Friday, April 30, 2010

Its nice to see naturals in Entertainment!

Get a free pair of Cacique Lane Bryant

Im gonna always look out for my readers! You can get a free pair of Cacique Panties... Im telling you, these are normally about $15 a pair... free sounds good to me! CLick the link, scroll to the bottom and print coupon! (DOnt tell anyone, but I printed 7, and got a weeks worth!!! LOL!) What? You know you thought about it!

I seriously want this blue and white Gucci!!!!

Im just saying.....

Sandra Bullocks adopted son is toooo cute... and he has a resemblance to Kimora's new baby doesn't he!!!!!

Nail Fashion

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Thanks Honey

Erykah Badu Pleads NOT GUILTY!

Erykah Badu decided to plead not guilty Wednesday April 28th, for the indecent exposure charge for her controversial "Window Seat" video. Seems as though she angered those passing by and one took the initiative to file a complaint!!!

I will keep you updated on this matter!

I think Im in Love with the Kas Collection!!!!!!!

This is a piece from the W.E.T line of Kas Collection... I really like this one! Im also feeling this Dress Tony Braxtons in, it is also part one of his creations, but my boobs say NOOOOOOO! Check him out! You will fall in love too! and

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Essence Magazine

Essence recently published an article about the hottest natural styles! We are showing up more and more in publications! Now, thats a good look!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Civil Rights leader laid to rest- Eulogized by President Obama

WASHINGTON — President Obama eulogized the civil rights leader Dorothy Height on Thursday as a “drum major for freedom,” describing the civil rights and women’s rights leader as an American icon who tirelessly pursued justice.

Ms. Height, who died on April 20 at 98, had an “unambiguous record of righteous work,” Mr. Obama said during Ms. Height’s funeral at Washington National Cathedral. Mr. Obama drew frequent chuckles from the audience with a fondly humorous portrait of the feisty Ms. Height.

“When you have a nephew who’s 88, you’ve lived a full life,” Mr. Obama said.

“We did come to know her during the early days of my campaign, and we came to love her as so many loved her,” the president said. “We loved her stories, and her smile, and those hats.”

He said Ms. Height had been a constant presence at the Obama White House. “She came by not once, not twice,” he said. “Twenty-one times she stopped by the White House.”

Ms. Height, who even in the last months of her life took part in health care discussions at the White House, had been scheduled to come by in February for a meeting between Mr. Obama and civil rights leaders, he recalled.

Even though Washington was buried by a blizzard, he said, Ms. Height wanted to come anyway. “She was not about to let just a bunch of men in this meeting. It was only when the car literally could not get to the driveway that she decided not to come.”

Ms. Height was widely viewed as one of the last links to the social activism of the New Deal era. Her civil rights career spanned almost a century, starting with antilynching protests and culminating in the inauguration of Mr. Obama. She recounted for reporters first meeting the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he was 15 years old, and she was on the stage when Dr. King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

Mr. Obama ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff on Thursday in Ms. Height’s honor.

Article written by Helen Cooper

Hair Stretching with two strand twists

We all know that two strand twists causes a little shrinkage. Now, I'm okay with that, but I know that a lot of you would like to see your length. That said, something simple that can be done is to pull your two strands back to a ponytail in the middle of the back of your head at night with an elastic band. Its still twisted, but it stretches the twist out. In the morning, removed the band. It will take a minute for the imprint of the band to stop showing in the hair but the twists will be stretched out giving you the look of length that you desire.

Mothers Day May 9th

Mothers Day is quickly approaching. It is one week from Sunday and I think I have finally decided what to do for my mom! If you have ever spoken to me, you know that I love to cook. I have written two cookbooks but traded food recipe writing for hair care recipe writing. I have totally gotten out the swing of cooking, but with the wake of the "recession", cooking a Mothers Day dinner is sounding more and more likely to me!

We are a nation that thinks a gift has to be something expensive, bought from a store in a beautiful blue box! Now nothing is wrong with that, but I personally think, more thoughtful gifts are always loved more. Anyone can go spend money at the store for a gift, but to stand in your kitchen and cook a dinner, that has to come from the heart!!!

So...its settled! Mom will get Braised Lamb over a bed of Couscous with a Blanched Green-bean Salad. Sounds good to me! As a matter of fact, I think I just heard my tummy growl! Last time I made the Lamb about two years ago, it was a sensation! I will take pics and share them with you after Mothers Day!

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I really need a Flip camcorder

I just want to put it out there! I really want to do more video blogging and it is a super hassle recording with my camcorder and converting it to the right format to upload to youtube! It probably wouldnt be as much of a hassle, if I knew what I was doing but I generally play around for about 3-4 hours and finally I can get the video to the right format to upload! For that reason, you have not been seeing much v-blogging from me!

I really want a Flip camcorder because they are suppose to be the number 1 camcorder for youtube uploads and is already formatted... As soon as I get one, I promise promise promise, you will get more v-blogs from me with product demonstrations, styling demonstrations, how to videos and much more!!!


Sodium Hydroxide the main ingredient in relaxers is the same as Drain Cleaner??

I knew that sodium hydroxide was an ingredient in relaxers but what I didn't realize is that sodium hydroxide is the same as formed drain cleaner!!! That blew my mind! So, for years, what was straightening my hair, was the same ingredient I could have used to unclog my sink??? Woooow.... Amazed that people are still using this even with all the information that is out!

In this video, sodium hydroxide melts glass!!!!! Are you sure you still want to put this in your head? Notice, the chemist says don't use unless you are a trained chemist!

Relaxer Public Service Announcement

Ok, well, its not a public service announcement, but that wouldn't be a bad idea!

Rock Your Fro Promotional Video

VID 00016-20100414-1709 from Queen Natural Beauty on Vimeo.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Sometimes I think the police should not intervene in situations because this chic needed her butt beat!!!! Im with the mom! "Tear her butt up!!!

TRENTON — Police were trying to figure out whom to charge with what last night after it was revealed that a 13-year-old boy may have received oral sex from a 12-year-old girl in an elementary school bathroom stall, and that the acts may have been directed and forced by a 10-year-old girl who joined them.

Trenton police spokesman Detective Sgt. Pedro Medina confirmed last night that an investigation was under way into what went on in a P.J. Hill elementary school bathroom yesterday afternoon.

Medina said the matter was still being sorted out by detectives well into the night, and that further details were not available, officially.

However, a police source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the case involved a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl, both viewed as suspects, and a 12-year-old girl seen as the victim.

According to the victim’s story, she went to the bathroom after asking her teacher if she could leave class to do so, the source said.

But once in the bathroom, the source said, the girl told police she was joined by a 13-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl.

According to the older girl, the source said, the younger girl demanded that she perform oral sex on the boy. The victim told police the 10-year-old threatened her with violence if she didn’t comply.

At some point, the boy and the victim made their way into a bathroom stall, and the 10-year-old then slid underneath and joined them there too, the source said, with the 10-year-old again threatening violence if the older girl didn’t do what she was told.

The source said detectives are still trying to determine what physical acts may have taken place in the bathroom and the potential charges for each party.

The parents of all of the children were called to the school, the source said, and the mother of the 10-year-old ended up getting arrested at the school.

The source said the mother, her 10-year-old daughter, and a school guidance counselor were left alone to discuss the situation in a school office. But after hearing noises coming from inside, an officer present during the investigation opened the door to see what was going on.

The source said the officer saw the 10-year-old on the floor with the mother standing over her, beating her with a belt and demanding that she answer the allegations.

After witnessing the beating, police then took the mother into custody and charged her with endangering her daughter’s welfare.

14 yr old stripping! We have to help these kids get some self esteem!

The mother of a 14-year-old girl caught dancing at a Detroit topless bar said she wants the club shut down for good.
"I don't want this to happen to no other 14-year-olds," said the woman, whose daughter's alleged months-long stint as a dancer at All Star on 8 Mile led Wayne County prosecutors to charge a club manager with abuse.

Andrew Hutson, 31, is charged with child sexually abusive activity, a 20-year felony.

He was arrested Wednesday on allegations he employed the underage girl. Neither her name nor her mother's is being published because the Free Press generally does not identify alleged victims of sex crimes.

The girl's mother said she caught her daughter in a lie April 16 when the teen said she was at a friend's house, but the friend said the girl had gone to work at the club. The teen's mother said she went to All Star and showed initially dismissive club employees the girl's high school ID card, after which they retrieved the topless girl.

