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Today, February 6, 1870, Jonathan Jasper Wright was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court. He was the first African-American lawyer to serve as judge in the Supreme Court in South Carolina. Wright served on the bench from 1870-1877.
Wright was born in 1840 and was raised in Montrose, Pennsylvania. He attended school during the winter and worked for local farmers the rest of the year. After saving his money from working, he entered Lancasterian University in Ithaca, N.Y. When he finished his studies he returned back to Pennsylvania and studied law for two years in a law office and studied another year with a judge in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
He applied for admission to the Bar but was denied the right to take the exam because he was African-American. In April 1865, Wright was sent by the American Missionary Society to Beaufort, South Carolina to teach and work among the freed slaves. He stayed there until the Civil Rights Act passed and then returned to Montrose, Pennsylvania. Wright demanded to take the Bar examination.
This time he was granted admission to the Bar. He was admitted on August 13, 1865 and was the first African-American admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania.
- In April, 1866, Wright was appointed to head Freedmen’s Bureau, to be the legal adviser for the freedmen in Beaufort
- In July 1868 he was elected to the Constitutional Convention of South Carolina
- Helped draft the judiciary section of the South Carolina State Constitution, which remains today
- Elected Senator from the county Beaufort.
- In 1870 he was elected to the South Carolina Supreme Court.
After serving on the Supreme Court for seven years , Wright opened up his own law firm in Charleston. He died in 1885.
Wright said ”had I been content to settle down and been what the masses of white persons desired of me (a bootblack, a barber, or a hotel waiter), I would have been heard of less.”
We honor Jonathan Jasper Wright for not giving up his dream to become a lawyer and breaking down barriers to become the first Supreme Court justice in South Carolina!
Everyone knows about the sexy and love-wrecking show “Being Mary Jane” that airs on BET on Tuesdays at 10pm. So people may say this isn’t the Gabrielle Union that we have seen on movies! True, but this diva who wants love in a whole another way can be love-wrecking….only when it deals with a married man! She has her ways with the sexy lingerie, long flowing hair, chocolate body skin tone and the ass that makes guys say “WOWWWW” So what married man wouldn’t wanna tap that? LOL
But in reality, messing with a married man ladies can be pretty dangerous. Only if you are playing your cards right and don’t get caught, but this brave Mary Jane confesses to his wife in the pet store that she was having sex with her husband on the movie last year when it was first aired. Wow! How many women would actually be brave enough to do that? Ladies, I know sometimes we get caught up with the scent of a man and the way he looks, the car he drives and how good he is with foreplay, but if he’s married, then its showing red stoplights everywhere. In this case, Mary Jane didn’t find out he was married right away until after they made love and his wedding ring just happened to fall out of his jean pocket and she stepped on it! When that happens, you have two choices, to either continue seeing him or stop seeing him.
You never know what type of wife she is until you see her up in person. Although Mary Jane can be slick in getting what she wants, he is still in between two women who both loves him dearly. One thing you don’t want to do ladies is to break up a marriage between a man and his wife….especially if he has kids. Even though this is a reality show, it teaches us about how much we can be blinded by love without even considering the real consequences behind our temptations! On Valentine’s ladies, enjoy yourself and make the most of it! If you are single, please be smart about it. There are plenty things to do on Valentine’s Day as singles; hang out with other singles at an event or if you have other single friends, go hang out with them. But never be so desperate to give a temporary man a fling and your goodies for one night when you are only going to regret the decision later on in life. Be smart about your decision and have fun.
As far as Mary Jane, the show is a great show that teaches us a lot! Just Being MaryJane!
Peace and Blessings!
Lil Woman on A Mission
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|To carry on with my Valentine’s Day ideas. I had to give one for the shrimp lovers out there. This perfect pasta meal will leave your tummy satisfied and warm you up for some desert!|
Sexy Shrimp Scampi
30 medium shrimp – peeled
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black
|1.||Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).|
|2.||Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the olive oil, melted butter, garlic, salt, and pepper; set aside for 10 minutes. Arrange the shrimp in a circular pattern in a round casserole dish.|
|3.||Bake in the preheated oven until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 15 minutes.|
You’ll fine that with this meal you can make your dinner as romantic as you want. You can feed each other shrimp and even do the classic “Lady and the Tramp” scene but end yours with a kiss of course.
