Definitely something you DON'T want to MISS!

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Save the Drama For Your Mama: An exclusive Interview with VH1's Mama Drama Cast Members: Ashley and Sharon

Reality television has become a household name. And while there are mixed emotions about the content of these reality shows, the fact remains that the world tunes in. The entertainment of someone else's drama feed the entertainment fetish for many. I must admit, I am guilty of indulging and at times living vicariously through that drama presented on television. Fortunately, I don't have time to engage drama and the queens that deliver it, however, I do get my dose. Every major network from Bravo and Logo to BET and VH1 each offers their version of drama filled entertainment. VH1 has recently launched Mama Drama, a show that chronicles the relationships of mother and daughter duos. Including its dose of raunchy, and sometimes less than desirable content, the show no doubt has its critics. While, I'm not a fan of the show, I am a fan of women, reaching for their dreams... in this case, this Mama Drama Duo, Ashley and Sharon, are reaching by any means necessary and seem to be enjoying the climb.


Sweet Tooth Media was extended an opportunity to chat with the ladies of Mama Drama. As Ashley and Sharon, strolled in Houston's Galleria area Grand Lux Cafe, the place lit up with Spunk and Gorgeousness. Sharon, who is known as the Feisty Free Spirit, sits down and orders an apple martini and sends the waiter on his way, but not before she asks him, "You're a handsome youngster, Where is your father?" The waiter nervously walks away, as she sits with a look of conquest on her face. Ashley, then remembers that he didn't take her order, and she summons him back to the table. After ordering her extra strong Pina Colada, the waiter, then says "I Knowwww You!" After some reminiscing, it was determined that he and Ashley went to Lamar University together, down in Beaumont, TX. Ashley and Sharon are both college graduates with degrees in Human Resources. Sharon, states that it was the utmost importance that Ashley earned her college degree and that she catered to her needs to ensure that she reached her goal.  Sharon believes that when a parent caters to a child's needs that its a sign of a good parent.


Describing their relationship as very close, both Ashley and Sharon consider themselves as best friends. Ashley was an only child and growing up it was just she and Sharon. Sharon divorced Ashley's dad really early, so Ashley states that there is no real relationship with him. Ashley smiles, as she remembers that growing up, Sharon was a traditional "black mother" and that relationship really grew after Ashley graduated high school. She says, "My mom was Real, and she kept it Real with me at all times. I wasn't allowed to bring home C's and I was scared into refraining from sex, until, I was 17 years old...." Its almost as if they finished each others sentences when talking, and erupting in laughter at the "Same Damn Time" when funny things were disclosed. When asked how did they end up on Mama Drama, Sharon states that Ashley was sought out because of her friends and past appearance on the Bad Girls Club Season 5 on Twitter and the rest is history.

Get your Tea Cups ready, because the Tea Pot is hot! So, of course I had to find out about being actual Cast Members on Mama Drama and get the tea on living with the ladies in the Las Vegas Palms Casino Pent House. The ladies stated that difficult is understating what it was like living in a different home, with nine other people. With Ashley and Sharon, there was a total of 11 people living in a 2-roomed pent house....I was giving you time to process that living arrangement. Sharon states that the women thought of her as a "Push-over" because her dialect is proper, and she enunciates her words. Oh, but being a clean freak in a house full of what seemed to be normally messy women, showed them differently. Sharon, says that she cleans the shower twice a day because the some of the women REALLY are nasty and keep their areas unkempt. She gives an account in which one of the other moms, wears diapers, (even though she doesn't suffer from incontinence), and at night she takes her diaper off and throws it on the side of the bed. She states, "I thought I would have died if I walked on ONE MORE, pissy ass diaper..."Sharon also discloses that this same mother and her daughter go days without bathing. Ashley pipes in, stating that the daughter went a total of four days without a bathe....o_0! We wont even get into the discussion of unkempt vaginas, but I will utter two words: Blue Waffles.
Our conversation moves into Sharon's lack of commitment, who states proudly, "I Like My Freedom". Having been proposed to four or five times (Ashley says that its 5, but Sharon cant recall the 5th person- talk about Play on Playette), Sharon doesn't planning on marrying anytime soon. Ashley says, "When I graduated, my mom celebrated with me and she has never stopped." When asked about her own dating life, Ashley says that I'm dating and its open. When asked about the rumor on Media TakeOut of an alleged Love affair with San Antonio Spurs' DeJuan Blair, Ashley states that they are friends that ran into each other one night at a Houston night club and was photographed together. She says, "We are not dating, and I did not move in with him." So there you have it from the source herself. We all have to stay tuned to see if there are any revelations into Ashley's world of dating. Yet there it has been revealed that there are a plethora of racist-like behavior in the home. I cant help but mention the racial overtones on the show and indulge the ladies in a discussion about it. They both state that there are a ton of racial issues on the show. The obvious segregation on the first episode gives us only a peek into what occurs in the house. Ashley, states that the "Al Sharpton" comment made by Debbie, damned near incited a race war in the home. Both ladies, Ashley and Sharon go on to say that they eventually left it alone, but, the fact still remains, Race is an issue EVERYWHERE.


