Mission Accomplished: Educate. Empower. Inspire

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2017 Makeup Artist Empowerment Gala Deemed a Success   They came. They saw. They left empowered. Shola Adeosun, CEO of Dulcet & Bella, Inc., hosted the 2017 Makeup Artist Empowerment Gala. Makeup artists from the Carolinas and Georgia came together Read more

Women Mean Business Expo & Conference

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(NEW ORLEANS) – The fourth annual “Women Mean Business Expo & Conference,” themed this year as “Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself,” will feature several notable New Orleans women business owners and community leaders, uniting Sunday, August 6, 2017, at the Read more

The Root of the Issue: Self Worth

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Recently, it appears that our youth are under attack! There seems to be an excessive amount of pressure on them especially concerning school. Among school pressure, the youth struggle to grasp the concept of self-worth and love that seemingly has 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

Aaron’s Inc, Progressive Leasing, and Warrick Dunn Charities Partner to Surprise Single Mom with Fully Furnished House

4.6.2017. St. Petersburg, Fl. Keyona Thompson and her six children took ownership today of their new house on Fourth Avenue South in St. Petersburg.  It is the 155th home that Warrick Dunn Charities has presented since 1997. Dunn's charity worked with Habitat for Humanity and Publix Super Market Charities and others to help Thompson  and her family.   Photo by Bill Serne

Aaron’s, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron’s and Progressive Leasing, supplied the home furnishings for this month’s Surprise Home Presentation to Tampa, Florida resident Keyona Thompson and her children as part of Homes for Read more

Hey April

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April and the number 4 is said to symbolize energies of practicality, organization and exactitude, service, patience, devotion, application, pragmatism, patriotism, dignity, trust, worthiness, endurance, loyalty, mastery, building solid foundations, conservatism, determination, production and hard work.  Number 4 also relates Read more

Sisterly Love!

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Am I my sister’s keeper?  As I look down my timeline on social media platforms, I see these groups professing sisterhood.  Women are requesting to join groups, and some women are added to groups without permission.  However, that’s not my Read more

19th Child of 21 Who Became First Of His Generation to Graduate From College,Shares His Story and Insight for Busy Parents

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Paul Lamar Hunter is the author of No Love, No Charity: The Success of the 19th Child, an autobiography about how he was reared in a family of 21 children but went on to beat the odds and be the Read more

MANdatory Awareness: Tevin Wade

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Tevin Wade is the 26 year old licensed electrician, owner of Core Electrical Contractors, LLC, and founder of Core Enrichment Foundation in Baton Rouge, LA. Though a young contractor, Wade has been making quite the name for himself. His work Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Shurvone Wright

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Shurvone Wright is a Nurse and has practice nursing since 1988. She has worked in many specialized areas of nursing. She has worked in the medical/surgical units, mental health, home health nursing, out patient clinics with the last 15 years Read more

Relationships 101: Super Serenity

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“If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Maya Angelou Many of us have said or at least know the “Serenity” prayer.  Why?  Because it gives us a revelation that we can not Read more

Relationships 101: Feeling Broken?

Started to blog today in my usual tip giving format..instead this came out of my creative soul! “Let me introduce myself.  “I am doubt, I am fear, I am your ugly past, I am that thing that tried to kill Read more

What to Expect When Expecting?

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Let me first start off by saying that 2016 was a phenomenal year that I wasn’t really expecting.  It was like a good drama with all the plot twist, faux friends, and trips with an anticipated happy ending. This year, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Andrea Ball

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Andrea Ball has big dreams & a bigger destiny. God definitely has some major things in store for her. She is an author, entrepreneur, student, and caregiver, while  currently pursuing a nursing degree. Originally from Hobson City, Al, Andrea is nothing short of Read more

Relationships 101: The Relentless Version Of You?

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Ever since my friend tagged me in a quote, I have had tunnel vision.  The quote said “I persevere. I am relentless. I persist. I keep going.” She said that quote reminded her of me.  So the word RELENTLESS has Read more

RELATIONSHIPS 101: WHAT’S YOUR PIN?

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I have a personal PIN, not just for my phone or bank cards, but for the bank of VALENCIA, you have to possess the right PIN.  POSITIVE, INFLUENTIAL, and NURTURING!  If you don’t have the right PIN, you are not Read more

Quick Read! 5 Things to Tell Yourself Everyday

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Always pondering ways to continue growing and bettering myself, I realized I have grown more laxed with my thoughts, allowing myself to wander down dangerous lanes that could lead to negative and unhappy thinking. So while looking for an inspirational Read more