Mothers of The Church.. Missionary Sunday

I grew up in a Baptist Church. I enjoy watching the women wear the  most amazing hats on Sunday Morning. My mother Louise Dillard worked with many of the organization in the church.  She went home to be with the  Lord in 2008. She wore the most colorful amazing hats on Sunday. However her hats…

Why Black History?

Why Black History? Over the years I have always been fascinated with history. I attended high school in Columbus, Ohio. I was very blessed to have a mother and father who encouraged education and knowledge. I grew up attending Union Grove Baptist church in Columbus. My pastor Reverend Phale D. Hale baptized me when I…

The Tent and The Crossroad

Black Hand Chapter 1 – From the Book “ The Tent and The Crossroad” A Christian Paranormal Thriller of Spiritual Warfare. 1935 Mississippi surrounding the  legend of Robert Johnson. Souls seeking fame. “For great is your mercy toward me; and You have delivered my soul from the lowest hell.” Psalm 86:13   Some stories have…

Robert Johnson at the Cross Road

A few week ago I rented the 1986 movie “Crossroads”  to watch with my daughter. The movie is bases off of the legend of Robert Johnson the great blues musician.  I have been working on a novel for about a  year about  the crossroad and tent revivals  in Mississippi where Robert Johnson had  sold his…

Looking For Home

Several years ago I started experimenting with short films. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the films I want to make.  I am just started to teach myself animation also to make shorts. I am in babies stages of making films. I love the idea of combining my love of music, art,…

CCC and Blacks…. Riding the Rails

I recently  read “The 1930s” a book that gave an insightful look at the country during  The Great Depression. Many books I have read  about the 1930s get bogged down in the politics of the time. I wanted to find out more  about the decade after watching a documentary on  “Riding the Rails”. These two combinations of…

Copacetic…

Copacetic – Bill Bojangles Robinson got the nickname “Bo jangles” from “jangler,” meaning contentious, and invented the phrase “Everything’s Copacetic,” meaning tip-top. Many years ago living in Columbus, Ohio my husband was Vice President of an organization that worked with  the Lincoln Theater. It is a historical theater  located in  what once known as the “Blackberry…