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VICTORY! Scholastic Pulls Happy Slave Books Off Shelves After Backlash From Moms Who Called For Ban
I am so proud to report that after backlash on social media, Scholastic decided to pull two books that depicted slaves as “happy and joyful” from circulation. I can’t imagine anyone would co-sign a book about happy and joyful slaves. ... Read More »
Ways You Can Earn More Money with Patrice C. Washington!
Everybody loves saying NEW YEAR, NEW ME! But the question is are you REALLY ready for a NEW YOU? Are you ready for a new you that includes getting your financial affairs ALL THE WAY in order? Are you ready for a ... Read More »
Check out Six Flags Over Georgia’s Holiday In The Park!
Once again Six Flags Over Georgia presents the magic of Holiday in the Park, November 21 through January 3. This is not only the most wonderful time of the year but it’s a great time to explore Six Flags and ... Read More »
Experience a Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Adventure in Marietta Square!
What a great weekend this has been! I did something totally out of the ordinary for my kids and took them to Marietta Square for an ice-skating experience and who knew that my kids who had NEVER gone ice skating ... Read More »
When Your Post About Selfies Brings Out FB Jealously #ClapBackSeason
I don’t know about you, but I love social media. It has its good and bad points and it certainly is the gateway to drama-filled updates. But what I love most is the interaction I have with my Facebook friends. ... Read More »
The Power of the Passport and the Woman Leading the Charge For Teens To Travel Globally
There are a lot of young girls of color who don’t get to jet-set around the world like many white teens do. Just consider my kids. While I would love for my girls Kaitlin, 13 and Mikaela, 11 to travel, ... Read More »
Raising Brown Girl Magic + Mikaela’s Crazy Knee Socks For a Cause!
Raising black girls is not easy. It’s not difficult in the way you would think though: sassy mouth girls who are disrespectful who don’t listen and have an ax to grind for no good reason. Nope. That’s not why I’m ... Read More »
Celebrating St. Jude; Run to Walk/End Childhood Cancer Sept. 26th #ShowYourGold
RUN WITH ME!! September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and supporters in 58 communities nationwide will lace up their sneakers to participate in the inaugural St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer to raise funds and awareness for children battling ... Read More »
How Khan Academy & Pixar Are Thinking ‘Out Of The Box’ with Brain Boosting Lessons For Your Kids
I’m already into Khan Academy. My kids log on and engage in lessons that help them to grow smarter and enhance their learning. There are informative videos that are pretty much like having another teacher at home. If you want ... Read More »
The Powerhouse Black Bloggers & Businesswomen you KEEP Missing on Your Top Blogger Lists
Anyone else tired of those blogger lists that name “top” bloggers but always seem to miss the mark? Well I am. I’m not hating. I’ve just happened to notice and have been disappointed about the fact that there are some ... Read More »
Grab Your Gut: The Carmichael Show is a Side Splitting Masterpiece on NBC!
Who the hell wrote the pilot for the Carmichael Show? Inquiring minds want to know because they are going to catch a case because my side burst and split open from laughing so hard last night! The Carmichael Show on ... Read More »
#MoonGirl is Marvel’s Newest Brown & Brainy Super Hero!
Marvel has done it again and is making headlines with a beautiful, brainy, bi-focal wearing brown girl named Moon Girl and my daughter Mikaela is OVER THE MOON ABOUT IT! Marvel Comics has revamped Devil Dinosaur, a classic 1978 comic, and ... Read More »
WSBTV Joins Forces with Influential Parenting Bloggers to Bring You More Positive News
Every morning my day starts with WSBTV and Fred Blankenship leading with the news about my Metro Atlanta community. I watch it mostly because I trust the station and how they deliver the news and I feel like they know ... Read More »
Massive List of Where to Get FREE Back to School Supplies!
If you’re like me you are getting ready for back to school already and searching high and low for the best deals or some FREE stuff that can help reduce costs. Since I was searching, I decided to compile a ... Read More »
It’s Officially Summer! Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wilderness at The Smokies
It’s officially summer and time to plan out those vacations and your Fourth of July vacay plans. As you do, make sure this year you one-up your regular vacations because there is a cooler way to have big fun with ... Read More »