Hutson told police the teen provided a fake ID indicating she was of legal age. But Police Chief Warren Evans said: "It's clear to us the club knew she was underage or should have known she was underage."

Evans said he will work to persuade the state's Liquor Control Commission to padlock the club, which he said has been the site of 11 nonfatal and three fatal shootings since 2004.

The club also has made headlines as being the employer of slain Detroit exotic dancer Tamara (Strawberry) Greene, who gained notoriety after being connected with a never-proved party rumored to have been held by then-Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick at the Manoogian Mansion. Greene was killed in a drive-by shooting in April 2003.

Evans said All Star routinely stonewalls officers investigating incidents there.

Billy Hutson, the club manager's brother, said the charges are unwarranted.

"He didn't hire her," said Billy Hutson, 27, who said he works at the club as a porter. "This is a legit establishment. We play by the rules."

At age 26 she was elected to the Detroit State House of representatives!

I introduce to you Detroit native State Rep. Shanelle Jackson the youngest woman of color to serve in the house. A citizen proclaimed that she is someone who shows great promise in helping cultivate a new, more diverse, better educated Michigan.

Shanelle Jackson, a product of Northwest Detroit and Cass Technical High School, was just 26 when she was elected last year, making her the youngest woman of color ever to serve in the Michigan legislature. Now in her eleventh month, Jackson spoke to the Michigan Citizen about the adjustments she’s had to make and why she decided to run at such a young age.

“I feel like I was born to be on this path—that this is what God has placed inside of me and my being—wonderful things that are great tools to be used to help others,” Jackson says.

You can read more on the story at the black bottom blog, but I think this is a great example of our young people taking a stand!

This article simply warmed my heart!

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We will be availabe tonight 8pm central standard time, via the chat box to the right to take your questions about our products, design products custom made for you and to help you complete your orders! The last time we did this it was a super success and I am excited to talk to you again!!! See ya in a couple hours!

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Danette Jasper

Name: Danette Jasper

Everett, Washington.

How long have you been natural? In June it will be six years since I have been natural.

I am an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay and a stay at home mom.

What made you decide to go natural?
I made the decision to become natural because my relaxed hair was unhealthy, fried, dry, and not growing. I was very curious about what my natural texture looked like since I started receiving relaxers at age five. I was also tired of getting touch ups every 6 to 8 weeks, just basically looking for something more low maintenance. My cousins hair was natural, she transitioned in high school, and thought to myself, "If she can do it, I can do it too." My natural experience has been very good, it started out a little rough in the beginning with me just relearning my hair and trying to figure out how to maintain the look. After the first year, it was pretty much smooth sailing from there.

How have you changed since becoming natural?
Since becoming natural I do feel that I am looked at differently, just because I choose not to relax my hair. For most black women that would be unheard of just because we've been trained to think that we have to relax our hair in order to fit in and be beautiful. I feel more confident about my hair, and I have a better sense of who I really am.

How has your hair changed since becoming natural? My hair grows a lot faster in its natural state than it ever did when it was relaxed and it is much more low maintenance than dealing with touch ups, curling irons, etc. My texture is very soft, I have very small spiral curls that are very springy and bouncy. My hair loves water, it looks the best when it is shiny and full of moisture.

What is you maintenance routine? Most days I will wet my hair in the shower or the sink, pat/air dry, and then use some olive oil hair dress or a moisturizer and comb it through my hair. I definitely have to use Pro Styl around my edges to help lay them down.

What is your favorite styles?
My daily hair style is usually a curly afro, sometimes, combed out, sometimes not. After cutting the three inches of relaxer off of my hair, in one year, my hair went from too short for a pony tail, to being to the middle of my back when I straightened it. That was possible because I mostly kept heat off of my hair, and detangled once a week. Drinking a lot of water helped also.

Products you cant live without: The products that I can't live without are Pro Styl brown gel, Mane and Tail shampoo and conditioner and Profectiv Mega Growth Lotion. A big wide tooth detangling comb is essential, I wouldn't be able to detangle my hair without it, and a good hard bristled brush for smoothing in to pony tails. Also, kind of old school, but an unused tooth brush is a must have for smoothing edges with gel. My favorite style is a variation of the afro puff. I use giant rubber bands or head bands to pull my hair back, give it a different twist with a side or diagonal part and gel. Very quick and simple.

