Thursday, October 16, 2008

We've Been Silenced Too Long

Before you decide NOT to vote on Nov 4th,

Think of all the ancestors who were brought here against their will.

Think of our uncles, grandfathers, brothers, fathers, and cousins who were lynched in America.

Think of Emmett Till and all the others who should have known their place.

Think of Martin Luther King Jr, Marcus Garvey, Medgar Evers and countless others who died fighting for our equal share.

Think of all the times we've heard or said "If you go to school and apply yourself, you can be anything you want."

Think of all the children that had big dreams and were told they should just be janitors or housekeepers.

Think of your children, your families; can we really afford to go on living like this? Do you envision a better future for your family? If so, make it your personal mission to get out and vote on November 4th. Make it your personal mission to spread the word and get others to vote.

We want someone in office who knows what the struggle is about. Someone who knows what it's like to not have as much as others have had. We want someone who understands our plight and not sweep it under the rug and act as if it didn't or doesn't happen.

We want someone in the White House who understands us and our basic needs. African Americans once ruled nations - think Egypt- and we have an opportunity to do it again.

So on November 4th let's decide to get out and vote. Let our voices be heard...we've been silenced for too long.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


As it is a new year, most people start making resolutions and focusing on things they want to change about themselves or their lives. I prefer to look at it differently, how can I enhance my life, what can I do to make it better? What are my 2008 goals? Have you thought about them?

Perhaps your goals might include making a salary of $200,000 per year, running your own successful business, having a family, or writing a novel, perhaps it's writing your blog every week or at least once a month, whatever your goal is here are some tips to get you started.

1. Think about your goals. Write them down.
a) Have a daily to do list that will support you reaching your goal. Example: If you want to write a novel, you should block out time for writing everyday.

2. Adjust your list as your goals broaden or change.
a) Sometimes while we are on the path to reaching our goals, we realize that there is more to it or that we have stumbled upon something else that we would like to explore. Allow yourself to be flexible. Be willing to adjust your goals.

3. Have or develop a support group of friends and family that will encourage you to stay motivated.

4. Attend events that people in the field you have chosen might attend.

and last but not least,

5. Research, research, research
a) When you talk to people about what you want to do, you should know all there is to know about your field.

Until next time, be breezy and God bless!!

Hebrews 6:11-12 (New International Version) 11We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. 12We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.