Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Besprinkled Bestowal

Back in April I received the Noblesse Oblige Award and received it again in early May. To receive this recognition not only once, but twice is humbling. But I think the greatest honor is not in the gift, but in the giver.

It truly is an honor to be accounted worthy of recognition from two of the most esteemed bloggers in the sphere, Sojourner's Place and The Old Black Church. I am extremely grateful.

SjP also touted me for the Splash Award. This award given to alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring blogs. She says of this blog:
All I got to say is that if and when I ever get to Toledo, I'm going to make it a point to visit Revy Rev's church. I'm going to make sure I get there early so that I can have a seat on the aisle. I have no doubt that his posts and comments are mirror images of his sermons and that Sunday may be the very first time that old SjP here gets the spirit - holy dance and all.

That's high praise. Well, come on Sister and get your shout on! I appreciate that very much, but Sis, you and Sis. Annie both - bless me more!

Having forwarded the Noblesse Oblige Award back in April, I will now pass on the Splash Award. I am to select up to 9 blogs I find alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive, and inspring to me. The rest of the rules are:

1. Put the logo on your blog post.
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs which allure, amuse, bewitch, impress or inspire you.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have been splashed by commenting on their blog.
5. Remember to link to the person from whom your received your Splash award.

My selections for each of the categories are:


Pjazzy of Traces of a Stream the philosophizing sociologist who presents a sharp insight gleaned from working on the frontlines of the struggle.


Blackgirlinmaine,a geographical pioneer, presents a very unique perspective from that experience and draws you back to her blog for daily visits with her honest, open, witty insight and humor.


My bro over at A Choice of Weapons (ACOW) is deep and always on point (except thinking the Lakers are better than the Celtics! LOL) He is also very passionate, fiery, and does not mince words. I have a great deal of respect for this blogger.


Although currently on hiatus, Kim at Vanity Dark is a rare, special talent that brings a creativity and artistry to her blog that is uniquely her own. Kim will be known by all of us some day. My prediction is that she will be famous. She may already be.

The Old Black Church is close to my heart, not because of its religious content, but because of its homey, southern, loving, warm and caring spirit and intellect. I don't know how Sis. Annie keeps coming up with all of these topics. She has a wealth of wisdom which is sincerely applied to the moral issues of our day. It is impressive as well as inspiring as her blogs spills over into a couple of Splash categories.


Sister GP at A Southern Thang, is one that I keep going back to because she is very deserving. She perseveres, and exemplifies in her person what it means to succeed not because of, but "in spite of." So I pass on to her a double portion. It is well deserved.

Also, Verite Parlant at Whose Shoes are These Anyway? is one I consider blogger extraordinaire and creme de la creme. She is not only talented but tireless; not just insightful but incisive, getting straight to the heart of the matter. VP is not broad alone, but attains depth in all of her analysis. Stop by once and you will be a fan forever.

Take a plunge as you visit these Splash alluring, amusing, bewitching, impressive and inspiring Award recipients.


pjazzypar said...

Thank you dear Rev! I will display the award proudly.

MilesPerHour said...

Recognizing others is far better than receiving any award IMO. You do it right Rev!

Vérité Parlant said...

I didn't know I was in here. It's late at night and I'm reading the post, thinking "That's right, Rev. should get this award" and then I see my blog's name. LOL.

Thank you so much, and I am honored.

BTW, I have a favor to ask. Would you please come and spread your wisdom on books for African-American children and teens. I am the new Nat'l African American Books Examiner at

It's Children's Book Week and so the first post, which is part of a 4-piece series, is "Rise of African American Children's Books."

Some people have been writing posts on their favorites at that own blogs and sending me links, others have been leaving a list at the post itself, sending via Twitter and also Facebook.

If you have books you recommend for black children ages 2-17, then I welcome you to leave a list of some titles. I really hope you know of some classics you'd recommend for teens, ages 13-17, because I'm not seeing many of those titles so far, probably b/c people forget that teens are still considered children. :-)

That's another topic. We're seeing an increase in teen crime, ages 13-14, down here. I mentioned it at Urban Mother's Book of Prayers. I didn't mean for that blog to be so much about crime, but I guess that's where it must go for now.

Again, thank you, Rev, for acknowledging my work.

Kim said...

Thank you so much Revvy Rev. I will mos def left you know when Vanity Dark is back up and running (it will be soon)....but congrats to you and keep up your good work. I love when The Certain Sound goes bold in my Google Reader. That means more goodies for me to share!

underOvr (aka The U) said...

Congrats my friend!

I am glad to see that others admire your blog as much as I; the recognition is most deserving.

I have not visited all of the blogs you cite but over time will stop by.

As an African American male, you have my appreciation and respect.