The Musings of Faith

I went to a talk today hosted by Innovate Pasadena on mentoring. Then this video happened in my timeline tweeted out by John Madea, President of RISD.

Bottom line: successful mentoring is a 2-way street.

(Source: vimeo.com)


Hazel by Imani Finkley, 11

She drew this UPSIDE DOWN. Incredible. My goal as her mother is to just nurture this incredible talent that she has. I’m so impressed.

Hazel by Imani Finkley, 11

She drew this UPSIDE DOWN. Incredible. My goal as her mother is to just nurture this incredible talent that she has. I’m so impressed.


My first bloom!

Remember this? I had no idea what I was planting. Just some green plant lol. What a pleasant surprise!

My first bloom!

Remember this? I had no idea what I was planting. Just some green plant lol. What a pleasant surprise!


My Uncle is making his dreams come true. And this is my favorite track off his latest album - I’m Blessed!


36!


Elon’s post is a short and powerful statement in favor of the idea that innovation comes from a movement and that innovative companies should lead those movements by sharing their intellectual property, not hoarding it.

A Big Win For The Patent Reform Movement – AVC

As usual, a Fred Wilson post turns on a light bulb. And as usual, Elon Musk truly inspires.


Investment by the US in Africa has fallen in relation to China and other emerging countries during a decade of conflict in the Middle East… and a focus on… Asia.

US prepares investment push into Africa - FT.com

Americans are the last to the party and, if they don’t get this legislation right, they’ll be the 1st ones to leave. I hope President Obama can get this done, and done right, before he leaves office.


Mboho Ima Iban Akwa Ibom Event 2014

Mboho Ima Iban Akwa Ibom Event 2014


We are now the very proud parents of a kindergarten graduate: Advanced in both Chinese and English and also named Student of the Month! She’s only 6 folks wow! I’m just so impressed with my baby baby.

We are now the very proud parents of a kindergarten graduate: Advanced in both Chinese and English and also named Student of the Month! She’s only 6 folks wow! I’m just so impressed with my baby baby.


brit:

Celebrate the life of Maya Angelou with these 10 inspirational quotes. 

RIP MAYA ANGELOU

brit:

Celebrate the life of Maya Angelou with these 10 inspirational quotes

RIP MAYA ANGELOU


svfashion:

#RIP Maya Angelou

My favorite of her creations:

Phenomenal Woman
BY MAYA ANGELOU
Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms,
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing,
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.

Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)

POET
Maya Angelou 1928–2014

svfashion:

#RIP Maya Angelou

My favorite of her creations:

Phenomenal Woman BY MAYA ANGELOU Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room Just as cool as you please,
And to a man, The fellows stand or Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me, A hive of honey bees.
I say, It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman Phenomenally.

Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery. When I try to show them,
They say they still can’t see.
I say, It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile, The ride of my breasts, The grace of my style. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me.

Now you understand Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing, It ought to make you proud. I say, It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need for my care.
’Cause I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Maya Angelou, “Phenomenal Woman” from And Still I Rise. Copyright © 1978 by Maya Angelou.

Source: The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou (Random House Inc., 1994)

POET Maya Angelou 1928–2014


Getting my green thumb on. I’ve become a gardener in my old age #35

Getting my green thumb on. I’ve become a gardener in my old age #35


Spotted live and in the wild #BlackTreeonTV !!!

Spotted live and in the wild #BlackTreeonTV !!!


dynamicafrica:

Pictured here in Giza, Egypt and Ibadan, Nigeria, Malcolm X would’ve been 89-years-old today. Malcolm X made at least four trips to parts of Africa travelling to Sudan, Nigeria, Egypt and Ghana in 1959, and in 1964 he visited Egypt, Nigeria and Ghana again, as well as Liberia, Senegal, Morocco and Algeria.


Lagos startup scene 2014 from H. Tomi Davies via Techcabal

Fantastic slideshow. The City of Lagos should really use this as its pitch deck.



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