You all already know why I'm asking that question, right? For the past decade or more, rap music has become outright terrifying. I was just about to hang it up! Talib went Tweet, twat mad, Busta Bus falling off stages (with the Luvs my CoCo dude - No!!!) Yasin Bey b.k.a. Mos Def fled … Continue reading Hip Hop, Is that YOU?!?
Doubt - Death - Disillusion? I have grown tired of living in a world full of hate and hurt. Whenever I begin to break out of such limited thinking and living, I found that so many negative energies seemingly exist just to put me back. I'm often reminded that... "Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady" … Continue reading “Pessimism is a Self-Fulfilling Malady”
(So, this happened a year ago - but the experience is long-lasting) Yep, I splurged a little, made a quick road trip to downtown Toledo, OH and was escorted by ushers to the FIRST ROW of the Valentine Theatre. After a short wait, popcorn and a whiskey sour, the lights went out, and the performance … Continue reading Front Row at Alvin Ailey’s!
Defend Lord, these Thy children in all their work and all their prayer. Spread among them the desire to know and learn and do. Let them grow in the capacity for worthy work and in all their working and thinking let them not forget the host of witnesses about them - those … Continue reading Daily Prayer: For Our Children
I am honored to be alive, in this present state. I receive blessings daily and offer thanks to the ancestors. From Emma to Otis, John Charles, Penford, Lizzie, James, Little, Johnny, Lucinda, and countless others - amazing people - Pam, Ray, Will, Ryan, Thaddeus, Justin, Jonathan, Kai, Dr. Williams. Ashe' Asante sana. Tutaonana Baadaye. My … Continue reading 7 X 6 – A New Life Cycle Begins!
By far, one of my favorite poets and poems of all time. I had the honor of walking the campus of Jackson State University when she was there, marching in the Sonic Boom of the South with her grandson, and serving her dinner as a waiter at Red Lobster! Hope this touches you as well... … Continue reading For My People by Margaret Walker Alexander
#3 - Chef I get great inspiration from this movie - a southern guy works to redeem himself after a failed marriage and has to learn how to be a responsible, attentive father, while maintaining and/or creating the career that he wants. I really struggle with these same things. I love every moment that I … Continue reading 3 Movies that inspire ME as a father
Plenty of times you sent help my way, but I hid and I remember once you held me close, but I slid There was something that I just had to see that you wanted me to see so I could be what you wanted me to be And I think I've seen it, but I … Continue reading Daily Prayer: Submission
I am offering a little piece of me. I am sharing my daily prayer with YOU. I hope that it will inspire and bring some additional guidance to your life. It has done wonderful things for me... - Ali Jamal "Ashe" - so mote it be.
Brooklyn, NY Memphis, TN Washington, D.C. Justice or Else is that they said. Farrakhan spoke to wake the dead. Instituted a broke a battered people with hope for a new day in an ancient way. Firm grip on the message of love and protection; prosperity and family. Have we truly lost our way? Allowed our … Continue reading The Journey Continues