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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 29, 2012- A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching (Vol.3, Iss.4)


 

A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching

There are people who come into our lives and they make an impressions on our minds, hearts, and spirits. In the fall of 1982, my world was made better when I met “A Jewel of a Woman, A Gift to Teaching”, in the person of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson. Mrs. Donaldson was my home room teacher as I entered the wonderful new world of high school in my 9th grade year. As a freshman at historic Lucy Craft Laney High School,  in Augusta, Georgia I began the journey to becoming the woman I am today, and Mrs. Donaldson was a major influence in my life.  I was a bright-eyed teenager who was curious, clever, and concerned, Mrs.Donaldson had a way of keeping me focused on the gateway to living…education.

Mrs. Donaldson had a smile that was bright and at times appeared to beam lights that radiated to all who encountered her space. As our class prepared to take on  daily life and living, we could count on Mrs. Donaldson to give us words of encouragement to take us throughout our day. A Jewel, because she saw the best in her students, a Gift to Teaching because she stayed present in our lives that was who Mrs. Donaldson was each and everyday.

As students Mrs. Donaldson watched us grow and developed from freshmen and mid way through our Junior year, she went home to be with the Lord. We were sad to hear of her death but could smile knowing we were made better for the time she was in our lives. The Class of 1985, we dedicated our graduation to the memory of Mrs. Mildred H. Donaldson.

Today as I remember Mrs. Donaldson, I she her smiling down on the world proud of who were have become as adults and joyous to know she was a beautiful blessing to the world. Rest peacefully, sweet jewel and gift, one of my favorite teachers, Mrs. Donaldson.

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for March 27, 2012 A Justice Supreme, Sonia Sotomayor (Vol.3, Iss.4)


The four women who have served on the Supreme ...

The four women who have served on the Supreme Court of the United States. From left to right: Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.), Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Justice Elena Kagan in the Justices' Conference Room, prior to Justice Kagan's Investiture Ceremony on October 1, 2010. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Justice Supreme Sonia Sotomayor

Since she was a young child Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayer understood the value and importance of an education. Growing up in the Broxdale housing projects with her Mom and brother Juan her mother worked full-time and went to-night school to become a nurse. The Sotomayer family owned the only complete set of encyclopedia’s in their

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neighborhood. Education would be a gateway to success for Associate Justice Sotomayer. As a child she was influenced by “Perry Mason” the television show lawyer to become a student of the law and then a judge the ruler in the courtroom.

Sotomayor’s parents came to New York from Puerto Rico during World War II. Her father worked in a factory and didn’t speak English.

She was born in the Bronx and grew up in a public housing project, not too far from the stadium of her favorite team — the New York Yankees. Her father died when she was 9, leaving her mother to raise her and her younger brother on her own. Related: Sotomayor well-known in sports

Her mother, whom Sotomayor describes as her biggest inspiration, worked six days a week to care for her and her younger brother, and instilled in them the value of an education.

Sotomayor later graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and went on to attend Yale law school, where she was editor of the Yale Law Journal. She received her J.D. in 1979, and passed the bar in 1980. She immediately began work as an assistant district attorney in the Manhattan borough of New York City, serving a trial lawyer under District Attorney Robert Morgenthau. Sotomayor was responsible for prosecuting robberies, assaults, murders, police brutality and child pornography cases.

President George H.W. Bush nominated her for the position in 1992, which was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on August 11, 1992. When she joined the court, she was its youngest judge. On October 3, 1998, she was elevated to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals by President William Clinton. She was confirmed by a 68 to 28 vote of the U.S. Senate.

First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice

On May 26, 2009, President Barack Obama announced his nomination of Sonia Sotomayor for Supreme Court Justice. The nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in August of 2009 by a vote of 68 to 31. As a result Sotomayor, became the first Latina Supreme Court Justice in U.S. history. http://www.biography.com/people/sonia-sotomayor-453906

 

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012
Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012″
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 22, 2012-Empowered in Education, Dr. Barbara Jenkins (Vol.3, Iss.4)


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 Empowered in Education, Dr. Barbara Jenkins

“I consider it a tremendous honor and a privilege to have worked in public education for the past 21 years. Throughout my career I have aspired to higher levels of leadership because of an undying passion for education and what it must mean in the lives of our youth. I believe that every child can learn at a high level when educators and a community take a relentless attitude toward making that learning a reality. I want to be a part of that reality someday as superintendent of an urban school district.” Dr. Barbara Jenkins

In March 2012, Barbara Jenkins was appointed as the superintendent (effective May 15, 2012) for Orange County Public Schools in Orlando, Fla., the tenth largest district in the country with more than 173,000 students. Prior to this role, Jenkins served as deputy superintendent in Orange County Public Schools. In that role she supervised the Division of Teaching and Learning including area superintendents. She previously served as chief of staff for the district and before that as chief human resources officer. click here to read the rest of Dr. Jenkins story: http://www.broadacademy.org/fellows/46_Barbara+Jenkins.html?page_filter=0

Join me in saluting Dr. Jenkins as she embarks on a new journey as the head of the Orange County Public School system,  10th largest school district in the country.

