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About Me: First I would like to say, RIP DADDY, I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU AND MAKE YOU PROUD. Rev. L. Wilson Jan 23, 1939- January 26, 2003 In Memory of a Loving Father. D & R Photos for Less "We'll beat any price, cause our price is right." Holla at ya gurl, sike nah. Wassup yall! Yall know me. I'm an alumna of Montclair S. U. now! Been one since Aug 2nd 2007. I was a Geography major and concentrating in Environmental Studies. I'm an alumna of Arts High School and a resident of Newark, NJ. I love basketball and other sports. My favorite team is the WNBA's New York Liberty. I'm a nice down to earth person. I'm also a Michael Jackson Tribute Artist.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Whitney Houston's Home Going Service

Although it still doesn't seem real to me, Whitney Houston's home-going service was beautiful. The service was very spiritual and fit for a queen. The service took place at New Hope Baptist Church in our hometown Newark, NJ Saturday February 18, 2012. This was her childhood church and her mother Cissy Houston is still a member. There were so many kind words spoken and beautiful selections sung to her by family and friends. Notable people who were in attendance included Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey, T.D. Jakes, Kim Burell, and many more.

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Though the service was invite only, people still managed to still pay their respects by standing up to six blocks away due to barricades keeping them from being too close. It was broadcasted live on television and you can also hear it over the radio with certain channels and stations. I was able to hear the first part over the radio while I was working for the first two hours. Then when I got home I watched the remainder. It took so much strength to hold back the tears. The pivotal moment was when they began to carry her casket out, they played "I Will Always Love You" and her mother was being escorted out behind them. I know it is so hard for her to bury her child as it was hard for Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and any other parent in the world. I began to cry at that point and also began realizing how I will never listen to the song the same way again.

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Saturday night, I did stop by the church to pay my respects. It was a very spiritual moment. There were so many balloons, cards, letters, flowers, candles and more. The sign lit up with her name, the years of her birthday and death year, and then "We Will Always Love You." News crew was still outside and fans were still paying their respects as the rain began to pour and the cold took over. After all was said and done, it still doesn't feel real.

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On the way home, we noticed this sign up on East Orange General Hospital in East Orange, NJ where she was raised.

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A design I created for Ms. Houston on Sunday night.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Flashback Movie: Waiting To Exhale

I've been wanting to do a post about this movie for the longest. What better time to do but now as we are remembering the great Whitney Houston. This movie is one of her main starring roles, like "The Bodyguard" and "The Preacher's Wife." This movie is actually my favorite movie has ever made. I do remember seeing this movie in the movies back in 1995 and when it is on television, I can't help but to see it over and over again. This movie is actually based on the book by author Terry McMillan.

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The movie features an ensamble female cast with Whitney Houston, who plays Savannah. She is a successful worker who is in a relationship with a married man. Angela Bassett plays Bernadine, a housewife who had her dreams put on hold to help her husband's business to become successful for him to leave her for a caucasion women after being married eleven years with two children. Lela Rochon plays Robin a woman whose an executive of a business and is a mistress of a married man looking for real love. Then Loretta Divine who plays Gloria. She is a beautician and business owner whose ex-husband confesses he has been bisexual for years and is coming out fully gay. Through all their differences these four best friends become stronger over time to realize who they are inside to eliminate their weaknesses and know that their friendship is the best bond a person can have in there lives. This movie is definitely recommended for you to watch and feel entertained.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

We Miss You, Ms. Houston!

Yesterday, I missed the Soul Night Out Tribute to Whitney Houston and Don Cornelius, but I did make it out to the Apollo Theater in Harlem to pay my respects to the Queen of Pop. I am still in a bit of disbelief about her death as I hear her songs on the radio and see her videos on television. No more than a month ago I was laughing to her in the movie "Waiting to Exhale." This past December I was playing my "The Preacher's Wife" cassette tape for the holiday season. Just seeing her name on the Apollo marquee gave me chills because it read "In Memory of Whitney Houston A True Music Icon 1963-2012."

