How to Love- Lil Wayne

When Hip Hop starts to send the Real message, I like it.

Back & Better Than Eva

What's up ladies & gents, I've been a long hiatus. Life, Love, Marriage, Motherhood, Business, neverless writing is where my hear is at so I'm bizzack. I hope you will continue joining me, stay tuned for my feed back, thoughts, pieces of my journey and the world around me.  XOXO Chimere

Sex and the City 2 Countdown Begins

SJP Looks great Emilio Pucci. Sex and The city Hits Theatres May 27.

Stefani Goes Au Natural with L.A.M.B.

Atlanta Spa Week April 12th- 18th

Spa Week is in its 12th year and if you've never attended recesionistas this year is your year to go. Spa's across the nation will be offering $50 spa treatments during the week of April 12-18th. 
Teeth Whitening, Laser Hair Removal, Alpha Beta and Diamond Peels, Sweedish & Hot Stone Massages are just a few of the services that will be offered at the low price of $50. Appointments fill up fast so make sure you call your spa today.

For a full listing of spas or treartments offered in your city visit

Atlanta's Participating Spas
Angela Michael Skincare & Spa
Arista Spas
Atlanta Medical Day Spa & Surgery Center
Dr. Q Cosmetics
Fabu Face Spa
Facelogic Spa - Roswell
Institut' DERMed Spa Buckhead
Jolie The Day Spa & Hair Design
Judith of Budapest Skincare Salon
Neveah Wellness & Weight-Loss Day Spa
Salon D'Allure & Day Spa
Sanda Gane' European Day Spa & Hair Studio
Sanda Gane' European Day Spa & Hair Studio
SpaDreams Day Spa
Steve Hightower Hair Artists' Studio & Skin Care - Buckhead
Three-13 Salon, Spa and Boutique
Wink Couture Lashes for more details

Erykah Badu's Window Seat Video Premier

Erykah Badu's Window Seat Album New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh) in stores March 30, 2010

This video is a wow, doing situps and squats after this entry :-)

Love Looks Great on Tyra- Nikelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Tyra Banks @ Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards this past weekend.

Actress/Singer KeKe Palmer Fabulous as always

Jada Pinkett Smith is fabulous but I think she missed the mark on this one. Still gotta give her props. I love each peice she's wearing just not all together.

Rihanna had me untill the socks, which I know are a big trend right now, one that I wont be following. She's fierce as always you gotta give her that. Work it!

I Didn't Follow My Dreams-Original Poetry

We all have them so where did mines go?

I hope, I wish, I wonder, I imagine.
I start, I stop, I fear, I differed.
Listen I'm trying to understand what happened.

I stopped and differed seem to stick out
Maybe I just didn't believe in myself.
I Stopped. I Stopped.
I didn't see them through.
Fear got the best of me. Maybe that's the truth.

Someone else realized them now, took them right out of my head.
I didn't follow my dreams, now those dreams are dead.

By Chimere Norris

Letter to My Son

My dear Gavin, I am so honored that you are in my life because you have brought so much joy, happiness and purpose to my life over the past 3 years. I’m still working on becoming the women and mother I need to be to mold and shape you into the strong, smart young man that I know you will be one day, thank you for loving me unconditionally anyway. I want so much for you like any mother should; not only do you deserve the best, but you deserve my best.

Now that you are talking, walking, running, jumping and your personality is shaping you’ve made me realize some areas in myself that I need to work on. You’re teaching me more about life than I’ve obviously taught myself. Son, I thank you. One day when your old enough to read this letter and I hope you will not understand, because I would have made the transformation into the woman I hope to be. A woman you can look up to, be proud of, learn from, respect, trust and admire.

I don’t want to fail you son, by being too nice, by letting you get away with things the world won’t allow, by tolerating your misbehavior, because as a black man in this world the odds are against you. So it is my responsibility to buckle down, stand firm, and raise a son who will be able to withstand all of life’s harsh realities, who will understand the true value of hard work, who will embrace education, and who will garner respect and will treat people with respect and the consideration that they deserve.

I can buy you many presents on this day but my ultimate gift to you is to vow to be the mom that you need me to be, so that you can become a great man. Happy 3rd Birthday Son, I love you with all my heart.

Throwback Thursday: Raheem DeVaughn "Woman"

Raheem DeVaughn "Woman"

His new album The Love & War MasterPeace has been in heavy rotation since last week. It's so different and refreshing on so many levels.

B.O.B. is one of the tracks on his new album. Even though I don't have one I like this song.

Music Monday: Jaheim "Another Round" & Finding My Way Back

Since I missed last week I'm posting two songs. Have an awesome week.

Jaheim "Another Round" Album in Stores Now

Jaheim "Finding My Way Back" Album in Stores Now

Divine Women of Our time: Cicely Tyson

Cicely Tyson was raised in Harlem, New York by devoutly religious parents from the Caribbean island of Nevis. She was discovered by a fashion editor at Ebony magazine and, with her stunning looks, she quickly rose to the top of the modeling industry. In 1957, she began acting in Off-Broadway productions. She had small roles in feature films before she was cast as Portia in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1968) in 1968. Four years later, Cicely was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her sensational performance in the critically acclaimed film Sounder (1972). In 1974, she went on to portray a 110-year-old former slave in The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974) (TV), which earned her two Emmys, making her first African American Actress to win an Emmy award for Outstanding Lead Actress .

