Tag Archives: Black women

Old Navy releases ad featuring an interracial couple and people freak out…is this 2016?

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Read linked story and share your thoughts. http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/racist-twitter-clutches-its-pearls-because-old-navy-tweeted-an-interracial-family/#.VyaIZlSP5UA.twitter

Laremy Tunsil is the definition of a cautionary tale

Laremy Tunsil is now a Miami Dolphin. He went 13th in the NFL draft. He had hopes of going earlier, but his hopes were dashed when shortly before the draft someone posted a video of him with a gas mask bong. He looked like he was feeling no pain and having a good time. He like so many people chronicle all aspects of their lives and share their exploits with their friends, but what happens when friends become enemies? They post something that they know will hurt you at a time that can change the course of your life…just ask Laremy Tunsil.
http://espn.go.com/nfl/draft2016/story/_/id/15423201/agent-laremy-tunsil-gas-mask-tweet-was-hacked

Ted Cruz just gave Carly Fiorina her ticket on the Titanic

Is Ted Cruz living in a parallel universe? He has to be and in that world he is inches away from winning the GOP nomination for the presidency, but here in the real world he is losing, losing badly. So to see him anointing a running mate today is bizarre. Maybe he is not the only one that resides in this other world. Carly Fiorina is a card carrying citizen of that world. If she was not she would not be jumping on board the Cruz train. At what point does a candidate accept the real world reality that this is not his season. Obviously, Cruz is not there yet he still sees a path but it is over. He is a passenger on the Titanic and today he invited a buddy to join him.

Take Your Dream Out of Layaway-Book Review by Elaine Hegwood Bowen

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This book is so full of tips that are outlined in a very easy manner so that no one misses the mark. Most all of us are familiar with the “old school” layaway system, where if you didn’t have enough money on hand to purchase a particular item, you would put a bit of money down and pay weekly, until the item was finally yours to take home. Joni Hudson-Reynolds uses this same system to posit that many of us have put our dreams on layaway, and it’s about time to get those dreams out of layaway and have them begin to work in our favor.

There are exciting chapters that include Finding The Dream Again, The Burden and Blessing of the Dream, Owning The Dream, Living the Dream and Working the Dream, among others.

Hudson-Reynolds helps people lay out a strategy to achieve their dreams and purpose, even if one has become stagnant and the latter has been up to now undiscovered. She is a graduate of Loyola University of Chicago and in 2011 launched Dreams with Deadlines—a workshop designed for women who have a dream and want to learn how to make it happen.

An excerpt from the book jacket: This book is for people like you—who have a dream but for some reason have not been able to make it happen. You will learn how to say no and mean it; how to close the adoption agency; how to own your dream; how to start again and how to effectively use your 24 hours and more.

The author uses Biblical scriptures to accentuate some points in presenting approaches that are both logical and informative. Nothing is particularly earth shattering, but the information is often filled with anecdotes about events that have occurred in the author’s life that make the suggestion presented easier to comprehend.

For example, in Chapter 5, Giving Your Dream A Deadline, Hudson-Reynolds talks about her freshman year of college and meeting deadlines for her assignments. She spoke of using a flashlight to complete her reading, because the power had gone out in her neighborhood. She vowed not to waste time or money that had been used for her college tuition, and says that your deadline to complete whatever task you have laid out should be of an urgent concern. Finally, she says you should make every resolve to complete it on time.

Each chapter is also followed by “dream steps,” so the reader can outline positive actions to bring one closer to his or her goals.

I found this book helpful in my personal life with my dream that needed a bit of a push, as well. I highly recommend this book for people who are just getting started on the road to their dreams, or for those who have pulled on the side of the road and need a little help navigating back to the finish line.

Hudson-Reynolds’ mission is to empower people with the tools necessary to walk toward their destinies. She is available for speaking engagements and interviews.

For more information about “Take Your Dream out of Layaway” by Joni Hudson-Reynolds, visit http://bookstore.westbowpress.com/Products/SKU001028477/Take-Your-Dream-out-of-Layaway.aspx.

Reprinted with permission from the Chicago Crusader.

FL. deputies listen to the screams out young girls as they drown

Three young girls accused of stealing a car drown while attempting to escape from the police. The deputies claimed they waded into the water in an attempt to save them but the dashcam paints a very different picture. Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2016/04/dashcam_footage_shows_fla_deputies_discussing_whether_to_rescue_girls_who.html

Barbershop The Next Cut…Go Buy Your Ticket

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Just saw Barbershop The Next Cut today and if you have not seen it I encourage you to do so. Sure there are plenty of laughs, but the heart of the story is a father’s love for his son. A black father’s love. I say that because this is not the kind of story that gets much media play. We see black fathers on the Maury Povich show turning flips when they find out that they are not the father. We see the glorification of gang bangers, but we rarely see loving fathers standing up for their children. Go see it and you will be inspired.

Death of a Prince…Now the Questions

Yesterday the artist known as Prince died. We are all still in shock but it interesting to see how yesterday was all about the loss and today is all about the why. What happened? How did he die? Today people are talking about drugs in his system. Why do we build someone up and then try to demolish the icon created? Share your thoughts.

Purple Rain…Prince RIP

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Ben Carson suggest putting Harriet Tubman on the $2 dollar bill…really?


Sometimes I think Ben Carson just wants to make people mad. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

Harriet Tubman will be the new face on the $20 dollar bill

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Harriet Tubman a anti-slave activist will be the first woman on paper money.

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