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25th Anniversary Celebration

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Today, November 6, 2018 marks my 25th anniversary as a Soror of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

I am not sure where the time went but I am thrilled to be in this moment with my lines sisters and look forward to serving during the next 25 years!

My line sisters had a weekend celebration in New York. I didn’t go but was happy to receive pictures of the festivities.

Today I celebrated by taking a few pictures in my 25th anniversary Delta sweater and enjoying a crimson and cream drink (virgin) with my husband.

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Some of my service duties with Delta included serving on the National Commission of Arts and Letters for six years and having the opportunity to incorporate various programs and appearances with my work clients, Soror Nikki Giovanni and Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, on a national and local level.

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We were 62 and the largest line the Brooklyn Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. had until just a few years ago.  I am in the last row. Number six starting the left.

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Look for number 53!

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Simply delicious!

Harry Married Meghan

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

I followed their romance as much as I could through internet articles, news highlights and the movie that appeared on Lifetime “Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance.”

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Even though I never saw not one episode of “Suits” I became a huge Meghan Markle fan when I discovered the beautiful half black, half white, actress was dating Prince Harry.

The night before their wedding I went to bed around midnight MT. Somehow three hours later I woke up by myself and was able to watch the entire wedding, with excitement, starting with the guests entering the church.

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Everything about the wedding was beautiful. Meghan looked flawless. She is a natural beauty. With what appeared to be just a hint of make up she sparkled royally walking down the aisle, with the future King, and standing next to her groom.

Her African-American heritage was extremely visible at the wedding and for that I was proud. People had things to say about Bishop Michael Curry’s sermon, but believe me, everything about that wedding was approved by the Queen! Don’t think it wasn’t.

I also loved the fact that Meghan’s black side of the family didn’t act a fool the way her white side did. What an embarrassment! I know other black folks thought the same thing. Writing a tell-all book, writing a letter to the Prince telling him to cancel the wedding, the father faking heart condition and other family appearing in London, who were not invited to the wedding, to gossip about her on a British morning show. Just insane.

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One of my favorite moments was, after the couple married, they went outside to meet the public, and all could hear the African women doing their wedding call of cheer. It completely reminded me of my Peace Corps days in the Congo. No media spotted that.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 1st, 2018

This Easter Sunday I stayed home and basically cooked. For breakfast I made grits and cheese, which took 2 hours, yams (something I picked up in Jamaica) and bacon and sausages for The Hubs.

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For dinner stew was the main dish. I made beef stew (It took hours for the meat to get tender) and vegan beef stew with carrots, unions, peppers, brown rice, corn on the comb and spinach.

Even though I was on my feet watching religious movies, chopping, stirring, measuring and whatever else, I enjoyed preparing these meals for my husband and when he said the food was perfect, I knew it was all worth it.

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So I forgot to take pictures. The food looked good and the table set for two was cute. But The Hubs kept rushing me to eat so I forgot.

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I did take a picture during a brief break. The dogs always manage to find their way in front of the camera.

Strike A Pose

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

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Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Merry Christmas From My Family To Yours!

 

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LEMONADE

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Everything about LEMONADE is addictive.

Lemonade is one of my favorite summer drinks. I make it from scratch squeezing six fresh lemons, adding cane sugar, and water into a pitcher. The sweet and tart flavor blend quenches my thirst during the warm months. I also use lemon based soaps and creams that provide a touch of cool twang that is much needed around that time of year. So I have always enjoyed lemons.

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Now … By now … I am sure everyone has heard of Queen Bey’s new audio and visual collection titled LEMONADE.

I was hooked on it the first three seconds it aired on HBO. I got HBO free that weekend and was able to watch it several times before I purchased the CD/DVD combo. Now I can play it anytime I like for as long as I like, and the Hubs is like, “Oh no not again.” But, it’s like, yes dear just one more time that normally turns into four or five more times.

Anybody who knows me knows when I’m really into something I can watch it a hundred times and not get tired of it.

LEMONADE is the bomb. My favorite songs are “Sorry” and “Don’t Hurt Yourself” and my favorite on the visual is, well, all of them. I love the Louisiana setting.

I don’t get excited about many things but I am about this new body of work. Maybe because, just like many, I can relate. We all have experienced being cheated on or being the cheater ourselves. Then perhaps dealing with reconciliation. These songs penetrate familiar emotions whose voice people hear their own stories in, whatever the stories may be.

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

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Old School

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

I’m old school!!

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