Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rest In Peace, Ernie Barnes

Ernest Eugene "Ernie" Barnes Jr.

July 15, 1938 to April 27, 2009

African American artist and former professional football player. Most noted for his painting "Sugar Shack," featured on the television show "Good Times."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Support Black Business - Black-Owned Syrup Company

If you see this syrup in your Costco, BJ's, or Sam's Club, please support this label.

This is the first African American Vendor at one of these stores. Let's buy some pancake syrup!!! Michele Hoskins, CEO/founder of Michele Foods recently became the FIRST African American vendor with Costco! She was on the Oprah Show and told her story, rising from welfare to faring well.

She is asking ALL people, regardless of color, to support her by going to Costco and purchasing a bottle of her pancake syrup @ the cost of $3.25. If your local Costco doesn't have the product, PLEASE ask for it as she is trying to open the doors for ALL MINORITY vendors to gain entry on the shelves of Costco.

The website is: and the company is out of Chicago , IL .

(Thanks Cousin Lillie for the "heads up")

"Slavery By Another Name" Receives a Pulitzer Prize

"Slavery by Another Name", by Douglas Blackmon, has just been awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

Own it today.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Happy Birthday, Luther - Rest In Peace - We Miss You

Luther Ronzoni Vandross (April 20, 1951 – July 1, 2005)

Soul singer-songwriter, and record producer.