TBT: Shan Cooper of Lockheed Martin on Standing Out and Mentoring

This is a snippet of our feature on Shan Cooper, Vice President of Lockheed Martin, who was featured in our Women in Business issue in 2015.    On standing out…. That’s a good question. I am usually the only woman Read more

TBT: The Millionaire Mindset of Dr. Tiana Von Johnson

This is a snippet of our interview with the Queen of Wall Street, Dr. Tiana Von Johnson, who was featured in our Women in Business issue in 2015.    How does one make over 1 million dollars in their first Read more

Total Perfections “Happy Feet” w/ Teesha W.

It’s officially SPRING!!!! Which means we”re so much closer to summer. Now when you think of summer what comes to mind…. Trees are fully blossomed, the smell of Bar-B-Que, girls night out, walks along the beach, really cute clothes right! Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Nadia Lindsey-Francois

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Nadia Lindsey- Francois is a divorced mother of four boys and a hard working entrepreneur.  She is a hairstylist for the last 10 years, a Mary Kay Consultant, founder of Sistars of Empowerment, Inc., and owner of Legacy Medical Transportation, Read more

High School Sophomore’s Afrocentric Doodle Wins Google Doodle Contest

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If the Google doodle today (March 21, 2016) caught your eye and made you feel a sense of Black pride, high school sophomore Akilah Johnson is to thank. Johnson is the first African American to win the Google Doodle competition. Read more

Daughter of Randall Cunningham, Vashti, Wins World Title in High Jump

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Teenager Vashti Cunningham’s to-do list includes prom, a trip to Disneyland and graduation.  Turning pro and making the American team in the high jump for the Rio Olympics rank pretty high up there, too. The daughter of Read more

Nate Parker Opening Film School at Wiley College

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Nate Parker has struck again. This fall Wiley College will welcome students to The Nate Parker School of Film and Drama. Wiley College was the setting for the film “The Great Debaters” which Parker costarred in. He now is opening Read more

5th & Westwood Designers Showcase & Panel Event Recap

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5th & Westwood hosted their Designers Showcase & Panel last weekend at Kissworks Studios. Jelisa Cook of Broadcasting Beauty moderated the panel which consisted of Dallas The Stylist; WE TV’s Lakenya Morris; owner of Kontrol Magazine and Revel By J, Read more

2 Indicted on Misdemeanor Charges in Connection with the Death of Gynnya McMillen

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Two detention officers were indicted on misconduct charges in the  investigation of the death of  16-year-old Gynnya McMillen, who died January 11th while in the facility’s custody. According to the Associated Press, McMillen suffered from a previously undetected, genetic disorder Read more

Houston to Host First Ever Black Restaurants Week

Houston has been recognized as one of the leading culinary destinations in the country, and they are now using that advantage to increase exposure for the Black restaurant and eatery owners as well as support a good cause with their Read more

Melanie Fiona and Jared Cotter Welcome Their Son

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Grammy awarded singer and songwriter, Melanie Fiona and her songwriter beau, Jared Cotter, welcomed their first son to the world on March 14th. They named him Cameron Lincoln and Melanie shared this beautiful photo with her followers. Melanie has shared Read more

Annie Bell Fragrances’s Fallon Johnson, Millennial on Fire

It’s nothing like some quiet time with a glass of wine and a aromatherapy scent to fill the air! Seriously, I do it all the time. Now that we have set the atmosphere, let’s get back to that aromatherapy scent Read more

Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s Owner’s Grandson Killed

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 21-year-old Missouri man whose grandmother is the star of a St. Louis-based TV show is dead after being shot by an unknown person. St. Louis police say they found Andre Montgomery dead at a home Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kenya Brown

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You are well known in the Baton Rouge community.How did you get your start in the beauty industry? What in particular sparked your interest in real estate? I was like several others who began at home doing hair and because Read more

“Women in Power” Dinner Celebrates Atlanta’s Leading Women Presented by Strength of Nature

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Monday, March 14th – Strength of Nature celebrated Women’s History Month with the “Women in Power” dinner hosted by Strength of Nature’s Global Marketing Director, Charlene Dance at the rustic Studio No. 7 in Atlanta. The dinner brought together women Read more

Suga Babes “A Sweet Treat”

“Two sisters with a dream to start a business  and one mom who brought it to reality” -Suga Babes As I tap each key on my keyboard to share a wonderful product with you my excitement is taken to another Read more

Rock A Bye Baby: Vanessa Williams on Being “Keisha” in “New Jack City”

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While I am a New Jack City fan and see it as a hood classic like most, I watched it so young I paid little attention to the Alpha female “Keisha” played by Vanessa Williams.I ran across a blog online Read more

Rihanna To Be Honored At Black Girls Rock

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NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna will be honored at BET’s “Black Girls Rock!” awards. The singer will receive the Rock Star Award at the annual event honoring black women, BET announced Monday. “Black Girls Rock!” will tape April 1 at Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: There Won’t Be a Next One

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I’ve finally taken the dive… again… but for real this time. Yes, I’ve quit my job and decided to run my businesses full time. Initially, I planned to wait until May, but my former job just was beginning to be Read more

Floods Damage Thousands of Homes in Louisiana and Mississippi

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  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began Read more