Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Spread the Word

"Jump, jump, jump around! Get up, get krunk and get down!"--that's right Jump On It is back and in full effect hitting the community with positive vengeance. For those too young to know and those who love to reminisce, Jump On It was the place to be in the 90s and early 2000s; every wednesday I can remember getting into my grandmother's green pontiac grand am, leaving that black mailbox with Turner written across it in the rearview mirror as we took the short trip from Colony Park Dr to Rosewood Park. So many faces, so many people enjoying life--meat on the grill, coolers full and ready, dominoes slamming, children playing, the base of music and sight of splashes being made in the pool from afar--enjoying commUNITY, enjoying togetherness.
As times changes so do circumstances and Jump On It Summer Concert Series had to take a hiatus. Charles "Nook" and others, with the help of donations and sponsors in the community, make it happen again and the free event kicks off today, Wednesday August 22nd.  Summer is ending, school will be beginning, work load will be adjusting so come out and enjoy the festivities. As not to be mistaken with any other concert Jump On It will be providing HIV Testing, voter registration booths, gospel acts and job resources with performances by Lil Troy, Tum Tum, Brian Angel of Day 26, Swisha House, Dorrough and DJ Michael "5k" Watts on the 1s and 2s. 
JUMP ON IT
Wednesday, Aug. 22
3pm to 10pm
***LOCATION HAS BEEN CHANGED***
Lot and Field behind
Club Amnesia
14106 North IH-35
Donations can still be given at www.jumponitconcerts.com

Thursday, August 16, 2012

When I Read


When I read I read with patience, not because the act of reading is tedious, but for God to lift the words off the page needed to speak to my soul, my heart, my conscience. Eye enjoy the act of revelation; revealing epiphany --- yes Eye, as in The Third Eye; tap into the pages black gold. Increase energy, increase spirit, increase existence: that is what flipping through pages of knowledge does. Page for page, thought for thought, connections of the mind rapped around words unravels life’s lessons and society’s mistakes. I pull chairs away from tables and read under trees, lucky ladybugs surround me while walking bodies stare and laugh past, saying to themselves “a black girl reading a book? Under a tree? Admiring ladybugs? Where they do that at?” My soul is where they do that at. The marvel lies in the observation that while bodies walk past snickering others step forward and ask, “What are you doing? What are you reading?” ---in that moment Eye, yes Eye as in The Third Eye, get to share with them something they may not know.