Beans, Greens, Potatoes, Tomatoes and the Richness of Traditions in the Black Community

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If you have internet or television access you’re probably familiar with the refrain “I got beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, lamb, ram, hogs dogs… beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes, turkey…You Name It!” The first remix I saw was by D.J. Suede and can be found here. The question being asked was “Grandma, what are you cooking for […]

How come America? Why did "hate" win?

How come America? Why did “hate” win?

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How come America? Why did “hate” win? A blog post by @EfabulousHB exclusively for (HAAB) The Houston African American Blogger Association How come America? Why did “hate” win? I picked the little one up from school and I was scared.  I didn’t want to be out on the streets on this particular election night. As […]

Building HAAB Into A Community

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Brief background history of HAAB aka Houston African American Bloggers Association was started as a Facebook group in 2012. And in 2014, 3 of us began working on establishing it as more of a community for local Houston bloggers. Long story short, many changes took place and Vernetta (that’s me) and Sharlotte became the Organizer […]

7 Steps Before Becoming A Fulltime Blogger

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So this month we not only celebrate Thanksgiving but it’s also a recognized celebration for those who have no boss. That’s right, it’s National Entrepreneurship Month. Thanks, President Obama. But we do have a boss. Actually, bosses. Those are our customers/clients. But that’s not what this post is about. I want to talk about being […]

I’m Thankful for Life Lessons and Experiences

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This time of year most people stop to reflect on the blessings they’ve received over the year. But why just this one time a year? My time for major reflection is on my birthday. However, I have had many life lessons and experiences that I’m truly thankful for. Why you ask? When we think of […]

Top Three Reasons Why I’m Thankful

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Every day is an appropriate day to reflect on how thankful we are. However, as we enter the socially recognized season of Thanksgiving, I feel led to talk about why I’m particularly thankful these days. In order to make clear why I’m thankful, you have to see it within the context of everything that tried […]