Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Book Review: "Getting to Happy" by Terry McMillan

I recently finished Terry McMillan's most recent novel, "Getting to Happy." I had been waiting for another book from her after "The Interruption of Everything," which I loved. "Getting to Happy" was worth the wait. I could have devoured this book in one sitting but opted to take small bites because I didn't want it to end.

It was so good catching up with Bernadine, Robin, Savannah and Gloria. I loved them all so much in "Waiting to Exhale," and they didn't disappoint in this sequel. I could relate to them on so many different levels and that's all I'm going to say on the subject here!

And even though I didn't agree with all of their decisions, I certainly respected and appreciated them for making their own choices.

Terry McMillan is winding up her book tour, but if you're in the Oakland area this weekend, Marcus Books will honoring her during their 50th Anniversary Celebration.

For more information on this event, call Marcus Books at (510) 652-2344.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Save The Date - Beta Dance Troupe (featuring Ethiopian and Israeli Dancers), Thursday, October 14, 2010

Back on Track is located in Third Baptist Church.

1399 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
PHONE: (415)346-9316

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Bishop Kenneth Moales Passes Away of a Massive Heart Attack at Age 65

"Bishop Kenneth H. Moales, known as a man who loved God, his family, church and Kingdom pursuits, departed this life on Monday, September 20th, after he experienced a massive heart attack.

During the weekend of September 18-20, thousands had gathered in Bridgeport and the surrounding areas to celebrate his 65th Birthday. First Lady, Peggy, their three children, 12 grandchildren and one grandchild all took part in the festivities, along with many special friends including Bishop Alfred and Susie Owens, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, Vickie Winans, Bishop Albert Jamison, Mr. Quaford Coleman, Bishop Kenneth Dupree and many more.

Bishop Kenneth Moales was a leader of leaders with a strong Davidic anointing. He was the founding pastor of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit formerly the Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love, Bridgeport, Connecticut for 42 years.

He relished the fact that the church began out of a choir rehearsal where God touched his heart and “called” him to preach. His wife, Peggy has been by his side through it all. Although the couple endured many years of struggle, they never gave up!

Bishop Moales was a warrior! In fact, he popularized the “War Cry!” that has become the outcry of the masses who declare “VICTORY in Jesus!”—even in the midst of trying times!

Bishop Moales was the Presiding Prelate of the Pentecostal Church of Jesus Christ (since 1995). Under his guidance, many notable pastors were being nurtured in their ministerial growth, among them, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, who may ascend to the helm of the organization.

Bishop Moales also served on the Executive Board of the Joint College of African American Pentecostal Bishops, and was lovingly referred to by Bishop J. D. Ellis as “Holy” Moales!

A man of music, Bishop Moales succeeded the Father of Gospel Music, Dr. Thomas A. Dorsey, as President of the National Convention of Gospel Choirs and Choruses, Inc., which celebrated 77 Years of Gospel Music Ministry in Orlando, FL (August 2010). Bishop Moales was intensely proud and protective of the “Dorsey” Convention and he gave it his best to make sure that it continued to flourish.

Bishop Moales was an advisory board member for Gospel Today Magazine. He had been featured in the magazine several times and was a key part of the magazine’s growth and success."

Final arrangements are as follows:

Saturday, September 25, 2010; 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Community & Civic Service (lie in state)
Prayer Tabernacle Church of Love
1243 Stratford Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06607

Sunday, September 26, 2010;
The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, 729 Union Ave, Bridgeport 06607
Morning Worship – 10:00 am
Body lies in state – 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Celebration of Life Musical – 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(black attire)

Monday, September 27, 2010
The Arena at Harbor Yard, 600 Main St, Bridgeport, CT 06601
Body lies in state – 8:00 am
Homegoing Service – 10:00 am

(white attire)
Floral Arrangements: Morton’s Funeral Home, 25 Margaret E Morton Ln, Bridgeport, 06607 203.576.0326
Donations: The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit/Love Christian Academy

What an awesome man of God. Check out this War Cry!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long Has Been Named In Two Lawsuits Claiming Sexual Misconduct (But, Please, Don't Tell Anybody)

By now, I'm sure most of you have heard about the lawsuits that have been filed against Bishop Eddie Long, of Georgia. Bishop Long , pastor of New Birth Church in Lithonia, Georgia, is one of the most influential and powerful ministers in the Southeast and the country. He has also been one of the most outspoken opponents of gay rights. He has never attempted to hide his conservative views. In fact, when Coretta King's funeral was held at his church in 2006, Julian Bonds and other prominent African American leaders, refused to attend due to Bishop Long's oft-perceived "homophobic" views.

That said, I'm not the judge. I'm not the jury. But I have a serious problem with Black folks who refuse to even talk about it. Come on people. It's national news. CNN broke the story. Don't shoot the messenger.

I've been listening to the "The Light" all morning and Host Jerry Smith opened up the phone lines to take comments about this news. You would have thought he had burned the cross.

Everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but just because we don't talk about it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

I'm not saying. I'm just saying.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

On November 5th, Tyler Perry Does It Again - "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide"

All I can say is "Wow," and big props to Lionsgate Entertainment for backing this film.

Check out the trailer.

I'm so happy to be nappy! :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Say, It Ain't So, Sam!

I pray that a new story about the late civil rights photographer, Ernest Withers, is not true. According to a two year-investigation outlined in The Commercial Appeal, Withers allegedly was on the FBI's payroll for at least 2 years.

I don't want to speak ill of the dead, especially when they can't defend themselves, so I'll just say I hope these allegations are false.

Despite the allegations, plans to include Withers' work in the renovated Museum of Civil Rights in Memphis will go forward.

Let God be the judge.

Monday, September 13, 2010


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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

"Sing Hallelujah, Come on get happy!" - Terry McMillian's new novel, "Getting to Happy" now in stores everywhere

It's been a long time coming. Fifteen years after "Waiting to Exhale", we're catching up with "our girls," Savannah, Gloria, Bernadine, and Robin.

Check out Ms. McMillan's new website. There's information on her book tour and lots of other little "tidbits" for your reading and perusing pleasure ;)

Review coming soon.