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Oct 25th


(Style on a Dime) Low cost hair care

I can still vividly recall the hair-plaiting ritual which marked every evening during my childhood.  I would sit on the floor between mama’s legs while she sat perched on the edge of her favorite chair (usually) gently, (always) slowly arranging my (virgin) hair into six plaits.  Upon completion of her task, while I was rising from the floor, without fail, she would call “More hair,” and I would respond, “Grow Hair.”  (Her call was actually more like “Mo hair,” which of course rhymes with “Grow hair.”)

(Instant Inspiration) Putting people in their place

Are you good at putting people in their place? I’m not talking about cursing anyone out or telling them off, but literally prioritizing the people in your life. Most of us aren’t.

Rev. Billy Russell of Mpls Friendship Missionary Baptist Church honored at Heart Walk for making healthy lifestyle changes

The American Heart Association awarded Rev. Billy Russell of Greater Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis, with the 2009 Start! Lifestyle Change Award at its annual Twin Cities Start! Heart Walk on Saturday, April 25, at Harriet Island Park in St. Paul.

(Style on a Dime) Great deals for $10 or less

(Style on a Dime) Great deals for $10 or lessBack when I was in my twenties, and my girlfriends and I would go shopping, I had one goal in mind: to spend $10 or less on each item. Am I that cheap? Well, basically: YES! What I realized is that I had stumbled upon a principle that would guide my spending habits in a very positive way throughout my life.

(Instant Inspiration) Good habits yield positive results

Good habits yield positive results

Do you want to do something different with your life, something fresh, and new? Maybe start a new job, change your look, or get in better shape. You’ve been thinking about it for awhile, but you just can’t seem to get there? Well, you are not alone. Studies show that only 3% of people accomplish their goals. (


(Style on a Dime) Do the Ebony Fashion Fair in affordable style

Dear Marcia,

My friend invited me to attend my first Ebony Fashion Fair, on May 17, hosted by the local chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. I agreed to attend this annual traveling fashion show before I knew that the tickets were $75! Now I feel that I can’t back out, and I am trying to figure out how to pay for a ticket and make sure that my own look is not a Fashion-Don’t! Help!


(Style on a Dime) Going on vacation, but staying with family/friends? Be a good houseguest!

Will this summer’s vacation or travel plans include staying with family or friends? If there is no money left in your budget for a hotel room, this can be a great option. Most likely you will be able to kill two birds with one stone; you get a free place to stay and you get the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones.
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