Carmen de Lavallade Is Awesome

I watched the Kennedy Center Honors a couple of weeks ago.  It was a great show as usual, as it honored some wonderful people – Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J, Lionel Richie and Norman Lear.  Dancer Carmen de Lavallade was also honored for her contributions to dance and breaking down barriers for other black women dancers.

Best of all, she helped introduce Alvin Ailey to the world and was married to Geoffrey Holder!

I am so happy she is finally getting her due!

And here is one of her most famous dances:

Get Your Digital Strategy Ready For 2018!

Website Wireframe Sketch On Digital Tablet ScreenOver on my company website, we are offering our annual New Year, New Digital You campaign.

A new year means new beginnings. Out with the old, in with the new digital you! Now is a great time to start thinking about a new digital strategy for 2018. Global Wire Design is offering a 10 percent discount on all of its services from now until 31 January 2018.

We are also hosting our always fun Extreme Website Makeover webinar on 13 January 2018. My staff and I will give tips on how to create a new website or redesign a current website. We will also showcase a “before and after” of two websites we redesigned recently.

Whether you need a new website, logo, brand identity or content strategy, we are here to help you out. Contact us today!

New Year’s 2017 Live Music Playlist

Over the weekend and in between watching the Twilight Zone marathon and helping my mom set up her new Kindle, I set up my iTunes to just play all my live recorded music.  Could you imagine going to a concert and listening to Chaka Khan, Sade, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, Michael Jackson, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Wham!, Big Daddy Kane, Massive Attack, and Jodeci.  That would be really unrealistic, but pretty awesome!  I blasted all of these artists in my living room stereo and it was fantastic!

My new year’s resolution: enjoy life more with music. Here is what I listened to:

Experience: Jill Scott 826+ by Jill Scott

Live By Erykah Badu (You Betta Call Tyrone… Call Him..)

Lovers Live by Sade

Blue (Live) by Wham!

Safe From Harm Live by Massive Attack

Papa Was a Rolling Stone by George Michael

Wrath of Kane Live by Big Daddy Kane

Come and Talk To Me Live (Uptown Unplugged Live) by Jodeci

Forever My Lady Live (Uptown Unplugged Live) by Jodeci

I Don’t Want To Do Anything Else by (Uptown Unplugged Live) Mary J Blige and K-Ci

Live at Jakarta International Jazz Festival with Chaka Khan and Incognito

Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour by Michael Jackson

Dave Chapelle’s Block Pary by Various Artists

2017: My Year In Review

I don’t know what to say about a year that has been dominated by the doom and gloom of Donald Trump.  Instead of going into another tirade about him, I posted the top ten blog posts my readers seem to like reading based on my website metrics.  A few of them are articles I wrote before 2017 like the first post.

Happy Holidays and without further ado:

  1. Are African Americans Guilty of Cultural Appropriation?
  2. ACT-UP, Gran Fury & The Legacy of HIV/AIDS Activist Branding
  3. What WWI Posters Say About Early 20th Century War Marketing
  4. Marketing Lessons From The Civil Rights Movement
  5. Bodegas, Gentrification, and Social Experiences
  6. What Is White Privilege?
  7. Should White People Tell Black Stories?
  8. Marketing to Generation X
  9. How to Jog During Extreme Weather: Summer Edition
  10. 15 Reasons Why Physical Books Still Matter