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In his new book, Straight Up: Honest, Unfiltered, As-Real-As-I-Can-Put-It Advice for Life’s Biggest Challenges, former NFL player and the founder of non-profit RehabTime, Trent Shelton, offers advice and insights to guide young adults with establishing healthy relationships. Shelton is now considered one of the most significant speakers of his generation. During a recent interview on…

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Normani wants to make “whatever she does Black.” The former Fifth Harmony singer is keen to promote her culture through her music and insisted that her “Motivation” music video had to be “as Black as possible.” Speaking to the new issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, she said: “I told the director, ‘I want this to be…

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City:  Atlanta, Georgia House of Worship: The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Religion: Baptist Social media handles: Facebook: Richard C. Flippin, Instagram: @rcflip_inc Rev. Dr. Richard C. Flippin is a graduate of Morehouse College, Emory University’s Candler School of Theology and has completed his doctorate studies at the Wesley Theological Seminary-American University. He also has been inducted into the…

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How art, and being out, married lesbians changed the course of these women’s lives. Adrienne and Janeeka Muse bet on love and happiness and are winning. If you haven’t heard of them personally, you may be familiar with their work — notably, Janeeka Muse’s (J.Muse) portrait of Michelle Obama which went viral in 2016.  Matriarchs Adrienne…

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Will Smith is one of the greatest actors of our time. With movies such as Bad Boys 1 and 2, Ali, I Am Legend, and Seven Pounds (just to name a few), he’s undoubtedly a treasure in American film. Over the last ten years, we’ve witnessed Will drop pieces of game-changing advice in interviews. Like…

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Rapper JuJu is using her talent for a greater purpose. The artist is discussing systematic issues and Black history in her new song “Strange Fruit.” In the video for the song, JuJu dons a hoodie as her armor and her words as her weapon. She’s also draped in an American flag, which symbolizes the chokehold America…

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Misha Byrd is the founder of The Eve Release. The Eve Release is a ministry for women, dedicated to initiating the conversation between Christian women all over, regardless of what path they may be on. Byrd stated that this ministry was created because she, along with other women, noticed a need for transparency and realness…

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Photo credit: Instagram @Bereolaesque Enitan Bereola II is the author of the best-selling books, BEREOLAESQUE, The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette book for the Urban Sophisticate, GENTLEWOMAN, Etiquette for a Lady, From a Gentleman and most recently, THE GRAY, A Relationship Etiquette Study. He has traveled nationally and internationally spreading awareness about the importance of etiquette, love and…

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Motivational speaker Charles A. Brown has a passion for helping high school, college and professional athletes. He is dedicated to helping them achieve their dreams. In 2013, he created a speaking platform, No Quotes, which is a social movement that promotes substantive character and supports purpose and responsibility. His mission has caught fire in his Knoxville, Tennessee…

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Author Carl Michel believes inspiration is the greatest gift you can give or receive. His new book, 365 Hip-Hop: Daily Motivational Quotes is Michel’s way of paying it forward to other young people struggling to find their identity, but open to the obvious influence of hip-hop. “I was looking for a way to connect with…

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