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Taking a trip in the Wayback Machine

I remember playing “Emancipation” while late night freestyle writing poetry in the Prince Fan chat rooms I frequented. The ones I liked. I would post at the Lair or kept in my journal. Many of those poems actually ended up in my book “Poetry of a Black Girl: the Darkness and the Light”.


Black Butterfly – Spread Your Wings and Fly!

“Black Butterfly” by Sounds of Blackness was the song that was in my spirit this morning. I found it a bit odd, because it is not a song that I listen to much now. However, it was one of the songs of empowerment that I [consistently] fed on as a teenager.


Phenomenal Woman – Ruthie Foster (Words by Dr. Maya Angelou)

I believe the poem “Phenomenal Woman” by Dr. Maya Angelou has to be one of my favorites of hers. As I digging through my digital record crates this morning (my iTunes library); I found this gem.

I was even more happy to find a LIVE performance done of Ruthie Foster performing it on YouTube from her DVD/CD “Ruthie Foster Live at Antone’s”.

Starting My Day in Praise

Thank you Jesus for my testimony in the making; that is causing me to grow even closer in relationship with you right now. You are truly my strength and my […]


Back Porch Reading

This week I started something new. After realizing I had fallen a bit behind on my book reading schedule; I decided to designate the 1-2 hours before sundown to read […]


I Must Respectfully Disagree

“And I am convinced and sure of the this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bring it to full completion in you.” – Philippians 1:6 Amplified

Call a thing…a thing. – Iyanla Vanzant

“Call a thing…a thing.” – Iyanla Vanzant I know from my own personal experience…. When I don’t call what I am feeling by its actual name, I tend to give […]

To My Nieces

For my Nieces…PSA | My Natural Hair Is Beautiful

I found this video (sponsored by Aunt Jackie’s Curls & Coils) the other day as I was looking for new tutorials to maintain my own natural hair. I thought that it was a great piece and began sharing it across my social media network. It is my hope that my nieces and future daughters grow up in a world that allows them to embrace their natural beauty.