2014 Announcements

Announcement #1

I have joined forces with a few women to create a new blogging experience for my followers. Each week we will speak on a weekly topic as well as our personal topic. This first week will be each woman introducing themselves to the audience. They will speak on who they are and their personal topics that they will speak on each week. This series is called I Am .

Each Sunday, Justice Mayrie will post the topic of the week in a short blog

Each Monday, I Am Justice Mayrie, will entertain you.

Each Tuesday, I Am Beauty Beyond the Beat, will entertain you.

Each Wednesday, I Am Diva Lady, will entertain you.

Each Thursday, I Am Mzz Truth, will entertain you.

Each Friday, I Am Naturally DeeDee, will entertain you.

Each Saturday, I Am The Fashionista, will entertain you.

Also once a week we will have a special guest details coming soon.

 

Announcement #2

As we all know I have been working on my T-Shirt line named I Am Justice Mayrie Clothing. If you haven’t checked it out be on the look out for things to come. Below are just a few things that you can pick up product at www.iamjusticemayrie.spreadshirt.com  image image image image image image image

 

Announcement #3

I have started a new promotion company for Black Women in Business. So if you are a black women looking to promote your company through us please email us at blackwomenbusiness@yahoo.com

Follow us on IG Blackwomenbusinessnetwork

and on Twitter Blackwomenbusin

 

Well thats it for announcements ya’ll know shit about to get real so lets get this thang started.

This weeks topic is Introductions. Let’s get this started ladies ya’ll ready?

 

Today is day one of the I Am Bloggers starting date. We are 5 females who are about to be shaking tables and introducing you to a new/old way of thinking. We may be controversial at times but you will love us.

This week’s weekly theme is introductions. So each girl will talk about themselves and a a short review of what they will talk about as far as their personal topic.

So with that being said Enjoy the Ladies of Yuniq Family, I Am Bloggers make sure you like, share, and comment.

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Trying to do better

I really have to work on doing better I have to get my weight under control. I have to get down in size because I have the biggest crush on a guy and I refuse to tell him because I feel my weight will be something that stops him from getting to know me. So this is try #infinity and step one of that try. Infusion Water if anyone knows any recipes if love the input. Thanks everyone

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Time To Stand Up and Be A Soldier

Recently I featured a young woman on my business blog by the name of Missy Lynn (check it out here Inspiring through Beauty and Structure with Missy Lynn). I have decided to speak about her again on my personal to show how she has inspired me to do more and strive to get better not only in business but in my personal life.

 

First of all I would like to say that this is the Beautiful Missy Lynn once again

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I met Missy Lynn while stationed in California in 2011. I am really good friends with her younger sister so of course I would be exposed to everything that she is doing. So far Missy has inspired me in so many ways. She is a focused and driven individual. I have watched her grow in her career. From Youtube to Celebrity clients she is building her brand and getting her name out there. Recently she did Lashontae (Tae) Heckard, when I asked about her experience this is what she said:

What made you want to do Lashontae (Tae) Heckard’s Makeup?
I always thought she was pretty! I first saw her on ATL and I loved her attitude towards T.I. And from then every time I would see her on T.V. or in online photos..I would say dang she’s sooo pretty! It wasn’t until last year that I found out that she served in the Army. I was so shocked. Not Really shocked but I was happy to see someone who was once in the same career that I’m in now (military), follow her dreams and becoming an actress. I wanted to know more about how she made the transition from military back to civilian life, so my mission was to one day do her makeup. When the opportunity presented itself..I took it! LOL!

How did you contact her to do her makeup?
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What was your first impression of her?
My exact words were, after hanging up the phone, “DANGGG she sound so chill and cool”.

What was your experience like with meeting her?
Tae was so chill, so cool.. kinda felt like I was with a big sister/cousin away from home–might I add we’re both from the South. She instantly made me feel comfortable..even on our first phone conversation. We talked about the military life for a while, which was cool to be around someone who understood the military life. Once it was time to start her makeup..I was nervous, but she told me to do WHATEVER I WANTED..and it made me LOVE her a little bit MORE! She was just sooo chill, and she didn’t look in the mirror a million times- She just let me do my thing. She said “i’ll see it when you’re done”..Meanwhile..she noticed the little habits I have..like me constantly biting my lip as I applied her makeup..and how my nostrils flared. She had me cracking up when she called me out on it..lol, which again made me feel SUPER comfortable.

 

Missy Lynn and Lashontae (Tae) Heckard

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Speaking of Lashontae (Tae) Heckard she is also recently become one of my inspirations she is a beautiful young woman, about a year ago I found out that she is an Army Veteran I went crazy with. HOOAH!!! She is such a strong woman. I am excited to learn more about her and I am every day. Just a little background on Tae Heckard she was born in Seoul, South Korea (OMG ya’ll know I love to shop in Korea and the FOOD). She is a model and actress, she has a BANGING BODY (the reason why I recently joined Lifetime Fitness, yes gotta get my body right lol ) Just in case you guys don’t believe me see for your self

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YES HUNTY!!! You better work!!!!

The biggest thing that she has done that truly made me love her was her military career. I recently read that she did served 4 years on Active Duty ( Just like me lol) She seems like a down to earth chick. In uniform, every female soldier knows how hard it is to keep that hair in REGULATION but she does it well!

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Makes me love her even more.

Recently I asked her about her experience with Missy Lynn

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(Please excuse Sade texting me in the middle of my conversation) lol

 

After learning and understanding about both these young women I started to think “Well what am I doing wrong?” They have inspired me to get off my butt and strive for my dreams.

Being and Army Veteran I am learning more about the opportunities that are in my reach I just need to get up off my butt and grab them. Seeing these two doing what they love it inspired me to not settle for less than what I want. In the words of Ace Hood “Hustle  Hustle HARD”

I would like to Salute and Thank both Missy Lynn and Lashontae (Tae) Heckard for inspiring me to  get out there and follow my dreams.

