Top 12 Home Tips for Summer June 24, 2022 – Posted in: Organization, Things To Do

Summer is finally HERE and if you are like us we couldn’t be more excited!  Nice long days, plenty of sunshine, hanging with friends & family, and maybe even a mini vacation or two. What do YOU have planned for Summer 2022? Make the most of it. Unfortunately it will be gone before you know it.  Take time for YOU. Also take time for your environment. Let your home or apartment feed your soul and HELP…

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Black Music Trivia June 16, 2022 – Posted in: Be Inspired

June is African American Music Month. Test your knowledge of African American music with this quiz!   Which Billie Holiday song is considered to be one of the first protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement? Strange Fruit Travlin’ Light Ain’t Nobody’s Business That’s Life I Guess   Who was the first African American member of the New York City Opera? Marian Anderson Sissieretta Jones Todd Duncan Simon Estes   What year did the Apollo…

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Black Music Trivia – Answers – Posted in: Be Inspired

June is African American Music Month. Test your knowledge of African American music with this quiz!   Which Billie Holiday song is considered to be one of the first protest songs of the Civil Rights Movement? Strange Fruit Travlin’ Light Ain’t Nobody’s Business That’s Life I Guess   Who was the first African American member of the New York City Opera? Marian Anderson Sissieretta Jones Todd Duncan Simon Estes   What year did the Apollo…

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Why I still send Christmas Cards… December 1, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

WHY I BOTHER… It’s a project. I get it. Many people think about the amount of cards received and say, “Hey, I’m good.  People just don’t do this any more.” In my age bracket (40-45) hardly any of my friends send out cards. Typically any cards I get from my sista girls are the ones who send photos of their children. The cards that are fun to see and you say, “Wow so-and-so is getting…

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Show The Moms How Special They Are April 20, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

We Celebrate Our Moms With Our Gifts. Let’s Couple That With The Gift Of Time…   In my family, “Mother’s Day” usually ended up becoming “Mother’s Weekend.” We would get together with aunts and cousins to bring my grandmother to a restaurant of her choice for an afternoon full of bonding and filet mignon.  As time passed on, and the holiday celebrations grew in popularity, we opted to go on Saturday to avoid the crowds and…

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Women In Black History | Who’s Who March 25, 2021 – Posted in: Be Inspired

How Many Of These Fantastic Women Do You Know? See Below For More Information On Each Trailblazing SHE-ro! Let us continue to raise our sistren and their accomplishments. Wangarĩ Muta Maathai (1 April 1940 – 25 September 2011) was a Kenyan social, environmental, and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize.[1] As a beneficiary of the Kennedy Airlift she studied in the United States, earning a Bachelor’s Degree from Mount…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know The Signs October 15, 2019 – Posted in: Be Well

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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