Saturday, October 22, 2011

CareNow/LA - Oct 21, 2011

"Two-time Daytime Emmy®Award-Winning Host, Dr. Mehmet Oz...At The Largest Free Clinic Of Its Kind"

It was "Dark-Thirty" in the morning when we all arrived at the LA Sports Arena, on Friday.
What I mean is, the sun hadn't even come out yet.  We looked around, and who do you think was standing there in his scrubs, motivating the multi-faceted medical staff who had volunteered to help the 5,000+ people who waited in line patiently last Monday (Oct 17, 2011) to get the wristbands that would allow so many to receive free medical, dental and vision care Thursday - Sunday
(Oct 20-23, 2011).
The team were in full force with Dr. Mehmet Oz spending the day at the LA Sports Arena - yes Honey, Dr. Oz was in the house!

 It came as no surprise to find out first hand, how truly passionate and sincere Dr. Oz is regarding helping all of us, one person at a time, to become the best me, excuse me,
I meant to say, the best WE that WE can be! Nationwide, Americans are wrestling with diabetes, obesity, hyper-tension - all major issues that Dr. Oz is consciously taking people by the hand and making sure that they understand that this life we are living, is not a dress rehearsal. For real though...

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and his incredible Staff, are making sure that for the very first time, there will be follow-up appointments at the various clinics in the County of Los Angeles, for so many people; Don't get me wrong, the free health clinics are wonderful - but you mean to tell me there will be follow-up appointments made as well? Snap-Snap!- Say what?!) it was a new twist to a fabulous dance that we thought we already knew!

Do yourself a favor, take a moment and look around you. Do you like what you see? If so - great! Then you will learn to fine-tune what it is that you are doing that makes your life work for you.
If not, then you are going to be enlightened by truth. We all know that the truth will set you free!
Dr. Oz  is on weekdays -  Monday - Friday on KABC (LA, CA) -  3:00pm - 4:00pm PST.

Love & light,
(All photos and quotes in reference to Dr. Oz are taken from CareNow/LA, and are the sole property of , Sony Pictures, ABC7 Dr. Oz Show

Friday, October 21, 2011

CareNowUS.ORG - Day 2 of the 4 Day, Free Medical, Dental and Vision Care in LA

Today is day 1 of 4 for free medical, dental and vision care to anyone who waited in line on Monday, Oct 17,2011, at the LA Sports Arena. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and his excellent Staff, have been hands on since day one - They are on it! There are so many wonderful volunteers from various educational institutions, professional Dr's and RNs, LVNs and more, who have shown up and are here to help.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2011, there were 1,030 people were assisted.
Friday, Oct 21, 2011, many more will be assisted. The doors will open and many more will be taken care of, and there will be follow-up appointments as well. 

It is a beautiful thing when people from all walks of life, can go to a safe haven and receive the best dental, medical and vision care in the country!
The people who comprise 
really do care about the thousands of people that they assist. Over the next 3 days, thousands of people will receive the medical assistance that they really need. 

Today, we need more Dentists. If you or anyone you know can volunteer, please contact
- We need you!
(Photographer: Mohammed Al-Rawi. All photos are the sole property of Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

South Africa Anniversary: Safari | Bernestine Singley | Article/Story/Poem/Essay | Red Room

South Africa Anniversary: Safari | Bernestine Singley | Article/Story/Poem/Essay | Red Room

Monday, October 17, 2011

Mark Ridley-Thomas CareNow/LA Clinic -

 Today the City and County of LA are offering free medical, dental and vision care. Go get your wrist bands - first come first serve, the first 5,000 people to show up at the LA Sports Arena will be seen this week!

IF you or anyone you know needs assistance please come on over! Spread the word!

Location:    LA Sports Arena is located at: 3939 Figueroa Street, LA, CA 

Love & light, 

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Taste of Soul Festival Family Festival - October 15, 2011 10:00am - 5:00pm (btw Crenshaw & Rodeo Road)

Today is the 6th Annual Los Angeles Sentinel Taste of SOUL Family Festival! Every single year, the festival has more and more food vendors with a huge variety of excellent dishes to enjoy as you walk about, listening to great music - just look at a couple of the radio stations that are sponsors! - 94.7 The, There will be sooooo many talented people performing! I just love Denise Williams, Florence LaRueDoug E. Fresh, Lenny Williams,Sheryl Lee Ralph, Al B. Sure, Tyrese, J. Anthony BrownJohnny Gil, Goapele, Naughty By Nature, N'Dambi, Esnavi, just to name a few! 
Every year, it's been a very peaceful, family oriented event - Come on over to Crenshaw Blvd, and enjoy the day! Love, Carla
LA Sentinel's Taste of Soul Family Festival

Friday, October 14, 2011

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network - Lifelesson # 5 - Joy Rising!

