Category Archives: Personal

Latest Jewelry Designs

More Adventures In Jewelry Making I made these pieces for myself. Imperial Blue Jasper and Leather Necklace Set, a Silver Plate Skull & Stone Ring Chain Bracelet (Faceted Tear Drop Amethyst), a throw back 1970’s Leather, Turquoise and Sea Shell … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Creativity, Fashion, Personal | Tagged | Leave a comment

A Message From The Universe

On Sunday morning 4/8/2018, as soon as I opened my eyes I heard the words Vesper Alloy. I pondered a second about what those words meant. I said to myself, “That sounds strange, who or what is Vesper Alloy?” I … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Personal, Spiritual | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

C. Rae Art | Paper Collage

Posted in Art, Creativity, Inspiration, Personal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Love, Music, Personal | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

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

Posted in African American History, Detroit, Family Research, Genealogy, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

I’m a descendant of the Underground Railroad (UGRR).  My cousin, Dr. 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 … Continue reading

Posted in African American History, Detroit, Family Research, Genealogy, Personal | Tagged , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in News and politics, Personal | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Detroit, Entertainment, Film, Personal | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Detroit, Entertainment, Personal | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Love, Music, Personal | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments