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Take Me to the King

Day 3 of the Soul Music Challenge: changing things up a bit because thoughts of my mom woke me out of a dream a short while ago. (I was calling out to her w/no response from her. I actually heard myself calling her & was alarmed.)— When I first heard Tamela Mann sing the song ‘Take Me to the King’ it hit me hard because it definitely could have been written by mom: she was

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Days of War: A Reflection 

Looking back over my life: remembering 1990-1991, having spent my time during the Gulf War in Khobar Towers, under constant missile attack. The war was short-lived but the hard work of caring for, and being accountable for the Iraqi prisoners in the camps we supervised continued for us beyond the disturbance. As a member of the 800th Military Police Brigade, I met people from around the globe during that time & had hope that those

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Shedding Layers of Uncomfortability!

For years I’ve watched women — black sisters — fawning over silky #563 or wet and wavy #202 (sarcasm) and spending hundreds of dollars while doing so. In retrospect I look back on the image I created while trying to mask my own truth. My maternal genetics were imploding in my life — and were killing my hair follicles along the way. — fast forward 10 years — As I sat in the parking lot

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Inner me…

I ran across this picture on pinterest, and it spoke volumes to the mystique within me. I think that it plagues many people that I don’t divulge my every thought or belief. I never found that to be a necessity in life.  Besides, it keeps others on their toes when dealing with you…   

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Be prepared, Your turn is coming!

thinking out loud (from experience & from a point of compassion for others) when someone loses a loved one, please don’t rush to ask the family members when the funeral or memorial service will take place ~ especially not within 24 hours of when the person passed away remember that folks are broken hearted & grieving and really don’t want to think about dealing w/final arrangements, or may not have moved beyond the shock of

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Letting go…

  

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Harlem’s Treasure: The Honorable Theresa Freeman

Theresa Freeman, Harlem’s true superwoman and the President of the NYC Chapter of the National Action Network showed me a massive amount of love from our first introduction.

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Prayers for Bobbi Kristina

hadn’t been on FB too much yesterday but definitely thought I’d see more postings about prayers & hope for Bobbi Kristina then D’Angelo’s performance on SNL ~ hmmm

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Chris Scudder: Always Remembered

Since 2001, I’ve stumbled through 2 dates, exercising extreme caution: Sept 11th and Oct 9th (our birthday)

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Steve Harvey #thetruth

“My career is what I’m paid for; my calling is what I’m made for!” Steve Harvey

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Through Thick & Thin: Happy Anniversary!

August 3rd, 2012 Two years ago Thomas & Detrel became “The Sapps” — to drive my point home that we sometimes forget just how long we have truly been married, I asked my husband a few nights ago how long we’ve been married. He paused so long that I decided to put his brain cells at ease and shared with him that this union was formalized 2 years before!

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Step Up…Step In ‘Every time’ for Our Youth!

My son, Dejaní posted a throwback picture that really took me to a time when I was ‘every‘ woman for whatever my son needed for me to be!

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The State of Soul Music Affairs!

I started listening to Donnie’s Colored Section last week which kinda put me in a funk.

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TOTD: what lives in YOUR soul?

TOTD: the trueness of who a person really is will always shine through ~ wicked, selfish souls are rotten to the core; while pure, harmonious beings will always surpass!

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TOTD: Marriage ~ So much more to the union!

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DREAMS… #TOTD

it’s okay to dream & make wishes ~ just don’t forget to put in the work to make it all a reality #BeBlessed It is not always easy to receive funds through other external resources, characteristically to deal with soundness care needs. Let’s find answers to your most important questions about online pharmacy. Antabuse treating alcoholism addiction, as part of a recovery program. Naturally, it may also be used to treat some other conditions as

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TOTD: I Can Only Be Me

I may not be what you’d like for me to be ~ but I refuse to be what I am not! My heart is filled w/love ~ my smile exudes miles of joy ~ my spirit is so giving which makes my soul exceptionally cautious ~ Be blessed & Be a blessing! #peace It is not always easy to receive funds through other external resources, typically to deal with health care needs. Let’s find answers

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The Greatest Gift of Giving

My heart is filled w/love, pride & admiration even more after yesterday’s memorial service for my mother, Helen Howell & the 39 others who donated their remains to medical research to better equip future physicians ~ my mother was & is a champion in my eyes ~ I was so shaken as I entered Weill Cornell’s auditorium, not knowing what I’d hear ~ but the pleasant surprise was that the ceremony was a classy &

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Victims Impact Panel ~ Deserving Voices Needing to be Heard!

Earlier this week a small diverse group of people gathered in a public library auditorium — and though the differences in age, gender, and cultural backgrounds were apparent, the purpose in being present was all the same.

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InnerThoughts

On a balmy morning, I looked to the heavens for introspect…

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