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Harlem Arts Festival starts tonight! We rock on Sunday at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem (near 5th Ave and 124th).  Check out my artist spotlight video! It’s perfect festival weather!  http://www.harlemartsfestival.com/2014-festival/

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Brooklyn, A Big Bedroom, Good Vibes in Brooklyn

Guest Room Available! Check the link! Fees are negotiable depending on length of stay! Message me here! 

pretty-period:

Toni Blackman Brooklyn, NY 
The darkness in early morning Brooklyn light. 
Photo Credit:  Eric Ryan Anderson

pretty-period:

Toni Blackman 
Brooklyn, NY 

The darkness in early morning Brooklyn light. 

Photo Credit:  Eric Ryan Anderson

Monday Morning Meditation is at 6:30am —It’s a 20 min guided meditation!
michaelaangelad:

Day 3    #50DaysTo50
"we did that shit"
is what we said as we watched our little girl walk to her college diploma 
we did it
did it
but even more is what we didn’t do
we didn’t fuck her up
we didn’t press our fears into her
we didn’t try to control or contain her imagination
her idea of herself
didn’t even make her keep her “freedom hair”
we really tried to let her see who she could be
she did get some of my neurosis and insecurities 
around body image
but then again maybe that was her exposure to the fashion world and
not me and 
not me
i’ll talk about that a little later
the body
the image
but today i talked on a show about how we raised our daughter
as an family without marriage 
we  made it up
she makes me proud every day
yeah, we did that shit.

pictured: Elenni Davis-Knight and Ezra Knight from a shoot for Essence magazine when I wrote about our relationship “The Good Break Up”


I LOVE the way Michaela Angela Davis uses the term “unmarried parent” instead of “single mom”. Oh, the power of words and language and love. My prayer is this be a new trend, that this term be added to the lexicon. It’s so important. 

michaelaangelad:

Day 3    #50DaysTo50

"we did that shit"

is what we said as we watched our little girl walk to her college diploma 

we did it

did it

but even more is what we didn’t do

we didn’t fuck her up

we didn’t press our fears into her

we didn’t try to control or contain her imagination

her idea of herself

didn’t even make her keep her “freedom hair”

we really tried to let her see who she could be

she did get some of my neurosis and insecurities 

around body image

but then again maybe that was her exposure to the fashion world and

not me and 

not me

i’ll talk about that a little later

the body

the image

but today i talked on a show about how we raised our daughter

as an family without marriage 

we  made it up

she makes me proud every day

yeah, we did that shit.

pictured: Elenni Davis-Knight and Ezra Knight from a shoot for Essence magazine when I wrote about our relationship “The Good Break Up”

I LOVE the way Michaela Angela Davis uses the term “unmarried parent” instead of “single mom”. Oh, the power of words and language and love. My prayer is this be a new trend, that this term be added to the lexicon. It’s so important.