My connection to Nelson Mandela (July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013) goes back to the day I was born. He was freed from the South African Prison where he was held for 27 years on February 11, 1990; the day I was born. I was told it was on the television in my hospital room.
The world has lost a great person, but his spirit and life’s work will forever live to make the world a more peaceful place.
I will leave you with several quotes from Nelson Mandela:
“Real leaders must be ready to sacrifice all for the freedom of their people.”
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.”
As my first post for the month of November, I just want to thank all of you who have followed/subscribed, happened to read a post, made a comment, guest blogged, shared a post and simply supported this blog.
I’ve had this blog for a couple of years and it has evolved into a lot of great series and content that I’m passionate about. It took some time, but since April 2013 I really started to find my way with this blog and am always happy to share content that will entertain, inform, help you live your best life and make the world a better place at the same time.
This blog is an extension of me and is my way of remaining a private person, but creatively expressing myself. You’ve all stuck with me for so long and I’m going to continue to give you great content. I really appreciate your support.
The Tyra Banks Show aired for five seasons from 2005 to 2010. It was full of groundbreaking moments, drama, information and comedic moments like the above clip. Beyoncé was a guest on the show and Tyra decided to recreate her music video for Déjà Vu and share it with star. The finished product is hilarious.
I’m not going to drag this post out anymore. Take a look at the segment above and tell me what you think. Is Tyra Banks the next Beyoncé?
Are the people in your life (or maybe it’s you) always on their phones? This video perfectly depicts the way life seems to be for a lot of us.
If anything it should remind us to power down and be present because you don’t want to look back on your life and all you can remember is how life looked through your phone.
Do you think “phone addictions” are out of control or just a sign of the changing times?
Today is the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington that gave the world the most famous speech of all time. The speech that I’m speaking of was delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. and he told the world what his dream was. Do you know what speech I’m talking about?
Martin Luther King, Jr’s speech sparked a movement that is being celebrated in cities across the country today. Since I’m not participating any of the marches, I decided I would share his “I Have a Dream” speech to commemorate this special day in history.
I obviously wasn’t there when the speech happened, but it’s great knowing that people like Mr. King were fighting for my civil rights long before I was born. If it weren’t for the brave people during the civil rights movement, I know for a fact that I wouldn’t be here blogging and sharing my opinions with the world.
This is a thank you to Mr. King and the other Civil Rights leaders and all of those nameless heroes who stood up for the rights of others. It is because of all of your courage that I can carry the torch and elicit change in the world too (no pressure), be all of who I am and live the life of my dreams.