Are you as sick of this week’s national headlines as I am? Thought so. Have at it ladies and gents. Weekend plans. Date night. Favorite foods. Travel plans. Entertainment. Hair, nails and make-up. Hobbies. You name it. Good news only. No drama.
“Mom and I finally brought it out in the open. We were arguing over something and she brought up my only dating white men. She couldn’t see it at all. She grew up in the Jim Crow south and she had had a hard time at the hands of white people. While she had raised my brothers and me to be tolerant, she didn’t like the idea of us dating or marrying outside our race.”
Sometimes managing all the to-do’s for a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming. It’s less so if you pace yourself. Follow this schedule from morning to night and you’re all system’s go for an ideal heart-healthy day.
You know……THAT HAWT TEACHER….Chile, bye.
This is the second and third stories of former slaves who moved to and married interracially in Montana. Mattie Bell Castner is the called “The Mother of Belt, Montana.”
What does sugar have to do with heart health? Well, sugar consumption in the United States is ridiculously high, and manufacturers scheme by hiding sugar in just about everything thing, which leads to us consuming extra calories and spiking our blood sugar, which over time leads to obesity and insulin resistance. Insulin resistance leads to diabetes, and diabetes damages all our internal organs–especially the heart. Combine that with high blood pressure and you have the perfect recipe for a heart attack. That’s why we invited Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin, Co-Host of TLC’s hit series ‘Freaky Eaters’ in her #7 New York Times best seller, The Virgin Diet to give us some frank talk about the good, bad and ugly on the sweet stuff.
WARNING!!! This post is not meant for happily masculine women, happily androgynous women, or feminists, so for all of our sake please skip this post. This post is ONLY meant for women who are interested in becoming more old fashioned/classically/traditionally feminine :). Please focus your comments on the topics presented in this post and keep it […]
Do you talk about race with your significant other, or men you date of a different race? Do you think MAJOR differences in racial politics is a deal breaker?
Make each room in your home conducive to you getting yourself healthy.
I still see that LorMarie’s religion post is still on FIRE, and I’ve largely stayed out of the conversation because one contentions debate a week is about all I can muster these days. But I just had to jump into the conversation when I heard news that a “pastor” wrote on an Applebee’s receipt that she would NOT be giving the server anything, because after all, she gives God 10%, so there was no way in Hell she was gonna give her server 18%?! So, the server posted the receipt online, which of course, went viral. The “minister” was mortified when she found out about how her nasty receipt comment was posted for all the world to see how cheap she was and using God as an excuse that she contacted the restaurant and subsequently got the server fired.
Bet you didn’t know…
THIS makes EVERYTHING worth it.
So, once you get serious about making exercise a regular and non-negotiable part of your new healthy lifestyle, you can’t let a little thing like logistics consistently derail your fitness efforts and cause you to neglect your health.
We hear a lot about how black women are at high risk of of diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure, but not enough attention is being paid to heart disease, which is, surprisingly to many, the number one killer of ALL women, and black women are the most at risk.
Part of why I love blogging is that I can have a valid business excuse for indulging in my product junkism. The following is a collage of things I have in my bathroom right now, much of which is pretty pricey. But here’s the catch…all this stuff actually works, and every single one of these items has rave reviews throughout all the major beauty junctions–Sephora, Makeup Ally, Beauty.com, you name it.
What is it that draws black women towards religion? Is it tradition or desperation?
Did you catch wind of Star Jones doing some cheerleading ra-ra protest about Olivia Pope not being in love with a ‘brotha’? You gotta see…
At first I felt a little betrayed. How DARE you not be “Jason Morgan” anymore? HOW DAAARE YOOOOUUU?!
Why can’t we support and just be happy for each other?
Layers of tomatoes, spinach, cheese and pasta form a rich vegetarian lasagna, tantelizing, tangy, tasty, is a huge hit, and will be at your home too! You can also add meat, or sauteed mushrooms, or even shrimp to this if you so choose to do so.
Amidst all of the hustle and bustle of of Congress’ jumbled talk about gun policy, the black community is yet reminded of the dire consequences associated with untamed gun violence. Since Newtown, the city of Chicago has seen 50 deaths at the hands of gunmen. One of those deaths was the last surviving child of a woman named Shirley Chambers. Her 33-year-old son, Ronnie Chambers (picture right below), was killed while sitting in a parked car.