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5 Key Things Every Business Owner Should Know

“Black people must focus on building wealth intentionally, strategically, and quickly.” – Sandra Brazelton, Real Estate Broker Last month I attended the Alabama State Black Chamber of Commerce (ASBCC) 2018 Entrepreneurs and Innovators Conference in Birmingham, Alabama, June 21-22, 2018. Led by Jerry Mitchell, President, the ASBCC is a nonprofit organization committed to advancing the […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the Southern Association of Women Historians Triennial Conference

Categories: History Profession

This month I attended the Southern Association of Women Historians (SAWH) Triennial Conference at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, June 7-10, 2018. This year’s conference theme was “Resistance, Power, and Accommodation: Women and Southern History.” The SAWH is professional organization of historians that supports the study of women’s history and the work of women […]

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Speak Out and Speak Up America! Separating Children from their Families is NOT American

I returned home Monday on a natural high, having enjoyed a delightful family reunion and a wonderful Father’s Day with family in East St. Louis. As soon as I entered my house, I turned on the television to catch up on the news. I watched and listened in horror. A child who had been separated […]

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DuBois and King Revisited: An Ideal Entrée into Understanding and Addressing National and Global Inequality

“Change happens by revolution not evolution.” – Scholar, 2018 DuBois/King Symposium This year marks the 150th birthday of WEB DuBois and the 50th anniversary of the death of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Considering everything that is happening in our country and world concerning race relations, social and economic inequality, and global conflict, now […]

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Engage Your Power

Categories: General Topics

Doubt, worry and inaction are evidence that you do not believe—in yourself or in your Power. Release the negative mental chatter. In fact, ignore it! Focus on your desire—where you want to go, what you want to do, and what you want to have. Then, do your part by engaging in inspired action. As you […]

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“Just do it!” – Nike

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

To move from a spirit of “I can’t” to “I can,” do the thing that you think you cannot do. Do it so much and so often that you finally arrive to a mental place where you KNOW you can do it.

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Silence, please!

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

“You can’t be affected by the mental chatter.” – Nick Saban, Head Football Coach, University of Alabama, following the 2018 College Football National Championship  When seeking to accomplish a goal, many times we become distracted by the mental chatter.  This chatter misdirects our attention, thereby, diverting our focus and energy.  How can we hit our […]

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Top 10 Takeaways from the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference 2018

Two weeks ago, I attended the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute 36th National Conference in Chicago, February 15-18, 2018.  As always, I thoroughly enjoyed the conference!  I have been participating in and providing workshops for the conference since 2004.  I always make an effort to do whatever I can to support the organization.  (See USHLI […]

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Say, “Yes!”

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

Is fear your obstacle? Master this technique: make your will say, “Yes!” even when your mind, body and nervous system say, “No.” It is possible to go to places you desire and function at a high level even when you are afraid.

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It Ain’t Over!

Categories: Inspirational Mondays

“Figure out a way bit by bit to methodologically get back into the game.” – Paul Finebaum, Sports Analyst, analyzing the 2018 College Football National Championship I love using sports analogies to make my points. As stated in my previous posts (see Tua’s Gift and Keep Ready!), I was extremely inspired and impacted by the […]

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