#payblack photos & videos

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I wasn’t sleep for this. 40 acres🏡 and a mule🚘!or at least free college. Government owe U$! It was written. #Payblack !

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@hayleytvb and @men_of_the_westindiaregiment collaborated to write this much needed piece on BHM (October in the UK ) - 𝑯𝒐𝒘 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒆𝒔 𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒎𝒆𝒂𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒇𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 #𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒄𝒌𝑯𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚𝑴𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒉 ⁣ Hayley posted the below text and I do encourage you all to share with whom you feel needs it most, giving credit to and perhaps seeking further (paid ) consultation from both Hayley and Melissa. 𝑭𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑯𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒆𝒚 @𝒉𝒂𝒚𝒍𝒆𝒚𝒕𝒗𝒃 I collaborated with my amazing sister, Melissa Bennett who is a historian ( @men_of_the_westindiaregiment ) and community engagement professional to write this important piece! Please share with those who need to see it - the full article is available via Medium at a link in my bio. ⁣ ⁣ 🙌🏽 Black History Month is the time of year when Black influencers, historians, performers and specialists receive a barrage of emails from ‘well-meaning’ companies, often asking them to speak at short notice with no mention of a fee. It’s also a time of year when we are both overwhelmed with the scope and number of events related to our history and culture. Some events stand out more than others, and it is always clear which ones are rushed and tokenistic.⁣ ⁣ 📌We wanted to share some advice and suggestions for how to properly commemorate Black History Month this year if you are a company or organisation, and thinking of organising an event or creating some related content. Check out our tips!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #blackhistorymonthuk #blackhistorymonth #bhm #payblack #blackhistory #diversityandinclusion #blackcreativesmatter

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How companies can meaningfully celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth ⁣ ⁣ I collaborated with my amazing sister, Melissa Bennett who is a historian ( @men_of_the_westindiaregiment ) and community engagement professional to write this important piece! Please share with those who need to see it - the full article is available via Medium at a link in my bio. ⁣ ⁣ 🙌🏽 Black History Month is the time of year when Black influencers, historians, performers and specialists receive a barrage of emails from ‘well-meaning’ companies, often asking them to speak at short notice with no mention of a fee. It’s also a time of year when we are both overwhelmed with the scope and number of events related to our history and culture. Some events stand out more than others, and it is always clear which ones are rushed and tokenistic.⁣ ⁣ 📌We wanted to share some advice and suggestions for how to properly commemorate Black History Month this year if you are a company or organisation, and thinking of organising an event or creating some related content. Check out our tips!⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #blackhistorymonthuk #blackhistorymonth #bhm #payblack #blackhistory #diversityandinclusion #blackcreativesmatter

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2 weeks ago

I'm that kind of so-far-left it makes you uncomfortable. The kind that wasn't trending until 2020. What the 45ers these days call a "damn lib." The kind of leftist who identifies as pansexual and calls you out for using the word "lame" (seriously, stop ). Who dressed in drag as Bernie Sanders once to raise money for him. The kind that thinks healthcare should be free, and child care, and birth control, and tampons and college. ...and government paid maternity leave....and.....who thinks we should not just tax the rich immensely, but probably #eattherich . I'm aaallllll about abolishing the police, and prisons, and the electoral college. Completely. They need to go. I think we should redistribute wealth to folks *just because they are black*, yup....if we can take their lives, deny them jobs, keep them from owning homes and land....we can give it back and #payblack . I believe trans women ARE women and that that ALL women should have the choice to do & say & wear whatever the hell they want. I think marriage is outdated (unless its gay marriage, get ittt 🌈😘 ).... I think folks experiencing homelessness deserve housing and people struggling with addiction deserve treatment, clean injection sites and clean needles. I think we should pay school teachers more than NFL players. I hate guns. I don't think anyone reads enough books anymore. I think ties are corporate nooses. I think children are people and should have a voice. I don't think immigrants should be deported or that anyone is illegal. I believe sex work is valid work. I think the death penalty is barbaric. I KNOW CAPITALISM is destroying the environment.....and our souls. *************************\\\\***************//////*****ALL THIS AND MORE. The things that sound like nails on a chalk board to 45ers. So there it all is. Now stop being shocked. My values are more important to me than your approval. It's who I am.... it's who I've always been.... And the thing is...it's really not even that radical. Its just human fucking decency. ✌🖤

