Maybe about a month ago I had the pleasure of sitting with one of the owners of FAIM boutique here in Flint,Mi Marquitta Harris. We sat in the boutique filled with all unique limited edition fashion pieces.
Marquitta and I discussed our thoughts upon business and and community. That conversation alone made me more clear on making FAIM boutique March Business of the month.
She shared the fact that her and her sister Mejuana Harris (who is the other half of FAIM boutique) both believe in giving as well as they believe in Gods word which believe it or not makes all the difference. For the past few months I’ve noticed other people having listening parties and other events right downtown Flint at FAIM boutique and I’ve thought “That’s nice of them to do that”… Marquitta explained that it’s something they do because we all need help sometimes and her and her sister love seeing driven people from Flint trying to do something positive.
There are a few events taking place on behalf of FAIM boutique this month!Schedule of Events:
WHAT: MillionDollarMinnie Birthday Bash, “The Green Party”
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014 9pm-2am…
WHERE: Cruisins Bar
WHAT: THE MARCH OF FAIM
WHEN: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Doors Open 5:30
WHERE: F.A.I.M. Boutique
OVERFLOW Raspberries Rhythm Bar & Grill 9pm-2am
Tickets are on Sale NOW at FAIM Boutique and Trendsetters Productions Modeling and Etiquette School
WHAT: M.O.B. (Marketing Our Brand) Vendor/Wine Down
WHEN: Sunday, March 16, 2014 6pm-11am
WHERE: The Vet’s Club
Head to the website: faimupnow.com
Or if you are in the area go visit Marquitta and Mejuana at FAIM boutique
649 S Saginaw st Flint, Mi
I’ve dedicated all my free time and some of my not so free time to supporting others by way of giving them a place to come share their talents and purposes. With an interview or review… I have offered advertisement opportunities so on and so forth. I don’t do these things because I want people to like me, I do these things because I LOVE talented purpose driven people and I think it’s important for everyone to know about what it is they love… I’m a supporter by nature… At this point in my life, I want to make this website more 3D… I’ve been planning, praying and working hard on a few events to help the people who I have done interviews with and even some I have not be exposed to the city of Flint and surrounding areas.. But I need your help!
Click this link for more details!
Well I’m from Flint,Mi born and raised here… And we have ALOT of talent here. Working hard and pushing their purposes be it music, art, clothing, cosmetology! They werking!
I seem to see a lot of male artist and such but only one female artist sticks out here and that’s none other than Tiera Santoya.. I went to high school with her and I never knew she wanted to do music until after we graduated and she worked on a song with my homeboy Link a former rap artist. Since then she has grown as both a woman and a artist. Recently putting out a great single that shows said growth “Murda She Wrote” and performing at varies places around Michigan! Tiera Santoya is going to the best female artist in Flint, Mi. At this point work ethic wise she has no competition and if she does lyrically we haven’t seen them..
I personally am proud of Tiera for doing her thing and making things happen. Check out the single “Murda She wrote” https://soundcloud.com/moralemusic/tiera-santoya-murda-she-wrote
Tell us what you think! Support the grind
I can remember the first romantic thing someone did for me… It was on valentines day…
I was in High school and My valentine was away at college… Maybe forty five mins away from me but still away from me. I wondered how that day would end up. Or if that day would even turn out to be anything special. I found myself accepting the fact that valentines day due to our circumstances would be
Just another day
Not to mention he didn’t think of it as a big deal anyway.
I got to school that morning and as the day went on I saw other girls with bears as big as me. Balloons and flowers. Cards and candy… Because I had truly accepted the fact that my valentine wasn’t around I was happy for those girls I thought
Every woman deserves to be surprised on Valentines day
A little later my cousin Ashley came and got me out of class with a security guard and I’m like
Awww shit they done caught me skipping class!
When we got to the front of the school I looked up and my valentine had sent me pink flowers, a pink bear, a card, and some candy… I remember the card saying “Happy Valentines Day booder, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there but I wanted to do something for you”…. He had his best friend bring everything to my school… I think I might’ve cried but I was thee happiest girl in the world! He’d pulled off this surprise without even hinting anything to me ever!
That was an amazing moment .. It wasn’t because of the gifts, it was all about the thought behind it and gesture. I’d only seen things like that happen on TV, it hadn’t happened to me before and I honestly never expected it to…. But in that moment for that moment he was thee MAN. I don’t think he understood how much that meant to me back then.. I felt loved, thought of, appreciated, wanted…
Every good woman deserves moments like that!
Happy Valentines Day
I’m sitting here journaling. Journaling is a HUGE part of my writing process. It allows me to put all my thoughts on paper. It’s away to clear my mind and ease the overthinking that we
As I wrote in my journal I began to tell myself little things. Like little short sentences… “I may need more confidence”… I wrote some more and the. I thought ” I really have to stop talking and start doing”…
At that point my mind went to when I’d see people posting all these declarations on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.. And I said ” I’m going to write my own”… Nothing to overly long where the words explain the words and the punctuation that came before them but something short and simple to say to myself everyday. Why not share my declaration with my network?
I will be a more confident yet humble individual. I will be more of a doer and less of a sayer. I am becoming much more positive. I will continue to be supportive to those who surround me.
See short and very simple. Very much so to the point!
Mark 11:22-26 ESV
 And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God.  Truly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him.  Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. [25-26] And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
As a kid black history month was a time where we went to school and had an black historian tied into every lesson to grow our knowledge of the people before us, who looked like us and did Dope things..
