All in Moderation! How to Maintain an Ideal Weight for Children

Growing up…I loved to EAT!  I’m from the southern Virginia and the women in my family could throw down in the kitchen!  I lived behind my grandma and within walking distance of my aunt.  The two best cooks on my dad’s side!  Usually, I ate dinner three times – at my house, my aunt’s house and my grandma’s house.  It became the norm.  As I aged, my food intake increased, as well as my weight, while my physical activity levels decreased.  During the summers, it was really bad.  Sitting around, all day, (more…)

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Increase Children’s Self-Esteem By Teaching Them the Importance of Giving Back

There’s no doubt that all parents want the absolute best for their children! The best education; the best clothes; the latest technology gadget; and, the latest video game consoles are only a few items that parents spend their hard-earned money on.  Some parents may feel like my parents did; my parents wanted me to have more than they did.  But, I ask, is this an appropriate approach?  (more…)

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The Making of a Self-Esteem Entrepreneur

Growing in a rural area, I didn’t see many items that featured someone like me. Only on hair care products, did I see girls and women that had similar facial features and hair textures like me. There definitely weren’t any black dolls that I could play with; all I had was Barbie and Ken. I do remember when the baby-version of the Cabbage Patch Kid came out; unfortunately, I was in my teens and had grown past the doll stage. (more…)

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Interview: Pam Richardson of Images of Culture!

1. What is Images of Culture and what inspired you to start it?

Images of Culture is minority-owned company that designs and manufacturers school supply products for children of color. As a 15-year veteran of corporate America, I have seen companies make executive decisions NOT to invest in multi-cultural initiatives due to perceived lack of returns. (more…)

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New African-American stationery company promotes positive images for children of color

-Unique product line features relatable artwork depicting positive, fun activities- 

Los Angeles, CA [April 2012] — In an industry dominated by majority-owned companies and influences, Images of Culture (IOC), a new stationery marketing company, launches today to deliver quality school supply products with uplifting, positive graphics and messages for African-American school-aged youth.  The company was created by 10-year marketing veteran and African-American entrepreneur Pamela A. Richardson out of a desire and passion to fill the void and provide Black youth with in-school materials that positively reflect them in an inspirational, hip and fun way. (more…)

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