Like My Curls? Here’s My List of Products and How I Use Them.

I get a lot of questions about my hair and I have to tell you before you continue to read this; if you’re just beginning to go natural, please know that you will not always get the results you expect. This natural hair thing is a trial and error affair.  I have two ways to…

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Here are 5 Ways We Can Learn From Our Men

Men and Women are obviously very different – I mean worlds apart different, but through time and effort we can greatly compliment each other in a relationship. As a girl myself, I do know there are some specific traits that men have that I’ve taken for granted. I’ve compiled a list of things that I…

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Happy New Year: To rough starts and all!

I had an awful New Years Day, but I reflected on the past four New Years Days and I realized that I never really had a good one. As sad as that sounds, this is what actually made me feel better about yesterday. On those previous New Year Days, I remember always looking forward to…

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Beyoncé and JAY-Z Challenge Fans in 2019 toward Veganism

For all my “new year, new me” people in the back, The Carters are in the introduction for Marco Borges’ (Beyoncé’s trainer) new book, The Greenprint: Plant-Based Diet, Best Body, Better World. The couple challenges us to try veganism. JAY and Bey have been supporters of the vegan movement for some time, especially with Beyoncé turning to it to get ready…

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Embrace Yolanda Gates: The Journey, Her Call, and being “Quiet Storm”

“My name is Yolanda Gates aka Quiet Storm. I am a mother, a writer, and a gentle gangster.” Embracing Things for What They Are Born and raised in Chicago by her mother, Yolanda Gates grew up in a middle-class home where she was sheltered and very quiet. She learned that a lot of her lessons in…

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The ROI to Living Your Best Life

Before making investments, choosing campaign ideas, or making big business decisions – a term that will always stick out to me is ROI or Return on Investment. To make it less complicated, it simply means tracking inputs to determine if your marketing programs are working or if you need to catch up because you’re missing…

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The #MemphoFest Music Schedule is Finally Here

The second annual Mempho Fest is getting much closer and we are excited! Last week we posted the food lineup and now the official schedule is here! There will be music all day long on the two main stages for both days. Then as the sun sets, there will be DJ sets and the party…

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You Should Probably Reconcile.

After a show from The Carter’s OTRII tour, Beyoncé’ recently reunited with -the original members of Destiny’s Child. First with Letoya Luckett and yesterday with LaTavia Roberson – and as a true fan of the 90’s and early 2000’s these pictures were epic to see. I never believed that this would not happen, but I…

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6 Things You Want in a Relationship, But Too Afraid to Say

Whatever you don’t want me doing, don’t do it. Now this goes without saying, but to break it down some more -I find that sometimes people aren’t aware of what they do. For me, usually, in order for my significant other to understand how I feel about something, I’d simply change the perspective of the issue.…

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Life Is A Movie

  There are various components that are intricately entwined when it comes to the creation of a film. There are the actors whose purpose is to portray vibrant characters who interact with one another. There are crew members whose purpose is to make sure that the set is in perfect condition. There are cameras that…

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“Why Are You So Quiet”- Misconceptions of My Introversion

“Why are you so quiet?”, “Oh, I didn’t see you there.”,  or “Are you shy or something?”. Questions I get all the time because you see me before you hear me. In a world filled with “overly friendly people”,  I often feel misunderstood, discriminated, and ostracized for being introverted. One of the downsides of this kind…

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Romance and the Bible | How the Story of Ruth Could Change Your Dating Life

  The story of Boaz and Ruth is a go to in the bible for dating advice, but why? Ruth is the 8th book in the Bible and tells the story of a widow who journeys with her daughter in law back to Bethlehem. Upon returning to Bethlehem, Ruth meets a wealthy relative of Naomi…

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Tips and Remedies for College Finals

by Evelyn Davis College Finals, whether in the Fall or Spring semester, is an illness student receive with symptoms of anxiety, stress, and ingesting too much caffeine drinks. How can a student succeed during finals week? Some may say by studying, others will want to approach the teacher about discussing their grade. Even after midterms,…

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David v Goliath |A Show that Retells a Classic Story

Within this post, I am going to ask you to do something that may be outside of your comfort zone. If this frightens you, go read something else. If you like a challenge, I raise you a bet. Read at your own risk. We all know the story of David versus Goliath (1 Samuel 17).…

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5 Reasons Why Men Should Take Birth Control

As women, we are sometimes looked upon as the weaker species, yet our bodies endure more pain than any man could imagine – during our menstrual cycle and when giving birth. We didn’t ask to be such strong and mystical creatures. There were no sign-up sheets saying “Hey! Yeah sign me up for the monthly…

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#Empire Is Back: What Type of Empire Are You Building?

