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Hi Lovies,

It’s July and I am super duper excited! (Yes, I said Super Duper) This is my favorite month of the year. I mean what’s not to like: The weather is great, the beach is hoppin’, it’s national ice cream month, oh and the best part – July is my BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!! Before I get too wrapped up with my birthday, let me review the happenings for June where I focused on the LOVE of people who made a difference in black music in honor of Black Music Month. Let’s see where do I start?

  • The quotes chosen for my Words Crush Wednesday Challenge for June were from musicians who changed the game in Black Music: Lauryn Hill, Lou Rawls and Janet Jackson are iconic figures in the music industry. I chose to include Eric Benet with this group because his song is special to my husband and me.
  • Three of the four weekends, I hosted event music themed events focusing on Black Music: My 80s Party featured black artists who ruled the 80s , My Love and Basketball Extravaganza celebrated the 15th year anniversary of the movie through songs from the movie’s soundtrack, and the final weekend featured The Jackson Family. You can’t celebrate Black Music without honoring the First Family of American Music.
  • Since June was also the month in which Michael Jackson passed away, I honored his memory on the 25th with a story using the names of some of my favorite MJ songs.
  • The Friday Happy Dances included music from game changers like, LL Cool J, BB King & Etta James, newcomer Tish Hyman and the one and only Otis Redding.

Here are a few of the updates I received for last few months. It is never too late to join the challenge. Please be sure to ping back to this post so everyone in the challenge can read your update and be inspired & encouraged. Don’t forget to use the tag #RebirthOWC.

Courage by Silver Lining Mama

Integrity by Maria Holm 

Absolution by Grubbs n Critters 

Publish by Rosie Reast Writer

Passion by Quantum Hermit 

Bliss by Seasoned Sistah2

WOW by Making it Write 

Hope by Kyrosmagica 

Effort by Aksabello 

Proactive by The Extraordinary Adventures of Tashina in NYC

Outreach by I Am Not Sick Boy

Greatness by King Kalandozasai 

Create by Nadine Tomlinson 

Passion by Quantum Hermit 


I absolutely, positively love my birthday and I invite each and every one of you to celebrate all month with me. So for the month of July I will be celebrating LOVE of BIRTHDAYS and all things Lisa!

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