Fancy Finds: Shelah Marie’s “Meditation Mixtape”


After recently co-writing Let’s Be Real Society’s syndicated article describing what it is like to live with both anxiety and depression, I hit a bout of depression. To be honest, I get depressed everyday around 1pm and I don’t know Read more



What do you do when a person has tried to destroy you? When it was as if they wanted to kill you; they wanted you not to live or be seen again. They wanted to see disgust when someone spoke Read more

3 Tips For a Good Morning

Los Angeles, California, USA --- Man looking in bathroom mirror, smiling --- Image by © Blue Images/Corbis

  I love mornings, but I have a love-hate relationship with Mondays. While I see it almost as a fresh start, it also means it is time to start or go back to work. I feel like we live in Read more

SwagHer Brand Ambassador Spotlight: Brittany Rae


  Name: Brittany Rae   Business/Occupation/Brand:   The B. Rae Agency (Public Relations & Brand Consulting) Public Relations / Brittany Rae   SwagHer: Tell us a little about yourself and what you do.                 Brittany Rae: I am an aspiring Read more

Epileptic Recording Artist and Navy Vet Shares How Cannabis Oil Law Can Help to Change His Future 


Rashad Houston is a Navy veteran, a recording artist, an author, a father of two, and a mental health and epilepsy advocate in support of the new cannabis oil law passed in Virginia. Houston was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2015 Read more

Aaron’s Inc, Progressive Leasing, and Warrick Dunn Charities Partner to Surprise Single Mom with Fully Furnished House

4.6.2017. St. Petersburg, Fl. Keyona Thompson and her six children took ownership today of their new house on Fourth Avenue South in St. Petersburg.  It is the 155th home that Warrick Dunn Charities has presented since 1997. Dunn's charity worked with Habitat for Humanity and Publix Super Market Charities and others to help Thompson  and her family.   Photo by Bill Serne

Aaron’s, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing, supplied the home furnishings for this month’s Surprise Home Presentation to Tampa, Florida resident Keyona Thompson and her children as part of Homes for Read more

For the Trap Creatives: T-Ray the Violinist, Mask-Off Challenger

t- ray 2

  As we continue to follow the Mask Off Challenge inspired by Future’s song, Mask Off from his self-entitled album, “Future”, today we are spotlighting one of Baton Rouge’s own, violinist Trenton “T-Ray” Thomas. Check out T-Ray’s take below. More  Read more

Author Spotlight: Khara Campbell


Khara Campbell holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing from Midland University. She enjoys blogging about the happenings of life, faith, parenting, her publishing journey, marriage, fashion, and her Bahamian heritage on She was born and Read more

Gossip is Not a Lover


Gossip is not a lover!  Slander, defamation of character, lies, half-truths and complete truth is a terrible playground for gossip.  As a young girl, I remember sharing secrets with friends that I thought was juicy news but later found out Read more

San Bernardino Shooter May Have Been Mentally Ill


Yesterday, a San Bernardino man walked into his estranged wife’s special needs classroom at North Park Elementary School and shot her, two of her students, and himself. According to news reports, Cedric Anderson, 53, came to see his wife, Karen Read more

For the Trap Creatives: Cellist Clerida #MaskOff Challenger 


You don’t have to be a trap creative to appreciate good music, which is why we are enjoying the #MaskOff challenge. Check out Clerida Eltimé’s rendition of Future’s Mask Off. I decided to do the #MaskOffChallenge literally 30 mins before Read more

Director J.L McClendon Describes What QWJ Means to Him


J.L McClendon is the creator of Quarter Water Juices (QWJ), a U.S. web series that has been gaining attention in the media this year.   The series has been successful so far, gaining over 100,000 views on YouTube.   QWJ Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: LaKisha Mosley

headshot (1)

A native of Louisiana, LaKisha Mosley started in the event planning industry 5 years ago, as a solo entrepreneur. The Aspiring Planner program, a program for those aspiring to become a successful event planner and maintain their business, was started after Read more

Black Men at Harvard Organize #ThankYouBlackWomen Campaign


A group of young Black men from Harvard are paying tribute to Black women in their own special way. Organized by Harvard basketball player, Zena Edosomwan, and photographer Sydney Claire, the project entitled #ThankYouBlackWomen is a short video comprised of Read more

Hey April

image1 (7)

April and the number 4 is said to symbolize energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number 4 also relates Read more

Ella Jones Sets Her Sight On Being First Black Woman Mayor Of Ferguson

ella jones

Two and half years later following the police involved shooting and death of Michael Brown, Ferguson is a still city of unrest and racial tension, yet Ella Jones, 52, is the Black city councilwoman woman hoping to be its next Read more

White House Correspondent April Ryan Says She Is Going To Do Her Job


In spite of her week in the news with White House Press, Secretary Sean Spicer, White House correspondent, April Ryan, is still in good spirits and says it is all about the first amendment. In her interview with Jacque Reid, Read more

Twitter Stories: “Giants” Creator and Star, James Bland, Shares Funny Story of His Fake Death & Obituary


Imagine you woke up today to an email in your inbox with the subject matter as “Fake obituary with YO pic”. Would you open the email or ignore it and begin your day? Well Giants star James Bland shared on Read more

Sisterly Love!

blog pic2

Am I my sister’s keeper?  As I look down my timeline on social media platforms, I see these groups professing sisterhood.  Women are requesting to join groups, and some women are added to groups without permission.  However, that’s not my Read more

National Urban League Young Professionals President Encourages Young Professionals of Color in the Age of President Trump


NEW YORK – Carlos Clanton, National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) president provides words of encouragement for young professionals who may be living with intense uncertainty in the current political climate. In a recent blog post, he answered the question Read more