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Gen X emissary. Snack aficionado. Storyteller. Industry veteran. Black girl. #MusicSermon. @clivedavisinst. @bma_coalition.
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Sep 4, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Alright ya’ll, we’re figuring out *our* hashtag for #BobbyBrownBET (bc, no shots to BET, but Bobby needs some flair).
Cast your vote below before 3pm ET. To help prepare your soul and spirit for tonight (as we continue deliberations on OUR #BobbyBrownBET hashtag), let's revisit my reminder of why Bobby is the once and always KANG of stage and R&B...…
Sep 2, 2018 61 tweets 25 min read
Happy Sunday, fam. There will probably be a sermon on tonight (but it may be tomorrow. I’m waiting for the spirit to hit). In the meantime, we finished counting down your Top 11 favorite #MusicSermons from our first year. Catch up with them here:… And ICYMI, last week we had a special #MusicSermon Devotional to give proper acknowledgement to Tevin.…
Aug 12, 2018 76 tweets 25 min read
Happy Sunday, fam! The *plan* is to do an early-ish sermon today (around 7) to be done in time for #Insecure.
But I’m also gonna be day-drinking, so let’s see what happens!! 🤷🏽‍♀️

#ICYMI, we finished our Director’s series on Monday w/ Hype Williams.… Aight, I just got home. I need to get settled and organized but we ARE doing a #MusicSermon tonight. I expect to open the doors of the church around 8/8:30, we’ll rock until #InsecureHBO, take an intermission to watch as a family, then finish service.
Jul 29, 2018 72 tweets 25 min read
It's #MusicSermon's BIRTHDAY!!! 🍾🎉
There will be a special Anniversary Service on this evening.

In the meantime, I wrote a little something about #MusicSermon's first year over on the site.

See ya'll this evening! ⛪️… I’ll be opening the doors of the church around 8pm, and immediate after service I’m dropping the new #MusicSermon bracket 👀 #PleaseGovernYourselvesAccordingly
Jul 23, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
My ni**a this was on NATIONAL TV TWENTY YEARS AGO and ya’ll be like “I need receipts”...
I don’t even... I also doubt the “pee” tape was still circulating by mid-00’s (at least I hope), but if you ever saw that tape, that was CHILD. She LOOKED like a child. There was no “I thought she was older...” nah.
Jul 15, 2018 50 tweets 17 min read
Happy Sunday! We will be continuing our special #MusicSermon series on The Superfriends tonight with Timbaland. Doors of the church will open around 8. In the meantime, catch up on the latest church news with this week’s bulletin!… Alight y'all, I'm getting organized and then well get started with tonight's #MusicSermon.
Ushers, you may begin seating. ⛪️
Jul 9, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
We’re taking the “long way” back home so we could stop in Montgomery to visit the lynching memorial. Found the counties we knew. Found the name of a victim my grandfather used to tell stories about. The latest dates I saw were in the 1940’s. As late as 47. Some lynched for something as simple as standing around a white space, “frightening” a white woman. Sh*t is sounding way too familiar right now.
Jul 1, 2018 63 tweets 23 min read
Happy Sunday! I know it's strange to have no #30DayMusicChallenge today, but I do have a bonus day to wrap the whole thing up. I'll post tomorrow.
HOWEVER, there IS a #MusicSermon today! And I changed some sermons around bc I think ya'll need a live one after this bs week. ⛪️ I'll open doors of the church around 8:30/sunset.
In the meantime, the #MusicSermon ministry has been *very* busy in June, and some of it got lost in the music challenge posts. Catch up w/ a special non-sermon, all-update edition of the Church Bulletin….
Jun 30, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
So, once a year one of the evangelical churches around here does this huge block party/concert. Full band. The way my building is positioned and built, anything that happens on the street that intersects us sounds like it’s happening in my house. I dread this day every year. We’re also in the middle of a heatwave, and I believe is spreading the good news about Christo (I live in the Heights), but God is gonna have to forgive me, bc right now my thought is “I hope they cut this short bc it’s too hot”
Jun 20, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
Every single person who voted for Jill Stein, wrote in some bullshit (like the 2K ppl who voted for Hennessy) or just said fck it because it “didn’t matter”... Fck ya’ll. Seriously. That tweet was not hyperbole or from the perspective of an HRC supporter or any of that sh*t. I told people during the election they were playing around bc they really didn’t understand how bad this could be, & got alot of “but checks and balances” bulllsh*t.
I’m blaming erybody.
Jun 17, 2018 44 tweets 19 min read
Happy Father’s Day, ya’ll!
There is a #MusicSermon today! It’ll probably be around 7:30ish. I’ll give ya’ll a 2hr heads up. #PleaseGovernYourselvesAccordingly ⛪️ It's a gorgeous day, so I know a lot of ya'll probably aren't gonna be stationary until later, so we'll open the doors of the church around 8 for tonight's #MusicSermon. I'm going to pause the #30DayMusicChallenge RT's until then to give ushers time to prepare the sanctuary. ⛪️
May 27, 2018 67 tweets 23 min read
Gooooood morning Sermonites, Saints and Ain’ts...
There IS a sermon on today; I’m aiming for an early afternoon one since I’m sure folks have revelry on deck. Will come back with a time update. ⛪️ In case you missed last week’s #MusicSermon examining the early chapters of Conscious Rap, or our birthday tributes for Heavy D and Auntie Patti, you can catch the weekly recap here:…
May 9, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
THIS is key. All these 911 calls have been @ DISCOMFORT, not actual fear. And white ppl in general don’t like to feel uncomfortable, but WW especially feel it’s an absolute right. Asking for managers, bursting out in tears, calling 911... this is all @ them not feeling centered. Somewhere along the lines WW became the self-appointed arbiters of public behavior (woman sleeping in common area). They insert themselves in situations that don’t involve them (the men BBQ’ing LEGALLY), ignore personal space & agency (BW didn’t smile, IM didn’t answer questions)
Apr 21, 2018 24 tweets 10 min read
I really need to pay birthday tribute to Luther Ronzoni Vandross, Jr, one of my favorite artists ever in the history of the world, but I am SO tired. We’ll see what happens before midnight, but for now... Ok, I don’t have the energy to do a proper full sermon for Luther on the occassion of his 67th birthday. But let’s do a quick devotional highlighting key aspects of the Book of Luther.
Mar 25, 2018 78 tweets 28 min read
Anyway, even as I’m getting into the sacred spirit of Holy Week, there is a #MusicSermon today. The doors of the church will probably open around 7. ⛪️ I appreciate ya’ll understanding and accommodating me taking a break last Weekend. I just didn’t have the stirring. Lol but serious. There’s a mood/mindset/headspace I have to be in to keep the right evergy. I won’t ever force one; it wouldn’t feel the same even to ya’ll.
Mar 11, 2018 95 tweets 33 min read
Ok ya'll, give me like 30 more minutes (tonight's #MusicSermon took a bit of organizing), and we'll get started with tonight's service.
If the ushers will please start seating, and the praise & worship team come...
⛪️ *Steps into pulpit*
*Adjusts mic*
*Sips water*
*Opens texts*

