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Music Musings: BET Celebrates The Obamas

As America prepares for a new President and uncertain times, many across the nation have had a tough time accepting the inevitable.  In the coming days, the Obama Presidency will end.  Even as folks do their best to sound reasonable and put on a brave face, the coming Inauguration is going to be difficult for a large part of this nation.

But thankfully, a much-needed healing agent is available to soothe us in our grief.  If you missed BET’s Extraordinary Salute to President and First Lady Obama at the final White House musical event of his Presidency, it is highly recommended.  Top notch performances abound from Jill Scott and Janelle Monae, to Usher, Common and De La Soul, Kierra Sheard, Yolanda Adams and Michelle Williams, this event might leave you crying, but it may also fill the soul with hope for the future.  BET pulls all the stops to let our nation’s President an First Lady know that they are loved, and will be missed.  As the President said himself, “thank you for coming to MY Block Party”!!

None of us can know what lies ahead, but we can be thankful for what this First Family has accomplished over the last 8 years:  always graceful, always thoughtful, and ALWAYS taking the high road despite all of the challenges thrown their way.  That is definitely worth a celebration.

Music Musings: The Single Awareness Day Playlist

Single Awareness Day is a day for everyone out there without a special someone.  But who says that has to be so S.A.D. just because those three letters happen to be the day’s acronym?!?! Congrats to everyone who made it through Valentine’s Day 2015 sans sweetie. Here are my top anthems for all the single folk…

U Don’t Have To Call— Usher

Because when you’re single, the only person that sets your party schedule is YOU.


I’m Coming Out— Diana Ross

Just make sure that whatever the party, it better contain some hard-thumping Disco, and at least one saucy trombone solo.



Single Ladies— Beyonce

Oh yeah… And Beyonce, because B-E-Y-O-N-C-E!!!!


New Attitude— Patti LaBelle

One listen to the Patti LaBelle track will get even the grumpiest person in a better mood.


The Greatest Love of All— Whitney Houston

And of course the most incredible singles anthem ever. As the ever-wise RuPaul once said, “If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you going to love somebody else?”