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Hello there everybody my name is Telia S Battle. I'm 26 years old. I'll love to read books because I'm a bookworm for the day I was born. I also love to do my blog, (but I usely don't be on my blog that much ...because I'm busy doing other stuff) I don't smoke, I don't drink, I don't get no tattoos, I don't get no body percings. I don't hang out to no nightclubs/parties/Go-Go Bars. Because I'm a clean person & I'm going to stay that way! But I just hang out to the special gatherings-going away parties/bbq's-picnic's. I'm a very quiet friendly person. I love to meet new people. I'm single & loving it right about now which means I'll not married I've to wait I'm not trying to rush into marriage! And I'll don't have no kids right about now because I've to wait as well even though I love kids, but not right now.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Donna Summer & Robin Gibb the two legends are gone way too soon

Donna Summer 1948-2012

Robin Gibb 1949-2012

Wow that's all I can say we lost Donna Summer first & now yesterday Robin Gibb has passed away oh my god! When Whitney Houston died back in Feb it was a big shocker to me & the whole world on Feb 11th. But now so many other legends have gone way too soon. First on May 17, 2012 we lost 'The Queen of Disco' Ms. Donna Summer yes how much I love her songs like "Last Dance", "She works hard of the money", "Hot Stuff" & so much more. You know I was born in the mid 1980s she I really don't even know when my mother put on some Donna Summer music until I was a toddler lol, so you know Donna Summer was a very nice well know female singer of the 70s. Because my mother grew up with Donna Summer's music back in the late or to the mid-70s when she was in H.S growing up! She can hit a high note just like the rest of the female & the male singers! She was a very down to earth person & like I say a very pretty person. And plus she married to a wonderful person named   Bruce Sudano for over 31 years & after that she got 3 girls & 4 grand-children. Robin Gibb of the hit group of the 70s called The 'Bee Gees' now to me my mother listen to the group The 'bee gees' when she was growing up during the 70s. But some of the songs I listen to when I was just a kid is "Staying Alive", "Jive Talking", "How Deep is you love","Nights on boradway" & so much more!!! Well may you both be a peace & hopefuly after your death you can be still making money.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Katherine Jackson talks about her late son Michael Jackson on Piers Morgan

Hey blogger world this is Telia Battle. Right now I just finished wacthing Katherine Jackson w/ C.N.N's Piers Morgan last night on May 14, 2012. Plus on the softer side of Micheal is that he can draw & he loves art. Because he got it from his father. She also mentions about some of the parents form back in the day used a strap to beat their kids. And now parents in the modern times in America don't spank their kids. She even mentions about to come to an end because as you know she is one of Jehovah Witness. Also she says "Being a christian, believe that she will see Micheal again in the new system." Now Michael kids Prince & Paris they in school but they wanna be in the showbiz. Even Paris wanna do acting. She even tells her grandmother that she can cry on the set! But the youngest on Blanket it's still at home/home school. I grew up listen to the Jackson 5/The Jacksons ever since I was a baby gowning up. Of course I listen to Michael Jackson also. To this day Katherine never speaks to Conrad Murray or as never keep in touch with him again. Before the mother Katherine Jackson was on Piers Morgan, her sons 'The Jacksons" was on here last week here's the video clip:
Next month blogger world I'm going to see "The Jacksons" on tour in New Jersey with my brother & my mother! Right now I got over with Michael Jackson's death, I'm 25 years old. I was 22 years old when Michael Jackson passed away. It's been over 3 months since Michael died. :-(

Sometimes I still miss him but I listen to his songs on the radio more often. So in the meantime I've to say to you miss Katherine Jackson that your late son Michael Jackson may be gone but never forgotten but his memory will lives on through his legacy.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The turth about Autism

