For those of you who don’t know I was born and raised in Georgia! I have Liberian roots on my dad side but I hail from College Park, GA, Old National East to be exact! Showtay! Anyway, I currently make my home in Brooklyn, NY but I keep up with artists from back home. So, I saw College Park, GA native and R&B star Monica on Wendy Williams and I was so excited to hear about her new album and reality show and as a fan of hers it was a great interview. Years ago my friend Khalid and I would sit and sing the Boy is Mine over and over again with stereo turned up, the song blasting on repeat! Anyway, Monica is still at it, making new music and has a great cause to represent. Its called Feeding America! I was inspired by her growth and her life in terms of having dealt with so many ups and down in her personal life. She is truly an extraordinary Everyday Warrior! I want to spread the word for the holiday season that Monica mentioned how you can help feed hungry children. There’s so many children right here in America who don’t have access to food daily. Let’s all take a moment to donate today. You wouldn’t believe $1 feeds 8 people! We can put a stop to child hunger bring awareness many kids in the U.S. go with out meals daily. Click the link below to help! http://feedingamerica.org/
I’ll make a donation and be a child feeding warrior today!
The island that holds 2 nations, Haiti and the Dominican Republic still needs our help! Searchin’ and Lost Productions, and Elasea Douglas and Members of the cast of Fela are helping! This music event is Thursday night at 8pm for a donation of $7, $10, $12, or $20! Please come out to be entertained and support a great cause! Backstage located at 152 Ochard Street, NYC take F train to Delancey. Hosted by the one and only Ayesha Ngaujah!!!
Halloween was fun but voting will be even better! Hello people after 3 weeks away, I’m getting back into the mix of writing this blog, “Saycon Talks”. Oh so much has happened between now and the last time I wrote. I hope everyone had a great time on Halloween, I celebrated several times. First at a charity event at B.B. Kings NY I dressed as a little devil, I even met Captain Crunch and Chewbacca from Star Wars. The next day I met with my friend Maia to to take her kids trick or treating, I’m away from my nieces and nephews and so it was fun to do that with her, this time I had a more tame leopard ears and tail! Later I met my good friend Justin for a party for some “Gossip Girl” stars. After seeing him as “Angel” in the Broadway cast of Rent Justin had a full beard and military garb dressed as revolutionary Che Guevara! At this event party goers went all out! My favorites were “Brad & Angelina” complete with babies attached to their suit and dress lapels. And I also loved “Elliot” dressed in a red hooded sweatshirt who came to the party on a bike with E.T. and Reeses Pieces in a basket attached at the front! So Authentic!!!!
I got up the next morning to join friend and poet/writer Aquaila S. Barnes and do my part to help the Obama campaign to victory in Pennsylvania! We got a rental car and with a bag of chips and Mapquest directions on hand, we set out on our journey! Like many people I didn’t know that my voice would count but I found that the people of Southwest Philly were happy to have the encouragement of individuals like our selves knocking on their doors. “Southwest Philly for Obama” was so organized, and full of vigor, I can’t help but think back to the days of the civil rights movement and the level of organization it takes to reach people and get them involved. The feeling at the grassroots level was amazing, a video of Michelle Obama streamed over the loudspeaker and lots of information was available to help. We walked on foot as we canvassed the neighhborhood making sure no voter would be disenfranchised, providing information about rides and locations to their polling location and instructions for the voting machines in the booth. I’ll never forget meeting a super skeptical man and a newly registerd young man living right next to each other–talking with them was really deep! I look forward to Tuesday November 4th, the day that I get to cast my vote!!! Go OBAMA!!!
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