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3 weeks ago

...Because I’m still a whole ass woman at the end of the day. 🥳🌍🖤✊🏾 and it’s still #PayBlack

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4 weeks ago

“Clothes don’t have genders, They have wearers.” -Touris 🌍 #PayBlack

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LINK IN BIO! Instead of telling you to go WATCH MY NEW VIDEO, I'm compelled instead, to say: I'm from little Lansing, where there is no envelope to push. I created the envelope, then I pushed it by myself. Don't tell me I'm not humbly the best around, female or male. I demand movement out of the things and people i'm surrounded by. Its not just about me, its about US. Art is Life. Black is Powerful. Women are Leaders. and healthy sex is good for the soul. Watch my video if you agree with at least one of these statements, you may very well enjoy it. I LOVE YOU. #PayBlack #Black #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #SayTheirNames #JusticeForBreonnaTaylor

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#PayBlack (Video Soon )? ✔️ ........................................... #Locs #lgbtq #BlackGirl #CreateYourTruth

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#PayBlack (Video Soon? ) ✔️🖤

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Aug 2020

2nd #POPUPSHOP WAS A SUCCESS THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AN SUPPORTED THE LOVE WAS SO REAL TODAY I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF ALL MY FRIENDS CAME AN SHOWED OUT🥰🥰 I JUST LOVE WHAT I DO I LOVE NETWORKING MEETING DIFFERENT #bosses US BLACK WOMEN SHOWED OUT TODAY BABY #SALUTE EVERYBODY DID A GREAT JOB IN MY EYES #2020 #popupshop #wraithatl #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness #blacksaturday #payblack

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Aug 2020

2nd #POPUPSHOP WAS A SUCCESS THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CAME OUT AN SUPPORTED THE LOVE WAS SO REAL TODAY I REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF ALL MY FRIENDS CAME AN SHOWED OUT🥰🥰 I JUST LOVE WHAT I DO I LOVE NETWORKING MEETING DIFFERENT #bosses US BLACK WOMEN SHOWED OUT TODAY BABY #SALUTE EVERYBODY DID A GREAT JOB IN MY EYES #2020 #popupshop #wraithatl #blackownedbusiness #supportblackbusiness #blacksaturday #payblack

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Jul 2020

“The goal will never be to become a celebrity. The goal is for stories like mine to become more important in music” - #Touris #PayBlack ................................ #locs #gay #black #stories #lgbtq #lgbtqia #lesbian #blackwoman #blackwomen #androgynous #creatives #creativespace #quarantinelife #rooftopviews #loveislove #lovewins #loveismyreligion #independentartist #independentmusic #independentthinkers #blacklivesmatter #smilemore #enoughisenough

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Jul 2020

I've heard talk about these, but never seen one. Seeing it helps me to grasp even more that there are ruthless & barbaric people in this world. 🥺🥺 _____________ Earn 10% off with email sign up! _____________DM us your 1st name and email address, And your in!! 🥰

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Jul 2020

I'm excited for EVERYONE LISTEN TO THIS!!! AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE MUSIC IS SOLD AND STREAMED! The song speaks for itself. Support. Support. Support @poweticjustiz 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤 #Payblack #Touris #black #blackowned #supportlocal #supportsmall #supportindependentartists #newmusic #newrelease #africanhistory #lansingmichigan #detroitmichigan #lansing #detroitrap #emmittill #wethepeople #femalemc #femalerapper #femaleentrepreneur #blackentrepreneur #womeninmusic #newsongalert #mittenstate #californiaartist #losangelesartist #merica #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿

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Jul 2020

I’m very excited for this project to be released so y’all can hear it in its entirety. It speaks for itself. It’s a way of life #PayBlack Tomorrow! Saturday! 7/18! #Touris #Black

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Jul 2020

It’s a song for some, but it’s a way of life for others #PayBlack #ThisSaturday #MoveWithMe #Touris #NewMusic

