Monday, October 29, 2012
The character of the young Japanese wife of Midnight--Akemi--is so pure, so creative and genuine in her emotions that it provides a clear example of love. Authentic love, and the power of love as a raw emotion. Sister Souljah's descriptions of Akemi make you realize exactly why Midnight loves her, and literally travels the world to save her from her father (Naoko Nakamura) who has kidnapped her and brought her back to her native land.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
So when I think about musicians outta The Bronx, just like Swizz, learning and developing an art form...and then think of the icons like Swizz and company, and how they are now full-fledged businessmen, intelligent leaders, and in his case still filled with humility and drive...I am confident. I feel confident knowing that the youth have a variety of role models to emulate. And not because they are "just" rappers, or "just" athletes, or "just" R&B singers, but because they have taken their window of opportunity and turned it into a growing legacy.
It's a good feeling.
Written by Stacey Marie Robinson for Kya Publishing's "Urban Toronto Tales" blog.