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First Lady Michelle Obama Cracks Down on Junk Food In Schools

One of the relationships I value most in my work is my partnership with the Obama Administration and White House. I recently received invitations to several events from our First Lady and was honored to attend. On the 4th Anniversary of her Let’s Move Campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Secretary of Agriculture, announced exciting new standards in

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Widowed Bloggers Find Love After Loss

  Life teaches us lessons in many different forms. Some are through triumph, others are through tragedy. The lesson of love may not always come in the form we want it to, but this couple is proof that you should never give up! Jessica lost her husband, Jarronn, to a motorcycle accident in 2009, only

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Marriage & Motherhood with Songstress Tamela Mann

Successful marriages in today’s age are quite uncommon. A low tolerance for compromise results in a high divorce rate in this country. But actress, “Take Me To The King” songstress and Stellar Award Winner, Tamela Mann and actor/singer husband David Mann are changing society’s norms, celebrating 25 years of marriage on April 20, 2013. During my

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McDonald’s Celebrates Gospel Music!

I had the pleasure of attending the McDonald’s 365 Black and Ebony Magazine Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour in MD.  A line-up of gospel greats created a festive evening of foot stomping, hand clapping, come to Jesus worship. Vocalist Tamela Mann of the popular song Take Me To the King, written by Kirk Franklin, brought the house down with her amazing

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Where Are You From? My Journey Home to Africa

  “Where are you from?” Whether spoken or implied, this was the continuous question I received during my 7 day journey in Africa. I received the life-changing opportunity to attend an observation trip with Shot@Life, a United Nations Foundation campaign focused on raising awareness and funds to give other mothers a choice in the vaccination of

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Motherhood: A Universal Word

She wore a little green dress with bright eyes, and tiny little hands and  feet. Five month old Baby Harriett didn’t realize that today was a special day. One that would save her life! A small group of three Shot@Life Champion were given the privilege of following a family’s journey. Young grandmother Rosemary and her

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The Pride of Mubende Village – Family Health Day

    Mubende Village is very rich in culture, style and religion. Churches and mosques are on nearly every corner, but health centers are not. So UNICEF uses the opportunity to capture village citizens coming in droves to worship, and offers free immunizations, de-worming, birth registry, blood pressure and HIV/AIDS testing and results. Shot@Life gave us

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Tea with First Lady Michelle Obama

My girls and I were honored to have the once in a lifetime experience of having tea with First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden in celebration of Mother’s Day in May 2012. You may ask why I’m just publishing this post. As you can imagine, there are restrictions with the Office of our

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VIDEO: Girls Rising – Educate Girls Around the Globe!

Along with hundreds of other organizations, we are helping to spread the word about educating girls through today’s first EVER International Day of the Girl. In conjunction with providing awareness here in the US, we also want to share the stories of girls in other countries. GirlsRising is the feature-length film at the center of 10×10’s Global Action

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