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Psalms 16:11 – Acknowledging God’s presence

Psalms 16:11 – The joy of God’s presence. What does Psalms 16:11 mean? Is a simple acknowledgement that David made. In the story of David, David started out his life as a poor, shepherd’s boy. Later in life, he became a very powerful king and leader because of god’s presence in his life. Psalms 16:11…

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How to get out of an abusive relationship

How to get out of an abusive relationship step by step guide There are many routes to take to get out of an abusive relationship. Also, there are choices and options you can take that will be instrumental in guiding you on how to leave. You made the first mistake by keeping quiet when he…

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How to plan your future

This article contains a step-by-step guide on how to successfully plan your future and how to achieve your long-term goals.

What are The Ten Commandments

Knowing what Ten Commandments are and the significant meaning of God’s most important laws will help you to make righteous decisions. Learn today!

What is my purpose in life?

We all have something going on in our lives. Some of us are fortunate enough to win at everything they do. Other people are struggling to get by. Perhaps, you have accomplished all that you have set out to do in life. If that is the case, congratulations. Not everyone is able to fulfill their…

Activating God’s deliverance

Learn how to activate God’s deliverance on your own, with God’s grace and power. Discover the authority that God has given you.

The Advocate

Did you choose the right person to represent you? An advocate is a person or an organization that represents you or go on your behalf. We all need a strong defender in our life, and we should make it a priority. Therefore, I had the opportunity, to equip myself with the most powerful of all….

Mistakes I’ve made vs mistakes I am about to make

mistakes will happen because we are humans Before you exit this article, I hope you will take the time to read this entire post. Mistakes are so very easy to occur with satan’s persistence. We often act before thinking about the consequences that follow our actions. There are no age limits for a person to…

How do I get what other people have?

Ultimately, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be successful, but it is not good to quest for what you see what other people have.

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Making a leap of faith towards success

Faith is the key to any accomplishment We all have desires to accomplish something in life’s journey; however, not everything we desire comes easy. One vital thing you must remember is in everything we do, we must have Faith. Anticipation builds up by the minute and that makes your goals seem harder to achieve. In…

The truth about the father, son and the holy spirit.

This article will help you to understand the three in one: The Trinity. God’s plan is for us to live fulfilling and blessed lives.

Why did God give the devil authority on earth?

God gave satan power over the earth in response to the original sin committed by Adam and Eve. Learn more about the devil’s authority here.

Discovering the voice of God

This article is a simple and easy way to learn how to discover the voice of God. It is easy to hear his voice when you are intimate with him.

The Mountain Climber

Life is like a mountain climb. Sometimes we must start the climb and when you get to the first ledge take a break, get refreshed and continue.

Wealthy Pastors of the Church

What are your thoughts on wealthy pastors? Should they use the church for their personal gain? The Bible talks about that. Dive in and learn more here.

🇬🇩Miss Grenada was the first Black woman to win Miss World🇬🇩

Grenada is an island where dreams are born. Learn about the first Black Miss World, Jennifer Hosten, and other top Grenadian talents here.

How is God’s presence everywhere at the same time?

Have you ever wondered how God’s presence could be everywhere at the same time? Dive deep into God’s mysteries and reveal the answer here!

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) accepts the Democratic vice presidential nomination during an acceptance speech delivered for the largely virtual 2020 Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., August 19, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

A Young, Black Woman’s Letter to Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris

On 11/7/2020, history was made: Kamala Harris became the first woman of Black and South Asian descent to be elected VP of the United States.

Let’s put the “Christ” back in Christmas

As we begin to put up the Christmas tree, prepare our feasts, and shop for our loved ones, let us not forget the true meaning of this season.

What Are You Thankful For?

Autumn is the season to recount the things that we are thankful for; but with COVID-19 taking so much away, what is there to be thankful for?

The Great Depression

The Great Depression is by far the world’s worst economic crisis in history, and COVID-19 is coming close to it.

How to escape from Coronavirus.

We are equipped with the tools to overcome the coronavirus. Here are some scriptures to encourage you through this scary and difficult time.

5 Verzuz Battles We Want To Happen

Quarantine hasn’t given us much, but it did bring us Verzuz. Check out our list of Verzuz battles we want to happen.

7 Celebrity Couples Who Have Been Together For A Long Time

There are some celebrity couples who have passed the test of time. Read our list of celebrity couples who define #RelationshipGoals!

Monica VS Brandy Verzuz Battle

Missed the Brandy vs Monica Verzuz battle? Recap the highlights that got the whole world buzzing and learn more about their history here!

From “Black Panther” to “Get on Up”: 5 of Chadwick Boseman’s Biggest Roles

Chadwick Boseman has been a part of some of the most influential films in history. Relive his impact by remembering 5 of his biggest roles.

