Saturday, September 24, 2011

Bay Area Black Journalists Association's Eighth Annual Young Journalists Scholarship Gala


RAY TALIAFERRO, Veteran Radio Journalist (Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient)



Saturday, October 1, 2011

6:00 p.m. to Midnight

House of Music
420 14th Street
Oakland, CA
(Near 12th Street City Center BART)

Donation: $75.00

VIP Table: $1,500

Proceeds Benefit BABJA Scholarship Program

VIP Reception
Dinner by Red Door Catering

Entertainment, Dancing, No-Host Bar

(Valet Parking Available)

For tickets and information:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Red Carpet Experience - Craneway Pavillion in Richmond, California

The Red Carpet Experience

Saturday, September 24, 2011

8:00 PM

Robin Thicke, El DeBarge, Ginuwine, Faith Evans, Jermaine Dupri, Blair Underwood

Craneway Pavillion
Marina District of Richmond, California
Presented By: Headline Company

The Headline Company

(510) 277-3122

(21 and over, please)

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Forgive Me, Lord, For I Got Mad

Yesterday, I went to mass at 5:30 because my daughter was singing. I usually go to church on Sunday at 11. I'm Catholic. I used to be Baptist but there was a huge rift in my church and I changed religions. Long story. Anyway, I consider myself a "Baptist Catholic."

For years, we went to an all-Black parish (well Black and Hispanic). However, when my daughter changed elementary schools years ago, we started to attend the church at the school. It's pretty much all-White. Of course, there are plenty of African American Catholics and many books have been written on their contributions to the church throughout the years.

I still get angry when I go to a different mass and someone in the pew behind me says, "Welcome!" It's as if I must be a visitor because I couldn't possibly be a member. I usually get an attitude and am upset for the entire service. Of course, this happened yesterday. I try not to blame people for their ignorance or lack of diversity, but for crying out loud, it's 2011.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. I guess the saying still rings true - "Sunday is the most segregated day of the week."

I'm trying to keep in mind what the priest said in church, "Forgive and ye shall be forgiven."

Have a wonderful week and peace be with you.


Monday, September 5, 2011

Roland Martin makes me LOL!

I have watched Roland Martin for years as a contributor on CNN. However, it wasn't until I started following him on Twitter - see below - that I realized this guy is not only smart - he is riotously funny!! Okay, funny as heck (this is a PG blog).!/rolandsmartin

You can also catch his show on TV One.

Anyway, Roland has his finger on the pulse of everything! And very rarely do I disagree with anything he says.

CNN needs to give this man his own show already.

The only thing I want to know is - does he ever sleep? I wonder because following his tweets is keeping me up late at night (and he's on a different time zone).

Keep it coming Roland - it's going to be a crazy election as we get closer to 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Ladies, Get Your Financial House In Order

100 Black Women Presents

Saturday, September 10, 2011
Laney College