UPlift: Meeting the Legend-Dr.Cornel West

Lifestyle, The KG Theory
Dr. Cornel West came to the University of Michigan last night. He spoke very candidly about race matters (pun intended) in the US and internationally. The theme was "Making Race Heard" which was perfect for the present political climate the OCCUPY movement has created. The economic disparities that have gained so much attention effect Black and Brown communities disproportionately, and although Dr.West wasn't sure where the movement is going next, he is sure it will be a movement of great proportion on a global level.   The BEST advice that I heard from this genius of a speaker was to "be an example". Students who asked him questions and had dialogue with him were frustrated by the injustices they've witnessed. His advice was reassuring, hopeful, eloquent and humorous; the underlying answer for each question was to be…
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UPLift: Break of Dawn

Lifestyle, The KG Theory
These pictures are so reflective of how I feel and where I feel I am in my life. I'm looking forward to the future. To what's to come. Heck, looking ahead so that I don't crash my car! LOL! Looking with enthusiasm and excitement though. With all the changes that life brings, I'm so happy I've grown to thrive while adjusting I love the sky. The sky for me is the ultimate humbler. That may sound strange, but think about it. When was the last time you took a look at the stars? In college to get away from everything I would drive to the beach (the darkest place I knew of around 3-4am) and just sit there and talk to God. Really though I was marveling. You can't help…
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UPlift: Meeting the Legend-Anita Baker

Lifestyle, The KG Theory
So I have a secret.  I had somewhat of a sheltered childhood. Music was a love of mine growing up. I was in the church choir every year. And I loved music in general. But the selection of music that I was privy to was very limited. Smooth Jazz. Yes, I was only permitted to listen to Smooth Jazz until I was in 10th grade. That's my secret. Now, I loved the local smooth jazz channel. Kenny G, Sade, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, Whitney Houston and even Brandy were played. There were times when at slumber parties or just out with friends I'd get a taste of TLC, Monica, No Doubt, Blink 182, Green Day or Incubus. But I still loved my Smooth Jazz. You might ask, didn't you just…
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Anticipating Goapele’s “Break of Dawn”

Anticipating Goapele’s “Break of Dawn”

Lifestyle, The KG Theory
Goapele's new single is currently on my radio. I've been a looooooong time fan since her debut. The new CD "Break of Dawn" is due out this Fall and I'm struggling to maintain patience waiting for it.  Listen to her first single "Play" below and you'll see why! http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JWBWpM94DEA A blurry picture of Goapele and I in San Diego at her show promoting Change It All. Graphic and Video Source: goapele.com
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UPlift: I Will Wait

Lifestyle, The KG Theory
I was reminded by a friend today of what it means to be a single Christian woman. ANYday I feel weak or discouraged in lack of partnership, this video will put me back in the right mindset.  My favorite line:  "...And I will know you, because when you speak I will be reminded of Solomon's wisdom". PREACH!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=igCj3jsbcqs My hope is that the reader of this post and the viewer of this video is blessed and changed for the better. Peace &Blessings, KG
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My Musical Lovie: Dwele

My Musical Lovie: Dwele

KG on Scene, Lifestyle, Wellness
At PV Lounge, Dowtown Detroit 2011 Swoon As I try to become acclimated to this new city of mine I attend social events here and there. Recently I went to an Estelle listening party at the PV Lounge in Downtown Detroit. To my SURPRISE I saw my lovie Andwele Gardner (for you non-obessive fans that's Dwele) relaxin', chillin at the bar. Everyone seemed so non-chalant. I didn't get it. Does no one know of the magical creations he produces?  Old Lovas? My Lady? Is this mic ON? I was like OMG! Dwele! He's always so nice and receptive of my giddiness (I've only met him personally once before). I kindly requested a photo with him. He mentions how short he feels beside my six feet 2 (with heels) stature. We…
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