20 08, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 7

By |2016-08-20T10:00:21-04:00August 20th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

“Age Is Just a Number” Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins       Greeting and Salutations, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers. I hope this month finds you all in good spirits--and staying cool. As for me, I’m coping with the heat by drinking plenty of cool beverages--some of them adult--and trying not to exert myself too much. I believe that a true lady shouldn't appear slick from sweat by simply walking [...]

24 06, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 6

By |2016-06-24T10:00:25-04:00June 24th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

“The Power Of Pride” Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins       Greetings Hot Tea and Ice Sippers!   Hope you are staying cool in this summer heat. Although I consider myself a proud daughter of the South, even I sometimes find the rising temperature a little bit too much to take. Days of ninety plus weather leaves me praising the person who invented air conditioning—and mastering the art [...]

27 05, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 5

By |2016-05-27T10:00:27-04:00May 27th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

“No Confetti Required” Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Greetings and salutations, Hot Tea and Ice Sippers! Happy belated Mother’s Day and early Father’s Day to those who fall in those categories. Also, we observe a moment of silence and loads of respect for those who served our country and made the ultimate sacrifice. We honor you all on Memorial Day.      Along [...]

29 04, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 4

By |2016-04-29T13:57:39-04:00April 29th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

“It’s Not How You Got Them, It’s How You Keep Them” Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins             Greetings and salutations, Hot Tea Sippers. Hopefully, temperatures are warming up in your neck of the woods, and you are getting ready for short sleeves, shorts, and sundresses. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s just something about shedding layers that leads people to consider adding a “plus one” to their [...]

25 03, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 3

By |2016-03-25T08:00:24-04:00March 25th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

“It’s All About March-amorphosis” Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins     Greetings and Salutations, Hot Tea and Ice sippers near and far!  I hope your spring sprung in the best way possible; and, if you plan to partake in Easter festivities, your basket will overflow with good things.    This month marks a transition into a new season. Time to put away the coats and [...]

26 02, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice 2

By |2016-02-26T07:00:02-05:00February 26th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |3 Comments

“Missing The Ones That Didn’t Get Away”  Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins      Happy February!  It’s also known as the shortest month, with the most reasons to break your diet.  I hope your Mardi Gras was filled with “flava,” your Valentine’s Day was full of love, and you have recovered from Beyonce’s “Formation” domination of the world’s conversation. While this Carolina girl wasn’t happy about [...]

29 01, 2016

Hot Tea and Ice

By |2016-01-29T12:29:42-05:00January 29th, 2016|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , |6 Comments

“It's About That G-Thang”Guest Writer: LaToya Hankins Happy 2016!  I’m trusting all is well in your world.Please allow me the opportunity to introduce “my selves” to you.  I may be an only child raised by an only child, but I feel I have a not-so secret identity I want to share with you.By day, I am LaToya Hankins, a 44-year-old polite woman who [...]

29 10, 2015

Honey, Let Me Tell You Something! 4

By |2015-10-29T14:21:33-04:00October 29th, 2015|Categories: guest|Tags: , , , , |7 Comments

“LaToya Hankins:  Madame Triple Threat”Guest Writer: R. L. Norman     LaToya Hankins is an author, poet and an activist. Upon graduating from East Carolina University, she earned a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Journalism and a minor in Political Science.  Currently, she is the president of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority graduate chapter in Raleigh, North Carolina (N.C.) As co-founder of the Shades of [...]

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