There’s A Lot Going On…

If you follow me on Twitter or you’re a fan of my Facebook page, you saw that I was a panelist on HuffPost Live last night discussing “The Single Person’s Gift Registry”.  (They contacted me because of this post, FYI) I had the great pleasure of discussing single gals, gift registries, weddings, and other happenings with Nancy Redd, our awesome host, and Christeena and Wendy.  If you were not able to tune in, I implore you to go watch our show here.  You’ll laugh, you’ll nod your head, you’ll agree, you’ll share with your friends, AND, most importantly, you’ll see my real name. 😉 I know that the show is 90% geared towards people that will never get married, but I do not claim that I am in that boat.  I want to get married one day and have children (you guys know that!), but in this space and in this moment, I just happen to be single.  It won’t be that way forever…(from my lips-well computer-to God’s ears)

Also, as was mentioned in the clip and my eluding it to it before, I am the current Ms. District of Columbia Exquisite 2013, and next month, I compete for the title of Ms. Exquisite International 2013.  I’m excited, but slightly nervous as I have not participated in a pageant since my senior year of high school.  So, I know you’re probably wondering why I’m giving you guys all of the nitty-gritty details.  Well, I need your help.  No, you may not know me personally, but I’ve shared some pretty deep things with you, like my dating history, my thoughts on myself, and my relationships with other important people in my life.  Where you come in is that I have a fundraising goal that I am trying to meet.  You can check out my webpage here and my fundraising page here.  And connect with me on Facebook and Twitter! If you have a business you would like to promote, you like my writing, you think my posts are funny, you can relate to my platform, I urge you donate to my campaign.  I would be FOREVER grateful!!!  (Trust me!)

So, that’s what’s new in my world.  There are some other things going on with the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Centennial this that I think you all should attend! 🙂  If you are in DC and looking for some things to do, I implore you to check out my “What’s Happening” page.  And of course, if you have ANY questions regarding the pageant and making a donation or really anything in general, feel free to contact me.  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Benevole and Al Sura, Inc. Host Synergy Happy Hour












Contact: LaToya Grant                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Washington, DC (November 3, 2011) – Join Washington, DC based Al Sura, Inc. and Benevole, Inc. as both organizations host Synergy Happy Hour on Friday, November 11, 2011 from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the Lace Lounge & Bar, located at 2214 Rhode Island Ave, NE, Washington, DC.
Both organizations invite the greater DC area to meet the directors and staff of both organizations and to learn firsthand of the works each non-profit has accomplished in our nation’s capital.  Al Sura, Inc., which promotes grassroots communication, education, and awareness in the fight against HIV/AIDS within the African-American community, is a natural partner for Benevole, Inc., whose vision is to remove all health barriers so every individual may receive adequate care.  A $10.00 donation will be taken at this event to benefit the works of both organizations.  For more information about Benevole, Inc., visit them on the web at or e-mail

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Benevole, Inc.’s mission is to advance human rights by meeting immediate needs and building lasting partnerships with community organizations operating on the front-lines.   The vision is enacted with an understanding of the inter-relationships between the various issues Benevole addresses and by a commitment to working in partnership with organizations at the local and regional levels who share the organization’s goals.

A Social for a Cause

A friend of mine, Alana Hill, is hosting “A Social for a Cause” next Friday, June 4 from 7-10 pm at Indulj Restaurant and Lounge located on 1206 U St. NW in Washington, DC.  I was able to attend the first event Alana hosted at Indulj in October of last year.  It was a wonderful event- everyone was dressed to impress, it wasn’t crowded (which tends to happen at most venues in the District), there were a few giveaways, and I was able to meet some new people.  For me, the most important thing that I scope out is the male population.  (Don’t judge me!) I mean, I’m a single woman in my late 20’s so I always scope out eye candy.   And I must say, due to the strict dress code (thanks, Lana!), EVERY man was in a suit…and they were tall!!!!  Yes, that may seem shallow, but I have a preference when it comes to the opposite sex (everyone does), and I happen to like men who are significantly taller than me (5’10” and above).   But I’m getting off track…

There was also a Christmas Social, but due to my company Holiday Dinner and the fact it started to snow I was unable to attend.  But I did hear that the people who decided to brave the elements had a nice time.  This new social is the same host, same location, same locale, but with a twist.   This time, Alana has joined with the DC Black MBA Association to raise funds for their Leaders of Tomorrow program.  Attendees are asked to donate $20 to this worthwhile cause.  So, if you’re free next Friday, which I know you are, and want something fun to do in the city, I strongly suggest you come to this event.  If you’re unable to attend but would like to make a donation, you may do so by clicking here.   Stay on the lookout for the Southern Girl…in the City; you never know where my travels will take me!