Monday, January 26, 2015

Wherever it may...

I'm inspired by fresh air
The softness of my own hair
The moles that are now appearing in their rightful place upon my face
The changes every couple of years that my body, mind and soul seems to make

The desires, the dreams and ambitions that magically appear in my heart and mind everyday
The many hat's that I seem to be given by life which pertains to the varied roles on a daily I play
The many dimensions of me that I am and others think I portray

The words that come out of my mouth or that I write down to inspire myself and others to say "you've helped me, You've inspired me to do my own thing and walk my own way"

The visions at any moment and anytime of day on the screen of my mind that microfiche's on display

I'm inspired by the positive and negative flows of life where ever it may... lead me


*This poem has been published in  online Brutha Magazine in the year of 2014. (c) 2014

Friday, January 23, 2015

Until's Book of the Week

Until’s Book of the Week 
“Special Edition”
The Death of a King: The real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final year, is the new book from non-other than, Mr. Tavis Smiley. January 15th of 2015, yes, Dr. King’s Birthday, Tavis Smiley had a book signing event that was held in the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza Mall. The book signing turned out to be a wonderful event, and what other way to celebrate The King, right!? The crowd gathered with excitement, awaiting Mr. Smiley to see just exactly what he had to share, besides, this is a story about Dr. King that hasn’t been told, well, we haven’t heard.
Tavis took to the stage very comfortably and once he began, his passion for telling Dr, King’s story grew, so did the crowd with curiosity and real interest in hearing what he had to say. Tavis only had thirty minutes to speak; he gave at least twenty minutes for Q&A from the audience, though most of his answers to the general basic questions could be found in his speech. But what Tavis Smiley shared, was very enlightening, intellectually arousing and shockingly sad; with what Tavis gave us, you can’t help but want to read the book, as he provided pertinent information way beyond what we knew, way beyond the “I Have A Dream” speech that we know and take from.
Below are a couple of bullet points with hopes that you will take the opportunity to broaden your horizons of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
*The day before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died, his sermon was called “Why America may go to hell.”
*Years after the “I Have a Dream” speech, he had another speech called “Beyond Vietnam” but soon after that, he was looked at as no longer relevant because they didn’t like was he was sharing.
* They no longer paid or allowed him to speak anywhere. Everyone turned on him, because of the very thing that rules us today is that what he saw back then, which was the triple threat; Racism, Poverty and Militarism.
*He battled great depression that when he died the autopsy showed that even though he died at the age of 39 his insides was as warn as an eighty year old man.
*He died of bankruptcy and Harry Bellefonte paid for his funeral. However, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., new his death was coming many months before, but he won in the end.
Something to thing about it isn’t? Though he suffered greatly, he won the war. To purchase the book please visit The book is also available on Kindle. To learn more about Tavis Smiley please visit

**This article has been published in the California Crusaders Newspaper in Volume 27 No. 4, period January 22 - January 28th of 2015.

How to Deal with a Break-up

I’ve read a few articles on “How to deal with a break-up” and I’m not saying they’re wrong, after all who am I? But, what I will say is that to me they do write from some cookie cutter sheet idea to universally speak to you about the matters of the heart, and the way I feel, honestly, is that if you’ve never personally dealt with heart break (a break-up) you wouldn’t have the first clue as to know how to or what to do.

Now, let’s be clear, I don’t profess to be some “How to deal with a break-up” Guru but I can share with you some tips that best worked for me and a few of my friends; however please know that you have to want to move forward and push through the pain to progress into success. See tips below:

How to deal with a break-up tips:
*  Meditate/Pray (This helps nature to run its course, must release pain, keeps the mind healthy.)

*  Exercise (Release stress to feel better and endorphins for a little more happiness.)

*  Hobby (To keep busy, occupied, an idle mind is the devil’s play pin.)

*  Girls/Boys night out (Healthy company, fun with friends, laughing and discussing what you want to get off your chest is freeing.)

*  Massage (To help your body relax from the tension emotional stress can cause.)

*  Eat healthy, drink plenty of water and get plenty of rest (Keeps you overall energetic, up beat and positive to stay optimistic as you plan for your next step to move forward.)

So there you have it ladies and gentlemen, just a few tips to get you started to your new beginning and remember, “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~ Dalai Lama

This article was published February 18th of 2014 on the online Brutha Magazine. Written by Quanda R. Graves

Friday, January 2, 2015