#BlackLivesMatter

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Selfless, #BlackLivesMatter & The Cosby Show

Hey Cuties,

I'm fresh off of my 36th Birthday {Sunday}, I spent the past five days in beautiful Miami at the Steve Harvey, SOAR Retreat. I am fired up and working double time to reach my dreams. Today I participated in a Huff Post Live interview with none other than Malcolm-Jamal Warner {Whispers: Theo from The Cosby Show.}  In case you didn't know he is an actor and musician. Malcolm-Jamal stops by Huff Post Live to discuss his third album, "Selfless," and his role in the upcoming miniseries, "The People vs. OJ Simpson.”

The Classic BLACK Man

Hey Cuties,
Today I'm challenging you to open your eyes to something that might not be familiar. After you open your eyes, open your hearts! When I turn on the news I see headline after headline that reads like a constant attack on our black men. Just know that you can't paint everyone with the same broad stroke.  Last week I saw an image on IG and I had to repost it; I don't repost much but when something captures my attention I have to share. I reached out to Marquelle Turner, the gentlemen who posted the image and he was so gracious to share more with me. He and I did a Q&A below and included some of the beautiful images these stylish black men captured in that photo shoot.

A Powerful Message from the UniverSoul Circus

Hey Cuties,

I hope you enjoyed your nice long Independence Day weekend. I celebrated by working on several pairs of custom converse.  Sunday I actually got out, ran some errands then hung out with some friends. With so much going on in the world I just wasn't feeling very patriotic. Thursday I attended the media day at the UniverSoul Circus in the Washington, DC area. {DMV} I've attended once before about 10+ years ago.  I had forgotten how much fun this show would be. Mother Nature was upset with someone because we had some torrential downpour. Yet that didn't change the packed out crowd; those performers gave us their all.

Happy Father’s Day Babe

Hey Cuties,

Father's Day is this weekend, and I hope you are ready to celebrate the Father's in your life. In 2004 my Babe and I became parents and Father's Day had a new meaning. Not only did I celebrate him I also celebrated the man that raised him. The ONLY thing I wanted in my child’s father was for him to be hands on; I got that and more. I was raised by a single parent so there weren't any Father's Day celebrations going on in my home.