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Jul 2020

Artist: Jerome Sloan, Oregon. Materials: magic marker, bic pen, colored pencil on cardstock. The artist is serving life without parole for crimes committed when 19 years-old. My 6 year-old neighbor has, over time, gotten so comfortable with the world around her that she’s started walking right into my house. Usually she’s looking for my cat but she also does a lot of looking around. She’s got big eyes and is quite the critic. I’m an art collector and she has noticed. One day she locked into an incredible drawing by an incarcerated person. She took a long look with her big eyes and said, “wow. What is going on here?!” She always waives her arms around when she’s got a big question or a big thought. She waived her arms here. The piece does have a lot going on. It’s a black and white self-portrait of the artist that also includes a full color portrait of his grandson. There are images of clocks and galaxies. She had questions about the images, and questions about the color in some places and the lack of color in other places. She asked me why the “old man” is black and white. I told her it was the artists decision but my interpretation is that his life has been gray while his grandson still has so much life in him. She asked why his life has been gray. I said, “well, he has been in prison since he was young.” She looked at me with her critical face, scrunched it up, and asked “what makes someone go to prison?” I tell you this story because we are all constantly informing and narrating the world to one another. Whether we remember it or not, it’s been happening since the day we were born. What we see, what we over-hear, what we’re told, what and who is put in front of us. Reflect on that. Whatever age your childhood self is when they pop into your head, sit with that kid. Where was that kid? What were they being told? What were they being taught about the world, good vs bad, what is meaningful and what’s not? If a 6 year old asked you “what makes someone go to prison?” What would your answer be? If, in 10 years, a 6 year old asked you “what happens when someone hurts another person?” What would you want be able to tell them about what “justice” looks like?

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Jul 2020

Touris is safely back in the studio. Y’all hear them VOCALS tho?! #BackLikeINeverLeft #PayBlack #Touris

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Jul 2020

I don't know why but this photo and the one with me and Zellie has gotten the attention of jewelers who want ambassadors, but I'm warning all you buisnesses from now...if you are not a. Black owned and operated buisness I will not... I repeat I WILL NOT...ONE MO TYYME...I 👏🏿WILL👏🏿 NOT👏🏿 BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR BRAND NOR WILL I BUY ANYTHING FROM YOU!! My support for the #BLACKMARKET INCLUDES EMPLOYMENT AND REPRESENTATION!! I'D RATHER BE BROKE THAN SELL OUT. #wedontdothathere #blackmarket #buyblack #employblack #payblack #blackenomics #blackenomics101 #daddyaintraisednosellout

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Jul 2020

I don't know why but this photo and the one with me and Zellie has gotten the attention of jewelers who want ambassadors, but I'm warning all you buisnesses from now...if you are not a. Black owned and operated buisness I will not... I repeat I WILL NOT...ONE MO TYYME...I 👏🏿WILL👏🏿 NOT👏🏿 BE AN AMBASSADOR FOR YOUR BRAND NOR WILL I BUY ANYTHING FROM YOU!! My support for the #BLACKMARKET INCLUDES EMPLOYMENT AND REPRESENTATION!! I'D RATHER BE BROKE THAN SELL OUT. #wedontdothathere #blackmarket #buyblack #employblack #payblack #blackenomics #blackenomics101 #daddyaintraisednosellout

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Jun 2020

Use the directories to go buy what you need from black owned businesses. Another amazing resource is the Black Owned Economy group on Facebook. 1000's of business owners are ready and available to provide you a service 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤. https://blackpoundday.uk/directories/ #blackpoundday #buyblack #payblack #spendblack #allblackeverything

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Jun 2020

Posted this PSA on my page a couple days ago but Gonna do it again here (cause I’ve got something to saaay!! ) PRIDE BOOOOBS for your attention. 🍉 🌈 Just a friendly reminder that many of your black friends are already at our emotional max with everything that’s going on-and hitting us up via DM/text/in person to tell us about the shitty encounters you’re having with racist white folx while having the hard conversations that melanated folx have on the DAILY (just trying to get by ) is in fact, emotional labour. And heaping more onto us when we’re already carrying SO MUCH these days. Also-I get that everyone is trying to do better to amplify black voices right now-but PLEASE remember that asking black writers, activists, creators etc. to create political content for you on your channels/at your gatherings/on your media pages without compensating us is not “amplifying our voices” it is part of the problem. Wanna support the black folx around you fighting that good fight? PAY 👏🏽 THEM 👏🏽 FOR 👏🏽 THEIR 👏🏽 WORK. Don’t have a budget? What can you offer them in kind for their services? Barter is an AMAZING tool that makes both parties feel valued in their exchange-oftentimes more than monetary exchanges. Think about it, y’all. Our labour isn’t free-our emotional labour isn’t free-and now more than ever, your work as an ally, is to help level the playing field for a team that is constantly undervalued, overshadowed and underpaid. . . (Sidenote-Thank you to all the brilliant businesses like @be_appeeling - whose pasties are featured in this post, for paying your folx equitably for the work they do-y’all are AMAZING ) . . . #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blacklivesmatter ✊🏾 #payblack #payblackartists #payitforward #givemoneymakechange #amplifymelanatedvoices #mixedgirlmagic #blackgirlmagic #Pride #pridemonth #blackpride #queerpride

