Rest In Peace Riley B. King (B.B. King) 

  

 Riley B. King (September 16, 1925 – May 14, 2015), known by his stage name B.B. King, was an American blues singer, songwriter, and guitarist.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him at No. 6 on its 2011 list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time (previously ranked No. 3 in the 2003 edition of the same list), and he was ranked No. 17 in Gibson’s “Top 50 Guitarists of All Time”. According to Edward M. Komara, King “introduced a sophisticated style of soloing based on fluid string bending and shimmering vibrato that would influence virtually every electric blues guitarist that followed.” King was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. King was also inducted into 2014 class of the R&B Music Hall of Fame. He is considered one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname “The King of Blues”, and one of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with Albert King and Freddie King). King was also known for performing tirelessly throughout his musical career, appearing at more than 200 concerts per year on average into his 70s. In 1956, he reportedly appeared at 342 shows.

In 1990, King was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President George H.W. Bush.[10] In 2006, he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential blues guitarists of all time, inspiring countless other electric blues and blues rock guitarists.

  

I Want To Thank God For Another Year On This Earth (Psalms 23)

  Today on my birthday I’m reminded of Psalms 23. Psalms 23 is very relevant  to me today because King David, who wrote Psalms 23 saw in his life, what I’ve also now have seen in my life. King David came from being a Shepard of sheep of his father’s cattle, one of 8 brothers (The baby brother) nobody thought he would grow up to become a great deal. But he rose up to become king and while being the king of Israel, he composed this psalm. Realizing just as he was a Shepard over his father’s sheep. In that same way God our father in heaven has been the Shepard over his life as well. 

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwell in the house of the LORD Forever”. (‭Psalms‬ ‭23‬:‭1-6‬ NKJV)

Black Women Leading The Charge

  Kudos goes out to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Baltimore prosecutor Marilyn Mosby who announced on Friday that the death of Freddie Gray was a homicide. Mosby, who took office in January, is charging six city police officers with a range of offenses — including second-degree murder and manslaughter. Mayor Rawlings-Blake has also instructed Police Chief Anthony Batts to suspend all officers who are facing felony charges.

“In fact, warrants have been executed and five officers are in custody,” Rawlings-Blake said.