Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Be Inspired!

;Years ago one of my co-workers at a local radio station here in DC put a fabulous bumper sticker on her locker that said "you laugh because I'm different; I laugh because you're all the same". This was a fitting phrase for the sista' because she was indeed unique and I truly admired her for it. In fact, I admire anyone who is brave enough to go against the grain, especially those people who express this desire in all that they are/do/wear/say. I guess that's why I love folks like Erykah Badu, Andree 3000, Fertile Ground, Madonna, and the list goes on...

There's another sister who's been popping up on my radar for the last year named Nawja Moses. You may have seen her picture or read her name on some of the more popular fashion blogs or maybe you've come across her on the black blog scene, either way if you've seen her, I guarantee you couldn't have forgotten her. Just this week, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Ms. Afrobella caught up with Najwa and decided to dedicate an entire post to this phenomenally fabulous woman. Since Afrobella did such a good job introducing Najwa Moses, I'm going to cut this post short and recommend you head over there to learn more about Miss Najwa, but before you do, you gotta check this out!

You go girl!!!!

I'm Baaaack!!

Cocoa's I've missed you! Listen, before I go any further, let me thank you for all of your support and kind words. My team and I have been working hard for the last year to create what we hope is one of the best radio shows around and it always feels good to hear from listeners who understand and appreciate what we're trying to do. For those of you who have questions about the fate of Cocoa Mode, let me clear things up a bit.

Cocoa Mode will be on hiatus until the final changes to "The Power" are complete. These changes are more internal than external, but nonetheless needed to be made. I can assure you that XM Satellite Radio is committed to the format, so anything that you;ve read/heard otherwise is incorrect.

While the Satellite Radio program is on hiatus, I will continue to post new interviews and discussion on our podcast site and blog. Check back to hear interviews with your favorite artists, web mistresses, cultural critcs and more. I am also working on adding video to the site, so keep an eye out for that. I plan on re-launching the website (cocoamode.com) soon, so if you log on and notice that something is awry, no worries, just stay here for your Cocoa Mode fix.
In short, we;re still here, we;re still committed to the show, and most importantly we;re still committed to you.

With that said, take a listen to my interview with Ericka Taylor, editor in chief of YMIB.com, one of my favorite websites right now. The site is rich with information on how to live more holistically, creatively and peacefully. Be sure to bookmark YMIB.com, it;s sure to inspire you.