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Get Ya Money Right!

Join me in the studio with Aisha Taylor! Aisha is the CEO & Founder of FNPhenomenal. “FNPhenomenal is a movement designed to help single moms build financially phenomenal futures by developing the faith to believe that phenomenal living is their reality and acquiring the knowledge and tools needed to achieve their desired goals.” We’re discussing living your best financial lives! Tune in Get Ya Money Right!

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Crown Adjustment!

Join me in the studio with Danielle Hawthorne of Queens Building Queens! Danielle is one of Queens sitting on the throne of the movement Queens Building Queens! This group is all about sisterhood and helping women embrace & build each other. We are going to talk about the need for groups like this and how we can help adjust each others crowns. Tune in Crown Adjustment

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Being Nanekia…Feelin’ Pretty

feelin prettyAs most of you know I spent a lot of time last year working out preparing for my friend’s wedding.¬† We had an amazing time, check out the photos¬†Girls Trippin. We all looked amazing and enjoyed ourselves to the fullest. Maybe we enjoyed ourselves a little too much, since returning home the joy has continued and the pounds have inched back. As life would have it I just began to accept the pounds as HAPPY to be alive weight and went on my merry way.

It was a lie. These were not HAPPY pounds they were you are not watching your health, you are being careless, you need to get real. I had to be honest with myself I can be happy and healthy, what could I do to make sure I was able to achieve both?! Although I never had a problem working out, it would get boring sometimes, I mean I could switch up machines but being in the same gym every day seeing the same things over and over caused me to get bored. I headed outside to walk around my neighborhood, the track, local parks, still I was bored. I NEEDED A WORKOUT MAKEOVER!!!!!

What do you do when you need a makeover, YOU CALL YA GIRLS! My main workout partner for the wedding had started a new workout regimen and said I could join her. I was like I’m not really into having some pushy workout instructor yelling, thinking that would motivate me. Little did I know, this workout group would change my whole way of thinking about working out. #PrettyGirlsTrain #TrainPretty

This community of beautiful women of all shapes and sizes welcomed me with open arms. It’s a place where I can dance, which I love to do and get the encouragement I need to take back control of my health. Each week I go there I sweat like crazy I enjoy some me time and I get healthy. Could a girl ask for much more?! I’ve got a long road ahead of me, but with each beat drop I’m one twerk closer to achieving my goals. What’s something you need to do to take back control of your health or at least maintain it?

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All My Single Ladies!

Join me in the studio with Jennay Jones! Jennay is the voice behind Single Ladies Let God Do It! This group helps ladies embrace their singleness, teaching each to enjoy this time because who God has destined for you may be waiting around the corner but until then LET GOD DO IT! Be encouraged and inspired by her message of faith, hope, & love! This show is a part of the series Hot Mommies Get Healthy!

All My Single Ladies!

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The Blame Game!

Blame-01-758x342So…I received a video from someone I consider a “friend”. The video was titled “Single Black Mothers Created the Modern Day Ghetto,” catchy title right. Normally I would not entertain such ignorance but because, remember I said I received this from someone I consider a “friend” thought it might have a message he felt I needed to hear. Needless to say IT DID NOT!!! I won’t post the video because the profanity and ignorance that shines through makes me physically ill. I will however address it.

Throughout the video the narrator degrades black women calling them all forms of profanities, and the black children we raised are apparently profanities and apes as well. Every now and again you get one of these so-called angry militants who instead of coming up with a solution will just lay blame and take no responsibility, I took his video as just that, but what disturbed me was the comments. WHY DO WE AS A PEOPLE HAVE TO BLAME SOMEONE FOR WHAT WE ALL HAVE DONE! We are all guilty of not being willing participants in forming constructive ways to parent, build up our communities, give back, mentor, and trust each other. This was something we learned and instead of changing our mindset we blame each other. Thus the cycle of not owning our part continues and rants like this get viewed and like, arguments get started with no real resolution. My suggestion STOP BLAMING EACH OTHER!!!!!! We’ve done enough damage with the blame game it’s time that we offer some apologies and get to fixing our communities.

As a black woman raising a black son I’m offended that we all get lumped into one category, BITTER B*TCHES! Forgive the language but it’s the truth. Or at least my truth. I can’t possibly raise a man because I’m not one and how dare I not give my son access to men like this who claim they can make him a man. Let me address two things, 1. I am not a man so therefore have no knowledge of what it is like to be one, I am however a decent human being and I know how to raise a productive member of society. 2. Just because you are a man doesn’t mean you are any better at teaching my son to be a man. But guess what I’M NOT BLAMING YOU!!

In my opinion instead of blaming each other let’s take the initiative with all the young people in our lives male or female and show them how to lead, how to contribute, how to change society, how to build, how to exist with each other. What a wonderful world we would live in if that were the seed that was planted.

So my people what are you going to do? You have two options, 1. take the cowards way and blame someone else, 2. stand up and become someone in your community these young people can look to for guidance. The choice is yours!