Check out Alicia Keys & John Legend singing Let It Be at the (Beatles 50th anniversary).

2015 is going….going…. nearly gone….. Let it be…

Gone… are the mistakes and confusion that life sometimes brings.

Gone… are the people who for one reason or another have walked (or got sent) away.

Gone… are the things that you meant to do.

Gone… are the heartaches of dreams deferred.

Gone…are the feelings of guilt about what you did not already get done.

Gone… or at least what needs to be gone is any negative energy that you’ve been holding onto.

Just let it be!!!



After seeing this performance of “Glory” from the movie Selma by John Legend & Common at the 2015 Oscars, I simply felt numb.  Their performance was the highlight of the night and brought many audience members to tears.  And then… the acceptance speeches afterwards for Best Song were poignant.  Their words help to put a punctuation mark  on BLACK HISTORY MONTH and the continued struggle…

Common’s speech:

“The spirit of this bridge connects the kid from the south side of Chicago, dreaming of a better life, to those in France standing up for their freedom of expression, to those in Hong Kong, protesting for democracy,” he said. “This bridge was built on hope, welded with compassion and elevated with love for all human beings.”

John Legend added the following:

“We say that Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now,” he said. “We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised right now in this country today. We know that right now, the struggle for freedom and justice is real. We live in the most incarcerated country in the world. There are more black men under correctional control today then were under slavery in 1850.” He concluded with: “We are with you, we see you, we love you and march on.”

If I were there, you would have probably seen my tears rolling as well.




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This little four month old nephew of Rachel Ayanaw looks just like John Legend (Legend is not his daddy). Ayanaw tweeted a picture (above) of her nephew on twitter this past weekend and twitter went nuts. She tweeted “My nephew looks like John Legend lol.” Boy was she right. Once the image went viral, Legend posted his own baby picture (below)… WOW