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012

 
 
 Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss
 

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild Presents
The 5th Annual Literacy Benefit Dinner
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Reception 6:30 p.m. – Program 7:30 p.m.
Rodeway Inn Conference Center, 7050 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL.
Theme: “What About The Children

For details on tickets and sponsorship go to: http://www.orwriters.org/
 
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my 
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The 
results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for March 20, 2012-Advocate For Justice-Ida B. Wells (Vol.3, Iss.3)


Memphis, Tennessee. Ida B. Wells marker

Memphis, Tennessee. Ida B. Wells marker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Advocate For Justice-Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells was born a slave in 1862 in Holly Springs, Mississippi. Her father, James, was a carpenter and her mother, Elizabeth, was a famous cook. Both parents were literate and taught Ida how to read at a young age. She was surrounded by political activists and grew up with a sense of hope about the possibilities of former slaves within the American society. Both parents died, along with an infant brother, during the 1878 yellow fever epidemic when Ida was 16 years old. At that young age, she assumed the responsibility of rearing her five younger brothers and sisters.

She soon became a teacher in order to earn money for the family and eventually ended up working in Memphis. While there, one day changed her life forever. She has accustomed to riding the train in whatever seat she chose. In 1883, she sued the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad because they forbade her from sitting in the ladies coach subsequently wrote and article about the experience. The success of her article about the ease influenced her career change to journalist.

As injustices against former slaves raged throughout the South and a reign of terror began, Wells’ sense of indignation and quest for justice was fueled. She decided to use her pen to expose the motives behind the violence. Lynching had become one of the main tactics in the strategy to terrorize blacks, and exposing its real purpose became the target of her crusade for justice. When three of her male friends, who were upstanding, law-abiding, successful businessmen (in direct competition with white businessmen), were lynched on the pretext of a crime they did not commit, Wells wrote about the situation with a clarity and forcefulness that riveted the attention of both blacks and whites. Her major contention that lynchings were a systematic attempt to subordinate the black community was incendiary.  To read the complete story go to: http://www.idabwells.org/

 

Celebrate our beauty and brilliance: National Women’s History Month Project 2012

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

 

The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild Presents
The 5th Annual Literacy Benefit Dinner
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Reception 6:30 p.m. – Program 7:30 p.m.
Rodeway Inn Conference Center, 7050 S. Kirkman Rd. Orlando, FL.
Theme: “What About The Children”

For details on tickets and sponsorship go to: http://www.orwriters.org/ 
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”


Today's Honoree is The #1 Blog For Recognizing The Works of Others

Dr. Loretta Faith Harris is a highly acclaimed inspirational speaker, award-winning author, and successful entrepreneur. With a personal story of overcoming death-defying odds, Dr. Harris’ platform extends to church affiliations, community organizations, and educational institutions. Dr. Harris’ signature oration includes The Virtuous Woman, 7 Steps to Developing a Conqueror’s Mentality, Candidate for Promotion, Motivating Struggling Readers, and FCAT Success.  Audiences agree Dr. Harris charismatic presence will leave you on the edge of your seat wanting to hear more from this gifted speaker.

As Host of, “Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show” Dr. Harris interviews local and national guests for “Triumphant Living” weekly broadcasts on the Blog Talk Radio Network. Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show motto, “Empowering you to live the triumphant life” captivates thousands of global listeners.

Dr. Harris award-winning memoir, “The Journey Less Traveled: Choose to Turn Your Tragedy into Triumph,” provide readers with practical steps to overcome…

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 15, 2012-Honoring The UnSung SHERO (Vol.3, Iss.3)


Honoring The UnSung SHERO

She can be found in the home raising her children or someone else’s child…always nuturing

She gives 110% of herself to get the work accomplished. Completes assignments and is looking for the next task….always dependable

She puts others before herself, and thinks of ways to make others shine …in her light

She dreams of spaces and places that seem out of her reaches and is happy to… live through others

Nameless are The UnSung SHEROES who are found in our mist. She is a perfect blend of the great qualities we strive to acquire for ourselves.

