Thought of The Day.

Something I came across- I think it’s true.

Here’s to kindness, understanding and love.

Jody Watley. August Updates and Transmissions of Love

As the world continues to turn for all of the bad and good..life keeps ticking. I choose to focus of the energy of always being the change I want to see and encouraging others – love is the message.

Diligence.

I’m Nashville as honoree “Crossover Music Icon” for my contributions to soul and pop music as trendsetter and Icon – it’s really even more special to be honored on same night as The Jacksons (rest in peace King of Pop Michael Jackson)..they were such an inspiration to me growing up as I’ve said along the way of my career and life journey- my Mom could tell you that! Music is such a powerful force in life. Heals, inspires, motivates, gives hope..and so much more. I’m so thankful to continue to spread joy and to also continue to inspire others to be yourself, stay strong and do you — no matter what people have to say.

The taping is this evening and will be televised in September and October.

This!

We still have a long way to go as human beings on planet earth…

In Nashville, I came across the reminder of how those who fight for change with the system being as it is are often penalized. Hats off to fighters for civil and human rights then and now.

What the commemorative sign reads : “On February 13, 1960 124 students from Nashville’s historically black colleges and universities walked into Woolworth’s, Kress and McClellan’s and sat down at the lunch counters and asked to be served to no avail. The students also targeted Walgreens, W.T. Grant as well as Harvey’s, and Cain Sloan Department stores. Their goal was to desegregate Nashville lunch counters. The student protesters experienced no violence until February 27. On that day at Woolworth’s and McClellan’s white resisters threw the students from their seats, punched, kicked and spat upon them. Nashville police only arrested the student protesters. 81 students were arrested and charged with loitering and disorderly conduct. Two days later, the court fined each student 50.00. They took a principled stand and refused to pay the bail and spent 33 1/3 days in jail. ” let that sink in and fast forward to 2017

Music Honors, Rosero McCoy (SRL) choreographer for the Jody Watley Tribute and other artists in the show snapped this photo.

Learn more and be a part of the taping Tickets

Current single “Sanctuary” – peace of mind and happy times..create an environment of love – cherish the time.

Video. Watch it Now

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Upcoming concerts:

Sept.2,2017 Jody Watley ft SRL. Yoshi’s Oakland (I’ll be doing a tribute to George Michael) and celebrating Jody Watley 30! As well SRL on the show and we will be previewing two new songs.

Tickets

Oct 6 Palm Springs Private Event – Jody Watley solo

Oct 21 Columbia “Famously Hot South Carolina Pride”

Info – Jody Watley

Nov 11-18 – 80’s in the Sand Punta Cana Resort Dominican Republic – Jody Watley

Colors of Christmas Tour December 2018 : Cities and Tickets – Jody Watley

More to come Jody Watley AND Jody Watley ft. SRL.

Summer Concert Highlights!!!

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A Command Performance for The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin.

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With the Queen of Soul #ArethaFranklin at her annual Christmas Party in Detroit -it was an elegant and loving event-a night to remember for real! . In our journey and history (most don’t know about) she reminded me I gave her my high school graduation photo and signed it to her and that she still has it…I gushed about what an honor it was to sing for her and thanked her for believing in me before I was a professional artist myself and that I loved her – she saw something in me early on and I’ll never forget that or the meaning of that -Then- When she looked Nate and Rosero of #SRL Shalamar Reloadedafter I introduced them to her she smiled and said “Alright Ms.Jody!” 😊❤️️ We both laughed. She looks beautiful too by the way!  

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SRL (Shalamar Reloaded) and I with the Queen of Soul before our performance.

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Jody Watley with civil rights icon Rev. Jesse Jackson Jr. and Shalamar Reloaded (SRL).

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In full effect. Jody Watley and SRL (Shalamar Reloaded).

 

Jody Watley. Rock The Vote.

Someone unearthed this Rock The Vote PSA I did back in 1992 for MTV (when it was Music Television). Still true!

Jody Watley and SRL. Chat it Up with Roland Martin on News One Now.

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Always keeping it real, and real informed Roland Martin on News One Now. TV One Network (Oct. 14, 2016)

Jody Watley A Look Back and Prayers. Photo of the Day.

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Jody Watley. First Lady Rosalynn Carter and President Jimmy Carter in the 90’s.

I was honored by the invitation from former President Jimmy Carter and will never forget the kindness and warmth from he and his wife. My thoughts and prayers go out to them both after his cancer diagnosis. He’s done many great things in his 90 years, and to my view unheralded for the good he’s done and worked for since leaving office.

 

Thought of The Day. Emanuel AME Church. Senseless Violence and Social Media.

It’s impossible to reduce such heavy feelings and thoughts into 140  or less on Twitter or other forums. This tragedy as well as so many others in the world..I just read an in depth article on what’s going on in the Dominican Republic with threatened mass deportations to Haiti – for a generation of children and adults who have never actually been there..the sick fun sport of hunting innocent animals roaming free (giraffe, lions) .. the still missing girls in Nigeria – some of the kidnapped have been returned raped and  now pregnant.. the list goes on. We have to keep on living and finding joy but can never become heartless and desensitized to the important issues faced daily by millions of all types around the world. If something can be done, try..even if by a silent prayer.

This is a repost from my Facebook page yesterday – with this still heavy on my heart in the midst of a flurry of promotional activities while getting ready for next weeks concerts and appearance:

“My heart aches for any act of senseless violence, terror and hate as I have commented previously-I still think of the innocent little ones from time to to time at Sandy Hook and their parents left behind, unimaginable tragedy… At the least my thoughts and prayers are extended to families and friends and to the innocent victims always, my goodness, what’s wrong with people I ask to myself often. I pray for humankind all the time..words seem small in these moments to post on FB, the outrage I often feel at world events even when not sharing those things in this forum -choosing to do so privately – however – The shooting massacre and tragedy at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (a historical church at that) in Charleston is another example of a crazy world hate filled world we live – so enjoy each day and loved ones as much as you can and take that into the world, try to do what you love, laugh and share with your friends, family, co-workers – live in the moment, appreciate the now..as well stay ‘woke’ .. Blessings, Light and Love.”‪#‎AMEShooting‬

To Help the families of the shooting: Read here via USAToday