Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

Jenee Darden speaking at Creative Mornings I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book  and building my speaking career!  You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up.  You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in

A Toast to Tameka Raymond Haters

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Ladies, Ladies it's time for a toast. I know you've heard the good news. Tameka and Usher are through. It's. A. Wrap.

(The crowd cheers.

Yes, wishes do come true don't they? And it only took took two years for divorce papers to be filed. I'm surprised it took that long. Ha Ha. We were on Tameka's behind those two years. Yes we were. Calling her ugly, downing her because she had children prior to dating Usher. Ha, what was Usher thinking? The number of single black mothers in our community is crazy high. Hell, meeting a good a man is hard enough for a sista even when you don't have kids. And Usher had the nerve to fall in love with a black, divorced woman of three. We tried to warn him.

I gotta jump back to her looks. Ugh, she is not cute. Usher baby, you married down in the looks department. Would we have complained if he married a white woman? Hell yeah. But that ain't the point. Look at Tameka. She's thin and don't look 38. Really what did he see in her old a*s?

( A few women in the crowd yell "Thank you" and clap)

Yeah I said it. She's too old for him. What was he doing with a woman eight years older than him? Beyonce is 15 years younger than Jay Z. Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore are 15 years apart too. But that's okay. Usher and Tameka just took things too far. Who does Tameka think she is marrying a young, rich and famous, handsome man? She wasn't even famous before marrying him. She was just his stylist. I'm telling you, Usher should've stayed with Chili. She's only 38.

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Well ladies, we never knew what was going on behind close doors but thankfully this marriage is done. It's sad that Usher and Tameka's babies are under the age of two and they're going through a divorce. But that ain't the point. This relationship needed to end. I don't know why it needed to end. I don't know even know them but I knew something wasn't right.

Does everyone have a glass? Great. Ladies a toast to wishes coming true. And a toast to Usher. May he finally find Mrs. Right. When he does we'll be on her back too. Cheers!


  1. HA HA! This is hilarious!
    I don't know what it is about Tameka that made her unlikeable. I read the interview with her and Usher in Essence and she said no one liked her because she was brown-skinned (last time I checked though, no one disliked Denzel's wife or Samuel L. Jackson's wife, but . . . ). The interview didn't really help her image, I'll say that. Something felt very opportunistic about her, I guess.
    I'm into conspiracy theories, and here is what I have heard between friends in the industry and someone who works at the Bellagio in Vegas:

    Usher's gay. And he likes to party with his "friends." And Chili found out (remember how she said something "very bad happened" in regards to their break up but she wouldn't go into detail about it?). Tameka found out too (and must have some evidence) and she said, "Look, mofo, you're going to marry me and give me some babies or I'm going to expose you!" I think he met the "give me 2 kids" requirement and now he can get out of it. After all, she's now set for life.

  2. Jam Rockah this is news to me! LOL! I had no idea the Bellagio was breaking news on the celebs. I need to go Vegas to get the dirt. LOL.

    I also have no idea why so many black women can't stand Tameka. I never heard the girl speak and folks are on her like white on rice.


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