Starting Your Dreams Later In Life and Embracing the Detour

I know it's been a while since I've posted anything but that's because of my job. I'm working as a reporter covering Oakland and I host an arts segment on the radio where I get to interview amazing artists from around the Bay Area. Plus I'm publicizing my book and building my speaking career! 
You know what's funny? I thought this would all happen by the time I was 27-30.  Nope. That wasn't God's plan for me. I'm finally beginning to do the things I've wanted to do and I'm almost 40 years old. Some people reading this who are 40 will say 40 is still young. But some younger people reading may think 40 is nearly ancient. But I'm writing this post for those who like me, thought their career and personal dreams would come true much early in life. I'm here to tell you not to give up. 
You know, death inspires life. A number of my relatives and friends have passed away, ranging in age from 20's to 80's. Actor Luke Perry, my middle…

A Hot Weekend


Contrary to what Tony! Toni! Tone! sang back in the day it does rain in Southern California. Luckily rain makes perfect movie weather so make sure to check out the Pan African Film Festival. This year film screenings will be shown at the Culver Plaza Theatres in Culver City. You can still see the art show at the Baldwin Hills Mall. Support these Black artists. The great thing about indi films is you see images of Black people that aren't shown in mainstream Hollywood. The festival runs through February 16th. It's the largest Black film festival in the country.

There will be plenty of partying going on this Grammy weekend. I hear Busta Rhymes is throwing an afterparty Sunday at Ivar in Hollywood. The Grammys come on this Sunday, 8pm on CBS. I'm rooting for Jennifer Hudson, Jazmine Sullivan, Pink, Keyshia Cole, Mary J. Blige and Eric Benet.

Have a FLY weekend!

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