Black History Month gives us 28 days to honor #blackexcellence and the ever-expanding contributions we make to culture. Literature in particular has been a space for black authors to tell their stories authentically, and bookworms seeking good reads can choose from an array of fiction, poetry, historical texts, essays, and memoirs. From literary icons to fresh, buzzworthy... James Baldwin is my favorite author 👊🏾👊🏾👊🏾
Just imagine if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. didn't pursue his dream. Imagine if he said to himself sure I have a dream, but it's too big, too bold, or too out of reach. His dream allows us to dream without limits...so today and everyday I'm grateful that MLK had the audacity to dream big and not give up until it was a dream realized.❤️
What dream are you audaciously chasing?✨
Mural in New Orleans by @bmike2c
I came accross MLK's Letter From Birmingham Jail yesterday for the first time, it's full of powerful truths which I encourage one to read if you haven't before. An extract: "I wish you had commended the Negro sit-inners and demonstrators of Birmingham for their sublime courage, their willingness to suffer and their amazing discipline in the midst of great provocation. One day the South will recognize its real heroes. They will be the James Merediths, with the noble sense of purpose that enables them to face jeering and hostile mobs, and with the agonizing loneliness that characterizes the life of the pioneer. They will be old, oppressed, battered Negro women, symbolized in a seventy-two-year-old woman in Montgomery, Alabama, who rose up with a sense of dignity and with her people decided not to ride segregated buses, and who responded with ungrammatical profundity to one who inquired about her weariness: “My feets is tired, but my soul is at rest.” #mlk91
Location: Ancestral land of the Chahta Yakni (Choctaw) and Chitimacha
Do you know who you are? This isn’t a loaded question either... if someone asked you to tell them who you are in one word, what word would you use?
As a copywriter I’ve learned that your elevator speech, or quick pitch explaining who you are or what your brand is about should take no longer than a minute.
Buuut... it’s hard taking about yourself right?
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In honor of Black History Month these are wrestlers who inspired me when you see somebody that looks like you on TV inspires you to want to do it representation matters especially good representation #forTheCulture#BlackExcellence
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The face we make when we hear you haven’t gotten your tickets yet ! Link in BIO !
New Blog - Hurry Up!
Honestly, it really should be slow down bruh. You are moving way too fast.
When I think about my life, I’m at my worst when I’m in a hurry. I’m more likely to become irritable and frustrated. I can think of several moments in which, I was running late and now I’m frustrated sitting at a red light, hoping it will change immediately so I can go. Hopefully, no one gets in front of me driving slow, because then I’ll speed around them to make up time and become even more frustrated when I’m stuck at the next red light with that same car again.
In those moments where I’m feeling rushed because I’ve double booked or took too long getting dressed - what I’m learning to do is to slow myself down and enjoy those moments instead of spending time frustrated, wishing I’m somewhere - where I’m not. My frustration of wanting to be somewhere quicker, is not going to help me get there any faster. 🙄
I can tell when I’m running through life full speed because I’ll start losing or misplacing things. In 2020, I told myself, I’ll slow down and not rush through life. I recently read a devotion in the Bible app and it talked about how Jesus never rushed to do anything. In fact, he slowed down several times to pray or even delayed his arrival - while it may appear he was late in our natural eyes, he was on divine time, perfect arrival. So, when we are rushing through life, take time to slow down, relax and release that stress of rushing. “Enthusiasm without knowledge is no good; haste makes mistakes.”
Proverbs 19:2 NLT http://www.wrenhowsway.com/hurry-up/
MONDAY BIG MEWD!🇲🇦
How does this sound? 👂🏾🎧
ALL ROUND TRIP
•Los Angeles to London, UK for $259
•Chicago to Paris, France for $288
•Houston to El Salvador for $127
•Atlanta to MoBay, Jamaica for $298
•NYC to Venice, Italy $299
•DC to Lima, Peru for $325
And to the travelers paying $1100+ for Africa...STOP IT!
