I have been on the go non-stop since I got into town and I am loving being home. Like Stephanie Mills sang so infamously, There's no place like HOME!!
Thank you to all of you who came out, especially Alfredo who introduced me, Allen, Nkosi, Chris, Lil Kevin and his boy, and Ken Jackson who did not hesitate to invite me when I asked if I could come through. Thanks for the love.
Big shout to all the young men who were in attendance. I appreciate your love and support. It means a lot. And, also to the young ladies who were there as well. Your presence and comments were very much appreciated.
Check out the organization. They are doing some powerful things in the community of Detroit. If you are a young man, or woman, and want to be part of a dynamic and powerful group of young people, hook up with R.E.C. Boyz: http://www.aidspartnership.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=52&Itemid=64
My girls, Tonya and Karen (the oh so beautiful Delta ladies), Mark (okay, he wasn't in my class, he was year behind us, but you wouldn't had known it. Hell, he remembered more people in my graduating class than I did). And, of course, by best friend, Ternell (we were voted Class Buddies).
It was so great hooking up with them and hanging out ALL NIGHT LONG!! They took me downtown Detroit (our old stomping grounds, which has since been upgraded) to the MGM Grand Casino. We drank, talked, danced and had a blast.
It's a beautiful thing when you can leave a place for as long as I did and come back and reconnect with people who KNOW me and LOVE me despite anything.
We are getting together again this weekend. This time we are not losing contact.
I am getting together with my family. I can't wait to see them.
My new good friend, Charles Pugh, local news anchor on Fox 2 in Detroit, and on-air radio personality is having a shing ding at his home for me today.
Don't forget folks, you can catch me on Charles Pugh's radio show on FM 98 WJLB, on Sunday, June 1st at 7pm. LISTEN IN!!
Gotta run, but I will keep you all updated.