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November 16 2012 African American Culture Newsletter

Greetings Dear Friends!

It's been a while for a Newsletter; please forgive my tardiness, as I have been busy working on some exciting projects; of which I cannot wait to share with you real soon!

As some of you may know, I am originally from Staten Island. Many people that I know and went to school with were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. My heart aches for my hometown, and I was trying to figure out a way to give back; especially this close to the Holidays. Well, I think I came up with something. Something very special that I hope you will be a part of. I will let you know in the coming weeks what I have planned. Hopefully all goes well these next two weeks, and I will get the green light! (Pray for me!) And I will let you know how you can be a part of my plans if you so desire.

I know many of you are going on vacation and preparing for family to converge on you for the Holidays. Please be safe, and know that you are in my prayers daily.
Life is so precious, and I don't want to miss a moment of it with negative thoughts or feelings or ill will. I want to live, love, and laugh. And I pray the same for you.

Thank you once again for your continued support and sharing my articles and my site with your friends, families and colleagues. I so enjoy the emails! Please keep them coming! I hope you enjoy this week's article, and find the links useful. I have a ball writing out recipes for all of you. Side note: My plans were pushed back this year, but next year?—watch out! I am going to have a wonderful cookbook coming out! Yes! I am so excited. In addition to the recipes I share here, I will be adding quite a few more. I hope you love it as much as I! It certainly has been a labor of love!

As I said earlier, I have been working on a few projects and I hope that you will keep checking in and join me in my celebrations! There are going to be some awesome opportunities that I don't want you to miss. Okay? Okay!

Wow! I didn't mean to write this much! LOL But it has been a while, and I want you to know how much I truly appreciate your continued support and friendship. It is a blessing to me! Please be encouraged. Follow your visions. Don't just dream—become a visionary that sees their visions come to pass. And if no one has told you lately: I BELIEVE IN YOU! Now go and get yours!


Here's the latest article from the African American Culture site at BellaOnline.com.

Just In Time...A Holiday Guide
So much is going on this holiday season, and the last thing you probably want to do spend a lot of time searching for that special recipe, or tip on how to keep your holiday as stress-free as possible. Here is a guide to help you along with all your holiday needs.


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