NO FAT SHAMING–Big Girls & The Men Who Want Them!

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Fat shaming is a term we seem to hear more and more about, especially when this past month with Quantasia Sharpton, the woman who alleges Usher had sex with her without disclosing he has herpes.

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Usher and Quantasia Sharpton

Sadly, Quantasia’s allegations are being missed not because of the fans’ loyalty to Usher, but because most people do not believe a woman of her size can pull a man as attractive as Usher. Well we are here to tell you that you are WRONG! Not only do big girls pull men, but some very attractive ones at that. The truth is that love exists in every size and when you try to exclude someone from being loved simply because of their weight it is YOU who has the problem.

We scoured the internet to find some couples that prove everyone deserves love no matter their size. Check them out below

Mzznaki Tetteh and her fiance, Kojo Prince

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Mzznaki Tetteh, a nurse from Ghana, faced fat shaming last year when internet trolls mocked her engagement photos. Mzznaki remained “#unbothered” and walked down the aisle with her man. It looks like she had the last laugh.

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10 Top Tips to Help You Choose an Engagement Ring She’ll Love Forever

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You’ve finally decided that you are ready to ask your partner to be your wife. But, now the hard work starts!

To pull off the perfect proposal, you’re going to need to find an engagement ring that’s perfectly suited to your partner.

For many guys, choosing an engagement ring can be an overwhelming process; if you aren’t used to shopping for jewelry, then knowing what to look for can certainly be difficult. But, engagement ring shopping doesn’t have to be a chore! From where to look to how to find out what she likes, we’ve put together some top tips to help make the whole process easier on you.
Tip #1. Know What She Likes:
If you’re planning a surprise proposal, finding out what type of ring your girlfriend likes can be tricky without asking her outright. Thankfully, there are some ways to find out what type of style she goes for, without giving the game away. One of the best ways to do this is to take a peek in her jewelry box and figure out what kind of styles she tends to choose for herself. This can be one of the best indicators of the type of ring to choose; for example, if she usually wears traditional diamonds and other trending jewelry types, then a traditional, classic diamond engagement ring is probably going to be a perfect choice for her. On the other hand, if you find that she goes for unique or vintage styles, for example, then you might want to steer clear of the more generic engagement ring types and get her a unique one instead – perhaps even custom-made!
Tip #2. Know Your Budget:
When it comes to shopping for an engagement ring, you will quickly find that there’s options for all price ranges and budgets. So, whether you have a small budget or a lot to spend, you’re sure to find a ring that you can afford and that your partner will love. However, shopping for an engagement ring without a budget in mind can quickly become confusing. Not only will you struggle to narrow your choices down, you could also end up spending more money than you can afford if you find a ring that’s way over budget but you can’t say no to it. So, before you begin, have a clear idea of how much you’d like to spend – this way, you’ll only look at rings within your price range and will be less tempted to go for a more expensive option.

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4 Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding!

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Planning your wedding is a wonderful and exciting experience, however, on the down side, it can cost a lot.

With the average price of a wedding today being at least four figures, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to make your dream wedding a reality without breaking the bank. However, there are still many couples who’ve managed to tie the knot frugally with some nifty tips and tricks that anybody can use. We’ve listed some top tips to help you save money on your wedding, whether you’re putting the savings towards buying your first house together or simply want to have a more luxurious honeymoon.

Tip #1. DIY Where Possible:

With so many professional wedding services out there, it can be easy to forget about the many aspects of planning your wedding that you can do all by yourself. For example, wedding invitations cost a lot to have made, however, thanks to various online tools, you can make your own wedding invitations at a fraction of the price, or even completely free if you’re willing to print them yourself. The best part about making your own wedding invitations is that this makes them even more customizable; you can design different invites for different people, use photos, or add a lovely handmade touch once printed with a range of craft embellishments. The power is in your hands!

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Learn How To Manage Your Time Wisely– Millennial Style!

We have all heard the old saying “time is money”, and we have usually heard it from our parents, grandparents, teachers, etc. Basically, anyone from the baby boomer generation. The older generations tend to believe that a person can only focus on one thing at a time. Well, times have changed and we now live in a society where being a good multitasker is valuable. The concept of time management is evolving as more and more millennials flood the workforce. This article will give you three tips that will help you manage your time and become an expert at multitasking like a millennial.

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Courtesy: Google Images

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Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das (@ShantiDas404) Teams Up with the American Heart Association!

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Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das teams up with the American Heart Association to Recruit Volunteer Ambassadors to Drive Healthy Living in Urban Communities! (Atlanta,GA, January 18, 2017) – Music industry mogul Shanti Das and the American Heart Association teamed up to bring awareness to heart disease and stroke in the urban communities. The campaign launched on Monday January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

 

Das, who is one of the newest national ambassadors for the American Heart Association’s EmPowered To Serve movement, is featured in Take Me Home, a short video docu-series produced by the Association in collaboration with MIRAR. The video, which also includes singer/actress  Demetria McKinney (House of Payne, Saints & Sinners, RHOA 7), chronicles Das’ life growing up in a food desert in Peyton Forest, a community of Atlanta, Georgia.