 

Some times in life the most unexpected people change your life in the most unexpected ways – I Am Justice Mayrie

 

These two young women have done that. I would love to do a feature on Lashontae (Tae) Heckard on Inspire Empower Educate hint hint lol

 

I love you all and stay tuned I have a lot of things going on and a lot of things to come.

My Top 10 Universities for African Americans

So I decided to do this blog for two reasons, one is because during the summer this when sophomores going into their junior year in high school should really be looking into schools, and two because a lot of children in my family are in this age bracket. I want them to know that there are more than just the schools in their areas that have great opportunities.

Disclaimer: 90% of these schools are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) because I feel that coming straight from high school into college you should get a college experience, a true college experience. Also, two of these schools I actually attended and that is why they made the list. (Yes I am bias) lol

Below you will find not only the school but what the school has to offer, what you need to be accepted and the Tuition/ Fees for each school. I will also add the social aspects for each school so Mascots and much more will be included. Please share this with friends and family thank you!!!

 

 

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My Top 10

#10. ALABAMA STATE UNIVERSITY (ASU)

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Alabama State University was founded in 1867, in Marion, Ala., as a school for African-Americans. Today, Alabama State University, located in Montgomery, Ala.

Mascot: Hornets

Requirements for acceptance: Fill out application that is #1 for all Universities

         $25 application fee

          Copy of your official high school transcript

          ACT/SAT test scores

          GPA

    2.00 – 2.49
    2.50 – 2.99
    3.00 – 3.49
   3.50 or higher

         ACT / SAT

  18 or higher / 860 – 890
  17 / 820 – 850
  16 / 770 – 810
  15 / 720 – 760

Cost:                                         

In-State Out-of-State
 Billed Expenses    
Tuition/Fees $7,932 $14,244
Room/Board $5,366 $5,366
Subtotal $13,298 $19,610
 Other Estimated Expenses  
 Books $1,600 $1,600
Transportation $1,164 $1,164
Miscellaneous/Personal $1,380 $1,380
Subtotal $4,144 $4,144
 Estimated Total  $17,442 $23,754

Sports: Alabama State University offers many sport such as Baseball, Basketball(M/W), Bowling (W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Golf (M/W), Indoor/Outdoor Track (M/W), Soccer (W), Softball, Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W). 

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Alabama State has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

#9 CHICAGO STATE UNIVERSITY

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The Chicago State University Foundation was chartered in 1967 and incorporated in 1968 as an independent, charitable organization with the sole purpose of soliciting, receiving, and administering private gifts to the Chicago State University in order to secure the University’s future as a place where promise becomes power. Chicago State University is located in Chicago, IL.

Mascot: Cougar

Requirements for acceptance: Some students may be required to submit writing samples, letters of recommendation and or interview with our Academic Support Staff.

A completed CSU Application

Official Transcript from all High Schools

ACT/SAT scores

A $25 application fee

ACT 16
SAT 790 Reasoning Test
Minimum gpa 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

4 English units
 3 Math units
 3 Science units with lab
2 Elective units

*6th semester transcript acceptable before graduation, GED required if non-high school graduate or graduate of non-accredited school.

Official transcripts from home-schooling guilds or associations.

Cost:

Fall 2012 On Campus Illinois Resident
  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $223.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $646.00 – $2876.00
$223.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3883.00 – $4552.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $206.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $629.00 – $2689.00
$206.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3679.00 – $4297.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $229.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $652.00 – $2942.00
$229.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 – $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $229.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $652.00 – $2942.00
$229.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 – $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $249.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $672.00 – $3162.00
$249.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4195.00 – $4942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $269.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $692.00 – $3382.00
$269.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4435.00 – $5242.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $277.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $700.00 – $3470.00
$277.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4531.00 – $5362.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $285.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $708.00 – $3558.00
$285.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $4627.00 – $5482.00

On Campus Non-Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $449.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $872.00 – $5362.00
$449.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6595.00 – $7942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $410.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $833.00 – $4933.00
$410.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6127.00 – $7357.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $455.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $878.00 – $5428.00
$455.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 – $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $455.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $878.00 – $5428.00
$455.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 – $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $495.50 1 – 11 $423.00 $918.50 – $5873.50
$495.50 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7153.00 – $8639.50
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $535.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $958.00 – $6308.00
$535.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7627.00 – $9232.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $552.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $975.00 – $6495.00
$552.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $7831.00 – $9487.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2012 $567.00 1 – 11 $423.00 $990.00 – $6660.00
$567.00 12 – 15+ $1207.00 $8011.00 – $9712.00

Sports: Baseball, Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Golf (M/W), Golf (M/W), Tennis (M/W), Track and Field (M/W), and Volleyball (W)

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Chicago State has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

#8 Bethune Cookman University

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Mary McLeod Bethune founded the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School in 1904. The school underwent several stages of growth and development through the years and in 1923, it merged with the Cookman Institute of Jacksonville, Florida and became a co-ed high school. A year later in 1924, it became affiliated with the Methodist Church. By 1931, the school had become a junior college. The school became a four-year college in 1941 when the Florida Board of Education approved a 4-year baccalaureate program in Liberal Arts and Teacher Education. The name was changed to Bethune-Cookman College.

Mascot: Wil D Cat

Requirements for acceptance:

A completed application for admission, including a one page essay on one of four topics detailed in the application.

A $25 non-refundable application fee or official fee waiver form obtained from your guidance counselor

Official copies of transcript(s) including all high school academic experiences.

Standardized test results – SAT or ACT.

To be considered for admission to Bethune-Cookman University, students must have satisfactorily completed an accredited high school curriculum with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or better on a 4.0 scale.

