Week One: No Filter

Week #1: It’s been five days since the inauguration.

The older you get, the more your social filter disappears. 

I work as a manager in the service industry. One of my best employees, who identifies as Black, told me that an 80-year-old white female guest pulled her to the side and said “You know the Republicans freed the slaves.”

Happy Wednesday!

Missed You

I haven’t posted here in a while. My life has been a movie.

I may write a script and send it to Shonda. Have you seen her Masterclass?

I didn’t post at ALL in 2016. #IShouldWriteMore

It was a rough year. Seems like people felt it across the board. Nonetheless it was one of my best.

Sometimes things come along to make sure you are paying attention. I learned that last year.

With everything going on over the next four years, remember that within two years most of you can vote locally. Or even run for office.

We’ll see how this goes.

I’m looking forward to the future. It’s time to build.

Remember Katrina

It’s amazing to be down here for the Ten Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

“Katrina 10” is posted on buildings everywhere. I’ve met so many people who shared their stories and I can’t imagine having to suffer through something like Katrina. Many people here are still mourning. Many have managed to bounce back, and to see their resilience is inspiring.

Stories like this make you grateful for your situation. No matter how bad you think things are, remember this didn’t happen to you.

http://www.neworleanscvb.com/katrina10/

Killer of Cecil the lion was dentist from Minnesota, claim Zimbabwe officials | Environment | The Guardian

“The ZCTF said on Tuesday that it continued to mourn Cecil. Rodrigues pointed out that the hunter was believed to have paid just $50,000 to kill a creature that would have brought millions of dollars worth of tourism to the reserve.”

So are the authorities mad that Cecil was killed by a hunter? Or are they mad that the lion was an attraction and its deathwill cost the park millions?

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/jul/28/killer-of-cecil-the-lion-was-american-zimbabwe-officials-claim?CMP=fb_us

What Is Your Purpose?

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Would we have watched her #SandySpeaks videos if she were not a victim of police brutality? Would the world #SayHerName?

Do you know your purpose? Why are you here?

Many of us are not happy about the circumstances surrounding her death, but they are beyond our control. Sandra Bland inspired me to live my purpose. What is yours?

What Happened to Sandra Bland?

Sadly, as I celebrate my birthday today I must also join my sisters in mourning the loss of another Sigma sister. We don’t yet know what happened to her in that jail cell, but she shouldn’t have been there in the first place.

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Black women are stuck between a place of activism and complacence, each rooted in fear. Who will fight for you? Yes, the minute you speak up for your rights, you are at risk. But what risk is greater? Speaking up, or staying silent and allowing your rights to disappear?

#SandySpeaks #WhatHappenedToSandraBland

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