Advise for others thinking of going natural?
For any woman who is interested in growing natural, being natural really is a way of life. Its not just a hair style, it is a way of thinking. Also be prepared to relearn how to take care of your hair. Some of the remedies and tricks used on relax hair are not going to work on natural hair because of the different textures, and just be patient, you will happy you did.

How can we contact you?
I can be found on Facebook- Danette Jasper, and I also have a fan page- Danette Jasper with Mary Kay cosmetics.

Anything additional you'd like to say? I want black women to learn to love their hair, and for us to not wish that we had hair like other people, just be grateful for what God gave us naturally.

We must make a change!

So, if you listened to yesterdays radio show, you will know that we had a wonderful guy "Orlando" call in to get in on the days topic "Who taught us to hate us". He proceeded to tell us how he is not attracted to "natural" women, and how he prefers long strait hair, preferably blond. And that taking someone who was natural would be a 3, 4th or 5th option! Now, my goal is not to beat up on Orlando, but he is the perfect example of where we are as a people. As embarrassing as it is to say, he is the majority, not the minority!

The purpose of the show was to expose the problems within our community, and find a solution to them, but I'm sad to say that I don't know if that was accomplished! We highlighted all the problems, how it started and where our mind set is currently as a people. But even in the end, we couldn't find a solution to the "Orlando's".

I challenge all of you to take some time and think about what we can do to change the path that we are going as a people, to help our little boys and girls know that they are beautiful the way that they were created, and for the adults who have gone astray to come back to the pasture.

We came up with two main key points. The media is to blame and so is the family unit. We have no people of color who are "natural" on our television or movie screens, no one for our little kids to look up to and say "I want to be like them"! Orlando admitted that the media shaped him as a person. Living in Minnesota, he rarely see natural women of color and absolutely never sees them on the television screen. He admits that the image of beauty that we are given by the media, is the image that he has grown to accept and is the norm in his world.

I remember being a little girl, sitting in front of the stove getting my hair pressed. I never heard my mom say, "Oh your hair is so Nappy" but just the fact that I got my hair pressed every Sunday night, told me that "something" was wrong with the hair that I had. If simply the fact of getting my hair pressed had a long term effect on me, think of those kids who are told on a regular basis that they don't have "good" hair! The opposite of good is bad so they figure their hair must be "bad". Things that seem so small truly shapes us as we grow into adult hood.

My whole purpose in Queen Natural Beauty is to educate. If I hear one more time that natural hair is not manageable, I am going to scream!!!!!! Natural hair is very manageable, as a matter of fact, I think more manageable!!! I don't know many women with relaxers who don't go to the salon at least once every couple of weeks, all the while, all the women I know who are natural have not seen the salon in FOREVER!

Anyway, I'm all over the place with this! I am challenging you all to come up with ways to make a change in our society, and do it!!! Journal your efforts, video, or vblog your efforts! Lets stop sitting back waiting on someone else to do, what we can do!!!


I received this email this morning...


I would like to thank you for making a product customized for me! About a year ago you came to Harlem, selling your products. I was very skeptical, but when you said that you make products based on my needs, I figured why not. I initially thought you were quite expensive (sorry :( ) but when I think of the fact that Ive spent $30 and $40 on one product, $15 didn't seem so bad, and again, it was customized for me! I told you that I had issues with dandruff and my hair just would not seem to grow. You mixed me the super moisture growth oil as well as a castille soap shampoo and conditioner.... The containers where so large, that even though I washed weekly, they last about two and a half months!!!! I have reordered every couple of months since then and I am proud to show you my progress from last July!! The first pic is of me as soon as I got in from buying your products! My hair had been that length for a couple of years. The after pic is freshly flat ironed so that you can see the growth!!! Thanks so much! I must say again, I was skeptical, but my worries quickly went away once I started using the products!!! Thanks again and I can't wait for you to open a shop here!!!!


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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Queen Natural Beauty Products Super Growth Oil now available!

