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Do You Know What is in Your Water, Is Your Water Safe?

As public awareness grows about lead in toys and precautions are being taken to reduce exposure to lead… the same effort is needed as it relates to water. If you live in a home with running water, your water most likely contains lead. How much lead? I don’t know but there are ways to test,…

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Halloween Party Ends in Tragedy

On Saturday 17 year old Laterian Tasby was shot and killed at a Halloween party after a fight broke out. Laterian was an athlete and student leader at San Pedro High School. He was not a gang member although police say his death maybe gang related. School staff, team mates, and family members are adamant…

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Totally Fabulous Award!

I am so excited and proud to announce that Living Life Abundantly a.k.a. Marenda.Biz was recently honored with the Totally Fabulous Award by Annita at FootPrints. Thanks Annita, of the millions of blogs you could have chosen…thank you for thinking of, considering, and choosing mine This means a lot! The award was started by Christy…

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Fashion Trends: I Hate Saggin

I think saggin pants look ridiculous. It is neither fashionable or sexy. Why wear pants if they hang past your underwear. Why not wear a pair of chaps I recently received this interesting email forward about “saggin” so here it is enjoy: Subject: S-A-G-G-I-N The Other Day, A friend of mine came to my dorm…

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When Hip Hop Had a Message

Remember when Hip Hop songs meant something? remember when there was a relevant message? Today I take you way back with an important blast from the past. This song burned deep in my mind this morning as I ran a few errands throughout my neighborHOOD. The last verse of the song struck a nerve deep…

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White Privilege: Real or Imagined?

Note: This article appeared in the Baltimore Sun newspaper and was written by a Caucasian professor of Journalism at the University of Texas. The article appears here on Living Life Abundantly Marenda.Biz with permission directly from the author. White People Need to Acknowledge Benefits of Unearned Privilege © by Robert Jensen Here’s what white privilege…

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Justice for the Jena Six

“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” —Charles de Montesquieu A “white tree” at a high school… Nooses hanging from a “white tree” in protest of Black students sitting under the “white tree”… A White student beats up a Black student…

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Power of Schmooze Award

Living Life Abundantly was selected to receive its first web recognition, the Power of Schmooze Award! The award was created by Mike at Ordinary Folk and Danielle at Pink Reviews. The purpose of the award is “to recognize those people that are exceptionally adept at creating relationships with other bloggers by making an effort to…