Andromeda Raheem uses social media success to empower women

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Andromeda Raheem is a multifaceted blogger and empowerment coach, who founded the global network Women By Choice in 2014 to encourage and support a healthy sisterhood among women. The Florida-based entrepreneur has garnered a large social media presence with more than 200,000 followers on Instagram alone. As the author of She Wins: The Ultimate Guide for Women to… Read more »

2 sisters offer luxurious amenities at Detroit’s The Cochrane House

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Welcome to our home!” Roderica James says with a smile, as you enter the chic interior of The Cochrane House. Nestled in Detroit’s entertainment district, the luxury bed and breakfast is an elegant space featuring three guest rooms, and offers a homemade cooked breakfast delivered to the room. Within walking distance from several major sports and entertainment venues,… Read more »

Black tech entrepreneur launches greeting card company

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The holidays are here, and nothing says you care more than a heartfelt greeting card. Dr. Dionne Mahaffey understands this and is here to help you pick the perfect card for everyone this year. Rolling out spoke with Mahaffey about the purpose behind her brand Culture Greetings. Describe the process you went through to create your company. I’ve been… Read more »

Sandra L. Richards heads Morgan Stanley’s global sports and entertainment group

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Sandra L. Richards is the new head of Morgan Stanley’s global sports and entertainment unit. Richards, who joined Morgan Stanley in 2007, will bring her business expertise to the high-profile position that was vacant for nearly a year. In her new role, Richards leads a unit that specializes in the field of sports and entertainment. It’s a unit which… Read more »

Chandria Harris helps first-generation college students navigate the workplace

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Millennials may be the in-demand generation in today’s job market, but some employers are struggling to retain millennials, and some millennials are struggling to find work that provides a healthy work-life balance. According to Forbes, which reported on how companies can keep millennials, the Bureau of Labor Statistics noted that the average millennials held 7.8 jobs… Read more »

Barbie has evolved: Why we’re totally for it!

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Barbie has evolved and we’re totally for it! If you’re anything like me, Barbie was frowned upon as a child. In fact, my parents thought that their body image was so unrealistic, that they were swapped out for Cabbage Patch dolls and Legos. Needless to say, the dolls have come a long way. Just a… Read more »

Miss Black US Ambassador Pageant launches Design Essentials Strength to Shine Empowerment Initiative

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Design Essentials® launched their new community empowerment initiative, Strength To Shine, at the recent Miss Black US Ambassador (MBUSAM) Pageant held at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center. The Strength to Shine Empowerment Initiative spotlights the accomplishments of women who give back to the community with strength, style and grace. Throughout the event, the Design Essentials®… Read more »

How to make over your apartment in 3 easy steps

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While painting walls and installing new cabinetry are projects that seem a bit overwhelming among other summer priorities, we’ve created a short list with just three easy steps to spruce up your apartment, just in time for the hot summer season. Check out our tips below… Switch out your window treatments: Summer is in full… Read more »

#BringBackOurGirls rallies being held in New York and Washington D.C.

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For those of you who aren’t aware, while the United States was in an uproar about the racist remarks of Clippers owner, Donald Sterling, 234 girls in the Chibok region of  Nigeria were kidnapped on April 15th  by the Islamic militant group, Boko Haram. The translation of the terrorist groups name is “Western education is forbidden.”  It is… Read more »

5 Foods that fight belly fat

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Apple Cider Vinegar contains a variety of vitamins, minerals and acetic acid that help curb the appetite and produce protein to help the body burn belly fat. Lemon Water can speed up your metabolism by aiding toxins flowing through your liver and out of your body. Fermented Foods like Greek yogurt, kimchi, sauerkraut and sourdough… Read more »

Plus size woman bares it all on Hollywood Blvd

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWu_Pdfjko Amani Terrell is sick of Hollywood’s idealistic perceptions of what a “perfect” woman looks like. At 260 lbs. Terrell is far from what Hollywood would consider perfect but she doesn’t agree with them. Instead of venting on twitter or complaining about it, Terrell took to the streets to send the world a message of self… Read more »

Serena Williams wins 7th Sony Open

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Congrats are in order for tennis champ, Serena Williams as she snags her 7th Sony Open title. On Saturday, Williams, 32, conquered her Chinese component Li Na, snagging her 7th Sony Open title at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla. This is the second consecutive year that Williams has walked away with… Read more »

And the winner is … Lupita Nyong’o

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Beautiful, smart and talented, those are just three of the many envious traits Lupita Nyong’o carries. The “it girl” who has taken magazines and red carpets by storm has done it yet again. On Oscar night the dazzling woman took home the award for Best Supporting Actress. Stepping on that carpet in the diaphanous custom “Nairobi Blue” Prada gown,… Read more »

And the winner is… Lupita Nyong’o

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In all categories, for all things humble, beautiful and talented, Lupita Nyong’o is #winning. Nyong’o has recently won  Screen Actors Guild and Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave. What makes these awards even more special? 12 years a Slave was Nyongo’s first acting… Read more »

Jennifer Hudson wins Humanitarian Award at the 2014 People’s Choice Awards

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On Wednesday night’s People’s Choice Awards, singer and actress Jennifer Hudson stood onstage, accompanied by her sister Julia Hudson and graciously accepted her Humanitarian Award. Hudson and her sister were recognized for their work with the Julian D. King Foundation, an organization founded in memory of her nephew who was murdered in 2008. The organization is… Read more »