Broke Bums Ain't Cute

I want to use a few examples from recent media chatter to discuss the perils of women giving men passes for EVERYTHING!!! Men do NOT settle! Men go after jobs and partners they don’t deserve and are unqualified for ALL THE TIME. Extreme social conditioning amongst dysfunctional blacks browbeat black women into accepting […]

This Changes My View On The Journey/Destination Analogy For Good!

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller


Wanna Know What Taking A Calculated Risk Looks Like?

I was catching up on posts at Newbies Guide To Publishing and noted how another author contemplated the decision to leave his corporate career to write full-time. Read the entire guest post by Jude Hardin and Joe’s response. There are certain things that are advised to be put in place before taking […]

Smart Black Women Will Craft Their Own Asian Woman Marriage Playbook

Girlfriend get your BA or JD, MD, PhD or MDiv AND your MRS!

Congrats to Priscilla Chan, aka Dr. Chan aka Mrs. Zuckerberg!

She’s every woman….meaning her potential is your potential however that manifests itself. This isn’t about chasing after a life partner but ATTRACTING those who will love and support you best! Sure, you […]

Shortbread + Mimolette + Coffee = Foodgasmic!


How can you not want to try this? Dang it Bon Appetit!

PARMESAN SHORTBREAD with Fennel and Sea Salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature 1/2 cup powdered sugar 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3/4 teaspoons kosher salt 2 cups all-purpose flour plus more 1 cup finely grated Parmesan (about 2 […]

Do You Enjoy Being A Girl? #2

Every woman should know how to flirt and coo like hummingbird with functioning men regardless of her sexual orientation. A man appreciates being reminded of his masculinity – regardless of his sexual orientation. We’re all drawn to happy, confident and smiling people. Honing a witty repartee is a highly valuable skill.


AOFB Revisits: Financial Acumen

I’m getting the jump on an upcoming post discussing 2012 blog memes and sharing this one early. The Revisiting series will highlight one or two posts whose content garnered a lot of interest and deserves a review to accommodate newer readers and long-time blog friends alike. It’s another tool for evaluating your education and […]

Inspirational Quotes - Mary McLeod Bethune

“We live in a world which respects power above all things. Power, intelligently directed, can lead to more freedom. Unwisely directed, it can be a dreadful, destructive force.”

Mary McLeod Bethune


Is There A Bus That Will Take Me There?

1.  What is YOUR normal?

2.  Is it valid?

3.  Are you willing to change it?


BBC Show “You Are What You Eat” Offers An Unflinching Look At Our Food Choices

I was going to end the post title with “what makes us fat” but the series is already so un-PC I’m trying to brace the reading audience. The series which is hosted by holistic nutritionist Gillian McKeith takes a look at the habits and motivations of everyday people who need  a wake up […]