Armless NASCAR engineer Richie Parker Inspires You to Know That You Can

After watching this video about Richie Parker, a NASCAR engineer, who was born without arms, there is no reason to EVER fix your mouth to use the words, “I CAN’T”.  Being born without arms and told constantly that he would not be able to do certain things, Richie Parker could have bowed out of life and used his circumstance as an excuse–and we probably would have given him a pass to do so.

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Five Side Hustles You can Start Today:

Five Side Hustles You can Start Today:

moneyFirst, let me define what a side hustle is and what it isn’t, as far as I’m concerned, and how I use it on THIS BLOG:

The term side hustle comes from the African-American community, and it was used to describe side work for extra money that was entrepreneurial in nature. So, a part-time job is not considered a side hustle. Somehow, over the years, the word “side hustle” been watered down–but I digress. With that said, when I use the term “side hustle” on this blog, it’s with the original meaning in mind: a way of making extra money outside of your regular job that is entrepreneurial in nature.

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Real Work-from-Home Jobs:

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Real Work-from-Home Jobs:


If you’re interested in working from home, so you can spend more time with your kids and save on daycare fees and commuting expenses, like gas, etc, you need to be persistent.

As a single mom, who works completely from home, for a global fortune 100 company, and have been doing so on my current job for the past five years, I can tell you it is possible–and it’s possible to get a really good job, too. When I was looking for my job, I ONLY looked and applied for work-from-home jobs. By doing this, I ensured that I would only be interviewed by companies that allowed telecommuting and remote work options.  Like with anything that you really want, you need to develop a plan and be determined to get a work-from home job.

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“Why We Hate Black Women: Deconstructing the Paradox of Black Female Masculinity.”


There was a time when the African-American male was public enemy number one. Now, in many people’s eyes—especially in many Black men’s eyes—it’s the black woman. Whether due to perception or misconception, one thing is for certain: The African-American woman is arguably the most hated female on the universe.

Don’t think so? Think again.

Whether it’s the Black woman’s Ms. Independent-I-Don’t Need-A-Man attitude, lack of gratitude (for the Black man, of course) or upward corporate latitude—according some, Black women are doing something that places them in the most-hated positions in their homes, relationships, workplaces, society and, especially, in the media. Then, again, maybe it’s not Black women at all. Maybe Black men (with the aid of the media) are unjustifiably displacing their anger, resentment and discontent with their own lives—and their own failure to succeed—on the Black woman.

Pick your side, bring your opinion and join NOSMD and best-selling author, Hasani Pettiford, as we discuss his newest book, “Why We Hate Black Women: Deconstructing the Paradox of Black Female Masculinity.”

You don’t want to miss this emotionally charged but enlightening episode of No Single Mama Drama radio, where we keep it real and drama free.