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These are posts written by Shamontiel (me) that have been published on Medium.com.

Shamontiel
Homegrown
Tickled
We Need to Talk
I Do See Color
Doggone World
Black Voices in Marketing
Letters to Myself
Age of Awareness
Window Shopping
The Mile High Club
General Medium Content (No Mags)
Live Your Life on Purpose
The Startup
Zora
Other Pins

Homegrown

Shamontiel wrote "Private surveillance cameras and pleasing the neighbors ~ Know your state laws before placing cameras in multi-unit buildings" #homeowner #condoowner #propertymanager #propertymanagement #technology #privacylaws (Photo: Tobias Tullius/Unsplash)

Private surveillance cameras and pleasing the neighbors

Know your state laws before placing cameras in multi-unit buildings

Shamontiel wrote "Should hospitality industry do more for homeless in 2021? ~ If travelers cannot be housed, how about the homeless?" #coronavirus #covid19 #homelessshelter #motels (Photo credit: Create Her Stock)

Should hospitality industry do more for homeless in 2021?

If travelers cannot be housed, how about the homeless?

Shamontiel wrote "Should you profit from guest parking passes? ~ A cheap way to make a profit from the parking lot" #condoowner #condoboard #propertymanagement #renter (Photo credit: Dex Ezekiel/Unsplash)

Should you profit from guest parking passes?

A cheap way to make a profit from the parking lot

Shamontiel wrote "Working from home: The fine line in your insurance ~ In a COVID-19 world, can you run your business by the bylaws?" #condoboard #condobylaws #stateinsurance #statelaw #propertyinsurance (Photo credit: Jimmy Dean/Unsplash)

WFH: The fine line in your insurance ~ In a COVID-19 world, can you run your business by the bylaws?

Shamontiel wrote "Working from home: The fine line in your insurance ~ In a COVID-19 world, can you run your business by the bylaws?" #condoboard #condobylaws #stateinsurance #statelaw #propertyinsurance (Photo credit: Jimmy Dean/Unsplash)

Shamontiel wrote "Working from home: The fine line in your insurance ~ In a COVID-19 world, can you run your business by the bylaws?" #condoboard #condobylaws #stateinsurance #statelaw #propertyinsurance (Photo credit: Alex Nemo Hanse/Unsplash)

Working from home: The fine line in your insurance

In a COVID-19 world, can you run your business by the bylaws?

Shamontiel wrote "Should your condo association require a move-in, move-out fee? ~ Moving expenses are more expensive, thanks to stricter COVID-19 waste management rules" #condominium #movingday #movers (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Should your condo association require a move-in, move-out fee?

Moving expenses are more expensive, thanks to stricter COVID-19 waste management rules

Shamontiel wrote "If condo boards are compensated, what should condo owners know? ~ Why waiving condo assessments is shaky territory" #propertymanager #propertymanagement #condominium #condoboard #condoassociation (Photo credit: Colin Watts/Unsplash)

If condo boards are compensated, what should condo owners know?

Why waiving condo assessments is shaky territory

Shamontiel wrote "North Shore Towing nightmare: Hiring quality private parking companies ~ Every towing and patrol company isn’t created equal" #homeowner #scam #scamartist #parkinglotpatrol #privateparking #Chicago #Evanston (Photo: Adam Griffith/Unsplash)

North Shore Towing nightmare: Hiring quality private parking companies

Every towing and patrol company isn’t created equal

Shamontiel wrote "Should activism signs be allowed in condo unit windows? ~ Freedom of Speech or suppression by condo rules?" #condoboard #homeowner #propertymanager #activism #BLM (Photo credit: James Eades/Unsplash)

Should activism signs be allowed in condo unit windows?

Freedom of Speech or suppression by condo rules?

Shamontiel wrote "Sell your condo unit or rent it out? ~ Know where landlord role starts and board role ends" #propertymanager #propertymanagement #landlords #renter #renting #tenants #condoboard (Photo credit: kevin Baquerizo/Unsplash)

Sell your condo unit or rent it out?

Are you undecided about whether you want to rent your condo unit or skip being a landlord and just sell it? Here are tips to keep in mind in your condo board.

