A SON BEATEN TO DEATH ON TV: Is this a new norm for Black American moms?

(Caution: This post may be difficult to read) The sensationalism of Black versus Blue killings in our society is off the spectrum, in my opinion, and it is creating dire consequences. In my opinion, there are so many things wrong with seeing Tyre Nichols beaten to death on national television repeatedly. But does anyone care?Continue reading “A SON BEATEN TO DEATH ON TV: Is this a new norm for Black American moms?”

BLACK (EXCELLENCE) HISTORY AND LOVE MONTH: A little ditty about Mac and LJ

My Black American history most intimately begins with these two – Willie Mac Lonon and Lonnye Jenkins Lonon– my grandparents. I am blessed to have known them both (my grandfather died when I was seven, my grandmother lived to see me graduate college), and I lived with them for a while when my mother wasContinue reading “BLACK (EXCELLENCE) HISTORY AND LOVE MONTH: A little ditty about Mac and LJ”

AN UNLIKEABLE AFFAIR WITH THE NEWS

Remember when the news was delivered by people we trusted  I have never been a fan of the news. I’ve always been skeptical of the negative light I often saw Blacks portrayed and how White reporters always seemed to find the dumbest person in the neighborhood to interview and represent an entire community. Really? ForContinue reading “AN UNLIKEABLE AFFAIR WITH THE NEWS”

KEEP THE MAIN THINGS THE MAIN THING

The Final Review of the e-book, my first step away from symptomatic insanity, and a greatness ahead. On Saturday, January 21, the last day of the “21-Day” e-book review and 2023 challenge, I attended a gathering with my oh-so-sassy sorority sisters. The event has been on my schedule since September 2022, and I had longContinue reading “KEEP THE MAIN THINGS THE MAIN THING”

BOOK REVIEW OF DAY 5 AND 6 FOR 2023

Days Five and Six seem to be error free, but I will make a plan to review these two chapters again when I am feeling better. For the last couple of days, I have been weak, bed bound, and my head has been throbbing like drums in a marching band. Still, I managed to preserve,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW OF DAY 5 AND 6 FOR 2023”

BOOK REVIEW OF DAY 3 AND 4 FOR 2023

As I mentioned on Monday, I am planning to revise the 21 Days to Your Best Life e-book. I wrote it at the end of 2020 because the process worked so well for me (someone who had been struggling with illnesses and near-death encounters) I wanted to share it with others. It was not aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW OF DAY 3 AND 4 FOR 2023”

MICHELLE’S STORY

The Light We Carry Starting to read Michelle Obama’s “The Light We Carry, “ a gift inside the November Ivy Box, and I’m instantly drawn in by her description of her father’s walking cane, which she refers to as a tool. I didn’t know he had MS. How could I? Yet her references to theContinue reading “MICHELLE’S STORY”

HAPPY NEW YOU AND ME!

A REVIEW OF “21-DAYS” IN 2023 Can I be a better me in 2023? For your sake, I hope so. Seriously, I am not being narcissistic. I am far from being the end-all and be-all in any group. My statement is founded on the fact that we all need to be better humans for eachContinue reading “HAPPY NEW YOU AND ME!”

END OF THE YEAR REVIEW IN PICTURES

I was remembering one of my best mornings of 2022 on this New Year’s Eve. The day started something like this picture, which I set to my man, Leslie Odom’s incomparable version of “Favorite Things.” The picture could be composed of a thousand words like beauty, sunrise, vast, peace, tranquility, boundless, above, et cetera, etContinue reading “END OF THE YEAR REVIEW IN PICTURES”

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