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Incarcerated Black lives matter. Not sure how to support folx inside? Here are some ideas & resources. Other ideas? Drop them in the comments. #blacklivesmatter #payblack #abolishprisons

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Jun 2020

🔴🟢⚫️ I T S J U N E T E E N T H 🎊⚫️🟢🔴 #happyjuneteenth #blackownedonly

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Jun 2020

Repost from @styleisstyle • On May 26th, I was contacted by a producer at @anthropologie to take part in a Pride campaign. I responded with my rates for the campaign requirements. The response was that there was no budget, but that the producer would be happy to email to discuss rates.⠀ ⠀ The email was a longer pitch, including a request for an advertisement on my Instagram page and 3-5 images for them to use wherever they would like. With no budget. ⠀ ⠀ The above are screenshots from our conversation, including a “nudge” in my DMs this week to respond to the email requests for free labour.⠀ ⠀ Throughout the interaction, I stated my price and was met with no compensation. “No Budget” means that I was approached with no intent to ever be paid for my time and labour, let alone my experiences as a Black queer person. Only after many messages/emails was there acknowledgement that I should be compensated. Even in that response, there was gaslighting. I stated my fees from the very first message.⠀ ⠀ This happens to Black creatives constantly. Especially in the fashion industry. We are made to feel that we ask for too much when we bring up fair compensation for labour. It is implied that we should be happy with what we get. Shouldn’t we just be happy that a big brand wants to work with someone like us?⠀ ⠀ I’ve been “paid” in exposure numerous times in the last 12 years as a style blogger. Which I now refuse to do. But, in this case, it is quite confounding that a multimillion dollar company would reach out to someone with “no budget”. Especially when it involves the Queer Black Voices™️ it would like to align itself with, and use in advertisements. Seems timely, no?⠀ ⠀ We need to hold brands accountable to their lip service. In fact, with BLM being a “hot topic” to a lot of corporations, this is going to happen FREQUENTLY. Folks will want to capitalize on Black bodies & Black labour for the lowest price possible, as they have for several hundred years. ⠀ ⠀ The final slide is a post from June 5 on the brand page. When Anthropologie says “black lives do matter” what does that mean? When they plan to diversify their workforce, is it this free Black labour?⠀ ⠀ #payblack

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Jun 2020

Unmuting, but not finished. . I commit to continuing to learn, unlearn, support, amplify, pay, donate, respect, engage, fail, apologize, and try, try again to do better. Hearing Sonya Renee Taylor ( @sonyareneetaylor ), I will parent my own damn toddler. I will contain and lovingly coach my inner child, this underdeveloped part of myself. I will work towards healing and critiquing and divesting from the #whiteprivilege or white supremacist delusions that lurk unnoticed within me. I am a work in progress, but I will hold myself accountable, and I invite others to check me when I am wrong (though I recognize this is not your responsibility ). I will ask myself questions about my relationship and investment in the culture of #whiteness . I will encourage others to do the same. I will not subject Black people and POCs to my shame and white guilt. I will not make it the responsibility of Black people and POC to educate me. I will work to be an understanding, productive, and engaged ally. Most importantly, I recognize that this work will never be finished and that I will always have further to go. This is the only way forward. . In solidarity, 🖤C . . . #learning #unlearning #payblack #donate #support #engage #question #unpack #divest #critique #progress #humbleyourself #rejectcertainty #embracegrowth