Mama Drama of course has its share of critics. When asked what type of feed back is received for being a cast member on the show, Sharon states that she receives most of the negative feedback because, viewers feel that she should be a better role model to Ashley. Sharon's response to that is, "if raising a college graduate, is a bad role model, I'll be one. My daughter is an adult, and so am I...So therefore, I do adult shit, I have been a role model to my child, and I encourage the parents that view the show, to be their child's role models as well. I certainly can agree with that notion, in the day and age where its best to blame others, for personal shortcomings... Mama Drama to date is one of the highest rating shows on television. The first two episodes reached 626,000 and 721,000 respectively, beating out Big Ang and Glee. There are no commercials shown during the airing of Mama Drama and the show is being produced by 495 Productions, the producers of Jersey Shore.

Besides Mama Drama, Ashley and Sharon both have business endeavors. Ashley just sold a lounge that she owned in Midtown Houston and plans on further her entrepreneur experience. Sharon, is has begun a Personal Matchmaking Service. Both ladies are in talks with other proposals by way of ATL. The interview with these ladies concludes with Sharon saying, I live my life happy and I have fun doing it. I suggest that people shouldn't do something that they will apologize for later..." In unison, she and Ashley both said, "We Do things we mean and will stay true to who we are!" The ladies have some upcoming projects in the works. Sharon has just taken a lead in a Play; while Ashley is preparing to star in an independent film.

Stay Tuned to more from Ashley and Sharon in the next issue of The S.W.E.E.T.® 


Check Out Highlights of Vh1's Mama Drama


Source: http://www.vh1.com/shows/mama_drama/cast_member.jhtml?personalityId=15550

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Friday, August 3, 2012

Why Do You Care About My Hair? Real Talk, Black Reflection: Gabby Douglas Commentary

Who are you attracted to? I am in love with the tall, dark and handsome type. The most important descriptor being 'dark'! There's something that drives me insane about sun-kissed skin. Truth is I'm partial to the dark skin of others because of the love I have for my own dark skin. Now that's nothing against my light-skinned counterparts, I'm just saying I have an admiration for my skins pigment. It seems however, that this self love is hindered by self hate in our community. By now the world knows Gabby Douglas as the history making First African American woman to win the Olympic All Around Gold Medal. This young woman inspired more than a nation as her mother told her she could competing in a predominantly white sport...yet, at the height of her herstory book making success, others seem to be more concerned with her hair. I guess for some hair is more important than herstory.

Malcolm X said, 'the worst thing racism did was make us hate ourselves.'  Two forms of slavery exist: physical and mental. Enslaved African Americans were subjected to both, but mental enslavement is the ULTIMATE worst—and one they were NEVER freed from. This fact should NOT be taken lightly. The mind of the enslaved African American was tinkered and toyed with, corrosively manipulated, abused and misused.  One of the greatest powers in the world is the power to define reality and make others accept it, even when it’s to their disadvantage.  This is what has happened to the Black African American race. Despite peonage ending in 1948, on the brink of the civil rights movement, Black America continued to struggle with their identity, not without compromising who they really are to become who and what they perceive as better than what stares back at them in the mirror. From socioeconomic status, skin color, and, which neighborhood their home was in to hair type African Americans begun to define who and what they were based on things they had, as opposed to their actions. 


