I’ve been in a creative mood lately and it’s time to start working on another item on my list for 30. In talking with a few friends over the weekend about YouTube and how effective it can be to manage/expand one’s brand (I’m no Jenna Marbles, nor am I trying to be) but also how it isn’t going anywhere as a resource and social media network. In fact, YouTube will probably be part of the new “TV” era where people will watch TV/movies and other videos on Netflix, Hulu, AmazonPrime, and YouTube instead of having cable. I’d like to be part of the movement and get over my fear of being on video and talking into a screen. (more…)
Unfortunately I can’t remember the last issue of Essence magazine I went out and bought for myself (signs of the times where print journalism is grasping onto its industry for dear life). However, this new issue is one I think I must get as a collector’s item. While there have been many great women who have graced covers of this magazine either as individuals or in small groups, I can’t recall a cover quite as dynamic as this one. (more…)
There’s been some controversy over Erica Campbell’s new song “I Luh God.” It’s being labeled as “trap Gospel” music and more conservative Christians are thinking the music teeters too far outside of the Christian/Gospel music box.
I wonder why there is a box in the first place. If preaching the Gospel and using your gifts and talents to share God’s goodness with the world permeates into nontraditional realms, shouldn’t that be celebrated rather than condemned? Isn’t sticking to the same ol’ ways and being resistant to change a major reason why more and more people turn away from church and why many young people are not involved in church? (more…)