Cappuccino Soul

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Black Ivory: You and I

"No spoken words express my love for you."

I was looking for a song and came across this one. This tune is filled with emotion, love, persistence, and a certain kind of innocence. It's certainly very touching. I'm dedicating this song to a beautiful California couple -- Cheryl and Robert. Keep on keepin' on y'all.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Winter Hat in the Summer Time

I took Gigi over to a friend's house today and before we headed for the door I spotted a winter hat on her head. I said, "Sweetie it's way too hot for that hat." (It's 90 degrees here y'all). Thankfully she took it off, but frankly, it's the kind of thing I would have done at her age......sometimes some of the crazy gets passed on.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream

“What’s hard to understand about this relentless push to cut taxes for the rich is that they already have so much more than the rest of us.” -- from Park Avenue: Money, Power, and the American Dream (Directed by Alex Gibney)

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Roots: Organic Hip Hop Jazz

I’ve been looking for this song, "I'm Our Deah" for years! From Organix (The Roots):
Abstract organic artistry Thought is he, that I be Gravity does not hold me down As I rise from the ground into sound Melting browns drip like wax Building blocks, nappy cat Blazes acts, filling facts Mental sax, sweet mental sax Sweet mental horn, taking the physical form Of a storm of abnorm-ality, re-ality's Lo-cality, vo-cality, low calorie NOT
(Check out the spoken word segment at the end.)

Thursday, June 20, 2013

With a Love Like That

Even after all this time
The sun never says to the earth,
"You owe Me."
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the
~ Hafiz

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Keith Ellison Speaks Out Against Cuts to Food Stamps Program

For those of us who have had to rely on Food Stamps at one time or another in our lives, and for all of us who care about other people's well being, we appreciate Minnesota U. S. Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN), who spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to criticize a $20 billion cut to SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which helps millions of Americans who have fallen on hard times, feed their families.

Thanks for Representin' us all Mr. Ellison!

Check him out:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Gigi's 5th Grade Graduation Ceremony

Entering the room
I couldn’t have been prouder as Gigi graduated from elementary school with flying colors last week. She was recognized for being in the Math Olympiad group (a math class for students with high math scores), given the IB award for consistently demonstrating the character trait of being Open-Minded, and she is a member of the National Elementary Honor Society. Go Gigi!

Principal Alicia Hash gives Giovanni her 5th grade graduation certificate.

Also, check out how excited she was to see her second grade teacher Mrs. Jenkins, who retired after she so lovingly taught Gigi and her classmates three years ago.

Gigi spots her 2nd grade teacher.
" I can't believe how tall you are!"  
"I'm so proud of you!"

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Paul Robeson Film In the Works

Paul Robeson
Here's some great news -- In the pre-production phase is a film about the great Paul Robeson.

The film "Robeson," is the true story of a great American and the most talented all-round African-American in history -- a graduate of Rutgers and Columbia Universities, professional football player, lawyer, actor, singer, orator, political and civil rights activist, international star, and tireless campaigner for human rights. (IMDb)

Director: Darrell Roodt
Playing Paul Robeson: David Harewood

David Harewood