RSS

Author Archives: joyinhome

About joyinhome

I am a writer with a background in public relations and issues management. My vision? To inject artistry into everyday prose. Professionally, my mission is to lend expertise to causes that could have a significant social impact and have models that can be replicated to address issues such as healthcare, education and fine arts. The goal is to incorporate creativity and passion into branding solutions.

The Greatest of All Time

Is still the greatest to me.

image

RIP Muhammed Ali
January 17, 1942 – June 3, 2016

Professional boxer, father, husband, Heavyweight Champion, activist, philanthropist, friend

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on June 5, 2016 in Family, History, Politics, Race, Sports

 

Tags:

Emojis Strike Again

google female emojis

Last year, emojis scored the Word of the Year. Then, we learned of more globally-inclusive and representative icons to complete our digital chats.

Well now, we have female emojis that move away from the stereotypical. Thanks to some designers at Google, these female empowerment emojis could be coming soon.

The team chose professions dominated by women as well as ones that show a rising female workforce, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the US Department of Labor.

Since 78 percent of women use emojis, we want what we want…

more female emojis

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Career, Girls, women, Youth

 

Tags:

His and Hers Ride Hailing Services?

As a mother of an out-of-town, non-driving female college student, I am a HUGE Uber supporter. Just the other day, I was remarking about how the creators Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp had truly earned their billions. I love, love, love that I can see a picture of the driver, license plate and make/model of the car picking up my daughter who is 250 miles away. I know when she’s going and where! She doesn’t ever need cash or have to wait for long periods alone.

The female-only ride hailing apps are an interesting, but not surprising development. Given the unfortunate Uber-related assault cases and personal feelings of female acquaintances, safety is a real issue especially at night. However, from a legal standpoint I understand how such services present the proverbial “slippery slope.” I hadn’t even thought about opening the door to discrimination or exclusivity regarding other groups. It is unfortunate that in our “civilized” society, women have a need to feel safer.

 

Tags:

RIP Phife Dawg

image

Thank you for sharing your gift with us. You helped narrate my early adulthood. Rest easy without sickness or pain.

Malik Isaac Taylor
November 20, 1970 – March 22, 2016

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Arts, Fun, Music, Poetry, Youth

 

Tags: ,

Say a Little Prayer

image

After Mali, Burkina Faso, Paris, Ivory Coast, Brussels, Nigerian displacement camps, Tunisia and too many others, I sent up an impromptu prayer in the shower this morning. I asked for healing for families of the slain and yes, I prayed for the killers, jihadists, terrorists however you want to label them. I asked that God or Yahweh, Jah or Allah change their hearts and make them understand that the Creator does not want terror in their name.

I encourage us all to do it – even if you don’t pray! Send peaceful thoughts…we have to be in this together.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Reflection, religion, violence

 

Tags: , , , , ,

What Makes Me…Me

image

Congrats to Akilah Johnson, a DC high school student who won a national contest by Google. Her doodle is featured today.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Girls, Politics, Race, Youth

 

Tags: , ,

There Are Still Good People

This Tweet halted my late-morning Hootsuite headline scan.

 

Whole_Foods_tweet

I clicked the short link and read the article, periodically wiping my tearing eyes. This is an excerpt from Deborah Greene’s blog post.

Such stories give me hope. 🙂

 

Tags: ,

Tenth Circle of Hell

An additional circle has been added to Dante’s Inferno.

This bastard is going to be subjected to some serious jailhouse justice! I’m good with it…

Rest now Angels.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on February 3, 2016 in Family, Rant, Single Parenting, violence, women

 

Tags: , ,

Walmart Reneges

Are we surprised?!!?

Former DC Mayor Vincent Gray sold out getting a higher minimum wage for DC residents to get Walmart to build in Southeast DC. For nothing… there will be no more stores built in DC.

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 15, 2016 in Career, Politics, Youth

 

POTUS Strikes Again

I have made no effort to hide how much I love our President. So add this to the list of reasons.

I’ve ranted about gun violence in this space repeatedly. After Sandy Hook and no new law, I knew we’d never see it from Congress. But then… [sound of triumphant horn blaring] Obama whips out his executive privilege! Thank GOD!!!!

Every time I think about those kids, it gets me mad… And by the way, it happens on the streets of Chicago every day.

For those thinking of voting for any candidate who promise to repeal this new executive order, SHAME!

 
Leave a comment

Posted by on January 5, 2016 in Family, Politics, Race, Real Talk, violence, Youth

 

Tags: ,

 
%d bloggers like this: