NAT’S NATION: FIGHT AGAINST MS

  Five years ago, my little sister called me on HER birthday while I was at work and informed me that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The news came following loss of vision in one of her eyes.   As with anything in our life…I was the one that cried like a newborn baby. […]

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ROCK WITH PURPOSE: Fountain Of Praise Rock Youth Services College Prep Program

It was a pleasure having an opportunity to speak to middle and high school students at the Fountain of Praise ROCK YOUTH Services.  The topic focused on College Prep and Purpose, which gave me an opportunity to intersect my Faith Principles with the process of College Preparation.  This is literally my happy place! This clip offers […]

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Ignite a “Purposeful” 2015

So, as many of us embark upon the routine of establishing resolutions and setting new personal goals, my focus is to also highlight the importance of being personally fulfilled for the benefit of mankind, the greater good of society and professional productivity.  This is about orchestrating a movement that promotes caring, social responsibility and servitude. […]

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Open Season on Your Black Students

Oscar Grant.  Unarmed and gunned down by a white police officer in Oakland, California, at a crowded train station.  22.  Black. Trayvon Martin.  Unarmed and gunned down by a white, rogue neighborhood watch volunteer while visiting his father in Sanford, Florida.  17.  Black. Darius Simmons.  Unarmed and gunned down in front of his mother’s home, […]

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Students WIN with New Education Bill

I’m certain there will be those who will highly disagree with the new bills signed into law yesterday by Texas Gov. Rick Perry.  I am, however, beyond thrilled that if implemented correctly (because implementation and strategic planning is crucial) thousands of students will have an opportunity to achieve a level of success not so dependent […]

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Social Advocate

As founder of Keey 4 Kommunities, inc. Wykesha has made it her mission to serve kommunities across the nation. In 2009, Wykesha founded Keey 4 Kommunities,inc. which is dedicated to building youth, strengthening families and changing kommunities. Beyond her work as Director of this thriving organization, Wykesha works to support other local causes through her […]

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College Day In AISD

One of my favorite scriptures states, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). If this picture is any indication, we are certainly training my son, his friends and clients to aspire to acheive a level of success beyond begrudging […]

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Your Brand is Your Power

As a business owner and educator, I frequently analyze how my choices impact others…especially youth. I am conscious of my behavior and the image I portray to those around me. Essentially, I am extremely concerned with my BRAND. Now, as a business owner, the term BRAND is a huge buzz word for how individuals recognize […]

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Happy New Year: A Fiscal Gift from Our Political Pundits

I’ve made it no secret that I totally and completely despise the political bandstand that occurs in the halls of our government buildings at both the state and national level. Over the past few months, I’ve watched quietly for the most part as the media took delight in cramming the matters of the FISCAL CLIFF […]

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Celebrating Title IX: Ladies We Are Powerful

It was just 40 years ago (40 years ago Friday, June 22, 2012–few days late posting nevertheless) that women earned the right to access equal educational opportunities as their male counterparts. Under Title IX, the federal civil rights mandate declared it was unconstitutional to discriminate on the basis of sex. While much has been accomplished […]

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