Black Panther star told us he was dying 4 times

On August 28, the world was rocked with the news that “real-life” hero Chadwick Boseman had died after a battle with colon cancer.

Jacob Blake was shot 7 in the back times by police and is now parallelized.

Some people thinks that Jacob Blake situation could of handled differently. On Sunday, August 23, 2020, Police were called to a domestic violence dispute between Jacob and his girlfriend. She said he was not supposed to be at her home or anywhere close to her. Upon arrival, the police attempted to arrest 29-year-old Jacob Blake….

The negro league & Discrimination in Sports

In August 2020, Major League Baseball announced that they were celebrating the 100 anniversary of the Negro Leagues.

BREAKING News: Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s Running Mate

Kamala Harris is breaking records and making headlines after being announced as Joe Biden’s running mate for the 2020 US elections.

This Movie Might Be Bigger Than “Black Panther”

Last week, Disney announced they would be releasing Mulan exclusive on Disney+ on September 4, 2020. Learn more about the highly anticipated live-action remake here

Bible Verses to Battle the 7 Deadly Sins

Our world encourages a “get mine” mentality. How do we live better and fight temptation? Fight the 7 deadly sins with these verses.

Port huron Float down.

Floating from Michigan to Sarnia ontario canada. The Float Down, has been a well know festival for more than 30 years. Thousands of people float on inner tubes and rafts down the St. Clair River. Participants in the unsanctioned event enter the river near Port Huron, then float downstream for several kilometres. From Michigan USA…

Emancipation Day 101

Around here, we celebrate Emancipation Day. Read about the history of Emancipation Day in Canada, the US, and the Caribbean and why this year we need to celebrate it more than ever.

Comic-Con@Home: 5 Virtual Must-See Black-Focused Panels

*checks “visit Comic-Con” off bucket list*

Keeping with our theme of celebrating all things melanin, we want to share the top 5 Black-focused panels at Comic-Con that we are most excited about tuning into

6 Success Tips Black College Students Need To Try

If you are a Black college student, or know one, then you NEED to read this! Maximize your college experience by trying these success tips.

What The Handling of Breonna Taylor’s Case Says About The Value Of Black Women In America

Breonna Taylor’s death and the handling of her case have drawn attention to the lack of value placed on Black female lives in America.

5 Black Men Whose Last Words Were “I Can’t Breathe” Before They Were Murdered By Police

“I can’t breathe.” These were the last words of several Black men before they were killed by police. Here’s a list of 5 Black men who uttered these words.

Know Your Worth (No. 6): The Problem With People-Pleasing

People-pleasing is a dangerous and unhealthy habit. We break down what it is and how to overcome it in 3 easy steps in our latest Know Your Worth edition.

How To Rebuild Your Credit.

Rebuilding your credit and maintaining good credit is possible. Here is your exclusive how-to guide.

Noah: God’s Favoured Father – Father’s Day 2020

Happy fathers day! We are celebrating this day with the story of Noah. Read 3 fatherly pieces of advice that we picked up from Noah’s story that can hopefully help you in your journey with fatherhood.

💋Kissing On A First Date, Beneficial Or Trashy?💋

A Kiss on a first date can reveal a lot about your partner’s intention. Kissing on a first date can be a very challenging activity to conduct on a first date. Most people are comfortable with kissing on a first date based on the chemistry they sparked between their partners. On the other hand, some…


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7 Perfect Tips for Fathers Day Gifts

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Read our father-approved gift guide that you can use to find the perfect last minute gift for your “old man”!

Juneteenth 101

“Yeah, the 4th of July is great, but have you heard of Juneteenth?”

5 Amazing Black Celebrity Fathers

Father’s day is right around the corner! This year, we want to celebrate 5 amazing Black celebrity fathers who love being family men.

How To Know What Your Calling Is In God’s Ministry

Not every talent is a calling. Just because you are good at something does not mean it is your calling. Learn how to find your calling in God’s ministry.

Why It’s Not Enough To Just Be “Not Racist” Anymore

It is not enough just to be “not racist” anymore. We need to collectively be anti-racist and pro-black if we want to achieve racial inequality in and throughout society.

Was God racist when he created humanity?

SPOILER ALERT: God will not choose one race over another! He loves us all the same. He will only choose those who hold His will above all else.

How You Can Support The Black Community Right Now

We have a list of things that you can do to support the Black community during these times of conflict, pain, and hurting.

Yes, Racism is A Sin

To be silent is to be complicit. Racism is not only amoral, but it is sinful. God does not want racism in His world.

Which Country Will Jesus Come Back To When He Returns?

When Jesus returns, He will take the righteous with Him to spend eternity in Heaven. Where do you think He will return? How will He gather His people?

