Friday, June 1, 2012

african ancestry santa fe cemeteries

When new African Americans arrive at Santa Fe to live or work, one of the first things they seem to notice is that there are no Black Folk. They may go days, even weeks before seeing one. They may see a West African here or there, but they are not going to see African Americans as they would in New York, Chicago, Oklahoma City, or Denver. We are here, not in large numbers, but we are here. First, let's look at some numbers.

According to website, the population of Santa Fe, as of July 2008 is 71,831. The percentage of Blacks is 0.7% or 503. The more recent Santa Fe Public Schools School District data (2009) states that out of 13,660 elementary students, 80 are African American. Agnes MosesYou can sense from these numbers that you aren't going to see a whole lot of Black Folks in your normal everyday travels. We are here; the trick is to find us.

When we moved here in 2006, we found the Santa Fe Branch of the NAACP and joined. A lucky break; a cousin of my wife was then running for president of the organization. Agnes Moses was already in her 80's and was campaigning furiously. She won and at the ceremonies that was also the Annual Soul Food Banquet, we met the celebrated Tuskegee Airman, Robert Lawrence and his family. Robert Lawrence, Tuskegee AirmanWe met a film producer, a Grammy award winning musician, and other successful and productive African Americans from the community.

The amazing thing is that you rarely see these people in the grocery stores, home depot or even at the cinema. However, you will see them at the major festivals and events in Santa Fe. I want to reassure you that there is an African American community here; you just won't find a African American neighborhood. As they say, "ain't gonna happen."

So what is the attraction for (the few) African Americans that come to Santa Fe? For me is was the fascination I had for the Southwest since high school in the 1960's. It was the colors, the adobe houses, the big sky, the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe, the Native American pottery, the friendliness of its people, and the willingness of the people to leave folks alone. Many (of the few) would tell you the same; they came here to get away from the congestion, confusion and alienation of big cities and also to rejuvenate and reinvent themselves. The necessity of a Black neighborhood is just not high on the list. But you do want to see and be around your kind every once in awhile.

Elvira Slaughter, 1840 - 1892Having said all that, African Ancestored folks have been in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico since the 1500's when Estavanico was doing his thing. Buffalo soldiers are interred here at the National Cemetery. There are African American families, like the Slaughters, who have been here since the 19th century. I suspect that there is an African American heritage laying just below the radar of the rich cultural tapestry here in the 'City Different'. Besides, there are 80 grade-school students that need to know about their local history. We will be covering the current and the past in future articles. Stay tuned.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

New Sexy Lingerie Plus Size

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New Style Lingerie
New Style Lingerie
When thinking about the clothes most people tend to picture the model trains an average of super-thin pose in "almost nothing", with bedroom eyes and sexy smile cloth. This is all good, but what about those who are not in accordance with the cookie cutter "mold and may not match with the tiny, tiny clothes? Have you ever heard the term, "bigger is better?" Before the turn of the century, women who desired to be "full of thought." Voluptuous body style is preferred. If a woman is too skinny she was considered sickly and unable to bare children. Men looking for much the same things they do today (a pretty face, big breasts) with one exception, they seek a wider hips! They are looking for a full figure to accompany their bat size D. Plus size lingerie is here to help.

Who says big no longer beautiful? Who says that just because you have the body of a Goddess Victoria you can not look sexy in the bedroom? There was nothing or at least they were not supposed to. No one can tell you that your body style / numbers determine your location on the "sex o-meter." Self is the name of the game. In order to boast the confidence of women more sexy, plus size lingerie has become more and more in demand. Thanks to these developments, no matter how exciting your body as possible, rooms sexy lingerie is now available in many shapes and sizes, such as it is intended for women. There is no measure of "perfect, there is no" standard "All women are created different sizes. And this is the differences that distinguish us. Do not be afraid to buy plus size clothes, do not feel embarrassed to buy something that is designed to fit with your body and emphasize curves you.

Babydolls, bustiers, camisoles, chemises, corsets, and cloaks, stockings, underwear, sexy costume party, whatever your heart desires can now be found in the collection of plus size lingerie. Your personal style is no different, you're guaranteed to find something to make you look, and even better, feel sexy in your own skin. This is not bad if you make your partner's eyes to bug out of their heads in the process.

A Plus Size lingerie created for people who do not have any ideas about the figure of a perfect society feel they are the most desirable and sought after feelings of other people want. All women feel more empowered and sexy when they are able to slip into a shirt "small" and cause their partners to give them "come here" looks from across the room. So, ladies, throw panties old granny, burn them moo-moos and invest in something more useful, in something more sensual, in something more desirable and sexy. Invest in a few plus-size clothing.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Katy Perry in Vintage Retro style Lingerie

Katy Perry maybe a singer/actress with the best cleavage in showbiz, especially if she wears a lingerie on stage like she usually did. While talking about her breast department, let's discuss about her bra size.

Experts said that her bra size should be 32C, but Katy Perry claims it's 32D, and recently she said it's 32DD (which is kinda ridiculous and can be considered as a public relations ploy only)! While she was in high school, Perry was teased for having big breasts, and almost considered a reduction (Thank God she didn't go through with it!). What do you think her real size is?

Katy Perry's Biography:

Full Name: Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson
Born: October 25, 1984 in California, U.S.
Height: 5' 8" (1.73 m)
Measurements: 32D-26-33 (really?)
Discography: Katy Hudson (2001), One of the Boys (2008), Teenage Dream (2010)

Interesting Facts:
  • Katy Perry considers herself a Mac as opposed to a PC, outspoken as opposed to shy, and a rule breaker as opposed to a rule maker (This is funny, I never considered her as a tech geek before heard about this statement).
  • Her cat name is Kitty Purry.
  • Katy would like to kiss Megan Fox.
  • She is now engaged to British comedian Russell Brand after he proposed in December 2009.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Toad Lillie

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Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style Lingerie
Toad Lillie - New Style LingerieI knew about Toad Lillie brand of vintage inspired hand crafted lingerie but I never really paid attention to them, until I bumped into their store on Etsy today, again. Now I am so curious about this company and their lingerie that I am waiting for an opportunity to buy something from them.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Sexy Lingerie

In our Sexy Lingerie Sets you will find an excellent variety of mesh, lace, satin, sheer and strapless bustiers, camisoles, panties, garters and babydolls.

This simple mini-dress features an elegant sheer lace pattern and halter neckline.

This matching camisole and body short set includes a sheer snowflake pattern adorned with stretch lace details. The camisole features adjustable straps and corset-style ribbon trim along the front.

This babydoll has lots of sexy little details, like a ribbon trimmed hem and bow and a sequin-adorned bust made with a sheer mesh material. The adjustable straps and stretch material help to ensure a comfortable fit. It is available in three colors and includes a matching G-string panty to complete the look.