Coursework at the high-school level should include the following, each with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0:

• four units of English
• three units of college preparatory math
• three units of natural sciences (at least one laboratory)
• three units of social sciences and history
• six academic electives

Cost:

                      Fall 2013 Spring 2014 Total

Tuition & Fees  $7,205.00 $7,205.00 $14,410.00

Room & Board  $4,274.00 $4,274.00 $8,548.00

Total            $11,479.00 $11,479.00 $22,958.00

*New Lee Rhyant Residential Life Center will be accessed an additional room charge of $708 per year. ($354 per semester)

 

 

#7 Langston University

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The school was founded in 1897 and was known as the Oklahoma Colored Agricultural and Normal University. Langston University was created as a result of the second Morrill Act in 1890. The law required states with land-grant colleges (such as Oklahoma State University, then Oklahoma A&M) to either admit African-Americans, or provide an alternative school for them to attend as a condition of receiving federal funds.[1] Langston University is named for John Mercer Langston (1829–1897), civil rights pioneer, first African American member of Congress from Virginia, founder of the Howard University Law School, and American consul-general to Haiti.
Through the years Langston University has developed slowly but surely. Some of the most serious problems have been political influences, financial stress, and lack of adequate space and equipment. During the 1960s the campus underwent a complete makeover. New buildings appeared, and additions were made to the library and auditorium. Thus, despite the problems, Langston has braved the storms and produced outstanding graduates. Langston alumni are scattered throughout the nation and are serving humanity with pride. Poet Melvin B. Tolson taught at Langston from 1947 until 1964. Tolson was portrayed by Denzel Washington in the film The Great Debaters. Langston University is located in Oklahoma, OK, Tulsa, OK, and Langston, OK.

 

Mascot: Lions

Requirements for acceptance:

Any individual who (a) is a graduate of an accredited high school, (b) has participated in the American College Testing Program (ACT) or a similar acceptable battery of tests, (c) has completed the mandated high school curricular requirements, and (d) meets at least one of the following requirements is eligible for admission to Langston University.
1. Maintained an average grade of “C” or above in the four years of high school study (2.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale) and ranked scholastically in the top 50% of the high school graduating class.
2. Attained a composite standard score on the American College Testing Program or equivalent which would place the applicant among the top 50% of Oklahoma high school seniors.

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULAR REQUIREMENTS

Effective for first-time entering freshmen since the fall of 1997, fifteen units will be required as follows:

Units (Years) Course Areas

4 English (Grammar, Composition, Literature)
3 Lab Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics or any lab science certified by the school district; General Science with or without a lab may not be used to meet this requirement.)
3 Mathematics (from Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Math Analysis, Calculus)
3 History (including one (1) unit of American History) and citizenship skills from the subjects of Economics, Geography, Government, Non-Western Culture.
2 Additional units of subjects previously listed or selected from the following: Computer Science, Foreign Language.
15 Required Units

Cost: To find out how much it will cost you to attend Langston University please use this link http://192.135.141.50/joomla/NetPriceCalculator/npcalc.htm and answer the questions that are asked.

Sports: Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Track and Field (M/W), Cheerleading, Softball(W), and Volleyball (W).

Greeks: If you are into the Langston University has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

#6 Hampton University

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In 1863, using government funds to continue the work started by Mary Peake, General Butler founded the Butler School for Negro children, where students were taught reading, writing, arithmetic, geography, and grammar, as well as various housekeeping skills. Throughout the 1880s and 1890s, Hampton Normal School saw a dramatic increase in enrollment and educational offerings, which created a need not only for additional dormitory space, but also for auxiliary facilities. The new trade school would offer instruction in farming, carpentry, harnessmaking, printing, tailoring, clocksmithing, blacksmithing, painting, and wheelwrighting. Enhancing Hampton’s curriculum to meet the stringent requirements of college level accreditation was the focus during the late 1900s and throughout the 1920s. Many new programs were added and the requirements for existing courses were raised to meet the new standard Hampton placed upon itself.  In 1984, after a nine-month study of Hampton Institute’s rapid growth and development in quality of students, faculty and academic offerings, the recommendation was made to change the name to Hampton University. Hampton University is located in Hampton, VA.

Mascot: Pirates

Requirements for acceptance:

The signed and completed application form for admission.
Application fee of $35.00 (non-refundable). Only cashier’s check or money order accepted.
A copy of your social security card (for Federal Financial Aid verification).
OFFICIAL high school transcript.
Standardized test scores if requested.
Submit two letters of recommendation with at least one from your high school guidance counselor or a high school teacher; and one from an individual who can address your character.

An essay of approximately 250-500 words is required on either of the following topics:

Describe a personal moral or ethical dilemma and how it impacted your life or
How Should Today’s Youth Combat Negative Moral Issues?

Cost:

Hampton University’s Direct Costs

Tuition $17,232
Comprehensive Fee $2,006
Room Charges $4,572
Board Charge $4,218
Billable Charges $28,528
Additional estimated expenses include, books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses that are determined by lifestyle and other cost-saving avenues.

Sports: Hampton University offers many sport such as Basketball(M/W), Bowling (W), Cross Country (M/W), Football, Golf (M/W), Track (M/W), Soccer (W),Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W). 

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Hampton University has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC.Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

 

 

 

#5 Morehouse College

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In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended, Augusta Theological Institute was established in the basement of Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Ga. Founded in 1787, Springfield Baptist is the oldest independent African American church in the United States. In 1879, Augusta Institute was invited by The Rev. Frank Quarles to move to the basement of Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta and changed its name to Atlanta Baptist Seminary.The campus encompasses a Civil War historic site, a gift of John D. Rockefeller, where Confederate soldiers staged a determined resistance to Union forces during William Tecumseh Sherman’s famous siege of Atlanta in 1864. In 1897, Atlanta Baptist Seminary became Atlanta Baptist College during the administration of Dr. George Sale, a Canadian who served as the third and youngest president from 1890 to 1906. Atlanta Baptist College, already a leader in preparing African Americans for teaching and the ministry, expanded its curriculum and established the tradition of educating leaders for all areas of American life. In addition to attracting a large number of talented faculty and administrators, Hope contributed much to the institution we know today. Upon the death of the founder in 1913, Atlanta Baptist College was named Morehouse College in honor of Henry L. Morehouse, the corresponding secretary of the Northern Baptist Home Mission Society. Morehouse Collge is a all male college.  Morehouse College is located in Atlanta, Ga.