Shamontiel wrote "As condo association president, I approve this Halloween message ~ Stripper skeletons and Halloween decor? Count me in" #HappyHalloween2020 #Halloween2020 #HalloweenAtHome #GreatPumpkin #condoassociation (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

As condo association president, I approve this Halloween message

Shamontiel wrote "As condo association president, I approve this Halloween message ~ Stripper skeletons and Halloween decor? Count me in" #HappyHalloween2020 #Halloween2020 #HalloweenAtHome #GreatPumpkin #condoassociation (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Tickled

Shamontiel wrote "2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest ~ When my social media account for fireplace and waterfall photos says ‘Enough!’" #DonaldTrumpSuspensionParty #DonaldTrumpTwitter #donaldtrumpbanned (Pic: RescueWarrior/Pixabay)

2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest

Shamontiel wrote "2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest ~ When my social media account for fireplace and waterfall photos says ‘Enough!’" #DonaldTrumpSuspensionParty #DonaldTrumpTwitter #donaldtrumpbanned (Pic: RescueWarrior/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "Matt Gaetz is taking Black Girl Magic too literally ~ When Black Twitter laughs to keep from crying" #CapitolBuilding #CapitolLockdown #CapitolBreach #CapitolRiots (Photo credit: Aziz Acharki/Unsplash)

Matt Gaetz is taking Black Girl Magic too literally

When Black Twitter laughs to keep from crying

Shamontiel wrote "New Year’s Eve 2020 is going as expected ~ When the last day of 2020 sums up the ridiculousness of the year" #NewYearsEve #NewYear2021 #NYE2020 #NYD2021 #funnystory #humor #storytelling (Photo credit: Bitmoji)

New Year’s Eve 2020 is going as expected

When the last day of 2020 sums up the ridiculousness of the year

Shamontiel wrote "Five people who made me embrace my virginity ~ Why Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is awkward and glorious for teens to adults" #sexed #sexeducation #BigMouth #BigMouthSeason5 #adultanime #puberty (Photo credit: Annie Spratt/Unsplash)

Five people who made me embrace my virginity

Why Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is awkward and glorious for teens to adults

Shamontiel wrote "Preemptive pardons: I played Monopoly all wrong ~ If I could’ve foreseen Election 2020, I would never lose at board games" #DonaldTrump #DonaldTrumpLost #presidentialpardon #25thAmendment #preemptivepardon (Photo credit: Suzy Hazelwood/Unsplash)

Preemptive pardons: I played Monopoly all wrong

If I could’ve foreseen Election 2020, I would never lose at board games

Shamontiel wrote "The best way to meditate: Try not to laugh ~ If you could never focus on meditation before, these videos should help" #yoga #mindfulness #humor #funnystory #funnymeditation (Photo credit: Jakayla Toney/Unsplash)

The best way to meditate: Try not to laugh

If you could never focus on meditation before, these videos should help

Shamontiel wrote "10 funny moments to be grateful for in 2020 ~ What helped save my mind in a 2020 world" #humor #funnystory #TheDailyShow #TheLateShow #KevinHart #comedy #GeorgeLopez #Doggface #DesusandMero (Photo credit: StockSnap/Pixabay)

10 funny moments to be grateful for in 2020

What helped save my mind in a 2020 world

Shamontiel wrote "Thanksgiving Turkey Protection Plan: Just order takeout ~ If your social isolation cooking skills are this bad since March, just give up" (Photo credit: NeedPix)

Thanksgiving Turkey Protection Plan: Just order takeout

If your social isolation cooking skills are this bad since March, just give up

Shamontiel wrote "What really pissed me off about getting burglarized … … is not what you think it is" #latchkeykid #childhoodmemories #funnystory #childhoodstories (Photo credit: Robert Anasch/Unsplash)

What really pissed me off about getting burglarized …

… is not what you think it is

Shamontiel wrote "Too old to be in the Secret Service but applying anyway ~ My cover letter for a Secret Service job — but only if I get to throw Trump out" (Photo credit: Marlon Schmeiski/Pexels)

Too old to be in the Secret Service but applying anyway

Shamontiel wrote "Too old to be in the Secret Service but applying anyway ~ My cover letter for a Secret Service job — but only if I get to throw Trump out" (Photo credit: Marlon Schmeiski/Pexels)

We Need to Talk

Shamontiel wrote "Salute to women who divulge their age ~ If only we could get Regina Hall’s birthday song on Spotify" #happybirthdayMichelleObama #HappyBirthdayBettyWhite #womanhood #femininity #aging #gettingolder (Photo credit: Jeevan/Pixabay)

Salute to women who divulge their age

If only we could get Regina Hall’s birthday song on Spotify

Shamontiel wrote "When men are the reason girls dodge slumber parties ~ Is avoiding men helping or hurting girls & women w/ trust issues?" #fatherhood #manhood #girldad #fatherdaughter #daddysgirl #sexualassault #childmolestation #metoo (Photo: Any Lane/Pexels)

When men are the reason girls dodge slumber parties

Is avoiding men helping or hurting girls and women with trust issues?

