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BUP Remembers: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018 The undisputed “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, passed away in her home on Thursday, August 16, 2018 ending her battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Throughout her 60+ year musical career, Franklin gifted the world with hits such as “Do Right Woman- Do Right Man”,…

28 Black Unicorns You Should Know

Wendell Oliver Scott August 29, 1921 – December 23, 1990 Wendell Oliver Scott was an American stock car racing driver. He was one of the first African-American drivers in NASCAR, and the first African-American to win a race in the Grand National Series, NASCAR’s highest level. Scott began his racing career in local circuits and…

2018 Savings Challenge

We’re BBBAAACCCCKKKKK!!! That’s right, you asked for it so now you have it. The 2018 Bi-weekly Savings Challenge is here!

Fruit-licious Dinner Salad

This is one of my favorite salad recipes EVER!  When I was first introduced to the concept of putting mandarin oranges on anything I was completely against it.  I was participating in this weightloss “bootcamp” and this salad was on the menu for an entire week.  My first thought was that there’s way too many…

Buy Black Review: The Black Hair Alphabet

Here is my review of The Black Hair Alphabet by Deborah A. Anderson.

2017 Savings Challenge

Join us in the 2017 Savings Challenge; an effort to focus on improving our financial health so we can remove the distraction of financial burden and put our energies into life fulfillment!  

IU2BU Bootcamp Week 3 & Allowing Your Win

This bootcamp journey has been full of ups and downs…literally! During the first two weeks of the program I was less than please with the loss and subsequent gain of 1.2 lbs.  In week 3, however, I felt something shift.


Nikki is a 35 year-old Chief Financial Officer from New Orleans, LA.  Growing up with a sick parent, she learned early on the importance and value of a strong work ethic.

Bootcamp Week 2: My Story & Emotional Weight-loss

This weight-loss life definitely ain’t for the faint of heart!  Week 2 has come and gone and I can’t say it all went the way I expected it to.  This experience has been filled with several emotional ups and downs, and that’s just 12 days in.  I can say that I am growing from this…

IU2BU Bootcamp- Week 1 Recap

Week 1 of IU2BU bootcamp has come to an end. I have mixed feelings about this week as there were some highs and lows.  Can’t wait to see what the next 11 weeks has in store.