Category Archives: Personal

Prince, Thanks For The Memories!

My Name Is Prince & I am FUNKY…MY NAME IS PRINCE THE ONE & ONLY! Call It What You Like, I’ma Call It How It Be! I love Prince! His music grabs me at my core and always elevates my mood; those extra funky rhythms … Continue reading

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In Celebration of “Jackie Robinson Day”

He’s No Longer Forgotten Detroit Negro League Star William Binga’s legacy gets a boost Click the photo above to check out an Hour Detroit Magazine online article about my Binga ancestor, written by Ryan Whirty.  Many thanks to Ryan for … Continue reading

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My Christmas Wish List 2013

100 Things I Wish For 2013 by styln on polyvore.com   Elizabeth Cole Earrings (see more handcrafted jewelry) Monika Chiang Sandals (see more lace up sandals) SKINGRAFT Laser Cut Vest (see more black vests) Monique Pean Caldera Ring (clipped to … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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Tiffany Nicole Makeup Line | Metro-Detroit

I attended an event at Makeup at Tiffany’s a makeup studio in Southfield, MI operated by Ms. Tiffany Burton.  The former professional MAC artist has launched her own colorful and cutting-edge cosmetics line dubbed Tiffany Nicole.  I marveled over the many … Continue reading

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The Underground Railroad and the Legacy of Black Resistance | The Wright Museum, Detroit

I’m a descendant of the Underground Railroad (UGRR).  My cousin, Barbara Hughes-Smith conducted interviews with many UGRR descendants and African-American history researchers regarding our self-emancipated ancestors. My interview focused on Barbara’s 3rd great grand-uncle Anthony Binga Sr. In 1836, he escaped slavery with … Continue reading

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Justice Denied | Hate Prevails

Still Waiting For A Post Racial Equal Justice In America! MURDERED IN COLD BLOOD THEN TRIED FOR HIS OWN MURDER Rest In Peace Trayvon Martin You can’t be the aggressor and say that you are standing your ground.  You can’t pursue a … Continue reading

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Detroit Film Location | How to Catch a Monster

Alright Mr. Gosling, I’m Ready For My Close Up Recently, a gloomy storm system engulfed the better part of a week.  On the first sunny day, I take my bike for a quick spin around town.  I ride through greater downtown Detroit, jetting … Continue reading

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Transformers 4 Movie Set | Detroit

Hollywood Invades Detroit One afternoon, while riding my bike, I stumble upon a construction site in downtown Detroit.  The site is active with cranes swinging and workers pouring foundations, building wooden framework, connecting metal beams and erecting walls.   I’m … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace | Michael Jackson

*GONE TOO SOON* Dearest Michael: I Love You,  Miss You and I Want You Back! “Gone Too Soon” Like A Comet Blazing ‘Cross The Evening Sky Gone Too Soon Like A Rainbow Fading In The Twinkling Of An Eye Gone … Continue reading

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