“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

African Liberation Day ~ 5/25

On May 25th (“5/25”) 2020, two recorded events made headlines in the African Diaspora. Both were horrific in the degree to which they were racially-charged and played out from the standpoint of white privilege and callousness against black… 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

Sankofa ~ 2020 Foresight

2019 marks a historic realignment and opens the door to healing in Africa’s collective soul and consciousness. Slavery’s cruel time-portal, symbolized by the “door of no return” on the western shores of the continent, has in 2019 become… Read More

Tut’ankh’amun ~ Reflections

“Be My Mirror”

“Woyaya” ~ Osibisa & Elephant Art

Woyaya! Heaven knows…

Congo Square ~ UbuNtu & the Unbroken Circle

“Every strand of American music comes directly from Congo Square,” musician and trumpeter, Wynton Marsalis once said of this national treasure – the historic birthplace of Jazz and Rhythm-‘n’-Blues.

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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

Ascension ~ “Black Orchid”

“…She has touched the farthest star Her beauty speaks of what we are And her freedom makes us free Her now is in eternity, infinite to all that see And her dreams have been achieved Now there is… Read More

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

Water Bearers & New Age Libations

“When the moon is in the 7th House… And Jupiter aligns with Mars… Then peace will guide the planets… And love will steer the stars… This is the dawning of the Age of Aquarius…” [Lyrics from “Age of Aquarius”… Read More

Panther Kings, Barkcloth & Milk

From ancient times to the present day, Africa’s collective imagination has to one degree or another been influenced by the leopard…[of which] the black panther is a melanstic color variant…