Reflecting

People will show you who they are no matter what binds tie you to them.

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The Dash!

Death comes unexpectedly at times and challenges you to do what you may not have been prepared for. But when your family turns to you to handle business, draw upon your strengths and do it well!

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#GodMessages

I see circumstances in my life intertwined with what I’ve come to refer to as #GodMessages. These are realistic directives, instructions or ‘I told you so’ statements that resonate loudly in my conscience that I know God wants me to digest.

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Thanking God for Life’s Moves!

Morning Thought: When people try to bring your past back ‘at’ you, smile and recognize that it is ‘there’ that you no longer dwell. Thank God for growth, advancement, enlightenment and FREEDOM! “Better, never Bitter!” (A gem left in my spirit at my mother’s memorial service in 2012 by Rev. Preston Harrington Drinks, SBC Baldwin) Amen 🙏🏾

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Delinquent!

No excuses! Committed but delayed! Shame on me! Must do better all the way around! _______ Grateful for a much needed day off to handle business and hibernate! _______

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Wakanda Pride

Still zoning and envisioning my calendar in my mind as I try to think of when I might be able to go in for my 2nd screening. #IJS

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Today’s Thought…

A message from the-inner-soul! #RealTalk #ValueLove #ValueLife #CherishOthers #HereTodayGoneToday #HopeYoureListening #PeaceandBlessings

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Wakanda Forever!

So absolutely impressed with 2018’s Black Panther movie! I’m grateful to have been blessed to share the 3D experience with my inner circle: my son, my niece and my sister.

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ThatIsAll!

Me… Even more of who I’m evolving to be. #soloselfness

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The 2017 Wrap Up

Sometimes you need to share some of your soul with someone to remember how far you’ve come! As 2017 began to wind down, I became exceptionally eager to say ‘so long!‘

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Gone But Never Forgotten!

Studying theology in itself is an honor, but to step into the infamous Riverside Church weekly where classes are held is overwhelming. I often reflect on the rich, tremendous history that building holds: the legendary guest speakers, the musicians and activists I’ve loved who’ve been eulogized there, the community events that I’ve attended – wow!

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And then what…?

The NFL boycott that gained notoriety and spread like wildfire through social media outlets has really left me a bit befuddled. I absolutely applaud Colin Kaepernich for taking a stance against the racial atrocities and apparent lack of value that the lives of blacks hold, by kneeling on one knee during the singing of the national anthem in protest. However, the question that I have raised on numerous occasions with the scholarly individuals that I

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Disgraceful World Around Us!

A few days ago I posted a picture of a clear sky with a pillow of clouds and a moon that was natural & beautiful. It struck me because there's so much evil & bitterness around us ~ which is painful to witness. Yesterday's events in Hempstead, NY and Charlottesville, VA are absolutely disgraceful and mind-blowing.

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So much on my mind…

I ran across an image that speaks volumes about my brain. There is so much going on in my life that my brain often continuously works to set up priorities.

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‘Thank you, Black Music Month!’

Someone slapped a label on June as a month to celebrate Black Music, and this year I ran with it – though I’ve cherished music on a daily basis!

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Inner Reflections

Sometimes it is necessary to take a step back and reflect on what exactly is happening within you, and around you. 

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Thru The Fire!

I heard a song yesterday that was so representative of my journey that I chair-danced and praised my way from Queens to Hempstead and back, windows down, hair flying, volume way up and smiling hard! At red lights, I didn’t look left or right and cared not if anyone was watching ~ I was in my own space.

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Lady Alma: Cherish & Bless Her

Music has been a tremendous blessing to me. I have unexpectedly built friendships that will take me through this lifetime. I thank God for giving me a spirit that I have where business ties often become personal and filled with love.For those who are unfamiliar with the sister in this picture, Lady Alma Horton (https://www.facebook.com/TheRealLadyAlma/), take a moment to visit her page, check her out on YouTube or google her. She’s a bad chick, for

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Can Music Give Me: Reciprocal Love Again?

I can’t seem to get the dialogue out of my head that PJ Morton dropped during his intimate New York listening party earlier this week. There was so much knowledge shared about the industry/indie artists in such a crowded space to shine one above the other/radio today/creating music that you love, not a generic project that doesn’t feel good to your soul that others try to push you to create. And, I really fell in

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My name is…

Detrel, I am 45+ years of age and I was born to Helen & Oliver at Westchester Square Hospital in the fine borough of the Bronx – a place where stars are born and bred! I’m here to leave my mark on a world that hasn’t always been so kind to me.  I refuse to allow the foolish ways of others to deter me from the path that God has ordained for my life. The

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