Well I’m from Flint,Mi born and raised here… And we have ALOT of talent here. Working hard and pushing their purposes be it music, art, clothing, cosmetology! They werking!
I seem to see a lot of male artist and such but only one female artist sticks out here and that’s none other than Tiera Santoya.. I went to high school with her and I never knew she wanted to do music until after we graduated and she worked on a song with my homeboy Link a former rap artist. Since then she has grown as both a woman and a artist. Recently putting out a great single that shows said growth “Murda She Wrote” and performing at varies places around Michigan! Tiera Santoya is going to the best female artist in Flint, Mi. At this point work ethic wise she has no competition and if she does lyrically we haven’t seen them..
As a kid black history month was a time where we went to school and had an black historian tied into every lesson to grow our knowledge of the people before us, who looked like us and did Dope things..
At church we’d celebrate this time with a program and a month of Sundays dressing up for themes! I look forward to February because I know we are going to have a full buffet in the fellowship hall with all different kinds of foods from the African American culture, Theme Sundays and lastly a program that would show our growth and advancement as African American people…
This years is no different… We kicked it off yesterday!
1st- Casual Sunday
2nd- Traditional African Attire
3rd-Favorite college sweatshirts/tshirts
4th- Sundays best
Next Sunday is the official Black History Program!
February 9th at 10:30am and 4pm
Bishop John Senter from Faith walker Assembly in Rockford, IL
Come join us in an amazing celebration of our culture at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
G5443 N Saginaw St Flint,Mi
Earlier today I checked my email and it was a 28 year old African American woman that happens to be light skin, in my inbox… She was speaking her piece on this light skin v.s Dark skin thing that has been going on for years. And that has now made it to national TV…
I’m a 28 year old lighter toned African American woman an I’ve been seeing your blog through out my timelines and new feeds ( *fist pump*) …so I figured why not give you a different angle to write from or post from. I am personally tired of the whole light skin v.s dark skin thing. I fell like it has been blown up and taking way outta line… I like a few other people I know hate being punished for what the majority does.. It’s like I can’t even date a decent guy because they think I’m an average “Light skin long hair” female that’s going to brush him off or ignore ten text and be Johnny on the spot for the 11th one.. I see the post and I know they suppose to be jokes but they aren’t all truth! I usually text right back depending on what I’m REALLY doing. I’m not easy but you don’t have to move mountains for my attention if I want to give it to you…. I’ve been friends with the same two dark skin women who I love to death since I was in the 6th grade and the things ppl say light skin women do, THEY DO!… To make matters worse Oprah dedicates like shows to the “issue” and to me it just made it seem like we are Devils with caramel complexions.. I’m not for it… And I think it’s ridiculous..
This is the first time I’ve ever got an opinion to my email like this… And for it to be a light skin woman upset about the light skin/ dark skin beef (which is almost as elaborate as the east coast/west coast beef if I do say so myself) it makes for interesting conversation…
Maybe a week ago, my girl Symphani and I got to sit down with one of flint, MI own up and coming rap artist. And by up and coming I mean coming for the world to know because Flint should already know him… Cash Cola, before he was known as T.Jiles but as he told me off the record that was years ago… Now Cash Cola and his team Wrist Game Entertainment are doing great things and making music for our cities youth and music lovers alone to vibe to. While making a name for themselves… Tune in and listen to what Symphani was able to dig up out of him at Big Johns on 11/30/13…..
Vote here for who you think was better!
Here are the songs Symphani mentioned in the interview :
As child I remember when “Black History Month” rolled around and we learned about legends like Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Malcom X, and Harriet Tubman just to name a few. We’d go to school and learn about our heritage for a month with a few highlighted key players.
We would watch old movies that showed us how we came from being King and Queens to slaves who worked harder than hard just to make it.. We saw how we moved on up to being the help taking in domestic jobs such as a maid or a butler…
Lets not forget the group of evil ass white people who hated us though.. The KKK (Klu Klux Klan). These Caucasian people would burn crosses in front if our homes, hang us from trees, and down right treat us as African American people as scum… Made it so hard for us to prosper in life…
That was back in the day. But today the KKK is still alive and well. And unfortunately there are AFRICAN AMERICAN members as well… That’s right black people have joined the Klan… But there is a difference the Caucasians where this white ghost like suits… But the African Americans were True religion jeans and Michael Jordan tennis shoes.. Walking around mad at the world eliminating each other as well as man kind alone… Coming through like a thief in the night robbing their own of their mothers, fathers, sisters,brothers,daughters, and sons… All over materialistic bullshit or over respect that never was deserved… Focusing their time and energy on how to steal everything the Jones’s have in 10 mins or less instead of focusing on something that will bring them financial stability and future success….
Why don’t we like ourselves?… We teach our children the meaning of turn up instead of “pay attention”… And by the time they are 15 they are causing all the neighbors to look at you differently seeing as all their things are coming up missing and yours is still in tact… We blame everything on the man.. But in reality we are the ones making it harder on ourselves! We’ve got to do better… We have to go back to being that praying,loving “it takes a village to raise a child” way so that the future for our children and ourselves will be much brighter and hold much more promise…
Understand that if we don’t we are doing exactly what they who are against us (African Americans) want us to do.. Eliminating ourselves.. My prayer is that we pay attention more and come together with other African Americans as well as other races to provide a better place in the land of the living…
Below I am attaching a letter that was floating around not too long ago to all “Gang members”: