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WYSBSYM: For the entrepreneurs- Are you a GlamBoss?

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Women are kicking butt in the entrepreneurship department.  I love meeting sisters that are taking life into their hands, utilizing their gifts and talents, and making a profit off of their skill set.  On top of that, we make running business look good!  The mixture of glamour and entrepreneurship is the aim of GlamBoss a…

Movie Review: Transformers “The Last Knight”

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Summer is here and a few of my favorite summers things are music festivals, beaches, and movies!  Coming from the class of ’79, I am a true Transformers fan.   I was excited to see the screening of Transformers “The Last Knight”. It was hosted by Dwight Howard; my ex, lol.  But he really is…

Sleep, Eats, and Business at Baymont Inn & Suites

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Summer 2017 has been absolutely amazing already for my business!  I recently celebrated my best friend’s birthday in Mexico and since my return, I’ve hit the pavement speaking at women’s events.  Of course, I love traveling and empowering women as I go.  This past weekend, I was asked to speak at an event in Augusta,…

World Slow Down: What Happened to the Weekend?

Weekends are supposed to be a time of relaxation.  I can remember when I was a young girl, living on the dirt roads of South Carolina, and how we so enjoyed the weekend.  Waking up around 6am, tip-toeing into the kitchen to fix a bowl of cereal.  Then making our way into the living room…

Where You Should Be Spending Your Money: Tee’s Hair Secret

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Lots of company’s have been making some big blunders lately:  United Airlines, Pepsi, Ebony, Shea Moisture… Yes, I’m still shaking my head over that one.  It just seems like they still haven’t figured out that our money is powerful.  And that is the exact reason why each week, I give you a company to put…

Where You Should Be Spending Your Money: Confections 320

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Hey gang!  The weekend is upon us once again and it is time to put you on game on the best places to spend your coin!  Why not satisfy your sweet tooth?!  Confections 320 can help you with that. RELATED ARTICLE:  SKIP TRENDS & FIND YOUR SIGNATURE STYLE If you’re visiting the Augusta, GA area, and…

Where You Should Be Spending Your Money: Soap Snob

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It’s Friday!!!  And that means it’s time to enjoy the wondrous weekend!  Weekends are a great time to rejuvenate and catch up with friends… oh and brunching on the weekend is great too!  Anywho, I need to let you know about another amazing black owned business… female owned business that you should spend all your…

Where You Should Be Spending Your Money: Kelliebrew’s World

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It’s another gorgeous Friday and that means for many of us, it’s also payday!  Of course, shopping is that “thing” we do when the weekend comes.  So today, we’re giving you another place to sprinkle those coins… enter KellieBrew’s World. I met KellieBrew a few years ago at an UNCF event.  She was a person you…

Where You Should Be Spending Your Money: Jazzy Nail Studio

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Hey sistas!  After a busy or hectic work week we all need that self-care fix.  Am I right?  For me, the nail salon is that spot.  However, most of the nail salons in our communities are owned by Asian Americans.  I don’t know about you, but I almost NEVER feel respected there.  I mean, even…

Detroit student, Dannah Wilson, gives stirring response to Betsy DeVos

The new President selected a cabinet to head various departments in the US Federal Government.  One of his selections are for Betsy DeVos, a woman with absolutely NO experience in higher education or education period. She has been tapped to oversee the United States Education Department.  She is undergoing glaring scrutiny during her hearing, as she is most…

Avoid Unnecessary Stress: Finals Week

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Finals Exam Week comes around twice a year in a student’s life. At the end of the first and second semester. It has to be one of the most stressful times you will ever experience. The grade from your exam will either make or break you. It’s almost like your entire life depends on the…

Feeling Stuck? Stressed? Well…Get Over It!

