“Love vs. Dopamine and Knowing The Difference” Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


vtd_cos-2Dopamine relationships are doomed to failure. Dopamine is the chemical that mediates pleasure in the brain and love is not always pleasurable.

Love is an action, not a feeling. Love is a profound sense of responsibility and respect for another human being. LOVE IS NOT SEX. No matter what that man tells you; you do not prove your love to anyone by having sex with them!

Lust is NOT LOVE, LUST is however, an emotion or feeling of intense desire in the body. It is an uncontrolled or illicit sexual desire or appetite or a strong aggressive craving. And with Valentine’s Day upon, the talk of love, the questions of love and the mixed feelings of love that has flooded my inbox prompts the topic of discussion: “Love vs. Dopamine, Know The Difference

Tune in “LIVE” at 6:30 p.m. EST on “Conversations Of A Sistah” with Host Tracy L. Bell for her commentary “Love vs. Dopamine, Know The Difference“?……

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New Photo of Young Harriet Tubman to Hit Auction Block


harriet-tubman-549x315A newly discovered photo of abolitionist Harriet Tubman when she was a much younger woman will be sold at auction in New York City next month.

The photo was found in an album owned by another abolitionist, according to the curator of an auction house.

Tubman’s photo will be included alongside photos of other well-known abolitionists from that era.

The album is expected to fetch an estimated $20,000 to $30,000.

Tubman was a runaway slave who fled north in 1849. She returned to help lead 300 slaves to freedom as conductor of the underground railroad.

February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month in America and Tubman is my favorite pioneer of all time.

Women March but were Black Women Played? Tonight on “Conversations Of A Sistah”


06557cef-6e66-43ba-9552-f981b6335c75_cx0_cy6_cw0_w987_r1_s_r1It looked powerful, united and victorious as over five (5) Million women (and some men) worldwide and over 1 Million in Washington, D.C., marched, spoke, rallied and made their voices heard on January 21, 2017.

But who exactly was making history and what was/is the real agenda behind this mantra of women united?

Naysayers are questioning the real intent or hidden agenda behind this Women’s march on Washington; when historically speaking, the Feminist movement was just another method of “divide and conquer” the black family. Black women were only ever included to boost their numbers with no real benefit.

Actress Alfred Woodard, Kerry Washington & Singer Brandy Norwood at the Women’s March

The traditional feminist movement isn’t really advocating for Black women or other women of color, white feminists have enlisted women of color to fight a battle that’s not entirely theirs to fight.

When in all reality, black women should not feed the dysfunction of devaluing the black male presence and authority of being absent from a family structure.

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Shemeka Michelle

Tune-in “LIVE” at 6:30 p.m. EST with host, Tracy L. Bell on “Conversations Of A Sistahvia blog talk radio with her special guest; Author, Speaker and Personal Empowerment Advocate, Shemeka Michelle (pictured above), on the topicWomen March but were Black Women Played?”

Author ofKeep It Naked”  and the Naked Girlz blog, Shemeka Michelle shares her brief commentary and quip, regarding the women’s march in her Facebook video below.

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Can You believe he killed her? Man arrested For Jogger’s Murder


chanel-lewis-549x329The father of Chanel Lewis, the man suspected of raping and strangling Queens jogger Karina Vetrano, said his son is “a humble kid”.

“It’s extremely surprising… he’s not the person for that,” said Richard Lewis, 70, a retired schoolteacher.

Vetrano, 30, was savagely beaten, raped and strangled while jogging in a Queens park near her father’s home in Howard Beach, NY on Aug. 2. Phillip Vetrano found his daughter’s body among tall weeds in a Queens park later that night.

DNA recovered from Vetrano’s body and cell phone did not match anyone in the crime database.

Police released a sketch of a suspect spotted near the crime scene. But the sketch yielded no new clues and the case went cold.

Investigators focused on 20-year-old Lewis as a suspect after reviewing a 911 call from someone in the area who reported Lewis was acting suspiciously after the murder.

Police say Lewis voluntarily submitted DNA sample after they interviewed him last week. His DNA matched scrapings taken from under Vetrano’s fingernails.

Lewis was arrested around 6 p.m. Saturday outside a home on Essex Street where he lived with his mother, Veta Lewis, his two sisters and the sisters’ small children.

He will be charged with murder and sexual assault, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce told reporters.

According to police “This defendant admitted to attacking the victim, admitted to beating her, to strangling her and dragging her body into the weeds,” Queens assistant district attorney Michael Curtis said.

However from looking at the physical makeup of Lewis and his frailness, verses Vatrano’s fit physique, it looks like she could kick this man’s ass. He doesn’t look capable of murder.

Lewis received three summonses — dating back to 2013 — for loitering in the area where Vetrano’s body was found.

Richard Lewis said his son did well academically at a high school in Far Rockaway. He said Chanel aspired to work in social services after he graduated.

I’m sorry but I believe police was so anxious to solve this case, they’re pinning this girl’s murder on Lewis.

Tamron Hall left the ‘Today Show’ over Megyn Kelly


Tamaron HallTamron Hall was offered a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal to stay at the ‘Today’ show, but turned it down; since NBC axed her segment to make way for racist ex-Fox news anchorwoman, Megyn Kelly.

NBC thought the “multiple million” dollar contract would soften the blow and ease the insult blown to Hall but she said “fuck you” to NBC and kept it moving instead.

Hall’s relationship with NBC soured when the network canceled her top-rated morning show “Today’s Take,” which she co-hosted with Al Roker, to create a slot for Kelly. Staffers at NBC were already buzzing about Andy Lack’s decision to replace “Today’s” first black female anchor with Kelly.

Kelly will either take over Hall’s 9 a.m. slot or appear at 10 a.m. when she starts in September. I’m so glad I stopped watching today when they jerked Ann Curry.