February 14th is Valentine's day!
Therefore, we wish all
of you our on-line family a Happy Valentine's Day!
the spirit of love! Express and show that special someone in
your life or the special people in your life that you love and
care for them dearly!
your love a beautiful bouquet of flowers...It's certainly not too
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As you know
it's Black History Month. Yup, it's time to celebrate,
acknowledge, honor and memorialize our leaders, inventors,
discoverers, athletics, and even entertainers, business owners and
politicians who have made exceptional accomplishments and
contributions throughout our history.
What can I possibly
share with you this month as we celebrate black history, when one
of the most important & historical factor in black history has
taken place in this country?
I don’t know about you, but we (Todd and I) are incredibly
happy and proud to see these remarkable times!!!
Mr. Barack Hussein Obama becoming the very first
African-American President of the United States...this is tremendously
I'm sure everyone
of you know every little detail about President Obama due to the
contentious primaries and caucuses, as well as the spirited and aggressive
Presidential campaigning from the Republican candidates and
party. What we didn't know about him and his family was
exposed and shared with America and the entire world. You
remember...Don't you? Nonetheless, I know there are
several African-Americans who are part of President Obama's
cabinet that you would love to learn more about, such as Eric E.
Holder, Jr. (Attorney General) , who I understand was born in
Barbados and Ambassador Susan E. Rice (US Ambassador to the United
Nations), who I have read has Jamaican roots, along with a few
others. So I will definitely share the details about each of
them with you in upcoming e-newsletters during this Black History
so utterly proud that we as a family came together and
exhibited our togetherness and unity by participating and voting
in the Presidential Election and electing the candidate who we
believe in and who we felt will deliver the Change we truly
need. UNDENIABLY, THIS TOGETHERNESS IS HISTORIC INDEED!!!
I must say though,
it blows my mind every time I see President Obama on all the News Channels, the internet, or even hear him speaking on the
radio. I just can't believe it, an African-American...the
President of the United States, and one who is exceptional,
inspirational and have solutions to helping America get back on
its feet. ABSOLUTELY WITHOUT A DOUBT THIS IS TRULY
Despite this fact
and to be quite honest, I do question some issues in President
Obama's Economic stimulus package,
specifically all the monies he has allotted for companies, banks,
and programs that he believes will help stimulate the economy (the
political statement is all the "Pork" that is within his
package/bill). I do have strong feelings about several issues
within this bill and question many of them, because of the reckless and haphazard
way the banks have taken advantage of the monies they received
from the 1st stimulus/bailouts during the end of Mr. Bush's
administration.) However, I have confidence in
President Obama and trust him immensely. Most importantly, I
strongly feel he will do the best he can for America, and I do
believe he will change
America and take it to the next level.
the personal front, I am glad to be "up and around" and
"back on my feet" after being "knocked down"
by an awful flu, as well as overcoming the passing of a very dear
and young family member, who we lost recently. All the
memories are racing through our minds about this lovely woman and
every few moments Todd would say
"do you remember when we did this or that with her", and
unconsciously I would do the same thing. Gosh, I know we all
will die (unfortunately); but I am getting to a point where I am
becoming unable to endure losing anyone in the family, especially
those who leave us too soon. To Todd's Cousin Erik, we
want you to know our heart aches with you over the loss of your
mom , and we will miss her dearly. The lovely memories of
her will forever stay with us in our hearts and in our minds!!!
Please Stay Strong!!!
get our minds at ease and to relax a bit, last weekend we traveled
to New York to check out Reggae Lover's Rock Superstar "Maxi
Priest," who performed at BB Kings
Blues Club in Manhattan. Indeed, this concert relaxed me
greatly and the club's setting was nice! Maxi was
outstanding as usual, and every song he sang was lovely and he
performed them very well (as he always does). I reached my pinnacle
when he sang my favorite "Should I". "Should
I put my trust in you, should I put my faith in you, should I let
you stick around, should I let you float around...Should I, should
I, should I let you Float around...stick around...stick around,
oooh yeh!" This song is nice (the lyrics and the
music) and it always brings
back fond memories of a friend and one of the best drummers out of
Orlando Florida "Mr. Fitzroy". When Fitzroy
sang/performed this song while playing the drums, he did an
excellent job - much like Maxi always does.
do you think there is anyone who could sing like Maxi Priest or
deliver a song like he does? I must share with you there is
indeed one gentleman who can, and this young man is his son
"Marvin Priest". "Marvin" shared the
stage with his father, sang a few songs to the huge crowd and
fully entertained us at BB Kings. You know...in my opinion
Marvin's voice is comparable to R&B Singer John Legend.
Imagine, reggae being sung by a singer who sounds like John
Legend...Yes, Marvin did that and really did a great job.
However though, Marvin's movements were very much like his dad and
performed greatly! Check him out at: http://www.marvinpriestmusic.com
were also entertained by a young up-and-coming dancehall/Hip Hop
singer and rapper who calls himself "Beniton" - http://www.myspace.com/benitonthemenace.
"Beniton" was pretty good also and kept the crowd
moving! Of course, Maxi's long time friend and touring
partner "Red Fox" made a special appearance and "turned
out" the show. It was fantastic, and so was BB Kings.
If "Maxi Priest" is scheduled to come to your town, please
plan on attending his concert so you can totally check him
out. He is absolutely awesome!!!
Friday, February 6, 2009, was the birth date of Bob Marley.
Had he been alive he would have turned 64 years old. We
celebrate him and all he has done for reggae music
February is the
birth month of Reggae Superstar Dennis Brown.
Robert "Bob" Nesta Marley - (1945-1981) Reggae
Singer, Composer, and Guitarist was born in Nine Miles, Jamaica, and
grew up in Kingston's rough Trenchtown District. Bob’s
music is timeless and it’s crossed many boundaries.
His words are prophetic, and in the times we are going
through now with all the war and crime, this is the type of music we
need to guide and uplift us. Sometimes,
it seems as the words in Bob Marley’s songs had to have come from
a higher place, because they are so “deep” and meaningful.
Reggae music on a whole has the power to uplift and unify the
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to the many who have sent me e-mails in response to my past
E-Newsletters and lots of important information to use for our
future E-Newsletters. Most importantly, I thank you for your
encouraging words! Until next week...please enjoy, and be
safe this weekend and the upcoming week!!
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