2016 is almost over.  At this time of the year, many of us can feel stressed, depressed, and stuck.  We may not have reached the goals we set at the beginning of the year.  Setbacks and failures can mount to where we don’t know how to pick up the pieces.  We hear you, and we’ve…

My first run in with campus racism

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I was raised in an area filled with African Americans. My parents’ home is located in an area where hard working blacks thrive. The high school I graduated from was almost 100% African American and had a 100% graduation rate in 2015. I never attended a predominantly white school because the area I lived in…

Building Businesses in 2017 with Women of Color

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2016 was an interesting year for me business-wise.  I saw the launch of the highly successful STRONGER Empowerment Tour and I also had a few failures.  However, one thing I’ve learned this year is that 2017 will be an even bigger entrepreneurial year of businesses for women of color.  I’m planning to stand side by…

Save Your Coins with Kroger Click List

If you can save your coins, it is the number one way to build wealth.  I am looking for ways to build wealth as I close out 2016 and enter 2017.  I think so many people have gotten caught up in the idea of making money, but have totally forgotten the importance of saving.  I tried…

Election 2016: I’m in a glass case of emotion!

Election 2016

Today, November 8th, 2016, is a day of many emotions.  I’m conflicted, irritated, numb, and happy all at the same time.  It’s election day and although I’ve voted early, this date signals the end of Election 2016.  Whew!  I know I’m not the only one who just breathed a sigh of relief at the end…

I could stand a money-making getaway, could you?

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Sisters are doing it and doing it for themselves!  While African-American women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs and the most educated group in America; our finances aren’t reaching positive milestones.  Our money-making skills are great, but we definitely have trouble holding on to it. Women control 75% of the wealth in America and…

Purple Affair Celebrates Survivors of Domestic Violence

Survivor: (noun) a person remaining alive after an event in which others have died.  That’s webster’s definition, but we at I Hear That Girl define survivor as Tamiko Lawry-Pugh! A victim of domestic violence herself (Mrs. Pugh) learned to live life as a survivor which prompted her to launch the #StillStanding Foundation. This foundation helps…

Ester Mahlangu Brings Atlanta the Art Experience

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Last night, I Hear That Girl was in the building at the High Museum of Art right here in Atlanta, for the Art Experience with African Artist Ester Mahlangu. Short and petite, but a giant in art, this 80 year old artist shared artwork from her latest project with Belvedere Red, to celebrate 10 years…

College Is Supposed To Be Scary

Graduating high school a few months ago had to be one of my greatest moments of 2016. I reached a milestone, but I never really spoke about my unease with going to college during the first few weeks of the summer. I’m a person that absolutely hates change. It scares me to know that I…

Positive Outlook Challenge… Join Me!

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Mondays.  Well…you know it can be a sad realization when we realize it’s time to get back to work and our weekends are over.  Today, when my alarm clock went off at 6:30am, I had the same thought most people have, “I want to sleep just a couple more hours.”  Instantly, something switched in me….

Serena Covers SELF Magazine & We Love It!

It’s no secret that we here at I Hear That Girl! absolutely adore Serena Williams.  She embodies the beauty of black women.  Everything that defies the European Standard.  And I LOVE IT!  The Super Star Athlete, Serena covers SELF magazine and what she says about loving herself and accepting her body, is the stuff dreams…

Why I’m Loving The Phrase, “Sorry Not Sorry”

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I’ve adopted the phrase, ‘sorry.  not sorry.’ as a personal mantra.  I mean, I feel like this phrase has been something people have been wanting to say for years but just couldn’t due to all those pesky PC (politically correct) people out there.   Seriously, if you’ve ever heard or said something like… “I ain’t…

What Every Woman Damn Near 40 Should Understand

Sooo…I recently celebrated my 37th birthday and I tell you, it is the first one in which I felt 100% at ease with.  Yes!  I’m damn near 40, and I’m happy!  My thirties have definitely been a journey of endless revelations.  I got divorced at 32, which in and of itself was an opportunity to…

Feeling Blue Car Review: Mitsubishi Outlander with Alton Walker

After visiting with my parents for their anniversary, I was totally knocked down by my cycle.  I’ve never felt so fatigued in my life!  It’s hard dealing with the fatigue and weakness from my anemia during this time.  When Mitsubishi dropped off the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, I immediately made a drug store run in…

It’s a Journey! Real Life Relationship Goals

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This weekend, we will be celebrating my parents’ 44th wedding anniversary.  They’ve demonstrated how marriage is more about teamwork, support, and faith in character over feelings (which waiver).  They have shown myself and my siblings real life relationship goals. I remember how they orchestrated as a team even on the smallest things.  If we wanted…

Change Your Life: Monday Motivation

Happy Monday lovies!  When the alarm goes off on Monday mornings, it’s always a reminder of the place in life that many of us don’t like.  Why are Monday’s so hated?  It’s the back to reality mindset.  Or should I say, Monday mornings for many people is like the return to the hamster wheel.  This…

Video: Just Believe!

