Do Our Black Lives Really Matter?

Heartbreaking ~ how can we fight and say that Black Lives should matter to others when they seem NOT to matter to US?!  Death at Jouvert

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No need to apologize!

2016 has not been the kindest.  I have learned hard lessons about life, and love particularly — matters of the heart. I have also been forced to make harsh decisions about what is best for me, and I began reevaluating relationships — on all levels. I am

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Great Music Lives On…

Stuff like this song performed by Jarrod Lawson and Tahirah Memory makes my heart smile…

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Proud Woman of Color

I was challenged a few times ~ what an honor ~ to post 1 picture that represents me being a ‘Proud Woman of Color’ and though you may have seen this particular picture more than once, I chose it again because I continue to emulate the queen

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An Open Letter from A Loving Mother to Her Only Son

That September 4th morning in 1992 when I realized that my trip to the hospital meant that I was about to bring forth a life, I leaned over the top of the banister at your grandma’s house and cried. I broke into wailing sobs. Thoughts raced through

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Life & Death

   It’s not about the way in which a person departs this life but by how they’ve lived it & the manner that they’ve touched so many others ~ tonight’s tribute to my god brother/cousin, Hassan Jeffrey left me feeling honored to have been a part of

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Death: Too Much is More Than Enough!

I said to someone recently that 2016 has had the ring of death in the air like never before & they attempted to shush me by saying that we just pay more attention to death now because we are getting older. I disagreed w/that statement then and

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Healthy Change 

  I am a picky eater — have always been. I love vegetables, dried fruit and smoothies, but I can’t live without seafood (particularly: fish & shrimp). I love rewarding recipes, blogs and articles that insight new ideas about what I might like to concoct in the kitchen.

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Not what I used to be!

Blessed in a marvelous way by this! Tina Campbell put her whole heart into singing, Destiny! #havmercy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az5tH-E4OhY&sns=em

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It was all a dream…

The other day I was awakened from one of the most startling dreams I’ve ever had.  I remember wiping tears away because I was relieved by what the dream had revealed to me. In the dream, I learned that my mother had not actually died nearly 4

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Blessed!

   Thank you, God for a morning that allowed me to: shine the spotlight on others whose gifts are worthy of true notoriety, fill a friend’s ears with loving encouragement, to hear music w/2 good ears after spending my yesterday trying to find a sign language interpreter

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Forgiveth Others…

…so that God can heal your inner being and continue to bless you! I did something difficult today ~ something I have prayed on for moths ~ something I’ve kicked & screamed about ~ something I swore in 2015 that I would not ~ I found forgiveness

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Unforgiveness!

Joel Osteen’s message this morning reminded me to rid myself of ‘unforgiveness’ ~ something that I have been praying on for nearly 4 years ~ I replay in my mind those who wronged my mother, in life and death & it angers me while causing extreme pain…

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Throwback Cut of the Week!

Inspired by Michael A. Gonzalez’ article Slept On Soul/Randy & The Gypsys — mentioning an album by Randy Jackson’s band, Randy & The Gypsys that I rocked so hard back in the days! I popped one cassette, replaced it with another and ultimately brought a cd for

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Internalizing…

  

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Cupid’s Hunt Podcast Collaboration 2016: “Jumbled Love Bits”

I’m looking at my contribution to 2016’s Cupid Hunt Mix: Podcast Collaboration as an attempt to return to my own old norm.  That was the norm when I loved, lived and breathed anything with a rhythm.  So much has changed within me over these past few years

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Life: Make a Better Effort 

  

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Not My Will, But Thy Will

As the year 2015 winds down, thankfully I can say that I have made it this far. “Tomorrow is not promised,” is something we often hear — and may have even said ourselves. The honest truth is that the next minute is not actually promised to any of

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Kashif: Forever A Favorite!

There’s not much to say, other than — listen!

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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

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