Music Industry Veteran Shanti Das teams up with the American Heart Association to Recruit VolunteersMusic Industry Veteran Shanti Das

“After learning about the social determinants of health, I decided to learn more about how that may have impacted the community where I grew up. In the process, I learned that I basically grew up in a food desert, which is a community without easy access to healthy food options. This is driving a lot of health issues in my community such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke,” says Das, CEO and founder of Press Reset Entertainment.  “In fact, I found that 2 million Georgians, including 500,000 children live in food deserts. There are more than 35 food deserts just in the perimeter of Metro-Atanta.”

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Susan Kelechi Watson of NBC’s This Is Us Hosts Private Press Dinner {Event Recap}

In celebration of the return of NBC’s THIS IS US, cast member Susan Kelechi Watson hosted a press dinner at STK in Atlanta this past Monday, January 9th.

Some of Atlanta’s most influential press were in attendance including, Jubilee Magazine, Ice Cream Convos, YBF, and of course HeyMikeyATL.

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Press were granted the opportunity to take photos, interview, and most importantly, wine and dine with Watson as she sat with each guest and gave a glimpse of what’s to come in the continued season.

Watson is quite the fan favorite on This Is Us but many would be surprised to know that she almost passed up on being Beth. Producers wanted to fly her out last minute to audition for the part but Watson was in a rut from a bad audition she had a few nights before and hadn’t read the script yet.

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“It was my birthday and I was on my way to get facials with my friend and I asked her if we should still go get facials and she said ‘No, go home and read the script,'” Watson recalled. “So I went home, read it and immediately fell in love and called my team and said I’ll be on that plane.”

Watson plays Beth Pierson, the devoted and level headed wife of one of the Big 3, Randall and though she’s been able to keep calm in the midst of the unexpected turbulence caused by her in laws, this upcoming season will show how the chaos takes its toll on her character and we can’t wait to see it!

Be sure to catch Susan Kelechi Watson on This Is Us every Tuesday night at 10/9c on NBC.

So…You Think You Shouldn’t Vote?

It’s about that time! Election Day is right around the corner, and many Americans are choosing not to exercise their right to vote. I have listened to different individuals’ reasons for not voting this year, and instead of brushing them off, I had a conversation with political strategist Ericka Claudio to get some answers! Ericka only reassured my feelings on the importance of voting, and I hope that after reading this article her words will have the same affect on you.

A Little About Ms. Claudio

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Ericka Claudio is a political operative that jump started her career earlier this year on the Bernie Sanders campaign as a national organizer. Previously, she’s worked on local races for local candidates such as Mayor Kasim Reed and Jason Carter. She currently serves on the US Senate race for Jim Barksdale and wants to express the importance of voting down the ballot this election. After traveling the country and the state, she’s talked to so many discouraged voters but makes a good case for why our votes matter now more than ever. 

First, Ericka and I spoke on the importance of voting, not only for the President of the United States, but also for your statewide and local candidates. Here’s what Ericka had to say:

Why Local Elections Are So Important

EC: Think of the federal government as the CEO and think of voters as the day-to-day people on the team who work on the ground. When a new CEO takes office, there are a lot of people that you have to go through to get anything done. Think of your local statewide candidates like your governors, mayors, state legislatures; those are like your supervisors and team leaders – people you go to to get work done. Without those people there’s a big disconnect between the CEO and the every day team player. I use that analogy to basically say that your local statewide elected officials are the people who can get access to federal influence.

A good example of this is – the HealthCare Act passed; it is a law and has provided millions and millions of Americans access to health insurance that otherwise would not have that access. However in the state of Georgia, because we have a Republican control state Senate and we also have a Republican governor we have not accepted money from the federal government to expand Medicare Medicaid for Obama Care to work in Georgia. A lot of Georgians ask, “what happened to affordable healthcare act I thought I was supposed to get insurance?” but the state has not accepted the funding, and it’s free! It’s free for the state to accept the money from the federal government but because the state government is so anti-“whatever” they have refused to accept the money to make Obama Care work, and as a result millions of Georgians don’t have health insurance to this day. That’s a good example of why it’s important to participate in your local and statewide elections because yeah getting a federal win when it comes to gay marriage, raising minimum-wage and affordable healthcare is great, but unless your state and local officials are on the same page with what’s happening on a federal level there is a huge disconnect as far as if we’re able to reach those benefits. 

You can name any headline that’s happened in the last year like police brutality for example, federal government can’t do anything about police brutality at a local level because it’s a state right. Each city and each municipality has control over their police department. Just like when a man got lynched in Piedmont Park people were wondering why Obama wasn’t talking about this stuff and it’s because well it’s really not in their control. It’s more of an issue for Mayor Kasim Reed and Governor Deal. That is something that our local and state officials control. 

All these things that happen at a level that impacts us immediately, are at the local and state control.

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