Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Don't get it twisted.

 My facebook newsfeed and twitter page  has been bombarded with that certain story. I'm not going to add to it. I just want to ask:


Even though it's an attempt of McDonald's to hit the urban market....

I'm not a fan of McDonalds, but I'm a fan of Dwele and this song

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Nikki Giovanni

Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni Jr. was born on June 7, 1943. Giovanni attended Fisk University and then went on to attend the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University. Giovanni is currently an English professor at Virginia Tech University.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lauryn Hill Quote

Lupita Nyong'o is People's Most Beautiful person for 2014

I don't need People magazine to tell me what I already know and appreciate about the black woman, but I 'm glad to see a black woman getting the recognition she deserves. And, a dark-skinned black woman at that!

Sunday, April 20, 2014


The first family is looking dapper on Easter Sunday.


3:16: There is no greater love than this...

Dear God,

         Good morning!
         Today commemorates the day You resurrected Your son Jesus from the dead. Dear God, You sacrificed Your Son so that I might have life and have it abundantly. You sacrificed Your only Son, and for me. For me!  I am so very thankful, Lord God.  Personally,  I couldn't do that. I love my family intensely but I could not sacrifice my only son so that they could have an abundant life.  But You, Lord- You love me that much. The kind of love You have for me is second to none.  My mother loves me more than life itself; I know this, but You love me even more then her. There is no greater love than this... I don't deserve it. I will spend my entire life thanking You for it, and trying to become worthy of it.

Thank You God,


Monday, April 7, 2014

Strong This


A future King


I do not expect the white media to create positive black male images.

-Huey Newton

Gone too soon

Minnie Riperton and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at the Arthur Ashe Roast at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 1976
Both left way too soon...

Quote of the day


The smallest things make me smile.

 I can't even see her face but her curly coiled nappy hair puts a smile on my face.
 I can't explain it.
Maybe you can explain it.
 I'm guessing that it's because of all the weaves I see, that someone with natural kinky hair is like a breath of fresh air. What say you?

A Future Doctor

Great picture. I love the way President Obama relates to kids.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Did you know?

The Black Cross Nurses auxiliary was modeled on the Red Cross. Like other auxiliary divisions of the (Marcus Garvey) U.N.I.A., the Black Cross Nurses were organized on the local level. The first unit was established by members of the Philadelphia U.N.I.A. Henrietta Vinton Davis, one of the key national leaders of the U.N.I.A., recruited women to local Black Cross Nurse... groups in the early 1920s, and local units were formed in cities in the United States, Central America, and the Caribbean. The Black Cross Nurses formed their own contigent in U.N.I.A. parades, making a striking appearance in long cowled white robes or green nursing uniforms. Although some members had formal medical training, most worked with practical training in first aid and nutrition. The auxiiliary performed benevolent community work and provided public health services to black neighborhoods, specializing in infant health and home care. In some localities, they worked in conjunction with established social services agencies.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

On this day, 30 years ago

Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr., was shot and killed by his father. May he rest in peace.  These are my favorite songs from him.