Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yes, the time has come.  This will be my final post here on my first blog... Purpleskyyys.

This blog was and still is my baby.  One random thought in the winter of 2009 made me create this blog.  And never did I think that I would continually write and get so much love and appreciation just for my thoughts and points of view.

But as time goes on, I have grown, gotten older and many things have changed.  And it's time to create new things and new experiences.  So I will be leaving Purpleskyyys in the past, but will be bring all that it has taught me into the future.

And to all of you that have been with me from the beginning, viewing my posts, commenting and confirming to me that I have an audience…. Thank you!  And as Purpleskyyys has hundreds of posts concerning various topics, I like to think of it has a historical catalog for the public.  So I will not be deleting this site, because I want people to still enjoy the things on here.

In the meantime, I have created a new blog entitled, Sapphires and Sisters.  And I am absolutely loving how much fun I am having with it.  I would say it is a little different then this blog, because it is a little more personal, but still very fun and random… Like me! ;-)  So if you are interested in keeping up with me, please feel free to join me there!

I also have a new twitter account, so feel free to follow me!

Again, thank you all for your support.  And I will see you on the other side of liberation.
Long live, Purleskyyys! XOXOXOXO

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

(March 21, 1934 – August 9, 2012)

I remember the first time I saw the movie, Malcolm X, on BET when I was in grade school.  That was pretty much one of those "defining moments" in my life where things were never the same.  And to hear that one of the actors from the movie, Al Freeman Jr., had passed away last month was truly saddening.

Al Freeman Jr. is one of those brilliant actors that you would see in a film, and out of everyone he would be one of the actors whom you would remember the most because his presence was so memorable and moving.  He is also one of those actors that you could never understand why he didn't get more breakout roles or recognition as an actor, because his skills were downright incomparable.

Freeman's career as an actor and director stems from the 1960's all the way up to the new millenium, as he played in various films.  His role as The Honorable Elijah Muhammad in Malcolm X is probably one of his most notable, but one of his most unsung roles was in a play turned movie entitled, The Dutchman.  Which was a movie that showed the realities that the African American male of the Civil Rights Movement era had to deal with.  And with such a rewarding career and true experience, Freeman took his skills to the classroom, becoming an acting professor at Howard University.

A Black cinema trailblazer and hero in his own right,  Al Freeman Jr.'s legacy lives on.

Ebony Magazine article

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Incomparably talented and beautifully exhilarating describes actress and singer, Ms. Diahann Carroll.   As her legacy is often overlooked, we wish to send her love and salutations on her 77th birthday today.

She has to be one of my favorite icons, as he has always been versatile within the entertainment industry for over 50 years, and has always maintained a sense of integrity and class. Dare I say, sexiness, as well?

All hail, Ms. Carroll!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Happy Monday! 
Start your week off right and SHINE!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"Sweet days of summer, the jasmine's in bloom
July is dressed up and playing her tune"...

That joyous and oh, so fun time of the year has finally rolled around.  I have a very strong feeling that this summer is going to be one for the books, I just know that some great things will be happening.

I am very excited that I will be traveling again this summer, I will be headed to several cities in the Midwest and HOPEFULLY to a special place on the East coast that I have not been to in years!  I swear, traveling is the best thing ever.

I know that I have not been posting much recently, and that it because I have been working on several projects, and mainly a proposal to get one of my own books published...... So you all know that I am very excited about that!  I will definitely keep you all posted as much as I can throughout this summer, as it is a very eventful time for us all.  

This summer will bring some great things into fruition, and I hope you guys are ready for them!
What are your plans for the summer?  Let me know in the comment section.

 Stay cool, hydrated and most of all, HAVE FUN!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hello, everyone!  I hope this post meets you in beautiful and positive MONDAY spirits.  For all of my music lovers out there, this interview is a must see.  Lil' Mo, R&B singer and songwriter, did an absolutely extraordinary (yes, I put all of those adjectives together) interview with The Skorpion Show.

I must say that this is one of the best interviews that I have seen all year.  Mo sang on some of my favorite songs from the early 2000's, "Put It On Me" and "4 Ever".  And in this interview, she talks about how she started in the music industry, what she has learned, how motherhood has affected her life and much more.  I don't want to give everything away, because there is so much to learn from  this interview.  And what I loved the most is how Mo's beautiful and warm spirit just shines throughout the whole interview; an amazing personality goes a long way.

So enjoy, and support good music!
P.S. I think I am officially a fan of The Skorpion Show, how could I not be, I'm a Scorpio! 

Lil Mo's: twitter
The Skorpion Show:  Youtube channel

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The music world has lost two pioneers within two days.  This is too sad.  The beautiful and all around dynamic entertainer, Ms. Donna Summer, dubbed "The Queen of Disco" passed away today at the age of 63.  Yesterday, Funk and Soul crooner and Godfather of Go-Go music, Chuck Brown, passed away at the age of 75.

Chuck Brown, a DMV area music hero and legend, set himself apart from many musicians in the 70's and 80's with his songs that contained heavy percussion and prominent horns.  His music lives on as he performed for many years and has been sampled by many producers throughout the years.  Donna Summer really paved the way for so many Black artists in the 70's with her impeccable style and star quality.  She could probably be considered one of the first African American artists that really crossed over and made it big within the mainstream market with her music.  Not to mention, her beauty was truly undeniable.

May the spirit and legacy of these two musicians live on.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

As it has officially been a year since I graduated from college, I find it interesting that I knew this time last year that more than likely I would not be returning to school in the near future (like many of my classmates did) and that just picking up any job just to get money so I could get by would not work (been there, done that).  There are some people who cannot operate like that, me being one of them.

As I came across this video this weekend, it literally spoke to me, and I am sure to so many young adults out there that have seen it.  Nubia I Sutton, a wholistic practitioner and health advocate, created this video dedicated to one of her subscribers that is a young woman in her 20's that is realizing that working a regular 9 to 5 may please her parents and her ego, but is ultimately dissatisfying to her heart.

And this post is not to criticize nor judge those who do work regular jobs, because if you are following your heart and working within a field that is fulfilling to your passion, then you are indeed working in alignment with the true blessings and God given talents that were bestowed upon you.  And Nubia's message can also resonate with you in some kind of way, as we all go through life trying to find that perfect job, career or thing that makes up happy.

This video pretty much spoke directly to me and brought me to the realization of the importance of being real with yourself and who you are.

Nubia I Sutton:
Youtube Channel

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