What You Can Do Today.

 

Tuesday June 2, 2020 :: Vote primaries today – PENNSYLVANIA, South Dakota, MARYLAND, INDIANA, Washington DC, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana and make sure to vote in all other upcoming local primaries, elections.

Here are a few suggestions to make a difference today :: Support by donating funds for justice for Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, help the family of George Floyd, donate to community bail funds for protestors and organizations that fight for social justice and equality year round, sign legal petitions for justice, find ways to be an ally beyond this moment against racism and inequality, support small business, black owned businesses, don’t just post memes about it – be about it …take a break if you need one.

Posted on Saturday 5.30.2020 to my social media ::

 

Wattage Thoughts. Police Brutality. Injustice. Racism and Still Trying To Cherish The Good In Life.

Sometimes words can’t convey all emotions from anger, sadness, frustration, anxiety amongst thoughts and feelings in an often hateful world. Music provides a myriad of ways to try and I’m always thankful for that.

Needless to say, the couple of weeks have and this week in particular very trying leaving me drained. My heart is heavy once again, just pondering the fact that hundreds of years of injustice and racism in this country seems to have no end in sight with not enough done to some police officers who do not protect nor serve but use the power of the badge to kill along while we also have racist vigilantes hunting down a young man jogging. Several years ago I started a blog on the murder of Sandra Bland (disguised to look like a suicide) Bland was stopped for not signaling on a lane change, not the type of offense that should end in death of a vibrant women who had herself spoken on injustice. Her death recalled an incidents I’ve personally experienced that I’ve never publicly spoke on, one involving a situation for an alleged offense that didn’t happen. It was too hard for me to put all of my thoughts into words and so I never finished it, I think of her from time to time and it’s just sad.

There are so many of these tragic stories. George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery are the latest victims to an ever growing list. I mean even Trayvon Martin’s killer, another vigilante (I refuse to say his name) was acquitted when the kid was just out to get an ice tea and Skittles. I have a daughter and son though even if I didn’t, as a human being these realities can’t help but bring anxiety to anyone with a heart. I’ve lived in Los Angeles most of my life and remember the Watts riots that occurred prior to our moving there, the riots in the aftermath of the Rodney King beating acquittals in 1992 going on the Stevie Wonder owned station KJLH along with Denzel Washington and many others to try to calm things down as the area where I went to high school was being set ablaze. As a little girl living in Washington D.C. at the time, vividly still remember the riots in the city after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I’ve signed petitions as always, called, texted the appropriate public officials to add in public pressure and I encourage you all to do so too – but as we know justice is not always served and there’s often little accountability but we have to keep pushing. We must continue to do our part and in the midst of fighting for what’s right – and not forget the good that does exist at the same time, the good within us as individuals beyond those who are filled with hate.

If needed for our wellness limit intake of the vitriol and outrage recognizing some get off on on social media – seeing our collective pain, a thousand posts from us is just a cycle – likes, clicks, hashtags – we need others in other races and walks of life and especially those in power to channel all of these acts of racism and inequality in the system into action for change.

Horrific photos of the brutal murder of Emmett Till, just a black boy falsely accused by a whole woman in the 40’s hasn’t evoked change in the hearts and minds of racists, apologists, elected officials and portions of the population – what will?

 

The Healing. Yes – it’s beyond time.

 

Stay safe everyone.

 

 

Wattage Thoughts. Create More Love.

So much ugliness going on in the world amidst this pandemic..we can all do our part to create more love and peace.. Now. Lyrical inspiration from my latest release ‘The Healing.’

New Music Friday. Jody Watley Delivers Musical Medicine with The Healing.

 

“As Jody is known to do, she does more than just share a salient message in her music. She manages to make it a bop, too!” – Soulbounce

 

“The Healing” Available at All Digital Platforms.

Monday Wattage. Living In The Moment.

