allow me to reintroduce myself…kinda

This will literally be like my 4th time starting a blog lmao. I’m obviously not consistent and I don’t know what that says about my character specifically but I am determined to stick with this one. Well…if it’s cute enough.

My name is Aysia, like the continent, but you can call me Aysia B. I am from the lovely City of Angels I am 21 years old, and I’ll be coming to a TV and radio near you soon!

I’m a pretty happy person and a lover of all people, the good, the bad, and the ugly. This is my weakness and my strength. I am an avid smiler and talker because I believe both can change people’s lives.

My blog is an open space for me to express my open mind and for others to express theirs as well. I have a lot of thoughts, some interesting, some basic, and I need a place for them to be! I want to help, entertain, inform and inspire anybody!

But yeah, if there happens to be any readers eventually, lit, if not, I’ll live and continue to type as if I have an audience lol. So yeah 🙂 Hope “you” enjoy!

This is mostly a lifestyle blog I guess? I’ll talk about why Drake is the king of petty to the best products for natural hair to why black lives matter, you never know.

But yeah, if there happens to be any readers eventually, lit, if not, I’ll live and continue to type as if I have an audience lol. So yeah 🙂 Hope “you” enjoy!

I would love feedback as well as interaction from anybody who may read. Thank you for your time 🙂

 

progress.

Happy New Year Everyone!

2014 has been year full of pain and pleasure. And I know that 2015 will also contain this, but I know it will also be a year of progression.

Progression. A movement or development toward a destination or a more advanced state, especially gradually or in stages.

I’m ready for this world to progress, for this nation to progress, for me to progress, for you to progress.

The talk about this world and nation progressing is a whole other post lol. But I want to talk about a little bit of me and a little bit of you.

There are soooo many things that I want to do but I have to plan it out first so I can actually get my life together. I want to progress toward a healthier lifestyle, loving myself more, creating a better blog, applying for internships (getting my first kiss, lololoololol, we’ll talk about my bae-less life later), doing even better in school, and getting more involved with my community.

And for you, I want nothing but success this year. If you’ve been waiting to do something as your resolution for the last couple of years, THE TIME IS NOW! There is no more time for waiting. Tomorrow is never promised. The time is now ya’ll, I can’t stress that enough.

Progress from the person you were last year. Don’t let nobody hinder you from doing what you want to do or being who you want to be. But the first step is you actually believing that you can. I can tell you I believe in you all I want, but if you don’t believe in yourself, then none of that matters.

So I pray for peace, prosperity, and progress for all of us this year! I love you guys (even if I don’t know you…I love you)

If you have any resolutions for the new year, I would love to know 🙂

walking while black.

Death is the first thing that comes to mind when I see any police officer dealing with a black man.

This evening, 3 black young men came to visit my granny. These young men were from back in the day that had grown up in the neighborhood. As they were saying good bye, my granny saw a cop car riding down the street and told them to be careful.

I was in my room looking like crust so I stayed hidden until they walked out the door. When they walked out, I went into the living room and looked out the window to see what they looked like. 10 seconds later, a police car pulled up next to them and the police men got out the car and told them to put their hands up. They proceeded to place them in handcuffs and search them.

My granny ran outside (she didn’t really run, but y’all catch my drift) and was trying to understand why this was happening. I ran for my phone and started recording from inside my house. I needed to get closer, so me and my crust ran outside and recorded everything.

I was standing there thinking that one of these brothers could really be killed at this moment. One of these police officers could say, he was reaching for my gun so I had to shoot him. Like that could really happen. And that’s beyond a scary thought.

I stood out there for about 20 more minutes and within that time, 10 more cop cars pulled up. FOR WHY? I’m still trying to understand.

Come to find out, one of my neighbors called, and said that they saw these 3 black boys walking, and they might be thugs or burglars. Simply another everyday situation of walking while black.

I shouldn’t be surprised, but it feels differently when it happens to someone you know, you know?

If you have any thoughts, let me know.

to be black in amerikkka.

“A system cannot fail those it was never meant to protect”-W.E.B. Du Bois

Tonight, a rather upsetting decision has been made. It was decided by a grand jury that Darren Wilson would not be indicted in regard to the murder of Michael Brown.

Me, my roommate and my friend had just prayed. We prayed that somehow the right decision would be made, but we knew that the likely hood of that happening was slim to none. I sat in my bed, turned to CNN, waited for my clock to say 9. And even then, the prosecutor had not arrived on the screen. I sat there with hope in my heart that maybe, the justice system would pull through and at least indict Wilson. I could feel tears form in my eyes and my stomach become knotted. It was like I already knew what was going to be said.

And then the banner pops up on the screen, “Grand Jury Decides Not To Indict Officer Wilson.” We sat here in silence, respecting the 4.5 minutes of silence the Brown family had wanted. But I was thinking, how could someone get away with murder like this. All the evidence was there, all the key witnesses were there, all the things that should have gotten Wilson indicted was right there… but it seems like none of that mattered.

Darren Wilson being white is the only thing that mattered at this point. This just confirmed to me the value that my black king’s lives does not have. My brothers have to walk down the street hoping and praying that today is not the day they are lynched. When will the killing of my brothers end? When will our lives ever hold any value? When will we be safe? Let me know.

Peaceful protest has been requested, but how long are we going to be peaceful until this happens again?

Justice for Mike Brown. Justice for Trayvon Martin. Justice for Tamir Rice. Justice for Eric Garner. Justice for John Crawford. Justice for Ezell Ford. Justice for Armand Bennett.

Tell me your thoughts.

slayonge knowles.

And it has finally happened!

Over the weekend, Solange Knowles, 28, said, “I do” to video director Alan Ferguson, 51,  in New Orleans on Sunday in front of about 200 family and friends. The marriage took place at the Marigny Opera House, and everyone in attendance SLAYED.

Ms. Solange arrived to her wedding in a beautiful low cut creme jumpsuit with a cape and her groom rocked an all white suit. The couple rolled up to the wedding venue in all white bicycles. And it was no surprise that Solange rocked her beautiful fro on her beautiful day! Very unconventional, but it shouldn’t be. I hope to see more of it in future black weddings :).

Of course in attendance was big sis Beyonce, niece Blue Ivy and brother-in-law Jay Z. And Queen of the Bayou Tina Knowles arrived with her lover Richard Lawson.

Their day was just the pure embodiment of beauty, peep below and tell me what you think!

Slay and A

Queen of the Bayou

Bey and J