SOOFA Ranch Presents…Therapeutic Horseback Rides!!!

Mental health is defined as our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. How we as humans think, feel, act, handle stress, relate to others, and make choices all fall under this umbrella. Receiving counseling (therapy) for mental health issues is extremely important, but it’s not one-dimensional; there are multifaceted ways to heal from trauma. And I…

Father Saves Twin Girls From Burning House

Coming across a heroic news story on a Monday is the precursor to a great week. According to Fox 2 Detroit, Ray Lucas of Eastpointe, Michigan, saved his twin 18-month-old girls from his family’s burning house. Ray and his girlfriend, Shi’Ann Brown, ran to the corner gas station early Saturday morning, July 17, 2021, for…

The “X” for Boys

In a previous post, I advised that in an effort to combat the masculinity crisis, manhood training programs are beginning to sprout throughout the country. Well, I came across one based in Albany, Georgia. And the amazing part is the founder is only 21 years old. The “X” for Boys Founded by King Randall, The…

Meet Caleb Anderson

I’m a firm believer that scholastics needs to be promoted to Black male youth more than athletics and entertainment. And there’s a story about a young genius that may motivate my community to do just that. The following information comes from CBS News. 12-year-old Caleb Anderson is currently studying aerospace engineering at Georgia Tech University….

Supply-N-Demand

Toys, games, athletic equipment, indoor and outdoor appliances, pet products. Does that sound like something that you need? If so, I’d recommend checking out Supply-N-Demand. Based in Atlanta, GA, Supply-N-Demand offers apparel, electronics, sporting goods, toys, and more. For more information, check out their official website. You can also stay connected on Facebook and Instagram….

Charlotte’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan

The City of Charlotte recently held a press conference discussing the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, and I had to give an overview for those who are inside and outside of the Queen City. The Charlotte Future 2040 Comprehensive Plan is a shared vision to guide the city’s growth over the next 20 years. This community-driven Plan…

Samoha African Cuisine

Greetings All, An afternoon drive around the Queen City led me to an unexpected gold mine, Samoha African Cuisine. Based in Charlotte, NC, Samoha African Cuisine is a Nigerian restaurant that serves fresh and authentic African dishes. Jollof rice, tilapia, chicken, oxtail, spinach, fried plantain, and beef stew are just a few options that will…

Dr. O.J.’s Organic Juice

Greetings Folks, About six years ago, I started juicing. No, not “that” kind of juicing…the one with fruit and vegetables. I figured it would be a great way to kick off my mornings or drink before workouts. Not taking it too seriously, I soon discovered that there were some serious health benefits attached to it;…

“I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot!”

I’ve been very open about my frustration regarding intraracial violence in my community. And I’m happy to have come across an organization, based in Chicago, IL, that’s just as frustrated. They’ve had enough, and they’re doing something about it. “I’m Telling, Don’t Shoot” Founded by philanthropist and business owner Early Walker, I’m Telling Don’t Shoot…

Infinite Zion Farms

Are you in the Central Florida area and in need of some delicious produce? Well, I’d recommend Infinite Zion Farms. Based in Central Florida, Infinite Zion Farms is an alliance of African American farmers that provides organic produce and nutritional education to low-income communities. Owned and operated by Zion Farms & Market, a 501(c)(3) organization,…

Zula Essentials

Greetings Everyone, I was introduced to a wellness brand for women that I had to spotlight. Zula Essentials Zula Essentials is a wellness brand that helps women live a more harmonious lifestyle. Using hemp-based CBD (cannabidiol), Zula Essential’s oil and gummies can help with anxiety and inflammatory issues. Carla Joseph, founder and certified nurse practitioner,…

Hero Saves Elderly Woman in Burning Building

“You don’t think about scaredness when you, when you realize that it’s somebody, but then I don’t even know her. You know, but I know this is somebody’s family. You don’t think about being scared or anything when it’s, when you know you can do something about it.”   That quote was from Quinn Parrish…