Black History, Black History 365, Black History Month, Black Women History, Blogging

Black History Month: Mary Smith Peake

Mary Smith Peake was a teacher and humanitarian, best known for starting a school for the children of former slaves starting in the fall of 1861 under what became known as the Emancipation Oak tree in present-day Hampton, Virginia near Fort Monroe. The 1st Black teacher hired by the American Missionary Association, she was associated… Continue reading Black History Month: Mary Smith Peake

Affirmations, Blogging, Happy Friday, Life, Motivation, Personal Growth

Friday Motivation

Today’s Affirmation: Keep going. You are bigger than this. Try it, do it, and don’t give up! You didn’t choose your parents. You didn’t choose your name. You and only you can determine the kind of future you want to have. Channel your energy to focusing on your unique talents and abilities. Start thinking and… Continue reading Friday Motivation

Black History, Black History 365, Black History Month, Black Women History, Blogging

Black History Month: Fanny Jackson Coppin

An African-American educator and missionary and a lifelong advocate for female higher education Fanny Jackson’s freedom was purchased by her aunt at age 12. Fanny Jackson spent the rest of her youth working as a servant for author George Henry Calvert, studying at every opportunity. In 1860, she enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio, the… Continue reading Black History Month: Fanny Jackson Coppin

Black History, Black History 365, Black History Month, Blogging

Lynching Of Lincoln Frazier and Infant Daughter

On February 26, 1898, the Cleveland Gazette, a Black newspaper, reported on the lynching of Postmaster Frazier Baker and his infant daughter Julia of Lake City, South Carolina, who was burned out of his home and shot by a white mob incensed by his appointment to a federal post. The murder of Postmaster Baker galvanized… Continue reading Lynching Of Lincoln Frazier and Infant Daughter

Blogging, Life

This Thing Called Life

Life is hard to comprehend. Sometimes it’s smooth. Sometimes it’s rough. Sometimes things are good and sometimes things don’t go as planned, and nothing seems to work in our favor. Sometimes you are up, sometimes you are down. Sometimes you can’t wait for the morning, and yet, sometimes you just don’t even feel like getting… Continue reading This Thing Called Life

Baking, Blogging, Cupcakes, Foodie Chats

Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

Strawberry milkshake cupcakes are the height of decadence with a fun twist. Combining two of your favorite things to make the ultimate treat, these strawberry milkshake cupcakes are so good, even adults won’t be able to resist. These cupcakes are the perfect pretty bake to enjoy on an afternoon or serve at a kids’ birthday… Continue reading Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes