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SMART Women Connecting With SMART Technology

ThatKellieGirl and Cathy Hughes, Founder of Radio One and TV One

ThatKellieGirl and Cathy Hughes, Founder of Radio One and TV One

ThatKellieGirl was elated to be a part of  the Verizon Wireless Women’s Small Business Empowerment Series featuring Cathy Hughes, Founder of Radio One and TV One and Sheila Johnson, entrepreneur and philanthropist yesterday at the National Museum of Women.  These women of distinction were interviewed in front of an audience to encourage and empower women about building their businesses and following their passion.

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You are Already Living with the Love of Your Life

Hello Beautiful People.

So ThatKellieGirl has been reading this wonderful book entitled “All the Joy You Can Stand” by Debrena Jackson Gandy, and it’s been making me stop and say “Hhhhmmmmm.”  :-)  

I’ve had this book for a while, but never got to it.  So while re-organizing books and records, literally, this book popped out.   And it has been right on time for me.  

Check out this short excerpt from “All the Joy You Can Stand”.  You might even want to pick the book up for yourself. 

Peace and Blessings, ThatKellieGirl :-)

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Freedom Friday: Happy Chinese New Year

Hello Lovelies!

This Monday, millions of people began ringing in the Lunar New Year.  In DC, the new year will be celebrated on Sunday in Chinatown. 2012 is the year of the dragon. The year of the dragon is considered to be the luckiest of the Chinese lunar years.  ThatKellieGirl was born in the year of the dragon, so we will see what is in store for the rest of the year.

In the meantime, enjoy this unseasonably warm weather by heading out to some great events this weekend.

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Mz. Biz

ThatKellieGirl attending the Mz. Biz taping on Evening Exchange

ThatKellieGirl recently attended a taping of WHUT-TV‘s Evening Exchange to feature African-American, women entrepreneurs in their special series, “Ms. Biz”.   The event was to promote the Women and Girls Lead Initiative with the goal to focus, educate, and connect citizens worldwide in support of the issues facing women and girls.  As I move forward with my own entrepreneurial pursuits, I was very excited to hear about the success stories, lessons learned and how to’s from entrepreneurs  in the DC area.

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Music Monday

Happy Monday Good People!

I must admit.  I have a bad habit.

When situations become inconvenient, uncomfortable or challenging, I say six words…”this is getting on my nerves!”  “This” can be he, she, they or it.  And the Honey dutifully pointed this habit out to me since he usually hears, or should I say bears  the brunt of my complaints.   Now I recognize that this bad habit allows me to vent or complain about some thing I just don’t like.  Some people might think this is small.  However, as we talked, he made me realize that the more I air or speak these complaints and grievances, I am only adding more fuel to the fire.  I was adding energy to something negative rather than positive.  In order to begin to change the situation, I had to begin to speak and act differently.  We all know this is so much easier said because it is a habit.  It is second nature for me to just blurt out that “You are getting on my nerves!” 

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Freedom Friday: The Cherry Blossom Edition

Hello Good People!

TGIF! :-)

I hope the dip in temperatures doesn’t keep you in the house.  It is action-packed this weekend. 

My weekend kicks off as soon as I leave the J-O-B!  My Honey surprised me with tickets to see Naturally 7 this evening at the Strathmore.  I was impressed and enjoyed their BET Honor’s performance in honor of Herbie Hancock.  These brothers are bad!  So I am quite excited to see their live performance.

Tomorrow, The National Cherry Blossoms Festival officially kicks off (March 26-April 10).  Each year, the festival celebrates spring in the District, the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan.  And Japan needs our friendship, support and prayers more than ever with the recent disaster. Check out the festival over the next 2 weeks.

And for all you runners out there, The National Marathon takes place on Saturday. There are still a limited number of bibs available for the marathon and half marathon. So get there before the 7AM start.

I also would like to send out a “Happy Black Marriage Day” to my parents this Sunday.  My parents truly provided a marriage model for me.  Not that they are perfect, but they taught and showed faith in God and each other, unconditional love, respect and hope.  So it is befitting that a day of love coincides with the cherry blossoms which represents good fortune and an emblem of love and affection.

So go out and show some love!  :-) And check out these ThatKellieGirl approved events.

Peace and Blessings.

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Freedom Friday: Ready for the Weekend Edition

Hello Family,

The sun finally came out for a little bit today.  I hope you were able to get some rays.  This week flew by for me, but I am ready for the weekend.  There are so many great events this weekend so make sure to get out of the house.

Remember to send out prayers to Japan for being hit by an earthquake and tsunami today.

Peace and Blessings!

Back to the Caverns by popular demand!!! Last year I saw the Rober Glasper Experiment, and all I can say is that they are the truth. Hailed by listeners and critics alike, Grammy nominated artist Robert Glasper is considered to be the consummate jazz pianist of his generation. A native of Houston, Texas, Glasper has performed with neo-soul singer Bilal, Mos Def,Q-Tip,Erykah Badu and Meshell Ndegeocello, among many others. With three widely popular albums released on the Blue Note label, Glasper melds modern genres while preserving the jazz tradition. Seeing is believing.

March 11& 12

Bohemian Caverns

2001 11th St NW

8:30Pm & 10:30PM

Get tickets here.

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