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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…

Building Businesses in 2017 with Women of Color

Business women of color

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…

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….

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 &…

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!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

#WHATSHERNAME

In recent news everything that we are hearing about black lives is apparently not in the norm unfortunately. When we were growing up as little girls we dreamed of being successful doctors, lawyers and teachers but don’t allow anything that is going on now to dampen your future and your vocal approach to certain ideas…

Undefeated

When life hands you lemons, what do you do? Make lemonade right. What if your cards aren’t exactly dealt how you want them to. It leaves you in a position of uncertainty of why those things happened and what you can do to keep moving forward.You may have gone through a lot but don’t allow…

An Open Letter to Black Women About Mental Health

courtesy of Huffington Post I remember the first time I became aware of my own struggles with mental health. I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I isolated myself from my peers and I was extremely irritable and always frustrated with the world and with my life. I was 16 years old when I came to…

Ambition

What is it that keeps you going in the morning ? Is it that you are trying to obtain a goal or retrieve a paycheck? It’s ok to say both, in fact these two contributing factors are what keeps you motivated to expect something great. In this case you are the only one to see…

First Black Female Astronaut, Mae Jemison, talks Fear and Inclusion

courtesy of Fast Company On paper, Mae Jemison’s accomplishments are so varied and groundbreaking, you would never stop to consider that she—like most all of us— isn’t completely fearless. Jemison studied chemical engineering at Stanford before going to medical school at Cornell. From there, she went into the Peace Corps as a medical officer for…

Give It All You’ve Got

When I hear the phrase “Give it all you’ve got” a song keeps popping up in my head but nonetheless those are victorious words to give you that extra push to the end. It may take all that you’ve got to get where you want to be. Everything that you may go through is all…

Women With a Purpose

When you were younger did you ever think you would have been the person you are today? Those little girls with vision have now turned into women living with a purpose. Maybe playing with dolls taught you how to be responsible for something else or coloring inside the lines showed you how to be neat….

Celebrating Womanhood

This month is Women’s History Month.Even though women are celebrated everyday there is an official month that we can use in order to honor amazing women in history and in the present day . Without the help of women can you imagine not being able to vote,owning your own company or being able to sit…

Perfectly Imperfect

As beautiful women I’m sure we’ve had something that we didn’t like or wanted to change. What if I told you that-that imperfection was probably one of your greatest assets. Many times we are our worst critics but there is someone that isn’t even paying attention to the negative but is yet identifying with the…

Underestimated

Have you ever been in a situation where you were the only female in your company in a high position or doing something that requires a lot of skill. Let me tell you I’ve been there before and people will begin to tell you all the ways why you shouldn’t be in this position or…

Table For One

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and this is a day where we spend time with our significant others, friends, and family members.If everyone is all booked up please dont get sad,upset or dissapointed.That just means you can use this as a chance to treat yourself to dinner,amovie or even a spa day. It…

Weekly Inspiration: Reality

When I think about reality I think about what circumstances you had to surpass to get here today. It wasn’t easy but you managed to muster up enough courage to see yourself succeed no matter what it took. Hard work pays off and you are eager to earn the fruit of your labor.Everyone may not…

With No Make Up On

Did you know that you are beautiful beyond measure? There is no one else is in the world exactly like you. When it comes to self-beautification, what are the things that you hold dear to your heart?

Stay Focused

The year of 2015 has started but I want you to know we will all make several detours or wrong turns but no matter what stay focused. It may get hard because you may be a full time mom, working student, going to school, and building an empire but stay the course. Just as a…

2015: The Year of Possibilities

The year of 2014 is now over and we are now stepping forth into a new and promising year which is 2015. Was 2014 not the year you expected? If not, you have a brand new year ahead of you ladies and take advantage of each opportunity presented. If there are any passions, dreams or…

Weekly Inspiration: Queen

Your confidence should lie within as your invisible crown rests solely on your head. The question is, are you really withholding the standard of the “queen” which lies within?

Woman Thou Art Loosed Conference

Tens of thousands of women are expected to pour into Atlanta, Georgia’s Philip’s Arena for an intense gathering of large proportions. Created to empower and educate women all over the world, The Woman, Thou Art Loosed! conference will be a main attraction for the city of Atlanta this October 2nd- 4th.

Black Girls Run Get a Standing O!

“OPRAH’S THE LIFE YOU WANT WEEKEND” HONORS LOCAL ATLANTA WOMEN WITH THE TOYOTA “STANDING O-VATION” AWARD   Black Girls RUN! Founders Ashley Hicks and Toni Carey Recognized for Their Outstanding Commitment to Get Women Running Oprah Winfrey and Amy Purdy (far left) with Ashley Hicks (left) and Toni Carey (right), founders of Black Girls RUN! and…

Love Movement Atlanta July “Senior Appreciation Concert”

This month’s Love Movement event is focused on showing love and appreciation for our Seniors at the Sunrise Senior Living Homes.  We will be hosting a concert for their entertainment including live performances from some of Atlanta’s best gospel artists such as:  L’Nay, Chris Brunson & Anointed, and Patrick Parker!  There will also be room…

New Year Resolution: A Good Steward

It’s a new year and we are all preparing goals for this year.  In doing so, we have to also be reminded of the goals we set last year.  Did we achieve those things?  If so, be reminded of how you achieved them.  If not, let’s figure out why not and add it to this…

“Why Can’t I?” Inspiration from Bey

During a Director’s Cut look at Beyoncé’s new album, lucky fans were able to ask questions to King Bey via Skype!  She offered inspirational tidbits, motivational comments, and a revealing look at who she is as an artist, Mother, and Woman!  Watching this, really motivated me, I hope it does the same for you!!  …

It’s OK to say “No!”

You don’t have to be the “Side Chick”! Ok, here are the statistics…in the US, there are 1381 men for every 1434 women.  In the black community that ratio is 1 black man for every 8 black women.  That’s right, we outnumber men.  However, we can’t let that truth influence our decisions or be the foundation…

Unnecessary Carpet Burns??

“PRAYER and FAITH: Both are invisible but they make impossible things possible!” Written by:  Zakkiyah Shahid Whether big or small, everyone has a request for God.  We either want Him to answer a prayer, pay a bill, make a way…anything.  So, when we make our requests, we go to Him and pray, pray, PRAY!  But,…

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