I just wanted to share this with you guys.  It’s for anyone who may be feeling stuck, frustrated, as if they are not progressing.  This message came to me from my daily devotion.  We all grow weary, we all grow tired.  It’s ok, we only have to believe!  Check out the video below.  Peace &…

Snatched Edges Are Not Cute! Stylist, Razor Chic Speaks Out!

On May 26th, the renowned, award-winning Atlanta hairstylist, affectionately known as Razor Chic of Atlanta (or Razor Chic), posted a jaw-dropping yet heart-wrenching video across social media, which featured a bold, young woman in her early 20’s who shared her hair loss horror story. In the video, the young lady elaborated on how she lost…

A Fallen Love Story

In honor of National Learn How to Swim Day, I thought it’d be great to share a personal story in regards to how important it is to learn how to swim. Back in high school, going to the lake was one of the things you just had to do at least twice in the summer…

Acceptance begins with Self…

I think that self esteem and the need for validation begins at a very young age. Think back to as young as you can remember. How did you feel when you first understood what it meant to be accepted? How did you feel when you were first rejected? I’ll share my first experience of both!…

The Case of Symone Marshall & Why YOU Need to Know

Brace yourself.  I am about to tell you a story that is all too familiar.  However, it is one of many that we NEED to know.  We don’t need to become desensitized to the commonality of our fallen sisters.  I demand acknowledgement of the failure to protect these women….OUR women. The 22-year-old was involved in…

Change is inevitable, Progress is optional

Change is something that can be very scary. It removes you from your comfort zone, and forces you to think outside the box. Many people are afraid of the unknown, and “change” can be just that, however it can also be a positive transition in life. It has been one of the best things that…

A New Perspective on the Paranormal

Yesterday, I was invited to a private media screening of the all-new series, “Ghost Brothers”.  I’m a huge fan of the horror genre and the paranormal.  I’m geeky like that.  Yes, I’m the girl that rushed to literature class whenever we were covering Edgar Allen Poe.  I LOVE it! So you can imagine my delight…

Road Trippin’ in the New 2016 Kia Sedona

I’ve been really busy since February with the STRONGER Empowerment Tour.  We’ve been hitting the road every week to various college campuses in SC, GA, NC, and TN.  It’s been an enjoyable tour and I hate to see it come to an end.  Now that spring has sprung, we welcome the road trips with me…

An Empowering Tea With The Tankards

Bravo hosted “Tea With The Tankards”, a private press luncheon at the Ritz-Carlton Buckhead featuring Thicker than Water cast, Jewel Tankard, Brooklyn Tankard, Latisha Tankard and Shanira Tankard. Guests participated in intimate conversations with the cast and enjoyed a classic tea party experience. Yours truly was one of the invited guests and I enjoyed every bit of…

Southern Charm Comes Naturally!

You’ve heard the saying, “Smiling faces, beautiful places,” right?  If not, this is the state slogan for my home state, South Carolina.  I currently reside in Atlanta, GA, and southern hospitality can be found here as well.  There is just something about Carolinians though.  Many of my friends here in Atlanta have often said the…

Sephora Chooses Diverse Beauty Entrepreneurs for Accelerator

courtesy of AJC Even women with the drive to begin their own beauty businesses can use a boost. By 2020, Atlanta-based beauty giant Sephora aims to build an “ecosystem of support” for 50 beauty businesses founded by women. Women of color entrepreneurs will help set the tone for the social impact program, as part of the…

Meet the Ladies of La’Roux: Young Beauty Mavens on the Rise

La’Roux Cosmetics is a growing beauty brand and line of sophisticated lip wear for every day, every style, every woman.La’Roux currently offers high-quality lip products; including lipgloss and lipsticks for affordable prices. Products are elegantly packaged and named after such figures as Aphrodite, Cleopatra, and Nefertiti so women can feel like royalty when wearing their…

