Racism by Divine Akhigbe.

#RACISM

I am black.
They call my continent black.
My friends?
Black.
Family?
Black.

I watched programmes on my television where I see people who don’t have the color of my skin do wonderful things and I ask myself. ‘Did we commit a crime during the process of our making? Maybe we did. And our punishment was that our colors would be changed from white to black’.As a kid, I always wanted to reverse my days and sleep during the day of the crime in order to avoid being black. I grew up. My black friends started changing. Wow. ‘What’s happening?’ ‘He was black some days ago’. God when? I relocated to a new location. I travelled to the city of the whites. ‘I am in heaven. Time to resolve my crime and become white again’. I tried using the internet which was made by a white man to check on how to become white. I saw different ways to change my skin color, but my moral standards said no. I had no option. My crime will live with me forever. I sat on my bed thinking. ‘My friends traveled to this land and now they are white. I am here. I am not white. Why? What is the problem with me?’ I pondered and tried to figure out possible solutions to my crime. No way. Okay, I’d live with this.

I got a job in a white company. I had the qualifications to work as the manager. I wasn’t given the chance to do so. ‘This is not right. I am a professional in my field and I see no reason why I shouldn’t be given this post’. My complaints were like prisoners who lived in the prison cell and had the inability to see the light of the day. I accepted the little offer posed on me as a professional. I worked and worked. I earned $4,000 annually. I was not satisfied with my job and I needed a change.

I met a friend. My friend is BLACK. Grey is Black. We met in a white land and were the only black workers in the facility. I nicknamed him ‘BLACK GREY’. Black Grey was down to earth (the normal attributes of a black man our aged parents told us about), cheerful and always had a bright smile on his face. Black Grey taught me the joy in Black. He said, ‘All black men are special. Man, woman, boy, and girl. We have the ability to work and perform excellently under trying circumstances. I am proud Black’. I felt the joy in his words when he talked about the black tribe. He was the black diamond among the whites.

Many people today are living in a world of pain due to their color. They are molested, cheated and even abused because they are born black. Do not encourage this. Appreciate your color and let your light radiate through it.🔰
🆔Divine Akhigbe

Divine is a writer, a drummer and a student of Industrial Mathematics in the University of Lagos. This piece above talks about Racism. Racism divided the world, the black are no longer proud of their skin, this shouldn’t be so. This piece is everything 💜

What next?

Next year, I will be this

Next year, I will have this

Next year, I will have achieved this

If this is your pattern, I’m sorry to say, it’s not a wise one. Fools count the years, wise people count the minutes, the seconds preferably. What you do now is what matters, what you are achieving now is what counts. Remember, the future starts now, your question shouldn’t be what next,it should be what now. So… What now is that you shouldn’t forget to share this amazing post to your friends, be nice 💜

Oladewa Laura.

Don't be eliminated!!

The world goes through elimination process everyday, life itself goes through elimination process. Guess who gets eliminated first. That’s right! The weak hearted gets eliminated first. Who is the weak hearted?

The weak hearted is one who after failing, doesn’t have the boldness to rise up again, who considers himself as a failure instead.

The weak hearted is one who after losing, doesn’t have the strength to fight and win but considers himself as a loser.

The weak hearted are those who life will derail from its tracks. Don’t be one of them, rise up, fight, it’s a new year, a new decade, a new process, shine through it. Welcome home family 💜 . Wishing you all a happy new year.

Oladewa Laura.

This post was edited by a very good friend; Joshua. Thank you 💜

The rebranding of OLADEWALAURA!!

Hey lovelies!! Welcome back to my blog. It’s been a really long time here and we all missed the daily sprinkle of inspiration. Well, I’m glad to tell you that my blog; OLADEWALAURA is back and better. The rebranding of my blog is in six days time and you can view what it entails in the link below https://oladewalaura.carrd.co/ . You shouldn’t miss it, neither should your friends and family. Tell a friend to tell a friend about this blog, share on your various social media platforms. It’s going to be all fun in some days time, till then, you can read my previous posts at https://oladewalaura.wordpress.com/. Are you ready? If you aren’t, get ready because….

Inspiration #195

● There is nothing you cannot do if you set your mind to it.

● If you are to be the best, you have to stay focused.

● Learn to delay gratification so that you won’t be derailed by gratification- Oladewa Laura

● Don’t make up your mind about people before you have had the opportunity to meet them and access them fully. Chances are that you might be wrong.

● Nobody can hurt you without your permission- Mahatma Gandhi.

Inspiration #194

■ You may mess up a thousand thing once but never mess up one thing a thousand times.

■ Expectation is the mother of manifestation. You cannot manifest what you do not expect.

■ The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

■ If everyone can do it,you too can do it and only you can do it BETTER.

■ Every great victory is as a result of perseverance.