Tag Archives: inspirations
The recent, tragic death of cultural steward and soul master Don Cornelius got me thinking heavily about inspiration, so when I ran across this photograph of the unadulterated musical genius Prince as a young man, I knew I had to … Continue reading
Black Americans have actively participated in every war and military skirmish since the United States was first conceived, even as a colony. But it was during the Spanish-American War in 1898 that black soldiers first had the opportunity to leave … Continue reading
I first experienced Cape Verde – and another facet of the Diaspora – through your haunting, bittersweet voice. Thank you for that, Barefoot Diva. Cesária Évora, Fly Sister, 1941-2011 Also, you can listen to my favorite song by Ms. Évora, “Roma … Continue reading
Sometimes, no matter how badly you wish you were doing it right now, you just don’t have the conditions necessary to take flight. The work hours are long, the money just isn’t right, you have to take care of your … Continue reading
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Everyday this week, when I log into Facebook, I’ve been seeing a little reminder that “on this day, two years ago,” I was hitting up the Notting Hill Carnival or being wowed by the freakish ability of Swedes to dance … Continue reading