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There can be various things holding you back in your career–procrastination, fear, insecurity. But by tapping not only into your passion but your power you can overcome these personal roadblocks. Claim your power just as you’d claim your name.
“At its core, claiming your power is about having the courage to make the tough decisions that are necessary in order to drive your own destiny, ” says Avis Jones-Deweever, president/CEO of Incite Unlimited, LLC and author of the upcoming book Black Women Lead: Claiming Your Power, Living Your Purpose, Exceptional Leadership in the Boardroom and Beyond.
First you have know you have power. By understanding and loving your authentic self, you will take hold of this power. Discover the things you love, that you have passion for — the things that help define you. Take a look at the things that zap your energy and drain you. Rid yourself of these power blockers.
Trying to make everyone else happy instead of yourself is one way you are giving away your power. Self-doubt is another. Women sometimes push their power aside, being sidetracked by the responsibilities of family, by being intimidated in the workplace, or giving into the stresses of daily life. But you can reclaim your power.
Read affirmations daily, meditate, have alone time to concentrate only on your thoughts. Then stand up for yourself, your opinions, your beliefs. This conviction embraces your power. You have it… Use it!
50 Cent and STARZ have hooked up for an original drama called “Power” with New York City as the backdrop.
The first season of “Power” will unfold in 8 hour-long episodes and will premiere sometime later this year (Summer?) as the exact date has been decided yet.
According to Shadow and Act’s Tambay, the series’ executive producer, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, will be seen throughout the show’s run in a recurring role.
“Power” will star Omari Hardwick who plays James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner, who caters to the city’s elite. Here’s how Tambay describes the lead character.
He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there’s just one problem: he is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all.
Read more on 50 Cent’s new show at EurWeb.com
TMZ is reporting that former NFL star Darren Sharper was arrested on Friday on suspicion of multiple counts of rape.
According to their sources, Sharper’s name is connected with two sexual assaults, one in October 2013 and the other from…this month.
He was arrested in Los Angeles and later released on $200,000 bail.
The name(s) of the alleged victim(s) has not been released, of course, due to the nature of the alleged crime. So far, there has also been no word from Sharper or his attorney.
Wow. These allegations are shocking and become even more surprising when it’s someone many would consider one of the “nice guys.”
Darren Sharper retired from the NFL in 2011 as a five time Pro Bowler and Super Bowl champion (during his years with the New Orleans Saints). He is currently an analyst for the NFL Network. The league is right in the midst of the playoffs so it will be interesting to see if he will be on television this weekend during their conference championship games.
A court date has been set for February 14th. We will definitely keep an eye on this story and keep you posted with any updates.
From Single Black Male
I know a lot of women shudder at the word “submissive”. They think that it gives men the power to treat them like a slave. They have these visions of women back in the day being knocked over the head and lead around by their hair and not having the power to do anything about it.
Some women have visions of a man telling them what they can do, where they can go and even what they can wear. That is not the correct definition or vision of submission.The definition of Submission is a woman giving the man that she loves and respects the power to lead over their family and make the final decisions.
Read more at the SingleBlackMale.org
‘Whose Body Is This Anyway?’ Jada Pinkett Condemns Criticism Of Beyonce And J.Lo’s Chime For Change Outfits
In case you missed it, this past Saturday the women’s rights charity concert Chime for Change was held in London and featured performances by notable acts like John Legend, Jennifer Lopez, Rita Ora, Mary J. Blige, and headliner Beyonce. Despite the noble cause the artists came together for, some allowed negativity to overshadow the overall purpose of the event, focusing on the clothing — or lack thereof– some performers (namely Beyonce and J. Lo) wore and the mixed message that sent about women and our rights.
As a few observers remarked on Twitter:
“I am all about female empowerment in every form but why does it have to be celebrated in spiked heels and knickers every time #beyonce”
@Chime for change I’m all for your message…but these skimpy costumes and sex dance moves really don’t do much for womens’ empowerment”
The singers themselves didn’t take the time to address these remarks, but Jada Pinkett-Smith certainly did on the medium she’s become quite accustomed to using as her soapbox these days: Facebook. Commenting on the backlash, she wrote:
Whose body is this anyway?
There was some backlash about the performance outfits for the Chime concert. Since a woman’s body has been deeply connected to sin, it’s easy to forget all the power and beauty her body and sexuality possesses.
Yes, with this power comes great responsibility, but how was Beyonce’s tasteful outfit irresponsible? Here is the problem I see, a woman’s body is too much power for one woman to have, even Beyonce. Although we see corporations exploit this power through women and girls, with far less clothing on than Beyonce, to sell their products, do we protest? But hey, a woman has to be in check, right? Know her position since we’ve all been taught that a powerful woman is dangerous and that a powerful man makes the world go round.
Here’s the deal… soon the reign of shame on a woman’s body and her control of it will end. She will be autonomous. For she can’t truly be free without it. And oh boy…what a different world this place will be…when she is free.
She does have a point there. Do you agree With Miss Jada Pinkett? Or are you in the put some damn clothes on camp?
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All eyes are on London for the Summer Olympics, so it’s a great time to take a look at the powerful black women who are making waves across the pond.
BlackEnterprise.com has compiled just such a list that includes jewellers Natasha Faith and Semhal Zemikae, founders of La Diosa (who have outfitted First Lady Michelle Obama, among others); Sonia Meggie, founder of Inspirational YOU, an organization that empowers students and entrepreneurs; and actress Naomie Harris who you’ve already seen in the movies 28 Days Later and Pirates of the Caribbean and will be starring in the latest James Bond flick Skyfall.
The most prominent businesswoman on the list is Karen Blackett, CEO of MediaCom UK, the biggest media buying company in the U.K. Her clients have included Tag Heuer watches and Wrigley’s.
To see the list of all the ladies and their affiliations, go to BlackEnterprise.com.
When referring to humans, we usually hear the term “alpha male” when describing a man who is powerful, competitive and is a leader who stands out among all men. But the same term applies to women who possess similar traits – the Alpha Female.
Alpha Females are intelligent, “take charge” women who can be seen as powerful, or aggressive, depending on who you ask. Being an Alpha Female should be looked at as a good thing, but most bold women are sometimes recognized as high-maintenance or even a Itchbay by society’s standards.
So are you an Alpha Female? If so, there may be some pros and cons to possessing strong traits. If you are unsure, read through these characteristics to see if any of them describe you.
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