Category: JTMG

What If The Flint Water Crisis Never Happened?

A few weeks ago, the schools district in the city in which I live in, announced that water in schools around the city testing high for lead. The water fountains at the schools found to have high lead levels were shut off, as well as the water in the bathroom...

staying in the present

Practicing Mindfulness: Staying In The Present

Awhile ago I became aware of the concept of mindfulness. I was going through a tough time and looking for different methods of meditation just to quiet my mind. I ran across a site dedicated to the practicing mindfulness, I read a few articles and was in awe of the...

What Is #forrealFebruary

Right now, #forrealFebruary it’s just a hashtag and a dream but hopefully, before the month is over it’ll be a movement. #forrealFebruary is about empowering, inspiring, and uplifting women to take that first step on the journey to becoming whomever it is we want to be or doing whatever it...

Drum Roll Please…

And the total word count is… 27,250 words! No, I didn’t hit the 50,000 words count but, I am not disappointed at all. Actually I am quite proud of myself because, at the beginning of December, I have written 27,250 words of a story that I have come up with, with...

How’s It Going: NaNoWriMo Edition

It is going great!!! I started November feeling overjoyed that I was finally going to write a novel and today 12 days into November I still feel overjoyed that I because I’m finally writing a novel. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo stands for  National Writing Month which...

I Am A NaNoWriMo Participant

So for the past 7 years I have been trying be a NaNoWriMo winner and for 7 years I have failed miserably. Last year I got really close,  like 37,000 words close. For those of you who don’t know, NaNoWriMo is short of National Novel Writing Month which is in...

Music…A Gift To The World

Like all art forms, music is subjective. A song can mean one thing to a person and mean something completely different to someone else. What a song means to you can be so totally different from what the artist is trying to convey. You can like a song and your...

financial security

Lets Talk About M-O-N-E-Y: The Importance of Financial Security

It is time for us, the black community to have a conversation about our financial security and the lack of financial literacy plaguing so many of us. With the reawakening of the awareness of racial disparity, inequalities and social injustices in this country, I hear a lot of people on the...