You can have small moments of happiness in life” Unknown

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Have you simply sat down and had a moment to just enjoy the flowers? As of late, I had the chance to sit down with a group of ladies I had not seen in five years. It had been five years and counting since the last time we shared a feast and made up for lost time about life. These ladies are survivors from abuse and have safeguarded through the difficulty that life has tossed at them and still keep on smiling. …

The Story Of Nathaniel Comick

“Jim Crow had unintended benefits. It forced blacks to build and rely on their own economic, educational and social systems” Jason Whitlock

Nathaniel Comick with son

During this pandemic my son had the opportunity to join Upward Bound . This program takes local teens on field trips all over the states to culture them on the outside world while prepping them for college . Due to the pandemic everything has changed into virtual field trips. This week’s online field trip was to The National Museum of African American History and Culture, in Washington, D.C. …

“Having The Talk”

There is a quote that says “ Prepare your children for the world they WILL grow up in, Not for the world you want them to grow up in”.

Sunday June 27 was the 2021 B.E.T. Awards hosted by Taraji P. Henson. The best performance that captured me was Andra Day remake of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”. The show highlighted some of the most elite black performers as well as some impactful commercials that brought attention to black issues that are plaguing our society today which is racial profiling . …

Identifying If Your Cycle Is A Health Concern

There is a quote that states “ Improving menstrual health in females can lead to long lasting effects on women’s overall education, health, and wellbeing”Helen Weiss.

As we approach the month of July there is a holiday that we as women should celebrate and bring attention to; That holiday is Fibroid Awareness Month. We highlight Fibroid Awareness Month to raise cognizance about a wellbeing factor affecting women cross country. …


When You Get A Sign To Slow Down

There is a quote that says “Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you”. Throughout this year we endured a multitude of indescribable events that have impacted our lives. People have learned to cherish the meaning of family and preserving time, and the importance of self care. …

The New Wave of Pandemic Job Interviewing !

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” — General George Patton

In March 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced COVID-19 a pandemic — an infection flare-up happening over a wide geographic territory and influencing an extraordinarily high extent of the populace. The actual world closure and life was waiting.

Survival for tissue, filtered water and hand sanitizer ran regular people into survivor mode. Wearing mask turned into the new norm and individuals were hesitant to shake hands. …

Releasing The Pain To Regain Freedom !

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” –Katherine Ponder

Individuals come into your life for a reason, a lifetime, or a season. Some come to inspire you, empower you or show life experiences that will ultimately help you evolve into the person you did not expect to be. …

Reflecting on Four Decades of Life’s Bliss

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W. B. Pitkin best said “Life begins at forty.” I was sitting in my patio drinking wine by the fire and I could not believe that I actually turned 40 years old. Number one I still feel like the same old girl rushing to class with her books in her arms, I still feel like the same woman who had 4 beautiful babies as if it were yesterday but 40 is a symbolism of transcendence.

Turning 40 represents a new transition in life. With more than two decades of living life as an…

Explaining Racial Injustice To Teens

In the recent headlines a 20 year old young man name Daunte Wright was pulled over and fatally shot by a police officer. Footage of this young man’s death surfaced all over the screens and on social media. The police officer admittingly confessing to shooting the 20 year old as a fatal flaw of confusing her taser with her gun.

The video of this footage has traveled all over the globe online within seconds. Another video surfaced of a Lieutenant being pepper sprayed by a police officer for driving slow to the gas station …

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There is a statement by renowned rapper Kendrick Lamar that details” Colorism is not a good thing, especially when your black". In 1928 an examination called the paper bag test was presented. A test which contrasted the tone of an African American with a brown paper bag. On the off chance that you were lighter than the paper bag or near it you were granted admittance to the finest establishments, educational and job opportunities, entrance into high society programs and fraternities.

This form of methodology was utilized during slavery. An old archived piece entitled The Willie Lynch letter: The Making…

Meshell Baylor

Author of I’m A Little Big Brother 2016 editor’s choice LA Parent Magazine for Entering the World Of Oz with Justin Author of poem To All The Mothers !

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