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Thank You For Your Service, VETERANS


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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE…Happy Veterans Day 2013!

NUFF SAID!!!

 

NaBloPoMo November Prompts

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett “YoTrip”
Words and Thoughts Artist~
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HAIRversations with YoTrip


YoTrip ThinkingYes It Is Really Me

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Last Friday, I decided to take my crown and glory in another direction. I am now calling myself CurlyYo! I am no longer rockin the long/short hairdo, I am now looking curly new!  A change in my style has caused me to have some HAIRversations in the most unlikely places and spaces.  Yes I said, HAIRversations, it is the talk that women of color (black and sometimes brown) usually find themselves engrossed in after the transition  in their hair style.

The  HAIRversations with YoTrip have been with of all people the white men in my world. Yes they have sized up, walking around me like a merry-go-round. A few of them  walked on by, because they did not recognize me.  Then two of them were bold and bad enough to TOUCH it because they must be from Missouri (the show me state). As soon as the one guy pulled his hand away he quickly offered “I already know, you ain’t suppose to touch a black woman’s hair!”  I was laughing and responded, “How did you know?” He said, I watched Chris Rock  in that movie  

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I smiled and then they offered insight on my Curly locks. “Do you slap one of those doo-rags on your head at night and sleep with your head hanging out the bed?” I laughed and said, “No, I sleep however I feel, no special positions for me! You touched it, didn’t you see how soft it feels?”  I know they were shocked with my candid HAIRversations with them, but if you don’t share how can you expect people to be educated. One of the guys said, “Yo, I really like it and I think it looks good on you! That is more hair than I have had in all my life. ” Smiling at these guys, I told them that, “I am glad to have  had this talk with you so, now you know more about a sistas hair.”

Have you ever had to have the HAIRversations? How did it go for you? Was it a teachable moment for all involved? HAIRversations will always take place as long as transitions happen in our HAIR world! shouts out to the best stylist on the planet, Suzette A. Fullerton of  A True You Salon in Ocoee, Florida.

NaBloPoMo November

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
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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”
Copyright © 2013 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/14/13- The Greensboro Four (Vol.2, Iss.2)


The Greensboro Lunch Counter Sit-in

On February 1, 1960, four young African-American men, freshmen at the Agricultural and Technical College of North Carolina, entered the Greensboro Woolworth’s and sat down on stools that had, until that moment, been occupied exclusively by white customers. The four—Franklin McCain, Ezell Blair Jr., Joseph McNeil and David Richmond—asked to be served, and were refused. But they did not get up and leave. Indeed, they launched a protest that lasted six months and helped change America. A section of that historic counter is now held by the National Museum of American History, where the chairman of the division of politics and reform, Harry Rubenstein, calls it “a significant part of a larger collection about participation in our political system.” The story behind it is central to the epic struggle of the civil rights movement.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/Courage-at-the-Greensboro-Lunch-Counter.html#ixzz2KwNBlmNC
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Greensboro Woolworth lunch counter

The courageous act of four young college students changed the course for access to retail outlets and places of public accommodations. Peaceful protests began to occur all over the segregated south.  Over fifty years have come and gone yet the actions of the Greensboro Four must be remembered when you sit in fancy restaurants or flowery mom and pop shops.

~~YoTrip

Celebrate all the heritage, history, and highlights of African-Americans during the month of February
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Happy Celebrate Life Day, Greta Clay-Way! You beat the stroke to make great things happen!
 
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*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
 
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Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild. http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!
Make the Moments Matter”
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
Find me on Facebook: facebook.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”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 2/5/13- A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks


A Lasting Legacy Miss Rosa Parks

                                                                                         From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

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From left, Rep. Gary Peters, D-Mich., Deputy Postmaster Elaine Steele, Gen. Ronald Stroman, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., Carolyn House Stewart, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority International president, and Patricia Mooradian, president of The Henry Ford, help unveil the Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5k0HYVl

 

How do you celebrate a woman who through an unselfish act changed a course of history? You posthumously honor her legacy with a “forever” United States postage stamp. On February 4, 2013, what would have been Miss Rosa Park’s 100th birthday, a larger than life rendering of the postage stamp was unveiled at the steps of the infamous segregated Montgomery, Alabama bus.  Additionally, there were ceremonies held in several cities in the great state of Michigan.

