When I think of a Phenomenal Woman I think of Lorraine Hansberry we she wrote “A Raisin In The Sun”. Nina Simone on the piano singing “Strange Fruit”. Miriam Makeba when she spoke out in front of the UN in 1963. Betty Shabazz, when she received her doctorate degree after her husband Malcolm Shabazz died. Corretta Scott King when she led the Memphis boycott march after her husband Martin Lurther King Jr. Died. Lena Horne being blacklisted in Hollywood because she spoke out against segregation. I think of Maya Angelo writing her poems. I think of Michelle Obama becoming the first black First Lady Of The United States Of America, and the list goes on and on feel free to add to this list in the comments section.
Parents can only take their children so far in life, at the end of the day we need more mentors to pass the baton to. Now a message to those that have been a success in obtaining their goals, and refuse to reach back to help the youngsters that are coming up and trying to obtain the same positions and statuses that you have obtained. You should be ashamed of yourselves, the jewels that you possess is actually what we call fools gold and will fade away soon enough.. As Paul says in our Holy Bibles “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ””
Acts 20:35 NIV
The same ones that speak death into the community, are the same ones that say that they are in active pursuit to help save the community. But they have it backwards because my bible tells me in Proverbs 18:21 The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. You have to speak life and not death and in doing that. Ultimately, actions will be made in response to that Word on which you brought forth from everybody in the community