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Jun 2020

Hiiii there! PRIDE BOOOOBS for your attention. 🍉 🌈 Just a friendly reminder that many of your black friends are already at our emotional max with everything that’s going on-and hitting us up via DM/text/in person to tell us about the shitty encounters you’re having with racist white folx while having the hard conversations that melanated folx have on the DAILY (just trying to get by ) is in fact, emotional labour. And heaping more onto us when we’re already carrying SO MUCH these days. Also-I get that everyone is trying to do better to amplify black voices right now-but PLEASE remember that asking black writers, activists, creators etc. to create political content for you on your channels/at your gatherings/on your media pages without compensating us is not “amplifying our voices” it is part of the problem. Wanna support the black folx around you fighting that good fight? PAY 👏🏽 THEM 👏🏽 FOR 👏🏽 THEIR 👏🏽 WORK. Don’t have a budget? What can you offer them in kind for their services? Barter is an AMAZING tool that makes both parties feel valued in their exchange-oftentimes more than monetary exchanges. Think about it, y’all. Our labour isn’t free-our emotional labour isn’t free-and now more than ever, your work as an ally, is to help level the playing field for a team that is constantly undervalued, overshadowed and underpaid. . . (Sidenote-Thank you to all the brilliant businesses like @be_appeeling - whose pasties are featured in this post, for paying your folx equitably for the work they do-y’all are AMAZING ) . . . #blacklivesmatter #blacklivesmatter ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #blacklivesmatter ✊🏾 #payblack #payblackartists #payitforward #givemoneymakechange #amplifymelanatedvoices #mixedgirlmagic #blackgirlmagic #Pride #pridemonth #blackpride #queerpride

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Jun 2020

Thank you so much @gaylenegould for starting a shareable list of black led organisations/networks. Link is in my bio. #Repost @gaylenegould • • • • • • In the spirit of swapping racial justice “likes” for cash-money and other support, Ive been curious about the UK organisations doing year-round racial justice work. Not sure if one exists, so have started a shareable list (link in bio ). Please add suggestions in the comments below of black led organisations/networks that are doing the labour and I’ll add and we can direct some of our energy to supporting them. In many ways, issues of global supremacy began at our door so we need to look after our frontline workers. Keep your hearts alive 🙏🏾 #payblack

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Jun 2020

Another excellent helpful resources and organisations here in the UK working to support racial injustice. You can support and donate to. #Repost @gaylenegould with @get_repost ・・・ In the spirit of swapping racial justice “likes” for cash-money and other support, Ive been curious about the UK organisations doing year-round racial justice work. Not sure if one exists, so have started a shareable list (link in bio ). Please add suggestions in the comments below of black led organisations/networks that are doing the labour and I’ll add and we can direct some of our energy to supporting them. In many ways, issues of global supremacy began at our door so we need to look after our frontline workers. Keep your hearts alive 🙏🏾 #payblack

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Posted @withregram • thanks to @gaylenegould for doing this “In the spirit of swapping racial justice “likes” for cash-money and other support, Ive been curious about the UK organisations doing year-round racial justice work. Not sure if one exists, so have started a shareable list (link in bio ). Please add suggestions in the comments below of black led organisations/networks that are doing the labour and I’ll add and we can direct some of our energy to supporting them. In many ways, issues of global supremacy began at our door so we need to look after our frontline workers. Keep your hearts alive 🙏🏾 #payblack

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Top photos & videos on #payblack

May 2020

Sad, but #TRUE ! As a Mother of Twin Sons over 21, yesss, I pray a whole lot diferently & longer!

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Jan 2020

So true! Keep those eyes open & stay woke!

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May 2020

FACT! We can't all move exactly the same anyway. We can go in the same direction, or the same place, but we will reach there differently. . My perspective on why it will bother someone is if I reached the destination in less steps, & of course... in shorter time!

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Feb 2020

Fo-Real!

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Oct 2019

Good Day Kings & Queens! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was relaxing. I was ahle to get some well deserved & needed rest! I'm still excited about my cookbook! Already I'm gearing up to do the next one! For those of you who purchased it, I appreciate you in doing so, & thanks!! So, enjoy your "Monday" everyone! Be productive, creative, humble, SMILE, and walk in your grrrreatness! 😘 . As always,, "Keep Those 👑👑's SHINING!!! . Click link in Bio to "Be In The Know" & to check out my cookbook! Thanks!

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May 2020

I'm ready for UNITY. What about y'all? 👋🏾👋🏾

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Oct 2019

Let that sink in... . . Click link in Bio to "Be In The Know" and to check out my dessert cookbook! Thanks!!

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Nov 2019

It's the TRUTH, the whole TRUTH, and nothing but the TRUTH!! . Click link in Bio to "Be In The Know"

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Mar 2020

Many Blessings to you all as we weather through this storm of craziness that's trying to take us over & out. Take all the necessary precautions you need. Take care & be safe!!

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