music: Springin’ Forward

As the weather tries to stay over 60 and the car/ taxi windows get opened a little bit more, I found myself drooling over all of the memories soon to be created. Whether I’m driving alone or have a homie by my side, I await the the day when I can have my sun roof…

Music: Never Never Never

Total ear boner. I am sad I didn’t have this song years ago. But, I will continue to rediscover it for years to come. Every time I hear it, it’s like the first time.  

HBD: LENA HORNE

Remembering this amazing powerful lady every single day. Aside from her music and her iconic presence, Lena gave me one of the greatest gifts of my life, which was teaching me how to love of myself. Love Love Love to you up above.  

life:An Experiement

I not only had a tough time putting this video together, but also posting it. I found myself weak after spending hours looking through such horrific footage… and then when it came time to post I was nervous over how it would  be received. But, then this morning on my Instagram feed, I saw a…

Salute: Jesse Williams

“‘The thing is that just because we’re magic doesn’t mean we’re not real” (Jesse Williams BETAwards2016) As I sat and watched Jesse Williams accept his Humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, I couldn’t help but feel that for those 4 minutes, I was able to understand the reverence of my ancestors when in the…

random: Dreams and Shirley Bassey

When I get on a music kick, I kind of overindulge and dive in head first exploring the evolution of the artist from the beginning of their career to where they landed. I have to admit I do prefer female singers to male. And while I do love me some Prince, Bowie, Dean Martin and…

life: What about your friends?

The older I get the more I realize how free people are with giving people the title of friend. Go to the bar once on a Friday night “Oh she’s my friend.” You see each other everyday because you work together “She’s my good friend.” You guys met at a concert and follow each other…

life: G.O.A.T

  “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” -Muhammad Ali- Muhammad Ali …What a loss, yet what an incredible life. In a time when African Americans acceptance was based solely on their necessity in sports and entertainment, Ali used his name and his talents for social justice, standing…

music: Sam Smith

Never vibed too heavy with Sam Smith, yet his voice is delicious, and every time I hear Latch somewhere in my cerebral I transform into a stripper and everything slows down. Anyway I came across this song literally about 10 minutes ago, and somehow it said everything. Like damn Sam. How Sam? I wasn’t ready….

life: Who Wants to get their entire one…

Have I talked about this before? I’m sure I have…ANYWAYZZZZ Jazz is legit the way into my heart. Music, Streisand, Horne (The Lena one) and anything NOT chocolate. I love me some Horn, even more so I love me some Billy Strayhorn “Lush Life.” It’s a song which took the Duke Ellington composer/bandleader five years…