Good Day People,
Since my last post in March, so much has happened. Of course the Derek Chauvin trail, then the murders of Daunte Wright, Adam Toledo, Michael Leon Hughes, Anthony Thompson Jr., and Iremamber Sykap to name a few. As I think, and say Rest In Power to those that we have just lost, I wonder why police brutality continues to plague our communities. In hindsight, I lowered my voice, and adjusted my glasses to reflect and realize that communication issues continue to exist and destroy our relationships between urban communities and law enforcement. It’s safe to say, that until we begin to make a conscious effort to address the madness from a proactive perspective, we won’t be able to move forward, coexist, and build nurturing communities.
On another note, I was able to attend the National Action Network Convention in April. The ability to witness the Mothers of The Movement Panel with Gwen Carr, Sequette Clark, Sybrina Fulton, and Lesley McSqadden speak with Benjamin Crump, Esq. about life after losing a child was simply overwhelming. I also was really impressed by the youth panels on the last day of the convention. Awards were given to Reverend Gregory Drumwright, Reverend Marissa Farrow, Reverend Timothy Figueroa, Reverend Stephen Greene, Reverend Jared Sawyer, Reverend Nick Young, and Tylik McMillan. If you haven’t had a chance to attend, you should do your best to be there next year. This proved to be a great way to release some of my COVID-19 anxiety, while connecting my spirit and energy, to higher vibrations through service and celebration.
As we move forward, I am currently working on the Urban Co-Op Initiative. This initiative is built around servicing our communities with the necessary resources we need to build businesses and promote entrepreneurship in the hood. Please stay tuned as we work to curate post pandemic events that will be centered around information, entertainment, and justice through equality. I would like to thank Scarfo Live for the interview this week, I had a great time chopping it up with you, and although we talked about the music business, we found a way to incorporate substance and wellness, as we reflected on the state of our communities. Also remember to support my project, ‘Censored’ in collaboration with Vocal-NY. Fifty percent of the proceeds will go to research and study on how to STOP MASS INCARCERATION. Until next time, I wish you all peace and prosperity. Remember, there is no road to freedom, freedom is the road (M. Gandhi).
Talk to you soon,