Mascot: The Maroon Tiger

Requirements for acceptance:

The applicant’s preparation must include four (4) units in English, (3) units in Mathematics, two (2) units in Natural Sciences and two (2) units in Social Sciences. Two (2) units of Foreign Language also are highly recommended. Additional pursuits may be tailored according to the student’s individual interests.

Essays

Although we ask for only one essay, we also want each applicant to write a personal statement. It is important applicants use the personal statement to share stories of personal triumph, or how you decided to be involved in an organization or project that took you out of your comfort zone and what was learned by having had the experience.
We want you to be guided by your own words and thoughts even if a parent or counselor looks over the essay. It is also imperative that no one else writes the essay for you, or in their handwriting.

Cost:

Tuition (12-18 hours)……………………………………………………..$ 11,690

Student Fees………………………………………………………………$ 893

Technology Fees………………………………………………………….$ 147

Board……………………………………………………………………..$ 2,835

Room……………………………………………………………………..$ 3,755

Totals for the Semester………………………………………………….$ 19,320 

Sports: Football, Baseball, Basketball, Tennis, Track and Field, Cross Country, and Golf

Greek Life: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Phi Beta SigmaFraternity INC., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity INC., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity INC., and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC.

 

 

 

 

#4 Tuskegee University

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Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses. Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, AL.

Mascot: Golden Tiger

Requirements for acceptance:

Completed application along with a $25 non-refundable application fee
Official high school transcript(s)
Official ACT or SAT test scores {ACT 21 minimum, SAT (CR + Math) 1000 minimum}
minimum 3.0 GPA

Math – Tuskegee will require eight semesters (four years) of high school math. View comprehensive list of acceptable math courses.
Laboratory Science* – biology, chemistry, physics, earth/space science, physiology/anatomy, etc.
English – grammar, composition, literature, speech, and vocabulary, but not journalism, newspaper, yearbook, or theatre arts

Cost:

Undergraduate Full-time (12-19 Hours) $9,050.00

New Student Enrollment Fee (Housing Deposit) $500.00

**Residence Halls: (Double Occupancy) $2,095.00

MEAL PLAN (non-resident hall students) Meal plans may be purchased separately by non- residence hall students.

 Plan A Full Board Plan $2,120.00

Plan B Option 1: 100 points and 100 meals $835.00

Plan B Option 2: 300 points and 50 meals $835.00

Plan C Option 1: 50 points and 50 meals $490.00

Plan C Option 2: 150 points and 25 meals $490.00

Plan D Option 1: 30 meals $210.00

Multi-Student Discounts***

Two or more siblings attending Tuskegee University in the same semester are eligible for tuition and residence halls discounts. Room discounts are not available to students receiving Tuskegee room scholarships and/or living in campus apartments.

Tuition All Siblings (per student per semester) $230.00

Residence Halls Two Siblings ( per student per semester) $565.00

Three Siblings ( per student per semester) $840.00

Health Insurance $390.00

Renters Insurance $65.00

Automobile Registration $75.00 

Sports: Tuskegee University offers many sport such as Baseball, Basketball(M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football,  Track and Field (M/W),  Softball, Tennis (M/W), and Volleyball (W).

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Tuskegee University has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority INC., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity INC., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority INC., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity INC., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority INC., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity INC., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority INC.

 

 

 

#3 North Carolina A&T State University 

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North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University  was founded in 1891 as a land-grant institution, and we’ve built a strong civil rights legacy along the way. The Greensboro Four—who staged the first ever sit-in at a Woolworth lunch counter in 1960—were NC A&T students. North Carolina A&T State University is located in Greensboro, NC.

Mascot: Aggies

Requirements for acceptance:

Submit an application

SAT or ACT test scores

Official high school transcript.

Application fee non-refundable $45 fee 

Cost:

Estimated 2012-2013 Expenses (Per Year)
In-State Tuition and Required Fees $5,058
Out of State Tuition and Required Fees $15,657
Health Insurance (*required for all students) $1,470
Residence Hall $7,350
Meal Plan $2,675
Total Estimated In-State Expenses $16,553
Total Estimated Out of State Expenses $27,152

Sports: Baseball, Basketball (M/W), Cross Country (M/W), Football,Track & Field (M/W), Bowling (W), Softball, Swimming (W), Tennis, Volleyball (W)

Greek Life:  If you are into the Greek life North Carolina A&T State University  has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

 

#2 Spelmen College

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Spelman College was founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, and became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America’s oldest historically Black college for women. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Spelman is an all female college. Spelman is located in Atlanta, Ga.

Mascot: Jaguar

Requirements for acceptance:

Complete an application, either printed or submitted online

A $35 nonrefundable paper application fee or a $25 nonrefundable online application fee

High school transcripts must be in a sealed envelope, forwarded from your high school guidance office

A Personal essay

SAT I or ACT scores, forwarded from the Educational Testing Service or the ACT Reporting Service

Two letters of recommendation. If you apply online, remember to print and complete the counselor and teacher recommendation forms

Send paper application and supporting documents to the Office of Admissions and postmarked by the appropriate deadlines.

Cost:

First Semester

Tuition (12 to 20 credit hours)
On-CampusStudents

$18,289.50

Off-Campus Students

$12,317.00

Second Semester

Tuition (12 to 20 credit hours)
On-Campus Students

$18,289.50

Off-Campus Students

$12,317.00

Room and Board*

$5,972.50

Total for year
On-Campus Students
$36,579.00
Off-Campus Students
$24,634.00
* Students occupying single rooms will be charged an additional amount of $ 356 per semester. If you are a resident of The Suites Residential Hall, please add $912.50 per semester for a 2-BR Suite, $652 per semester for a 3-BR Suite, or $243.00 per semester for a 4-BR Suite.

Sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Bowling (W), Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Greek Life: If you are into the Greek life Spelman has Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

 

And out #1 school which should be no surprise is

#1 Howard University

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Shortly after the end of the Civil War, members of The First Congregational Society of Washington considered establishing a theological seminary for the education of African-American clergymen. Within a few weeks, the project expanded to include a provision for establishing a university. Within two years, the University consisted of the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Medicine. The new institution was named for General Oliver Otis Howard, a Civil War hero, who was both the founder of the University and, at the time, Commissioner of the Freedmen’s Bureau. Howard later served as President of the university from 1869–74. Congress chartered Howard on March 2, 1867, and much of its early funding came from endowment, private benefaction, and tuition. An annual congressional appropriation administered by the U.S. Department of Education funds Howard University and Howard University Hospital. Howard Hall was renovated and made a dormitory for girls; many improvements were made on campus; J. Stanley Durkee, Howard’s last white president, was appointed in 1918. Howard University has played an important role in American history and the Civil Rights Movement on a number of occasions. Alain Locke, Chair of the Department of Philosophy and first African American Rhodes Scholar, authored The New Negro, which helped to usher in the Harlem Renaissance. Ralph Bunche, the first Nobel Peace Prize winner of African descent, served as chair of the Department of Political Science. Beginning in 1942, Howard University students pioneered the “stool-sitting” technique, which was to play a prominent role in the later civil rights movement. By January, 1943, students had begun to organize regular sit-ins and pickets at cigar stores and cafeterias around Washington, D.C. which refused to serve them because of their race. These protests continued until the administration asked the students to stop in the Fall of 1944. Stokely Carmichael, also known as Kwame Toure, a student in the Department of Philosophy and the Howard University School of Divinity coined the term “Black Power” and worked in Lowndes County, Alabama as a voting rights activist. Historian Rayford Logan served as chair of the Department of History. E. Franklin Frazier served as chair of the Department of Sociology. Sterling Allen Brown served as chair of the Department of English. In 1975 the historic Freedman’s Hospital closed after 112 years of use as Howard University College of Medicine’s primary teaching hospital. Howard University Hospital opened that same year and continues to be used as Howard University College of Medicine’s primary teaching hospital with service to the surrounding community. In 1989, Howard gained national attention when students rose up in protest against the appointment of then-Republican National Committee Chairman Lee Atwater as a new member of the university’s Board of Trustees. Student activists disrupted Howard’s 122nd anniversary celebrations, and eventually occupied the university’s Administration building. Within days, both Atwater and Howard’s President, James E. Cheek, resigned. In April 2007 the head of the faculty senate called for the ouster of Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert, saying that the school was in a state of crisis and it was time to end “an intolerable condition of incompetence and dysfunction at the highest level.” This came on the heels of several criticisms of Howard University and its management. The following month, Swygert announced that he would retire in June 2008. The university announced in May 2008 that Sidney Ribeau of Bowling Green State University would succeed Swygert as president. Ribeau appointed a Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal to conduct a year-long self-evaluation that resulted in reducing or closing 20 out of 171 academic programs. For example, they proposed closing the undergraduate philosophy major and African studies major. Six years later, in 2013, university insiders again alleged that the university was in crisis. In April, the vice chairwoman of the university’s board of trustees wrote a letter to her colleagues harshly criticizing the university’s president and calling for a vote of no confidence; her letter was subsequently obtained by the media where it drew national headline.Two months later, the university’s Council of Deans alleged that “fiscal mismanagement is doing irreparable harm”, blaming the university’s senior vice president for administration, chief financial officer and treasurer and asking for his dismissal.

Mascot: Howard Bison

Requirements for acceptance:

Application for Admission
Nonrefundable $45 application fee payable by credit card, money order, or cashier’s check.
Personal checks are not accepted. Howard University does not waive application fees.
Official high school transcript or GED certificate
Test score results from the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT)
One letter of recommendation from a high school counselor
Guidance Counselor Recommendation Form
One letter of recommendation from a high school teacher
Teacher Recommendation Form)
Admission essay
Resume (optional)

4 years English
3 years mathematics
2 years social science
2 years science (w/ lab)
2 years foreign language

Cost:

Students Enrolled Fall 2007 and After
Tuition
$19,150.00
Mandatory Fee
$1,021.00
Books & Supplies
$2,509.00
Meals/Board
$3,740.00
Room
$11,601.00
Incidentals
$1,216.00
Local Transportation
$2,246.00
TOTAL
$41,483.00

Mandatory Fee – International Students
$1,233.00
TOTAL
$41,695.00

Sports: Basketball (M/W), Cross country (M/W), Bowling (W), Football, Soccer (M/W), Lacrosse (W), Swimming & Diving (M/W), Tennis(M/W), Softball (W), Track & Field (Indoor/ Outdoor) (M/W), Volleyball (W)

Greek Life: If you are into the Howard University has Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

 

 

 

These are the Top 10 schools that I have chosen. I hope that you enjoyed this and that it was informative. Please come back in 2 weeks to few the Top 10 schools that which will not consist of any HBCUs. I feel that will only be far because not all African American teens want to attend Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Love you all and see you in 2 weeks.

Life is the most exciting opportunity we have. But we have one shot. You graduate from college once, and that’s it. You’re going out of that nest. And you have to find that courage that’s deep, deep, deep in there. Every step of the way.

