Dear Subscribers,

When I heard the news this morning of John Holt's passing, I just knew that I had to come in and connect with you.  I had been meaning to link you since last week but between being in Detroit for the National Black Child Development Institute's Conference and trying to catch up on work, rest and emails when I returned, I decided to just chill.  What a blessing that was!!  I had been feeling very tired but this weekend was so awesome and balanced that today I feel fresh and refreshed and I am in a sharing mood. I hope you had a great weekend yourself!

Like me, I know that many of you woke up this morning to learn that Reggae Veteran, John Holt is now with the Ancestors.  He was the age of my mother (69), so I still think he was pretty young to have left us. What he left us with can never be replaced and it will help us to heal and remember him for the gift of music that he gave us.  The song below is my all time favorite so I hope you love it too or learn to love it. Click HERE to read the Jamaica Gleaner report on John Holt's passing.
John Holt  - Mr Bojangles - Original 1973
John Holt - Mr Bojangles - Original 1973

Have a happy and productive week and do not forget to give honor to those around you who deserve it.  It is always too late when they are gone.

Peace and Blessings,

Rosie Peppy Parke
Creative Director

I am pleased to serve as one of the Distinguished CARAH Gala Hosts this year and I would LOVE to have you sit with me at my table so we can celebrate Caribbean Americans for their outstanding contribution to society.

The affair is in its 21st year and is one not to be missed.

I sat down with Executive Director of The Institute for Caribbean Studies and Founder of the Gala (Dr. Claire Nelson) a few years ago and her PEP Talk pepisode is still one of the favorites.
Take a few minutes to watch and do not forget to link me if you would like to attend and sit at my table on November 14.

Follow us at #CARAH2014 and click HERE for more information on this year's and past events.

PEP Talk Season 1, pepisode 10 with Dr. Claire Nelson
PEP Talk Season 1, pepisode 10 with Dr. Claire Nelson



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