Month: April 2010

Casa de LaBelle

In March of 2006, Patti LaBelle was attempting to sell this fabulous home. I don’t know if she was successful but here is how she was living in 2006. This four bedroom beauty was the setting for her cooking shows…

“We Real Cool”, Gwendolyn Brooks

Saturday, May 1, marks the anniversary of Ms. Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize in 1950 for a book of poems entitled “Annie Allen”. Ms. Brooks is perhaps better known by young people for a…

When Music Was Music!

In the summer of 1968, “Stay in my Corner” by the Dells was the song to sing as you were doo-wopping on the front porch with your friends. The song, the Dells first number-one, R&B hit, also reached number ten on the pop charts.

Come Back, Baby, Come Back

Here’s something interesting. What about a show where Dionne sings Alicia Keys, or Smokey or Howard Hewitt sings Usher. Can you imagine Chaka Khan singing Beyonce? I’d pay to see that. Tyler Perry, how about writing something for the older stars?

The Girls Are Back!

I resisted Sex and the City for years until one night there was nothing to watch on television. I reluctantly tuned to WGN, Channel 9 in Chicago and thus, through re-runs, I began a relationship with Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda that has spanned a number of years.

Keep Music in the Curriculum

Keri Hilson sang the Star Spangled Banner at last week’s Hawks vs Lakers game in ATL. She forgot some of the words, and it caused me to wonder if our youths are paying attention to the importance of traditions like…

Try These Apologies, Tiger Woods!

I don’t condone Tiger Woods cheating on his wife, but I’m tired of these attention seeking hussies going on national television and requesting newspaper interviews where they state they are seeking an apology from Tiger Woods because he made them…

Good Friday

“My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me” (Matt. 26:39).In the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus asked God to let him have a pass on dying for our sins. After prayer, He accepted his fate with these…