Shamontiel wrote "I stand with Twitter, not Angela Merkel ~ First Amendment rights don’t mean there are no consequences" #TrumpTwitterBan #TrumpBanned #TrumpTwitter #TwitterBan #TwitterJail #Brexit #Germany (Photo credit: Moran/Unsplash)

I stand with Twitter, not Angela Merkel

First Amendment rights don’t mean there are no consequences

Shamontiel wrote "He brought a bat to a gunfight ~ Two lessons I learned from fathers" #fatherhood #blackfathers #blackfather #manhood (Photo credit: Rui Silvestre/Unsplash)

He brought a bat to a gunfight

Two lessons I learned from fathers

Shamontiel wrote "In 2023, pick anyone but Mayor Lori Lightfoot ~ Judging from Anjanette Young hidden video & onward, being a ‘first’ does not make her the ‘best’ political candidate" #Chicagopolitics #ChicagoElection #ChicagoMayor (Photo credit: Chris Dickens/Unsplash)

In 2023, pick anyone but Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Judging from Anjanette Young hidden video and onward, being a ‘first’ does not make her the ‘best’ political candidate

Shamontiel wrote "He brought a bat to a gunfight ~ Two lessons I learned from fathers" #fatherhood #blackfathers #blackfather #manhood (Photo credit: Rui Silvestre/Unsplash)

He brought a bat to a gunfight

Two lessons I learned from fathers

Shamontiel wrote "In 2023, pick anyone but Mayor Lori Lightfoot ~ Judging from Anjanette Young hidden video & onward, being a ‘first’ does not make her the ‘best’ political candidate" #Chicagopolitics #ChicagoElection #ChicagoMayor (Photo: Chris Dickens/Unsplash)

In 2023, pick anyone but Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Judging from Anjanette Young hidden video and onward, being a ‘first’ does not make her the ‘best’ political candidate

Shamontiel wrote "Half on a mortgage: Is this the man you want to date? ~ #ReadytoLove My mixed views on Nyya’s dismissal of Kris and David’s take on raising another man’s child" #relationships #dating #feminism #equalrights (Photo credit: Tierra Mallorca/Unsplash If)

Half on a mortgage: Is this the man you want to date?

‘Ready to Love’: My mixed views on Nyya’s dismissal of Kris and David’s take on raising another man’s child

Shamontiel wrote "I grew up on 2 Live Crew songs but knew not to twerk in restaurants ~ True Kitchen Kocktails restaurateur wants guests to stay in their seats" #Dallas #TrueKitchenKocktails #restaurateur #twerking (Photo credit: Marlon Schmeiski/Pexels)

I grew up on 2 Live Crew songs but knew not to twerk in restaurants

True Kitchen Kocktails restaurateur wants guests to stay in their seats

Shamontiel wrote "Donald Trump should befriend Tekashi 6ix9ine ~ When a man’s privilege gets in the way of logic" #Tekashi69 #DonaldTrumpIsOverParty #DonaldTrumpLost #TrumpMeltdown #Election2020 (Photo credit: Paweł Czerwiński/Unsplash)

Donald Trump should befriend Tekashi 6ix9ine

When a white man’s privilege gets in the way of logic

Shamontiel wrote "When Trump goes from voter fraud to chicken bullying ~ The exit-in-chief angering animal rights activists is so on brand" #chickenfarmer #animalagriculture #poultryfarmer #poultryfarm #meatprocessing #meatindustry (Photo: Léo Roza/Unsplash)

When Trump goes from voter fraud to chicken bullying

The exit-in-chief angering animal rights activists is so on brand

Shamontiel wrote "Meeting ‘others’: The other reason to go to college ~ Multiculturalism is the extra credit in your tuition rates" #diversity #university #collegestudents (Photo credit: Ryoji Iwata/Unsplash)

Meeting ‘others’: the other reason to go to college

Multiculturalism is the extra credit in your tuition rates

Shamontiel wrote "Under-voting is not illegal, and other Trump-level voting myths ~ The sore-loser-in-chief is at it again in Pennsylvania" #Election2020 #DonaldTrump #NeverTrump #JoeBidenWon #PresidentElectJoeBiden #EmilyMurphy (Photo credit: Tiffany Tertipes)

Under-voting is not illegal, and other Trump-level voting myths

GSA Administrator Emily Murphy stops Joe Biden presidential transition. Donald Trump makes up mail-in ballot myths (i.e. undervoting and poll watcher roles).

