Top 5 Island Getaways that do not require a passport for U.S. travelers by Kelsey T.

If you love water, sunny skies, and exploring beautiful places, then an island vacation may be just what the doctor ordered for you.  Don’t have a passport? Fear not! There are plenty of exciting places in the United States that you can visit without one.  There are well over a hundred islands covering over at least 20 square miles each across the country. With so … Continue reading Top 5 Island Getaways that do not require a passport for U.S. travelers by Kelsey T.

6 Reasons Road Trips Are Good For Your Soul by Sangeeta Ranade

During the summer of my 19th year, I spent a lot of time alone in my downtown Portland, Oregon apartment. It was hot, and I was generally bored. I remember watching a lot of Criminal Minds and going on the occasional walk around the city. Things were starting to get stagnant until I got a text from my best friend, Connor. 

Hey, do you want to help me pick up my stuff from my dad’s house with me? I can come to get you in an hour. 

I needed a break from my life’s monotony at the time, so I replied: Sure, where’s your dad’s house? 

I was looking for my keys when my phone dinged as he replied: San Francisco

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Bossed UP Featuring Rachel Gibbs

I Journi would like to introduce you all to the CEO of Gibbs Financial Fitness and three times author Rachel Gibbs from Columbia, South Carolina.   More money doesn’t have to mean more problems. Yes, you read that right. It’s the mismanagement of funds that can make you feel like you’re stuck in a fast-paced game of Tetris. Think about it. We all start with an … Continue reading Bossed UP Featuring Rachel Gibbs

Five Must-See Sights in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina by Kelsey T

The North Carolina Raleigh-Durham area is a thriving region where modernity meets Southern charm. It is part of a tri-city zone called the Research Triangle, or simply The Triangle. 

This area’s name comes from its triangle of prestigious research institutions, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. 

Raleigh-Durham has no shortage of exciting things to do. People love visiting this lively area because of its exciting atmosphere and charm.  There are notable historic buildings, museums, and cultural sights to see.

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Journi’s Motivation: Hey Black Child

Today, Journi’s Motivation comes from Chloe Bree’l empowering young black children to do whatever they want to do by reciting “Hey Black Child ” by Countee Cullen.


As adults, it’s also up to us to keep our young children empowered and inspired to dream big and aim high when achieving their goals. Let them know they can make things happen and change the world, especially when they apply themselves.

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Happy Birthday Rosa Parks

On this day in history, February 4, 1913, civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born in Tuskegee, Alabama. She is best known for not giving up her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 1, 1955. Rosa Parks’s firm decision led to the Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by Jo Ann Robinson, president of the WPC organization at the … Continue reading Happy Birthday Rosa Parks