May you have a super blessed New Year!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
I've been banging the phone, tweeting, and having advocacy discussions about reform regarding US police engagement with the community.
I am weary but determined to affect change however I can.
Bear with me folks as I focus on a few more critical activities on this matter. My normal blogging will resume soon.
Friday, November 7, 2014
As you prepare your plans for 2015, try to rise above hater culture.
Don't participate in it. Don't give energy to those that say mean things about you. Don't discuss "haters" or give them any power over your spirit.
Spend the next two months clearing your mental and physical spaces in order to take your super socialite grind to new dimensions.
The world is waiting on you to be philanthropically fabulous. And I can't wait to cover it on this blog and see you shine!
Time to rise like sunshine!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I must admit that I find my roles of wife, stepmother, careerist, PhD student, and organizational leader simultaneously invigorating and exhausting. While these experiences are all very wonderful, I often find myself trying to be the best at them all. And many times, I feel like I'm neglecting one to adequately serve the other.
Therefore, I have very little space and place for what I coin as "Tom Foolery" in my social life. I can't have my socialite activities marred by the sheer silliness of people who psychologically have not graduated from high school and college.
You know some of these people. They are dramatists to the nth degree. They enjoy being the center of attention - even if it's negative attention created by their own design. Attention equals power in these people's minds and they are ruthless in their pursuit of it.
What's even more provocative about these folks is their ability to cultivate communities of supporters to do their bidding. Because they're verbose and always whirling about, the weak minded and insecure desire to be a part of their "light."
What followers fail to realize is the light is actually what I phrase as "devil's fire." It's deceptively illuminating and also destructive.
As you continue on your socialite quest, think long and hard about with whom you choose to affiliate. Examine the track record and agendas of people before you jump on their "team."
And by all means, avoids devil's fire by seeking out light-bearers who are kind of spirit and heart versus those that use their light to burn others.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
This week's flick features Janice Crosby and Yvette Bing, co-chairs of the 2014 Wright Gala. This swanky affair benefits The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History of Detroit.
More than 500 guests shelled out $350 each for a magical evening that raised funds to support the museum.
I'm traveling back to the East Coast from the great city of Minneapolis tomorrow.
I hope you have a super weekend!
Friday, October 3, 2014
While Ms. Kunst did not make Elle Magazine's list this year, she is definitely one to watch. She was honored Business Insider's 30 Important Women under 30 in Tech list in 2013 (she's #13) and is committed to diversifying the field of technology.
Ms. Kunst also provides sound advice for careerists.
Her classic introduction and "branding" tagline: We probably met at a party.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Mitch Kapor, Andrea Hoffman, Freada Kapor Klein, & Van Jones
Friday, September 5, 2014
I'm catching up to email after a much needed period of rest and reflection so hang in there with me. I have some other really neat photos to share with you soon!