I have recently been consuming articles and podcasts in which the authors discuss the existence of generational trauma. In some instances, the ideologue has extended the theory to suggest that Black people still carry the trauma of our ancestors. Our Black ancestors endured enslavement, torture, abuse, and rape and this…


I have come to the realization, not recently, that life is entirely unpredictable and beyond our control. There was a time when I wholeheartedly believed that aspects of life could be changed or influenced into behaving in a dependable manner that, would then, be favorable to me. Years, and a…


I recently came to the realization that there is true gravity in having the right someone praying for you. To my knowledge, I have always had someone praying for me. Primary in this endeavor was my grandmother, who, in her peaceful rest, continues to bless me. I did not fully…


I recently came to the realization that two narratives of compassion were the best medium by which to appeal to our continued merciful practice.

For Jeddah’s sixteenth birthday Lela gifted her a sleek black two year old 240zx. The car, clearly too much for the novice driver of an underpaid…


I recently came to the realization that my Jewish brothers and sisters will soon be in an unfamiliar situation, one that has plagued Black Americans for generations. They are losing the last primary survivors of their modern tragedy. They will now be tasked with an enormous undertaking, that of keeping…


I recently came to the realization that I agree with author Orrin Woodard, “Absolute power doesn’t corrupt, but rather reveals character,”. In my youth I firmly favored John Dalberg-Acton’s view that “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” At that time in my life, I could only see life through…


I have recently come to the realization that only two things in life are necessary: faith and determination. That is not to say that faith in the efficacy and potential of your desires will not waver. Facts: rejections mount, doubt surfaces, and negativity overshadows intention no matter how good or…


I recently came to the realization that true non-judgment is a constant daily practice that, if done in earnest, is a truly difficult task. Paradoxically during the practice of ridding oneself of judgment, the judgmental focus turns on itself. …


I recently came to the realization that failure continues, and is no respecter of persons. The affliction of ambition, however, does not allow for one to rest on one’s laurels. Instead it demands that one continue the pursuit of goal attainment, at all costs. …


Firstly, HAPPY 2021! 2020 is at last behind us! My earnest hope is that we, as a nation, take the social, economic, political, and crisis management lessons learned to heart and become better, kinder, and more loving for it. …

Michelle Percell

I AM...faith, love, endurance, Bobby's wife, and much more lineageahistory.com

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