A smile with my flaws exposed, hoping to encourage anti-skin bleaching among girls and women of color. Scars will fade away and there are natural remedies to help without bleaching. The scars were much bigger due to stress….but I let not the media fool me with these artists that cake make-up on. Make-up is ok, I just keep it basic when I have to wear it.
:As a show of support, former NASA engineer Homer Hickam awarded Kiera a scholarship to attend the United States Advanced Space Academy (ASA), a branch of the famous Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama!
If you have kept up with my tour, you know that I have been traveling a lot since April. I am on foot and public transportation, but I don’t let that hinder me.
I get solicited to do shows often and I have every right to turn them down, whether a booking agent and/or manager sends it my way, or it’s comes straight to me.
By the month of March, I was booked all the way up through May and decided not to accept any more bookings. I got an email about doing a performance in DC for We Are The 9 HIP HOP Soul Series. I simply responded, by saying that I was not accepting anymore inquires for the month of May. I was told that my response was unprofessional, although the email was not a form invite to perform in this show.
It got to the point that the creator of the show tried to “Yes Massah” me, by saying, “If you do this show for me, I will put you in the We Are the 9 Singer Songwriter Series.”
If you know music, you know that these are two totally different kind of shows. I was originally asked to be in the Singer Songwriter version about 3 times and said no, due to the latency in the inquiry and the location.
But now that he created a “Black” show that I do not agree with and explained why I didn’t want to be in the Hip Hop Soul Version…I get hit with the Slave bribe. So, in return, I never responded to this (White) guy.
I have no problem with anyone’s skin color, but I do have a problem with someone who treats me badly in conjunction of my Black skin.
Also, in April I had a show at Ebenezer’s CoffeeHouse. The Promoter Never promoted the event and did not show up to the Show, because he did not want to come out of the pocket for the venue. The show went on and I left the monies between the other two artists that came from out of town. Promoter (White).
Ah, My trip to ATLANTA on the Mega Bus……May 3rd
I found out that the Sweet Auburn Festival was cancelled via a Facebook friend, that left a comment on my status, the festival was cancelled. This Facebook Friend had nothing to do with the Festival. Thus that type of information should have been in boxed because it was not their place to post on my wall. Thus I blocked wall posts…Dugh.
The crazy part, it that the SCHEDULE came out that THURSDAY Night…. Friday Morning I was on the bus.
The Coordinators were contacted by my liaison. They exclaimed that the head person contacted all out of town performers. Obviously not, if I’m in Charlotte, NC by way of Washington, DC, heading to Atlanta, GA.
This guy was pretty rude, and it took 3 days to get an apology from the Head Coordinator.
Festival is now on May 18th and 19th and I’m supposedly booked for NYC.
Baltimore Show May 11th
I actually called the promoter and Record Label that wants me to sign with them, to find out about my performance slot ( this is one weekend prior to the show, while in Atlanta). He says, “Oh, I was going to contact everyone when I got back in town.”
Never contacted me. I checked their invite on Facebook and the event does not state what artists are performing. Ummm, so who’s coming to an event with no performing artist listing????
Low and behold, and email blasts from the label comes through…And there’s a section about the show and still has no performance artist listing.
Thus I pulled my performance.
NYC Festival May 17th
The schedule came out hard copy 1.5 days ago. LOL! Bottom line. Not doing the show and the promoter has been notified. This a longer story…I’m just over it now.
PAID SUMMER TOUR IS IN TACT and CONTRACTED.
Thank you for your support!
I hope this helps another artist out.
(sorry for any typos….not going back to check)
Good Afternoon Lovies! I came across this article about Beyonce and Lauryn Hill. I must say…overall, I love this article. This Line is so real
” However, a black woman who assimilates to cultural standards will still find herself just as scrutinized in public as the ones who don’t”
By Janell Hobson Fifteen years ago, the stardom of then-23-year-old Lauryn Hill had peaked when she released what would become her defining musical legacy. After rising to popularity as part of the hip-hop trio The Fugees, with fellow members Wyclef Jean and Pras, she later released her solo album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which went on to garner multiplatinum sales and five Grammy Awards for the recognizably brilliant singer-rapper. Such accomplishments made her the first female artist to be nominated for and to win the most Grammys in a single night and her album the first hip-hop-themed work to win the Grammy’s top prize of Album of the Year. Interestingly, the same year of Lauryn’s solo album debut, a 16-year-old who would later be known only by her first name – Beyoncé – also emerged on the pop scene when Destiny’s Child released their self-titled debut album. And in a curious one-degree-of-separation of the two icons, Destiny’s […]
me and moms. April 2013 and circa IDK
Chaquis Maliq Summer Show Dates