Black Wall Street

Why Have So Many Black People Never Heard of Black Wall Street?

Today marks the 95th anniversary of the Black Wall Street Race Massacre. During the 1921 Tulsa, Oklahoma Race Massacre, the U.S. National Guard and the Ku Klux Klan worked hand in hand to destroy Black Wall Street. So why have so many black people never heard of Black Wall Street? Well, most likely because the Tulsa Race Massacre Continue reading...
Celebrate Your Journey

Celebrate Your Journey Sistah!

This month's theme on the Mocha Girls Pit Stop blog, is Celebrating Your Journey. If I had to take a guess, you and I have a lot in common. We have dreams, goals, ambitions and we simply want to be happy. Oh and of course, we desire to make a positive impact on the world. And if you're anything like me, once you achieve that goal that you've been chasing so fervently. Continue reading here...
mantras to lighten your heavy heart

10 Mantras to Lighten Your Heavy Heart

The past 9 months of my life have been a whirlwind. I got married and moved across the country, relocated twice, went 3 months without a full-time job, loss two grandparents (my dad's mom and my mom's dad), and had a host of family stressors that weighed heavy on my heart. Continue reading...
save money

4 Things You Can Do This Week to Save Money

Almost 4 years ago, I published my very first blog post entitled, Young, Broke and Educated: Part 1 Dear Money. In the post I highlight my wasteful relationship with money and shed light on where my unhealthy money habits came from. Over the course of the past 4 years I've taken baby steps toward improving my credit, boosting my savings and decreasing my debt ratio. And when I say "baby steps," I mean baby steps. Continue reading...
What Every Black Person Should Be Doing Today

What Every Black Person Should Be Doing Today

As Black History Month comes to a close, I've accepted the personal challenge to study, embrace and share Black History year-round. After all, Mocha Girls Pit Stop was created to be a space where "women of color refuel on motivation and ignite their lives.” And what better way to be inspired than to be galvanized by the unfading strength of our resilient ancestors. Continue reading…