Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fly High Bobbi Kristina

At the age of 19 Bobbi Kristina lost the one person  that meant the world to her, her beloved mother Whitney Houston and now 3 years later at the age of 22 we say good bye to Bobbi Kristina as well. Bobbi Kristina spent her last days resting at the the "PeachTree Christian Hospice" and on July 26, 2015 she passed away.

The relationship that Whitney and Bobbi Kristina had with one another was unbreakable. The month's following the death of her mother were extremely  tough and challenging for Bobbi Kristina. On January 31, 2015 Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bath tub the same way her mother was basically found. No one knows what happened to her but speculations are being made towards her boyfriend Nick Gordon. Bobbi Kristina was put into a medically induced coma where it was determined that she had irreversible brain damage.

I need everyone to send special prayers to Mrs. Cissy Houston. This woman has to be strong for her family but after losing her only daughter and her granddaughter I know she has to be hurting. The fact that she outlived her daughter and granddaughter is not how the natural flow of live goes.

I'm sad that Bobbi Kristina lost her life at such a young age but I know she's in the arms of the person she loved the most, her beautiful mother. Bobbi Kristina your presence will be missed FLY HIGH .... We Will Always Love You

Below is one of my favorite moments of Whitney with Bobbi Kristina. I love when Whitney sings to her daughter, the moment is always so magical.

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
Lela Victoria

Can someone tell me #WhatHappenedToSandraBland

On Saturday 25 July, 2015 Sandra Bland was laid to rest. Her death weighs heavily on thousands of people nation wide and has started the hashtag #WhatHappenedToSandraBland and #JusticeForSandraBland. 

The never ending cycle of unjustified deaths of AFRICAN AMERICAN CITIZENS still continues in America. Currently the Black Community is focusing on the tragic death of Sandra Bland. She was a graduate of Prairie View A&M and had recently been hired at her collegiate alma mater. She went from driving on a road to dead in a jail cell.

She was originally pulled over for not signaling a lane change. On July 10, 2015 Sandra Bland was driving near the campus of her alma mater when she noticed a police car behind her. She was in the left hand lane and immediately switch to the right lane to move out of the police officer's way due to the fact that it seemed as if he was driving at a faster speed than she was. Upon switching lanes she failed to use her signal when merging over and was pulled over by the officer. 

Below is the dash cam footage from her traffic stop and arrest.

From the beginning it seems as if this will be a typical traffic stop but unfortuantely it has a horrible ending which resulted in the death of Ms. Sandra Bland. The officer ( Brian Encinia) then asked her to put out her cigarette and she responds with its her car she has the right to smoke in her car. The officer then tells her to get out her vehicle.  At that moment things unfortunately go down hill. Through the recording portions of the video seem to loop back around please take note of the following times where footage was possible edited.


Why would a video with so many (glitches ) be released to the public as if we were not going to catch on to the fact that the dash cam seemed as if it was edited. This was red flag number 1 for me. Next I became suspicious when her mugshot was released. In the mugshot she can be seen wearing the jailhouse orange clothing. This seems to be odd since typical the mugshot is taken as soon as the person arrives to the jail and are still in their personal clothes. In the mugshot Sandra also appears to be laying on the ground due to the placement of her shoulders, the way her dreads fall, and the facial structures and shadows that are seen in the picture. Sandra was also a woman who was nearly 6ft tall and nothing in her jail cell is reported to be that height, therefore how did a woman of that statue hang herself. Naturally the body will combat your actions to do what it can to achieve oxygen and the ability to breathe.

During the arrest Officer Encinia slammed her head into the ground and she stated that she has epilepsy and the officer responds with GOOD GOOD. She statds she can't feel her arm and she thanks the by stander for recording. The police officer also has the nerve to say that the second officer saw everything when that is a lie she was called in for backup.

Below is footage taken by a bystander. The audio from this second video was provided in the dash cam but this video provides us with a visual of what was happening off to the side of the dash cam.

As I typed this blog, I listened to the dash cam audio and so many emotions ran through my body at this moment. I feel as a Black Woman in America I should not fear law enforcement yet I do. As an american citizen I should be proud of the colors red, white, and blue yet if I see them in my rear view mirror while driving I immediately tense up. I am not suppose to feel this way about someone who is suppose to help me. When did PROTECT OR SERVE evolve into COMPLY OR DIE. What rights do I have as an american citizen when it comes to dealing with a police officer ( state trooper).

