The Crazymomma Files

The GOOD, the BAD, and the UGLY

The Grim Reaper has been busy July 5, 2009

WOW! In just nine, short days, the world has mourned the loss of five celebrities: Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, Ed McMahon, and now Steve McNair. All of this makes one re-evaluate ones own life. I know it does me. I think about all of these people, who had all of the money in the world to do whatever they pleased. But yet, that money outlived them. I’m not saying that in a spiteful way. I say that to mean, that everyday, people do things in search of the all mighty dollar. Many people tie their happiness to the amount of moolah they have stashed away in their bank accounts, 401Ks, CDs, stocks, etc. But yet,when it’s all said and done, they still fail to have acquired that happiness they worked so hard to obtain. In the meantime, families have been destroyed, reputations ruined, and childhoods lost. Just maybe that search should be for something else instead.

As I listen to discussions about the events surrounding the death of MJ and Steve McNair, it amazes me how cruel our world has become. It’s funny how we can all make assumptions about other people’s lives but dare we to peer into the window of our own and do the same. I’ve had friends and acquaintances make the comment that “Steve McNair got what he deserved because he shouldn’t have been cheating.” But we do not know the circumstances in his life. All we can do is make assumptions. Regardless of what the circumstances were, this man did not deserve to be shot to death in his sleep. As for MJ, I will not get on my soapbox. But I will say that there is only one perfect entity with the authority to pass any judgement. And that person is not me. Whatever MJ did or didn’t do is not for me to say. I look at the man and the music.

Needless to say, the last few days have been crazy. And the sad part is, it’s only going to get crazier…

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Farrah Fawcett Majors passes away June 25, 2009

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The grim reaper has been hard at work. I know that sounds harsh, but sometimes the facts are as such. In the wake of finding out about the death of Michael Jackson, I also came to learn that one of my childhood heroines also passed away today. Farrah Fawcett Majors, the stunning, beauty with the most perfect feathered locks of hair I’ve ever seen passed away from cancer. As a kid, I used to daydream that I would be the black Farrah. I never missed an episode of her in Charlie’s Angels. Jill Munroe kicked some major ass! I was saddened to see her fight her battle with cancer. But she fought a courageous battle, just as Jill Munroe would have done. RIP Farrah!

 

Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, Passes Away

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I guess the best word to describe how I’m feeling right now is speechless. The world lost a musical genius today. Michael Joseph Jackson, the King of Pop, passed away from cardiac arrest. I absolutely looooved MJ as a kid. I remember my friends and I performing dance routines to his songs, with big dreams of winning Star Search. We knew every move to almost every video! My bedroom walls were plastered with Michael Jackson posters and pictures. My mother thought I was crazy when I found out about MJ being burned while filming that Pepsi commercial. I mean I broke down crying and was almost near depression I think. LOL Needless to say, I was a huge fan. Yes, MJ had his share of demons. Just like the rest of us. Who am I to pass judgement. All I know is the world lost another legendary icon today and my heart is a little heavy. RIP MJ!

 

MSNBC reports the death of Michael Jackson

Video Clip of brother, Jermaine Jackson, announcing the death of MJ

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/entertainment/Jermaine_Jackson_Describes_Thursday_s_Events_Los_Angeles.html

MJ’s Life in Pictures

 

We’ve lost another icon – Issac Hayes August 10, 2008

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American funk-soul legend and Academy Award-award winning musician Isaac Hayes was found dead at his home today. Isaac Hayes is most widely known as the singer, songwriter and musician for the theme from Shaft, for which he won Academy and Grammy awards. Mr. Hayes is a legend and most definitely will be missed. He was 65 years old. R.I.P. Mr. Hayes. 

Click the following links for more about Isaac Hayes:

The Official Issac Hayes Website: www.isaachayes.com

Archive Footage, Filmography, & Notable TV appearances: http://www.soul-patrol.com/funk/hayes.htm

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005002/

Photo Courtesy of AFP/Getty Images

 

R.I.P. Mac-Man August 9, 2008

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Well, there was some sad news today. Comedian Bernie Mac, one of the Original Kings of Comedy, passed away due to pneumonia complications at the age of 50. Click here to read more: http://blackcelebkids.com/2008/08/09/bernie-mac-diesleaves-behind-daughterwifegrandchild/

Biography, Photos, & Filmography: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0005170/

 

Click here to see what Steve Harvey had to say about Bernie Mac’s death:

 http://sableverity.wordpress.com/2008/08/09/steve-harvey-on-the-death-of-bernie-mac/

Bernie Mac remembered by Ice Cube, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Chris Rock, and others: http://www.vh1.com/movies/news/articles/1592487/20080810/story.jhtml

Bernie Mac was one of the funniest comedians of our time, that is if you could relate to or appreciate his type of humor because it was definitely not for everyone. I never had the opportunity to see any of his standups in person, but I’ve seen every one of them on DVD. I’m certainly going to miss this man! George Clooney, his co-star inthe Ocean’s Eleven movies, was correct in saying, “The world just got a little less funny.”

R.I.P. Mac-Man. You will most definitely be missed.

Photo courtesy of  AFP/Getty Images

 

Did You Know – Mildred Loving, matriarch of interracial marriage, dies May 8, 2008

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Our world is made up of some many kinds of couples. Have you ever thought of the first brave interracial couple that went against the grain and challenged the prejudices of our country? If you are like me, I never have, since I’m not in an interracial relationship. However, my sister is and so are several of my friends. So this Did You Know post is for them, as well of those of you who dare to see past color and love someone of another race.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080505/ap_ … bit_loving

Mrs. Loving, a black woman, commited the “crime” of being in a relationship with a white man in Virginia. They had a child together when she was 18 and lived together when they were arrested in their sleep. If convicted, they both would have had to serve 1 year in jail because they were “cohabiting as man and wife, against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth.” Instead of serving jail time they decided to move away from their families to Washington and they married in 1958. They then began working on their case with the ACLU and on June 12th 1967 the Supreme Court made it legal to marry inter-racially.

Every year on June 12th, Loving Day is celebrated so I encourage those of us who were affected by this law to do something in honor of this couple. Here is a link to site dedicated to this couple and the law they helped pass.

http://www.lovingday.org/

Here is a great video celebrating inter-racial relationships.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fusea … oid=926215