HELP A LOCAL STUDENT GO BEYOND BMORE!

Being from Baltimore, logging onto social media daily and skimming through your timeline can be one tough task. Posts filled with news headlines reporting yet another murder or serious crime taking place have become the norm. Our youth seem to be easily influenced and lead down the wrong path. Many believe that hope is simply lost. Imagine the look of delight on my face as I scrolled and saw a post from a former classmate sharing positive news about her middle school-aged daughter. Shamirah Jackson is the proud mother of Mount Royal Middle School student Madison Lee. Madison has been chosen to travel abroad with her Honors Program (Ingenuity). She will be traveling to Dublin, London and Paris in June…

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READY, SET, JET! 3 QUICK TIPS TO TRAVEL CHEAP AND SEE THE WORLD

When it comes to traveling, one of the questions I get most often from family, friends and readers alike is “How do you do it?” Most people automatically assume that myself and so many other young millennials you see on social media posing in Rome at the Coliseum, or catching a ride in a tuk tuk through the bustling streets of Bangkok are spending our life savings to travel the world. This is absolutely untrue, and if they are; they’re doing it wrong. So far, I’ve managed to travel continuously for years without the help of a travel agent, not belonging to any “travel clubs”, or sacrificing my social life, meals or a roof over my head. By following these…

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THINK PINK – ONE TRIP CAN SAVE A LIFE!

As October begins and I prepare for my next adventure, I look forward to entering the month with not just excitement, but gratefulness and encouragement. I’m mostly enthused about revisiting the Motherland (Africa), the return of fall weather and getting through the final stretch of this disaster of a presidential election campaign. I also plan to spend the duration of the month reflecting, supporting and remembering others. Since 1985, October has been known as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. One of its aims has been to promote the effectiveness of mammography as a weapon in the fight against breast cancer. I’ve always understood the importance and meaning of the month to the women (and men) battling the disease, the survivors, and…

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5 THINGS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM LIVING THE LIFE YOU DESERVE!

At the end of the day, everyone wants to live what can be considered a “good life.”  If you ask most people what’s currently holding them back, you’d likely get a long list. Because of its length, many people would have no idea where to begin and simply give up before even trying to make the necessary changes. While change doesn’t always come easily, it isn’t impossible. It is important that we not hold ourselves back from the life we rightfully deserve. Recent conversations with friends along with a post written on SincerelyCrys have inspired me to create a list of the things that often hold us back. Life can be frightening but happiness and success is certainly obtainable. Let’s all…

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