black-girl-officeI am currently in Washington, D.C. for the second Inauguration of President Barack Obama, as well as visiting my 20-something-year-old little sister. I enjoy hanging with my sister and her fellow 20-something friends because I reminisce on the days when my girls and I would have our own happy hours at the others’ apartment, staying up all night, drinking, dancing, talking and debating topics from dating to politics to work/life balance.

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Last night’s gathering at my sister’s apartment proved to be very entertaining as my “elderly” mid – 30s booty retired to bed while they stayed awake still playing all manners of Rihanna and French Montana records. Around 1:00 am or so, the music stopped and I heard very loud debates ensuing about “assimilation” in the workplace and how some of them feel they have to suppress who they really are in order to succeed at their jobs.

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