Tag: African American

The Dr in DC

Lifestyle, travel August 14, 2017

FullSizeRender-4IMG_6507-1I don’t always have an opportunity to travel but I love it when I do.  When I go somewhere I really like to act like a local, go to their local eateries, hang at the best bars, all of that townie stuff.  My trip to DC wasn’t much different but I did hit up some touristy areas, don’t judge me.

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I did a little shopping.

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Saw some sights!

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That’s the Newseum, the place where all nosey people like me get to see the history of news!

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Had to swing by the National Museum of Natural History.

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Then my dear friend Charita and I organized an amazing group of motivated and dynamic entrepreneurs for Sunday brunch at Lincoln.  We supported each other, shared with each other, and had some seriously amazing girl boss time.

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I had a little costume change so yes this was on the same day!

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Then I took a very personally meaningful trip to the National Museum of African American History and was given a tour by my dear friend Timothy.  She’s not just a phenomenal friend but also an amazing curator.  African history is American history and as someone that always seeks knowledge, I was constantly surprised and frequently moved to tears.  I recommend everyone go.

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It was sugar, not cotton that brought my ancestors here.

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9-year-old Rose was sold to a different plantation from her mother and on the auction block, her mother gave her this bag filled with a dress, walnuts, and a lock of her hair.  she never wanted Rose to forget who she was.  What were you doing when you were 9?  I know I wasn’t doing this.

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Nat Turner’s Bible.  It’s amazing to me how religion comes to soothe the fears of people in the direst situations.  Faith is a beautiful thing.

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I can’t wait for change to come! May each of you go to bed tonight having made this world more beautiful for at least one person.  xoxo

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Tech and Coffee!

Food September 17, 2014

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Every once and a while I need some time to myself to think about the universe and human existence know sometimes I’m unnecessarily deep.  I also wanted to take my new Fuji Film camera on a little test run. So, I make an escape from my comfy couch to a restaurant of choice.

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Today I chose Tart.  Gotta love their LA style Southern food.  Hmmm fried green tomatoes and grits.

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Yummm!

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Great start to an amazing day!

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Imortal

Celebrity, Politics August 22, 2011

Many of us will never be cast in iron or sculpted into granite or limestone but the prolific among us will know this honor.

The Martin Luther King Jr. monument’s official dedication is this Sunday 8.28.2011, the anniversary of the march on Washington.

Out of the Mountian of Dispair, a stone of Hope-MLK