Strong, silent, settled, seasoned these women embody the essence of humility in how they live life for others.

Beauty, brilliance, and bountiful blessings are the layers that adorn their spirit.

A friend to the friendless, a listening ear for the lost, a helper not prone to hurt. She is always there for you.

The UnSung SHERO is your Mom, your Grandma, your sister, your daughter, or your friend. You may see her but not know her by name.  What she does may seem small, but who she is significant and are the lyrics to a SHEROES song. Honor and celebrate women in this month.

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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for March 13,2012-Women in Education (Vol.3, Iss.2)


Mary Lyon (1797-1849), detail of an oil painti...

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Women In Education

Mary Lyon was born on February 28, 1797 in Buckland, Massachusetts. She attended school until she was 13, and got her first job as a teacher while still in her teens. Mary Lyon taught and managed schools in Massachusetts and New Hampshire before establishing Mount Holyoke Female Seminary in 1837, the first college for women. Lyon died in 1849. Educator, religious leader. Born on February 28, 1797, in Buckland, Massachusetts. Mary Lyon was the founder of the first women’s college, which is now known as Mount Holyoke College. http://www.biography.com/people/mary-lyon-9389865

the National Women’s History Month Project focuses on women and this year’s theme is fitting, Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment”. Find a way and a reason to honor women this month and every day moving forward. For more information on Women’s History Month go to http://www.nwhp.org 

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pmEST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss


Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012″
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebookfacebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
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“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for March 8, 2012-Honoring Women Globally (Vol.3, Iss.1)


International Women's Day 2010

International Women's Day 2010 (Photo credit: Dublin City Public Libraries)

Honoring Women Globally

International Women's Day

Today the world recognizes and honors women all over the planet. Let me simply say: Happy International Women’s Day! Read below to find out more information on the history of this day.

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.

1908
Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal and active in campaigning for change. Then in 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.

1909
In accordance with a declaration by the Socialist Party of America, the first National Woman’s Day (NWD) was observed across the United States on 28 February. Women continued to celebrate NWD on the last Sunday of February until 1913.

1917
On the last Sunday of February, Russian women began a strike for “bread and peace” in response to the death over 2 million Russian soldiers in war. Opposed by political leaders the women continued to strike until four days later the Czar was forced to abdicate and the provisional Government granted women the right to vote. The date the women’s strike commenced was Sunday 23 February on the Julian calendar then in use in Russia. This day on the Gregorian calendar in use elsewhere was 8 March.

Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women’s craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more. http://www.internationalwomensday.com

Celebrate National Women’s History Month Project 2012





Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss

 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

Tuesday Thoughts by YoYrip for March 6,2012-I AM WOMAN (Vol.3, Iss.1)


I Am Woman

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I Am Woman

Songwriters: BURTON, RAY / REDDY, HELEN

I am woman, hear me roar

In numbers too big to ignore

And I know too much to go back an’ pretend

’cause I’ve heard it all before

And I’ve been down there on the floor

No one’s ever gonna keep me down again

CHORUS

Oh yes I am wise But it’s wisdom born of pain

Yes, I’ve paid the price

But look how much I gained If I have to,

I can do anything I am strong (strong) I am invincible (invincible)

I am woman….

Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsmod

“I Am Woman” co-written and sang by Helen Reddy  is the unofficial anthem that speaks to defining the heart and spirit of women. A song of empowerment and enthusiasm it’s relevancy is still fresh today.

Every March we pause to realize, recognize, and reflect on the accomplishments of women in celebration of National Women’s History Month. For the last three  decades, the National Women’s History Month Project focuses on women and this year’s theme is fitting, Women’s Education, Women’s Empowerment”. Find a way and a reason to honor women this month and every day moving forward. For more information on Women’s History Month go to http://www.nwhp.org

Do you want to be inspired and learn how to live triumphantly? Listen to the Dr. Loretta Faith Harris Radio Show on Wednesday’s from 6:30 pm-7:00 pm EST, join us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharriss


Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology

“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!

Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

http://www.yotrip.wordpress.com
http://www.yotrip-wordsandthoughts.blogspot.com

Follow me on Twitter:@yotrip729
Find me on Facebookfacebook.com/yolanda.c.triplett
or visit my page http://www.facebook.com/YoTrip

“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”

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