Martin Luther King

May 14, 2017
5 easy ways to use your voice to change the world

We’ve seen in previous posts that using your voice is a powerful way to affect change—in yourself and others. In fact, using your voice can change laws, society, governments and, yes, the planet. Click here to read about this. Remember, your voice is not just the ability to “talk.” Your voice is your ability to […]

May 11, 2017
You have a voice: Use it!

Do you know how to use your voice? “Of course!” you answer, “I know how to talk.” I understand the misunderstanding and your disbelief in my question. No disrespect intended. But that doesn’t answer my question. I’m asking if you know how to use your voice. Your “voice” is your power. Talking is your ability […]

May 7, 2015
The United State of African Americans

As an African American woman living in Belgium, there are times when I feel very disconnected. Often, I am the only Black person in the room—it is very rare that there is another African American in the room unless it is my son. See Am I the Only One? Other times, I’m the only American. […]

March 24, 2015
Finding the Words

Sometimes, there are no words I just saw the movie, Selma, and was moved by the words of Dr. Martin Luther King. That was no surprise. His words were relevant in the 1960s and they remain relevant now. Again, this is not a surprise. Dr. King was one of the most quotable people in history […]

January 18, 2015
Signs we are entering a new age…and the challenges ahead!

The Civil Rights Movement was definitely a new age. People were changing. Thoughts were changing. New ideas were emerging and the country was experiencing distressing events and turmoil. Still, it might not have been obvious that a new age was emerging. People knew that things were happening but they might not have realized that things […]

January 16, 2015
The third step on the Road with King: Does integration really exist in America?

Continuing down the road taken by Dr. Martin Luther King, I am driven by the need to delve into the ethical foundations of my beliefs. I have been reading more of King’s speeches (no pun intended) and I have discovered that he broke down the issues and presented them to the protesters. Back then, the […]

January 15, 2015
The Road to King: The Second Step

As Martin Luther King’s birthday and the U.S. holiday are approaching, I am re-opening my investigations and my mind to discover the real King. What I’m learning is that he kept learning and growing during his (nearly) two decades leading the modern Civil Rights Movement. And, as his thoughts and theories evolved and his resolved […]

January 14, 2015
The Road to King: The First Step

When I was in high school (yes, a long time ago!), my brother who was in college told me about his term paper in history class about the evolution of Martin Luther King’s ideology. I was confused and bewildered.  Years later, I started reading more about Martin Luther King. What did I discover? Like all […]

January 9, 2015
Why everyone should be Charlie

Sitting here in my living room in Brussels, I am watching the news updates about the attack and killings at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. The suspected gunmen remain at large, right now in a supermarket (possibly with hostages). The town is surrounded by police. Their capture is inevitable. Yet the important part of the story […]