Friday, July 29, 2016

History Alive

So it's a great time to be alive and see history being made with our own eyes. Many people that don't like a person will try and diminish or minimize their accomplishments. I've seen this happening all around social media and it's pretty disgusting. 
Hilary Clinton is in fact the FIRST woman nominated by a MAJOR political party for the office of the President of the United States. It's doesn't mean others before her have not attempted or even tried to be considered for President, but it does mean a major politically party has done it NOW, TODAY. 
*BTW Major equals or means Democrat and Republican. 
President Obama wasn't the first Black man to run for president of the United States of America.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

I ain't sorry

There were a few comments that resonated with me based on this post:
"Now we have a bank to get loans."
"Is he going to provide loans to AA's?"

I'm happy to see a community of people supporting other's in a community that look like them. I'm all for Unity and the movement to support Black-owned businesses. What I don't have the patience for is anyone looking for preferential treatment because of their skin color in an institution that's set-up just like ALL other institutions. I ain't sorry, but if you couldn't get a "loan" at Chase, Bank of America, or any other banking institution of your choosing; you can not and should NOT expect that just because this is a Black-owned bank; now all of a sudden you can get money out of it that you don't have!! 
As long as you're qualified to receive a loan...YES you can get a loan! If you are NOT qualified...'Ill answer that question for you and say NO!

Friday, July 1, 2016

Life Gems #26

"...Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. 
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? 
Actually, who are you not to be? 
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. 
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. 
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." 
~Marianne Williamson

After seeing so many nasty, inappropriate, down-right crude posts and discussions come across social media this past week I feel somebody needs to be reminded that they are WORTHY. They are a descendant of the King! They are a child of God! It is not cute, or smart, to allow someone to diminish you or your worth then; you remain unbothered, underdeveloped, unmotivated to speak, create, or cause CHANGE in your life. Let your light be a brilliant indication of your power and strength, not a black (or other colored) light that presents a facade to the true pain you may be experiencing. That light, although fun and alluring, sexy and wanted, masks the real you behind phony pictures that diminish your worth and reduce you to something merely disposable. Don't give people permission to abuse you by sitting idle and not taking total control over your life. No one determines your worth! Make your own decisions, call your own shots, and set your own path. 
Social media can be entertaining. It can give us the overindulgence of tea we need to get through the day.  Social media can also be uplifting and encouraging, and in the same breathe it can be depressing, sad, and depriving. Social media is not always indicative of someone's REAL life, but, then again; WHY wouldn't it be? It should! Your life shouldn't always be about the "wow" factor. That's not how you live in the privacy of your own home, not even socially in a setting. Every performer takes off the costume, washes the makeup off, removes the wig... eventually. 
Social media is a new way of life and for someone to say they don't "do social media" is absurd because now a days that's how the majority of information (true or false) is passed. Lives are being changed by social media, money is made through social media, ideas are birthed through social media. Social media is big business! Check the stocks. Check what it's selling for! Check yourself don't take my word for it!
Every now and again we just need a gentle reminder. I think Marianne Williamson's words do just that. They were good enough for Nelson Mandela to use, so they're great enough to be heard over and over again.