colin powell

To Be Treated As A Person Shouldn’t Be A Request

Hi, Aspirers today I want to talk about something that will be uncomfortable but it’s necessary. I was brought up in a household of love but living in a society that still has hate in their hearts. Our ancestors fought for our freedom why would we stop? Why should we stop?

Just because someone looks different doesn’t mean they are any less. I love being around people that are different from me because we can educate each other. Hopefully one day our descendants will grow up in a society where they don’t have to protest and riot to be seen as equal. To be treated as a person shouldn’t be a request.

So much has been taken from us and is claimed as someone else’s. This society isn’t justice for all it’s clearly justice for y’all. Being treated fairly shouldn’t be difficult. Those people with hate in their hearts choose to be that way. As easily you can learn hatred you can easily find love. Those that choose to have a hatred heart will be bond to lack empathy, compassion, and love. Why put so much effort into a negative mindset?

There are multiple ways on how you can help out the black community. Our community tends to be used by corporations that benefit themselves by using us as they see fit by taking our culture to turn into dollars but lack consideration for us as people. If you have to reach out to these businesses/corporations to put out statements you clearly can see what they support but still consider reaching out to them to make it known that we see they aren’t taking action and change needs to happen.

Looking to support black businesses in NC check out Official Black Dollar and visit their website to look up black businesses. For a broader search check out Official Black Wall Street to check out a directory for black own businesses in general.

Donate to NC bail support funds TEXT NCSPAN to 22999. NAACP, American Civil Liberties Union, Fair Fight, Know Your Rights Camp, Color of Change, National Bail Out, GoFundMe George Floyd, Campaign Zero, Reclaim the Block, and Unicorn Riot. That’s just to name a few.

Educate yourself by having those uncomfortable conversations. It’s okay to ask questions. How can we fix and issue without having these conversations? We all don’t have the answer but support and understanding each other is important for this change to happen. Want to be able to bring dialogue and have conversations with younger generations here are some books you can read: The Skin I’m In, White Socks Only, One Crazy Summer, The Lions of Little Rock, and All American Boys.

Your vote does matter! Go out and vote for people in office that care about the same injustice as you do.

Lastly, I want to end this post with these powerful quotes.

“Have a vision. Be demanding.”
– Colin Powell

“We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”
– Maya Angelou

“The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.”
– Eldridge Cleaver

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
– Barack Obama

Talk soon, Courtney Taylor

#wwydWednesday: When was the last time you failed?

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. -Colin Powell

Without failure and mistakes there isn’t success. Can you name one person that became successful in one try? I’ll give you second to think….. you could think of one. I know! The failed attempts are the guides to make you better than before. 

This quote also ties into my post from #wwydWednesday: It all starts with a dream…. If you haven’t read it go check out. 

One thing I love to do when I’m down and going through something I look up quotes that goes with my feelings. What ever quote I like the best I use that as a pick me up. If you ever are looking for a pick me up and don’t want to talk it out with anyone or if you don’t have anyone to talk to at all look up quotes. Once you find that quote read it and read it again. 

Hope you like the quote I’ve shared and I hope you start seeing your failures as steps to your success. 

Sincerely, Courtney Renee