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    Jul
    03

    Depression is Real

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    When I was going through a really dark place in my life, I would consistently make the post "Depression is Real" on Facebook. I would do this because I didn't want to let the demons take me out. All I needed was just one person to make a post of agreement that what I was feeling was real. Sometimes it would be just a positive word to snap me out of...
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    Jun
    28

    Shut’em Down

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    ​I’m not CNN, just the mother of a son.  Studies show that one person is murdered every 60 seconds on our planet. That’s too much for news coverage, too much to film, too much to go on FB Live, too much to feel. So if you’re murdered, to catch the attention of most, it must be epic. Your life won’t even be tweeted if you do...
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    Jun
    09

    Stop Capitalizing on Juneteenth and Start Strategizing

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    June 19, 2019 will be the 154th anniversary of Juneteenth. This is the final celebration of Emancipation from the confederacy in Texas.  Abraham Lincoln, reluctantly issued the Emancipation Proclamation on September 22, 1862. Slaves transmitted this information through the grapevine, abandoning plantations, s...
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    Jun
    05

    Dearest Diaries

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    Prison Photograph Tore my family apart yet it was only love I sought. I traveled the 4 hour ride, each week to be by his side. I gave up my life, just to be his wife. As many years went by, I just knew he wouldn’t lie. Introducing him to my seed, a love they would never need. Putting my own life on hold, not ...
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    May
    31

    Dearest Diaries

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    ​I had a spiritual epiphany about my business and all I could think about was the scripture from Proverbs 18:16; “Your gifts will make room for you.” I scrambled all day, taking conferences with aspiring authors and clients. I read excepts from several books. I guided my coaches because they are the “dream makers” for these...
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    May
    23

    Dearest Diaries

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    Mother Mamie Till said keep that casket open so the world can see what they did to my son. A woman whose name I will not mention, accused our beloved Emmet of something that we would probably create a meme for today. A child never living to tell the story, never able to laugh at how ridiculous this ugly woman’s lies were. You see the...
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    May
    21

    Black Darlington

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    What a beautifully, exquisite, dark, mortifying past Darlington has. I didn’t grow up in the region but both my mommy and daddy have the stamp of Darlington on their birth certificates and the majority of my genealogy spans in the roots of Darlington. So, I take great pride in writing about Amy Spain, one of our ancestral heros. She was a 17 year o...
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    May
    19

    Dearest Diaries

    Dearest Diaries
    I don’t like writing two blogs in one day but none of my authors would take the task of writing about the late, beloved Malcom X, although all my authors are currently male. I guess the royal wedding was just all too consuming. Well, Malcolm X, born Malcom Little, transforming to Malik Shabazz, was my hero. His autobiography made me fall in love wi...
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    May
    19

    Dearest Diaries

    Dearest Diaries
    I wanted to write about the royal wedding because it is truly sentimental to me, as a Black Woman growing up in beautifully segregated Long Island. To see this brown sister with similar hues as mine walk up the palace steps was truly amazing. Yet, the universe gave this momentous event the ugly backdrop of the ever present shootings in the states a...
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    May
    18

    Dearest Diaries

    Dearest Diaries
    ​Some may ask, “what’s holding me up?” Well as a preacher I quickly respond, “God”. Then they might continue with, “how is God doing this?” For the longest, I couldn’t answer that. I was moving but I couldn’t derermine what was holding me up after my husband asked for a divorce in the most humiliating fashion or when illness fell upon my dearest da...
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    May
    17

    Dearest Diaries

    Dearest Diaries
    You had a child with a real winner; a woman you can’t control.  She is a troll of a species, using your child like they feces. Trolling any one who elevates you. I believe she really hates you. And now I can’t call you King, because her words in my inbox was a sting. Exposing what’s suppose to be sacred to you but you sat back like a child not...
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