Is it really racially motivated? Even when its Black on Black crime? I AM FED UP!!!!!

I don’t really know how to start this post. I have so many things that I want to say regarding the Ferguson shooting. First of all, do I think it was racially motivated? In a sense. I was not there so I really can’t elaborate on the situation fully, I’m just going by from what I hear on the News. The young man had his hands up,,which in my world means, “I surrender”..Now maybe he started walking towards Officer Wilson, which brought a certain type of intimidation towards the officer, which then caused him to shoot.Not once, not twice but six times!!!! That is so ridiculous!! This is not the first officer involved shooting, either. They(Police) are trained ,that if they feel their life is in danger, to take necessary steps. So pulling the trigger is a necessary step! With intent to kill ,is a necessary step! Come on now… I think there is a level of fear when it comes to the Police. I mean you have to look at it from their prospective as well, they are out there risking their lives to protect and serve, but some of them take that lightly and just use their badge as a means of “I am right, you are wrong, type of mentality” ,so that means to shut the F–K up!! 

Now do I believe all Cops are bad? Not at all..Its not just The Police that are killing our people. Our people (blacks) are killing each other. I live in Las Vegas, and on a Daily basis, I wake up watching the news and what do I see..Shootings(murders) and they are mostly African-Americans..I am not making light of what happened in Ferguson, I am just merely saying that if their should be marches(rallies), and a come together mentality because a white cop killed one of ours, we need to do the same when it comes to our people killing each other!!!

The madness needs to stop here!!! African Americans have been fighting our entire lives..We still have to work hard to prove our self-worth to others..Let us come together as a race, lets start making ourselves look good-by doing what we have to ,to make a positive impact. We need to stop the black on black killings, we need to stop the nonsense here and now!!

Nowadays arguments are ended by the barrel of a gun..What happened to just arguing it out then letting it go, or a good fist fight? Why do we have to resort to senseless killings?

I AM FED UP!!!!!

I am usually positive and happy, but today is just a different Day. The real me will be back tomorrow!!!

LOVE,

Ms. Raqci

 

DEPRESSION: YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. 

Oh how my Heart is Heavy! I have loved Robin Williams for so long! Hearing of his death has made me turn a 360 in the direction of what I want to do with my life. Before I start on my post, I need to just say how Loved Mr.Williams was, he will be missed,My prayers go out to his family and Friends…

A lot of people suffer from Depression and may never show the signs… People become depressed because they have lost a job, their career path is not going the way they planned. Maybe there was a death in the Family, there are so many reason why a person becomes Depressed. Like I stated before, you may never know when that person is depressed.

Depression can be hidden behind a smile and laughter. That is why I look a person straight in the eyes when I am talking to them because,I can tell if something is wrong..The eyes tell a story.

I have several people around me that are suffering from Depression. I always try to talk to them but they always tell me nothing is the matter.. I don’t press on it too much because I don’t want to push any buttons that don’t need to be pushed. I just reassure them that I am here for them. If and when they ever need to talk , just come to me…

The best thing (to me) is to talk about what is bothering you. Maybe the person you are talking to is going through or has gone through the same thing you are experiencing and they know just how to break free from it!

People, this is my cry to you…YOU ARE NOT ALONE…if you have some type of issue, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will be your shoulder, I will lend my ear.. I am not pretending to be a licensed individual, with a PhD behind my name, but I am someone who loves people(know matter the race,religion,creed..) I think this is my calling… I’m feeling so strong with this!

Keep your Heads up!!! Love Life!!!

SMILE

One Love,

Raqci

World Hip Hop International Dance Championship

whhi Last night was a very exciting night for many. It was my first time attending this event(even though I was working) but I had a wonderful time! There were people from all over the world! We had Dance Teams from , Russia, New Zealand,Japan, Canada, France,Philippines and of course the Bay Area. Even though I am from the Bay Area, I was excited to see all the Teams.

