Black History Fridays: Sister Souljah

Original Speech (1994) Sister Souljah, "We Are At War" In 1993 Sister Souljah (born Lisa Williamson), a Bronx-born rapper, earned national notoriety thanks ironically to then Presidential candidate Bill Clinton who denounced her comments about the 1992 Los Angeles Riots as “hate driven and racist.”  Sister Souljah responded with her own criticism of the economic [...]

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Black History Fridays: Shirley Chisholm

Original Speech (1970) Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, "I am for Equal Rights Amendment" Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm became in 1968 the first African American woman elected to Congress.  Four years later in 1972, she launched a bid to become the Democratic nominee for President of the United States, another first for an African American woman.  [...]

An Open Letter to Black Love

This Valentine's Day I wanted to share a letter to black love. Sadly, I was not able to find the words myself, but I came across a lovely letter online. To read the complete article check out original letter by Shanita Hubbard, and more at Ebony.com. I love and adore you in a way that [...]

Manifesting Mondays: Vision Defined

“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don't let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart I wanted to take some time this week to share some points [...]

Black History Fridays: John Lewis

Original Speech (1963) John Lewis, "We Must Free Ourselves" John Lewis, then the 23-year-old Chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was asked to speak at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963.  When A. Philip Randolph, Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders saw the draft of his speech which was [...]

Black History Fridays: Martin Luther King Jr

Original post (1968) Martin Luther King Jr, "I've Been To The Mountain Top" The following speech, a sermon Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr gave at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 3, 1968, was the last public appearance before his assassination the next day.  King, in Memphis to support a strike by garbage workers, [...]