Remember to Empower Yourself
I often run across people who aspire to be authors and/or empowerment speakers. I meet people wherever I go that have a story to tell. I encounter many who desire to have an audience listen to them. I have found both as an author and a speaker that you cannot truly empower anyone else unless [...]
FAMU student’s death ruled a homicide
I was getting my daily news on the internet today and came across an article that stated that the 26 year old FAMU student, Robert Champion, who died last month after a hazing incident–his death has been ruled a homicide. Its unfortunate. His autopsy report is available to view online. Even when I was a [...]
Things That Matter
I read this quote this morning and I shared it on all of my social media profiles. Here it is: PS. Please leave me a comment and let me know why you feel that we’re silent about the things that matter. Is it because we feel that we have too much to lose? Is [...]
Why am I so quiet right now?
There are times in my life when I’m quieter than others. In those times, I’m creating and focusing on the next project. I’m protective of my creative self and so I’m quiet there. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be quieter than usual. But, I’m going to share quotes from others that keep me inspired. [...]
One Thing: Every Voice Makes A Difference
I receive letters from young fans who are in distress. Perhaps its abuse at home, perhaps they are questioning who they are, perhaps its the threat of violence at school–whatever the case I’m often on the other side of the computer screen wanting to reach through to help, to hug, or to encourage. So, I’m [...]
Need Ideas To Celebrate Your Birthday? Here are some of mine…
Its my birthday week and if there is one thing about me, I celebrate life–especially mine during the month of my birth. Some of us dread our birthdays–we don’t want to get older and we allow mistakes from the past to dampen our spirits and we often ruin the day. I don’t know if you [...]
Music Is Powerful: UK Toddlers Perform Super Bass
Many try to deny the power of music, but I’m telling you, music is a universally communicated artform–no matter your country of origin. Don’t believe me? Watch these very young girls from the UK perform Nikki Minaj’s Super Bass. Its unreal. They may be older than ‘toddler’ age, but not by much.
‘Sometimes Life Hits You In the Head With A Brick’ – Steve Jobs
As much of the world mourns the death of Apple Founder, Steve Jobs at the age of 56, I just wanted to say that I admired what Steve Jobs stood for–leadership and innovation. As a creative person, you want so much for the masses to understand your products, your vision, and even your passion. But, [...]
Shout Out: Delta Gems & Delta Academy of Palm Coast, FL
I’m sending a big Shout Out to the ladies of Delta Sigma Theta of the Palm Coast Flagler County Alumnae Chapter for selecting Retaliation as their 2011-2012 book for the Delta Gems & Delta Academy girls! There are hundreds of books that they could have chosen, but they chose one of mine. I thank you! [...]
The Lil’ Book That Could: Retaliation hits its 5th Printing!!!
I’m excited because my indie book Retaliation is in its 5th printing. I remember when my first book, The Blueprint for My Girls hit its 4th printing. I believe I was on a college tour with authors K’wan, Brandon Massey and Jamise Dames. I remember thinking how exciting it was… Well, in my birthday month, [...]
EURWEB dubs Yasmin Shiraz “Prolific Producer of Positive Content”
I am so thankful for the people that I’ve met in my career. The legendary Lee Bailey is a colleague who I can say is the real deal and is always about supporting what is on and poppin. Lee is always the founder of RadioScope and EURWeb! Wonderful writer, Ricardo Hazell, wrote a piece on [...]
Still Eye Rise Films Awarded its First Grant Certificate
My company, Still Eye Rise Films, recently produced the film, The Difference. It was our first time working with a government grant to produce a film. So, it was definitely an eye-opening experience. We previewed the film on September 16 and this is the certificate that I was presented with for our work on teen [...]