Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Beyonce Wins Journalism Award by The New York Association of Black Journalists

First mommy Beyonce won People Magazine Most Beautiful Woman of 2012, but that's not all. On May 15, 2012 Beyonce will be honored by the New York Association of Black Journalists.

Back in July 2011, Beyonce wrote a cover story for Essence magazine where Bey shared details of her spiritual and creative journey around the world during her 9 month hiatus.

In the issue, Beyonce wrote about making time to relax and take time for herself, her family, getting away from the hype of it all and having a “regular” life as well as her mom, me granny Tina Knowles, being her hero:  

Tina Knowles was my first example of what a powerful woman is. She shaped my thinking not so much by what she said, but what she did. At her salon she worked 13-hour days, managed her staff, styled hair, and gave out free advice to her clients. She would tell the women to remember their worth and that they couldn’t work all those hours and not treat themselves every now and then. My mama worked until she had calluses on her fingers and swollen feet, then she would find time to redecorate houses for her friends and make everyone’s prom and wedding dresses. She took me and my sister, Solange, to our dance classes and recitals, cooked us delicious meals, and brought us to church. On Sunday it was family day. Period. She worked hard for her family and never complained. That has not stopped. Even now, while running her own clothing company, my mother is there for us at our shows, video shoots and every milestone in her grandson Julez’s life. I’m still figuring out how she balances it all and makes it seem so effortless. 

My mother taught me the principles of hard work, setting my own goals and visualizing my future. From my early days with Destiny’s Child, I understood I had to be focused and dedicated if I wanted true success. We were taught we needed a plan and the discipline to execute that plan to the fullest. I strongly believe if you work hard, whatever you want, it will come to you. I know that’s easier said than done but keep trying. Before Destiny’s Child was signed, we were turned down by so many record labels. Then, when I was 13, we were signed but later dropped. On Star Search, we lost and were devastated but we kept on trying. 

That never-give-up attitude keeps me committed to helping people realize their potential. In March 2010, I opened a cosmetology school with my mom called The BeyoncĂ© Cosmetology Center at Phoenix House Career Academy in Brooklyn. The academy is for women and men who are in treatment for drug addiction. They are learning skills that will prepare them for their lives after recovery. With support, everyone has a chance to make it. 

I looked to my mother for inspiration — after all, she was the one who made me realize I needed some balance. She worked hard, but found time to go on vacations, spend time with me and Solange, go to concerts and dinners. Plus, she always, always looked amazing. I can still hear her stilettos as she walked through the house and smell her perfume.

Me mommy, Beyonce, also gave details to the reason she was taking time off:

“From the time my first solo album, Dangerously in Love, was released in 2003 until my last tour ended in February 2010, I’ve constantly been on the road, or in the studio, filming a movie, or doing promotions state-side or in Europe, Asia or Australia. After grinding for so long, I wanted a vacation — a real one. But getting it was going to take a little patience and hard work on my part.” I had talked about taking a vacation before, but always ended up in the studio after two weeks, so no one believed me. This time, though, I was serious. I was going to give myself a year to do the things I never get to do. Simple things like play with my nephew, pick him up from school, visit museums, go to concerts, see some Broadway shows, learn to cook a meal and spend time with my husband. My priority was savoring every moment. Yes, I needed some relaxation, but I wanted inspiration too, from regular, everyday things. They did not have to be over-the-top productions. I was looking for tiny moments that would speak to my heart and make me smile.

Read the full story at Essence: http://www.essence.com/2012/05/03/beyonce-knowles-nyabj-award-essence-article-eat-play-love#ixzz1trApxTbh

Cori Murray, Essence magazine’s entertainment director, praised Bey’s writing skills saying that she wrote every single word of the article: “She’s a real writer. We had to edit her, but everyone gets edited except Toni Morrison.”

Was Cori throwing shade at me mommy Beyonce with this Toni Morrison statement? Me no like her, but yay for mommy Beyonce for winning the journalism award -- I will win the next one. hehe!!!!!

Beyonce Says Blue Ivy Rumors Were CRAZY

You people made me mommy Beyonce mad by saying I am not real; I AM TOO REAL!

Blue Ivy is REAL... and real mad, too!And for the record, Beyonce thinks you're crazy for the Blue Ivy rumors, questioning her pregnancy!!!!!!

Here's what me mommy Beyonce has to say about the Beyonce pregnancy rumors and you calling Blue Ivy FAKE, like I'm a reborn Chantilly doll... many men would love to impregnate Beysus, why would she have to lie about giving birth? Isn't that an AskChantilly type of stunt for more Youtube hits, higher ratings, and Adsense money... faking pregnancy, claiming to give birth to 5 babies or shall I say, "reborn dolls" purchased off Ebay. I digress.

Beyonce speaks on pregnancy rumors about baby Blue (ME):

That was crazy. It wasn’t hurtful, it was just crazy. [I thought] ‘Where did they come up with this?’”

Here's what granny Tina Knowles had to say to you rumor gossipers:

I thought it was very unfair and very cruel that someone would think that someone would be that diabolical to keep up a charade like that for nine months. As a mother it was painful for me to hear the crazy rumors. And I even had people ask me, which was so ridiculous… Oh my gosh, so stupid… There was so much love and well wishes from all over the world, it made it easier to deal with the stupid rumors."

 Why people thought mommy Beyonce was faking her pregnancy...

  Last year, after Beyonce’s stomach appeared to collapse as she took her seat during an Australian talk show interview, the internet started swirling with rumors. ‘Beyonce’s faking her pregnancy’, ‘There’s no way a baby is in there‘ and ‘She definitely has a surrogate‘, was the water cooler talk in company break rooms and gossip fodder across the net over the next few months leading up to Blue Ivy Carter’s birth.   Although Beyonce later revealed in a sit down with Katie Couric that she wasn’t bothered by the silly rumors, her mom definitely wasn’t amused.

YAY for granny, Tina, who is a true stan for her daughter Beyonce. Love me old granny Tina.

Now the rumors can STOP, Blue Ivy Carter is real, not fake reborn doll, you heard it straight from Beyonce that she gave birth to me, Blue Ivy.