Umm maybe not, unless it’s a peck. You’ll have food in your mouth…yuk! Better save the kissing for later.Any way Enjoy!
Tagged as 30 minute meals, Quick Dinner, Quick Dinner Recipes, quick meals, Romantic Dinner ideas., shrimp recipes, shrimp scampi, Valentine's ideas, Valentines recipes
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I’m a lover. I love all holidays. I really get into the themes of the holidays. We have Valentine’s Day coming up so I decided to revisit my 30 Minute Meal Blog to share some Recipes with you for the holiday. Some will be for the kids and others will be perfect for an intimate dinner for you and your mate Valentine’s night! I hope these give you some good ideas for your special night. So let’s start with the hors d’oeuvre.
4 (6 ounce) filet mignon steaks
1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian dressing
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1/4 cup minced jalapeno pepper
20 slices thinly sliced bacon
|1.||Slice the steaks into 1/2-inch wide strips. Pound the strips to about half their original thickness. Place the steak in a bowl; pour the Italian dressing over the meat; allow to marinate at least 2 hours.|
|2.||Mix together the cream cheese and jalapeno pepper in a bowl; set aside. Remove the strips from the marinade and lay out on a flat surface. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each strip.|
|3.||Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.|
|4.||Remove the strips from the marinade and lay on a flat surface. Spread about 1 teaspoon of the cream cheese mixture on each strip. Fold the meat around the cream cheese mixture to form a ball. Wrap each ball with a slice of bacon. Secure bacon with water-soaked toothpicks or metal skewers.|
|5.||Cook on preheated grill until steak is no longer pink, about 4 minutes per side|
This lil delicious bites are the perfect way to begin to spice up your special date night! Enjoy!
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Good Day Readers! I hope that my blog is helping in your venture to finding happiness. I’ve found that some uplifting music always does my spirit good. I do gospel but if you all have noticed by this blog my favorite is India Arie. This sister sure knows what life is all about. She sings all of this beautiful melodies that really reel her listeners in to her philosophical idealisms which is a good thing because she has a great outlook on what life is really all about! So I decided to share a song of of her 1st album with you today.
Next I found a list of 20 things that one needs to let go of to live a happier lifestyle. I hope you find it useful in your voyage!
1. The Approval Of Others
Who gives a sh*t what other people think? If you are happy with the decisions you have made, then whose business is that but your own? Think of how much you could achieve if you stopped letting other people’s opinions dictate the way you live your life. Do you, and engage in whatever actions you think might better your life.
Anger will eat at you from the inside. Learn how to make peace with those who have wronged you. This isn’t about letting the other person off the hook; it’s about alleviating the pain that resonates within you. Keep in mind that he who angers you, controls you.
“Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”
3. Negative Body Image
There is only one person’s opinion you should be concerned with when it comes to your body and that is you. No one person determines what the “correct” body type is. If you are comfortable in your own skin, and you are healthy, then that should be the only thing that matters. Do not let others tell you that you’re not beautiful because if you believe you are, then you are.
4. Idea Of A Perfect Partner
There is no such thing as a perfect partner, so throw your checklist out the window. In life, what prevents us from moving forward is looking at the perfect image of a partner we concoct in our minds. Find the right person for you: one that you can love with all your heart, one you feel comfortable with and one that accepts you for the person you are. The sooner you realize there isn’t one perfect person out there for you, the better off you will be.
“He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.” – Bob Marley
5. Perfect Life
Just like there is no perfect partner, there is also not a perfect life. Life is what you put into it, so if you are not willing to work hard and put forth effort, you will most likely end up miserable. The choices you make will directly reflect the life you lead. It is up to you to create the best possible world for yourself.
6. You’re Going To Be Rich
Too many people live their lives with the thought that they will be millionaires. While this can be a realistic goal for some, it is not something that can be achieved without hard work and dedication. Stop letting money be your sole motivator; find a career you are passionate about and immerse yourself in it completely.
