Motivational Moments: True strength comes from within: Follow your passion
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 16:01
Last week I read about a woman who finally decided to follow her passion and become a doctor. This woman was in her fifties and always wanted to go back to school. She had a great career in which she was very successful, but there was always this burning desire inside of her to follow her dreams that never seemed to dissipate. She was told that she was too old and many people asked her why would she even bother going back to school when she had already had a great job and was close to retirement? She simply said her passion wouldn't allow her to sleep at night. This goal of becoming a doctor would be on her mind throughout the day and even while she worked.
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 15:58
Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., NNPA Columnist
As we celebrated Fathers' Day across the United States and in some other nations throughout the world, it is important to lift up those Black American fathers who are doing what is right and good for their children, families and communities. Too often when the issue of Black men is raised, it is done from a negative or pathological perspective.
Another Father's Day has passed, and families all over the country honored and celebrated their father and father figures. Whether small or grand, dads on that day were the center of attention. I want to thank my children Anetra, Tinesha, Nicole, and Tim Jr. for continued reverence of me as father and mentor. The special day was just what I needed. In light of that grand day, I would like to share from my 34 years of fatherhood, my 4 pillars of fatherhood. I hope these pillars will create healthy dialogue within the family setting.
Capture your baby's unique journey with Beginnings Imagined
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:55
Moms and dads are invited to visit imagined.playtexbaby.com where you will be asked to answer a few short questions about your child and submit an image for your chance to win a custom illustration by children's book author and illustrator, Julie Olson. All illustration winners will then be entered for a grand prize drawing of a $5,000 scholarship.
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 15:35
This past week has been very emotional for me and for a lot of other people. The passing of Dr. Maya Angelou touched my heart just as her many works touched me in the past. I like to say that it is because of my relationship with Dr. Angelou's work that I found the true meaning of what I was called to do. I would read her words and imagine that she was writing just for me.