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Monday, September 11, 2017

Expungement Help in Charlotte: Erase Criminal Convictions

The Crisis Response Subcommittee of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee is working to help as many people as possible in the Charlotte area to get criminal convictions erased. With help from pro bono attorneys and other organizations, the subcommittee has expunged hundreds of convictions so far. Call the Expungement Hotline if you want help with expungement, 980-216-8809.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Breakin' Convention: Bringing Unity, Love, and Creativity to Charlotte

I witnessed this explosive event. It was inspiring, groundbreaking, and elevated hip hop even one step higher.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Netflix: She's Gotta Have It!

Wow, wow, and wow! Three wows for Nola Darling's three lovers. I'm anxiously waiting for this new series by Spike Lee to premiere on Netflix.

"Netflix has given a 10-episode series order to “She’s Gotta Have It,” a remake of Spike Lee's 1986 debut film, Variety has confirmed. Lee will direct each half-hour installment and serves as executive producer on the project with his wife and producing partner Tonya Lewis Lee.

The series centers on Nola Darling, a Brooklyn-based artist in her late twenties struggling to define herself and divide her time amongst her Friends, her Job and her Three Lovers: The Cultured Model, Greer Childs; The Protective Investment Banker, Jamie Overstreet; and Da Original B-Boy Sneakerhead, Mars Blackmon."  -- Variety, 9.15.16

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Grateful Garment: Helping Victims of Sexual Assault

Grateful Garment helps sexual assault survivors leave the hospital with new clothes and their dignity.

Click here to learn how you can donate to help Grateful Garmet support victims of sexual assault.


"You can't get liberated with money -- it comes from inside."    -- Dick Gregory

Friday, August 05, 2016

Detroit Training Academy Grows Boys to Men

If I had a son, I'd be tempted to move to Detroit, just so he could attend this phenomenal academy that trains African American boys to become disciplined, strong, and emotionally healthy men -- something we desperately need more of. Power to Sharath Jason Wilson and the other leaders at the The Cave of Adullam Transformational Training Academy.

From the Academy's Youtube page:

During these perverse times, it's truly vital that we, the men and fathers of this generation, do not allow our boys to grow up with a false sense of masculinity like many of us did. As a result, we have a mass amount of emotionally unstable men walking in unresolved anger, confusion and depression, instead of power, love and discipline. So we place strong emphasis on allowing our recruits to openly express their emotions, so that we can teach them how to use those emotions to their benefit, and become a comprehensive man of God.

Watch how this teacher so masterfully instructs, consoles, and encourages this student:

Click here to donate to the academy!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Actions and Peace

For peaceful living,  we must consistently remind ourselves how our actions affect other people's well being.       -- alicia

Friday, July 08, 2016

Help, Don't Hurt Others

"Our primary purpose in this life is to help others. If you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." 
                  -- Dalai Lama

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Loyalty and Needs

"Some people aren’t loyal to you, they are loyal to their need of you. Once their needs change, so does their loyalty."
-- Savage Angel

Working on Yourself

"When you've had a lot of bad work done to you, it's important to do a lot of good work on yourself."
-- alicia