Lift Every Voice and Sing

For Black History Month I decided to share with you a song that is very important in the African-American community. The song is “Lift Every Voice and Sing” and it is commonly referred to as The Black National Anthem. It was originally written as a poem by James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) in 1899 and set to music by his brother John Rosamond Johnson (1873-1954) in 1900. The song became an even stronger staple in the Black Community during the Civil Rights Movement and is the Official Song for the NAACP. During the Inauguration of President Barack Obama Continue reading

Getting Back In The Game

It’s been two years since I’ve written anything on this blog. And what a time it’s been. Without getting too personal, let’s just say that the last year had been a real test of my strength and even my faith. I’ve had a lot of “Why, Lord?” moments. It’s been hard. It was never my intention to not blog. But life got in the way and I just didn’t have the energy or the focus necessary to keep up.

But writing is one of my many passions. My first Continue reading

Clean Your Spiritual House in 2013




It’s time to clean house spiritually and emotionally in 2013. It’s time to let go of all excuses, negativity and habits that are keeping you from living the way you know you ought to be living for the Lord, and from reaching your full potential in this life. We only get one life so it’s important that we live the best life we can in spite of financial status or other struggles in your life. And it does not cost anything (at least not monetarily) to grow spiritually. All you need is your Bible. Yes, you should go to church. But I’m talking about having one on one time with God daily. It’s time to grow in faith and relationship with the Lord. If you are doing things you know are wrong and separate you from Him, let it go. If you are not spending time with God because you are putting people and things before Him you need to stop. It’s time to get your house in order.

Make a decision, not a new year’s resolution, but a firm decision, that you won’t Continue reading

Escaping the Cauldron by Kristine McGuire Book Review




Escaping the Cauldron: Exposing occult influences in everyday life tells the story of Kristine McGuire’s descent into Witchcraft and how God delivered her. Kristine grew up in a Christian home but was always intrigued by the occult. Even though she committed her life to Christ the lure of the occult continued to pull her. One day while discontent with God who seemed to not be hearing her or answering her prayers, she decided to finally indulge her curiosity into Witchcraft. That decision led her to live for eight years as a “Christian” witch, medium and ghost hunter. That is until God opened her eyes and mercifully pull her from Satan’s clutches.

I enjoyed this book. It is a wake up call to Continue reading

Yeah, I’m That Writer Chick!

I'm A Writer by Haneefah Turner




This post is my entry into the Jeff Goins YouAreAWriter.com contest. My video entry is below.


On a whim I thought I would enter. Why not? I am a writer after all. I thought it would be good fun. I’ve never declared that I was a writer before. It’s just what I am. Since the day I first put squiggly lines to the page before I even knew how to spell I was a writer.

I haven’t always been confident in Continue reading

Thank You Mom’s!


Happy Mother's Day by Haneefah Turner




Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Mom’s out there. I just want you all to know that you are incredibly loved and appreciated. Sometimes us children don’t take the time to tell you how much you Continue reading

Hologram Tupac? Stop Worrying about the WRONG “resurrection.” Jesus died and rose again for real!

Hologram Tupac at Coachella. Image by Kevin Winter/Getty Images




People are still talking about Hologram Tupac two weeks later. Who is Hologram Tupac? Well, for those of you that don’t know, it’s a digital hologram of the late rapper Tupac Shakur who was murdered 16 years ago at the age of 25 in Las Vegas. His murder is still unsolved.

Hologram Tupac made his debut at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California Sunday April 15, 2012, and simultaneously freaked out, surprised, and entertained thousands of people during a set with fellow rap artist Snoop Dogg. The appearance of Hologram Tupac was the idea of producer/rapper Dr. Dre. He was given the okay to use the image of Tupac Shakur by Tupac’s Mother Afeni Shakur, who was said to be thrilled with the performance. The use of Tupac’s image in this way has stirred up a lot of moral debate about using holographic technology to digitally “resurrect” a long deceased artist.

Here is Continue reading

Don Cornelius: You Will Be Missed




Today we have lost and icon and pioneer. Don Cornelius died today from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head. He was 75 years old. I can’t believe that Don Cornelius is dead. The fact that he left us so tragically makes the loss even worse. I hate knowing that his suffering, whether mental, physical or both, was so great that he felt the need to take his own life; that he didn’t see another way out. It is all so sad.

Don has contributed so much to entertainment, and not only black culture, but pop culture. He opened the door for black artists by giving them a place where they could belong and share their gifts with the world, and he created where young African-Americans could come dance and have a great time. He made being black Continue reading