Boyz II Men's Shawn Stockman Discusses Son With Autism, Autism Non-Profit Micah's Voice (VIDEO)
Posted: 05/ 2/2012 11:54 am Updated: 05/ 3/2012 3:12 am
Boyz Ii Men Shawn
Shortly after his first birthday, Shawn Stockman says his son Micah suddenly began to change. The R&B singer who earned accolades and world-renown as one fourth of the group Boyz II Men says he never expected that his son would develop a condition that would change both of their lives -- autism.
"It was drastic because Micah was the first one to talk, he was the first one to walk. Everything seemed to be very, very normal," Stockman told CNN, describing how he learned he had a twin son with autism. "I did not know what to do, and one thing a man hates when it comes down to his family is not knowing what to do," Stockman said.
According to the CDC, symptoms of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) vary greatly from one child to the next. While some show hints of future problems within the first few months of life, others may not show any signs until 24 months or later.
Some children with an ASD seem to develop normally until around 18 to 24 months of age and then they stop gaining new skills, or they lose the skills they once had. Studies have shown that one third to half of parents of children with an ASD noticed a problem before their child’s first birthday, and nearly 80%–90% saw problems by 24 months of age.
But while the rate of diagnosis for autism spectrum disorders appears to be the same among all racial groups -- one in 88 -- a study by a Florida State University researcher published earlier this year found that African-American children tend to be diagnosed with autism later than white children, resulting in a longer and more intensive intervention.
Last fall, The Huffington Post spoke with five moms of children with autism -- Shannon Nash, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Donna Hunter, LaDonna Hughley and Tammy McCrary -- whose quest for answers in diagnosing and treating their children for ASD is documented in a short film called "Colored My Mind."
For most of these moms, the biggest challenge has been a lack of knowledge. When Hughley's son Kyle was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome at the age of seven, for example, "no one was talking about autism," she says. "At that time they were using verbiage like 'retarded'" she adds. Kyle is now 22.
"It seems like every five to 10 years you see these shifts in the autism treatments and movements and acceptance," says Nash. "It's getting better and better, but you've gotta have access to it, you've gotta know about it and be educated about it," she says, explaining how her son benefited from early intervention.
But the cost of those early autism intervention treatments is the biggest challenge for many parents, Stockman says. "We've learned in the midst of our journey with Micah how fortunate we are to have money. There's no way a normal couple or a single mom could afford this."
Campbell-Martin estimated that six months worth of treatment for her son, Xen, cost $100,000.
In January, experts from the American Psychiatric Association proposed changes to the definition of autism, which would sharply reduce the skyrocketing rate at which the disorder is diagnosed, according to the New York Times. It might also make it harder, however, for those who would no longer meet the criteria to get health, educational and social services the research suggests.
Stockman says that the financial barriers to autism treatment are the reason he has launched a non-profit called Micah's Voice, dedicated to footing the bill for one to two families seeking treatment for autism each year.

Hi there blogger world this is Ms. Telia Battle & I want to blog about autism! Yes I know that some of your kids has autism & even you've autism as well. But to me autism is kind of like developmental disorder for as kids started having autism at the age of 3 years old. My younger brother has autism but he has no language at all which means he's nonverbal. Even when we go out to the public people starting to look at my younger brother like he's going to do something. He takes other people's food/ & my food also... he sometimes gets upset/ like crying most of the time. But most of the time he does a little sign language. But what is so important about autism? well something about is because they're part of special needs & sometimes it's cool that we can hang out w/ special needs children & adults also with special needs. But sometimes people can bully you because you've some type of problem well that's not the cause if you've autism, they don't even wanna be around with those people that's autistic. And that's so sad because I've read online just a while ago about this 17 year-old H.S student who is autistic which mean he can't graduate! Here's some more story about this 17 year-old High School student:

Sinclair Coffer, Georgia Student With Autism, Denied Graduation By Board Of Education
The Huffington Post | By Posted: 05/14/2012 12:12 pm
Sinclaire Coffer, a 17-year-old high school student with autism, is fighting to be allowed to graduate from North Springs Charter High School in Sandy Springs, Ga., after the state Board of Education ruled against it, WSB-TV reports.
While Coffer has passed every other portion of the state's graduation exam, he has failed the math portion five times.
"We’ve gotten a private tutor," his mother Linda Coffer told WSB-TV. "He’s taken classes that are offered by the school in summer and throughout the school year.”

According to Fox 5 Atlanta, Coffer applied for a waiver which would have allowed him to graduate despite failing the exam. The state Board of Education, however, voted to deny his request.
Still, the student's family maintains that he is unable to pass the math portion of the exam due to his diagnosis, rather than a lack of hard work.
"Once he starts it, and he learns it, he can do it. But when you walk away, he forgets the steps," Coffer's mother told Fox 5 Atlanta.
Newscore reports that Georgia recently changed a law to require all students pass the math exam in order to graduate. However, those changes will not go into effect until next year. Meanwhile, Coffer's family has not been given a reason for the board's decision.

So that's how I know about people with autism. Even I've most people that's in my family that has special needs as well. So think about it when you talk to your kids & even to your parents maybe they can might straighten you out for autism.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

It's all about the Natural Hair you have to go with it!

