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May 24, 2023, the world lost an Icon. The Queen of Rock and Roll, Tina Turner, died at 83 years old. I have seen countless memes referencing  Anna Mae “eating the cake” or Ike meeting Tina at the entrance of “heaven”. Some find it funny. Some don’t. Another’s misfortune should never be used for comedic […]

Last year (May 2022), in my hometown of Buffalo, New York, there was a mass shooting that would leave 10 people dead, three people injured, and a community filled with anger, loss, frustration, and fear. This incident truly hit home. Usually, I can NOT just write a poem about something dead on the spot. But […]

Historically, women have been given the short end of the stick compared to men as a result of antiquated gender roles and stereotypes. Women have had to fight harder to gain recognition, respect, and reciprocity. One example in the arena of music is  James Brown’s  ‘This is a Man’s World’. He sings about all the […]

Photographers can create a scene, bring a subject’s vision to life, and get lost in moment with their photos. The ability to take a photograph of something or someone gives an individual a sense of freedom…freedom to capture, freedom to explore, freedom to imagine. A photographer has the ability to engage in some of an […]

It’s the early 90s on the East side of Buffalo, New York, the parents in the house- children outside. Younger kids are playing house, riding their bikes, or  playing board games on the porch (board games were used more on rainy days). Most times, the boys were playing street football and the girls were doing […]

We’ve all heard the sayings- “The Sky is the limit”, “Reach for the Stars”, and “The World is Yours”! While these expressions may sound cliché they are seemingly true.  Given the right tools, and personal motivation, all individuals have the potential to hone in on their creative idiosyncrasies. I interviewed a young woman named Amari […]

If I heard that song or phrase… ‘IT’S ME B*TCHES’,  by Swizz Beatz, one more time… I was going to scream!! Soon it grew on me though. I learned to have an appreciation for Swizz. He has a way of telling people “I’m here whether you like me or not…and I’m not going anywhere either!” When […]