Obama Talks About Leadership at Dreamforce

There is no question that as an African American there is something magical about knowing that a black man was President of the United States during your lifetime. When I was a kid, I would have never imagined that even being a possibility. After all, my father grew up during segregation. Whether one agrees with…

All American Licensing Packs A Punch As It Signs Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment

AAL to License Stan Lee Brand to Multi-Tiered Retail Distribution Following Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment’s recent announcement of upcoming projects  Los Angeles, CA – August 1, 2019 – All American Licensing (AAL) has signed on with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Inc. to develop a comprehensive portfolio of uniquely branded products based on the global icon Stan Lee, including his…

A Protest on Behalf of Little Picky Eaters

Many people grow up being taught by their parents to eat whatever they are given. However, as a lifelong picky eater, I have to protest! I don’t believe in forcing kids to eat food they don’t like. My step-dad and some other family members did that to me when I was a kid and I…

That One Day: A tribute to rebel girls

I stumbled upon this short film by accident while I was looking for another online. However, I must say that it struck a chord with me that I think many people who find that they don’t quite fit into any box can easily identify with. It starts out by showing a young girl, dressed rather…

5 Lessons Learned From 43 Years of Being Me

Yesterday was my 43rd birthday and, unlike most birthdays, I spent most of the day alone. I woke up early and got in a great workout. I then took a long hot shower and slathered myself in J’adore body creme (my new favorite personal indulgence). Afterwards, I slid into an oversized tee and sat on…

Who Says Black People Can’t Swim?

The mayor of DC, Muriel Bowser, and the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) invited DC residents and city officials to “Jump in DC.” This was a fabulous way to get city residents to come out an enjoy the water. I especially liked that this event was in the predominantly black part of town. My baby holding my hand in…

How to Conduct a SWOT Analysis for Your Personal Goals

Before you attempt to take on any goal, you must ask yourself do you have what you need to be successful in achieving that goal. A SWOT Analysis is a tool that helps you do just that. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A SWOT Analysis a valuable tool that will give you…

How to Set SMART Goals for Your Life

Have you ever said that there was something that you wanted to do, something that you wanted to have, or somewhere you wanted to go but never saw anything come of it? It’s nice to have dreams. To envision yourself in a better place, doing better things, or just being better, is wonderful. Our dreams…

How to Make a Plan to Achieve Your Goals

After determining that your goal is SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Bound) you have to say to yourself, “How am I going to make it happen.” No matter what goal you are trying to achieve, you will have to determine what your objectives are, and what activities you will engage in to help you meet those…

5 Ways to Make Money On Your Own Time

Tired of the 9-5 life but think it’s impossible to live without the predictability of a regular pay check? What if I told you that there are plenty of ways to make great money, working less hours, and having fun in the process. Well, there are and I know because I’m the master of making…