Super growth oil, Tropical Butter Moisturizer, Black Soap Shampoo, Curly Butter, and much much more, now available to order online.... visit to make a secure purchase

Jasmin Morgan

Name: Jasmin Morgan

City and State: Gary, IN

Profession: Mentor/Founder of , S.W.E.E.T.S. LLC

How long have you been natural?: 01/19/10

Did you BC or Transition? Why and what was the experience like?
I transitioned for 7months and did the BC 01/19/10. I transitioned because I was scared of cutting my hair in fear of what others would think. It was not until this year that I had had enough and decided that it is not about what others think of me. It’s about who I am.

What prompted you to get on this path?
Initially I was tired of being chemically burned, and wanted healthy hair.

What has the natural experience been like for you?
I now feel as if I am finally free. For me, being natural is not just about my physical appearance, but it is also about my inner and spiritual self. I have grown and so the natural experience is a positive change for me.

Has your life changed since being natural?
Yes. I have a confidence that I did not realize that I have. It was easy for me to hide behind the weaves and relaxed hair that hid my face. However, feeling confident enough to show my true natural self is a life changing experience in itself.

How would you describe your hair? Texture?
It’s funny because I do not think that I have one certain type of curl to my hair. I love my coils and curls.

What’s your hair routine?
When I wear my hair with more defined curls I will first wash my hair with the Kinky Curly, Come Clean Shampoo followed by the KC Curling Custard. When using this product I have found the need to wash my hair every 1-2 days. When I am wearing my TWA, I wash and condition with Carols Daughters products. I then use Shea Butter and olive oil to moisturize. I have also found vegetable glycerin to make my hair feel really soft when I rock my TWA.

Any growth tips?
Moisturizing the hair and maintaining a healthy scalp are important to growth. But also, a nutritious diet is just as important. Finally, just being patient. It’s hair it will grow.

What are your favorite products and/or tools?
Kinky Curly, Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and coconut oil, and a wide tooth comb.

What’s your favorite hair style? why and how can we achieve it?
I can’t wait until I can wear a huge afro, but until then I am just loving my TWA. I think the key to a nice fro, is having a health head of hair. Meaning that if that hair is moisturized and healthy then it will not be difficult to have a nice afro or any natural style for that matter.

If you blog or vblog whats the info? Look out for my video blog that is coming soon.

Any tips for others considering going on this natural journey?
Whatever we do we must stay true to who we are. The journey to becoming and being natural should not be looked at as a fad. In my opinion, it should be approached as a positive life changing experience.

Where can we keep up with you at? Email, facebook, myspace, blog etc....

Is there any other information that you'd like to give us as it relates to your hair journey???
Since I have gone natural I have found what it means to be secure with the person that I am. I do not have to hide or pretend to be something or someone that I’m not. When we are comfortable with us then others will be comfortable with us. How can we say that we want others to accept us and we do not accept ourselves. We are unique and beautiful and when we realize that, others will too.!/pages/SWEETS/360434946829

Africa the Beautiful.... A Montage

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Quote of the Day!

" God made us his perfect creation. He made no mistake when he made us black with kinky hair."-Marcus Garvey

Queen Natural Beauty
Stephanie D-

She's not natural, but she is close to my heart anyway!

Jennifer and Baby!

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Happy Monday!

I remember the days when I would dread Monday! Those were the days when I was following others paths and dreams for me, career wise. Within a few years, I realized "this is not the way I want to live"! I did something that EVERYONE thought I was crazy to do. I quit my job and stepped out on faith, believing that I would succeed doing the things I love to do.

It was a slow process, but I've stuck it out, only keeping one thing in mind; the fact that all I want to do is help others on their journey..... That's when I realized one thing is true. Do what you love, what makes you feel good, and everything else will follow!

I now love Mondays! I miss being away from my blog followers and Facebook fans over the weekend and I can't wait to jump back in answering your questions and giving you all the tips needed to make it through the process of being Queen Natural Beauty....

If you are in a position, where you dread Mondays, sit back and rethink what you are doing. Is it what your true purpose and calling was, or are you following someone else's path for you? Its never to late to start living your dream! I am proof of that! People may not understand, and you will have friends drop off along the way side, but know that those that really love you will remain by your side... And in the words of Monica "Im still standing"!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Tracy Reese 2010 Spring Collection

So, I love fashion. Better yet, I love fashion by black designers!!!! Here are a few of my faves from Tracy Reese 2010 Spring Collection. The first pic is of Tracy Reese herself!