Black Family History
A Brief Synopsis: My Views as a Black Woman in 2018
Who I Am
I recall my dad carrying the Bible and tucking it into a sofa pocket as he settled down to watch the evening news. I remember my mom praying over me as I lay down to sleep and singing us Gospel songs as we all cleaned the house or shelled peas from our family garden. Those memories have stayed with me in my role as a mother. I sang my kids to sleep with old hymns. "Precious Lord take my hand, lead me on and let me stand..." My mom showed me that a song is a prayer that flows out of the soul. Uplifting!
I Am Not A Statistic
Recently, in the news, it was boasted that Black Unemployment was at an all-time low. I'm not sure why we deserve such additional recognition. Most blacks I know [including myself] have been employed since they were teenagers. Logically speaking, if the overall unemployment rate is the lowest it has ever been then shouldn't other ethnic categories be representative of that too? One cannot undermine the fact that we work hard - I have always worked hard.
My Family Focus, My Mission, My Values
Throughout my life, I have valued three important things:
Celebrating Black History Month 2018
"Be encouraged by what you have accomplished so far on your journey through life.
Be unwavering on who you are and what you stand for." -- Carla
2/4/2018 03:45:38 pm
I am fortunate to be the niece to this amazing Black Woman and grow up in such an awesome family and be surrounded by so many influential Black people. I am NOT a statistic, but I am a 31 year old Black mother of two beautiful girls, who currently works as an ARNP for a cardiology group and have held a job, since 16.
2/4/2018 07:09:08 pm
Carla, my confidant and friend, what an amazing woman you are!!! You are a steady flowing stream of encouragement and inspiration. You my friend are the pure epitome of the Proverbs 31 Woman! Your humility humbles me. Never have you exuded arrogance or bigotry. Instead you freely give of yourself to motivate and assist others in pursing excellence. Thank you for making an indelible imprint on the lives of all who know you. I am honored to know and Love you. Your life reminds me of an old gospel song we sang in church, " ... put your time in payday is coming after while." You have definitely put your time in. Final results are in, God + hard work= Success! Job well done. Continue to soar and set the great example of excellence! Blessings and Love, Maria
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