Friday, February 22, 2008

Hello my name is Shawna Renee

...and I'm an addict. Drugs? No. Alcohol? No. Caffeine? Yes, but that's another post. I'm addicted to this wonderful website.

View my page on

Everyday for over a month, I've logged to connect with dozens of former classmates who helped make my time at Howard University the best of my life.

The founder of the Bison Roundup, Be Moore has managed to use the model that made Myspace and Facebook so popular to create a community for HBCU alumni to re-connect, network and communicate.

If you weren't fortunate enough to attend the greatest university in the world ;0) , no worries BE and his crew have also created sites for Spelman & Morehouse, North Carolina A&T and FAMU and I'm sure there are more to come.

Way to go Be Moore!!

Meet Cheri Dennis

Whenever I come across a Mid-west sista' doing her thing I make it a point to show her some love. Cheri Dennis is is no exception. I've been watching Cheri's career for the last couple of years, ever since her single " _____" landed on my desk at FLAVA. She's signed with Bad Boy, and in what some would consider, true Diddy style, her debut (thus her career) sat on the shelf until "The Mogul" decided the time was right. The time is now and her album ______will hit stores on_____. To learn more about Cherri Dennis, check out this excellent interview conducted by my friend and co-worker Todd B. While you're listening, check out Cherri's myspace page.

Let the music play!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Be Inspired

This video gives me chills. To see people come together in support of Obama - not just Black people - but American people proves that no matter how hard "they" try to convince us that it is impossible, we can in fact see beyond our differences and work toward a common goal. Please get out and vote! & Friends

"Yes We Can"

On a side note, here's another famous speech put to music and one of my favorite songs of all time.

Bob Marley and The Wailers


Saturday, February 2, 2008

Be Inspired

I dig the Dead Prez. Their revolutionary style of Hip Hop is in many ways a continuation of the movement started my groups like Public Enemy and X-Clan. Though I'm always down to throw my fist up in honor of the movement, I also appreciate the softer side of Dead Prez. Check it out.

Dead Prez - Mind Sex