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Indigenous Peoples Day

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Connecting to your authentic self

By Francine Holmes and Erica Laguerre For many of us, our lives are, or have become a loop of routines that are being performed daily in a mindless mechanical way, without the inclusion of self-care. This isn’t necessarily purposeful but … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

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JOLLOF FESTIVAL NYC

  Jollof rice is a common dish in West Africa, with many names and of course many variations on the recipe based on the region. Senegal is said to have actually devised this wonderful staple dish; The name Jollof rice … Continue reading

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Thieboudienne (Senegalese Fish and Rice)

By Francine Holmes      Thieboudienne (Tieboudjen or Ceboo jen or Tiebou Djeun, the spelling varies across the board) translated from Wolof (language of Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania) rice and fish is the national dish of Senegal.  There are 2 variations … Continue reading

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KIVA – Small Loans that make a Big Difference.

I first heard about KIVA last year when my husband and some colleagues registered with the organization. After reading about KIVA and what they do, I was immediately impressed. KIVA, in a nutshell, plays the role of the middleman in … Continue reading

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Shea Butter, Beurre de Karite or Butyrospermum parkii, A rose by any other name

By Francine Holmes What is it with our new-found obsession with Shea butter, is it really that new? It’s interesting that in recent years, Shea butter has become the ‘new’ miracle product.  You would find it in almost everything.  Shea … Continue reading

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