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A $200,000 Student Debt? Not If I Can Help It!


The Headline Reads: What $200,000 in Student Debt Looks Like

Gawker recently ran this piece on student loan debt and I swear it gave me the sick feeling of staring down the barrel of gun. I'm making strides towards another degree and seriously, I'm freaking out. Graduate school starts in about 4 weeks and I'm worried. Will it fit into my current lifestyle? Will I still find the subject matter interesting? Or will I finally succumb to my creative whims? I swear my brain is so 50/50 sometimes. Half of me is hardcore media-fanatic writer, totally in love with the sound of keyboard strokes and the other is a straight-laced IT professional worrying about 'go-live' dates. *insert rolling eyes here* I swear, I am so sick of myself and this unnecessary confusion. I just continue to pray that one day soon, I will find my ultimate niche. In the meantime, I've decided to send a couple bucks to her cause she might be me in a few years and in these ever-changing times, who knows?


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posted by Soulfull @ 11/28/2010 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




Terry McMillan Brings Waiting To Exhale Squeal To Shelves In September

The Headline Reads: Terry McMillan: Still telling the story

Wow folks. This weekend is already starting off with a BANG thanks to this news article on Terry McMillan (one of my FAVORITE authors). McMillan's set to be the 'guest speaker at a fundraiser [in Providence] for Community Preparatory School, a charter school where 80 percent of students are of color, and 90 percent receive scholarships' but it's the news of her latest book that has me in a tizzy:

Soon, McMillan will have “Getting to Happy,” to be published by Viking in September, for which movie rights have already been sold.

She devoted herself to writing — fictional works drawn from her own life: “Mama” in 1993 about her upbringing as the eldest of five children; “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” in 1998 about meeting and marrying a much younger man; and “The Interruption of Everything” in 2005 about the upheaval of her divorce.

In September, her newest book, “Getting to Happy,” picks up the story of the four female characters in her “Waiting to Exhale.”

“I don’t like to think of it as a sequel but my publisher insisted. After 15 years I’d like to think of it as a revisit. Okay, I guess it’s a sequel.”


Yesss!! I can not wait!


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Erykah Badu Fined $500 + 'Window Seat' Parody

Over the last few weeks, much has been said and written about Erykah Badu's new album, New Amerykah Part Two: Return of the Ankh, however it is the video for her first official single "Window Seat" that has the internet a buzz.

The video, which was filmed on March 17 and has been pulled from several sites, shows Badu stripping as she walks along a sidewalk in Dallas's Dealey Plaza, now a popular tourist attraction. After Badu removes all of her clothing, she feigns being shot in the head, falling to the ground near where [President] Kennedy was fatally wounded on Nov. 22, 1963. [source]


If you've been hiding under a rock, you can see Badu strip down in the original video over here. Yesterday, Badu (@fatbellybella) was fined $500 dollars for disorderly conduct and with any viral video, there's only a matter of time before the internet spawns a parody. Now there are multiple parodies popping up on YouTube, but this one video below was the funniest. Check it out.



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Victoria's Secret, Macys, Nordstroms Caught Selling Used Underwear


Sweet baby Jesus. What in the world is going on? Now I fully understand that we are dealing with some very hard economic times, but selling used and/or STAINED underwear? That's just the lowest of the low. Makes me wonder how long this sorta thing has been going on? *picks up Frederick's of Hollywood catalog* Time to head back to the tried and true! Humph, Victoria ain't spicy enough anyway!


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posted by Soulfull @ 3/02/2010 Add to GlobalGrind! , links to this post




WATCH: March Social Media Breakfast-DC: Blogging The City!

It's been four years since I started this labour of love and though I've probably driven most of my readers crazy with my sporadic posts, I've found myself wanting to learn more and more about this medium called 'social media'. Today, while I was on Twitter (as usual) I learned about a breakfast hosted by Social Media Club – DC Chapter. This breakfast offers media folks an opportunity to learn about how others are using the web to help make the most of what DC has to offer offline. Cool right? I know! At any rate, I couldn't attend the event (thank you mr. bronchitis), but lucky for you and me, the whole event was captured on Ustream. Check it out. Oh and for you NSFW folks, no worries, the boobies in the initial frame go away rather quickly.



What great insight. I really hope I'll be able to make the next one.


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