(Finding Myself In You) Chapter 1: Changes

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Related imageI walk into the main hallway of my apartment building. Observing everything around me from the marble tile on the floors to the immaculate chandelier hanging from the ceiling in the middle of the hall, with a circular table directly under it. As I walk in from the street there is a white couch on the left side of the lobby right across from the attendant desk. I walk over to the front desk and smile at the attendant sitting behind the desk. Her name is Ann, ever since I’ve moved into the apartment, a few months ago, she has been my only friend. Ann is 35 years old and she has a husband and two kids, one boy one girl; the girl is seven years old and the boy is nine years old. She shows me pictures of her family all the time and tells me beautiful stories about them too. It makes me feel more comfortable with my move from California to Massachusetts. Sometimes I think I made a bad decision, but Ann makes it all better.

About two years ago I received a book deal that still seems unbelievable. I’d been blogging for a while about romance. It started off as a hobby. Slowly I began getting subscribers and people responding to all the articles I was posting. Eventually my fan base spiked to over 4 million subscribers. Throughout the beginning days of my success no one knew who I was. I never revealed my name, I just refer to myself as the ‘Romance Queen’. It became a phenomenon that people would hashtag ‘Romance Queen’ on their social media post, hoping that I would give them advice. I would spend hours on only trying to respond to people through social media and through my personal website. One day a lady by the name of Linda Fox sent me an email saying that she had an extraordinary opportunity for me. I ignored her first email because I thought it was a scam, but she sent another message through social media. I did some research on her and she is well known in the industry as an author. Linda and I set up a day to meet, but I was nervous about revealing my identity to someone. I decided to send my best friend, Cindy to my meeting for me. Turns out it’s the headquarters for a company called ‘Elite Women’ which is focused on giving talented women a platform to brand themselves. They aren’t a huge company by they have many wealthy investors. Long story short they drew up a contract for me to publish a book by the ‘Romance Queen’. I didn’t know anything about writing or how I would go about writing a book, but I had the help of their editors. Once I finished my first book I titled it ‘Secrets to Keep Your Romance on Fire’. In the book I talk about things a lot of my subscribers have never read by me. I let it all out, it’s the raw truth. The only thing that really upset me was that I didn’t know much about the art of writing. I spoke to my team and voiced that I would like to go back to school, and they mentioned that I wouldn’t have been the first one to do so through the company. I immediately did some research on the top schools for literature and romance and I was pointed to the one and only Harvard University. I was determined to go back to school, but I was dreading, that I had to go to Massachusetts. I picked up everything I had and moved. I still speak to my friends here in there and my parents. ‘Elite Women’ are supportive of me expanding my knowledge in literature, they’ve even offered to help me financially. I know in all actuality they just want a few more books out of me. I sent in my application for Harvard University before I moved, hoping that I wouldn’t have to wait long before I got accepted. I’ve had Ann on lookout for my acceptance letter since I moved in.
“Good Morning”, Ann says as she smiles.
“Good Morning”, I say returning the smile.
“Here’s the mail that I have for you today”, she says slightly disappointed.
“The anticipation is killing me”, I say going through the mail.

“You will get in”, she says sincerely.
Ann reminds me of my mother because she always tries to encourage me, which is something I need right now.

