It Started Earlier Than You Thought

Women wore their hair in a natural style for a fashion show. It was a contest that gave a cash prize for the winner. These women were sporting natural beauty before it was in fashion

A group of young men started an organization called the African Jazz At Society (AJAS) in the late 1950s. Kwame Braithwaite wanted to capture the essence of jazz in Harlem in photography. He wanted his audience to feel it and hear it through his work.

in the 1960s The Grandassa Models was formed to champion African inspired clothing and black beauty according to Tanisha Ford who has written a wonderful history of the experience.

Book of the Month

In a world that can seem hopeless, kids need a reason to hope. In addition to teaching our children how to get into college, play sports and chase the American Dream, there is something greater to be learned. He created the universe with stars and planets, yet the desire of His heart was to reconcile with people whom He loved. In this devotional, the author shares ideas of how to help your children have a personal relationship with God. Through scripture, art and stories, she shared the opportunities she had to teach her own child to get to know God.

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God Wise Kids

I Found the Heartbeat of the City

Another thing I learned in this journey is that you have not been to the best part of Chicago until you have rode the L. This color coded train system covers most of the city taking people to and from the suburbs. But it does more than that.

This public transit system reveals the heart beat of the city. It shows how people live, what they value and how it all works together. There are all kinds of secrets about the system, and if you hang out and watch, you too will catch on.

In addition to those people licensed to stand on the train platforms and sing, there are those who just bust out into song cause they feel like it. Life is so much more interesting with singing strangers in your life. Everyday is a musical.