Rocky VIII

After all the good reviews and my love for similar underdog movies such as The Wrestler and Warrior (in which Tom Hardy is a revelation), I simply can’t wait to see Creed.

Source: Rocky VIII


HIS VOICE HIS MOVEMENT THE MOVIE 2016-“I, dance for more then just mere entertainment but for my survival,”


BIRTH OF HIS VOICE HIS MOVEMENT- This coming of age story, chronologically, follows the life and time of ambitious, and courageous Chicago entertainer and grassroots starlet Crystal “CJ” Johnson who through dance uses the legacy of MJ to deem Chicago the “Mecca” of true creative expression. Sadly, when she’s suddenly murdered her friends and family try their best to carry on her legacy while solving the mystery behind her untimely death. Enter, her America…..At, your own risk.. 

                                                                           BACK STORY

Ok, I guess your wondering how this above movie was made in the first place…..Here, goes everything! Back, in 2007 I completed my first collection of poetry. I, know everyone knows that poetry won’t sell…

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Poetic Vibes

Chapter 8

As, the dawning of a new day arrives..I, find inspiration  for my writing in many forms… it, can be walking with my kids down the lake front or shopping with the girls at the mall. Taking, a trip to the Dusable Museum with my mom. While, this  may sound really beautiful and picturesque. I, must admit that some of my greatest creativity has come out of places of deep hurt and pain, disappointments, set backs, heart-ache, misunderstandings and loss have all been sources of inspiration for my writing.


Bringing my self to see the truth

Our paths crossing once again

Our eyes locked hoping for release

Give me a sign that it’s clear

Hoping, to remember who you are

Did, you ever support me?

Your path leading nowhere

Angrily, I count the moments alone

Chasing dreams, while covering up the sorrow

You speak and others taken notice

Afraid,  of giving into you

For, my heart is in your hands

Protecting, my mind from confusion

Focused, On the rejection

You stand at the door

With your arms extended

Encouraging me to stand for my gift

Talents hidden, only you know the truth

My pen and pad, understanding and comforting

Self-expression release

My creative edge will live on


Hey, you guys it’s your girl here stepping out of the creative lab to let you know about something I saw online and thought it might help you guys on your journey through life…or not…But, hey it was fun creating this list any way…See, Steve Harvey has been going around promoting being an 80’s child! Of, course I’m truly an advocate for the decade and wanting to some how find a way to expand on that era in time! So, for a while I thought it would be cool to go back and make a list of some of the things i remember about that decade! Let’s, see if somethings ring a bell or not..Let, the flash back begin..

Here, are my top 5 contenders when it comes to artistic expression..


  1. Janet Jackson-Globally she’s has reached goals that can only be achieved by hard work and dedication. She, appeared on Video Soul once when she was doing her RN tour. This famous 80’s Quote connected to me on so many levels”You, can’t just sit back and wait for your dreams to happen, you’ve got to go out and make them happen,” I, was about 16 when she came to Illinois on her RN tour and that was the first time I saw her perform live! I, remember getting the black and silver keepsake with poster….


  1. FAME-I, enjoyed the vintage version of this program where a feisty and youthful Debbie Allen said the following “You, want fame we’ll fame costs and right here is where your going to start paying in sweat,” This, program depicts struggling kids with regular issues who come together to showcase their gifts and talents despite fighting with their own personal storms in life. For, two hours that show gave you some hope that no matter what your situation is if you have a dream you can make that happen with hard work, dedication and drive…

2. RAGS TO RICHES-This, was the first time I was introduced to Tisha Martin and actually enjoyed the portion of programming that included both performing with dialogue. It, gave the true balance of drama and musical with a theme.That, program aired weekly on NBC! Between the costumes, hair and subject matter I was hooked….

3. THE COSBY SHOW-Despite, the current issues with Mr. Cosby…We, can’t forget the legacy and history of programming during the 80’s…My, all time favorite character of the show was Denise (Played, by Lisa Bonet) who took the prep look to a new level! From, her hair to her make-up (to having Blair Underwood on her arm) she made it cool to be eclectic….



  1. BREAK N 2-I, remember being with my mother on 63rd and Halsted and traveling with her to the movies determined that once it was over I was going to get her to buy me a spike bracelet to mark my transition into the realm of being a teenager…I, enjoyed the dance moves but had to hide my face at the kissing scenes..This, project spoke to the same subject matter as Vintage Fame…This, was about inner city kids seeing an issue within their communities and using creative expression through the arts to make a difference..

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INTRO: Cherish the lives lived by love ones who taught you all the virtues that you hold dear..

For,  the struggles they endured in their lives,  have enabled you to flourish in yours. As, you celebrate their lives, never forget their tough love, support and drive…For, that is  the key to real living…


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