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  • newSean Grant Will Use Monsanto Scholarship at Howard University
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Monsanto awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to three (3) students. One of those students is Sean Grant who will use the scholarship at Howard University.Currently, Sean Gran…
    - 2 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 4:00pm -
  • Top 10 BDPA Chapters (Membership, July 2017)
    The lifeblood of any nonprofit association is its membership. We have a chapter who leads the nation in BDPA members.... BDPA Cincinnati.   The chapter ... led by its president, Shawnda Peterson ... continues to amaze others by its consistent growth…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 11:00am -
  • Deja Lindsey Uses Her Eli Lilly Scholarship at Georgetown University
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Eli Lilly awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to three (3) students. One of those students is senior Deja Lindsey from Chicago, IL, who will use the scholarship to support h…
    - 2 days ago 15 Aug 17, 6:15pm -
  • Long Story Short: Malcom Mathis II (BDPA St. Louis)
    Mr. Malcom B. Mathis II works at Monsanto, a fortune 500 Agricultural Technology company, as an IT Business Architect for North America Supply Chain IT. Malcom has worked at Monsanto since 2011 and has taken on increasing responsibility each year. Hi…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 4:51pm -
  • Priyanka Jain Uses Her Johnson & Johnson Scholarship at Notre Dame
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to nine (9) students. One of those students is Priyanka Jain from Albuquerque, New Mexico, who will use the scholarship…
    - 4 days ago 13 Aug 17, 11:23am -
  • Daniel Powell Uses His Johnson & Johnson Scholarship at Jackson State University
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to nine (9) students. One of those students is Daniel Powell from Jackson MS, who will use the scholarship to support hi…
    - 4 days ago 13 Aug 17, 11:22am -
  • Ashley Shorter Uses Wanda Everett Scholarship at Florida A&M University
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Daugherty Business Solutions awarded a $2,500 college Wanda Everett scholarship to Ashley Shorter.  Ashley is a member of the BDPA St. Louis chapter who will use the scholarsh…
    - 5 days ago 12 Aug 17, 11:58am -
  • Yaw Asante Uses His BCBS Scholarship at Princeton University
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that BlueCross BlueShield Scholarship awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to Yaw Asante. Yaw is one of the BDPA Cincinnati HSCC students who will use the scholarship to support hi…
    - 6 days ago 11 Aug 17, 6:15pm -
  • Jalil Peterman Will Use Bemley Scholarship at Coastal Carolina University
    Jalil PetermanBDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Jalil Peterman will use the Bemley Scholarship awarded all the members of the BDPA Greater Columbia High School Computer Competition (HSCC) team with a $1,000 col…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 9:42pm -
  • Pierre Cireus Uses His Johnson & Johnson Scholarship at FAMU
    BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Johnson & Johnson awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to nine (9) students. One of those students is Pierre Cireus from Tallahassee, Florida, who will use the scholarship to…
    - 7 days ago 10 Aug 17, 8:36pm -
  • Jordan Brown Will Use Monsanto Scholarship at University of Missouri
    Jordan BrownBDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) is proud to announce that Monsanto awarded a $2,500 college scholarship to three (3) students.  One of those students is Jordan Brown from St. Louis, MO who will use the scholarship to supp…
    - 10 days ago 7 Aug 17, 2:15pm -
  • US Air Force Continues Long STEM and Diversity Support with BDPA
    BDPA’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs continue to get full support from the U.S. Air Force at its 39th Annual BDPA Technology Conference and Career Fair, July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, in Cincinnat…