An inspirational lyric from my new single “The Healing.” When you are present in the moment, circumstance there’s so much to gain and absorb. I say this a lot at my concerts – don’t miss the moment by looking into your phone. In watching the blockbuster Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance” one of the takeaways in the Episode 9 was how Jordan was nearly obsessive about being in the moment, being present. “Why worry about a shot I haven’t taken yet or one I missed..”

With everything going on with the current pandemic and lives, business being turned upside down – all we can do is be present not lament on how life used to be or how it’s going to be when this is behind us. Make the best of now.

Be present.

“The Healing” available at all digital outlets. Musical medicine.

Jody Watley Offers Up A Musical Healing. Soulbounce Review

Jody Watley The Healing RedTop Remix IG

“As ‘Rona continues to plague our lives and put everyone on the sick and/or shut-in list, it’s hard to remember that life really and truly will go on – even if it’s not the way we planned. As we roll with the punches and pivot accordingly, living legend Jody Watley reminds us to keep living, keep loving and keep moving forward on her latest musical offering, “The Healing (Redtop Remix).” Watley wrote the tranquil track just before the global pandemic and, like most age-old wisdom, it is right on time. As Jody is known to do, she does more than just share a salient message in her music. She manages to make it a bop, too!”

Read the full review by Ken Haam on Soulbounce

Jody Watley. The Healing Out Now.

Jody Watley - The Healing Art Final

Get this music medicine today! Jody Watley ‘The Healing’ OUT NOW Available at all digital platforms and streaming services.

 

Jody Watley. Celebrating Little Richard.

 

 

Rest In Peace To The Architect of Rock n Roll. Originator. Innovator. Influencer
LITTLE RICHARD.

Little Richard was also a part of one of the great nights of my life and career, winning Best New Artist at The 30th. GRAMMY Awards in NYC and one of the broadcasts most legendary moments.
My condolences to his family, friends and loved one’s.
Rest In Peace and We Thank You For Blazing a trail that influenced and created a path for so many, including me to be my unique self regardless if credit is given for the influence. The fact that it was Little Richard that God, the universe aligned with The Recording Academy to make it be him on that night to make it not just another award handed out but a legendary television moment really I appreciate even more now looking back on it – Little Richard, the originator made me a double winner that night and forevermore.

Jay Thomas Jody Watley Little Richard

A lot of laughs this day back in 1988 with on air personality/actor Jay Thomas and Little Richard at Los Angeles’ Power 106 Radio Station; when radio was Pop/R&B and Rock – this was not long after that legendary Grammy night — we were at Power 106 for interview with Jay, photo taken by Boomer Servantez another popular on air personality at the time. Rest In Peace Little Richard as well as Jay Thomas who passed away in 2017.

Mother’s Day Greetings 2020

Jody Watley At Home. Self Quarantine May 2020.

Jody Watley At Home May 2020

Jody Watley at home. May 6, 2020.

Brows are out of control..I’m trying not to gain the weight I took off the past year and as always keeping a positive outlook in the midst of it. I have a daily routine working out for a bit, dancing, jumping jacks, jump rope.. in lieu of my morning jogs pre-Covid19. There’s still a bit of business to deal with here and there but nothing like before – and I don’t mind that to be honest. Even with balance in my life throughout my career, I’ve been working since I was a teenager or waiting to get to work, or grinding, trying to make things happen. Right now – it’s cool to just be taking all of the pressure off myself, I’ll expound in another blog post.

Eating healthy is a lifestyle but like anyone sometimes I fall off. Getting dressed and putting on a splash of light makeup most days keeps me motivated – while there are days of black sweats as seen here and taking naps under incoming warm breeze after reading a few chapters in a favorite book. Being home sporting a crop top on a hot day which I’d never wear in public – leaving that to the 20 and 30 somethings..just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

Here’s wishing you all the best as well all get through this in our own way.

Much love from my sanctuary to yours.

 

Wattage!