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 2

In this article, we will be outlining the top 4 lessons that we learned from Job’s story that we can use to fight the battle within.

Job’s Story: The Great Battle Within – Part 1

Job’s story is one of power, depression, loneliness, integrity, sickness, and loss. In part one of this mini-series, we dive into Job’s story. Stay tuned for part two, where we apply Job’s story to battling obstacles today.

Let’s Talk About Colourism

Colourism. For many this work brings feelings of pain and insecurity. Read to learn more about how colourism affects Black people in the Western world.

Why Can’t I Get Pregnant?

There are millions of men and women around the world that are experiencing barrenness. Our team at motivating.academy prays that God will favour you. If you are among those who are struggling to conceive a child, know that this is nothing to be ashamed of. You are not alone. Remember God is in control of…

Know Your Worth (No.5): Preserving Your Integrity

This article is part of The Melanin Series’ “Know Your Worth” short-read miniseries. This series addresses the varying elements of knowing one’s value and self-worth. When you hear the word integrity what do you think of? For me, as I was growing up, I did not think about integrity as an important part of developing my self-worth….

How To Cope With The Loss of Loved Ones

Losing someone due to death is a difficult and painful loss. If you have recently experienced loss, the motivating.academy team sympathizes with you.

Unravelling The Mystery Behind #BlackGirlMagic

#BlackGirlMagic is not just a hashtag. It is a movement. Uncover the mystery behind #BlackGirlMagic and why 7 years after its creation it is still relevant.

When God Made A Woman: Mother’s Day 2020

The Melanin Series would like to wish all mothers and motherly figures a wonderful mother’s day. Today, we want to honour these strong, dedicated women by providing them with encouragement, support, and love.

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Who Is The Most Famous Person of All Time?

Who is the most famous person of all time? Can you guess who it is? The answer is guaranteed to shock you. Read to find out just who this person is!

Ahmaud Arbery’s Case Has People Across the Globe Crying “Enough”

A video of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery’s shooting death surfaced on social media, and it is sparking international outrage across social media.

How to Become A Christian

Are you thinking of becoming a Christian. This article has a step-by-step guide on how to become a Christian.

Know Your Worth (No. 4): The Pains of Envy

Envy is dangerous. If you are experiencing envy or want to know what it is, we have all that you need to learn about this powerful source of negativity.

Motherly Love: 5 Amazing Black Mothers

There is nothing quite like the love of a mother! We’ve created a list of 5 amazing Black moms. See who made the list!

When the World was Beautiful with No Fear

Not too long ago, our world was beautiful, safe, healthy, simple and peaceful. There was joy, friendship and excitement. Do you remember this time?

The Reality of Job Hunting During a Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 2

We want to continue yesterday’s article by providing 3 quarantine-style, résumé-building tips for recent Black college grads. Get that dream job!

The Reality of Job Hunting During A Pandemic for New Black College Grads Pt. 1

In part 1 of this two-part article, we look at the reality of job hunting for Black, college graduates during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Travelling” During Quarantine

Did I just read that right? “Travelling during quarantine”? That’s kind of impossible, right? Wrong! While you may not be able to physically travel and visit other countries while in quarantine, you can definitely explore your favourite destinations.

Navigating Christianity as a Millennial in 2020

Our editor, Jas, shares her journey of navigating life as a Black millennial with you with the hopes that you can build your relationship with Christ.

Are Christians Healthier?

Having a healthier lifestyle does not entirely mean that you should eat healthily or visit your doctor often. The choices you make determine how healthy your lifestyle is

We Are To Be Ashamed of Ourselves

Do we value ourselves according to God’s expectations? Are we our brother’s keeper? If not, then we should be ashamed of ourselves.

Know Your Worth (No. 3): Establishing Your Values

Forming strong values is a key part of establishing your self-worth. What are your values? Learn more about the importance of establishing your values.

Where Will You Be After the Coronavirus Ends?

While we are in the end time, this is not the end. There is life after the coronavirus. What will you do with your life once this pandemic ends?

How To Pray

In a time like now, with the coronavirus threatening the world, we need to pray and ask God for His grace and mercy. Learn how to pray in this article.

How Prisons Are Responding to the Coronavirus

Federal justice systems are currently releasing inmates from their federal prisons in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Read this article to learn more.

On This Day (No. 3) – Remembering Marvin Gaye

On April 1, 1984, Motown and soul artist Marvin Gaye died of a gunshot wound to the heart. This was just one day before his 45th birthday.

Know Your Worth (No. 2): Finding Humility

Humility is an important part of discovering your self-worth. Learn about what humility truly is and how you can practice it daily.

