Go to the Light

Frances: In Italian, the literal translation of "to give birth" — "dare alla luce" — is: "to give to the light"."   I was watching Under the Tuscan Sun when heard this quote  And it confirmed what I'd learned during my near death experience. To be clear, I didn't need confirmation of my NDE.  It... Continue Reading →

Our Story

Just a reminder. Your life is an open book. No matter how high you rise or how low you go; someone, somewhere can share a part of your story.

Playing the Long Game

I love it when a good plan comes together. Many who are dazzled by the media and may have missed the plot. We must remember, we're a civilization rooted in story-telling. We share information filled with iconic imagery, symbolism, and sounds. Celebrities are no different. They use the media to tell stories that voice their platform position or... Continue Reading →

An ISM-Free Zone?

Blitter, a new social networking app created by Patrick Francis, made its debut on October 5, 2017. The Blitter profile listed in the iTunes Store indicates: "Blitter is a social network built on love, passion, and empathy. Blitter does not condone racism, sexism, harassment, bots, or hate speech whatsoever. We are 100% independent from any investors... Continue Reading →

Programming Change

The difference between self-publishing and trade-book publishing is formula. Just like blockbuster movies that feature “Beautiful WASPs having sex”, trade-book publications follow a format, a safe comfortable, format. One that programs and conditions us to perform a certain way and keeps us “wanting” so that we remain consumers. Some self-published books simply tell a story... Continue Reading →

Discussion: The Last Word (2017)

I'd probably watch any Shirley MacLaine movie and while I was online tearing up folks' safe spaces today, I found "The Last Word" . If I had to guess the movie's plot - it would be moppet (Ann' Jewel Lee), a young black girl saves old white woman who saves young white woman (Amanda Seyfriend).... Continue Reading →

When opportunity knocks don't jam the door on it. In 1989, Super Music Producer Doctor Freeze offered the song "Poison" to our girl rap group, Flexx, to record but we passed on it. The R & B group Bell Biv Devoe went on to record it and sell more than 4 million copies! #oldschoolrap #90s... Continue Reading →

The world is my stage; spotlight in the sun. Pictured in the theatre, a life lived in acts.  

Adult Picture Books

Before Instagram, there were picture books with a complement of editorial copy that could be considered the literary version of the popular social networking site of today. One of those books, I consider one of the most enlightening books that I've read on Africans in America is "A Pictorial History of the Negro in America"... Continue Reading →

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