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It’s All In A Name


I was excited to read the BlogHer NaBloPoMo Prompt from yesterday: Are you named after someone or something? Are there any stories or associations attached to it?

I saw this as a great opportunity to tell the world about my connection to my namesake, the late Yolanda Denise King. If you are not familiar with the name Yolanda Denise King, she is the first-born daughter of Civil Rights icon, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr and his wife Coretta Scott King. An actress, activist, and ambassador for health disparities in the black community, Yolanda Denise King walked in her own way to uphold the legacy of her father. I was so proud of Yolanda Denise King, because it was a major thing for me to share her name!

As I prepared to write this post, I shared with my Mom that I was glad they named me after Yolanda Denise King. Mom chuckled and replied, “You were not named after Yolanda King. Your name was supposed to be Casey, because your Daddy liked that name.” Casey Clay was almost my name until my Mom took to studying the baby names book and they decided on Yolanda Denise Clay. All this time I feed into my own dream about the origin of my name. Now I realize that, It’s All In A Name.

I did a Google search on my name and  one of the entries from the site SheKnows.com that gave me a detail on my name, Yolanda. I read it to my Mom and she was like, “I could not have named you better. It is dead on and so you!”

Check it out! Is it speaking of the Yolanda Denise Clay Triplett that you know?

Yolanda

The name Yolanda is a baby girl name.

Spanish Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Spanish baby name. In Spanish the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

American Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is an American baby name. In American the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet.

Greek Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a Greek baby name. In Greek the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower.

French Meaning: 
The name Yolanda is a French baby name. In French the meaning of the name Yolanda is: Violet flower; strong.

SoulUrge Number: 8People with this name have a deep inner desire to lead, organize, supervise, and to achieve status, power and wealth.Expression Number: 9People with this name tend to be passionate, compassionate, intuitive, romantic, and to have magnetic personalities. They are usually humanitarian, broad-minded and generous, and tend to follow professions where they can serve humanity. Because they are so affectionate and giving, they may be imposed on. They are romantic and easily fall in love, but may be easily hurt and are sometimes quick-tempered. http://www.sheknows.com/baby-names/name/yolanda

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Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for 2/21/13-A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney(Vol.2, Iss.3)


A True Educator Lucy Craft Laney

Miss Lucy Craft Laney has gone down in history as one of the state of Georgia‘s most influential educational leaders. As a child of Georgia she is in league with other outstanding black hero’s from Georgia such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Leader and Dr. Henry McNeil Turner, the first black chaplain in the U.S. Army and the first black in the Georgia Legislature. Miss Laney’s contributions in the area of education are a tribute to perseverance, dedication and unwavering faith. http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/about_laney.htm

Lucy Craft Laney

Lucy Craft Laney (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lucy Craft Laney

She was born on April 13, 1854, one of ten children, to Louisa and David Laney during slavery. Her parents, however, were not slaves. David Laney purchased his freedom about twenty years before Laney’s birth; he purchased his wife’s freedom sometime after their marriage. Laney learned to read and write by the age of four and could translate difficult passages in Latin by the age of twelve, including Julius Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.

Miss Laney started the first black kindergarten in Augusta, Georgia and the first black nursing school in the city, the Lamar School of Nursing. Many people were influenced by the work that Miss Laney did at Haines. Ms. Mary McCleod Bethune who worked with Miss Laney for a year was so impressed by Miss Laney’s accomplishments that she went to Florida and founded Bethune-Cookman College for Blacks. This outstanding institution continues to thrive and produce thousands of African American students.

After a life of selfless dedication to the education of her people, which focused on the education of her people, Miss Laney died on October 23, 1933. Thousands of people came to her funeral. Her body was buried on the corner of the lawn of the Haines & Normal Industrial Institute. Miss Laney’s spirit lives on and her strong legacy continues to this day.

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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Tuesday Thoughts by YoTrip for January 15, 2013-For A King Celebrate (Vol.1, Iss.3)


Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deuts...

Martin Luther King leaning on a lectern. Deutsch: 1964: Martin Luther King Português: Martin Luther King (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

For A King Celebrate

 

The world was given a gift 84 years ago when Rev. Martin Luther King Sr. and Alberta Williams King gave birth to Martin Luther King, Jr.  The life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr is recognized by men and women, young and old, people of every creed and color. Dr. King was an advocate for justice, equality, and peace for all mankind. Below are some little known facts about Dr. King:

 

10. Martin Luther King, Jr. day was not recognized as a paid national holiday by all 50 states until 2000. (TIME)

 

9. The U2 song, “Pride (In The Name of Love)” was written about Martin Luther King, Jr. (Post Chronicle)

 

8. He went to Morehouse College at the age of just 15. (BBC)

 

7. He is the youngest man to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, at the age of 35. (Nobel)

 

6. He saved the original series of Star Trek by encouraging Nichelle Nichols, who played Uhura, to stay on the show. (National Post)

 

5. Martin Luther King, Jr. died aged 39. He himself predicted he would not live to 40. (BBC)

 

To learn more about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

 

“You Say 2013, I Say 20NeXt!

 

Make the Moments Matter”

 

 

Yolanda Clay Triplett

 

“YoTrip”
~Words and Thoughts Artist~

 

 

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