Monday, March 31, 2014

New Michael Jackson album entitled XSCAPE

The gift of music is a very beautiful thing. It is a substance that keeps on giving. One thing I always noticed is that when entertainers die specifically musicians, they never really completely die simply because we will always have their music. This up coming June 25 will mark 5 years since the passing of the King of Pop " Michael Jackson" even though he has passed on his music lives on and that includes the music we have yet to hear.

On May 13, 2014 a new album entitled XSCAPE by Michael jackson will be released. The album is available for preorder starting tomorrow April 1st at This is music to the ears of all the fanatic MJ fans and the rest of the world will greatly appreciate its release. Long Live The KING. RIP Michael Jackson. #MJXSCAPE

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria 



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Beyonce cries and thanks her fans *Last show* of the MCSWT* or is it

Beyonce to me is the ultimate performer. She fulfills all your needs whenever you attend one of her shows. First off you get to enjoy her beautiful voice along with the vocals of her background singers " The Mama" then there's her entourage of the #MrsCarterDancers, and lastly you have her intimacy that she displays to and with her fans. She knows that without the Beyhive there would be no Beyonce. Well I mean technically there would still be Beyonce but the hive is what gets her pumps and makes her a force to be reckoned with in the industry. Tonight March 27, 2014 Beyonce performed her very last show of the Mrs Carter Show World Tour in Lisbon, Portugal. This concluded 132 performances of greatness and excellence. Beyonce immediately posted a thank you video after the show concluded.


During the final show Beyonce decided to have a heart to heart with her fans and express how she was feeling at that exact moment she states,

"This has been an incredible tour, If y'all don't know tonight makes 132 show. Tonight is the last show of the #MrsCarterShow we started a year ago and I want to say this has been such a journey. For the past year, we've been through so much together, the Super Bowl, shooting the videos, all of these shows. When I first started the tour my baby wasn't even walking yet. I just want you to know that, I am so lucky. I'm giving y'all an UGLY cry. *she embraces the moment*. Thank Y'all. Thank you for allowing me to have the career I've had, and when I fall you LIFT ME UP and when I'm hungry you feed me and I just want to give you my life/light, I dedicate this song to you guys."

And then she goes into singing her song XO " Your love is bright as ever, even in the shadow, Baby kiss me, before I turn the lights out"

Y'all I'm such a hardcore fan, I definitely was just singing XO as I typed the first lines to the song.

Check out the video below of Bey having her heart to heart


Watching Bey cry actually made me tear up. I honestly do not like to see my favorite singer cry even if her tears were those of happiness and gratefulness.

What makes Beyonce even more down to earth is the fact that she always gives thanks to her fans. I really admire her humility. Also just like us Bey is human and at her last performance, she tripped while running/walking up some stairs during the show, yet somehow she managed to fall gracefully and get up like the queen she truly is.
Although right now it seems as if the tour is over with, I highly doubt it is, simply because Beyonce can not leave her American Beyhive fan base hanging. Mrs Carter knows she going to have tour through the USA again and give her home country fan base some new performances to her new music. Bey's guitarist from her all female band hinted that this isn't the end.

The American #Beyhive will be eagerly awaiting the news of new American Tour dates, I can't wait to sing along with Bey #IWokeUpLikeThis and #SurfBoard. I just hope she comes back through America before I deploy to the Middle East this October, or I will be extremely sad. Im thinking she might make an appearance at the #EssenceMusicFestival again this year so I'll try my luck at that event. Anyways I just want to say that I enjoyed the two times I saw Bey in 2013 on her tour and if you have the opportunity you should also see her on tour. 

Remember To Always Be 
Fierce and Fabulous 

Lela Victoria 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Where have All the fathers gone #TRAILER

When the discussion of the black community is on the table one thing that can not be helped but be noticed is the absence of the black man within the family environment. I am the product of a single parent household, along with almost all of the other females I went to school and grew up with. Not having a father was something that was common and we were accustomed to it. We were immune to the fact that we were being raised only by our mothers and did not think twice about not having a male figure in our life.

It is sad to think that an idea such as that is so common and we have grown to be perfectly fine with it. The black community has changed tremendously over the years and many events play a role in the reasoning of why things are they way are no in todays society. One vital part would be seperation of the black family during slavery.

During the time of the Atlantic Slave Trade, slave owners freely broke up families, not caring about what effect the was on the family and the stability of its survival. The breaking up of those families can still be felt in present day society. Currently 57.6% of African America children live in homes without a father. That is more than half of the black community being raised by a single mother. Also in 2013 68% or African American  births were non martials compared to 29.9% of white births. The black community needs to be healed and mended and it starts with connecting and bringing together the family.

Check out this video trailer below entitle " Where have All the fathers gone" which discusses fathers in the black community and the current effect that their presence and non presence has had in the black community.

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Three Elderly Ladies opinions on Beyonce's song Drunk In Love

I don't know why I'm cracking up over this video, BUT I AM. Beyonce's first single off her hit 5th album Drunk In Love is a hot song right now. It is constantly played on the radio and in clubs. She definitely nailed it when she decided to make Drunk In Love her leading single simply because the song is so catchy and the original version also features her husband Sean Carter " Jay Z" and we all love when these two produce a track together.

I never really thought twice about some of the things that are said in Drunk In Love simply because I'm from the generation that is not afraid to talk about sex. We embrace it, discuss it, and live it. My generation does believe in sex being this hush hush topic that everyone only talks about behind closed doors.

The three women in the video below are from a complete different generation, therefore their personal opinions on Drunk In Love are basically completely opposite from what I think of the song. Check out their reaction to the lyric of the original song and the remix featuring Kanye West. Lets just say my viewpoint and there's are complete opposites.

Either way I'm still a fan of the song and I will continue to get hype whenever I hear it being played

Remember To Always Be 


Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Black Movement At Harvard #ITooAmHarvard

Yesterday I stumbled across a tumblr account entitled ITooAmHarvard,
This account was created by a group of students of color who attends Harvard University who are fed up with institutional racism. The students said that they feel as if they are invisible on the campus and as if they aren't valued to what they can contribute to the institution.

The ITooAmHarvard campaign are the students way of speaking out and having their voices heard around the campus. The Tumblr account is apart of a bigger campaign which includes a play written by Kimiko Masudaa-Lawrence, a japanese and black student at Harvard. The play is also called "I Too Am Harvard." The students who started the campaign are members of the Kuumba Singers, the oldest existing black organization at Harvard University.

The idea was born during the spring of 2013, in the response of an article written November 2012 called "Affirmative Dissatisfaction " which speaks about Affirmative Action at institutes of higher learning. The article sparked discussion on campus that brought to light Harvard's own affirmative action policy.

The #ITooAmHarvard tumblr/campaign displays students of colors holding boards with remarks and statements that they have heard on campus or statements that they would like to pass along to their peers.

One of the quotes that stood out to me was "Having an Opinion Does not Make Me an ANGRY BLACK WOMAN"

I can relate to the students at Harvard. I also went to a predominately white institution that is sometimes seen to be on the same level as school such as Harvard and other Ivy League Schools. I attended the United States Military Academy at West Point which has a student body population where less than 10 percent of the population is African American. There were many times on campus where I felt uncomfortable and as if I did not belong. I feel like the ITooAmHarvard campaign can definitely have a huge influences on college campus around the country and so does the Kimoko

It will really be interesting to see how this campaign involves and where it goes. The play is set to premier on March 7.