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Library Fund for Allentown, Sierra Leone

Library Fund for Allentown, Sierra Leone

I love to read and it has brought me tremendous joy. There is something about a good book that once it captures you, you can’t help but read it till the end. We all have a book or two like that we love to read several times a year. I have several books that I hold dear to my heart. One of them is ” Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. Another book that I love is the “The Gift” by Danielle Steel, I especially love “the gift” because it is set during one of my favorite decades.

My passion for reading began back in Allentown, Sierra Leone. I remember sitting on my grandmother’s lap while she read to my brother, sister and I. This is a remarkable thing to me because my grandmother never went to school. She learned to read and write because of her husband and children. My grandmother (Mbalu Sankoh Bangura) fell in love with education and she made sure that shared her passion and thirst for learning with her grandchildren and I will forever be grateful for that.

My grandmother passed away almost 25 years ago, it will be exactly 25 years on February 13th, 2015. She died due to complications from a brain tumor. I miss her more and more each year because she was such a beautiful person. I have been thinking about ways to honor her and so I decided to do something that will give back to the community.  My grandmother was a giver and I am determined to build a library in Allentown, Sierra Leone in her honor. I want to inspire a generation of young girls to fall in love with learning. I fell in love with learning because my grandmother introduced me to books.It would mean the world to me if I can raise at least $10,000 to build a small library in her honor. My family has land and so I don’t have to worry about that part. Grandfather left most of his land to the family and so there is more than enough space for me to build this library. I have created a gofundme account to help raise funds. I will include the link for those of you who want to donate.

My goal is to go back to Sierra Leone by end of 2015, that is if the Ebola virus has been properly contained. I am going to consult with a few of my friends who are contractor to help me come up with a simple design for the building itself. I am going to get my older brother to run the library since he and his family still live in Sierra Leone.  I am also working on creating a foundation to help raise funds on a long-term basis. I would like to eventually build more libraries if it is financially possible.

I thank you for your time and I wish you a blessed evening.

Favorite Looks from the 2015 Golden Globes

Kerry Washington…I love the color combination on her skin tone, simply beautiful.

Anna Kendrick looks lovely in this beautiful gown, I love her entire look.

Viola Davis is stunning!!! Beautiful color choice.

Gina Rodriguez killed it in this classy black gown.

Lupita Nyong’o never fails, great color choice.

Allison Williams looks perfect in this sweet and slightly whimsical dress, great color choice.

Quvenhane Wallis looks beautiful, age appropriate and classy.

Laura Carmichael looks beautiful, she kept it simple and classy.

Kelly Osbourne looking fierce, love the hair.

Eye Candy of the Week: Bradley Cooper

Bradley Cooper is hot, talented and he speaks French. I have always been a fan but I became a bigger fan after hearing speak French. I love everything French and now I feel compel to sharpen my French speaking skills…just in case I do run into Monsieur Cooper.

The Mirror

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The little planet that is my safe haven
From the person that I have become
It is a New World in itself.

I can see my family from here
Thoughts of my past haunt me when I am there.

Seeing people eat and cry
I searched very hard to find myself
As if I should bother… but I tried.

I found someone who looks like me
She has my face yet there is nothing familiar about her
She has a big smile on her face.

People stare and smile back at her
She keeps smiling even after she falls
Who smiles after falling, this can’t be me.

Spring 2014: Rachel Zoe Collection

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2014 Met Gala: My Favorite Looks

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Diane Von Furstenberg: Pre-Fall 2014 Collection

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Fashion Icon: Marc Jacobs

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Fashion Icon: Marc Jacobs

This week I decided to honor the ultra super talent Marc Jacobs. He is a remarkable individual and each one of his designs shows you a little bite of who he is. I also like that he and I share the same birthday. So this is more like a belated birthday wish to one of my favorite designers.

Below are some of my favorites:

Eye Candy of the Week: Chris Evans

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This week’s pick was the Human Torch and is now Captain America. I became a fan of Chris Evans when he starred in ” Not Another Teen Movie”. I like how he portrays Captain America and I think Joss Whedon was smart to pick Chris Evans to play the role of Steve Rogers/Captain America…I can’t see anyone else playing that role. I haven’t seen the ” Captain America: The Winter Soldier”, but I heard some great reviews from those that have seen it.

Carolina Herrera: Spring 2014 Bridal Collection

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It is wedding season and this year’s Spring Collection from Carolina Herrera is beyond magical.

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