Support this Sister’s wonderful Natural Skin Care Business, brother’s she’s got you to with the natural shaving cream!

Originally posted on diaryofanegress:

I went to the bank to apply for a business loan. Despite having stellar credit, I was denied. After looking into the face of the loan officer and seeing her joy at my disappointment, I trudged home with a heavy heart. On the way home, I looked at my neighbourhood filled with shops that carried “black products” but were run by non-black and white people. It was then that an angry fire burned within me. I decided right then and there that something had to be done.

After months of toiling, planning and praying, my family and I opened a humble shop on called UrbanFire Products. Our shop is a byproduct of love, determination and lots of sacrifice. We use fresh tea leaves and fruit juices right from my home garden.

Black man, we have not forgotten you. The organic cosmetic industry tends to focus on women, so I designed this…

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A great event on Women’s Holistic Health in NYC!

Originally posted on Abundance Child™:

Sunday March 10, 2013: Don't Miss The Annual Women's Her Story Month Celebration

Sunday March 10, 2013: Annual Women’s Her Story Month Celebration @ Nicholas Brooklyn Featuring Mother & Healer Annette Thomas, Sister Ma-jade, Dr. Makeda Judge, Sis. Kufunya, Sis. Ebony Knight and Hosted by Empress Jameelah

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Check out what my cousin has to say about how Hurricane Sandy changed her life…

Originally posted on the dream girl blog:

It’s taken months for me to process her. And truth be told I’m still feeling her remnants daily, albeit subconsciously. When news reports told of her forthcoming rage we mocked them. We had survived poverty, an earthquake, and a neighborhood that was reminiscent of a war torn country. Surely this single insignificant occurrence wouldn’t be the cause of our demise. We were to find that fated October evening that we were wrong.

Hurricane Sandy tore through New York and fucked us up. Honestly, there is no better way to put it. I cannot and will not try to state it with more class or with any semblance of sophistication. She fucked us up. For 14 days we endured cold, dark and putrid conditions. Residents of Red Hook Brooklyn and numerous other neighborhoods were left to fend for themselves. We were without basic necessities such as water, heat and electricity.

I couldn’t understand how the…

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Let the Little Children Come: Why Childcare is a Faith Issue

Happy New Year! I hope your 2013 is getting off to a good start! See my recent Sojourners God’s Politics post on childcare issues, the intersection of faith, poverty and women of color. Thank you for reading!



“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, and said, ‘Truly I say to you, unless you become like children, you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever receives one such child in My name receives Me; but whoever causes one of these little ones to stumble, it is better for him that a heavy millstone be hung around his neck and that he be drowned in the depth of the sea.” Matthew 18:1-6

As the Faith Based Organizer for the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FPWA) — a citywide coalition of more than 300 member agencies and faith institutions — I have the privilege of working with a diverse group of faith leaders. Last spring we were thrust into an important struggle for childcare and after school funding led by the Campaign for Children (C4C), a citywide coalition of organizations advocating for childcare and after school funding. Some may wonder why clergy would be concerned about this issue, but for the clergy I work with, the reason is clear: budgets are moral documents, and what is funded reflects our values. Our clergy know that children are the greatest in God’s kingdom and our investment (or lack thereof) in them will have consequences for our future. Read More

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Foods that can help fight the flu


I am not into the flu shot but I do believe in avoiding the flu at all cost, here are some natural ways to fight the flu.

Originally posted on My Real Food Family:


Flu season has made a very early appearance this year.  Experts say that new cases of the flu have been reported in almost every state at an alarming rate.  While flu shots are believed to protect people from getting the flu, it’s always a good idea to continually wash your hands and be careful about putting your hands on your face and near your mouth.  Consuming these herbs and foods is another way to help ward off the flu.  Be sure that you have plenty of these foods in your diet!

Ginseng root – helps treat cough and fever

Strawberries/berries – high in vitamin C, studies have shown berries to reduce the duration and intensity of the flu

Cinnamon – contains antioxidants that help boost immune system

Raw honey – helps with sore throat

Cayenne pepper – helps beat congestion by thinning mucus in the sinus cavities

Raw garlic –…

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