A life lost is a future denied. This page is dedicated to someone unknown to me, but who represented a life lived, a person loved and a life cut short. Reflecting on this experience, I was forced to confront once … Continue reading A LIFE LOST


Here’s a little family tidbit! “Is it him?” was what my grandson wanted to know? You know, sometimes you find yourself in a situation you cannot believe is happening. Such is this tiny experience. HEY DAD: IS IT HIM? Hello All, Duane participated in a “jam session” at a club last night, and Stephen Jr. was there as a guest.    When he heard Duane’s name, he called his dad and asked him if Duane was his grandmother’s friend.  His dad say, yes, and told him to “go over and meet him.” He had never met Duane and made himself … Continue reading IS IT HIM


FACING THE HORORS OF SLAVERY What do you mean? I am not hiding from slavery! I don’t know why you say that! You are crazy! FACING THE HORRORS OF ENSLAVEMENT Most blacks shun slavery.  However, if confronted with such a statement, they will say, “I don’t hide from slavery.  I just don’t care to talk about it because it’s in the past.  Same response white people give… but for very different reasons. White Americans use the phrase because it tramples on their sense of morality.  Slavery was cruel, inhumane and animalistic.  Whites want to be viewed as loving, kind and … Continue reading BLACKS SHUN SLAVERY


Bringing America back is the focus. We can …we will! America . . .our journey has begun, a journey that will lead us through the valleys of health restoration, racial equality, job growth and justice for all colors: red, yellow, black, brown and white.As we approach the shadows of cultural expansion and inclusion, let us not fear the journey, but embrace it with determination, courage and undeniable truth. Has the voyage begun? A TRIP TOWARD DEMOCRACY Moving toward a stronger democratic system began tonight. Tonight, we witnessed the promise of success in the hearts and speeches of President-Elect Biden and … Continue reading WE CAN WE WILL!


When Dr. Martin Luther King coined the “I Have a Dream Speech,” he hoped America would make the dream a reality. We have not! So many social issues have kept us awake. The video below underscores some of those issues. It reveals the long road ahead. SOCIETY STILL STRUGGLES Police brutality is a key issue in America’s struggle for equal justice under the law. Coupled with that, is the ideas that citizens in black and brown communities should not be treated with the same respect, tolerance and patience as citizens in white communities. The pattern seems to be “shoot and … Continue reading MAKE THE DREAM A REALITY


VOICES OF META ROSE CHORALE “Let your child sing” echoes the message the Meta Rose Chorale delivers to every child in the Detroit Metropolitan Area who loves singing. However, as a parent, you have to become involved. Be a supporter and motivator for your child! Children are future generations who “pick up the baton” and carry it further in life. Who know? Your child may be the next Stevie Wonder or Leontyne Price. So…do your part as a parent . . . the best enthusiast he can have! Please read the information below and contact us if you or your … Continue reading LET YOUR CHILD SING

My Family Christmas Card

——– Original Message ——–Year: December 14, 2018 Subject: My Family Christmas Card From: Dr. Mamie Smith A Family Christmas Card At this magical time of the year, I wish that you and your family’s dreams come true. A family’s love is like roses…it opens wide and never closes, Through twists and turns, hilltops and valleys. It lingers on through many challenges. There were many days you wondered strong, If we would learn right from wrong, Times…you thought we did not hear,   But rest assured the advice was clear, It’s right inside … and always near. Shirley…You did a GREAT thing…coming to … Continue reading My Family Christmas Card