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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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Posted in Inspiration and Motivation, Social Justice, Thoughts

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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Posted in Inspiration and Motivation, Love, Thanks

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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Posted in Inspiration and Motivation

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - @theoutrageonline. #TheSquad definitely leads with immense passion for our community and collective progress! #CBCFALC19 with my @BMCMovement Team was definitely a wonderful experience. Meeting these phenomenal women leaders in the movement was one of my favorite moments. Three members of The Squad met, only @repocasiocortez left. #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #WomenLead #BlackWomenLead
Please join the Simons and Oparah Family and various members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc as we honor the life of our beloved Tanya Chiaka Aslanda Oparah on September 20-21, 2019. In lieu of flowers, we are encouraging lines, individual sorors and friends and family to make a “Still I Rise” donation of $62 to the Tanya Chiaka Oparah Educational Fund by Friday, September 20 to present to the family at the homegoing celebration. Visit bit.ly/ChiakaFund for more information.
Packed house at our #BMCatCBC Black Millennial Town Hall. Black Millennials have 2020 Vision and we demand #EquityNow. #CBCFALC19 #BMCMovement #ForThePeople #MyBlackisBeautiful
I have no words, my heart is broken. LS, we shared a name and so many other connections. You were our collective encourager, motivator and champion. Rest well Tanya Chiaka Oparah. I will love you always! #RIP #ROTD66 #LovelyLambdaPsi #DST1913 #FLoREDa #UFAlumni
Reflections. “Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.” — Audrey Hepburn. #QOTD
Today is the day Binghamton! Join @BingPlot and a host of us for the #WhenTheySeeUs Community Action at Broome County Jail. #CriminalJusticeReform #ItsTime
Join BMC Movement at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference (CBC)! Visit blackmillennialconvention.com (🔗 in our bio) for details and tickets! #BMCatCBC #BMCMovement #CBCFALC19
This week’s prayer: God let us continue to TRUST in you through it all, no matter what may come our way. ••• “Even when uncertainty is the only thing you’re certain of, there is hope and an opportunity to live through God.” - @NonaNotNora. (Pre-order my friend’s book, #SuccessfromtheInsideOut today. She is faith-filled and you won’t be disappointed.) ••• #MondayMessage #Prayer #Faith #QOTD #DearGod
The gang at the @NAACP Convention Presidential Forum. #LostFiles #Latergram #StayInformed #bmcmovement
It’s that time of the year. “If you ain’t a Gator, you’re...” #GoGators #UFalumni #FLoREDa #GatorNation. 📸: borrowed from @albertthegator
Campfire and sister friends. The magical moments of a season coming to an end. * Congratulations @kgarris12 and @just_q80, may this new season bring you growth, joy and prosperity! * #summertime #campfire #GoodVibes
“I spent my whole life thinkin’ out the box.” — Dedication by #Nipsey Hussle ft #KendrickLamar. ••• The Black Millennial Convention 2019: Equity Now and the Black Millennial Gala: The Marathon Continues were an amazing work of love. @AndrewGillum shared some powerful words and we honored some amazing people. ••• So proud of our team and thankful for all that contributed, attended and supported #BMC2019 in whatever way possible. Survey out now in your inbox. ••• #BMC2019 #EquityNow #BMCMovement #MyBlackisBeautiful #ForTheCulture #BlackWomenLead #FlashbackFriday #FBF
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