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No Nonsense Telling It Like It Is- President Obama’s State of the Union Address- Did It Make A Difference?

The President touched on many subjects last night during his speech. Topics ranged from jobs, climate, immigration, unemployment insurance, education and diplomacy.  He said this can be a break through year.  The opportunity is here!  Congress needs to give hardworking Americans a chance!  Workers deserve a raise and women deserve pay for equal work!

As much as I admire the President and respect his efforts in trying to change the country and bring about positive change,  same words, same speech I have heard before!  Same personal stories about someone losing their job, needing health care, talking about teachers, etc. Perhaps the best line of the night was the President saying “when women succeed, America succeeds.”  Ain’t that the truth!

Through all the niceties, I have to be honest, I was not moved until he told the story about a young Army Ranger, First Class Sergeant Cory Remsburg.  Cory almost died from a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.  He was in a coma for months, couldn’t move and could barely speak.  He had to learn to walk and talk again and is blind in one eye!  Cory stood up in the audience and that is when the speech became real to me!

The President’s same speech about the American dream and perseverance came full circle for me at that moment!  His last statement transformed my mindset as he said “men and women like Cory remind us that America has never come easy. Our freedom, our democracy, has never been easy. Sometimes we stumble; we make mistakes; we get frustrated or discouraged. But for more than two hundred years, we have put those things aside and placed our collective shoulder to the wheel of progress – to create and build and expand the possibilities of individual achievement; to free other nations from tyranny and fear; to promote justice, and fairness, and equality under the law, so that the words set to paper by our founders are made real for every citizen. The America we want for our kids – a rising America where honest work is plentiful and communities are strong; where prosperity is widely shared and opportunity for all lets us go as far as our dreams and toil will take us – none of it is easy. But if we work together; if we summon what is best in us, with our feet planted firmly in today but our eyes cast towards tomorrow – I know it’s within our reach. Believe it.”

The President has not been perfect.  He has made mistakes but he did not create the state of chaos this country has been in for the last decade.  I truly believe he cares about making America better!  Some Republicans and racists and even some Democrats do not want this country to move forward and succeed! They have their own political agendas.  But we cannot give up.  If the President and an Army Ranger won’t give up, why should we?

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Cynthia Rogers





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Side Piece Dilema

I was honored yesterday to be interviewed on a show on blogtalk radio called “Reality and Relationships” hosted by Author KL and his lovely wife Tiffany Belvin.  The topic of the show was “Sidechick Syndrome” and I thought that was a very interesting topic because a lot of women out here in the community and in the love triangle society don’t want to take the time out to wait for Mr. Right.  So instead, they want to find the easy way to love and that is by becoming a “Side Chick” I enjoyed this topic very much because the women out here playing the side chick role don’t realize the consequences behind the scene.

If a chick is messing with either a married man or a man that is in a serious relationship with his woman, what are the odds of him actually spending more time with you tha with his main piece?!  C’mon ladies, you can do a whole lot better if you stop interfering with his love life and find yourself a REAL man and stop settling for less!  I still don’t understand why some females can really stoop so low and become this side piece of a whole course meal dinner! What man wants a side dish when he can have the WHOLE DINNER? 

But this topic discussing Sidechick Syndrome was great on last nights show.  You may tune in every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm on blogtalk radio.  The call in number is 646 200 3838


Peace and Blessings!

Lil Woman On A Mission (c) 

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If you are in a relationship is it ok to have friends of the opposite Sex?

Lovers & Friends by LIL JON, USHER, LUDACRIS

    So to me this is a no brainer if you are currently in a relationship or you plan on getting seriously involved with someone, and your partner has a problem with you having or being friends with the opposite sex it is very obvious you are committing to the wrong person or that someone just simply is not for you. When we are younger and began to date it is only natural to feel that instant jealous, insecure and being overly territorial of are crush or boyfriend/ Girlfriend talking to the opposite sex only because we feel as though there could be possible competition or the possibility of are crush liking someone else. In other words when you are young you are unable to see the bigger picture of life and looking beyond what the eye see’s.  I know that I have defiantly been guilty of this act numerous of times I used to feel like “I am all my man needs so why does he need the companionship of other women”. I did not realize or even care at the moment that these women he called friends had been in his life years before I had even met him and they had been the ones holding him down long before I came along. At the time I just knew that I was extremely jealous that the man I was dating had multiple female friends even though they were never romantically involved, and they were just friends he grew up with  I couldn’t help but get the images in my mind of them doing something else ,or boo loving on the phone when I wasn’t around, The games our minds play on us, I know I was going crazy just thinking of the what ifs, and should of, could of, and would of’s.I know that in a relationship trust is a very important factor, and you should be able to trust your spouse when they are out of your site. Freindships are one of the most powerful influences in our lifes and to some extent they can shape and mold your character because of the influence they have on you. Some would say that having friends of the opposite sex is a disater waiting to happen, but I say it depends on your partner and the type of relationship the two of you share. All I can say is communication is key and if you dont trust your partner you shouldnt be with them.


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Mr. Right Still Lives!

How can you tell if Mr. Right is underneath your nose as you walk down the aisle of Wal-Mart or getting popcorn at the movie theaters and you see a sexy chocolate man smiling at you? You think to yourself that he is only being nice and polite so you ignore his smile and keep it moving.

Nowadays, it’s kind of hard to determine who is Mr. Right and where he will be at so you can prepare yourself and your heart for a long-term committment.  But like a lot of people always say, “Mr. Right is out there waiting for you, all you have to do is be patient’!  Well damn, what if you don’t want to be patient all the time?  Ladies, some of us have been single for so long that we are eager to meet that perfect man of our dreams!  I was reading a brief article in the newest issue of Essence magazine and it was talking about good places to meet men at and also it had a column on how some men met and engaged talking to good women.  Would you be willing to go out of your comfort zone just to meet a great guy? Some places could be:

~Outreach centers in the community that has a lot of volunteering opportunities

~Golf courses

~Grocery store  (frozen good aisle)

~Groups and organizations in the community



Never settle for less, but always leave room for new beginnings and new opportunities!


Peace and Blessings!

Lil Woman on a Mission (c)



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How to deal with Gossiping Folks!

Missy Elliott - Gossip Folks [Video] Ok so you and I both know someone or you yourself have been a victim numerous maybe even several times of this action.  Something long as we know humans to exist will be something to never die out and long live as long as we as humans rule planet earth and that is something we like to call “Gossip”  The true definition of Gossip is- Casual or unconstrained conversation or reports about other people, typically involving details that are not confirmed as being true.

We all have been there done that we laughed, mocked, and made fun of the victim of the week the persons who’s business is being registered to the world like Lottery tickets and you engaged in a period of time you will never get back talking about  someone to escape your own reality for the moment. I myself have found myself being the gossiping queen or the person being gossiped about in life it works both ways. So here are a couple ways that I choose to deal with Gossiping Folks of the world and the beings we have to interact with everyday.

First a big part of dealing with people who gossip about you is understanding gossip and the thoughts that run through the mind of those who are gossiping about you. It has been said that the person who gossips is someone who carriers some resentment towards you and doesn’t have the courage to face you directly. Maintaining your inner piece and prestige is a very good way to dealing with gossipers, also try giving it a couple days before you react on the situation this could be a key factor so you are not acting off of emotion to the situation. People will gossip because its a new day, the sky is blue or because their sister just had a baby those people try to make themselves more worthy by saying or thinking they are better than someone else. Try to understand you cannot prevent, treat, or cure Gossip this is a side effect that will be around for many generations or until the human race realizes that this particular action really serves no purpose to the world except chaos and beef.



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