Tag Archive: community

12 Years a Slave is a MUST SEE!

  By Nikki Smith with excerpts from Susan Wloszczyna    “After “Django Unchained” and Lee Daniels‘ “The Butler,” both informed by the shameful legacy of slavery and institutionalized injustice in America, you might think you… Continue reading

The Importance of Giving Back- “Time Tithing”

  Time tithing simply means that you consistently volunteer some of the time which you have no control over (hours spent not working or sleeping) to community service.       A Time… Continue reading

A Week of No Sex and an Empowerment Conference

    After 22 years of distributing 100,000 copies each year of a directory and magazine filled with businesses, non-profits, and corporations who are looking to reach the St. Louis Metro African American… Continue reading

Masters of Our Fate, Captains of Our Souls

By: Nikki Smith “It matters not how strait the gate…I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” –William Ernest Henley. Are we puppets, with our fate and… Continue reading

Behaving Differently to Establish a Healing Culture of Love

By Nikki L. Smith I interviewed Howard and Vickie Denson in their living room which is filled with the art of our people and our ancestors.  For over 20 years, they have published… Continue reading

The Impact of the Few

By: Nikki Smith History will leave you to believe that it is the masses of many that have been the root of change in our history. Great wars fought, marches of thousands against… Continue reading

The Power of You

“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou Our communities suffer exponentially because we are bound by the trama of the past, chained by the links of excuses, and have been stripped… Continue reading