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Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations

Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations
May 18, 2015 Comments Off on Celebs Celebrate Ambassador Andrew Young’s 83rd Birthday + Leadership Awards #AYFConnectingGenerations

He’s more than a civil rights icon. Ambassador Andrew Young is a game -changer. This weekend The Andrew Young Foundation celebrated the 83rd birthday of its founder, Ambassador Andrew Young, by hosting the first Andrew Young International Leadership Awards. Ambassador Young ... Read More »

How a Teacher Can Get Away With Beating & Spitting On Kids In Douglas County Schools

How a Teacher Can Get Away With Beating & Spitting On Kids In Douglas County Schools
May 15, 2015 7 Comments »

UPDATE: A parent steps forward to recount the problems her daughter has had with Mrs. Rush. This parent’s statement is in response to a comment made by someone on my blog who discounts what is being said. Thank you Kim ... Read More »

St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame

St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on St. Jude’s Second Annual Evening of Hope Set at College Football Hall of Fame

The second annual St. Jude Southern Evening of Hope is planned at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the College Football Hall of Fame to raise awareness and funding for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and honor three-time Super ... Read More »

Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour

Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour
May 14, 2015 Comments Off on Saving Lives; One Child At a Time #StJudeBlogTour

Hope. Inspiration. Love. Recently I had the opportunity to visit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and while I was prepared to be sad and crying the whole way through, the experience was more uplifting than I ever thought it would be. ... Read More »

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids
May 9, 2015 Comments Off on VIDEO: Our Bahamas Vacay; How To Make The Best Of Cruising With Kids

Woosah… The Smith family took a much needed vacation to the Bahamas and a felt a bit guilty about only wanting to chill, sleep and watch TV during our four-night cruise on Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas. But relaxing ... Read More »

Proud Mom Moment: My Daughter Makes Her Film Debut at Morehouse College’s Film Fest

Proud Mom Moment: My Daughter Makes Her Film Debut at Morehouse College’s Film Fest
May 2, 2015 Comments Off on Proud Mom Moment: My Daughter Makes Her Film Debut at Morehouse College’s Film Fest

All I have to say in surreal.  For those of you who know, my daughter Mikaela is on a wonderful journey trying to work her way into the entertainment business as an actress. It’s been a long road and even ... Read More »

Dirty Daddy? Ludacris REFUSES to Allow His Daughter To Speak to Her Mom Tamika Fuller

Dirty Daddy? Ludacris REFUSES to Allow His Daughter To Speak to Her Mom Tamika Fuller
April 22, 2015 1 Comment »

This is a crying shame! Check out this EXCLUSIVE conversation between rapper Ludacris and his ex Tamika Fuller as she pleads with him just to see her daughter Cai. Luda allegedly disses Tamika big time by denying her the right to talk to ... Read More »

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out
April 19, 2015 Comments Off on Enough! Why You Should Put Your Kids Toys in Jail & How Your Child Can Bail Them Out

I’m done. I am so tired of walking in my son Jojo’s room and feeling an overwhelming feeling like a hurricane hit his room and ONLY his room. Its’s junky, messy and a crying shame that I allow him to ... Read More »

Why Preservatives Are Beneficial To Our Health; A Q&A With @ConAgraFoods #AntioxidantFacts #spon

Why Preservatives Are Beneficial To Our Health; A Q&A With @ConAgraFoods #AntioxidantFacts #spon
April 14, 2015 Comments Off on Why Preservatives Are Beneficial To Our Health; A Q&A With @ConAgraFoods #AntioxidantFacts #spon

Preservatives is the big “P” word that I always thought was a bad thing when it came to foods. I only knew a little about preservatives like it was something that helped foods have shelf life and that it wasn’t ... Read More »

[PHOTOS] Cynthia Bailey Awards ‘Kids Dreaming Big’ Scholarship With @FredsInc

[PHOTOS] Cynthia Bailey Awards ‘Kids Dreaming Big’ Scholarship With @FredsInc
April 10, 2015 Comments Off on [PHOTOS] Cynthia Bailey Awards ‘Kids Dreaming Big’ Scholarship With @FredsInc

Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Cynthia Bailey and daughter Noelle Robinson along with K.97’s Big Sue hosted the “Kids Dreaming Big” Meet and Greet celebrating the second annual “Kids Dreaming Big” Scholarship this past weekend. The community gathered at ... Read More »

I LOVE This! Watch Teacher Get His Grove On To Uptown Funk!

I LOVE This! Watch Teacher Get His Grove On To Uptown Funk!
April 5, 2015 Comments Off on I LOVE This! Watch Teacher Get His Grove On To Uptown Funk!

I love this! This week has been a terrible week for educators and education given that 11 teachers were guilty of crimes surrounding CHEATING on state mandated tests in the Atlanta public schools. They teacher were jailed and as horrible ... Read More »

What You Need To Know About Bugs BEFORE They Bug You! #LearnWithOrkin @AskTheOrkinMan

What You Need To Know About Bugs BEFORE They Bug You! #LearnWithOrkin @AskTheOrkinMan
April 3, 2015 Comments Off on What You Need To Know About Bugs BEFORE They Bug You! #LearnWithOrkin @AskTheOrkinMan

There are predators out there just waiting for us to slip up. Drop a cookie. Leave a crumb. They’ll come for you. I’m not exactly talking about the crazy stalkers that crowd our world, this time it’s all about the ... Read More »

Loads Of #SnacksForStudents Donated For a GREAT Cause @Champions4Kids

Loads Of #SnacksForStudents Donated For a GREAT Cause @Champions4Kids
March 4, 2015 Comments Off on Loads Of #SnacksForStudents Donated For a GREAT Cause @Champions4Kids

I had the chance to stop by my local Walmart and donate to Midway UMC Afterschool program for the #SnacksForKids program I talked about HERE. Walmart gave me a $100 giftcard as part of the Champion For Kids program.  I loaded up ... Read More »

Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp

Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp
February 24, 2015 Comments Off on Why Mom & Daughter Relationships Are Sacred #KidsDreamingBig #APWhenIGrowUp

When my kids grow up, I want their memories of me to be great ones. That’s why I try to be a great mom. I’m present in their lives. I take time time to talk to them. I tell them ... Read More »

The Importance Of Including “Pamper Me Time” In Your Daily Routine #BeautyFitForAQueen @MBIB

The Importance Of Including “Pamper Me Time” In Your Daily Routine #BeautyFitForAQueen @MBIB
February 24, 2015 Comments Off on The Importance Of Including “Pamper Me Time” In Your Daily Routine #BeautyFitForAQueen @MBIB

“Pamper Me Time” is hard to come but thanks to My Black Is Beautiful, black women like myself all over the world are taking a little more time this month to recognize ourselves and pampering ourselves with a “Beauty Fit For ... Read More »