Over 60 years ago, Miss Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger, as it was customary for Negros when the bus filled and seats were needed for white bus riders. Miss Rosa’s actions was central to the in the emergence of the Civil Rights Movement,

Her defiance and the ensuing black boycott of the city bus system helped the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rise to national prominence.

“This is being done in sight of the bus where future generations can sit in a seat where Rosa Parks sat and refused to budge and in a seat where the world was changed,” U.S. Sen. Carl Levin said before he and U.S. Rep. John Conyers, a fellow Democrat, pulled the curtain to reveal the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp, which bears her 1950’s likeness. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/new-stamp-honors-rosa-parks-courage-article-1.1256087#ixzz2K5iCjYgm

Thank you Miss Rosa Parks we have access because you were courageous enough to sit which was the ultimate way to take a stand. To help keep this legacy alive go to http://rosaparks.org/

 

 

I am missing you today, Peaceful Rest Auntie Mamie Ruth Mack Simmons. Forever in our hearts!

Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens on their victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. Happy retirement Ray Lewis!

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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”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for December 27, 2012-KWANZAA A Cultural Celebration (Vol.12, Iss.2)


The first U.S. postage stamp commemorating Kwa...

The first U.S. postage stamp commemorating Kwanzaa, issued in 1997 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kwanzaa– A Cultural Celebration

Kwanzaa is an African American cultural holiday. The name comes from Swahili “mutanda ya kwanza” which means “first fruits”.

First fruits celebrations originate from ancient Egypt and Nubia. They were the inspiration for the modern version of Kwanzaa founded by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966, a time of African-Americans‘ struggle for civil rights.

Kwanzaa is occurs between Dec 26 and Jan 1, honouring human dignity, community, culture and people’s relationship with the environment. Respect is paid to the ancestors and new commitments to one’s community are taken on. Each day of the festival focuses on a different one of seven values including Umoja (Unity), Kujichaguilia (Self-Determination), Ujima (Collective Work and Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity), and Imani (Faith).

During the festival homes, churches and places for communal gathering are decorated in black, red and green signifying future and hope. On Dec 31 a big feast (Karamu) takes place which is usually a product of joint communal effort. http://bit.ly/Ttaq7D

Pause and pray for the families and friends of those who died tragically at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
 
 
                                                                                                                          ****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****
 
 
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business developmentThe YES! Network first Social Networking Event, “How to Publish and Successfully Market Your Book” hosted at O’Charley’s Restaurant in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2012, from 11:30-1:00pm.
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
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 ESTjoin us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
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~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“Words the joyful noise of my
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The
results of a love affair between
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for 12/18/12-Silent Support For Sandy Hook (Vol.12,Iss.1)


Silent Support For Sandy Hook 

Pause and pray for the families and friends of those who died tragically at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut
 
 
****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****
 
 
Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business developmentThe YES! Network first Social Networking Event, “How to Publish and Successfully Market Your Book” hosted at O’Charley’s Restaurant in Orlando, Florida on January 19, 2012, from 11:30-1:00pm.
 
*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series”, April 2013, Nova Southeastern University Orlando,FL to register go to http://dbp4.eventbrite.com/ ******
 
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 ESTjoin us http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lorettafaithharris
 
Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild.http://www.orwriters.org/ Purchase a copy of the collaborative book an “Anthology”
 
 

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“FOCUS FORWARD in 2012”
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~
 
Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/
 
“Words the joyful noise of my 
mouth, sweet sounds to my ears.The 
results of a love affair between 
pen and paper, words”
 
Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for November 22, 2012-A Word Of Thanksgiving (Vol.11, Iss.3)


Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving (Photo credit: Calsidyrose)

 

A WORD OF THANKSGIVING

 

Today is the National Day of Thanksgiving here in the United States. All over the country people cooked, cleaned and connected over meals that covered tables and filled empty stomachs. Gathering of family, friends and folks took place  all in the name of Thanksgiving.

