#WednesdaysWords – BWSU for Justice for Trayvon Martin

Today’s #WednesdayWords come in the form of an inspirational video from the R&B/Hip-Hop Group Watoto From The Nile, comprised of Black, Female, Youth. Their thought-provoking, inspiring, original song dedicated to Trayvon Martin immediately spoke to my heart. They speak of the injustice surrounding the case and the outcome. I have been wanting to post my thoughts and feelings for days regarding the “Not Guilty” verdict, but have been putting it off…so I have decided to share this for now. My hope is that you will enjoy watching this video and will let the words to the song absorb in your soul.

Please share, leave a comment and don’t forget to check out Watoto’s FaceBook Page at http://facebook.com/watotofromthenile

Peace and Love,
The BWSU Family

Supporting Our Youth, and Standing Up for Justice!

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Tamar and Vince – Black Love & Power

Watching the premeire of Tamar and Vince Show ( #T&V ). Tamar is the youngest of the Braxton Family girls, and her husband Vince is a high profiled Manager in the music industry – manager to Lady GaGa and others.

On tonight’s episode there was a scene with the couple having dinner at home with close friends, who were made up of primarily married couples. It felt so good to see beautiful black power couples seated around the table, bonded by friendship and marriage.

Television is comprised of mostly reality tv, so it is my hope that we will see more shows that reflect love, marriage and committment amongst people of color.

So far so good, Tamar is a bit much…but I’ll be watching.

Peace & Love,
BWSU Family

X Factor Contestant Panda – The Real Deal!

I was so impressed while watching X Factor – Austin, Texas auditions when Ms. Panda Ross stepped on stage.  I was moved by her presence, she was full of spunk, lots of smiles and just so real.  I enjoyed her as she expressed her love for show Creator and Judge, Simon Cowell.  She made it very clear that she was there for Simon.  The fact that she signed herself out of the hospital the day before to make sure she got her opportunity to audition, and claim her love for Simon – her Baby Daddy as she affectionately calls him:)  Panda was in the hospital for seven days diagnosed with pneumonia.

Panda belted out a soulful Sam Cooke song “Bring it on Home To Me” and moved not only the judges, but the entire audience along with the millions of viewers like me, tuning in at home…the girl can sing!  She even had a funny story about how she got her name; her mother was in jail when she was born and her cellmate was white, and they came up with Panda – hence the black and white.  After rocking the house, Panda was so excited that she had to be rushed back to the hospital.

                      

What inspired me to write about Panda is her drive and confidence.  I was inspired by the fact that she did not let being in the hospital stop her from going after her DREAM…and for that Black Women Stand Up (BWSU) salutes the bubbly, full-size, diva – Ms. Panda Ross:)  Check her out below in the video from her  X Factor debut.

<br”>http://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/xtqa8u?autoPlay=1″></iframe><br /><a href=”http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xtqa8u_panda-ross-42-auditions-austin-tx-the-x-factor-usa-2012_tv” target=”_blank”>Panda Ross 42. Auditions Austin TX ~ The X…</a> <i>by <a href=”http://www.dailymotion.com/HumanSlinky” target=”_blank”>HumanSlinky</a></i>