Juneteenth. A Day of History, Pride, and Cultural Identity

By Damita MIller-Shanklin Sources: NHPR, Golden West College “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are … Continue reading Juneteenth. A Day of History, Pride, and Cultural Identity

International Women’s Day #Break the Bias

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality. The theme for 2022 is Imagining a gender-equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together … Continue reading International Women’s Day #Break the Bias

She Speaks Wellness-There is a Reason for our Seasons

By Minister Sonya Hosey, Ordained Clergy Founder/CEO – Iron Sharpens Iron 4MySisters Network The book of Ecclesiastes 3: speaks about the seasons of life, the highs, and lows. Our lives are a perfect story. We are the characters in settings, and when life begins to turn the pages, the climax of our story begins. These are Seasons! Ecclesiastes 3: 1 – 4. 1. To everything, … Continue reading She Speaks Wellness-There is a Reason for our Seasons

Celebrating Maude Ballou

Stanford The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute Marting Luther King, Jr birthday is celebrated on January 15th. His birthday is remembered through oratory presentations, parades, and other events. It’s a time the community comes together to reflect on how Dr. King fought for our rights and freedoms.  When you see photos of Dr. King, he is surrounded by men he trusted and … Continue reading Celebrating Maude Ballou

What is Your Intent for the New Year?

Whether you are a person that writes down goals or one that keeps thoughts in your head, most people make some decisions about what they plan to do in the upcoming year.  I found an article I wanted to share that looks at the 2021 resolutions that were made to start the year. You can already guess, exercising and getting in shape was the most … Continue reading What is Your Intent for the New Year?