LIFESTYLE/SPIRITUALITY

THE LESSONS OF OBAMA & McCAIN

The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40)
McCain & Obama at Ground Zero…Awesome!
How honorable, that in the midst of this historic campaign, our two candidates can put the petty name calling, political pundits, and divides on American’s issues […]

BIRTHDAY AWAKENINGS

Usually around my birthday I go into hibernation in order to reflect on where I was the year before and where I want to be by the next earth day celebration. Last week, I felt like my brain was clogged up with all of these thoughts that were clouding my awareness. You know how […]

A STONE OF HOPE

“With this faith we will be able to hue out of the mountain of despair a Stone of Hope.”
- Dr. Martin Luther King, August 28, 1963
In his great “I Have a Dream” speech, Dr. Martin Luther King said the above words, that on today have major significance to me, as I like billions of people […]

THE POWER OF “NO”

There is a line drawn in the sand. That line is a threshold. On one side is who we are and just beyond that border is who we want to be and the life we desire. We face that line at any given time. We usually see it when there is an opportunity to grow. […]

YOUR BLUES AIN’T LIKE MINE

Hello UTC family. Sorry I was out of commission last week. I was working the National Book Club Conference http://www.nationalbookclubconference.com all day last Saturday only to come home after a bad rainstorm to find my neighbor’s tree blown on top of my stairs, blocking access to my apartment. I stayed at a friend’s […]

What’s In A Word?

You remember “Sticks and Stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me?”
Well, words may not hurt your feelings, but if you ask Don Imus, words can hurt your career and cost you a job.
If you ask Jesse Jackson, words can hurt your name and cost you the respect of your constituents. […]

Recession Proof

A friend of mine asked me if I think folks in the hood feel the recession. He was halfway joking but it made me think about it. What does it really mean to be in a recession? It’s like traffic. I just don’t get it. It should be free-flowing no […]

A Lesson From Darfur

Matthew 2: 16 - When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi.
This past week I listened […]

Obey The Voice

I remember being in middle school when something interesting started to happen to me. When I would meet people, I’d hear this voice that would let me know if it was cool to be around them or not. This was the first time I became aware of my intuition.
It was a confusing time […]

Blog Debut:
The Blessing Of Thank Yous

Hello UTC! I’m just recovering from a whirlwind past few weeks! Reporting from a slew of BET Awards events, including Debra Lee’s Pre-BET Bash, JD’s Party at Kress, The Sparkle Shimmer & Shine Spa Event, ASCAP’s “Salute to New Edition” and the “Educating Young Minds Scholarship Awards” honoring Mario, Ludacris and Bun B. […]

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