Glossy Monday Variety ~ 11/12/2007

Happy Monday Glossy Ones!

I hope you all had a great weekend.  I have been sick since last Saturday – yes, over a week now, so consider yourselves special because I dragged myself out of bed to do this post! LOL!  I’m tired, so this post will be short and sweet.

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MONDAY MELODY

How I wish I was doing “Just Fine.”  Here is Mary J. Blige’s new jam – can’t wait to hear her new cd.

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MONDAY FLASHBACK

I can never get enough of New Edition – they are my boy band of choice for always! LOL!  The “Home Again” Reunion cd is in my top ten favorite cds.  Here is “Hit Me Off” (above).  Who knew BBD would jam the way they did?  Here is “Poison” (below) – “Do Me” will have to be saved for a Friday.  😉

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TREATING AND PREVENTING COLDS from Tylenol.com

Believe it or not, it’s possible to sneak through the season without getting the cold that everybody else has. Below are tips on how to do it. And just in case you still catch a cold, we’ve got tips for feeling better until the cold goes away.

Tips for Preventing Colds

  • Frequently disinfect surfaces in your home and office-especially things like phones and doorknobs that many people touch.
  • Wash your hands often.

Tips for Treating Colds

  • A cold has to run its course (usually around a week), but you can make yourself more comfortable while your body fights it off by getting plenty of rest, and drinking plenty of fluids.
  • Stay comfortable. Treat the symptoms that bother you most.
  • A humidifier may help ease your congestion and throat discomfort.
  • To avoid spreading the illness, try to stay away from others if you can-and wash your hands frequently.

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JOY’S BOOT PICK

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I love this BCBGirls Karla Knee High Boot.  I like it in all the colors offered, but I especially like it in the Vintage Pewter because you get the imprint on the shaft of the boot.  Hot color and design – it’s a win-win.

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MONDAY PRAISE

Whatever happened to Take 6?  What great harmony!  Here is “I L-O-V-E -U” (above) and “The Biggest Part of Me.” (below)

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A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. ~Proverbs 15:30

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. ~Proverbs 16:24

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. ~Isaiah 53:5

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Stay Well Glossy Ones!  It’s back to bed I go…

~ Joy

Remembering Dr. Donda West

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From Yahoo! News

By JACOB ADELMAN, Associated Press Writer Sun Nov 11, 6:49 PM ET

LOS ANGELES – Donda West, mother of Kanye West and former chairwoman of Chicago State University’s English department, has died, a spokesman for the rapper said. She was 58.

Donda West died Saturday night in Los Angeles, said the spokesman, who asked for anonymity because not all family members had been notified.

“The family respectfully asks for privacy during this time of grief,” the spokesman said.

A cause of death has not been released.

Donda West was known for the strong bond she shared with her son, by whose side she was often seen at parties and award shows.

Kanye West, 30, often spoke of his close relationship with his mother, who raised him alone after her husband left when Kanye was 3.

She was the inspiration for the song, “Hey Mama,” on Kanye West’s 2005 album “Late Registration,” in which he sings: “Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you, cuz I’m so proud of you … I appreciate what you allowed for me. I just want you to be proud of me.”

Donda West frequently defended her son against critics who accused him of penning misogynistic lyrics and other purported transgressions.

“I support my baby,” she said in a Chicago Sun-Times interview. “He is telling how he feels and he is speaking the truth as he sees it.”

In May, she published the book “Raising Kanye: Life Lessons from the Mother of a Hip-Hop Star,” in which she paid homage to her famous son.

Donda West served as chief executive of West Brands LLC, the parent company of her son’s business enterprises, and as chairwoman of the Kanye West Foundation, an educational nonprofit that works to decrease dropout rates and improve literacy.

Kanye West told the Associated Press in August that he and his mother worked together to devise the foundation’s first program, “Loop Dreams,” which helps public school students get involved in music.

“Me and my mother were discussing ways to give back and came up with the concept,” he said.

Donda West worked in higher education for 31 years, before leaving academia in 2004 to help manage her son’s career, according to a biography on the Kanye West Foundation’s Web site.

She began working at Chicago State University in 1980 and eventually chaired the school’s English department, according to the site. She started her teaching career in the early 1970s as an instructor at Brown College in Atlanta.

Kanye West’s writing partner Rhymefest lamented Donda West’s death Sunday in an appearance on Chicago radio station WCGI.

“She was everyone’s mom,” Rhymefest said. “A spirit never dies, a spirit lasts forever.”

~ End of Article

Listen to Dr. Donda West talking about her book, “Raising Kanye” HERE.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Kanye and his family at this difficult time.