Starting this week, anything I dream to do with my life I’m going say out loud everyday to myself. I’m going to claim it. I have a feeling it will keep me motivates. The last thing I want to become is a Dreamer who stopped dreaming and stopped believing I could be better.
If I ever get enough exposure where my voice could move souls or impact a community positively & tremendously, I don’t want to be a Michael Jordan. He never was much of a social activist. Now, Muhammad Ali, he stood for something- social activist and philanthropist. I don’t want to be portrayed as just another form of entertainment – rampant individualism, profit without conscience. I want to be a leader. I want to help people get out of culture shackles. I want people to not be afraid to voice themselves. I want people to pursue their dreams. Don’t ask me to fit your stereotypes. Don’t ask me to keep in line. My calling isn’t corporatism. It’s human rights.
In no shape or form do I want to be a radical of society. However, what I am about to say comes from the heart & I mean every word. A poverty ridden city like Baltimore could reduce crime & get homeless people off the street by establishing thriving black owed businesses. How is that possible? Well for one it will strengthen the identity of the black man and black woman. Blacks shouldn’t feel like half people because we are not half people. We have souls. We have intelligence. We have great ideas. If black owed businesses can grow from the grassroots, Baltimore can slowly but surely eradicate poverty in Baltimore. Black owed businesses could create paid work opportunities for blacks with criminal records, for homeless people & teach black students that they can someday run their own businesses. These businesses can be successful. These business can revive the unity of black families by working together to make black businesses succeed far beyond our imagination. We can even go further and create that networking bridge with Africa to connect black businesses here with black businesses in Africa and other emerging enterprises in developing countries. It’s not about one party benefiting. It’s about making all communities involved gain benefits. The black community needs to invest in emerging markets such as those in Africa, as this is vital. These are just thoughts but someday they will be actions . It starts with us. It starts now.
I applaud what Richmond VA is doing for teen moms. A day care within school is a great idea. It helps teen moms who would otherwise become high school dropouts to graduate. Also research has proven teen moms participating in the program are more likely to wait longer to have another child because they learn what it takes to be a parent & make a better life for their children. Perhaps Baltimore can have programs like this as well.
1 in 3 people under the age of 30 don’t believe in God. Unfortunately that number is growing. It’s not my best times that made me a believer. It was my worse times where I wanted to give up or just got tired of life where something in me said God is here & God will take care of me. People let me down but something in the universe always made me feel I’m not completely alone. There’s plenty of times I’ve felt alone with people but it’s when I’m just with me & just reflecting on snippets of nature I feel most at peace. At that time I feel I belong to something. Strange but true.
Although I appreciate every wonderful event in my life & give all the thanks to God about these blessings, it’s at my darkest hours I feel God is here. God is real. It was those times I wanted to give up but something in my soul said Don’t . There have been times I was simply tried of life but again my soul told me there’s work to do & it wasn’t the work for man. God is always present. If we ask for help or guidance… God will make a way in life & death. That faith has made me stronger than I have ever been. I like to think it’s God in me… I’m an instrument of God. This hits to core to me as the seasons are changing. My life season is changing once again. I don’t what’s ahead but I put my trust & faith in God. It’s the first time that faith & that faith alone has been enough for me.
Rules ALL PEOPLE Should live by: Stop looking for scapegoats & when you make mistakes, take responsibility for them & GROW from the experiences. You’re human…you can’t possibly think you do nothing wrong in your decision making yet be quick to blame everyone else. That’s just a reckless mentality to live by. My eyes pop out of my head when people blame anyone but themselves. * crickets *. O_O
Style points only matter for preparation which Romney should get for memorization. That’s not what’s holding his campaign back. What’s holding his campaign back are details on how he will put forth his policies. It reminds me of courtship, someone can promise a woman everything but if you’re not a man of principles…she won’t choose you to go to the alter unless she’s just as fickle as the man courting her.
Finally found a good hair stylist at Top Dominican Hair Salon thanks to Ms.Tovie. Quick in & out. No appointment necessary. They do natural hair too. www.topdominicanhairsalon.comwww.topdominicanhairsalon.com
Happy Anniversary to the Obamas! God bless you with many more! I’m truly a believer that real love exist because of couples like you working through thick & thin. Not letting third parties destroy your bond matters. Being good role models to your children matters. Still dating each other in marriage matters . & above all, having faith in God to make your bond stronger is a very powerful message. Thank you for being so inspirational. I know it’s not easy but you two do such a great job making it look easy.