Here is an ispirational compilation video. Actor Will Smith provides some excellent motivational advice on achieving your goals in life. You can apply these principles to any area. Whether you apply Will’s mentality towards body building, losing weight, your career, improving your job prospects or simply leading a healthier lifestyle and bettering your family life at home, one thing is for certain. You will see a whole new world of opportunity open up before your very eyes.
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I am a fan of “Being Mary Jane” As an adult I appreciate programmes which speak to real life, and feature what I am starved of, Black professional glamour on my TV. Other popular shows on BET are the Wendy Williams Show, The Real Husbands of Hollywood, Bobby Jones Gospel Show, Black Girls Rock, and The Game, and The Reel and of course the many AWARDs shows. There are also exclusive documentaries and interviews with entertainers such as Le twins and The Message. Yes, BET, give us more of the above, BUT… we want more. And well done to Garbielle Union.
About 4 years ago, Dr. Boyce Watkins called Lil’ Wayne is “An Enemy of the Black Community”
Dr. Boyce Watkins, a Syracuse University professor and writer, has had enough of Lil’ Wayne. On his Your Black World blog, he takes the New Orleans rapper to task after discovering him to be “an enemy of the Black community” after hearing the track “We Be Steady Mobbin“:
Dee1 was a middle school teacher, when he wrote the song. Jay, 50 & Weezy which is like a direct message to Jay Z, 50 cent and Lil Wayne. He noticed that students looked up to hip hop artists, and he felt rappers seemed unaware of the power they had. He wanted to talk directly to the source to inform them of the impact they had, or could have. After two years of teaching, he resigned before the 2010-2011 school year to focus on his music as a career. He could reach and influence far more people than being in a classroom.
With a name which is hard to forget Malachi Talabi broke new ground when he won the UK and Ireland Toastmasters International public speaking Competition. He then represented UK, and came third in the World competition.*
Oprah Winfrey Graduation Speech
President Swygert, trustees, distinguished guests, my fellow honorees, my she-ro, Dr. Dorothy Height, graduates, parents, friends, what a deep honor to be here today for me. I think Dr. Gates said it best. You can receive a lot of awards in your life, but there is nothing better than to be honored by your own. I’ll be calling myself Dr. Winfrey on Monday morning on the Oprah show.
Steve Jobs Graduation Speech
I’m honored to be with you here today for your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. Truth be told, I never graduated from college and this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to a college graduation. Today I want to tell you three stories from my life. That’s it. No big deal, just three stories.
Bill Gates Graduation Speech
President Bok, former President Rudenstine, incoming President Faust, members of the Harvard Corporation and the Board of Overseers, members of the faculty, parents, and especially the graduates, I’ve been waiting more than 30 years to say this, “Dad, I always told you I’d come back and get my degree.”
Denzel Washington Graduation Speech, May 2011
Thank you. Thank you very much. I am obviously the most unorganized. Everyone else has nice boxes to bring their script up in; I just like kind of got it all messed up here put inside of a magazine so, in fact, I don’t even have it in the right order, let me get it in the right order here. So if it starts like flying around the stage just, you know, run around and grab it for me and bring it back up here for me. I’ll keep going as I can.
Whoopi Goldberg Graduation Speech Transcript:
4 July 2011
Thanks, thank you.
This is a pretty amazing situation here because I am some place I used to dream about when I was a kid.
Now I was lucky as you all are and I know, Dean, that you thanked the parents but I want to turn the lights up on the parents one more time so you can see what I’m saying to you and that I mean from my heart.