Monday, August 25, 2014
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Two other positives now that I’m back at work is I’m extremely close to the beach I frequent so I can go after school as needed until we get a cold snap AND I’m dressing up again. Y’all know I love a good teacher look. Unfortunately, my camera isn’t working. I’ve used Duracell rechargeable batteries since purchasing the camera (can’t remember how long ago) and they finally stopped holding a charge. My plan is to get new ones next week and be back in the WIW/OOTD/#teachershavestyletoo game on Fridays as well as Sundays. These are the only two days KT will be able to take my pics when I’m dressed up. I don’t usually my casual weekend looks because I spend most of my time at home in pjs, in the library in a jogging suit or volunteering and wearing the respective organization’s tee.
So I’m still outchea. Just trying to settle into my new role and let go of those long summer days of doing absolutely nothing. #theyareseriouslymissed
Sunday, August 17, 2014
In the midst of everything going on in the world, I just want to remind us of a powerful scripture on this fine Sunday.
Matthew 12:31 ESV
The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
The world really needs love!
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Today I return to work. I'll be teaching high school and I'm so excited! But that's not why I'm up at 4 o'clock in the morning. I was making a quick restroom run but I also wanted to catch up on the happenings in Ferguson, MO. If you don't know an unarmed young black man was shot 10 times by police and killed. And now it looks like a war zone on U.S. soil!
Last summer, I was in Washington, D. C. celebrating 100 years of service with the baddest Greek organization in the land: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. #shamelessplug It was magical! But what I'll never forget is the day the verdict for Trayvon Martin's murderer being read. I was rooming with 3 of my sorority sisters but y'all I wailed so loud as if I had lost my own son. I threw myself on the bed and I cried and cried and cried and cried and cried.....
I was so done with the unjust justice system. The one I wanted to be such an impactful part of that I earned a criminology degree at FSU for. I WANT A REFUND. The same one that will kill an African American in cold blood and be declared in the right.
I don't know what the answer is. Truth be told, I don't even know how I can help. Earlier this year the sorority presented a Stand Your Ground Workshop for young men. The PBC Urban League also addressed this issue. I've had my son's Father talk to him. I've sought advice from other men. I've prayed. I've held my son and cried. This morning I'm fighting off the screaming voices that reminds me how invaluable we are. Nothing much has changed since the cotton fields? I don't want to believe this.
All of these kids gunned down could be my son! My brothers (I have two). The young males I teach. The men connected to me who are perfectly imperfect. This knowledge is a weight that will NOT make me shed tears that won't bring resolution. Instead, I'm empowered to use my classroom as a platform to build up the young men who should know they are vital to the world. We need our black men. We need them strong and safe.
This is true of our women and children too. Life matters. Black life matters. Today, I'll lift my heavy load and carry it as my assignment to TEACH not only what's in the textbook but from my heart and soul.
Fight the power!
Friday, August 8, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding yourself, your true self. What kind of deal is it to get everything you want but lose yourself? What could you ever trade your soul for? Matthew 16:26 The Message Bible
Sunday, August 3, 2014
I hope you are enjoying your Sunday. I'm on the couch watching the final episode of House of Cards, Season 2. I can't wait for Season 3!!! #wineneeded I'm going to say this and run, this show is dirtier than Scandal. I feel like The Underwoods #powercouple can teach Bey and Jay #yawn a lot about having power!
Are you a fan?
Wore this to church today. Toodles...