Sunday, July 17, 2011

Be Inspired...

I cannot say that my words will inspire you but you need to lit that fire in your heart or under your ass...you need to get your life goals accomplished...that means you need to work.

Like Dr. Calvin Mackie said, if not you, then who?

This post is just a few links, vids, quotes and people that inspire me and I encourage you to be inspired or find your inspiration and with that deep inside you go out and live your life...fight your fight...sing your song...BE You! BE GREAT!

First a song that comes from a storm of depression and is beautiful in its cathartic nature:
Skyscraper by Demi Lovato!
Celia Cruz-Yo Viviré One of my fave songs from m fave artist, la Reina de la Salsa, la Guarachera de Cuba...she brought Latino music and culture to the world, representing Cuba and speaking out! She also worked to unite Latinos with songs like Latinos en Estados Unidos...

Beyond the world of music there is the #LatISM movement afoot on Twitter with  Elianne Ramos taking the lead with #LatISM townhall meetings on Twitter bring Latinos of all kinds together.

Last night at the 17th Annual McNair Scholars Conference Dr. Calvin Mackie ended the event with a bang bring out emotions and inspiring many! Here is his website (and twitter too) and he is well worth checking out!

Socrates said " The way to gain a good reputation, is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear."
A Chinese Proverb says "Be not afraid of growing slowly; be afraid only of standing still"
 
 Dr. Henry Louis Taylor from the University at Buffalo held a coffeehouse talk at the McNair Scholars Conference said in response to a question blaming the media for the state of African Americans and Latinos in the US said to utilize the media to better attack the problems we face both media caused and otherwise. We can do that with blogs like this, with hashtag groups like #LatISM #LGBT spread news on Twitter and FB and communicate with Yahoo! Groups and more. 

With the death of my grandmother a short time ago to cancer this song has touched me more and more so I'm going to share it...
 
Only you can light the fire inside or under your ass to keep on keeping on...to see the world with new eyes and to fight til the finish whatever that end is for you, but like Lil' Wayne says "Every finish line is the beginning of a new race"

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