a gift for dr. king!


Yesterday, I attended a Rev. Dr. King remembrance program put on by the Columbia, SC Branch of the NAACP. The messages shared reminded me that there is still much work to do for justice within the Black community.

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Centered in Faith


Ash Wednesday is the beginning of the Lenten Season for Christians worldwide.  Catholics, Greek Orthodox, Lutheran and various other denominations have a service where priest or pastors impose ashes in a form of a cross on parishioner’s foreheads.  The imposition of ashes mean many things but personally to me it is a reminder of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

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Beautifully Black Culture


There have been a few topics on my mind. This blog post will discuss three topics around Black History Month, the late Ms. Cicely Tyson, and the Sew Powerful Purse Project. February in the United States is dedicated to time when the nation uplifts the history of African Americans and celebrates Black History Month. The […]

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The Next Four Years


I am the daughter and granddaughter of civil rights activists. My father had a leadership role in the Midwest region of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). He also was active within our voting precinct. My mother was active within the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She too was an active […]

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The Art of Networking


I am peeping my head from outside of self quarantine and social distancing. I have primarily been writing in my journal. Writing longhand is therapeutic. I am an optimist, who was born to optimist parents. They were realists but usually saw solutions even in the worst situations. I am indeed their child. However, the year […]

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Breaking Self-Quarantine?


Let me start with I understand the seriousness of the COVID-19 virus also known as the Corona virus. The origin of the virus is traced back to the Asian continent and has spread around the planet. Now in the United States along with other countries self-quarantine is encouraged along with curfews to help reduce the […]

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PaisleyPerspective Turns 9!


WOW! On January 1, 2011 I launched the first posts of PaisleyPerspective. Born from my head to share ideas with the world it has had various twists and turns. I won’t revisit the past but look forward to how and if I want PaisleyPerspective to continue. Yep, I have been thinking on whether this will […]

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Remembering September 11, 2001


I wasn’t going to post anything today. I sometimes worry that my words are not enough. But then I started reflecting on where I was and what happened on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. My story is like so many, it includes an ache and still shock about the horrific terrorist attacks. But there is more […]

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