    - 20 days ago 28 Jul 17, 11:04pm -
  • BDPA Lands Silver Level Sponsorship From Monsanto
    BDPA is honored to receive a Silver Level Sponsorship of its 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair from Monsanto, an American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation. The BDPA Technology Conference i…
    - 20 days ago 28 Jul 17, 10:46pm -
  • HSCC Testimonial: Suntheng Taing (Atlanta, 2013)
    Suntheng TaingOne of our most active and successful chapters in the High School Computer Competition (HSCC) is from Atlanta. BDPA Atlanta students earned 3rd-place in National BDPA High School Computer Competition (HSCC) championship held in August…
    - 24 days ago 24 Jul 17, 8:03pm -
  • National BDPA Honors 2017 PACESetter Award Winners
    National BDPA will honor three of America’s top and talented individuals from international banking and financial services corporation Wells Fargo with PACESetter Awards at their 39th Annual National Technology Conference at the Duke Energy Convent…
    - 30 days ago 18 Jul 17, 9:26am -
  • BDPA Confers Lifetime Achievement Award to Linda Clement-Holmes (Procter & Gamble)
    BDPA will honor Linda Clement-Holmes, Procter & Gamble’s (P&G) first female African American President and Special Advisor to the P&G Chairman and Chief Information Officer, with their Lifetime Achievement Award during BDPA’s 39th Annual National…
    - 30 days ago 18 Jul 17, 7:49am -
  • Grant Declination * Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation (Milwaukee)
    BDPA Milwaukee chapter and BDPA Education and Technology Foundation (BETF) received a declination letter from the Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation. They declined our grant proposal seeking $5,000 for the Student Information Technology Education & Sch…
    - 31 days ago 17 Jul 17, 11:24am -
  • BDPA Announces Business Visionary André Taylor as 2017 Keynote Speaker
    André TaylorBDPA, the leading member organization promoting diverse participation in information technology, computer science, and related STEM fields, announced today that author, entrepreneur, and media personality André Taylor will keynote its 3…
    - 36 days ago 12 Jul 17, 9:10am -
  • BDPA Lands Bronze Level Sponsorship from Procter & Gamble
    BDPA lands a Bronze level sponsorship from Procter & Gamble (P&G) during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Procter & Gamble is a l…
    - 38 days ago 10 Jul 17, 5:30pm -
  • BDPA Honors General Motors Sponsorship
    Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) honors General Motors, one of the world’s greatest automobile manufacturers, for their sponsorship of BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duk…
    - 45 days ago 3 Jul 17, 1:37pm -
  • Accenture Supports BDPA's Diversity and STEM Mission
    BDPA secures diversity and STEM support from highly respected global professional services company Accenture for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cinc…
    - 58 days ago 20 Jun 17, 10:13am -
  • BDPA Sustains Support from World Leader Strategic Staffing Solutions
    BDPA sustains support from Strategic Staffing Solutions, a world leader in staffing, for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. BDPA and i…
    - 59 days ago 19 Jun 17, 4:50pm -
  • BDPA Fortifies MillerCoors Silver Level Sponsorship
    BDPA recently announced a Silver Level sponsorship from MillerCoors for their 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. MillerCoors has a long trad…
    - 66 days ago 12 Jun 17, 7:00am -
  • Newsletter: BDPA Memphis (June 2017)
    Did you know that BDPA Memphis Chapter won the National HSCC Championships in 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 - becoming the FIRST chapter to ever win four (4) national HSCC championships in a row. BDPA Memphis Chapter is back and ready to build on the le…
    - 67 days ago 11 Jun 17, 9:50am -
  • BDPA Gains Continued Support from TEKsystems
    BDPA gains increasing support from TEKsystems, a leading diverse and engaged provider of IT staffing, talent management, and IT services during BDPA’s 39th Annual National Technology Conference and Career Fair to be held July 26-29, 2017 at the Duk…
    - 70 days ago 8 Jun 17, 2:51pm -

