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Do you Cleanup for the Cleaning Ladies?

This morning, Supermaids saw the real me. I ran ahead of the two women while they were taking off their shoes and hanging up their coats. They lagged behind, talking in Spanish and eyeballing.

“Look at the clutter. I bet she didn’t know we were coming.” Then laughter.
Well, I don’t speak Spanish, so I don’t really know what they were saying. I’m just imagining what I and a friend might have said.

Active, Healthy, Spiritual

More Love, More Joy, More Money!

Today, I see so many people I love in need, not of the basics, but of those extraneous things that we all crave. More love, money, friendship, a better lifestyle, and increased favor are things that most people could use.

Blessedly, God has promised us all of those particular things if we have sown those particular seeds! You may have to go out of your way to be helpful and friendly to the boss or the co-worker that you secretly despise. You may have to make the effort to support a friend’s endeavor even if you’re too tired.

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Enjoy Your Joe!

Coffee is the best thing that has ever happened to me in the mornings. Some of you love tea the same way and so I grant you this right, also. In fact there is nothing we love that any other person has the right to declare wrong for us. Over the years I’ve seen battles waged against chocolate, eggs, red meat, and other products

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Coaches Dorothy Dawson and Dorothy Gaters, Phenomenal Women

I conclude Black History Month with a salute to two women who have gone above and beyond their duty to help raise generations of girls through sports in the Chicagoland area. The first of these two women is Dorothy Dawson: former teacher, Dean and ssistant principal of Dunbar High School in Chicago. The second is Ms. Dorothy Gaters, Girls Basketball Coach at John Marshall High School, Chicago.

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Anybody Remember Typewriters?

My 27 year-old daughter and I had a ball laughing at how my generation had to use manual typewriters for our high school and college term papers. I thrilled her with stories of hundreds of balled up papers tossed on the floor near the trashcan. These papers boasted mistakes, lumpy whited-out corrections, and strikeovers warranting me to have to start all over again. I described all-night typing sessions, pumped up on “No Doze”, while I slaved over a paper that was due the next morning.

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SHOES, Fashion Week’s “over the top” Selections

If you love shoes, The New York Times captured what can only be described as shoe eye-candy! “Over the top shoes took the center stage last week and guess what? They weren’t on the runway. Times photographer, Bill Cunningham, photographs fashionable people and the passing fashion scene on the streets of Manhattan everyday.

Watch here as he photographs women arriving at the New York Fashion Week shows this week, wearing what he describes as “over the top shoes”.

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Diving In

Do you bake the best cakes or pies in your family? Can you design everything from muu-muus to wedding dresses? Do you write great poems or tell great stories? Can you add up figures in your head faster than anyone else? “Then do the math!” That”s the talent God has given you. How you choose to make it work is up to you.

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2013 NAACP Image Awards Doesn’t Disappoint

“Scandal’s” Kerry Washington, exchanged a long embrace with her Scandal co-star, President Fitzgerald Grant, played by actor Tony Goldwyn, as he presented her with the best actress in a drama award last night at the NAACP 44th Annual Image Awards. This caused the females in the audience to cheer, and that wasn’t the only great moment.

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No Destiny’s Child at Super Bowl Halftime

Okay, it’s official. Michelle Williams says Destiny’s Child won’t be performing at the XLVII Super Bowl halftime in New Orleans, LA. She will be performing in the Jay-Z, Will and Jada Smith production of FELA in Washington D.C. (which will be here at the Arie Crown, Feb. 19-23.) Just wanted to bring you up to speed. Many Boomers will remember the Nigerian musician Fela Ransom Kuti from our youth, along with British Afro pop band, Osibisa.