Shamontiel wrote "The mindset of a Trump-level sore loser ~ If you think you can earn a win, there’s no need to get upset" #ElectionNight #ElectionDay2020 #ElectionDay #TrumpIsLosing #TrumpMeltdown #PresidentBiden (Photo credit: Cottonbro/Pexels)

The mindset of a Trump-level sore loser

If you think you can earn a win, there’s no need to get upset

Shamontiel wrote "The mindset of a Trump-level sore loser ~ If you think you can earn a win, there’s no need to get upset" #ElectionNight #ElectionDay2020 #ElectionDay #TrumpIsLosing #TrumpMeltdown #PresidentBiden (Photo credit: Cottonbro/Pexels)

The mindset of a Trump-level sore loser ~ If you think you can earn a win, no need to get upset

Shamontiel wrote "The mindset of a Trump-level sore loser ~ If you think you can earn a win, there’s no need to get upset" #ElectionNight #ElectionDay2020 #ElectionDay #TrumpIsLosing #TrumpMeltdown #PresidentBiden (Photo credit: Cottonbro/Pexels)

I Do See Color

Shamontiel wrote " #TheBachelor has a brotha as the lead, but it’s still bittersweet ~ When co-workers dismiss black women in the dating world" #MelaninMonday #blackgirlmagic #TheBachelorABC #MattJames #TayshiaAdams #RachelLindsay

‘The Bachelor’ has a brotha as the lead, but it’s still bittersweet

When your co-workers dismiss black women in the dating world

Shamontiel wrote "Why does Black History Month offend you? ~ No one is forcing you to celebrate BHM, so stop complaining about it." #BlackHistoryMonth #NegroHistoryWeek #casualracism #workingwhileblack #racismintheworkplace (Photo credit: ekavesh/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "Why does Black History Month offend you? ~ No one is forcing you to celebrate BHM, so stop complaining about it." #BlackHistoryMonth #NegroHistoryWeek #casualracism #workingwhileblack #racismintheworkplace (Photo credit: ekavesh/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "Police guard ice cream aisles more than MAGA ~ For people who keep cocoa butter nearby, this is the America we know" #racism #race #whiteprivilege #CapitolBuilding #CapitolLockdown (Photo credit: sheri silver/Unsplash)

Police guard ice cream aisles more than MAGA

For people who keep cocoa butter nearby, this is the America we know

Shamontiel wrote "The one piece of advice car salesmen often miss ~ Whether new money or old money, don’t treat people like they have no money" #customerservice #race #prejudice #whiteness #racism (Photo credit: Ildar Garifullin/Unsplash)

One piece of advice car salesmen often miss ~ New or old $, don’t treat people like they have no $

Shamontiel wrote "The one piece of advice car salesmen often miss ~ Whether new money or old money, don’t treat people like they have no money" #customerservice #race #prejudice #whiteness #racism (Photo credit: Ildar Garifullin/Unsplash)

Shamontiel wrote "To white parents, one size does not fit all ~ Five tips for white parents trying to raise non-racist children" #racism #race #parenthood #whiteprivilege #whiteness #theracetalk #racetalk (Photo credit: Toa Heftiba/Unsplash)

To white parents, one size does not fit all

Five tips for white parents trying to raise non-racist children

Shamontiel wrote "Black Santa has his ear to the street ~ What does Santa do the rest of the year?" #blackmen #blacklivesmatter #humanitarianism #Chicago #ChicagoLeaders #fatherfigures #BlackSanta #HappyHolidays #MerryChristmas (Photo courtesy of #DreezySanta)

Black Santa has his ear to the street

What does Santa do the rest of the year?

Shamontiel wrote "Scary factor: Sasha Obama and black boys with locks ~ Internalizing the intimidation factor hurts dark-skinned black men forever" #blackhair #blackmen #colorism (Photo credit: Romina Farías/Unsplash)

Scary factor: Sasha Obama and black boys with locks

Internalizing the intimidation factor hurts dark-skinned black men forever

Shamontiel "Is Santa black? Or, does it matter? ~ Negotiating with kids about whether Santa is real or not" #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays #BlackSanta (Photo credit: Gwen Y. Vaughn)

Is Santa black? Or, does it matter?

