What are you reading?

What are you reading?

 I’m currently finishing up “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander. This book was referenced within the novel, so I decided to buy it.

Lately, I find myself being drawn to insightful books that give perspective on life as an African American in America, pertaining specifically to socio-economic, cultural and racial disparities between blacks (poc) and whites.

There has been so much dialogue involving government conspiracies to deconstruct, devalue and demoralize this group of people (my people) specifically starting from the break down of slavery. I know plenty of people who like to argue that slavery was so long ago that the effects of it couldn’t possibly still be felt within the black community.

I disagree, yes slavery happened a long time ago, but those people forget that black people have only been free in America for about one hundred fifty/sixty years and it wasn’t something that the people who once owned slaves were necessarily ecstatic about complying with.

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Yay Me! Staycation!!!!

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Due to a men’s only fishing trip hubby is going on for three days, I will be enjoying a staycation next week! I’m super excited for some me time, I will miss hubby, but I honestly could use a few hours of alone time. While the kids are in school I will enjoy at least 7 whole beautiful hours of ME time!

I have a few things that I’d like to do next week if you guys have any ideas for my staycation let me know!

Staycation Objectives:

Gym: I can spend more than my normal 45 mins at the gym, can you say 90 minutes baaaabay!

Reading: I have three books on my kindle app I’d like to start/finish.

Pamper: Groupon is my bff, I plan on finding me a spa where I can get a much-needed massage for cheap!

Mind & Body: Alone time also means quiet time, I’m going to sit still and become one with the universe, get my meditation on!

Parks & Museums: I’d like to hit up a few trails and a few of our museums here in Philly, maybe that one with the babies in jars.

Spring Cleaning: I’d like to finally go through my closet and get rid of some stuff and pack some stuff away for the summer. I wouldn’t mind finally painting my living/dining rooms and upstairs hallway. (maybe I’m getting a little ahead of myself with that one)

That’s what I have so far people, if you’ve ever staycationed before tell me what you did maybe I can borrow an idea or two.

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