Starving…


The question was “What does being a starving artist feel like?” And the first thing crossed my mind said It’s the insatiable appetite that’s never quite fed The deep thirst of third world hunger Standing right in your face but really round corners Bed time prayers of I only want to live according to my…

30 Days: No Meat, No Alcohol…


Most of us have become used to making New Years resolutions. Some of us are blessed in being able to keep them and others, not so much. I’ve been one of those that have been able to stay in the middle of mine. As I enter 2011, I am asking for major changes to take…

Introducing Nefertiti Akinyela


Going from encouraging everyone to say “HOTSAUCE!” in welcoming the next artist to the mic at the CCCollective Open Mic, Nefertiti Akinyela is now taking her place on the stage. Arranging the mic stands to their proper setting she asks, “Are y’all feeling alright?” Though the event was created as a place where everyone can…