Auction Finds

  • Jazz singer Ann Robinson’s photos at Village Vanguard
    I didn’t recognize the singer in the stack of photos among many others in a half-cut cardboard box on the auction table. She seemed to be bellowing out some song with all her heart, and having fun doing it. She was identified on the back of the ph…
    - 1 day ago 16 Aug 17, 3:16pm -
  • Early photos offer glimpse of desegregated classes
    Where I come from, Bibb County, GA, you won’t likely see photos of black and white children in the same class before the 1960s. That just did not happen in the South – especially not in 1937. So I am always surprised to see class photos that dep…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 7:39am -
  • It looks like a home phone but this one’s for the car
    You couldn’t tell how the phone was used just by looking at it. A home phone was the first thing that came to my mind, even though it looked rather strange. The phone was in the shape of the old Princess phones from the 1960s, but it had a speake…
    - 8 days ago 9 Aug 17, 8:19am -
  • Cleveland society through lens of Jimmy Baynes
    I was flipping through a box of photos of African Americans posing at fancy events when I decided to flip one of them over to see if it was identified. Most times, folks don’t bother to write much of anything on the backs of photos offered for auct…
    - 10 days ago 7 Aug 17, 11:57am -
  • Paint-by-numbers kits make everyone an unlikely artist
    I had seen a painting like this one before at the auction house, and I had ignored it. It looked like an illustration out of some book and it didn’t move me one bit. Then this one appeared (perhaps it was the same painting), on a different wall in…
    - 15 days ago 2 Aug 17, 10:18am -
  • Architect’s 1972 drawing of Berry Gordy’s LA office
    The words in black lettering stood out very clearly among the other papers, documents and posters on the auction table. “Mr. Berry Gordy’s Office.” They were printed beneath architectural drawings of an office space created with the precision o…
    - 17 days ago 31 Jul 17, 6:44am -
  • 1900s Hampton photos illustrate students at work
    I had learned of Frances Benjamin Johnston’s photos after finding a ticket stub at auction for the 1900 Paris International Exposition. She had been commissioned by Hampton Institute to photograph the progress of a school that had been founded sho…
    - 22 days ago 26 Jul 17, 12:31pm -
  • A stop-off at Tuskegee to honor an Airman uncle
    My uncle Charles – whom some of us called Dye and his siblings called CW – was a Tuskegee Airman, but I didn’t fully recognize it until long after he had died. I should have remembered, though, because he mentioned his service in the U.S. Army…
    - 24 days ago 24 Jul 17, 12:56pm -
  • Made-to-order men’s suits in Sears 1929 catalog
    There was a time, as everyone knows, when you could buy just about anything from a Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog. I was surprised to see, though, that Sears also sold “made -to-order” suits for men. At auction recently, I came across a Sears Ma…
    - 29 days ago 19 Jul 17, 6:52am -
  • Heavily used slate pencils in a metal case
    The small metal box had rusted on the top and gave no hint of what was inside. Opening the box, I found an even smaller and narrower box with an inscription that was partially rubbed off: “Young America Pencil Case for a Good Scholar.” At leas…
    - 31 days ago 17 Jul 17, 6:09am -

Succeed As Your Own Boss

  • newHow to build a profitable business while working your full-time job
    Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET.  This is excerpted from my recent interview with Audra Upchurch who inspires career…
    - 12 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • How Your Small Business Can Create a Highly Engaged Organization
    Guest Article I’ve always had a keen interest in helping small, diverse and disadvantaged businesses. I’ve found that when given the opportunity to compete in a fair and transparent environment, these companies are very successful at winning new…
    - 3 days ago 15 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • How to Run a Successful Food Truck Business
    No matter where you live, you’ve likely seen or eaten at a food truck. There are some great reasons why savvy entrepreneurs are opening restaurants on wheels: the overhead is low, and they can go where their customers are. Operating a food truck is…
    - 4 days ago 14 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • How to Enjoy Your Life More as a Woman Entrepreneur
    Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET. This is excerpted from my recent interview with Laura Vanderkam who is the author of…
    - 8 days ago 10 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • 5 Tech Trends Every Small Business Needs To Follow
    ­­Guest Article Technology is the future of business. There is absolutely no doubt that the next five years or so will bring big changes in technological trends that will shape the way people buy and sell, and subsequently, how and where entreprene…
    - 10 days ago 8 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • Is Your Small Business Physically Fit?
    We all know what it is to get in shape. You look at yourself in the mirror, and see that your favorite outfit is looking tight. Thinking back, you know you have been indulging too much. When I feel that way, I start eating better. I incorporate more…
    - 11 days ago 7 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • Do You Have the Right Temperament For Your Small Businesses?
    Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET.  This is excerpted from my recent interview with Jacqueline T. Hill who has over two…
    - 15 days ago 3 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • Who’s on #Smallbizchat August 2017
    #Smallbizchat is a weekly conversation where small business owners can get answers to their questions. The focus of #Smallbizchat is to end small business failure by helping participants succeed as your own boss. Please join us live on Twitter every…
    - 17 days ago 1 Aug 17, 5:30am -
  • How to develop an effective job description
    Some small businesses fail to create complete job descriptions. They hire people to fill specific roles and tell them what they’re supposed to accomplish every day, but there are no clear, documented guidelines or expectations for each employee to…
    - 18 days ago 31 Jul 17, 5:30am -
  • Why Focused Collaboration is the New Business Currency
    Every week as SmallBizLady, I conduct interviews with experts on my Twitter talk show #SmallBizChat. The show takes place every Wednesday on Twitter from 8-9 pm ET.  This is excerpted from my recent interview with Lyman Montgomery, CEO of Focused Dr…
    - 22 days ago 27 Jul 17, 5:30am -