Sandra Bland was not suppose to be in that jail cell, she should have still been a free woman, yet the ego of a law enforcement officer prevented that. Sandra did nothing wrong. She did what many of us would have done if we were to be arrested after we had not committed a crime. I would like to send prayers towards her family and towards the black community whie while we heal and try to figure out what really happened to Sandra Bland.

Remember To Always Be 
Fierce and a Fabulous 
Lela Victoria

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Oh so you're offended by BLACK LIVES MATTER

Recently in America we have been having issues with the killing of UNARMED African American citizens. Out of the recent unfortunate deaths was born the #BLACKLIVESMATTER campaign/movement.

#BLACKLIVESMATTER is a call to action that focuses on uplifting Black Lives world wide. It focuses on the millions of Black Lives that are incarcerated and the millions of Black women who are living in poverty. It does not only focus on the recent events with the law enforcement of America. Many people choose to not admit or would rather ignore the truth but reality is that in American Blacks are sometimes treated as second class citizens. Sometimes I question whether some people still have the 3/5th of a person mentality towards blacks.

I am  currently deployed to the Middle East in an area that is not really hostile so during the time we are not working we are allowed to wear regular clothes. Me personally I wear clothing that represent me and my community. Therefore I didn't think twice about purchasing a #BlackLivesMatter shirt.


So I purchased the shirt and had no problem with wearing it. I've been wearing it off and on for about two months once every ten days or so ( being deployed my wardrobe is limited ) A few days ago a complaint email was sent to the higher ranking American military leadership on the base that consisted of a complaint against the wearing of clothing that contained the slogans #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot and #ICantBreathe. When I was notified that the complaint email had been sent and that I can no longer wear the shirt on base I immediately became upset. I was upset because right away I new that someone was trying to SILENCE ME. They were trying to take away the little bit of voice that I did have over here. My response to this dilemma can be expressed via the picture below. 


You will NOT take away my voice. I will respect the order of those higher than me but I will definitely consider filing a complaint because I feel as if I have been racially discriminated against. To think that I am going to accept this without a fight is ridiculous. I am going to make some noise and make more people uncomfortable. If anyone has a problem with someone wearing a #BLACKLIVESMATTER shirt especially if the person is black then I question if you think that person's life matters. I personally feel offended that someone felt the need to file a complaint. I feel as if that person cares nothing about the life of the black person wearing the shirt (me) or anyone other black person. 

I am sick of people trying to act as if America does not have a problem, and that problem is RACISM. For years people in America have been trying to slap a band aid on RACISM and pretend as if it did not assist and within the past 3 to 4 years that band aid has slid off and the WOUND OF RACISM has been reopened. The solution to this is not to just slap another band aid onto racism but instead to talk about the issues and work towards making the country better for everyone. I love the #BLACKLIVESMATTER movement and I'm thankful for those that created it. If you have a problem with a group of people uniting in order to create a better life, then I feel extremely sorry for you. 

Below is a list of Black Lives that Mattered and still do but others didn't think so 


Dontre Hamilton, 31, was fatally shot 14 times by a police officer in a Milwaukee park. The officer was responding to a call from employees at a nearby Starbucks alleging that Hamilton, who had been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, was disturbing the peace.

Eric Garner, 43, was killed after he was put in an illegal chokehold for 15 seconds by a white police officer — allegedly for selling loose cigarettes. Garner said "I can't breathe" 11 times as he was held down by several officers on a sidewalk.
The officer who put Garner in the chokehold, Daniel Pantaleo, was not charged.


John Crawford, 22, was shot and killed by a police officer at a Walmart in Beavercreek, Ohio. There did not appear to be a confrontation with the police, and Crawford was unarmed — he had been holding a toy BB gun.
The officers involved in the shooting, Sean Williams and David Darkow, were not charged.

Unarmed Michael Brown, 18, was shot and killed by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. 
In November, a grand jury declined to charge Wilson in the fatal shooting. Brown's death and the lack of charges against Wilson sparked protests, some of them violent, in Ferguson and across the nation.

Ezell Ford, a 25-year-old mentally ill man, was shot three times, including once in the back, by a white police officer. He was unarmed.
The investigation is still ongoing, but it has been placed on an "investigative hold". So far, no charges have been filed against Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, the two officers involved.