Throughout the 1960s and early 1970s Tyson was a frequent guest star on television, appearing in I Spy, Naked City, The Nurses, The Bill Cosby Show, and many other programs. Her film career progressed more slowly. She played the love interest to Sammy Davis, Jr.'s jazz musician character in the 1966 movie A Man Called Adam, appeared in The Comedians in 1967, and turned in an affecting, if brief, performance as a doctor's rebellious daughter in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter in 1968. But by then, the film industry was entering the period of so- called "blaxploitation" films, which Tyson considered depressing and demeaning. According to People Tyson said "she would rather be unemployed than act in exploitation films like Shaft and Superfly, " adding that "The lesser of two evils for me is to wait, rather than do something that isn't right." For nearly six years, she hardly appeared before the cameras at all, with the exception of an occasional television guest spot. There were no parts being offered that she felt were worth taking--and she was even ready to forsake her acting career altogether, if it came to that. She married famous jazz trumpeter Miles Davis in November 1981 -- the ceremony was conducted by Atlanta mayor Andrew Young at the home of actor Bill Cosby but they later divorced in 1988.

While Cicely has not appeared steadily onscreen because of her loyality to only portray strong, positive images of Black women, she is without a doubt one of the most talented, beautiful actresses to have ever graced the stage and screen.

"Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what make you go beyond the norm." "The choices of roles I made had to do with educating and entertaining. And as a result I found myself working only every two or three years." - on her commitment to choose only positive images in films.

Tyson subsequently had great success on television, particularly with her role in the legendary miniseries Roots (1977) and her work in The Women of Brewster Place (1989). She also continued to do a fair amount of film work, appearing in films like Fried Green Tomatoes (1991), The Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All (1994), The Grass Harp (1995), and Hoodlum (1997). In 1997, Tyson again donned old woman's makeup to offer a delightfully crotchety version of Charles Dickens' Scrooge in the 1997 USA Network original production Ms. Scrooge. Two years later, she had another television success -- and another Emmy nomination -- with A Lesson Before Dying, a drama set in the 1940s about a black man sentenced to death for a murder he did not commit.

In 2005, Tyson co-starred in the movies Because of Winn-Dixie and Diary of a Mad Black Woman. The same year she was honored by Oprah Winfrey at her Legends Ball.

The Cicely Tyson School of Performing and Fine Arts, a magnet school in East Orange, New Jersey, was renamed in her honor. She plays an active part in supporting the school, which serves one of New Jersey's most underprivileged African-American communities.,
Divine Women of Our Time is a series to remind us of the rich culture we come from and to celebrate black history month. I will profile strong women that have been apart of building a culture, paving ways for those after them and who have made a memorable impact within their industry. These women were not only leaders, but they were role models for many people at an appointed time. Most of these women are still with us thankfully. Rightfully so, I want to celebrate them while they are here and can understand that there relevance is appreciated as apart of our rich history.

Divine Women of Our Time: Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks (born December 4, 1973) is an American media personality, actress, occasional singer, former model and businesswoman. She began modeling in the 11th grade. She later went to Paris, France to do some runway modeling. Within Banks' first week in Paris, designers were so entranced by her presence on the runway that she was booked for an unprecedented twenty-five shows – a record in the business for a newcomer. She has done extensive print and/or runway work for fashion/advertising giants until she retired from modeling.

Banks was the first African American woman on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In 1997, she received the VH1 award for Supermodel of the Year. That same year, she became the first-ever African American chosen for the cover of the Victoria's Secret catalog Banks was a top supermodel of the 1990s, when she became the first African-American model featured on the cover of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Famously curvy even by supermodel standards, she was a regular on fashion magazine covers and in the Victoria's Secret catalog. Banks also dabbled in acting, with appearances in the movies Higher Learning (1995, with Jennifer Connelly) and Coyote Ugly in 2000.

In the new century she shifted her focus to television. In 2003 she began producing and hosting the reality series America's Next Top , now in it’s 14th season. The show was a hit and spawned spinoffs in Germany, Holland, and many other countries. Banks also began hosting her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, in 2005. Banks announced her retirement from modelling the same year, saying she would focus on her television career. Since then she has also co-produced reality Tv show True Beauty. In 2009 she announced that The Tyra Banks Show would end its run after five seasons in March of 2010 so that she can focus on producing. Banks will focus on the launch of Bankable Studios, a N.Y.-based film production company currently reviewing possible projects. Sticking to her mission, Banks aims to bring “positive images of women to the big screen,” says an industry insider. Source Wikipedia/
Divine Women of Our Time is a series to remind us of the rich culture we come from and to celebrate black history month. I will profile strong women that have been apart of building a culture, paving ways for those after them and who have made a memorable impact within their industry. These women were not only leaders, but they were role models for many people at an appointed time. Most of these women are still with us thankfully. Rightfully so, I want to celebrate them while they are here and can understand that there relevance is appreciated as apart of our rich history.

Let's Move Campaign!- Michelle Obama fight against Childhood Obesity

Earlier this week Michelle Obam joined President Obama and Cabinet members as he signed a Memorandum on Childhood Obesity. The Memorandum established a task force, headed by the First Lady, to encourage children to exercise more and adopt healthier eating habits. Later she was joined by local students, cabinet members, and athletes to kick off Let’s Move, a new nationwide campaign to combat childhood obesity. Childhood obesity or excess weight threatens the healthy future of one third of American children. We spend $150 billion every year to treat obesity-related conditions, and that number is growing.

Obesity rates tripled in the past 30 years, a trend that means, for the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. We need to get moving. Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity.

Let's Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation. Let’s Move will give parents the support they need, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country. for more info

We Are the World 2010 Video

The synergy in thiat room was amazing- I get chills just watching this video. You can donate at to help Haiti.