Best 2 Keep It Simple

  • Suddenly Google hides search results in Keyword Planner: No more finding free keywords for us
    Google hides search results in keyword planner Google the biggest search engine has stepped in front of all small businesses. By stopping us from seeing those valuable keywords monthly search data. We now have to pay via Adwords. How Google...The po…
    - 12 Sep 16, 12:20pm -
  • Grapes the Godly fruit
    The True Vine “Jesus said, ‘I am the true vine and my Father is the gardener. He takes away every branch that does not bear fruit in me. He prunes every branch that bears fruit so that it will bear...The post Grapes the Godly fruit appeared firs…
    - 1 Mar 16, 3:00am -
  • 4 Tips to get your To Do List completed everytime
      I want to share with you 4 to do list tips that I use. I hope it will help you to get your to-do list tasks completed. As the new year approaches its important to have your goals ready....The post 4 Tips to get your To Do List completed everytime…
    - 28 Dec 15, 3:30am -
  • Merry Christmas Beautiful One
      It’s nearly here, 2016 is just around the corner. Have you got your gifts sorted? I have, as usual, I shop in January and leave the bigger gifts near December to get. I hope your business showed the results...The post Merry Christmas Beautiful…
    - 22 Dec 15, 4:00am -
  • Did you achieve your goals this year?
      Yes yes, this year has nearly ended and I want to know how your goals went. If you did not achieve what you set out to do, yet gave it a good try, still feel proud & use it...The post Did you achieve your goals this year? appeared first on JWGInt…
    - 8 Dec 15, 3:00am -

Rise & Grind

  • Contradictions – Blogcast
    Contradiction defined is: 1) a combination of statements, ideas, or features of a situation that are opposed to one another. 2)a person, thing, or situation in which inconsistent elements are present. 3) the statement of a position opposite to one al…
    - 3 days ago 14 Aug 17, 7:18pm -
  • Boycott – Blogcast
    In war one of the first things you do is cut off their supply of ammunition, food, water and the like. Next, you renegotiate with them for a surrender. Lastly, you say fvck it and you kill them all. We have been going at war all wrong and we have the…
    - 10 days ago 7 Aug 17, 10:32pm -
  • Martyr – Blogcast
    Don’t die for them… make sure you were willing to die with or without them.  Success attracts the unsuccessful and the cowardice. If you don’t watch your ego someone will elevate you high enough to take a bullet to the head. Really pay attenti…
    - 24 days ago 24 Jul 17, 3:28pm -
  • SquareBiz – Blogcast
    How can a square understand something round? What I’m getting at is how can someone who champions what they read in book fully understand and appreciate someone original? How can they question the credentials of mfers who live it? How can they ask…
    - 30 days ago 18 Jul 17, 5:58pm -
  • The Future – Blogcast
    I know many of you are worried like they are going to phase out your angle right now but, there’s really nothing to worry about. The future doesn’t come along that fast and if it did the government would slow it down through red tape. Remember on…
    - 39 days ago 10 Jul 17, 3:01am -
  • Two Late – Blogcast
    If you found a 1910 dollar bill would you look it up to see if it’s worth more than a dollar? If all it was worth was a dollar wouldn’t you still spend it? If you handed it to someone else like your child or even a bum wouldn’t they take it wit…
    - 46 days ago 3 Jul 17, 3:01am -
  • Talentless – Blogcast
    Most of us will never find our true talents as talents are discovered by doing not trying. Those who give up on finding a talent become the critics and overall haters of anyone with a talent. Sometimes it gets brutal and downright evil as they start…
    - 74 days ago 5 Jun 17, 3:01am -
  • Transform – Blogcast
    Nothing transforms a person faster than someone pretty much holding someone’s hand through this life. Every other form of transformation by inspiration and even by blueprint is left up to chance. With that said how can one give the least and expect…
    - 88 days ago 22 May 17, 3:01am -
  • Investments – Blogcast
    It’s the new buzz word since everyone is making money except you. It’s the cheat code to the game as all you have to do is put your money in and sit back and be smart while the shit doubles and triples. Are you the only person not investing well…
    - 8 May 17, 3:01am -
  • Let Me Out – Blogcast
    The game is a lot to everybody and a lot of people want to get out. They want to get out of the constant pressure to suceeed, create, adapt, innovate and even just be there to receive money. What they don’t realize is when they ask to get out they…
    - 24 Apr 17, 3:01am -

