Jody Watley.Black History Month. 10 Strong Women.

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This is an honor to be included on this list. In my efforts and journey as an artist, songwriter, producer and entreprenuer..and in the midst of my career being a mother raising two children and being able to primarilyย single-handedly raise them to be quality and ground human beings (my most significant job/role)ย sending them off to college to achieve their dreams as young adults.

Fighting for everything, facing every challenge, continuing to grind, working hard far beyond what people know or see – succeeding toward new goals like many every day.

The older I’ve gotten the more it’s important to know that through this my work and chosen profession in music with this type longevity, knowing many have counted me out since the beginning..through this I hope it inspires others to be fearless and strong – even when there are times you feel despair, discouraged, weak and want to give up..keep going – stay strong.

Read the feature on Poptastic Confessions: Here

Black History Fashion Icons. Jody Watley.

From StellarInc.:

 

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For this edition of Black History Fashion Icons I will be focusing on one of my fashion icons, Jody Watley!

Jody Watley started off her career at just 14 being a dancer on the hit tv show, Soul Train, as a dancer. Jody fast became popular on the show for her killer moves and her trendsetting style…

Read the full post, click the link below

 

http://stellarinc.tumblr.com/post/43046376965/black-history-fashion-icons-jody-watley-for-this

 

Photo: Steven Meisel

Photo Of The Day. My Father.

My love of sports came from my Dad: especially basketball and golf. I knew he loved to golf when I was little, and I had a vague memory of a big ย trophy in our living room but never really knew what it was. My Mom had told me in later years that my Dad could have been a Tiger Woods of his generation. She also told me he’d made a bit of history of his own as a teen-ager. My father was on the road to being a professional golfer but followed his own father’s footsteps into the ministry in the COGIC (Church of God In Christ) instead. Coming across this clipping of my father from JET Magazine in 1952, noting his being the first ‘Negro’ to win this tournament really made me smile. I love my father, and miss him everyday. He was a trailblazer in golf and in the COGIC (he had great diverse vision that the church powers that be didn’t fully embrace) – most of all he was my Dad.

 

Happy Father’s Day Dads.