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Nicki Minaj told her 157M followers on Instagram that she was locked in 'Twitter jail.' Twitter denies it.

Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images Nicki Minaj claimed she was in "Twitter jail" after tweeting about the coronavirus vaccines. Minaj shared a story about her cousin's friend in Trinidad who claims he had a bad reaction to the vaccine. The rapper also says she was invited to the White House; however, the White House claims she was only offered a phone call. See more stories on Insider's business page. Rapper Nicki Minaj, who has been criticized recently for her claims on social media abo...
Tags: Twitter, News, Instagram, Entertainment, Nicki Minaj, White House, Trends, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Vaccine, Vaccines, Anthony Fauci, Cnbc, Trinidad, Misinformation, Minaj


The Sackprint: Nicki Minaj Claims COVID Vaccine Swelled Her “Cousin’s Friend’s” Trini Testes, Shatters Dr. Fauci’s Internet

We compiled the funniest, wildest and messiest reactions to Nicki Minaj revealing that her cousin's friend in Trinidad suffered swollen family jewels and lost his wife after getting the COVID vaccine
Tags: News, Instagram, Nicki Minaj, Newsletter, New, Jazz, Originals, Arts & Entertainment, Trinidad, Fauci, SMH, Multi, For Your Information, Shady, Hi Hater, For Your Viewing Pleasure


The Sackprint: Nicki Minaj Claims COVID Vaccine Swelled Her “Cousin’s Friend’s” Trini Testes, Sparks Messy Shenanigans Across Dr. Fauci’s Internet

We compiled the funniest, wildest and messiest reactions to Nicki Minaj revealing that her cousin's friend in Trinidad suffered swollen family jewels and lost his wife after getting the COVID vaccine
Tags: News, Instagram, Nicki Minaj, Newsletter, New, Jazz, Originals, Arts & Entertainment, Trinidad, Fauci, SMH, Multi, For Your Information, Shady, Hi Hater, For Your Viewing Pleasure


Ten TV Series That Can Help You Be Your Best Self

Most of us have watched more TV than usual during the COVID-19 pandemic—while depression and anxiety went through the roof as isolation and layoffs have taken their toll. That was true for those who worked in show biz. Even as viewership spiked, television production slowed almost to a halt. Actors, directors, editors, writers, location managers, camera and boom operators, grips, and gaffers were stuck at home, just like the rest of us, surrounded by disease, facing uncertain economic futures....
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hong Kong, Instagram, Parenting, Tig Notaro, New York City, Los Angeles, Ted, Star Trek, Bbc, Netflix, United States, Manhattan, Gillian Anderson, Emory


hey, friend.

Back in 2000, when I was single, I packed up everything I owned and moved to London with my job — I was the attorney responsible for negotiating deals in Europe, Africa and the Middle East for my employer. Even though I grew up moving around a lot, this was the first time that I was moving far away all on my own. It was exhilarating, but I was also really concerned about maintaining my friendships. I was...
Tags: Photography, England, London, Austin, Middle East, West Africa, Alex, Trinidad, Marcus, Big Plans, Europe Africa


building (48/100)

My husband has a thing for bikes. He’s had a thing for bikes ever since I met him 19 years ago. He has a thing for bikes like I have a thing for bags and journals. (But let the record reflect my things are far cheaper than his thing. Ahem.)Because Marcus is a big guy (6’5”, more or less), finding a bike frame that fits him can be a bit of a challenge. Some time ago, he ordered a custom frame, and it a...
Tags: Photography, Trinidad, Marcus, 100days


this was a good week (43/100)

This was a good week! Here’s why:• We’re back from our little summer break to Buda (pronounced “BYOO-dah,” I’m told the locals are quite particular about this). It was good to get away, and while I’d love to tell you all about the town itself, the truth is we never left our little rental cabin, except to spend hours in the pool. It wasn’t my beloved Caribbean, but in pandemic times, this fit the bill n...
Tags: Photography, United States, Caribbean, Trinidad, This Was A Good Week, Savannah, Buda, Kenny Loggins, Jaqueline Woodson, 100days, city Port of Spain


summer vacation (40/100)

