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Reflecting on the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. The post below was published by Creative Ajay.com back in 2015.
"If you don't stand for something, you will fall for anything."
Dear Dr. King,
You were one of the most illustrious civil rights activists of our time, who didn't sleep, didn't sit, didn't rest, and certainly, did not fall. You valiantly stood firmly for what you believed in—freedom, justice, and equality for all. You stood against oppression, discrimination, racism and the sufferings of your people.
For that, I just want to say a big Thank You! to you, and to all those who fought, and are still fighting for our freedoms. I extend gratitude to those who don't turn a blind eye, or remain "neutral" but will boldly proclaim that a "wrong" is indeed a "wrong," and will never settle in the hollows of injustice..........Read on >>>>>>>>>
Hello loves! It's about time I take some time out of my ridiculous schedule to stop by and reconnect with my "Day Ones" - you know yourselves. 2019 has been off to a great start, with a lot brewing in Creative Ajay's pot. But above all, I'm grateful for life, the ability to try new things each day, to set new personal goals, and challenge myself to jump hurdles that are seemingly ......Read on>>>>>>>
A lot of things happened in 2013. It was the year that Creativeajay.com was born, and it was also the year I would meet the beautiful soul pictured above, Christina Dzenyuy. After meeting her at a photoshoot, I immediately did my homework following befriending her on Facebook, and was utterly blown away by her sheer talent and captivating spirit.
At that moment, I knew that I wanted to feature Christina in the Spotlight section of Creative Ajay.com, because the world should know of her talent. Christina was a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, producer, mentor, and tutor. What's behind this powerful force and phenomenal display of musical prowess? When Christina agreed to share her story with Creative Ajay, I could not contain my excitement, because in that moment, I saw a STAR being kind, patient, and willing to take the time to respond fully and openly to the questions posed. For that, I'm forever grateful.
On Monday July 9, 2018, I learnt of the ..........Read On>>>>>>>
When was the last time you had some juicy, tender, delicious oxtails? Just writing these words is making my mouth water. Oxtails have shifted in reputation from being an undesired cut of meat due to its toughness, to one of the many prized cuts of beef today. In Jamaica, it is definitely a crowd favorite; its rich gravy is highly sought as an addition to other dishes.
One thing that is unique and works well for the Jamaican style is the addition of lima beans/butter beans which makes the perfect coupling. For this recipe, I used Grace butter beans, which when combined with the oxtails, give a hint of sweetness.......Read On>>>>>
Carefully displayed on a gorgeous bowl that I scooped at Burlington, is a rather interesting message: "Eat What Makes Your Soul Happy." Following this directive, it would mean that I should binge on carbohydrates, because let's face it: I LOVE CARBS. In fact, my love for carbs exceeds Oprah's love for ......Read On>>>>>
The message hasn’t changed; it is still to Be Bold, Be Alluring and Be Different! Though I’ve been significantly absent from Creative Ajay. Com, it’s still home for me in many ways. It’s where everything began. There are many things going on in this thing called "life" that have kept me away from home for too long.....>>>>>>Read On
.........However, the great thing about juicing carrots, is that you're able to extract the liquid in its pure form, which is naturally sweet. With this recipe, there is no need to dilute with water, and no added sugars are ........Read on >>>>>>>
So I made this salad a few months ago, which is an easy way of incorporating a mix of ingredients that you might already have in your kitchen. I'm so pleased with the outcome; the walnuts add so much body; no meat....Read More >>>>
As a part of my nice-cream binge, I concocted different flavors and this one is simply heavenly. It's vegan, it's rich, creamy and delicious. But, I'll defer to the video to tell the rest of the story......Read More>>>>>
Dance Africa Festival 2016
It's that time of time of year again when we gather together, get our drums, adorn ourselves in elaborately printed fabrics, and celebrate African Culture. Dance Africa Festival 2016, in its 39 years, was presented under the theme "Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures." The festival featured workshops, films, discussions, as well as the.........Read More>>>>>>>>
So I've been missing in action for the longest, or so it seems? Well, I was a little busy concocting recipes for Creative Ajay's Kitchen on You Tube , my new space and sweet spot.
Since the premier of our Ackee & Saltfish video earlier this year, three additional videos were Read More >>>>>>
Creative Ajay's Kitchen, a subsection of CreativeAjay.com, just launched its own YouTube Channel! I am beyond elated with the trajectory of my latest labor of love. Appropriately, the first video I did was a simplified guide on how to prepare Jamaica's National Dish which is also my favorite dish, Ackee & Saltfish. This dish is super-tasty and flavorful, due mostly to the combination of herbs and spices, along with the fish which has been ....Read More>>>
I'm totally excited to share my latest labor of love. It is @creativeajayskitchen on Instagram, a new space where I share the outcome of my culinary trials and experiments happening right in my kitchen. It's been a month now since I started this page and I can't wait to cook dinner in the evenings and snap tons of pictures >>>> Read More
When I fell in love with African prints a few months ago, there was a strong love connection; a poignant one too. I wanted to get my hands on every piece of fabric I saw, so I could just drool and admire their beauty, and conceive ideas to showcase the elaborate designs. Head wraps are my thing. There's an instant transformation from plain to regal, and who doesn't.............. Read More>>>>>>
I've been on a seafood binge lately; craving every aquatic thing you can think of. To satisfy my curious taste buds, I decided to make scallops for dinner the other night. It was my first time prepping this dish so I was a bit skeptical of the outcome. But, before you knew it, dinner was ready in a breeze. Funny that it was also.........Read More>>>>>>>
"Since I recently fell in love with African prints and fabrics, I knew I had to rock a dashiki print skirt, complemented with a matching turban. It was so much fun getting dressed that day. I felt like a little girl playing "dress up" except I wasn't actually playing. I was living my reality, embracing every moment of being "BOLD, ALLURING & DIFFERENT.".......Read More>>>>>
"I had the good intention of writing an article related to springtime in Central Park, but my lazy bones are finally putting fingers to keyboard. With summer literally 4 days away, it still doesn't hurt to showcase Mother nature in her glory—at least, through my lens......."Read More>>>>>
"Creative Ajay is turning 2! Where did time go? In celebration of our second anniversary, I've decided to hone my inner Queen on a mental and spiritual journey back to my roots. The Jamaican motto is "Out of Many, One People," and like any curious person, I've frequently questioned my cultural and ancestral identity. Being endowed ........" Read More>>>>>>
"He among you that is Afrocentric, let him stand and declare such truth. I'm pretty sure you made your way to Dance Africa 2015, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). And if you didn't, I took tons of pics, sampled some fare, and will gladly share. Dance Africa 2015 is a three day festival celebrating and showcasing African dance, art, fashion and culture. The street fair ......" Read More>>>>>>>
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Unleashing the versatility of Crochet Braids. Follow me on this journey from fabulous fro to bouncy curls. Read More>>>>>>
IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Meet Some of Our Amazing Guests.
As black women, are we truly embracing our natural hair?Tune in to the thought provoking hair debate.
"The greater message, however, is self-love and self-acceptance. Embrace your identity! Our heroes and past leaders have fought and died for the freedoms we now enjoy. Our minds need to be set free so that we can truly love and appreciate the beauty in us all." Read more >>>>
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