• Pretty With Purpose

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    "She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue." - Proverbs 31:26

New Music: Sunday Best’s Alexis Spight Releases “Steady”

“The debut single from BET Sunday Best runner-up Alexis Spight is now available on iTunes. The highly anticipated release of Steady comes to the delight of fans nationwide. Spight has developed a core fan base since the August 2012 season finale of the show that made her a household name, BET’s Sunday Best. At 18 years old, … Read more

Lesson Learned: 10 Things I’ll Never Do Again In The Name of Love

As 2012 came to a close, I had much time to sit and reflect on various trials, triumphs and lessons that I’ve learned up until this point in my adult life. One area in which I am constantly learning is my love life. It’s been a long time coming since love and relationships were equated … Read more

‘Django Unchained’ + The High Cost Of Being Thirsty

I finally had the opportunity to see Django Unchained last night and I must say that despite the goriness of the realities of slavery that were depicted in the film, it was quite entertaining. Of course, me being the sap that I am, I was most intrigued by the love of Django for his wife … Read more

How To Raise Your Self-Esteem

My latest article on Madame Noire Self-esteem is defined as “a realistic respect for or favorable impression of oneself; self-respect.” While it seems that loving one’s self is a basic act that should go without saying, it is often an ability that is taken for granted by those who don’t struggle with it. Being confident and having self-esteem does not mean that you are … Read more

Seven Habits That Promote Healthier Living At Work

My latest article on Frugivore  I was mortified when I learned that after my first year of working in an office setting I’d gained about fifteen pounds. “How could this be?” I thought to myself. I wasn’t in the dark for too long, though. Once I began to reflect back to our fabulously catered holiday … Read more

Easier Said Than Done? How To Stick With Your Decision To Be Celibate

My latest Madame Noire feature When I share with other women that I practice abstinence, it is usually followed by an inquisitive look. Most want to know how long I’ve been refraining from getting busy and how long much longer I plan on continuing with it. How long? Almost three years. Until when do I … Read more

Off To College? Tips On How To Conserve Your Cash

One of my recent Madame Noire features My last day of high school will forever be embedded in my memory. One of the most down to earth and relatable teachers that I’d ever met went by the name of Duke Foti. On this particular day, Mr. Foti came from behind his desk and leaned on it, folded … Read more

5 Questions Every Women Should Ask During Her Next Gynecologist Visit

My latest Frugivore article  Doctor visits seem to be among the least favored tasks on people’s to-do lists. The dreadful yearly (or bi-yearly) gynecologist check-up is one appointment in particular that leaves many women slightly squeamish at the mere thought of it. Although most of us are never ecstatic about our annual trips to the … Read more

New Music From Le’Andria Johnson

On September 19th Gospel recording artist, Le’Andria Johnson is set to release her upcoming deluxe edition CD/DVD entitled Le’Andria Johnson The Experience. Check out the trailer below!

There’s Only Room For One: The Ongoing Tug of War Between Successful Black Women

My latest Madame Noire feature There’s this wicked little rumor that has been floating around for decades. The rumor implies that black women are incapable of supporting one another. I call it a rumor because I highly doubt that we are unable to support each other, I just believe that we have allowed ourselves to be fooled … Read more

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