Once we are born, there are two things we all are going to experience no matter how hard we try to avoid them, no matter how much money or fame we have. One of those things is death. The Bible is very clear that all of us will experience a single permanent death, no one gets out alive. The second thing is problems. A problem is any matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome. Problems can be personal or unique, but there are
On Monday, May 31st CNN Films premiered the showing of DREAMLAND: The Burning of Black Wall Street. This cinematic documentary executive produced by LeBron James celebrates, and shares the rich cultural history that existed in the Greenwood District of Tulsa, Oklahoma at that time one of the wealthiest Black communities in the United States, earning it the name, “Black Wall Street.” Founded in 1906, Greenwood was developed on Indian Territory, the vast area where Native Ameri
Dr. Martin Luther King’s book titled, “Where Do We Go From Here” shares, “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn.” (There are and always have been some white people that stand to make a difference). When the Chauvin verdict came down a new lesson was taught. It is time for
Do you ever feel like you are being pulled in many different directions? Does it appear that you are busier now more than ever, but you are not sure you are getting the results you want? Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you allow your day to be interrupted by things that could have waited? If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions then you are like me and feel like you need to take better control of life’s demands, so you can focus on what really matters. I though
Although we have entered a new year and we have a new administration, we still have some old issues that have followed us into 2021. We are still battling the pandemic and facing economic uncertainty but for many of us, there is now hope that we can try and figure out what is the purpose in all of this? Do you ever feel challenged with why you are here? Do you ever feel stuck and not sure which way to turn? Do you ever feel like you keep bumping your head? Even experiencing d
This past week we saw “Black Girl Magic” come alive in such a beautiful way. The world witnessed the first woman of color to be sworn in as Vice President and we also witnessed the first National Youth Poet Laureate by the name of Amanda Gorman who made history speaking at the Inauguration for the 46th President of the United States. This young Wordsmith and Change-maker is a cum laude graduate from Harvard University and hails locally from right here in Southern California.
America’s Democracy was recently challenged and rocked. As the New York Times quoted, the mob that stormed our Nation’s Capitol, “listened to the president.” Trump called them, “very special people.” He went on to also say, “we love you.” Number 45 has been able to do all he continues to do because the authorities, including his own administration, have not held him to the highest level of accountability that he swore to when he took office. Until now. It appears that many ar
This Thanksgiving, as families figure out how they can come together to give thanks and celebrate another holiday, we are faced with the horrors of the pandemic; where some families will have an empty seat (literally or virtually) at their tables. We also have an administration that is set on holding back the transition process for the new President-elect and Vice President-elect. Even with all of the tactics the Trump administration has tried to do, we have a strong woman by