As a young girl, I always dreamed of visiting Harlem. Coming from a single parent home, I remember falling in love with the works of Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Wallace Thurman and Claude McKaye wishing I were there with them. I wanted to walk the streets of Harlem with these literary geniuses, have intense […]


Last week I told you all about Antonio Lorenzo, the teenage boy who found a million dollar lollipop. As I told you, he opened the wrapper and came face-to-face with an uncut diamond…the biggest diamond he had ever seen. Needless to say, I was in awe when I got a press release from Chupa Chups, […]


My health is important to me, but the last six months have been hard. Starting in August 2013, I started working out. I was in beast mode and I would walk on the treadmill daily. I also added some lunges and stomach crunches in. I was going hard, but then pneumonia hit me with an […]

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What Does a Million Dollar Lollipop Look Like?

by Notorious Spinks on 03.28.2014

National Lollipop Day isn’t until July, but what wold you do if you came across a lollipop worth $1 million dollars? Yes, you read it right… a million dollar lollipop, baby. Well Antonio Lorenzo, a typical teenage boy on his way to meet his friends, stopped by the store to get a lollipop and did […]


At lunch time, I’m always wondering what I’ll have. My goal is to whip up something fast, tasty and delicious. Oh, let’s not forget healthy. I’m always looking for ways to work healthy eating into my lifestyle. It’s easy for me to get lazy and grab a bag of chips and some juice, but I’m […]


Why Online Pharmacies are the Future

by Notorious Spinks on 03.20.2014

When it comes to shopping for medication or nutritional supplements, nobody wants to spend over the odds. It’s true that our health is important to us, but on top of medical insurance and other bills, many of us have less disposable income than we would like. Saving money on the little things such as prescription medication or […]


I hate contracts! Seriously, I do. My current cell phone contract ends in May of this year and I am ecstatic. Every month when my bill is due, I find myself rolling my eyes…I do. I think the bill is just too dang much, even for unlimited talk, text and data/web. Lately, I have searched […]


Is Your American Dream Reality or a Dream Deferred?

by Notorious Spinks on 03.03.2014

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for MassMutual. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp […]


Travel Safely with Zubie: The Ultimate Road Trip Buddy

by Notorious Spinks on 02.28.2014

This post brought to you by Zubie. All opinions are 100% mine. Spring break is approaching and many of us are planning to hit the road and experience the many wonders of the world. For me, there is nothing like hooking up with my girls and hitting the highway. There’s just something about being with […]


Ways to Take the Pain out of Citing your Work

by Notorious Spinks on 02.25.2014

As a student, the one thing I do not look forward to is citing my papers. For me, the words come easy when I’m writing my content, especially when I’m writing about something I’m genuinely interested in. For instance, I have so many papers on public health disparities and health inequities, such as infant mortality, […]

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