Engaging Our Daughters Through The Arts


I’ll be performing “Beauty By God”.  There will also be performances by ActressJordanRice . Get tickets by calling Dr. Barbara Lattimore at 678-283-3185

Live Concert Happening June 11th


For the 2nd year in a row, I’ll be performing with my guitar friend from Pennsylvania – Russell Ferrara and Derwyn Brown from Atlanta. This year Kim Robson will be on flute. We’ll perform new music from Russell and myself as well as audience favorites from last year. Tickets are available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2544873

New Music – Big Dreams


Big Dreams Lyrics (copyright 2015 by Dana Rice)

It’s been knocking on the door of your heart for a lifetime, lifetime, lifetime

Poking you and daring you to be the you you wanna be
Incredibly persistently
You open your eyes and it’s in the skies
Whispers in your ear when you’re in bed at night
Time that you rise up
Time that you show up
Time that you stand up stand up finally

Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams are calling you

I see you fretting. Hear you saying that the world is moving to fast for you. Too fast for you
I pray today you realize that all you have is everything you have inside
And I’ll tell you more
You’re the only one that’s under the sun who can do what you do
So we’re waiting for you
You’re never too small to make a mark in this world
The treasure inside you can never ignore

Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams
Big Dreams are calling you

Big dreams don’t come easily
But you’ll regret it if you don’t give it all you’ve got You’re right on the line
Closer than you think
So start now chasing those

Big Dreams Big Dreams Big Dreams

Big Dreams are calling you

Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny
Calling you to come on and move to your destiny

Big dreams
Talking bout big dreams. Big dreams. Big dreams are calling you

Big dreams
Big dreams
Big dreams are calling you

Download Big Dreams on iTunes and CD Baby

Purchase Tickets To Hear It Live at the Big Dreams Concert

on Sunday, Dec. 20th at 6pm

Red Clay Music Foundry

3116 Main St., Duluth, GA

I Don’t Wanna Feel…A Song For Trayvon, Mike Brown, and Countless Others

Imagine this. You wake up in the morning and start going about your day as usual. Then later in that same ordinary day you learn that YOUR son – who you have loved, fed and clothed everyday for 16, 17, 18 years or more – is violently killed. YOUR unarmed son…was…killed and those who are sworn to serve and protect are doing just that… for… your… son’s… killer.

Right then is when the only thing you feel is pain, a pain so excruciating that your only wish is to not feel this.

I have not had the day described here, but as the mother of a black boy, every time this day happens to these mothers I too feel an intense pain that leaves me with only the desire to NEVER FEEL THIS FEELING AGAIN. Black mothers have been facing this awful feeling for centuries now – and that is a travesty. When I see their sons I see my son. I see my son who is not perfect, but who is loved and who is loving. I see my son who has hopes and dreams and big plans. I see my son who every once in a while still wants a hug from his mom even though he is taller than me and even has a few muscles. I see my son who has a lot to learn and who has a lot of living to do. I see my son who has a lifetime of experiences waiting for him to have. I see my son who changed my life for the better the second he was conceived. When I see their sons dead in the street, their dreams halted, their futures stolen…I see my son.

Regardless of the color of your skin If you can see YOUR son, YOUR brother, YOUR uncle, YOUR cousin when you see THEIR sons then raise your voice with me and let’s do something to stop this so that none of us has to ever feel this feeling again.

Here’s what you can do right now:

When talking to your friends about this issue keep the main thing the main thing – An unarmed teenager is dead.

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