Friday, April 3, 2020


Admitting the Change Upstream.

When I was sitting on my bed crying, it happened because I had to admit that something I had been chasing for almost my entire life was something I would never obtain.  The reason I would never obtain it is because of the person I am now.  That goal was something I set a LONG time ago before I really became an adult.  While I would love for it to happen, it can not. I have to come to terms with that.  The change, however, is something that I can accomplish as an adult and feel confident in knowing that this change is for me.  It will make me better. A better me means a better world.  I may not like the change upstream, but I am grateful that it is happening.

The Legal Age for Culture and Values.

March 13, 2020 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

Then, you have other students who you know for certain are in survival mode at home and learn what they can when they can.  Whose fault is it?  We could play the blame game all day and night on this.  That game would not solve the problem. A collaboration between parent and the village (teachers, coaches, managers, etc.) that help to develop your child is the greatest way to close the gap.  It is the greatest to support our future and to secure a future with better decisions.

I Will Teach My Kids About Dr. King.

January 31, 2020 by  
Filed under Education, News, Opinion, Politics, Weekly Columns

I need my children to know standing up for what you believe in can be dangerous, but not having any dignity is worse. I need them to acknowledge the fight in Dr King, and the principle. School could have talked more about principle and could have used his commemoration to discuss taking a stance for what’s right. However, in a school with a majority of white students and faculty that might be uncomfortable because this discussion means acknowledging black people have been, and are, harmed by white people in this country. I never want my children to be delusional about words like unity and equality. It was spoken on as if these are things that have been accomplished in this country, and we know better. I will own my children education about blackness, and black leadership for their sake…and mine.

No Kids on Purpose.

January 15, 2020 by  
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There are many factors that you may not be privy to to elaborate on why the stork has not dropped anything on their doorstep…and may never do so.  For some,  physical ailments keep them from reproduction. For others, time and making a living keep them from bringing forth a new generation. Whatever the reason may be, do not allow it to keep you from treating parents or non-parents with any less respect.

There’s Levels to Your Peace of Mind.

Yes, your brain is on the grind.  It is sending messages faster than Apollo to all of Zeus’ offspring.  That does not mean, however, that you can not find time to be the best you can for you.  Finding your peace of mind will help you to be a great person physically, mentally, and emotionally.  It may not be popular, but most great things are not.  That is perfectly fine because it is your peace.

It’s Not Your Job To Educate White People About Race – Easy Responses.

Tweet (ThySistas.com) If you’re black and you spend any amount of time around white people, whether in your friendship/social circle, at church, or even at work, you’ve probably been asked to explain or clarify things to them at some point. You might not think much of this, and if you want to give them your […]

The Best Career Moves If You Want to Be a Leader.

January 2, 2020 by  
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Tweet (ThySistas.com) Some people want to follow, while others want to lead. If you’re someone who feels much more comfortable being in charge, moving into a leadership position in your career is likely to make you much happier. By choosing the right industry, you can discover a range of leadership opportunities that allow you to […]

National Scholarship Month: Don’t Fear the Free Money.

November 30, 2019 by  
Filed under Education, Money, News, Opinion, Weekly Columns

National Scholarship Montive to look for the money. It will not fall in their lap.

The fear of free money comes from the fear of actually doing research.  Our “Google” mindset has us sometimes believing that things should come easy. They will not. Free money never will, but it does not mean it is not accessible.  These programs really do make a difference in the lives of those who receive them. Lead Counselor Nash concurred explaining her experience with students and scholarships: “I have seen students receive a full ride to college for four years, still apply for outside scholarships and have enough to buy a car and laptop!  Scholarships can make a difference in whether a student goes to a four year school or a community college.”  During this National Scholarship week, make an effort to research and find scholarships and grants.  It is out there if you want it.

Importance of Vocational Training.

Tweet (ThySistas.com) There is no doubt about education being the key to a bright future. Education helps one create a career path and provides the training required to sustain it. There is, however, one problem. Students often have a hard time making a career choice. This is one of the reasons why vocational training exists. […]

Our Sons Deserve the Same Protection.

Allowing them to know you will fight for them just the same can be a start to raising boys and girls that respect each other equally and will stand for respectful behavior towards each other. This tells our sons we don’t expect you to take abuse just because it’s another boy so suck it up, or because it’s a girl and she doesn’t have to observe your boundaries. Fairness in how we handle our children may be a very important part of bettering relationships between men and women.

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