 In the 1960s, when African Americans were implored to be proud of their dark skin and natural hair, black women sported afros — short and sassy or big and billowy. Since the 1990s, young African Americans have rocked dreadlocks and braids, which are particularly popular among artists. Straightened hair, however, has never gone out of style and continues to draw criticism from those who say it is an attempt by black people to mimic the texture of white women’s hair. But for many black women, straight, perfectly styled hair is a shield against a society that doesn’t appreciate afro-centric features. Black women’s obsession with straight hair and weaves was the subject of the much-talked-about 2009 documentary “Good Hair” by comedian Chris Rock.  The commentary on Gabby's hair shows the preoccupation with creating the picture that we like ourselves, when many of us don't! This outburst of ignorance begin on social media, which has opened pandoras box showing the damage and pain that continues to keep us in the chains of enslavement. For something as simple and petty as hair in the prime of a history making event, shows that the crabs in the bucket are snapping harder and pulling tighter than ever. This same type of mentality exists in our day to day lives. People dislike, slander and find enjoyment in the pain of others simply because they haven't yet learned to love themselves. When you love yourself, you love the accomplishments that others who look like you make. I think it's time we as a people heal, and begin to love self. 

Sources:
 http://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/gabby-douglass-hair-sets-off-twitter-debate-but-some-ask-whats-the-fuss/2012/08/03/38548064-ddaf-11e1-9ff9-1dcd8858ad02_story.html 

 (http://thyblackman.com/2011/06/29/wake-up-black-america-time-to-teach-the-truth/)


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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Her Panty Wetta: The Xstudcee Brand Press Release


For Immediate Release







July 17, 2012 Dallas, TX-The XStudcee Brand was created to highlight the unique nature of those masculine identifying women. Our diversity is often foreign and misunderstood by the common individual. Yet, naturally we are intriguing and poised. XStudcee will be worn ONLY by those that are comfortable in their skin, confident in their abilities and proud of who they are! XStudcee solidifies the handsome beauty that adorns the shoulders of androgynous women, also known as STUDS.  Our traits define us genuinely.






XStudcee  was founded by Marcel Terrell,  an outgoing and motivated entrepreneur that has always been passionate about writing. The XStudcee   Brand was inspired by her second novel, XStudcee Her Panty Wetta ™She initially began exploring her creative side through writing poems, which led to rhymes and free styling with her classmates at age 11. Years later, Terrell decided to share her creative writing with an audience, through her first urban erotica collection of short stories. As the CEO of All Mine Publishing and with her current book, Passions of Seduction, Volume 1, Marcel hopes to accommodate readers with love, passion, romance and lust.  She is a native resident of Dallas, Texas where she resides . More information about Marcel Terrell and her other work can be found at www.MarcelTerrell.com.  




XStudcee  represents everything from the strength and character of a dominant female to the sensual and sexual satisfaction we have been known to bring. XStudcee is a combination of everything us studs have to offer. We come in many shades, shapes and sizes and both collectively and individually we are sexy, strong, intelligent, dominant, erotic and exotic…just to name a few.  XStudcee is induced without the faintest touch!  Mentally stimulating, the XStudcee Brand is seductively dubbed, Her Panty Wetta. It takes a confident individual to walk in our shoes and spread XStudcee's  Pleasure. XStudcee   bring with its name: apparel, a calendar, and a formal evening line creating a definite path right on top of the box. Ready to go to XStudcee ... Indulge With Us.

On August 5, 2012 New Jocc City Ent. and All Mine Publishing Presents: The XStudcee Party MiXXXer at THE RED ROOM in Addison. The party will introduce to the rest of the world, the XStudcee  Brand, allow patrons to purchase  XStudcee  t-shirts and afford opportunities to support the brand and meet the author, Marcel Terrell. . LIVE Event and Red Carpet Coverage will be provided by Sweet Tooth Media
Music by DJ LaidBack.


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