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Conversations with Women

  It was at a conference that I heard the words "...are the worst, oh, we eat each other.¬† We do, we eat each other." I sat and heard women saying this about other women, and I was upset. I... Continue Reading →


2017 Charlotte March: Founding Mothers

#BuyBlack (whenever possible)

I #buyblack (whenever possible) at Beaute Mark Beauty Supply, here in Charlotte!

Notes from Town Hall without Sen. Thom Tillis

Notes from the Town Hall event on 2/21 for Thom Tillis which he did not attend: Senator Thom Tillis said that putting together a Town Hall event required scheduling and location and could not be done in time to occur... Continue Reading →

9 Ways to Manage your Stress in Times like These

If you are having trouble sleeping and the chaos of the everyday news onslaught in this political climate is wearing you down, here are some practical tips that can help create more balance in your life. Unplug from social media.... Continue Reading →

Affordable Care Act Deadline is Midnight Tonight

You have until midnight to get grandfathered into the Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare. Enacted by former President Obama, the¬†Affordable Care Act is responsible for ensuring ...million Americans receive affordable healthcare coverage. Coverage includes pre-existing conditions, premium increase... Continue Reading →

NC Senator Jeff Jackson’s Gameplan 2017

I climbed the stairs of the building that was once Midwood High School toward the room that the League of Women Voters of Charlotte uses to hold meetings. A former classroom, rich with the very history that many of us... Continue Reading →

How Can I Make a Difference? 3 Easy Ways You Can Start Now

You sat in disbelief on the evening of November 8th, 2016 staring at your television with your smartphone in your hand. Disbelief turned to grief. You posted things on Facebook that you knew would make Thanksgiving all that much more... Continue Reading →

All the Madness! I Don’t Know What to Do!!

"Leadership is an active role; 'lead' is a verb. But the leader who tries to do it all is headed for burnout, and in a powerful hurry." ~Bill Owens~ In looking for ways to take care of our communities and... Continue Reading →

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