Dante Parker, a 36-year-old father of five, died in police custody after being repeatedly stunned by a Taser in San Bernardino County.
The local investigation is still ongoing, but the NAACP has called for the federal government to take over, according to the San Bernadino Sun.

Tanisha Anderson, 37, died after officers in Cleveland allegedly slammed her head on the pavement while taking her into custody. 
Anderson's family said she had bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The investigation into the case remains ongoing, and no charges have been filed against the officers involved.

Akai Gurley, 28, was shot and killed by a police officer while walking in a dimly lit New York City public housing stairwell with his girlfriend. Gurley, who was unarmed, was pronounced dead at a hospital. New York Police Department Commissioner Bill Bratton called the shooting an "accidental discharge."
The officer, rookie Peter Liang, was charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide, second-degree assault, reckless endangerment, and two counts of official misconduct.

Tamir Rice, 12, was shot and killed by Cleveland police after officers mistook his toy gun for a real weapon.
The two police officers involved, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback, have not been charged. 
Rice's family has filed wrongful death lawsuit against the officers and the city of Cleveland.


Rumain Brisbon, 34, was shot and killed by a Phoenix police officer who mistook a pill bottle for a weapon.
The officer, Mark Rine, was not charged following a probe by the Maricopa County attorney's office, according to the New York Daily News.

Jerame Reid, 36, was shot and killed by police officers in Bridgeton, New Jersey. He was a passenger in a car driven by his friend, who was pulled over by police. 
In dashcam video footage of the stop, an officer is heard claiming that there is a gun in the glove compartment. Police shouted at Reid not to exit the car, but he did, with his hands apparently in front of his chest. That's when officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley opened fire, striking Reid.
Days and Worley were placed on administrative leave with pay for the ensuing investigation, which remains ongoing. The shooting sparked protests and calls for the state attorney general to also investigate.

Tony Robinson, 19, was shot and killed by a Madison police officer who was responding to reports of someone disrupting traffic. 
Police said Robinson allegedly assaulted the officer, who then shot him three times. Robinson was unarmed.
The investigation remains ongoing.

Phillip White, 32, died while in police custody in Vineland, New Jersey. 
Police had responded to a call about White acting erratically and called an ambulance because he appeared to be in medical distress. A violent encounter ensued, and video footage appears to show a police dog biting White while he is on the ground. 
White was later pronounced dead at a hospital.
The officers involved have not been charged as the investigation continues.

Eric Harris, 44, was shot and killed by a 73-year-old reserve deputy officer who allegedly mistook his own gun for a Taser. The entire incident was captured on a dashcam video.
The officer, Robert Bates, was charged with manslaughter.


Walter Scott, 50, was shot by a police officer while running away from a traffic stop for a broken taillight. Officer Michael Slager claimed Scott had taken his stun gun. 
Slager was subsequently fired and charged with murder after a video surfaced showing Scott running away, his back to the officer, as Slager fired his gun

Freddie Gray, 25, died of a spinal cord injury a week after he was arrested by Baltimore police. 
It's still unclear how Gray sustained the injury. Officials say he was stopped after fleeing "unprovoked upon noticing police presence" and arrested for allegedly possessing a switchblade. 
He was put in a police van, which is where police say he suffered a medical emergency. The officers involved in his arrest were placed on leave, and on Friday, the state's attorney announced that they had been criminally charged in connection with Gray's homicide.
Gray's death sparked protests in Baltimore and other cities across the nation. On Monday, protesters and police clashed, prompting hundreds of arrests and Maryland's governor to declare a state of emergency.

It is obvious that we have a problem in our country that needs to be fix and that comes from change being implemented in the law enforcement world and within the legal/justice system.

Remember To Always Be
Fierce and Fabulous
xoxo Lela Victoria 

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Rihanna's new INTENSE video *B*itch Better Have My Money*

I have to give it to Rihanna, she really has come a long way since her PON DE REPLAY days. Recently she released her music video to her smash hit "B*tch Better Have My Money"

The video really does go there. She literally lives up to what she's singing about. I never really paid attention to the fact she really did say "your wife in the backseat of my brand new foreign car" until i saw the man's wife in the backseat of the car BUTT NAKED. I immediately said to myself damn Rih Rih was not playing. The video shows a woman who's seeking Revenge, she legitimately wants her DAMN MONEY and will do whatever it takes to get it.

Check out the video below and let me know what you think about it in the comment section.


Remember To Always Be 
Fierce and Fabulous 
xoxo Lela Victoria