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…

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…

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…

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…

Talib Kweli talks Race, Justice & Hip Hop w/ Judge LaDoris Cordell

Sometime in 1999 or maybe it was early 2000, Mos Def & Talib Kweli ( commonly known as Blackstar) released an EP titled “Hip Hop for Respect” in response to…

Baltimore

Love, light and prayers to the family of Freddie Gray, may he rest in peace. “Baltimore” Beat-up little seagull On a marble stair Tryin’ to find the ocean Lookin’ everywhere…

Fashawn gets “Higher” & so shall we

Earlier this week, I read that the parents of Michael Brown filed suit seeking damages for (among other things) ‘loss of love’. It’s such a struggle to try and reconcile the…