(Pic) May 16, 2015 at 01:07AM

May 16, 2015
Rest in peace #ortheiabarnes 🙏❤️ Family, friends and fans are mourning the death of beloved Detroit R&B-jazz singer, #OrtheiaBarnesKennerly.

Barnes-Kennerly died Friday (5/15/15) morning in St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where friends say she was to perform. She was 70 years old.

Her’s was an iconic voice in the city of Detroit, but for those who knew #Ortheia Barnes-Kennerly, she was much more than just a gifted vocalist.

“Everything Detroit stands for, Ortheia was about,” said Karen Dumas, former Detroit communications director and a close friend of the singer. “I mean she was just a great person. She was like a living hug,” she added.

Barnes-Kennerly was also an ordained minister who friends say displayed an unrivaled commitment to #Detroit.

Many saw her as a sister, mother and aunt figure. Former Detroit City Councilwoman JoAnn Watson called her death “surreal,” talking on the phone with Action News’ Glenda Lewis Friday evening.

“She was a sister to me, and your mom, the great Diana Lewis,” Watson told Lewis on the phone Friday evening. Of course, she loved the Lord. So she’s not lost. She’s not lost,” Watson added.

“She touched a lot of things. She was part of the fabric of the city,” Dumas said.

Barnes-Kennerly’s husband, Robert Kennerly, had posted on Facebook earlier that he was en route to St. Thomas. Via WXYZ – via Tumblr


(Pic) May 12, 2015 at 11:35PM

May 13, 2015
@2motivate Lisa Nichols You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be joyful, you deserve to be celebrated. But in order to do that you must first fall madly in love with yourself by BK
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You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be joyful, you deserve to be celebrated. But in order to do that you must first fall madly in love with yourself. – Lisa Nichols (more Lisa Nichols quotes and sayings) This is also featured at OM | Rekindling the Light Within Original photo credit: Fabien Naudi – via Tumblr

(Pic) May 12, 2015 at 11:35PM

May 13, 2015
@2motivate Lisa Nichols You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be joyful, you deserve to be celebrated. But in order to do that you must first fall madly in love with yourself by BK
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You deserve to be happy, you deserve to be joyful, you deserve to be celebrated. But in order to do that you must first fall madly in love with yourself. – Lisa Nichols (more Lisa Nichols quotes and sayings) This is also featured at OM | Rekindling the Light Within Original photo credit: Fabien Naudi – via Tumblr

Yes, Black People Blog! Blogging While Brown

March 31, 2015

Over the years I’ve stressed blogging. As a publicist, I advise my clients to get started blogging to get their brand voice “out there.” A blog is like your newspaper, your radio station, your magazine or your television – or a combination of all media. You can “be your own the media” with a blog. […]

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(Pic) March 28, 2015 at 01:25PM

March 28, 2015
The first requisite of success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem without growing weary. ~ Thomas Edison #quote #success4real #successquote #motivation #detroit 💚 #noworry #noweary #focus #creativity #motivation #instagood (at Better Health) – via Tumblr

(Pic) March 22, 2015 at 09:12AM

March 22, 2015
It’s a blessing to be a blessing! #beamentor 😘 #timehop ✈️ #blcsummit15 #jackandjill #socialmedia #pr #pamperry #timehop (at National Harbor) – via Tumblr

(Pic) March 19, 2015 at 10:15PM

March 20, 2015
Be #brave, use your voice, ignore the doubters (#haters) and work hard … Life is hard work. #flotus #quote @michelleobama 👍 – via Tumblr

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