Archive for October, 2010

A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime (God’s Providence)

October 16, 2010 Leave a comment
I’m posting this because I’ve really come to accept and adopt this life lesson over the last few years. I’ve actually had it on the wall next to my desk for about 3 years. I’m sure many are already familiar with it, but I decided it’s worth revisiting. It’s a great example of God’s Providence too. The saying “everything happens for a reason” might be cliche, but God has a purpose for all of us. Through Him we can come to the realization of that purpose and make the most of every relationship we come into contact with.
A Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime


People come into your life for a reason, a season, or
a lifetime. When you figure out which one it is, you
will know what to do for each person.

When someone is in your life for a REASON . . . It is
usually to meet a need you have expressed. They have
come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you
with guidance and support, to aid you physically,
emotionally, or spiritually. They may seem like a
godsend, and they are! They are there for the reason
you need them to be.

Then, without any wrong doing on your part, or at an
inconvenient time, this person will say or do something
to bring the relationship to an end.

Sometimes they die.
Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.

What we must realise is that our need has been met, our
desire fulfilled, their work is done. The prayer you
sent up has been answered. And now it is time to move on.

When people come into your life for a SEASON . . .
Because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace, or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount
of joy. Believe it! It is real! But, only for a season.

LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons; things
you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional
foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the
person, and put what you have learned to use in all
other relationships and areas of your life. It is said
that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.

– Author Unknown


Related: Quote of the Week: Celebration of Life Edition

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Artist Spotlight: Andy Allo – “DreamLand” Feat. Blu & Akua Allrich – “Hard To Get”

October 5, 2010 4 comments

“Escapism, chase wisdom if you dare to/In the cloud steez, lampin’ in a mansion off the nile/Breeze blowing off the days/warm smile, fell back into the maze…” – Blu

Due to current state of contemporary hip-hop and R&B, I’m constantly looking for new music. So, I decided to spotlight these two songstresses whose music has been getting heavy rotation on my iPod recently. I actually ran across Andy Allo trying to find some new Blu material (I love his verse on this song). I purchased her new album UnFresh off iTunes and it has a nice vibe. I would recommend picking it up at some point. Next we have Akua Allrich, who is a jazz vocalist out of Washington D.C. Her debut album A Piece of Mine was released in late August. I won’t go into much detail about her sound and talents, but if you would like to learn more you can check out her site

I hope you enjoy these records as much as I do.


Related: Video: Blu x “Amnesia” and Editorial: Leaders of the New School – The Truth League

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Street Etiquette presents The Black Ivy

October 4, 2010 Leave a comment

This is my first post dedicated to fashion and expect more from The Truth Renaissance soon. The gentleman at Street Etiquette recently teamed up with Unabashedly Prep to bring you The Black Ivy. Here is an excerpt about the project:

The Black Ivy serves as a tribute to the first black colleges that paved the way for our generation and created a common ground for hardworking, likeminded individuals. What the original Black Ivy league did for folks many years ago is what we strive to do today with individuals that inspire, motivate and spark the creativity of  beings around them.

As a graduate of Morehouse and a lover of fashion (particularly vintage clothing), I can appreciate what these young men represent and bring to the table with this project.

Spoken word by Joekenneth Museau
Music : Aretha Franklin – Young, Gifted and Black (1972)
Shot by : CJ Something
Location : Harlem, NY

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Quote of the Week (Book Club Edition)

October 4, 2010 1 comment

One must never stop reading. Read everything that you can read, that is of standard knowledge. Don’t waste time reading trashy literature. The idea is that personal experience is not enough for a human to get all the useful knowledge of life, because the individual life it too short, so we must feed on the experience of others.

– Marcus Garvey

Alright, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything. Life is kind of crazy right now, but in a good way. I promised before that I would be making some changes and posting more. Although, I’m a little behind schedule I finally have had some time to make some updates to the site. Beginning with The Book Club, where you can find a list of some of my favorite books. Also, you can finally expect an update to About the Renaissance very soon! In the mean time, keep checking back because I will be moving ahead full steam this month.

Sidenote: Looks like I’ve reached 4,000 hits today. I’d like to thank everyone who has taken the time to visit The Truth Renaissance. The best is yet to come, I promise! Also, I saw “Social Network” last night and it was a great film. I definitely recommend it. Hope everyone has a safe and blessed week! Keep seeking the Truth.