Today marks my Memaw’s 77th Birthday! 4 years since she was called Home, I’ve been struggling to establish new traditions to honor her. I’m so used to her embrace and her tears dampening my shoulder whenever I paid her a surprise visit. She LOVED me and maaaan, I LOVED her too! She was my everything, these pictures reflect that! I still feel her love everyday. I can still hear her voice calming my storms with nothing but “grandmotherly” protection. I can still see her slipping money in my pocket after I protested her kind gesture with my pride. I find myself still laughing at her comedic timing…she was never aware of how funny she was. She was/is wonderful! She was/is beautiful! Today, I know that I don’t have to hold on to the pain of losing her when I know for sure that I’ve gained more of her. We’ve gained an angel…by name. I find her all of the time in my memories, in her favorite songs, in my speech, in recipes, in the genetic makeup of my aunt Tarsha, in my dreams, and whenever I feel like giving up…I see you…I find you! I praise God for the impact you’ve had on me!
Happy Birthday, Memaw! I’m so glad you have Momma, Dawon, Denise, and PawPaw to celebrate with you in Heaven! So celebrate amongst the stars and the moonlight, Memaw! I’ll look for you in my dreams tonight! We love you so much! -Twon
Today marks the 55th anniversary of Billie Holiday’s death. Wish the world had reciprocated the love that you had freely given out. If only they had given you your flowers while you were here….we might not have to commemorate such a day as this! We would’ve been celebrating you while you were here….giving you countless gardenias. Thank you, Lady Day.
Thank you. #billieholiday #anniversary #jazz #music #tribute #legend #withbillie #ladyday
A Brotha was minding his own business at the Spike Lee “Do The Right Thing” 25th Anniversary Block Party the other day and ended up on Scripts and Sightings’ style blog! I’m quite flattered. Thanks for the love Abi Ishola!
See this is why I love New York. Got to check out the artist Kara Walker’s sugar exhibit, “Subtlety” at the historic Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This Sphinx is made out of sugar!!! What a way to display our history! #inspired #karawalkerdomino #sugarbabies #brooklyn #newyork #art #blackhistory (at Kara Walker Installation at Domino Sugar Factory)
Happy Birthday to Phylicia Rashad (aka Phylicia Allen)! Did you know that Phylicia Rashad recorded a disco album in tribute to Josephine Baker in the ‘70’s? Well….now you know, son! #phyliciarashad #birthday #josephinebaker #josephinesuperstar #blackhistory #thatwomanrightthere #clairhuxtable