Category: On the Stage

Everyone Makes Mistakes, Right?

My dear Sista in the arts and in the cosmos, Erykah Badu, seemed to make the mistake of her career.  Bad album?  Or photo shoot?  Nope.  Far beyond the awkward appearing relationships with the various fathers of her children.  In fact, who cares about that?!?  That is her business.  It doesn’t affect her music, her

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Pre-Kwanzaa Time

For me, the season before “The Season” consists of planning for Kwanzaa celebrations – either as a co-facilitator, a performer, or simply a participant.  As a public librarian I always want to keep my community informed and involved, especially when there are mind-bending opportunities available.  Mind-bending may seem a bit dramatic, but it is so

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Gunshots!

Just taking a quick moment to vent… So tired of the gunshots, especially when I know that the guns are not manufactured in the city – and aimed at one another; when I know the profitable makers don’t appear to give a damn; when the media images pumped into the minds of many are purposefully

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Music, Proverbs & Sankofa

Originally posted on by Shila Iris:
As my life transitions into endless days of learning the meaning of truth, justice, balance, order, compassion, harmony, and reciprocity, the weekend lines have disappeared and everyday is just as beautiful and wonderful as the one before. There are no days that I dislike. I am grateful for each…

Hill District – Pittsburgh, PA

Photos from my quick stop in Pittsburgh, PA’s Hill District.  Home of great ancestors such as Art Blakey, August Wilson and EJ Josey.  There was a great shop called the Ujamaa Collective.  Click the logo to check out their site!  

Lift Up the Smoke Screen! Umojah Nation CD Release

The long-awaited debut album for our reggae family called Umojah Nation is set!  Check the flyer for details and get Ready, Ready to join us!  – Peace http://www.umojahnation.com Joining us on stage will be throwback Umojah, Hybrid Shakedown and Passport Project http://www.umojahnation.com