Help Young Black Women Escape Stereotypes

I am black. A black girl, more specifically. I go to a predominantly white high school. I live with the pressures of rising above the stereotype of the typical black woman. The definition of a stereotype is any commonly known public belief about a certain social group or a type of individual. Stereotypes are often confused with prejudices because, like prejudices,…

Room to Roam in the Mazda CX-5

I like road trips.  There are always some hilarious stories that come from a long ride with my co-host, Alton, and I.  With the hustle and bustle of living in the city, you don’t always feel you have the time to relax and enjoy life.  That’s why I love road trips.  The open road gives…

Foodie Review: Giant Ribeye at Smokey Bones!

There is nothing like a juicy steak.  Medium rare, seasoned to perfection, with various side items…that’s heaven to me.  Recently, I was given the opportunity to dine at Smokey Bones, a barbecue restaurant, and try out their latest offering, the Giant Ribeye special.  I brought my radio show co-host along with me to help me…

Stock Up On Scott & Save at Dollar General

In my home, I have 3 roommates.  And they’re men…yep, men.  That automatically makes me the mama or big sister of the house.  And when it comes to keeping house, I know that every now and then I’ll get that knock on the door or hear a yell from downstairs, “Can I borrow a roll?”…

It Started With A Tweet: 3 Black Women Start Law Firm

Every business has its Hollywood origin story—the wee-hours revelation, the “Eureka!” moment, the so-crazy-it-just-might-work experiment. But the tale that the partners of the African-American- and female-owned KMR Law Group like to tell isn’t some blockbuster epic. It’s made of about 140 characters and one very consequential tweet. “I had been doing some work that I…

Sisterpreneur: Ashley Lounds

T-shirts are expressive.  They can say so much in so little.  They express the personality of the wearer.  That is why I love them.  I’m a true t-shirt and jeans chick!  It can be dressed up or down in an instant.  So you know I was ecstatic to see a new line of tees that would…

FLOTUS Gives the #SOTU a little #BlackGirlMagic

Can we just talk about how amazing FLOTUS, Michelle Obama, looked last night?!  She has consistently dropped Black Girl Magic all over Capitol Hill since the Obama’s have been in office.  She didn’t fail last night either.  She was dressed in a Narciso Rodriguez dress and a purple coat with her bangs side-swept, she looked as…

Essence Delivers “Black Girl Magic” with February Covers

In ESSENCE’s first-ever “Black Girl Magic” February 2016 issue, the magazine presents three covers celebrating young women who embody the spark and shine that exists in every Black girl: activist Johnetta Elzie, Chi-Raq’s leading lady, Teyonah Parris, and black-ish co-star Yara Shahidi. Plus, ESSENCE’s “Class of 2016” showcases even more young women from the worlds of activism, fashion, the arts, sports and…

J. LO TAKES ON RISKY ROLE IN “SHADES OF BLUE!”

courtesy of OnGiselleAve Jenny from the Block is serving up sexy tomboy with a side of kick-ass in her latest role on NBC!  There are good cops, there are bad cops; then there is Jennifer Lopez playing a bad ass cop in her latest show, “Shades of Blue,” coming to NBC this Thursday at 10/9 Central! I…

Slay of the Day

We love fashion don’t we ladies?  Every day via the gift of social media, I find tons of sisters that SLAY on a daily basis.  With that in mind, I decided to share with you all, the “SLAY OF THE DAY!”  Yasss, these beautiful sisters are giving us life with their impeccable and unique style….

Doing Community Good

Every Tuesday, I Hear That Girl! and The Radio Revival, will be highlighting a special person and/or organization that is “Doing Community Good”.  Do you know someone that is constantly giving back, contributing their time and resources to the community?  If so, we want to salute them.  Send us an email about that person for…

5 Reasons FYI’s ‘#BlackLove’ Gives Me Life!!

The FYI channel has recently premiered it’s latest series, #BlackLove, which follows five black women in the city as they try to find their happy endings love.  We posted about the launch of this series and were hoping it would bring a refreshing perspective of the romantic and loving side of black women.  My fear,…

