Monica Stewart – The Beauty of Our Blackness in Her Art

 I used to work at the San Francisco Public Library and though I love everything about books, I had reached a point where I felt unfulfilled.  I had read many books about starting a business and I was burning with desire to start my own–to be able to create a life by creating a business…

And They Talked About Aretha?!?

The Royal Wehdding hahs occuhrred.   Now may we present to you Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Djuke and Duchess of Cambridge!  Let me say right up front that I, myself, did NOT spend my time watching the Royal Wedding on TV!  I’m not DOWN for that kind of stuff, don’t you know.   It’s just not my…

Harpo’s Blues….

When I was a little tyke, about 15 years old, I was introduced to Phoebe Snow by my worldly, wise, beautiful and all grown up 21 year old cousin!  I thought all of that about her, and more! My cousin was so cool, she had a tiny two seater car, I’m not sure  what it was, maybe a Fiat, and she invited…

The Apostle Paul was Human, not Divine

He admitted his weaknesses freely. It is we who tend to put Paul on a level with Jesus.  Paul was the first to say that he wasn’t there yet and that his determined purpose was to press onward. Concerning the issue of women in the church, I believe Paul was most likely speaking from his…

Why I Appreciate the Black Blogosphere and the Afrosphere

  Because our voices are local and they are global.  Black people are all over the world speaking truth to power in the way that matters to them! And just what are we talking about?  And do we have a right to speak “our truths”?  Well as I have gone through the black blogosphere, I have found…

Les Twins–Hip Hop Dance Straight Outta Sarcelles

  At the beginning of the year, I was on Facebook when I noticed a post of young twin hip hop dancers. I was blown away by their talent as I watched the brothers Larry and Laurent start actually dancing. Fantastic doesn’t even begin to describe them! There are many dancers out there and most…

Fine Black Men Who Know How To Cook!

Television Celebrity Chefs G Garvin I like watching the Food Network and other cooking shows, especially when the men are cooking.  I loved Emeril’s throwing down his BAM all over the place!  I loved that cute white boy Tyler Florence and his grilling everything and I loved Bobby Flay as well.  As for the ladies:  Paula…

It’s a Family Thing Rev Jacqueline Thompson

The Reverend Jacqueline A. Thompson, Assistant Pastor, Allen Temple Baptist Church preaching at Children and Youth Sunday on upholding the family,and perserving within it in spite of the issues of dysfunction that may be a discouragement.  God is always there to help us in whatever family struggles we may have, and He will see us through if…

WORDPRESS, A WICKED BUNCH!!!

(The above stats are not mine) I was looking at my stats just now and they had STRAIGHT BLOWN UP!!! My head almost blew up as well, my heart started to pound, and I got an instant migraine!  I tried to remember what on EARTH did I write to get 500% higher statistics than I normally do,…