Monthly Archives: September 2015

Did You Know? 

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 “The Perfect Guy, Ain’t So Perfect: Carter is A Nutjob”

By, Ascellia Arenas 

 
We have seen this all before. Successful, educated, beautiful woman with a great career and handsome boyfriend who just isn’t quite ready to settle down. Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) seems to have it all, except for what she truly wants-a husband and family.  Leah does what any self-respecting empowered woman in her thirties, with a ticking time bomb going off in her head,  would do. She dumps her man to find someone better, who wants what she wants. Heartbroken yet determined to meet her goals of marriage and baby, before it is “too late”, she meets the charming and handsome Carter Duncan (Michael Ealy).  Carter seems to be the perfect package: education, charm, finesse, smoldering good looks, and he wants exactly what she wants, too. Little did Leah know that Carter is certifiably crazy as hell. Soon, their perfect romance turns into a perfect storm of chaos and danger. Leah learns that actions speak louder than words; and, she needs to stop talking and take action. 

Cute date flick, I’d give it a solid grade of “C”. 
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Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at cellibration.com, and hosts MIA-Live.net for BlogTalk Radio. Her books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel,  are both available at Amazon.

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“Forbes List Power  Players” 

By, Ascellia Arenas

 

The 18th annual “Most Powerful Women” list, from Fortune Magazine,   included a few women of color  among the 51 selected featured women. This gives us a reason to celebrate. 

Rosalind Brewer (pictured, left) ranked 15th, is the CEO and President of Sam’s Club, a division of Walmart.

Ann-Marie Campbell (right) ranked 37th,  is the President of Home Depot’s Southern Division, earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Georgia State University.  

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  Ursula Burns, CEO and chairman of Xerox, was ranked 17th on this year’s list. In her five years as CEO, Ursula Burns has managed to make Xerox a powerful and profitable company. In a virtually paperless society, that is no small feat. 

Burns helped Xerox generate adjusted earnings per share of $1.09, up from $1.02 in 2012, and post $21.4 billion in full-year revenue. More

Today, September 20th, just also happens to be her birthday! Congratulations, Mrs. Burns, you’re an inspiration.

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Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at cellibration.com, and hosts MIA-Live.net for BlogTalk Radio. Her books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel,  are both available at Amazon.

Did you know? “Blatino Settlers of LA”

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By, Ascellia Arenas

“Blatino Settlers of LA”
When we think of the “City of Angels” we associate Hollywood, Celebrities, Paparazzi.

We never really think about the early settlers of this beautiful mountainous city. According to, “MEXICANS OF AFRICAN DESCENT ESTABLISHED LOS ANGELES ON THIS DAY IN 1781”, by D.L.Chandler; September 4th was the birth of one of our nation’s most popular and highly revered states. 

The Los Angeles Pobladores, or “townspeople,” were a group of 44 settlers and four soldiers from Mexico who established the famed city on this day in 1781 in what is now California. The settlers came from various Spanish castes, with over half of the group being of African descent.

  
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Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas

Celli Arenas, published author, has been featured in several magazines, such as: MIA Magazine, Success Magazine, Legacy Magazine. She is the host blogger at cellibration.com, and hosts MIA-Live.net for BlogTalk Radio. Her books, “30 Days of Dynamic Pursuit” a self-help journal, and “Sidetracked: He Used To Love Me”, a coming of age novel,  are both available at Amazon.

Sickle Cell Awareness Month

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💋It is Sickle Cell Awareness Month💄
Fast Facts 

▫️Rare-20,000 to 200,000 US cases per year

▫️Can’t be cured, but treatment may help

▫️Requires a medical diagnosis

▫️Lab tests or imaging always required

▫️Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong

👣With sickle cell disease, an inherited group of disorders, red blood cells contort into a sickle shape. 🐾The cells die early, leaving a shortage of healthy red blood cells (sickle cell anemia), and can block blood flow causing pain (sickle cell crisis).🎈

▫️Infections, pain, and fatigue are symptoms.

▫️Treatments include medications, blood transfusions, and rarely a bone-marrow transplant. Be #aware Be #involved Be a #donor #givetoagoodcause

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🐾 Learn More: Sickle Cell Disease 🐾