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Power to the People

Happy Black History Month! I’m know I’m posting this on its last day and obviously we shouldn’t restrict educating ourselves and celebrating once a year, but I wanted to get this in because we have this designation. Sharing and learning the often overlooked and erased contributions of a people is the whole point of this month! I won a giveaway from Goodreads a couple of months … Continue reading Power to the People

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Engage

One of the great things about blogging is seeing people from all over the globe. So I’m sorry that this post is going to be very United States-centered! However, at least here in the U.S., there’s a narrative comparing other leaders or candidates to our current president, so perhaps you can relate. I’ve been raised to follow politics through pop culture or comedy programs, but other … Continue reading Engage

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Incarcerated Illinois

The holidays are upon us which means for some of us– myself included– will be complaining about incoming in-laws or other unsavory relations. While some complaints may be valid and not to be patronizing, but perhaps we can deal by considering people who will have to go through a little more to see their families. I just happen to see @prisonculture‘s tweets sharing groups’ Amazon wish … Continue reading Incarcerated Illinois

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Greater Good Gifts

Have you heard of Greater Good? They have a network of websites where you can click on a banner that helps generate ad money which goes towards charities dealing with hunger,  breast cancer and more. There’s also a plethora of other information like petitions, videos, and news. Throughout their websites is their Gifts That Give More shop that includes donations starting at $0.77! Gifts sound … Continue reading Greater Good Gifts

Beauty Bakerie

Have you heard of Beauty Bakerie? Perhaps you have seen their AMAZING Lip Whips on social media. #WhatSmudge!!! Hi Sugar Babies! Meet Versailles' Cousins! We are SOOOOO excited to welcome them to the family! You guys asked for it and we DELIVERED FOUR!! From wrist to arm: Honey, Bubblegum Crisis, I like to Chai Chai and Syruptitious🍬🍨🍦🍰🍡🍥🍯🍑 Indulge NOW on the site!!! A post shared … Continue reading Beauty Bakerie

Defend the Sacred

Sacred Stone Camp

In April, indigenous activists began protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline which stands to contaminate the Missouri River, a water source for thousands of Standing Rock Sioux and millions downstream. In September, more than 100 tribes unified in historic gatherings, and protectors were attacked with pepper spray and dogs while trying to defend a tribal burial site being bulldozed by the pipeline company. President Obama has since paused DAPL, but … Continue reading Sacred Stone Camp

Red Panda Network

Today is International Red Panda Day! Its National Sister's Day here in the USA! Tag your #sisters or best friends to share this adorable red panda photo with them to brighten their day. #redpanda #redpandanetwork #sistersday #👭 A post shared by Red Panda Network (@redpandanetwork) on Aug 7, 2016 at 7:20am PDT Like their larger white counterparts, these little creatures live on a lot of … Continue reading Red Panda Network

Don’t Forget About Flint

In early 2014, city officials of Flint, Michigan switched the city’s water supply to the Flint River in effort to save money. Soon afterwards residents voiced concerns about the quality of the water of which photos have gone viral and in which bacteria and possible carcinogens have been found. Just heard one of the toughest stories I've heard in my life. Nakeyja, a resident of Flint, showed me … Continue reading Don’t Forget About Flint