Tag: Inspiration

Black Panther Reaction: Never Beg Wakanda for Anything

I used to think an Africans disdain for African-Americans were solely based on our socio-economic condition in a place of dreams—until I went to college. It was freshman year and a few of us African Americans walked into the African Student Alliance meeting and were met with a stare. It was a stare of what

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The Impoverished Activist: Thoughts on the film, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

“I’m tired of doing the impossible for the ungrateful.” –Roman J. Israel, Esq.   The Activist we imagine are the ones in the stars. The ones that have made a major name for themselves. They empower us with their speeches and lead thousands or even millions of people to focus on a particular social injustice.

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The Incarcerated Butterfly: A letter to a young Inmate

There’s some lessons that take a lifetime to learn. Then, you have the lessons that take a few significant hardships. Then you have the lessons that you learn almost instantly because the outcome was so devastating. The outcome was something you never thought could ever happen to you, but it did. It didn’t matter that

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“Clarity is What you Want”

If the situation drove you to clarity–consider your experience a divine blessing. It was exactly what you needed to bridge you perfectly on the journey of your true hearts desires. Clarity is exactly what you want. Clarity is exactly what you need. Free yourself from the dead-end feelings of regret. The only way you could

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Be Okay to be Alone

Be okay to be alone or easily accept the unacceptable. Learn to find the peace and joy in your solitude. This doesn’t mean that solitude is all you want. This means that solitude is apart of a healthy well-being. Solitude is a precious part of life. It’s okay to hear the spirit. It’s okay to

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4 Tips for the Busy Woman to Finish on TOP

I’ve been busy. I am a few months from completing my second degree. I work full-time and still working towards the completion of my second book. I have to maintain my exercise regimen and still meet the GPA requirements to get accepted into Pharmacy School. I have a lot to achieve as we all do.

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7 Steps to Writing Your First Novel

I finished my first book at the age of 19. I then confidently released it at the age of 24. I was completely obsessed with perfection. I re-read my novel more times than I can remember. I changed the cover. I paid an editor. Then once the editor was done I read the book a

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Artist Spotlight: Tokie Renet: “I blamed myself for 10 years. I didn’t show my Art. I didn’t show my face.”

Pretty Fly Society: Art, Vibes, and Fashion Part II Sunday, May 22, 2016 at Sharespace: 2201 Preston St, Houston, TX 77003  Pretty Fly Society came back to Houston for another amazing experience of creativity.    God gives us gifts, not just for the healing of others but for the healing of ourselves. –Jazzmin Smith Sunday

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NCAA 2016 Men’s Final Four:Villanova wins National Championship with Kris Jenkins’ 3 point buzzer shot

NRG Stadium on April 4, 2016 in Houston, Texas NCAA 2016 Men’s Final Four: Villanova wins National Championship with Kris Jenkins’ 3 point buzzer shot. With only 4.7 seconds left on the clock after North Carolina’ Paige tied the game 74-74 with jaw dropping double-clutch three-pointer—Villanova shocks fans with Jenkins’ game winning buzzer shot. This

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Time is on Your Side

Just recently I found myself feeling like time was not on my side. I had been in summer school working on my prerequisites to apply to pharmacy school and working full-time. Working and going to class every day I found myself looking for the time to study, work out, write, downtime, good times… Only to

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