Showing posts from October, 2019

Coffee Tea?! My Coffee Secret

NCDT (National Coffee Data Trends) have reported that as much as 67% of Americans drink coffee on a daily basis.  That amount increases to 75% when determining the amount of adults who drink coffee on a weekly basis.  One lesser know fact is that the global coffee market is expected to reach 182 billion by the year 2030.  What is it about that little dark bean, available in so many varieties, that cause people to be unable to go about their daily lives without it?  It must be the flavor as some people swear by coffees made in various countries.  If it's not Columbian or Jamaican coffee, some will not even touch the mug.  Then there are the coffee chain fan clubs who must have their daily Starbucks or Tim Horton's signature espresso in the morning.  Let's be real, the taste of coffee isn't all it's cracked up to be, especially when dark.  Quite possibly, it may be the alertness that coffee provides after consumption which have some people hooked.   The alertness and

Book Review: Reach for the Skai by Skai Jackson

All adult “big kids at heart" will certainly know who Skai Jackson is. Yes, I admit to being a past twenty something year old who would often indulge in shows like Disney’s ‘Jessie!' When I first began watching Jessie, (which was my younger sibling's favorite television show), I would always think to myself—who’s that cute little brown girl with the ever perfect head of beautiful natural kinky hair?! I had never seen a young black child actress like her who embraced their natural hair the way that she did! In her book, Skai outlined in great detail who exactly was behind her unique look (momma Kiya) and why she wanted her daughter to learn to embrace her natural hair. It was truly an honor to meet Skai at her “Reach for the Skai” book release event. I purchased two copies, one for my younger sister and niece. I’m always so ecstatic to see a young brown girl like Skai winning and am so happy to support her. Now can we talk about the beautiful book cover shot by Jessie Eng


It seems as if our current climate crisis kind of just snuck up on us in a ‘holy green moly, what are we going to do’ kind of way?! Green child prophets have even come forward prophesying of the grave dangers that will come upon us if governmental leaders do not begin creating initiatives to counteract climate change. The emotional speeches, the large, cushy climate conventions and governmental meetings in cities such as New York and Paris have been useful in gathering the masses and creating some measure of awareness within our communities about our climate crisis. But what can we as a collective do now? Now that we’ve done all the talking, all the preaching and proselytizing, action has to be taken to substantially lessen our carbon footprints. We’ve seen cities such as New York and San Francisco, create long-term goals to become carbon neutral by 2040. Large-scale implementations of plans for corporations and cities to become carbon neutral will take several years, decades and