2017 fashion trends that shouldn’t see the new year

The words “new year” are synonymous with “new beginning.” The fashion world is a revolving door of styles that come and go, recycled and discarded. Every year, there are styles that we wish to see less of. Here are seven fashion trends that should not make the new year countdown. Chanel brooches It is difficult […]

Last-minute tips to stay on budget during the holiday season

Hopefully, by this point, you have knocked your Christmas shopping out of the way. For those of you who will be pushing it to the limit to get shopping done, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just because you’re busting down the doors as time ticks away, doesn’t mean you have to blow a whole […]

Black writers to watch

There is something very special about writers, especially book writers. They have to be able to convey the vivid worlds of imagery from their minds to their audience without the aid of the big or small screens. Weaving words together to paint a picture is a craft that should be celebrated. Here, we’ve compiled a […]

Bye-bye holiday blues

To some, the holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year. Being surrounded by family, making trips out of town, getting dolled up for fabulous holiday parties, and smelling home-cooked favorites the way only Grandma or Mama can make them does the heart good. For others, the thought of mid-November through New Year’s […]

EyeDope introduces exciting eyewear

(Photo courtesy of EyeDope) Who doesn’t like to don fashionable eyewear? Just two months ago, Ron McCoy lifted the curtain to introduce the world to his collection of globally inspired sunglasses. In this new twist to a centuries-old industry, EyeDope is differentiating itself from its competition. The brand seeks to grab the attention of the […]

‘Straight Out of Corporate’ pushes budding and existing entrepreneurs

After 12 years as a corporate climber, K. Renee Ward decided to retire, putting the corporate rut behind her. The Atlanta resident with New Orleans roots already had a plan B in mind; she had witnessed the day-to-day hustle of an entrepreneur while growing up by watching her parents, both of whom worked for themselves. […]

5 ways Beyoncé inspires you to live your best life

Beyoncé fans feel like they really, truly know her. Many of them have grown up with her. In fact, diehard fans proudly boast the moniker “Beyhive.” Yet, despite being on TV at the tender age of 8 and virtually being in the spotlight since that time, Beyoncé has managed to keep a great deal of […]

Celebrating Women’s History Month with young women making moves

I am a woman, hear me roar! With March being Women’s History Month ushered in by the Women’s March on Washington in late January, it left a good number of us feeling strengthened and empowered. Over the last year, women have been really making a splash, emerging confident and secure in their womanhood. Here are […]

Your purpose is your superpower

Let me guess … your life is nothing like you imagined it would be 10 years ago. If your 18-year-old self saw you running on the hamster wheel you are on, would they cry? Stop chasing dreams of money and success so long and hard that you forget why you’re running! It’s time to jump […]

Wine increases productive writing

One day, I sat in front of my computer, staring. My hands hovered over the keys, yet nothing (and I do mean nothing) came to my mind. Racing against a deadline, I nervously bit my bottom lip. I was experiencing writer’s block at the most inopportune time. Exhausting my writer’s block reversal techniques, I decided to […]

Spring clean your look

Going from the frigid temperatures of winter into the fresh warm air of spring is nature’s way of starting over. The dead leaves and flowers are replaced with new life. It beckons us to pursue dramatic change along with flipping of the calendar. With subtle enhancements you can freshen up your look for this new season. Not only will […]

Black hair for the Black woman who’s untouchable and unstoppable

Don’t touch my hair When it’s the feelings I wear Don’t touch my soul When it’s the rhythm I know Don’t touch my crown … Don’t touch my pride They say the glory’s all mine–Solange (“Don’t Touch My Hair”) It is a great time to be a melanin poppin’, Black girls rockin’, natural hair slayin’ […]