I Call Shenanigans

I DON'T DO CATFIGHTS Women who believe this: Don't understand this: A person might believe that the first statement is true empowerment, but it isn't. In reality, it's nothing more than fear biting. Telling me that I get to choose whether you are my best friend or my worst enemy  gives all of your personal [...]

So, you survived Christmas, let’s celebrate!

It is the day after Christmas. It's 12:30 and I am still in my PJs. Why? I survived Christmas and I'm celebrating. Don't get me wrong, I had a great Christmas. Both of my boys are home and even my Dad spent the night. While we didn't do a lot of the things we normally [...]

This Black Woman’s SNL Experience

Beautiful.

Saturdays with Sylvia

My name is Sylvia Traymore Morrison.  I wanted to share my personal Saturday Night Live experience, considering there is so much controversy and conversation taking place regarding the Black Women issue.

I am America’s first renowned Black Female Impressionist.  I did my first professional show in 1969 at Constitution Hall in Washington, DC.  At that time I was singing and doing impressions.  Shortly after that, in the early 70s, I entered the Miss Black America pageant (Black women at that time had no chance whatsoever of even thinking of becoming Miss America so a Black pageant was created by J. Morris Anderson.  I missed Oprah Winfrey by one year, who was Miss Black Tennessee the year before).  I ended up placing as 2nd Runner-up and going to Europe to entertain the American troops.  The reception was magnificent.  Apparently, they had never seen a Black Woman who did impressions.  The day I returned to the…

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I Chose This

" I miss my friends. I miss our house. I miss our store. I hate you for bringing me here." she said. And he reminds her, "But we chose this, remember? The house, yard, and store were too much to take care of now, and we were too far away from town and the doctor's [...]

Happy 2013 Some Random Thoughts from little ole me.

When writing the story of your life, don't let anyone else hold the pen. - Harley Davidson It doesn't matter how 2012 ended. It does not matter if you kept last year's resolutions or not. You have the power to decide where to go next. You always have. I usually end the year with an [...]

Thoughtful Thursdays: If you are cute and you know it, bat your eyes.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17 I'll be honest, some days I feel more like my old self than I do my new. Some days the old me emerges out of nowhere and I wonder if I've grown any at all. Thankfully, feelings aren't [...]

Have you ever played small? Cut it out.

Making myself nothing to suit others is not humility; it's ego and lack of trust. When I make myself small to "help" someone else feel like they are important what I'm really communicating is I think I'm too big for you to handle and you are too weak to see my greatness. Real relationships require [...]

Mending My Life

Well written poetry heals souls. Why bother using an Ivy League vocabulary when the truth is as simple as that? Well written poetry heals souls. When discussing great literature, I catch myself wanting to write as if I've graduated from Baylor instead of business college. That makes book reviews difficult for me sometimes. I want to [...]