Monday, November 9, 2015

A private perk just for you.  Save 50% off your purchase of our self care products to fund a good cause the TEAMS Institute.

Good afternoon! I'm super excited to share with you the latest relaxation trend in self care – adult coloring books. 

·         Experts tell us that coloring releases your stress. 
·         Recent studies have concluded that stress is the root cause of a number of illnesses.
·         Less stress equals a longer healthier life. 
·         Coloring activates the experience of reward and pleasant emotions.
·         Gather your color pens, pencils, and enjoy.

Source:  Neuroscientist Oshin Vartanian and Koenraad Cuypers, Nord-Trondelag Health Study, Norway

In response to this trend we are reissuing our celebrity endorsed coloring book kits titled People of Colour Illustrations:  Klip Klik Art.  Our product is endorsed by celebrities such as Sonia Sanchez, Poet, former Professor, Women’s Studies, Temple University; Bobby Jones, Producer/Host, Bobby Jones Gospel, Black Entertainment Television and Molefi Asante, Professor and Chair, African American Studies, Temple University.
When you purchase a kit the proceeds are donated to the TEAMS Institute to provide the following:

·         Free and reduced cost fun, food and fitness classes for the entire family
·         Preservation of a 100 year old historic African American farm
·         Community service in Africa, India, South America and the United States

I've opened a new store on and to sell my products, and I need your help to get my very first sales! Please click this link to


to order my products. Then, if you know anybody who might be interested in my products, please forward this email to them. It will really help me out, and I truly appreciate it. I owe you one!

P.S.  If you prefer snail mail please print this and fill out the following:

_____People of Colour Kit $25.00 each (includes shipping cost) = $___________

_____People of Colour Book $5.00 each (includes shipping cost) = $__________

Mail to: NAPAS, 70 Perimeter Center East, Suite 2124, Atlanta, GA  30346.  Allow 1-2 weeks for delivery.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Serving With Care and Compassion

Police officers and federal agents are our public servants paid by us and charged to protect and serve. BEFORE YOU ARE ARRESTED 1) maintain a reasonable distance; 2) write down vehicle and badge numbers; 3) ask if you are free to go; 4) if are not free to go ask why you are being detained; 5) do not consent to search. IF YOU ARE ARRESTED do not resist arrest and your rights must be read to you.  You have the right to 1) request / receive a lawyer; 2) make a local phone call, memorize a family member and / or attorney phone number; 3) remain silent.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

There's A Pill For That

If you're like 1 in 3 American adults, you regularly take more than one prescription drug, according to the CDC.  Prescription drug medical reactions and errors kill almost 300 daily and up to 784,000 patients annually.  Your doctor won’t necessarily know all of the medicines you’re taking so ask them these questions when they give you a prescription.

1.     What is this prescription for?
2.     How will this medicine help me?
3.     What are the side effects?
4.     How do I take this medicine?
5.     Do you know how expensive this is, or if my insurance plan will cover it?
6.     Are there non-drug options I can try?
7.     Why is this new drug better for me than what I was taking?


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Perception of Protection

With the recent turn of events occurring in places of work, worship and play, here is some information on how to spot someone carrying a concealed weapon. Innocuous details that could be telltale signs of a gun include: Is the man's sweater color-coordinated with the rest of his outfit? When he walks, does the front edge of his jacket cling to one thigh more than the other? As he steps off the curb, does his hand brush his hip? (Robert T. Gallagher, former NYPD officer)


Thursday, July 16, 2015

Self-Service Safety

Pumping our own gas and checking ourselves out at the grocery store exposes us to all types of bacteria.  Touch a germ-infected surface, rub your nose or mouth, and the next thing you know, microbes are setting up shop in your body.  Viruses and bacteria live in public areas such as gas stations, shopping malls, grocery stores, restaurants. They can live up to two hours on elevator buttons, shopping carts, escalator handrails, or doorknobs, waiting for their next victim.  Cover the gas pump with a paper towel from the windshield cleaning station next time you fill your car tank. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It's Gettin' Hot in Here - So Take Off...

I know you know the rest of the words to that song. :-) On a serious note, the summer temperatures are reaching record highs.  I call this desert weather. I lived in the southwest desert one summer and the heat is serious. You can become dehydrated in a matter of minutes.
So this is what my sister and the CDC taught me about surviving desert weather.
Can you spell H-Y-D-R-A-T-E.  Consider the following:
1. carry a bottle of water with you at all times. drink a lot of water - 8 cups are the usual, double that in the desert weather-also add a little sea salt himalayan pink and lemon to restore electrolytes; 2. wear sunglasses to keep your eyes from drying out; 3. carry an umbrella to provide shade; 4. run errands early morning and late afternoon when its cooler

Friday, May 1, 2015

This Land Is Your Land

We are so excited about our latest project.  We are building a farm. Land ownership is a vital asset to all communities. We hope this will spark discussion as a solution for the riots that are sprouting in this country.

I will post informal vlogs and interesting facts about the project as we move forward on this journey. We met with one of our collaborators from Tennessee State University.  Listen as he shares a little about his background.

 The 1999 Agricultural Economics and Land Ownership Survey (AELOS), which assessed private rural landownership use  (i.e. farming, forestry, etc.), found that there are currently 68,000 African-American rural landowners and they own a total of approximately 7.7 million acres of land, less than 1% of all privately owned rural land in the United States.  (AELOS, 1999).  Sixty percent (60%) of which is owned by non-farmers.  (AELOS, 1999).  However, this acreage is valued at $14 billion.  (AELOS, 1999).