Divine Colors: Being Black in a Shaded, Modern World

One American saying that I like a lot is, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired!” Whilst I may not use this statement often, I have found myself saying that a lot lately, and I’d like to share a couple of things that make me feel sick and tired. But upon second thought, I realize that this is never a good way to start a conversation or establish a friendship. Instead, I will take you on quick trip to Ghana, to my father’s tribal homeland Oguaa, or Cape Coast, located on the southern part of the country.I [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:42:40+00:00April 28, 2021|Thoughts|Comments Off on Divine Colors: Being Black in a Shaded, Modern World

The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

Recent events at the US Capitol compel me to write a reflection on the journey to the shining city on a hill. Those of us who have lived through an insurrection at least once, could probably point out exactly what would have happened at the US Capitol if the attempt to overthrow the United States government had succeeded, but I find that my focus is on how my experiences in several coup d’etats give me an insight into the politics of our humanity. I grew up in Ghana, on the West Coast of Africa, and I interestingly associate with a [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:43:22+00:00March 14, 2021|Thoughts|Comments Off on The Journey to the Shining City on a Hill

The Shape of Love

My father died in 1958 and before my third birthday. Around the same time I believe I came to be living with my maternal grandparents. As I wrote in my autobiography, Sankofa: Learning from Hindsight, I felt like I lived in paradise and I was afforded all the playfulness I could manufacture. At about fourth grade, I gained a mother, an older sister, and an older brother. Into the picture, also came my Uncle Kwame, who had moved back into the country from England after his studies. He was now the chief engineer of Ghana Airways.My Uncle Kwame would pick [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:49:30+00:00December 14, 2020|Thoughts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Shape of Love

Stand with Humanity!

There's a lot of tension in our world now and a few people are trying their best to create more chaos than allow the rest of us to live peacefully. It is imperative we stand with humanity, find balance and respect for our common good. We must heal racial animus. Watch the video "Stand with Humanity" by AGAPE Consulting on Facebook Live

By |2022-06-10T00:52:45+00:00November 19, 2020|Thoughts, Videos|Comments Off on Stand with Humanity!

The Middle Ground is my Playground!

I started this blog with the title “Top Three!” for the top three reasons why I am ecstatic about the shift in our reality and our state of affairs. I am not naïve to think that one change, who is president of the United States, would solve all problems. But if you know me, you may have heard me say many times that there is no separation between you and me. So what does that mean now?Let’s see whether I can combine these two titles.In my native Akan language, we say “nipa ye nipa wo nnipa mu,” which means, “a [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:56:53+00:00November 11, 2020|Thoughts|Comments Off on The Middle Ground is my Playground!

Life Coach Path Interview

I was recently interviewed by Brandon Baker of Life Coach Path and I am pleased to share our discussion with you. I know firsthand that investing in yourself by working with a transformational coach can be a challenging step to take, but you get to work with someone who triggers in you your own ability to heal. If you are able to learn to balance your intuition, thoughts, and emotions through the process, I feel that it is the greatest gift you can give to yourself. Here's the link: http://www.nationalcoachacademy.com/coach-interview-series-mensimah-shabazz Here's the Life Coach Path website: https://www.lifecoachpath.com/

By |2020-02-24T15:10:54+00:00February 24, 2020|Thoughts, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Life Coach Path Interview

“Just Mercy!” Leaving a Legacy of Love and Justice

About a month or so ago, a dear friend invited my daughter and me to a premiere of Just Mercy. After watching the official trailer the night before, I was eager to see the story unfold on the screen. And did it ever!It is imperative for everyone to see this movie. The story and narrative are powerful, and the film offers an intimate look into the state of our humanity. Before you read further, I must issue a disclaimer: I have no connection to this movie, except that I am a child of this universe, a citizen of this world, [...]

By |2022-06-10T00:58:47+00:00January 13, 2020|Thoughts|Comments Off on “Just Mercy!” Leaving a Legacy of Love and Justice

Create a Greater Vision of Who You Are so You May Walk in Your Truth

 Some years ago, I worked as a Domestic Violence Counselor at a Women’s Shelter where I conducted both group and individual sessions. I met several wonderful women and on one of my weekly visits, I worked with a young lady who made an impression on me. I am singling her out because of the topic I have chosen for discussion—and for how our sessions progressed.In our very first one-on-one, we met in the living room at the shelter, and I remember that the blinds were fully closed and it was early in the afternoon with the sun shining outside. She [...]

By |2022-06-10T01:04:49+00:00February 10, 2019|Thoughts|Comments Off on Create a Greater Vision of Who You Are so You May Walk in Your Truth
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