Patrick Chappelle was the Quincy Jones of his day. (early 1900s) This man had a knack for recognizing good talent and putting it to use. He organized the largest Negro travelling vaudeville tent show and parades of his day. He called his business The Rabbit's Foot Company. He was called a black PT Barnum. He brought joy to the black community.
Love, Death and Communication
I spent the day with my mom after the death of one of her childhood friends. In fact, all of her school friends were there. This was a man who I truly liked. Kind hearted and fun natured, he was a blast. It saddens me to no end knowing he is....
Bio Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual warrior seeking to share awareness with many. She uses words as her sword and the love and grace of God as her shield. She has a spiritual blog in which to enlighten and uplift. She is a soon to be published author and a monthly relationship column on Black Refer.com. The different niches for each allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Clifton Davis - an American actor, songwriter, singer, and pastor. He starred on the television shows That's My Mama and Amen. Davis also wrote several hits for The Jackson 5, including "Never Can Say Goodbye" and "Lookin' Through the Windows".
By Patricia Wagner @ Cherishthemoment (Clifton Davis_6812) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
OLYMPIC PRIDE, AMERICAN PREJUDICE is a feature length documentary exploring the trials and triumphs of 18 African American Olympians in 1936. Set against the strained and turbulent atmosphere of a racially divided America, which was torn between boycotting Hitlers Olympics or participating in the Third Reichs grandest affair. (read more)
"I'm not a diva. I'm a tadpole trying to be a frog."
By The Heart Truth Uploaded by MyCanon (Toni Braxton) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
President George Washington persuaded blacks to take up arms to fight for their country of America. He made the following comment to Colonel Henry Lee III who was father of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. "success in the war would come to whatever side could arm the blacks the fastest" After victory over the British Washington made it illegal for blacks to bear arms and sent them back into slavery. Blacks played a huge role in America's beginning and this was long before various immigrant groups would arrive.
One Hit Wonders
The 2000's One hit wonders, that made jump up and dance. I decided to upgrade my videos by placing videos in them instead of pictures. I have a lot more videos to come and I want to thank all my loyal and new subscribers for being patient. Thanks!
One Hit Wonders
Soul Food Recipes
Southern, Soul Food Collard Greens - I'm remaking one of the most popular recipes on my blog SOUL FOOD, SOUTHERN COLLARD GREENS!! These flavorful collard greens are simmered in savory chicken broth, onions, garlic, red peppers and a smokey turkey leg. YouTube Video