April Snow ~ Purple Rain

“… a mirror …”

❤ ❤ ❤

“Nakumbuka” 11/11 ~ The MA’ATrix Re-membered

‘Nakumbuka‘ means ‘I remember’ in Kiswahili. November 11th has been recognized as ‘Nakumbuka Day’ by the Pan-African Associations of America since 1994 when the first ceremony was held at San Diego State University in California. It was set aside as… Read More

The Beautyful Ones…

The Beautyful Ones Are Not Yet Born, Ayi Kwei Armah’s debut novel (published in 1968), owes its title to the misspelled inscription on a bus in Ghana where the story is set. It opens during the final months in… Read More

“Shut This Down” ~ [P ft MJ]

Did you ever want to see that collab between Prince & MJ?! YouTuber Raphael Tavares delivers this mix of Pince’s “Shut This Down” [2015] as a soundtrack to MJ’s provocative moves in “Black or White” [1991]. Besides this… Read More

“She Gave Her Angels” ~ Prince

And now I’d like to turn your heart to a tale of sheer delight A song of adulation, love and fear No one loved him better, no one better sacrificed She gave her angels that summer night ❤… Read More

When Doves Sing… Musings

April 21st marks the anniversary of a day, four years ago, when Majesty and Divinity fell uncharacteristically silent. I learned about this after hearing their voices on a hauntingly beautiful music track that I’ve only recently discovered. I’d… Read More

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“Towards a Transformation Communication Theory: UbuNtu, Prince, and the Oral-Aesthetic Perspective” was recently published in The Journalist SA. To read the article, click here: http://www.thejournalist.org.za/academic-papers/towards-a-transformation-communication-theory-ubuntu-prince-and-the-oral-aesthetic-perspective

UbuNtu ~ On Owning Your Masters

“If you don’t own your masters, your masters own you.” On his B’Earth’Day [June 7th] in 1993, Prince changed his name to the unpronounceable ‘Love Symbol’ of his recently released 14th studio album following disagreements with Warner Brothers… Read More

HaNtu: Afrofuturism “In the Stone”

~ Posted in honor of African-American Music Appreciation Month, June 2017 ~ “The artist is meant to put the objects of this world together in such a way that through them you will experience that light, that radiance… Read More

Purple Reign ~ Symbols of African Sovereignty

A color with mystical and noble qualities, purple/violet is associated with royalty, spirituality, creativity, and higher realms. Representing the upper end of the visible color spectrum of Light, purple/violet is both a completion (spiritual mastery) as well as… Read More