Guess what: Hard work doesn’t always pay off. At. All. I thought I was doing everything right when I entered Corporate America. I showed up early, showed out ’til late, won first-ever awards, team worked and did it all again every single day since. After a while, I became just another workhorse who made institutions […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN She cares for her mints over here. Spices over there. Fruit trees — guava, peach, pear, banana, apple and persimmons — back over yonder. “It’s a pretty self-sufficient garden,” said Ruth West, 56, of LaGrange, Georgia. “I probably spend 1 to 2 hours every few days to […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on BFN They’re high in protein. Low in carbs. Packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Peanuts are the perfect seed-of-a-pill for maintaining satisfactory health. “Certified organic peanuts, though, are a different story,” said farmer Sedrick Rowe, 28, of Albany, Georgia. “They’re more intense to manage because they’re pesticide-free.” Certified […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published on AV Their hands morph into talking, singing, dancing mop heads. Using recycled materials, African-American puppeteers Greg Hunter and Jimmica Collins know how to command a performance stage, capturing kids’ and their parents’ hearts with each gesture. It’s literally all in the hands, too. “The process starts with the […]
By Cowgirl Candace | Originally published for The Atlanta Voice It’s country porch music. Or maybe it’s make-strangers-feel-like-family music. When soul singer and guitarist Abraham Alexander strums serenading cords on his acoustic then adds bluesy vocals, it’s rather dreamy. “For me, it’s about emotion,” said Alexander, originally from Fort Worth, Texas. “Every note and lyric […]
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