May good continue to triumph over evil.

May the lights continue to shine.

May ones inner light shine a little brighter each day.  

Happy Diwali to you and yours!

Happy Diwali

Dr. Maya Angelou


By: CJ Ramsaran

Dr. Maya Angelou had an extraordinary wit and her literary style was passionate and profound in every sense ; some would say her style was irrefutable.

Angelou’s poetry and essays recanted stories of her personal life experiences and struggles.  Experiences and struggles of family, friends, love, trust, inequality, heartache, pain, inspiration, and spirituality which Angelou’s fan base could relate to.  Angelou’s stories resisted stereotypes and broke barriers leaving us with a number of valuable lessons:

  • She taught women to be bold and fearless, yet she taught them to maintain a classy and sophisticated demeanor.  
  • She taught men to be strong and to respect women.
  • She taught men and women alike there is a whole world out there and encouraged us to explore it.  
  • She advocated for change and encouraged us to do the same.
  • She taught us about spirituality and being thankful.
  • She taught us to be proud of and to respect who we are.

Dr. Maya Angelou your legacy is phenomenal and we thank you for the lessons you have bestowed upon us.

May the ancestors welcome you with open arms and may your sweet soul rest in eternal peace.

“Where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.”

~Frederick Douglass


By: CJ Ramsaran

February marks Black History Month and it is a time for all of us to reflect on and to learn from a painful and deplorable past. 

The many stories we’ve heard, not just of savagery and oppression, but of bravery and triumph must be told to ensure such a tragic and unjust past will never be repeated.

It is with certainty we cannot change the past, but we can all strive for a unified future – one of respect and dignity for all of humanity. 

 A Happy Chinese New Year to you!



Kung Hei Fat Choy!


By: CJ Ramsaran

It’s a sad, sad day here on earth.  Nelson Mandela’s passing has caused an outpouring of emotion.  As South Africa and the world mourn their beloved Madiba, the angels in heaven are rejoicing.


Mandela we thank you for having the courage that so few ever could.

We thank you for your selflessness.

We thank you for your fight to ascertain peace between blacks and whites.

We thank you for your fight to unite humanity.

We thank you for your quest to end poverty.

 We thank you for your determination and perseverance.

We thank you for your passion that burned within.

We thank you simply for being you.


Madiba, you have left a footprint on the hearts of many the world over.  May your voice echo in our ears for a lifetime and may your spirit forever be with us.  You may be gone from this world, but you will never be forgotten.  May the ancestors greet you with open arms Madiba.  Rest now, forever in eternal peace.

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

MandelaBy: CJ Ramsaran
Today marks Mandela Day in honor of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa.
Mandela dedicated 67 years of his life –  a lifetime for many, in which he fought for and taught us to believe in the good of mankind and the well-being of humanity.
Mandela’s teachings invoke passion and compassion.  His mantra is simple: do good, be good, live good and inspire inward and outward change.  When we come together for the greater good of humanity, we demonstrate the world not only can be, but is a better place.
This Mandela Day take 67 minutes of your time to inspire and be inspired…

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with shades of deeper meaning.”

~Maya Angelou, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

March 2021


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