Friday, September 10, 2010


911 ....
The name conjures up images and words,often times disjointed.Our nation was one that terrrible late summer day. We in our innocence and false security were ushered into a world of universal terror. We shall never forget those images.
Images - Looking at a surreal movie of thought ,action,heroism.For once athletes and singers are not heroes,but fireman and policemen are heroes.Images- We are not black or white - We are Americans. Americans walking aimlessly to get home.The simple things in life.Tuesday...Nothing never happens on Tuesday.

Thinking strange thoughts.How can two buildings be attacked? Who did it?
Will there be more?
They hit Washington D.C. my birthplace .Thinking ....Is my family okay?
Does Joe work at the Pentagon ? I can't call DC , the lines are overloaded.
Thinking ...Thats DC and NYC , I live in Dallas.
How can this all be? Thinking....We have tall buildings in Dallas too, are we next ?

The cowards of humanity will never succeed when God is with us ! Emmanuel.
The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 ...
Ask that the Lord's Prayer is recited with them before they foil the deeds of the terrorists against America. No,it's the terrorists who strike humanity.My humanity trumps my nationality.

Our Father, which art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name;
thy kingdom come;
thy will be done,
in earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation;
but deliver us from evil.
[For thine is the kingdom,
the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever.]

Monday, September 6, 2010

Football Monday : The Best Rushers in NFL Part 1

The newest entry in the Edgray4America video blog is the Football Monday Series.
In a spirited conversation recently at Diverse Cutz in Arlington we talked about the best rushers in NFL History.

ACE and the boys had a long thoughtful conversation regarding one of the premier positions in NFL. The Running Back!

This series is part 1 in a 2 part series. Next week the best rusher in NFL History will be crowned.In sports as always arguments are won by the facts and how vigorously you defend your position. So for the sake of argument lets start with NUMBER 10:
OJ Simpson the first to rush for over 2000 yards in a single season.

NUMBER 9 : "THE TYLER ROSE" Earl Campbell

NUMBER 8: "THE BUS " Jerome Bettis

NUMBER 7: Curtis Martin

NUMBER 6 : Tony Dorsett

See ya next week in the Barber Chair !

Labor Day Mix : " I Got Work To Do "

This Labor Day as we put our food on the grill and toast up with our favorite drink. Let's pause a moment and remember those in the labor movement who have contributed to the well being of all American workers.
The American worker has all the tools that has made him and our country the most successful and powerful country in the world.
Be it the strong willed factory worker !

Or the brothers and sisters at the "Car Wash".

We are all United ! The Brothers Got Work To Do !

We are all United ! The Sisters Got Work To Do !


Labor Day Message : September 6 , 2010

Happy Labor Day !
As we go to the various picnics of the last weekend of this 2010 Summer,let's pause for a moment and reflect on American Labor. As a former elected labor leader,I served as a Chief Steward for Communications Workers of America Local 6215 this is an important day for me.

This day is solemn because the Labor movement has lost hundreds of brothers and sisters for the sake of protecting not only its memberships but that of all American workers.Those truths that we take as standards in the work place came off the backs of American labor.This day is joyous because we celebrate their victories.

The victories are taken for granted as if they always existed.
A litany of policies and rules were made because of the existence of organized Labor.The 8 Hour Day and the 5 Day work week are examples of what Labor has brought to the American workers. American Labor has changed throughout the years ,but one thing is constant the brothers and sisters of the movement have paid their dues for all Americans.

Happy Labor Day !

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Gospel Sunday : Albertina Walker

Gospel Sunday features a prayer and request for prayer.My good friend and colleague Cedrick Bailey revealed in his facebook post that Gospel great Albertina Walker is sick. You can link to the web site at
So this Sunday and as we do every day .
"We Go to God In Prayer "

"I Want the Lord to Keep Me Day By Day "

"Please Be Patient With Me,God Is Not Through With Me"

Dear Lord Remember Sister Albertina ,"Dear Lord Remember Me" !

Until next week we will see you again if God says the same "Peace and Blessings".

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Vonda's Vault Box : September 2 Remember

This is finally the month of September! The vault is finally cooling off.
The vault is a mix of groovalistic neo old skool flava today! From Earth Wind and Fire to Carl Thomas,we will pay tribute to our past summer with "September "!

Vonda is dancing in the September rains !
The summer rain is good for the soul of the folks.It's raining from Texas to Carolinas! Carl Thomas gives us the weathercast it's storming outside!
"Summer Rain "

Time to chill and look at the "Summer Rain" ,and escape this "Summer Madness".
Let your mind flow and enjoy the moment,it"s all Kool and The Gang !

Well it's time to leave the vault. Gonna go to one of the last summer weddings! Congrats Angela Harris from the folks at the vault! Don't forget those BBQ 'S.Time to enjoy one of those famous stuffed burgers from Bro In Law! If you look real fast you will catch the folks from the vault jamming with Will Smith because its our version of
"Summertime " !

Friday, September 3, 2010

Jazzy Fridays : Mistress of Jazz Sade

This week we go to the heart of Africa , to bring you the voluptuous Sade . Sade is from Nigeria , over 20 years ago she took my generation over by a storm as she sung about "The Sweetest Taboo". For me the sweetest taboo is jazz ! Thank you Sade for letting the world know about it !

Every week , I play a little jazz on a Friday to get you in the mood for the weekend,It"s just downright criminal to have this kind of music on a Friday !
" Is it A Crime" .

This is the 200"th blog of the Edgray series ! We thank you for your readership and viewership.We have to honestly say "Its Never Good As the First Time "!
The second time is as not as good as it seems to be ! Look at the archives for more political commentary and music !

In my lifetime , I have been accused of a lot of things . When Sade said I was a "Smooth Operator ",I couldn't tell a lie ! Its's the cool in me !
See ya next week at the best music video blog in America as voted by you !