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Saturday, November 22, 2008

How Time Flies!

It has been a minute since I've last posted a blog. I have been so busy with work, singing, and now school! I am studying for the MCAT and am planning to take it in May 2009. I am hoping to get into medical school in the Fall of 2010. I know you must be thinking, "WHAT?" Yes, I am applying to medical school! I am really a nut, but I have actually always been interested in medicine. When I was little, I made a little medical book for myself and I used to read our home medical book to learn about different diseases. I was a pre-med student in college as well as a psychology major. So I've decided to pursue psychiatry as a profession. But that doesn't mean that I'm finished with singing! I'm just getting started! I just want to have my eggs in more than one basket, because you never know!

So....about the singing. There's so much to say! I did a great show for the HBCU-UP and AAAS Sunday Brunch on October 26th. HBCU-UP is an undergraduate research program that is held at the historically black colleges and universities in America. They held their annual conference at the Westin Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The HBCU-UP conference is sponsored by the National Science Foundation and and organized by AAAS, or the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It was a fun show! The songs really seemed to resonate with the audience and they were getting into it! The food at the end was good too :). I worked really hard on the set because I had to break it up into 30 minutes of secular music and 30 minutes of gospel music, but it turned out really well. I even added 2 new songs to my arsenal, "I will always love you" and "The Battle is the Lords". I was afraid that my voice wouldn't last for that long, but thankfully it did. You can find the songs on YouTube. At the end, I signed many photographs for some of the audience members which was also really nice.

Now, I have really exciting news! Earlier this year, I blogged about a reality TV special that I was doing for BET. Now the TV special is set to air! It's going to air on BET on December 1st at 7:30pm (EST). It is called, "Are You Positive?" and it should be a very poignant show. December 1st also happens to be World AIDS Day so its making an impact in that way as well. I am so excited to see it! I saw a clip on BET and it looks really good. It's on www.bet.com/onblast under News and News Specials. There is so much more work to be done in the fight against HIV/AIDS but I am glad to be a part of it!

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