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#ImSoFlint Takes Over Social Media: Get all updates here!

Flint is the largest city and county seat of Genesee County in the State of Michigan. It is located along the Flint River, 66 miles (106 km) northwest of Detroit. According to the 2010 census, Flint has a population of 102,434, making it the seventh largest city in Michigan.

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#ImSoFlint on Twitter

#ImSoFlint on Facebook

A series of tweets by Facebook and Twitter users took over social media this week where those of us who grew up in Flint and are still living there, or in the area, proclaimed our Flint Pride, fond memories and funny stories with the rest of the world. Or anyone that cared

I was born and raised in Flint, Michigan. I currently live right outside of Flint, or shall I say, down the street from Flint in Burton. I work and sometimes play in Flint. I also have a section of this network devoted of Flint (Flint Positive Spotlight). So, I am definitely So Flint!

However, like most things on social media, it is playing out (see getting on my nerves) quickly. But, I won’t complain too much. Flint is usually in the media for negative reasons so I’m happy to join the crowd. It’s fun. And, other than love we all need more fun.

What Makes YOU So Flint?

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Dangerous Lee Interviews Comedian – Kris Shaw

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Dangerous Lee interviews Kris Shaw, a fan favorite who tours comedy clubs, colleges and events all across the United States and Canada. He has entertained troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Africa. Kris also appears in national television commercials and had a recurring extra role on the CBS drama “Close To Home”.

Your Facebook page is listed under “Dready Murphy”, what do you think about Eddie Murphy?

I like Eddie Murphy. He’s one of the most brilliant modern pioneer story tellers. He raised the bar for the current comedians. From there was born Chris Rock and so on.

 

Who laughs at your jokes the hardest, Black people or White people?

That’s a very interesting question. There’s no specific color that laughs at my jokes. I think that people get that my funny is different. It’s not the typical stuff that most comics are doing. That’s what I like about it; there’s no color barrier.

 

How do you use your dreads?

Haha. I love my dreads. A lot of the time, if I’m bored I like to take stupid pictures to make faces with them. Sometimes if I’m on the plane, I’ll use them as “mini blinds” to cover my face while I sleep.

 

Is there anything that you absolutely won’t make a joke about?

I don’t care for jokes about harming babies or rape. I don’t think that comics that cover those topics have ever been a part of such a sensitive issue. If they have kids, they wouldn’t do those jokes and if they personally knew someone that was molested, then it would be the furthest thing from their mind to joke about.

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Is every day Steak & Blowjobs Day or is it a special occasion?

I think everyday should be a Steak & Blowjob Day. Life is too short to just make it annual.

 

Are people in L.A. as fake as they are rumored to be?

I believe people all over the country are fake. In LA, you just tend to have a bigger melting pot of fakeness. It’s where people go to try and make their dreams come true. It’s also where a lot of dreams end. I can see thru it all just like anywhere else in the country so it really doesn’t bother me as much. I expect it.

www.KrisShaw.com


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Flint Positive Spotlight: Author Rajah E. Smart Releases “Black Rain”

Is Black Rain biographical?
 
No…Black Rain was developed from a real life incident in Detroit between two young professionals: one being a Black male and a White female. The story caught my attention because they were involved in a car collision, and were robbed while waiting almost two hours for the police. Two individuals that would not likely even talk to one another if not for the event, gave me the idea to produce “Black Rain.” They both cited being with one another helped lessen the stress. However, I did utilize some aspects of my life for this book, but not extensively. The story involves two people just trying to learn how to break through cultural bias to be friends.
 
Is that your wife on the cover?
Good catch…yes, that is my wife. She was waiting while the photographer took pictures of the actual model for the cover. The photographer snapped that photo of my wife and it just caught my attention. I decided to go with the photo.
 
Will you be doing any signing events in Flint?
 
I do not have anything currently arranged. However, I need to contact Deanna Ziots for the author forum. I’m sure you know her. She contacted me a month or so ago and I have not had the opportunity to connect with her.
 

Are YOU Flint Positive?

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Ka Rae’ N. Carey

Name and occupation:

My name is Ka Rae’ N. Carey. My occupations are wife, daughter, friend, stepmother, licensed professional counselor and clinical addictions specialist

What do you love most about being a woman?

I love the flexibility and freedom being a woman affords me to be creative on a daily basis with my appearance. I can choose long pants, short pants, long skirts, short skirts, make up, no make up, and the hair possibilities are endless!

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

The helping profession is female  dominated so there is not much sexism to encounter in the profession.

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

I am a member of the National Association of Professional Women, and the Women’s Business Center in Durham, NC.

Who or what inspires you most?

I am inspired most by my mother and husband. My mother inspires me with her  remarkable ability to make miracles with minimal resources, and never ending confidence in me. My husband inspires me with his awesome gift of calm in any storm, and the ability to help people see the positive side in the most dire of circumstances.

