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Time is flying, we are already half way through 2019 and before you know it, it’ll be 2020 and we’ll all be voting for the next president of the USA. Ladies, we are in a critical time and if the current political climate of our country does not scare you then it’s time to open your eyes. Now, more than ever we must be cognizant of what is going on in our democratic government. Are our needs being met? Do you feel that the current administration in the White House represents your beliefs? Your values? Do you feel that the current administration cares about people of color and ALL Americans? If you answer no to any of these questions at all then it’s time to open your eyes and your ears and pay close attention to the candidates who are running to be next in the Oval Office. Every time you vote, you want to walk into that booth confident about who you are about to give a thumbs up to. We are apart of this country and our voices and needs must be heard.
The first democratic debate is coming up, here are some critical facts you should know-
When: June 26th and June 27th
Time: 9-11pm ET
Where: Tune in on NBC, MSNBC or Telemundo (geographic location is Miami)
If you would like to submit questions for the debate please go to nbcnews.com and click on the democratic debates link, there you can read up on all 20 candidates that will be on the stage as well as submit questions you’d like the mediators to ask.
Melanin Girls Club x Sabrina Simpson
Recently, I discovered a YouTube channel named TheLoveGal.com, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HIIfLB8hd4&t=113s), where a woman named Amber Ricquel helps others by demonstrating ways for you to manifest more from life. This was my first encounter with videos like this and I’ve found myself addicted! She talks about her personal experiences and then goes on to explain different ways to add more to your life. I learn so much just from watching one of her videos but I tend to avoid answering the questions that she may ask, i.e. “Are you doing what you need to do to receive what you’re asking for?” “Are you giving out positive energy to receive it?”, etc.
At first, I told myself that I wasn’t necessarily avoiding the questions, I was just putting them off until a later date, but then, the founder of MelaninGirlsClub Inc., sent out an email asking similar questions and that’s when I realized that I didn’t want to answer these questions because I was avoiding keeping it real with myself! When it comes to certain situations it’s hard to be honest with yourself, but it is necessary and good for the soul. Not only will you learn who you are more, but you will start to get out of bad habits that hold you back from your fullest potential. We all have dreams and goals that we strive to reach so when our founder hit us with questions like “Are you creating the life that you want to live? What are you going to do about it tomorrow?”, it instilled an obligation in me to automatically to better. It challenged me to figure out what is currently holding me back and what has held me back in the past and how I can manifest more for my future. Today, I challenge you to do the same! Watch videos to inspire you to answer questions that you don’t get asked daily! Read books that stimulate your mind! Talk to people who make you want to learn more about yourself by having meaningful conversations and get up and do everything you said you were going to do the night before! Become the you that you dream to be and then challenge the women/men in your circle to do the same, and watch the growth!
Melanin Girls Club x Amber Taylor
To all my ladies who strive for perfection:
Your appearance, credit score, what people think of you does not define you. You might not have hit every goal you set for yourself in January. You might not have the flattest stomach in time for bikini szn. Or, you could be struggling to fill it out. Your friends might be in a place in their lives that seem far advanced from you. You might still live at home. You might not have been in a serious relationship yet. You might be in crazy debt from your student loans. You might just now be getting your degree while your peers are getting married and starting families. You might still battle with shyness and standing up for yourself. You might not even know who you are just yet. You might struggle with mental illness. You might deal with sick parents. You might be afraid to leave your comfort zone. You might not have direction. You might have experienced trauma/or abandonment. You might be in therapy. You might still think going to therapy makes you weak. You might think crying makes you weak. You might think being quiet is perceived as weakness. You might have lost friends. You might have dropped friends. You might be stuck. You might be in pain. But you are still here. You are fighting. You are strong. You are resilient. You are creative. You are smart. You are resourceful. You are a force. You can be anything. You can be everything. There is always room for improvement. You can say ‘yes’, change your mind, and say ‘no’. You can choose to stay single with no kids. You can choose who you’d like to stay in your life and who you would feel lighter without. You don’t have to wait until Monday to start a new challenge. You don’t have to take on more than you can mentally handle. You don’t have to do it all, even though you are totally capable of doing so. You don’t have to accept less than you deserve just because “that’s just the way it’s always been.” You can have a smoothie with your burger because...balance. You can write in prose or short distinct thoughts. You can curate the life you want. Most importantly, “You can be both a masterpiece and a work in progress at the same time.” Don’t feel obligated to be who someone wants you to be, even you. Just be. Take your time. Fall in love with you. Don’t worry, you’re doing just fine.
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Once upon a time, the sports industry was a male dominated field. There was a point in time where you could turn on ESPN and see nothing but the caucasian male. Oh how times have changed. Not only has women in the sports entertainment industry become more prevalent, but african american women are starting to appear and take over at an ever growing rate.
You may recognize Taylor Rooks from her new Bleacher Report series, “Take it There With Taylor Rooks.” Taylor is an American Sports journalist and broadcaster. This St. Louis native graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she majored in broadcast journalism.
Before joining the Turner Networks, she wore many different hats at Sportsnet New York where she was a host, reporter, and correspondent. Prior to her position at Sportsnet, she worked for the Big Ten Network. Taylor graciously appeared on BTN Live, BTN Football Pregame, and Women’s Sports Report. For the 2016-2017 season Taylor also worked as a sideline reporter for CBS Sports Network.
It is no secret that Taylor has a insurmountable amount of sports journalism experience under her belt while only being 26 years old! Me being a woman who is looking to have a place and make a difference in the world of sports, I am nothing short of inspired by her brilliance, style, and grace. Every interview that she does, she emits an aura that makes you want to hear what she has to say. She makes everyone feel her down to earth presence and want to open up to her in a way they probably normally would not open up to any ordinary journalist.
Taylor is a symbol of motivation for all african american women looking to find their footing in the caucasian male dominated sports entertainment industry. She shows us that you can graduate college and make something for yourself no matter what you look like or where you come from. As a woman it does not take you belittling yourself or throwing your morals and ethics out the window to make it to the very top. All it takes is hard work and dedication as well as betting on yourself even when there are not any other betters.
If you are interested in seeing Taylor’s work as a Journalist, you can watch a video here on her new report show “Take it There.”
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