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Beauty is Skin Deep!

Beauty is Skin Deep

Beauty is Skin Deep! “Beauty is power; a smile is its sword” -John Ray I was having a conversation with my friend about beauty and how it’s interpreted among black people. We have let long weaves, labels, and body images define what’s beautiful, or is that what a “bad bitch” consist of? It seems like […]

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Blinded Eyes

Blinded Eyes

BLINDED EYES   “To open up eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness (Isaiah 42:7).”   There has been a major issue going on with the Black race these past few weeks surrounding the death of Michael Brown, who happened to be […]

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Cherish Our Memories (Part 1)

memories

I was going to write something totally different for my first entry into the #JTPStorytellers category but life has alarmingly pushed me toward a different direction. I was forced to reminisce. My Spartan family has taken a huge loss this week, with the death of Thomas Tobi. I did not know him personally but I […]

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#JTPStorytellers

jtpstorytellers

Are the people with the raw talent just not hungry enough or are they just so raw with life, that they can’t move? Delicate enough to feel and talented enough to translate the secrets of the mind and soul. Though everyone can relate, they not trying to hear us often. So darn real, I’ll make […]

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The More Understanding Me

Understanding

The More Understanding Me I don’t worry about things anymore like I use to. I live life different. I love different and I see the world in a different way… No weapon formed against me shall prosper. I realized that no one owes me a thing. I find myself brushing things off like dust. I […]

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Just Quit it Already

Just Quit it Already

Just Quit it Already Quit crying over mess…. it’s not worth it. Quit letting people walk all over you with their lies…..don’t believe it. Quit shouting to that man who won’t listen…he can’t hear you! Quit worrying about others and worry about yourself… mind your business! Quit acting like you like him when you don’t…he […]

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Fuzzy Image

fuzzyimage

Let’s take a look Love just seems so far at this moment. No signs of potential and no signs of change. Where is love without settling? But in my mind this fuzzy image of a future with great potential. I see this man that is capable of treating me with the most respect. He is […]

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Can a Sista Dream?

canasistadream

My dreams are major. I sit and close my eyes wondering, “what is next for me?”. I dream of a better tomorrow. Today was not promised to me and I don’t take that lightly. Why should I? YOLO is what they are saying; “You Only Live Once”. I’m saying, thank you Lord for one more […]

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Things that Last

thingsthatlast

Can I actually keep things as if they had never changed? Can I choose to close my thoughts temporarily and open them back up once you return? Can I forget what had hurt before to reach a peace of mind? Can I acknowledge what happened and move on? In this case can I change for […]

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Choke hold (Food for Thought)

choke-hole

Messing with the wrong one! Single individual who can’t see the issue. This blurry vision of insecurity has the choke hold over me. Why do we love so hard and block out any other with more potential. Is it the fight that causes us to not surrender to the obvious? The fight is what one […]

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