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The next thing I know my next-door neighbor, Michael comes walking down the spiral steps and Ann does this eyebrow thing to indicate that he’s coming. I have been crushing on Michael since the moment I walked into this building. The first day I saw him he was returning from a morning run. I was struggling to get my bags in the building and he offered to take them upstairs for me. Ever since then I can’t stop thinking about him. I haven’t been able to have a full-length conversation with him because of the way he makes me feel. Anything I know about him is from Ann and I have a feeling she’s not telling me everything. No guy has ever made me feel the way Michael does. I’m usually very straightforward but whenever he’s around I normally just leave the scene. Before I see him, his pit-bull ‘Pretty’ starts licking my leg. I smile and pet her then I see him in a T-shirt, sweatpants and flip-flops; the norm.
“I apologize, she can’t help herself”, he says.
“It’s okay, I don’t mind”, I say before looking up at him. Every time we make eye contact there’s this weird tension between us. I just step back, grab my mail, and head up to my apartment. Once I get in my apartment I head straight to my office, which is the only room that is assembled and organized. Although the book is done I still have to keep up with regular blog post that have gotten more frequent and come up with more ideas for book two. I’ve been a bit overwhelmed. I haven’t had time to decorate my apartment, the same way the movers brought the things in, is the same way that they still are. This is when I wish I had my friends or family to help me.
I spent the next hour making post after post, responding to all the people with romance issues. Being the romance queen. Suddenly I hear a knock at the door, I quickly get up because I know exactly who it is. When I open the door, Turner stands in front of me. I step aside so that he can walk into the apartment and I hear rattling of keys to the apartment next to mine. Once I put my head out to look no one standing there but the door shuts. I walked back into my apartment and close the door behind myself. Then turn back to my house guest and smile. He slowly walked up to me and begins kissing me.

By: Domonique Hume

Comment Below…Thanks for reading!!! MuaH!!!

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WINNERS OF THE 2018 BET AWARDS

Best Actress Award – TIFFANY HADDISH

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Lifetime Achievement Award – ANITA BAKER

Best Group Award – MIGOS

Best Collaboration Award – WILD THOUGHTS – DJ KHALAD, RIHANNA, BRYSON TILLER

New Artist Award – SZA

International Act Award – DAVIDO

Male R&B/Pop Artist Award – BRUNO MARS

Video of The Year Award – DRAKE – GOD’S PLAN

Viewer’s Choice Award – CARDI B

Movie of The Year – BLACK PANTHER

Gospel/Inspirational Artist Award – LECRAE FT. TORY KELLY – I’LL FIND YOU

Sportsman of The Year – LeBron JAMES

Best Actor Award – CHADWICK BOSEMAN

Young Stars Award – YARA SHAHIDI

Sportswoman of The Year – SERENA WILLIAMS

BET Her Award – MARY J. BLIGE – STRENGTH OF A WOMAN

Video Director of The Year – AVA DUVERNAY

Female R&B/Pop Artist Award – BEYONCE

Female Hip-Hop Artist Award – CARDI B

Male Hip-Hop Artist Award – KENDRICK LAMAR

Album of The Year – KENDRICK LAMAR – DAMN

NEW VIDEO: YG ft. 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Nicki Minaj – Big Bank

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Rapper YG released a visual for the track “Big Bank” featuring Nicki Minaj, Big Sean and 2 Chainz. The track will be featured on his Stay Dangerous upcoming album.

The non-stop visual feast features 2 Chainz delivering his verse while two police officers hold him at gunpoint, Big Sean parading around the Oval Office in a Colin Kaepernick jersey and Nicki Minaj atop a pink plastic horse.

The song’s producer DJ Mustard also makes a cameo; “Big Bank” marks a reunion of sorts between the rapper and the producer behind his 2014 debut LP My Krazy Life, after which the two had a much-publicized rift. According to DJ Mustard, the pair made the song “in 20 minutes.”

Stay Dangerous, YG’s follow-up to 2016’s Still Brazy, arrives “Summer 2018,” according to the album’s preorder page. On August 5th, YG will host a Stay Dangerous concert and 4Hunnid fashion show at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theatre; every ticket to the show comes with a digital download of the rapper’s new LP.

NEW VIDEO: Chris Brown – Hope You Do

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Chris Brown dropped the video for Hope You Do. The track is featured on Brown’s eighth album Heartbreak On A Full Moon. The video embodies a black and white old school feel. He remakes Donell Jones – Where I Wanna Be with his chorus.