Andrew Shue

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Summer Time Love (Music Edition)

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Whewwwwwww Gotta blow the dusty off of I Am Justice Mayrie I haven’t been here in a minute. Working on this degree ya’ll know im PHD bound!!! Plus with the new Blog Inspire Empower Educate (Check it out if you haven’t) things have been crazy over here. Not to mention I have 30 days to find a new apartment!!!! #THESTRUGGLE is real lol but I wanted to come thru and show some love and talk about my sumer time love!!!! With music that is lol

Here are my tops that will be played all summer long in Red Ridinghood first up is

K. Michelle V.S.O.P

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“Got yo Henny chillin’ on ice” Ok I will admit that I did not like the song at first but when I seen the video I was like AYEEEEEE Lol ya’ll know im ratchet some of the times lol but the line that really got me in this song was “He supposed to be with you , That what everybody gon’ tell me, But I can’t really count on what everybody gon’ tell me, She ain’t seen her baby in a couple days, And I’m looking at my baby right up in his face” I was thats right K you better tell them mind they business lol Alot of times Women are in bad relationships and want you to be in one too. Needless to say this will be on repeat in Red this summer. If you feeling a guy this should be one for the iPod, iPhone, iPad or I guess you can play on your Droid if it dont freeze LOL

Next up Im going to stay on some Ratchet shit lol

Wale Clappers

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“Shawty got a BIG OLE BUTT OH YEAHHHHHH” Definitely did not expect this from Wale to be this ratchet on a track but when this song comes on feel like Pop That by French Montana just came on lol. I know when people are in the car next to me they be like “Is her car a club” cause I act a fool LMAO plus with this RATCHET sew in my sister about to hook me up with next month imma really be acting a fool lol. This will definitely be another song that will be played if you are ever in the car with me 

Still ratchet with this next track

Don Trip Conflicted

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Many people would not think that I like this song but songs like this are my secret LOVE lol this reminds me alot of Nasty Song by Lil Ru. It just makes you love it especially with lines like “I know I just smack her on her ass and her panties hit the floor” LMAO as soon as I heard that line I hit it with the AYEEEE and started the song all over again lol I don’t know why but I really like this song and I play it at full blast in the house and in the car lol. If you don’t know about him get into him he has a few other tracks that I like but this is by far my favorite.

The next song is not as ratchet but it can be lol

Here is another one by Wale Bad (Remix Featuring Rihanna)

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Now  I LOVE the original version but this one takes the cake “Cause I’ve had some issue, I wont commit, not having it” lol In the beginning of the song when she lets out the sly “Cause I’ve had some issues” I know every chick got that feeling in their hearts when its that one guy that you know really likes you but you aren’t in the place to commit to them, that feeling lol That’s hard feeling and it takes a big girl in her big girl panties to tell him the real deal LOL The first part that I really like in this song is the sly release of that famous line, secondly is “(Cause I’ve had some issues) Yeah and I noticed it” Men know when  a female is broken or damaged  and real men will stay around and try to help her but a FUCK NIGGA will take advantage of that and damage her more. (Thats for another blog) The last part that I really liked was the last line of the second verse when he says “Forget it, all these bad bitches always unapologetic” I mean its true in some cases but im sure he was just referring to Rihanna’s album (which is my shit!!!) lol If you hear this coming down your Chi Town block at its loudest volume you know who it is LOL

This is my last Ratchet song lol 

Rihanna Pour It Up (Remix Featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J, and T.I)

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ANYTHING with JEEZY in it I automatically get my hoodrat face on LOL This isn’t in big rotation in my iPhone right now but it still gets its air time. Jeezy and T.I really made this remix everything and a great nail job LOL They gave me all kinds of life in this song Jeezy said “These bitch niggas be actin’ up, These hoes niggas be actin’ foul, They’ll grind with you, they’ll shine with you, Be pointin’ fingers off at your trial” WATCH who you let in your circle they snitching out here in these streets lol IJS its the true but thats for another blog as well. Moving on to T.I. snapping on his first line!!!! “I catch a case and I go to jail (and I still got mo money)” T.I. really didn’t need to say anything else after that, he shut it all the way down. This still gets a slight rotation when he first came out it got much more play than it does now.

OK now that I’m over my ratchetness I can give you guys some of my true love songs lol

Tamar Braxton The One

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This song gave me all kinds of life when I first heard it I was back in the 90’s with the overalls and sneakers kicking it to some Biggie real talk. I LOVE IT.  Kind of fell to the bad but still a good riding down lake shore drive, windows down, breeze from the lake blowing across my face song. Its just a simple love song walking the lake front with your boo (wait why do I like this song with my single lonely ass lol) naw but for real it s a nice breezy summer time song. I love the cover she picked for this album gives it more summer time feeling. When she says “I don’t want nobody else, Baby all I need is you”  YESSSSSSSS Thats how your suppose to feel about your mate. Thats all I need to say this song is how your suppose to feel about love and the person you share it with (Again why does my lonely ass like this song) lol j/k 

Well now that I have given you guys my SUMMER TIME LOVE (Music Edition) I can officially say I have dusted off I Am Justice Mayrie LOVE you guys and I promise ill try to post on here more lol I promise pinky swear lol

Below is the video for

K. Michelle V.S.O.P.

WAIT WAIT WAIT  and yall call me Ratchet!!!!!!

Miley Cyrus making it CLAP!!!!

Guess she said Clappers to the FRONT lol

#ForTheSleepers : Knock Knock (Article by @FarFromBeingGod)

This man is speaking on a lot of things I try and get you guys to understand. I may be alittle harsh with what I’m saying maybe you will listen to a man. Wake up. I’m hard on you guys I know but it’s all in love (some of the time). Anyways check him out. I will be posting next Friday…… Topic “Why accept less than you deserve or want”. Something I am working on

#ForTheSleepers : Knock Knock (Article by @FarFromBeingGod).

My First Trip To Detroit!!!!!!!

Yesterday April 20th, 2013 I stepped into Detroit for the first time in 31 years.

Chanel Domonique and Krissy both CEO’s of Detroit Supports Detroit are really doing major things to uplift Detroit. This event:

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was created by them and Nikki CEO of iRockout Apparel & Accessories “to give local designers who don’t currently have stores to have a store for a day” – Chanel Domonique.

 

After taking a 4 and a half hour drive I met Chanel at her booth inside L.A.X Downtown Detroit. Walking into L.A.X I was pleasantly pleased with the set up of the event. Im not big on design so Im not about to bore you with the details but it was very very nice. (Ya’ll know me lol) After meeting Chanel, Krissy and Nikki I walked around to every booth and met with each vendor personally first.

