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Review: What it Means to Be #Blackish and Proud

Review: What it Means to Be #Blackish and Proud
September 27, 2014 Comments Off on Review: What it Means to Be #Blackish and Proud

Did you see the new ABC show Blackish? I was hesitant to watch it because I really hated the title. I thought, “Why do we have to have a show where the title depicts that Black people are kinda sorta ... Read More »

My Amazing 41st Birthday!

My Amazing 41st Birthday!
September 27, 2014 Comments Off on My Amazing 41st Birthday!

I thought a nice night out on the town with my family would suffice for my birthday. But little did I know the surprise I was truly in for! On September 19th I PARTIED like a rockstar for my 41st ... Read More »

Please Make a Donation and Help this Deserving Couple Have a Baby

Please Make a Donation and Help this Deserving Couple Have a Baby
September 27, 2014 Comments Off on Please Make a Donation and Help this Deserving Couple Have a Baby

Sarun Thornton is my sista from another mista! She is a true friend who I’ve known for 13 years and met while teaching at Waring School in Philadelphia. Sarun and her husband Tommy have become very close friends to me ... Read More »

Gina Neely’s reinventing dinner! Join @OinkGurl and @GreenGiant for a #GoogleHangout #GGReinventDinner #Spon

Gina Neely’s reinventing dinner! Join @OinkGurl and @GreenGiant for a #GoogleHangout #GGReinventDinner #Spon
September 22, 2014 Comments Off on Gina Neely’s reinventing dinner! Join @OinkGurl and @GreenGiant for a #GoogleHangout #GGReinventDinner #Spon

My wish is to be able to whip up some effortless lip-smacking meals in a minute just like Celebrity Chef Gina Neely! With my super busy schedule I truly need some assistance so I’ll just consider myself Gina’s apprentice and pay close attention ... Read More »

@Oprah’s O-Town Power Breakfast with @CarlaHall! #LifeYouWantATL #BringIt @Bounty

@Oprah’s O-Town Power Breakfast with @CarlaHall! #LifeYouWantATL #BringIt @Bounty
September 5, 2014 Comments Off on @Oprah’s O-Town Power Breakfast with @CarlaHall! #LifeYouWantATL #BringIt @Bounty

O Yeah! It’s On! Oprah’s in the A! And she’s breathing life into all of us by helping to guide us into Living Our Best lives, right here– right now! Oprah has brought some amazing friends to Atlanta for the ... Read More »

Calling #UnstoppableMoms! Share your Tips and Tricks and Join the Movement #ad

Calling #UnstoppableMoms! Share your Tips and Tricks and Join the Movement #ad
September 5, 2014 Comments Off on Calling #UnstoppableMoms! Share your Tips and Tricks and Join the Movement #ad

 I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed ... Read More »

Exclusive: Dave Bautista Slays as Drax the Destroyer #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent

Exclusive: Dave Bautista Slays as Drax the Destroyer #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent
August 4, 2014 Comments Off on Exclusive: Dave Bautista Slays as Drax the Destroyer #GuardiansoftheGalaxyEvent

Drax the Destroyer is all all muscle and all man fueled by a fire to avenge his family in the summer blockbuster Guardians of the Galaxy. And the man behind the muscle is WWE wrestler and mixed-martial artist turned actor ... Read More »

How Amazon Studios’ #Annedroids is Changing the Way Girls Rule the World

How Amazon Studios’ #Annedroids is Changing the Way Girls Rule the World
July 25, 2014 Comments Off on How Amazon Studios’ #Annedroids is Changing the Way Girls Rule the World

Queens may rule from their thrones in their castles while prissy princesses fantasize and fawn over a prince,  but not on Amazon’s watch. In the eye of Amazon, girls are smart, bold, brainy and well-equipped to make razor-sharp calculations, tinker ... Read More »

Coke Wants You to Join the FIFA Cup World Fun

Coke Wants You to Join the FIFA Cup World Fun
July 2, 2014 1 Comment »

Do you have World Cup FEVER? Well FIFA World Cup is going on and Coke partnered with superstar DaMarcus Beasley to promote the passion and benefits of soccer to African American youth. (And you better believe DaMarcus was kicking butt ... Read More »

Inspiring and Empowering Girls @KampKizzy July 9th-13th and Kaitlin’s going!

Inspiring and Empowering Girls @KampKizzy July 9th-13th and Kaitlin’s going!
June 23, 2014 Comments Off on Inspiring and Empowering Girls @KampKizzy July 9th-13th and Kaitlin’s going!

Black girls are often left to feel powerless. And many of them believe the only way to secure their power and prowess is to pimp themselves through using their bodies to get them what they want. They are crucified for ... Read More »

Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired

Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired
June 22, 2014 Comments Off on Kaitlin Graduated! What’s Ahead in Middle School – 10 Books to Keep Her Inspired

It’s graduation time! First Jojo got his little Kindergarten degree in ABC-ology 😉 Go Jojo! And now my little girl is growing up. She beautiful, bright, respectful and still very innocent — (a rarity these days with these hot-tailed girls ... Read More »

#TryTMS and Win a #DreamKidsTMS Detangler Miracle Reversible Straightening Texture Manageability System Prize Pack!

#TryTMS and Win a #DreamKidsTMS Detangler Miracle Reversible Straightening Texture Manageability System Prize Pack!
June 16, 2014 5 Comments »

Just this past week I had the wonderful opportunity to test out the new DreamKids Detangler Miracle Reversible™Straightening Texture Manageability™ System on my daughter Mikaela. She’s natural yet loves versatility and the product proved to work wonders for her coily ... Read More »

#DreamKidsTMS New Hair System Gives Girls Unique Hair Versatility! #TryTMS

#DreamKidsTMS New Hair System Gives Girls Unique Hair Versatility! #TryTMS
June 12, 2014 Comments Off on #DreamKidsTMS New Hair System Gives Girls Unique Hair Versatility! #TryTMS

Leave it to my Mikaela to be very versatile when it comes to her hair. She wears all styles — natural, curly, straight and yes even color! But switching from her naturally curly koils to straight is a job in ... Read More »

Stone Mountain has an all-new Lasershow and we’re invited to the party! #BlogLaser14

Stone Mountain has an all-new Lasershow and we’re invited to the party! #BlogLaser14
June 5, 2014 Comments Off on Stone Mountain has an all-new Lasershow and we’re invited to the party! #BlogLaser14

We’ve been invited to a Very Important Blogger Lasershow Party where we’ll be going Behind-the-Scenes to get a look at Stone Mountain Park’s Lasershow Spectacular™ in Mountainvision. We’ll have some free time in the park to explore attractions followed by ... Read More »

Farewell to a Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86

Farewell to a Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86
May 28, 2014 Comments Off on Farewell to a Phenomenal Woman – Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86

Maya Angelou was indeed a phenomenal woman who rose from the ashes of pain and distress, rape, hurt and humility to rise and become one of the nation’s most beloved literary voices of our time. Today the nation lost Maya ... Read More »