Dream and Hustle

Women Are Gamechangers

  • Signal Lane Change
    Signal please! One of the first rules drilled into a beginner driver is to signal a lane change. At some point, the road you’re on will come to an end and it’s time to exit. Signaling a lane change could literally save your life. Driving my hoop…
    - 7 Apr 17, 5:46pm -
  • Seasons
    What season are you in? Just like the weather in Houston can go through all four seasons in a day, so can my moods. I often wonder what today would be like if I extended different seasons of my life. No telling how much money I could have made had I…
    - 5 Mar 17, 1:54pm -
  • Impact!
    Wherever you are, impact!   Are you striving to impact history? This Black History month Women Are Gamechangers will capture snapshots of the history that black women are making today. Black women have appreciated and taken advantage of gains histor…
    - 4 Feb 17, 9:28am -
  • Clarity
    Clarity of thought Clarity is my theme for 2017. I want to be clear in thought and deed.  Spontaneity has been my modus operandi for the majority of my life. I always liked that trait in me, until I began to reflect on why my deepest desires seem so…
    - 2 Jan 17, 12:50am -
  • Eyes Wide Open!
    Keep your eyes on the ball I spent my entire youth playing and loving softball. Keep your eyes on the ball is one of the most important skills in the game. You need that skill on both offense and defense. Try hitting the ball if you’re not looking…
    - 1 Dec 16, 8:13pm -
  • The Mourning After
    The Truth Of The Matter, we’re in mourning   The mourning after the biggest disappointment of my life is truly ‘ a coming of age’ reckoning. The very thing I feared would happen, happened. I only wanted a better future for my grandsons, One fr…
    - 9 Nov 16, 10:27am -
  • Covered It!
    Bucket List, covered! To-do list, done! I covered it is usually a good thing. Excuses or guilt in life give us cover when nerves prevent us from making the hard choices to change our situations. If I don’t do it, then who will? That’s always an a…
    - 2 Oct 16, 10:52am -
  • Today is not done yet!
    John 9:4King James Version (KJV) 4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. It’s time to do me, I’m done with them I’m done! I have been here so many times before. Anytime life gets in…
    - 1 Sep 16, 9:51pm -
  • Thrust Forward
    Why I encourage Always thrust ahead As my life thrusts forward, I reflect on how I keep it moving in that direction. Times when I got stuck, couldn’t move because of melancholy or paralyzing indecision, I thrust myself forward by focusing on someon…
    - 1 Aug 16, 7:45am -
  • Whose Life Is It Anyway?
    Life is what you make it. As a mother realizing my young adults were beginning to make life decisions, I had to step back and ask myself, whose life is it anyway? How do I as mother relinquish total control? Then I had to check myself because I never…
    - 1 Jul 16, 1:25am -
  • Didn’t See That Coming
    Didn’t see that coming is a reaction of mine more often lately. All the jobs that have come my way were actually chosen based on my ability to work them, and to take care of my children simultaneously. A competing career was never in the offering f…
    - 1 Jun 16, 7:00am -
  • I think I can, I think I can, I can!
    I think I can change my mind, my life, my wants and desires. Maybe I can. “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Ph.4:13 NIV The only antiques I personally like are pictures. Old houses, furniture, cars or machines hold no fascina…
    - 1 May 16, 1:01am -
  • Begin Again
    As I write my present and plan my future, I contemplate my past As I begin to pursue a fulfilled 2016, it may benefit me to know what I want, to begin again, as I journey through. Is this what retirement should be about? Is this what a new job or a n…
    - 1 Apr 16, 7:00am -
  • Through The Lenses
    The two most important days of a person’s life are the day she was born and the day she learns why.   This year I share my Evolution through life. One that leads me from material abundant life to the exact abundance that God promised me. Many who…
    - 1 Mar 16, 8:15am -
  • Goodbye 2015
    The days are quickly going by. We have 15 days left in 2015. While this has been a year of growth for many of us, it has also been a transition. Over the last 4.5 years WAGC has transformed from a blog with no readers to a Gamechanger in the blogging…
    - 16 Dec 15, 8:05am -

