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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know The Signs

Today we take a moment to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It has touched so many of us. We are survivors. We are supporters. We are angels. We are all in this together. Together we must support our village. Together we must get checked. Together we must commit to self care. Together we stand. Together we walk. Together we raise. Together we rise. Together we find a cure! Shades of Color encourages you to check…

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Home Cookin’ !

I started cooking by helping my grandmother, mother and aunties as a young girl. We all lived on the same property, but different housing. The “front,” or the “big house” as we called it, was where we would come together for everything until it was time to go to bed. I loved those days. They were not always happy or fun, but they are still good days to remember.   All of us, my sisters…

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Reflections. Life. History.

Shades of Color Reloaded | African American Calendars ==== Recently I started working on Shades of Color’s Black History Facebook page. I really enjoy reading about the different first African Americans to pioneer hope in America. People from all walks ranging from founders, sororities, leaders, activists, pioneers, scientists, musicians, performers, inventors, award winners, athletes, entertainers. As you can see our influences crosses all categories. It is inspiring to uncover the first African Americans to make…

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The Trips That Last A Lifetime

Shades of Color Reloaded Blog | African American Gifts   Everyone should do a road trip at least once in their lifetime. I enjoy it so much I do one as often as I can. Whether you go with a spouse, best friend, girlfriend, family or your children – you must try it! We decided some years back to just do that. Our drive started out on a Thursday night for a two week vacation. The…

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What Flavor Is Your Water?

Shades of Color Reloaded Blog =========================== It’s hot out there. August “dog days” of summer hot. We NEED to wear our sunscreen outside. Whether or not we are outside or inside we also NEED to drink our water!! Water is incredibly good for our bodies. If you suffer from any of the below, it could be a sign that you are depriving yourself of adequate water === 9 Warning Signs That Your Body Is Lacking…

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Traveling with My Travel Mug

Black Bloggers | Traveling with My Travel Mug | Read Our Latest Blog! I just love smoothies. I try making one as often as I can. Lately, I’ve been traveling with my Shades of Color Travel Mug, which is great for smoothies on the go. These travel mugs will keep your drink cold for hours as you travel from work, school, the gym, taking the kids to the park or just hanging outside the house.…

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Afrocentric Back To School Supplies

African American School supplies have been on the rise as they reflect the beauty, intellect and potential of our students. Shades of Color designs  Afrocentric Back to School Supplies that will inspire students of all ages throughout the year. Our African American Stationery, Bags, Calendars & Gift Collections offer unique products to support all of your stationery and Back to School needs and can be used as well for home, personal or office use. Jot down your thoughts and assignments with soulful…

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A Sea Of Sisters | Essence Fest 2019

New Orleans. Summertime. Our crew of four were fueled by the excitement of the unknown. 500,000 attendees where expected to convene in the Big Easy for Essence Fest 2019. This would be our largest Black Women’s Expo to date and we couldn’t wait to see how the days would unfold. It was about to be on and poppin.’ After a half day of set up we joined the rest of the vacationers enjoying a sweltering 4th…

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Take A Note: Mental Health

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month… I have not stopped to think much about it in years past.  However, as time moves on we are seeing more stress in our work place, more tension in our government, more anger in our streets, more nightmares appearing on our news stations…  Road rage feels like it’s at an all time high.  Our thoughts and prayers are doled out on a weekly basis.  Our children are learning how…

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MISSION: BEST MOTHER’S DAY GIFT

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s that time to start shopping for your mom’s gift. It is important to celebrate your mother, especially since being a mother is one of the toughest jobs on earth! (Amen??!) Mothers aren’t always appreciated, except on Mother’s Day, therefore it is NECESSARY to splurge a little every second Sunday in May.  Show your mother, or mother figures, how much they mean to you! In the United States,…

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