The Bucket List, Eve's Bayou, All About Eve, A Raisin in the Sun, Claudine, The Matrix, This Christmas, Some Like It Hot, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Addams Family, Sankofa, The Color Purple (though the book was waaaay better), Down in the Delta, Forrest Gump, Purlie Victorious, Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?, Wuthering Heights. Great movie musicals, including CABARET, CHICAGO, HAIRSPRAY, GYPSY (both versions), DREAMGIRLS. Loved Diana Ross' performance in LADY SINGS THE BLUES (she shoulda won the Oscar that year, not Liza Minnelli). The Other Sister (Juliette Lewis' performance was amazing). Charley (based on book, "Flowers for Algernon").
The Boondocks, Body Shaping by Gilad, So You Think You Can Dance, Nature, CBS Sunday Morning, Great Performances on PBS, Martha Stewart, House, Dancing With The Stars, The View, Fine Living TV, DIY, The Food Network, Joel Osteen (for motivation - no matter when I tune in this dude's message ALWAYS addresses EXACTLY whatever is going on in my life at the moment), Jeopardy
Queen Mother Imakhu, Ilyas Nashid a.k.a I-EL( my Cuz, y'all), Odetta, Nina Simone, Maxwell, Luther Vandross, Peabo Bryson, Patti Labelle, John Denver, James Taylor, Babatunde Olatunji, Terrence Trent D'arby, Chris Brown, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi. Bruce Sprigsteen. Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon (look, I just love brilliant songwriting), Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills Nash And Young, Kenny Loggins, The soundtrack of "AMANDLA! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony", Earth, Wind & Fire. "Procession of the Nobles" by Rimsky Korsakov. Donnie McClurken's STAND, Yolanda Adams STILL I RISE, Douglas Miller's MY SOUL IS ANCHORED.
THE COWRIE BLESSINGS BOOK by Queen Mother Imakhu, UNDERSTANDING KEMETIC (EGYPTIAN) MAGICK by Imakhu, PERT M HRU (misnomed "Book of the Dead"), THE TEMPLE OF MY FAMILIAR by Alice Walker, The COMPLETE I Ching by Master Alfred Huang, TOTAL I CHING by Richard Karcher, SULA by Toni Morrison, THE MARTHA RULES by Martha Stewart, THE ART OF WAR, THE HUSIA
Classy, brassy, and sassy elders. My maternal grandparents and ancestors.
"Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.