I then made a second go around to each vendor to ask them a few questions about them and their business. I must apologize now 2 of my interviews were deleted but I definitely will still talk about you and your business I just will not be able to quote you I am SO SORRY 😦

 

My first stop was Ms. Syreeta of Glamorous Boutique. Loved her I got pair of LOVELY purple earrings (yes I said purple she didn’t have pink lol) Glamorous Boutique offers apparel and accessories you can contact her online thru her personal website http://www.glamorboutique.cartel.com, Instagram Glamorous__boutiqe, email: glamorousboutiqueonline@yahoo.com or by phone (313) 978- 8558 (I am so sorry I lost yours 😦 im really upset about that too)

 

My next stop was too my VERY VAIN Detroit Sister Erin (I so hope that is how you spell it lol) from Vain Studios with her clothing line U 2 Can Be Vain. She started with selling the Brazilian Butt Lift pants. I asked her what made her get into selling them she said “I liked the jeans and in order for me to get one pair I had to order dozens and dozens” Girls like having booties huh? If they pay for the surgery they can have one of my butt cheeks and ill split the other one to cover I dont need all this LMFAO (No but im serious *Sraight face*). She is currently working towards getting her non profit organization off the ground it “helps young girls boost their self esteem to know that they are VAIN within themselves.” Her advice to the younger generation is “Whatever you do just be confident know that your vain no matter the shape, size, color where you came from just know that you are VAIN and that you are beautiful.” I really enjoyed meeting you boo and I definitely forgot to come back around and get my Tshirt!! (Blame my mind not my heart ill be back soon!) Check her out in Greenfield Plaza 21700 Greenfield Rd Set. 221 Oak Park, MI (248) 379-9961 Online http://www.You2canbevain.com Instagram u2canbevain Facebook Vanity Enterprisesllc

 

Next I met DJBJ/3525 of 3525 Entertainment, (first of all let me tell yall how SCRUMPTIOUS DJBJ was looking JESUS TAKE THE WHEEL, HOLD MY MULE Patty Duke HELP lol) He started as a local DJ in Detroit looking for a way to market himself he took DJBJ and turned it to numbers how he came up with the 3525. He says that during his research he learned that people tend to like things that they don’t know about. He uses the named built to show the younger generation that anything is possible and to stay positive. The advice he gives to the younger generation is to start young “Branding yourself does not come overnight”. Make sure ya’ll check out the Sexy DJBJ/3525 this Friday on 106 and Park also check his site out http://www.djbj3525.com. I want you to know that your cards do not help with contacting you! But I popped my tag tho lol

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So I got the info lol

 

Next I met AP the Absolute Princess of Hot 107.5 and also Crown Clothing Ink, She gotten into clothing through branding herself and getting her name out in the streets. She started with Crew necks for men and women and now is branching into T-shirts. Although Black and White is the colors that are mostly featured you can order in any color (I’m coming for a Grey 0n Pink and a Pink on Grey lol). She gave me a little EXCLUSIVE but I think her and I should set up another interview to release that news at a later date lol. (yup I’m scheduling my next interview already lol) Her advice to the younger generation is “Never let a NO stop you”. Check my girl out on Instagram APbytheway I also found out that she is a member out #TeamAries!!! lol

 

My next stop was dessert HEAVEN!! I met Paige of Let Them Eat Cake Detroit. Specializing in cake pops, cheesecakes, and any sweets. She got into the business because she baked as a hobby and people were always asking her to cater events. To help her community so volunteers to clean up the neighborhood on occasions. Her advice to the younger generation is “Not to give up because in the beginning it is very difficult.” Check Paige out if your in Detroit give her a call at (313) 909-3166 or email at letthemeatcakedetroit@gmail.com

 

I then met ShaToya of Stress Free With Me LLC. Her company specialized in Massages body wraps, detox, and things of that nature. She got into the industry because she is searching to find ways to help people and change lives inside and out. In her community she helps people get information about things such as getting back in school and networking. Her advice to the younger generations is “Go for it! You have to start with a vision.” Check ShaToya out at http://www.stressfreewithme.com, or contact her at (313)918-4223 or stressfreewithme2@gmail.com

 

Now Ebony (I pray that you spell it like that 😦 lol ) of Pure Strands and The Tax Place. She started off with Taxes going from 40 clients to over 1,200 clients a year. (Now thats a BOSS move). But she realized that Tax Season is 4 months and year and if your not a good budgeter its kind of hard to maintain finances through the rest of the year. She then moved on to the hair industry, being that weave is a growing market (ya’ll know I love my weave and her hair is of great quality). So she took a risk and its showing to be something great. With her Tax company she does Turkey giveaways and food giveaways for the communities. Her non Profit Organization A Black World Organization reaches out to families that have lost their homes to arson. Families are losing everything and are getting a one night voucher. Her Non Profits helps families with a start to getting back on their feet. Contact y Girl at http://www.shoppurestrands.com (313) 673-5593 25140 Lahser Rd Suite 202 Southfield, MI Instagram Thepurestrands

 

Next I hit up My girl Nikki at her booth with iRockout Apparel and Accessories. Her company offers apparel and accessories ranging from Tshirts, sweatshirts, bracelets, hats, ETC. She got into the industry because she loves fashion and wanted to get into a movement of branding herself. She has a Non Profit Organization in Atlanta (ATL HOE! lol I had to do it) called Anonymous Hands it works with abused adults and children. Her advice to the younger generation is to “Stay true to yourself … everything will fall into place if you put your heart and soul into it”. Check out my girl Nikki at iRockout.bigcartel.com and on Instagram iRockoutapparel

 

Next I met Alana with Bold Boutique. Her company offers Women’s accessories and clothing starting from x small all the way up to 3 XL. She got into the industry because she a passion for it and she’s a people person. She’s always wanted her own clothing store. So she took a step out on faith and did it. She is doing the DAMN THANG BABY!!! She is also a party promotor she is the CEO of City Girls Entertainment, she also works with K Deezy (King of Detroit from what I’ve heard) with his promotions. All while volunteering with her sons football team. Her advice to the younger  generation is “Dont give up pray and have faith in  yourself” Check out Bold Boutique if your in Detroit at 21600 Greenfield Rd. Suite 201 Oak Park, MI call (313) 926-986 Or email boldboutique1@gmail.com or on Instagram Bold_Boutique

