Thursday, February 12, 2015

#HistoricTracks #Classic Lift Every Voice And Sing - Wardlaw Brothers #HOTTRACK #BlackHistoryMonth

Lift Every Voice And Sing - Wardlaw Brothers

In 1900, For a Lincoln birthday celebration, James Weldon Johnson writes the lyrics for a song, that eventually becomes "Lift Every Voice and Sing". With music by his brother, J. Rosamond, the song is first sung by 500 children in Jacksonville, Fla. It soon became known as the "Negro National Anthem".

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

#30DayBlogChallenge - Day 9 – What Do You Wish You Were Good At?


Day 9: What Do You Wish You Were Good At?
For more info on the 30 Day Blog challenge, click here.

Growing up in Detroit, the “Motor City”, the recognized “Auto Capital Of The World”, you are expected to either:

A. Own A Car OR

B. Know How To Fix Them

Well, I’ve gotten the ownership thing down to a science, and since my 16th birthday, I’ve changed cars at least once every 2-3 years! However, fixing them, I’ve pretty much shied away from! So I wish I was good at fixing cars … at leas so that I can avoid costly trips to the mechanic!

It’s not that I’m terrible at it or anything…but it’s just the way my bear paws are setup, getting into an small spaces is not feasible! So, since I’ve never tried to do it, I haven’t taken the time to learn it either! The other problem I’ve had with fixing cars is remembering all of the things it takes to fix each type of car. My memory already doesn’t serve me, so trying to commit something to it that I will probably not actually do…is again, futile!

One thing I am good at with cars though, is brakes and wheel components! I have changed brake pads, rotors, calipers and bearings. So at least I have that! Until my wish ever comes true, or they make fixing cars as easy as putting together computers…then you’ll just have to find me posted up at your local mechanic shop!

What do you find yourself struggling with, that you wish you could be better at?

Monday, November 24, 2014

#30DayBlogChallenge - Day 8 – What Makes You Smile?

My Extended Family

Day 8: What Makes You Smile?
For more info on the 30 Day Blog challenge, click here.

If anyone knows me, they know I talk about my family… A LOT! My family (immediate, extended and extras) is my life! My wife, my kids, my grandkids, my sisters, my wife’s sisters, my cousins, my aunts/uncles, my bros, my peeps, my “big-little whatever”, all mean the world to me!!!

If nothing else, I am most happiest when I’m hanging with, talking to, or just knowing how their day is going! Knowing they’re happy, makes me happy! And that makes me Smile!

What makes you smile!?

Sunday, November 23, 2014

WHAT STYLEZ THINKS ABOUT => The current situation in #Ferguson #MichaelBrown #DarrenWilson

Mike Brown Sr. holding
a picture of his son.
I was reading some comments to a Facebook status, about the lack of movement by the Ferguson Grand Jury in the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson case. The commenters, both stated and/or agreed with the "we weren't there...let the Grand Jury (take their time and) decide"! One of them also went so far as to state that "since Mr. Brown committed a crime...he spun the wheel"!

All I could say was WOW! It was very interesting to "hear the other side" and what they thought of the situation. I have the sneaky suspicion they'd think otherwise, had it been their son, or one of their family...regardless of color.
NO ONE needs to be gunned down and killed by police for JAY WALKING, possible petty theft or hiding from police! The officer unloaded approximately half of a clip (if not more) at a Jay Walking and possible petty theft suspect (if it's proven Wilson even knew about the theft)! There's NO REASON for that, regardless if we were there or not!

If you are a law enforcement officer, there is NO REASON you should be allowed to patrol, protect & serve, or anything else, if you are gonna shoot anything that moves! If the Officer was so "afraid", he should have turned in his badge and retired! Using fear as a reason for action, when you are trained in several facets of combat and weaponry, is completely and utterly, irresponsible and unacceptable!

The underlying issue is not about "being there", it's not about "hearing all of the evidence", but it's about taking responsibility for actions unbefitting the position! It's about holding law enforcement officers accountable, and not continuing to allow the (excuse the pun), cop-out that they won't make it in prison, since they were former law enforcement. Giving these individuals excuses, is giving them a "license to kill" and unfortunately, they're usually aiming their guns, and unloading full clips at a "select few"! This is what has to stop! "To Protect & Serve" means us all, not only who you choose!!!

That's what Stylez thinks...what do you think?

#30DayBlogChallenge - Day 7 – What Do You Wear To Bed?


Day 7: What Do You Wear To Bed?
For more info on the 30 Day Blog challenge, click here.

So now we’re really getting personal.

Well, whenever I actually do get to sleep, I’m usually wearing … drum roll please…

T-Shirt & Boxers!!!

Yea, there’s not a lot of options for guys, so I’ve opted for comfort, not style, when it comes to my bedroom ensemble!

What do YOU wear to bed!? Hopefully something a little more “sexy” and/or stylish than my T’s & boxers! SMH! LOL!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

#WillieStylezSays - Wisdom and Opportunity

"Wisdom and Opportunity are an amazingly blessed combo! But to appreciate it, take advantage of the Energy and Freedom of Youth!" #DontWasteIt - Willie Stylez