  FOX was ready with the Spring Premier of Empire. If you’re a fan I know you’re happy, right? I’m more a Queen Sugar type of girl myself, but I digress. Somebody wanted me to watch, so I did and honestly, it wasn’t bad. #nospoilers Throughout the episode, I felt a message ringing in my…

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April Is Stress Awareness Month

According to The Health Resource Network (HRN), a non-profit health education organization, they assigned April as Stress Awareness Month –a national, cooperative effort to inform people about the dangers of stress, successful coping strategies, and harmful misconceptions about stress that are prevalent in our society. Here are a few ways to cope with stress: Focus on…

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#CommedesGarçons Will Launch A New Brand Online This Summer

According to Complex, Comme des Garçons is preparing to add another pillar to its brand. The Japanese label will launch an online-based fashion brand that will deliver simpler collections for both men and women. The imprint will mark the label’s 18th sub-line, following PLAY, Shirt, Noir, Homme, and more. Joffe told WWD that the brand…

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#TrapKaraoke’s 2018 Cities: The Experience and Why You Should Go!

While scrolling through endless pictures on Instagram about a year ago, I found a photo with a list of cities, dates, and the words “TRAP KARAOKE”.  According to them it’s like going to church except, you’ll be singin’ “Back That Ass Up” by Juvenille instead of an old hymnal like “Amazing Grace”. I got a…

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Spring Break Guide: Do’s & Don’ts

So whether you’re road tripping, flying, or cruising this Spring Break -I’ve come up with a few tips for an amazing time! Do Create a Music Playlist – and go on and decide who controls the aux cord. Make sure you pack that portable speaker. Do bring sunscreen – yes, black people too! Do bring…

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The Last Relationship Advice I’m Going to Give

I know, I know – I said I wasn’t giving any relationship advice in February, because I’m single and ya’ll LOVE to say the “bae-less” ain’t qualified to give tips. However, the basics can still be covered instead of specific issues, so here we go! The Balance Do you put the needs and wants of your…

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Friends Don’t Support You? Here’s What to Do

Just Don’t Take it Personal If you’re sensitive like me, you may take your friends not hopping on board with supporting  your business or projects personally, but I’m here to tell you -you shouldn’t. They may have intended to help, got busy, or haven’t gotten around to it. We all have our own stuff going…

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Breathing Room

Reflecting over last year, I realized that I was a people pleaser. I’d always agree to plans -not realizing I have to disappoint others. Or I’d prioritize others feelings before mine and over time when you start to do things for yourself, people got disappointed in me. It got very difficult for me to turn…

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The F’s That Prevent You From Your Best Life

Hopefully your 2018 is going as well as mine but if not –it’s never too late to start anew! To help, I came up with a list of things that may be preventing you from living your best life this New Year! FEAR. We’re only human and with humanity comes worries that prevent us from carrying…

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What’s Wrong with You?”: It’s Okay to Seek Counseling

I was texting a friend who asked me my plans for the rest of my day after grabbing a quick coffee with me for lunch. I replied, “Work, study, and then I have a therapy session later on.” “What’s wrong with you?”, they replied. On that day, nothing in particular was “wrong”, but it made…

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Reconciliation with Former Friends

rekənˌsilēˈāSH(ə)n/ noun 1. the restoration of friendly relations. Friends come, friends definitely go and only true friends can withstand the tests of times. My best friend and I reconciled after not speaking for 2 years. Recovering friendships, especially if the people involved are really important to you, helps heal your hurts and can essentially improve your…

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