It is all too easy to forget that the civil rights movement happened not too long ago – if not within in our own lifetime, then for sure within our parents’ or grandparents’ lifetime. Yes, we have come a long way from that dark, but not-so-distant past of slavery & unequal rights, but yet there is still much more ground to cover. Unfortunately, racism, discrimination, fear, and hatred still abound in our society today.

We still need to mend as a country and as a society. So let us not forget this:  No matter our race, color, or creed, let us always be kind & compassionate toward one another and remember to treat each other as human beings.

– J

Blackbird © 1968 Lennon/McCartney

"Why should we all use our creative power…? Because there is nothing that makes people so generous, joyful, lively, bold and compassionate, so indifferent to fighting and the accumulation of objects and money." - Brenda Ueland#

why music matters

“Music gives us hope when there is none; inspiration for positive change, delivering us from the doldrums of the everyday. It is a songbird that bridges cultural barriers of class, language, and religion, stopping but briefly to spark the embers of our innermost soul.”
(mural credits: John Yancey, Luis G Alicea, Steven B Jones)