Didn't I tell you that you'd learn something positive and helpful from Oprah's Life Classes? So, tomorrow on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, is
 Lifelesson # 5, Joy Rising!
So, do yourself a favor and watch that episode and let me know how all of the positivity that you've observed these past few days on OWN have affected you. You see, Oprah wants YOU to be the best that YOU can be - word?

Love & light,

(All photos/atwork are the sole property of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network,

Thursday, October 13, 2011

OWN: Life Lesson # 4 - The Truth Will Set You Free

OWN: Life Lesson # 4
These past few days on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network - Oprah really gets down to the heart of the matter regarding improving ones life.
Those of you who believe in Jesus Christ know that beyond a reasonable doubt that in the Bible, at John 8:32, Jesus went to the Mount of Olives and while there he said some of the most prophetic words, "You will know the truth and the truth shall set you free."
Tune in this evening and listen and learn. Oprah is going to break it down in Oprah's Lifeclass # 4! Today's topic is: The Truth Shall Set You Free.
I'm a life long student and will be in class this evening - you coming?

Note to self: Do not be ego tripping - Lifelesson # 1
Truly, Carla

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Aretha Franklin ~ Nessun Dorma (Re-Upload From Former Account)

Happy Born Day, Luciano Pavarotti!

Grammys 1998 ~ Aretha Franklin performed live at a moment's notice for Luciano Pavarotti. Ms. Franklin delivers a beautiful rendition of Nessun Dorma that I still cannot forget. Each time that I listen to this eloquent performance, it gives me goose bumps and makes me so proud!

Love & light, Carla

OWN: Life Lessons # 3: You Become What You Believe

Life is all about learning and growing. Oprah Winfrey is opening up her heart and mind to help people around the globe free their minds. Are you ready? Let's GO!
Tune in to Oprah Winfrey's OWN (Oprah Winfrey Network) is opening up the doors through a series of Life Lessons:
 #1) False Power of Ego w/ Eckhart Tolle
 #2) Letting Go of Anger w/ Dr. Iyanla Vanzant
 #3: You Become What You Believe  - Have Faith in Yourself
 #4) The Truth Will Set You Free 
 #5) Joy Rising ( The Car Giveaway)

There comes a time when we have to step back and assess what it is that we want out of life. There are many many different paths we can take to get where we want to go. I was always taught that you are what you think you are - and that is real!

(All photos and information are the sole property of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Letting Go of Anger - Oprah's Lifeclass # 2 ~ OWN: Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Iyanla Vanzant

In general, I am known as a Peace Maker. Always have been the one that can use words to calm people down and make them see that violence is not the answer. As my Great-Aunt Theresa  Evans says,
" I am a kind, loving person, but I've got some piss and vinegar in me too!"

Have you ever gotten so angry with someone until you just tear up and walk away in order not to haul off and slap them? I've been there. So many of us have been to the brink of being so angry that we just have to walk away - or else! 
Well, this evening, Oprah Winfrey and
 Dr. Iyanla Vanzant are going to sit down and discuss a universal topic that creeps into every last one of our lives at one point or another and that is "Letting Go of Anger". Tune into  the OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and learn how one can "manage" being angry. You know why? Because as Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Iyanla Vanzant have proven, by example, in their lives -
 "Life is too short" to walk around angry. Talk about it and let it go!

Click on the link and visit or go to OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network on Facebook.
You won't regret it...
Love & light,
(All photos are the sole property of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network,
and Dr. Iyanla Vanzant's photo is from

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Woke Up Feeling Eartha Kitt ~ C'est Si Bon (1962)

This morning I woke up feeling like the fabulous Eartha Kitt.   
Al Young, Poet Laureate of California....(Courtesy Photo) did a fabulous job of remembering Ms. Eartha KittVisit. You Tube and watch the video -  C'est Si Bon ~ Ms. Kitt is truly fabulous ~

C'est Si Bon ~

 Enjoy your day!
Smooches, Carla