Over the last several months, I’ve read many news reports of our pain, suffering, how we are the most affected by COVID-19. In the media, just being Black has become synonymous with some sort of calamity. Yet over this same period on calls and zoom, I’ve listened to uplifting stories and had beautiful conversations about #Blackjoy:Continue reading “BlackJoy Writing Contest”
Thank you for all your support to make our first BlackJoy Day a success. My heart is so full of gratitude to everyone who embraced the vision and meaning of the day and showed your support, whether in person or virtually. BlackJoy Day was meant to be a moment for us to unapologetically embrace our God-givenContinue reading “Thank You”
You know I’m a sunrise guy. Join me this Saturday September 12th at Franklin Park “Playstead” area for a social distance event! “Mask Required “BlackJoy Day Gathering and Launch” at PlayStead Park across from the Giraffe entrance of the Franklin Park Zoo, 6:30 – 7:00am: Tai Chi, Qigong meditation and movement. 7:00 – 8:00am: SpokenContinue reading “Joy is a Revolutionary Act”
BlackJoy Day is a day to appreciate and celebrate our power to uplift ourselves and others even in the midst of the trials and tribulations that we face. It is an acknowledgement of our perseverance and determination to find and be the light that inspires us to march on until victory is won. BlackJoy doesContinue reading “BlackJoy Day Details”
“Our deepest fear,” wrote Marianne Williamson in A Return to Love, is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”, these words resonated with me as I processed the hateful messages that I received throughout this last week with the announcement of September 12th as “BlackJoy Day” inContinue reading “Face Our Fears Without Flinching”
Good Monday Morning, I chose to post only a few of my photos from the last few months of protest until I believed my audience could find their way with my photos differently. Nowadays we don’t see a protest photo posted every min, so I hope you can see more than anger and frustration but #BlackJoy,Continue reading “Bumping Fist with God”
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Our greatness is older than our oppression. Our community, our people, need us to rise in our purpose to make way for the radical imagination of our youth and honor the lived wisdom of our elders.
The third chapter of Ecclesiastes teaches all things will have a season. As we enact plans of recovery from COVID-19, I hope that we take all the lessons this response season has taught us to have a recovery season that genuinely transforms us all. Physical distancing, while a necessary tool to hinder community spread ofContinue reading “Our Season to Heal”
Today Challenge: Choose to love and forgive yourself. On my walk this morning, I stopped at a water break in Lowell to breathe in the freshness of the air and close my eyes and listen to the water for a few mins. During the mediation, the word regret came up. In-between my breaths, I focusContinue reading “A River of Forgiveness”