The night started out with some great acts. There were no mistakes made, it seemed as though everyone had on their A game;and if there were mistakes than they weren’t noticeable and that’s just how good the Dancing Teams were. I was speaking to a cousin of one of the dancers that is in the Filipino dance team. He was telling me that most of the teams that are here, spent all that they had, in order to come here and compete. Now if that is not passion I don’t know what is….Each and every team, held fund-raisers, danced for events, just to make extra money in order to pave their way.

You wouldn’t think that after seeing everyone last night, that there was so much hatred in the world. Everyone from all ethnicities was dancing together having a wonderful  time. That’s why I stated in a previous post That when it comes to Music, Music is color blind. Music brings people together.

There were a few special Guest: Lil Mama, she performed a few of her hit songs, and Vegas own Chet Buchanan (radio personaility) KLUC was the emcee…It was a Great Great Great show..I just cant say that enough!

I want to give a warm congrats to The Dance team from the Philippines, The Mega team won 1st place and they deserved it! They were extremely good!! All of the Teams were good!!!!

If you have a chance, you should go and experience this for yourself…The competition will be held in San Diego next year, so get yourselves ready!

For all of you dancers and dreamers out there….WORK HARD,BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

There is no color in Music

Why is it that as an African-American, I am looked at a certain way when I say I like a different type of music other than rap,Hip Hop and R&B? Are we still really that shallow? I mean, can I not like my country music, my Rock, my Reggaeton! I am a lover of music. All genres. I could listen to Trey Songz one moment then  Little Big Town. It’s fine if we are in our own space while listening to country music, we don’t want the rest of the World knowing you (my African-American people) listen to country.
That is so ridiculous! Why can’t we just enjoy music . While working this past Saturday, it was a Country Concert and I was enjoying the music very much. A patron came up to me, stated ‘[I know this isn’t your type of music, but I hope you enjoy it, the bands are really good.” Excuse me! My type of music? What exactly would that be! I wanted to come at her a certain way, but I kept it clean. I explained to her that I’ve been listening to Country music all my life.

I grew up on Music. Just music.. there were’nt any labels placed on the music that was played in our household. Let’s not keep our minds closed so tightly. It is 2014, let our minds open up a little wider,(maybe not all at once) but gradually. If you love Music, there is no color involved. Music is universal.

I was supposed to post this Saturday night when I came home from work, because it was fresh in my mind. Instead I just came home, vented a little to my daughter about what the lady said to me. Yes, I must admit, it kind of upset me because its okay for other races to attend Hip Hop ,Rap and R&B concerts, but it’s not okay for us (African-Americans) to attend a Country Concert! Come on People, get with the times!!!

Okay, with that little venting session over and done with, I hope you enjoy your Monday. Make the start of your week and excellent one! Beginning with positive words to yourself, then to others.

Peace and Love from ME to YOU!

Raqci

STEPPING OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Hello Everyone! It’ Wednesday, (Hump Day) how has your week been so far? Mine has been great! I have been  placing a lot of focus on stepping out of my comfort zone. You guys heard of that phrase? It’s where you go out and do something that you know you don’t like, or are afraid to do, and you do it.Maybe you have that one idea, that has been stuck int The back of your mind, an idea where you know it is a darn good Idea, but you are just afraid of what others might think, or afraid of failure.

Let me tell you this, the only thing that is stopping you is YOU. The only failure you will make is by not attempting at your idea. What is the worst that could happen? Someone might say no! Hell, I’ve been told No so many times in my life and to be honest, I let some of the no’s imbed in my head, but as I got older, the nos only make me stronger. Makes me work harder at my craft and let the naysayers know that what they said to me, only made me STRONGER!!!

I was up early this morning, on twitter, and I noticed that just because people have money, it doesn’t make them happy. The majority of celebs that I follow, are always complaining. Yet they have millions of dollars, can go wherever and whenever they want, but they still are not happy. They put on that fake smile I guess. I use to always dream of being rich, having so much money to be able to buy everything I wanted, go wherever I pleased..Not anymore, I just want to be comfortable, not living pay check to paycheck..Enjoying the life that GOD has given me. Living by his word. I’ve realized that Man does not make or break me!!  I may be down at that  moment, kinda struggling but guess what? I know that my breakthrough is coming!

Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone! Show your worth.. Share your ideas.. Be courageous…

Have a wonderful Day Everyone! Smile, stay positive and step out on Faith!!! 

Lots of Love from ME to YOU!

Ms.Raqci

SICK and TIRED of all this FALSE HOPE

 False Hope( Looking forward to something that has no chance of happening)

Most of us deal with this when we go on that interview, everything is going so well. You sit there and have the best conversation with the interviewer, he/she is all smiles with you, laughing and talking. Then you are told those words you love to hear,”you are just the type of candidate we are looking for…” Theres the false hope.. you think to yourself, yes!! I’ve got this!!! Then the dreaded words come to play,”We do however have a few more candidates to interview…” Whoa, my brain begins to over think. I know what that means!!!  You walk out of the office feeling a certain way. Maybe you have a chance, then again you probably don’t. You don’t know how many times when I was job hunting, did I let those thoughts infiltrate my mind.

Let me tell you this, (this is also what I am telling my children) you can’t go through life thinking that you are not good enough. Don’t let the words of others disease your mind against yourself. YOU MATTER! Don’t think just because you weren’t hired by that certain employer that you aren’t good enough! That just means that there is something much better out there for you. You just have to go and find it! Dont sit around and dwell on it.. Get moving!! Get out there and make your mark on the World!

This feeling of False hope that we tend to feel. We need to let that go! We need to walk out of that office thinking we did it! We know that we have what it takes to fulfill that position, and if we are not hired, than that is the loss of the company. They will be the ones missing out on a Damn good employee! I am going to use the words of one of  my favorite songs, by the Beautiful Aaliyah,”IF AT FIRST YOU DONT SUCCEED, DUST YOURSELF OFF AND TRY AGAIN.”

Have a Spectacular Sunday!!

Lots of love from ME to YOU 

Ms.Raqci

I AM READY TO TAKE BACK MY LIFE!

Boy, I’ll tell ya, when the Devil takes control of your life, everything and everyone around you becomes a nuisance. A bother. I have sat around long enough, blaming others for the way my life has turned out. It’s time to accept blame, and take action! Action to improve my Life!

I was brought up not wanting for anything. Both my parents worked excellent jobs, we had cars, homes, money, we traveled every year. I loved my life. Hmmm, Do I still love my life? NO! You know why? I let myself go. I always tend to settle for less instead of expecting the Best!

It is time that I surround myself with people that are expecting the Best that Life has to offer them, instead of with People that settle for less. I need positivity in my life, crossing out the negative. I will not let the Devil take control of my life ever again! MY TIME IS NOW!!!

The Dreams I once had as a child growing up, will come to pass in my adult life. I will Plan and work on them making sure that I put in the work so GOD can Bless me, annoint me.

I just felt the need to share my feelings, I think once I let my feelings out instead of keeping them locked away inside, I will begin to move on. My kids are my motivation, I am going to do all that I can to make a better life for them.

Weathering the Storm!!!

It’s Tuesday, and kind of gloomy outside, but I’m in a pretty good mood! I had a bit of a tiff with my son last night. He is getting to the point that he is not believing in GOD any more and that hurts me to my soul. I try to  instill in his mind that things  do not happen overnight, and it takes hard work to succeed. I had to explain to him, to look at my life: I am clearly not where I want to be, and why because of the faults that I made in life. I made wrong choices, I chose to take the wrong path instead of following the good and now I am reaping all that I sowed. Our argument became so heated!! I mean I got to the point of such great agitation and finally gave up. He wanted to sit there in front of me and tell me that sometimes he just wants to end his life!!! I am at my wit’s end!! I love my child to death and I am trying to give him positive words, but he ticked me off badly and I stated,”well if that is what you want to do, do it. I wash my hands with it all.” I know as a mother, that was so very wrong to do, and I asked GOD for help and also for forgiveness.

