They navigated the familiar paths traveled on the Highest of 7 Hills. This day they returned as a couple the way they left a few years ago; Bonnie Glover the acclaimed writer and Craig Glover the business leader. Short descriptions are a limitation of their many talents, but used as a simplified recognition of their status. To the point and determined to achieve one sentence cannot really describe how at this point in the journey they have come to tell of their adventures.
The oak tree trunks with etched barks are just as you remember. The tree canopies extended as markers to their own journey; to heights of recognition and a witness to the many that pass this way. The Glovers (Bonnie and Craig) returned to campus as honored guest speakers of the FAMU SBI Superstar Forum.
The roster of previous speakers for the SBI Forum reads like a ticker tape of the Fortune 500. As students in the late 70’s and early 80’s, it would have been difficult to distinguish either from the many young progressive SBIans preparing themselves for corporate careers. The years passed, but on this day their place is on the stage, behind the podium to deliver a message; not as they once were – sitting in the audience gazing upon the business legends of that time. What might the words convey – on the stage before the students, the multiple television shows, close-ups, huts, conferences and shared meals on a day that started before 8 a.m. and ended some 13 hours later? How might this visit shape the aspirations of those they engage?
To be honored, emulated and discussed on this day and the days that follow, the return was fitting for the Glovers (Bonnie and Craig). FAMU recognizes great people and their matriculation to and fro. The paths come from all directions, but you know you’re on solid ground because the moss still hangs from the trees, in the community where this University has withstood the tests of time.
I saw tears fall like the leaves of the seasons changing. I saw faces express joy and relief. I saw the answer to the simultaneous equation as to who is of the improbable, the impossible and the impeccable person to defy the odds? I saw a family man be acknowledge as the person who will become the most powerful man in the world. I saw pictures of people from around the world rejoicing in the confirmation that “Yes You Can” as Barack Obama won an election. A Black man in America will be the next President.
Obama waiting to enter
Now is the winter of our discontent
Made glorious summer by this son of York;
And all the clouds that low’r'd upon our house
In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.
Richard The Third Act 1, scene 1, 1–4
All the stereo types of the limitation of skin color over substances have to be reexamined. The rise of Barack is no accident, more of a coronation of a long journey of hope, ambition and hard work. There are many who did not live to see this day, and were not sure if it would ever come, but against the backdrop of not knowing when they still gave their lives in the struggle so that the day could be possible.
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Praise me and I may not believe you.
Criticize me and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me and I will never forget you!
November07 – Create the Fairytale Love story on NottHeads.com
Are you having the romantic life you have always wanted and imagination?
Welcome to the club that has many members who feel and live exactly the way you do! Romance is always simple and carefree when it is being acted out in our imaginations. We can come up with the most unbelievable and breathtaking ideas and play scenes that make the best romantic movies look amateur. The only catch to all this however, is that they are developed in our fantasies and stay there, without ever actually taking place in our real lives. Why is that? Why is it so easy for us to fantasize about the most amazing romances, but can never find such romances that really exist? Does it just not happen? Is there no such thing?
I believe, I live the fairytale love story of my own. There is no such thing as a Fairytale love dream come true.. until you create its existence. That’s right, you carry the key that will open the magical door to making all of your romantic dreams come true. What did you expect to find out? That someday an invisible wand will be waved over you, miraculously bringing you and your meant to be honey together? Well, if that is what you are counting on and waiting for, prepare to keep on waiting!
November column includes:
- Creating that Fairytale love
- Learn from Happy Couples
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Chokkklit Shop – Message Board
Don’t forget to come by the new African American Relationship & Love message board. This site promotes strong relationships from the inside, out! It gives people an opportunity to discuss critical relationship issues that keep us (the black community) from loving and healthy long-term relationships. So you got another love TKO….come by discuss it….vent, offer suggestions, or get advice from mature adults who have been there or vibe with others in the same place you are!!!
Black Love still exists and this Husband and Wife team are bound and determined to prove it!
