Friday, April 30, 2010

Today Is: Friday, April 29, 2010

Changeable things chane; but there are some things that will always be the same> I tend to focus on things that are everlasting and will never fade. A great biblical quotes states: "In a word, there are three things that last forever: Faith, hope, and love; but the greatest of them all is love."

Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Today Is: Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Be Strong!

Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Coretta Scott King Discusses Her Singing Career

Fly Quotes / Happy Birthday: The Coretta Scott King Edition

“When it's just us, I can be myself and know you'll love and understand me no matter what. You don't want anything from me except my happiness.” -Coretta Scott King

Today Is: Tuesday, April 27, 2010

"Children have never been good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." -James Baldwin

Let's set a great example for the next generation coming up. One of the reasons that children are a blessing to the world is because they inspire and encourage the adults around them to be and do better.

Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Today Is: Saturday, April 24, 2010

"Knowledge is power, and power is the key to changing things." -Jill Nelson

Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Friday, April 23, 2010

Today Is: Friday, April 23, 2010

"You cannot fix what you cannot face." -James Baldwin

Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Classics: Hazel Scott, Charles Mingus, and Rudy Nichols

Hazel Scott, Charles Mingus, and Rudy Nichols perform "Foggy Day"...Just perfect and sunny :) I love this.

[SIDEBAR: A Black History Fact: Hazel Scott was also Mrs. Adam Clayton Powell Jr.]

Fly Quotes / Happy Birthday: The Charles Mingus Edition

"You haven't been told before that you're phonies. You're here because jazz has publicity, jazz is popular. You like to associate yourself with this sort of thing. But it doesn't make you a connoisseur of the art because you follow it around. A blind man can go to an exhibiton of Picasso and Kline, and not even see their works, and comment behind dark glasses, 'Wow! They're the swingingest paintings ever, crazy!' Well, so can you. You've got your dark glasses and clogged up ears." -Charles Mingus

[SIDEBAR: I totally relate to the sentiments expressed in this quote.]

Today Is: Thursday, April 22, 2010

"While I know myself as a creation of God, I am also obligated to realize and remember that everyone else and everything else are also God's creation." -Maya Angelou Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week

May God bless Guru and all of his loved ones. Thanks to all that you contributed to this earth...[SIDEBAR: I used to frequently post this video on my myspace page when myspace was still poppin'.] R.I.P.

Today Is: Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Keep your intentions and actions pure. Never get caught up in someone else's cycle of drama...Good or bad everyone's karma will quickly come. Let God be the judge. Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fly Hair

I purchased a few hair and "beauty" products this week. [SIDEBAR: All purchased from Black-owned businesses. I promote and support recycling the dollar within out community.]

I just got the Lorys Fruit Conditioner (pictured above) yesterday. I will be trying it out ASAP. The woman who sold it to me assured me that my natural hair would love it, and I believe her. I'll update you with a product review after I use it.

I purchased the conditioner from Kerry. She's located at:
The Flatbush Caton Vendors Market
794-814 Flatbush Avenue (Booth #39)
Brooklyn, New York 11226

Go check out her business, "O & K Enterprises." She REALLY knows her stuff when it comes to hair. [SIDEBAR: There are also a lot of other great businesses located in the Flatbush Cato Vendors Market! Check them out also.]

Consider This A Dropped Jewel

Let's figure out our position in society, and how to consistently progress and seize our true greatness.

Today Is: Saturday, April 17, 2010

Our parents teach us, and as children we also teach our parents. May whoever's in the teacher's seat be kind and loving in the performance of their role. Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Friday, April 16, 2010

Currently Reading...

"The Destruction Of Black Civilization: Great Issues of A Race From 4500 B.C. To 2000 A.D" By: Chancellor Williams

Fly Quotes: Mary McLeod Bethune

"Cease to be a drudge, seek to be an artist." Mary McLeod Bethune

Today Is: Friday, April 16, 2010

There's a good chance that you are someone's hero; act accordingly. Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Muhammad Ali Cartoon

I came across this video on You Tube...I never knew that Muhammad Ali had a cartoon. Apparently, the animated televison show aired in the late 70s.

Watch The Greatest in animation-form...

Today Is: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The “Today Is...” post is a new feature on The Get Off My Wings Blog. I was inspired to create the post after twitter deleted a multitude of my tweets. It was my practice to post positive quotes and musings, as well as thought provoking tweets on my twitter page (and it will continue to be so). However, a lot of these tweets have been inexplicably deleted from my page.

The plus side to the deletions is that they have inspired me to expand my blog and place what I would usually post on twitter right here :) [SIDEBAR: Finding the good and the great in every “obstacle.” Plus, I can use more than 140 character here :)] You can also look forward to other new features emerging in 2010, as I continue to expand this blog.

Thanks and Lots of Love.

Now for my very first “Today Is...”post:

Don’t pay attention to what the scoreboard says, be steadfast in keeping the faith. Believe in the goodness around you. Have a fly day!

Lots of Love,


Friday, April 9, 2010

The Classics: "You and I" By: Stevie Wonder

Dedicated to the best...Happy Birthday...LOVE YOU.

Happy Birthday: Paul Robeson

The incomparable, multi-talented, multi-faceted genius- Paul Robeson- sings the Chinese national anthem...

Just Because...

...He's my favorite producer/rapper...Simply the best...

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fly Quotes / Happy Birthday: The Billie Holiday Edition

"The difficult I can do today. The impossible will take a little longer." -Billie Holiday

Friday, April 2, 2010

Fly Quotes / Happy Birthday: The Marvin Gaye Edition

"Most fear stems from sin: to limit one's sins assuredly limits one's fears, thereby bringing more peace to one's spirit." - Marvin Gaye

The Nineteen Ninety Fly™ Video Of The Week