Mi Casa, Su Casa: Charlotte’s Paella

 Charlotte’s Paella   Every accomplished cook knows the most essential ingredient in any dish is love. It was with love,a sense of legacy, and admiration that I prepared authentic Spanish Paella for the first time this spring. My close sister/friend Charlotte was an exceptional gourmet cook. She introduced…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Editing and Curating Your Art and Collectibles

  Home with Janis Gipson Art and collectibles enhance and enrich your home in so many ways. Inherited art can contain the spirit and essence of its beloved previous owner. Art can mirror your taste, and can reflect your soul.  Art can evoke fond memories of a vacation…

What if…

Welp! It’s Sunday. What If … What if you didn’t like cornbread What if you didn’t like fried chicken, yams, and greens. What if? What if you didn’t like potato salad with mustard and sliced eggs on top with a sprinkle of paprika Or, okra and some string…

The Cultural Explosion of Dr. Yaoundé Olu

  Dr. Yaoundée Olu “I have always been an artist in my soul and heart.” – Dr.Yaounde Olu   Indeed, Dr. Yaounde’ Olu is an artist. She is also a scientist, a journalist, an Afro-futurism pioneer, an author, an illustrator, and an award-winning cartoonist. Olu has been activating…

Stay Tuned for @kennediekerenn:

  Wrapped in white – Kennedie Casey It runs in the family!  Kennedie Casey was born and raised in Florence, AL.  Her environment was always creative.  She was influenced by her mother, Von Etta.  As a child, Casey was always interested in what her mother wore and when…

SEEDS OF HOPE ON THE INTERRELATEDNESS OF OUR ENVIRONMENTS

INTRODUCTION I’m going to envision and sketch an image of the interrelatedness of our environments: human, natural, and spiritual.  I’ve come to imagine them as dynamically one since I witnessed the image of the Earth from the moon; we all live here together.  I am of course expanding…

Bernie Basley Photography: The East

  Bernie loves to take pictures.  He earned his Bachelor’s degree in TV Production from Columbia College Chicago, but now lives in Bangkok, Thailand. Bernie has worked extensively in TV production including ABC Television Network where he served as the Associate Director and Stage Manager from 1979-2001. Prior to…

Their Wildest Dreams…

  I remember my grandfather, Pops, bristling with anger when hearing Black folks referred to as ‘Colored.’ I knew that it was a term the government and the media used to describe us prior to, say, 1970. As a little boy, I asked him why it upset him…

Words of Dr. Russell Clayton

  PLANT SEEDS IN YOUR LIFE When you plant seeds in your life, expect your intentions to manifest. You are a miracle maker. Open your hand and release your seeds into the fertile universe. You won’t be losing your seeds, you will be gaining a harvest. The opportunity…