Mo'Ne Davis is a black girl who rocks! She is the first girl to pitch a shut out in a Little League World Series game (which is mostly dominated by boys).

When I saw this young lady to the right, Mo'Ne Davis, striking out every batter that came to the plate, I had to stop what I was doing and post a Black Girl Spotlight feature immediately!

Watching Mo'Ne pitch brings me back to my own Little League days (except that I was always in the outfield playing with the butterflies lol)! She is so cool, calm, collected and professional -- a nice role model for both young girls and boys in sports.

Apparently she is the first girl PERIOD to pitch a shutout (2 hits; no runs) in a Little League World Series game. Her pitching speeds have reached 70 MPH.
Go Mo'Ne!

Watch her in action below:

Inspiring black women: DC-based certified fitness instructor creates a line of workout videos inspired by Africa. Check it out...

While on vacation I received a ping from a lady named Ada-Ari aka Adagurl about a series of African-inspired workouts that she has created. I was immediately excited about it because I have wanted to take some type of African dance or workout class for ages. After having gorged on Chick-fil-A sandwiches for two days in a row while laying in the sun, I was also eager to get back into some kind of workout routine.

Ada-Ari is a DC-based certified fitness instructor. She is passionate about incorporating her pride in her African culture into the world of fitness. She has done just that by creating workouts that go perfectly with popular African songs. Her goal is to release at least one new African-inspired workout video on YouTube each week.

My First Viewing
When I got home I turned on the first video that Ada sent me, which is posted below. It is only about 4 minutes long but somehow it kicked my butt. I don't know, maybe I'm just off my game, but I was huffing and puffing when it was done as if I had just ran a mile in four minutes, and I didn't even have a stepping board. 

I liked the upbeat music (Brymo - Go Hard), which kept me motivated to keep going and I could see how some of the moves were inspired by African dancing.

I work 10-12 hour days regularly, even on the weekends, so I don't always make time to work out like I should but I can spare 4+ minutes a day to get a little bit of cardio exercise in. I will definitely be checking out more of Ada-Ari's videos.

Please support Ada-Ari as she continues in her mission to post a new workout video every week. Click here to subscribe to her YouTube page and show her some love!

Dorcas Meyers is the proud owner of Roc-A-Natural, LLC, a company committed to encouraging young black girls to embrace natural products and prioritize their health and wellness.

It may not be much of a coincidence that when I decided to go natural about three years ago I also started to learn more about natural health and wellness. I've learned a lot of what I know now by watching documentaries and videos that you won't find advertised or promoted on mainstream media. I'm now using this blogging platform to spread information about healthy products and eating habits. 

For this reason and more I'm happy to feature Ms. Dorcas Meyers. She is a proud naturalista who has worked as a hair model at the world renowned Bronner Brothers International Hair Show and is the founder of Roc-A-Natural, LLC. According to Meyers, Roc-A-Natural aims to "inspire young girls to utilize natural hair products that are free from harsh chemicals causing damage to the scalp, toxins in their bodies and breakout of the skin."

Issues involving black hair sometimes directly relate to health. For instance, there is research that long term use of relaxers and perms may be part of the reason why so many sisters are afflicted with specific types of health conditions like fibroids. These chemicals enter your blood stream when you leave them sitting on your scalp -- especially when it burns into the skin. 

The media and advertisers won't tell you these things (they make too much money off of these potentially harmful products) -- we have to get our information from people who care about the health and wellness of black women.

Dorcas Meyers will be hosting The Roc-A-Natural Hair, Health and Beauty “Transform Your Life” Expo, Sunday, April 6, 2014 at City College, New York, NY for all who are interested in these issues. She is also accepting donations for the Roc-A-Natural Cosmetology and Nutrition/Physical Fitness Scholarship, which will be  presented to a deserving student at the expo.

For more information about Roc-A-Natural LLC and Dorcas Meyers visit