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A Dream in Birmingham

What’s there to write that hasn’t already been written about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? So to honor him on this day, I will share some quotes from his “Letter from Birmingham Jail”. “Injustice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Anyone who lives inside the US can never be considered an outsider anywhere in the country” “All too…… Continue reading A Dream in Birmingham

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Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

Dear Janelle, I’m so happy you have found the time to sit down and reflect 2016. I’m also more than proud you’ve set your goals for the upcoming year and I’m confident you will meet them. I want to share somethings you’ve done in the past that’s not been positive and has hindered your journey.…… Continue reading Loss & Found: An Open Letter to Myself

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Lane Bryant’s Perfect Fit Bra Event

So this past Saturday, my Mom and I went to Lane Bryant to exchange some jeans I purchased online. Side Note…I’m 5’6 people. I don’t wear heels. Since when am I considered petite? Lately I’ve been exchanging/returning pants because of the length. It’s super annoying. I get average length and I’m still stepping on the…… Continue reading Lane Bryant’s Perfect Fit Bra Event

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It’s the First of the Month: November Issue

It’s the First of the Month. What are some of the hottest events in the month of November?

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Remember the 90’s? Well Do You?

Last Saturday I went with a couple of friends and my sister to the “Remember the 90’s” concert featuring Keith Sweat, SWV, Mint Condition, K.C. & JoJo with special guest, Whodini, MC Lyte and Silk. Did I get them all? One. Two. Three. Six. Seven. Yeah, whew that’s all of them. When we heard this line…… Continue reading Remember the 90’s? Well Do You?

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Woman Talk: The Unhappy Uterus

I wanted kids when I was younger. Three kids in fact. Three kids (boys), a husband, a couple of dogs with a white picket fenced house in Atlanta, Ga. Working at as a broadcast journalist for Headline News. As I got older and ish got real, I re-evaluated my life goals. I instead had no…… Continue reading Woman Talk: The Unhappy Uterus

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Weekend Warrior: PATTERN’s Street Expo

Every weekend is really busy for me. To get back into the blogging habit, I decided to restart documenting my weekend activities. Hopefully this will get me out of the blogging dead zone I’ve been experiencing. This past Saturday, June 18th, was PATTERN’s first (and hopefully not the last) Street Expo highlighting various street wear…… Continue reading Weekend Warrior: PATTERN’s Street Expo