Living the Dream

Yesterday we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.‘s iconic “I Have A Dream” speech, which was a part of the great March on Washington. There has been much recent discussion of whether or not Dr. King’s ‘Dream’ has become a reality. It seems the same conversation also comes every year in…

Quick Beauty Tips: Bright Lips

For my fellow ladies of color, especially those with darker skin tones, don’t be afraid to rock a bright lip, like MAC’s best red, Ruby Woo, or funky pink Candy Yum-Yum, also from MAC. Just pair each of them with a darker lip liner, blend the liner well and then apply the color. Here are two marvelous…

I'm Not Great at Networking, But…

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, an amazing group of women and men assembled at the BNY Mellon Building in Lower Manhattan to attend the 10th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Business Committee of the National Minority Business Council. The theme for the day was Reflect, Rekindle, Refocus, Resolve, and featured Vera…

Guest Post: Confessions of a former Afro-girl

Please welcome my first guest-blogger, my Cousin Jasmine…Give her some love! Very early in Calandra’s video blogging, she based an entry on a question her new-mom cousin asked about going on intuition vs. advice. That new-mom cousin was me, Jasmine Ratliff. Recently I asked Calandra if I could occasionally contribute to This and That as…

13 Personal Question Tag

One of my favorite YouTubers, Brian (ThesPNation) is returning to YouTube with his own personal 31-day commitment to posting videos during the month of August. His first video is a tag of 13 Personal Questions. I decided to answer the tag myself. Feel free to answer them yourself. Here are the tag questions: 13 Personal…

This and That This Week – PILOT

As I mentioned before, This and That This Week (TTTW) is my new feature, highlighting articles, sites and videos of interest I’ve run across during the week. Please feel free to check them out. Recipe of the week – Bourbon Banana Pudding with Glazed Pecans (from nolagirlsocial) – need I say more?? Who doesn’t like banana…