Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week’s flick features Lauran & Justin Tuck attending New Yorkers for Children (an organization that benefits children in foster care) 10th Annual Fall Gala in New York City. By all accounts it was a fabulously successful affair. More than $1.5 million dollars was raised and R&B singer Mary J. Blige was the honoree.

Good people, have a great weekend!


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Your Role in Restoring Civility

Hello Out There!

We’ve had some pearl clutching moments of serious incivility recently, haven’t we?

Are people losing their minds or what?

Unfortunately, carrying on like complete idiots has become the socially acceptable norm internationally.

And truthfully, I find it disgusting.

We can probably debate for days as to why (or how) things have degenerated so much in human engagement. And, until recently I felt like one of the few people out there who continuously addressed the need to restore more civil interaction in society. So, although I am disappointed by the recent events that have been covered ad nauseam in the press, I think the good news is that all of that bad behavior has pushed conversations about civility to the forefront.

And, it’s about time!

I also believe that many of us can agree on three points regarding civility’s place in our society now and in the future:

1) It’s time for all of us to enforce a standard code of civil conduct.

2) We should strive to engage in discourse without violent and hostile discord.

3) We must become active agents of stewarding civility in all of our interactions.

So what does that look like really? Or in other words, how can one individual become a “civility agent?”

Here are a few examples:

In your neighborhood:

Invite a neighbor that you brush by each day to have a cup of coffee or tea at a local café. Try to commit to say one kind thing to someone in the neighborhood each day.

In your workplace:

Approach your employer about forming a committee or advisory team to examine what civility means both domestically and internationally. Have ‘Brown Bag’ sessions where people can share and problem solve various issues regarding incivility in the workplace.

In your organizations:

Tuck a younger or newer member under your” wing “and share some of your more pleasurable highlights of being a member. Conduct yourself with dignity and respect inside and outside of the organization. Stamp out rankism whenever it rears its ugly heard.

In your place of worship:

Encourage your clergy person or religious head to address civility as a core value in a lecture, sermon, or speech. Share with them the power of uploading their speech, lecture, or sermon to YouTube so that their message can reach a wider audience.

If you are a Blogger (or make comments on blogs):

Think about blogging on topics that will move the discourse forward and positively affect change rather than mud raking. Take into consideration that they may be short and long term ramifications and liabilities regarding posting crazy stories and remarks on the Internet.

So, there you have it.

Civility is our collective responsibility.

It’s time for us to stand together and shut down foolishness that is not becoming of civilized people.

I'm eager to read your thoughts.

We can continue this conversation on Facebook.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

Fashion Week was all abuzz in New York City with all of the glitterati hanging out and being seen.

This week's flick feature Genevieve Jones & former Supermodel (who still looks super!) Beverly Johnson as they make their rounds to various shows.

Both of these ladies continuously give us superior fashion complemented by glowing skin.

Which reminds's time for a facial...

Good people, enjoy your weekend!


Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week’s flick features model Sessilee Lopez looks super chic at the Anna Sui for Target Party held in New York recently. Sui’s new clothing line is inspired by CW’s hit show Gossip Girl.

I love how comfortable and elegant she looks in this ensemble. It's a new way to pull together trends without looking overly trendy.

OK, good people. I’m still recovering from my vacation and working on getting back into the swing of things. I'll be back on the usual grind soon.

Also, I am in complete shock over the tom-foolery that occurred all summer at the health care ‘town hall’ meetings and the outrageous behavior of Mr. Loudmouth this week during the President’s speech.

What is going on?!

So, be on the lookout for a posting from me about restoring ways we can strive towards restoring civility in our communities. The time for this discussion is long overdue.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week’s flicks feature The Bythewoods (Dan, Alicia, and Brie) and Prince Kunle Omilana and Princess Keisha Omilana (who is one of the Pantene models) of Nigeria attending the ‘On Our Toes in The Hamptons’ 6th Annual fundraiser for Evidence, A Dance Company last month.

Alicia Bythewood served as the event’s Chair. The event was co-hosted by Joyce and Bernard Jackson.

By all accounts, it was a smashing success.

Good people enjoy the Labor Day weekend and try to rest up.

The fall promises to be super busy!