Enduring All Things: Relationships, Trust and Faith

I have found that these three words together have always been questionable in any relationship including mine. I have experienced a lot of trust and faith issues in my past, so much so that my mother loving called me Tomas or Thomas in english. If you don't know who Thomas is or much about Bible [...]

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Enduring All Things: Introduction

Welcome to the first week of my new summer series Enduring All Things. First of all, I’ll like to thank all my loyal readers for your patience while I navigated through some things that I believe have a birth in this series. I plan to question relationships, faith, trust and God in a different and [...]

Upcoming Series…

Greetings everyone!! I am excited to be back. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I needed to step away for a while. However, I am excited to announce that this summer I will begin a new series. I will be covering relationships, faith, trust, and God. I have covered these things in the past but I will [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

Black History Fridays

Last year I shared a series, Celebrate Black Poets which highlighted a few of my favorite poets and favorite poems by each poet. It was a way for me to celebrate black history for the month of February. This year I would like to share a few speeches from civil rights leaders through the years from [...]