Thursday, August 31, 2017


Beauty in the Dark (Groove with You) - Mos Def

Slick Rick - Hey Young World

You woke?

If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.
- Heather Heyer   (RIP)

But sadly some people are paying attention. They just don't care, because to them, black lives don't matter.

Charlamagne  the god

Cobb Officer Tells Woman 'We Only Shoot Black People' During Traffic Stop

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bryson Tiller - Exchange

"Lord please save her for this one favor for me"

A couple weeks ago,  a friend made this post on Facebook:

'NFL to Black athletes:

N*gg*ers, stay in your place. You are to win games and keep us and team owners rich. That's it. Speak only when WE tell you to. Do what WE tell you to. Or else end up in the unemployment line. You understand me, boy? go rack up 250 receiving yards. My country club friends started you this week on their fantasy football team.'

My comment was- 'I feel this post, 100%. A HUGE packer fan here I'm torn between not watching the season in protest, and watching it.'

His response to my comment was-'I'm not torn anymore. I can't watch or otherwise support that organization. As my friend Doc Sinn said, "I can't in good conscious support an organization that so blatantly exploits Black athletes and fans while showing a complete disregard for Black humanity.  I can't sit at 1 o'clock and cheer while in the back of my mind I know that a Black man was exiled for speaking against racial and social injustice.

There is no way I can sit in the stands or at a sports bar and cheer with fans who embrace rapists and murderers, but have nothing but hatred, venom, and vitriol for a Black man who stood up for what was right.  I can't watch star Black athletes cower, fearful of speaking out.  Can't do it.  Not going to.'

I feel his response  100% as well.

Though I'm a huge Green Bay Packer fan, I'm not watching this season for the same reason, until Colin Kaepernick becomes part of a team.


Oh, and by the way-

I have friends, real life friends that were very upset and vocal about the photo on the bottom.... but they're quiet about the photo above... Someone Please explain.

BE (basement elevation)

"While I'm sittin' here waitin' on U know somebody somewhere's waitin' on me." -Marva Staples, Time Waits For No One

 About 20 years ago when I started a new job in Pewaukee Wisconsin, I received a sign-on bonus of a thousand dollars USD. That following weekend I gave my mother $400 cash. She was speechless at first, but then very happy for a few minutes. Then she was overwhelmed with sadness. She began talking about how my sister would never have given her $400, and about how recently she borrowed $20 from my sister that she had to pay back. She kept going on and on about how my sister hadn't done anything for her. I was disappointed. I had given her the money because I knew she needed it and because I love making her happy. I didn't know why she was obsessing over what my sister hadn't done and what she would never do.

I thought about myself recently; about how I'm saddened about the people whom I thought would come to my rescue at the lowest point in my life, when I should be happy about the people that stepped up to the plate, not just with money, but with simple regular texts to ask how I'm doing and to writing something nice and encouraging.

I have friends who are doing that. Why was I agonizing?

Not anymore.

Do you do that as well-? do you concern yourself with things about which you should not be concerned?

Friday, August 11, 2017


If you could bring back one musician to do one album/cd, who would it be?

I would chose Prince ( duh).
And on that cd, I would want him to do a duet with Janet Jackson, of his song International Lover or her song What Have You Done For Me Lately.  
Or a duet with Jody Watley.
Or a duet with Chante Moore.
Or a duet with Mariah Carey
 Or a duet with  Erykah Badu
Or a duet with D'angelo
Or a duet with Raphael Saadiq

If I had a second choice, it would be John Coltrane.
If I had a third choice, it would be Luther Vandross If I had a fourth choice, it would be Minnie Ripperton May they all rest in heavenly peace

#janet, #janetjackson, #nasty #missjacksonifyourenasty

New Rule: What If Obama Said It? | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The New Normal

While I am grateful that I have an hourly temp job that helps (barely) keep a roof over my head and keeps the ac on, keeps food on the table and keeps my phone on, the pay is crap in comparison to what I have been used to for the past 30 years.  My mom will be 75 in October and I would like to ask that her church plan a surprise party for her but I haven't mentioned it to her pastor yet, just in case I couldn't afford the plane ticket. I did have an interview for an underwriting position last week, and another one this coming Monday. I also had a phone interview for the position that I am currently working. The pay for this position I was told , is "a little more than what I am getting paid now."  I had to pretend I was interested in this hourly position. My heart is into getting back in to underwriting. 

Please, whatever the name of your God is, please pray to Him/Her on my behalf.


Thank you.

D'Angelo and Maya Rudolph's Prince Cover Band Princess Perform Touching ...

D'Angelo Voodoo Documentary

D'Angelo & Tavis Smiley PART 2 on PBS

D'Angelo & Tavis Smiley PART I on PBS