Sunday, July 14, 2013

On Vacation

Your girl is taking a little time off. I'm looking forward to an unscripted break.

I plan to be back in business on July 26th.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Praying for his family

Some of you know that I've been on a rampage recently about people acting ugly towards each other. Specifically all of the "isms" have reared their hideous heads and raging out of control.

Much to my surprise, George Zimmerman is a free man tonight. And how sadly ridiculous this is don't you think?

It's a different type of pain to lose an innocent loved one in this way - and their killer is found not guilty.

I know this type of pain because my brother was murdered more than 10 years ago by a gun toting clown. And, the clown was found not guilty after a lengthy trial. It is a horrible experience for any family to endure.

Let's lift the Martin family and their friends in prayer. We should also consider turning our rage into action by our advocacy and our vote.

Our children need our protection and we owe them a better tomorrow than today.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Congratulations to Mellody Hobson & George Lucas

I know - I'm late with this news. But your girl was in Chicago at the same time as this happy couple's reception. I was staying at the Hilton Chicago.

I had a chance to see scores of limousines with the folks headed to the event. None of faces were familiar to me but I understand that many of these people are the who's who of the entertainment industry's power brokers.

Anyhoo, since my invitation was clearly lost in the mail, I decided to try to squeeze some intel out from the bellmen at my hotel.

Everyone was super tight lipped so I assume all sorts of confidentiality agreements were signed.

So good people, raise a glass in honor of this 40+ sister getting married for the first time and finding her Prince Charming!

May her love story inspire all of the true romantics out there!

Friday's Fabulous Flicks

This week's flicks features a friendship brunch honoring Alma Rangel and Nissa Walton Booker for their service to the Metro-Manhattan Chapter of The Links, Inc. Rangel has assumed Alumna status in The Links and Walton Booker will be taking an extended leave. The event was held at the home of Valerie Kennedy Miller, a member of the Metro-Manhattan Links.  
Group shot of brunch attendees

Valerie Kennedy Miller & Alma Rangel

 Sharne Jackson, Alicia Rangel-Haughton, & Dr. Marcella Maxwell

Ruth Kennedy & Alma Rangel

Nissa Walton Booker and Barbara Martin

Guests included Alicia Rangel-Haughton, Dr. Marcella Maxwell,  NYC NAACP President Hazel Dukes, Elaine Griffin, Toni Fay, Dr. Ruth Kennedy and Barbara Martin.  Warm tributes and fond remembrances were offered in recognition of the generosity, service and friendship. 

Thanks for sharing this story Valerie!

Photos by Margot Jordan.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday's Fabulous Flick

This week's flick features Deborah Chapman and other attendee at Michael Kors' private event at his Madison Avenue store in New York City recently.

This event was for members of the Couture Council of The Museum at FIT. Michael Kors is an alumni of the Fashion Institution of Technology (FIT).