Tuesday, May 24, 2016

What an empowering speech from Tyler Perry.

The month of May was about the college graduations and the great accomplishments young men and women have traveled to become graduates. There were some great speeches circulating across Facebook and there was one that caught my attention.

The speech by Tyler Perry was powerful, encouraging, and inspiring.  It was a perfect speech to the graduates at Tuskegee Univeristy.  I loved it because he gave his real life examples to the graduates so they would have something to use as a life examples.  His words and real life story was a testimony at what they can do with their gifts and talents.  Most important, Mr. Perry gave the students and the audience something to think about like What are you intentions?
 There were so many good key points that he covered in his speech that for us watching the video made you think about the questions yourself that he asked.  Living on purpose and living in purpose is powerful when you know what your intentions. 

It's graduation season and the words of the speakers can be powerful in the mindset on young me and women.  Speeches that are inspiring, testimonial, and influential will have a phenemonenal effect on the generation of tomorrow.  Check out the speech Mr. Perry gave that had me asking myself the very question he posed to the students. This may have been his first commencement speech and his words will resonated with not just the graduates, audiences, but those of us listening to his encouraging and inspiring words.

What did you think of his speech? Do you know your intention? Are you ready to have an impact on someone's life? 

Sunday, May 15, 2016

May book list recommended to be read

It's May already! Wow, how times flys! Have you read any good books lately? Well, I have some authors that I am excited to have on my reading list that I like to share with you all. Are any of my books on your book club lists?  These are great books that you can take with you while traveling, read during your lunch hour, or just sitting in your favorite chair for quite time.

  1. When Troubles Come- by Tiffany L. Warren
  2. Damaged Goods- by Jenica Johnson
  3. The Ugly Side of Me- by Nikita Lynnette
  4. No More Mr. Nice Guy- by Carl Webber
  5. Deadly Satisfaction- by Trice Hickman
  6. Illusion- by Wanda B. Campbell
  7. Woman on Top- by Brenda L. Thomas
  8. Possessed by Passion-By Brenda Jackson
  9. The Gift- by Vannessa Miller
  10. Every Woman's Dream- by Mary Monroe
  11. Forever After- by Niece Holland
  12. The Aris Effect-by Rae Lamar
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Book Excerpt:

Being in love? REALLY loving someone?? Two totally different things… Aris Collier is a masterful artist but, when it comes to the art of love, she couldn’t be further from her comfort zone… For Luke and Aris, it’s all fun and games until their work and general differences get in the way. Soon, Aris is falling from cloud nine into the reality of a live-in life with Luke where she’s failing forward almost every day. On the flip side, Aris is thriving in her new career. It’s much easier to navigate and a lot less complicated…especially the synergy she finds with Troy Murphy, her partner-in-art whose mere presence begins to undermine her life with Luke. As Aris struggles to maintain a practical balance, she learns that loving Luke Donovan is effortless…but maneuvering the nuances of a real relationship? Not so much. It’s a simple truth that she quickly discovers the hard way, forcing Aris to either confront the contradictions within herself or continue to take unnecessary gambles that just may end up costing her the love of her life…


Saturday, May 14, 2016

A Tribute to 2016 Graduates from Loyola University Chicago

The month of May is always exciting because you get some great commencement speeches that have a powerful impact upon not just the students but the entire audience.

I must say Tyler Perry's commencement speech at Tuskegee University was powerful.  It reminded me of the powers our graduates possess and once they tap into their purpose they are going to open doors, create doors, reach more lives, rise above barriers, and tell the stories of the many who's lives they impact. 

As we sat at my daughter's graduation on May 12, 2016,  his words resonated in my mind while their guest speaker spoke. The small minority group of African American students graduating from Loyola University Chicago School of Communication. I am very proud of my daughter and her friends. To see them become a legacy for their families whether they are a first or second generation they have achieved a great milestone. 
The graduates are Simone Carter and Aaron R. McDonald with Public Relations & Advertising, Jeriwin Watson, Devon R. Turk, and Breanna L. Walker, with Communication Studies degrees.

Their journey is just beginning because they are Public Relations & Advertising, Journalism, and Communication Studies graduates from the School of Communication. These bright young women and men are ready to make their mark in this world. Like Tyler Perry said, when you know your intentions your purpose and passion will go beyond the sky. The impact these graduates will have on someones life will be phenomenal. 

We celebrate these talented black women and men who stayed the course and walked the journey to complete their college education at one of Chicago's top universities. 

Congratulations to the 2016 Graduates of Loyola University Chicago School Of Communication legacy graduates.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Have you read Woman On Top by Brenda L. Thomas?

Have you read Woman On Top by Brenda L. Thomas? She was named on Essence Best seller list. Brenda is an acclaimed and much sought after speaker and advocated against domestic violence. She has several novels under her belt along with her memoir Laying Down My Burdens.

 It's a great story that will have you engulfed with the characters. You will learn how Tiffany went from nothing to being the First Lady.

Book excerpt 
Started from the bottom . . .Once hailed as the Queen of Philly’s nightlife, Tiffany Johnson-Skinner now reigns as its prominent First Lady, standing proudly beside her husband, the charismatic Mayor, Malik Skinner.Tiffany is the first to admit that she doesn’t have the perfect life, especially with the demands of her husband, caring for her young daughter, Nylah, and working with Blessed Babies, her budding charity. But since she once ruled the streets, Tiffany should have no problem ruling the city, right?Staying on top…When her husbands’ arch nemesis, former District Attorney, Gregory D. Haney III, reappears, Tiffany may have to revert to some of her old ways to keep her happy life. Tiffany and Mr. Haney share a dark and storied past and Tiffany will stop at nothing to keep it buried before the secrets and lies destroy everything she’s worked to build.In a riveting, sizzling page-turner, Brenda L. Thomas once again delivers a story of a woman intent on staying on top – no matter what it takes.

Order your copy today available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Follow and connect with Brenda on social media. To stay connected with her projects and tour dates when she is coming to your city. 

Visit her website at www.brendalthomas.net

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