Watch “The Real Reason Alicia Keys Stopped Wearing Makeup” on YouTube

I agree with Alicia Keys. I’ve been pretty much makeup Free for years. Mostly because I am allergic to the chemicals and ingredients in most makeup and being a working woman I have no time for applying war paint. 

I don’t buy into the masks women are forced to wear in order to be beautiful. For the most part I just put some Vaseline or natural organic oils on my face, lips and body and run out the house. 

When I was in the dating game I tended to wear lipstick and mascara more often. Now I do me. I don’t have to please a man. Everything I do is for me. Makeup is and should be a choice. 

Wise Words Wednesday – Langston Hughes

Prophetic Words.

Lisa W. Tetting


Langston Hughes was a man of few minced words. He was well known in the Harlem Renaissance for speaking his mind. This poem he wrote in 1935 is no exception. They say what is old is new again. I’ll let you make the determination:

Let America Be America Again

Langston Hughes, 19021967

Let America be America again. Let it be the dream it used to be. Let it be the pioneer on the plain Seeking a home where he himself is free. (America never was America to me.) Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed— Let it be that great strong land of love Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme That any man be crushed by one above. (It never was America to me.) O, let my land be a land where Liberty Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath, But opportunity is real, and…

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