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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/ 
Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
~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 January 26, 2012-Where Does It Go…Time (Vol.1,Iss.4)

Time me

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Where Does It Go…Time

Do you ever find yourself wondering about this incremental element called Time? All too often it is easy to consider Where Does It Go…Time when it moves from this place and space? It is 2012 and we are twenty-five days into the month, Where Does It Go…Time. Moments to seconds, minutes pass into hours, and then roll into days. The weeks turn into months and then the years march into view, it still makes you wonder Where Does It Go…Time.

If you are searching for more time realize that everyday finds it can only handle the 24 hours allotted. Learn to use your time wisely and be productive. While we are pondering about the activity of TIME, it is moving along and thinking, Where Does It Go…Time .


Thursday Thinking by YoTrip for January 5, 2012- Achieve in 2012 (Vol.1, Iss.1)

2012 (film)

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ACHIEVE in 2012!

It is a new year and a new season of opportunities for you to ACHIEVE  in 2012!

Take a moment and close your eyes, now imagine in your mind that place or space you that takes you to the next level, ACHIEVE in 2012! Once you have mentally envisioned where you want to be, ACHIEVE in 2012!

Open your eyes and began to write the steps to ACHIEVE in 2012! Make your STEPS-Smart, Timely, Empowering, Purposeful, Successful to ACHIEVE in 2012!

To stay on course with your STEPS to ACHIEVE in 2012, share your vision with someone you know will offer you help  and hope. Once your vision to ACHIEVE in 2012 has been shared that makes you accountable to others as well as to yourself.

You have set the course for your journey to ACHIEVE in 2012, now start to take the STEPS to move forward one at a time.

Turning Back Is  NOT An Option!
Yolanda Clay Triplett
~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”


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