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What's On

Hey scholars! I saw this list on Marie Claire and decided to give it a try. Why not? So here goes.
What's on your.....
Coffee Table: Books, Yankee Candles and Magazines
TV in the Morning: MSNBC's Morning Joe or Arthur (I love that aardvark!) 
Radar: I am currently in the process of applying for doctoral programs and writing a local history book for               capstone project.
Netflix Queue: Orange is the New Black, indie film Medicine for Melancholy

Nightstand: Nook Color, Journal, and Young Living Essential Oils in Lavender, Patchouli, and Peace & Calming
DVR: Modern Family, Scandal
Bucket List: Travel to New Zealand, see Paris in the Winter, have a great conversation with Oprah!
Weekly Grocery List: Organic Baby Spinach, Almond Milk, Kale, Frozen Fruits (Strawberries, Peaches                                       Pineapples, Mangoes), and Bananas
Go-To Menu: Greek Deli Isle
Perennial to-do List: Meditate Daily

Radio Dial: Local Jazz Station or NPR All Things Considered

My Favorite Kerry Washington covers/spreads

Hey scholars! Here is part two of my Kerry Washington obsession. This has been an amazing year for her. She has been on the cover of numerous magazines here and abroad. This post is dedicated to some of my favorite Kerry Kovers of 2013.

1. Marie Claire- South Africa- October 2013

2. Essence- September 2013

3. Glamour- October 2013

4. Elle- June 2013

5. Vanity Fair- August 2013

6. Uptown - December 2012/ January 2013

*Photo credits:
Marie Claire spread- credited to Marie Claire
Essence photos- Photographer Nino Munoz
Glamour- photos credited to Glamour
Elle- photoshoot credited to Elle
Vanity Fair- Photographer Norman Jean Roy
Uptown- Photographer Nino Munoz

Fashion Favorites 2013: Kerry Washington


Winter Break Reads Part Two: The Physical Books

Hey Scholars! Let's get right into the physical books on my Winter Break reading list.

     The first books on my list I read a few years ago during my undergrad days. I am unable to find the words to describe how these books especially the first one made me feel. When I choose a book to read, I do so according to my mood. I also look for a ne sais quoi! A Love Noire was everything I could have hoped for and then some. It was absolutely PERFECT! I am excited about getting back into this book as well as the sequel. Although I still remember the story, enough time has passed that it will still be kind of new. 

Erica Simone Turnipseed
A Love Noire
HarperCollins Publishers

"When Noire, a hip, Afro-wearing Ph.D. student, walks into Brown Betty Books, her righteousness kicks into overdrive amid the self-identified "talented tenth" who wear their double degrees and five-hundred-dollar shoes like badges of honor. And then Innocent walks in,…

Winter Break Reads Part One: The E-Books

Hey Scholars! Whew, what a semester!! As busy and as crazy as it was, I have to say it was pretty amazing. I worked as an Office Assistant, a Graduate Assistant, and went to school full time, finishing fall semester with a 4.0. I am going to take advantage of my winter break and do a lot of reading that has nothing to do with academics because next semester is going to be even busier and crazier but i am looking forward to it and will embrace it will my total being. With that said, this break is going to be relaxing. Well, as relaxing as I can make it. I am still learning to relax. Today was my first day of break without having to work and I cleaned my apartment. I felt like I needed to being doing something so I cleaned. Anyway, the next three weeks I will read strictly for pleasure.

So here is my list of e-books on my partial winter break reading list:

Mallory Monroe
Reno Gabrini: A Man in Full
Austin Brook Publishing

"Vegas casino owner Reno Gabrini just wanted to t…

In Remembrance Of....

On Sunday September 15, 1963, the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama was bombed. At the time, the city earned the moniker “Bombingham” because of the string of bombings of black homes and institutions since the early 1900s. At 10:19am, the telephone started to ring and a teenaged girl named Carolyn McKinstry answered. The person on the other end of the time said, “3 minutes.” She did not understand what that meant. At the same time, there were 5 girls in the restroom getting themselves ready for church. The title of the sermon that morning was, “A Love that Forgives.” At 10:22am, a box of dynamite went off. The bombing killed four little girls: Addie Mae Collins (14), Carole Robertson (14), Denise McNair (11), and Cynthia Wesley (14).

The fifth girl that was in the basement was Sarah Collins (12), Addie Mae’s sister. Sarah had to identify her sister's body. Later, Sarah survived the bombing, but her injuries were extensive. She lost her right eye and undergone major…

Colorful Plates

Hey Scholars! What's on your plate? When eating your meals your foods should be colorful. Have you ever wondered why fruits and vegetables are the colors they are? Did you know that they help to battle/prevent diseases, keep you beautiful, and help you to live longer? One day while on the internet I came across a picture with the caption "Eating Colors for Health." There were six different colors that each serve a purpose in keeping the human body healthy:

White: Immune support and reduce stroke risk

Green: Detoxification, help with vision problems, and lower risk for cancer

Yellow: Beauty, benefit the Nervous System, and aid in digestion

Orange: Cancer prevention and reduce risk of heart disease

Red: Heart health, reduce risk for stroke, macular degeneration, and memory problems

Purple: Longevity, reduce risk for stroke, macular degeneration, memory problems and brain health

So eat up and enjoy!