Tell everybody about it!!!!! PUHHHLEAAASE???
This summer has been scorchin hot; good people its about to get even hotter cus Chocolate Soul is back baby!!!
After taking a little break the Chocolate Soul family is ready to put it down and rock out like north Florida has never seen before.
Look forward to the livest party in Tallahassee to get even more wild; with crazy performances from talented local flavor and soon to be stars: Terrance Darnell of Chocolateville, Jay C and E&J of Dead Broke Records, Big Lo, Okovie, Isreal of Soul Plantation, Jwahari, and others.
Backed up by the illest dj on this side of the planet Dj Seven and the wicked Choco Soul house band; this makes for a must attend event.
Don’t miss it!! Get ready to see a show like no other, then dance the night away to the best of real hip hop, soul music, and old school… none of that nonsense!
We gon party like its 2099! Be there at Amen-Ra’s Bookestore/Ahket Center August 25th, doors open at 10pm and we gon ride out till 2am $7 in advance and $10 at the door. For more info on the artists performing go to www.myspace.com/isreal7 or www.myspace.com/terrnacedarnell … Be there to witness and be a part of the movement of the funkiest, wildest, soulful, sweat ya perm out goodness to hit Tallahassee. Be on the look out soon for artists from across the country to hit the Tallahassee stage!!!
Check out the artist and videos from previous events:
A Message from IsReal and Terrance Darnell
Filed under Chocolate Soul, Chocolateville Radio, Dead Broke Records, DigitalHood, Entertainment, Hip Hop, IsReal, IsReal Radio, NottHeads, Soul Plantation, Tallahassee, Terrance Darnell
Bad idea, bad timing, what really is behind the prompting of Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs letter to the Record Industry. In February, Steve Jobs posted an open letter to the Recording Industry against the continued used of DRM (Digital Rights Management) software for online music downloads. What will be the ripple affect of the Jobs comments, or is this just the worm in the apple?
Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, wrote an open letter to the music industry right after the Grammy’s asking for open DMR (Digital Management Rights), the software in iTunes and on iPods that limits your ability to transfer music between devices. iTune accounts for 80% of all online music sales. Jobs’ proposal requested Music label companies to let users download tracks without digital rights management (DRM) antipiracy protection. Jobs criticized the labels — Warner, EMI, Sony and Universal — for demanding DRM on music sold online at the same time that they sell billions of CDs containing unprotected tracks. if the music companies are selling over 90% of their music DRM-free, what benefits do they get from selling the remaining small percentage of their music encumbered with a DRM system. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman rejected Steve Jobs’ suggestion earlier this week that the major music label companies should abandon digital tunes copy protection.
Reasons for Jobs comments:
- No DRM means no lawsuits
- If DRM remains Apple owns the standard
- Apple’s critical mass makes the anti-DRM argument low risk
- The music industry is ready to go without DRM
- The Record Industry is already formatting and distributing music in mp3 formats
- The Record Industry is trying to do an end run around and out of the iTunes formatted contracts and Apple wants to make sure they are at the table as not to loose Internet download market supremacy
Is it a matter of the Record Industry can’t keep up with the changing pace of technology? In the early days of FM radio, the Record Industry complained about music being copied to reel-to-reel tape, people still bought albums. With the advent of the cassette and 8 track recorders, the Record Industry complained and even got Congress to place a special tax on blank tapes, people still bought albums, and sales volumes hit new highs. The same things happened with CDs’, DVDs’ and mp3 recorders, the Record Industry complained piracy and copyright infringement, special taxes were applied to blank recording media, but people still bought albums, and sales volumes hit new highs. Lessons Learned:
- The more people listen to music, the more music will be purchased
- Individuals will take advantage of technology to have their favorite music readily available, accessible and portable
- DMR may be the worm in the iTune – Apple, but Steve Jobs is preparing for the next harvest
Filed under Album Sales, Apple, Battle, Behavior, Crack Music, DigitalHood, DRM, Economics, Entertainment, iTunes, Media, music, Music Business, Record Deal, Record Label