Negotiating with kids about whether Santa is real or not

Shamontiel wrote "Matthew McConaughey, there is no ‘centrist’ side of racism ~ Trump-era presidency: Sexism, xenophobia, sexual assault, bribery have already become areas to ‘market’" #NeverTrump #MAGAIsCancelled #MAGAts #politics (Photo: Aaron Kittredge/Pexels)

Matthew McConaughey, there is no ‘centrist’ side of racism

Trump-era presidency: Sexism, xenophobia, sexual assault, bribery have already become areas to ‘market’

Shamontiel wrote "Black people didn’t ask you to ‘save’ them ~ Why the savior complex is so exhausting to those who didn’t ask you to be" #whitesaviorcomplex #superman #superwoman #herocomplex #race #racism (Photo credit: (Engin Akyurt/Pexels)

Black people didn’t ask you to ‘save’ them

Why the savior complex is so exhausting to those who didn’t ask you to be

Shamontiel wrote "Why black women have mixed opinions on black men in interracial relationships ~ How my opinion went from indifference to frustration to acceptance" #interracialdating #dating #race #prejudice #racism (Photo credit: Vince Fleming/Unsplash)

Why black women have mixed opinions on black men in interracial relationships

How my opinion went from indifference to frustration to acceptance

Shamontiel wrote "Trump’s karma is enough to make Jon Ossoff win Georgia Senate ~ Why this investigative journalist should win a Senate seat" #GeorgiaNeedsOssoff #GeorgiaRunoff #GeorgiaSenate #GeorgiaNeedsWarnock #Election2021 (Photo credit: Adolfo Félix/Unsplash)

Trump’s karma is enough to make Jon Ossoff win Georgia Senate

Why this investigative journalist should win a Senate seat

Shamontiel wrote "Know what FAST means, not just one sign of a stroke ~ Strokes are 2xs higher for black people" #strokesurvivor #strokesymptoms #Sinbad #blackhealth #minorityhealth (Photo: American Stroke Association)

Know what FAST means, not just one sign of a stroke

Strokes are two times higher for black people

Shamontiel wrote "10 ways to figure out if (s)he really has ‘a black friend’ ~ Note: May not apply for all black people, but it applies to enough" #racism #race #privilege #Thanksgiving #Americanhistory #ColumbusDay (Photo credit: James Gathany, Mary Anne Fenley, USCDCP/Pixnio)

10 ways to figure out if (s)he really has ‘a black friend’

Note: This may not apply for all black people, but it applies to enough

Shamontiel wrote "48 hours after Biden wins, black women get shunned — again ~ Eva Longoria, know your stats before you dismiss black women" #EvaLongoria #Election2020 #KamalaHarris #IndianAmerican #JamaicanAmerican #blackvotersmatter (Photo: Create Her Stock)

48 hours after Biden wins, black women get shunned — again

Shamontiel wrote "48 hours after Biden wins, black women get shunned — again ~ Eva Longoria, know your stats before you dismiss black women" #EvaLongoria #Election2020 #KamalaHarris #IndianAmerican #JamaicanAmerican #blackvotersmatter (Photo: Create Her Stock)

Shamontiel wrote "When Pennsylvania and Georgia prove the black vote counts ~ And all the other Blue States, we love you, too" #Election2020 #PhillyVotes #AtlantaVotes #Philadelpiha #BidenHarris2020 #BidenIsWinning #ElectoralCollege (Pic: Kelly Kiernan/Unsplash)

When Pennsylvania and Georgia prove the black vote counts

And all the other Blue States, we love you, too

Shamontiel wrote "Is it ‘not realistic’ or just not in your world? ~ Please stop saying positive black films and TV are unrealistic" #TheCosbyShow #Blackish #ADifferentWorld #FamilyMatters #LivingSingle (Photo: Laura Margarita Cedeño Peralta/Unsplash)

Is it ‘not realistic’ or just not in your world?

Please stop saying positive black films and TV are unrealistic

Doggone World

Shamontiel wrote "Never hesitate to ask ‘Is your payment method secure?’ with contractors ~ Contractors change payment methods at snail’s pace" #onlinepayment #SquareUp #homeowner #propertymanager #propertymanagement #creditcard (Photo: Christiann Koepke/Unsplash)

Never hesitate to ask ‘Is your payment method secure?’ with contractors

Contractors change payment methods at a snail’s pace

Shamontiel wrote "Can you ‘change’ your partner: the non-pet lover? ~ Part 2 of 2: Two dog caregivers discuss single life, marriage and parenthood" #dogowner #dogmom #marriage #singlehood #datinglife #pets #dogwalker (Photo: Sheryl Matthys and Shamontiel)

Can you ‘change’ your partner: the non-pet lover?

