Hello. Come on in. The daddy writes about current events, literature, music and, once in a while, drops something on you from back in the day to make you pause and ponder, stop and stare, and begin to wonder. Who knows? You may start to pace the floor, shake your head from side to side, then fall down on bended knees in a praying position and cry, "Lawd, have mercy! What is this world coming to?" Check yourself! But this blog is NOT about the daddy. It's about you: your boos, your fam, your hood, your country...our hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow. So let's make a pact: the daddy will put it on the track if you'll chase it down and hit him back. Together, we can definitely take it to another level. Shall we?"

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Daddy wants to thank you

Listen up: On December 8, 2008, The daddy was honored to be selected as a member of AfroSpear, a very influential blogging organization. And today, even in cold Minneapolis, Minnesota, he can look out of his window and see a bright morning sun pushing through dark clouds.

In case you don't know, AfroSpear is a serious organization. Why? Because it is an alliance of black bloggers who not only provide a black perspective on the blogosphere. It identifies, clarifies and advocates around issues, events, and individuals of particular interest to African Americans.

The daddy hopes to honor this membership by writing meaningful posts and participating in AfroSpear to the best of his abilities.

The daddy wants to thank Wayne, Francis and all the wonderful people who selected him. Most of all, he wants to thank you, the reader. You continue to come to daddyBstrong, leave insightful comments, even go to the sidebar and put yourself on the list as a follower. But it's your insightful, honest comments that distinguishes daddyBstrong from others in the blogosphere. Your support is humbling.

For those interested, here is the announcement that was made over at Electronic Village.

December 8, 2008

New AfroSpear Member: daddyBstrong

We are pleased to let you know that Mac 'MacDaddy' Walton is a new member of The AfroSpear. His blog, daddyBstrong (BBR #1402), came online in April 2008. MacDaddy said, "I think I would contribute by bringing to the Black blogosphere a clear Black perspective and progressive viewpoint with respect politics and what we call race."

Walton continued, "I've been blogging, not only on current issues, but also issues that connect us to our history. I want to be a part of the AfroSpear because I don't just want to write on my own. I want to be a part of a network or alliance that welcomes my work ... I don't want to be a person who goes to other bloggers to argue or complain. I want to be supportive ... or just to say a few words just to let them know I'm reading them and they're not alone."

I encourage folks to check out daddyBstrong and welcome him to the AfroSpear!


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Mr. Macdaddy!

nicki nicki tembo said...

Congratulations daddy! Good to see others appreciate your contribution as much as I.

Christopher said...

Very, very, very cool!

Molti gratiamenti, my friend!

Keep up the excellent work, Daddy. Your voice is unique, intelligent and insightful.

CurvyGurl said...

Well-deserved, MacDaddy!

rainywalker said...

I'm always happy to see individuals get awards who deserve them. Job well done and we look forward to your blogs in the future.

sdg1844 said...

Congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a better person.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Congratulation Daddy!
What distinguishes your blog is your wonderfully informative writing that flows like a sweet gentle river.
It's one of the highlights of my cyber world.
And yes, we do have a sane, well informed bunch in our community.

Villager said...

You have a powerful and positive flow here on daddyBstrong. I'm glad that your voice is also shared with those of us in the AfroSpear.

I look forward to visting your blog more often in the future...

peace, Villager

patti t said...

This is great news. Congratulations! Your intense reflection and writing is a gift to all. Good picture by the way! patti said...

Hey there MacDaddy!

I already congratulated you over at Electronic Village but I wanted to post a note of congrats over here too!! {hugs}


MacDaddy said...

Thanks, everyone. My own computer conked out, but I'm working on a borrowed one to bring future stories on people like T.Bone Walker, Big Mama Thornton, Seamus Heany, Nancy Wilson and more.

He will also be monitoring and dissecting the extent to which change is coming or not coming in the Obama era-- our how obstructionist the GOP will be in keeping change from occurring.

Stay with the daddy.