The same way you set time for particular things in your calendar – same way you should set time for certain people. Do not give them complete access to you. Do not give them all of your time.
Our blackness goes way beyond our ancestors being enslaved. It goes way beyond the enslaved mentality. It goes way beyond our complexion. It is about honouring the past of hurt but it is also about embracing the talent, the artistry, the brilliance and the overall beauty of people who are black.
We are Queens and we are Kings and we are beautiful.
We must teach our children about more than just a laundry list of iconic black people. We owe it to them.
Never become lazy because you know that other options are there. Work towards the first option first and then … if that doesn’t work, you consider the others.
Believing in yourself is necessary and important. That belief is part of the reason you will jump. If you doubt your every being, you won’t ever move.
Your first and second bad situations help to prepare you for the third and fourth.
Your third and fourth bad situations help to prepare you for your fifth and sixth.
The cycle continues and you’ll be alright.
As long as people don’t know, they’ll make up stories, speculate, and express their right to be tactless.