Showing posts from March, 2013

Creative ...Fascinating .... Extremely Gifted

Day 27, brings a POWERFUL energy unlike any other.
Gifted Quadruple Threat: Actress, Author, Poet and Grammy-winning Singer-Songwriter, The Enchanting Musical Genius Ms. Jill Scott!

She is an artist with an abiding,deep commitment to lyrical honesty and musical integrity. Simply put,if Jill Scott feels it,she writes and sings it. While vivid imagery,metaphor analogy are her stock in trade,there’s no pretense ,no hiding. 
She’s upfront,in-your-face always real,using her own distinctive poetry to breathe life into words,digging inside to bring forth the accompanying emotion. It is that authenticity that has endeared Jill Scott to everyday music buyers who hear what she’s saying through her music and respond according. 
Folks who know the rough and tumble of life,love right,love wrong,passion misspent,passion fulfilled,lonely nights and empty days and everything in between declare,‘Yeah,girl!,’ ‘Go ‘head on!’ and ‘I feel ya’. And in the tradition of the four albums that …

The Amazing Sculptor, Deniece Daniels!

Deniece Daniels was born in Detroit, MI. She fell in love with art while in elementary school. Her teacher noticed her creativity and gave her all the art time she wanted. She continued her art in middle school where she was a member of the art club and finished at Martin Luther King High School where she was in the first graduating
class. During her time at King High School she was sculpting live models for the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA). Deniece was written about in the Detroit newspaper as one of the best sculptors while working for the DIA. After graduating from King High School she worked at the DIA, where her and her team designed and created the play escape located on Palmer outside of the DIA. Unfortunately, she made the hard decision to walk away from sculpting and began working at the USPS. She was a starving artist who wanted to provide a life for her son and the money she was making at the DIA wasn't steady enough.
Deniece was away from sculpting but it remained …

Celebrating Detroit's, Fabulous Stacey Watson

Sizta 2 Sizta Healthy Hair Care Company was founded in 2003 after Stacey's personal and devastating ups and downs with hair issues for most of her life. S2SHHC was born out of frustration of the inability of African American women to grow and maintain long healthy hair. 
In late 2003, after doing extensive research Watson developed her first hair condition (S2S Deep Penetrating Conditioner) along with a hair growth technique called "Growing Hair One Inch At A Time" which enabled Stacey to go from short broken and damaged hair to hair past her bra strap. 
Sizta 2 Sizta Healthy Hair Care Company has gone from one product to an entire product line. Through re-education via Stacey's hair care guide and products, Watson continues to assist women of color across the world in achieving and maintaining the long healthy hair they have desired since childhood. ©StaceyWatson
I would like to add that Stacey Watson's line has definitely expanded, now offering a Masculine Scent f…

Inspired by the Amazing Lisa Ling!

Celebrating AMAZING WOMEN  in the month of March & Beyond! Today, the honor goes to the incredibly Fierce and highly revered, American Journalist, Host, and Special Correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show, and CNN ...Lisa Ling!
As the field correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show and contributor to ABC News' Nightline and National Geographic's Explorer, Lisa Ling has reported from dozens of countries, covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda, among other issues that are too often ignored.
Ling has covered the drug war in Colombia, investigated the notorious MS-13 gang, and explored the culture of U.S. prisons. She also was allowed to travel into North Korea as part of a medical missionary group, where she and a film team were able to document a rare look into North Korea. The trip was documented in the 2007 National Geographic documentary "Inside North Korea".
Lisa has also has reported on t…

Chandra Wilson, We Celebrate your Amazingness!

Today, we explore the Amazing life of Mrs. Chandra Wilson~ {Dr. Miranda Bailey, of Grey's   Anatomy}!
Actress Chandra Wilson was born August 27, 1969, in Houston, Texas. She made her New York stage debut in 1991. She also began to land guest spots on a variety of prime-time television shows. She made her big-screen debut in the 1993 film Philadelphia. In 2005, she landed the breakthrough role she had been waiting for as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the wildly popular ABC prime-time show Grey's Anatomy.

Her mother, a postal worker, wanted to keep her daughter active, so she enrolled Chandra in a litany of after-school activities that would set the course for her show business career. By the age of five, Wilson was performing in musicals with Houston's Theatre Under the Stars company. 

She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts and continued on to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating with a BFA in drama in 1991.

She made her N…

Exploring the gifted literary novelist ...Dorothy Allison!

Celebrating women for the month of March {and beyond!}  Exploring the GIFTED literary novelist ...Dorothy Allison!

Dorothy Allison is an American writer, speaker, and member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Themes in Allison's work include class struggle, child and sexual abuse, women, lesbianism, feminism, and family.~ Goodreads

In her potent memoir and manifesto, “Two or Three Things I Know for Sure,” Dorothy Allison writes, “Oh, I could tell you stories that would darken the sky and stop the blood.” And then she declares, “I am not here to make anyone happy. What I am here for is to claim my life, my mama's death, our losses and our triumphs, to name them for myself.”

It's true that Allison writes unflinchingly about dark matters, most resoundingly in her world-altering masterpiece, “Bastard out of Carolina,” the indelible story of a young girl called Bone and her poor, fiercely loyal and catastrophically violent outlaw family. But Allison does make people happy no…

Online Interview w/J.R.Randle~ The Emotional Woman, A Novel

Hi! I'm Sezoni Whitfield, Host of #WritersKaboodle {Twitter} Supporting writers who love writing. Follow my interview with Author J. R. Randle on Twitter, and use hashtag #WritersKaboodle to join the conversation.
Learn more about J. R. @emotionalwoman

Ladies! Celebrating Amazing Women in the month of March & Beyond!

Today, the honor goes to the fabulously gifted, American jazz singer, three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songstress Dee Dee Bridgewater, as well as a Tony Award-winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio's syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization.

Born Denise Eileen Garrett in Memphis, Tennessee, she was raised Catholic in Flint, Michigan. Her father, Matthew Garrett, was a jazz trumpeter and teacher at Manassas High School, and through his playing, she was exposed to jazz early on. At the age of sixteen, she was a member of a rock and rhythm'n'blues trio, singing in clubs in Michigan. At 18, she studied at the Michigan State University before she went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With their jazz band, she toured the Soviet Union in 1969.

In the early 1970s, Bridgewater joined the Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra as the lead vocalist. This mar…

Celebrated Women: March is our Month, Ladies!

Celebrating women for the month of March {and beyond!}
Exploring the Fabulous Jamaica Kincaid!

Jamaica Kincaid was born on May 25, 1949 in Antigua. She was christened Elaine Potter Richardson, but when she fled the island at the age of seventeen. When she left her family as well as her name behind and entered North America as Jamaica Kincaid. Her work is considered autobiographical work. She worked first in New York City as an au pair, for an upper class family much like the one pictured in Lucy. She left this work to study photography at the New School for Social Research and then went on to Franconia College in New Hampshire (but did not take a degree) before returning to New York. There she became a regular contributor to the New Yorker magazine, writing for nearly twenty years (1976-1995) before the arrival of new management convinced her to leave. She now resides in Bennington Vermont with her husband and children.~Writers of the Caribbean

Notable works: Annie John (1983) Small Plac…