Movies 4 Thinkers – Your January 2020 Watchlist

1. Sankofa (1993)
A self-absorbed Black American fashion model on a photo shoot in Africa is spiritually transported back to a plantation in the West Indies where she experiences first-hand the physical and psychic horrors of chattel slavery, and eventually the redemptive power of community and rebellion as she becomes a member of a freedom-seeking Maroon colony.

January 2020 – Top 5 Skin Care Faves for Glowing Skin

1. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash
This stuff is absolutely amazing! My face gets squeaky clean but doesn’t have the tight dryness that you get from harsh cleansers. How is that even possible? When you are a makeup junkie, that’s prone to breakouts, having the right cleaner is not optional. Origins Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash is unbelievable!

Recipe in Development: Sugar-free Quinoa Chocolate Chips Cookies

These cookies tasted great and I wasn’t really expecting them too. LOL I was just experimenting because I wanted a dessert with dinner tonight and we have no snacks in the house. When I tasted the batter, I felt there was a lot of aftertaste. I couldn’t tell if it was from the monk fruit…

Don’t Miss the Latinx House at Sundance 2020

Inaugural Slate of Events on Jan. 24 – 26 Will Celebrate Latinx Excellence in Film & Entertainment THE LATINX HOUSE TO OFFICIALLY LAUNCH AT SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL PARK CITY, UT, JANUARY 15, 2020 — The Latinx Housetoday announced that it will officially launch at the Sundance Film Festival 2020. Co-founded by civil rights advocate and activist Mónica Ramírez, filmmaker…

Understanding Why Sex is a Vital Variable for Women's Health

Today, I attended the “Rock Stars of Research: Scientists Who are Shaping the Future of Women’s Health Care,” sponsored by the Endocrine Society at the Senate Visitors Center. The Endocrine Society and Northwestern University brought together leaders from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Research on Women’s Health and some of the country’s…

My Favorite Things: Reading List for Jan. 2020

Right now I’m really reveling in my “Black Girl Magic.” These books are funny and insightful. Plus, it’s refreshing to hear social topics discussed from a cultural perspective I can identify with. I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual From Goodreads: Luvvie Ajayi is a NYTimes best-selling author, noted speaker, and professional troublemaker who thrives at…

Coming to Sundance 2020 – "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made"

“Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made,” will screen in the “Kids” section of the Sundance Film Festival later this month. Created especially for the younger independent film fans, the “Kids” section is programmed in cooperation with Utah Film Center, which presents the annual Tumbleweeds Film Festival, Utah’s premiere film festival for children and youth. The Sundance Film Festival…

No Bun, No Problem – Fried Cheeseburger Recipe

Today, my son wanted cheeseburgers for lunch but I didn’t have any buns and I didn’t feel like buying them. I baked sweet bread just yesterday and, although I know how, I really didn’t feel like baking buns today. I like baking but baking two days in a row is a bit much. I said…