“Keep your eye on the prize”

Today, at work, I’m listening to a Ted Talk Daily podcast by Bryan Stevenson and it was on of those podcast that I felt like I had to share with all of you.

I don’t want to quote the entire podcast word for word, because I feel I would not be able to do it any justice, so if you get a chance, please go to Ted Talk Daily and listen to the published podcast for January 15, 2018 which is an archived publication from 2012.

Here he talks about America’s justice system where he shares some alarming statistics.  He talks about race and how we as American’s do not like talking about our history and have a hard time dealing with the truth.  Therefore we remain stagnant as a nation and individuals in our everyday lives.

He states,

“We have a system of justice in this country that treats you much better if you’re RICH & GUILTY than if you’re POOR & INNOCENT.”

This is something to really ponder on.  I feel that this statement is 100% TRUE but I’m eager to hear your opinions on this.  I also believe we need to have more “courageous” conversations around this topic.  Plants only grow by watering them; we have to stop overlooking our past, water the hurt, and nurture it so that we can grow and heal as a nation and as individuals.

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I Have Beef With Our Black Brothers

**First let me say that this doesn’t apply to all men.  But to the men whose shoes clearly fit and can walk in and all around this truth, please take heed!**


As you read the words below think about these two questions:

  • How do we save our black men?

  • How do we place them back in the homes to be providers for their families?

In the year of 2017, we have more young black men not working, and not taking care of their children; more young black men are being killed, and more black men are being put behind bars.  Leaving our young black boys to grow up in a single parent home. Continue reading