Regina King is a prime example of why you should never give up on your dreams. The 48-year-old actress is gracing the November 2019 cover of Marie Claire’s appropriately titled ‘Ambition Issue‘. For any young black girl growing up, representation is critically important. I was fortunate enough to have Regina King as a familiar face of my childhood, starring in some of my favorite movies that we deem classics in the black community such as ‘Boyz N The Hood’, ‘Poetic Justice’, ‘Higher Learning’, ‘Friday’, and ‘A Thin Line Between Love & Hate’. Not to mention, she starred as teenager Brenda Jenkins at just 13 years-old in the late 1980s sitcom, ‘227’.
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A couple of months ago, I came across a viral Facebook meme that read, “Check on ya’ll friends born in 1989; next year they turn 30.” Humorously, I shared the meme with a response that said, “Okay. First of all, mind ya business.” Although myself and a few of my Facebook friends had a good laugh about it, it’s true and almost surreal. This October, I will be 30.
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If you’re familiar with any of my previous blog posts, then you know here at Suite 3869, I am all about self-care. It’s so easy to get caught in our daily routines that we forget to take care of ourselves both mentally and spiritually.
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First and foremost, Happy New Year guys!
I hope everyone had an amazing holiday season and is now ready to kick off the New Year with a fresh mindset and a new set of goals. After offering up a few tips on things like ‘How To Set & Actually Achieve Your Goals For The New Year’ and ‘5 Benefits of Creating a Vision Board’, I wanted to continue the conversation of goal-setting and personal development by discussing some great practices for success.
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With the holiday season finally coming to a close, let me just start off by saying that I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas filled with love, joy, and plenty of food. Even though this is my favorite time of the year, the hardest thing is getting back on track after the holidays.
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Knowing that she started out as an intern with DJ Funk Master Flex at widely known New York radio station Hot 97 and would later become one of the top digital and social media strategists in the music industry, Karen Civil had become an instant inspiration to me and my blogging journey the moment I learned of her.
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With just fifteen days left until the new year, it’s time to start thinking of what your goals and aspirations are for the next twelve months. Sometimes I think we underestimate the power and importance of setting goals. It helps to not only keep us focused, but we wake up every day knowing we have a purpose and goals to meet.
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If I had to describe this year in one word it would be exhausting. Since making the decision late last year to start creating new content on Suite 3869, getting an internship with Live Civil, taking on more responsibility at my full-time job, and still sticking it out with my part-time job, I started to feel a bit of anxiety and pressure to excel in all that I had going on. However, what I failed to realize was in order to exceed any of the expectations I had for myself, I needed to be sure I was taking care of my mental and physical health and I wasn’t doing that.
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The month of June is in full swing and Father’s Day is just around the corner, so I think we can both agree that it’s time to start thinking about what to get Dad for his special day!
Now, Father’s Day is this coming Sunday, June 19, so we don’t have much time to decide on a gift. That’s why I have put together a list of Father’s Day gift ideas under $50!
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