"Own your struggle, its yours. Make a fool out of its intentions by using it as motivation."
"I have this strange feeling that I’m not myself anymore. It’s hard to put into words, but I guess it’s like I was fast asleep, and someone came, disassembled me, and hurriedly put me back together again. That sort of feeling."
“OLDEST BODY BUILDER ERNESTINE SHEPHERD ”
She is 76 years old “she started working out in her 50′s which truly shows no one is ever too old to get fit! She was trained by a former Miss America.” “She runs 10 miles or more a day? How many of us can’t even run 1 mile at a time?”
“If we, as women and men, truly look to our elders, like Mrs. Ernestine Shepherd, we could learn so much. Its time that we, as people, find a true purpose. We write so much on the negative issues in our world, when we there are wonderful examples of the good side of our world like Mrs. Shepherd. If we could really focus on self preservation, respecting others and helping others in what we do, God would be so pleased. Let’s get inspired by this angel of a woman that should make anyone jump up and get a heads start on being fit for life. We’re running at this moment….!! Lol”
When people tell me they’re afraid of getting old and wrinkled and saggy and frail, I just wanna throw this woman at them.
Lift weights. Move. Eat well. Stay mobile. Thats how you stay young and thats how you enjoy your old age. Who wants to be pushing a walker or lying in bed all day with arthritis and complaining about their lost youth when they’re 75? Nobody. So do the work.
"Never chase love, affection or attention. If it isn’t given freely by another person, it isn’t worth having."
What is a Goddess?
A woman who is in the process of learning to know, accept and love herself on all levels, Mind Body and Spirit. A woman who, because she focuses on personal growth and self awareness, experiences a life, increasingly filled with peace, love, joy, passion and fun. A woman that understands that she has unlimited capacity to make her life anything she wants. A woman who is inspired to give to those around her because of her sense of gratitude and abundance.
"When trouble strikes, head to the library. You will either be able to solve the problem, or simply have something to read as the world crashes down around you."
Medical Examiner In Zimmerman Trial Sues For $100M, Claims Prosecution Threw Case
In a bombshell allegation, Florida medical examiner Dr. Shiping Bao (pictured) claims that Florida state prosecutors were biased against Trayvon Martin and purposely threw the case, and he is suing the state for $100 million, reports WFTV.com.
According to Bao, the medical examiner, state attorney’s office, and Sanford Police Department all felt that Martin “got what he deserved.” Bao also claims that he received the strong, though subtle, message not to speak on certain things:
“He was in essence told to zip his lips. ‘Shut up. Don’t say those things,’” said Bao’s legal counsel, legendary Attorney Willie Gary.
Bao’s allegations come swiftly on the heels of him being fired from his position as associate medical examiner.
Volusia County released a letter on Tuesday, stating that Bao was fired last week. Spokesman Dave Byron declined to give a reason for Bao’s termination, citing “county standard personnel practices,” reports CBS News.
you go medical examiner Bao, you go!
SLOW CLAP FOR THIS HERO OF COLOR PUTTING HIS NECK ON THE LINE TO GET THIS DONE FOR OTHER CHILDREN AND PEOPLE OF COLOR.
if you don’t fucking reblog this man and i see a white person get reblogged by you in the next 3 days i’m gonna unfollow your ass so quick
But you don’t hear shit about thiz
Today in history: November 26, 1883 - Sojourner Truth dies.
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery and became one of the most well known leaders in the abolitionist movement, and was also active in the women’s rights movement. Truth was born into slavery in New York, but escaped to freedom in 1826. She traveled the country spreading her powerful message for the abolition of slavery. Her book, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth, told her story and spread the abolitionist message widely. Even among abolitionists, Truth was considered radical - she fought for political equality for all women, and criticized those in the abolitionist movement who failed to seek equal rights for Black women as well as men. She also took to task women’s rights activists who failed to include Black women, like in her famous 1851 speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?”
During the Civil War, Truth helped recruit Black troops for the Union Army to fight against the pro-slavery South. After the Civil War, she continued to struggle for freedom and equality. She organized to force the desegregation of streetcars in Washington D.C. by riding in cars designated for whites, and also organized to secure land grants from the federal government for former slaves, arguing that land would give African-Americans self-sufficiency and free them from indentured servitude to wealthy landowners.
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