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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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INHALE, EXHALE, RELEASE

INHALE, EXHALE, RELEASE April is Stress Awareness Month! “Stress.” Just the mention of the word can instantly cause your entire body to tense, and jaw to clench, as you try to relegate any forthcoming thoughts that could induce stress when pondering the word for too long.  If only the cure for stress was as simple as not thinking about it, maybe then it would stop being one of the leading causes of death. According to…

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The Heroic Hustle of Ermias Asghedom

The Heroic Hustle of Ermias Asghedom I had heard the name before. “Nipsey Hussle.” I don’t think I could tell you who he was or what he did though. But it was a catchy name that stuck. On March 31st I was in Starbucks and overheard two barristas say that Nipsey Hussle was shot. My initial thought was I’m sorry for his loss; other than that I did not think much of it. It’s unfortunate that during…

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Celebrate and Support Women in Business

Did You Know… “Black Women Are Fastest Growing Group of Female Entrepreneurs A new report from Nielsen puts numbers to Black women’s consumer, entrepreneurial and advocacy power in the 21st century…the number of businesses majority-owned by Black women grew 67 percent between 2007 and 2012, compared to 27 percent for all women and 13 percent for White women. Nielsen quantifies that growth at 1.5 million Black woman majority-owned businesses as of 2015.” ********* Be Inspired By Other…

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Strong Women

“Here’s to strong women, May we know them, May we be them, May we raise them.” – Unknown Happy International Women’s Day! Did you know IWD has been celebrated around the world for decades??  First, a brief history lesson: “After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet…

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It’s A Day Of Love: Get Your Sparkle On…

It’s A Day Of Love: Get Your Sparkle On… Happy Valentine’s Day, Loves… ‘Gal-entine’s‘ Day is what we like to call it around here.  In our world we thrive on UPLIFTING and INSPIRING our sisters and brothers.  We don’t think about chocolates and flowers today.  There is no need for reservations. Today is about loving ourselves, loving our people, and celebrating all that is good that we L.O.V.E. in our lives. Do not, I repeat do not,…

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