Real Talk: Happy Birthday Rev. King


Today we celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as a national holiday.  It seems that every year on this day, I get sad.  It really bothers me that I live in the city where he was killed.  I know I wasn’t there, wasn’t even a thought in my mom’s mind, […]

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Great Gifts for the Musicians in Your Life


Just about everyone can think of someone in their life that has expressed an interest in playing music. It may be a family member, or perhaps simply a distant friend. Nevertheless, the holiday season is fast approaching, and many people are striving to come up with ideas for gift giving. There are a variety of […]

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Get Energy Smart with GE #cbias #gelightingcfk


As part of my partnership with GE, I received coupons for my GE light bulbs. All opinions posted about my GE Lighting experience are my own. As parents, guardians, aunts, uncles, and responsible adults, one of our biggest responsibilities is to teach our children to be better than us.  In doing this I feel it’s […]

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Rainbow in the Cloud


Yesterday evening I had the opportunity to see Maya Angelou.  I never thought in a million years that this would happen.  I’ve loved her work since my 9th English teacher introduced me to her.  Her stories, her poetry… HER! The purpose of Dr. Angelou’s visit was to speak at an event for a local nonprofit.  […]

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Flowers for the Living


This morning was a real shocker for me.  The last I checked, 12 people were reported dead as a result of the mass shooting in the Colorado movie theater.  71 were reported as injured.  Tragic…  As I transitioned into my daily routine of breathing, praying, breathing, meditating, breathing and praying, I thanked God for my […]

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Facebook Adds Calendar and List View to Events Page


Yesterday I shared how to export Facebook events to your personal calendar so that you won’t be tardy for the party.  However, it seems that while I was writing that post, Facebook was working some more magic.  Maybe they’re trying to kiss and make up for the email fiasco. Facebook has updated the Events page […]

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Our Deepest Fear…


I’ve been having many talks with people about talent, fear and courage… Here a  clip from one of my favorite movies, Coach Carter, that’s based on a true story.  Many of you may have read the poem, Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson.  If not check it out here and Happy Friday!   Our Deepest […]

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Attend Blogging While Brown on Me!!!


Hey Spinkys! Thanks for stopping by!  I just wanted to drop a quick post about the Black Weblog Awards & Blogging While Brown. This year the Black Weblog Awards added a new category, Best Book/Literary/Author Blog.  Of course you know I’d love for you to nominate me.  Nominations ends May 7th so go on over […]

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Blogger Shine: Meet Miss Ashley


Blogger Shine will feature bloggers who embrace the opportunity to shine their light for others.  Do you know a blogger who shines then send us their info and we’ll see if we can feature them. This week we’re putting Miss Ashley in the Blogger Shine spotlight.  Ashley keeps me in the know about celebs, fashion […]

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30 Day Road to Discovery: Day 25 – Character


This post talks about identifying and living a life with character.

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