At church we’d celebrate this time with a program and a month of Sundays dressing up for themes! I look forward to February because I know we are going to have a full buffet in the fellowship hall with all different kinds of foods from the African American culture, Theme Sundays and lastly a program that would show our growth and advancement as African American people…
This years is no different… We kicked it off yesterday!
1st- Casual Sunday
2nd- Traditional African Attire
3rd-Favorite college sweatshirts/tshirts
4th- Sundays best
Next Sunday is the official Black History Program!
February 9th at 10:30am and 4pm
Bishop John Senter from Faith walker Assembly in Rockford, IL
Come join us in an amazing celebration of our culture at
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
G5443 N Saginaw St Flint,Mi
Go with me here
I’m sitting at my desk at work making calls and such as I usually do. Chugging down smart water… It’s a regular day in the life of Jordyn The PCC at Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.. Then all of a sudden my phone began to vibrate and my first thought is
Who is this? My ppl know I’m here til at least 5:15pm on a good day!
I step away from my desk and notice that this is a title-less number
She don’t like answering title-less numbers ok? … This time I answer. As soon as I do there’s a young man on my line asked if I’m Jody. Once I say yes and before I could ask he tells me who he is ,what he does, and how I need to give him an interview because (He said and I quote)
What’s hot out in these streets
This kid was passionate!! I mean yo I barely got a word in… Once he finally stop talking and telling me how I need to get him interviewed, I got to talk! FINALLY!
I told him to send me his music and what he was looking to do via email. And when I say after we hung up he sent it within that next 15 to 30 minutes … I kid you NOT!..
We didn’t set up something right away I found him on Instagram and watched how he worked and seen what his demographic was. After I figured all that out it was no more time to wait so I hit up Symphani from Symphani.com and we made this happen, the interview had to take place…. Here it is! Check out the interview with Big Baby below:
Every where I turn or shall I say scroll?
I see or read somebody sayin how many
fucks they do not give… It’s becoming more and more popular to walk around and lose all the fucksyou once gave. For those of you who don’t understand it I’m talking about people walking around not caring about anything. Or at least claiming not to.
You can really tell too. Men gives no
fucks about how they treat women even if they have daughters. And women give no fucks about who they bring around their children. There are less kids graduating, less adults being real role models… All because we have decided to purposefully lose the fucks we once gave…
It’s is time to find them
fucks though people. We have got to start caring more about what we do, who we are around, and other people period. Society has taught us… No
us to be selfish and careless individuals who won’t ever take the blame for what the consequences of our behavior is.. If we don’t get a hold of ourselves generation after generation will be lost because those before them never gave a
Nobody gives a
fuck until it’s too late and we cashing out on “Free ____” and “R.I.P_____” tshirts and hoodies… Let’s start at least giving a fuck about what matters… This post might not change much but I had to say it because unlike most people from my Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram …
I give a fuck..
Women have definitely changed…
I’m not completely sure where to place the blame for this either. Is it Society? could it be their mothers? fathers? the absentee on the parental ballot?… I know I know it’s
The damn rap MUSIC! As a matter fact I say it is all of thee above with a plus one… Our damn selves!
Ladies we have allowed ourselves to get away from who God placed us to be. We’ve decided to turn off certain parts of our beings to replace those parts with the same parts that men have… But we weren’t meant to be men… We were meant to be women..
We are meant to feel and have emotions. Meant to cry and smile and blush unforgivably.. Now we’d rather show no emotion and be easily influenced and weak minded. We have forgotten how to stop and smell the roses, take in the scent and love the moments. We are way too busy trying to stay “Out of our feelings”… Now we thuggin
No heterosexual man is interested in dating another man even if he is 5’7″ with a nice shape and a vagina.. No heterosexual man is ok with you and him wearing the pants in the relationship. Men are suppose to be leaders and we as women are suppose to be their partners in leadership to keep the following together.. (Not followers either) it seems like we have let society, our parents or lack thereof and rap music change our dynamic. Yet and still we complain about single lonely nights and cold empty beds…
When will we as a whole learn that being a woman is ok? Showing emotion is what we are suppose to do? And being a mans partner in leadership is what builds a solid foundation to better relationships, families and future generations?…
The other day I tweeted and said “I (can) but I can’t wait to be married”
And that is so true. I can wait because I never want to rush or not be ready for something that’s a life commitment… But I can’t because I think it’s just so beautiful for two people to give themselves to each other on a deeper level. To truly commit to living everyday for him, her and them.. Him being your husband ladies …. Her being ya wife fellas… And them being your family as whole y’all…
I desire that. I want that. Marriage is as much of a goal as this website blowing up and becoming avenues for everybody with a purpose to be connected to,for me… Some men may not understand this because you don’t usually tend to see marriage as a goal but merely part of life… Some women may feel me but then again a lot of you have let society desensitize you and take away one of the key points of your femininity which is your feelings, your emotions.. (That’s a whole nother post tho)
I desire to be an amazing God sent mans #1 fan, groupie, support system, masseuse, cook etc… All of thee above. And you can say it’s impossible or it’s not going to be all
Sugar and spice and everything nice
But I never said it was going to be and I never imagined it to be that way. Just like everything else it’s work. And that I understand, and it doesn’t make me want it any less…
I decided to make this a post verses tweeting it or making it a Facebook status. I felt that it would be a little excessive. If you agree great, lets talk about it.. If you don’t well hey lets still talk about that too…