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Forget Milk. Cucumber does the body good.

Forget Milk. Cucumber does the body good. | June's Journal image 1

Why the cucumber is a must in your diet, a cool song, recipes, and more… I was really tickled by this video; a clever way to communicate all the great benefits of cucumbers!  This song makes me want to add some cucumber slices to my water bottles! This Jamaican song is rich in culture and information…

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“What are you? Is your mama White?”

My dad and I took a DNA Test. For Father’s Day last year, I bought my dad a DNA Test from Ancestry.com.  I bought one for myself, too. No, not the kind of DNA paternity tests featured on Maury Povich, where he famously says, “You are… not the father!” We took the DNA ethnicity test, the kind that…

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“Miss! Miss! This is not a School!”

"Miss! Miss! This is not a School!" | June's Journal

I tend to take notice when I hear North Philly mentioned.  It’s where I lived for several years.  On the corner of Hancock and Diamond. It’s where I composed, “My Apologies to North Philly,” a spoken-word piece.  So when scrolling through my Twitter feed, this Ted Talk video caught my attention. Ted Talk by a Determined…

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Black Lives Matter Equally. That is the Point.

Black Lives Matter Equally. That is the Point. | June's Journal

I came across the below cartoon on Facebook and wanted to add it here to my blog.  It does a great job of illustrating the what the slogan “Black Lives Matter” (#blacklifematters) means. Specifically, no one is saying Black Lives matter only.  Or that Black Lives matter exclusively.  Nor is anyone claiming Black Lives matter…

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Public Shredding Event This Saturday in Philly on August 4th

Public Shredding Event This Saturday in Philly on August 4th | June's Journal

I don’t consider myself a pack rat. I’m the “better half” of the marriage in that department.  Or so I thought.  After all, I love organizing and despise clutter.  So it was an eye opener this weekend going through an old file cabinet.  I had filed a receipt from the gas station. From 2003.  Really?…

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Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair

Essence Talks With Solange Knowles About Her Natural Hair | June's Journal

Shortly after Solange Knowles did the big chop, she was in news everywhere.  Gone were the weaves and extensions (similar to what her sister Beyonce wears).  She now sports her natural hair.  Nothing more.  And nothing less!  And she’s gorgeous.  I applaud her bravery for making such a move. I saw the Oprah episode where…

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Join Joshua’s Journey to Wellness (Continued)

Join Joshua's Journey to Wellness (Continued) | June's Journal image 1

There are many different volunteer tasks needed for Joshua Sanderson.  You can help monthly, weekly, or daily. First, here’s a glimpse into Joshua’s typical day: 3 meals and 2 snacks 40 respiratory masks 15 CO2 treatments 2 hours respiratory patterning Read books Learn math Practice facilitated communication 15 physical therapy circuits 1 hour patterning Play…

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