Monthly Archives: September 2013

Great Use of Space – Canopy Daybed



canopy daybed (via desire to inspire) – my ideal home….


Beautiful workspace!


Thinking minimalist furniture? But creative workspace?


le-sojorner: Beautiful workspace. – my ideal home….

If women didn’t exist, all…


If women didn’t exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning. – Aristotle Onassis

Greens in a Glass…


Hello there!

No excuse if you don’t have a juicer! You can use a blender to make this super healthy juice! Especially when you travel and can’t tote along your juicer! I found a way around this by buying a Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Blender, Red from my local Walmart. Under 20 bucks!

Greens -in-Glass

Courtesy of Joy Bauer

1 cup(s) spinach, baby, (1 big handful)
1/2 cup(s) cucumber(s), chunks, peel on
1 stalk(s) celery, cut into chunks
1/2 medium banana(s), fresh or frozen, cut into chunks
1/2 cup(s) pineapple chunks, fresh or frozen
6 ounce(s) yogurt, fat-free, Greek-style, plain, (see note)
3 whole ice cubes, 3-5 cubes (optional)

If you don’t like something, …


If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. – Maya Angelou

A man who makes trouble…


A man who makes trouble for others is also making trouble for himself. – Chinua Achebe

For Africa to me is…


For Africa to me is more than a glamorous fact. It is a historical truth. No man can know where he is going unless he knows exactly where he has been and exactly how he arrived at his present place. – Maya Angelou

Remember, people will judge you…


“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold, but so does a hard-boiled egg”. – Anonymous

An ant that doe…


Too funny! Better understood in the native language!

Juju Films

An ant that does not know its level wants to go babysit for a chicken.

Yoruba Proverb

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White America’s “obsession with hair issues” – angst – outflow: Cut off your “dada”, elementary school tells little girl! – Tola Adenle


And we will continue to wear braids, dreads, twists until this “obsession” changes! I love my braids!

Dada is the [Nigerian] Yoruba word for “dreadlocks”.

Little Tiana Parker who has had to switch schools as her former school does not allow the wearing of dreadlocks!

[Picture from /Fox News]

Link to story at bottom of essay

Allow me to first say this:  it IS White America that suffers “angst” about African-American hair, a situation that the dominant culture has forced the minority and oppressed population to accept without the minority realizing – rather – being able to do anything about it; that it is a choice that is definitely out of their hands for the most part; a sort of fait accompli:  do SOMETHING to that hair, lighten up your skin – or you won’t get the anchor job, etcetera.  In America, however, African-American females are the one finger-pointed for having “hair angst”; talk of turning the table on your opponent!  Black America is obsessed about hair…

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