The sun has just peaked over the water

Steadily inching its way upward

Resplendent arrays of colors emerge

Inexplicable patterns appear in the clouds

No two quite the same

The ocean jumps and roars as if its’

Audience is giving a rising ovation.

The cheering crowd then subsides,

But only briefly.  With each

Passing second, the glory ascends

Higher, then momentatily…it pauses

And sits directly on the water.

The birth of this new day has been

Consummated.  whatever else happens

Will be miniscule in comparison.

Have a wonderful day.

© tjroach 2013


Last night, ahead of Super Bowl 50, the NFL presented its yearly awards that shine light on the best coaches and players of the season. The CAROLINA PANTHERS walked away with top honors. The awards were presented at the NFL HONORS awards show. The winners list shapes up as follows:

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-Cam Newton wins NFL MVP-

  • MVP – Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
  • Offensive Player of the Year – Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers
  • Defensive Player of the Year – J.J. Watt, Texans
  • Offensive Rookie of the Year – Todd Gurley, Rams
  • Defensive Rookie of the Year – Marcus Peters, Chiefs
  • Comeback Player of the Year – Eric Berry, Chiefs
  • Coach of the Year – Ron Rivera, Carolina Panthers
  • Assistant Coach of the Year – Wade Phillips, Broncos defensive coordinator

I may be biased because the Carolina Panthers are one of my favorite NFL teams, but I hope these top awards translate into a victory today at Super Bowl 50 as they face Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The game begins at 6:30 EST.  Lady Gaga will be singing the National Anthem and the halftime show will feature Coldplay, Beyonce’, and Bruno Mars.



Yesterday I reblogged a post and the above video ended up on the 2nd page.  Many people only view what’s in front of them without taking the extra effort to go further. The video is so poignant that I wanted to make sure that you get a chance to see it.  It really speaks volumes to me and I hope to you as well.  Let this set a fire inside of you to get moving on those goals that you keep procrastinating on.  Let me know what you think.


Watching this made my day.  I’m not a fan of Ann Coulter but she really puts her foot in the mouth of Raven Symone on this one. In light of Raven’s recent comments regarding her refusal to hire people with certain names, Coulter really shuts Symone…





This is too funny.  If you want to go straight to it, go to the 2:30 mark.


April is National Poetry Month and since I have not posted anything for it there is no better way to get this started than to post Peh’Tehn Raighn-Kem, age 3,  reciting “Hey Black Child” by Countee Cullen on Windy City Live. This little girl is simply amazing!!!  Watch as she marches up to the microphone…

Via ABC 7 Chicago reports:

Peh’Tehn Raighn-Kem, 3, is big inspiration in a tiny package as she performs the poem “Hey Black Child” by Countee Cullen on Windy City Live.

Peh’Tehn’s parents, Lashaun and Andrea Jackson, are both educators who live in Bronzeville. Peh’Tehn can already write, and has been reading since she was 18 months old.

A video of Peh’Tehn performing “Hey Black Child” at her church has spread rapidly on Facebook, and Wednesday morning she appeared on Windy City Live with her parents to perform the poem again.


You absolutely never know how early and individual steps into his or her gift.  Apparently this young kid has already stepped into his at the tender age of two.  His name is Oratilwe Hlongwane, aka DJ AJ.  He is from Alexandra, Johannesburg and has become a viral phenomenon on South Africa’s social media.  Though it may seem to some that he is only turning knobs, check out how he groves to the music as he crafts his magic.  DJ AJ is definitely in control.

The young boy’s father Glen Hlongwane purchased an iPad before his son was born and intended to download educational apps to speed up the boy’s education.  The father also downloaded a disc jockeying app for himself.  The young boy learned how to manipulate the equipment and the rest is “history in the mix”.  Get ready, get ready… because this kid is on his way to becoming a global phenomenon.


For those who think that I’ve forgotten about the greatest entertainer that ever lived, YOU’RE WRONG.  Today, all day I will be posting videos of the best one that EVER did it on this planet.  You all know who I’m talking about:  MICHAEL JACKSON.  Here he is doing They Don’t Care About Us!  Hit me up if you have one that you want me to post today.



and… don’t forget about GHOSTS


Some people are just gifted beyond belief. This kid is one of them and trust me, his name will be known worldwide. I saw this kid on America’s Got Talent a week or so ago and I just had to share this clip with you. You will certainly be impressed. He’s just nine years old.


The above list is a partial list of schools that has accepted this young black teen. Yes, Kwasi Enin, has been accepted into all eight of the Ivy League Schools. This young gent has a great future ahead of himself. I hope he keeps his head on straight and continues to pursue his dreams. He’s all IVY. Check out his story below:
High school seniors anxiously checking the mail or logging online to see if they were accepted to their dream college can look with hope, or envy, to Kwasi Enin.
The 17-year-old, from Long Island, N.Y., was accepted to not one, not two, but all eight of the most prestigious universities in the U.S., otherwise known as the Ivy League.
Enin, a senior at William Floyd High School, scored a 2,250 out of 2,400 on the SAT, placing him in the 99 th percentile for all students taking the exam. He also ranks in the top 2 percent of his class, yet he says he never thought he would get into Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale.
“I thought I would get one or two,” Enin told Newsday. “I simply thought I would apply. I knew it was crazy.”
Enin, who is also a violinist, was accepted to Princeton in December and then heard from the remaining seven schools on March 27. He got his final acceptance email, from Harvard, at 5:30 p.m. that day, according to Newsday.
That email from Harvard put Enin among the only 5.9 percent of applicants, out of a pool of over 35,000, who are accepted to the university.
Enin says he wants to follow in the steps of his parents, both immigrants from Ghana, and study medicine.
Exactly where Enin – who was also accepted to Duke University, Stony Brook University, SUNY Geneseo and Binghamton University – will study medicine is still to be decided, but he does have a favorite.
“I think my preference is Yale,” Enin said of the New Haven, Conn., school. “I still have to compare all these wonderful schools.”