Birmingham, Alabama, and the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 The Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was used as a meeting-place for civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Ralph David Abernathy and Fred Shutterworth. Tensions became high when the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE) became involved in a campaign to...
Video: In the West African, Ashanti Gold Mine!
West Africa: Ashanti Gold Mine
Ghana is one of the largest gold mining countries in the world. The West African region was once known as the Gold Coast. So our class took a trip to the Ashanti Gold Mines. What we thought was going to be a quick tour, soon turned into a 2 hour hike 40,000 feet underground. And another 1 hour wait for the mine elevator to pick up us from down below. Imagine the terror after 30 to 45 minutes pass...
West Africa: Wli Agumatsa Waterfall
We visited a lot of unique places while in Ghana but my favorite by far was the gorgeous sight of the Wli waterfall before we crossed the border over into Togo. The Wli Agumatsa waterfall is the tallest in Ghana. I was not prepared for the beauty that I was about to encounter. We had to hike through the African forests to reach the site. We ate a picnic dinner [peanut butter and jelly sandwiches]...
West Africa: Black Stars Soccer Game!
I have never been a fan of soccer but after this game I was a changed woman. The excitement and enthusiasm that spilled through the crowds made my first professional soccer experience one to remember. The rain storm that showered us before the start of kick off did not encourage my change of heart, but being in the midst of a crowd so full of joy even while soaking wet in full clothes will make...
West Africa: Canopy Walk.
One of the first places we visited while in Ghana was the Kakuma National Park. In the park there is a canopy walkway that covers some of the highest points on the grounds. The walkway is a rope bridge and can hold up to 2 full sized elephants. The van ride leading up to the park had my palms sweaty from nervousness. But once we hiked through the park up to the point where the canopy walkway...
Signage in Africa.
So while I was in West Africa this summer I could not help but to notice all of the barber shops and beauty salons everywhere! They were literally on every block and sometimes more than one per street. But the funniest thing was the signage. I saw every male celebrity from Ludacris to Bow Wow to Eddie Murphy on the signs. I even recall a Rick Ross sign at one point. LOL. And the beauty salon...
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Jadyn as Olivia.
Today was costume day at Jadyn’s dance school. She has taken ballet/tap for almost one year now. At the party store Jadyn found this “Olivia the Piglet” costume and went crazy as this is her favorite character on Nick Jr. Then we passed the boy costumes and Jadyn went insane for the Buzz Lightyear costume! After much negotiation and further observation [of the pig ears] we came...
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New Prescription Glasses.
It was that time of the year again for my annual eye exam. Every time I go to purchase new frames, the salesperson is bewildered by my selection. I always head straight to the old grandpa section. Not only does that section contain the coolest frames but also some of the greatest prices. [Usually 2 for $99]. So here they are. My fantastic new frames! What you think?!
West Africa: The Last Bath
The Last Bath is very sacred. It is the last place the African captives were taken before being placed in castle dungeons to await the next ship to the Americas. After their capture the slaves were forced to travel up to 3 months from their villages to their final destination. During this time they were chained together and forced to walk naked. They were given no food nor water and the weakest...
West Africa: Village Life
While in West Africa I stayed with a host family for two weeks. Kwame, the father in my host family decided to take my roommate and I on a trip to visit the village he came from. My host family did not have a lot of money but they had a sturdy home and enough food to eat every night. I was not sure what to expect as we traveled nearly 2 hours out of town on a dusty road before arriving at the...
West Africa: The Journey
As most of you know, this summer I was presented with an amazing opportunity to travel to the West African countries of Ghana and Togo. It has taken me awhile to get around to it but I am now going to start a series on my travels. This first post will cover the realities of the village life in West Africa. Contrary to popular belief, the African people do wear clothes. I hate when I get...
Cloud 10. Kendrick Lamar. ♥.
Still loved him just enough to put up with the cheatin’, months go by and...
Lion King 3D
I love Disney. It is so cool to be able to take my daughter to see the same movies I watched thousands of times when I was her age. So Jadyn and I went on a date this Sunday afternoon [after church] to go see Lion King 3D. I had a blast with my munchkin. Sidenote: We were definitely winning cuz Jadyn is only 2-years-old. We only paid TEN BUKS!! 2 & under get in FREE. Jadyn gon have to be...
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A Royal Meeting
If you follow my blog then you know that King Va$htie Kola is my most favoritest girl in the whole world. [yes I know favoritest is not a word]. I got the chance to meet the king on a late night in NYC on the set of Kendrick Lamar’s A.D.H.D video. Needless to say she was just as gorgeous in person as she is in all of her photos. Va$htie was super down to earth and her wardrobe was just as...