Ask The Money Coach

  • All Home Warranties Are Not Created Equal
    Having a home warranty is a smart way to help deal with the inevitable home repair problems that all property owners face at one point or another.   After all, a good home warranty can mean getting expert help when your HVAC system needs to be fixed…
    - 9 days ago 8 Aug 17, 10:56am -
  • 4 Summertime Risks to Your Credit Score
    Last Updated: August 3, 2017Just because summertime is here and you might be taking it easy, that doesn’t mean you should let your guard down when it comes to your finances. In fact, during the summer season, you should be aware of a number of pote…
    - 14 days ago 4 Aug 17, 12:01am -
  • Where To Find Quick Money For A Summer Vacation
    Are you planning on taking a “staycation” this summer because you don’t have the money to go on a real vacation away from home? Or are you going to go into debt for a trip because your bank account is near empty? The average American racks up a…
    - 38 days ago 10 Jul 17, 5:39pm -
  • Hidden Costs of Owning a Home
    Buying a home can provide an enormous sense of accomplishment, and homeownership is a pathway to building wealth too.   But making the leap from renter to owner also carries plenty of challenges – including the responsibility of paying for numerou…
    - 52 days ago 27 Jun 17, 12:34am -
  • Are You Ready for Homeownership?
    Last Updated: June 11, 2017Are you ready for homeownership? Buying a home will likely be one of the biggest investments of your life. So you want to get it right – especially when it comes to picking the right mortgage and the right mortgage lender…
    - 66 days ago 12 Jun 17, 6:00am -
  • 4 Hidden College Costs Every Parent and Student Should Know
    Like most parents of high school teenagers and college students, this is the time of year when my husband and I start focusing a lot more seriously on higher education expenses.   Thankfully, when our oldest daughter went off to college, she initial…
    - 78 days ago 31 May 17, 12:27pm -
  • 3 Lessons I Learned From Meeting Oprah
    Last Updated: April 6, 2017Ten years ago, I had the good fortune to be featured as an expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show and to meet the all-time queen of daytime talk TV.   That life-changing experience led to many more connections with Oprah’s vas…
    - 6 Apr 17, 3:06pm -

Happy Black Woman

  • newVIDEO: How to Reclaim Your Time
    Inspired by Congresswoman Maxine Waters now-viral video, I recently did a Facebook livestream on the topic of “Reclaiming Your Time.” The word reclaim means “to take back.” Meaning that it was already yours, but somehow you ended up giving…
    - 3 hours ago 17 Aug 17, 3:10pm -
  • I’ve Been to the Mountaintop…
    Over the past week, I’ve been getting back into my routine here in San Diego after traveling around Europe for a month and hosting my first-ever Happy Black Woman Summer Camp in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina! It’s hard to put into wo…
    - 2 days ago 16 Aug 17, 12:41am -
  • HBW095: Stop Saying No to Yourself & Start Saying Yes to Your Desires
    Saying “yes” is something that is unnatural for many of us, especially when it comes to saying it to ourselves. There are all kinds of reasons this is true and it is helpful to a certain degree to dig into those reasons. But more important is the…
    - 29 days ago 19 Jul 17, 6:00am -
  • 5 Things to Stop Doing So You Can Finally Start Living Your Dream Life
    “I will not die an unlived life. I will not live in fear of falling or catching fire. I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me, to make me less afraid, more accessible, to loosen my heart until it becomes a wing, a torch, a promis…
    - 34 days ago 14 Jul 17, 12:36pm -
  • 10 Mindset Secrets of Successful Black Women Entrepreneurs
    Over the past 9 years since I launched my first business, I’ve discovered that you can learn all of the tactics and strategies in the world, but if you don’t have the right mindset, you are not going to accomplish very much at all as a black wo…
    - 36 days ago 12 Jul 17, 11:57am -
  • Adventures in Paris at the Happy Black Woman 3-Day Mastermind Retreat!
    I’m still in celebration mode after a successful Happy Black Woman 3-Day Mastermind Retreat in Paris! I’m so proud of the women who said YES to themselves and their desires. This was an absolute dream come true for me to be able to host my 2nd in…
    - 37 days ago 11 Jul 17, 3:05pm -

Your Finances Simplified

  • How To Fix Your Credit, Budget, Save and Buy a Home! (MasterClass)
    AS SEEN INThe post How To Fix Your Credit, Budget, Save and Buy a Home! (MasterClass) appeared first on Your Finances Simplified.
    - 19 Jun 16, 12:58am -
  • 13 Lies Your Favorite Credit Repair Company Tells
    AS SEEN IN Working with me, you get the following items all at one price point:   You just took the first step to financial freedom! Feeling good? Don’t forget to schedule your free consultation with me, using the form below: Click a photo below t…
    - 14 May 16, 12:56am -
  • I Paid Off My Debt! Why Didn’t My Credit Score Go Up?
    AS SEEN IN Working with me, you get the following items all at one price point:   You just took the first step to financial freedom! Feeling good? Don’t forget to schedule your free consultation with me, using the form below: Click a photo below t…
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  • HOW TO BUY A HOME & PAY OFF YOUR DEBT IN JUST 1 YEAR!
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