Monday, May 21, 2012

I’m back!!!

Well Pooka family, yup, I’m back and still trying to get a few more minutes of my 15 minutes of fame, LOL!! This week is the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit and because of my social media endeavors and March Cover, I’ve been invited to speak. I’m very excited and looking forward to making lots of connections. I plan to not only speak but learn as much as I can. The fun part is April is going to fly in from NC and join me at the conference so we are going to have a great time! I’m looking forward to meeting Daymond John, who knows you might see Pooka on Shark Tank! Michael Baisden, will also be speaking and he’s been such a great friend to Pooka so I’m looking forward to chatting with him too! All in all, I’m just excited about this opportunity and know that GOD is guiding my path! So stay tuned and see what HE does next! You know I’m going to blog and video and post about it all weekend long, so stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

With age comes political activism?

Morning Pooka Family! Hope everyone is enjoying the April showers of this spring season as we prepare for the summer! You know….I’ve always been a socially conscience person. Many of us are if you’re a part of our generation (born in mid to late 60’s). Our parents were first hand recipients of the civil rights movement so as a result we were taught of the inequities in our society and how we had to support other Black people, businesses and leaders. And although that was a part of my upbringing and I knew what I had to do (or was supposed to do) I didn’t always have the money or the time to support our Black programs, leaders or organizations. Now as I get older, I find myself making the time to do these things. So when an email or post comes into my inbox, instead of marking it as a follow-up item, I take the time to read it now and act upon it like the Change.org petitions for Trayvon Martin, rescinding the Shoot first laws, and even Michael Baisden’s petition to stay on the New York airwaves. And even the numerous emails I get from the Obama campaign…if we really want him to continue as our President for another term then we have to contribute to his campaign because it is very na├»ve of us to think that he’s going to be able to stay in office without our financial contributions and our going to the polls to vote. And even the dccc.org. We need to financially support the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee if we want to ensure that the Democratic’s control the house to help President Obama’s reforms get enacted. Like I said family, I know this in my head, now I am showing in my actions. I hope you will too!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

If you got it.................

Recently I read an article in an online magazine about celebrity women in their 40's dressing too young for their age. What exactly does that mean I thought. I read about how Jada Pinkett Smith should give her daughter back her jeans,and I'm staring at the picture and really, Willow could be wearing her mother's jeans they were the same size! Is it Jada fault she's not fat and out of shape? NO! And how about Madonna? Yes the material girl is in her 50's but dog gone it, her body looks good! Should she just cover it up because of a number? NO! And how about Mariah Carey?............ Ok, I'll give you Mariah but its not because of her age, she just can't dress. I've seen lots of women in their 20 who don't look half as good as a woman in her 40's. Why is it that some people think its okay to dress a certain way because of your age but not because of what your body looks like? What are women in there 40's supposed to be wearing mumus?!! Get out of here! I'm gonna work it till the wheels fall off! Or at least untill my knees are too wrinkly to be seen! But then again at that point I probably won't care!