Front Row at Alvin Ailey’s!

(So, this happened a year ago - but the experience is long-lasting)   Yep, I splurged a little, made a quick road trip to downtown Toledo, OH and was escorted by ushers to the FIRST ROW of the Valentine Theatre.  After a short wait, popcorn and a whiskey sour, the lights went out, and the performance [...]

The Warrior Poet – a tribute to Da Ghost

The past few months have been a bit of a challenge.  In fact, this whole year thus far has been more than a challenge, but I am thankful in the moment.  In late April I lost the earthly presence of a friend and brother Rayshawn D. Armstrong a.k.a Jigg a.k.a. Da Ghost, Most Wanted Trapped in [...]

The Motor City – A Deeper Perspective

On one of several trips to Detroit, MI, I had the honor of meeting and speaking at length with Dayami Dabl, owner of Mbad's African Bead Museum (mbad.org).  It was such an enlightening experience and we took many photos and notes on our conversation. Here are some camera shots from the visit (find the complete [...]