Part 2 of 2: Two dog caregivers discuss single life, marriage and parenthood

Shamontiel wrote "Single, dogs welcome, parents need not apply ~ Two dog caregivers discuss single life for those who want dogs more than children" #dogmom #dogdad #dogowner #doglover #petowner #pets #FetchaDate (Photo: Sheryl Matthys, Shamontiel)

Single, dogs welcome, parents need not apply

Two dog caregivers discuss single life for those who want dogs more than children

Shamontiel wrote "Mobile app helps pet-loving singles find love ~ When your dog is all you need to get dates online" #petlovers #doglovers #pets #dogmom #dogdad #FetchaDate #onlinedating (Photo credit: Stephanie Liverani/Unsplash)

Mobile app helps pet-loving singles find love

When your dog is all you need to get dates online

Shamontiel wrote "ESA animals told to ‘sit’ home instead of flying ~ COVID-19 travelers may want to be aware of new travel pet rules" #pethealth #emotionalsupportanimal #ESAs #travel #travelnews #dognews #pets (Photo credit: Pixabay)

ESA animals told to ‘sit’ home instead of flying

COVID-19 travelers may want to be aware of new travel pet rules

Shamontiel wrote "Doggone World Bingo: Enjoy your dog adventures ~ The Bingo game that will make your dog mishaps more fun" #dogowner #dogmom #dogdad #puppy #boardgames #familygames #ChristmasGames #MerryChristmas (Photo credit: My Free Bingo Cards)

Doggone World Bingo: Enjoy your dog adventures

The Bingo game that will make your dog mishaps more fun

Shamontiel wrote "Before you buy a Christmas puppy ~ Shopping pet tips to keep in mind for the holidays and beyond" #petowner #dogowner #pets #dogmom #dogdad #ChristmasShopping #Christmasgifts #petadoption (Photo credit: Gwen Y. Vaughn)

Before you buy a Christmas puppy

Shopping pet tips to keep in mind for the holidays and beyond

Shamontiel wrote "I want my therapy dog to have a heartbeat ~ Why robotic therapy dogs don’t impress me as much as real therapy dogs" #strokesurvival #therapydogs #mentalhealth #dogowner #doglover #petlover (Photo credit: Gwen Y. Vaughn)

I want my therapy dog to have a heartbeat

Why robotic therapy dogs don’t impress me as much as real therapy dogs

Shamontiel wrote "Christmas inspiration from the dog ~ ‘Raise the Woof’ and other pup entertainment" #pets #dogs #dogmom #dogdad #dogowner #ChristmasMemories #ChristmasDecor #christmasdecorations (Photo credit: Adriana Puente/Unsplash)

Christmas inspiration from the dog

‘Raise the Woof’ and other pup entertainment

Shamontiel wrote "News outlets, you’re weirding dog owners out about Biden’s hairline fracture ~ If you’ve owned a dog, you’ve landed on your butt a few times" #PresidentElectJoeBiden #JoeBidenWon #politics #dogs #pets #GermanShepherd (Photo: Samson Katt/Unsplash)

News outlets, you’re weirding dog owners out about Biden’s hairline fracture

If you’ve owned a dog, you’ve landed on your butt a few times

Shamontiel wrote "Should there be a dog size limit in your condo? ~ What leases and bylaws don’t always emphasize about pets" #pet #dogowner #condominium #condobylaws #apartmentlease #landlord #propertymanagement #propertymanager (Photo credit: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Should there be a dog size limit in your condo?

What leases and bylaws don’t always emphasize about pets

Shamontiel wrote "What’s up with Reverend Raphael Warnock and puppies? ~ Politicians know how voters feel about dogs" #dogowner #petowner #doglover #GeorgiaRunOff #GeorgiaOnMyMind #GeorgiaSenate #RaphaelWarnock (Photo credit: RaphaelWarnock via Instagram)

What’s up with Reverend Raphael Warnock and puppies?

Politicians know how voters feel about dogs

Shamontiel wrote "‘Major’ news: First rescue dog makes his way to the White House ~ Biden’s dog choice brings up importance of adopting shelter dogs" #dogowner #fosterdog #petfostering #dogadoption #adoptadog #dogsnews #JoeBiden (Photo credit: Delaware Humane Association Facebook page)

‘Major’ news: First rescue dog makes his way to the White House

As President-Elect Joe Biden prepares to move into the White House in 2021, his two German Shepherds (Major and Champ) join him. One is the first rescue dog.

