Jemia

Creator + Founder of @BlackWifeLife. Champagne, Curls & Coffee.

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Featured

July 19, 2021

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Loaded Sweet Potato w/Spicy Shrimp: Summer is here. Are you still eating healthy?

Are you maintaining that Summer body, or have you just let loose? Should I answer that question? I guess I should since I’m asking you.  Well, my answer is, I’ve let loose, lol! It’s the summer after all, and I’m just ready to, as my grandfather use to say, “eat and drink plenty.” I am […]

Poetry

July 13, 2021

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Butterfly

Pretty woman Do you mind if I call you butterfly?   I know that’s not how identify but Every time I see your face I sprout wings   I feel like royalty with you, Monarch You break me out of my Cocoon, All these feelings you give I want to catch em all To know […]

Career

July 13, 2021

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Love What You Do, Finding Purpose through my Side Hustle

Pre-March 2020, I was deep in the robotic routine of waking up, working all day, then hopefully squeezing in a workout before a late dinner. The next thing you know, it’s 9:00pm, and the productive hours of the day have passed. I realized how little time I set aside to work on projects that were […]

Travel

July 5, 2021

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Mini City Guide: San Jose, CA

Black Population: 2.9%  San Jose, California. The city of Silicon Valley. Home of the techies, year-round sun, and Earthquakes. No, not those earthquakes, these Earthquakes. Nestled in the south part of the San Francisco/Bay Area, affectionately known as the South Bay, if you are Black and find yourself here, you only need to ask two […]

Playlist

July 1, 2021

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Reggae Rush Hour ⏤ 90s edition

July 1st is International Reggae Day! Reggae music is synonymous around the world with ‘One Love’. A principle and affirmation first articulated by Jamaican national hero Marcus Garvey, contextualized by Rastafarian philosophy and later popularized by Bob Marley and Reggae music. Check out this 54-minute 90s inspired reggae playlist. It’s guaranteed to have you winding in […]

Travel

July 1, 2021

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Mini-City Guide: Columbia, South Carolina

Black Population: 39.79%  Welcome to the capital of the Palmetto State, Columbia, South Carolina. Also known as Cola, Soda City, or The Rivers City. Nestled in the middle of the state, Columbia is quite the charming mid-sized city you didn’t know you needed to visit.  An hour 20 minutes south of Charlotte or three hours […]

Travel

July 1, 2021

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Mini-City Guide: Detroit, Michigan

Black Population – 78.33% Welcome to Detroit, also known as “The Motor City” or “The D.” The place where we are known for greeting you with a “what up doe.” Home to some famous such as the late great Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker, Diana Ross, Berry Gordy, Big Sean, Jalen Rose, Courtney […]

Pregnancy

June 29, 2021

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First Time Momma Blues

(Cue Bobby Caldwell “What You Won’t Do For Love”) I guess you wonder where I’ve beeeeeen! It’s been a wild ride on this side of the world. Why, you may ask? Well, my husband, my body, and I have been working crazy hours in this new factory, trying to create something new and big! This […]

Career

June 29, 2021

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My Dream Job Denied Me Twice Before Extending an Offer

Getting an offer for my ideal job taught me the power of believing in myself. A few months ago, I wrote an article called How I Got Seven Job Interviews in Eight Days. To summarize, I went months applying to hundreds of jobs and got very few interviews. I decided to invest in myself by […]

Playlist

June 23, 2021

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The Samples Vol. 2

Some songs and beats will never go out of style, and their history lives on forever on the original track and the samples that follow. Press play on this jam-packed samples playlist to listen to the original track and the inspired songs. TIP: Play songs in order to get the full effect. Beware…heavy jams ahead […]

Divorce

June 23, 2021

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Dating After Divorce

Going through a divorce can be hard.  Deciding to re-enter the dating world can be even harder, depending on who you ask.  While it was tempting to immediately jump back into dating and start searching for Husband #2, I knew that doing so could come with a different set of circumstances.  I knew there was […]

Featured

June 17, 2021

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Curated Cocktails ⏤ Start your summer off with a smash

As a Bartender, the owner of a Mobile Bartending business, and a connoisseur of craft cocktails, I am often asked to make, create, or suggest the best of the best cocktails. The art of knowing how to choose a great cocktail includes understanding flavor profiles, being willing to introduce new things to your pallet, and […]

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