The ultimate test of a man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard. – Gaylord Nelson- The life of a hero, idol, or even a dreamer are often legendary. The further from the bottom they climb, the better the story there is to tell. There are successful people who are chameleons who … Continue reading When It’s Over, Is It Over? (The Monday Fits)
What is a waterfall? It is a beautiful flow of water over a cliff, and generally, waterfalls are located in the most beautiful parts of the world. But anyone familiar with popular culture may also think of waterfalls as referred by the 1995 single by the R&B trio, TLC. “Don’t go chasing waterfalls, please stick to your rivers and your lakes that you’re used to, … Continue reading Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls… Well, Maybe Just a Little Bit (The Monday Fits)
“If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey, he’s obligated to do so” – Thomas Jefferson Since the story broke about the same-sex marriage fiasco in Alabama, my mind has been kind of in a frenzy. The story infuriates me on so many levels that I see red. I mean in 2015, the fact there were judges who were trying … Continue reading Sweet Home Alabama: The Litmus Test of America
“Choices we make about the lives we live, determine the kinds of legacy we live” – Tavis Smiley Continue reading Living For A Legacy: From Stuart to MLK/LBJ
As the year closes, there a number of different topics that I find bubbling up in my mind. But what I find that happens all too often, are the issues that are most important, where the passion overflows are closer to “first-world problems” than pressing matters. You know the problems from living in a wealthy, industrialized nation that third worlders roll their eyes. These really … Continue reading The Monday Fits: First World Faux Pas All Around
“Above all, don’t lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love.” ― Fyodor Dostoyevsky There are areas in our life that giving and getting respect … Continue reading The Reciprocation of Respect or Lack of (The Monday Fits)
JOIN ME…..my last five blogging days of the year are going to be part of a series called “Five Days in December”. I started my blog this year, to share my voice, and make an impact, and not stand on the sidelines while my thoughts remained tucked away in my brain. I took a small hiatus, to sit back, watch, listen, learn, and NOW I … Continue reading #FivedaysinDecember #JoinMe
There’s a saying “there’s nothing new under the sun”, yet, in terms of justice, we think the game has changed, or better yet, we believe the lies: You can make a difference on Facebook, IG, Twitter, or from any social outlet. The Black American story is rich in oppression, conflict, and overcoming all obstacles, but lately it feels as if our generation is quickly believing … Continue reading Listen Up Young Black People, Social Media Is Not the ONLY Answer!