#BringBackOurGirls

At times watching the news puts a strain on my emotions because it’s hard to face the realities of what our world presents. So as a result I rarely watch the news. However the kidnapping of almost 300 little girls in Nigeria struck a cord. Why? Because while this was going on we (in the US) were focused on the racial comments of a man who really no one knew of or probably even cared about. Ok let me speak for myself… 🙂 But it saddens me to know that as a parent you send your child to school and wake up one day to hear that they have been kidnapped. By a militant group who wants to make and prove a point. Can you imagine how scared those little girls must be?! There are so many questions and so little answers. Why has it taken the Nigerian government almost 20 days to intervene or even respond to this attack? Why has the military not been involved? Why do these parents have to take it upon themselves to go and find their children? I am not a parent…at least not yet; however I can not imagine how a mother or father feels at this very moment. I will make it a goal of mine to pray for the safety and the return of these little girls. If it’s anything I can do it’s that!

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~Mzz Nette

 

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Happy Burfday Browny!!!

Today is a great day! And you should be able to tell by the tile of my piece why this is so…yup…it’s my boo bears birthday!! This little guy has been in my life the last 2 yrs and I can’t say that my life has remained the same. My priorities have changed, my money is spent on doctor visits/shots/dog food, I’ve had to play nurse/protector, and have even cried over this little being. He plays a major role in my life and God knows why him and I are in each others lives. At times I chat with him as if he knows what I am saying and can talk back to me lol. It’s the cutest thing when his little head turns sideways as if he’s saying “…umm you know I don’t understand right?!” Either way he’s my pal, my confidant, my best bud forever, my headache and much more!  I just couldn’t let the day go by without wishing my Browny Bear a Happy Birthday!!!! 🙂

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10th Annual College Survival 101!

Yesterday, the Young Professionals Network (YPN) celebrated the 10th anniversary of it’s annual College Survival 101 program. A program created to provide resources to 9-12th graders about how to get ready for college and how to succeed once there. We provide workshops with topics in the following areas: setting academic goals, finding money for college, social activities in college, how to mange your time in college, and other various topics. Of all the programs within YPN this is my favorite. The impact we make in the lives of these students is awesome and every year the committee that works to bring the event together does it bigger and better! I am proud of the work they did this year!

This year our theme was “Stomp The Yard: Step Into Your Future“. We had approximately 50 students and 6 parents in attendance. We gave away 10 care packages to 10 deserving Seniors. The care packages were filled with essentials to survive their first year in college…a show caddy, slippers, snacks, personal hygiene items, a planner and much more. We were also able to give away two $500 book scholarships! Now isn’t that just awesome?! This program is every year, so if you know of any high school students in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area that can benefit please feel free to share our website: http://www.nvulypn.org/cs101/. 

I took a couple of photos from event so enjoy! 🙂

Scholarship Winners

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Brothers of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity showcasing how they ‘Stomp The Yard’ 

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One of our guest sparkers who spoke on College Life and Activities

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Me rocking our College Survival Shirt

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The College Survival 101 Committee

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~Mzz Nette

Love Is Such A Beautiful Thing!

In less than a month, two of my good friends will stand before God, their family and friends and officially become husband and wife! I think I’m most excited because I’ve seen them grow from friends, to best friends, a couple and now husband and wife. Nowadays it’s hard to see two people get married and stay married. These two were meant for each other. They don’t brag about how much they love each other it just shows! In the way they carry themselves and in their actions towards each other. Of course no relationship is perfect but when two people are willing to put their differences aside and still love each other despite those differences it’s simply beautiful and amazing. I cannot wait to celebrate with them on their special day! Congratulations again and may God continue to bless your lives as you two grow old together!  🙂

 

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