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.  [...]

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 [...]

Manifesting Mondays: You Have A Vision

If you could do anything, what would you do? You have the ability to manifest anything you want in your life, you just have to be able to see it. If you closed your eyes right now, what would you like to be doing right now? My mother used to ask us, what is something [...]

Currently Reading…This Will Be My Undoing

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that earn me a small commission as a amazon associate at no additional cost to you. I only recommend books I personally use and love, or think my readers will find useful. This year I have decided to begin a journey of reading more books. Last year I [...]

Manifesting Mondays: You Are The Master of Your Thoughts

The majority of our battles are fought in our minds. Anything that we want to achieve has to begin there. If we begin with the correct way of thinking then we can achieve everything we ever desired to achieve. ...I begin a new life for I am the master of my abilities and today is [...]

To Whom Much Is Given

I wanted to take some time today, to share something that has fallen on my spirit today. I have been working hard on Manifesting Mondays, mainly looking for new topics every week and working on another project in conjunction with Manifesting Mondays, to hopefully bless you. It has become a lot of work for me, [...]