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Becoming “Woke” Is A Life-long Journey and Why I’m Taking The Racial Crossfit Challenge

8 Aug

I read, I educate myself, I talk with people of color, not only because I believe it makes life richer to connect with and learn about people whose life experiences and culture is different from mine, but also in an effort to learn and understand how the history, and lived experiences of Black Americans in this country, and how the structures of racism and white supremacy, have afforded me, a woman with white skin privilege, to move through the world with an ease and truckload of access and opportunity not granted to them. But still, just because in June 2017, the word woke was entered in the Oxford English Dictionary, it doesn’t mean […]

Keith Thompson: The Interview, And The Roadmap Into Black Life (Hint: It’s Not What You Think)

17 Oct

Keith Thompson

Keith Thompson


Seems I can’t meet with my new friend, Keith Thompson, without him plying me with little gifts each time I see him. This time it was a […]

Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: Erykah Badu & Stephen Marley – In Love With You

18 May

Erykah Badu & Stephen Marley

Stephen Marley & Erykah Badu



simply put:  a beautiful love song. that is all.



SOURCE:  www.youtube.com, In Love With You, by Erykah Badu featuring Stephen Marley, posted by 24Adrian24

Photo Credit:  www.bet.com

Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds – Q.U.E.E.N. by Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu

19 May

All I’m going to say about this artistic video and get-up-to-get-down song by Janelle Monae and Erykah Badu, is just what these two fab ladies croon:  …the booty don’t lie…




Wendy Jane’s Weekend Sounds: Erykah Badu featuring Stephen Marley Sing I’m In Love With You via Melodies and Harmonies FB Page

25 Nov

An old high school friend of mine, Warren Leach, recently created a Facebook Open Group page, titled Melodies and Harmonies (The Unsung, Underplayed and Underappreciated)

–I’ve reposted Warren’s words on Melodies and Harmonies’ About page which gives you the lowdown:

This is an Informal page to Post, Share and Enjoy Unknown, Un-Hyped, Unsupported, and Under-appreciated Artists and Music… Artists with Ability, Heart and Skill… Leaning towards Neo-Soul, R&B, and Anything Breaking New Ground…Also this is a Page to support local artists with a story to tell

All Good Music is Welcome…
We all Appreciate good music and the vision and voice of the artists… I just ask we keep cursing on the page and in the music to a minimum..
There is quite a range of titles featured, and you are welcome to post your own.  As Warren admits, there are posts by well-known artists like Adele, Amy Winehouse and Curtis Mayfield, but there are also posts of artists that are lesser known–to me anyway, like sultry R & B singer, Sy Smith,  or singer, multi-instrumentalist, and dj Vikter Duplaix, who started out his musical training singing in church choirs in Philadelphia and Augusta Georgia, where he was raised.
There are lots of 60’s, 70’sand 80’s soul and funk songs I remember from my youth–perhaps a reflection of the age of the group members who are posting songs.  That’s all good with me, especially for when I’m in a nostalgic mood.  Finally, there are also posts of up and coming local talents from my hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut.  I enjoyed a wonderful rendition of The Black Keys’, Tighten Up by Brittnee Maia.

I am posting a song that was posted by Kevin Perry on Melodies and Harmonies that I’ve always thought was beautiful, but hadn’t heard in quite some time:  Erykah Badu’s I’m In Love With You, featuring Stephen Marley.  Makes me wanna slow dance in my living room–too bad it’s just me and my cat here right now.  Enjoy! …and please visit and join Melodies and Harmonies.  That way we can all share with one another our untapped music discoveries, and I can keep building my music library.





(Melodies and Harmonies facebook group page)