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7 X 6 – A New Life Cycle Begins!

42 Years and I am honored to be alive, in this present state.  I receive blessings daily and offer thanks to the ancestors.  From Emma to Otis, John Charles, Penford, Lizzie, James, Little, Johnny, Lucinda, and countless others – amazing people – Pam, Ray, Will, Ryan, Thaddeus, Justin, Jonathan, Kai, Dr. Williams.  Ashe’ Asante sana.

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For My People by Margaret Walker Alexander

By far, one of my favorite poets and poems of all time.  I had the honor of walking the campus of Jackson State University when she was there, marching in the Sonic Boom of the South with her grandson, and serving her dinner as a waiter at Red Lobster!  Hope this touches you as well…

Umojah Nation Opening for Morgan Heritage!

Once again it was on…  Umojah Nation!  We opened up for the legendary Morgan Heritage at Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland.  So dope.  It was a hot night! I had to get a clip of one of my favorite reggae songs, No Haffi Dread… ‘Got to believe in His Majesty Oh yes, His lineage and divinity

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A Day with Jerry Pinkney

I had the honor of picking up author/illustrator Jerry Pinkey from the Hopkins International Airport for a visit and lecture at my Cuyahoga County Public Library –  Warrensville Heights Branch.  He jumped in the vehicle and we instantly began a great conversation about our art inspirations, community, and family among other things.  We hopped on

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3 Movies that inspire ME as a father

#3 – Chef I get great inspiration from this movie – a southern guy works to redeem himself after a failed marriage and has to learn how to be a responsible, attentive father, while maintaining and/or creating the career that he wants. I really struggle with these same things.