Sunday, July 31, 2016

Happy Sunday

Happy Sunday ...
Praying for Strength and Understanding
Dear GOD Illumine me ... 

'Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give' 
Matthew 10:8

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rudy and Ashley ...

Contrast - Two childhood stars who grew up in our households, both are mommies to be.  

Their paths are completely opposite, one recently got married, in Bliss and the other is heading for Divorce.  Rudy oops Keshia Knight Pulliam is four months pregnant, seemingly lost and clueless as to why her husband filed for divorce, while Ashley oops Tetyana Ali is showing Baby and Blissful joy.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Remembering Art Porter and his 'art' ...

Remembering Music and one of it's Members, who contributed so greatly ....

Art Porter 1961-1996

Arthur Lee Porter, Jr. perished in a tragic boating accident in Thailand on Saturday evening, November 23, 1996. Porter and four others were floating on the River Kwae when their raft sprang a leak. Porter, a boatman, and a married couple who were music teachers in Bangkok all drowned. The only survivor was Alan Burrows, a guitar player in Porter’s band. Porter and the band had just played at the Golden Jubilee Jazz Festival in Bangkok and were on their way to the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lampur, as part of the Thailand International Jazz Festival 96.
Art Porter
Although Art is best known for his saxophone playing, he originally played the drums in his father’s jazz trio at age 9. Growing up in the Porter household in Little Rock, Arkansas, he was exposed to the sounds of Coltrane, Bird, and Gene Ammons. He was soon barred from playing with the trio by the state’s Beverage Control Board. However, then state Attorney General Bill Clinton pushed a law through allowing underage performers to work if a parent or guardian acts in a performing/supervisory capacity. The law is commonly known today at the “Art Porter Bill.” At the age of 15, Art was ready to step up and take center stage. After deciding he no longer wanted to serve as a support player, the saxophone “just became more natural to me.” The following year, young Porter attended the Berklee College of Music for a semester. He later received a scholarship to Northeastern Illinois University, where he played in local bands, including Von Freeman’s, every week. After receiving his degree in music education, Art began his journey as a professional musician, playing with Jack McDuff, Pharoah Sanders, Gene Chandler, and serving as musical director for the vocal r&b group After 7. On the road, Art developed a solid following and was soon signed with Verve/Polygram. His debut solo album, Pocket City, was released on Verve Forecast in 1992. Although he was primarily exposed to traditional jazz in his youth, Pocket City was an album definitely in the contemporary jazz vein. “I grew up on the standards,” he said in 1992, “but I didn’t grow up to be a jazz purist. In high school I got into a new wave kind of thing, and I’ve always liked funk. So when I got my own band, the challenge was to put all these things together. I wanted to do something that would be considered commercial and still have some integrity to the music.” The same style was evident on his three releases following: Straight to the Point, Undercover, and Lay Your Hands On Me (all on Verve Forecast).
David Bendett was the manager for Art’s band during the Southeast Asian tour. Bendett said that the President had been informed of Porter’s death. “President Clinton knew Art ever since he was a boy and they had always kept in touch,” Bendett said.
“Art Porter was a treasured member of the Verve / Polygram family,” said Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Verve Group. “He was a great musician and a tremendous performer. More than that, Art was a warm and generous spirit who touched all who met him and heard his music. Our deepest condolences and sympathies go out to Art’s family in this time of sadness.”
Art was an engaging performer and continued to earn rave reviews for his live performances. One person recounted her experience at seeing him play: “He came down into the audience, walked through our row and stopped right in front of me and played! It was such a thrill. Even though I had never met him, he just gave you this warm sense of being.” In a recent profile in Jazziz magazine, he recounted his father’s advice to him about playing for the people. “I think what it’s really about is giving to people and moving them. And hopefully, there’s some people out there to appreciate it.”
Art Porter was 35 years old. He is survived by his wife, Barbie, and two sons, Arthur III and Arrington, ages 6 and 3.
**I was fortunate enough to see Art LIVE at Kimballs East in Emeryville, a few months prior to his untimely death, my memory was a young man in his prime and full of life and full of love for his art.  Gone but not forgotten. ** KK

Happy Birthday Super Model Iman

Never low ... Always fly HIGH

GOSPEL - 'Everyday I wake up In a house built by Slaves - Michelle Obama FLOTUS ... Is the T R U T H!!! Standing Tall, Standing Strong, Standing Proud ... OUTSTANDING!!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Affirmation ...

Happy Sunday ...
Confusion is running high ...
One 'Constant'  ... GOD sees and Hears 
Thankful for the Gift of Life ...

“God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8)

Friday, July 22, 2016


Strength lies in Differences, not in Similarities.  Let the conversation begin. #TGIF

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Television Visionary dead at 81

Rest in Peace - Garry Marshall, legendary TV and film director and writer known for shows such as "Mork and Mindy," "Happy Days," "Laverne & Shirley," as well as films including, "Pretty Woman," "The Princess Diaries," "Beaches" and "Runaway Bride," died Tuesday in Burbank at the age of 81, his representatives confirmed.

Actor/director Garry Marshall receives the "Filmmaker of the Year" award at the American Cinema Editors' 54th Annual ACE Eddie Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 15, 2004 in Beverly Hills. 

Marshall died at 5 p.m. from complications of pneumonia following a stroke, according to a statement released by his publicist Michelle Bega.

The New York native, born Garry Kent Maschiarelli, directed, produced and starred in films and TV shows beginning in the late 1950's.

Garry with sister Penny Marshall.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Happy Sunday Everyone ...
Praising GOD Almighty ...
Ever Grateful and ALWAYS Thankful ....

'Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ' 
Ephesians 1:2-3


Friday, July 15, 2016


Contrary to what some might say, what is truly meant, will be. #TGIF

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Interesting Contrast ...

Self serving Jennie hoeing the Block

I concur  with this idealogy

Wake Up ... A Constant Reminder

Until we take a stand, by knowing our worth, it won't matter that 'they don't care about us' because we must matter to us, our acceptance of US is crucial.  That's where the conversation starts ...

Contraction Wendell (Wendy) Williams

Talk show host puts foot in mouth ONCE again, loses sponsors and has been seen sobbing uncontrollably ... Hmmm hopefully this will reveal the fraud personality once and for all.

Missing Moms Kanye I get it!!

Truly you only get one ...

Friday, July 8, 2016


It's ALL love when it's easy UNTIL ... Seek Truth, Know Truth, Understand Truth and Trust Truth in the world, those whom you call Friends and interact with. #TGIF

Monday, July 4, 2016

Let's GO GET EM' ...

Kevin Durant and Steph Curry shaping up to the the new dynamic duo.  The basketball brand you knew, the guy who built everything from the ground up for the Thunder in an Oklahoma City community that he once called "the perfect place for me," is now part of a Golden State Warriors team that is more dangerous than any other. The image is gone, that unique niche he had as one of the NBA's few legacy players who could end his career with the same franchise with which he began it.

Happy 4th of July ...

Celebrate Celebrate Celebration ...

EssenceFest in Nawlins 2016

From Oprah Winfrey to Mariah Carey to New Edition, Maxwell and the one man show of Charlie Wilson.  ESSENCE lives up its name, every year.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Affirmation ...

Happy Sunday ...
Praising High In The Valley ...
If GOD be for You ...
'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth' Genesis 1:1

Rio 2016 ...

Two African American women both from Standords collegiate Swim Team make the Olympic cut.  YaY ladies I'm routing for you.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Missy ...