February 2009 Blog Posts (18)

"Heikki Sarmanto at St. Mark's Church" A review by Bigtrigger

It’s a cool, crisp Ash Wednesday evening, the services at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, an historical 18th century edifice located in the East Village of New York City, have just ended. As the parishioners exited after receiving their spiritual fill, others, including myself, made our way in. An older, white haired, distinguished looking gentleman sat down at a black grand piano and began to effortlessly run the scales, only occasionally glancing up.… Continue

Added by Clayton "Bigtrigger" Corley on February 27, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

We Needn't Worry!

When I travel through cyberspace,alighting at YouTube or flitting through LIB,I notice all the videos and blogs concerning the appearance of Black people in general and Black women in particular. Folks are up in arms about the pervasive ongoing trend of fake hair, fake nails, fake lashes, all the other accoutrements that say "what you see is not even close to what you will get".

Well, we needn't worry! There are still folks out there of other persuasions who can see through all the… Continue

Added by Rasheedah Sabreen on February 26, 2009 at 11:38pm — 8 Comments

Subject: All Black-Female Flight Crew


Our African-American women continue to demonstrate professionalism, intelligence and unlimited potential as they contribute to our overall struggle for unlimited freedom, access and opportunity in America . The sisters on Flights 5202 and 5106 (a jet owned by Atlantic Southeast Airlines) have proven that African-American women can do anything if just given a fair opportunity.

Their aviation success…

Added by Lydell Jackson on February 26, 2009 at 12:20pm — 2 Comments

"An Evening with Alphonse Mouzon" A review by Celestial Dancer

It’s doubtful that any true jazz fan would be surprised by a show featuring the combined performances of established icons Alphonse Mouzon and Larry Coryell. These two master musicians have not only given the jazz world unparalleled drum and guitar concerts and compositions, but they have collaborated many times both on stage, on separate occasions having shared one with Miles Davis, and over the past thirty-five years both on stage and in the studio… Continue

Added by Clayton "Bigtrigger" Corley on February 25, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Chuk Barber - Part of a Signature Trademark

Playing drums since he was eleven years old, Chukinho has had sticks in his hands for over 40 years. A student of legendary jazz drummer, Hal Blaine, Chukinho was a grounding member in many garage bands in the early 60s. He founded the Virginia/North Carolina-based premiere jazz group “Heroes” in the late 70s. Moving to New Orleans in 1986, he co-founded “Casa Samba,” New Orleans’ first Samba School. After many trips to Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, Bahia, to hone his skills, Chukinho was… Continue

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on February 23, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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Added by Lydell Jackson on February 21, 2009 at 11:36pm — No Comments


This award is to a special individual who has displayed determination to accomplish a daunting task that would help make the lives of chocolate folk everywhere that much sweeter. Edie2k2 is the first to recieve this award and stands out among all her peers as a dedicated lover of the global chocolate cause. She has melted the hearts of the masses with her generosity, kindness and volunteer spirit. May the spirit of Dark… Continue

Added by Lydell Jackson on February 20, 2009 at 12:26pm — No Comments

New York Post Cartoon

Concerning the sick, racist and malignant New York Post cartoon depicting the chimp being shot by police officers with the assassination undertone; unfortunately there is an underlying disappointment with a great many elitist over the election of President Barack Obama. Many of these people will always believe that a black man is inferior and has no business running the country. They are shocked and appalled that America would make this decision.

This disappointment comes from over… Continue

Added by Ty Gray-EL on February 19, 2009 at 5:28pm — 6 Comments

This is a must read for all those connected in spirit!!!

Brother Ty Gray-EL has connected to spirits past and present in a way that is captivating, as he puts into written word and verse much of our connection to our heritage! This is a must have book for your library! It contains spectacular poems like "A Black Woman's Smile" and "Hurricane-Breath of My Ancestors"...Purchase it here and click on the link below to listen to more of brother Gray-EL's fantastic work...…


Added by Lydell Jackson on February 17, 2009 at 12:44am — No Comments

Shop for a Reason at the Living Legacy Boutique!


Just opened a new boutique for you to check out! Get all kinds of items that display cultural pride and dignity to everyone around you. Excellent gifts for friends and family of the diaspora. All images are beautifully and professionally designed. You will be proud to display them no… Continue

Added by Lydell Jackson on February 16, 2009 at 8:30pm — No Comments

It's more than feeling. It's more than pride.

While listening to the Music Muse segment of Living Legacy I was reminded of just how BAD Gill Scott-Heron is. Awesome then awesome now. He took me to place that caused "The Cause" to have presence in the 21st Century; a place it should have been naturally had WE not allowed it to discipate.
Thank you Living Legacy. Thank you Lydell

Added by Steve Powell on February 11, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

Mentoring programs

My son is 16 years old and we currently live in Raleigh NC. He attends a pre-college high school and was the founding class for the school. Here is my issue...this is a public school but is very small. I'd like to get a mentoring program started for him and the other young AAbrothers at his school and would like to get some information on how to start one. It would also be helpful if there are brothers and sister out there who would be willing to help with the program. Peace & blessing for… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Purdie on February 11, 2009 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

God’s Word or traditions of Man... which do you seek after? - By DaughterNature

As the Christmas festivities, to celebrate the "birth of Christ", came and went, here is a thought...

I ask you:

"Does Christ really care about our feasts and celebrations in His name? Do you think it is harmless?

If we care about serving Him and believe you are Holy unto him, we should always ask what do the scriptures say... and not what do "traditions of men/religion" say.

What the scriptures have to say about the decking of the tree referred to…

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on February 9, 2009 at 12:27pm — No Comments

MLK Oratory Winner

Added by Lydell Jackson on February 9, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Clayton "Bigtrigger" Corley - Spotlight On Jazz And Poetry

Clayton (BigTrigger) Corley, Sr. is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He developed his love of writing at the age of 14 and his love of jazz from as far back as he can remember. While in high school, he wrote for the school newspaper and was recognized by the Pulitzer Prize Committee for Journalism for his articles about the West Philadelphia High Speedboys basketball team. As of May 2005, he became a published author with the release of Universal Moods (a short story collection). Clayton… Continue

Added by COLOREDPEOPLE.NET on February 5, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

Actual Black History

When it comes to black history most people don’t even know that our nation’s Capital would not exist were it not for the ingenuity and wit of a black man. Most Americans are aware that it was black labor, blood, sweat and muscle that built the city of Washington DC. They have been told that slave labor laid the foundation stones and that black men lost their lives during the building and construction of, not only the white house, but several of the huge monolithic federal government buildings… Continue

Added by Ty Gray-EL on February 3, 2009 at 8:50pm — 3 Comments


Another year has passed and our token month is here again. What a joke. Sorry if I seem a little bitter, but this is one of the many continuing pains in my _ _ _ (like a hemorrhoid) that I have yet to rid myself of. Thirty days out of 365? Come on people, give me a break. Yet another insult on my very being. My history and the history of my people can't begin to be addressed with such a cavalier attitude about it's…

Added by Lydell Jackson on February 2, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

hurt people hurt people

I wrote a song called Broken Hearted Children. Its copywritten so I'll share it with you in response to how we need to heal:

Broken hearted children

Growing up to be broken hearted people

People who need people

To mend their broken hearts

Sad and abandoned children

Growing up to be sad and abandoned people

People who need people

Tell me, when will the love start

Used and abused children

Growing up to still used and abusee other… Continue

Added by Yasmeeen on February 1, 2009 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

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