I was born in Florida in 1983 to two wonderfully caring and supportive parents. A year after my birth, we moved to St. Louis, MO, where my little sister (not so little anymore) would be born. I had an amazing childhood, but an awkward adolescence that was plagued with self-esteem issues tied to my thin frame and my not so hot, hot-combed hair. From 10-16, I went to a salon every two weeks, or once a month to have my mid-back length hair blown out and hot combed straight, with LOTS of grease. (prior to age 10, my mother and grandmother took wonderful care of my hair- it was washed and conditioned only once a month, kept in braids and grew to waist length). During my early teen years, my hair never looked the way I wanted it to- it would revert almost immediately and end up in a frizzy, greasy, poofy mess. I'm sure some of you can relate- if you're not feeling your hair, you're not feeling yourself. It's sad but true. I wanted BONE straight hair, and I couldn't seem to get the silky results my relaxed cousins and friends had. I felt that although my hair was long, it was only okay at best. My parents banned relaxers in their household-something I was annoyed with at the time, but completely understand and appreciate today.

Finally, late in my junior year of high school, my sister and I began going to a different salon. This place had new technology, lol, they had young stylists, and even more important, they had flat irons (and no grease in sight)! It was awesome! I went back to school with new hair, a new attitude, new sexy glasses (my old ones were nerdy, lol), and new found confidence. I felt pretty...still skinny, but pretty. My hair was silky and flowing in the wind and nobody could tell me nothing! Senior year went very well- I was getting my wig flipped once every two weeks, completely unaware that my once healthy bra strap length hair was disappearing before my eyes. By the time I went off to college my hair was a shoulder length bob...but as long as it was bone straight, I didn't care. Apparently the sporadic press and curls with lots of lubrication, were better for me than regular flat iron sessions on product free hair (my beautician clarified my hair at every session and didn't use a leave-in, to give it that silky look).

I met my would be husband at Truman State University, a small liberal arts college in the middle of nowhere (seriously, all we had was a Super Walmart). We actually met during freshman orientation week- the rest is history :0) It was his prompting that first inspired me to begin wearing my hair in its curly state. He witnessed (in agony) the rise and fall in my self-esteem and mood as my hair changed (from straight to poofy) throughout the month. Since we were in school 3 hours north of St. Louis, I could no longer go to the salon on a regular basis. To make matters worse, my beautician passed away (I know right? She was only 35.Sad.) and I felt like I was up a creek without a paddle. My boyfriend was able to get me home about once every two to three months to get my hair done, and in the mean time, my head (to me) was an absolute wreck. I didn't know what to do with it! I'd never even washed my own hair, and I was totally unaware that I was suppose to be moisturizing it in between visits. Needless to say, my hair remained shoulder length during most of my 4 year undergrad career.

One night, my boyfriend sat me down and told me that he'd been observing me during our two years together, and that my mood seemed to be directly correlated with the current condition, or look of my hair. He thought it was unhealthy, and proposed that I start doing my own hair and wearing my natural texture. I knew he was right. Hell, I was a psych major. It wasn't healthy, but it didn't make it untrue. In the words of TLC, I felt 'unpretty' when my hair wasn't perfectly straight. And since my hair doesn't grow out of my scalp that way, I would always be unhappy and somewhat insecure until I learned to accept and love my hair for what it was MEANT to do. I took his advice. Well, sort of, lol.

In my junior year, I took matters into my own hands and purchased a Solia flat iron from It was a God send, or so I thought. My hair was FLYYYY! And I could keep it looking fly...all the time...everyday....all day. It turned into an obsession, and I was using the damned thing once a week, sometimes more. In the beginning, for some reason, my hair flourished. It grew out from shoulder length to armpit length and it seemed to be doing quite well. It felt good to be able to have my hair done for every party, and every formal. Fast forward to the end of my senior year in college- I began two-strand twisting my hair with brown gel, rocking twist-outs and wearing puffs. I wore my hair out a couple of times, but I was very self-conscious (imagine- I combed mousse through wet damp hair...not a good look), and generally uncomfortable in my own skin. I'd alternate the natural styles with weeks of flat ironed hair. As time went on, I actually felt more comfortable wearing the twist-outs and puffs- I didn't have to worry about humidity, and they were easy to do. Plus, the curly hair made me feel special :0) I felt like I stood out from the crowd. Before I knew it, senior year was over and my soon to be fiance and I were off to graduate school, more than 800 miles away in the beautiful state of North Cackalack.
College Graduation 5/2005

