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Kwanzaa Principles in 2017

I first participated in Kwanzaa in 2013. It was eye-opening (no woke pun intended). After my experience, I plan on attending a Kwanzaa celebration for the rest of my life. I’m not an expert but I’ve been to a few across different cities in North Carolina and one in Mississippi. I know people may have [...]

By |December 31st, 2017|

Learn About Everyday Hero Lindsy Bivens

When was the last time that you saw a hero?  I bet it was more recent then you think. We are fortunate to have heroes around us daily. You may not witness them leaping buildings or flying high in the sky. They may  lack a cape but instead wear a uniform, business suit, scrubs, or [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|

She’s no Mary.

During Christmas seasons, there are many themes. There’s joy, miracles, giving, and family. I didn’t grow up with decorated trees, wreaths on doors, or even wrapped gifts but I love this season. However, I'm not so optimistic that I'm aloof. There are still a few things that make me cringe around this year— focus more [...]

By |December 10th, 2017|

I’m not Mad!( Really, I’m not).

Have you ever wanted to SCREAM? Have you ever been so fed up that you want to throw the closest thing near you? Have you wanted to just set someone straight because they don't know who they messing with? Instead, you found yourself too exacerbated to do anything. You realize that it's a waste of energy. I'M [...]

By |November 12th, 2017|

5 Reasons You Need a Friend Like Her from the “Girls Trip” Movie

If you have been on social media or listened to the radio for the last few days, you know the movie “Girls Trip” is the latest buzz. People are generally mentioning either two out of four of the characters. Dina who is a free-spirited and no holds barred type friend. Ryan is the successful, fly, and [...]

By |July 27th, 2017|

500 things lost yet I’m still happy.

Well, let me first start off by being clear in my description. I didn't lose 500 things by accident. Nobody robbed me and I didn't experience a tragedy such as a fire, flood, or tornado.  I intentionally set a goal to be with 500 less items by December 2017. After watching a documentary  " Minimalism: A [...]

By |June 30th, 2017|

Growth After Betrayal

As I looked over my older bank statements, I was in disbelief. I had several charges going to my ex-boyfriend's PayPal account that equaled $435. I contacted him for clarity simply with a picture of highlighted transaction with the text "Please explain." He replied, "IDK" When I responded with the obvious of him stealing, he [...]

By |April 27th, 2017|

I received a lesson about unity on American Airlines.

On April 11,2017, I was flying home from visiting friends. My stay in Phoenix was a great time filled with laughter of past memories and admiration of how much we've grown. I was a little tense flying back considering what occurred on United Airlines. Little did I know that this flight would be serendipitous. The [...]

By |April 12th, 2017|

Be careful of the Company You Keep- MLM Association

  Have you ever scrolled through Facebook to see something that you were associated with negatively exposed? I'm from Mississippi and live in North Carolina so we are constantly in the news for the lack of equality across the board. I'm a Marine Veteran so the picture scandal has been trending for a few weeks. [...]

By |March 26th, 2017|

We are more than just teachers. Part 1

    One of my students walked in the classroom. Both of her arms were outstretched with clenched fists. She shouted "Ms. Williams, I did it! I did it! I did my presentation in front of the class and I didn't cry this time."  I rushed over smiling from ear to ear and gave her a [...]

By |February 11th, 2017|