Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.” – Wilma Rudolph
I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, there’s a bright day after that. So no matter how hard it get, stick your chest out, keep ya head up…. and handle it. Tupac Shakur
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman quotes ._
“Whatever we believe about ourselves and our ability comes true for us.” – Susan L. Taylor, journalist
“Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” -Frederick Douglass (Speech on the twenty-fourth anniversary of emancipation in Washington. D.C.)
“Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; hungry before you; frightened before you;beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped before you; yet someone survived.” -Maya Angelou Maya Angelou’s I know why the caged bird sings, Letters to my Daughters, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women will soon be available in the Pens Up Press online bookstore. Subscribe now to receive a notification when the bookstore goes live and collect your discount (subscription is free).
A copy of this ancient Egyptian poem/proverb was given to me last Saturday at the Words with Wings Open Mic (at Sankofa Cafe). Just thought I’d share… Know Thy Self Poem/Proverb A person who knows not And knows not that they know not Is foolish – disregard them A person who knows not And knows that they know not Is simple – teach them A person who knows not And believes that they know Is dangerous – avoid them A person who knows And knows not that they know Is asleep – awaken them A person who knows And knows that they know Is wise – follow them All of these persons reside in you Know Thy Self And to Maat be true Peace, Kristin J Pens Up Press
powerful quote… “You can’t have capitalism without racism” – Malcolm X