I have been trying to figure out why my son has this mindset. I don’t know if it’s because his father has not been in his life, or his step-father telling him at the age of 4 that he is not his real dad. I know sometimes, he will come and talk to me and is just really frustrated with his career. He has been on several auditions, with the same company and hasn’t been hired yet! He feels that it’s a waste of time now. I explain to him that trying to get yourself in the door in micks the mix at mjsunifc 2013 my babies and me MY KIDS WITH THE TALENTED MS JENNIFER BATTEN Hollywood is not easy. If it happens overnight it probably is not going to be worth it. He has such great talent, I want to share him with the rest of the world! I know in my hearts of hearts that he will get that acting gig, or be hired as a back-up dancer for a major artist. I am going to market him and his craft to its fullest potential. Some thing has messed up my son in a psychological way and I pray that GOD hears my cries and works this out with me and  for me.

I need help you guys…If any of you have any words for me, please share them..

Peace and Love from ME to YOU!!!

Monday Madness!!!!

Hello  Everyone! Happy Monday!

I know Mondays are like the worst days for some of us. It’s the Day after the weekend and that means our fun is over. I woke up this Morning feeling Blessed and very productive. I need to put the pen to paper and get things done. I spent my weekend attempting to build my son’s website, and helping my daughter with her Bakery. I like how we are all focused on getting our goals met. My son Mick’s did 3 amazing voice-over recordings over the weekend. I want to get those publicized, he has such great talent!

My daughter has been preparing menus for her bakery, and trying to perfect some of her flavors. She aims to have the bakery up and running successfully within 2 years..

 Good News Las Vegas, Ikea may be coming to our city! I have been living in Vegas for almost 11 years and I have been wanting an Ikea store here for the longest!!!I wonder what brought this move on?  Ikea is known for their Scandinavian designs and low prices. The only thing with IKEA is you have to assemble the products yourself.

Ikea was founded in 1943 by Ingvar Kampdar a Swedish Business Mogul. There are Ikea stores all over the WOrld! North America,Europe,Middle East,Asia  Pacific and the Caribbean.  Not sure on the opening date… When I find out more ,I will definitely share it with you.

Ok, is anybody out there feeling a certain way about the new VH1 reality show :DATING NAKED  I think this is going to be one of the most ridiculous shows ever! How could something like this even be brought to life! Whatever happened to getting to know someone, the inside of a person before seeing their private parts. What can be brought into the imagination if everything is sitting there hanging out! I don’t know, maybe I am a prude or something, but I definitely find this ridiculous and I wont be watching this show at all!

Well, That’s my Monday Blogging!!!

Peace and Smiles from ME to YOU!!!

THE BAD GETS THE GOOD AND THE GOOD STAYS THE SAME…….

Hey All!!! Happy Sunday! I’ve spent my weekend trying to instill in my sons mind, that anything that happens in his life, good or bad happens for a reason and if he just believes, anything that he strives for will come to life. He must do the work and he definitely has to believe. Well, we argued, for a good hour I would say. He tells me that he doesnt believe in the Bible or religion. He states that he believes in GOD but just not religion. Ok, I’m confused..how can you believe in one and not the other?

When things dont go his way, at the time he wants it too, he gets in this depressed state.How can I make my child see that things do not happen when he wants them too? He thinks by doing the wrong things, he will get what he wants. He states that everyday you read the paper or watch the news, those that reap rewards, reap them by doing bad things.
I want to pull al of my hair out by this point because he is adamant on believing that!
Whats bad about it is, I sometimes think that too. I had to start back reading my Bible, praying ,and believing because I do not want to turn towards the evil ways. I know that Satan manipulates people in to believing that the bad things they are doing are actually that of good. We have to know the difference in doing Good and Bad.
I am trying to find other ways to instill in my sons head, that GOD is good and he needs to believe…I could use all the prayers you all have for me. I need ghuidance and strength. I mean my son is so very talented! He just did a tape of voice overs and they are amazing! I wish I could share them with you all. Pray for me and my family that is all I ask.