Buy from black owned businesses.
Dine in at black owned restaurants.
Buy from a black author.
Buy from your friend’s business.
Get your nails & hair done at a black salon.
Get your hair cut at a black barbershop.
Tell a black child that they are destined for greatness.
Tell a black woman she is a queen, without her, we wouldn’t be here.
Tell a black man he is a king, and we are so proud of him.
Support the positive, ignore the negative.
Since I was a kid I’ve always feared death, I guess because there are unknown factors surrounding it. I always say, none of our loved ones has ever come back to tell us how it is on the other side. The death of Kobe and Gigi Bryant and the 7 other souls in that helicopter crash has really put me in a reflection mode, my own mortality has come into question numerous times over this past week. I’m questioning my purpose in life, have I made an impact in this world? When I started this blog in 2016 my goal was to inspire, four years later, 1000 blogs later, is it enough? When is enough, enough? I’ve revamped this blog so many times, I’ve lost count, my brain won’t let me stick to one niche. I truly love the art of storytelling, I love putting all of my emotions out there, I love painting pictures with my words. Hey guys forgive me for rambling but this has been a trying week, it’s hard to put into words. I promise you that my impact will not be ego driven, I truly believe my purpose is to inspire, it remains to be seen what that looks like.
“Honor your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God will give you.”
Exodus 20:12 NLT
I celebrate the drive, the focus, the determination and spirit that allowed the oppressed people of this country to survive against all odds. We’ve made nothing into something, I too will rise!
Remembering important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora.
Happy Black History Month🙏🏾