It Starts At Home

It Starts At Home

Empower & Inspire
  *Updated Blog Post* As many of my social media friends know, I am in my tenth year as an elementary educator with Baltimore City Public Schools. I have taught fourth and fifth grade, everything from Literacy, Health, Social Studies, Mathematics, and Science. Upon being hired I was asked, by my then assistant principal, which grade I wanted to teach. I chose fourth grade because it was my favorite grade, thanks to Ms. Drake who was once a teacher at Mary E. Roman Elementary School. I also thought this age group would already have the basic concepts of reading and mathematics and I would be there to enhance their knowledge base. I have never been SO WRONG in my life. (more…)
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Black Business Feature: De’Voiler Couture

Black Business Feature: De’Voiler Couture

Black Excellence, Empower & Inspire
I recently sat down with business owner and diva herself, Nerine Vendryes, owner of online boutique De'Voiler Couture.  Devoiler Couture was created to give the every day woman access to affordable couture type pieces of clothing.  In speaking with Nerine you can hear and feel her passion when speaking about her business and clientele. “Building my brand it’s very important but I want to build a relationship with my clients” Her vision is to empower women to look and feel great in their clothes with a goal of becoming a leader in selling quality fashion clothing. She offers the latest styles to women of all ages and sizes at reasonable prices.  Nerine is serious about offering her clients not only the best, but the best for each client's style and body…
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Patty Boo Angels 2017

Patty Boo Angels 2017

Empower & Inspire
  Every year me and my family and friends join the Central Maryland Chapter of the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition to Walk/Run to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. This was the chapter's eight walk/run and my family's sixth year participating and as usual we had a great time.  (more…)
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Nine Things That Make Me Smile

Nine Things That Make Me Smile

Empower & Inspire
Hey folks! It’s Monday and I hope everyone’s week is starting off on a great note. In a world full of hate I want to be a ray of love, light, and hope on my small part of the web. To bring a little sunshine to my friends and readers who may be experiencing a dreary day outside or possibly within I decided to share a list of things that make me smile or lift my spirits. Hopefully it makes you smile! 😃 (more…)
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Black Business Feature: Just For Us

Black Business Feature: Just For Us

Black Excellence, Empower & Inspire
If you ask entrepreneur Chyrome DeVaughn to describe his business he states "My business is an online business catering to people with diabetes. On our website we allow people battling diabetes or who want to just live a healthier lifestyle to access sugar-free snacks." After speaking with him about his purpose and goals it is apparent there is so much more. Mr. DeVaughn has a dream for himself, his family, friends, and the community as a whole. (more…)
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5 Things To Give Up To Be Successful

Empower & Inspire
Success. We all want it. In some way we all strive for it in different aspects. It seems we can come up with things we need to do to be successful, create our to do list and But there are many, MANY things that we have to give up in order to achieve our goals. I did some research and have compiled a list of the top 5 things that I’ve found helpful to give up in order to reach success. (more…)
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