From the Desk of a Diva: Self Care is a Form of Survival

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Greetings, I spent my weekend doing the minimum and appreciating the little things like resting, dancing in the mirror, going to the fruit stand, and cooking. However I felt guilty about taking time from my work, yet nothing happens overnight Read more

R&B Artist Sammie on His Grown Man Ish…

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Real music lovers know often times when a good artist makes listeners wait on a new project, when their work is ready, they are going to bring the heat. In this case, that artist would be Sammie. I was in Read more

IWE Festival a Gumbo of BR’s Best

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  Earlier this month we attended the IWE Festival on the bluffs at Southern University A&M’s campus. An initiative of Councilwoman Erikah L. Green of District 5 to stimulate unity and economic growth within the North Baton Rouge community. This Read more

Think & Grow Chick Courtney Sanders Shares Her SwagHer and How She Grew a Powerhouse Brand

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We all know Courtney Sanders as the Think and Grow Chick but learn more about Courtney’s swagher and how she built a powerhouse personal development brand inspired by Sanders’s own financial struggles and life experiences. How would you describe your Read more

For the Trap Creatives: Cellist Clerida #MaskOff Challenger 

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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

The City of Baton Rouge Settles Suit With BLM Deray McKeeson and Other Wrongfully Jailed Demonstrators

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson walks out of the Baton Rouge jail in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. The prominent Black Lives Matter activist, three journalists and more than 120 other people have been taken into custody in Louisiana over the past two days, authorities said Sunday, after protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Baton Rouge agreed to settle the legal suit brought forward by  DeRay McKeeson, a well known member of the Black Lives Matter movement, and others who were wrongfully jailed during the protests after Alton Sterling’s murder this summer. The city Read more

More Black Girl Magic: 9 Women Elected Judges in Jefferson County 

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More Black Girl Magic in the news! In Jefferson County Alabama nine Black women were elected district and circuit court judges. Javan Patton, Debra Bennett Winston, Shera Craig Grant, Nakita “Niki” Perryman Blocton, Tamara Harris Johnson, Elisabeth French, Agnes Chappell, Read more

3 Tips For Building a Prosperity Mindset

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While I was initially concerned about the thought of Trump being president, I knew months ago that 2017 MUST be a better year for me, so Trump or not, I’m trying be as happy as KendallKyndall driving to work singing Read more

Sara Stokes Talks Centric’s “From The Bottom Up” and Growth

Many may remember Sara Stokes from “Making The Band” Season 2. We were happy to catch up with her and discuss a little about her returning for a second season of “From The Bottom Up” which is executive produced by Read more

3 Tips To Save Money in Your Household Without Couponing

Are you finding couponing to be more difficult than you imagined? Today we are discussing three ways to save money in your household without couponing. Many don’t care for the collecting, organizing, and planning process that is required to successfully Read more

CEO Chatter: How To Register Your Business

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After determining the legal structure of your business, you may need to register your business’s name if you will not be operating under your government name, for example: Your name: Jane Smith Your Business Name: House of Treats. “House of Read more

Yea, I Said It- Let’s Be Real

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When Que Johnson and I came up with the concept of Let’s Be Real we were discussing our business struggles and the state of Black women, in particular the lack of knowledge of self and our fears but also the great Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: 5 Ways to Support a Fellow Entrepreneur For FREE

  As we have been discussing support during our Let’s Be Real Periscope videos, I began to realize many times others do not support, because they do not know how. When most think of support, they think the only way Read more

Mommy Master Class by The Pink Evolution Event Recap

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Last weekend The Pink Evolution hosted the Mommy Master Class for mom and mompreneurs at Jola’s Joyful Events in Atlanta, GA. While The Pink Evolution founder, Shevon Jones was also a speaker, Rachel Kalukango-Harris (author/speaker/ marriage coach) emceed the event. Read more

Moving Spotlight: Ida Keeling 100 and Still Running

Ida Keeling is 100 years old, almost 4’3” and 83 lbs, and she still runs races and marathons. Although she says she was not very athletic in her younger years, Keeling began running at the age of 67.  while dealing Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Michele Lawson

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  Michele Lawson was born in New York City. She received her education in NYC and eventually started working for the City of New York. However, Michele soon discovered a keen interest in modeling and the performing arts. This interest Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Kim Davis

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Kim Davis is the owner of Kim’s Bead Palace. Born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, she developed a passion for making handmade stretch bracelet about a year ago. What motivated you to start your beading business? Making stretch bracelets started Read more

Donaldsonville High School Student’s Senior Art Project Gaining National Attention

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A mural of historical Black men politicians in a local Donaldsonville, LA high school by one of its students is garnering quite a bit of attention. The painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela Read more

Quick Read: 6 Tips for Spending Less While Entertaining Over the Weekend

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  As much as I love my work, I do believe weekends are for enjoying people and activities outside of work. However, as a responsible adult, we all know weekends can often override our budgeting. Here are six tips for 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