Honestly Ma’am

Today’s post is a little different. As I embark on this new journey as a doctoral student, I am excited to where it ends: Doctor of Education degree. I am working and enrolled in graduated school, pursuing my Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with emphasis in K-12 education. At the same time, I just recently experienced the most honest conversation with a loved one. It really pained me to say the truth to them. However, I was emotionally exhausted. I believe I have held in my truth for so long that my emotions have been shut down.

I can not believe I waited so long to finally say, finally what my TRUTH WAS!! I poured out my feelings and my only response from this family member was, “Thanks for your honesty.” When someone consistently hurts your feelings, and you pour out your heart, and this is their response, it’s not you (that has the problem), it’s them. I know know that I am not the crazy person. I am growing and trying to better myself as an adult. I wish everyone will see their path to an healthy adulting journey.

On the other side, I am finishing the first class in my doctoral journey and I am excited and scared at the same time. Never fear! The journey Ma’am is all worth it. Have you ever experienced a tough conversation? How did you handle it?

xoxo,
4373fashionlane

Snow day, Tarte Cosmetics and kids will be kids.

Good Evening Loves,

  • Here in New Orleans we spent our day inside looking at the news about the black ice, closed schools and shut down city. We are at freezing levels down here.
  • I am so glad we have to stay inside today. I wanted to take off from work yesterday and hunker down, but I remembered I was doing a lesson on the history of Mardi Gras and yesterday was king cake day for all of my B day classes.
  • I purchased king cakes from Joe Gambinos bakery in Metairie, Louisiana. Screen Shot 2018-01-17 at 9.00.14 PM.png
  • My students loved their king cake and had a blast learning about the history of it. Some students got the baby and are now tasked with bring the next king cake, which is a Mardi Gras tradition.
  • Thus, I am home today due to the weather issues and I am glad about it. My classroom is cold. We have an open campus, by design and when the students enter my building, because I am on the end of the hall, I get the cold or hot drafts blown into my classroom. UGH!!!

Now let’s chat about Tarte Cosmetics!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I posted a previous post about Tarte Cosmetics and their down right disrespect of women and men of color, in their non release of inclusive shades of their, Shape Tape Foundations. See the link to the article by Allure Magazine on it here.
  • After looking and watching makeup reviews from Jackie Aina, MakeupShayla and Alyssa Ashleyy, I am once again determined to use my blog to speak out against the injustice of makeup companies who refuse to include people of color in their branding, campaigns, ads and public relations of their products.
  • Here are some of the comments posted on facebook from people on social media about this debacle:

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Here is the response from Tarte Cosmetics:

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I just unsubscribed from the company. I am no longer going to purchase anything from them. It’s just unbelievable. I do not for one moment believe them. If they were sincere, why turn off the comments on Instagram:

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See! Tarte Cosmetics, you are busted. Yes, customers will purchase your products. However, I will not.

xoxo,

4373FASHIONLANE

Matt Lauer fired!!!!!

Listen family,

  • Gone are the days where it was just a boys will be boys situation in the arena of sexual harassment.
  • The hammer is coming down hard and swift for these men who have, possibly for years, (in some cases), treated men and women like physical ping pons for their perverted pleasures.
  • Matt Lauer is the latest in a long line of men who have been fired because, allegedly, they could not keep their mouth close and hands in their pockets.
  • We are still awaiting the exact details of the situation, but ABC Executive Andy Lack, let the hammer fall fast on Lauer.
  • Off with their heads!!!!!

Keep up with http://www.4373fashionlane.com, for more news, information and happenings ♥

xoxo,

4373fashionlane

And the Grammy nominations are???????

  • Since the beginning of the Grammy Awards, African American musicians have had to claw their way into sustainable recognition.
  • There is an old saying we were taught and Olivia Pope hears it from her father on Scandal all of the time, “We have to be ten times better, ten times faster, to get ahead.”
  • Unfortunately, race does play a role in how people see themselves over others. Let’s clear that part of the table right away. Some people are taught this tragic way of thinking from childhood and it shifts their adult focus into how they see people who do not have the same shade as theirs.
  • This form of racism was been in the grammy awards stratosphere for as long as the awards themselves have been given out.
  • This year, with the voting delegates becoming more inclusive, that dream is a seeable reality.
  • After Beyonce’ was shut out last year, the Grammys learned a valuable lesson, the beyhive stings back.
  • Social media campaigns were energized against the Grammys due to their exclusion of artist in rhythm and blues, rap and hip hop categories for artist in categories whose music never made it to radio, or the music was released more than a year prior.
  • Shucks, Adele even said Beyonce’ was better than her album that won last year.

Here are the nominations for this year’s Grammy categories:

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Garden. See the full list of nominees below.

Record of the Year
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Album of the Year
“Awaken My Love!” – Childish Gambino
“4:44” – Jay-Z
“Damn.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Melodrama” – Lorde
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars

Song of the Year
“Despacito” – Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
“4:44” – Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson (JAY-Z)
“Issues” – Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter (Julia Michaels)
“1-800-273-8255” – Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson (Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)
“That’s What I Like” – Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
Alessia Cara
Khalid
Lil Uzi Vert
Julia Michaels
SZA

Best Pop Solo performance
“Love So Soft” – Kelly Clarkson
“Praying” – Kesha
“Million Reasons” – Lady Gaga
“What About Us” – P!nk
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran

Best Pop Duo / Group Performance
“Something Just Like This” – The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
“Despacito” – Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
“Thunder” – Imagine Dragons
“Feel It Still” – Portugal. The Man
“Stay” – Zedd & Alessia Cara

Best Pop Vocal Album
“Kaleidoscope EP” -Coldplay
“Lust For Life” – Lana Del Rey
“Evolve” – Imagine Dragons
“Rainbow” – Kesha
“Joanne “– Lady Gaga
“÷ (Divide)” – Ed Sheeran

Best Dancing Recording
“Bambro Koyo Ganda” – Bonobo feat. Innov Gnawa
“Cola” – Camelphat & Elderbrook
“Andromeda” – Gorillaz feat. DRAM
“Tonite” – LCD Soundsystem
“Line Of Sight” – Odesza feat. WYNNE & Mansionair

Best Dance / Electronic Album
“Migration” – Bonobo
“3-D The Catalogue” – Kraftwerk
“Mura Masa” – Mura Masa
“A Moment Apart” – Odesza
“What Now” – Sylvan Esso

Best Rock Performance
“You Want It Darker” – Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell
“Run” – Foo Fighters
“No Good” – Kaleo
“Go To War” – Nothing More

Best R&B Performance
“Get You” – Daniel Caesar feat. Kali Uchis
“Distraction” – Kehlani
“High” – Ledisi
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars
“The Weekend” – SZA

Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Laugh And Move On” – The Baylor Project
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“What I’m Feelin’” – Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
“All The Way” – Ledisi
“Still” – Mali Music

Best R&B Song
“First Began” – PJ Morton
“Location” – Khalid
“Redbone” – Childish Gambino
“Supermodel” – SZA
“That’s What I Like” – Bruno Mars

Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Free 6LACK” – 6LACK
“‘Awaken, My Love!’” – Childish Gambino
“American Teen” – Khalid
“Ctrl” – SZA
“Starboy” – The Weeknd

Best R&B Album
“Freudian” – Daniel Caesar
“Let Love Rule” – Ledisi
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Gumbo” – PJ Morton
“Feel The Real” – Musiq Soulchild

Best Rap Performance
“Bounce Back” – Big Sean
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Bad And Boujee” – Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert

Best Rap / Sung Collaboration
“PRBLMS” – 6LACK
“Crew” – Goldlink feat. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
“Family Feud” – JAY-Z feat. Beyoncé
“LOYALTY.” – Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
“Love Galore” – SZA feat. Travis Scott

Best Rap Song
“Bodak Yellow” – Cardi B
“Chase Me” – Danger Mouse feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi
“HUMBLE.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Sassy” – Rapsody
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z

Best Rap Album
“4:44” – JAY-Z
“DAMN.” – Kendrick Lamar
“Culture” – Migos
“Laila’s Wisdom” – Rapsody
“Flower Boy” – Tyler, The Creator

Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media
“Baby Driver” – (Various Artists)
“Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2” – (Various Artists)
“Hidden Figures: The Album” – (Various Artists)
“La La Land “– (Various Artists)
“Moana: The Songs” – (Various Artists)

Best Song Written for Visual Media
“City Of Stars” – Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone
“How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho
“I Don’t Wanna Live Forever – ZAYN & Taylor Swift
“Never Give Up” – Sia
“Stand Up For Something” – Andra Day feat. Common

Producer of the Year, Non-classical
Calvin Harris
Greg Kurstin
Blake Mills
No I.D.
The Stereotypes

Best Music Video
“Up All Night” – Beck
“Makeba” – Jain
“The Story Of O.J.” – JAY-Z
“Humble.” – Kendrick Lamar
“1-800-273-8255” – Logic feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid

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Jeffreestar Responds….

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  • Jeffreestar has responded in video about the infamous video castrating, ripping and shading the dickens out of him by former bestie, Kat Von D.
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  •  Kat Von D, posted a video baptising JS for some alleged shady dealing with her friend BJ Betts
  • All of this seems crazy. The two of them are guilty of one thing! Never reaching out to the other person, before airing our issues on social media. 
  • Kat is wrong because she should have handled this privately. Not responding to a “best friend,” in over 4 or 5 months is a long damn time😿!
  • Jeffreestar is wrong because he cursed her out, when she texted him, didn’t initially pay BJ Betts for the drafts of the art woek he did complete for JS, and finally making her past issues with drugs, etc known and aired out for public consumption. 
  • These two definitely need a break. However, should meet up privately and have a good talk. 

As I posted on twitter, 

xoxo, 

Lioness Stargazer 😻👁