June ~ 2013

Happy Black Music Month!!!
This Month, Pledge to: Dance to the Music! Support Black Musicians! Support Black-Owned Record Shops! Black Black Artist's CDs and Records! Attend a Live Concert! Remember Music Legends Gone By! Celebrate Music's Living Legends! Love and Forgive! Dance to the Music! Be a Part of the Solution!

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This edition of The Crystal News is dedicated to the graduates of 2013 especially Aliyah Burchette, Carneil Carneil IIIAlexis  Hatchett Angelo LeRoiAugust LeRoi, Adam Stallworth, Jr., Asha Fola Whigham, and Jollha Yokem. May they, and all of the 2013 graduates soar upward and onward to heights beyond imagination!

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WHERE THE ACTION IS: Formerly "T'Keyah Fights City Hall"  which was formerly the "Do Something" and sometimes the "T'Keyah's Two Cents" columns of this newsletter,  this is what the action should be... Remember the gang rape and ridicule of an intoxicated young woman by a group of Steubenville football players?  Deric Lostutter is person who bravely exposed the horrific images the rapists recorded and posted on private sites, bringing the crimes to light and pushing prosecutors to finally seek justice for the victim.  Only two of the rapists were convicted neither with a sentence of more than two years.  Lostutter, however, was targeted by the FBI, and a 10 year prison sentence hangs over his head for exposing the crimes.  Credo Action has posted a petition asking the Department of Justice not to prosecute him.  To join T'Keyah Crystal Keymah in signing this petition, Click here:  This is where the action is...  
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Someone Sent Me an Email That Said...

Dancing With God
When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G: I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance."
God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
My prayer for you today is that God's blessings
and mercies be upon you on this day and everyday.
May you abide in God as God
abides in you.
Dance together with God, trusting God to lead
and to guide you through each season of your life.
This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.
If God has done anything for
you in your life,
please share this message with someone else,
for prayer is one of the best gifts we can receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards;
so let's continue to pray for one another.
And I Hope You Dance
Author Unknown

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June 16, 2013 is Fathers Day!
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   T'Keyah Crystal Keymáh joins the cast of Tracy Scott Wilson's "The Good Negro" for two shows on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the Bakersfield Fox Theatre, 2001 Street, Bakersfield, CA (661) 324-1369.  (Cast with the show's director, Michael Phillip Edwards)

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Thank you to: Color of Change, for standing up for people of color being mistreated by authorities and misrepresented in the media; again, my St. Sabina Birthday Benefit sponsors: Florida A&M University, Orbert Davis’s Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Nubian Heritage, Vincent E. Walker Photography (312) 719-6830, The Walker Group, LLC, CHRIS CURSE & Co, Pierce Pediatric Association, Southside Community Credit Union, Alpha Nu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta's Inseparable Nine and Human Resources Development Institute, Inc. MUAH!  And I mean it!!!!

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Congratulations to: the USC students of all races who stood up to the Los Angeles police department at the forum that followed the excessive police response to Black students' graduation party; and Amina Fola Rose for her decision to finally funnel her wealth of knowledge on education, business and spirituality into the establishment of her new school, Nia Imani this fall - go on girl woman!
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The Crystal News respectfully acknowledges the life and transition of: Staria Bell, James E. Hawkins, Ph.D., Ida Mae Ralstonand too many beautiful children (lost on the streets of Chicago and other places) to name...
We are blessed to have known their warm heart, bright smiles and good works.  We are inspired to follow their brave and noble examples.

Have you hugged someone you love today?

Stay Tuned...

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