Hopefully Alicia Keys’ New Album Will Make People Leave Her ‘Blended Family’ Alone

Social media: the magical place where everyone is a judge or critic while lacking context, experience, or expertise. I love the creativity it has spawned…even if a lot of the content lacks substance. Alicia Keys’ newest album, Here, is available in all media outlets (streaming, stores, and iTunes) today (November 4). Rooted in soul, gospel,... Continue Reading →

Growing Up Is Fun

  "You're going to be an adult much longer than you will a kid...so enjoy this time."  I have said this to Cydney and nephew on numerous occasions.  Typically it is after one of them laments that adults get to do whatever they want and I shoot that one down right away.  However, if I... Continue Reading →

Love is Not Patient…

“I don’t take any days off.”  Timile didn’t have any response to that statement.  I had finally shut her up. It was the summer of 2009 and I was selling cars.  I worked seventy-five hours a week trying to convince affluent Atlanta suburbanites to buy Volkswagens for commissions.  I hated the job; but I loved... Continue Reading →

Slow It Down

"Sometimes I think I'm from another world (Preach!).  When I'm tryna tell a girl exactly where I stand at. I want a girl when I want a girl.  And when I don't want a girl, I want a girl who understands that."Yesterday, I was at the grocery store with my nephew and Cydney.  My nephew... Continue Reading →

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