On This Day (No. 2) – Britain Abolishes the Slave Trade

On March 25, 1807, Britain prohibited the slave trade in the United Kingdom by enacting the Slave Trade Act. Learn more about this historic event and modern forms of slavery.

6 of the Most Beautiful Places in the World

From party cities to calm, enchanting towns, we have a list of wonderful places that you should visit. Which one of our places is #1? Read to find out!

Know Your Worth (No. 1): Building Your Self-Esteem

Do you know your worth? Learn how to work towards your value and self-worth by through building your self-esteem.

What is considered to be a blessing to you?

Every day is a day full of blessings and we should be quick to give thanks for the little things. Find out some of the blessings that you have in front of you today.

On This Day (No. 1) – The Shooting of Stephen Clark

On March 18, 2018, in Sacramento, California, police officers shot and killed Stephon Clark. Clark, who was a 22-year-old African-American man, was unarmed.

How to Break Free From every Chain

Chains are meant to fasten objects down. You should not allow them to hold you down. Learn how to break free from the mental chains in your life.

6 Habits That Are Leaving You Single

Ladies and gentlemen, it is 2020, yet you are still single. You have had your share of dates and relationships, but you are still single. Why do you think this is the case? Read our tips to help you find your perfect love.

12 Tips for Developing Your Satisfying Self-Care Routine

Self-care is a practice of self-love and self-respect. Read our research-based self-care tips to achieve peace, success and confidence.

Anti-Blackness, Tokenism, and Other Struggles of a Sista with 4C Hair

Hi, my name is Jaz and I have 4C hair. I document my hair journey and uncover the politics woven into our locs and tresses.

How to fight depression

If you are experiencing depression or struggling to reach your goals, then this article may be for you. Find hope and help with our words of encouragement.

10 Songs You Need to Listen to Before Black History Month Ends

Contributions by Black artists made to music is Black excellence at its finest. Read our list of top 10 songs to listen to before Black History Month ends.

The Case of George Stinney Jr.

The case of George Stinney Jr. is a tragic reminder of injustice in America.

7 Black Olympian Moms Who Are Still Smashing Records.

These Olympian moms are silencing their critics by being champions on and off the field. Read our list of 7 amazing Black Olympian moms.

Black Engineers, Investors and Leaders.

This Black History Month, we wanted to honor the Black leaders who have contributed to the legacy of Black people.

How to Lose Weight

Losing weight is not as hard as people make it seems to be. Weight gain commonly appears in your face first, then your belly. Before you know it, you have gained fat and weight everywhere. Rapid weight gain changes everything. All of a sudden, you have a completely new life. You have to change the…

Why You Need To Watch “They Gotta Have Us”

“They Gotta Have Us” reveals much more than the history of Black Hollywood. We discuss the effects of racial discrimination in Hollywood.

20 Black Leaders Under 25 Who Are Making History

The future is Black.

Remembering Kobe Bryant

On January 26, 2020, the world lost a legend. Kobe Bean Bryant, also known as The Black Mamba, passed away in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at the age of 41. He died alongside his 13-year-old daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant, and seven other people, including young athletes, coaches and local leaders. It has been…

Teen girl seriously hospitalized after another teen girl stabbed her.

We are living in a very violent world, humanity have no Heart, and feel no ways taking an other human life. A 15-year-old female student of Linden Foundation Secondary School in Guyana is a patient of the Linden Hospital tonight. She is nursing a stab wound to her lower back. The teenage girl and another…

Travelling, Vacations And Honeymoons.

Travelling is on everyone’s to-do list. To most of us, travelling is fun, yet extremely costly. Sometimes it can take years to go on a trip that you have been planning. Despite these obstacles, it is not impossible to plan and go on your dream vacation. If you are planning on travelling for your honeymoon,…

Fashion, Style And Beauty.

Fashion and style do not make us beautiful. True beauty comes from within. A person could be stunning on the outside. They can have a slim waist, large muscles, or a small nose – yet they could have a terrible, rude, and ugly personality. Fashion is meant to enhance our existing, inner beauty, not determine…

How To Be a Good Parent

How To Be A Good Parent updated edition How to be a parent? No one should have to teach you how to be a parent. Being a parent comes naturally to most people the moment their first child is born. Therefore, no matter how young you are, or were when you had your first child….

How To Have A Healthier Relationship Or Marriage.

  How To Have A Healthier Relationship Or Marriage. A relationship is like a baby. There is a process of development and learning. You should take care of your relationship, whether it is a new relationship or a 20-year marriage as if you are taking of your child. To have a healthier relationship you must…

I survived depression.

My name is Delon and I was born and raised in Grenada, a small island in the Caribbean. I have been living in Canada for 19 years. Since coming to Canada I have experienced many ups and downs. This is my real-life story. Since my arrival, I have been trying to get on my feet….


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