Year 2019-Just Saw The Lion King

Year 2019-Just Saw The Lion King

Review
  I contemplated back and forth about putting a spoiler alert message at the beginning of this post. Only because according to my family, friends, and social media pals-I’m the only one in the universe who hasn’t seen The Lion King. But, I’m not judgmental like them (LOL) so I’ve inserted a spoiler alert for folks like me for whatever reason haven’t seen what has been described as a Disney classic. As of publication I have seen both the original movie (shout out to FreeForm) and the new one with King Beyoncé, (LOL!) First to answer the million-dollar question?-Why haven’t I seen Lion King before 2019? Answer: I don’t know. I haven’t seen a plethora of Disney movies, but now that they’re doing all these remakes, I know what I’ve…
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Q&A W/ Carlos J. Avent-Author of “10 Extraordinary Lessons from an Ordinary Dad”

Q&A W/ Carlos J. Avent-Author of “10 Extraordinary Lessons from an Ordinary Dad”

Book Lovers, Review, Support Black Business
Last year a friend from college (Thee GREAT Morgan State University) published a book about the lessons he's learned from his father throughout his life. I knew when it was released that I would be supporting simply because he was someone I knew from school, and he was doing something positive. I was not disappointed with my purchase and support of author and self-development mentor, Carlos J. Avent. About the Book: 10 Extraordinary Lessons from an Ordinary Dad is about Carlos' experience growing up with his father in Baltimore City and the lessons he advertently and sometimes inadvertently taught him from childhood through adulthood. Carlos' goes into lessons he's learned about love and respect, the importance of discernment, self-control, and personal effort to name a few. At the end of…
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Book Review: I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl

Book Review: I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl

Book Lovers, Empowerment, Review, Support Black Business
A few months ago, I went on an intentional search for books written for and about black girls and women. While I did find a few books with black characters, I was shocked to find upon further research that quite a few of the authors of those books were not black women or even black men for that matter. I won’t dive into my theory and disappointment on this post because what I did find made several girls that I teach and me very happy, and that’s the book I’m A Pretty Little Black Girl written by Betty K. Bynum. I absolutely fell in love upon my first reading. I thought to myself- where had this book been when I was a little girl? My son, who shares my love…
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