January 20

It’s January, Already

Happy January! The month is almost over. 2015 is going to fly by. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  I am trying to be more productive and put out more content. The next thing is to share it, and if you read this blog, then you may see it here. What  I have been [...]

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December 29

Best Things I Have Watched, DVR or Streamed in 2014

Everyone is coming up with best of 2014 lists. This is mine for television. Black-ish- This sitcom surprised me by not being corny and actually addresses issues of race, gender, parenting, work, and family. Broad City- Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson are hilarious.  They are the Wendy and Lisa of comedy. Three years ago, I [...]

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December 17

Feeding The Hungry: Specialty Food Foundation Awards Grants To 14 Hunger Programs

Food insecurity is a major concern. I think many people in the United States don’t understand the crisis that is affected Americans all over the country. It is not just an urban problem. The Specialty Food Foundation is helping to support programs that are addressing the issue. Fourteen hunger program are recipients of grants which [...]

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December 12

The Newsletter Rides Again

The blog is dead. Social media is boring. The newsletter is back! When I started blogging ten years ago, my blog was called Nichelle Newsletter.  In fact, some people even thought that “Newsletter “was my real last name.  I have trying to bring back my own Nichelle Newsletter to be a regular weekly.  I am [...]

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December 2

Things I Wrote And A Flannel Shirt

I am wearing an over-sized flannel shirt and it feels so good. My birthday was last week, and my parents almost forgot. It wasn’t a John Hughes movie plot. I wanted to forget my birthday, too. I don’t want to get older, and I definitely want to feel older. I am doing more planks. My [...]

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November 30

Small Business Posts on Medium

For Xero, I have been writing a series of posts about small business on Medium. The Extra Push: How To Promote Your Small Business During The Holiday Season How To Succeed With Your Business During The Holidays Without Really Crying (Part One) Right Brain, Left Brain, Right Foot, Left Foot.

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November 18

Taking Photos With Canon EOS Rebel SL1

Canon has loaned me a Rebel SL1 and I took this photo of Leo in the kitchen. He’s not supposed to be in the kitchen. That’s why he looks guilty.

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November 14

What’s Going On

I wrote about Right Brain, Left Brain for Medium. My latest Nichelle Newsletter is out.  You can subscribe here. There are new posts on CoolBlkPpl. Cupcakes Take The Cake,  there’s a giveaway for cupcake spreadsheet to manage business. Have you heard about The Storefront or Acorns?  I wrote about them on Keeping Nickels.

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October 15

Curating Twitter Lists and 10 Folks You May Want To Follow

To get the most out of Twitter, curation is key. I have four Twitter lists that are segmented either by common interest or location. Cool Black People: Self-explanatory->Well, not really. It is some of “Black Twitter”, some journalists, bloggers, activists and creative. Chicks and Giggles: funny women comedians, actors and writers.  This is where I [...]

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October 14

Bits From Nichelle Newsletter

Have you subscribed to my TinyLetter? Subscribe today. Below is an excerpt from the latest missive. New York Funny Black Women: Sisters of Comedy Tonight, October 14 at Gotham Comedy Club. Robin Cloud, Gina Yashere, Zainab Johnson and more. $15 Food: Chefs To Dine For Pre-Fixe Dinner with Chef David Santos. October 28. Atlanta Platform [...]

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October 13

Mulaney Observed

This is NOT a review. This is an observation, but not observational funny. Episode 2 of Mulaney was way better than the pilot. I am not a single-camera snob. A multi-camera sitcom can be just as funny. I remember having brunch about three years ago in the Village, and I got to sit next to [...]

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October 8

Memoir Moment: MakerBot and 3D Printing

Last weekend, I volunteered at Maker Faire Atlanta. While there, I met Norma Toraya who is otherwise known as Crankbunny. She is an animation direction and paper artist. She has a MakerBot and she uses it to make parts and stands for her paper dolls.  I told her that I met Bre Pettis, the founder [...]

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