Zoes Kitchen Foodie Review

I was recently given an opportunity to try out the fresh taste of Zoes Kitchen.  I was in Augusta, GA during the Thanksgiving break when I received the invite. Honestly, I had never heard of this restaurant.  My bestie told me that there was a Zoes located not even 5 minutes from her home.  This…

5 Things ‘Scandal’ Can Teach the Side Chick

This season of Scandal has been up in the air for me.  I’ve missed the live airings of some of the episodes, but thanks to my DVR, I’ve always been able to catch up the following day…or weekend.  Anyway, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the premise of this show is…

Let’s Get Married!: Part One- Popping The Question

Love is such a beautiful thing and so are best friends.  It’s even more special when you can combine the two.  I’ve been married before, for 6 years.  And although my marriage didn’t last, I still have the utmost respect for what marriage is really all about. My best friend, has been with me since…

RACE- The Jessie Owens Story

The movie”RACE”, focused on the career of Jesse Owens who penetrated the sport of track and field and left his mark. It was overall a good movie. It had the same feel as the movie “42” (2013) which centered on the Jackie Robinson biography. Coincidently, both Jesse and Jackie both reigned in their specific sport in…

Survivor Series: Alea Anderson

I’ve been interviewing women that have survived Breast Cancer or Domestic Violence.  Our next featured SURVIVOR is Alea Anderson.  Here is her story: IHTG: What is your job title/business? Alea:   I am the owner of Allure Designs in Atlanta, Georgia. We specialize in in-home paint parties, interior design services, custom paintings and jewelry. IHTG: How old were you when the…

Survivor Series: Kim McKelvy

Throughout the month of October, I’ve been interviewing women that have survived Breast Cancer or Domestic Violence.  Our next featured SURVIVOR is Kim McKelvy.  Here is her story: IHTG:  What is your job title/business? Kim:  Dietary Tech @ Hospital IHTG:  In what year were you diagnosed? Kim:  2013, I was 51 and I was diagnosed right before my…

Survivor Series: Janie-Aadyah Harris

Throughout the month of October, I’ve been interviewing women that have survived Breast Cancer or Domestic Violence.  Our next featured SURVIVOR is Janie-Aadyah Harris.  Here is her story: IHTG:  What is your job title/business? Janie-Aadyah:  I am the founder of ONFIYA, Inc., a mentoring program for youth and young adults that helps them become self sufficient. IHTG:  How old were…

Survivor Series: Jennifer Buggs

Throughout the month of October, I’ve been interviewing women that have survived Breast Cancer or Domestic Violence.  Our first featured SURVIVOR is Jennifer Buggs.  Here is her story: IHTG: What is your job title/business? Jennifer:  Payroll Administrator. IHTG: In what year were you diagnosed? Jennifer:  2007, when I was 24. IHTG: Take us back to that day, how did you…

The Family Dollar Fabulous Event {Giveaway}

Last week, I was honored to be amongst 40 of the best African-American style/beauty and lifestyle bloggers in the country!  Family Dollar invited us to be a part of the Family Dollar Fabulous event.  In its third year, this event brings bloggers and brands together to discuss how they can work together to promote their…

Real Women Read ATL Meet-Up with Author R.L. Byrd

Saturday, the Atlanta area members of my social media book club, #RealWomenRead, had an opportunity to meet one another AND get to meet the author of our October Book of the Month, Black Coffee.  The meet-up was held at Cafe Intermezzo in Dunwoody.  The weather was perfect and the ladies in attendance were ready to…

Impressed with imPRESS Manicure Press On Nails

I’m a believer in the little things.  I have a list of “little” things, you know, the small luxuries of life.  I think it’s important to surround yourself with these small tokens of satisfaction as they can make an ordinary day far more than mundane.  One of my “little” things is a great manicure.  I…

10 Fav Fall Beauty Must-Haves

Fall is here…I’m not a fan.  However, change is inevitable and I’m a proponent of acceptance of change.  With that being said, this is the time of year in which sisters the world wide, retire their summer handbags and prepare their fall bags with all the things they’d rather not leave home without.  As you…

