The Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo Returns Bigger & Better

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Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2017) – The Baton Natural Hair Expo returns to the city Sunday at The Belle of Baton Rouge. This time the event will feature a new component to the expo called the Stylist Corner. The Read more

5 Benefits of a Social Media Fast

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Greetings, I took a social media fast over the weekend. While it seems like I just took one while in the hospital earlier last month, this one felt just as long overdue. The more I learn and realize about people Read more

#BlackGirlMagic: First African-American Woman Named FDNY Deputy Chief

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This week, Tonya Boyd, a 21- year veteran with the FDNY (New York City Fire Department), made history, becoming the first Black woman to be named deputy chief. “After hearing about the promotion, I couldn’t believe it. I feel like Read more

Author Spotlight: Luciana Gilmore

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After a trying time with her mother, Luciana Gilmore began writing words to her own daughters, the words she wished she heard as a young girl. Later some of those words would be used in her book which was released Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kijafa

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Kijafa is an American R&B recording artist, songwriter and businesswoman, who has been known to dance, rap and freestyle during live performances. Kijafa’s gift was recognized at a young age, and her roots in gospel music have done her justice Read more

Straight Talk: Kecia J. Shares What Life is Like 10 Years After a Positive AIDS Diagnosis

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  As we close out National AIDS awareness month, we would like to share the story of Dying to be a D.I.V.A. author, Kecia J. This author, HIV/AIDS Educator, and  International Speaker & Truth Strategist, was one of the faces Read more

If No One Else Will, This Savannah Writer Is “Speaking Fuh We”

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I first met Trelani Michelle at a women’s health event hosted on Spelman’s campus. I discovered we were already friends on social media due to my time in Louisiana and she is originally from Louisiana, so somehow our networks had Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Dr. Turnera Croom

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An ardent animal lover and advocate, Dr. Turnera Croom is blazing a trail by tapping her life’s work and 3D printing technology to teach others about the fascinating field of veterinary medicine and careers in animal science. As the Founder Read more

3 Benefits of Pageantry According to Miss Black America Coed 2018

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Pageantry has been around for over a century, but it is growing more popular within the Black community. Within the past few months, I know I have discovered at least six. As a child, pageants were so beautiful, but something Read more

Atlanta Mothers of Special Needs Children Join Forces

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As the country waits to see how the healthcare bill plays out, these mothers in Atlanta are joining forces to provide resources and spread awareness of the realities families with special needs children or relatives face. On November 4, 2017, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Shanta Judge

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Shanta Judge, the owner of FabWraps, is a native of Jacksonville, NC. She moved from Jacksonville to Charlotte in 1999 and attended American Business and Fashion Institute. With a major in Fashion Merchandising, it was at AB&F, she had the Read more

Princess Shaw Presents Life Afterwards

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While Princess Shaw published her videos on YouTube for years, Samantha Montgomery was introduced to the world, when the documentary she starred in, Presenting Princess Shaw was released last year. The documentary follows the meeting of Montgomery, whose stage name Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 5 Tips For a Productive Week

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Greetings, Happy Monday! Lately, I have been struggling to adjust to all the changes I have made in the past month like, health, new place, and I am now fully self employed again. It’s scary, but I refuse to fail, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Charity A. Jones

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Today’s Wonder Woman is the Executive Director of Lighthouse Community Development, Charity A. Jones. Jones grew up in a local rural church in Mendenhall MS. She was very active in the youth group and their ministry leadership development program.  She Read more

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