Answer below👇🏼Rock it or Knock it?
Neon is back on trend for nails this Summer! I even decided to try the encapsulated nail with it. Make sure you visit my blog to see the other Summer trends that are my favorites. So, would you rock this nail look?
Okay, ya’ll know I’ve been working on my fitness. I’ve been following a plan and partnered with an amazing health brand (that I will soon reveal) and of course working out with Curvy Cardio 4 days a week. So I decided to make a Cauliflower Taco Bowl because your girl got GOALS!
It's been a rough week, so we have to make sure we are still being good to our bodies and feeding our bodies good food! This was the first time I've ever made a Cauliflower Taco Bowl and it was super easy and quick!
Here’s what you need:
Here’s What You Do:
This is so filling, easy and so yummy! Would you try this?
Never in my lifetime did I think I’d be fighting the same battle as my great-grandparents, grandparents and parents.
My mom grew up in Richmond, Indiana a town where a lot of her relatives could pass as white. Her mother, my grandmother also told me she was the only colored baby in the neighborhood.
When I was in 2nd grade, I brought a picture of my grandmother in to show the class for a project. One of my white classmates said, “At least someone in your family is White!” No one said anything. Not even my teacher. I was a 2nd grader, I had to defend that my grandmother was BLACK.
This wasn’t the first time and it certainly wouldn’t be the last.
In college, at Miami University I took a journalism class. We had a group assignment to make up a character and describe their education, appearance, etc. One of the groups character name was “Jemima Jones” she was an illiterate woman. I was FURIOUS. “Jemima” is a long time figure depicting Blacks as stupid, low-class and degrading. The teacher said NOTHING. There were 2 Black students in the class including myself and guy. I didn’t want to address it in class or I’d be viewed as the “angry Black woman”.
After class, I emailed my professor the historical context of “Jemima” and how I was deeply disturbed. She wrote back with an apology saying she had no idea. You are a JOURNALISM Professor at a Public Ivy School and you had no idea!?
The next class we addressed it. Most of the class look annoyed of it being discussed, I asked if the other Black student had any thoughts and he said, “It didn’t bother me.” I was FURIOUS again. The only person in the room with compassion was a white student who started to cry. She told me she came from a rural town with no minorities and had no idea. I saw hope.
In times of protest, struggle and uncertainty. I just want to share with my audience to continue to look for hope. Continue to look for ally’s but also severe ties to those who don’t SEE YOU. I am a Black Woman. I come from generations of strong Black Women. I’m reminded everyday of who I am - and I wouldn’t change anything about it. I’m not the one who needs changing.
Morgan Angelique Owens is the author of "Finding My Sparkle" and Founder & CEO of the MAO Brand, Professional Pretty, and Curvy Cardio, LLC.
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