I apologize for the lateness in the hour, and ya'll might as well get prepared, saints, cause I think this is gonna be a kind of long one, but I gotta get it out how I feel it, amen?
Mar 4, 2018 35 tweets 13 min read
Happy Sunday ya’ll! There will be a quick #MusicSermon before the #Oscars tonight. Probably 6ish, but I’ll confirm soon ⛪️.
In the meantime, check the current leaderboard for the first round of our 90s R&B #MarchMadness. Round 1 ends Tuesday @ 12ET.

We’ll get started on tonight’s #MusicSermon in a few. It’s *should* be one we can finish by the time the #Oscars start, but if not we’ll rock until 8 and I’ll finish later. Please govern yourselves accordingly. ⛪️
Feb 24, 2018 35 tweets 13 min read
Ok, ya'll...
So it's 10:30 on a Friday night, and I'm in the crib because #washedgang (we outchea).
It's rainy, and 40 degrees, and it seems an appropriate time for a #MusicSermon devotional I've been sitting on... One night last month some us had a brief convo about Jeep music. I started puling up songs and videos, but it led me in another direction (although there's some overlap), to a super specific era & niche of rap music...
Let's call it Bubble Coat, Leathers, Polo Boots & Timbs Music
Feb 18, 2018 76 tweets 26 min read
*Steps into pulpit*
*Pushes glasses up on nose*
*Opens text*
*Looks out at the congregation*


🙅🏾‍♀️ Good evening, church. I trust we are all still high in spirit from journeying to visit our kinfolk in Wakanda. Amen?

I know some of you hoped I would pay tribute to #BlackPanther this week, but there’s still another sermon left in Black History Month.
Jan 29, 2018 13 tweets 3 min read
Folks still mad at/about Bruno, but run me back the tape of the last time a rap or R&B artist shouted Jimmy & Terry, Babyface & Teddy Riley out from a Grammy stage and called them heroes. Ya’ll KNOW I was like
Jan 27, 2018 95 tweets 31 min read
Happy Saturday, family. A notice that tomorrow’s #MusicSermon will be EARLY, due to the Grammy’s.
I’ll give ya’ll an estimated time later. Please govern yourselves accordingly.
Amen. ⛪️ Happy Sunday ya’ll! As I mentioned yesterday, we’re doing an EARLY service today in observation of the Grammy’s. Doors of the church will open around 4. ⛪️