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by Tambay A. Obenson
October 17, 2011 3:54 AM
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Hey folks!

Just in case you've all been wondering where the hell I've been (and I'm so sure you have)... I had a tough week last week, dealing with some personal matters, which I won't go into here. And I'll be gradually getting back into the swing of things here on S&A this week.

HOWEVER, changes are on the immediate horizon. In short, I won't be around as much as I've been in the last 2 1/2 years this site has been around. It's been quite a ride, but it's also been rough carrying what's really quite load. I've got broad shoulders, but I'm not Superman. A brotha has his limits :)

Funny that I didn't realize just how much I needed time away until I actually took some time away from the site last week. It was refreshing and reinvigorating. I also had a lot of time to reflect on how far the site has come, where it's going (or at least could go), as well as reflect on my own personal (non-S&A related) ambitions.

It often takes tragedy to force one to cut through all the noise and clutter, and get to what's really important, and worthwhile.

But I'll still be around with the occasional post; so I won't be gone entirely. I'm just backing off a bit to focus on some grander ideas I have for the site, as well as for myself, which I've mostly neglected since S&A began in April 2009.

So, there ya have it!

The show will go on... just with less of me.

Good night and good luck :)

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  • Ash | October 18, 2011 8:24 AMReply

    Feel like I've been here since the beginning, practically. Very proud of what this blog has become so far. You deserve some time off. Rest up.

  • Donnie Leapheart | October 18, 2011 4:04 AMReply

    Just as long as you're not diverting the focus away from film entirely, a break from the website is understandable. If you keep your eyes on the prize, stay creatively minded and keep good people around you, you'll be just fine!

  • sandra | October 17, 2011 12:01 PMReply

    Do what you have to do, Tambay! You have nothing to worry about with respect to the site. You've assembled an excellent team!

  • Neziah | October 17, 2011 9:46 AMReply

    Hang in there, man.

  • Tamara | October 17, 2011 7:06 AMReply

    Not Superman? Hmm. Bummer. *wink* Good luck to you.

  • theyounglion | October 17, 2011 6:00 AMReply

    I just hope you don't become TOO scarce around here, Tambay. You and your voice are very much appreciated. Thanks for everything, and best of luck in all that you want to do.

  • Shanea | October 17, 2011 5:45 AMReply

    This is one of my favorite sites to visit and you are definitely the main reason for that. I always enjoy your insight and perspective. As Nikyatu stated, you are an important voice for black film. Much continued success on your future endeavors.

  • Zeus | October 17, 2011 5:41 AMReply

    Be well my friend.

    the director chair is calling you... :)

  • JMac | October 17, 2011 5:37 AMReply

    Always thought you could use more help. What happened to the girl who was doing the fashion aspect of black tv and cinema? Hope she wasn't scared off :D

    Have fun in your other endeavors.

  • darkan | October 17, 2011 5:21 AMReply

    Sorry to hear that. Do what must be done for your well being. I will be looking forward to hearing updates on you. You've done a lot for us all. You are appreciated. Thank you!

  • Nikyatu | October 17, 2011 4:52 AMReply

    Good luck Tambay. You're such an important voice for Black Film. I'm sure your latest ventures will be unveiled soon.

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