J. Cole Shares Blueprint For Boycotting the NFL Via Twitter

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Many of us watched yesterday to see how things would unfold during the NFL games after Trump’s “sons of b******”  remark, and it was a beautiful thing to see so many of the players taking a knee, in spite of Read more

#FancysThoughts: This Journalist’s Tweet Just Broke Down Trump’s Perspective of Black Athletes

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First let me say, I am so proud of the Black athletes like, Steph Curry and Lebron James, who have spoken out since Trump made his comment about firing the players who kneel. I love it.  I don’t follow sports Read more

The Latest Findings of #BlackGirlMagic Revealed in New Special Nielsen Report

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Yesterday Senior Vice President of U.S. Strategic Community Alliances and Consumer Engagement, Nielsen, Cheryl Grace and Congresswoman Maxine Waters released the findings of African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic, a special installment in the Nielsen Report Diverse Intelligence series, at the Read more

The New Tech Tracking Police Interactions, the Raheem.ai Chatbox

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As of today, there has been 848 police involved shootings and/or police involved deaths, which is in part why Brandon Anderson created the Raheem.ai chatbox. Raheem.ai tracks people’s interactions with the police, allowing them to leave a review the way Read more

Author Spotlight: Bri Jones

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Bri Jones is a professional accountant, mentor, public speaker and creative writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Slippery Rock University and an MBA from The University of Maryland University College.  For the past 18 years, Ms. Jones has Read more

#FancysThoughts: The Conversations Keneeka Jenkins’s Death is Sparking

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By now we all have heard of the unfortunate death of Keneeka Jenkins, the 19-year old, who according to the Chicago police, died over the weekend after “accidentally walking into a freezer”. While most of us agree that we don’t Read more

Author Spotlight: Kristal Gayle House

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Kristal Gayle House is an extraordinary talent who has begun to impact the literary world in a magnificent manner. Kristal uses her purposeful gift of transforming pages with words as a way to not only captivate each reader, but to Read more

#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

#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

#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

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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

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: 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

West Point Announces The Next First Captain, and She’s a Black Woman

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Last week West Point announced their next first captain of the Corps of Cadets will be Cadet Simone Askew of Fairfax, VA. This is the first time since the school’s opening in 1802 that an African American woman has held Read more