Chris Brown said in a interview with Complex:

I thought Heartbreak On a Full Moon was a depiction of what my soul wanted to say. It’s funny because we’re doing a double album. I’ve done so many records, but all of the records, to me, are personal favorites and I feel like it gets what I want to say across. It gives a vibe. You get nostalgia or you get a sense of individuality.

Check out the video below:

The NFL has a NEW Policy About Standing For The Anthem (BAD IDEA)

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After an eye-opening 2017 season, which caused NFL attendance and TV rating dropped as Trump and other critic’s scrutinized on-field protest by many of the league players. NFL commissioner Roger Goodall announced this week that the league has a new policy, “this season, all league and team personnel shall stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem. Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed”.

When Trump was asked about the new policy he says, “I think the people pushed it forward. This was not me. I brought it out. I think the people pushed it forward. This country’s very smart. We have very smart people,” the president said. “And, you know, that’s something ideally could have been taken care of when it first started. It would have been a lot easier. But if they did that, they’re doing the right thing.”

The new policy stem from all of the opinion’s after former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, shocked the world when he decided to Neil for the national anthem before a preseason game and then before regular-season games throughout the 2016 season.

The protest let some to boycott watching NFL games last season and it appeared to have played a part in NFL’s ratings. Television viewership fell 9.7% across all networks last season, according to Nielsen data. An average NFL game was watch by 1.6 million fewer people compared to last year, declining overall from 16.5 million $14.9 million, ESPN reported.

Although their ratings have dropped, the NFL still signed a $1.5 billion deal with Verizon to stream games across the wireless carriers platform, according to Recode. The NFL also reached a five-year, $3 billion to broadcast Thursday night Football on Fox sports, according to Reuters.

The problem with this entire policy is that it effects the 70 percent of football players that are African American feeling the injustice in this country. Colin Kaepernick and other players have said they are not protesting the anthem or the military; they are using the anthem to bring attention to racial injustice and the issue of police abuse of black and brown Americans. Below is the video of Sterling Brown being arrested for a parking violation brings up Kaepernick’s point.

HBO Trailer for “Fahrenheit451”

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HBO releases the first trailer for the television show dedicated to Ray Bradbury’s classic sci-fi novel Fahrenheit 451. Michael Shannon stars as the sheriff and Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan plays Guy Montag a young fireman. In this world fireman burn books and they rewrite history.

 

 

 

 

WINNERS Of The 2018 NAACP Image Awards

Outstanding Actress In Motion Picture – OCTAVIA SPENCER (Gifted)Outstanding Actor In Comedy Series -ANTHONY ANDERSON (Black-ish)Outstanding Actress In Drama Series – TARAJI. P HENSON (Empire) Outstanding Actress In Comedy Series – TRACEE ELLIS ROSS (Black-ish)

Outstanding Actor In Drama Series – OMARI HARDWICK (Power)

Outstanding Comedy Series – Black-ish

Chairman Award – WILLIAM LUCY

Outstanding Documentary (Television) – “THE 44th PRESIDENT: IN HIS OWN WORDS”

Outstanding Television Movie, Limited-Series or Dramatic Special – The New Edition Story

Outstanding Talk Series – The Real

Outstanding Writing In Motion Picture (Film) – JORDAN PEELE (Get Out)

Outstanding New Artist – SZA

Outstanding Directing In A Dramatic Series – CARL FRANKLIN (13 Reasons Why)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series – JOE MORTON (Scandal)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series – JAY ELLIS (Insecure)

Outstanding Jazz Album – SOMI (Afrique)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In Comedy Series – MARSAI MARTIN (Black-ish)

Outstanding Performance By A Youth (Series, special, Television Movie, or Limited-Series) – CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

Outstanding Female Artist – MARY J. BLIGE

Outstanding Children’s Program – DOC MCSTUFFINS

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture – TIFFANY HADDISH (Girl’s Trip)

Outstanding Directing In A Television Movie Or Special – ALLEN HUGHES (The Defiant Ones)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture – IDRIS ELBA (Thor: Ragnarok)