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When my friend Shauna and I arrived at the Apollo, we saw a line of poster boards attached to the fence next to the building filled with signatures from fans from all over. People were signing as we walked up. People were also selling t-shirts and buttons. I signed on one of the boards as well as Shauna. Being that she was born in Newark, NJ like we were, I mentioned that Newark will not be the same without her and I mentioned Brick City love always. I signed it "Dom. "Mikette" Wilson" as well. After we took a few photos, we were on our way back home with the lovely tunes of Ms. Houston in our heads and the love for her in our hearts.

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We also ran into our peeps Raquel and Rochelle dressed as the lovely Ms. Houston

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When we arrived back in Newark, NJ we were welcomed by her beautiful smiling face on the giant Prudential Center marquee.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Rest in Peace Whitney Houston

"I am deeply saddened by the passing of such a legendary artist. My prayers are extended to her family and friends in this difficult time." - Mikette


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August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012


I'm still in shock that the legendary singer Whitney Houston has passed away. I was just thinking about how I grew up listening to her music and watching her films. She was such an amazing singer and performer, words can't even explain. It seems like the music will forever have a gap within it. I honestly am crying as I type this post because not only have we lost her these past few months, but also Etta James (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) and Don Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012). I just couldn't find the strength to write any RIP posts. This is getting too sad for me. My prayers are extended to her family and friends during this difficult time. Rest in peace to the Queen of Pop.

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Michael Jackson 1979 Photo Shoot Remake

I decided to remake a cool photo of Michael Jackson from 1979.

I thrifted a gold shiny shirt that comes down to the elbows rolled up. I'm not too sure what color he is wearing because the photograph is in black and white. The style of the shirt was so close I had to do this shot. Of course you know I couldn't be bare so I did wear a light colored sports bra underneath. I wore blue jeans as well. Then I converted the photo to black and white before cross coloring it. I just love how he looks in this photo. He also made a simple but cool fashion statement.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

NY Giants are Super Bowl Champions

Congratulations to the New York Giants for their 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday February 5, 2012 in Indianopolis, Indiana.



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You know I was representing!

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Saturday Night Live!

Saturday night I was able to watch "Saturday Night Live" live for the very first time. Not only did I watch the show, I was on the floor level. Being an excited and enthusiastic person truly pays off, because that's what they needed and I had it. Shauna and I went on this adventure because she was able to win the lottery in which they pick people randomly to view the show. So you can only imagine how excited I was for her to choose me to go with her. It is such a legendary show because many comedians get their start from the show.

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We were pressed for time once we left Newark, almost thinking we weren't going to make it. We had to be their by 10:15 and we arrived in New York around 10:00, leaving us with no room for error. We decided to take a subway train to drop us at Rockefeller Center and we knew that the D train could get us there. It took so long to come we began to worry about timing. Then an F train pulled up and I knew it would get us there just the same, so we hopped to it. We made it right on time and we weren't to far from the front of the line. As the line moved slowly to enter the studio, a woman walked over to us to let us know the rules. Then she went to ask who's excited to be here, but i jumped and shouted out that I was and she skipped us ahead of the line. Not realizing how close we were going to be to the performers.

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The show was awesome. Channing Tatum was hosting and part of the skits. The SNL regulars to name a few like Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, and Keenan Thompson were amazingly funny. They all had me laughing until it hurt. They were all around us and it seems so weird being so close. The musical guest was a group called Bon Iver and they were pretty good as well. I enjoyed the whole show. We even had a chance to meet Jay Pharoah and Bobby Moynihan outside after the show. Overall, I am so happy that we were able to have such a fun night out and being on camera as well.

Jay Pharoah bugging out and signing his autograph for me.

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Shauna and Jay Pharoah

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Bobby Moynihan and I

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Time to go

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