Something about you that would surprise us:

At Work: In my clinical practice I have three “co-therapists”, two turtles and a hamster! They do a great job in helping my younger clients talk about “tough stuff”.

When I am not at Work: I have endless energy when I am dancing. I am an avid dancer with talent in many varying styles including Latin, ballroom, and urban styles. 

Advice for women entrepreneurs:  

I would advise them to not be afraid to follow their dreams and to surround themselves with people who will support their dreams.

Website and social media links:

 

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Women’s History Month Spotlight: Andrea Nugent

Name and occupation:

Andrea Nugent – Author of Mommy is Still Mommy: Cancer Can’t Change That and The Road to Prosperity: Let Your Passion Lead the Way, Founder of B.i.o.n.i.c. Girls, Inc. (a non-profit breast cancer organization).

What do you love most about being a woman?

I love the fact that I truly understand the power and beauty that lies in being a woman.  I love that we have the privilege to carry and bring life into this world.  We have strength and a softness that is both caring and nurturing all while raising our families and running major corporations.

Have you had to deal with much sexism in your industry?

Fortunately for me I can say no.  I run a non-profit breast cancer organization and am actually mostly surrounded by women. 

Do you belong to any organizations catered to women business owners?

Yes – National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)

Who or what inspires you most?

My mom.  I remember when I was growing up and watching her involved in many different community service projects and mentoring programs and saying that one day I hope to give back just as I have watched her most of my life.  I have watched her impact many lives and just hope that one day I can say I impacted lives the way she has.

Something about you that would surprise us:

I recently got approved as a foster mom.  I have a beautiful son who is 5 but looking forward to fostering to adopt.  As a two-year breast cancer survivor I excited about the possible addition to our family.

Advice for women entrepreneurs:

Don’t be afraid to pursue your true passions in life.  In order to truly be happy and love what you do start with the things you are passionate about and everything else will fall into place.

Website and social media links: 

  • Women’s History Month Spotlight: Sandi Webster (dangerouslee.biz)
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Ask Dangerous Lee – What do you think about the Chris Brown and Rihanna musical collaborations?

Q: What do you think about the Chris Brown and Rihanna musical collaborations?

Shana T.

Detroit, MI

A: I have not heard either track and I really don’t care to listen, but I think that those two have made amends and appearing on each others track is a way to show that they respect each other musically, but, and this is a big but…Rihanna gives up a little bit of her dignity in the process because it makes Chris Brown look good, but it makes Rihanna look like a fool.  I think it’s also an attempt to tell the world to get over it because they have. They’re like the Ike and Tina of our generation.

We also must not forget that celebrities do most things to make money and get attention. This situation is no different. I think Chris Brown is a young man of horrible character and that he needs to focus on working on his temper and attitude instead of his next Michael Jackson inspired dance move or wack techno club laced track. His actions in the media and on Twitter since beating up Rihanna have proved that he is “off” a tad bit. If he wants everyone to forgive and forget what happened he needs to clean up his act, but instead he chooses to act like an ass. He’s a man that beat up a woman and that’s something that leaves a bad taste in many peoples mouth. For many it is unforgivable and unforgettable.

Of course, all the Chris Brown stans love him and have even publicly and ignorantly stated that they would let Chris Brown beat them up just to spend time with him. There are so many desperate, sad, and sick young women that support him, which says a lot about their priorities and what they are willing to put up with in a relationship with a man. However, girls liking the Bad Boy is nothing new. For me, Chris Brown can kick rocks and kiss my ass. I’ve never been impressed with him musically or otherwise. He’s not even on my radar.

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Am I the Only One That Didn’t Know Who Steve Jobs Was?

When I read the tweets and Facebook posts regarding the death of  Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, I had no idea who he was or why he was so important. I had been asked by a few people if I had heard about his death that day and my response was, “Yes, but I had no idea who he was!”. In return I got laughter and one person even reminded me that he’s responsible for my iPod, which I had just purchased earlier this year and it’s probably the most up to date piece of technology that I own.

I am not the type of person that has to have the latest piece of new technology, so I am very far removed from knowing much about it or anyone affiliated with it. Anyway, I know who he is and what he was responsible for in his life, and I want to say, THANKS 🙂

Does the Sun Drop Soda Commercial Chap Your Ass?

I’m not sure if I’m offended that they didn’t use a Black woman or if I’m offended that they used a White woman, but the amount of grinding going on in this commercial is wild! Especially at the beginning, she’s grinding like Snoop Dogg is underneath her.

Speaking of Snoop, he seems to be lending himself to many cornball projects lately. Charlie Sheen, now this? Oh well, gotta get paid, I guess!

There are a few positives; her ass is covered, she’s not a size 2 and she’s not sexy. I’m sure this is an attempt to taker her grinding to a PG13 level.

Does her “Droppin’ it like it’s hot” make you want to taste Sun Drop?