Inspired By Jewel Jones

Inspiration can come from anyone or anywhere. Today, while watching the most recent episode of We the People, I became inspired by Jewel Jones. Jewel Jones happens to be the youngest state representative in the state of Michigan. At a young age, he is accomplishing so many things, all while finishing up college. I took…

WTP: A Sit Down with Terri Abney

This week on We The People, I speak with Terri Abney, a Washington DC born actress who can be seen in OWN’s Greenleaf and the critically acclaimed film Loving. In honor of the Academy Awards airing next week, I wanted to speak to her about her journey as an actress, her thoughts on diversity in…

WTP: The Benefits of a Growth Mindset

Dr. Carol Dweck in her book Mindset states that “The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when its not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset.” She asserts that its not ones talents or abilities that bring about success — but whether we approach our goals with a…

WTP:Everyone Needs A Champion

In her 2013 TED Talk, renown educator Rita Pierson proclaimed that every young person needs a champion to believe in them and push them to be the best. We all at one time or another needed a Champion. Who are you championing now? Who are you believing in to be and do better and become…