Greetings readers:) I hope everyone had a beautiful weekend, also I hope you are having a terrific day staying safe, healthy and mindful during this time as we continue to we move forward from uncertainty. Their is a war of mass shootings and violent crime rates that we are witnessing today, particularly those that happen on school property, or those related to shopping markets, personnel are seldom a reflection of today’s generation of violent hate crimes, it is hard to explain the violent crime dynamics that have existed for a long time in this country. In the past week of reading about the terrorisms such as Buffalo NY The racist shooting that killed 10 people in a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday was a shocking act of domestic terrorism and FBI Director Chris Wray released a statement Monday calling the Buffalo shooting that killed 10 people, most of whom were Black, a “targeted attack, a hate crime, and an act of racially motivated violent extremism. Orange County California, Houston. Chicago, Milwaukee and in Winston Salem N.C. how do we move forward from the issues that we have to face leaving our homes each day, or how do we find enjoyment from sufferings that has or arising as I speak. In my previous news letters I have spoken about Fear, fate, facts and fright while all these words mean painful agitation in the presence or anticipation of danger and it implies anxiety and usually loss of courage 🙁 I can not help but to be clear readers of what is happening in today’s world also, we have to be absolutely clear defining these acts of violence not accepting as an hardship NO! Terrorism such as the Buffalo NY incident! God can adhere to the cries of praying to stop this war (Amen)

“Now is not the time to be silent, let’s continue to support each other and speak out against hate. ”I am speaking out against hate and the violence against women, Child abuse and trafficking of our children, domestic violence and Injustice. Stop the Hate against African Americans !!! and American Asians !

Let us continue to have empathy to take the perspective of and feel the emotions of others and the compassion of those feelings and thoughts that include the desire to help. With that being said have you heard of the saying the beauty behind the music lol that is when we are faced with obstacles and challenges also having a dream where we are Inspired by our wants and desires to become prosperous in our creative self. That is the discussion I had with Ms. Faranak Shahroozi, who had enlighten me behind her beauty and the music. Faranak Shahroozi is an Iranian-American composer, performer and pianist known for her lyrical, romantic and captivating melodies. Her passion for music started at the age of 5 when her parents hired a private tutor to teach her basic musical notes and theory. Following the revolution of 1979, her world as she knew it changed forever. Because of the Iran-Iraq War of 1980, Faranak and her parents packed their bags and left their hometown of Abadan and moved to the capital city of Tehran. With Glass’s help, vision and collaboration with stars such as Lenny Williams from the soul/funk group Tower of Power, Syreeta Wright (Stevie Wonder’s wife) and the endorsement of the legendary winemaker Robert Mondavi, Faranak’s first album, titled “La Musica De La Vigna,” was produced. Her song “Helplessly Falling” was featured in the “Down ‘n Dirty” film starring Gary Busey.

By the mid-2000s, Faranak began working with San Francisco R&B radio station KBLX. Her second album, entitled “Eternal Love,” emerged as the result of a passionate romance when she met her husband,  Steve Lohr of  J.Lohr Vineyards & Wines. “Eternal Love” was produced by Adam Ivy and released in 2012. She has also performed for business and musical professionals like Jeff Shell/Stephen B. Burke, the [former] CEO of NBC; Johnson & Johnson; PETA; winemaker Robert Mondavi; saxophonist Boney James; and Tony! Toni! Toné! Faranak who has experienced challenges and adversity to change what was to what is was very inspiring! check out the interview by clicking on the link here and I hope our conversation will bring out your passion and purpose on your journey into Social growth :)URL link to Episode Page:

In the meantime readers I leave you with the quote of the day and do have a fabulous week :)From a true Sapphire herself Pamela L Henderson..

Quote>> For Tomorrow Belongs To The People Who Prepare For It Today.
African Proverb