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Malcolm X Personified The Power In One

Malcolm X was one of the most prominent black leaders during the civil rights era of the 1950s and 1960s, advocating black pride, a separate black community and  self-defense. In December 1953, a little more than a year after he was paroled from prison, Malcolm was named the minister at the NOI’s Boston mosque, Temple No. 11. The following year he also became the minister at Temple No. 12 (Philadelphia) and Temple No. 7 (New…

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Community Building

How can we utilize the power within us to build a community? Identify the challenges that the community encounters and work on them within the community. Identify the commonalities of the members of the community and celebrate them. Foster an environment of acceptance. Encourage loyalty to the group. Engage in collaborations. Develop and nurture common forms of communication and culture. Develop and support the leaders of the community who truly represent the perspective of the…

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POWER IN ONE by Ryan Lucas

This is for my unsung heroes who rose to the moment. Faced down they faked out the weight of opponents. Blood boiling. Filled with emotions. Block built off tilts. They still stayed focused. For my brothers in the motherland homeless. For my mothers on welfare in Oakland. For the many stockbrokers to broke men. We lock shoulders promoting a slogan: Living life like it’s golden. Chosen. Raising nations. Quoting slogans over stolen lands. My grandmama…

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Ways to Exercise Your Power

Gain knowledge about many topics through reading. Use resources as needed. Save as much as possible. Don’t waste anything. Look people in the eyes when speaking with them. Invest in people and companies that support your values. Celebrate your culture. Honor your everyday heroes. Share knowledge, wisdom and history with the youth. Help keep your neighborhood clean. Be authentic in your actions. Attend events that benefit the well-being of your community and family.

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How To Stay Committed In Accomplishing Goals

Break up the project into small tasks.  Small tasks are easier to manage and help to measure your progress. Give yourself deadlines.  Deadlines help you stay on schedule and apply an adequate amount of pressure for you to stay on track. Celebrate the small victories. Small progress is progress and you should reward yourself for the work you have done.  It will motivate you to keep going. Surround yourself with finishers.  The company you keep…

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How Can I Influence?

I use my life as an example. I can’t talk it if I don’t walk it. I give people the straight talk. I share the whole story. I show genuine concern for the individual. I believe that people don’t care about what you have to say if they don’t think you care about them.  I build relationships & keep them consistent. I don’t only communicate when I need something.  I’m open to discuss all possibilities…

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This Type of Love is Powerful

The Power that resides in the Love of your History, Culture and People transcends into the Love of Yourself.  A Love that truly can inspire the world! Join the Love Campaign by purchasing this powerful hoodie that transcends love of self.  The powerful message comes in classic black with white/red imaging. The ‘I Love’ design is causing a Revolution around the world…and we LOVE it!

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