Shamontiel wrote "Top 10 ways to decorate a dog crate ~ From dog crate bars to pet chic for your home" #dogowner #petowner #dogmom #dogdad #homedecor #interiordesign #homeowner (Photo credit: MissKaiser/Pixabay)

Top 10 ways to decorate a dog crate

From dog crate bars to pet chic for your home

Black Voices in Marketing

Shamontiel wrote "How to create an ‘Our Brand’ page that intrigues your consumers ~ Connecting with your audience through your branding strategy" #brandmanagement #marketingstrategy (Pic: Gordon Cowie/Unsplash)

How to create an ‘Our Brand’ page that intrigues your consumers

Connecting with your audience through your branding strategy

Shamontiel wrote "Leadership versus talkers, a lesson from AutoZone ~ Never underestimate a stubborn woman manager" #customerservice #womeninbusiness #womenintheworkforce #womenentrepreneurs #management #leadership #autorepair @autozone (Photo credit: Venu Gopinath Nukavarapu/Unsplash)

Leadership versus talkers, a lesson from AutoZone

Never underestimate a stubborn woman manager

Shamontiel wrote "The most efficient way for black businesses to never succeed ... is to let self-hate and self-doubt get in our way" #blackbusiness #blackbiz #SupportBlackBusiness #RecycleBlackDollars #entrepreneur (Photo credit: Jopwell Collection)

Most efficient way for black businesses to never succeed...is to let self-hate and self-doubt get

Shamontiel wrote "The most efficient way for black businesses to never succeed ... is to let self-hate and self-doubt get in our way" #blackbusiness #blackbiz #SupportBlackBusiness #RecycleBlackDollars #entrepreneur (Photo credit: Jopwell Collection)

Letters to Myself

Shamontiel wrote "Bday plan: Hiding if Biden doesn’t win ~ No gifts needed, just don’t want my 39th birthday to be like 2016 Election Day" #Election2020 #ElectionDay #VeteransDay #NeverTrump #BidenHarris2020 #BidenHarrisToSaveAmerica (Photo: Shamontiel L. Vaughn)

Birthday plan: Hiding if Biden doesn’t win

No gifts needed, just don’t want my 39th birthday to be like 2016 Election Day

Age of Awareness

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Window Shopping

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The Mile High Club

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General Medium Content (No Mags)

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Live Your Life on Purpose

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The Startup

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Zora

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Shamontiel wrote " #TheBachelor has a brotha as the lead, but it’s still bittersweet ~ When co-workers dismiss black women in the dating world" #MelaninMonday #blackgirlmagic #TheBachelorABC #MattJames #TayshiaAdams #RachelLindsay

‘The Bachelor’ has a brotha as the lead, but it’s still bittersweet

When your co-workers dismiss black women in the dating world

Shamontiel wrote "Never hesitate to ask ‘Is your payment method secure?’ with contractors ~ Contractors change payment methods at snail’s pace" #onlinepayment #SquareUp #homeowner #propertymanager #propertymanagement #creditcard (Photo: Christiann Koepke/Unsplash)

Never hesitate to ask ‘Is your payment method secure?’ with contractors

Contractors change payment methods at a snail’s pace

Shamontiel wrote "Salute to women who divulge their age ~ If only we could get Regina Hall’s birthday song on Spotify" #happybirthdayMichelleObama #HappyBirthdayBettyWhite #womanhood #femininity #aging #gettingolder (Photo credit: Jeevan/Pixabay)

Salute to women who divulge their age

If only we could get Regina Hall’s birthday song on Spotify

Shamontiel wrote "Why does Black History Month offend you? ~ No one is forcing you to celebrate BHM, so stop complaining about it." #BlackHistoryMonth #NegroHistoryWeek #casualracism #workingwhileblack #racismintheworkplace (Photo credit: ekavesh/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "Why does Black History Month offend you? ~ No one is forcing you to celebrate BHM, so stop complaining about it." #BlackHistoryMonth #NegroHistoryWeek #casualracism #workingwhileblack #racismintheworkplace (Photo credit: ekavesh/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "How to create an ‘Our Brand’ page that intrigues your consumers ~ Connecting with your audience through your branding strategy" #brandmanagement #marketingstrategy (Pic: Gordon Cowie/Unsplash)

How to create an ‘Our Brand’ page that intrigues your consumers

Connecting with your audience through your branding strategy

Shamontiel wrote "When men are the reason girls dodge slumber parties ~ Is avoiding men helping or hurting girls & women w/ trust issues?" #fatherhood #manhood #girldad #fatherdaughter #daddysgirl #sexualassault #childmolestation #metoo (Photo: Any Lane/Pexels)

When men are the reason girls dodge slumber parties

Is avoiding men helping or hurting girls and women with trust issues?