Fall DIY Foot Scrub

It’s that time of year again! Today is officially the first day of fall, otherwise known as pumpkin season. Celebrate today with a DIY pumpkin foot scrub from celebrity nail artist and owner of As U Wish Nail Salon, Skyy Hadley. “Pumpkins are more than just for carving on Halloween,” she noted. “They’re rich in…

Friendship…Road Tested, Soul Approved

It’s good to have friends.  It’s great to have best friends, that are like sisters.  As we mature into adults we meet amazing people.  Some of those people will become acquaintances.  But sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you’ll gain a sister.  I’ve been blessed to experience these defining moments five times in the span of…

Fashion Activist & Model, Bethann Hardison is ‘Calling Them Out’ on Fashion Diversity

courtesy of Huffington Post Bethann Hardison, renowned fashion activist and former model, is the authority when it comes to diversity within the fashion industry. Hardison hosted an intimate gathering on Monday afternoon in the midst of New York Fashion Week, to speak at “The Future of Fashion Talk Series,” sponsored by HQ Events. And true to…

Show Girls You CARE About Their Education!

September is here and the kids are back in school.  For me, this is the time of year when I experience an influx of college interns contacting me for an opportunity to work for my site.  They honor the opportunity to learn via hands-on experience in their major.  For girls here in the US, our ability…

Top 5 Reasons to Love Black Men

I encourage you to type “#BlackMenLove” into your favorite search engine for a surprising result. In today’s society the majority of what’s said about Black men isn’t flattering and leaves out really important facts. I know, because as a Black man and BMe Community Manager in Philadelphia, I have pretty much heard them all. So…

Snack Attack: Savings at Publix

I try my best to be healthy…er.  Well, I’m sure I fail miserably most days.  As a blogger, the days can be pretty darn hectic sometimes and I end up eating out a lot.  Eating out almost nightly can be costly, to not only my bank account but my waistline too.  My mom tells me…

This Amazing 10-Year-Old Wants To Help Make Girls More Confident

Olivia Allen, 10, has already taken her first steps to becoming a philanthropist. Allen, who lives in Louisville, Kentucky, hosted a free conference for her peers on Aug. 22 titled, “I Can Be: Girls Confidence Conference.” “It’s important to give back,” Allen told The Huffington Post. “There are a lot of people in our community…

Gabrielle Union & Ciara Recognized at Essence Street Style Awards Dinner

Singer Ciara, Actress Gabrielle Union, Designer Charles Elliot Harbison and Celebrity Stylist Jason Rembert will be recognized at ESSENCE magazine’s 2ndannual ‘Street Style Awards’ Dinner during New York Fashion Week, September 13th.   GABRIELLE UNION – Closet Crush Award WHY GABRIELLE? Because she, and her TV character, Mary Jane, look effortlessly fresh, modern and polished…

4 Simple Things To Do Right Now For Healthier Hair

As a fitness specialist most of my days are spent doing things like developing workout programs and dishing out diet advice on my website and YouTube channel. In addition to the many fitness-related questions I receive like, “What’s the best workout to lose these extra 10 pounds of post-baby weight?” I also receive many compliments and…

Jetting Around Town…Affordably with Mitsubishi Mirage

One of the many perks of being a blogger, is that you get to try out amazing products and services to share with your followers.  Out of the tons of things that are sent my way, there are a few things that I actually rave about or feel you guys would even utilize.  Recently, I…

And Then I Remembered…Sandra Bland

While out running errands, I made the U-turn to head back home after picking up everything I needed.  I was ready to get home and relax.  Coming down Memorial Drive at 55 mph was typical and well within the speed limit (or so I think).  I was preparing to switch lanes when I saw a…

My Beauty Full Weekend

In my last post, I told you guys that I am going to be proactive about my skincare.  I’ve been using my black soap nightly and it is making a marked change.  I’m noticing that my skin is a lot clearer and that makes me super happy.  Over the weekend, I had the chance to…

Made Up In Your Makeup

 Make-Up should only be an Enhancement to caress The smooth glide of your 50 Shades of Melanin, but you Coverin’ The Goddess…..Queenism For the Bad Bish and OOOOH She a Ten-isms! Don’t allow it to be the deception Of your reflection Unrecognizable Recognizing The many cat calls Serial Advances Attention to detail Of Your Insecurities…

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