My Hoopty Rolling….Tailpipe Dragging, Heat Don’t Work…………

We all have had our fair share of vehicles. Rather they are not the best working or the fact that they are just too small for our big or growing families. Due to this being the beginning of the New Year and the start of tax season, a lot of families are looking for the perfect vehicle to get their family from point A to point B and off of public transportation (we all know that lugging kids on a full bus is in no way shape of way fun…an adventure but not fun).. Continue reading

So Fresh……So Clean!

I am excited to announce the family of the month. This family right here stepped right out of Essence Magazine. Everytime that I see them, they are 3 generations of smooth. The head honcho I like to reference as mama, she keeps everyone in check…yes, even me…..but she is so welcoming and loving and her smile is wonderfully contagious. The second queen, the mother of these 3 beautiful children…Honey, she is a hair and fashion diva. She can dry, fry and lay to the side (as they used to say back in the day). She is a burst of sunshine and a wonderful mother.  The smile of this beautiful little girl is genuine, she is truly a beautiful and well-mannered blossom. Speaking of well-mannered, these two young men are well spoken and momma taught them respect of a woman early….chil’ just know…momma got some Casanova’s on her hands.

I am so excited to feature this family not only as my family of the month but a wonderful family to know. I get upset when I don’t see them at Congolese dance class on Mondays.

I announce to some and familiarize to others…….

The Ford Family!

Thank you Ford family for being apart of The Village and for being a fine example of a beautiful black family.

Always remember……….Love, Power, Respect and Family!


Family is like a tree….It will bend but not break- Nigerian proverb

When I see this family I see strength……. Strength of a powerful black family. Knowing this mommy in the light of “taking it to the hoop” and “3 point shooter”, I was not surprised to see the strength come off court into raising and blossoming her family. The steadfast love between dad and mom is setting the firm mold for their 2 boys and adorable, spoiled princess. I can truly say that this photo of this family truly speaks a thousand words. Three words being….Strong Black Family. I am elated to announce to some and familiarize to others…………… The Frye Family!

Thank you Frye family for being a part of The Village.


Always remember Love, Power, Respect and Family!