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In Memoriam: Remembering Mzee Moyo

Saturday, August 2, 2008

First published via “Put On BLAST!”August 18, 2007 Dear Friends and Family,I’m a little numb after having received the news of Mzee Moyo’s passing. This is sad news to have to share today.It has been suggested to me, on more than one occasion, that maybe I should leave my sentiments out of the notices that …

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In Memoriam: Dr. Barbara Ann Teer: Blowing Our Minds with Blackness!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Personal Journey with Dr. Barbara Ann Teer “We are here on this earth to learn how to be great ancestors!” I heard that quote from a Yoruba priest a few years ago. Leave it to the Africans to drop such pearls of wisdom with which we should adorn ourselves. The spirit world is now …

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Anniversary Celebration: Yes, there were rose petals!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

What a Difference a Rose Makes! All week, I have been getting calls and emails from girlfriends and distant associates alike: “Roses petals? Did they really sprinkle rose petals at your feet, April?” That was just the beginning. When Mo and Maritri finished performing “NORMAL” (which has become the official song for independents), I made …

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Camille Yarbrough Honored at Anniversary Celebration (Good Morning Ship Mates!!)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Nana Camille Yarbrough is a living legend amongst us! She is a soul singer; a poet; a dancer; an actress of film, television, and theater; a television talk show host; a radio host; a children’s book author; a mentor; an activist; and much more. All that work can be summarized in one true statement: She …

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Anniversary Celebration: Elsa Lathan and Kerry DeBruce

Monday, April 21, 2008

From Friday night, I have some really wonderful examples of just how much of a dingbat I can be. First, I forgot to put in the program that ELSA LATHAN (of Footprints Communications, Inc.) is AKILA alumni too! Not only is Elsa a dear friend from my HU days, but she is a tireless and …

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The Most Glorious Night Ever! A Re-Cap of our Anniversary Celebration…

Monday, April 21, 2008

from Put On BLAST!Monday, April 21, 20088:000 am Some of you might remember Terry McMillian’s second book Disappearing Acts (1989). It was the love story of record when I was in college and I devoured it in two days. There is a part – and I may be sketchy on the details – where Zora …

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I’m So Glad to Be from HOWARD U…

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

“Making an ASS out of U and ME!”Well, really…just me, LOL! My Beloved HU Fam, This is what happens when you ASSUME…and when you’re moving too fast: An old friend from high school and I re-connected recently. She’s been on my Put On BLAST! list for some time now. She’s pursuing a doctorate’s degree in …

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Watch “A More Perfect Union” by Barack Obama

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Barack’s Speech: A More Perfect Union

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

March 18, 2008 [previously published on Put On BLAST!] For those who didn’t get a chance to see Obama’s speech today, “A More Perfect Union,” I am forwarding to you the text…straight from the official website (click the title or the image below to get it directly). I watched it in my office earlier and …

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