New View, New You ~ Single Parenting

I’m not here to give you some pity party on how difficult things were being a single parent, but instead give you encouragement, and inspiration to know you can and you will overcome the struggles of raising children as a single parent. On August 21st 1992 I became a single mother for the first time that actually was the first time I became a mother in general, at the age of 14. I knew at that point in my life I had to put myself aside and start living my…

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Vision Of Love

“I’m so fat”. “Why is my skin so dark”? “Why are my friends lighter or darker than me”? “Her hair is so long”. “I hate my nappy locks”. “No man will ever want a woman like me”. “I have all these stretch marks, pimples, my eyes are too big”. (something that I use to say as a teenager). Why are we so hard on ourselves? Why is it that when we look in the mirror, we see everything that is wrong with us and nothing that is right? When and…

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My Black Wasn’t Always Beautiful

As a child growing up I was the darker one of my siblings. I was the dark-skinned girl amongst my friends. Every time someone made a comment about me, it was associated with my skin color; whether it was positive or negative. “You are a pretty darked skinned girl” or “black this or black that”. Each time I heard those comments it left an imprint that my black wasn’t beautiful. Why couldn’t I just be pretty without the extra adjective? Why did my attractiveness have to be pointed out in…

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For the Love of Living Healthy with Tamika Quinn

The lovely Tamika Quinn is a force to be reckoned with here in the Hampton Roads area of Southeastern Virginia and abroad. It is my esteem pleasure to share with our readers a little of her fabulous story of survival in the midst of adversity. She has surpassed the point of launching a business, supporting our youth, and promoting weight loss, Tamika is also a 2016 “American Heart Association STROKE HERO” and 2016 “ACHI MENTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD WINNER”. This Philly native has a fondness for cooking healthy creative…

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