Who Is The Man, Barack Obama (book excerpt 3)

This is an excerpt from Barack Obama’s book “Dreams From My Father”.  I felt that his book was very revealing in terms of his way of relating to his family, his friends, his environment and his world view.  He has an interesting way of looking at things which may help us to understand his reasoning…

This Is Only For The PhDs Of Music

Oh how I loved learning music!  I remember when I was in CCSF and was taking music courses.  I took beginning piano and had a blast learning how to read music.  Then I noticed that they offered a course in jazz piano.  I had the nerve to try to take that course concurrently with my…

Who Is The Man, Barack Obama (book excerpt p2)

From Dreams From My Father by Barack Obama. “The first thing to remember is how to protect yourself.” Lolo and I faced off in the backyard.  A day earlier,  I had shown up at the house with an egg-sized lump on the side of my head.  Lolo had looked up from washing his motorcycle and…

Who Is The Man, Barack Obama

I have been wondering just that for a while now.  Because he’s something of an enigma to me.  I don’t understand him.  I mean no disrespect but he certainly doesn’t wear his heart on his sleeve.  There’s an air of unknowableness about the man.  Something that’s being held close to his chest.  I no longer…

Becoming Chaz – The Spirit of Deception

Chastity Bono who now goes by the name of Chaz Bono has been telling his story these past few days.  He appeared on the Oprah show recently and will have a show on Oprah’s network as well. Chaz’ story is so compelling because he said that from the time he was little, he utterly hated being…

Harold Camping–Deceiver, False Prophet

Image via Wikipedia It’s May 22, 2011 in New Zealand and the World Still Stands. I’m thinking Why does this man have to be from Oakland?  We got enough issues over here as it is!  😕 According to Wikipedia, Camping gained notoriety due to his incorrect prediction that the Rapture would take place on May 21, 2011 at 6…

Life Funks

Hey y’all!!  I hope you all are doing well.  I personally have been in a bit of a weird place in terms of writing and researching and feeding this blog.  What’s interesting is that I really wasn’t expecting this to happen to ME!  I have a million topics that I want to discuss, rail on…

At What Cost Unnatural White Beauty, Black Woman?

Here at my blog, I do my best to promote black women learning to embrace their natural black beauty.  I promote the gorgeousness of OUR African beauty!  That means our natural skin tones–including dark skin.  That means our natural coily, kinky, nappy–whatever you want to call it–the NATURAL beauty of our hair in all the…

Dealing With Issues of Pride–I’m Trying!

  PRIDE Oftentimes we talk of having pride in ourselves and not feeling negative about who we are as black people.  But what we actually are talking about  is having proper self-esteem.  Pride on the other hand, is a negative emotion.  A prideful person actually lacks  self-esteem and over compensates with pridefulness.    Now who would want the…

The Government Is EViL–Been There, Done That

I’m talking about ANY government, not just America’s government.  Yet everything they do has profound effects on We, The People.  Or does it? It seems that there are so many of my fellow bloggers who talk incessantly about every minutiae of the government, and how The Government is always bamboozling us, how The Government is…

Múkami.TV! Your Voice, Amplified!!

I am so thankful for the black blogosphere!!  Yesterday, I received an email and youtube video from an unknown angel, passing on to me information about this beautiful, articulate, very ambitious sister!  I had never heard of her, so you know I was more than happy!   Her name is Mukami Kinoti-Kimotho and she’s based in Washington DC, if you don’t know. …