 

Next up I met the Teddy Bear of AYV Clothing Systems Koolade (He was one of the people who showed me hella love). They offer the cutting edge fashion and some of the flyest gear around. He got into the industry because he had a shopping problem (ME TOO!) lol While he was web searching he found a company that manufactured clothes so he said “im going to try” this. He then made some Tshirts up and they sold like hotcakes. The rest you can say s history. In the community his company does fundraising events and nightlife events. For Breast Cancer Awareness Month they take the line and turn PINK (Ya’ll know I got excited lol) and then donate to  Susan G. Koman. Also during the summer in Midtown Detroit his company throws a BBQ for the homeless. (FOOD!! IM there just hit me with details! lol My greedy butt) His advice to the younger generation is “Never let anything discourage you because anything worth having is worth working hard for.” Check out Koolade at http://www.AYVworldwide.com or on instagram Koolade_ayv

 

The next Booth that I had the pleasure of visiting was Bob’s Classic Kicks with Antonio. (I am still trying to figure out why AP the Absolute Princess decided to get on the mic while I was doing my interview with Antonio lol) His company is a sneaker store in Midtown Detroit offering Nike, Reebok and Adidas. They sell classic and new sneakers. They also offer local designers in the shop as well as the Bob’s store brand. They got into the business because him and his partner Jason were both Sneakerheads. They felt like there was a market for it. There is no privately owned sneaker boutique in Detroit. In the community, they host an event each month called The Air Up There. It is a hip hop showcase which showcases local talent. Also if you are a high school student in Detroit with a GPA of 3.0 and higher you can intern with Bob’s Classic Kick to learn how to run a business. His advice to the younger generation is “Do It! It’s nothing to it but to do it.” If your in Detroit go check Bob’s Classic Kicks out at 4717 Woodward Ave contact them at (313) 832-7513 or on instagram bck_detroit

 

I met with Denthea of AuChante Special Events Group. Her company offers full coordinating services at all events including weddings, Receptions, Bridal Showers, Adult Birthday Parties and Children’s birthday Parties. She got into the industry because she has always had an eye for it and a passion for it and she decided to go for it. Her advice to the younger generation is “do it don’t let anything hold you back”  If you need and event done please hit Denthea up at (866) 325-1707 OR EMAIL her at auchanteevents@gmail.com

 

I turned around and walked into PURSE HEAVEN with Mrs. Chase at Shop & Smile. Her company offers clothing, jewelry, body jewelry, purses and accessories. She got into the industry trying to find a better way to live. She works for children’s hospital, and have been for 22 years. Her advice to the younger generations is “if you put your mind to it you can do it.” If you are looking for new handbags hit my girl up (313) 573- 4478. When Im in Detroit I will be coming for a few black purses.

 

My Last stop of the day was my girls Chanel Domonique and Krissy with Detroit Supports Detroit. Their company offers clothing as well as working with artist of types helping them get their career into the next gear. THey have started helping up and coming designers and business owners get buzz going about their companies. They got into this industry by being party promotors and talent management company. They found that there was a missing piece which was their own city supporting each other. They are working with high school seniors with mentoring and guiding them into the right direction. Their advice to the younger generation is “Never give up keep pushing …. you can do anything you put your mind to.” One thing that Chanel Domonique said is she does not agree with is the “I support who supports me” phase going around because you never know who supports you until you start supporting them. Make sure ya’ll check out my girls at http://www.detroitsupportdetroit.com (313) 338-9860 or email at detroitd313@gmail.com. Also on Instagram Chaneldomonique

 

I will leave you with one last thing, during this event I met a few people who actually changed my life and my out look on life. The main advice for today was to JUST DO IT and NEVER GIVE UP. No one can stop you from getting your dreams except you. Don’t sleep on life.

 

LOVE YOU ALL

I AM ……… JUSTICE MAYRIE

 

Once again I apologize to the last 6 vendors for WordPress acting crazy after my first post and deleting what I originally posted.

 

 

Marriages

“W.I.F.E = We In For Eternity.
H.U.S.B.A.N.D = He Understands Situations Better And Never Disappears.” – This was a post by my little sister Tiff today. It spoke in volumes.

Marriage is something that is suppose to be held with the highest respect. But it seems like people don’t respect it. I read Hebrews 13:4 which states “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled:but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” With that being said why is it that so many people don’t respect the bond of marriage?

My sister Tiff posted this the other day “A relationship without Christ .. Is like walking through fire and not expecting to get burned” with out that a relationship with God how do you intend to have a relationship with anyone else.

To me in relationships and marriages people are more concerned with how this person can benefit them. In a world where Basketball Wives, Video Vixens and any other Celebrate are idealized there is no room to be a normal individual.

Men want the “Bad Bitch” and Women want the “Baller”. Today while heading home a young man still in high school sat behind me, he says “Man, if a mess with a Bitch she gotta have that paper. I mean when I say I want those shoes I have them that day”. This baffled me. How in your mind can you think this is what relationship is? Never in my life can I see my grandmother dating anyone like that. But her generation is different from mines or even the young man’s.

These men really need to listen to Bad Bitch by Lupe Fiasco.
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Also congratulations to my sister Tiff on her engagement to a man who believes more in God and love than how much she benefits him. They benefit and encourage each other.

I am not saying that two people in a relationship should not benefit each other, I’m saying that’s not something you should determine if you have a relationship or not. The guy I am talking to encourages me to get off my lazy butt and get rid of this extra baggage. I encourage him to continue on his journey towards his dreams. We benefit and encourage each other.

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Ill leave you with this simple question:

In a society where 75% to 80% of marriages are about money, when can love be found?