Black History Facts

Goddess morning Royals. First, give praise and worship to the all High.

Haitian Revolution 1791 – 1804

  • Successful anti-slavery and anti-colonial insurrection overthrowing the French.
  • Let to the West pulling out of the institution of slavery throughout the Americas.
  • Only slave uprising that led to the founding of a state, free from slavery, and ruled by non-whites and former captives.
  • Self-liberated slaves destroyed slavery, fought to preserve their freedom, and with the collaboration of mulattoes, found the sovereign state of Haiti.
  • Challenged long-held beliefs about Black inferiority and enslaved person’s capacity to achieve and maintain freedom.

Harlem Renaissance Harlem, New York: 1920s – Mid 1930s

  • A cultural, social, and artistic explosion, “New Negro Movement.”
  • Grew out of the changes that had taken place in the African-American community since the abolition of slavery.
  • Period of time when African-Americans were encouraged to celebrate their heritage, racial pride, creative expression, and intellectualism.
  • Significant figures included: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith,Paul Robeson, and Langston Hughes.

Without anything but their life on the line, many people of color did what was necessary and right to live. They fought to the death so that we (people of color) could live how we live today. What are we doing to pay honor to their struggle? How are we re-paying them for their blood, death, and sacrifice? What are we doing to make a future for those who will come behind us? If you cannot answer these questions because there is no mark you’re leaving for your future generations, then the answer is nothing. We have to do better since we have more than what they had to make what we have a reality.

Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove

When Life Have You on Pause

When Life Have You on Pause

Goddess morning Royals.

Sometimes we get stuck and then fall into a world of despair and leave no room for repair. We get lost in our own imagination and thoughts that it becomes overwhelming. We think the worst and fear it as well. We just want life to go back to the way things use to be. We rather live in the past and hope that we don’t change much in the future. We pray for things to remain the same in this time of hopelessness. We start to shut ourselves off from the rest of the world. We go into a dark place and dare light to shine anywhere near our comfort zone. Is this what we really need or want for ourselves or is it this is what is safe at the moment? Do we wish the safety zone could last forever because we fear the unknown?

The truth of the matter is we need repair or rebooting. We need that little push or hint to get us going. We need to feel wanted in order to have a sense of self worth. Many people say that don’t need any validation but we do need acknowledgement of our existence. We might not want to be seen all the time but we do want to be remembered occasionally. We want to be liked by at least one person in our life time to have a sense of love, happiness, and even life itself. Someone who knows that you were nice, loving, caring, thoughtful, and alive. Most people who have disassociated themselves from this reality, was hurt by someone whom they really loved, cared about and gave their all to, but didn’t received it in return or maybe that  special person died with their love. This doesn’t mean that you check out, that mean that you have been validated in the fullest of life, love and experienced true happiness. Don’t give up on people just because death came between you or hurt found your doorstep. Remember not all people are hurtful, destructive with their words or selfish. As for death we all have to meet the creator someday. Sad that some go sooner than others but it is of the great design. While you here though make the most of it and enjoy it.

Getting lost in your imagination isn’t always a bad thing. Some times it is a great thing, especially if you create something wonderful from it. Don’t slip into a fantasy that will never come true or in a reality you can’t make it come true. This can be very damaging to your psyche, giving you false hope of any future. Dream big and then do something about it. Create hope for generations to come and know that you have done something you never thought would happen in reality, change. Everything you have seen whether good or bad had came from one idea, dream, or someone’s imagination. So don’t allow time to freeze you but allow it to show you where you are and where you are going. Head for the future!

I know we love a certain point in our lives wherein we were our happiest, brightest, fun loving, caring and most inspirational selves, we could have been. We want to relive that moment over and over again. Once it happened we want it to last for a life time, but when it doesn’t, we feel hurt and wish for that moment again. Stop! Create new moments when you start to feel like all the excitement and joy is gone. Every moment should mean something to you but it shouldn’t be a place you stay. Memories is just that a place to revisit but not a place to stay. The fact of the matter is if you relive the good time then eventually you will have to relive the bad as well. So remember the good and move on into a new memory to look back on and say “good times,” but don’t stay. You can come back whenever you feel like it but remember keep looking forward because you never know where you are heading.

If you don’t explore what the world has to offer you will miss your calling. Don’t just assume because you are good at one thing you wont be great at something new. Don’t get hooked on what people say you are good at but get into things they say they can’t see you doing because it isn’t you. Explore what greatness you haven’t master yet and discover things about yourself even you weren’t aware of, passivity is creativity. Motivation is self contagious. Dreaming is just what you haven’t created yet. Darkness is just a closed door waiting to be opened, or a empty space wanting you to shed light to fill it. Your possibilities are infinite.

Don’t live or love in your should’ve, could’ve would’ve and regret not doing it but just dreaming it.

Sending you all love and kisses. #GoddessLove