7. The Idea That Good Fortune Will Arrive At Your Doorstep
You need to go out into the world and actively look for fulfillment. You cannot take a backseat in life and expect things to happen for you. Appreciate the life you live, and be grateful for what you have. Value each minute of every day. Live like there’s no tomorrow, and make the most out of any situation.
Make no time for excuses. You want to work out, but you don’t have the time? Wake up early and get your gym on. Excuses are only rationalizations that make you feel better about yourself for not doing something you want/need to be doing. You desire results? Stop bitching, and start doing.
9. Thoughts Of Your Ex
This person is your ex for a reason. If you are going to think of him or her at all, try and think only about the lessons the experience taught you. Do not linger on any old feelings, as this will only prevent you from being happy with someone else in the future.
I know it’s hard to admit, but sometimes you are just wrong. Other people have just as much capability as you do in providing the correct answer, so stop being stubborn and just embrace it. The less stubborn you act, the more open you are to learning new things. Think of all you could be exposed to if you stopped believing in opinions other than your own.
Stop thinking you will finally get to whatever task is at hand tomorrow. Live in the present, and get your sh*t done when it needs to be done. Maximize your time to the best of your ability. Complete each task you need to as soon as you can. This allows you to feel free from worry and stress by getting things out of the way as soon as possible. You also allow yourself more free time to enjoy the things you love.
12. Your Baggage
We have all been hurt one time or another by someone we loved, or we thought we loved. Carrying negative feelings into future relationships will only prove to be disastrous. No two people are the same, so it’s unfair to hold a future partner to a standard set by an ex. Try to begin each new relationship with a clean slate.
What you put out into the universe will come back to you, so change the way you think, immediately. Stop thinking of life as a glass half empty, but rather, half full. You have so much to be grateful for, if only you took a moment to appreciate it. Anything is possible in the mind of a positive thinker.
14. Judgmental Thoughts
Why do people feel the need to constantly worry about what is going on in other people’s lives? If we spent as much time worrying about our own behaviors as we do worrying about those of others, our lives would be a whole lot more meaningful. You have no idea what is going on in another person’s life, so who are you to pass judgment on the way they act?
Happiness is not having what you want; it’s wanting what you have. Stop envying others and learn to appreciate what you have. Everyone’s life is unique; you have certain things to offer that others cannot. When we act in a jealous manner, all we do is bring negative feelings into our lives. There is absolutely nothing to gain from behaving this way.
Happy people tend to have extremely high levels of self-esteem. They accept who they are and work it everyday of their lives. They radiate confidence, flaunt their pride and give off positive vibes. There is no reason to be insecure in life. If there are things you are self-conscious about, go out into the world and seek to change them. Only you have the ability to create the best version of yourself.
17. Depending On Others For Happiness
At the end of the day, the only person you can count on 100 percent of the time is yourself. Do not make the unfortunate mistake many people do and put your happiness in the hands of others. A relationship is not going to fulfill the void if you can’t even make yourself happy. You need to achieve happiness on your own before you can find someone else to share it with. This creates a detrimental dependency that will prevent you from becoming self-sufficient.
18. The Past
Stop living in the past! There is virtually nothing you can gain if you wallow in mistakes you have previously made. Take past mistakes as lessons learned, and move forward. You cannot wholeheartedly move on to a better future if you are constantly looking behind you. Things happened, and that’s that. Take them with a grain of salt and move on.
19. The Need For Control
Sometimes you just need to let life happen the way it is meant to. You cannot spend your life stressing about things that are outside of your control. Try to relax, and let things play out naturally. Embrace the unknown, as this is where you will be surprised the most. Let yourself be whisked into unforeseen endeavors, and relish in the excitement they bring.
Managing your expectations is the key to happiness. If you let go of expectations, you will never be disappointed. Often, we tend to believe that the way we treat others will be the way we are treated in return. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Do not expect a certain result from any given situations. Go into an experience with an open mind. This will allow you to fully immerse yourself, without the pressure of living up to preconceived notions.
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