Saturday, October 20, 2018

B.O.W.I.A


Because of Who I Am LLC (BOWIA) is a company I founded in July 2018 that includes BowiaBrand products (a confident expression products company) and Khalade3 Publishing. Persevering through life’s ups and downs inspired me to start BOWIA as a way to share empowering ideas. 
I believe despite my life experiences my spirit has not been broken in large part because of who I am at the core. Each individual has “something” inside that keeps them going when life gets dark, but may have to dig really deep to find it at times, and that is okay.
The idea for the name of the company came to me over 13 years ago when life was pretty challenging. At that time, I thought I’d one day write a book about my life experiences and be able to celebrate how I made it through.  I am happy to report that life has gotten so much  better since then. 😊🙌🏾   
My plans have changed a bit and instead of writing one book I plan to self- publish a series of Because Of Who I Am books with stories from people detailing how they have been able to survive life’s challenges because of who they are.  Each of the items sold in the BowiaBrand store contains a confident expression I use to keep me motivated. 
BOWIA seeks to inspire individuals to be their authentic self, to find their purpose and live life with confidence.   BOWIA aims to make self-confidence the standard, not the exception.
Your support in this new journey is appreciated.
In Peace,
Deresha 
                         Inspiration. Purpose. Confidence.





https://bowiabrand.com





Sunday, October 14, 2018

Pantha.


In this dire time where human rights are jeopardized & lives seem not 2 matter, I find it appropriate 2 reintroduce a period where people actually fought for what they believed in.
 The Black Panther Party's bold approach to gun rights & police brutality has absolute relevance 50 years later! 
Have things actually chanced since then? 
Depends on who you ask.

1966- Black Panther Party was founded by Huey P.Newton and Bobby Seale on October 15,1966 

1967- The first BPP office was open at 5624 Grove Street, Oakland, CA in January

-Denzil Dowell is shot and killed by sheriff's deputies on April 1. Black Panthers respond in protecting the Dowell family. 


-First newspaper is published on April 25 with headlines "Why was Dennzil Dowell Killed?"  


- 30 armed Black Panther Activist go to California State Capitol, on May 2 to protest the Mulford Act which was a bill banning the display of loaded weapons. 

1968 - On February 8,  Black Panther activists in south carolina at South Carolina State were shot by local police and National Guard 33 were shot, 3 were killed. 

- On February 17, "Free Huey" rally was held at the Oakland Auditorium on his birthday. Over 5,000 people attended.  


- In April New York Black Panther Party chapter is organized.


-On May 6, Bobby Hutton is killed during a shoot out with the police. 
-In March Arthur Morris, was shot and killed by the U.S. government. He was the first member of the Black Panther Party to be killed.


- 6,000 protestors came out and supported Huey Newton on the steps of the Alameda County Courthouse in Oakland.  
-On September 28 Huey P. Newton is sentenced to 2 to 15 years in prison 

- In Newark the BPP office was bombed on December 7

- On December 21, Denver police raid Panther office searching for weapons, but none is found. Officers burn food and clothing were to be given to poor during the holidays. 


1969 -In January the Free Breakfast for Children Program (FBCP) is established at St. Augustine's Church in Oakland.

- In Vallejo, CA, Black Panther Party starts off the Breakfast program with 35 children within one week the number of children increases to 110 

-On March 19, Panthers Bobby Seale and Masai Hewitt visted the Scandinavian countries. Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
 

- On May 4, the "Free Huey" rallies were being held in 20 major cities at U.S. federal district courts.
  





-On June 4 the Liberation School, one of the BPP survival programs is started 

-Bobby Seale is kidnapped after leaving the Masai Hewitt and Shirley Neely wedding. 


-In Chicago BPP open a free medical health clinic. Another one of the major survival program on September 4. 

1977
-On July 1st 1977 Huey P.Newton arrives back to California 

1979 

August 22 Huey P.Newton is murdered in West Oakland, California

From my experience in this life history has the tendency 2 repeat itself while learning from previous mistakes & making necessary adjustments. So where do we go from here?


Peace!...with 2 fingers;)



Saturday, September 15, 2018

Glad.



As we get older, we find ourselves truly 
appreciating those that mean most. 
Family is an interesting concept of love, 
dislike & back 2 love. 
I mean, sometimes it'll drive you totally insane!
Whatever the case, it is what it is & I'm good with it.
That's all that really matters. Ya know?

I think it's about time for another trip.
Yep!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;) 




Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Photographer's Rant - C'mon, Take a pic.

Time for another visual tour through 
the streets of Portland. 
Shamefully I've been absent from the camera so 
felt a need for a photographer's rant.

I could've very easily blamed weather conditions, 
working the gig or Scooter peeing on my 
homework...but I'm not. 
Just need a little motivation from time 2 time. 
Nothing wrong with that.
When you have the passion for the capture & create, 
nothing gets in the way.
It's just a matter of time.
Anyhoot, took a trip on over the the 
lighthouse for that money shot. 
I've heard great things about this spot 
& needed 2 see for myself. 
Afterwards headed over through the 
main vein of Portland. 
Congress Street.
This is where you can appreciate living in a small town over a major city.
The structures are more honest & simple 
& gives my photography
 a little extra room 2 breath.
It's the simple point & shoot that makes
every photo amazing 
in its own way.
Not knowing the end result until it slaps you 
in the face is what makes this 
fancy so enjoyable. 

Everyone is a photographer 
for it's all about the perspective man...

So go on ahead.... 
Take a picture.


Yep!



Peace!...with 2 fingers;)