•New York City to Cairo, Egypt for $346 😍🧐😎
•NYC to The Ivory Coast for $509
•Chicago to Kenya for $554
•L.A. to South Africa for $577
•D.C. to Morocco or $579
It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?
But it’s reality and it can be your reality if you learn the formula I’ve been using for the past 8 years.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day, I’m offering a limited time 50% OFF for my 1 hour digital travel masterclass!
“JOURNEY THE WORLD ON A DIME”.
Because I have a dream that one day...you will wake up, stop dreaming and start making moves.
Last year, over 30 people took my class! (Peek at my stories to see a few faces)
This year, my goal is to triple that number. Because I’m SICK OF HEARING THESE 3 STORIES.
1. Kisha is not traveling because Kisha thinks she can’t afford it.
2. Becky is traveling but Becky spends anywhere from $700-1400 on one ticket abroad.
3. Tyrone is traveling but is traveling at the absolute worst time and booked his ticket at the absolute worst time and payed 2-3x’s what he could have.
It’s 2020 folks. Not traveling the world & traveling WRONG is antiquated. You can invest $22.50 and save thousands to learn the tactics & strategies or you can keep your $22.50 & continue wasting money & dreaming. Price returns to $45 after tmrw night. .
Send me a message with your questions and I’ll respond with answers.
Book by tomorrow, January 21st, 9pm for this offer.
You have 24 hours to bust a move.
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Thank you for sharing your love with us❣️
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Fannie Lou Hamer- Live painting I did tonight at the Civil Rights Museum for #MLK day focusing on the black women involved in the movement! Awesome event! Surrounded by many awesome black women! Grateful to be involved! This piece is for sale! DM for details! #MLK#civilrights#blackexcellence#blackart#artist#neverforget
Just finished watching a live by @shanelcoopersykes that was so timely. I am focused but paying attention! 2020 Vision is also about seeing truth amidst the ‘public facade’ of many that is on display whilst there is private dispair. It is time to stop letting the need for validation cause you to go broke and not genuinely be happy fellow Kings and Queens. When angry; remember to allow that to propel you into elevation with God-speed! We must allow things to fall apart to build a-new and do remember, ‘everything’s happening for your good when you trust in God’; do not pursue perfection; pursue progress! Respect is more important than love, and where there is no trust love cannot exist! Just a word! And in true black girl magic and in honor of black excellence ‘Happy MLK Day!’ - Nifah.Masani #ijs#mlk#empowerment#blackgirlmagic#blackexcellence
Siempre es bueno hacer relecturas y más si es de uno de los primeros libros q lei de niño... el libro está un poco desgastado, deteriorado y amarillo, pero yo le guardo mucho cariño... ya que dentro de el hay textos de Barack Obama que a uno lo llenan de sabiduria e inspiración.🖤🙏🏾
Lets talk Fiber! Check out the new SIM video on YouTube -https://youtu.be/HCiTKBkQ9WU- #fromtheguttothebutt .
Fiber is important for digestive health and bowel movements! Watch our YouTube video for more info on dietary fiber!
The #SweetSignatureSeries is our landmark shirt design. It is a one-of-a-kind creative process that replicates the actual signatures of our celebrated heroes/great minds and digitally re-designs/re-creates that personal sentiment.
Since today is about Black Excellence I’ve been thinking a lot about the role of the artist in our progression as a people.
Last year Gianni and I had a conversation about the importance of us as Black people owning our art and therefore owning our future.
We discussed this idea inspired by a quote from August Wilson: “There are and have always been two distinct and parallel traditions in Black art— that is, art that is conceived and designed to entertain white society, and art that feeds the spirit and celebrates the life of Black America by designing its strategies for survival and prosperity...” I’ll always celebrate those of us who have the courage to do the later and I’ll never forget this convo.
Who are some of your favorite Black artists & leaders? Drop them below so we can share the knowledge and big up our folks. 🖼: @giannilee x @taylor_naturally 📸: @contentkev #BlackExcellence#PhillyArt#Culture#MLKday#Art#CreativeEntrepreneur#SupportPhilly Art