Ok, so I’ve been watching Bamboozled this weekend and began doing some soul searching research on “blackface” and minstrel shows. So, hence, “here come the the judge”…. interesting to say the least.
I am one of those Warriors – I am Ali Jamal, son of Herbert and Charlene; younger sibling to Sherian and Khari; father to Kali Mariah – we that embody the bloodline and lineage of the Boyds/ Johnsons/ Logans/ Barbers/ etc.
I am that info-tech-dad-pulse drummer-culture driven-poet-friend-son-lover-Brother-believer. That is me. I am here to document, express, listen, and grow. I wish to guide, to follow, to learn, and to bless the web with posts of my experiences, laced with intriguing, fact based dialogue and kindred, ancestor guided spirit.
I will post on books and information, family, daily encounters, the arts and events, updates from the Common Denominator, Inc.: i.e. the Warrior’s Pulse website, the Fifth Element Coffee Bar, Umojah Nation Reggae Band, the Iris Fashion Blog, and the Griot Project Poets, among other things.
I do not wish to bore with verbosity, or with irrelevant topics, but to offer my honest accounts of what I feel is an interesting life that I lead.
Peace be unto you all as you gain knowledge and understanding. Live compassionate, savvy, confident lives. And by all means…. Stay Tuned! Great things lie ahead.