Ryan #1 was embarrassed to take his shirt off. Ryan #2 was obsessed with treadmills and numbers. Ryan #3 feels healthy and happy. It’s not about that number on the scale. What matters is embracing your body type, and treating it well. I’ll never wear a size 30 pants and that’s okay. I’m thick and I WERK it!



She is 76 years old “he started working out in her 50′s which truly shows no one is ever too old to get fit! She was trained by a former Mr. America.” “She runs 10 miles or more a day? How many of us can’t even run 1 mile at a time?”

“If we, as women and men, truly look to our elders, like Mrs. Ernestine Shepherd, we could learn so much. Its time that we, as people, find a true purpose. We write so much on the negative issues in our world, when we there are wonderful examples of the good side of our world like Mrs. Shepherd. If we could really focus on self preservation, respecting others and helping others in what we do, God would be so pleased. Let’s get inspired by this angel of a woman that should make anyone jump up and get a heads start on being fit for life. We’re running at this moment….!! Lol”

Study Links Hair Relaxers To Fibroid Tumors and Early Puberty In African American Females

Scientists followed more than 23,000 pre-menopausal Black American women from 1997 to 2009 and found that the two- to three-times higher rate of fibroids among black women may be linked to chemical exposure through scalp lesions and burns resulting from relaxers.

Women who got their first menstrual period before the age of 10 were also more likely to have uterine fibroids, and early menstruation may result from hair products black girls are using, according to a separate study published in the Annals of Epidemiology last summer.

Three hundred African American, African Caribbean, Hispanic, and White women in New York City were studied. The women’s first menstrual period varied anywhere from age 8 to age 19, but African Americans, who were more likely to use straightening and relaxers hair oils, also reached menarche earlier than other racial/ethnic groups.

While so far, there is only an association rather than a cause and effect relationship between relaxers, fibroid tumors, and puberty, many experts have been quick to point out that the hair care industry isn’t regulated by the FDA, meaning that there’s no definite way to fully know just how harmful standard Black hair care products really are. [BLM/YBW]


Percy Lavon Julian (April 11, 1899, Montgomery, Al. – April 19, 1975, Waukegan, Illinois) was a U.S. research chemist and a pioneer in the chemical synthesis of medicinal drugs from plants. He was the first to synthesize the natural product physostigmine, and a pioneer in the industrial large-scale chemical synthesis of the human hormones,steroidsprogesterone, and testosterone, from plant sterols such as stigmasterol and sitosterol. His work would lay the foundation for the steroid drug industry’s production of cortisone, other corticosteroids, and birth control pills.

He later started his own company to synthesize steroid intermediates from the Mexican wild yam. His work helped greatly reduce the cost of steroid intermediates to large multinational pharmaceutical companies, helping to significantly expand the use of several important drugs.

During his lifetime he received more than 130 chemical patents. Julian was one of the first African-Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry. He was the first African-American chemist inducted into the National Academy of Sciences, and the second African-American scientist inducted from any field.

Note to all my fellow black males

Your mental health is important and it doesn’t make you any less of a man to seek out help.

Take care of yourself. Peace and love.

Relevant facts:

1) The security guard who shot Monroe was in possession of marijuana. In Oklahoma, possession is an automatic misdemeanor, but the guard was never charged. 

2) The guard claimed that Monroe “reached for the glove compartment,” but no weapon was found.

3) The guard claimed he approached Monroe’s car because he claimed Monroe and a white female passenger were having sex. They deny this.

4) The guard claimed Monroe tried to run him over with his car. Monroe and other passenger say they were trying to drive away. 

5) Monroe’s health insurance company is denying him coverage. He has not been charged with any crime, but the insurance company cited claims by the district attorney that Monroe was at fault for the incident as reason to not pay for his healthcare. 

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To all my brothas and sistas suffering from a mental or physical disabilIty

Just know that I’m here you love. I know you have hard day’s where you just want to give up but don’t give up love cause up gotta wonderful life ahead of you. Stay strong. I’m here for you if you need to talk. I love you.

Gentle Reminder...

If you are feeling weak or scared, if you can feel yourself giving up, becoming angry…if you think your blood pressure is rising, then retreat from social media. Your health matters. Current situations are overwhelming. Don’t discuss Baltimore. Take care of yourself. Realign with your natural energies for rejuvenation. Come back when you are ready.