• BlackMessiah4
    July 20, 2015

    The Second Coming: D’Angelo + The ...

    There is life before and after a D’Angelo show (past experience y’all… 4th of July, 2012, HOB, L.A. Devoya knows), so I already knew...
  • HBGTaharkaBros
    July 20, 2015

    National Ice Cream Day: Treat yourself t...

    Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day and if you happened to miss out, like yours truly, treat yourself to this… Last month we introduced you to ...
  • TaharkaBros
    June 14, 2015

    ‘A Dream Preferred’

    It’s summertime so naturally I’m thinking about ice cream.. which got me thinking about a story I heard on NPR years ago featuring Devon B...
  • #1 of #14.  PLEASE KEEP IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER FOR THE CONTINUITY OF THE GALLERY. 
- Forty-year old, Brooklyn-born Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known as Maxwell, is a singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the most popular of the neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s. After a hugely successful debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.
Robb D. Cohen /www.RobbsPhotos.com
    June 5, 2015

    Friday Mid-Day Music Break!

    I was thinking about this song earlier and decided y’all might dig it. I mean it’s Maxwell…kinda hard not to. Oh how bout some lyric...
  • Judge LaDoris Cordell,  left, with  Dr. Valerie Capers, right,  share a moment after performing during the concert, "Let Freedom Ring: The Resounding Music of African American Composers," at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)
    May 25, 2015

    Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

    Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had...
BlackMessiah4

The Second Coming: D’Angelo + The Vanguard

There is life before and after a D’Angelo show (past experience y’all… 4th of July, 2012, HOB, L.A. Devoya knows), so I already knew in my heart that The┬áSecond Coming…

HBGTaharkaBros

National Ice Cream Day: Treat yourself to this!

Yesterday was National Ice Cream Day and if you happened to miss out, like yours truly, treat yourself to this… Last month we introduced you to Taharka Brothers Ice Cream…

TaharkaBros

‘A Dream Preferred’

It’s summertime so naturally I’m thinking about ice cream.. which got me thinking about a story I heard on NPR years ago featuring Devon Brown, an HBG (Happy Black Guy)…

#1 of #14.  PLEASE KEEP IN SEQUENTIAL ORDER FOR THE CONTINUITY OF THE GALLERY. 
- Forty-year old, Brooklyn-born Gerald Maxwell Rivera, known as Maxwell, is a singer-songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. His music spans R&B, funk and soul, but he is best known as one of the most popular of the neo-soul movement of the latter 1990s. After a hugely successful debut album, Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite, he released Embrya, Now and a live album MTV Unplugged. After an 8-year hiatus, he returned with the platinum-selling BLACKsummers'night, the first of a trilogy. He has received 12 Grammy nominations with two wins.
Robb D. Cohen /www.RobbsPhotos.com

Friday Mid-Day Music Break!

I was thinking about this song earlier and decided y’all might dig it. I mean it’s Maxwell…kinda hard not to. Oh how bout some lyrics to put it all into…

Judge LaDoris Cordell,  left, with  Dr. Valerie Capers, right,  share a moment after performing during the concert, "Let Freedom Ring: The Resounding Music of African American Composers," at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, Calif., on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014. (Josie Lepe/Bay Area News Group)

Happy Birthday Dr. Capers!

Yesterday the amazing jazz pianist, composer, vocalist and educator Dr. Valerie Capers turned 80 years old. For several years now Starr and I have had the immense pleasure of being…

real sad

When Doves Get Real Sad

Troy Gua takes art, design, ideas and admiration to a whole new level y’all. I’ve been following his efforts via Facebook for a couple of years now. I found him…

thrift store

Second time around (so much better, baby)…

Last weekend my friend John took me to his favorite thrift store. Pretty sure he didn’t know how much I love other people’s junk or that I needed a small…