Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Nice Article About Belva Davis

I picked up the Contra Costa Times this morning and was surprised and excited to see Ms. Belva Davis on the front page.

This woman is a true icon. Congratulations to Belva and big ups to the Contra Costa Times for recognizing her and her contributions.

Here is a link to the article:

Monday, December 28, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa - Ujima

Swahili: Ujima

English: Collective Work and Responsibility

To build and maintain our community together and make our brothers' and sisters' problems our problems, and to solve them together.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa - KUJICHAGULIA

Swahili: Kujichagulia

English: Self-Determination

To define ourselves, name ourselves, create for ourselves, and speak for ourselves.

Percy Sutton Dies At Age 89 In New York

Percy Sutton, who represented Malcolm X and became a successful businessman has died at age 89.

His many business accomplishments include restoration of the famous Apollo Theater and ownership of Inner City Broadcasting.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Kwanzaa - UMOJA

Swahili: Umoja

English: Unity

To strive for and maintain unity in the family, community, nation and race.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Music That Takes You "There"

Beverly Johnson - "A Few Of My Favorite Songs"

This sister can sing!

Her new CD contains a few of her favorites, as well as mine, including "Let It Snow," "The Christmas Song," "A Few Of My Favorite Things," and a tune written by Earlene Davis "God Showed His Love."

Beverly Johnson turns out an amazing performance on this one. She is truly a gifted singer.

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The Perfect Kwanzaa Gift.

Support African-American Artists!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

"Pages" Book Club Holiday Party

We had a great time discussing Kimberla Lawson Roby's book, "A Deep Dark Secret."

This is a different story than what we're used to reading from the New York Times bestselling author.

I won't spoil it for you, but it's the story of 12 year old Jillian Maxwell, a beautiful girl who appears to be living a perfect life with her mother, stepfather and younger sister.

However, as the reader soon learns, "No one knows what goes on behind closed doors."

I, personally, love anything that Kimberla Lawson Roby writes and would recommend this book.

A perfect gift for the book lover on your list.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


Come out and support BABJA/NABJ members Barbara Rodgers, Martin Reynolds and Michelle Fitzhugh-Craig in an HIV/AIDS prevention workshop (sponsored in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Bay Area Black Journalists Association (BABJA)).

“HIV/AIDS in the African American Community”

December 5, 2009
10:30 a.m. - Noon
Calvin Simmons Ballroom
Oakland Marriott
1001 Broadway
Oakland, CA

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