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26 Jul

but I will be gone in California for the next two weeks. I will do my best to write but expect many pictures and stories of my travels after August 10th. See you on the west coast!


Berkeley Flea Market

4 May

No BFM is not the latest text language but it stands for The Berkeley Flea Market. The Berkeley Flea Market has been held every Saturday and Sunday from 7am-7pm for the past 31 years at the Ashby Bart Station. The BFM is a Bay Area landmark (this may not be true but anything that positively serves its community for numerous decades should be). If you have lived in the Bay Area for more than five minutes chances are you heard about the infamous flea market and have attended too many times to count. The BFM is the best place to shop in the bay for one of a kind jewelry, old records, African art and of course incense. Whether you are needing to shop or just want to stroll down one of the isle of the market, it is always adventurous because you never know what you might find, and chances are you will always see and old friend. The easiest way to find the BFM is to just follow the sounds of the drummers that along with the vendors come every weekend, like a musical mapquest. The drumming is just another free perk of the BFM that is already free of charge, making the flea market my kind of place.

Fulton Free Saturday

4 May

The High Museum in Atlanta, GA

The High Museum in Midtown Atlanta, GA *Fulton Free Saturdays Walk-up admission is free for Fulton County residents on the first Saturday of each month. (Acceptable I.D. includes valid driver’s license, utility bill or student I.D. from a Fulton County school. Fulton Free Saturdays are sponsored by the Fulton County Arts Council. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council.)

Tuesday Afternoon Remix

4 May

Found Sade’s Cherish The Day mixed with Kanye’s Say You Will. Two great artist, even better song.

The Women of Brewster Place…

30 Apr

is what  inspired me to start this blog. A 1989 film starring Oprah Winfrey, The Women of Brewster Place is a movie about women empowering other women. All the women living in the housing tenement are trying to survive. They deal with issues like abuse, poverty and trying to maintain a family. Two of the characters in the film are a lesbian couple who live together at Brewster Place and spark conversation in the neighborhood about sexuality and acceptance. Even in a non traditional relationship the two women strive for the same thing that all the women living at Brewster Place want, acceptance. The film is about sisterhood, something I believe is lacking in the black community. I miss the days of my childhood when making a friend was as easy as just asking. We as women have to support each other. So smile next time you pass a women on the street or tell her you like her shoes instead of snarling because you don’t have them. We only have each other!