ThatKellieGirl was on the scene for the Black President’s Day on Thursday. This is one of my favorite annual events. Produced by Risikat “Kat” Okedeyi, founder of Lil SoSo Production, Black President’s Day serves as the official DC tribute to Afrobeat creator Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
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Hello Good Folks!
Love is in the air for ThatKellieGirl. I am happy to announce that my Honey proposed to me on Valentine’s Day! I have been on cloud 9 ever since. It was truly one of the happiest days in my life. And what makes it even more special is the overwhelming response of love and support from family and friends. I truly feel blessed.
However, what is so interesting to me, is that as I make this transition to “become one” with the love of my life, I find it even more important to have a stronger relationship with my family and friends. I know a lot of people enter into a relationship with a ”bonnie and clyde” or “us against the world” type of mentality. And I guess that makes the relationship stronger. However, I prefer to use love as the foundation of this marriage (and really ALL my relationships).
I also am understanding the importance of the village or a support system. Not only do you need a village to raise a child, but to raise a family. I believe that marriages are at a dismal low because society celebrates the self, the ego more than the family. The single person is supposedly happier than the married couple. This might be true, but I tend to think it just depends on the person. Yet, the barrage of messages and lack of examples makes it challenging to enter and maintain a relationship, let alone a marriage. I believe a married person can be just as fulfilled as a single person. The variable is the willingness of the person, single or married, to work at it.
My village is my family. They provide the most support to me. And as I have matured, I find that a support system is more about learning and giving than receiving. At times, we don’t nurture our relationships, and wonder why we have drifted from friends and family. Or the relationship is one-sided. We only reach out when we need something or to vent instead of consistently connecting to learn, love and encourage each other. So as I move into marriage, I am humble because I have so much to learn and improve upon. I can admit that I don’t know everything, but I do know that I want to be the best that I can be.
So as I grow through his journey, I will be sharing my musings and experiences with you. I want to share and learn, so please comment. Let me know your thoughts or experiences about love, marriage or anything else in between.
In the meantime, enjoy the long weekend.
Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl
Hey Good People!
This Saturday, The Axel F Party is celebrating its One Year Anniversary Party. The brainchild of DJs Jahsonic, Stylus and Adrian Loving, Axel F (named after Eddie Murphy’s character from Beverly Hills Cop) is about the illest jheri curl funk, champagne soul and lazer boogie cuts from 1977 – 1987. In addition to a killer ’80s setlist, there will be live performances by the Sexual Chocolate Band & Show (think Murphy’s character Randy Watson from Coming to America) featuring Zo!, Deborah Bond, Phonte, Ne’a Posey, and N’digo Rose. Yeah, it’s going to be like that!
Hello Good People!
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for Hurricane Irene. I got my flashlights, a lantern, water, food, my books and some board games.
You already know that the King Memorial Dedication has been postponed. However, you can visit the King Memorial today (8/26) and Saturday (8/27). So before we go on lock down, there are still a couple of events you can check out tonight and Saturday.
In the meantime, catch some Ladies of Soul! N’Dambi today(8/26) at Noon performing at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza (1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW) at noon. And on Saturday (8/26), Conya Doss will be performing at Blues Alley and Ayana Gregory will be performing at Busboys and Poets (2021 14th St NW).
Please monitor the events in case of last minute cancellations.
Peace and Blessings.
Hey My People,
If you don’t know, you will know by the end of the weekend that the “Ques” are in town! Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. return to their birthplace– the campus of Howard University to celebrate their 100th year anniversary. I think it is wonderful to have an organization of African-American men promoting brotherhood, leadership and service within the community.
If you want to party with the Brothers of Omega Psi Phi, there is plenty of opportunities! Shaq and Tom Joyner are hosting the Celebrity Omega Men Bash at Ibiza tonight. You can also keep up to date on all the events here. You also can follow the bruhs on Twitter and on Facebook to know what’s going on.
If you are trying to avoid the crowds, check out these other alternatives below.
Peace and Blessings family!