Outstanding Host In A Talk Or News/Information (Series or Special) – Individual Or Ensemble – ROLAND MARTIN

Outstanding Independent Motion Picture – Detroit

Outstanding Reality Program/Reality Competition – THE MANNS

Outstanding Literary Work – CHILDREN – LITTLE LEADERS: BOLD WOMEN IN BLACK HISTORY

Outstanding Supporting Actress In Drama Series – NATURI NAUGHTON (Power)

Outstanding Director In A Motion Picture – JORDAN PEELE (Get Out)

Outstanding Writing In A Drama Series – GINA PRINCE- BYTHEWOOD (Shots Fired)

Outstanding News/Information (Series or Special) – Unsung

Outstanding Literacy Work – Poetry – INCENDIARY ART: POEMS – PATRICIA SMITH

Outstanding Variety Or Game Show (Series or Special) – LIP SYNC BATTLE

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Album (Traditional or Contemporary) – GREENLEAF SOUNDTRACK

Outstanding Writing In A Comedy Series – JANINE BARROIS (Claws – Batsh*t)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Debut Author – STEPHANIE POWELL WATTS (No One Is Coming To Save Us)

Outstanding Host In A Reality Competition, Game Show Or Variety (Series or Special) – Individual or Ensemble – LL COOL J (lip sync battle)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Fiction – THE ANNOTATED AFRICAN AMERICAN FOLKTALE

Outstanding Directing In A Comedy Series – ANTON CROPPER (Black-ish)

Outstanding Character VoiceOver Performance (Television or Film) – TIFFANY HADDISH (Legends Of Chamberlain Heights)

Outstanding Documentary (FILM) – STEP

Outstanding Song (Traditional) – BRUNO MARS (That’s What I Like)

Outstanding Actor In A Television Movie, Limited-Series Or Dramatic Special – IDRIS ELBA (Guerrilla)

Outstanding Music Video/Visual Album – BRUNO MARS (That’s What I Like)

Outstanding Literacy Work – Youth/Teens – CLAYTON BYRD GOES UNDERGROUND

Outstanding Writer In A Television Movie Or Special – ABDUL WILLIAMS (The New Edition Story)

Outstanding Literacy Work (Biography/Autobiography) – BEING MS.BURTON FROM PRISON TO RECOVERY TO LEADING THE FIGHT FOR INCARCERATED WOMEN

Outstanding Album – DAMN (Kendrick Lamar)

Outstanding Actress In A Television Movie, Limited-Series Or Dramatic Special – QUEEN LATIFAH (Flint)

Outstanding Literacy Work (Nonfiction) – DEFINED MOMENTS IN BLACK HISTORY: READING BETWEEN THE LINES

Outstanding Literacy Work (Instructional) – THE AWAKEN WOMAN: REMEMBERING AND REIGNING OUR SACRED DREAMS

Outstanding Male Artist – BRUNO MARS

Outstanding Duo, Group Or Collection – KENDRICK LAMAR FT. RIHANNA – Loyalty

Outstanding Song – Contemporary – Humble (Kendrick Lamar)

Getting to know Basketball Wives Cristen Metoyer

Domonique From OnPointCelebz interviewed Cristen Metoyer, to get to know her more as a person. Ms. Metoyer is known, for being on the hit show “basketball wives” on VH1. She is currently dating basketball player Joe Crawford. During the show we find out that, she and Joe have a young daughter together. They are in a committed relationship, and hope this sealed the deal soon. Through out learning all of this, we still never learned about Cristen as an individual person. So we conducted an interview, to help solve any unanswered questions people may have about her. Personally, I enjoyed watching her on the show, and absolutely love what I learned about her. Throughout her interview, she was really sweet and attentive. Below, is the full interview. I hope you’ll enjoy it, just as much as I have. MuaH!!! 💋💋💋

P.s. This interview was done, a little while ago.

