The Emblem of The Helping Hand

It was because of my sincere gratitude, that The Helping Hand Emblem
and this blog were created. Just my way of saying ~ ~
Much Obliged! Very Much Obliged!

The doors of the original Sojourner's Place officially opened for business on January 1, 2008. I was scared, but excited about this new venture. And now, while no longer scared - I remain excited with what the future holds for me and and the new Sojourner's Place launched May 2009!

Sojourner's Place and I came a long way in just a few short months. But, we didn't get there by ourselves. We had a lot of help, support, and encouragement. The blogsphere, Afrosphere, and definetely the AfroSpear welcomed us with open arms. And for that we will be enternally grateful.

Much Obliged and Paying it Forward #3

It is customary that when Sojourner's Place reaches a goal or some other blog-milestone, that the Emblem of the Helping Hand is passed on in both humility and celebration.

Sojourner's Place was recently named the 2009 Black Web Award winner in the "Best Commentator" category. This is truly and honor! As such, the Emblem of the Helping Hand is passed on to the blogs listed below in shear appreciation.

Congratulations! Be sure to leave your mark below and pass the Emblem on.

Obliged to you for hearing me, and now old SjP ain't got nothing more to say.

Sojourner, thank you so much for bestowing me with The Helping Hand! I see that I am in excellent company.

I'm honored and grateful.

Hugs from Stockholm

Thanks for the award, I'll do my best to show it was deserving.


Wow. Don't know what to say except thank you so very much. I really am honored by this. It's always great to be recognized and appreciated by one's peers, so this means a lot.

Thanks so much! :-) Please stop by as I have accepted the award & also paid it forward.

Thanks so much. I'm honored

thanks again, sojourner! i'm excited about going out and passing this along to fellow bloggers.

Asante sana for sharing this award with me. You provided the award back in June 2008 ... however, it wasn't until today that I managed to share the news with my blog readers. I did name 10 blogs for Helping Hands and Paying It Forward. Hopefully they will find their way here as well!

peace, Villager

Thanks for this useful post.You have really done a good thing.

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Leaving the Pile Higher Than I Found It

Receiving the Emblem in recognition for your mentoring, support, and encouragement to a fellow blogger is no small fete! It is evidence that you have gone well beyond the call of duty by your continued efforts to "leave the pile higher than you found it"! It is further evidence that your blog(s)has been identified as the epitome of excellence and is certainly admired.

Receiving the Emblem from a seasoned blogger is a testimony to your that you're on the right track! That your voice is being heard. And there are those out here in the blogosphere that recognize your potential even if you don't. Keep up the good work, and remember to "Pay it Forward".

Congratulations again. Please add yourself to The Emblem of the Helping Hand meme so others will learn of your accomplishment. And don't forget to add a comment.

Much obliged...very much obliged, SjP

The Emblem of the Helping Hand

The Rules for Passing on the Emblem of the Helping Hand

Just copy and paste into your Emblem post. I'd be very much obliged if you keep the links in tack as I like to visit recipients to whom the Emblem is past.


1. Pass on the Emblem to up to 10 bloggers:
* Up to 5 who have provided you with encouragement and support; AND
* Up to 5 you want to provide encouragement and support to
2. Create post linking to the blogs or bloggers you passing the Emblem on to.
3. Include a link to Sojourner’s Place ( in your post.
4. Show your some love by adding them to your blog roll, Technorati Favorite list, etc.
5. Add your name to The Helping Hand link and leave a comment as a permanent record of all Helping Hand recipients (
6. Display the rules.


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July 2009 Recipients
~From My Brown Eyed View ~Electronic Village ~Regina's Family Seasons ~Conversations With Marva ~Just a Man with His Thoughts ~Aunt Jemima's Revenge ~The Intersection of Madness and Reality ~The Certain Sound ~Whose shoes are these anyway? ~Any way I have to

January 1, 2009 Recipients
* The Certain Sound * Ugly Black John
Traces of a Stream * Sankofa
Bent Society * When Least Expected

October 18, 2008 Recipients
*Jack and Jill Politics * The Happy Go Lucky Bachelor
*Sagacious Ramblings * Hey Shae'
The D Spot * Black Women in Europe
Change Therapy * Don't Color Me
* Beautiful, Also, Are the Souls of Black Sisters
* Songs In The Key Of Life * Black and Missing but Not Forgotten

August 8, 2008 Recipients
*Adventures in Being * Black Political Thought
* Ebony Report * HicktownPress * Mimi Writes
* * Musings About A Muddled World
* Raw Dawg Buffalo * SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE
* The Synergistic Pen *UltravioletUnderground * What About Our Daughters? * Womanist Musings

June 29, 2008 Recipients ~ The First

** African American Opinion
* Black On Campus
** Black Tennis Pro's
* Coffee Stained News's Weblog
**Electronic Village
** New Black Woman
* Notes of This Native Son
** on the black hand side
Regina's Family Seasons
The Black Factor
The Francis L. Holland Blog
The Marvalus View

*Much Obliged Recipients
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