I'm the woman studying to be a civil engineer so that I can have a positive impact on my community and industry.. If you want to know more well read my blog =]

"We African American women seldom do just what we want to do, but always do what we have to do. I am grateful to have been in a time and place where I could be a part of what was needed."-Dr.Dorothy Height

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Songs of the Day

So, I tend to listen to different songs or genres depending on factors such as my mood or what is going on in my life at the time. As of late I've been jammin' out to some serious R and B, Old School Hip-Hop and Gospel. I am work now with nothing else to do so I decided to just share my songs of the day with you all..

One of my favorite artists, Chrisette Michele collaborated with Wale to produce a song that speaks to many young relationships now a days. Guy or Girl finds that person that they just fall for and unfortunately that other person ain't there yet , so you're open and noone to embrace/appreciate that openness. So your left feeling vulnerable and in the end fragile..Dope track

I had to throw in some old school flavor. Al Green's Love and Happiness is the right song to get an understanding of the complexities of ...well of Love and Happiness lol... I don't know but it's just something about this song that makes ya start feeling good and wanting to be in love or if your in a relationship embrace that person... it just makes ya feel good ... lol =)

I added this song by Vivian Green more for the content of the lyrics, I do not believe the delivery was as on point as it could of been but I think the lyrics are pretty legit

Looking back now I guess the theme for todays's songs of the day is "LOVE and The Complexities of Relationships" ..Like I said I'm usually just jammin based on what's going on around me ... enjoy

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

What are you Worth?

This evening I was chatting with someone about some things and a point he ended up asking me "So what are you worth ?". To be honest I was not sure how to answer. I mean yeah duh , the simple answer could have been well "I'm worth a lot"..O_o.. But I didn't really feel like that really said anything.

I had to think about it for a minute. To be honest I'm not sure I ever asked myself that question. And if I've never entertained that question , how am I supposed to really have a solid answer to give? I feel like everyone can say yeah I know I'm worth " a lot". But honestly, what the heck is
a lot? Like what are you saying?

I encourage you to consider the title of this post and truly find an answer. Because I came to the realization tonight that if you don't know your own worth, how can you expect someone else to know? If the owner of a company does not know the worth of the entity how can they expect the rest of us to know and really TRULY CHERISH it as much as they do?

I think you're worth as much as you value yourself....Think about it ...Honestly ask yourself the question "What am I Worth?"

A bar of iron costs $5, made into horseshoes its worth is $12, made into needles its worth is $3500, made into balance springs for watches, its worth is $300, 000. Your own value is determined also by what you are able to make of yourself.- Unknown

Knowing your history and being inspired

Yesterday Dr. Dorothy Height passed away at the age of 98. Now the sad thing about this is that a nice majority of those reading this probably don't even know who I am talking about.

Dr. Dorothy Height was like the Big Mama of the Civil Rights movement. Family, this woman was beyond amazing. She served as the president of the well respected National Council of Negro Women for over 40 years. This woman was truly a trailblazer. She was one of the fighting voices behind the integration of the YWCA and the implementation of better programs to help cater to young women and children.

Dr. Height was not all talk either, she was accepted into Barnard but when they told her , "O sorry we met our black quota" she simply said well okay and didn't let that stop her and ended up going to NYU..(shout out to NYU & NYU-Poly). She earned both her Bachelors and Master's degree in Social work from there.

And don't get it twisted please understand that Dr. Height fought as much for the rights of Blacks as she did for the rights of women general. She had to go up against opposition by some of our own famous African-American leaders such as Bayard Rustin.

See ya'll gotta understand being Black is hard enough. And being a Black female was even harder because females in general were considered to be below men on the whole structure of life at the time. In my opinion it went like

White Male---> White Female---->Black Male----> Black Female

But hey feel free to speak otherwise... Either way Dr. Height always kept it moving straight to the top and maintained her poise and grace doing so..She always supported what she believed was right and ALWAYS stood by her opinions and what was right. As if helping in the progression of the Civil Rights movement and equality for women was not enough, she even served as the National President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

So ladies and gents, this woman was no joke! Some of the opportunities I have as a Black female can be related to her work as an activist of equality and social justice. Be grateful everyone and I hope I blessed ya'll with some real knowledge today.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Inspired to start one of these things

So I've been noticing alot of more people have been establishing their own blogs and what not. And some of them have been having some useful and interesting content. I figured hey I could do this... I have stuff to say! And good stuff at that.

Alot of things that have been going on in my life lately have caused the formulation of various ideas,opinions,viewpoints and concepts. I figured instead of just sharing them via fb statuses that can annoying people or frequent twitter, why not just blog them.

Well I'm new to this so it will take some time to get adjusted but i hope my blog is effective in being more than just something that takes up space on the internet.