I was pleasantly surprised to see that I was awarded the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by fellow blogger, Jueseppi “J.B.” Baker, at The Obamacrat.Com. Before I could even compose a gracious or humble acceptance, I learned that Dr. Sherry E. Showalter at Dr. Sherry E. Showalter Keepin It Real, had also awarded me with Continue reading »
I’ve always said that Life comes to teach us something, and I’d like to think that I’ve learned some great lessons along the way, but today was quite a reflective day, and the ten lessons below, though not entirely new, played over and over in my mind. Here is what I learned:
- No matter the sincerity of your intentions, there’s always the possibility of being misinterpreted or misconstrued. The only thing you own is your truth.
- I should not dim my light for fear of others’ feeling small. The total brilliance of this Universe depends on the light in each of us.
- There are people behind the Continue reading »
1970s Black Pride, Black Access in Hollywood, Commonwealth of Dominica, Diana Ross Home, Lena Horne, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell, Richard Pryor, Stephanie Mills' Home, Ted Ross, The Wiz, West Indians in New York City, Wizard of Oz
The other night, our family sat down to watch The Wiz.
I had never truly watched The Wiz. Now, before you get all indignant on me, I had a few good reasons. For starters, we did not own a television. I was still living in my native country of Dominica in the West Indies and by the time I arrived Continue reading »