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To save or not to Save-the-Date Cards

June 16, 2011 by


In the past save the date cards were viewed as purely optional or a frivolous unnecessary expense. In recent years this expendable piece has become an essential part of the wedding stationery package. Renowned etiquette coach and wedding planner Shaun Tiffany Adeoye attributes this new necessity  to  economic change. “The growing bustle of the new working family has heightened  the need for advance notice. It is no longer optional but moreover […]

Traveling Abroad — Living While I’m Alive

February 15, 2011 by


In less than 21 days, I will be traveling abroad for the first time in my life! Sure, I’ve been to Canada and Mexico several times and all throughout the United States, but that doesn’t count. This time I’m going overseas and will be setting foot on European soil. What brings about this sudden trip, you […]

365 Days Later — Moving Forward After the Loss of a Loved One

January 27, 2011 by


365—That’s how many days it’s been since I’ve seen or heard my grandmother alive. I frequently envision her in my dreams and, while it’s comfort, my life just hasn’t been the same. Losing someone close to you is a lonely thing. People around are afraid to mention the loved one, for fear of making you […]

Unprofessional professionals – Dealing with negative comments about black-owned businesses

January 24, 2011 by


I know in the African American community, some tend to be hypercritical of black-owned businesses. It’s not uncommon to hear: “Oh, well it’s black-owned, so what did you expect?” I have a problem with this and similar comments for two main reasons: 1) The African American community is clearly outnumbered by other businesses, not only because of […]

Guns don’t kill; people do

January 18, 2011 by


Since the Tucson shooting the week before last, our U.S. lawmaking bodies have been pressured to change gun laws, according to this article in The New York Times.   While I respect and appreciate the theory that more gun control would reduce violent acts such as this one, I have to say that I doubt it […]

Happy Holidays!

December 22, 2010 by


I’m sorry I haven’t been able to provide regular updates, due to the holidays. As a result, I will be going on hiatus until Monday, Jan. 3. A happy holiday to you and yours, and see you in the New Year!

John Legend up for five Grammys

December 3, 2010 by


Congrats are in order for R&B singer, John Legend, who is up for five Grammy nominations, according to a press release issued by Columbia Music Group earlier today. His nominations include: Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals (“Shine”) Best Traditional R&B Vocal Performance (“Hang On In There”) Best R&B Song (“Shine”) […]