When I was growing up, my parents were adamant about leaving home at some point during the summer, preferably to visit a different country. Since we lived in the Caribbean, these trips were sometimes exotic — to places like the United States, Canada (where my Dad has family) and once, Europe — but more often than not, they were quick trips to neighbouring islands. It was important to them that my sister ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Photography, England, Texas, United States, Alex, Caribbean, Trinidad, Marcus, United States Canada, Houston Mexico, 100days


make light and give light

So, here’s something cool:If you know me in real life, you know that I have a thing for bracelets. I have a couple of bracelets that are heirlooms (given to me by my grandmother) a few that I purchased in Trinidad, and an ever-rotating few that I wear on my left wrist, along with my watch, every single day. And a few years ago, I stumbled upon the Etsy shop Kisii, owned by jeweler Reena, and her beautiful, simple pieces of...
Tags: Photography, Etsy, Trinidad, United Nations Population Fund UNFPA, Kisii, Reena, How To Make Light


on mexican petunias and hummingbirds

We had some friends to our home recently, and in anticipation of their arrival, Marcus ran out and bought a couple of plants for the pots in our entryway. This flower is called a Mexican petunia, and I have to admit that when I saw its floppy petals, there was a part of me that wondered what about this plant appealed to him.But that was before the hummingbirds came.Within an hour of placing them in the pot, about a half a d...
Tags: Photography, Texas, Trinidad, Marcus, Random Thoughts


the intimacy of photography

I started writing at this site about 15-1/2 years ago, but about 13 years ago when Alex was about 2 years old, for a time I switched to solely photoblogging. I’d been blogging almost exclusively about being a new parent up to that time, and it was starting to nag at me that perhaps I should guard my daughter’s privacy a little more closely; also, this was when our family was living in Trinidad, a place that was rich with ph...
Tags: Photography, Instagram, Karen, Nikon, Alex, Trinidad, Big Plans, Photographer's Meditation, Harvey, Brené, Lookforthelight


this was a good week

One from the archives — our front porch, 2016. This was a good week! Here’s why:• Both Marcus and Alex have the week off next week, and we can start packing our apartment up in earnest. Hallelujah.• Photographs of dogs catching treats. Excellent.• Speaking of dogs, seals are the dogs of the sea. My very first dive after becoming SCUBA certified was in the Pacific Ocean, wit...
Tags: Photography, Rebecca, Pacific Ocean, Alex, Hindu, Diwali, Trinidad, This Was A Good Week, Marcus


net positive

Alex, tackling her homework in her room, Sunday, October 28th, 2018. Just a normal early evening around here. Yesterday, one of my dearest friends, Asha Dornfest, wrote this post — words that are really a call to arms. You should read the whole thing, but it was this part that really got me: “Back in the early 2000s, we started blogs, and started talking to each other, and becam...
Tags: Photography, Kentucky, New York City, Alex, Caribbean, Trinidad, Marcus, Random Thoughts, Brené, Asha, Junior League, Asha Dornfest, Chookooloonks


Proof That Nicki Minaj Has Had The Biggest Beauty Transformation In Hollywood

When Onika Maraj broke into the mainstream music scene in 2009, she came with an arsenal of alter egos to unleash upon the world — among them, Harajuku Barbie, Martha and Roman Zolanski, Nicki Lewinski — and, of course, the persona of Nicki Minaj herself. The Trinidad native (by way of Southside Jamaica, Queens) has consistently changed her look as rapidly as she spits rhymes.But, as she graduated from underground-rapper-on-the-verge to music-industry vet, the star traded cosplay for couture, a...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Instagram, Mac, Nicki Minaj, America, Paris, Philadelphia, Barbie, Ellen Degeneres, Trinidad, Cruella de Vil, Frankenstein, Andrew H Walker Getty, Nicki


grand cayman 2018

Leaving Stingray City. When my sister and I were growing up, every summer we had a family vacation.  My father, a petroleum engineer, worked incredibly long hours, and traveled a lot for his work -- there were several stretches of time where I remember him leaving before we woke up, and returning home just in time to kiss us goodnight.  But summer vacations were different.  Of cou...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Photography, Ohio, States, Alex, Caribbean, Cayman, Trinidad, Marcus, Disney World, Tobago, Vitamin Sea, Bodden Town, Cayman Alex


moving toward home

In the days after we evacuated the house from the flood and moved into the garage apartment, and shock began to give way to grief, I was particularly concerned about Alex.  It was a traumatic time to endure as an adult -- I didn't want to imagine what it might be like to go through it all at thirteen.  So, one day, as Alex and I were talking, I suggested to her that it would be a big help for me if she could begin pinning th...
Tags: Photography, Pinterest, Alex, Trinidad, Alex It, Chookooloonks Rebuild


