Beauty For Ashes


My son’s first football scrimmage was today. It was his first game on Mighty Mites. To my surprise, they played their little hearts out, winning 2 scrimmages and tying one. Before we stepped foot on the field this morning, we prayed. We prayed for the safety of all the teams, for the children to be peaceful and play to their fullest potential. Oh yeah, we prayed that we’d win! I’m glad that … Continue reading Beauty For Ashes

Emptying Out The Negative


Day two of my 7 day fast to becoming more focused on my goals through prayer has been challenging. Limiting social media is one of my goals. However, living in a time when social media has become a main source of communication, overindulging is tempting — especially when you have things to do. One social media second can easily be one work hour in your mind, and then boom, you’re distracted. But … Continue reading Emptying Out The Negative

When Giving Up Is Not An Option


It’s been over two months into unemployment, and ironically, I had spent over 7 years of my life as an Employment Specialist before getting laid off. Standing on the other side of the fence is quite humbling. However, everything happens for a reason. Besides, unemployment seems to be a small disadvantage compared to the devastation that the Louisiana flood victims have experienced since Friday, which left a total of 13 people dead and 30,000 … Continue reading When Giving Up Is Not An Option

Why We Will Miss President Obama And First Lady Michelle


After watching President Obama throughout his eight-year term, we can say that he has changed the meaning of American presidency, going down as the coolest, funniest, most intelligent and charismatic presidents ever to step foot in the White House – he will be missed at the end of his term. His birthday recently passed, on August 4, and it was his last one as president. Here … Continue reading Why We Will Miss President Obama And First Lady Michelle

Success Occurs When Your Dreams Become Bigger Than Your Excuses


Since the day that I was laid off from my job as an Employment Specialist of 7 years (about a month ago) I’ve had some time to become more visual about my future i.e my finances, my weight-loss and writing goals. Some of the helpful advice from an older family member included attending a financial boot-camp and a separate blogging course. Similar to many people, … Continue reading Success Occurs When Your Dreams Become Bigger Than Your Excuses

Putting Yourself First Can Be Hurtful But Necessary


The phrase “self-love” and “putting yourself first” can easily be taken out of content, especially if you take in consideration moral and Biblical factors, which tell us to put others first and to love your neighbor as yourself. But the term “putting yourself first” in this post means not allowing yourself harm when the enemy uses others to deter you from your purpose in life. The … Continue reading Putting Yourself First Can Be Hurtful But Necessary

Business Savvy Kim Kardashian On The Cover of Forbes


(Article originally posted in EGL. Written By: Taylor Bennett) “If you work hard, you can break barriers,” Kim Kardashian West Kim Kardashian West’s career consists of more than posting nude photos of her famous derriere — don’t be so quick to judge. The savvy entrepreneur is a key figure in the business world and a mastermind at promoting her name. She appeared in the July … Continue reading Business Savvy Kim Kardashian On The Cover of Forbes

Viola Davis and Kerry Washington Are Making Major Steps In The Advancement For African American Actresses


“The only thing that separates women of color from anything else is opportunity. You cannot win an Emmy for roles that are simply not there,”  said Viola Davis in her Emmy acceptance speech. Does the lack of acting roles in Hollywood that portray African-American women as desirable, educated, happy and successful play a factor in the way we view Black women today? It could be! … Continue reading Viola Davis and Kerry Washington Are Making Major Steps In The Advancement For African American Actresses

Father’s Day Pictures: A Tribute To All Of The Stand Up Fathers!


  Here’s to all the stand up fathers out there who are great role models for their children. We salute you! Check out my recent post in EGL, Father’s Day Hot Pics, featuring Chris Brown, Iman Shumpert and many more. Salute to MVP Father King James. Congrats to him on the awesome win! Click on the link to see what other father were doing on Father’s … Continue reading Father’s Day Pictures: A Tribute To All Of The Stand Up Fathers!

Remembering Roots: Do We Need A Remake?


“You must always honor your ancestors – the ones who love you and watch over you.” I’ve had several debates with friends, co-workers and even Facebook friends on whether or not a “Roots” remake is necessary. Since the original Alex Haley’s “Roots” series in 1977 was phenomenal, viewers just don’t understand the reason behind forcing people to relive such a brutal time period over and over again. … Continue reading Remembering Roots: Do We Need A Remake?