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TOP 30 Finalists Moving to Phase II of The National Black Business Pitch Competition

National Black Business Pitch Competition is officially on its way. Dr. Pamela Williamson, CEO/President of WBEC-West, is proud to announce the TOP 30 business leaders moving to Phase II of the NBBP (National Black Business Pitch Competition) The National Black Business Pitch (NBBP) is a virtual competition designed to connect Black-owned businesses to corporations who […]

Front Porch Party Whisperer Optimizes Bridal Events With Expert Consultations

Robin Summerlin aka the “Front Porch Party Whisperer”  knows a thing or two about bridal events.  Not only that, but as the legendary restaurateur of the “Front Porch Restaurant” formerly located down east in North Carolina, event planning has always been his specialty. Today, as the owner of Front Porch Party Rentals, he has expanded […]

Peace Be With You

My mom is a big fan of peace. One year, when asked what she wanted for Christmas, she replied, “I just want a little peace.” So my sister and I obnoxiously wrote the word “peace” on little pieces of paper and put them in a box and wrapped it. She didn’t find it as funny […]

Count it all Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4 I’m going to shoot it to you straight – I never liked […]

5 Kingdom-Minded New Year’s Resolutions for 2022

Resolve this year, to “buy the field…” What does that mean? Before I explain, I want you to do a little health check on your New Year’s resolutions and see how they’re coming along. Don’t worry. There won’t be an official score card… but I do want you to think about them for a moment. […]

Fruit of the Spirit Series: Love

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always […]

True friends: the importance of your circle of influence

Friendships are so special that a holiday was created to celebrate them. Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th each year to honor female friendships. This holiday started from a sitcom episode in 2010, but because loving, supportive female friendships are so valuable, it stuck. It is easy to provide research from the Mayo Clinic […]

Why no one sleeps and what to do about it

Sleep is a mystery. Sometimes it’s an easy, thoughtless process and other times it’s like trying to find a tiny piece of eggshell in a completely mixed cake batter. I’ve often thought about the mystery of sleep while rocking and coaxing (sometimes pleading) my now 11-month old to sleep. As an adult, it’s still a […]

Are You a Safe Space for Your Kids?

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. As a parent, this one speaks volumes to me. Parents are the kissers-of-boo-boos, the protectors-from-scary-monsters, and the ones who make everything better, so help us God. But… I also want to be the one my child runs to when she’s 10 and struggling to figure out her […]

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