Usually, when I workout, i do minimum 30 minutes cardio a day. Sometimes i break it up (15 before, workout, 15 after) or i knock it all out before or after. I try to make it a requirement for each gym session, but lately, I have gotten a little lax. I do my cardio on… Continue reading Don’t Get Stuck Indoors
Have you ever just had a bad day? Or a bad week? To the point where you would rather just curl up in a ball and cry the entire day away? I woke up in a pretty bad mood this morning. I didn't sleep very well, which started with me going to sleep very late… Continue reading A Not So Good Day…
Slowly (very slowly), but surely, the weight is coming off. Soon I'll be under ......a certain number (don't want to say) and I'm feeling pretty good about it. I wouldn't say the weight is falling off in big chunks, but I can feel and see small differences. My current dilemma is clothes. Summer time has… Continue reading The Cross Between Needing Clothes and Losing Weight
You hear a lot of people (primarily women) say “what you did to get it, you have to do to keep it”. So first of all, until you’ve said “I do” -you’re single, & until that day happens you are dating a representative! I say that because often people get upset because the person they were dating changes, well, that’s because they no longer have to impress, pretend or present you with a picture perfect image. If you were fun, supportive, hardworking for your relationship in the beginning, it is required throughout. Simple, why would someone who thought they we’re getting one thing stay for you to become someone else? For that matter they can just be with another person!
Its much like having a job, your ambition, hard work, going above and beyond will land you the job and promotions. When you stop doing those things, you stop…
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When I finally get the space, I’m going to create what I call my “writer’ oasis” lol
Remember when I said I work more productively when I plan, well I also work better when I have a quiet, clean, efficient space to create, pay bills, or think.
I am re-designing my home and one of the rooms that need an update is my office space. Although, I daydream of a whole room as my office, honestly I write just as well at the dining room table than my desk, but I still salivate over cool, eclectic, and pretty creative spaces like these:
Not many distractions here and a poster of the world is ALWAYS a great idea for us daydreamers!
Writing is what is important. Doesn’t matter where you write or how pretty your space is just write.
It’s not the street I usually go down, but for some reason, that day I turned down a different road. Today of all days, this road caught my attention, more than it had in the past. It was more appealing, more attractive, and more noticeable and I couldn’t take my focus off of it. I… Continue reading Home
This is such a true post. I agree that until the stigma of minorities not trusting the police is gone, men of color will not want to pursue the role of becoming a police officer. In light of these recent events, I am not sure if there will be any way that they could enhance the recruitment of minorities to convince them that they should become a law enforcement officer. There have also always been talks about hiring qualifications and requirements that minorities don’t meet, but when it comes down to it, would you want to start a career with people you don’t trust?
Could the strained relationships between police and the Black community improve if there were more African- American cops patrolling predominantly Black neighborhoods?
Civil rights activists have been calling for more Black police officers after the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., the death of Freddie Gray Jr., from Baltimore, who died in police custody on April 19, and so many other cases involving police and dead black men.
In the case of Freddie Gray, it’s not a simple case of racism and policing: Three of the six police officers charged in Gray’s death are Black, which underscores that the pervasive flawed police culture transcends race. The distrust among Black residents toward police of any color has never been more apparent.
And now, there is a broader issue to consider: The Wall Street Journal reported that the percentage of African-Americans in the nation’s police departments has remained stagnant for…
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I am kind of upset that I haven't been able to give my novel the attention it deserves in the last 2 months or so. It has been a pretty busy couple of months, from working, to being out of town or doing something since the end of April. Needless to say, the writing has taken a… Continue reading #WhitWritesHerNovel: Hiatus and the Thought of a Writing Group
I recently did a quick retwist on my locs, because these edges were looking a hot mess. I recently stopped using my Jamaican Mango and Lime gel, due to some reviews I have seen, so I wanted to try something different on my hair. While I was natural, my go to gel was Eco Styler Gel… Continue reading Confessions of a Loc’d Goddess: Eco Styler Gel Review