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