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Thoughts Transform: setting a caged bird free!

Caged Bird Poem excerpt

Are you a caged bird without a cage? The other day I read a blog post that got me to thinking… transformative thinking.  It featured a sensational discussion of differing perspectives regarding an image on Instagram, a social media site. 

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Today’s Thanks: appreciating a Teacher’s tough love!

Praise the bridge that carried you over

I have long since learned that most people like, dare I say love, to be appreciated.  Sometimes a simple “thank you” will suffice while other times a bigger gesture is needed.  Today I put the fingers to the keys to

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Today’s Words of Wisdom: A Mother’s Love…

I am who I am today because of the guidance, dedication, devotion, and sometimes heavy handed lessons, that I received from the many mothers in my life.  I learned a long time ago that life’s journey is only as rich

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Posted in Family, Inspiration and Motivation, Love

Today’s Word of Wisdom: Service is…

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.  –Shirley Chisholm, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. One thing that truly motivates and re-energizes me is serving others.  I have been committed to community

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Today’s Words of Wisdom: The Grass is Greener…

Image of green nature

Today’s words of wisdom are sparked by the need to help motivate my Resident Assistant Staff. For those of you that work in education, specifically the collegiate environment, you know that the last four to six weeks of the academic

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Posted in Inspiration and Motivation, Student Affairs

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Sometimes you need to walk away…

Image of a quote, sometimes you need to walk away....

Today’s words of wisdom come by way of an image I came across while doing a little people watching on Facebook.  Facebook/Twitter watching has become one of my favorite past times, generally while I am bored or have a few

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Quotes Inspire…

If you know anything about me then you know I absolutely love a good quote.  I am also a strong proponent against reinventing the wheel and believe that great minds do in fact think alike (not sure who coined either

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Who’s joining me for the @naacp Town Hall tonight. Register at naacp.org. #ProActivist #BMCMovement #ProtectOurVote
The highlight of my first @cbcfinc Annual Legislative Conference was the @bmcmovement Unbought & Unbossed Brunch, honoring the 50th Anniversary of my Soror Shirley Chisholm’s historic victory, moderated by @erikaalexanderthegreat. From surprising @jehmu with an award to listening to a panel full of #BlackGirlMagic millennial leaders— it brought me to tears. I admire all of the black women on the panel who continue to claim space, fight and stay true to self despite the insurmountable odds in the entertainment, political and policy arenas. It was so hard not to stan, so I didn’t get an individual with Erika— but kicking it with her was a phenomenal experience. She is so much more than Maxine Shaw the Maverick, hearing her lessons and stories truly left me Awh inspired of her knowledge, wisdom and commitment to representation! #BMCatCBC #BMCmovement #ForThePeople #CBCALC18 #UnboughtandUnbossed #shirleychisholm
Fan diva moment — when you run into the dynamic Soror Past National President, Past Southern Region Director, and one of my @tampadeltas1947 favorites, Dr. Paulette Walker at #CBCFALC18. I still remember Dr. Walker’s lessons on the best of Delta business from way back in 2002. AOML... #redalert #dst1913
We are claiming our space! The #BMCMovement Black Millennial Electeds panel was everythang!!! One big takeaway: Don’t wait for someone to speak for you, step up and claim your space to be the voice for yourself and your community! We are not the misprints! #BMCatCBC #ForThePeople #CBCFALC18
It’s all in the views. #BMCatCBC Day 2: Black Millennial Mixer comes to a close and we are seeing things crystal clear — Our Time is Now! • • • Congrats to the dope @symonedsanders and @iammikemuse, we value you. Keep right on inspiring us to do our part! • • • Shoutout to @samwhiteout for coming through to support, nice to finally meet you! • • • #BMCMovement #ForThePeople #OurTimeIsNow #cbcfalc18 #MyBlackIsBeautiful
All I ever wanted was everything! The @bmcmovement CBCF-ALC kick-off gave me life!!! #BMCatCBC #OurTimeIsNow #ForThePeople
Ode to fall, so many beautiful colors. 🍃🍂
Next Week! Don't Miss the BMC Movement at CBC! Visit the link in our bio for details and tickets! #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #CBCFALC18 #proactivist #myblackisbeautiful #wegotnow
When a Brand gets it they “Just Do It”! Thanks for supporting this bravery with more bravery @nike! We applaud you @kaepernick7 and @serenawilliams, keep pushing forward for all the little people that will inherit a better world because of you!
Join the Black Millennial Convention for the 48th Annual @cbcfinc Annual Legislative Conference, with special guests @mrdavidjohns and @erikaalexanderthegreat. Tickets available via the @bmcmovement website. Link in bio. #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #CBCFALC18 #BlackMillennialConvention #PeopleOverPolitics #ForthePeople #proactivist #myblackisbeautiful
Hey RAs Hey! It’s move-in day two at @binghamtonu and i’m wishing a stress free day to all helping the students move-in, especially team @bingreslife! #HomeSweetBing #BWelcome #WelcomeBackBing
“Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not words.” -Lifehack. — Creativity, civic action and service are a few of my passions and I got to lean in on them in this simple design via my passion project, @noelle_ivey for Protecting Our Vote Pac. Geeking out because this design was for an event with @vp44, @repjimclyburn, @repcedricrichmond and my soror @repmarciafudge. All thanks to my amazing soror, Adjoa Asamoah. —Voting and empowering others to vote is a lesson my late grandmother Geraldine Barnes worked tirelessly to impart on her community. I can’t help but feel that today she would be proud. #GraphicDesign #Gratitude #ProtectingOurVote #Proactivist
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