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Old School Video of The Week: Stevie Nicks – “Stand Back”

  The year was 1983 when Stevie Nicks released “Stand Back” off her album entitled The Wild Heart. Nicks’ signature raspy voice contributed to a sound that would be a catalyst to Fleetwood Mac’s success during their time before she embarked on a successful solo career in the 80’s. What makes “Stand Back” such a […]

More Pieces of My Musical Childhood Is Gone: I love You Prince

“Like Books and Black lives, albums still matter.”-Prince   When I heard about Prince’s death, all I could do was go back and time and reminisce immediately and try to minimize my sadness to no avail. I cried, just like I did when I found out another musical genius in Michael passed away. There was […]

Old School Video of The Week: The Good Girls – “Your Sweetness”

The year was 1989 when the group The Good Girls released the single “Your Sweetness” off of their All for Your Love album. The trio, consisted of Shireen Crutchfield, Joyce Tolbert and DeMonica Santiago. The group was affectionately called the 90’s version of The Supremes, but that would be a false narrative. Sure the group […]

Note To Janet Jackson: Just Cancel The Concert Already!

OPINION – By now, many of Janet Jackson fans have heard the great news (well for some not so great, but we will get to that in a minute), that she is “postponing” her Unbreakable tour to start a family. When I heard the news, I thought it was great she is having a baby, and […]

Rihanna Secures Her Future & Breaking Billboard Records Along The Way

NEW YORK – If one has watched television shows like Behind The Music, E! True Hollywood Story, Unsung, etc. sometimes the profiled entertainers have endings where they are in financial ruins. We hear that often about the artist with an emphasis on music performers claiming their record companies, accountants, lawyers or business managers set up […]

Old School Video of The Week Tribute: A Tribe Called Quest – “Oh My God”

Used to have a crush on Dawn from En Vogue It’s not like honey dip would wanna get with me But just in case I own more condoms than T.L.C-Phife Dawg There are times when I reminisce about my years in high school and can always identify with groups and artists, that paved the way […]

Trump & Clinton: It was All Good Just A Week Ago…

OPINION-Last Friday night (3/11/16) was a great night for people who aren’t Donald Trump fans. For those who aren’t aware, that Trump decided to hold a rally in Chicago. When I first heard the Donald was going to Chicago my first thought was, he must be crazy. I couldn’t believe Trump will hold a rally […]

Old School Video of The Week: Tony! Toni! Toné! – “It Never Rains”

The year was 1990, when Tony! Toni! Toné! released “It Never Rains (In Southern California)” off their platinum album The Revival. Lisa Bonet star of The Cosby Show and A Different World directed the music video. The Oakland trio captivated a wide-based audience with the use of a sound that also paid homage to the […]

Political Endorsements Are Insignificant To Me

  OPINION – When I turned on the local or cable news, not a moment goes by when I’m subjected to cheerleading from other politicians endorsing a candidate for office. In this state of the political game as we head into “Super Tuesday” for the Presidential primaries, candidates believe that key endorsements are one of the […]

Old School Video of The Week: Soul II Soul – “Keep On Movin'”

The year was 1989 when Soul II Soul released “Keep On Movin’”, which was performed by Caron Wheeler off the group’s album Club Classics Vol. One. “Keep On Movin’” was the most successful single, from the group that skyrocketed on the Billboard US R&B charts. Written and produced by one of the most underrated producers […]

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10 Reasons Your Church Could Be in Decline

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Mountains of debt, significantly plummeting church attendance and membership, and uninspired members: fundamental signs your church is in decline or failing. Do the members of your church have nostalgia for “the good old days” instead of enjoying the present and looking forward to the future? Unfortunately, too many church leaders are unwilling to engage honestly […]

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Top 10 Things I Hope I Won’t See in 2016

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  The New Year has taken shape and New Year resolutions have also been announced. Without further ado Happy New Year! I have a few resolutions, but this blog post isn’t about me on a personal level. I just wish everyone peace, good health and prosperity. Avoiding certain events and actions, is what I want, […]

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GoFundMe Is Becoming, The Internet Version of Panhandling

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  OPINION- When I’m on social media it is for a few reasons, which are to post mainly an update to this blog, upload a few pictures, like everyone’s new baby pictures (I love the bundles of joy), interact with associates, friends and family. I also usually partake in some foolery and discussing series topics, […]

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Don’t Blame It on the Alcohol

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When you do stupid stuff under the influence of alcohol, don’t blame it on the alcohol—blame it on your own stupid self! Alcohol has to take the blame for far too many things that it is not causing. Alcohol does not make people do stupid things—people do stuff things because they want to do them. […]

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Rappers Are Dying Young: Time To Focus On Preventive Healthcare

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OPINION- Another rapper has died who did not reach the age of 50. Sean Price, who I loved, from the rap duo Helter Skelter passed away in his sleep, recently. Rappers dying at a young age has been a reoccurring theme in the hip-hop community for quite some time, but it’s a cause for alarm. I […]

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I’m Loving The NY Knicks From A Cautious Distance…

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OPINION – You know that saying, where you have to love someone from a distance. By doing so, it helps to remedy any future hurt one may have if you love a particular person(s) closely. Let’s keep it real, we have all experienced hurt in our lives once or twice. Sometimes, you know the person […]

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The Missouri Football Team, Did Something The LA Clippers Should Have Done…

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OPINION – The Missouri Football Team and student Jonathan Butler (who went on a hunger strike) protested the racial oppression at the university. The Legion of Black Collegians and others (including football players) associated with the boycott, created a list of demands. One of the major demands that were highlighted is that Missouri President Tim […]

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Trump & Clinton: It was All Good Just A Week Ago…

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OPINION-Last Friday night (3/11/16) was a great night for people who aren’t Donald Trump fans. For those who aren’t aware, that Trump decided to hold a rally in Chicago. When I first heard the Donald was going to Chicago my first thought was, he must be crazy. I couldn’t believe Trump will hold a rally […]

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Political Endorsements Are Insignificant To Me

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  OPINION – When I turned on the local or cable news, not a moment goes by when I’m subjected to cheerleading from other politicians endorsing a candidate for office. In this state of the political game as we head into “Super Tuesday” for the Presidential primaries, candidates believe that key endorsements are one of the […]

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Old School Video of The Week: Stevie Nicks – “Stand Back”

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  The year was 1983 when Stevie Nicks released “Stand Back” off her album entitled The Wild Heart. Nicks’ signature raspy voice contributed to a sound that would be a catalyst to Fleetwood Mac’s success during their time before she embarked on a successful solo career in the 80’s. What makes “Stand Back” such a […]

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More Pieces of My Musical Childhood Is Gone: I love You Prince

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“Like Books and Black lives, albums still matter.”-Prince   When I heard about Prince’s death, all I could do was go back and time and reminisce immediately and try to minimize my sadness to no avail. I cried, just like I did when I found out another musical genius in Michael passed away. There was […]

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Old School Video of The Week: The Good Girls – “Your Sweetness”

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The year was 1989 when the group The Good Girls released the single “Your Sweetness” off of their All for Your Love album. The trio, consisted of Shireen Crutchfield, Joyce Tolbert and DeMonica Santiago. The group was affectionately called the 90’s version of The Supremes, but that would be a false narrative. Sure the group […]

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