this was a good week

This was a good week!  Here's why:•  Lots of blues in my world this week.  Don't know why, but it doesn't matter -- blue makes my world happier. (I'm not the only one.)•  I've made no secret of my love of LEGO.  So this stop-motion of a guy making his LEGO breakfast of eggs and toast makes me happy.•  Speaking of food, as I type this, I'm incredibly hungry.  So this looks particularly tasty -- hummus-with-tomatoes-and-cucumb...
Tags: Photography, Trinidad, This Was A Good Week, Don, El Barrio, Queen s Park Savannah, Queen s Royal College, East Harlem New York City


random thoughts on homesickness

Grand-Case, Saint-Martin, July 2017 Ever since we've returned home from Saint-Martin 2 weeks ago, I've been nursing a moderate case of homesickness; which, at first blush, might seem a bit weird since I'm not from Saint-Martin (although, for whatever reason, Saint-Martin reminded me strongly of Tobago).  But it's not the specific island, per se, as much as it is the region.  I mis...
Tags: Photography, England, US, United States, Caribbean, Trinidad, Marcus, Random Thoughts, Martin, Nuff, Saint Martin


this was a good week

Alex, performing her original work, "Unsolicited Advice to Girls With Natural Hair," Rice University, Houston, Texas, Thursday, June 15, 2017. Today was a good week!  Here's how:•  Alex finishes two weeks of poetry slam camp today, and yesterday was the final slam competition.  Her piece was awesome, but even more fantastic was the way she stepped up on that stage, in front of an ...
Tags: Photography, Npr, Houston, Alex, Trinidad, Anthony Bourdain, This Was A Good Week, Awesome Videos, Houston Texas, Girls With Natural Hair Rice University


the wisdom of a stranger

"Do you know if there's wifi here?"I've been in a word bunker for the last 5 days, trying to get this book written (I've written an additional 30 pages done so far, so many more to go), and I decided that I needed a bit of human interaction today.  So I guiltily drove to a coffee house -- Common Bond, one I haven't visited in a while -- just for a quick coffee before heading back to work.Guilt did prompt me to bring a bit of...
Tags: Photography, Trinidad, A Moment In Time


playing solitaire

So I have this strange little ritual before I go to sleep that has suddenly appeared out of nowhere:  no matter how late it is, or how tired I am, I can't turn off the lights until I've played a few rounds of Solitaire on my iPad.  Sometimes it's just regular Solitaire, sometimes it's some sort of newfangled variation with a fancy name (like "Freecell," or "Spider Solitaire," or if I'm feeling particularly dangerous, "Scorpion Solitaire"), but regardless, I need a good so...
Tags: Photography, United States, States, Trinidad, This Was A Good Week, Random Thoughts


Daily life in Cuba

When I was a kid I had , for some reason, the following quote from the Czech historian Konstantin Jireček written on the back of my door: “We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.” That quote was running through my mind during my recent trip to Cuba. In May 2016 I spent nearly three weeks traveling through the Caribbean island on a photography assig...
Tags: Photography, Usa, Photo, Gallery, Santiago, New Hampshire, South Dakota, New Mexico, Cuba, Plymouth, Nissan, Haiti, Havana, Caribbean, Bernie Sanders, Trinidad


The 15 ultimate travel accounts to follow on SnapChat

SNAPCHAT HAS BEEN ALL THE RAGE lately with its real-time storytelling and fun filters, but take a look at how these full-time travelers take it to the next level by snapping stories from all over the globe! 1. @mylifesamovie.com I’m a full-time solo traveler who happens to take pretty cool Instagram shots with my GoPro. But, let’s be serious, getting those photos usually isn’t glamorous at all, which is why I like to use SnapChat to show the behind-the-scenes of my travels, and also to do S...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, Instagram, Greece, Indonesia, California, Mexico, Southeast Asia, India, Israel, Barcelona, Iran, Snapchat, Thailand, Ireland


@NatGeoTravel Staff Bucket List: 2016

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else. Here’s where we want to go in 2016 and why: Iceland: “It’s winter, so I’m dreaming of Iceland’s frozen ice-scapes, geothermal pools, and, of course, the otherworldly northern lights. How many travel destinations on Earth are there where the dramatic highlight of your trip depends on factors such as solar wind condit...
Tags: Japan, England, Instagram, Russia, India, Uncategorized, Ireland, Burma, Argentina, Patagonia, Myanmar, South America, Greenland, Dublin, Iceland, Madagascar



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