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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Joel Osteen: Night of Hope

10/16 Night of Hope (Barclay Center, Brooklyn NY)     God is in control of the storm — Joel People don’t determine your destiny, God determines your destiny  — Victoria Osteen  Sustaining faith provides the strength to help you through the fire! — Joel The days ahead are better than the days you leave behind! Sometimes God will push you into your destiny  — Joel God’s dream for your life is so much bigger than

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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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Sean Bell: Family Day 2015 (Never Forgotten)

In 2006 the world, including a community in Jamaica, NY shed tears for Sean Bell, a young, handsome groom-to-be who was assassinated on the eve before he was to wed Nicole Paultre (Bell). The tears turned to rage when every NYPD officer involved in the shooting of Sean, and members of what was to be his wedding party were acquitted of all charges!  Fast forward to August 22, 2015  A celebration of a young life

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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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The Colors of Music 

music: colorful, enticing sounds    

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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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Talented, Beautiful Sistas!

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Change!

*shared during bible study by my Pastor Phil Craig (3/17/15) #thankyou #amen

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tears…

stepping away from those things that distract so that the focus can be placed on healing hurt and heartache

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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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Natural Beauty!

Black Orchid the image of this natural beauty captivated me so that it caused me to pause! there is natural beauty all around us, please take it all in, and not for granted!

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New Year ~ New Vision

It’s a new year, and time to get back to the business of verbalizing my love of music! These Thursday Throwback (#tbt) shots and a recent series of posts about special songs that have played a major part of building the level of love of music in my life over the years have prompted a return to driving my passion! Period! ONUTSS: Pam & Trel Mike Hammond & Elizabeth Withers It is not always easy

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I’ve Learned

I’ve learned… We wish the best for others It may not always be well-received We may even get upset when people don’t proceed as we wish they would We only have control over ourselves & no one else And that, we must accept Love others for who they are Do not pass judgment for what they do Pray sincerely for the best in one another Hold your head high Smile It is not always easy

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When I Look in the Mirror…

I look in the mirror and see my mother in me more and more — every time — and I know that is a blessing! She was the best and I miss her so much that it truly hurts! It is not always easy to receive funds through other external resources, typically to deal with soundness care needs. Let’s find answers to your most important questions about online pharmacy. Antabuse treating alcoholism addiction, as part

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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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The Summer Wind Down

A MidSummer Getaway to Great Adventure The Kareem D. Sapp Foundation hosted an event where more than 30 of us… eager children of ALL ages, trekked to Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey for thrills, chills, excitement and a fun day in July.               Kareem D. Sapp (RIP)               The Back to School Giveaway/10th Anniversary Celebration for A Cause, A Concern, A

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