I like so many was blessed to be able to travel and join my family for all the fun, food, and fellowship associated with Thanksgiving. I visited with two different family members homes and it was great just to all be together. The food was incredible: Cornish Hens, turkey, ham, dressing, turnip greens, mac n’ cheese, fried and barbaque chicken, chitterlings, string beans, mixed peas, potato salad, corn pudding, apple cobbler, carrot cake, sweet potato pie,  and red velvet cake.

We laugh and love so much, it was a joy. We watched Football games, Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (a classic) and then 25th Anniversary for Micheal Jackson‘s BAD. What a great day for offering a word of Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful and grateful for, I just cannot tell it all. 

I would also like to take this time to offer a word of Thanksgiving for all of the people who have supported YoTrip-Words and Thoughts/Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip/Thursday Thinking by YoTrip as I seek to leave my footprints on the world.

Let us all continue in the spirit of Thanksgiving for this day and beyond!

30 Days of Thanksgiving– In All Things Give Thanks! 30 Days of Thanksgivinghttp://on.fb.me/R8xO9i

 

 

 

****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****

 

Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development

 

 

 

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******

 

 

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/lorettafaithharris

 

 

 

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~

 

 

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

 

 

Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 11/8/12-Happy Pink November (Vol. 11, Iss.2)


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Today I was delighted like a kid in the candy store when I turned the corner and came upon this uniquely decorated tree in celebration of breast cancer at Women’s Center for Radiology. The tree was the perfect companion for the women who enter the first waiting room in preparation for going back for their mammogram. One by one as the ladies rounded the corner I saw the light dance in their eyes and a sense of calm entered the room.

So often it is the little things that stop us for a moment to pause and give a silent shout of thanksgiving. Everyday is a day worthy of giving thanks, for Happy Pink November. Keep educating, encouraging, and empowering other with breast cancer awareness.

Congratulations to President Barack Obama on winning the 2012 Presidential Election. Four more years! Let’s unify as a nation.

Keep the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy in your thoughts and prayers.

30 Days of Thanksgiving- In All Things Give Thanks! http://on.fb.me/R8xO9i

****Rest Peacefully Monica Harris Spires*****

Young Entrepreneurs Society, YES! Hosts monthly social networking events to encourage and cultivate professional growth and business development

*****Join Dr. Loretta Faith Harris for the “Developing the Business Professional Workshop Series” Saturday,December 15 , 2012 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (ET) Orlando, FL to register go tohttp://dbp3.eventbrite.com/ ******

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/lorettafaithharris

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

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

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

Join us for The 100 Day SMART GOAL CHALLENGE http://www.facebook.com/events/444796945573132/

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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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts  

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for September 11, 2012- FOREVER HEROES (Vol.9, Iss.2)


911 Hero's

911 Hero’s (Photo credit: fauxto_digit)

FOREVER HEROES

I can’t even imagine or see with my mind’s eye

After all these years still stuck with the one word…WHY!

Barreling through the sky, using the airways to attack

Caught totally off guard you can’t fight back

Utter chaos erupts at the drop of a dime

Comes at you fast in little or no time

Terror rears it ugly head

Before you know it countless numbers are dead

In the truest sense of service, the forever heroes steps in

Doing their part to help protect and defend

Working without cease dedicated to the cause

Annually we reflect, remember and pause

To lift up the countless whose lives were lost

And you the Forever Heroes, giving unselfishly at all cost

Our lives and our living changed that day

Barriers of protection, security checks became the way

Forever Heroes we say thank you for giving it your all

On point, heard bell, responded and answered the call.

Thank you for then, and thank you now, thank you Forever Heroes.

~~YoTrip

 

Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for July 10, 2012-The Children…Make The Difference (Vol.7, Iss.1)


Daegu leadership signs Child Abuse Prevention ...

Daegu leadership signs Child Abuse Prevention Proclamation (Photo credit: Morning Calm News)

The Children…Make the Difference

This above statement is so powerful and speaks volumes today and always. Children are a gift and we need to do our part to honor them as the treasures that they are in our lives. What are you doing, have you done, or can you do to make the difference in the life of a child?

July is National Make A Difference to Children Month find ways to keep the “precious cargo” a focus http://loveourchildrenusa.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/lorettafaithharris

Write your Story. Join the Orlando Renaissance Writers Guildhttp://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”

Copyright © 2012 YoTrip-Words and Thoughts 

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