Black History

a slave

`Yvonne L.


Just Do It Now!


Stop putting things off for tomorrow

one day it may never come.

Stop waiting for next week

next week you might need more time.

Stop wishing for another day-

whenever another day is not promised.

Don’t plan to do it later –

In time, later you might decide not yet,

and don’t put it off because you’re not sure.

If you’re not sure now,

you might never do it in the future either.

Do it while you still have time because

perhaps someday you’ll never have another chance.

So, do it!

Just do it Now!


`Yvonne L.





The Movie ‘Black Panther’ is Superb


This weekend instead of a Netflix and chill consider treating yourself to the action packed, nail-biting, edge of your seat kind of movie laced with a little comedy here and there, Black Panther.

Whoever does not enjoy superheroes movies or reading comic books probably did not grow up reading and watching them as a child.  If not, well, you’ve missed out, but don’t miss this movie.  Black Panther brings a fresh and modern twist to superheroes.  This PG 13 movie is predicted to gross well over $200 million. Let’s hope this is true because it’s well worth it.

Black Panther deals with stereotypes, capitalism, and in a smooth kind of way, dispel gender-bias by depicting powerful women who are obviously in control and far from the expected obscured nurturing roles.  Somewhat political in nature, underlying societal and social undertones are fueled by betrayal and deception.  More importantly, Black Panther speaks to the soul of all humanity; furthermore, this movie creates cultural pride for African ancestry and tribal awareness.

Black Panther addresses current matters at heart moreso than at hand. If you prefer romance or thrillers your thirst is quenched without all the suspense or romanticism. Technology, futuristic animation, costumes, and designs have leading roles and are enough to leave you at awe.  But, if you must have a little romantic interaction, you’ll catch a little play here and there.

When is the last time you went to a movie expecting to see what all the hype is about and walked away hyped up? Make no mistake, you will tell others about Black Panther because you want others to see what you have seen and experience what you have felt.

It’s not Star Wars, but this star studded cast is enough to light up your world on its own with versatility and depth. The energy is exhilarating and gives you life.  At times, you’re in for a rollercoaster ride, the high and lows make you feel the need to laugh or cry.  Don’t take my word.  See for yourself!  Go see why Black Panther will go down as an all-favorite superb superhero movie.

`Yvonne L.




Measurable Growth


Something to think about: You can tell children are “growing” when they are outgrowing their clothing. On the other hand, you can tell when adults have “grown” because they comfortably wear their own shoes, so to speak. Fitting in is secondary to self-acceptance. They’re willing to accept the cost of being misunderstood for exchange of remaining their authentic self. They’re simply comfortable in their skin.

~Yvonne L.

Promise of New Beginnings!


5, 4, 3, 2, 1… as we count down to a new year, remember,

it’s an opportunity  for a new beginning. Each morning,

new tender  mercies are renewed. Forget the former things,

move towards the  mark of a  higher calling. Press your way.

Put your sight on  things above.  Think on the things you desire

and not on the things you fear.  Embrace a new beginning.

Embrace the promises the Lord have for  you. His promises are to

prosper, to never harm you, to give you hope and a future!

(Jeremiah 29:11) Out with 2017 and in with 2018!

`Yvonne L.