Tweet’s song focus on purpose

https://youtu.be/uTw7aBUa0dQ Nia is the fifth   that represents purpose. When I think of a song  that focuses on purpose, I think of a gentle sweet melody by Tweet. Tweet’s song entitled 🎶 I was created for this 🎶The lyrics read 🎶 I am persuaded. I’m gonna be all that you created me to be. I’m [...]

By |December 30th, 2018|

Nas teaches about Ujamaa.

https://youtu.be/T8NVBdC-ycA Ujamaa represents cooperative economics. The purpose of Ujamaa is to build, maintain, and support our own stores, establishments, and businesses. The song that relates to Ujamaa is “Everything” by Nas . Nas raps  🎶When the media slings mud, we use it to build huts.🎶On another stanza, he raps  🎶If Starbucks is bought by Nestle, please don’t [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|

Ujima 2018 Music Reference

On the third day of Kwanzaa, I relate the principle Ujima to the song “ None of us are free” by Solomon Burke. I heard this song on a prison documentary concerning a mother who received an unfair sentence. Others advocated for her to be released and she eventually was after nearly two decades.  Some of the [...]

By |December 29th, 2018|

Tis the Season To Be Down

Dear Not So Merry People, As Christmas and 2019 approaches, many  of you are just trying to make it day to day in hopes that the next day will be better. You aren’t thinking of resolutions. You are hurting from feelings of loneliness, feelings of inadequacy because you can’t give gifts or didn’t reach a [...]

By |December 5th, 2018|

Lessons from Cycling

Is there any greater feeling than cruising down a hill with the wind blowing through your hair? Why yes? It’s knowing that why riding that you are raising money for children’s cancer. I’m not a devoted cyclist. There’s no one in my family that’s been affected by children’s cancer. Nonetheless, I’ve crossed paths with people [...]

By |June 10th, 2018|

No More Monkey Business

I like the Facebook On This Day. You may see warm old memories with your loved ones, get a chance to reflect on a milestone,  or even just seen how much you’ve grown over the years.   I recently saw a 2 year old post of mine about Mike Brown. It didn’t give me warm [...]

By |June 3rd, 2018|

Hang Em High :Fayetteville Do Better

2018 Public Lynching As I looked at the post of Tyrone Williams on Up and Coming Weekly, it had a familiar tone. There’s the old west theme of wanted posters. However, there’s something more to it. Tyrone is not on the run so there’s no need for this theme. Don’t  think this blog is defending [...]

By |May 28th, 2018|

Don’t dig into Kanye

     There’s been a lot of discussion about slavery as a choice because of a segment of Kanye’s interview. Although I think he made an ignorant statement, this could be a transformative moment encouraging many families to do their research. I wasn’t moved by his words because I know some of my family history. [...]

By |May 8th, 2018|

Yes, I do that to cope.

Coping Mechanisms. We all have them. Some are healthy and some are detrimental. They may vary based on the incident. Being the eccentric person that I am, my means of coping is also uncommon. Time is my coping mechanism. Eagerly enthused by time like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, I sometimes look at my [...]

By |May 4th, 2018|

Jacob Copeland Experience: When parents walk away, don’t show up, or criticize.

Dear Children of Parents with Low Emotional Intelligence, As I write this blog, I fight back tears for every student that hoped their parent would follow through on their promise of coming on awards day but didn't. I fight back tears for everyone who looked in the audience during a speech not able to meet [...]

By |February 8th, 2018|