Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Eartha Kitt Quote: Listen Ladies

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Listen Ladies,

Eartha Kitt quote:

"A man has always wanted to lay me down but he never wanted to pick me up." (wow)

-------------------------------------------------------------- (By the way Dad, Eartha is from North, South Carolina, which is in Orangeburg County. I've never heard of that town either.)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Nkosi Sikele iAfrica: Lord Bless Africa

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Here is “Nkosi Sikele iAfrica," performed by my brother Kue Jean from Cameroon, by way of Ottawa, Ontario.

Wikipedia reports that this song was originally composed as a hymn by a Johannesburg Methodist mission school teacher, Enoch Sontonga in 1897, to the tune 'Aberystwyth' by Joseph Parry. The song became a pan-African liberation anthem and later, several African countries adopted “Nkosi Sikele iAfrica,” (which means Lord Bless Africa in Xhosa) as their national anthem.

Thank you for sharing brother Kue Jean. May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Buying and Selling vs. Sowing and Reaping

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The world’s economic system operates on the principles of buying and selling. God’s economic system operates on the principles of Sowing and Reaping.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Womanifesto and Hate on Me

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It's confirmed. Black Girls Do Rock and Jill Scott let 'em all know, without a doubt, when she performed her spoken word piece, "Womanifesto" and then her song, "Hate on Me" at the Black Girls Rock! show on BET. What did she let 'em know? Listen for yourself. Tell 'em Jill!

        Ooh if I gave you peaches Out of my own garden And I made you a peach cobbler Would you slap me out? Wonder if I gave you diamonds Out of my own womb Would you feel the love in that Or ask why not the moon? If I gave you sanity For the whole of humanity Had all the solutions for the pain and pollution No Matter Where I live Despite the things I give You'll always be this way So go ahead and ...

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Mary J. Sings "My Life" for the Black Girls

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I missed "Black Girls Rock!" on BET last Sunday, but you can best believe I will watch it as the TV station rebroadcasts the show this Saturday at 9 p.m. I did, however, catch Mary J. Blige sing "My Life," my very favorite song by this resilient, talented sister. She broke me down and made me feel like I was one of the black girls in the audience helping her to sing this tune. I also love the song that "My Life" samples -- "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," by Roy Ayers. It doesn't get any better than this -- Sing Mary! And let's here it for the Black Girls!

Friday, November 04, 2011

How Convicted Felons Can Vote in North Carolina

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Editor's Note: I originally posted this information three years ago, but now that it's voting time again, I thought I'd send it out there again. Don't let past mistakes stop you from trying to make this a better place. Get out there and vote!

An organization called Democracy North Carolina is serious about getting people registered to vote in this state. I recently saw one of their flyers that explains how ex-felons and other convicts can vote.

The flyer says, "Don't be locked out!" It goes on to say that if you've been convicted of a felony in North Carolina, you only temporarily lose your citizenship rights, including the right to vote. BUT you automatically get those rights back after you serve all parts of your sentence, including probation, parole and restitution. You do not need a special document saying your rights are restored. You just register and vote like any other citizen.

And for those who have been convicted of a misdemeanor, you never lose your citizenship rights. You can register and vote, even if you are still in jail.

For more information on where or how to vote, call toll free 866-522-4723.

Good information! Thanks Democracy North Carolina.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Gigi and Romare Bearden

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Gigi with Romare in the background