Shamontiel wrote "Can you ‘change’ your partner: the non-pet lover? ~ Part 2 of 2: Two dog caregivers discuss single life, marriage and parenthood" #dogowner #dogmom #marriage #singlehood #datinglife #pets #dogwalker (Photo: Sheryl Matthys and Shamontiel)

Can you ‘change’ your partner: the non-pet lover?

Part 2 of 2: Two dog caregivers discuss single life, marriage and parenthood

Shamontiel wrote "Private surveillance cameras and pleasing the neighbors ~ Know your state laws before placing cameras in multi-unit buildings" #homeowner #condoowner #propertymanager #propertymanagement #technology #privacylaws (Photo: Tobias Tullius/Unsplash)

Private surveillance cameras and pleasing the neighbors

Know your state laws before placing cameras in multi-unit buildings

Shamontiel wrote "I stand with Twitter, not Angela Merkel ~ First Amendment rights don’t mean there are no consequences" #TrumpTwitterBan #TrumpBanned #TrumpTwitter #TwitterBan #TwitterJail #Brexit #Germany (Photo credit: Moran/Unsplash)

I stand with Twitter, not Angela Merkel

First Amendment rights don’t mean there are no consequences

Shamontiel wrote "Single, dogs welcome, parents need not apply ~ Two dog caregivers discuss single life for those who want dogs more than children" #dogmom #dogdad #dogowner #doglover #petowner #pets #FetchaDate (Photo: Sheryl Matthys, Shamontiel)

Single, dogs welcome, parents need not apply

Two dog caregivers discuss single life for those who want dogs more than children

Shamontiel wrote "2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest ~ When my social media account for fireplace and waterfall photos says ‘Enough!’" #DonaldTrumpSuspensionParty #DonaldTrumpTwitter #donaldtrumpbanned (Pic: RescueWarrior/Pixabay)

2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest

Shamontiel wrote "2021 couldn't possibly be bad when Trump gets kicked off Pinterest ~ When my social media account for fireplace and waterfall photos says ‘Enough!’" #DonaldTrumpSuspensionParty #DonaldTrumpTwitter #donaldtrumpbanned (Pic: RescueWarrior/Pixabay)

Shamontiel wrote "Mobile app helps pet-loving singles find love ~ When your dog is all you need to get dates online" #petlovers #doglovers #pets #dogmom #dogdad #FetchaDate #onlinedating (Photo credit: Stephanie Liverani/Unsplash)

Mobile app helps pet-loving singles find love

When your dog is all you need to get dates online

Shamontiel wrote "Matt Gaetz is taking Black Girl Magic too literally ~ When Black Twitter laughs to keep from crying" #CapitolBuilding #CapitolLockdown #CapitolBreach #CapitolRiots (Photo credit: Aziz Acharki/Unsplash)

Matt Gaetz is taking Black Girl Magic too literally

When Black Twitter laughs to keep from crying

Shamontiel wrote "Police guard ice cream aisles more than MAGA ~ For people who keep cocoa butter nearby, this is the America we know" #racism #race #whiteprivilege #CapitolBuilding #CapitolLockdown (Photo credit: sheri silver/Unsplash)

Police guard ice cream aisles more than MAGA

For people who keep cocoa butter nearby, this is the America we know

Shamontiel wrote "ESA animals told to ‘sit’ home instead of flying ~ COVID-19 travelers may want to be aware of new travel pet rules" #pethealth #emotionalsupportanimal #ESAs #travel #travelnews #dognews #pets (Photo credit: Pixabay)

ESA animals told to ‘sit’ home instead of flying

COVID-19 travelers may want to be aware of new travel pet rules

Shamontiel wrote "Should hospitality industry do more for homeless in 2021? ~ If travelers cannot be housed, how about the homeless?" #coronavirus #covid19 #homelessshelter #motels (Photo credit: Create Her Stock)

Should hospitality industry do more for homeless in 2021?

If travelers cannot be housed, how about the homeless?