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4 Reasons Why It’s Important to Stop Pitting Women Against Each Other

  The media is notorious for pitting women against each other and I started seeing it more and more on the blogs, especially on Instagram in the comment section. I’ve learned that the media often times make up feuds to stir up and bring more attention their site. One media site often times put two pictures of women who wore the same outfit side by side and ask the question, “Who Wore It Better?” Elle Woods once said, “We girls need to stick together. We can’t try to look good by making each other look bad.” Elle never made other…

Star Unofficial Aftershow Podcast

Omg you guys, it’s finally here!!!! Back in May, I tweeted Lee Daniels telling him that I thought Star should have an aftershow podcast, kind of like how Insecure has Insecuritea, but of course little ol regular me has no pull and got nothing back, so I decided to do my own unofficial aftershow podcast because Star definitely needs one!! I recorded the first episode last night and it is up live and running on Soundcloud!! Please click here to listen. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE share with your friends, family, dogs, neighbors, enemies, etc.

Which Keirsey Personality Type Are You?

Professor David Keirsey divided all of humanity into four key temperamental groups. His personality groups represent key human archetypes found throughout history and his test is the most widely used assessment test in the world. Are you ready to find out which type you are? The four temperament types are artisan, guardian, idealist and rational.  The Keirsey transforms your understanding of people, brings your clarity on who you are,w hat you do, what you love and what difference you make. You can take the test on keirsey.com, however in order to go in depth about the temperament type you get,…

Making Your Profile Photo on LinkedIn Visible to Only Connections for POC

As an active job seeker within Talent Acquisition/Human Resources, I’ve discovered that finding a job, is a job itself.  You see so many people on your LinkedIn feed, people at your current job or peers via social media who are consistently getting new jobs or promotions at work.  I was having a recent conversation with a co-worker of mine, as we both have been looking for a new job.  One thing I have noticed is that a recruiter would reach out to me via e-mail for my availability because they liked my resume and once I replied back I did…

Man Crush Monday

In light of recent news, I wanted to make this week’s Man Crush Monday none other than Aubrey Drake Graham. I knew I had a crush on Aubrey since Degrassi and Replacement Girl days.  I remember like it was yesterday when I first discovered the song Replacement Girl, thinking damn who is this fine light-skin? To only realize it was none other than Aubrey Drake Graham from Degrassi. I also did not realize how much I actually LOVED this man until I found some old tweets of mine where I professed my love for him. In September of 2010, I…

8 Things to Do in the Morning to Have a More Productive Day

1. Get Up Early When you get up earlier than normal, about 2 hours earlier, you’ll feel more refreshed.  Not only will you feel more refreshed, but you can get a lot more done.  Cook that breakfast that you’ve never had time to cook before work, put a load of clothes in the washer, read that book you never have time to read or do some homework. 2.  Work Out. If you’re anything like me, waking up early to work out sounds sooooooo sad, lol.  I prefer working out in the evenings after work, however I have worked out before work before…

I’m Okay with Not Getting Married

Back in February, I went home for my parents 50th birthday celebration.  While we were at the venue setting up, my father and I were talking about his eating habits and health.  He went on a rant about how he’s trying to overall live a healthier life as he wants to see his grandkids grow up and see me get married. It didn’t dawn on me until a couple of days later that my father is looking forward to seeing me get married, however I have come to the realization that I may not want to get married and I…

When I was 22 I dated a man 15 years older than me

Yes, you read the title of this article correctly.  When I was 22, I dated a man that was 37.  Here’s how we met.  After graduating college, I move back home to Memphis.  I had two part-time jobs at the time, one at the University of Memphis Bookstore and the other at JCPenney’s.  He too, had two jobs.  A full-time job and a part-time job at JCPenney’s.  I worked in the shoe department and he worked in the children’s department which was right by each other.  Now when I first saw this man, I thought he was a cool 27…