I am a big fan of REAL singers. Not the “can barley hold a tune outside of the studio” pop music stars of today but real singers. The ones who often go undiscovered or have minimal mainstream success compared to other popular artists. Rahsaan Patterson is one of those singers for me. His voice is … Continue reading 2 lessons I learned from “Heroes & Gods”
When I heard that Ava Duvernay was in the process of telling the true story of the Central Park 5, I was excited. I felt like this would give us a much needed view into a story that is not well known by this generation. I thought it would be a step froward for the … Continue reading 3 reasons I’m not watching “When They See Us”
Some of the most enjoyable moments for me over the past 2 years have been spending time with my nephew and niece. They are the cutest and funniest kids. Even when they’re mischievous, they’re still hilarious. Seeing and interacting with them made me look at the world differently. I now wonder how they will fare … Continue reading Who is standing for our Black kids?
I recently finished watching season 2 of Spike Lee’s "She’s Gotta Have It". I am a fan! Just as the first season, it was VERY Black and tackled very relevant storylines. I love the use of music and how it showcased the musicians. I especially enjoyed how painters and artists were highlighted and shown as … Continue reading Does season 2 of “She’s Gotta Have It” really have it?
I’ve often wondered who coined the phrase “angry black man/woman”. I’ve also wondered if they took the time or initiative to question what causes the rage and anger they feel we house. I recently watched the film adaptation of the stage play by August Wilson, Fences. Viola Davis was nothing short of superb and Denzel … Continue reading “Angry” and “Black” are not synonymous…
Happy Saturday, friends! I had a conversation recently that sparked many thoughts and ideas I felt it necessary to share. I'm all about inspiring others to think and consider their thoughts and actions. One of my coworkers was browsing Facebook and came across the profile of an old classmate. She began telling me how much … Continue reading Why are we so judgmental?
In most recent years, the term “People of Color” has risen to extreme popularity. From news media outlets to YouTube videos to social media users, it has become a term used most often to describe the mistreatment of and injustices toward non-white citizens of the world. I am very much a proponent of speaking up … Continue reading Black vs. People of Color
I've always been a major fan of renovation shows. I can easily watch a full day of reno and fixer upper HGTV programming. I love the story that an older house tells. I love the character it possesses. I love seeing it come to life again. Thinking about this made me consider the stories and … Continue reading Someone is waiting for your story!
Happy Sunday friends! I feel like i’ve been away for so long! I’m still around! lol I was talking to a friend recently and he sparked some deep questions and thoughts within me. I left the conversation asking “Do you know what you really want? If so, how much of what you “say” you want … Continue reading Do you know what you REALLY want?
Anyone who has followed me for any length of time knows that I am committed to promoting and supporting my people, without a doubt. Needless to say, when the #buyblack movement began, I felt excitement. The thought of having even 50% of the items I use daily be purchased from a Black owned business is … Continue reading #BuyBlack Fleeting trend or LASTING movement?