#FTDOAD: 2 Events to Attend With Me This Weekend

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Attending events can be a business investment for your professional growth when you attend the right ones. I know Hurricane Harvey is this weekend, but if you can get out and attend some events this weekend, may I suggest you Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Integrity in Business

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The other day Jarmel and I were on a call, sharing our thoughts on the magazine. I think I was expressing my disappointment with some numbers and Jarmel says, “but that is one thing about us, if we say we Read more

The 3 Most Memorable Speeches of Black Girls Rock

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This year’s Black Girls Rock Awards was a night to remember with a room full of black girl magic, their were performances from Indie Arie, Sza, Tasha Cobbs and more. This yearly star studded awards show recognizes Black women in the field Read more

#FancysThoughts: Being a Mom Again

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Being a mom again, I know that phrase may sound a little crazy, but that is the only way I know how to describe this current phase of my life. If you are a new expecting mom, I suppose the Read more

Mom of Special Needs Child Spreads Light on Health Care Flaws & Struggles in America

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  While many of us have volunteered and worked with special needs children and adults in the past, those few hours we spent and felt so good about ourselves after completing,  were exactly that, just a few hours or maybe Read more

Exclusive Interview with Actor Mamoudou Athie

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MJ: Tell me about your new role in Patti Cake$? What do you think the viewers will say right after they leave the theater? Athie: I play a young man that calls himself Bastare who is a very musical person, Read more

#FancysThoughts: That Time Jermichael Finley Forgot He IS Black

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Earlier this week, former Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley took to Twitter to share his disgruntled thoughts on Black players speaking on social injustice and politics, and his wife, who is white politely shut him down. In his Read more

BlackGirlMagic: La’Porsha Renea Selects Teen MUA From Hometown For Glam Squad

Aspiring  MUA, Takedra Wagner  and R&B abd Soul singer, La'Porsha Renea. Photography by Rick Wells Photos.

While riots and rallies covered the news last weekend, one teenager in McComb, MS was being presented with a huge opportunity. 17-year old Takedra Wagner is now the official makeup artist of American Idol’s star La’Porsha Renea. Wagner first met Read more

Baltimore Begins Removing Confederate Statues Overnight

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Cities and states are acting to move Confederate monuments more quickly after the events of last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Baltimore, Maryland became the latest city to remove its statues, choosing to do so in the middle of last night. Read more

National Relaxation Day

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Did you know stress is linked to six chronic illnesses?  According to American Psychological Association stress can lead to heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide, which is why it is important to have days Read more

City of New Orleans First Stop For SwagHer Magazine’s Cover Shoot & Head Shot Party

Local Urban Magazine Opens Cover Shoot to New Orleans Residents and Other Black Owned Businesses New Orleans, LA (August 15, 2017)-SwagHer Magazine will host their Cover Shoot & Head Shot party at NOLA Spaces in New Orleans, LA August 20, 2017. Read more

Event Recap: Women Mean Business Expo

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You know who is really behind every successful woman- herself! According to the National Association of Women Business Owners more than 9.4 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 7.9 million people, and generating $1.5 trillion in sales as Read more

Charlottesville Vice Mayor Shows the City is Standing in Unity

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Charlottesville’s Vice Mayor Dr. Wesley Bellamy took to Instagram this morning to show, Charlottesville is united and grateful for the ultimate sacrifice that Heather Heyer, the 32-year old paralegal who was killed over the weekend standing against hatred and bigotry. Read more

Author Spotlight: The Shoe Fetish Movement

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  The Shoe Fetish Movement began with the publication of the fiction series “Shoe Fetish”.  The authors, Sharon Bennett and Bea Moore, quickly recognized the need to expand the conversations after hearing from their readers and through intimate discussions. Thus, Read more

#FancysThoughts: Tap Into a Goddess

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        I always tag my post #tapintoagoddess as if to say learn more about me, take a look at my life and the people and things important to me, plug into something greater.  Some don’t agree with Read more

City of New Orleans Urge Residents to Move Vehicles to High Ground

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NEW ORLEANS—Last night, the Sewerage & Water Board lost service to one of its power turbines, which provides power to a majority of the City’s pumping stations serving the East Bank of New Orleans. As a result, the system’s capacity to drain storm Read more

SIXTH ANNUAL BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2017 AWARD WINNERS

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Philadelphia, PA —  BlackStar Film Festival proudly announces the winners of the 2017 Festival awards. The Festival, which took place August 3-6  in Philadelphia, was the biggest yet, attracting thousands of film enthusiasts from around the world with multiple sold-out events. Read more

#FancysThoughts: 2 Things I Learned at DWD

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Happy Women’s Day! Today I wanted to take a quick minute and share two things I learned about women at one of Love Le Menu’s Dinner With Divas last month. It had been a while since I attended a dinner, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Monica Thomas

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  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.  Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.  It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.  Your playing small does not serve the world.  There Read more

Millennium Mom: Migraine.com

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Ok, sooooo let me start by saying I HATE MIGRAINES!! Especially the kind that puts me out of commission for the entire day. Like c’mon!!! I’m a Mom I don’t have time to lay around waiting for the head throbbing, Read more