Where did you grow up? Where is your hometown? I grew up in LA. I actually grew up in West LA and Valencia California. And my hometown, i’m back-and-forth, I own a house in Detroit, well Michigan and out here in LA.

How did you meet Joe Crawford? We met through mutual friends. I was out with my sister, she was meeting up with one of his teammates. We didn’t know that we were actually with the same party, and we randomly started talking to one another. And that’s it!

How did you get into the basketball wife cast? Originally, to tell you the truth I’m a really private person. So when it was brought to us, it was brought to us through Asia. They had approached her on it and she said [to my other sister and I], “ I don’t want to do it by myself, Will you guys do with me?”. I told her yeah, I I will go on as your sister. Of course for the moral support. I have your back, and that’s all that really came about.

Do you think that the show, has had a positive or a negative impact on your career? To tell you the truth, it wasn’t negative in anyway. The only negative is the fact that, me and my sisters had a big falling out because of the show. Its actually been really positive. I’ve actually had the chance to inspire women, that are insecure with certain things about them self. To say fuck it, and just embrace everything about them. And if you want to change whatever it is, if you work hard enough you can do it. [Also] I look like a crybaby on the show… I am really sweet, but every time I check someone they didn’t [film] it. Me and the stylus had exchanged words and they didn’t [film] it. [I just said] well, I guess on the sweetheart next-door.

Do you have any business ventures, that hasn’t been released to the public yet? I’m actually a photographer, so I’m used to being on the other end of the camera, instead of in front of it. That’s my career that’s what I do. That’s what I was doing before I that on the show.

Did you start off with photography? And you realize that was your passion? I grew up, and a family of photographers. So I’ve been around in my whole life. I’ve always been the kid, that when everyone would go outside to play, I was curious to see how the camera works. The different lenses, I was a kid I went in a dark room. I took photography when I was in school, then I really put my all into it. I had a camera already, and I would do little shots by myself. Then one day he bought me a professional camera, and it took off from there.

Do you do photography for certain people? I’ve done it for a few socialites. I’ve done a lot of work in Israel. I do parties, I do events, weddings. I pretty much do it all.

How do you get involved in Israel, with your photography? Because of Joe, the city that we were in. Whatever he wanted or we wanted they gave it to us. There were a couple of restaurants that will turn into clubs. We were really close with the owners, so I will come and shoot [during that time]. That’s how, that Open doors for me.

Do you have interest in being a part of the entertainment industry, Apart from the show? I wouldn’t mind, my boyfriend always says you should’ve been an actor, because you’re a drama queen. He always says I’m good at acting. I wouldn’t mind television, I’m too short for modeling I have too much body.

Where do you see yourself in the next five years and the next 10 years?

Hopefully, in the next year I’ll be married. [Also] oh well known photographer in the states at least. Probably have another kid. I really throw myself into my work, I really just want to be known for my artistic side. There so many layers to me with that.

Could you see yourself doing another season of basketball wives?

Yes, just for my redemption. Just to say first of all ladies I can dress. I’m not no goddamn crybaby. No one will walk over me, this season. I wouldn’t mind, because the ladies were actually really nice. They were really warm and welcoming, so I wouldn’t mind giving it another round.

What do you want your legacy to be?

I just want to be a real inspiration to my daughter. For her to know, no matter what he can accomplish anything. That she sets her mind to. I want to be known as one of those people that went out and did it, that it done, and help other achieve the same goals. I want to be known as the person that always gave back.

Accepting Different Perspectives

It’s hard for us to hear someone say something that we totally disagree with, without feeling offended. Its absolutely OK for someone to feel offended, but one still need to appreciate someone else’s perspective. No matter how outrageous their opinion may be, listening to them will allow one to better understand where they’re coming from. Sometimes it makes sense sometimes it doesn’t, finding the root to why they think the way they think, can help one understand how they should handle that person.

In the video below Domonique talks about the reasons one should be open to different perspectives. After watching the video please comment with any reasons that may have been forgotten. Also, comment below and tell us what you think about the video.