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Sunday, February 10, 2019

6 Bodacious Bloggers* A Black History Month Feature

"SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND."


February marks Black History Month. A time to honor the historical contributions and traditions of people of color.
BHM evolved from “Negro History Week,” initiated by noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Every U.S. president, (since 1976) has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month.

Being Black is not a pre-requisite for celebrating Black History.
Black History is deeply entrenched in American History, and thus has significance that surpasses color or geographical boundaries.

To honor this month and expand your literary horizons, today's post features 6 Black Bloggers you'll want to add to your blog roll this year.

'Cause that's how I roll. ;-)
If time permits, I hope you'll visit their sites, sample what they have to offer and be enriched in the process.


HERE ARE THESE BODACIOUS BLOGGERS FOR 2019,

IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:


MONIQUE @ DIVAS CAN COOK
https://divascancook.com/meet-monique/


Monique is "cooking" literally and figuratively! Her site has beautiful, delicious recipes, (photos and videos) to please almost any palate. Monique is on a mission to show today's progressive woman that it's okay to be "liberated" and love being in the kitchen too.
Stop by and say hi!

SYBIL CHAVIS @ POSSIBILITY OF TODAY
http://www.possibilityoftoday.com/


She's a combination of brains, beauty and heart. Sybil is a Harvard graduate who knows her stuff. Through her popular site she shares tips and strategies to overcome obstacles and enhance the quality of life.
Chavis and her husband decided to engage in a simple act that had major impact. They vowed to give up complaining for 40 days. This ushered in a new way of thinking and a new way of life. Read how having a paradigm shift and a positive mental state can transform your relationships, your career, and your overall perspective. You'll find a lot of interesting topics, resources, and posts worth pondering here. Imagine the possibilities!

MEGAN @ BLACKFREELANCE.COM
https://blackfreelance.com/

 
As the title reflects, Megan educates, advocates and advances writers of color through tips, tools, strategies and industry related info on her site. Actually, color aside,  her blog is a great space for ANY scribe seeking to "end employer dependence" and make a difference with words. 
 
KELLY SANTANA BANKS@ REVIEWS BY THE BANKS
https://www.reviewsbythebanks.com/

Kelly is a children’s author, freelance writer, educator, and yogi. When she is not “on duty,” she loves to indulge in the next best reading, hit the gym, and spend time with family and friends exploring unbeknownst locations.  The Reviews By the Banks blog has some really helpful, engaging reads and reviews for writers of all genres. Kelly and I were "introduced" initially by way of an interview she conducted with me last year; I became a regular reader from there.
You can get the 4-1-1 here:
https://www.reviewsbythebanks.com/you-gotta-love-this-writing-with-jennifer-brown-banks-pen-prosper/


DR. JANE NANNONO
https://apagefrommunakusbook.wordpress.com/

"The doctor's in!" Providing written prescriptions for elevated thinking and a better quality of life, through her monthly motivational blog messages. Visit her site and you'll discover a woman who is a "teacher," life-long learner, activist, philosopher and do-gooder. Additionally, she is a published author and accomplished writer. If you can only read one post here, I highly recommend this one: https://apagefrommunakusbook.wordpress.com/2018/10/07/finding-your-sense-of-safety/


ONEIKA RAYMOND@ ONEIKA THE TRAVELLER
http://www.oneikathetraveller.com/category/life-and-style


Oneika is on a mission to see the world. And she invites us to join her. Oneika is an educator, travel expert and real life "Dora the explorer." She's been featured in Forbes and a host of other print and digital publications. Her popular blog combines travel, fashion, relationships and practical life tips to a broad readership.
Here's a post from the traveler you'll find interesting:
http://www.oneikathetraveller.com/how-to-make-100k-a-year-teaching-overseas.html

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY...

"Variety is the spice of life." Check out these diverse, dynamic bloggers to broaden your perspective, your world view, and perhaps even your writing topics.


Comments? Which blogger interests you the most here?
Anyone you would add to the list?

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11 comments:

  1. So glad you shared this info, Jen! Looks like a talented and inspiring group of women. Will have to check out these links soon. Thank you. :)

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    1. Thanks, Karen. Anxious to hear back from you on this. :-)

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  2. Thanks for introducing us to these female African American bloggers. It's great to read about other black bloggers; they are truly online unicorns.

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  3. Inspiring group. Thanks for sharing. Tweeted! :)

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  4. Hi Yuwanda,

    Thanks for the share. Much appreciated!

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  6. Jennifer. I feel extremely humbled and privileged to be among the six Black Bloggers as we commemorate the Black History month. I have been running this personal Blog since October 2016 and this inclusion validates my time and efforts. To help you and the readers understand why I feel privileged, I would like you to know that I am a Blogger in Uganda , East Africa.Thanks to the Digital technology which has made it possible. As for the written word, I am not ashamed to admit that I am addicted to it for life. I am planning to link up with the other 5 'bodacious' Bloggers of 2019. Thank you Jennifer for creating this opportunity.The world especially here in Africa, is still patriarchal so it requires women to lend a helping hand to each other. Jane Nannono

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    1. The pleasure is mine.
      Thanks so much, Jane.
      Each one reach one.

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    2. Thank you Jennifer. As I have said before; in our patriarchal societies,each one of us should take the responsibility to go beyond herself. This is the only way we can make a difference and leave the world better than we found it. Those with a wealth of knowledge, skills and experiences do a lot of good when they share it with others gladly. Thank you. Jane Nannono

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