May you have a super blessed New Year!
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
I've been banging the phone, tweeting, and having advocacy discussions about reform regarding US police engagement with the community.
I am weary but determined to affect change however I can.
Bear with me folks as I focus on a few more critical activities on this matter. My normal blogging will resume soon.
Friday, November 7, 2014
As you prepare your plans for 2015, try to rise above hater culture.
Don't participate in it. Don't give energy to those that say mean things about you. Don't discuss "haters" or give them any power over your spirit.
Spend the next two months clearing your mental and physical spaces in order to take your super socialite grind to new dimensions.
The world is waiting on you to be philanthropically fabulous. And I can't wait to cover it on this blog and see you shine!
Time to rise like sunshine!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I must admit that I find my roles of wife, stepmother, careerist, PhD student, and organizational leader simultaneously invigorating and exhausting. While these experiences are all very wonderful, I often find myself trying to be the best at them all. And many times, I feel like I'm neglecting one to adequately serve the other.
Therefore, I have very little space and place for what I coin as "Tom Foolery" in my social life. I can't have my socialite activities marred by the sheer silliness of people who psychologically have not graduated from high school and college.
You know some of these people. They are dramatists to the nth degree. They enjoy being the center of attention - even if it's negative attention created by their own design. Attention equals power in these people's minds and they are ruthless in their pursuit of it.
What's even more provocative about these folks is their ability to cultivate communities of supporters to do their bidding. Because they're verbose and always whirling about, the weak minded and insecure desire to be a part of their "light."
What followers fail to realize is the light is actually what I phrase as "devil's fire." It's deceptively illuminating and also destructive.
As you continue on your socialite quest, think long and hard about with whom you choose to affiliate. Examine the track record and agendas of people before you jump on their "team."
And by all means, avoids devil's fire by seeking out light-bearers who are kind of spirit and heart versus those that use their light to burn others.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
This week's flick features Janice Crosby and Yvette Bing, co-chairs of the 2014 Wright Gala. This swanky affair benefits The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History of Detroit.
More than 500 guests shelled out $350 each for a magical evening that raised funds to support the museum.
I'm traveling back to the East Coast from the great city of Minneapolis tomorrow.
I hope you have a super weekend!
Friday, October 3, 2014
While Ms. Kunst did not make Elle Magazine's list this year, she is definitely one to watch. She was honored Business Insider's 30 Important Women under 30 in Tech list in 2013 (she's #13) and is committed to diversifying the field of technology.
Ms. Kunst also provides sound advice for careerists.
Her classic introduction and "branding" tagline: We probably met at a party.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Mitch Kapor, Andrea Hoffman, Freada Kapor Klein, & Van Jones
Friday, September 5, 2014
I'm catching up to email after a much needed period of rest and reflection so hang in there with me. I have some other really neat photos to share with you soon!
Friday, August 1, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
The conference was held in National Harbor, Maryland and hosted a record number of "Connecting Links" (husbands of Links). My hubby was in attendance and having quite the good time with one of his buddy Connecting Links.
Yours truly was on the move - from Las Vegas to National Harbor (and working both conferences). So I asked my Sister Links to share some their photos!
Congratulations to the new National President of The Links, Incorporated Dr. Glenda Newell Harris. She is the first medical doctor to head the organization, so you should expect to hear lots of health related programming and activities during her administration.
Congratulations to the new National Vice President Kimberly Jeffries Leonard (in yellow) (photographed with Yvonne Cowser Yancy).
And, congratulations to the new National Chair of Nominating, Kimberly Mumby Green (photographed with her husband).
Thanks to Susan Leigh for submitting this photo of the Washington, DC Chapter of The Links posing with Immediate Past National President Margo James Copeland (center from in the green suit).
Thank you to Faith Thomas (second from the left) for sharing this photo of her and other Sister Links after the Memorial Service. Other identified Sister Links include (from left to right) Leigh Adams Slaughter, Joyce Adams Slaughter, Joyve Mosso Stokes, & Alma Stokes.
Friday, July 11, 2014
Yes, I've slacked a bit with posting recently. And, I am getting it from some readers!!
For example, one Diva Doll approached me (very kindly) at a social gathering and said, "I need you to write more on your blog." Her sentiments were echoed by others in an ear-shot.
Well, here's my excuse (I hope you like it!)
I traveled close to 8000 miles in the month of June (primarily on flights). This does not account for train and car miles.
Yours truly is married, working on a PhD, serve two volunteer organizations in leadership positions, and is employed full-time.
My Tumi luggage is jacked up (thanks US Airways!) and I haven't had the time to get it repaired :-(
I'm blessed but also kinda stressed too.
Unfortunately, my blog has slipped through the proverbial cracks in terms of my attention.
Many thanks to those of you who checked in on me. I rarely reply to Facebook messages so feel free to send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have something important to share.
I'll try to get better with posting - but sometimes the real world outranks the virtual world.
You know what I mean...
Friday, June 20, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
This week's flick features Mellody Hobson and George Lucas attending The Gordon Parks Foundation Annual Dinner in New York City this week.
The mega-couple was honored by the foundation for their philanthropy. The event raised more than $1 million.
Friday, May 23, 2014
The ladies in this week's flicks show us how rock minimalism for maximum impact.
Yuba Hassan and Sade Baderinwa attended two different events recently held in New York City. Both ladies played up color in unique and high impact ways.
Yuba opted for a strong red lip and statement necklace with a "bare face" canvas. Sade worn a knock out green dress with monochromatic face.
Both ladies look awesome!
Have a super weekend!
Friday, May 16, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
This week's flick features Danielle and Lara Schriffen attending The New Yorkers for Children Annual Spring Dinner.
One thing we can count on is the fabulous fashion and face these sisters bring whenever photographed.
Have a super weekend!
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ms. Jones is busy focusing her attention on her successful jewelry line - which includes jewel encrusted safety pins.
Have a super weekend and Happy Easter to the Christian celebrants out there!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
The event was truly wonderful - and made even more delightful by my hostess Link Faith Thomas and my virtual hostess Link Lynn Selby (who was unable to attend due to a conflict with her Beta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated Centennial Celebration on the same day).
Although the weather was dreadful, the ladies and gentlemen in attendance donned their Spring celebratory finest. Beautiful bursts of color walked about the room in dresses, suits, hats, and other fabulous accessories. Some of the distinguished guests included Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Blake (a Baltimore Links member), US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony G. Brown.
|Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake|
|US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), Baltimore Links President Patricia Jessamy, Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, & |
Maryland Lt. Governor Anthony D. Brown (D)
|Having fun with guests at my table! I'm in the black chapeau in the back!|
|My hostess and Baltimore Chapter Fundraising Chair Faith Thomas (right) posing with another chapter member|
|The Leadership of The Baltimore Chapter of The Links, Incorporated|