It was the winter after undergrad that I discovered and subsequently became completely addicted to I was in the first semester of my graduate program at UNC Chapel Hill (Go Heels!) and trying to adjust to new surroundings. I was still alternating between straight styles, twists, and puffs, but all the while very interested in learning about and achieving healthy natural hair that rocked! The women of (Natakue, Eccentric, SuSu, Portae, Suburbanbushbabe, HeatherNicole, Subbrock, and too many others to name) provided me with invaluable information, unconditional support and inspiration. Unfortunately, I was still in the mindset that when I needed to attend job interviews, weddings, parties or anything 'important', my hair NEEDED to be straightened. I only wore my natural hair, when I was 'bumming'. Sad, but true.
In late 2006, I stopped flat ironing regularly. I decided that I was going to accept who I was, and so was everyone else! Since I stopped straightening, I no longer needed cones, so I adopted the Curly Girl method. Boy oh boy, did my hair begin to break! The cone-y products were hiding the years of damage- the repeated 400 degree flat-ironing sessions, the three highlighting experiences, and my ZERO moisture routine. My head was a mess. I had white dot breakage everywhere. My hair snapped off in bits and split like crazy. No products on this earth would've stopped the breakage- I had to suck it up and deal with the consequences of my actions. The women of and nappturality helped to nurse my hair back to health. I cut off the damage little by little- my micro trims continue to this day.
Fast forward to 2008 :0) I haven't flat ironed since Valentine's Day 2007 and before then, it had been 6 months or so as well, and my hair is truly thanking me for it. Almost all of the damage has grown out, but the ends remain weak (I have about 3-4 inches of color left), and I still conduct bi-weekly search & destroys. I'm finally retaining length, and I couldn't be happier. Live and learn, right? I will never color again, and it's highly unlikely that I'll straighten again (at least not regularly).
My husband loves my natural hair and actually requested that I wear it natural on our wedding day! I almost cried, because I thought he wanted to see it straight (he likes it straight too, and its been a while!). He has been nothing but supportive, and truth be told, HE is the reason I found the confidence to go natural. He made me look inside of myself and see that the cause of my psychological distress was my irrational belief about how my hair 'should' be. My self-awareness of this fact coupled with the education I've received from various forums have helped me get past the negativity. Unfortunately, everyone wasn't as accepting of my decision to go natural, but I'll have to save that story for another day :0)

Later Gators!
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My parents and sis
Truman crew
Daddy and I
The Hubs and I

Happy Weekend blogger world this is Telia Battle! now let me to talk 'yall about Natural Hair that's right laddies, I wanted to talk about Natural Hair is the best hairstyle of the world outta of all hairstyles. When I was reading just a while ago in the Essence's article Solange was talking about in this essence's interview she was talking growing her hair natural ever since 2009 after a big chop! Now I'm telling my own story on how I grow natural now back from last year I made a big chop! *I'm so sorry I can't show the pics no more because I just got the computer back last month & all the pictures where gone!* lol & So far I really like it! I mean I've people starting saying about my hair going natural. Now I've twists in my hair & people starting to say "Who it for you?" , " Oh you hair looks very nice!" , "I like your hair!", "How long does it take to do it?" . And so many other people have some more other things to say something about my hair. You see blogger world? I've to say if you think about growing natural, then I suppose for you to talk to your hair dresser about you want your hair to grow natural. now I don't wanna get the detials about that sitiution right now! But right now Natural Hair rocks & everybody is growing natural!

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Alumni Brunch May 10, 2012

Hi there blogger world this is your girl Telia Battle. and yesterday I went to this special brunch called the "Alumni Brunch " it was really nice I get to see my old friends some of the old staff/my teachers as well. The principal Ms. Michele Adubato welcome me to "Alumni Brunch" it was a lot of food, music, and the school chours sang "Lean on Me" & " I can see clearly now." I wanna take a look at some pics that my friend just tagged me yesterday on facebook:

Now at the brunch yesterday some of the people talked about what was doing. Some of them are working, Staying at home (like me lol...) , Some are married ( I mean one of them perhaps...) got kids ... & so forth. We did a little game called "Transition Songs" from the past years it was like a flashback! it took me wayyyyy back into time.

Monday, May 07, 2012

My cousin Tisha Johnson's the Bow Tish (Teesh) lady

Hello you guys it's your #1 blogger again, & I just wanna to blog about my cousin Lol.... yes my cousin was on B.E.T's 106&Park just last week to talk about her famous Bow Ties Lol.... I love her Bow-Ties the company of her handcraft bow ties is called "Bow_Tish" & yes she made bow ties out of newspaper's (I mean of  her old newspapers) even some fabric as well. And I'm telling you she is such talent young lady! I'm telling you in this video she tells about when she first wearing 'bow tie' in the 10th grade & her friends/even her teachers starting to look at her & saying "That bow tie look very nice on you!" but that's when she first started making a bow tie for herself & then she started selling for people. Her company Bow Tish (Teesh), L.L.C was first started in 2008. Her grandmother (well my grandmother rather lol....) & my cousin would sit and wacth my grandmother make garments. In 2005 she receive her first sewing machine.  Right now now my cousin is currently enrolled at the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising in Manhattan, where she is now majoring in Visual Merchandising.

You can find Bow Tish at:

Her Official Website: